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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    I'd bet a 212cc will burn up the clutches in a lot of city driving and in the hills. The way to go with the 79cc and they are better than the original kit parts sent for the 79cc bike kits. The product was tested on YouTube and works good but the CVT was found to be a better choice on the...
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    Is the spring chain tensioner any good

    Indian22 is right on the problem with the kits, most of the stuff sent with them is usually thrown away or not used. Don't use a rag-mount. Measure your rear axle housing and get a sprocket adapter that clamps around the housing with a sprocket of your size choice that is made for the adapter...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    The drive clutch will get dry from lack of graphite on the plate and there is noise from the pins on it. Several fellas have tested the clutch drives versus the CVT on minibikes and the drive clutches will get so hot that become orange in color when pushed on steep grades and can't pull the...
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    Is the spring chain tensioner any good

    I had that happen a few year ago and use a cord to pull on the tensioner to get back home. That tensioner was a spring tensioner and the spring broke. I'm not too enthused about using spring tensioners and they don't agree with a 212cc Predator since it will out torque the tensioning spring...
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    Is the spring chain tensioner any good

    The only thing I had trouble with it was spacing the gear sprocket and I really didn't like using them since you do get noise off of them which might be caused by the #41 chain I'm running since a 415 chain will not hold this engine. The price is high just because of that sprocket on it and...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Fired up the little 49cc and put some miles on so I could change the oil and keep it limbered up. I was temped to sell it but when I need parts for the 212cc it comes in handy. The 49cc is quiet getting around town but the 212cc even with the stock muffler I put on draws attention. I pulled the...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Row Boat! :D
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Got a trailer but with all of the wind and rain won't tow it. Working on putting disc brakes on the bike and it has changed a lot since last year. I just got a neat muffler in for it and need to get some flex tubing on the header pipe to get it down low. One addition I found really works good on...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Greg, you need to build a new workshop! :rolleyes: I have the room here but no $$$ to build one! :( I should play the lottery I guess but with my luck I'd probably end up empty-handed and out of the $$$ to have!:eek:
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    Any R/C airplane flyers here?

    They can fly themselves these days and that's why a lot of fellas hone their flying skills with the fast race quads with FPV and goggles. Those machine don't have the bells-and-whistle features the new ones have and have to be piloted. :)
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    Any R/C airplane flyers here?

    I did the same thing and I recharged the batteries, 4 of them, camera, controller, quad battery and the Nexus7 and now the weather stinks again with high wind and rain. I'm going to be real careful in flying it since I haven't flown it for over 2 years. Winged aircraft is the way to go FPV for...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Machining idea, try making a Hemi head and go one step further one with a domed piston and not like those new Chrysler Hemi engines that are stamped with the logo "HEMI" which are a joke. I had a '67 Plymouth Hemi and it was a real one. The pistons were domed and it was a solid-lifter engine if...
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    Any R/C airplane flyers here?

    Got a village about 1/4 mi. away from my place and when I first started messing around with the X380 I flew it over the town then went inside the house and flew the quad about a 1/2 mi. away over a pond west of town and never lost a signal on the controller or the FPV video receiver. Since then...
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    Any R/C airplane flyers here?

    Well, the RTH comes in handy if you get out so far and can't see the quad, FPV screen with views of no familiar sites and you then might panic. :eek: LOLs I was out over a field around 2.5 miles and lost my sense of direction but I still had a FPV on the receiver since I was burning up the air...
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    Any R/C airplane flyers here?

    I sent a picture of one of the quadcopters I have but haven't flown it for a few years.