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Old 09-05-2015, 11:36 PM
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I put it back together today after receiving my new gasket kit, and changing the rear tire it runs nice and the rear tire is a 26x1.75 inverted tread instead of a 26x2.125 cruiser knobbies. i'll post pictures tomorrow after work on my cruise.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:45 PM
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here's my bike as it sits right now. i'm planning on replacing the front wheel with one like the rear.
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:13 PM
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i changed the front tire to match the rear, got proper mounting hardware for the rack, and fixed the idle issue (the cable wasn't set right).
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:03 PM
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I like my bike better now with the 1.75 tires vs. the 2.35 that came on it.
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i had 2.125 and i agree the 1.75 feels better. it looks better too.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:35 AM
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You mentioned you had nobbies,most of the is the tread,nobbies have a lot of drag,and are really not good for road. Even the cruiser with nobs,have drag I have a Cannondale that come with nobbie change them to a Kenda with smooth centers and slight nob on the outside, like having a hole new bike,just my experiance ...............Curt
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:46 AM
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last eve, I ran a heavy chain thru my bike & two I have for sale - a customer called that afternoon to say his was stolen from his yard a couple blocks from me : (
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:15 PM
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it felt like it ran better with the road tires but now it won't start, i rode it 16 miles today and now it won't start, it ran out to the place just fine but went to start it up to show a coworker and nothing. it's showing similar signs to when i first tried starting it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:50 AM
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most likely thing is petcock left on & motor full of fuel, next thing is wire came loose, also could be one of the CDI units we all had trouble with a few months ago that has gone weak
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:29 PM
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i checked all of this last night but will check it again today, now that i'm not pissed and beat to ****, it's a bit of a beast to peddle that thing 16 miles over two bridges home. i made sure to shut off the petcock and the carb valve when i stopped but it is possible. i think i rode the whole way home with it on because i'd try and fire it every so often to see if it'd go but no dice. i'll pull it all apart today and see, possible rings? i ramped and notched my piston a while back. also may be the base gasket even though i just replaced it? i'm not ruling out anything until i pull it tonight though.
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