Bike RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    Pardon the expression but it goes like a red raped ape!!

    Holy gizmolley....stuck the new carb on, turned the fuel on, dropped the clutch and whammo. It sounds WAY better on idle. I mean it sounds great.

    It revs free and easy and much better sounding. I used nothing to seal the carb to the intake manifold. Just slapped the carb on. There are some subtle visual differences in the carb. but I didn't open it up......why?

    Anyway it pulls strong - has way much torque. 35°F and snowing and raining so I didn't ride far, but after all this time my bike really goes!!!!!!!!(^)
     
  2. deacon

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    good on ya man not go have fun first clear day. You sure as heck earned it.
     
  3. paul

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    55555555555555555 thats a high five my friend. glad you got her going!
     
  4. nogoodnic

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    Good to hear, congrats on finally beating the problem...Kelly
     
  5. deacon

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    makes you feel smart as all get out to finally get it running don't it?
     
  6. Ilikeabikea

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    I'm glad you got it fixed. I know it was really getting frustrating.............(^)(^)
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    I'm numb.

    Not smart at all....just want to move forward now.^5(^):p:D
     
  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    So what was it about the old carb? Did it have a crack in it? It was sucking air from somewhere.
     
  9. deacon

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    I think the old carb had a missing or blown gasket somewhere... I can't wait to find out so I'll know when it happens to me.

    Gee whiz pablo when mine finally fired up, and I rode it around the block, I like to have broke my arm patting myself on the back. Of course I also said thank you to norman about a hundred times.

    If anyone has to put in rings, Norman told me the secret and guys listen to it. I broke two because I couldn't get an answer from a bunch of guys who knew. If you need to do that kind of thing ASK here. People here will help you. They won't send you off to read a hundred thousand words they will just help you. And send you right to the information. If its already here.

    This place is friendly, helpful and organized so for gods sake ask don't guess.
     
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  10. Pablo

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    Well - either that or it wasn't supplying enough fuel. I see no cracks in it. As I stated - I'm going to check the main jet size with an optical comparator.
     
  11. Pablo

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    I don't think any gaskets are "missing"....but I do want Norman to see it.

    This site is great. No fear of being attacked or anything. You guys kept me centered, and I had a enough sense to get the right part the first time.
     
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    This site is absolutely great. You guys honestly answer my newbie questions, and my tough questions too. It's very helpful and fun!
     
  13. Pablo

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    Indeed - Mike -now we can meet up somewhere :ride2:
     
  14. SeattleMike

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    Cool, maybe when it warms up we could go for a bike ride somewhere around your neck of the woods
     
  15. Pablo

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    We have 4" of snow ON THE ROAD!!
     
  16. Norman

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    You guys need chains or studs so you can ride in the snow and ice. I saw where up north they race on ice with sheet metal home made studs in the tires looks like fun to me I used to race my bicycle with the neighborhood kids on our pond when we weren't playing a game of outlaw hockey where anything goes.
    Norman
     
  17. Bikeguy Joe

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    Them ain't home made sheet metal screws, thems is expensive studs. The serious guys use actual spikes that are made or put into the carcass of the tire.

    Well, we did use some sheet metal screws once, but they didn't work real well.
     
  18. deacon

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    Well, we did use some sheet metal screws once, but they didn't work real well.

    I can imagine... I thought about using them on a friction wheel but was afraid the heads would wear out and reek havoc on my tire. Most likely in the worst possible place as well. Still might buy a kevlar tire and give that a shot.
     
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    I am Glad that new carb is working well for you. They are great carbs for sure. Only the best will do. Also.. What mix ratio and version Amsoil are you using? Let me know..thanks...and...Enjoy the ride...
     
  20. Pablo

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    Right now, around 26:1 with Dominator. I would advise first break-in with Saber though.
     

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