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Old 05-30-2013, 12:10 AM
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I've found that swedging those pins can often leave you with a stiff link - same for welding?

I'd miss having an easy way to pop the chain to fix a flat.
I don't use any pressure when re-assembling the links so they are nice and free when finished.
As far as changing flats, the security of no masterlink outweighs the inconvenience when removing the rim to me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:13 AM
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Scored a nice canvas bag for holding small bouncy stuff in the basket on The Pig. Less than $10bucks at a yard sale and fits like it was custom made.

Immediately wasted yard sale savings on a can of silicone spray to waterproof the new bag.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:58 AM
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A 20-minute amusement ride thru 6 miles in congested traffic got me to work. Before day's end, the sky emptied and roads were totally drenched. I fought the urge to have my wife pick me up at work and leave "My Precious". I had to test her worth in worst road conditions. The bike performed flawlessly. The roads dried out at the half point, so normal cruising speed was resumed. When I got home, all I needed to do was wipe the bike down and relube the chains.

What a ride!

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:22 AM
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I don't use any pressure when re-assembling the links so they are nice and free when finished.
As far as changing flats, the security of no masterlink outweighs the inconvenience when removing the rim to me.
back in the 70s, master link clips weren't allowed on the drag strip so we used a double winding of safety wire in the groove of the pin of the master link and left a 1/4 inch of tail on it so we could get it off easily - still do that once in a while when clip breaks
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:08 PM
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back in the 70s, master link clips weren't allowed on the drag strip so we used a double winding of safety wire in the groove of the pin of the master link and left a 1/4 inch of tail on it so we could get it off easily - still do that once in a while when clip breaks
Good to know when in a pinch....three important things to carry,,duck tape,,wire,and a big hammer!!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:25 PM
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I got pulled over by a female cop, on the way to work.

I'm sure it's odd seeing a senior citizen in full protective gear and motorcycle helmet pedalling furiously up a steep hill @ 25mph.

She said she knew it was prolly illegal, but she'd let me go. The cop also said she was VERY impressed with the bike's performance, asked if it was gas engined. I told her I was enroute to work @ Child Protective Services. She let me go.

What surprised me was that throughout the encounter, she had the biggest smile I've ever seen on a cop.

Lol, too bad I'm old enough to be her grandfather.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:33 PM
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I got pulled over by a female cop, on the way to work.

I'm sure it's odd seeing a senior citizen in full protective gear and motorcycle helmet pedalling furiously up a steep hill @ 25mph.

She said she knew it was prolly illegal, but she'd let me go. The cop also said she was VERY impressed with the bike's performance, asked if it was gas engined. I told her I was enroute to work @ Child Protective Services. She let me go.

What surprised me was that throughout the encounter, she had the biggest smile I've ever seen on a cop.

Lol, too bad I'm old enough to be her grandfather.
Hahaha,,thats funny,,I thought you where gonna say she had the biggest you know whats,,LOL,,anytime I see a cop i always back it WAY down and start to pedal,,they have not bothered me yet,,and if they do Ill just ride over in PA,,I see a bunch of motorized bicycle there all the time rippin around

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:39 PM
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I've never had issues with cops. My bike is LOUD LOUD, so sometimes I'll let off the gas a bit so it's not as noisy. But they usually just waive and smile
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:58 PM
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I got pulled over by a female cop, on the way to work.

I'm sure it's odd seeing a senior citizen in full protective gear and motorcycle helmet pedalling furiously up a steep hill @ 25mph.

She said she knew it was prolly illegal, but she'd let me go. The cop also said she was VERY impressed with the bike's performance, asked if it was gas engined. I told her I was enroute to work @ Child Protective Services. She let me go.

What surprised me was that throughout the encounter, she had the biggest smile I've ever seen on a cop.

Lol, too bad I'm old enough to be her grandfather.
Good story... Some female cops can be cool if treated the right way.... Well I guess any female is good when treated good....lol
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:34 PM
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Yes, I treat all cops with great respect. They go beyond the call protecting us. Besides, I don't ever want to be manhandled.

And sometimes they let you go with a warning, if you behave yourself.
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