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Old 10-21-2015, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

i'm pretty sure i found a motor for my next build. it's a clinton 2 stroke horizontal shaft 2.5 hp. has anyone else used these motors? pros and cons if you have is it worth the work to mount to a frame?
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:37 PM
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Used a lot on early go karts and and the like. Put a diofram carb on and you can run it any old way,should be a good one.............Curt
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:57 PM
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alas it didn't work out, i hate having to be a responsible adult by paying bills before fun.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:32 PM
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technically this happened a couple of days ago, but I layed Tweeter down for the first (and hopefully last) time.
banged my knee up a bit, scrapped my knuckles a little.

didn't do any damage to the bike other than a couple of scratches on the paint.

I have been lightly lessais-faire about helmets on here before, but I would just like to explain this a little: my bike has a top speed of 40KPH in cold weather floating the **** out of my valves, this slip up happened as I was crossing the median to make a left turn. the road was a little wet, making the centre of the road very slick (something I knew but i'm a moron and forgot until the rear wheel let go)

if I had not been wearing my helmet the situation would NOT have been "fall over, get back up, shame-walk bike to sidewalk" it would have been "fall over, be unconscious in middle of road"

I'm not trying to scare anybody here I am just laying out the facts of what happened, I am not riding without my helmet again (let my ears be cold) and am looking into replacing the OEM tyres on Tweeter for ones that have tread.

no fear mongering here (I have rode since the fall) just be smart about yourselves out there.

little note about the incident: I was buying some groceries at the time, and after checking the bike, and myself I did so. chained the bike to the shopping cart rack.
after getting my things I unchained the bike, and sat next to it for a minute steeling myself to leave the parking lot.
"Dude! Sick bike!" a passing teenager exclaimed.
"hey thanks, built it myself" my bleeding knee and knuckles suddenly hurt less.
"Awesome!" he replied, throwing up the bull horns and walking into the store.

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Old 10-24-2015, 09:43 PM
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Well, I installed my Fred Head. Gonna have to tinker with my carb settings again.........looks good, though!


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Old 10-25-2015, 12:10 AM
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I forgot to put gas in the tank, which I had been neglecting to do for a week, and ran out of gass 100 feet from my driveway!
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Old 10-25-2015, 02:02 AM
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at least it was only 100 feet rather than 16 miles. although my blight was due to a shorted out mag.

on another note, i got a new bike and tore it down to the frame getting ready for another build.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:15 AM
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at least it was only 100 feet rather than 16 miles. although my blight was due to a shorted out mag.

on another note, i got a new bike and tore it down to the frame getting ready for another build.
Oh, yea, I had the mag thing happen during the first week of having the motor on my bike. Had to bike 7 miles up a 2,000 foot tall mountain with the extra 25lbs from the motor and the drag of a second chain. It was horrible. If I ever build another bike, I will replace the stock magneto without even trying it.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:50 AM
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...I thought Oregon was heavily down on gas bikes or is that a local thing depending on the cops?
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:36 AM
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Broke it!...lol.All ready for the maiden run..kazuoop..js mount bent.Bent..huh what'd ya use cardboard...on the table again for fix'en.
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