Noob attempts a Felt MP build: Have mercy on me.

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  1. spiderskzes

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    (^)Awsome bike man enjoyed this thread alot
     
  2. miked826

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    Thanks man. It's quite popular at the beach. Here's me riding it and messing with a aftermarket big bore carb (that has since been removed) while I'm riding it. You will hear the gas engine start and stop a bunch of times. Sometimes it died on its own and other times I killed it intentionally because I saw a cop on the road. I did not have the license plate installed yet in this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1maimbCB3M&list=UUF71qUCK1WnrweLe50XyiJg&index=2&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxLctMt75aw&list=UUF71qUCK1WnrweLe50XyiJg&index=1&feature=plcp
     
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    Over 1000 miles on it and it still looks decent. LOL

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  4. Dan

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    Suweet.

    My bikes, coming out of the garage don't look that clean and after that, they just get dirty.
     
  5. miked826

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    LOL Yeah I've been pretty lucky considering the way I ride. I've never layed it down, clipped any car doors, or run over anybody and I keep it inside my house. The weather out here doesn't hurt either.
     
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    I really like the style of your bike!.bf.
     
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    Thanks much. How about now though? LOL

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    Ya! I like new accessories! and you really added a lot more character to it! How are you liking the ride?dnut
     
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    I really like it it, looks like you have put some cash into it.
    And a lot of time .
    Love the Headlight
     
  10. miked826

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    The ride is silky smooth on perfect asphalt. On Venice Blvd at 40MPH you have to hang on for dear life cause the roads are so torn up in L.A.

    From 0-40MPH, cars are in my side view mirror from a stop light, with full throttle from both the electric and gas motors. It's like being shot out of a cannon. LOL
     
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    Too much time and too much money pretty much sums it up, but once I started I was committed to finishing it and finishing it right. 5 to 6 months work and 1000+ miles later and there it is. It's only as good as the roads it rides on though and L.A. roads suck to high heaven. Uuuugh. LOL
     
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    The headlight is made up of 2 lights: A Hella 500 on the outside and a 20 Watt CREE LED light on the inside. The CREE LED light is as bright as a HID light without the blue hue. It will burn out your retina if you stare at it too long. It goes great with the 139 Db air horn mounted just forward of the engine. LMAO
     
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    Sounds like the roads in Texas the pot holes in Texas are so big that I lost a wife and A girl friend somewheres along the way LOL.

    I better not let the old lady see this post she will be asking what girlfriend LOL
    It not like she leave me with enough cash to have a girlfriend. LOL

    I'm already in trouble with here, last night she asked me how many women I have slept with.
    I guess the answer, Only you the other woman I was in bed with I was awake. was not the right answer. LOL
    Again love the bike
     
  14. Ludwig II

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    "Does my backside look big in this?" "Your backside looks big in the distance." Is also not a right answer.
     
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    My backside? Is also not a right answer? Did you just get back from the pub mate? LOL
     
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    For all unmarried men out there, a warning! Women do not ever say what they mean. "Tell me honestly what you think", for one. DON'T. What is being said is "Agree with me and I will let you live." Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to divine, without clues or assistance, what exactly it is she wants you to say.
     
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    Potholes, faultlines, sunken manhole covers where none should be, "Tijuana Smooth" streets, except in middle of Los Angeles.
    LMAO Damn your old lady has you by the locknuts too? I feel your pain all too well.
     
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    Rear turn signals.

    Shimano 105 three speed front derailleur.

    SRAM Twist Shifter.

    Electric Regenerative Braking: 1 finger braking from 40 mph (feels like ABS Braking or a drogue chute deploying from your back every time you tap the brake). It recharges your battery and the byproduct of that is that it slows your e-hub down in a hurry without locking the wheel up.

    I can't say enough about Regen Braking. It's an option on some controllers and completely left off on others. It should be standard on every e-controller as it will most likely save your life one day. In most cases I only need to use 1 finger to stop now, no matter what my speed is.

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  19. Dan

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    Lookin' suweet Mike!
     
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    Thanks. Feeling suweet now with Regen Braking and larger chainrings. No more pedaling like a circus clown anymore. Glad that's over. Now approaching 1500 trouble free miles. LOL Don't I wish they were all trouble free.
     

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