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Old 02-11-2015, 03:13 PM
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mapbike, you should have left it green and blue then seen how many clowns fit on it.

I just had Tweeter run out of gas for the second time, feels good!
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:54 PM
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mapbike, you should have left it green and blue then seen how many clowns fit on it.

I just had Tweeter run out of gas for the second time, feels good!
I like the Green and I like the Blue but i didn't like the both on this bike at the same time....LOL

I'm thinking the Blue forks will likely end up on a bike with a 700 x 41mm tire on front and a 24" on the rear.

Might do this set up on my other Moon Dog bike in the future just for the fun of it.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:36 PM
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Broke my rear mount again. Bike Bobber made me one that won't break.

Found out pretty anodized fuel filters don't work.

Put some 60 mm riser bars on my bike, omfg how much more comfortable. Ripped foam handlebar grip , ordered more.

I soldered one of the contacts back on my cree headlight and secured it with hot glue. So far, so good.

Always check torque of head bolts, I have to check mine every 50 miles or so.

I found my front wheel loose, skewer loosened up on me.

I need to fix my Rutoung carburetor, the stupid pin that holds the choke lock thingy in is lost, going to have to shove something in there so I don't spend five minutes fiddling with it to make it choke
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:57 PM
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Yer build is coming along great bro. I know how it feels when ya find "THE" bike. But dont worry, It'll break yer heart too. I always put some kind of riser bars on my bikes, just makes it more comfortable to ride. And I almost NEVER use a bike that has the quick release axles. If someones gonna steal my wheels they better bring some tools.LOL
Great job bro,
Ride safe.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:37 AM
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Take one look at my bike, it would take a moron to even think of messing with it.

Plus I lock the front wheel up when I park it anywhere but work and home.

Work is under surveillance and armed security 24-7 so it's safer there than anywhere. I've left my bike there for days.

My sister in law was removing the headlight battery for me so the sun wouldn't bake it and security almost had her arrested because they knew it wasn't her bike. Lmfao.

Every cop in the city knows my bike.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:48 PM
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I got a few more thing done on the Green bike build, Got it started upp for the first time late this evening but i've got some bugs to works out, seems the float level in the carb is to high and I've got an air leak somewhere thats intermittent sorta, I have a couple of ideas what it may be but until I get into it tomorrow I wont know for sure.

Before the first start up, I had to get ignition all wired up nice and tidy, cleanest wiring and cable set up of any of my bikes so far.

I pulled the rear wheel off bike and installed a 41T sprocket, sized chain so that I dont need a idler/tensioner for the drive chain, and used a little bit of my huge supply of redneck engine-nudity to fab up a very functional spring loaded idler/tensioner for the pedal chain since I couldn't get both adjusted without a device to take up some slack.

I also installed chain tensioning adjusters on the rear dropouts that sure make it easier to get things adjusted and held in place while axle nuts are tightened.

I also removed rear wheel bearing and axle while it was off and doped up the bearings real good with a very tacky high pressure moly grease that wont wash out.

I took one of my stock exhaust and did a purdy good port match job on it and put it on the engine for now, it's so nice and quiet, I'm not used to that at all... not sure how its gonna run, but if this bike will hit 30's with the current set up I'll be happy, just hoping this engine works out.. got my fingers crossed since it was a used lower to begin with, the little bit it ran even though carb was flooding and the air leak started right straight, the balance seemed like it might be fairly good, kinda hard to tell for sure though since it didn't rev up to high.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:56 PM
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Built a tensioner for the pedal chain for the newest build, let me know what ya'll think of it.

below are some pix of the pedal side chain tensioner I made up from some stuff I had laying around, the main L-shaped piece of steel that everything else is attached to is one of the big mount plates that comes in the kits, I just took my 4 1/2" grinder with a 1/16" cut-off wheel and cut it into the L-shape since all of it wasn't needed, The wheel is one of the wheels I make up for the chain tensioner wheels, no one has ever seemed to be interested in buying one of the yellow ones so I just used one myself on this bike since it has some small yellow decals on it and I thought it looked ok against the green.

The tensioner works really good, took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to do, but I know I wanted it spring loaded and I wanted it as compact as possible and this is what I came up with and it's something that can be made up with simple tools, a drill, hacksaw, pliers and some wrenches could get this made if thats all someone had, simple and effective is what I like and thats what I ended up with.








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Old 02-15-2015, 06:30 PM
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Take one look at my bike, it would take a moron to even think of messing with it.

Plus I lock the front wheel up when I park it anywhere but work and home.

Work is under surveillance and armed security 24-7 so it's safer there than anywhere. I've left my bike there for days.

My sister in law was removing the headlight battery for me so the sun wouldn't bake it and security almost had her arrested because they knew it wasn't her bike. Lmfao.

Every cop in the city knows my bike.
Hey RUDZ, I wuz talkin more like when ya park it at 7-11 or Wallyworld. I've also got a little security, Alarms and CCTV on my shop, motion sensers,ect.
but all that dont help a bit when I'm in the store with my bike parked out in front of Wallyworld. The cops know my bike pretty well also, But if someone snags a wheel off my bike, The cops wont care enough to investigate. Not a real high priority crime. So like I sad, a thief is gonna hafta at least bring his tools. Do ya lock up the rear wheel too? I've got a cable thats long enough to go through both wheels and the frame. I didn't know you were locking up the front wheel. A lot of people dont.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:08 AM
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My wheels aren't cheap, I keep em locked up. I don't lock up the rear, because they probably aren't bright enough to get the master link off anyways.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:56 PM
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"I don't lock up the rear, because they probably aren't bright enough to get the master link off anyways."

Famous last words.LOL They walk around with bolt cutters now days. But, whatcha gonna do? Ya lock it up the best ya can and pray.LOL
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