Finally not so lonely!

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  1. rossrider

    rossrider New Member

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    OMG!!! I didn't even know there were bicycles named "Ross"!!!! NOW I want one!! Looks like an idea for a second bike is in effect after this one!! Thanks! LOL... I really didnt know.. Ross is my name and rider sounded good to me after it!?!..LOL gunna have to google some Ross bikes tho now!.. AND to answer your question, the awesome speedometer I purchased was off ebay, got it for 16.oo. Was looking for one that would count my miles and for speed, also wanted one that came with flippin instructions.. there are some neat ones out there but everyone I would email and ask if they came with installation directions they all said no (ok fine and dandy if you know how to already install them) but I didnt, so found this one that came with the instructions! LOVE IT!! LOL :p
     
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    I like it! I could be mistaken, but is your filter on upside-down?
    There should be a raised arrow on the clear plastic part indicating fuel flow direction.
     
  3. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Hello there and welcome to the forum. Always gets the boys here all flustered if a girl shows up. Ha! It sounds like you're getting lots of advice. Two things from me. One, a lot of us are using Opti-2 mixed at 100-1. I use it in my 2 strokes, chainsaws and such. Very little smoke and stink. Good stuff.
    Second, wear a helmet even for short rides down the block. Make it a habit.
    Have fun!
    SB
     
  4. Toadmund

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    The magnet should be first, your right.
     
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    dodge dude94 New Member

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    +1 on flipping the filter.

    Go to the auto store and get you some 1/4in fuel hose and band clamps. Clamp the petcock, carb inlet, and both ends of the filter.

    Also, you DID use teflon tape on that petcock, right?
     
  6. rossrider

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    Yes, changed the filter around noticed it myself, and no teflon tape was needed does not leak what so ever, teflon tape is helpful but if there is no leak why would I need it?... Do I really need it??
     
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    dodge dude94 New Member

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    Okay, good.

    The tape is suggested because most leak.
    Hel1, mine pissed gas out like mofo until I taped it. If you don't need it, good for you!
    Oh, and that line will harden up pretty quick if that's the cheap clear line.
     
  8. Toadmund

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    My line lasted for one summer, became hard as,...... it just got hard.

    Permatex grey, or seal all can work in a pinch if you don't have teflon tape, still gets loose, but doesn't leak, yet.
     
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    Dodge dude94, ya mine isnt leaking a drop, NOTHING, the petcock line and everything dry as a bone (of course that will change soon I'm sure..lol) I believe it dont need it, my motto dont fix it if it aint broke ...yet!! LOL And Toadmund I will keep that in mind thanks!!
     
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    rossrider New Member

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    After many curse words, a popped vein, busted knuckles, and many chuckles... Here is the end result!! ... SHE SHE SHE SHE'S ALIVE!!!!!!!! MY FIRST RIDE!!! SO PROUD OF MYSELF!! :)
     
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    rossrider New Member

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    OH and I looked it up, and have it gauged at 28 but what is the best gauge for the spark plug? Is that it?
     
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    d_gizzle New Member

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    Congratulations! Now you're certified as part of the crowd!
     
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    rossrider New Member

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    D gizzle: Thanks!!!! Do I get a certified ring? Paper? T shirt?... LOL!!!! :p
     
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    d_gizzle New Member

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    The invoice from your next order of parts IS the certification! Once this hobby is hooked,its hard NOT to spend money.
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Well done! What a rush that first ride is.
    SB
     
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    D gizzle: LOL!! So true!! I am already looking for my next project!! LOL!! Silverbear: You are so correct, was a little nervous starting her hoping she would do what I wanted and she did!! It was such a wonderful rush, my cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time!! I LOVED the looks from all my neighbors today... I could see the confused and intreged look on their faces, one neighbor even came down to check it out said "can I talk to your man about the bike he built!?" And I said your talking to him!! LOL he was amazed that a woman did it!! Yeah, was proud and bosting a little! LOL
     
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    Well, if it's not leaking don't fix it. But there is the possibility that it will leak, so have a roll of teflon tape laying around.
    Awww, aren't you just so cute! :p
    Good job.
    I'm running mine at .030. NGK B7HS plug for my nice, hot Texas downhill speed runs.
    Road rash. :)
    I second this.
    Rush? lol
    Mine was terrifying! lol Every other ride after that was getting easier. Now it's just like "oh, crap" when something goes wrong. XD


    Congratz on your first successful ride! Once you've gotten it mostly broken in, LET IT RIP!!!!! :D
     
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    Dodge dude94: Will definitely go and get some teflon just incase, I am sure she will start eventually to leak, but for now shes going without! LOL ... Thanks for the compliment I felt cute til I seen this pic and thought God I need a corset!! LOL ... Ok I will do 30 gauge then cause she sounds at 28 that shes riding a tiny rough like a bog and I idled the carb that is smooth and running great but I think its my plug? ... Thanks cant wait to really get her broke in!! Since I am also getting used to her I wouldnt wanna go crazy even if I could!! :)
     
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    a .030 gap might let it idle better. I think it's likely the rich oil/gas ratio you're having to run as your engine is new. I wouldn't worry about tuning it too much until you're done with break-in procedure. Then worry about how nice it runs.
     
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    Thanks dodge dude94 gunna try that tomorrow and see how she runs, she idles great its when she slows down (and not to a slowing stop) she jerks and bogs.. unless its supposed to do that, but I dont think so?!!?
     

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