what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate New Member

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    Please post your results on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dax-Friction-Drive-fan-club/218445778250153 Dax Fan Club

    I have been wondering the same thing! http://waldsports.com/index.cfm/wald582rearfoldingbasket.html
    Probably cheaper at Niagaracycle. I think you get 2 in a set.

    You could get some All Thread, bend it in a couple places , and run it through 4 drilled holes in the friction drive channel, for a place to hook panniers. Then use a conduit bracket or something to tie the rack to the seat stay. Good luck! Send pics!
    [​IMG] https://www.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRzQuV6Nz3rKf2K7v3nAA_KighXytvRXM9Q86pm1607xexRM3_9yrPVhQ
    I bet they will be noisy, but if the drive doesn't flex a lot, it should work fine, opposite the engine and gas. I think you might have to reinforce the drive channel though (some cross bolts and nuts inside and outside the box). I drilled through mine to mount that little plastic bin for the reflector tape and spares. The metal was fairly easy to cut through, and didn't flake any, but it was pretty stout.

    Adding extra nuts on the u-bracket bolts helped me a lot too. (bolt through bracket, nut, then mounting plate, washer, lock washer, nut, nut. )
     
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    Didn't get a round tuit today, but I eyeballed the chain alignment... it actually doesn't look bad so as to throw the chain.
    The rag joint does have a warble though. gotta fix that.
    VERY nice Kalifornia day, today.
    i shoulda been riding!
    rc
     
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    kings has clamshell mounts, and a forum member Sgt. Howard sells US-made heavy duty 3pc clamshells that take the Grubee cogs. I got one and it's thick!
     
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    After many chain jumping issues previously, I bought this chain alignment tool:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-...Parts_Accessories&hash=item27c5c9ab29&vxp=mtr
     
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    Resoldered the ground on my mag, which resolved my issue of my engine not running, and promptly took her for a short jaunt considering she had been out of commission for about two weeks, between that and the installation of my shift kit.

    I also applied a thread locker to jackshaft screws, and some silicone between my carb and intake pipe (had to re apply it for air leaks because I had to take my carb off for getting the jack shaft on).

    Tomorrow, I may start assembly of the x chamber... if I have time. I owe my girlfriend a date. Oh well, its supposed to be cold and windy yet again tomorrow. Not my favorite riding weather.
     
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    Took the bike up to the old house up the road today and got a pic. Jetted down to #68 and haven't noticed a real dramatic difference maybe a little less 4-stroking at WOT. Re-mounted the light but still not happy with the bracket so I have to fabricate another one.
     

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    I trued my front wheel, replaced the rim tape with Gorilla Tape, my favorite, and soldered the wires back onto my speedo computer. They got yanked out the other day. I figured it was worth a try, and it seems to work ok.
     
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    Have been going on break in runs now that I have my Predator built. Im loving this build so far, very smooth ride.
     

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    I removed the exhaust that I made for it and took it over to FSI to have it Jet Hot coated.
    2 Fridays from now I will get it back. Until then she sits... waiting...
     
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    What is 'JetHot' coating?
    Sounds good!

    HCS... I kinda like that schwinn avenue bike.
    Where can I get a bargain deal on those fancy wheels in the following pics?
    I'd like to try them one day. :)
    rc
     
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    http://www.jet-hot.com/
     
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    http://www.jet-hot.com/coatings/

    It is an awesome coating that easily outlasts chrome and boosts performance too!
     
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    GN, did you get the Extreme 2000 with the gritty, textured coating, to help subdue the engine sound?
    Kool stuff!
    rc
     
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    After a short discussion on all the different coatings and finishes that FSI offers, I just decided on Jet-Hot, no particular one other than I am over budget on this project and I want it polished. I assume that it will be the Extreme 1300 polished. FSI outsources the Jet-Hot as they do not do any polishing in house, only coatings. I could have had the exhaust copper coated, brass coated, nickle coated, titanuim coated, all sorts of coatings to choose from. But.....I wanted it all done under 1 roof so if the unexpected happens they can take care of it right there instead of me driving across town from one business to another for the separate coating and polishing procedures.
    One stop shopping.
     
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    The Schwinn Avenue is a Walmart special, $240, half that or less at garage sales around the country. The stock tires are decent, and the bike is a practical commuter and pretty tough. I used to ride it fast on singletrack mtn bike trails just for the heck of it. It corners well, but the narrow tires and low bottom bracket make it challenging. It's more like a cheap cyclocross bike with mtn handlebars.

    The "fancy" wheels came on it. They are dirt cheap conventional hubs with chinese aero rims. They have survived some beating, but I am very particular about my wheel run-out. I'd rather have a 36 hole 3x set on this bike. Under pedaling power, with road tires, the aero rims do make a noticeable difference. With super tubes, fat urban tires, and a motor, its just for looks.

    If you buy this bike, grease everything bc. the factory didn't! And tighten up your spokes before you move it 1 mile. Then it will be a durable bike, esp for a low cash bike.

     
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    I have done nothing today, I am a very new user and cannot figure out how to start a new thread or post or whatever its called. I do have a project scooter with a homelite 240 engine on it. I am needing help with my direct drive set up. if someone could help me figure this new post stuff i'd appreciate it
     
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    Howdy Native. To start a new thread, go to the section you want. Say 2 stroke. Just above where it says "Threads in forum" is a button marked "New thread" Just click on that. (Upper left)

    Just below "2 Stroke Bicycle Engines & Kits 2 stroke motorized bicycle engine kits need careful installation and setup, find out how from our professionals here!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ySW7X2STmU
     
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    $#@%$#@ing cold front! It's been lasting for days. This Alumaweld I've been using on my new tank is finicky. Even with an electric warming plate helping me out, if the temperature goes below 60 degrees F. I can't do anything good with it. So here I am at home, inside, waiting for a warm front. Longing to finish my new tank.
    But the rest of you feel free to keep writing. I read your stuff so that I can get my MB fix vicariously.
     
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    I finished my build today......:) only took me a week :( but all that matters is that its done and running. When I was finally able to take it for a ride I went all the way to my friends house to show him and let him take it for a spin. This bike already is so much fun to ride and I can't wait to spend more time on the seat.brnot
     
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    Ride safe and enjoy motorbikelasvegas,

    You may encounter some frustration along the motor biking way, but just look at it as part of the process and part of the fun of wrenching on something so unique and fun, these motor bikes are an adventure that continues, but it's well worth the effort for those who really love it.

    (^)

    Peace, Map
     

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