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Old 05-23-2015, 10:12 PM
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Had to change out the wired speedometer --- old one started acting like it was possessed.....even after I changed the battery. I went with the $12.99 model this time. Too bad I lost the total mileage that was stored in the old one. Guess I've got a 'lower mileage' vehicle now!

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Old 05-24-2015, 10:00 AM
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Today I bought a couple magnetos from eeBay, cuz I blew another one.

Two new ones should get me through to august, I hope.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:35 AM
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within the last week ... new fuel filter, new rear wheel, rear derailer hooked up, and today, regreasing front axle.
next week got 40t clamp adaptor coming in, as well as a new crank for my other china doll....
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:06 PM
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I've been slowly, slowly leaning mine out. I was satisfied with the jetting til I took a look at the piston through the sparker hole and saw a bunch of coal in there.
I don't want to risk it seizing but I do want it to run right and not get all munged up.
I start it up and let it idle for a couple minutes, then run it at haff throttle for about 2 miles, then it's off to the races for the rest of the ride.
I give it 20 minutes to cool off then read the plug and look at the piston.
Gotta go, the 20 minutes is up..
Have fun!
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:24 PM
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Getting this powder coating down pretty good... got most of the parts looking the way I want them to... my next move is going to be to start welding in the gussets and doublers to the frame so I can start painting...
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:03 PM
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Getting this powder coating down pretty good... got most of the parts looking the way I want them to... my next move is going to be to start welding in the gussets and doublers to the frame so I can start painting...
Watching......

Glad the powder coat is going good.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:40 PM
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Watching......

Glad the powder coat is going good.
Yeah... it's starting to go really good but part of me is kinda wishing I just went with the kawasaki green for my first powder coat project since it would have been done on the first try, but then again it does look much better the way I got it now and the extra practice really shows...

I'm kinda keeping the frame on hold right now as I'm gathering the parts to build a big curing oven, but there's still a lot of work to do on the frame to ensure it won't Crack like my other one did... maybe I'm being a little over cautious but I do want this one to be at least as quick as the first one and want it to last. I'm still going to weld in some fresh metal on that one and it'll most likely be back on the road before the stingray is since everything else on it is ready to go... just put an engine back in it and go pretty much...

I also got that cruiser I did for a customer back for some minor repairs while he's going down for knee surgery... he pulled out the throttle cable somehow and wants me to put a new clutch cable on it... he was going going to raffle this bike off as a fund raiser but changed his mind after he rode it a few times.
I kept that engine close to stock and used a cat eye jug but ported it out for more torque... and that bike pulls like a tractor and easily goes over 30mph... it worked so well I plan on doing all my engines that will be sold the same way... lots of torque and still respectable on top thru a modified stock pipe and stock nt carb.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:14 PM
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Test run today, after al the work. Runs super great..lots of bottom end and no leaks on the muffler either. ha ha ha ha !! i used the old shim heat gasket, with some high heat JB Weld..it works. Sure beats having to cut new gaskets from shim material. heres pics.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:42 AM
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Buying a new gas cap for my Schwonda because I lost the dang thing AGAIN !!!!!!! Other than that just riding to ride and enjoying the **** out of it
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:09 PM
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I just received two new gas caps this spring for my 35cc Bridgestone. The old one seperated at the top, so I plastic welded it. Then it broke again,, so I welded it again, it is still holding good, so I dont need the new ones yet. The new ones are Kowskis and they fit perfectly. Got em from Staton . Also that #25 chain breaker from Pocket Bike Parts .com is amazing.!! Never seen a breaker that good before. I dont even have to pull the wheel and remove the chain like before and do the vise puch trick.
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