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  1. CTripps

    Paint inside the cylinder

    Hey folks I ordered a few replacement parts, they arrived this morning.. I'm looking at 'em as I unpack the box, and it looks like theres paint overspray around the inside wall of the new cylinder. In both black and red. I've tried a rag with turpentine, and a rag with Varsol, but neither...
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    Thanks to the Motorbicycling.com Mod team

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank the team of moderators who do an awesome job at keeping this forum troll-free. I had the opportunity to see (well, not see) them in action this morning as I read a couple of posts by a troll, and then saw that they (the posts) weren't there anymore after...
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    Network problem

    Hi folks.. I feel I'm going around in circles, so I'm throwing this out here on the off chance that at least one of you has some computer networking knowledge that may help me out. Here's the thing.. I have assembled a PC out of leftovers for my garage/shop. It's running Win XP (a valid copy...
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    Painting the motor

    Quick question, folks... for the build I'm working towards, I want to paint the engine. I have the right paint (rattlecan of engine paint), but what I'm wondering is..... Should I lap the head and jug first, or after It's painted? Of course I'll have to mask everything off to keep the paint...
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    'Rolled Out' my first build of the year

    This one was a bit of a challenge. It's a complete from-scratch build (well, except for the chain and sprockets), wheels as well. I had to measure and bend tubes a couple of times to get it to come together. Stamped it's build number in (CT-2014-01 if you're curious), and I say it's done...
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    Autobike Cruiser Build

    Hey folks I've been feeling it lately, that "builder's itch" or whatever you want to call it.. the need to start a new bike. After doing my cruiser up I wanted to do another one, so I've kept an eye on CL etc for a frame to start from. I found this one, the seller wanted $200 but he accepted...
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    Riding around Vancouver

    Hey folks I figured I might as well start this as a thread instead of a single post so that it might motivate me to go make more ride videos. Anyway, here's the first one I've made using an Emerson HD ActionCam that I picked up recently. (Info in this post) Youtube Link I'll warn you in...
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    Turn Signal Gloves

    Hey folks... here's a good idea: Last week during the CES these gloves (among many other wearable electronics) were a crowd catcher.. check them out here: Zackies Wearables It looks like the Kickstarter campaign was very successful so they should be going into production any time.
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    2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show

    Hey folks, just a quick heads-up for anyone in the region. The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show is happening at Tradex in Abbotsford on January 24-26. (Official website) If you're in need of protective gear, shows like this are usually a good place to score deals on helmets, gloves, etc. If...
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    My fourth build

    This is my fourth build. I started with an "Extreme" 'MTX 757' mountain bike. The motor is a 66cc that I had prepped and put aside for a different build a while back. By 'prepped' I mean that it's been apart, had any junk and manufacturing waste cleaned out, ports smoothed out. The bike had...
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    Adding a bit of Chrome

    Hey folks I just redid a tank for my cruiser, and this time 'round I took a few pics as I did it. This may have been covered before, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to show some pics anyway. For some of our builds, it's the finishing touches that really make it stand out. Here's an easy way...
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    I want one of these....

    I was watching Discovery Channel the other day, and they featured a hand built (from scratch out of scrap metal they said) ¼ scale supercharged V8 motor. All I could think of is how nice it'd look in frame.. Check this out...
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    Bike Cargo Conversion Kit

    I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one here who would find it cool, so I figured I'd share this. On the way into the grocery store I saw this bike in the rack. At first glance I thought it was one of the 'Dutch' cargo bikes available in a place downtown here. On second look, I realised it...
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    A Chain is only as good as...

    Tripped over this this morning.. I guess it'd get you home, or maybe up to speed to fire the motor up. ;)
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    Schwinn 5 Star Cruiser build

    Hey folks. This project has been an ongoing thing for quite a while, but now that it's ready, I'll show you what I was working on. I started off with a Schwinn 5 Star cruiser (6 speed) from CL. I lucked out on it, as it had pretty good paint and some really nice fenders already, they were...
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    Vancouver BC Rides

    Well, I tried making videos with my Galaxy, here's the first one. I made a trip from my garage to Richmond, BC for no other reason that to burn some juice while it wasn't raining. ;) Sorry about the bounciness etc, I have the camera hung chest-hieght around my neck so it's looking a bit down...
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    Spark plug wire length?

    Hi folks.. I've searched a couple of times, can't seem to pin down an answer to this. I've been wondering... Does the length of the spark plug wire matter? Or maybe the better question is how much does the length of the plug wire matter? The stock ones I've handled all seem to be within and...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Enjoy.... ;)
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    The Shocks on This Thing Rock!

    Cornering would probably be tricky though.... http://cheezburger.com/6760032000#comments
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    Clutch not returning

    Hey folks. Been a while, I know, but I've encountered a new problem and I'm not sure if I'm on the right track looking for the solution. (66cc China Girl, with a clutch roller instead of factory set-up) The bike's been running fine, until recently. Over the course of a couple of trips it's...