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

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  1. miked826

    miked826 New Member

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    Lesson # 4623:

    Must do pre-flight check before rolling down the taxiway.
    I simultaneously lost 5 of the 6 allen head bolts that hold my gas drive sprocket on to my electric hub. I heard a grinding noise after leaving a 7/11 for a pitstop. The grinding noise was the 6th and remaining screw had come almost completely loose but had snagged the power cable that connects the e-hub and the electric controller. It chewed through 1 of the 3 power wires to the 2000 watt e-hub. All bolts were installed with Loctite Blue. Now sealed with Loctite Red because the Blue failed me for the first and last time. LOL :-||


    Do not take your nuts and bolts for granted on your bike or you will eventually get burned like I did. Luckily I stopped at 7/11 or who knows what would have happened.
     
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    Scary man! A really inspiring story, though. Read this one from start to finish! Can't wait to get started on a project of my own. Maybe not as sweet as yours with the hybrid tech going on ;P but, non the less, I'm excited

    dance1
     
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    Unless the roads that you ride on are in brand new condition, like the autobahn, you should do a walk around your bike and do a visual inspection of the bolts on your bike before each ride. Especially ones that are on moving/rotating parts of your bike. My bikes like a cat with 9 lives and it's already cashed in a few of those lives. The damage caused was minor cause I never restarted the gas motor cause I heard a weird noise coming from my bike that I never heard before. LOL
     
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    That bike looks great! Looks like something Steve McQueen would be jumping over barbed wire with. (The younger generation didnt get that one)
     
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    Thanks much. I never planned it that way but somehow it turned out looking like that. Why can't the big motorcycle companies still make motorbikes like they use to......simple, stylish and without being expensive? I know they could if they really wanted to.

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    There are 2 reasons you don't get simple any more. The posers can't pretend to be GP racers or outlaws, and to make something as a simple honest bike would be to admit all the rest of it is wasteful, fraudulent tat.
     
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    LOL. I didn't want to hear the truth but you pretty much nailed it on the head mate. All you can do is build your own or modify something that already exists. I would just as soon buy something that is already built though.
     
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    52 teeth of knee blowing goodness.

    I went for a more traditional lighter 52T chainring so I don't have to ghost pedal as much once I get rolling. If I ever run out of voltage to the rear hub then I will probably be pushing the bike on foot. The gas sprocket is only a 50 toother. LOL



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    Movin' on up to 98cc Lifan flat head. The Huasheng has been bulletproof but it just doesn't have the get up and go for anything other than flat terrain. It's too little HP trying to push to much bike. Sometimes slowness is a dangerous thing, not a safe thing. The city of L.A. is one of those exceptions. LOL
     
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    ALL EYES ON ME, when I'm on the road. Not as worried about the cagers behind me as I am about the ones coming at me and turning across my path. So I'm installing a strobe controller for my 7" headlight cause I gots disco fever. I want to be as obnoxiously visible as I possibly can.
     

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    Installed the 12 pattern strobe module to the headlight. I'm now a rolling disco from the front and back of my bike. Anything goes for a bicycle as far as lighting is concerned. Best $12 I ever spent. LOL
     
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    Cool Mike. Any vids?
     
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    The videos will be a coming cause it's too wild looking not to film. I need to shoot at dusk though. Too much daylight and you can't see the lights. Too dark and you won't see the bike. I want both to be recognizable. I'll be filming tomorrow night.

    I started out wanting to ride that bike as low profile and low key as possible then I thought maybe that wouldn't be a very good idea if I wanted to have a long life. LOL

    Yes I had a close call with an oncoming car turning in front of me. I thought I had fully battery power to the headlight only to realize when I got home that the battery was near dead.
     
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    So much for getting the "Dusk Shot".

    It's a Boogie Fever rolling disco going down the road. LOL

    Yes the strobe headlight also has a Steady-On mode.

    http://youtu.be/YG-mLMPzpKQ
     
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    Couldn't get hit by even a drunk with all that going on. "boogie fever" being stuck in your head is a small price, lol.
     
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    The flashing headlight is mainly for daylight, low light situations. I can say it makes heads snap towards you in any lighting condition plus it prolongs your battery.

    It's not the drunks I fear cause I'm not out when they are. It's the cell phone yappers and texting drivers that are looking at their laps instead of the road, that send a chill down my spine. LOL
     
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    My first face plant into a car at night that was turning in front of me into a liquor store. Luckily I was going lass than 10 mph at the point of impact. Me and the bike suffered not even a scratch except to one of my pedals. I can't say the same about the guys car, but it was a beater anyway. dance1

    I take that back. I got a lump on the side of my elbow the size of a golf ball. Sigh.
     
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    You have reminded me of a small survival tip I saw once. If you see a car all dented or with different colour body panels, watch out, the driver may well be the reason for the dents and technicolours.
     
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    The guy stepped out of the car and had coke bottle glasses on. He looked like he was wearing telescope lenses. Luckily it was a low speed impact my bike would have been messed up bad. Never mind me. Bone heal but bikes don't. LOL
     
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    i think its sick.
     

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