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Old 05-16-2013, 10:42 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
I had the same problem.
Never fixed it, I just slapped on some 26x1.75 Kevlar Hybrid tires. Yeah, I lost a ton of cush, but the bike actually handles better because of it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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Saw a Felt Deep 6 in Dark Cherry with a natural leather spring seat at a bike shop today........just didn't see the extra $800 in my wallet. That thing was just pure sex!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:33 PM
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Saw a Felt Deep 6 in Dark Cherry with a natural leather spring seat at a bike shop today........just didn't see the extra $800 in my wallet. That thing was just pure sex!!


Kinda like me fantasizing about this motor in a bike.

http://www.smallenginewarehouse.com/256422-Troy-R2.html

Its really not that big for 11hp. What would I mount it to is my next question.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:42 AM
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My bike ran crappy on Tuesday when I put half a gallon of 92 octane and Opti-2 in the tank. I remember years ago when I had the same issue. So I raised the idle and opened the Low screw 1/4 turn. That solved the problem.

On Tuesday's & today's morning rides, I was hassled by two different dogs @ a homeless camp on the bike path. I got away easy enough. This afternoon I called 9-1-1 and reported the incidents. Dispatcher wanted me to met cops there. Nope. Dispatcher told me I shoulda stopped and immediately called for police. Nope. I pass there twice daily. don't want hassles w/mad people right on the bike path, ESPECIALLY if their dogs are confiscated.

On the way home, I saw a drug addict tying her pit bull to a tree w/a short rope. Cops musta been there.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:33 AM
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Hey, i was wondering if it is possible to move the drive sprocket that is on the engine. Maybe if i could just move it out a hair this would get it away from the tire. thanks again!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Hey, i was wondering if it is possible to move the drive sprocket that is on the engine. Maybe if i could just move it out a hair this would get it away from the tire. thanks again!!
i had considered this myself a while back,removed sprocket and started pondering my conundrum.
i have a large assortment of shims/washers and even a lathe to make
circular objects.
between the keyway and the oil seal and the remaining threads on the shaft
i didnt think the work involved gained much clearance (i dont think i could have got 1/8") clearance after mucking about.

only solution would be an offset sprocket.


on another note,
i dragged my bike out of storage and added fresh gas.hopped on and went for a ride.runs as good as the day i put it away.
it was a long cold winter that lasted almost seven months.
i really missed my bike,putting on the hybriped sprocket this weekend.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:21 AM
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Does anyone have any other ideas? I'm really hoping to get out on it today without wrecking my tires.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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Jacob- I think the best people do without major changes is to adjust the engine as far left as you can on its mount plate, make sure your kit drive gears' cup shape is facing out on the rear wheel, and making sure to keep your engine drive gear and rear wheel drive gear directly in line (lot's of discussions here on how to) tighten your rear wheel in it's final position trying to eek out a milimeter or two for clearance, or put on skinnier tyres (apparently they're not as hard of a ride as I thought). It seems that your chain only slightly touching your tyre will be ok. If you can wipe your sidewall clean after a ride, and there's no loss of rubber, I wouldn't worry. Just keep it all adjusted how it works. Ride!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I'll go out to the shed and tune up a couple things, tighten the engine and try it out!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:59 AM
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you can get about 1/16th inch on that sprocket with a washer cut with a slot for the woodruff key, but this may cause the chain to chew on the rear forks instead of the tire - just did one yesterday - dished wheel over, then added 3 washers to axle to get tire back in frame-center (chain just misses hitting frame tho)
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