Two items that could save your life

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by karryhunt, May 25, 2013.

  1. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Not really aimed at you muddybike...rather at those members who seem to have all the answers about what we need to buy for a reliable bike.
     
  2. Scootmeister

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    One of the fun things about this hobby is finding better ways to do things. We all start with kits and the usual configuration for a build. Some of us move to "less conventional" approaches to eliminate weak points. Others innovate to enhance safety or speed like adding disc brakes, using BMX chains, and adding geared hubs. One thing is a fact, anything that adds drag to the drive train is going to rob HP from these little engines. If you can do without a tensioner, that's a plus. If you can't, that's ok too. Do what makes for the most fun and celebrate the variety in the sport.
     
  3. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    I I don't have headaches I have a shift kit .but thank you for caring .
     
  4. Master-shake

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    Where this thread went wrong is when the OP named it.

    If he had said "helmet and safety lights" he might have had a point. This thread is an opinion thead. And in my opinion cheap builds need to stay cheap an expensive builds should utilize those fancy parts. Does the bike "Need them in order to save my life?" Sounds like an overstatement to me.
     
  5. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    what I want to know is how do you get the bike to explain to the paramedics what happened along with the medication you're taking your blood type diabetes you know those kind of things that are critical to save ones life ,history of heart disease,history of suicide massive depression and let's not forget mental illness !!!!!!!
     
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  6. MitchP

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    I never leave home without wearing a pair of underwear that have my name, most current address, blood type and known allergies.
     
  7. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Mitch, you live in CAILY those could very well be your lovers undies, it is the weekend after all........
     
  8. SavageBlunts904

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    fyi the springer tensioner is GARBAGE with the stock spring. if you get a 40lb custom spring for it. gravy. perfect tension with no repercussions and yes I learned the hard way. but the spring made it work like it "should" or at least the idea of it. good spring good times although a solid tensioner mount is a much better rout. I just had to adapt what I had already paid for ya know.
     
  9. KenX

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    Ouch! That could become a little personal.
     
  10. karryhunt

    karryhunt New Member

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    I never said they were mandatory. I simply said the tensioner and hub adapters made the installation much easier and safer than the rag joint and tensioner that comes with the kit. Explain exactly what you dislike about the very well engineered Kip Springer tensioner. I have over 2000 trouble free miles of use from mine and the original spring is still working fine.
     
  11. karryhunt

    karryhunt New Member

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    I showed the Kip Springer tensioner to my neighbor who by the way is a mechanical engineer for NASA. His statement exactly, its looks nicely done with the solid mounting to the case and 100% better than the "suicide tensioner" that came with your kit.

    Just because you're a tool and can perform miracles on the cheap does not mean everyone else can do the same with good results.

    There's not a doubt in my mind that if you took a poll on what causes the most problems in setting up a motorbike, the rag joint and "suicide tensioner" would be pretty close to the top of the list.
     
  12. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Whatever. I disagree with your tone acting like you NEED these parts or you will die.
    No matter what you tell me, I know spring tensioners are a poor solution in any setup that has variable speeds and loads. Over 30 years in all types of industrial power transmission repairs tell me you are misguided. If your sprocket is so well centered, why does it need a spring anyway?
     

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