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Old 04-01-2011, 01:30 PM
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Started welding new drop on. So I can use a 20 in rear wheel instead of a 24. I scored a nice heavy duty BMX wheel off of some guy on Craig's list over the winter, being a fat sasquatch weight and wheel failure worry me, so I should now have one less thing to worry about.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:16 PM
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Wow that's a bummer. What was going on when this happened? Must just be a bad fault in the metallurgy of that gear. A rare fluke.
somewhat thinking it had gotten stressed from when i first had the kit installed because the chain kept snagging.

meh, parts are cheap, just glad i was close to home when it happened.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:33 PM
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Prepped two of my bikes for the Eldorado Park ride tomorrow in Long Beach. There should be 6 of us leaving my neighborhood around 8 in the morning. 11 miles to the park, then hang out with the other riders and check out all the cool bikes. Got pacesetter riding with me on one of my Schwinn Briggs bikes. I try to buddy up on these rides so if one breaks down, you're not alone. Put a thorn proof tube in the rear of one bike, adjusted the pedal crank bearings on both, changed the oil on both, put electric horns on both, had to safety wire the clutch cable to the lever on one, adjusted the belts on both, set the tire pressure on both, cleaned them up a bit and gassed up. May get sprinkled on in the a.m. Looking forward to the ride. Looks like we'll have a good turn out.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:02 PM
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rode to my buddys house today, achieved 47 mph.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:09 PM
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rode my bike. had fun.new kickstand tank stickers . was a good day
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:48 PM
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Was actually pretty busy tonight. As mentioned before, I rather like the way vintage motorcycles had the tank for the carbide headlamp mounted to the handlebars. So that's the setup I rigged for the Higgins. Kinda. You can't tell the difference unless you appraise these things for a living, but the tank on mine holds four AA batteries - rather stylishly. I wired it up permanently tonight and hope to take pictures tomorrow.


Am also working on an adapter bracket to mate my new "wishbone" style kickstand to my Higgins frame. Wish me luck there. The first two attempts were less than satisfactory.

Oh, and I did a little more work on the "oil tank" - which is to become my battery box for the tail lights.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:11 AM
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went ahead and ordered a full kit rather than just a motor...

figured i could use the spare parts.

ordered this one from daemon bikes 80CC Black Bicycle Engine kit.

been wanting to try a straight head and see how it compares to the slant head.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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Looks good Skarrd. In the slide show, last pic, what is that? looks like some thing with ball bearings.

Just wondering. Good price and free shipping
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:19 PM
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Looks good Skarrd. In the slide show, last pic, what is that? looks like some thing with ball bearings.

Just wondering. Good price and free shipping
looks like it's the better bearings they say that they put in when they get the engine.

but what really sold me on this engine was that they replace the wrist pin components with ones rated to 27,000rpm. rather than the ~6,000rpm that the china sweat shoppers install.


i'm thinking, that motor coupled with a custom built cdi (it'll be similar to jaguar's cdi box) this bike should easily hit 40mph.


when i got my grubee motor i didn't baby it through the break in period, i ran that b**** hard. and i loved how it ran. just kinda annoyed at the quality of it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:25 PM
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Where is this slide show link at Skarrd? I am interested in this bearing and obtaining it. My ears perked fo sho! Thanks...
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