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Old 02-16-2011, 06:35 PM
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Nutton. Not a dang thing. Sick of ice, cold and frosty wind. Went to open the garage, er, I mean shop door and thought a nap sounded better. Did redesign jet and alt engine mount. Contemplated looking further for ethanol free gas. Any one have leads in New England?

Curse you Goat! 3 weeks?! snork
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:37 PM
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Nutton. Not a dang thing. Sick of ice, cold and frosty wind. Went to open the garage, er, I mean shop door and thought a nap sounded better.
(snickers) Riding in shorts here in Phoenix the last two days now that I have my leg back and OK'ed by the doc to pedal with.

Jason and I rode our bikes up to the local muffler shop where I took my spill to get my exhaust pipe finished today.

They welded me on another bolting mounting point and a clever little end pipe for the 3" glass pack muffler (no charge).

She sits like this now until I pull the pipe back off and paint the new addition as well as fix the other paint flaws and put my real sticker on.
That Bad Mojo sticker is just paper with honey holding it on so I could see if I liked it or not.



It is kind of tricky to understand this exhaust...
That is a SBP expansion chamber, and it came with a 5" long silencer in a 2" tube, but I took that outer tube off and shoved it into the 2" diameter bent pipe leading to the 12" long 3" glass pack.

It was pretty quite and a lower tone but not riding behind it (so Jason tells me) so it need a bit more.

The Performance Muffler guy worked with me, bent that pipe, then put this restricter on the end.



That gives me enough obstruction to bounce the shock waves around in the glass pack some more and slow it down without hindering final exhaust gas output and interfering with the tuned Xchamber.

The second mount point works out well too.





One piece welded to the rack strut, one to the pipe.
He just tossed on a bold to me home, I have a better one after I pull the pipe off and paint.

That's it for my exhaust mod though, and I love it, especially for only $50 (not counting the Xchamber)
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:04 PM
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(snickers) Riding in shorts here in Phoenix the last two days now that I have my leg back and OK'ed by the doc to pedal with.

Great to hear your up an' running KC!

Please ignore pic below and my anger at wearing shorts and ridding. This time of year my shorts are full length sweat pants over my long johns under my pants that are under my Carrhart bib over-alls. And that is just to check the mail box 3 feet from the door. (Thats under 3 foot of snow)

Kidding aside, glad to read your doing good!

(Oh, and that guy on the HF 4smoke throwing snow balls at your door... Not me)
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Thanks Dan.
Bummer about all the snow.

If it's any consolation it dipped to 32 degrees here a couple of nights when I was in the hospital and nobody covered my citrus trees so now my lemons and oranges just aren't as tasty and juicy as they were.

I know, pretty devastating right? (snicker snicker)

That's OK, you can poke fun of me in a few months when it's 115 and I can't ride because the roads are melted ;-}
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:47 PM
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:51 PM
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What kind of cooking oil do you use to season the cooking surface?
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What kind of cooking oil do you use to season the cooking surface?
Virgin oil comes from ugly sheep.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:05 PM
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It was 60 in Chicago today I fired up one of my four bikes and took a long ride, that was so nice ! Its been a long winter I missed riding.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:04 AM
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I do my cooking in a cast iron pan, and I use peanut oil for nearly everything, except Italian food (then I use olive oil).

I had a wake-up call while warming up my bike and nearly wrecked. After a tire change, I put the wheel back on, I guess I didn't line up the rear axle quite right, and the chain clicked a couple times and jumped. The chain tangled under the coaster brake arm, but the conduit bracket held strong. The only damage was the $5 KMC Z chain (wasted).
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:57 PM
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Finally a nice sunny 47f(10c) day, can actually see some grass on the lawn. Swapped out the studded tire for my normal rim and went for a boot. Felt great, no toque under the dot helmet, light gloves... cruising along... then Cherries! I slowed to let him by, no luck, he had my number. I hand signaled into the next parking lot and grit my teeth.

So he starts giving me the usual hard lines, "where's your insurance/registration... that's a motorbike... need a license" *derp*

I replied back with, "its only 49cc(that bike actually is), its a power assisted bicycle, I've tried to have it registered... Here's the card of the MTO(DMV) manager I talked to..." yadda yadda.

So he then says he'll be by my house later with tickets for me o_O (Can they even do that?) I guess he wanted to confer with their local traffic law guy to see what he can charge me with. I replied immediately with "I'll have an opportunity to contest those right?"

He then said "If I see you again, those pedals had better be turning" and he made me do a couple of circles in the parking lot to prove the 'bicycle' part still worked. I think he just wants me to sweat for a couple hours. If he does show up with "After the Fact" tickets I'll be contesting them.


That card I had seemed to quiet his 'ticket opportunity meter' along with my "I'll have an opportunity to contest those right?"

If you're local laws don't have any specifics for motorized bicycles and the DMV tells you it can't be registered, and you don't need insurance, or a license, talk to the manager of your office. They have more clout than a clerk and will consult other managers. And get their card and take it everywhere!


So yea, sorry for rambling, I'm just po'd my first warm(er) cruise of the year got ruined.
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