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Old 11-28-2015, 10:25 PM
Amarion1 Amarion1 is offline
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Was my bike but sold it to a friend at work for his only transportation this summer. A couple weeks ago on his way in he got about half way and it died and wouldn't start. So I ran through it with him thinking maybe the carburetor needed a cleaning or the cdi died or bad plug and I literally said and pointed to the magneto that if somehow you got that wet that it could be why she died. So I finally got it home and in my shop and tried a new plug and wire and nothing. Then a new cdi and nothing. Cleaned the carb and nothing. Put the old parts on to try with the new clean carb and nothing. So I opened the magneto cover and a flood of water pooled out! How in the heck?! Put a new magneto in and WALLAAH! she fired up on the first kick =-)

I sealed where the wires come out and made a gasket with some good rtv sylicone. And sealed the cover screws
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:07 PM
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No biggi just drove 6 screwws into TENtionER an not to eat SpokeS
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:25 PM
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Rode it for the first time in awhile. The tank has started moving around again. It slid down the top tube and pulled the hose off the carb. I looked down and saw fuel running all over the carb. Yeah, I know I should have stopped right then and there. But I was only a quarter mile from home so I just turned off the petcock and made it home on what was left in the bowl.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

i cut up an old tire and i sit the tank on the tire and bolt it down
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:31 PM
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That's a good idea. I originally used stickyback foam to pad the tank from the tube, then I added JB Weld to make it stop moving. Maybe I'll hose clamp a piece of tire to the tube and then bolt the tank down over that.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:32 PM
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lol thats a better idea then what i did, i think i may do that haha
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:31 AM
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Chain fell off yesterday, had a grand ol' time tightening the sprocket and refitting the chain. Runs like a dream, though. Still gotta figure out why my fuel efficiency is so low.
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:37 AM
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Winter is here again, and I just finished removing the wheel and changing over tires, and then remounting, and then brake adjustment. To remove my wheel, I have to loosen bolts, and drop the whole motor frame down. I just right now finished mounting my studded Psycho that I posted in the tire section with pics.
Here are pics of my mount, with a pic of my new Psycho right next to my old Nokian that I have on my front . Big difference. The Tioga Psycho II is the best tire that I could ever want, and muchly needed!!! I got the studs from Maxigrip ( i - Grip )
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Old 12-13-2015, 04:30 AM
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I converted my pedal gears from 18 speed to 1 speed, and then wired up the shifter to a second throttle cable which now gives me 9 speed cruise control (idle to full throttle and everything in between) while still having full control over speed with my thumb throttle when the cruise control is set to idle. Then I test rode it around my neighborhood before coming back in the house from the garage, which was when I noticed that it was 1:00 AM. I had completely lost track of time, and had been in the garage for 5 hours tinkering with my bike and working on another for a friend. So yea, I realized that I had been blasting Guns N Roses into the neighborhood and riding my bike around the streets at midnight. I'm sure the neighbors were thrilled. Oops. Single speed chain is skipping a bit cause I apparently did a crappy job with chain alignment, but I'll deal with that tomorrow, I'm tired and I'm going to bed.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:44 PM
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nice, a throttle that doesn't return when you fall off - what could possibly go wrong?
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