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  1. sleepy hollow

    sleepy hollow New Member

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    From huntington beach ca, looking for people to ride with, ive had my bike for 2 weeks, i use it to commute and i love it, im runnin a 80cc ht motor with 44t sprocket, im runnin ngk b6hs, and 20:1 mix, i cant stress how important upgrades are, replace all mounting hardwar i learned that the hard way, i experimented with a free upgrade, if you have an NT carb, rotate the filter housing 180 degrees(if you have the clearance, i gained top end pull and speed, bike has 500 miles and rubrnotns strong
     
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    Welcome to the forum! You might want to check out the Member Map and see who's on there near you. There should be at least a dozen, I myself lived not far from HB up until a year ago. There are also several track events coming up where you can meet a bunch of SoCal members and get some track time!
     
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    Yep, lot's of fun at Donut Derelicts.


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  5. sleepy hollow

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    Mine is just a kit nothing custom, i live a mile frome there
     
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    Come on down. We like kit bikes and see them regularly along with Whizzers, Cushmans, Simplexes, Mustang scooters, etc.
     
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    I also hear that a friend of mine that's into GPV's is having a display by the Goodwill store this Saturday. Can't wait to check it out.
     
  8. sleepy hollow

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    Id love to go, due to my recent missfortune im awaiting parts, is derrelic donuts every saturday for our bikes?
     
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    Yes, the car and bike show happens every Saturday morning from dawn to around 8:30-9:00. It's very informal and relaxed. When I don't feel like riding, I just drive my truck and enjoy the gathering of vintage wheels. Search my threads and you'll find a lot of photos and posts.
     
  10. sleepy hollow

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    Came home from work today to find all my parts, looks like ill see you at the donut shop, ill be the 6'5" guy on the orange beach cruiser
     
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    welcome i live in costa mesa just started on the thread as well hope to see you around town.
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  12. msrfan

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    Did you get your bike together? We missed you at the donut shop. Had a great time. Maybe next Saturday.
     
  13. sleepy hollow

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    Ya i got it goin but i was having fuel delivery problems
     
  14. sleepy hollow

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    So got the bike back in tuned today, rode from magnolia and garfeild (home) to hb peir, it was running great. Started heading home and noticed my rear hub was a tad loose, got it home took it apart, it was time to re grease the bearings, when i tokk it apart all 3 bearings and the 2 outers cups were destroyed, so now i need new bearings, the cup for the coaster arm, and sprocket(sprocket and cup is one peice). I looked into sealed bearing hubs but there $$$, im just going to drill and tap the hub for a zirk fitting so it doest have to be dissassembled to get serviced,
     
  15. sleepy hollow

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    Oh and the rear tire wore out after 600 miles
     

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