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Old 05-07-2013, 12:31 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-hY6ZlE2E


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Old 05-07-2013, 06:53 PM
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I re-tightened all my fasteners and tracked down a weird squeaking noise to a broken bracket on my 410 chain guard......just removed the guard for now as I don't wear bell bottoms anymore. Also re-aligned my chain tensioner for smoother operation. This sure helped on the effort required to pedal the bike and sure made it quieter!

I also swapped out my front brake pads for some better ones.

Swapped out my standard kick stand to a rear mounted unit. I can just feel an expansion chamber exhaust in the near future!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:28 PM
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I tried something today that seems to have made a positive difference in the performance of my engine. I doubled the exhaust gasket. It doesn't leak (at least yet) and the engine revs easier, idles much smoother, and higher rpm is also 'smoother'. The exhaust port on my engine is a rounded rectangle, while the exhaust pipe is a smaller diameter round.

If this is something that is gonna cause catastrophic damage, please let me know. But, for now, this seems to have made things better.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:10 AM
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Took it for its first long haul after break in from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Wa for treatment at the V.A hospital. Got stopped at dusk and given a verbal warning for not having my headlight wired yet. Still four stroking a little and stretched the chain but nothing I wont happily fix tomorrow.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:22 AM
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While debating what else I can budget in to justify the shipping on a 6-8 dollar gear cover/clutch cam and went to town with j who weld. I am sure the first bump and game is over we'll see. Removed chain links and idler altogether.fit looks nice. Will try and put up picks. Also hijaced a tire and super light weight rim put cruiser tire on that up front, and put the knobby on the standard rear wheel iteresting to see how long it goes whle I order
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:19 PM
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Is there a thread just for "ride videos"? That would be cool. People can hear and see different bikes and admire them and decide what to build.

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54 RMLL, 54 FSC, 2012 29" Silver Onyx. Riders, Labrat, Sledge, Spaceneedles Seattle. Chase bike 600cc Kantana. Location 5 mile drive. Tacoma Washington.

6labrats username on YouTube, There is a part Duce.

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Old 05-08-2013, 01:43 PM
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Is there a thread just for "ride videos"? That would be cool. People can hear and see different bikes and admire them and decide what to build.
Thats a great idea,, I'm gonna make an HD vid with music and motor noise edited,,next week,,Ill start one if there is not one already.

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:25 PM
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Please send me the link. I've made some demo videos of my bikes, and will make scenic videos or picture slides in the future. I think there are a lot of good ride and helmet cam videos from members and on youtube. The thread would bring a lot of traffic to this site.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:13 PM
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I'm pretty sure posting videos in this section would be the best place...

Anyway, went out and grabbed a couple of replacement tubes for a slightly smaller set of tires this morning, and then replaced the front on Harley59's bike with one. Went from 26 x 2.10 knobby to 26 x 1.75 smooth. She took it for a little test ride and is pretty sure it'll help with the vibration in the handlebars.

Tweaked the brakes on the beast as well, now it stops between my lines in the back lane again.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:01 PM
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Oh yeah,,you should get a little more top end out of it with that rubber also
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