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  1. Cycloptishred

    Cycloptishred New Member

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    Well I just finished building up my bike. 7 months ago I unwittingly picked up a shoplifter. Long story short I got thrown in jail and my car was sold at an impound auction. So here I am. I have a RAW 49cc motor on an old magna. Everything that came with the kit is on the bike. Given the fact that I live in Oregon, it rains alot and I was wondering if it's bad to ride these bikes in the rain. Also any tips and ideas would be lovely :)
     
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  2. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum glad you joined us.
     
  3. grunthum

    grunthum New Member

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    Thanks for letting me join. I have a lot of questions about an old motorized bike I just picked up and I'm sure I can get them answered. Thanks Grant
     
  4. LR Jerry

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    The manual for the engine that came with my kit warned against exposing it to rain.
     
  5. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Rain, snow, sleet, hail - pshaw, I ride in it all (^) Trust me, you'll have more of a problem w/it than the motor ever will lol

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    Jus' be sure your wiring is secure, a lil bit of solder & shrink wrap goes a long way & a gob of silicone sealant where the wires enter the mag housing doesn't hurt ;)
     
  6. porch lizard

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    Cycloptishred ... I ride in the rain too, and it doesn't cause me any problems with the bike, but it can get annoying for me the rider. I built my own windshield for a Huffy Cranbrook for some rain protection, and it helps alot both with the rain and the wind. It's 24 in high X 36 in. wide, and doesn't seem to affect the speed at all. I made it out of plexiglass, but the wind blew it over when parked and shattered it. Since then I've purchased a 36 in X 48 in piece of Lexan to re-do it ($72.00 ---ouch! ) I think a guy could probably find a pre-formed windshield for only a little more and save some work.
     
  7. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Wow!

    You guys are tough characters!

    FAR tougher than I !!!

    Whew!

    Double WoW !!

    I remember getting frostbit/frozen... way back when.
    It was the worst pain I ever felt in my life!!! and MORE !!!!

    Good luck!
    rc
     

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