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Old 05-01-2013, 06:29 PM
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Finally got out for the first T-shirt cruise of the year:

New decoration at the memorial:
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:34 PM
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[QUOTE=killercanuck;479453]New decoration at the memorial:

Great pic and cool bike! I've been trying to decide between OD green and desert for my bike. I like what you're doing.

If memory serves... M109 Self Propelled Howitzer, 155mm main gun, current model is M109A6 'Paladin' (Army only).

Most of you guy who KNOW this vehicle couldn't hear me if we were having a face to face right now.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:07 PM
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Well lets see,,
I put red loctite on the choke lever nut,,and nail polish on the flower nut locking screw,,and,,ummmm,,took it for another 20 mile rip hehehe...

Good times ....

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:10 PM
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This one's an M109A4, old beast:

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:12 PM
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Repaired the basket after breaking it (again) carrying my welder to a job.

Broken by the same tool that fixes it....
Wow man, like thats cosmic and stuff!
Cut a strip out of the center of the ruined extra-thick tube and installed the carcass as a tire liner.
Pulling the valve stem off WILL NOT STOP ME using this $14 tube!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:15 PM
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You go guy!
If you paid good money for it, you may as well use it!
(somehow)
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:01 PM
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Repaired the basket after breaking it (again) carrying my welder to a job.

Broken by the same tool that fixes it....
Wow man, like thats cosmic and stuff!
Cut a strip out of the center of the ruined extra-thick tube and installed the carcass as a tire liner.
Pulling the valve stem off WILL NOT STOP ME using this $14 tube!
They dont call you maniac for nuthin...lol..you would fit right in here with us western Jersey red necks
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:53 PM
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I went to my local bike shop (LBS) and asked for the stickiest brake pads they got, he sold me Jagwire brand.
I can stop on a dime with these, and for soft brake pads, they sure are lasting a long time.

PS, I did nothing to my bike today, but going to spread the slime I put in my tubes with some serious centrifugal force later today, vrooom!
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I have an all belt drive motor bike and found that using belt dressing spray really helped it grab on the pulleys and clutch. I don't know if it could be used safely on brake pads, but since I have both front and rear hand brakes I could try one just the rear to test and inspect.

Stopping for me I could I suppose do a little better, but with 40:1 ratio I don't get going faster than 15mph, just climb trials. Desending I find with throttle at idle I have plenty of engine braking. Even more braking from all three belts and spinning the clutch bell once the shoes release from the bell.

It is strange I heard a scraping sound and thought something was out of wack, just clutch shoes pulling back in and the short time it takes to completely release. Starting out they engage so quickly you don't hear anything. Can hop the front wheel a little too.

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:39 AM
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Didn't work on the motorized bicycle this evening, but I did replace the crankshaft sensor and vehicle speed sensor on my '06 Altima. Holy shinola!! The crank sensor was in a place that you couldn't see. I actually took my camera and snaked it in there to get a visual to what my fingers were feeling. Took about an hour and a half to replace both sensors. The dealer wanted $300 to replace just the crank sensor ---- I think "not from me".....
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:53 AM
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Started my bike up to come home from work today, and my throttle cable came loose in the throttle grip (barrel end of cable was smaller than the notch on the grip), so I had to pull on the throttle cable to get home. So I get home, park the bike, go down to the basement for some tools and a cable with a bigger barrel. Come back up, go over to the bike and start loosening the cable stop, and as soon as I let go of it, the top part of the throttle flies right off the carb! FYI, this is a stock carb on a 98cc Lifan with external throttle linkage. The return spring I was using was too tight. I found the throttle body, but couldn't find the cable stop. So I went down to the basement and luckily found an old squish-nut type cable stopper from an old cantilever brake, and put that along with a new, less stiff return spring on and that fixed it. I also put the return spring in a different position so it won't pull so hard on the throttle body and pull it off the carb again. re-adjusted my idle and the throttle works much better now. With a softer spring, its also easier to pull.
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