Motorized Bicycle Take a Tip...Leave a Tip

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

  1. Motormac

    Motormac New Member

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    good thing that part or all of your brains are'nt making a puddle on the street. thats what usually happens when you don't wear a helmet.
     
  2. Large Filipino

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    I'll be the first to say this.
    That head is the coolest thing I seen today!
    That's gonna leave a manly scar for shure!!

    Yea. I need to wear a helmet.

    I seen them rather cheap at the thrift stores,like 2 bucks.
     
  3. Michigan Mike

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    Man ... I mean ... Man! I could only look at the picture sort of skwinting sideways ... then I read your description and I think it was worse than the picture. Thank God you're OK. Maybe this is a wakeup call for all of us that need it?! Excellent tip. Many thanks and much respect to you and your wife for the military service. Stay safe and God bless................
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That is gonna make for one heck of a nice scar.

    Nothing like empirical testing to find out the old melon is not as hard as whatever it's going up against!
     
  5. fm2200

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    aside from andyinchville is there anyone who knows of a dealer or persons who sell rear sprockets. The multi colored versions I've yet to see on any bike are really not the cutting edge of gas-bike fashion. I only interested in a good 38 0r 40T sprocket thanks
     
  6. J Slay

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    Hello all, In regards to motorized bike gas tanks from china....
    Just wanted to mention that pg.9 of instructions at gasbike highly recommends (made in somis ca.) to use KREEM tank liner coating inside tank before using. lots of good ideas guys! j
     
  7. Graham

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    make sure you have the carb slide straight before giving your bike a test run, unless you like suddenly flying into open traffic
     
  8. skaz

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    Starfire Gen II engines have a hole in the right side of the engine case to run your clutch cable through instead of having a mounted perch, like most other China Girl engines.
     
  9. poopnbeans

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    Don't forget to check the exhaust cap bolt ! Sure fire way to be out in trafic dodging a dodge to retrieve the bolt. WILLIAM "been thare, retrieved that" "ONES FUN TWO'S A RACE" dnutdnut
     
  10. Graham

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    I dont know if this was already stated, if it was i appologize for being redundant ( just didnt want to read through 17 pages of posts). But Ive gotten in the habbit of throwing my chain breaker in my back pack when i go on rides. That way worst case scenario somthing goes wrong, you can break the chain and ride the bike back home normal.
     
  11. hawaiioutdoors

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    Heavy Duty Wheel Tip.

    With the bicycles going faster, both gas and electric. The Bicycle parts used must be up to the challenge. I had a cutom rear wheel made up to take the abuse of a GEBE. Usually the spokes start breaking. But this tip can be used on any motorized bicycle.
    I used a ebay as a source of parts.
    I purchased a excel 21x1.6 inch front dirtbike rim... This is equal to a 26 inch mountain bike rim.
    I purchased a heavy duty down-hill mtb hub.
    I sent everything off to "The WheelMaster" The Wheel Master
    who laced it up with 8 guage stainless spokes...He has 9 and 10 availabe...just the holes in my rim was too large to fit those.
    There might be other great wheelsmiths out there, but he did good by me.
    I had the wheel offset so that the GEBE ring would clear the 2.75 inch
    DOT motorcycle tire that I will use. 2.5 inch tires are available.
    This will hopefully keep me from getting flats, or bursting at speed.
    I purchased the Michelin bias-ply Trial tire..l. not trail tire...


    .shft.
     
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  12. Cabinfever1977

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    the lower gauge spokes are bigger and heavier by the way
     
  13. Earthman

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

    I'm not so sure what these engines were originally made for. Yesterday I found the "Small Gasoline Engine User's Manual" that came with my engine in the bottom of the shipping box under a piece of Styrofoam. The manual says my engine was made for a "brush cutter!" There are photos of it attached to some sort of rusty farm implement with cast iron wheels that looks like it used to be drawn by a large domesticated beast. The shiny new engine, chrome muffler and motorcycle gas tank bolted to the thing really looks funny (see photos). Did I join the wrong forum?

    Tips from the manual:

    "Never attempt to make engine adjustments while unit is running and strapped to the operator."

    "Do not use this unit for any job other than those for which it is intended as described in this manual."

    "Know how to unhook a harnessed unit quickly."

    "Do not rely on debris shield on the unit to protect your eyes from ricocheting or thrown objects."
     

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  14. mechanickid

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    wow Long&Black, you have officially convinced me to wear a helmet. i do all sorts of extreme sports without them and i've been pretty indestructible so far, but now for mb-ing i think i'll change my rash youthful ways.
     
  15. saulgood

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    kickstand tip:
    Parking a motorized bike in public will definitely draw a lot of attention, but take it from me; nothing ruins a "james Bond" entrance like having your ride crash to the ground as you're walking away.
    I got rid of my old steel kickstand (it was too short anyway) and bought an aluminum "two legger" that mounts in the same place (couldn't tell you the brand but it's shaped like an upside down "Y"). My bike store had it laying around for about 20 bucks. It weighs about the same as the old one did, maybe even less, and the bike stands up straight when parked so it takes up less space.
    The best thing about it though is that it holds the back wheel just off the ground which makes it a great work stand for adjusting the drive train.
     
  16. commander

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    got one of those kickstands myself Saul, for exactly the same reason. there well worth the extra dollar to add these to your bike. Plus they look very nice on a finished bike.


    for those of you that like to know how many hours and RPM's your little bugger runs , here is a very good tach to add to your build

    Tiny-Tach: Gasoline Tachometers
     
  17. midatlanticcycle

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    joe: thanks for the good read. i know it took you time to post that and a whole lot of great info. and advice in there. thanks again......john
     
  18. Norty Norm

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    Any clutch lever - just keep spares - mine is totalled but it works - it's in can't sell it green
     
  19. OzzyU812

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    I saw somewhere, (I believe it was this thread, did search with no luck), to cut a slit in the cable stop for easy removal. Well, DON'T do that! Mine broke opposite the slit. Bike is down for a $1 item! I did rig it with with the caliper brake stop. IDK If that will hold up LOL

    Problem #5 at 50 miles LOL!

    Dan - you owe me an "I told you so." LOL
     
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  20. Large Filipino

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    So my kill switch cable on my lawnmower snapped and I've been rigging that lever thing with vise grips so I can cut my lawn. I decided I would get a replacement and after searching and searching
    I found one that would order one for me for 30 bucks.
    Sears had a few in stock but they wouldn't sell it to me. They wouldn't even let me match up
    my old part because it's not a Sears lawnmower grrrr.
    Way too steep anyway so I fixed mine with stuff I had laying around.
    My only expense was that 45 cent cable holder I picked up at Lowes.
    It will hold down brake cables if you wedge a small bolt in the opening.
    Think of all the possibilities here when it comes to temporary or permanent fixes.
    I posted the other lawnmower pics to show you guys what I did.
    Cable holder is the 1st pic.
     

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