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Old 02-04-2011, 12:55 AM
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Remounted the bike and made it as stable as I could without front mounts (need to get the old studs out and put new ones in; they snapped).

Tightened brakes a little more as the regular rubber V brakes wear out easily.

Connected the poo poo pipe to my bike, though took a while as I had to try and bend it in more to clear room for the pedals. I'm using a hose clamp on the end to the keep it tight onto my bike.

Cleaned out carburetor; still getting a lot of leak problems.

Took it for a test and it runs great so far; love how it's become much more quiet.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:33 PM
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Installed the same fender strap bolt I replaced last break in the weather that let me ride. Chinese loctite from Harbor Freight, not so hot. Well, I didn't let it set and only snugged the bolt in. I was running out of sun light. Will give it another shot but I am pretty sold on muffler sealer for every thing. Cheap and works. win/win.

Awesome ride today! was warm and really needed some time just buzzing around. I stopped to talk to a cop. (street was blocked off and I asked if I could ride down it) We ended up BS'n for a while. He thought motorized bicycles were really cool. Usual questions. How fast, MPG etc. He said I must be a "hearty soul to be ridding in this weather" I said "naw, fear of ice and folks in cars keep ya pretty warm" lol

Think I have spoken with every cop in our happy lil town and each and every one has been great. Aside from the cop/legal motorized bicycle stuff, they are just fun to chat with. One of em, when I brag about my MPG, he turns the stereo on his MC on or up. He wants a 2 smoke. Be cool to have a ridding buddy who is a local Peace Officer.

Just a great day. MB+sun/warm=just a great day.

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Old 02-04-2011, 06:39 PM
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A couple days ago I bought a $10 snowblower at the thrift store. It cost me $3 to get it running. Damned snow keeps falling and making me use it to blow snow!
as soon as the snow stops falling I will have a nice 1974 Tecumseh 85cc.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:17 PM
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Cool StreetStrip. $10, score! I have an old Tecumseh snow thrower. Dunno how old and the carb is shot but is a great engine. Just replaced it and engine will some day be on a pusher. Take a look at the worm gear that drives the blades. Gonna see if I can use that on a vertical shaft, rack mount. Is an intrinsic reduction. Has to be pretty stout to function as designed. I have yet to figure out how to connect shaft to it. Need another worm/angle gear. Dunno, maybe a plate sort of deal with a driven wheel. If the wheel could move along the shaft, would give you gears. Like a ridding mower. hmm, I have an old mower waiting to be scrapped. Is under (no kidding) 5 foot of snow. Might be a spring project.

Now that I have rambled so far off topic I need a map, boy scout and a GPS to get back. Tom/2Door lives near you. You guys ever get to ride together?
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:55 PM
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Dan: It must be nice not to have warrants! J/K

Today I painted my Super Titan black, actually, just the plastic part. I sure would like to get it all flat black.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:28 PM
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Dan: It must be nice not to have warrants! J/K

Today I painted my Super Titan black, actually, just the plastic part. I sure would like to get it all flat black.
Well, not in this country. In my defense, they had no stinkin' badges. snork

Your engine looks great black. I really love my Honda but the red, dunno, looks sort of cheapish. Always liked how the Briggs engines looked with their black color scheme. Gives em a sort of hard working professional look. Just a preference sort of thing but really do like the way yours came out. Custom decal on your pull start cover would really set it off nice. My HF with the schroud black and the pulls start cover silver chrome looks awesome close up. (IMHO) Post 22, http://motorbicycling.com/f37/rivers...d-23871-3.html

What did you use for paint? They have some really cool rattle cans for plastic.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:54 PM
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I used Krylon Fusion. But that was yesterday.

Today I put the suspension forks on and the wide cranks with the 3 piece adapter. I also replaced the bars and the kickstand.

Before and after shots...the fenders had to go.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:14 PM
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its been a while since i was last online been kinda busy. i kinda feel like ive abandoned my internet motorbike family. working nights really seems to take the energy out of me specially six days a week.

well my bike has been running great my rear tire is a little bent up so it rubs slighty on the chain and feels weird when braking. ive been riding it to work everyday and it kicks butt. i recently discovered starting fluid and wow that stuff is awesome.

its kinda ironic before i had my job i was always dreaming of my next motor bike and had plenty of time but couldnt afford it. now that ive got cash im so darn busy i dont have time or energy to work on my new bike. i actually have about 600 dollars in parts just sitting in a box waiting for installation on my 300 dollar bike sitting in my bedroom.

im setting a goal for end of march maybe ill get a couple two day weekends
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:08 AM
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Heya Wildy' once it warms up you'll get the itch and, of course, git'r done!

I've been cruising around in the snow, waiting for ice patches but thanking my screws.

My Cat got beat upa few days ago, he was stoned on the 'nip when he left last week, he hasn't eaten any 'nip for 4 days, I think I'll have to shoot his nemesis...heh heh.

grocery-getter popped an exhaust stud, gotta get'r back-to-'not spewing oil 'everywhere, whoo!

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:57 AM
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Duude, $250? I'm out $4.75 for my front tire, and it shreds on the river man...
http://motorbicycling.com/f3/winter-...tml#post248772
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