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Old 06-10-2013, 10:00 PM
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my new ThatsDax balance GP 360 balance crankbottom in showed up today so I got my motor built painted in in frame. I cursed out my girlfriend and gave the landward the finger .it was a good day all in all .
Seems legit.


Thought about riding it. Still haven't ordered parts yet. lol
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:13 PM
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well Dodge its not done yet because I run a shift kit and it takes a little more the due to the fact it has dual chain tensioners to keep it maintenance free with the exception of changing the chains when they're worn out ,so therefore it takes three times as much to set it up once it's set up it is set up and all I have to do is not get a flat.I'll probably have it ready to ride tomorrow afternoon I'm not in a rush I have another bike to ride .why don't you look at my album you can see what it looks like .
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:06 AM
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got my motor bike going had problems with chain falling off but fix that by tighting up chain ten.now having problems fouling out plugs what do you do to stop that from happening
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:32 PM
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got my motor bike going had problems with chain falling off but fix that by tighting up chain ten.now having problems fouling out plugs what do you do to stop that from happening
What oil/fuel mix are you useing? If your useing the "recommended" mix of 16:1 that's way too rich on the oil. With the very high quality of American oils 24:1 is as rich as you want to go. I used to race 2 strokes and used the best Maxim oil they had back then. Last stuff I got from was $10 A PINT! I used it at 50:1 after breaking in the motor at 32:1.

A change of spark plug might help a lot. I think an NGK B7HS. If it keeps fouling that then try an NGK B6HS.

You want to do something really tricky then get a small refill bottle of Prolong, it's in the oil additive section of auto parts stores. Mix it with the o0il in recommended porportion and that small bottle will last a loooong time. What it does is make oil "slicker". I talked back and forth with the maker and after he said that it worked excellent in two strokes. I felt more power, slightly, useing it, but I had a very modified motor. It really helps with longevity. I remember something about the molicules having a negative charge and it clings and coats the entire inside of the motor.

There was a mechanic named Smokey Yunick. He owned and raced Indy cars as well as NASCAR. Fireball Roberts was one of his drivers to let you know the quality of Smokey's operation. Prolong was the ONLY product he backed, called everything else snake oil. As far as I'm concerned if it was good enough for Smokey...

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:19 PM
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Today my headlight kit from SBP arrived, and I installed it.. It won't light up the night, but it's for those rare occasions when the sun sets before I reach home.

I'm cleaning house and reorganizing bike stuff today. All my friction drive parts fill a large hamper. Lol, I won't run outa 34t cassettes, SBP cranks, 11t sprockets and 2-stroke engines.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:04 PM
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Set my tensioner up tonight, drilled through the bikes frame to get it to finally stay in one place. Mounted it the realized its not perfectly aligned with the sprocket.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:41 AM
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Mailman brought me this 1987 Suzuki DS80 motorcycle fork I got from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180985141125...84.m1497.l2649

Similar to the popular Suzuki K10 fork, minus headlight mounts and fork covers. Thankfully, this dirt bike stem is 1" diameter and it slipped right into my cruiser frame headset. It's 1" too long, so need to cut & rethread the stem and install correct bearings.

For mockup, I bolted in a 26"mountain bike front tire. Skewer was too short, so I used the rear axle one. The triple tree is 4.8125" wide, 14.625" from axle to bottom of triple tree bracket. The DS80 OEM front tire is 2.50-14, or 19" diameter. I'll use a Dunlop 404 motorcycle tire. It is 3.15" wide and 26.67" diameter. If I don't cut the stem, I'll have 3.58" fork travel before bottoming out. Sidewall clearance is .81" per side, which is a LOT. On my Rockshox fork and Schwalbe 2.35", there is .25" side clearance. The Schwalbe tire would have 1.21" sidewall clearance per side in this DS80 fork..

This tire is a MONSTER. It is the OEM front tire for certain Harley Davidson bikes:

https://www.denniskirk.com/dunlop/fr...prd/542536.sku

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:07 PM
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Set my tensioner up tonight, drilled through the bikes frame to get it to finally stay in one place. Mounted it the realized its not perfectly aligned with the sprocket.
at least you can take it off and bend it a bit in the vise to line it up better - we've got one builder here in town that welds them to the frame, and when replacing a chain it is often hard to get a good tension without filing the slot longer because we can't move it forward or back : (
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:22 PM
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foul a plug can i clean it and use it again its a 3 prong plug
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:49 PM
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used to be common to have a small sand-blast plug cleaner attached to the air compressor at a shop, also a propane torch can burn it clean, but these days, the price of plugs is too low to bother with cleaning them (same as happened to the rebuildable plugs years earlier)
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