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Old 03-10-2013, 02:54 PM
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I'm hoping it was mostly a combination of the slightly loose axle nut and a couple of serious pothole slams I couldn't avoid due to traffic, but I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the info. The wheel feels like it might be slightly out of round now, so that's something else I need to check on.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:37 AM
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I aired up the tires, put a Motorbicycling.com sticker on the frame, and made "vroom vroom" noises and played with the brakes. My podiatrist says I should be back on the bikes in a month. I'll probably ride the motorized bicycle first, since I can use the assistance of the engine if I don't feel up to pedaling back. I think I'll pump the gasoline out and put fresh fuel in it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:40 PM
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Happy, use Sta-Bil in the gas. It'll stay good for at year.
http://www.amazon.com/STA-BIL-22214-.../dp/B000B68V6I
I have been using it for years now with good results.

I wish you the best of luck healing up!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:45 PM
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Rode My Pig grocery shopping and toted home over 100lbs of refined sugar and other tasty junk in the basket. Wallows like the Pig she is under such abuse but never stops trying. I love my Pig!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:43 PM
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had my monster apart most of the day and worked on it, as my kid was sick and i couldnt go to work.
cut new exhaust gasket and fit the pipe back on with new allen key bolts, stiff as a board now
installed speedo that just arrived today.
fixed hole in the tank from welding :s ... repainted the tank and mounted all up.
reworked my fuel lines too. much better flow now
and looked around for wider bars. mine are only 23" wide... need more room for headlight setup i got goin on it and a few other things.. lol


just wanna say.. THIS COMMUNITY IS GREAT!!!
without it, i would not have contemplated even getting a second kit after the hassles i had the first time round.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:58 AM
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Finally found ways to have all three belts on the twin jackshaft 40:1 ratio motor bike have tensioning capability so that belts are not popped onto pulleys stressing both belt and pulleys.

A turn buckle tool for the second and third belts, while a back side idler pulley is used on the first belt get the job done. Shims made of keys for pulleys, but I instead cut and shaved to shape are used to limit the tension on the 2nd belt. It is so that I get the exact same position on the bottom jackshaft (which is slotted to allow tensioning belt) and know that the bearings are running smooth.

The shims stay in place with fender washers, while the turn buckle tool is used and then removed before operation of the motor bike.

Art Fish Mobile Motor Bike prior Motor Bike DIY'er build to add side car maybe?

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread...456#post467456 post 119 an 120 for all pictures current

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:28 AM
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Ordered an Arrow Torquer II exhaust, good air filter, awsome blue fuel line, and finally a hub adapter. Sooo tired of bent rims!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:40 AM
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can I use a fuel filter that says it needs a fuel pump?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:08 PM
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Wouldn't recommend it. Really any of them at Home Depot or lowes would work, you'll find em with the chainsaw/weed wacker parts. If it doesn't say fuel pump its gotta be gravity.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:43 PM
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Converted an expired fire extinguisher into a reserve fuel tank for my 2 stroke

Replaced the belt on my 4 stroke
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