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  1. WayneC

    WayneC New Member

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    Howdy all,

    Defected from that other site. I just couldn't take the attitude over there anymore.
    I hadn't logged on over there in months.
    Then I cruised this site for a while and found some of the same folks over here. Haven't run
    across the same "bad apples" yet tho unless, like I, they changed their identity so as not to
    be associated with the other place. New beginnings and all.

    Anyway, as far as bikes go, I'm into friction drives, having built a couple. I like the simplicity
    and quiet compared to noisier chain drives. I use my bike to commute so it MUST be reliable.
    I have found the F/D to be just that. I also really like the CVT concept.

    I'm not a big poster
    and mostly like reading what's new and/or unusual. I also like to read
    others' problems so that I may learn what's potentially coming at me. Don't like unpleasant
    surprises.

    See ya in the threads.

    Wayne
     
  2. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz New Member

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    Howdy Wayne,

    One of the "Bad Apples". Have you ever tried Bad Apfel Bad Apfel Schnapps tasty stuff.

    LOL
     
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Hello Wayne, Welcome to Motorbicycling.com we are glad you joined us.

    I built a friction drive using a 33cc Zooma scooter motor. I really liked the friction drive compared to the chain, but I went back to chain to have a greater choice on gearing.

    lworider1
     
  4. Zev0

    Zev0 New Member

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    Welcome Wayne. Glad to see you made it over here. I'm a defector also. lol
     
  5. WayneC

    WayneC New Member

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    Lordo-
    Nah, you're not one of the bad apples. And maybe that's something of a misnomer. Maybe sour apples is more like it. What I got tired of was when somebody came up with something, be it lighting, gearing, etc. The engineers would come out of the woodwork and give all kinds of equations, formulae, etc of how you SHOULD do something or why it wouldn't work. Or the ones that had no practical experience in a particular build type yet knew all kinds of things about how to do it better.
    And actually, I stay away from any kind of apple spirits. My first drunk as a youth was on Triple Jack apple wine. Knee crawling, fire hydrant spewing bad news. Couldn't even eat an apple for years afterward.
    ZEVO- yeah I know you know what I'm talking about. BTW, I asked this over there of you a long time ago but got no answer. I guess you left already. Were you ever at Can Tho air base?
    Wayne
     
  6. Zev0

    Zev0 New Member

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    Nope Wayne, was at Tan Son Nhut with 834th Air Division.
     
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    welcome from another defector
    I spend most of my time here now
    the attitude is much more relaxed and laid-back
     
  8. Humsuckler

    Humsuckler New Member

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    me too man, meeee too.
     
  9. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Ain't it funny, the BEST ones always show up here :) Welcome (c)
     

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