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Old 10-05-2015, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: First 1000!!

I fully expected to replace the acorn nuts but Tom is right, they were not the same as the cheap ones I have seen. I don't think they were even made in China. Anyhow, after inspecting them I decided that there was nothing wrong with them. They did not bottom out on the studs.

As for the tires, no, I replaced them and the rear one actually needs to be replaced again right now. This was not my first motor on this bicycle. The first one that came with my kit seized up after only about 500 miles but I never replaced the tires until months later after I had already put the Dax engine on it.

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:55 PM
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Yeah the 1k. 1k is pretty much the number when you've worked out all the problems. I remember in the first 250mi with my custom build it was just failure after failure. I started really enjoying the ride after the last failure at around 500mi. After that every failure was simply running out of gas.

Haha after 1k I decided to make some mods myself! Bought a new bicycle computer with an auto/permanent backlight, a 12v tach and 12v temp gauge both backlit for night riding! Finishing a new transmission and put a new rear tire. My first pair of kenda kwests lasted 1k except for one major failure that tore up the rear. The front is still there!

Congrats on your 1k!! You are definitely doing it right.
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