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Old 04-29-2014, 07:31 AM
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A nice looking ride mate.
I still think of a few old cars from time to time.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:29 AM
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I downloaded the Kelly KBS48101L-L Controller program on to my XP desktop machine and hooked up the USB->Serial cable to it to change some settings on this Macargi 3-speed 24" Rover electric shifter build controller.



The darn thing was drawing more power than the wimpy battery could put out and it would shut down requiring a battery off/on cycle to run again.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM
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Being that it's just a quarter-sized bare patch, if I used this kind of enamel do you think I could cure it with a heat gun? Yes, I would drain and air-out the tank and line.
Be kinda hard to determine or maintain consistant temps with a hair dryer style heat gun I would think. VHT isn't cheap, (quality never is) as I recall it was $7.00 a can, for that kind of money, why not spray the entire tank? Make it a project for a rainy day. Or during winter downtime.

But if all you want to do is patch a bald spot, why not try Map's suggestion of using Autozone Lacquer, it is cheaper and wouldn't require the time, effort or expense that my approach does. If nothing else, it may tide you over through the rest of the year until it becomes too cold to ride, thus giving you the time to do it up right.

More than likely it is the cap vent dribbling fuel outside the tank, its very common on these China Girls.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:07 AM
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I bought a 5" angle grinder today. I think I feel just a bit more manly.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:42 AM
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Made a 500 lumen light out half of a 1" bell end PVC sched, 40 coupling
and 1" 50 watt 12 volt light.

"I picked up a case of 12 of them for $3 bucks at a yard sale"

I Salvaged parts from an old lamp we had that our cat decided we didn't need any more and did a 4' gravity check with it. "SMASH"

I used the power cord for the wires from the light to "the 12 volt battery
"a battery that I took out of our fio's cable modem shhh"

The chain switch from the lamp was also used for this light

I didn't HAVE to put tape on it but the pipe was gray stock & when
I painted it black it wouldn't dry "RUSTOLEUM"

So instead of waiting patiently for the paint to dry I taped it up it so I could work on it. Or else it would of looked much better more of a "factory made look" if i didn't tape it. Live and learn










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Old 05-03-2014, 12:04 PM
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hit 100km.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:29 PM
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I made some with the 50W bulbs like that about 3 years ago, very bright lights, heck on batteries.... because I ride a long ways most of the time and the battery didn't have as good of a life as I would have liked, but seems that is the case with most batteries...

nice job, you'll be able to see way out there now and that is a big deal for safety at night.

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"I picked up a case of 12 of them for $3 bucks at a yard sale"
Nice Light...


I Salvaged parts from an old lamp we had that our cat decided we didn't need any more and did a 4' gravity check with it. "SMASH"

I used the power cord for the wires from the light to "the 12 volt battery
"a battery that I took out of our fio's cable modem shhh"

The chain switch from the lamp was also used for this light

I didn't HAVE to put tape on it but the pipe was gray stock & when
I painted it black it wouldn't dry "RUSTOLEUM"

So instead of waiting patiently for the paint to dry I taped it up it so I could work on it. Or else it would of looked much better more of a "factory made look" if i didn't tape it. Live and learn
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:35 PM
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Hang on,.......
TakeiT: 100km/h !! ?
Details please. What's your setup?
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:36 PM
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I rode it.


No tweeks, no twerks, no maintenance, just rode.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:23 PM
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I went out riding my bike today with a camera! Got to document the journey & snap a few pics before the batteries pooped out on me, so I boogied home for fresh batteries & upload the video to free some storage space on the camera. It's a little bumpy as it was hanging around my neck (I don't have a proper mount) but you get the feel for it. Hope you enjoy it!

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