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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by deacon, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    number one: pedal.

    two: I usually find them attached to bicycle wheels. (sorry. google it. there's a bunch of different manufacturers.)

    three: after reading this sentence, look to your left and to your right. click some of those links. (i was gonna say, "mounted in a bicycle frame," but i let you slide on that one.) or check ebay. they're everywhere.

    4. if you want NOS, go to a dentist. if you insist on putting it on your bike, then you should try to find a few more engines for under 150 bucks. you're gonna need them.
     
  2. Humsuckler

    Humsuckler New Member

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    humsuckler's tip of the year.

    "when things start looking like nails, put down the hammer"

    haha
     
  3. Mac

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    Bairdco,
    You are such a lift to my spirits on this snowy day!!

    Mac
     
  4. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd New Member

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    Stay outta dark alleys and don't take any wooden nickels... seiously, on my current build, a Grubee 4S, I wanted the motor mount flnges to fit properly and tried a fine rotary file chucked up in a hand drill. Worked like a charm on the soft metal. Unlike Dremel attachments, the Vermont-American Brand tool is long enough to contact the entire depth of the flanges. Available at Home stores or better hardware stores.
     
  5. Mac

    Mac New Member

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    Whizzerd,
    As far a fab work goes, we are always looking for tools that hold up. Grinding and popping a bit off the tool really s#%ks. I have a 3 set of Vermont American step drills, what a quality product, These things blew through 10ga. all day long. I had a set of Snap-on, the most use they got was bringing them back. Hey... "Tools that really work" that would be a great thread!!
    Mac
     
  6. K.i.p

    K.i.p New Member

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    Speaking of tools that really work, Quick truing stand. Vice-grips, can't live without them!
     

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  7. Evan

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    Nice stand and truer. Now that's Ingi-freakin-nuity
     
  8. Mac

    Mac New Member

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    Very nice Stand! That could be in a Museum...Some say it's Art... I say artfully done!

    Mac
     
  9. marts1

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    I can't be the only one this happens too. Everytime i let my bike sit for 2 days or more the clutch will act like it has siezed up. So far the easiest way to correct this would be to jerk the bike backwards. Today turned out kinda nice weatherwise and after the bike had been sitting for maybe a month nothing would get the cluch working until I removed every pad and did a clean up. Even tho it was cold it started up in no time and ran perfect. I'll be riding till it gets cold again.
     
  10. cajunmike

    cajunmike New Member

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    How about using one of these motor kits installed on a bike mounted securely with the rear wheel with the tire off and a belt installed on it you could drive a generator or a pump and have some kind of fan to keep it cool.
     
  11. lazieboy

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    Tip: Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
     
  12. K.i.p

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    While working with rattle can paint I like to pull the plastic nozzle and run just a small amount of lighter fluid through it and wipe it off. This keeps it clear of clogs and prevents splatter the next time you use the can. Just make sure it has had time to dry or give it a short blast before resuming paint work.
     
  13. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    ....or just turn the can upside down and spray until the nozzle is clear. I have been doing that for 20++ years, and never had one clog or spray funny.
     
  14. K.i.p

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    Yah, not a big fan of that, a waste of propellant and it never gets rid of the accumulation on the nozzle.
     
  15. marts1

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    This made the read worthwhile...You aren't going to find any magic fuel or "performance" add-on that is going to do anything you can't do for pretty much free with the exception being your time. Coleman fuel? nah...super duper spark plug thingy? nah....NOS or turbos? Are you serious? You aren't really serious, are you? lol
     
  16. bridgidpnh

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    My motormount bolts keep shearing off at the block (even grade eight) so I'm making a motormount block that is carved out of wood to straddle the frame elements and support the motor from underneath like a cradle.I'll report back later on how well it works
     
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    Never heard of that kind of problem before, I would tend to think that a real bad vibration generated by the engine, or your bolts are over torqued, and your running your engine at the vibration zone constantly. If you ignore the vibration and just blast down the road, a lot of problems will occur.
     
  18. bridgidpnh

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    The cause is potholes. I live in Seattle and many of the streets are crap.
     
  19. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Grade 8 can be brittle if loaded wrong, have you tried "standard" grade 5?
     
  20. BarelyAWake

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    Trust me - potholes aren't the problem ;)

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    Check yer rear sprocket alignment, if it's even a lil bit off-center - it'll "jackhammer" yer mounts and lead to failure in no time.
     

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