what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. dodge dude94

    dodge dude94 New Member

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    Yeah, he said he'd buy one if I built another one or if I wanted to sell the one I have.
    That would be funny, both of us ride by when my neighbor is out in his yard. :D
     
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    I too was tired of fixing flats,I got the thick tubes,some help,not great,next,I got an old tire and cut the beads off,the wire that goes around it,and put it in, Haven't had a flat in a whole year and I ride everyday.
     
  3. fatdaddy

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    I haven't really had a chance to work too much on my bikes lately, Been to busy fixing my friends and customer bikes. "Tis is the season" I guess. With summer here everyone is dusting off their bikes, riding and breaking them. Just finished another build for a customer, and started a rebuild for a friend that caught his bike on fire. Thats right, burned up in the middle of the street. He had a small gas leak that he thought he could fix "later". Well, later never came. He had to just stand there and watch it burn. Now I'm putting the engine on another frame and replacing the wiring and electrics. I think the engine itself came out OK, We'll see.
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    Dude94,that is priceless!
     
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    What cop is gonna pull you over if yer riding with a cop?.ride7a
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    Got up this morning to do my usual ride to work and had a terrible squealing noise on the rear brake? I looked down to see what looked like oil on the caliper 'Hydro' disk brake. Did not see anything any where else.

    Had to make a split second decision. Having not seeing anything and no time to get specific I broke my usual ''every day religious habit'' I actually took the truck. I know used a whole weeks worth of gas in one trip.laff

    Did take home some valuable scrap metal for future tinkering tho. I got sheet metal for some battery boxes etc now! That was worth the trip!

    Got home and was about to investigate the seals on my caliper . What did I find???


    The night before I had a can of concentrate grape juice. In the back yard poring it into a water bottle to put in the freezer in the garage for work the next day.

    I split some on the caliper when I accidentally splashed it opening the can lol. laff

    So I detailed the BoXer machine admired it some for how faith full it has been and vowed never to spill that stuff on it again.:D Will be aback to my regular appointed scheduled tomorrow.dnut .
     
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    Took a long awaited ride,with fingers crossed,(in my mind;have to hold the bars!)and with some adjustments of the mixture screw.

    Pulled harder than on previous trips and hit about 4mph more than usual. I was anxious due to the "new and improved" one way bearing(complete with j.b. Weld) but it was fine. Letting off the throttle........sounds like grinding the clutch in a '71 subaru.



    Coming soon: rear disc brake,new rear wheel,and 30 tooth sprocket.
     
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    No joke! I got 6 flats in 100 miles with paper tubes, been riding for months with no problems using the thickest tubes I could find (think they were Avenir). Some prankster put a pebble in my air valve but I didn't find out till the tire felt squishy. I rode it "flat" quite a ways. I get mine from www.niagaracycle.com
     
  9. Allen_Wrench

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    I just got done re-wiring the brake light for a 4-AAA battery pack and a 6V brake lamp. I did some testing a day or so ago on the hunch that it might be brighter that way. It was, so I changed her over from the old 9V LED. I really thought the LED would have been brighter too, but I have my photographer's light meter and it agrees with my eyes.

    Well, of course I had to go out on a bit of a cruise to try it out. And, of course, I wasn't paying much attention to anything but cruising while I was out. But the brake light was just as bright when I got home, so I'm all good.
     
  10. DaveC

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    Took the rear fender off as well as the wheel. I'm getting ready to mount the sprocket with a pineapple mount. I need to grind out the center hole on the sprocket to clear the brake arm as well as heat and bend the arm. I have a new vice to put on the work bench. I broke the last one tearing apart some plumbing last year. The new one is twice as big but still no where near the size of my grandpa's old one...I broke that one, too :p To replace one that size costs $200+ for a new one. I broke the clamping screw on that one. If I knew someone with a lathe maybe they could make a new screw but I don't so it's a new smaller one for me. I just need to be more careful with them.
     
