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Old 09-07-2014, 04:28 PM
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Use the Blue Threadlocker, it is removable
I've heard that - and that the Red is not.

sorry for ignorance - but how do you removed the blue type? - muscle and acetone I assume.

just asking so I know the details before I put the stuff on my bolts.

thanks for reply BTW.
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:38 PM
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I've heard that - and that the Red is not.

sorry for ignorance - but how do you removed the blue type? - muscle and acetone I assume.

just asking so I know the details before I put the stuff on my bolts.

thanks for reply BTW.
From their site:

"Cleanup
Clean adhesive residue immediately with a damp cloth. Cured product can be removed with a combination of soaking in methylene chloride and mechanical abrasion such as a wire brush.

For disassembly, shear with standard hand tools and remove with methylene chloride. In rare instances where hand tools do not work because of excessive engagement length, apply localized heat to nut or bolt to approximately 482°F (250°C). Disassemble while hot."

So basically you're correct, muscle, and a solvent to remove residue. If muscle isn't enough add localized heat and remove while hot.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:46 PM
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Hopped on my girly bike (industrial news girl) and attended the "Taste of the Valley Festival"

Old girl has been sitting for months. Just pumped up the tires, primed the carb and the 32cc Tanaka popped to life on the second pull. Rode up to the barricades killed the motor and pedaled right on in. Locked the bike to a stop sign and ate and drank and listened to the bands. Then I went home.

It's so nice to have no drama with your motor bikes -
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:33 AM
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Hopped on my girly bike (industrial news girl) and attended the "Taste of the Valley Festival"

Old girl has been sitting for months. Just pumped up the tires, primed the carb and the 32cc Tanaka popped to life on the second pull. Rode up to the barricades killed the motor and pedaled right on in. Locked the bike to a stop sign and ate and drank and listened to the bands. Then I went home.

It's so nice to have no drama with your motor bikes -
Sounds fun Gotta love that 4-stroke reliability

You must be fairly local to me, I make the laser-etched wine crates and wine glasses for Tastes of the Valley
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:52 AM
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Old girl is powered by a 2 stroke Tanaka on a Staton friction drive. Tiny little thing, goes well with the whole "girly" theme.

I'm here in Tracy, about 20 miles south of Stockton.

It used to be called the "Tracy Dry Bean Festival" but they've gone upscale now.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:49 AM
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Installed my emgo mirror, suspension saddle, SBP throttle and mounted my Cygolite Hotshot today the back of my Ibera PackRack.

I originally had the light on the chainstay because I couldn't find the rack mount. Found it and put it back on.

Now I can run nashbar waterproof panniers on both sides of the rack.

The rocket racing cdi is running better than the stock one.

I mixed opti2 into a gallon of gas but I'm still using the gas currently in my tank

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:07 PM
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Today, 14 miles, 432 ml gas, 123 mpg. Checked tire pressures, 35 psig front, 43 back, tires are Gotham with thick tubes and too much slime.

Miles to date are 100.43 and gallons used are 0.878. (100 mpg was a bucket list thing.)

Pumped tires up to 72 psig, both F and R.
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:26 AM
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72 psig!?! That's crazy high pressure. Gettin' them rock hard for better mpg, eh?
Be careful of lost traction though, especially in turns.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:25 PM
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Rode about 14 miles, to and from the liquor store, added the opti 2 mix to the rest of the Hp2 mix I had in the tank.

Adjusted my mirror so I can see behind me when I'm riding, lost the clutch bolt that clamps it to be bars, I had adjusted it to put the mirror on and never locked it down.

I adjusted my seat height and I think I like it now. Used my nashbar panniers to bring home some snacks for later.

The SBP throttle felt great.

Only have about 65 miles on the motors something far, adding another 48 miles in the next three days commuting to work and back.

The power still isn't where I think it should not for a stock motor with rocket racing cdi and 44 tooth sprocket. I am 240 and riding it into some winds an up and down hills. Maybe I'm just being hard on the little girl.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:20 PM
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Found a bolt to camp the clutch down

Ordered some rtv silicone to seal my magneto case, another rear light to clip on my rack bag as well as a 203mm disc caliper mount.

I originally ordered the wrong mount, I didn't know there was a difference between IR and Post Mount styles.

I will probably order a voodoo expansion chamber too, I know it's not the best, but I can't weld my own, so it's a nice upgrade over stock
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