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Old 05-14-2013, 04:41 PM
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Took the bikes out for a spin to the voting station today, then for a bit of a joyride afterwards. Unfortunately I had a (low speed) wipeout making a turn and the front wheel slid out from under in the sand and skree on the side of the road. I'm a little scuffed up, looks like the cruiser's rear fender is out of alignment, the drive chain guard got scraped and broke free of the engine, looks like it has a leak in the tank at a mounting stud and worst of all my tank has a dent in the side from the handlebar swinging into it.

On the up side, I'm pretty sure I hit the right combination of choke and throttle on a nice straightaway, as it suddenly surged forward and really wanted to fly. Too bad traffic got heavier then and I couldn't really wind out. For some reason with the choke around 75-80% open instead of wide open it perked right up and took off.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:55 PM
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for now on I'm keeping a spare magneto and CDI In my tool kit
haD TO PEDAL A GOOD 5 MILES TODAY MOST UP HILL Good thing I have that super duper low range sprocket on the rear for easy effort climbing less than walking speed but still riding nonetheless, why would both go out at the same time ...not even 300 miles yet
..my old motor lasted like 2,000 miles before the coil crapped out

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:29 PM
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for now on I'm keeping a spare magneto and CDI In my tool kit
haD TO PEDAL A GOOD 5 MILES TODAY MOST UP HILL Good thing I have that super duper low range sprocket on the rear for easy effort climbing less than walking speed but still riding nonetheless, why would both go out at the same time ...not even 300 miles yet
..my old motor lasted like 2,000 miles before the coil crapped out
Man,,that sucks!!!
Now you got me thinking,,I go pretty close to 12 miles out some times,,and there are some hills that I coast 40 MPH down after climbing,,man I really should put an extra mag/coil in the bag also,,not a bad Idea,,did you at least remove the master link for easier pedaling?

Not such good times...
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:27 PM
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577... No I didn't even think of that. DUHHH . besides half the way I had the clutch out trying to start it still.... I would get a pop of life then nothing for 100' then a pop.. pop ..of life then nothing just enough to keep me pedaling to the verge of a massive coronary!!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:48 PM
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Unfortunately I had a (low speed) wipeout making a turn and the front wheel slid out from under in the sand and skree on the side of the road.
On the up side, I'm pretty sure I hit the right combination of choke and throttle
Glad you're ok! Had my first recently. At least something good came from you excursion!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:50 PM
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haD TO PEDAL A GOOD 5 MILES TODAY MOST UP HILL
both ways?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:42 PM
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hello sorry kinda off topic i got this used skyhawk gt5 motor and when i went to take the throttle cable off to adjust the needle there is no adjustments to make it leaner or richer. the needle itself only has one notch to put the clip on?? idnk if i need to get another type of carb?? please help somebody?!??whats the difference between the cns second gen carbs??
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:02 PM
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Stared at the 36 tooth sprocket I ordered and am still too lazy to install.
The current 41 is just so smooth, and it's such a pain to swap out...
but I spent money so I HAVE to try it...
but it's such a pain to swap...
and the 41 runs so good...
but I spent money so I HAVE to try it...
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:10 PM
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I finally broke out the palm sander and removed all the paint from the front wheel surface that the brake pads rub on. I hope this will significantly extend my brake pad life.....

I also found a triangular shaped handlebar bag that will hold the necessary tools needed for emergency roadside repairs. The bag was in the clearance/damaged bin at a high dollar bike shop here in town...it had no price tag on it. After several minutes of high level conferences amongst the staff, they decided that they'd sell it for $6. Sold.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:12 PM
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hello sorry kinda off topic i got this used skyhawk gt5 motor and when i went to take the throttle cable off to adjust the needle there is no adjustments to make it leaner or richer. the needle itself only has one notch to put the clip on?? idnk if i need to get another type of carb?? please help somebody?!??whats the difference between the cns second gen carbs??

Yeah, my carb also has no adjustment for mixture -- only one for idle speed. So far, it's been spot on.

Good luck!
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