what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. vincent713

    vincent713 New Member

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    You can always use the rear brake cable to get you home if it breaks.
     
  2. KDB

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    Thanks. that is one solution I have been afraid to try.

    I have done these things:



    Make sure the C clip (I guess that's it's official name now) is installed right-side-up. So that the pencil stub looking valve is hooked into the C clip, not just resting on top of it.

    Make sure there is no obstruction (any speck will be enough to make it stick open or shut)

    AND (this is a big one)

    I let the carb lean about 30 degrees to the right. For some reason I am getting much worst mileage (about 60 mpg) and getting a much higher top speed.
    I will not pretend to understand why but I'm gonna go with it.

    If anyone has an explanation I am all ears.
     
  3. MotorNut123

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    It's probably because the carb is taking more gas because the way it is set? The carb should b evenly flat
     
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    I have a clutch roller, been using it since shortly after the build was roadworthy.
     
  5. happycheapskate

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    You probably want to use a much less volatile and explosive solvent then!

    [​IMG]

    I used to use old gas in a coffee can to vat out bike chains and cassette cogs and freewheels. Someone pointed out what a bad idea it was.



     
  6. diceman2004

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    picked up a new grubee ( poop as usual ) , gotta love the guy that sells em though ,
    he thinks they are made by groovy ... ha

    ANYWAYS .. real nice castings .. ok .. spent about 1 1/2 hours with a file doing the fins . I want a more rounded look ( like the 49roundheads ) so i took a little more time to radius the corners and the top of the head .

    still some matching up to do between the jug and the head .. but it looks way better now . The worst part was on the jug ( about 1/4 between the highest and lowest spot )

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    Oh yeah .. they didn,t hone the cylinder iether . ( nice bore .. its good .. just hasn,t been honed ) Now i,m gonna have to scuff it up a bit , or the rings will never seat .
     
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    I've heard so many chain probs here I bought some lube yesterday, and sprayed it on today, after a warm-up ride.

    Liquid Wrench brand... I don't like it, so far. but anything should be an improvement, and I'll see how it holds up, and if it slings off on to my rim.

    My chain is junk. I should replace it... for safety!

    ...and jowen is listening to 'eclectic music' ??? AC/DC ? Back in Black?

    :)
    rc
     
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

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    Nice work, man!
     
  9. GearNut

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    Oooh boy! They came out beautiful!
    Nice work, diceman2004!
     
  10. Dan

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    LOL Happy

    (now ya tell us!)
     
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    I like this pict in a strange way it seems majestic.;):Dlaff
     
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    Be careful not to use chain lubricants with "moly" in the formula. They work for industrial chains that don't get cleaned enough, powered by big motors, but on bicycle chains they have a sticky substance that piles up like mud on the der. pulleys, and hardens into a thick resin!
     
  13. diceman2004

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    Decided to go with the ( Edelbrock Torker II ) intake manifold .
    Thinkin of doing the case Chevy orange .

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  14. DaveC

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    Won a sack of 50 flanged serrated 1/4" lock nuts on Ebay. Watching an assortment of stainless steel all thread rod 1/4". Weld tabs with 1/4" holes in them to thread the rods through to form mounting points for the S5 E Morini motor.

    Photos of the tab location, fab and welding to come :)
     
  15. KDB

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    I swear I would pay twice the price for an engine kit that sucked just a little bit less.
    Milk me for upgrades, spam my email with useless wastes of money, I do not care. I just want quality parts that work the first few times I install them.
     
  16. GearNut

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    Why don't you go whole hog and run a Mallory MSD ignition and a Demon 575 carb? :D
     
  17. Allen_Wrench

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    Uh, I dunno. Morini? I keep hearing they're good. I think they're a little bit more than twice the price, tho'. Piston Bikes got 'em. SportsCarPat uses 'em. I haven't yet, but I'm tempted - if I get enough cash on hand.
     
  18. Nashville Kat

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    Got the 27 on the back end now to match the front- it's got a 34 alloy sprocket- the thing runs so good with a billet intake and speed carb I think the 34 will be no problem in flat florida-

    So I also put a lightweight 413 TRUKE chain on this one- I've been riding the other bike with one quite a bit, and I'm sure that it now pedals easier and so easier then for the motor= and it's quieter too- so rolling easier.

    So a lot of weight off the 66- lighter wheel with tire with better roll, lighter chain with less resistence. Alloy 34 lighter than steel 36 it replaces.

    Also let me take the cantilever off the back and put a long reach caliper- this thimg looks awsome- and I'll try to post some pictures in pictures sectrion soon.
    I've painted over the dark blue frame with that chrome silver paint- almost looks like a chrome frame now.

    this thing is almost ready to roll and roll it will.

    Well here it is minus pedal chain:
    .santa
     

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  19. Rocky_Motor

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    Performed my first build. Not done yet and haven't gotten to start it yet. I really hope it works out.
    The mounts I feel aren't exactly well done but the motor feels very solidly mounted.
    I was also turning the engine with the sparkplug in and heard some kind of air leak under the compression. But easily could have been because I had not done more than finger tight on the spark plug and not even tightened the carb at all yet. I'm a nervous nelly!


    If you'd like to help this is my thead on it:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f42/motorizing-schwinn-35621-2.html (it's a trek I know, turns out my schwinn was to small)
     
  20. 2239968

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    Received a fun package today. One step closer on my build.

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