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Old 01-30-2014, 12:31 AM
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Cool bike Placidscene. That's a much nicer looking fork and i think you'll find it will give you better steering as a bonus.

I'm building a new cargo tray for my Hercules tricycle at the moment as I'm tired of using half baked lash-ups when ever I want to carry anything bulky or heavy.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:59 AM
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Maniac57 I looked at it and think in the I can make a U-shape bracket that will connect left to right pillow bearing mounts as one. I will as meaning to do, cut to length threads and have all bolt heads on the inside. The largest sprocket is in place in the photo so I see room. The belt on the left when tensioned is also out of the way.

I should have the engine off to weld with it bolted in place, I can maybe have less warping that way.

I'd be needing to take the engine off to weld other areas for mounting bosses for my skeleton frame. That is what a fish art cover will go over to make it a parade vehicle. Then it will have the big 28 tooth sprocket and the smallest 8 tooth sprocket for around 38:1 to have crawl speed. Then I can have the clutch locked up so not to heat real bad in the desert and be going 3.5mph.

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:19 PM
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Today I am still working on lowering my center of gravity on the bike some more.
I was able to lower my Ammo Can panniers 3 inches. They have a battery in them for the lighting, so that should help some.
I also re soldiered the connections on the magnetic sensor for my speedometer that got cut when my first headlight that had a cheap plastic mount vibrated loose at about 25 miles per hour and went through the spokes and between the front fork. Don't know how I didn't get thrown off the bike when that happened!
So now that I think I finally have the bike tuned I can check actual speeds. Excited about that.
In case anyone is wondering, I got the lay back seat post from Sportsman Flyer Bikes. It is great.
What is next? New fuel tank. Should get it tomorrow or Monday.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:02 AM
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Cool, roadies make good motorised bicycles. I like what you've done .
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:36 AM
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Riding to work yesterday the motor died as I was pulling into work. Bummer. The bracket the carb bolts on to had come loose causing the engine to die....5 minutes later I had the bracket snug and she fired up!

I am going to buy a rear wheel with a velo coaster brake. The coaster brake on there now is A cheap Chinese pos and is almost worthless. Eventually I will swap out the seat and handle bars. But for now they work fine.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:28 PM
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I got my new fuel tank today...
It is a little larger than I thought it looked in the picture on ebay! lol
I think I will pull my tank off tomorrow and do a test fit before I spend too much time cleaning it up.
What do ya'll think?
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:39 PM
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Once it's in the correct position, it will look a lot better. Go for it!
At the least, you will have transcontinental range!
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:07 AM
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That Yamaha tank is going to look way better than the wart.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:48 PM
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Should drop your centre of gravity too. I reckon it'll look good.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:07 PM
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Well I didn't have time to test fit the tank today, but I did have time for a short ride.
First time with the speedo working again. It said I got up to 37mph. (down hill)
Bike didn't seem to like me today though. It is moody.
I know it ran better, smoother, higher revs the last time I rode it. I will figure out why later.
It tried to kill me today though... Just after I slowed back down from 37 mph, I pulled over to the side of the road to admire a bi-plane flying by at low altitude and killed the engine so I could hear it. A Leander Police officer slowed down to check me out as he went by, then kept on going, which is great.
When I started her back up and went around the corner, I got this wierd feeling that something wasn't right. I pulled back over and looked down at my front fork. One of the wheel nuts was gone, and the other was loose! I mush have had an absent minded moment when I put the wheel back on Thursday night!
Could have been very bad at 37mph if the front wheel had gone off!
Oh well, all's well that ends wheel!
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