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Old 05-31-2015, 07:06 PM
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well waiting on the new springer forks and the red velvet 26" banana seat got my 32 tooth sprocket with the disc brake adapter all squared and trued painted two motors for the next two im building in the next few days I only have 7 kits left and 9 bikes so I guess I have to buy another two kits next week LOL well I only spent $100 in paint the other day for these motors I just love painting them to match the bikes
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:30 PM
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I've finally decided that the #64 jet with the needle in the second from the top slot is gonna be the best compromise for my NT Speed carb. It pulls strongly at the bottom end with very minor 4 stroking at a 20 mph cruise, and nothing but 2 cycle fury at wide open throttle. After a 3 mile run at no less than 35mph, the plug chop showed a very light color of tan --- couldn't ask for better.

Gonna leave the current exhaust on it. I did wrap all the conduit joints with FiberFix. This is a fiberglass type material with epoxy embedded in it --- very easy to use and drys rock hard. While the joints worked reasonably well, they did leak a small amount. The FiberFix will seal the leaks and prevent any of the joints from working loose.

I'm glad that I haven't had to rely on the bike for transportation, as it's taken me 2 1/2 years to get it to this point. Maybe the next build will start with better components, but where's the fun in that?!

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Old 05-31-2015, 11:51 PM
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I bought this exhaust a few years ago im going to use a poo poo pipe from a wreck I repaired and attach it so it goes along the bottom of the bike it should look goodcateye exhaust1.JPG
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:21 AM
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While doing a bit of cruising on the ol' soldier I made the amazing discovery that leaving just a bit of the choke closed on that nice, new carb seemed to make it a bit more eager to run. This makes me think there's some experimentation ahead. Of course, this may be due to the drilling I've just done on my exhaust, too. I think that engine is just now turning enough miles to be beginning to be broken in - sorry I never kept track of just how many.
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:47 AM
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greenblue yellow bike.jpg heres my newest creation bluegreenyellow motor.jpg went a little crazy with the colors but hey this is the new chrome LOL bluegreenyellowtank.jpg don't you just love the prismatic paint wooo the rainbows LOL
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:48 AM
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wow why did the pictures turn upside down?????
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While doing a bit of cruising on the ol' soldier I made the amazing discovery that leaving just a bit of the choke closed on that nice, new carb seemed to make it a bit more eager to run. This makes me think there's some experimentation ahead. Of course, this may be due to the drilling I've just done on my exhaust, too. I think that engine is just now turning enough miles to be beginning to be broken in - sorry I never kept track of just how many.
I've always found that the engine begins to run leaner as the rings seat. Most like to be set leaner at first, but can be richened a bit later. Whenever I deliver a new engine without running it in well myself, I always send it out a bit on the rich side to allow for this.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:34 AM
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I've always found that the engine begins to run leaner as the rings seat. Most like to be set leaner at first, but can be richened a bit later. Whenever I deliver a new engine without running it in well myself, I always send it out a bit on the rich side to allow for this.
That is interesting stuff - I think you've got me headed in the proper direction, here. The happy part of all this is, that with the improvements I've done to this little sucker the experimenting is actually fun in the good spring weather.
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:41 AM
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wow why did the pictures turn upside down?????
Hey, it's just as loud upside down as right side up! Besides, if I really wanted to, I could flip those around myself. If anyone pulls in front of you & claims they didn't SEE you, be nice & just smile. That is a great color scheme for spring.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:50 PM
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yea everyone gives me **** about the colors but the people that buy them buy them because of the color choices so I guess I must be doing something right LOL
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