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Old 03-31-2008, 08:32 PM
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So how long does the break in take? About the time the first tank is run through it?
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:34 PM
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about three tanks for me.... but i never ran mine hard I just did a few miles a day when the weather was good enough
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:35 PM
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I burned about 3 tanks of gas before mine really started running good.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:36 PM
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It's my only means of transportation, so I don't think it will take me very long to get through three tanks. I let one of buddies ride it and he already took down a trail and through a mud hole. I love this thing.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:40 PM
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we all love them and I'll be darned if I know why and my wife says im nuts.. why would i ride it in the cold when I have a perfectly good car. That car is on the block in a month... LOL i haven't moved it in a month and before that it was like once a week tops.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:54 AM
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James- I wouldn't get too crazy in the mud/water/dust with your bicycle motor until you replace the air filter with something a little better.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:00 AM
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Kinda messed up the welds but were already puttin together another motor mount that will look better and be much stronger. My buddy works at a fabrication shop and were makin up plans for a dashboard and lighting system that will include rear turn signals, tail and brake light, and a head light. Might mount the speedo somewhere on it to, or just next to it. Let me know what you think.



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Old 04-02-2008, 10:04 AM
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Looks like a bike made to go not to show. My kinda bike, welcome to the forum..
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:19 PM
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i just got back from taking mine for a 20 mile cruise. it was great fun
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:04 PM
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I've done a lot of riding in the last two days. I am amazed at the gas mileage, it's gonna take me longer than I thought to burn up three tanks. I've been asked by about a hundred people what I was ridin on and I think these things are gonna get a lot more popular. One thing that worries me a little bit is a funny squeal noise that I hear once I get goin pretty fast. It sounds like a belt squeal in a car, but there aren't any belts on this thing so I'm not sure what it is. Could it be a bearing or something? I gotta say, I LOVE MY MOTORED BIKE! Any help about the squeal would be appreciated. I don't even know where to start.
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