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Old 09-20-2014, 08:13 PM
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Just checked, I have 180 on the odometer already, that was fast. I'm going to buy some Jets and lean her out


I cut the tube out of the exhuast today, I didn't test it out though, maybe Monday, tomorrow is reserved for football
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:17 AM
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I want a re jet mine but it's not totally broken in yet.
in my opinion the whole thing about a breakin period before jetting carb to run smooth without major 4 stroking is bunk....

I jet mine to run good before I start my engines for the first time.

Use a quality oil, mix it correctly and put some easy to moderate riding miles on it to get things wearing in nice and then ride it like you plan to ride it, if you ride it like you want to blow it up, most likely you will, but if you ride it within its confort zone your gonna be just fine uless youhave a lemon to begin with.

Not the absolute gospel in every case, but this has been my experience with my engines.

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Old 09-23-2014, 12:03 AM
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This happened:
http://motorbicycling.com/album.php?albumid=1707
And years ago:
http://motorbicycling.com/album.php?albumid=1706
BE CAREFULL everyone!
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:09 AM
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Ouch! Hope you heal up fast.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:46 PM
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Well, it wasn't today, but the last time I rode my motorized bicycle about 2 weeks ago, I went to an antique tractor show. I didn't get a lot of time to see the tractors because of all of the attention my bike was getting. That was fun.
Only problem was, while I was explaining the bike to some of the oglers, I noticed a crack in the frame! I rode it VERY carefully home, and haven't had time to do anything yet since then.
I am trying to decide if I want to start over with a new style frame (I like the board tracker style) or just simply repair mine, or modify mine (I would like to take the frame apart and give it a longer wheel base and a lower center of gravity).
There is a Trek beach cruiser on Craigslist right now for $125. It looks pretty new. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions...
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:30 PM
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Amazon has chromoly frames for sale cheap right now, problem is there is zero information on them. Idk what the bb size or headtube size is
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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Trek = very well built and strong. Just food for thought.
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys. It was definitely the jet, jetted a little smaller and it ran much better until about 28-29 where it started 4-stroking again. Figured I still needed to jet down a little further this afternoon.

But I never made it to this afternoon, near the end of that ride this morning my frame snapped. It was broken in 3 places, to the point where even my boss said to toss it. Otherwise he would have had our amazing welder fix her up for me, but this thing is toast

So yep... that was my morning. Woke up still sick, w/ the added bonus of throwing an ear infection on top of the weekend's cold. Traffic light near my house was broken so I had to take an alternate route. Then my frame snapped and I had to push the beast the last leg of the commute, sick and miserable haha.

But hey, got engaged on Saturday and the Mrs is extremely happy, so that's cool.

Unless this was a sign.... dear god what have I done?!? Kidding... haha
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:01 PM
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Got engaged....sick, ear infection, bike frame breaks.....yah I would run the other way..lol

Already the frame didn't fail while you were going 30mph on her.
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:57 PM
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what kind of frame gave up the ghost on you?

Just curious.

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