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Old 02-13-2011, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Do you use any kind of fuel stabilizer or carb cleaner products, msrfan?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:51 PM
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Good question. Looks like I should have been using stabilizer all along. I plan on getting some Sta-Lube additive called Sta-Bil. I also started using Lucas gas treatment and expect a lot less carbon and spark plug cleaning. Open to suggestions though. Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:23 PM
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The plastic mounting bracket for my brake light and turn signals broke, so I took the housing apart, drilled a hole in it, and threaded a bolt through it so I could mount it to the reflector bracket on my rack. Well, when I took apart the light, one of the wires came completely apart. I mean the coating crumbled off and then the wire popped off the solder and turned into a few fine strands and floated away. I put it all back together and it pretty much still works, minus the horn and the light-up indicator letting me know if my signal is still on after I turn. I'll look into grafting some sturdier wire to the old wire's stub and re-soldering it if it's too aggravating.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:52 PM
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today i just rode now yesterday...lost the bolt to the baffler lol..fixed it later in the day...then on my way back home with a bag of groceries tied(or so i thought) to the back of motorized bicycle it broke and...a pack of cookies got stuck in my back wheel causing it to lock and i kinda slid..they were destroyed...rest of the food survived...makes me kinda miss my old saddle baskets..sold them earlier in the week
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:58 PM
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I'm sure there are plenty of products out there, esp for bulk fuel storage (5, 10, 50 gallons). I've used Sta-bil before which came in either little plastic bulbs, like ketchup packets, or in jugs with a mixing device/measuring bowl on the jug, kind of like some 2 cycle oils come in.

For it to work, you have to drain your carb or bleed your fuel line, or run the engine, until the mixed Stabil fuel gets to the carb and engine. Then its supposed to protect the fuel lines and carb from getting gummed up.

Sta-Bil fogging oil (for seasonal storage, spray in the spark hole or intake)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
$5-10

Sta-bil measuring bottle, fuel stabilizer anti-varnish
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$10-15 for big bottle (do your gas cans, mowers, cars, bikes, etc)
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:15 AM
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'Nother coat of gray primer on some parts. 'Nother coat of my favorite red on others. More futzing with the headlight housing trying to get the parts to mate up correctly - more filing and grinding. And very good news from fundreamer, who wrote to say he received the plans and measurements for my tank and will be starting work on it shortly. The softball-bat-tank was not entirely a bad idea, I think, but I know I will need one that holds a bit more than 24 ounces. I had to face facts: the bat-tank would have been too small for me.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:07 AM
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broke my chain.
Did you change it after you broke it?
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:58 AM
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What didn't I do to my motor bike today?

First off, I ran it into a brick wall at approx 15mph, then turned the forks around 180 degrees and ran back into the wall to straighten the forks back to their normal rake. Then I thought I'd test the new "thorn proof" tubes out by riding though a field of dried goat heads. The mission was a success in that I ended up with two flat tires.....thorn proof tubes 0.....goat heads 2. Bad score.

Next it was time for traffic play.....hmmm, what could possibly happen now? Oh let me see how it feels too rear end a parked automobile. Ouch.....bent the forks again, and flattend another tire. Could things get worse?

Next thing ya know......I woke up. It was just a reasonably bad dream. So all I ended up doing to my motor bike today is ride it......just like I do everyday!

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:05 AM
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finished my tank. got smokes. parked it, walked to the bar.
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:10 AM
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started working on my custom halfmoon fiberglass fenders... going to have some awesome stick out 3d designs in it...ordered new motor and gotta figure out how to take the wobble out of my cooaster rear wheel... the lock nuts are to loose iguess
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