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Old 12-27-2013, 12:57 PM
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In the near future, I'm gonna solve any potential rear hub failures......

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:18 PM
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Today I rode to work and back home for the first time since fall of 2012.
Bike did fine. I guess I need a smaller jet though, it is still 4 stroking in the top end.
That means smaller jet right?
Anyway. It's 12.75 miles each way and I made in 35 minutes both directions, including all of the traffic lights. It takes me close to 30 minutes to drive it!
Not too bad, and the ble gets 5 times better fuel mileage than my crown Vic.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:45 PM
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It sounds like you are on the right track, if its not too bad a high flow air filter will help some if you dont already have one.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:38 PM
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I already have a high flow filter and smaller than stock jet from SBP.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:44 PM
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I would do a plug check to get it right, I like to start with a new plug because it seems easier to read .
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:03 PM
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I've done nuffing at all for the past week or so as I'm back with having joint and muscle pain again. Even though I'm fatigued I don't seem to be having any problems with the clarity of my thinking this time around so I'm still able to plan and plot over what I'm going to do next on my projects.

It's a wee bit annoying that my Wu Yang/Solex bike is still sitting about looking absolutely lovely, - only it still isn't running yet!
Hopefully in the next few days when I'm feeling better I'll be able to finish off the final details and actually get the engine to run.

Oh the shame of it, - I had to borrow my daughter's car to do the week's grocery shopping before Christmas. Normally I would have done it by bike like I always do, only I wasn't physically up to it. Being a skinny vegetarian does mean that my weekly grocery shopping is nothing like what Americans might consider a week's groceries to look like and the load is certainly lighter, but I knew that if I did set off on my bike I would end up having to phone my daughter to come and rescue me. So it was just simpler to borrow her car in the first place. I hate cars, especially modern ones
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:09 PM
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Here's pics of the symptoms.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:12 PM
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:14 PM
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:06 AM
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I put bmx type handlebars on harry.



I wasn't a fan of the cruiser bars, I felt like I was steering with a till and rudder. With the smaller bars centered over the steering head axis I have much better control and feedback from the front end. I plan on keeping the riding posture upright on this build, sort of the old UJM style (universal Japanese motorcycle), think late 70s honda cb or Kawasaki kz type riding position. I think this is most functional for the roads I use it on. I definitely need a better seat than the stocker.
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