Hello for New Zealand

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  1. Moose-Mayhem

    Moose-Mayhem New Member

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    Howdy yall,

    Just fitted a 70cc 2 stroke to my old mountain bike and stumbled on this site after encountering a few teething problems. (Exhaust gasket failed in about five minutes and the exhaust decided to fall off...) Hopefully that is sorted now - new high temp gasket, new studs, nuts and locknuts all secured by loctite.

    Now the goal is to get the most out of this sucker as possible so hopefully I can pick your brains on that!

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  2. paul

    paul Active Member

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    howdy moose and welcome to our motorized bicycle world. sounds like you are back on the road enjoying your ride, great to have you with us, lots of talent here to help you with anything you need
     
  3. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Howdy & welcome!!
     
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    Tang New Member

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    Welcome! You'll love it here with all the wonderful knowledge and friendly people.

    Tang

    The trail life for me.
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Wow, there's a moose in New Zealand! I didn't know that. Lot's of them in my part of the world. Welcome to the forum.
    SB
     
  6. 2door

    2door Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. We're glad you've joined us. You'll find a lot of friendly folks and plenty of information if/when you need help.
    Have fun and ride safe.

    Tom
     
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    Intrepid Wheelwoman New Member

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    Welcome to the forum moose :)

    Perhaps I should mention that back in colonial days an attempt was made to introduce moose to the South Island of New Zealand. Right up until now there have been persistent rumors that the moose survived and there's a small population of them hidden away in a remote valley. Plenty of folk have tried to find them, but no-one has as yet.
     
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    Moose-Mayhem New Member

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    Those moose are out there I know it!

    Thanks for the welcome everybody!
     
  9. turnofftheradio

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    welcome moose. Watch that chain tensioner, from the pic it looks like there are 3 out of 4 bolts in there. Dont let that thing swing into your spokes! Everyone has an opinion on those things. I still use one, but I tacked it in place plus bolts.
     
  10. Moose-Mayhem

    Moose-Mayhem New Member

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    Cheers for that - I have subsequently filled that void so I hope that sorts that. I never even considered that the tensioner could loosen enough to cause what I could only imagine would be a catastrophic failure... What other options are there btw?

    .duh.
     
  11. turnofftheradio

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    There are many who will steer you towards not using one at all if your bike will let you. There are also a handfull of spring loaded ones on the market, and some nice solid supports that you can get or make yourself fairly easily and inexpensively. I just set my stock one up where I like it and tacked the small bracket on in two places, plus the four bolts. http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-4891450144518230%3A98tkao-ttqv&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=tensioner&sa=Search&siteurl=motorbicycling.com%2Findex.php&ref=&ss=2303j750595j9#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=tensioner&gsc.page=1

    Keep searching for your answers, there is a massive of useful information and opinion contained inside this forum.
    Do what works for you. .wee.
     
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    I see you picked up one of our members spring loaded ones. I really like the design of that one, simple efficient, and good looking, I think you made a good choice. enjoy the ride!
     

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