Recent content by dgm099

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    The easy way to post pictures for my dumb ass

    Good deal, now please post some more of that beautiful bean footage....I mean those beautiful bikes.
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    The easy way to post pictures for my dumb ass

    The same way Tony01 said, except I use a site called tinypic. Nice and easy see, yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Howdy folks, Thanks @Velodrome, the boy is doing well. No longer in constant pain, gets around on the knee scooter without a problem. We'll see how things go once the doc gives a "removal of plates and screws" date. @Tom from Rubicon, You mentioned about an engine mount. Since I plan...
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Well howdy folks, Only been about 2 months since the start of all this. With what was our holiday schedule, and with my son still living with us (and looks like he's gonna be here awhile) time was at a premium. They say that next month they may be taking the hardware out of his leg, so he's...
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Good morning, Thanks guys, didn't get anything done. Things went sideways at the hospital yesterday. Spent the day there. I'll talk to ya when I get more than a few minutes. Talk to ya soon. Mac
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    @Seabass, I guess I could bolt them in place........nooooo, I couldn't do that. I have my welder sitting there calling my name and it would be a complete cop out on my part, lol. Keep those reminders coming friend, I can use them. I also decided no matter how loud the welder calls me, I'm...
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    I thought about brazing the supports on. I know brazing works well, but if I remember correctly, not for this type of butt joint. I'm I correct?
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    I'm not much of a welder, but at least I can say I've done this type of stuff before... That was my third or fourth recumbent I built and the only picture I can find of any of them. Keep reminding me of what to watch for and be careful about, it's been awhile since I've had the welder in my...
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Howdy folks, Sorry for the delay....my 35 yr old son was in a car accident 2 weeks ago....broke the tibia and fibia just above the left ankle in multiple places, as well as a bunch of ribs. Combine that with the infection that set in and 4 operations so far (due for another tomorrow) and...
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    built a low rider, but bike is unstable. anyone know why ?

    @motorbike57, So how did it go? Is the problem solved?
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    built a low rider, but bike is unstable. anyone know why ?

    That answer isn't really very good is it? Once you know a bit about rake and trail, there are a number of things you can change that will change the rake and trail. The angle of the head tube, the curve of the forks, adding a spacer to move the tire forward or backward (kinda like a springer...
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    built a low rider, but bike is unstable. anyone know why ?

    I read a bunch about rake and trail. I then went to a standard bike that was stock and measured out the rake and trail of it and compared it to what I had read about so I knew that I was figuring things out correctly and I had the measurements of a bike that worked well. I ended up changing...
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    built a low rider, but bike is unstable. anyone know why ?

    I've built a few recumbents in the past. Had that type of problem on the first one, very wobbly feeling to it. Come to find out, it was the rake and trail of the front end. A couple of changes made it a very useful bike, so maybe that's it? Good luck.
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Thanks folks, appreciate the positive feed back on the idea. Now to put it into action. My welder is supposed to be returned to me on tuesday, so I'm hoping for tuesday or wednesday welding. When welded I will show ya a pic or two.
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    Bought a 4 stroke kit from BikeBerry

    Update: 10/22 Sorry for the delay, got a cold that's kicking my butt and haven't been able to do more than 5 minutes of work without sweating so much I can't even see, lol. Well, after playing with numerous solutions, I have come to the conclusion that the provided mount ain't gonna cut it...