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Old 01-13-2011, 09:02 PM
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thanks taco, i just cut out my own. a bandsaw and a drill with some good grinding bits is all i need. it's a little time consuming, but i like the DIY feeling.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:09 AM
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thanks taco, i just cut out my own. a bandsaw and a drill with some good grinding bits is all i need. it's a little time consuming, but i like the DIY feeling.
I hear ya on the diy feelng!!! I have like 75 flanges so i figured id offer ya a few
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:12 AM
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Tonight I fired up the bike after cutting a notch in my idle adjust screw and putting on another gas tank strap and then went for a 10 mile ride to get guitar strings in 9 below far. with a 20 below far. wind chill factor, and It ran great-never had to go over 1/4 throttle lots of power....but when I got back, I noticed that there was almost no gas left and I started with a full tank.

a few days ago I put a new inline fuel filter at the end of my gas line inside the tank. It's a real nice one.
I did a 20 mile ride this past summer and drained a 2 liter tank so that doesent really sound like a problem to me I rode about 10 miles today in the snow and killed a half tank
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:05 PM
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cruiser tire!




still need to paint the forks black...
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:12 PM
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Not been able to do much. (See pics) Test ridding new 50 T early this week, Awesome! Low, mid range is slow to get going but tops out around 4K RPM. Just hums along at 34 MPH (guessing, speedo keeps freaking out and GPS batt dies real fast in the cold) At that RPM and with the rubber muffler, I keep thinking the thousands of hrs and dollars spent and I successfully built a scooter by the sound, snork. I might try the 52T rear but think I am close to actually being done with this build. Is a cheap build but exactly and I mean exactly the motorized bicycle I saw in my head when I first saw an add for motorized bicycle kits just a few yrs back and is my personal favorite, bar none. Pales by comparison to the works of art I have seen here. Cheap kmart bicycle and a $100 engine but man, she is purty! Eye of the beholder and proud Poppa sort of thing I guess.

Factory space might have fallen threw. (the deal, not the actual space)

good thread on winter motorized bicycles http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=26612
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:18 PM
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Finally got my front tire studded(only out the sides) and mounted. Studded an old 2.25 mtb tire with 100 #6x3/4" round heads through the nibs on the tread (double spaced), would've had to use 1/2" if I had fenders/stock forks on that ride, they stick out like crazy. I cut the bead off an old 1.75 road tire and used that as a liner(got that tip here somewhere, sry forget who), and went for a boot.

Wow, do the studs ever add a 'gyroscopic' effect to the steering from the extra weight, that'll take some getting used to. I've only done the front tire so far because that's what's recommended, a fishtail is easier to control than a faceplant, right?

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I think I'm going to slap on a couple of cut-up 2L's(a la WildAlaskin's ride) for a front fender on that bike. Salt tastes better on Fries, oh, and without grime...
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Holy **** Dan, That's crazy snow you got down there! I only got half that O_O!

Hey as long as you love your ride, nothing else matters... evar!
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:49 PM
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Thanks, I didn't really need them today, but my next muchie-run should be wipe-out free. I did a little slopping around in some snow, they really do help. You should put your stud-tires on Blake it'll save from worrying about wiping out, oh, and actually wiping out
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:10 PM
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Wow Killer! That looks BA!!! Really does. More importantly, looks like it'll keep ya right side up.
The snow, yeah, we got slammed good. They said 22" but was 3 foot most spots in the yard. Dawg got freaked out. She normally loves the snow. LOL, she walked off this lil wall that is the landing to the yard/porch. Was over her head. Looked like a kid who jumped in the deep end of the pool not knowing and panicked. Poor dopey dog. Threw a few snow balls at her and she got back to lovn' it.
If you have the time, could you do a post on your snow ice tires? Really looks great. I tried it with 1/2 rivets. Need to work a lil harder at it.

Blacken, I forgot the warming up strokes. Prolly a whole bunch more, lol
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:36 PM
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Sure thing Dan, I'll take some pics and let ppl know how I went about it. I need to make sure my tube isn't twisted anyway, no prob.

Lol, poor dog, out for a pee and then *chasm into the dark*
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