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Old 09-07-2013, 11:53 PM
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Holy crud! Glad your OK!
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:15 AM
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Rode around Cruzin for Bettys. 18 miles in all. Doesn't say somewhere? TURN OFF ENGINE AND NO SMOKING AT THE PUMP.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:49 PM
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Poppa Fozzy, be careful! The engine will "spit" fuel from the carburetor, in a mist that is highly flammable. Lighting a smoke from sitting upright on the seat probably won't do it, but yeah, holding a lighter by the carb could do that.

LED flashlights are super cheap now. I like the 10packs of the 3AAA 3 LED pocket lights for general use, and like LED powered bicycle lights.

Glad you're ok!
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:08 PM
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Just spent the last hour tighening the fasteners on my bike --- free.

One hour of therapy --- Lord only knows....


Found a couple of loose bolts, but nothing major. I also installed the JNM Dampner kit. I was kinda skeptical, but thought what the heck. Those little pads make a boat load of difference in the amount of 'noise' coming from the motor!! I was pleasantly surprised!
(Too bad it almost took a month for my complete order to finally arrive.....)

Even though I've made an exhaust for my bike, I'm still kicking around the idea of ordering an expansion chamber from Pablo.......something about icing on a cake.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:43 PM
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Resistance was low.....just ordered the expansion chamber. May have to order a pizza now.......
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:59 PM
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I also installed the JNM Dampner kit. I was kinda skeptical, but thought what the heck. Those little pads make a boat load of difference in the amount of 'noise' coming from the motor!! I was pleasantly surprised!
Hmm, nice to know those worked. I've also took a hint from this site and put some rubber here and there between the aluminum fins and it nearly took that weird harmonic noise out. I need to get some more in there to get rid of it all.

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Resistance of low.....just ordered the expansion chamber. May have to order a pizza now.......
Good job! I'm waiting till spring to get that muffler, maybe they will go on sale during the colder months lol. Also looking at getting the CR Machine head, cylinder, piston combo

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:01 PM
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By the way, the pizza was Canadian Bacon and Mushroom.

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
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It took me quite a few months to get this bike put together, due to various things, I didn't just want to slap on an engine kit and call it a mobike. I wanted to do something awesome like a custom built 12 volt lighting assem. complete with brake lights and turn signals. Got everything done and got it running, Took it for a short ride. having some issues dialing in the idol. I forgot to set me brakes too, so I had to flintstone it when I came to a stop on her 1 mile maiden voyage. GOT to do something about the exhaust, I cut it a couple months back to lengthen it to the rear wheel and just haven't bent the little piece and welded it back, it's so freakin loud. all in all she rode good! Those little china engines aren't that bad they just ain't a Briggs...

AND THEN!!!!


I SET MY motobike on fire! Was trying to set the idol, used my lighter to see the adjust screw. Didn't know there was a leake from a crack in the fuel filter... FRWOOSH! flames covered the gas line, carb and parts of the engine itself. I just knew that it was going to explode in my face if the flames got to the tank. I was blowing and slaping as hard as I could trying to get the flames out, Finally got it put out no injuries to myself or the bike, though my heart was beating so hard I thought I was going to pass out lol

Lesson learned? Don't work on anything gas powered in the dark without a flashlight


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Bet the mods will make it a sticky!
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:52 PM
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I made a Cable Stop Arm for the Clutch Cable Roller Wheel, made it out of an old Huffy cable brake Pull, took about 6 hrs to design and fabricate to run a cable with precession alignment and since it takes so long just to do one I made two, one for the next advenure
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:13 AM
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Purchased a new plug wire from Sick Bikes and installed it today, (quick shipping btw) super easy to do. Used a metal dental pick I have for gun cleaning and pushed it in around the wire where the glue was, twisted it out (Very Important to twist it out and not yank it out) and put the new one in. I figured because it was glued in it would take awhile but I was done with the whole procedure in about 3 minutes.

Took the bike for a spin and it started easier, has better low end torque, four stroking almost gone, gained 2 mph on the top end. Amazing what a 6 dollar part can do lol. I think the wire will actually give me more top end after all is said and done because Im thinking I have an air leak I need to check for. I can hear the motor react differently now that its firing better.

Pic of the CDI minus the wire.


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