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Old 01-09-2015, 06:31 PM
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Dan you gotta cut that out!
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:43 PM
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so today went a lil bit differently than expected... only put half the miles on due to water in my magneto case and ran out of fuel... and as low as gas prices are getting, i really didn't see me getting all the way home on the $.90 i had in my pocket... so called for a ride for the remainder...
was snowing pretty good when i left this morning so i stopped road side and got a pic of what exactly i was riding in...

for those of you who asked, you can sort of see the 3L bottle wind guards...
SOOOOO glad i put them on, even if they are just temps...

Holy toledo, that's some rough weather man.i would be walking, and everyone driving would be spinning in their cars to their destinations. Austinites don't drive so good. Snow doesn't improve this fact.
Definitely copying the 3 Leiter idea.

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Old 01-09-2015, 07:41 PM
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ok, brought the bike in when i got home, redid the brake switch cause the existing one was flaky...
also, pulled the hand guards off and re-figured their mounting... i figure this will work out a little bit better...

i put a couple holes in the bottles, just below the threads, so zip ties lay nicely... put them against the cables and tied around the bends in the handlebars to keep them in place... i'll let you guys know in the next day or so if they actually hold up like that... again, they are just temps until i actually get some cash together to get some real mounts...

as they say, necessity is the mother of invention!
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:28 PM
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Loving the handguards... looks like something redneck engineering that I'd do on a cold morning... lol... but if it keeps the cold air off your hands, that's all that counts... And they don't look all that bad either. That's always been my weak spot when riding a motorcycle in the cold, everything else's just fine but I can't stand frozen knuckles...
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:12 PM
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Looks like they'd make good 'brush guards' also!
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:58 PM
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Didn't get to ride mine again today... still hadn't had time to see why my clutch started slipping badly, but I got a spare clutch assembly if it's really messed up, just gotta get time to open it up and see what went wrong... I did kinda aquire another bike today when the guy who takes care of my lawn at the shop came in for an oil change on his truck, he brought his son with him to show him my bike, his son really liked it a lot and started asking me if the V brakes worked for slowing the bike down from 40mph. I told him they do work, but wear out really fast so I have to slow down some before trying to stop, no problem in the area I ride since it's a straight shot from my shop to the resturaunt I buy breakfast from and there's no side streets to worry about people pulling out in front of me so I can hit top speed then let off and coast down to under 30 then start braking to get more life out of the pads. The bike will stop from 40mph with the v brakes quickly and safely but the brakes need readjusted after a stop like that so I know it's eating the pads pretty fast.
He then told me he has a bike with disc brakes but he doesn't like it and wanted to get rid of it. I asked him how much he wanted for the bike and he told me to make him an offer so I ended up giving them a free oil change in trade for the bike and then he's gonna drop off the bike on Tuesday... I'll most likely throw some cash into the deal if the bike is nice. So far all I know about the bike is that it has disc brakes and a good seat on it, he said the rest of the bike is nice but he just don't like it because he says it's too hard for him to work on and I could have it for parts. If it's got a good enough frame I might just put my other engine in it, but right now my plan is to strip off all the good stuff and put on mine, then I'll have spare parts, and a frame to modify to put my other engine into... Who knows, I may even cut out the lower tube and make a new one so I can fit that old Morini engine into it, but I really want to save that engine for a Stingray frame or do a trike build with it.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:39 AM
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good score dave!
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:03 PM
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The other day I repacked my coaster brake wheel. I put my new sprocket on it and am now (( the next day)) I'm going to get a pump so I can pump up my wheel. Waiting for spoke wrenches to come in and tighten them up.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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did a little test pedal up and down my street to see how the brakes are coping with the extra weight, I'm impressed so far.

also found out that the motor with no gas is awesome as brakes...
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:18 PM
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Chop... Drop.... And some new clothes to come. Shortened the wheel-base, lowered the rear and added new drop-outs. Working on brakes and choice of frame color are next.
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