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Old 12-14-2015, 01:33 AM
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made myself a spring tensioner. it appears that it should work just fine. best part is it was made from things i had laying around.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:19 AM
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Broke my frame. Repaired it with pop rivets and scraps of steel I had lying around. Decided it's time to get a new frame.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:20 AM
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nice, a throttle that doesn't return when you fall off - what could possibly go wrong?
Don't rain on my parade. Also you would want one too if you rode 36 miles every day.
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:26 PM
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did some equally bizarre stuff when I was young, got some very large scars to prove it
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:38 PM
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Got new. rings ,gasket's , CDI. Also got ME SOME LOW end POWER !!!!!.
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Old 01-15-2016, 02:23 AM
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made myself a spring tensioner. it appears that it should work just fine. best part is it was made from things i had laying around.
At least you made yours. I was just thinking about my bike right now since I haven't ridden it for a couple months. Ended up looking at chain tensioners and just bought one. I wanted the one that replaces the engine sprocket cover but I can't get the screws out.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:01 AM
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At least you made yours. I was just thinking about my bike right now since I haven't ridden it for a couple months. Ended up looking at chain tensioners and just bought one. I wanted the one that replaces the engine sprocket cover but I can't get the screws out.
Those damned screws weld themselves into the holes from electrolysis. Best method to remove is the old-style impact tool, the kind you hit with a hammer. Motorcycle repairmen couldn't live without one.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1416968...466&rmvSB=true

This is a bit more than I'd pay but Harbor Freight has had them for just over $10
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:18 PM
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Replaced my motor drive chain , the kit chain finally gave out after 5,825 miles . Over my holiday break , I installed two hand built 26" wheels with 12 ga. spokes and a front disk brake ...
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:18 PM
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I finished building my second predator bike! Here it is: http://i.imgur.com/He6t3AV.jpg

Here is direct link in case you can't see it: http://imgur.com/He6t3AV
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:23 AM
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Thats a nice looking bike.

My chain tensioner came in yesterday, its with the spring. After the rain took my bike for a ride first time in months. It works great, it doesn't bounce or come off the roller like some people experience. Only problem I have is when starting the bike the chain pushes down all the way.

I ended up buying the 12 1/2 arch tensioner right now. Didn't see that till after I bought the spring loaded one. So $48 last week alone for tensioners.
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