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Old 02-26-2011, 02:37 AM
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Went to the store two blocks away that's all I could do it was so cold. It is going to get down to 18f, The ground was already starting to freeze at 6pm it is crazy cold and not enough snow. I can't wait to take a ride in shorts and not three layers.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:54 AM
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That is interesting about the modified brake lever. Most people just ignore the set screws used for reach ajustments, but I've never heard of anyone filing the levers to increase cable travel. Compressionless cables (straight wire cable housings such as Odyssey Slic Cable) are the best thing for clutches.

Mbuna, thanks for reminding me why I (love Oregon but) don't live there.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:18 PM
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My motorbike got some unexpected attention at the auto shop today.
The service guy asked me if I could leave my car for service.
I told him that I had my motorbike on the back on a bike rack and could ride it home.
The service guy peered out the glass doors and decided to step outside
for a closer look. He likes to bicycle to work on occasion and said it gets
very sweaty in the summer. I told him about our site, some of the laws and restrictions in TX and some sources for bike motor kits.
After finishing the paperwork inside, I went back outside to unrack the motorbike and ride home. As I began to swing a leg over, the service guy again stepped outside and said “I want to hear it run”. I pedaled across the parking lot, released the clutch and motored away.
On the 7 mile motorbike ride home, a guy in a new Camaro clapped his hands as I went by. I’ll take it as a complement, whatever his intention.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:34 PM
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HAHAHA wheelbender6 I got nearly the same types of looks and comments when I was at PEP Boys the other night to air up my tires on my bike..

The service manager at this location happens to be a leggy good looking blond female that drooled all over my machine and pretty much discounted me to being just the person riding it LOL...

Then coming home I was honked at by 3 different cars and waved over by a near neighbor to find out how he can get one too...

Funny how these machines grab peoples attention isn't it?
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:57 PM
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Even Better I just got back from Harbor Freight where I went to get some more zip ties and when I came out there were about 10 people standing around my bike and I had to answer questions about it and where to find kits etc.... I even had to do a parking lot lap and I let a couple people ride it around the lot. I then went to the drive thru to get some beer and smokes and got waved down by a guy wanting information.... I think I need to get some cards on order with the forum addy and my website just to allow people some information.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:43 PM
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bought a second kickstand and a handle bar cup holder.

forgot to get a half link while i was at the bike shop.

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a guy in a new Camaro clapped his hands as I went by. Ill take it as a complement, whatever his intention.
there's a guy in a new camaro around my neighborhood who seems to think the speed limit doesn't apply to him. (seen him do probably 65mph(at least) on the 45mph streets, then 45-ish mph in neighborhoods)
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:53 PM
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I piled a bunch of tools and junk on it to make room bc. I can't use it for a while. lol
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:29 AM
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hey mark dont let just random people drive your bike because if they crash it, it will be your fault and then you will be without your sweet ride. great that your a friendly guy but i had a close friend crash mine into someones car and that guy wasnt so happy to see a motor on that bike trust me..
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:02 AM
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Don't forget that if "random people" ride your bike, they might just go all the way home with it and not come back.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:38 AM
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Yea BABY... it is finally partly sunny and in the 50s today so I am off on my first extended ride. I ordered my new Bike cards last night to give to people that ask about the bike and printed some temporary cards up. So far I am very happy with the performance ad feel of the new Huffy Cranbrook build but will take a few tools along with me just in case... See you all later... ZOOM ZOOM

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