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Old 05-08-2013, 09:49 PM
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Since I had to find out the hard way that the retro analog speedometers are garbage I re-installed the bicycle computer I picked up to clock speed and distance.
I say re-installed because I took it off to return it...didn't work. Turns out it worked but I threw away the instructions before programming it to start working...duhh. Thanks to the tech at the bicycle shop it's clocking.

I'll come back and post my top out speed once I get the replacement exhaust from Jim @pedalchopper.
Also I zip tied some cables to tidy those up, loosened the carburetor cable; it would reposition itself in the down position if I pushed it all the way up. It was just too tight.

I also UPLOADED a handful of pics. Check out Coops Custom in my photo album.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:56 PM
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I finally mocked up my exhaust manifold for my expansion chamber. My brother walked up with a U-bend already welded to a flange. We tack welded it place and I took a short test drive and boy howdy she moves and has power all through the band.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:39 PM
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Got the latest huffy build started and running today. These ebay engine kits seem to be on a quality streak lately, this is already one of the smoothest and best running ht's I've done and it has less than a 1/2 hour on it!
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:36 AM
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Since I bought and installed mine a couple weeks ago, I've had to repair the chain guard and muffler. Cheap chinese crap. JB Weld comes in handy though. I also picked up some better hose for the gas line and clamps and put them on. The kit didn't come with the clamps.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:48 AM
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Got the latest huffy build started and running today. These ebay engine kits seem to be on a quality streak lately, this is already one of the smoothest and best running ht's I've done and it has less than a 1/2 hour on it!
What seller did you get it from bro?

I got my last one from Minginternational and the guy is riding it back and forth to work 10 miles each way for over a month now,low vibration,,no problems,,that motor was smooth right off the bat also...

I see the luckyearlybird kit is here today for the huffy 26" that I paid $10 for..well let ya know how she runs,,should have it done by Sat...that Grubee motor I got with the Trek runs smooth,,but it has way less torque than the ebay kits I've done..I have to pedal some up the big hills,,not with the LYB kits though

Good times...

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:29 PM
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Today I switched out a bad battery. The battery that powers my brake light doesn't always seem to work very well. I charge it, and a few days later it seems to go dead again. I use 7.2v nicad batteries for my headlight and brake light. I was at Radio Shack a few days ago, and saw battery/charger combo packs on clearance for $5, so I got one and installed it today. The new battery seems to work just fine. I tested the old battery with my multimeter, and its reading 7.42v, but when I test it with a spare bulb, it barely lights up. Bad cell, maybe? Don't know, but either way the new battery is reading over 8v and lights up my brake light just fine.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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Nice,,
Today I built this Huffy in 3 hours,,had to grind the front mount a little bigger,,and bend the exhaust,,the back wheel and rag came out perfectly straight,,also the sprockets lined up sweet,,another cheap ebay kit running awesome,,thats 4 builds so far with no problems
Love when a plan comes together!!

i paid $10 for the bike,,and $15 for the wheels,,nice alloy ones also,,gotta love CL

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:37 PM
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Was riding mine just a while ago, and noticed just as the speedo nudges over 30mph that the display goes to "0". Maybe it thinks that there's no way that a bike will go over 30mph? Thought at first that I'd flung the sensor off the spoke, but it was still there. When you stop then accelerate again, it's back to working fine. Oh well ---- that's an issue that's not worth worrying about, I guess.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:30 PM
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I got a bunch of chit done today:
• new aluminum pulley for my rope start
• made some blind side bungs for tank
• welded filler bung in tank
• welded mounting bungs in
• started detailing welds around bung, want that bung smooth
• drank some bud light

All in all a good day
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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Pulled the carb off the cruiser and pulled it apart, trying to set the float level without it flooding and dribbling gas everywhere. It took a few tries, but I think I've got it now. Next will be to pull the exhaust and see if it's a bad weld or a bad gasket causing it to develop black drips at the engine. I just can't tell for sure which side of the flange the drip is forming from (engine or pipe).
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