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Old 03-26-2011, 06:39 PM
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Spent the day looking for a 26x2.125 front wheel with drum brakes any suggestions (links plz)? Too cold and rainy to ride darnit...

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Ordered new spokes to re-build rear wheel.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:27 PM
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I rode down to Harbour Freight to get a set of feeler guages. I also stopped by my LBS and showed Randy the bike.

As I was doing the maintainance on my bike I notived something: I had a broken spoke right where and bends and hooks on the hub!

I had just enough time to run back to the LBS for a heavy-duty wheel 12 guage spokes.

That only took 20 minutes to actually fix. Then I rode like a demon.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:40 PM
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Spent the day looking for a 26x2.125 front wheel with drum brakes any suggestions (links plz)? Too cold and rainy to ride darnit...
Mark, mark my words, the best wheel you will ever find. Industrial Bicycles and Industrial Tricycles from Worksman Cycles Factory Direct Store

I could go on and on about this wheel. Really could. Is awesome, you can beat it to death and it will out live us all. I want to sell them some day. I ain't kidding.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:48 PM
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tuned the carb and installed a boost bottle, and now flying at 42 mph
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:43 AM
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ordered a couple of jets today from sbc and rode to buy another spare tube and some slime. will retune tune the carb tomarrow lean it out some more due to chnging fuel mix and oil
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:15 AM
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(Sat) Changed oil. Spring has sprung so went with summer 30w for the HF. Was to cold and made her rough to start but ran like a devil once she warmed. Rode to do reconnaissance on biz location. Closed for the next 4 weeks so a car could not go. (MBs, is there any thing they can't do?) Using the grease marks on new forks. They have a full 1.75 inch of travel. Much more then the pretty and poorly made monarch springers. They have settled in nicely and couldn't be happier with them. Having duel brakes up front is awesome! Went to run a yellow light and thought better of it b4 going threw the intersection. Stopped dead on the spot. I couldn't have done that on old brake system.

Not a cloud in the sky today, (this time of year, means cold out) Have a long ride planed. hehe, gonna see if I can write off biz miles. @ .50 cents a mile, good deal.

Any one know for sure? Really is a biz expense. (Just a really, really fun one)

Side note on oil for HFs. The manual says to check level, "fully insert dip-stick" I called and asked if it were to be threaded in or just inserted. Was told to thread it in but the young lady had me wait while she yelled to ask some one. And the manual says the capacity is some huge amount. Way more then you need or the stick says. So I aim for half way up the stick with the engine perfectly level. If you take the engine apart, ya can see there is no need to worry and it's range is very wide. Not sure why I bother with being so anal about it or took the time to bore you with this, snork.
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I ordered a HF77cc today for my bike !!
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Hey Dan post up some images of your HF setup and what is needed to make one... I have been thinking of doing a 4 stroke next... BTW I ordered a couple sets of the BMI Kart forks also. I think I will probably order the Worksman front Hub and brake tomorrow too thanks for the tip, unfortunately their website is hard to find anything in the way of prices or images.

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I ordered a HF77cc today for my bike !!
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Hey Dan post up some images of your HF setup and what is needed to make one... I have been thinking of doing a 4 stroke next... BTW I ordered a couple sets of the BMI Kart forks also. I think I will probably order the Worksman front Hub and brake tomorrow too thanks for the tip, unfortunately their website is hard to find anything in the way of prices or images.
Cool Mark. Below is a build thread. For the throttle, I used a spoke, a screen door roller and the springs for the original throttle. Works great and looks old world/MBish. But really is a tad over complicated as "some would say" For the engine mount, and I really am thrilled with it. looks like it is not there and the engine is married to the frame. I used 2 pcs of angle steel and bent 2 pcs of flat stock. 4 ubolts and done deal. Worked better then I had imagined and I really do like how it looks. For the kill switch, I used a MC one and, no kidding, just plugged it into the wire from the low oil kill. Button grounds to the handle bars. Just one of those dumb luck things. I will be switching the tranny over to a CVT scooter type. Reving the HFs past 4000K eats em up quickly. OH! and the rubber muffler really does work great but a lawn mower one gives a cooler (and louder) sound. The one drawback to the HFs, they are huge, heavy and can't climb. OK, 3 draw backs. see vid Vids :: HFs can't climb video by dan3xd - Photobucket LOL! I couldn't find that vid. After googling it, found it on this thread way back.

http://motorbicycling.com/f37/rivers...ild-23871.html

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