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Old 05-14-2013, 10:18 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...
Hahaha,,Im tempted to get a 36 also,,i know this motor is strong enough to run it,,it pulls hard all the way up to 30 mph with a 44,,might just get a 40 tooth though and cruise speed should be around 26-28 mph,,thats good enough for me,,so far Ive cruised over 150 miles at 20-25 mph with the 44 tooth and its just fine but another few mph would be cool

For the guy with no slots on his needle for adjustment,,you can just get another carb for $10 from luckyearlybird and keep your old one for parts,,they are a good ebay seller for motorized bicycle stuff.As long as its a china girl you are good to go
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:32 PM
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what is the item called?? thank you for helping
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:34 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/80cc-motor-m...item3a79054252

This carb??
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:46 PM
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Thats more like a speed carb,,I have not had much luck with the one on my Grubee,,I would get the basic one like this,,these work great on all my kits!
Little more than 10 bucks sorry,,just make sure the jet is tight and the barbed fuel inlet also,,they come loose from china most of the time,and I always bend the float tangs so they are like 3/32 or 2.5mm from the bottom of the carb housing when pushed up seating the needle,,thats just me though and only if the bowl sits level,,you should just try it stock first


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Old 05-15-2013, 01:01 AM
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What did I do with my motorized bicycle today? I left it at home and rode one of my pedal bikes, the single speed. It was a nice ride. When it's really hot though, I'd rather ride the motor bicycle for sure.

regarding sanding rims:
It might not make your brake pads last longer, but it will probably improve your braking power a lot! I sand all my wheels with sandpaper, to make grooved brake tracks and clean off all the paint. It gets rid of any notchy seams too.

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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 05-15-2013, 05:00 AM
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I started work on center-mounting either my 4.5hp CY460 engine or the Tanaka 47R onto a bare frame. It's an NOS steel Diamondback "cruiser-type" made for a 7-speed internal hub w/3/8" axle(135mm). The frame is for v-brakes, but plans are for a Shimano 8-speed hub w/roller brake. So today, I bolted on a universal engine plate and calculated gear ratios and sprockets. They'll range from a First gear of 46.6:1, Second gear of 38.1:1 (both excellent for very steep hills), Seventh gear 17.2 and final drive of 15.2:1.

It's gonna be sweet!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:08 AM
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i added some brown fat frank tires to my electric motorized bicycle. can't wait to make the battery bag in leather to match the seat, grips and tires
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:26 PM
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Paul, what do you think of the Fat Franks at speed (25 mph+)? Are they squirmy? I have some Schwinn/Cheng Shin cruiser tires from Walmart (now on a pedal only trail bike). They were fast and cushy on my happytime bike, but "walked" a little in corners, and made squealing noises. On the pedal bike at 10-20mph its kind of fun though. I feel like a kid.

Do the franks have any puncture protection? They seem kind of expensive.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:18 PM
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Hey guys, my chain is rubbing on my tire and i don't know how to fix it. I do not want to buy a skinnier tire but hoping there was another way. it is a cruiser bike
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:23 PM
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not squirmy at all. the fat franks are rated for motorized bicycles. check out thier websight. they have kevlar puncture protection. i liked the first set so much i bought the second set. well worth the money. shop ebay. i got one pair for 57 shipped and this pair for $68 shipped
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Paul, what do you think of the Fat Franks at speed (25 mph+)? Are they squirmy? I have some Schwinn/Cheng Shin cruiser tires from Walmart (now on a pedal only trail bike). They were fast and cushy on my happytime bike, but "walked" a little in corners, and made squealing noises. On the pedal bike at 10-20mph its kind of fun though. I feel like a kid.

Do the franks have any puncture protection? They seem kind of expensive.
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