what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. CTripps

    CTripps Active Member

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    I got back to the cruiser's new tank today. The base coat looked good, so I masked it and ran the first coat of blue. After that I grabbed the Kenda 'self-sealing' tube that got punctured and went flat on me, cleaned it up and put a patch on it. It's in reserve now for the next time I need one.

    For my fellow Canadian builder/riders, here's something you might not have known: Canadian Tire's 'Supercycle'/generic innertubes are in fact Kenda tubes. While the Supercycle name has been printed on the tube, Kenda is molded into it in small print somewhere. So, $9.99 for the name brand or $5.99 for the red box version.
     
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    I think most tubes are made by the same factories in China anyway. Yeah, a lot of bike stuff is rebranded. Tires, cranks, frames, lots of generic stuff, like bike computers.
    If you want to buy 10,000-1,000,000 pieces of something, you can have your own brand on it.
     
  3. xseler

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    Ya know, now that I have this wonderful machine, it's hard for me not to click on "China Girl" e-mails that show up in my spam box...................what if it's actually about my engine???
     
  4. Huffydavidson

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    I finished the "TRAILER BUILD" and hooked it up to the "HD" . It rolls like its not back there . I can fell it when come down hard on the brakes , but it does act up back there around 26mph. But its empty and shopping carts don't usually go that fast right ???? LMAO Pics soon boys. Next big grocery run .
     
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    Didn't do anything today, but did grab some brake cleaner and 3-in-1 oil for my clutch. The brake cleaner is to clean the drum and the shoes, and the 3-in-1 oil is for the bushing. Tomorrow the real work begins. I have to fix a bent pedal arm (got the mapp/pro torch for that, probably take 5 minutes) Then I have to take my forks apart, fix/clean my lower fork seals, put new oil in and put it all back together. Also need to adjust the tension on my primary drive chain, so its gonna be a busy day lol.
     
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    had a really nice 2+ hour ride last night around a town I always wanted to explore and found it's version of state street. woot woot!!!!
     
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    install a new jaguar kit and customized a leovince pipe

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  8. mapbike

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    Pipe and bike overall looks really nice, can you actually tell any difference in how it runs with the Jaguar Ignition?

    Some swear by it and others say it more snake oil than anything else, just curious if you notice a change in the way the engine runs.

    By the way, be careful hopping up on curbs with that exhaust so low.....LOL! looks nice though for sure.

    Happy Safe Riding always, Map.wee.
     
  9. Huffydavidson

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    Great idea map, I'll name the next build "Venomous" , how cool thank map.
     
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    I walked my dogs this morning while thinking about all the work that I wanted to get done to the bike today. A thunderstorm rolled in right before I got back from walking the dogs. Drat! So I pulled the bike in my house to work on it in the living room. I covered the gas tank with a plastic bag and a rag to help protect against fume leakage. Then I grabbed the mapp/pro torch and removed my left pedal (with a wrench, not with the torch lol). I then heated the pedal arm red hot, and carefully bent it back to the correct angle (got bent during a spill I took). I then adjusted the tension on my primary drive chain, and sprayed my clutch out with brake cleaner. After adjusting my primary chain, my secondary drive chain was loose, so I adjusted that as well. Then I took the bike outside and started it up just to help the brake cleaner dry out of the clutch a little bit better. Revved it a few times while up on the double kickstand, then shut it off. All in all, a good day of motorized bicycle repair. Now just need to adjust my lower fork seals and replace a broken mirror.
     
  11. BigBlue

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    Installed a L-bracket to the front fender and installed side-pull calipers to the front and back of my cruiser - helps stopping with coaster brake. Been running 100:1 Opti-2 in 100+ degree weather and it is just fine. Will finish the first gallon tomorrow. Ordered an extra-tall double kickstand from Crow Cycles since the one I have is too short and the bike is wobbly with the current stand. Newer solid BMX 36h high flanged hub arrived today. I'll have my LBS measure the diameter of the spoke holes tomorrow to make sure I order the right spkes from Holmes Hobbies. I think they are 12 gauge straight pull, but the ones I have on the POS China hub are butted and wouldn't fit in the holes of the new hub. Need to adjust the chain adjuster tomorrow - too much slack.
     
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    Installed my new chain idler from turbobuick1.........man, what a difference! Went on easy and sure quietened things down ---- a lot. Worth every cent!

    I may get a slightly stiffer spring, but I'm gonna run this one a while.
     

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    My opinions on spring tensioners is well known, but that being said, this looks like a nice part.
     
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    Went for very nice 20 mile scenic ride with two other freinds.
     
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    Powertool, very nice job. I like that long to the back of wheel design. Mine is similar with the SBP chamber. I got tired of oil spitting on the back wheel and oiling my rear V-Brake. I run my oil a little rich because run it pretty hard sometimes .
     
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    That looks really good! I like how it includes the outside cover with a tab for the pivot point. Where do you get it and how much? Good info to know in case I do ever dig the HT back out of the garage.

     
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    It was $35 plus $5 shipping from forum member turbobuick1. I think he said this one is the first unit he's sent outside of Michegan. Ordered it early AM Saturday morning and got it Monday.

    So far, this is a great upgrade for my bike! Smoother, quieter, less vibration. The quality of the materials and workmanship is top notch.

    Great buy!
     
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    Swapped out my incandescent brake light for an led and wired another battery in series to power it. I now have four 7.2v nicads strapped to my luggage rack lol. Two wired in series for my headlight and two in series for my brake light. Was a bit of a challenge repositioning my sheetmetal clamp to accomodate the extra battery, but eventually figured it out. I'm not necessarily sure that the brake light is brighter than it was, will have to wait for dark to be sure on that. But it will definitely be more efficient, which is what I'm more concerned with at this point.
     
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    I rode over to cheap-o-depot and returned the extra parts from the trailer build. Repaired my tailpipe leak. Located some parts. All in all a nice productive riding day !
     

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