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Old 01-08-2011, 01:26 PM
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Today I took the parts I've accumulated (so far) out of their prospective boxes, placed them on a table, and took a picture for you.

I may go to my LBS and get a center kickstand later today.

I'm about two weeks away from an engine, and about four weeks away from building.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:06 PM
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Threw 35 bucks at it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:47 PM
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Yea that,s what I need - a center kickstand

Last night -started it up -ran bad really bad-ran great 3 days ago-so I walked through blizzard-come home and removed carb
This morning cut new gasket put it back on and ran good at half choke and then ran good at no choke. -16 celcius and I'm gonna have to start this every day and make sure there is always gas in the carb so that the vac hole in carb dont freeze up from condensation due to rapid cooling. :0
I'd be interested to know what the head and zorst temps are in the those temperatures..
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:05 PM
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Yea that,s what I need - a center kickstand

Last night -started it up -ran bad really bad-ran great 3 days ago-so I walked through blizzard-come home and removed carb
This morning cut new gasket put it back on and ran good at half choke and then ran good at no choke. -16 celcius and I'm gonna have to start this every day and make sure there is always gas in the carb so that the vac hole in carb dont freeze up from condensation due to rapid cooling. :0
Ever thought about wrapping your carb with a blanket?

Is your bike exposed to the weather, in a shed or in your house?

I push my bike up two flights of stairs, then cover it with a large towel. I've heard that a barbecue grill cover will fit over a motor scooter nicely, so should cover an motorized bicycle nicely.

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:01 PM
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I'd be interested to know what the head and zorst temps are in the those temperatures..
EGT actualy goes up significantly in colder weather. The cold dense air causes a leaner mixture because the molecules are much closer and more air is actualy entering the cylinder on each stroke.

In the ultralight community, they run their engines rather lean, monitored with guages, to avoid rings coking up and sticking.
Some of them have to richen their mixuire in cold weather to keep the temps below max allowed.

If your mixture is on the verge of too lean in warm weather, you could easily sieze the engine in cold weather.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today? AXLE BIKE STAND INSTALL

Replaced that HUFFY P.O.S. stripped-thread when-tightened-out-the-slop-Chinese-made-kickstand with a Chinese made axle-mounted kickstand with which, perhaps I can start while standing.



ANYBODY got cone wrenches to sell??? My supplier is out of stock

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:28 PM
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I put a Hall Wind meter off my plane, on my HS build to check my speed after the sprocket change from 48 to 56 teeth. Looks pretty cool.
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Just as I predicted, there was hardly any change in top speed,right at 40mph, but it gets there a lot quicker, and can easily pull moderate hills now.

Still feels a little tall geared, so I pedal 5 or 6 hard strokes from a dead stop.

Changed the oil 2nd time at hour 2 run time. Still a lotta aluminum in the oil.

The chainbox oil didn't show much metal this time but it smelled dark and burnt. Gotta check, oil is prolly getting to the seperate clutch compartment thru the chainbox bearing seals.

Gonna try better bearings/seals and a drain hole in the clutch compartment.

Also put some screw on pegs on my Chrome HT cruiser build. Thought I could do some ez wheelies that way.

They was too easy! Stand on the back pegs, give a little jerk along with power and comes right up. The HT needs more speed than I want to use to do this at current gearing, and I dont wanna ding up my new Chrome cruiser.

Be better to build a beater bike with big sprocket to practice that.

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:15 AM
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Ordered my 18mm mikuni and a ktm expansion chamber (just over 90mm at the biggest part)today now back to the piston with my dremel.
I think I'll have better power to weight with the amount of material I've shaved outta this motor
Spewin I ha e to wait till the machinist comes back to balance the crank..
Best part about the shift kit is when/if the motor blows up it ain't gunna throw me over the hAngers at some stupid rev/speed

Looking forward to getting a tacho ($170 but it's the size of a match box) and my helmet cam.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:50 AM
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i rode mine through the biggest snow bank i could find.. three feet.. and it climbed it greatly.. i have power for any hill but what setting should i have the carb needle on considering it is so cold.. feel like i lost power since it got colder..
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:01 AM
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i want to build fenders out of fiberglass like the old indian bike...who would be intrested in buying a set if they were made and near fairly cheap?

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