what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Skarrd, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate New Member

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    I pedaled mine home. ugh. The clutch blew up somehow. I was riding at 25mph and it started making a metallic racket. I thought it was a bearing or con rod, but the clutch was locked up. I'll have to pull the motor and figure out what happened. I hope the engine is ok!
     
  2. ddesens

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    Got my "on a budget/scrap parts build" running today. Been riding it around and making adjustments. My chain tensioner wheel sucks. Gotta get a new one. Tried to make one out of a skateboard wheel but its the wrong type. Got down about an 1/8 and it was solid plastic.
     
  3. wheelbender6

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    I mounted one of those 24v currie motors on my bike today for commuting. It rained all day so I have only ridden it around the block so far. I bought the kit used, so I need to test the battery endurance before I try to commute to work on it. I'll do a post on it after I sort a few things out and take some pics.
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  4. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Same here. Times are tough all around lately, and for some even more than others. I remember a famous comedian saying something about how politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often and for the same reason.
     
  5. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    Amen to that bro...........!

    What we have now are mainly a bunch of elitist self-serving moochers off the hard working mans money, all they have is what they take from us and they treat we the people as if we owe them something and are completely clueless as to what the term "public servant" means.
    A bunch of power hungry tyrants behind a fancy suite and a smile.

    Ok ok...... ill get off my soap box now!

    Peace, Map
    .flg.
     
  6. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    Just rain here last couple of days so no riding for me and I just laid up inside and watched football most of the day........

    Map
     
  7. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    No rain here, yet. I've only looked at my bike as I go to work or when I come home the last few days. I really don't know how much longer I can continue in this line of work.....

    Ah, the joys of being 'Joe Taxpayer' and helping all the deadbeats stay deadbeats.
     
  8. Danschutz

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    Seems like Ive been living at my shop lately lol, I really haven't but by the time I get out of there its dark...and cold.

    Well today, rather this evening I called up my bud and we cranked the bikes up and took an hour long stroll around town. Was a good time, low traffic, hit a bunch of bike paths. Downside, it was 44 degrees and dark. By the time we got back my clutch hand was pretty stiff (Guess that clutch wheel mod would be handy to have!) and dang my knees were cold lol.

    This will be my last ride until I get tires. The ones Im using are the same ones that came with the used wheels I bought and even though I inspected them before the ride once we got back the tires are splitting at the seams from dry rot.

    Dan.
     
  9. rock out

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    Today I upgraded to a nt carb from a CNS omg its so much better way more simple and I upgraded to a performance exhaust
    One question about the not carb the air switch at the back should be kept open at all times?
     
  10. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I like my NT a lot. Very simple, very easy, give no trouble (unless I leave the petcock open for over a day).

    This "not carb the air switch": are you asking about the choke?
    If it's the choke, you should only really need it when starting during cold weather. Once the engine is warm, you just slide the lever down and forget about it.
     
  11. truckd

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    I started the final reassembly of the Black Jack, the fenders are just laying there for photo.
     

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  12. mapbike

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    Nice looking bike......

    Shan
     
  13. truckd

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    Thanks! Shan.......
    It sure looks a lot different now that it's one color tomorrow I'll get the fenders on and have a complete bike to motorize.
     
  14. Danschutz

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    Nice Bikes!

    Dan.
     
  15. Need For Steve

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    All new gaskets and fuel lines for my Homelite motor. Fired it up outside at 10:00pm to adjust the carb :D
     
  16. truckd

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    Thanks! Danshutz..........

    Just mounted the front fender on the Black jack with leather washers pretty cool looking vintage touch.
     
  17. rock out

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    Yeah the choke I kinda figured out how to work it last night thanks?
     
  18. darkhawk22

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    Changed out my drum brake cable to a new one.
     
  19. FMB42

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    You want to know what I did?

    I realized just how pathetic my bike is compared to yours and a whole lot other bikes I see in here.
     
  20. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    Hey bro dont hate on your bike......lol!

    Most of us started simple and just worked the bike up from there one or two mods at a time, my bikes are still very simple and aren't high dollar builds by any means but they run good, and have been pretty darn reliable for how I ride which by the way ain't just putting around.

    Good tires, good tubes, good brakes, good mounts on everything with a bolt or screw in or on it, a well tuned carb, good flowing exhaust, and a well aligned chain with all wheel bearings being properly greased and tensioned and you have a pretty darn good bike as long as the china girl gremlins ain't after you and you started out with a lemon engine........!

    Best wishes and just do what you can when you can....

    Map
    .wee.
     
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