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Old 12-23-2014, 09:27 AM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

I've seen that hydrophobic coating stuff Rustoleum and a few other companies sell... I'm not sure how it would hold up because it will eventually wear off, but if you ride where you have to deal with mud puddles etc, then it would make clean up a breeze... That stuff works great on dirtbike tires when the trails get wet and muddy since pretty much nothing can stick to it.
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:54 AM
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sucked about 3 tablespoons of water out of gas tank yesterday - not sure if was from condensation over time or the huge rains lately, but my vacuum brake bleeder got down into the back corners nicely

no more intermittent sputter/chug when going uphill
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:19 PM
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It could be from the rain if the bike has to be stored outside... I had that problem with my 84 Kawasaki KZ700 and it would bearly run after a hard rain but I found out it could take in water from the vent on the gas cap so I started taping a plastic bag to the tank to cover the cap if it was going to rain hard when I rode it to work and problem solved.

The condensation tho can't be totally ruled out if the bike is parked outside or just from the high humidity from all the rain etc since the alcohol in the fuel can absorb lots of water as well.

Easiest thing to do if you have to store the bike outdoors would be to just cover the tank with a plastic bag so rain water can't find it's way past the cap, it won't help for condensation but it will stop rain from getting in.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:31 PM
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Also put some SeaFoam in the gass it pick up the moisture and passes it through..........Currt
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:33 PM
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Well had tough discussion today after attempting to start the Nexus 3 speed with the shift kit setup I decided to disassemble it to remove the bearing that locks the action on the bottom bracket. I need to peddle start this with that bearing if I change it's direction I can push start or coast it down hill to start it. That's easy finding or ordering one may not be. The aluminum kit that secures the bottom brackets was moving it's light gauge without much hardware to hold it together with the added load of the system and my standing up on each peddle at 200 lbs. It's not staying tight in the housing.
Well that's about all I torn down the bike back to the frame and although disappointed it's not much good the way it's setup if I'm in luck I'll find a way to reverse the locking bearing or purchase one that will fit the kit. I'll get the use of the coaster brake but I'd intended to mount a roller on it later anyway the side pull was temporary. Well looks like this kit might be as well may have to drop the kit and use the single speed sprocket setup on this for a while wait see.

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Old 12-25-2014, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Installed a new 415 drive chain on my Roadmaster Rocket , the old one failed - after 4,200 miles...
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:25 PM
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today I mounted my motor.
had a nice chat with kcvale in the chatbox too.
and took a few pictures (saving them for later though, gonna dump a whole pile when i get around to starting a thread.

still a long way to go, but i am a very big step closer.
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:12 PM
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Stowed it for now.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:09 AM
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did the throttle and the wiring, got tension on the chain.
my exhaust needs some bashing to get into place, gonna do that later.

thinking of starting a thread for the build, maybe tomorrow.


P.S. anyone else have the throttle not return all the way on its own? will that work its way out over time? should i just toss out the whole twist grip/ carb and replace with a better set (already considering a dellorto clone, unsure where a better twist grip assembly might come from though)
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:46 AM
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There is a throttle cable adjuster atop the carb. See if that adjustment takes care of it.
I used an old thumb shifter for a thumb throttle. It was just more comfortable for me.
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