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Old 05-18-2013, 11:54 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!
Thanks, i just went out to try some adjustments and realized that the back motor mount nuts were not even tight!! When i was riding it about a week back I did notice that the engine was extremely rattly. This did fix my tire problem.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM
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Nice. Glad it was simple!
I hear bad things about these contraptions rattling everything loose. Mine does it's fair share.
Best to check over the bike, front to back after every few miles, there's a thread about intervals here somewhere.
Be safe, enjoy!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:35 PM
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Took her for a ride today and tell me how the headlight bracket breaks?!
Maybe from the bumps in the road but I saw it "bobbing" up and down a little while riding and thought that a bolt and nut had vibrated loose.
But nope it's completely broken. This one from http://custommotoredbicycles.com is complete garbage anyway. Loose connections for the battery broke away the first day I got it...and loose connections for the on off switch...will it turn on or won't it situations. I tweaked it and got the battery box good to go but I don't know how to tighten down the switch without tearing it up. Also it drains batteries QUICKLY..and the screw to pop open the lamp must have took a vibration beating too because its missing.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:13 PM
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I worked on my bare frame/mid-engine buildup today. Scrounging used parts laying around. 4.5hp CY460 engine. Spare crank arms, freewheels, sprocketS. 5:1 tranny. Fiddling around with mid-engine placement. My Scooterguy-mounted bike sidles next to me for comparison notes and measurements. It is an excellent commuter bike. I have to fight the urge to clone it.

I need to configure it in such a way that the SBP/Happy Time expansion pipe will fit tightly. I have the stock muffler (loud), a Dominator pipe (super-loud) and the SBP/Happy Time pipe to choose from. The SBP pipe is the best one to fit into the build. Even tho the engine port and exhaust flange is grossly mismatched (rectangular engine port/ round pipe flange port), the pipe works extremely well. Besides quietening the loud engine to the point where you can hear the engine's reciprocating parts, it makes excellent power.

Back to fiddling.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:42 PM
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Sledge and I remained at motorized bicycle in the shop till sun rise. Then we took off on a dawn raid.

Grabing the FSC & RMLL, we hit Ruston Way; dropped down onto the water front; blasted the round about/s. zipping along the shoreline to downtown Tacoma.

Where we again hit the shoreline drive through the marina around to the tide flats (industrial area). We then cut a large loop past the gantry cranes and shipping; looped back across the 11th street draw bridge. (Photo)

Up and through T-Town again hitting the via duct that drops us back onto the Ruston Way water front drive where we blasted WOOT all the way home.

We ride side by side at WOOT and the sound is just in creditable! The sounds of these two bikes spooled up beside each other; well it just gets me fired up!

Now seeing it was about 0545 when we headed out about 0700 we passed out and its 1130am time to hit it again .... WHERES MY BEER!
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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Great pic LR.

I went down to a favorite chill spot with a few beers in the backpack in the milk crate. By the time I left, the beers were gone, milk crate and backpack were stuffed with garbage... Is nuts what people will just chuck out the window, gah!

I guess I'm the type of guy that doesn't like garbage looking at me while chilling by the river
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:52 PM
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As part of my basic load, I carry a thick plastic trash bag for what the animals don't pack out.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:46 PM
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As part of my basic load, I carry a thick plastic trash bag for what the animals don't pack out.
Well put "animals"
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:30 PM
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MSD wire polished exhaust port cleaned up gaskets
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:32 PM
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MSD wire polished exhaust port cleaned up gaskets
dude really nice! but you need a bigger front tire lol
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