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Old 01-04-2011, 05:47 PM
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today i a few holes in my ADA filter. i think all the bad weather and riding these roads afterword took its toll on the filter element since its expose. put the stock but never been used filter on. gonna run it with it on for now
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:19 AM
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Rode with my friend Rick thru Waikiki, Diamond Head and on to Sandy Beach. Broke a clutch spring in Waikiki on the way back, so I had to walk the bike out of the district. Luckily, I was able to limp 3 miles home on "The White Lady", under MAJOR mechanical protesting from her. Rick's bike broke its throttle, so I gave him mine when I got home.
Rick's moving to South Carolina this Saturday. I'm gonna miss him. He'll be taking his 460-powered bike with him, so that's a good thing.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:32 AM
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Nothing yet.. Got another Newish bike, cant wait gunna make this one the quickest round town..hehe pink sliPs anyone!? Just kiddin but yeah it'll bE good when she's done won't leave much out..
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:29 PM
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I made what I consider a very much needed improvement to my clutch arm!
As everyone knows no matter how you adjust your cable stud on the motor every time you engage and dis-engage your clutch your gonna get rub!
Untill yesterday!
What I did was I cut my old stock arm off from my clutch shaft,went to the back door of my garage opened the door and chucked that sucker as far as I could into the woods,not 5 seconds after I heard my dog yelp (No connection?).
Then I ground down the old chinese weld and cut the head off from a 5/16"x
24x 2" bolt and weld-preped the cut off end!
Then I bent the bolt about 20 degrees and welded it to the clutch shaft at a slightly better angle than the stock arm was welded,now it follows the angle of the gear cover.
Then I threaded a 5/16" jam nut and rod end onto the "NEW 1/2" longer than stock ADJUSTABLE CLUTCH ARM".
Then I took an M8x 1.25x 30mm bolt and drilled a .125" hole length-wise through the bolt and counter-sunk the hex head to recieve the brass cable holder.
Then I assembled the whole thing together and it works SWEET! If I do say so myself!
Much easier pull!
The arm is now adjustable so now I can dial in the alignment to the cable stud on the motor! NO-RUB!
The cable bolt rides on the bearing so the cable lines up with the stud through-out the engage and dis-engage cycle! NO-RUB!
Did I mention that now my cable doesn't RUB!
Plus,Plus.Now I don't have to Monkey around with loosening the brass cable holder to tweak my clutch adjustment!
I just loosen the nyloc nut on the end of the cable bolt and then thread the jam nut a few turns and re-tighten the nyloc nut! DONE!!
Now, I can leave my third hand in my pocket!
This is my first proto-type of this!
If I get a good responce I might start making them for my peeps!
Any thought's?Give me your feed-back!
There's more pics in the Swap and Shop Thread.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:33 PM
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Here's some more pics.Kip.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:38 PM
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yesterday i rode around, talked to a guy on an old Servi-Cycle (google it) and bought some metal and stuff for my latest bike.

finished the rear fender, after making new fender struts for it, and bent the stock exhaust pipe out as much as i could before it would split.

the pipe fits but will burn my shoe off, thanks to the way the flange is welded on an angle on the new pipes. this doesn't work for me.

my biturbo moped pipe should be here today.

i'll post pics after i get the front fender done. gonna try to finish it today, then gotta make the lighting system.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:52 PM
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Took my bike on its first trip. used it to go to work today. Speed tested it with a friends car. topped out at 30mph.. motor isn't even broken in yet. That's pretty good considering i weigh 280 =)
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:36 PM
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new tire straight rednecked to hold the cns on today but went to the hardware store and saw Dan's blowbags on the shelf and giggled(snorked)
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:49 AM
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finally fixed my flat tire so im on the road again it was a pinch flat

thats about it i guess
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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Haven't even got to look at my baby in 2 days! Came home yesterday and new BGF 50T rear sprocket, Harbor Frieght and first time Eastwood catalog was waiting for me! Really picked up my spirits. I have a little courier biz (do maybe 2 jobs a month) But caught a cool job delivering an airplane muffler from Hartford to Lufthansa @ Newark airport. Good $ gig. Traffic coming back over the GWB (George Washington Bridge) was slow due to construction. Got to watch some of the really great sunset reflected in the west facing sky scraper windows of Manhattan. Was truly awesome. Then got a call from a buddy. We got a lease on some factory space for next to nothing. Soon to have a real motorized bicycle factory/ show room!!! (Read place to tinker and avoid real work) Most of the space will be used to actually make a living on endeavors far less insane then making and selling motorized bicycles but am an addict and ya know how we are. lol. Monkey can't sell no bananas!
Truth be told, I don't think I want to make it even close to a real biz. It is to much of a joy to sully making it a job. (sorry about the language. I seldom use the "j" word in mixed company)

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new tire straight rednecked to hold the cns on today but went to the hardware store and saw Dan's blowbags on the shelf and giggled(snorked)
Har, lol Bear. (really did have to stifle a laugh and keep the mouth full of coffee off the key board)

Is my evil plan to corner the rubber muffler market! Which pretty much consists of just me.
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