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Old 07-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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Installed a L-bracket to the front fender and installed side-pull calipers to the front and back of my cruiser - helps stopping with coaster brake. Been running 100:1 Opti-2 in 100+ degree weather and it is just fine. Will finish the first gallon tomorrow. Ordered an extra-tall double kickstand from Crow Cycles since the one I have is too short and the bike is wobbly with the current stand. Newer solid BMX 36h high flanged hub arrived today. I'll have my LBS measure the diameter of the spoke holes tomorrow to make sure I order the right spkes from Holmes Hobbies. I think they are 12 gauge straight pull, but the ones I have on the POS China hub are butted and wouldn't fit in the holes of the new hub. Need to adjust the chain adjuster tomorrow - too much slack.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:16 PM
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Installed my new chain idler from turbobuick1.........man, what a difference! Went on easy and sure quietened things down ---- a lot. Worth every cent!

I may get a slightly stiffer spring, but I'm gonna run this one a while.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:28 PM
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My opinions on spring tensioners is well known, but that being said, this looks like a nice part.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:41 PM
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Went for very nice 20 mile scenic ride with two other freinds.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:45 PM
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On Friday July 5th , my M.A.B -the roadmaster rocket was 1 year old. So I had decided it needed a different muffler style. So I fabricated this--- Smooth Flow Pipe.http://motorbicycling.com/album.php?...pictureid=7700
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:03 AM
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Powertool, very nice job. I like that long to the back of wheel design. Mine is similar with the SBP chamber. I got tired of oil spitting on the back wheel and oiling my rear V-Brake. I run my oil a little rich because run it pretty hard sometimes .
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:57 AM
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That looks really good! I like how it includes the outside cover with a tab for the pivot point. Where do you get it and how much? Good info to know in case I do ever dig the HT back out of the garage.

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Installed my new chain idler from turbobuick1.........man, what a difference! Went on easy and sure quietened things down ---- a lot. Worth every cent!

I may get a slightly stiffer spring, but I'm gonna run this one a while.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:21 PM
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That looks really good! I like how it includes the outside cover with a tab for the pivot point. Where do you get it and how much? Good info to know in case I do ever dig the HT back out of the garage.

It was $35 plus $5 shipping from forum member turbobuick1. I think he said this one is the first unit he's sent outside of Michegan. Ordered it early AM Saturday morning and got it Monday.

So far, this is a great upgrade for my bike! Smoother, quieter, less vibration. The quality of the materials and workmanship is top notch.

Great buy!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:55 PM
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Swapped out my incandescent brake light for an led and wired another battery in series to power it. I now have four 7.2v nicads strapped to my luggage rack lol. Two wired in series for my headlight and two in series for my brake light. Was a bit of a challenge repositioning my sheetmetal clamp to accomodate the extra battery, but eventually figured it out. I'm not necessarily sure that the brake light is brighter than it was, will have to wait for dark to be sure on that. But it will definitely be more efficient, which is what I'm more concerned with at this point.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:55 PM
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I rode over to cheap-o-depot and returned the extra parts from the trailer build. Repaired my tailpipe leak. Located some parts. All in all a nice productive riding day !
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