indian22
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indian22

Well-Known Member, Male, from Oklahoma

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Mar 31, 2020 at 5:41 PM
    1. James Watkins
      James Watkins
      Hello again, have another question for you. Also wanted to let you know that I heeded your advice regarding my silencer set up, and it is working well. I just ordered a 6cc high compression head, and it will be arriving today. Its the same one you spoke to Kelly Dean about on this forum in October 2019.
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      3. indian22
        indian22
        James a fresh plug would be good, but cleaning and gapping the old plug can work also to tell what you've got now after the head and gasket swap.

        Rick C.
        Feb 27, 2020
      4. indian22
        indian22
        I'd expect it to run better, but that's a part of reading the plug. Running lean is what you want to avoid I like a bit rich & just a little oily. Others differ with me but I've found my engines last well when setup this way.
        Feb 27, 2020
      5. indian22
        indian22
        A couple of guys that I warned about running without enough oil in the mix just a couple of months ago are already having to replace cylinder and rings. The engines run real fast for a short while on thin oil mix ratios then won't run at all.
        Feb 27, 2020
    2. James Watkins
      James Watkins
      Hi I noticed on a post of yours from a while back you were running the f2 thrust exhaust. I was hoping to run a similar setup to yours with the silencer on the end. Whats the easiest and cheapest way to do this, and does it negatively effect performance. Please let me know. Ive seen you all over these forums and respect your opinion.
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      2. indian22
        indian22
        Yes the muffler does restrict power a bit, but was worth it to tame the roar! I used a kit muffler, cutoff the pipe on the muffler and the "stinger" pipe on the x-pipe but left a 1.5" stub on each to connect them, insert one stub inside the other and then welded. You need a support bracket mounted to the frame or you will break the cylinder at the exhaust port. This setup has worked well for me.

        Rick C.
        Jan 28, 2020
    3. BrandFord2140
      BrandFord2140
      I have a couple questions I want to ask you I'm a new rider for 3 months now I have a few different problems with my bike it still runs in that but it's hit-and-miss problems I have to repair on the road message me back when you can
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    4. kelly dean
      kelly dean
      gasbike.net has the cnc adapter and sprocket in 3 sizes 1.0, 1.5 and 1.8
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    5. Paul.C.1970
      Paul.C.1970
      Hello buddy its paul c from the u.k..I just got my 50cc engine BUT unfortunatly one of the double threaded screw bolts was damaged in transit..Can you give me any advice on gettin a new one.? Or were i could get one from..They are 3.4 mm in diamater any advice.??? Thanks Indian 22
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      2. indian22
        indian22
        Hi Paul. Is that one of the two "studs" that hold the exhaust pipe in place? If so I'd just buy a regular metric fastener at a local hardware. Don't over tighten these cause they will strip the block threads easily. Rick C.
        Sep 16, 2019
      3. kelly dean
        kelly dean
        i really dont like putting bolts into aluminum, i just needed extended exhaust studs for a rebuild i just bought 6mm bolts long enough and cut off the heads clean up the cut with a file then double nut and use locktite to put them in and you wont have to worry about stripping the aluminum.
        Oct 18, 2019
      4. kelly dean
        kelly dean
        In a worse case senario i have redrilled to tap and thread 8mm once again cutting off bolts for studs, of course i had to drill out the pipe flange to fit
        Oct 18, 2019
    6. Paul.C.1970
      Paul.C.1970
      Hello Rick..You answered my query on a sprocket adapter..I was thinkin of gettin a 44T one from Gas.bike from u.s.a do ya think there worth the extra money..Rather than ine of them Shite lookin/made ones from china.What do ya think rick..???
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      2. indian22
        indian22
        The best adapter is the 3 piece 3 bolt made by Sportsman Flyer here in the U.S. but I don't know if he has the 1" adapter, which is a relatively rare size here in the States for motorized use. His info is located in the vendor sidebars here on the forum as is Gas bike. You won't have many vendor options on the 1" size though. 44 tooth is the best all around sprocket.

        Rick C.
        Sep 13, 2019
    7. Twitchtopher
      Twitchtopher
      Wow is that a rebuild of an true indian? Or replica ietjer way she is a beauty
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      2. indian22
        indian22
        LOL thanks, but it's just my vision of what Indian could have built. Rick C.
        Aug 30, 2019
    8. bubba168
      bubba168
      hey i would like some help on a gas bicycle if your have some time
      1. indian22
        indian22
        I hope you didn't think I ignored your comment, but it seems I overlooked it sorry. Rick C.
        Aug 30, 2019
    9. EZL
      EZL
      Thinking about buying a pair of aluminum mag wheels for the bike and ran into a $^%(*() problem with the kickstand.
      The factory one seemed real heavy duty and was welded to a tube on the frame. I don't know how it was built on the
      inside? Work on the bike is still ongoing.
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      2. indian22
        indian22
        Nice thing about working with a steel frame is they are far more forgiving to home welders with some skills. I always use drive off stands, double leg, motorcycle style on my motorized bikes. These require either sandwich plates or welded plate on the front of the chain stays to mount, I'm assuming that the factory stand is an interference?



        Rick C.
        Jul 8, 2019
      3. William Adams
        William Adams
        How do u tighten chain after it stretches?
        Jul 9, 2019
      4. indian22
        indian22
        All chain stretch's a bit initially & then wears over time. Most single speed bike chains are easily adjusted by moving the rear wheel back in the axle drop slots.

        Like to use spring loaded chain tensioners that continually take up the chain slack & that way I don't have tp periodically adjust chains. One tensioner on the motor side and one for the pedal chain.
        Jul 9, 2019
    10. allen standley
      allen standley
      Just stopped by to say Hello! and thanks for welder suggestion. Anxious to see anything you build.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Occupation:
    Retired metal fabricator, self employed 40 plus ye
    70 years young & still learning to love God and others while givings thanks for God's blessings

    Restoring & modifying 2 and 4 wheeled transport