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Old 04-13-2015, 03:46 PM
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As long as I'm on here I recall someone asking what was being done about blow-by when using a 2 stroke carb on a 4 stoke engine. Here's a photo of what I thought was a temporary solution - a section of clear yellow fuel line shoved into the air cleaner & leading to the hose on the engine. This seems to work so well I might make it permanent with a dab of silicone.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:35 PM
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I made a rain/Sun/weather cover for the duffel bag that rides on my rear cargo rack.

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Now I'll just leave it on there most of the time. Rather than carrying stuff I'll need everyday, I'll just carry the stuff that I want handy but do not need often.
Rain gear, batteries for my tail lights, stuff like that.

The everyday stuff will go in the two backpacks that mount up front and I'll carry them in and out everyday.

That cheap tarp material isn't all that Sun resistant. But if I Armor-All it regularly then it ought to be as waterproof as I need it to be for, say, a year maybe. That'll be good enough.

The only question left is whether or not I'll get tired of lugging that big old thing around. But I'm lashing the duffel on and off that bike everyday as it is.

And I've always maintained that, for me anyway, two-wheeled transport must have cargo capacity. Otherwise I'll be back driving my car half the time. It means some inconvenience. But it's worth it.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:54 PM
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After looking at my photos, I snugged down the adapter on the rear hub, then went around doing a general tighten & inspection. Then, I went for a ride - around the 'hood a couple of times, then took it out on the main drag here in my section of town while we still had daylight. Adding the angled manifold so I could ditch the stock carb & swapping that stamped wheel sprocket has made this into a whole 'nother machine, and that is largely thanks to ideas I picked up right on this site.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:57 PM
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After looking at my photos, I snugged down the adapter on the rear hub, then went around doing a general tighten & inspection. Then, I went for a ride - around the 'hood a couple of times, then took it out on the main drag here in my section of town while we still had daylight. Adding the angled manifold so I could ditch the stock carb & swapping that stamped wheel sprocket has made this into a whole 'nother machine, and that is largely thanks to ideas I picked up right on this site.
ride safe and enjoy, glad everything is working out good for you on the bike.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:15 PM
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Got my frame and forks for my newest project in today... finally... I think I had enough time today to get these out of the box before I got slammed with work today... but I need as much work as I can get in order to fund this project quicker... lol..

Anyway, I'm gonna take my time on this one and make sure everything is just the way I want it before moving to the next step in the process... I got a GT5 Super Rat engine in the buildup process for this frame that I'm working the port timing and squish clearance out on as I get time to mess with it... which for the most part is just on the weekends or if I have a really slow day at the shop...

Here's how it all starts...



get a good look at it because it's not gonna look like this next time ya see a picture of it... hopefully...



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Old 04-14-2015, 04:39 AM
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Ill sure be watching Dave, best wishes on the chopper build.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:16 PM
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installed Turbobuick tensioner with Mapbike Custom Roller. Real Sweet! Thanks you guys for quality American Made products.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:36 PM
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installed Turbobuick tensioner with Mapbike Custom Roller. Real Sweet! Thanks you guys for quality American Made products.
Excellent, post a pic for us visual folks if you get a chance.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:59 PM
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http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=58665

used them in a post. wouldn't let me upload- here ya go
http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=58665
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:52 PM
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moved one step closer to finishing my steampunk btr
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