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Old 07-06-2013, 08:23 PM
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I got back to the cruiser's new tank today. The base coat looked good, so I masked it and ran the first coat of blue. After that I grabbed the Kenda 'self-sealing' tube that got punctured and went flat on me, cleaned it up and put a patch on it. It's in reserve now for the next time I need one.

For my fellow Canadian builder/riders, here's something you might not have known: Canadian Tire's 'Supercycle'/generic innertubes are in fact Kenda tubes. While the Supercycle name has been printed on the tube, Kenda is molded into it in small print somewhere. So, $9.99 for the name brand or $5.99 for the red box version.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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I think most tubes are made by the same factories in China anyway. Yeah, a lot of bike stuff is rebranded. Tires, cranks, frames, lots of generic stuff, like bike computers.
If you want to buy 10,000-1,000,000 pieces of something, you can have your own brand on it.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:15 AM
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Ya know, now that I have this wonderful machine, it's hard for me not to click on "China Girl" e-mails that show up in my spam box...................what if it's actually about my engine???
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:58 AM
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I finished the "TRAILER BUILD" and hooked it up to the "HD" . It rolls like its not back there . I can fell it when come down hard on the brakes , but it does act up back there around 26mph. But its empty and shopping carts don't usually go that fast right ???? LMAO Pics soon boys. Next big grocery run .
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:39 AM
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Didn't do anything today, but did grab some brake cleaner and 3-in-1 oil for my clutch. The brake cleaner is to clean the drum and the shoes, and the 3-in-1 oil is for the bushing. Tomorrow the real work begins. I have to fix a bent pedal arm (got the mapp/pro torch for that, probably take 5 minutes) Then I have to take my forks apart, fix/clean my lower fork seals, put new oil in and put it all back together. Also need to adjust the tension on my primary drive chain, so its gonna be a busy day lol.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:23 AM
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had a really nice 2+ hour ride last night around a town I always wanted to explore and found it's version of state street. woot woot!!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:11 AM
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install a new jaguar kit and customized a leovince pipe

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:39 AM
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install a new jaguar kit and customized a leovince pipe

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Pipe and bike overall looks really nice, can you actually tell any difference in how it runs with the Jaguar Ignition?

Some swear by it and others say it more snake oil than anything else, just curious if you notice a change in the way the engine runs.

By the way, be careful hopping up on curbs with that exhaust so low.....LOL! looks nice though for sure.

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:33 PM
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Great idea map, I'll name the next build "Venomous" , how cool thank map.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:29 PM
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I walked my dogs this morning while thinking about all the work that I wanted to get done to the bike today. A thunderstorm rolled in right before I got back from walking the dogs. Drat! So I pulled the bike in my house to work on it in the living room. I covered the gas tank with a plastic bag and a rag to help protect against fume leakage. Then I grabbed the mapp/pro torch and removed my left pedal (with a wrench, not with the torch lol). I then heated the pedal arm red hot, and carefully bent it back to the correct angle (got bent during a spill I took). I then adjusted the tension on my primary drive chain, and sprayed my clutch out with brake cleaner. After adjusting my primary chain, my secondary drive chain was loose, so I adjusted that as well. Then I took the bike outside and started it up just to help the brake cleaner dry out of the clutch a little bit better. Revved it a few times while up on the double kickstand, then shut it off. All in all, a good day of motorized bicycle repair. Now just need to adjust my lower fork seals and replace a broken mirror.
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