Motorized Bicycle Take a Tip...Leave a Tip

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  1. cyclepro101

    cyclepro101 New Member

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    Not sure where I got this tip from but it is a great way to lube the chain.
    What I do is mix in a small bottle 50% WD-40 and 50% Graphite powder. It goes on real easy and ends up being a dry lube. Works a treat and no mess.
     
  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    damn yer eyes... I coulda used this tip years ago, don't I feel foolish for not thinkin of this :D

    Thanks man!
    dance1
     
  3. kla63

    kla63 New Member

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    Re: take a tip...leave a tip...or a bunch of 'em

    what do you set your spark plug gap at ???
     
  4. RaleighRider

    RaleighRider New Member

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    When I first put my kit on my raleigh, the chain tensioner would not stay put. Nomatter how tight I made it, it would be fine for a few minutes, then the chain would pull it, causing it to rotate into the spokes. It only rotated and did not slide.

    Problem: Tensioner falls into the spokes under strain.
    Solution: Simple-Drill a hole through the tensioner mount and the piece of frame where it is clamped on. Put a bolt through the hole and secure it with a nut. This makes it impossible for it to rotate.
    I have had no problems since doing this.
     
  5. RaleighRider

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    I have a big old magnet I found somewhere a long time ago about the size of a TV remote. If I need to get a screw in somewhere tight I rub my screwdriver on it for a few seconds to magnetize it. When I want to demagnetize I just whack the screwdriver on something hard a few times and that does it. Makes life a lot easier for me, just be careful what you magnetize...
     
  6. yodabob

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    Not to put a weak point in your wheel stay tube by putting a hole in it, might I recommend that the next time you take the outer half of the tensioner bracket at just below center line of your frame tube and drill and tap it 1/4-20 and put a set screw in it and torque that against the tube after tensioner is tight.
    Yodabob legal in PA
    YouTube - motorized bike street legal in PA
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Re: take a tip...leave a tip...or a bunch of 'em

    .020"- .025"
     
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  9. myocardia

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    My tip is to shoot at the first two or three that get close, and the rest of them will give you all the room you need.;)
     
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  10. fakeplay

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    If your kit doesn't work sa advertized my tip is to send it back until you get one that works properl. The ell with micky mousing everything.
     
  11. pedro granero

    pedro granero New Member

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    Respuesta: take a tip...leave a tip

    Me presento y saluldo a los foritas
    Pedro Granero
     
  12. DOC BOLM

    DOC BOLM New Member

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    I agree with Pedro 100% i think.HD
     
  13. Revo

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    I did'nt read ALL the tips, but I'm leaving one and it might already be in here but I did'nt see it. When u need to replace your spark plug boot go get a coil wire from napa for 4.00 buck cut it in half and u will have two new plug wires.
     
  14. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    put nickels inside your grips. not only does it keep the bar end from cutting through it, but it increases the value of your bike!
     
  15. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    That's a great idea! How much more would my bike be worth, do you think?
    Silverbear
     
  16. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you just have to add in ten cents to the price when you sell your bike.
     
  17. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That's a old skool BMX trick right there!!! ;)
     
  18. MikeJ

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    I run with a jackshaft kit from Sick Bike Parts on a frame with no fenders. I recently realized that I can jam a length of cardboard box corner, 2 inches x 2 inches x 15 inches, into the frame, separating the exposed jackshaft, sprockets, and chains from the 26 inch tire and flying road debris.

    The cardboard is rigid enough to hold itself into place, but can be bent at the corners to jam itself at the bottom bracket and into the rear wheel down arms. The cardboard is also kind of easy to cut into custom wider shape at the area between the jackshaft and wheel. Unless the cardboard gets water-soaked, it should last a long time and keep the moving parts cleaner. It clears the tire by a quarter inch or so. It rubs against the jackshaft a little, but a bit of axle grease at that location makes the contact a non-issue.

    Spray paint it with matching (or contrasting) color and it looks like a factory add-on. Spray on the inside angle and make it water proof. If necessary, it is easy to remove and replace, maybe with different paint; maybe some ownership indentification.

    MikeJ
     
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  19. mechanickid

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    i did the same thing with a left over piece of vinyl siding i cut to fit, very light and self supportive.
     
  20. Earthman

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    Easy & cheap way to mount a flashlight.

    Here's an easy and cheap way to mount a flashlight to the handlebars of your MB. Use two tangential screw clamps (that's the technical name, but you may call them worm gear clamps, or hose clamps) as shown in the attached photos. The flashlight is clamped securely, but there's enough "flex" to adjust the beam to where you need it. The cost is only a few dollars.
     

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