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Old 10-01-2015, 09:51 AM
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fixed it and went on a ride yesterday only to blow the head gasket, i thought i stripped out the case where the studs go in luckily it was just the HG. fixed it and went on a ride and my buddy blew his rear tire on a nail. it's almost comical that when his is running good mine isn't and when mine is running good his isn't. eventually we'll get this all figured out and be able to ride.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:29 PM
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Made a 12v battery pack for my lighting system from 1.2v 3500mAh AA cells. Two packs like this are about 1/3 the weight of a 7Ah SLA.

The setup will be LED H3 headlight & LED brake/tail light, activated by switches in the levers and selected by a 3-pos switch for night/day/off. Also found a 5v 7805 regulator, which will be connected to a USB port so I can charge my phone as well!
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:46 PM
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Well, I guess that my current Honda gas tank 'upgrade' is on hold. Turns out that the petcock and gas cap for this tank are no longer produced. I thought I had found a petcock that would fit (was shipped direct from China), alas it wasn't the one.

Oh well, this is part of the adventure of having a China Girl.....
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:09 PM
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Can't help with the cap, Xmon. But found a valve in the plumbing section of ace hardware for an old tank. Brass and looks awesome. Forget how much but was cheap, considering. Like 8 bucks. Might have been less. Was a few years back.
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:23 PM
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Can't help with the cap, Xmon. But found a valve in the plumbing section of ace hardware for an old tank. Brass and looks awesome. Forget how much but was cheap, considering. Like 8 bucks. Might have been less. Was a few years back.

Thanks, Dan!! However the outlet is some weird big,metric, fine pipe thread monstrostity. I still may be able to 'rig' something, but I'm gonna put it on the back burner and just let it simmer a while. The project isn't dead ---- just in a self-induced coma......
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LOL @ "self-induced coma" I so understand that one. And a break from a puzzle is always a great and productive thing.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:55 PM
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I went to ebay & put in 'fuel petcock' and found a place with 30 or 40 honda styles a year or so ago - didn't save the link tho : (
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:47 PM
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i mounted my gas tank properly it looks and feels so much better having the tank push farther forward.







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Old 10-15-2015, 01:07 PM
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Finally got my new exhaust from mzmiami. Installed it the other night, and like a few others have stated, it was louder than hades!! Good performance though. Added an old school 1/2" pipe thread cylinder muffler in it this morning, and the sound is perfect! Hopefully this will be exhaust version V.Final. Still haven't permanently attached the rear support --- maybe in a couple of days. Also still 'working' on the motorcycle tank.


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Old 10-20-2015, 07:58 PM
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Did nothing to it but ride it today. Perfect Fall day --- 72* with light winds --- perfect! Did a 30 mile cruise around lake Stanley Draper, including about 5 miles of gravel/sand roads next to the lake. Did wonders for decompressing my mind. Great day!
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