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Old 05-10-2013, 01:16 PM
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I de-cluttered my on-bike tool kit. Now I have room for tacos on my ride home :-) I found a couple interesting route maps for bicycle or motorized bicycle rides. I trimmed the reflective tape on my cargo box to look like a brake light from some kind of japanese mc.

Here's a google pic kind of like what I was thinking of
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(large photo on a mc. ) http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/Pho...Xcountry_9.jpg

http://www.motorcycle.com/images/con..._sym250_02.jpg


I had two red stripes on the box, but thought they might look like a certain controversial political sign hahhah. It's just supposed to look like a brake light.

I think I will add another duplicate battery powered rear light on the other suspension strap. It was only $5 or $10 and doesn't eat batteries.




I plan on hosting a 20mile motorized bicycle ride in Dallas (following the 20mi Tour Dallas route I rode this year in my ride video. It was fun, but I will like riding it without having to slow up for bicycle tourists (speed limits are around 30, on city streets and residential streets).
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:39 PM
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Currently in the process of decking the head on my currently in-op bike.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:33 PM
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Well, finished with the "dirty-deck" ie, only spent an hour on it. lol Took a chance and fired the bike up. Seems to accelerate a bit smoother, can't see a power difference, but my carb isn't working quite right at the moment.

Once I get parts in, I'm going to yank the engine, pull the jug and port out the exhaust and exhaust port and maybe the intake depending on what carb I get.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:55 PM
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re: interference and computer interruption. The happytimes are notorious for it.

Here is how to solve the problem.

1. Remove/unscrew the stock wire and boot. Replace with good automotive spark wire with good clip and rubber boot ($2-5). You can just cut the distributor side off if it comes with both. This helped my motor idle too. The stock boots have two wires/spring that is supposed to clip the threads on the plug, not the ball. When the rubber dries, the spark boot arcs! This is why CDIS fail, surely.

2. Make sure your electrical system is well grounded!

3. Put a new battery in the computer just to be sure. If the other is still good, you can use it later.

4. Put dilectric grease on the contacts between computer and mount. I wrap a strip of Gorrilla Tape around mine to make sure it doesn't ever fall off the mount (for the Bell cheapos) If you don't want tape, you can also put a dab of hot glue on somewhere, that you can melt off later to remove computer and
change the battery. Batteries should last for months.
Thanks for all that info bro,,
I need to upgrade my wire and boot,,would also like to solder and shrink all the CDI wires,,if I reach my hand down there and touch around them I get ZAPPED like crazy,,it could be jumping to the frame and causing EI issues.

Good Times ...

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:10 PM
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Pulled the exhaust off the cruiser to check for the source of the drip. As I pulled it apart I blot checked each surface, and I suspect the expansion pipe was being pushed forward a little by the exhaust, causing a slight gap at the bottom of the gasket against the engine. Reassembled it and added a support in the middle where the two pipes bolt together (had left a hole in the flange for that, just hadn't done anything with it until now).
Pulled the head and cleaned up from the blow out there. My neighbour wandered over with a bottle of Permatex that he says they use to gasket flathead engines and aircraft engines with, so I used that around the surfaces. I'll torque it down tomorrow, and see what's going on.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 PM
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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

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Thats the same vendor I've been so happy with.
Over 10 kits and not a lemon in the bunch (knocks on wood)
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:43 AM
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Thats the same vendor I've been so happy with.
Over 10 kits and not a lemon in the bunch (knocks on wood)
The luckyearlybird kit runs great,,low vibration,,fast,,and strong!
I may take the Grubee off the Trek and put this one on it instead,,Ill sell the Grubee with the Huffy,,top end is same on flat,,but it doesn't have the pulling power like the ebay motor's.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:09 AM
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It's nine a.m. and I just rode two miles as a check, and now I'm going for a 20+ mile ride. Beautiful day!!! I'll see if I can get my iron worker friend to whip me up some stout bracketry for the fenders and such.

Now accepting bets on weather or not the fat boy will be walking by the end of the day...
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:41 PM
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Went to replace the hardware on the engine studs on the cruiser, only to discover that the nuts I picked up are the right size, wrong pitch. Oh well, torqued the head down with the old nuts and fired it up. After a quick run around the block, it had smoking black gunk on the top of the jug, so I figured the head gasket hadn't held. Wiped it all down and took it down the length of the back lane and back so it would show me the leak, but it stayed clean.

Checked the flange of the exhaust at the jug and sure enough, there was a drip. Wiped it off, and put a bit of a twist on the exhaust bracket, about a quarter turn on the nuts and went around the block again. Nothing from the head or exhaust now, so I took it for a slightly longer ride. Held steady at 33 kph / 20 mph on a long uphill curve, hit 56 kph / 34.8 mph at one point. Checked when I got back to the garage and I don't see any drips around the head or exhaust. Knock on wood, hoping I've got that now. I was going to go for a longer run, but I started feeling rain so I turned around.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:47 PM
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I did some stuff too that I wrote on another post, cleaned up the wire connectors with sandpaper and re-gapped my spark plug to 0.762mm the thickness approx. of a Canadian dime (0.030") hoping to find my own issues through the process of elimination, but alas, liketh thou, it raineth today, and more tomorrow.

Bleh!
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