  11. Dan

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    Wow Dave, how are you breaking vices? I told you you had to use your powers carefully! (lol, "Super Dave")

    I have a lathe and am just learning to use it so would enjoy making one for you. Be a learning thing for me and will gladly take a stab at it. Building a shop so all tools are in a pile. So would be a while. If you subscribe to workshop thread, it will remind us both to work on making your clamping screw when I am set-up. If ya want. I don't want any thing for it, just to see if I can actually make one. But let me know. Really does sound fun and simple. LOL, I say that now. Not so much when I am throwing stuff at new shop walls.
     
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    Well, DaveC, we're on to you. The alias of Clark Kent had outlived its usefulness, eh? So now you're learning that you have to be careful with those poor, wimpy, SOLID IRON vices.

    Never fear, Superma...er, I mean Dave. In all seriousness, I used to know a fellow in the SCA who worked at a shop capable of milling titanium. I'll bet he could make you a vice. I'd be cool! I don't think it'd be cheap though. And it might take me some time to track him down.
     
  13. fatdaddy

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    I pretty much abuse ALL my tools, including my vice, and I've never broken one, let alone TWO. And I'm 57 years old, plenty of time to break one. You're gonna have to tell me your secret as I like to experience everything life has to offer. So, tell us again, HOW do ya break a solid steel vice? (Or two.)
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  14. DaveC

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    Guess I'm just gnarlier than ya'all heheheh. First one I was useing a cheater bar on, something was not gripping well enough and kept turning. Snap. Second, the base broke. And if that vice was made of steel I'll eat it ;) Cast junk iron from what I could tell. Even though I got a pretty nice new one I watch craigslist for old ones. I'd like a Winton but they are expensive. I promise to take better care of the one I just got :)
     
  15. tooljunkie

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    i like record brand vises
    the threaded part is probably acme thread,there some places on this planet that sell it.
    its cool Dan wants to try his hand at making you one.
    nothing to lose,i'd try it myself if it was close enough.just some custom grinding on a piece of tool steel and many hours of swearing.

    i saw a home built vise on the H.A.M.B. under home made tools.
    its awesome.wait,i go find the link.
    k,i'm back, here it is
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=235784&highlight=homemade+tools

    will take some browsing,but well worth the time if you like tools....
    i like tools.....

    oh,ya, i went for a ride to the highway and back,came flying into my driveway (blind spot)
    and narrowly missed my van coming out of the driveway,had my wife not heard me coming it would have been worse than my knee wiping a little dirt off the fender.
     
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    Just checked out 1/3 of that thread TJ. And Wow! It's amazing what people can do with a welder and some steel stock, eh? Anyone who welds should check it out.

    Found that whicked vise on page #24. The offset grip is brilliant!

    Loud pipes avoid run-ins with wives :p
     
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    Oh Man! Cool vise Killer.

    Gonna have to try some thing like that.
     
  18. DaveC

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    Dan, I didn't see this until now and sure, IF I can find the vise I'll remove the screw so you can give it a shot. You'll prob need 1 inch stock to make it from. I'm pretty sure it's still here, some might call us "hoarders" but I tell them I'm just lazy ;) Things have a tendency to stay where I place them for years...well... except for that gokart Airhart brake I had hanging on the wall from when I first took up gokart racing 25 years ago. That's what I get for letting deadbeat friends stay here...stuff comes up missing :(

    I'll let you know if and when I find it..trk
     
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    Yes home made vise by welding ect. Nice!

    The Hobart site has plans online for a brake press I should like to weld up and build.

    MT
     
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    Got the rest of my brake stuff in the mail yesterday. Installed it, looks awesome now and stops well.
    Gonna wait till I get the rear wheel straightened before I mount up my rear brake. Then again, I also have to get a new barrel adjuster on the dual brake lever because the one that is unused that the moment rattled out when I was riding it yesterday. >.<

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    Sorry for darkness, it was hard to see as the sun was in my face. :p

    Also, this thread needs to be stickied.
     

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