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Old 02-21-2011, 11:51 PM
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For some reason, shipping is free or dirt cheap on a bunch of Chinese trinkets. I got a few little keychains and toys from Dealtime Extreme, and the shipping was free. It was AIRMAILED to my house in a couple days. There are lots of copycat flashlights and kids toys on there, some old-style computer goods, liquidation stuff.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:35 AM
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I avoided catching fire today. The fuel line got so brittle in this cold weather that the vibration of the engine popped it off the petcock while I was riding, spraying gas into the engine, which then splatter painted my pants. I am now airing out my jeans on the front porch.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:51 AM
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Glad you are ok! I use cheap clear vinyl hose, and steel hose clamps. When the hose starts getting really stiff, I just replace it with some new hose. A big roll is only a few bucks. I think I will use the black rubber hose this time though. Also, some people use zip ties instead of hose clamps. That works too but you have to pull them with a pliers and not cut it too short to tighten again later if needed.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:14 AM
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just go to any auto parts store and buy some real fuel lines. it's less than a buck a foot at the place by my house.

as far as buying stuff from ebay from hong kong or chinese companies, i've found that a lot of their products (like lights, brake cables, etc) sell for super cheap, and add in the shipping and it comes out about even. i bought some 20 dollar cable sets for .99 and shipped for 12 bucks.

and, everything showed up, haven't been burned yet...
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:06 PM
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put the bike back together and took her for a ride.

i love it XD started right up with the new plug, but it had a vacuum leak so i had to get some gasket maker and seal it up. gonna test it more tomorrow.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:04 PM
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*bump*

got apehangers!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:24 PM
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Those are ape hangers
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:36 PM
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Those are ape hangers
they are so awesome! got them cheap too $15 at the bike shop near me. but i had to wait 1 and a half weeks cause they had to order them. down side to having a 1" stem.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:17 PM
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what did I do to my motor bike today?

fell off it...
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:31 PM
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Replaced that bearing in the clutch,pain in the ass until I got a magnetic pick up tool.
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