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Old 04-28-2013, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

flipped my handle bars down, took off speedometer and headlight that were both broke, changed out bolts on exhaust, front motor mount and back mount, still need to do the carb mount bolts, next week.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:34 PM
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finally put on some sort of front brake(caliper for now) so i dont have to rely on coaster alone(failed too many times)
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:08 AM
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I did alot of tuning on V2 tons of fun. But if someone would have not 67.5 ish jetted the idle jet. I am sure it would have been much easier but alas soldering and smaller, lets call jet calibrater aka unbent staple. Working fine enough breaks into and almost silent 2 stroke like its not even on but you are clipping along and the four stroking or whatever is rough before you break out great low-mid right now. Lowered needle c/e clip to the middle. last descripiton was at top position. Very Rich. Haven't tried this combo yet. Tommorw we will see.

still jetted the main as well as was ridden.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:11 AM
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I put a little over 5 miles on my new build this evening......baby steps, I guess. I wanna make sure everything is good to go before I attempt something farther than my neighborhood. I can certainly say that I'm gonna have to find some higher performance/longer lasting brake pads!
Don't forget yer hand tools,tube and tire pump.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:28 AM
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Son dropped me off @ my workplace today (Sunday) to pick up my bike. The pull start rope wouldn't retract, so I loosened the mounting bolts and rapped on the housing until it retracted. I readjusted carb to stock settings, so now throttle response is smooth as butter. Rode to Jack Box for breakfast. Pull start jammed again, and I noticed two mounting bolts had fallen out. Removed pull start assembly and loosened center pivot bolt. Made notes to replace missing mounting bolts. There are two one-mile, medium-sized hill to reach home and a 200-yard super-steep hill. The bike took them on easily, never having to use 46.4:1 first gear. Second gear @ 38.2 :1 worked well enough, even from complete stops. I've been cruising in 7th gear on the stretches, which is 17.73:1.

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:51 PM
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Found jets locally, bought a gallon of VP 110 haven't decided on mixing 1/2 and half 110/93. Might be about 104 before oil mix?
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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Coaster brakes are very useful (great because water doesn't affect them, and they don't need a lever), but a rear brake alone is not enough.
You can get forks, brakes, etc at www.niagaracycle.com or http://www.custommotoredbicycles.com/
Custom motorized bicycle has a disc/v compatible 1" threaded shock for $60


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finally put on some sort of front brake(caliper for now) so i dont have to rely on coaster alone(failed too many times)
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:18 PM
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hapycheapskate- That looks like a great deal! I'll need those on my "Mountain Cruiser" build.

Today I took off the brake handle, lever type throttle I had fabbed up, and replaced it with a trigger style throttle. I re-purposed a shift lever from a parts bike, turned it upside down, made the throttle cable work, and it's good. I have a grip with my whole hand except my trigger finger. Seems safer to me.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:31 AM
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I rode mine through town and made you all a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIKrh...ature=youtu.be

I use this throttle lever from Staton.

$3.50 each with steel worm clamp.

These are also nice if you want dual-throttle levers:
various prices from several manufacturers, about $15-50 a pair

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:52 PM
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I went for a ride to Hardware store and when I was leaving, this big dude comes running over to me yelling " Hey I got one of those, mine's an 88cc I got it from ZOOOM I got it from ZOOM . " I said " Oh? those are ileagle " He said " Ya but it looks like a 50. So as I started to roll away I said if you see the cops ghost peddle like @%#&*#@.
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