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Old 06-25-2013, 11:48 PM
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I checked my spark arrester screen on my Tanaka bike, and changed from the foam element I made, to a square cut from a busted window screen. I ran it before with ACE bandage screens, and it worked well. The foam made it quieter, so I saved it in the cargo box. I'll see if it runs any better/faster with the screen filter vs. foam filter soon, next time I run it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:08 AM
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Maniac is a heart attack victim.
Dang, Sorry to hear that. I've also had 2 heart attacks, along with congestive heart failure, COPD, Diabetes, High blood pressure and I'm sure a couple other things I'm forgetting about. So I know the spirit will prevail and he'll be up and riding in no time.
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I just saw that he IS up and riding. Way to go Maniac.

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:23 AM
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It's a really fun bike. I've used the SBP pipe before, but this was the one from arrow which fit the bike alot better than the SBP pipe does.

BIG tip though, splurge a bit and get some GOOD single speed chain for the jackshaft to crank chain.

I've used the chain it comes with, but ultimately ended up snapping it several times. (basically once it snaps the first time, it's only a matter of time until it snaps again)

The chain i got is much thicker than normal. I'll find the box and find out what type it is.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/200762762471?redirect=mobile

That the one?
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:44 PM
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I cleaned out my storage shed and found a dusty purple motor bicycle. Lol. My wife hasn't ridden it in forever. She rides about 1x a year, then complains about the heat or the cold the rest of the year and goes back to watching the tunnelvision set.

I told her last year if she didn't ride it, I was going to paint it hunter green and ride the wheels off it, or rob the motor and put it on my 26" BMX bike.
(which is of course, hunter green and sandy clay brown)
I camouflaged it today with a roll of real-tree style duct-tape (buy 2 if you're doing an adult bike). I put a set of Nashbar Elevators or cycle-pro swiss armies on it (street hybrid tread). I tried it with some DH tires I shaved the knobs off of. It was a great ride, but they're heavy. The DFD tension straps were too short to lift the roller off the tire (cut for 1.75-1.95s, not 2.35 lol), so I went to lighter, smaller tires. Still looks good.




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Old 06-26-2013, 07:54 PM
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Close, its this one actually

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...assified=false

Basically the actual heavy duty chain, the one the SBP lot comes with is just normal chain
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM
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My bad skarrd,thought that was the heavy duty chain. Thanks for the link!
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:03 PM
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My bad skarrd,thought that was the heavy duty chain. Thanks for the link!
Lol its all good. I just seem to remember on the SBP site that the KMC chain they include was labeled as being "heavy duty" but I could be wrong.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:18 PM
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You can get the hd chain from staton-inc.com for $1.49 per foot. Best price I've found so far.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:28 PM
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Not a dam thing other than a short ride to get soda. It's waxed up new motor, tires running like a cat and with DAX balanced bottom its all about PERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRFORMANCE meow !!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:28 PM
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Adjusted the rear brake. It works now. Half the one pad wasn't even on the rim during braking. Gapped my plug to .025. Bike doesn't run as well now. Runs rich actually. I had it at .035. Gonna try it at .030 when it cools down.
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