what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. bitsnpieces

    bitsnpieces New Member

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    Rode it from my house to Point Cook, approximately 22 kilometres away. Took about 40 minutes? I didn't go very fast, wasn't going flat out.

    On the way home from Seddon though, about 12 km, I forgot to check time but riding along cars going at 60km/h, I was probably around 45-50km/h WOT for speed.

    I wonder if it'll get faster after the break in period? o_O
     
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    did routine check over today. cleaned spark plug,wipe off chain N lil oil on it. we ready for the weekend:)
     
  3. Skarrd

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    what's your butt dyno say about it? anything gained?
     
  4. bitsnpieces

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    Fix a leak (hopefully it's fixed now)

    Used a soda can as a temporary exhaust tip (because I lost the proper exhaust tip, and yes, I did make a hole at the bottom of the can)

    Tighten clutch and brakes a little more

    Moved rear basket back a little more (so I can actually completely sit on the bike)

    Refuel

    Stuffed rubber bits between the cooling fins of the engine (one user posted it as a tip as it helped reduce the vibration on their bike)

    Gave it a quick test run.

    Things to do would be:

    File down part of the engine mount parts so they can sit flush with the frame

    Swap out old short studs on the front mounts and replace with longer ones so I can put the bracket on

    Get a new exhaust to make the engine run quiet
     
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    Made a 1/4" spacer and inserted it into my throttle tension assembly to fix my small idle problem. Added my new Manic Mechanic Large CNS intake and didn't have to cut down the clutch alignment screw. He must be making them a bit longer now. If you are having CNS trouble and hate that crappy plastic spacer, this is a great product.
     
  6. Dan

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    LOL, just sounded funny. But is amazing how much ya can gauge/figure out with yer butt dyno, gluteus gage, pontification pointer.

    On a China girl, ya know when the forward, rt mount is loose 'cause yer upper left check feels it first.
     
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    Upper left cheek???
    How many butt cheeks do you have Dan? :eek:
     
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    lol Gearnut. Before or after the last crash?

    Does sound like the poorly worded "how to properly mount a Chinagirl"

    Once again proving my editing skills are full proof.
     
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    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Mine are about 80 proof
     
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    made it work.
     
  11. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    I rode it, just like I do everyday. Just rackin the hrs/miles up on it....lot's of fun and cheap to run (compared to my 4-Runner):D

    dnut
     
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    You sir have me seriously thinking of getting a 4-stroke kit just for the reliability aspect of it.
     
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    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i built an actual working brake light, then went really really fast for a coupla hours. raced a Vespa and smoked him...:)

    gotta love living in southern california. was in the 70's near the beach today. supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow.
     
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    Bet mines fastern yers! :D YouTube - Car VS Scooter :D laff
     
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    I would rather smoke a Vespa than a spandexer!
    Their easier to keep lit and they taste better!
    We didn't ask for a WEATHER REPORT! Your fixing to join Norm up there in Alaska! You guy's will be quite a sight walking on the side of the road.
    Maybe we'll outfit YOU with a tight Red tank top, with one size fits all White spandex tights with a "Maine" potato in back with blue flip-flops with those cool little lights that flash as you step!_!
    Pat!
    Are you following this!And Paul you could be on the same route!_!Kip.
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  16. Skarrd

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    wrestled with the bike's frame trying to get the motor to fit better. think i got it where it needs to be, just need to fix the broken stud on the front and bolt her in nice n tight, then it should vibrate less.
     
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    Finally properly mounted my engine to the frame.
    Realised I could use the long studs from the previous engine to mount the current one as my bike has a large frame at the front so needed longer studs.

    Can't wait to try the beauty tomorrow and see if I can get less vibrations. :)
     
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    tried to drill out the broken stud but it's way stuck in there.

    just gonna fab up a new way to bolt it on.
     
  19. Saddletramp1200

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    Dan I listened to Da Yooper's Rusty Chevrolet for you :) That's why I live where it don't snow! I been there, done that. (c)
     
  20. chrisme

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    Sometimes I wish I lived somewhere it doesn't get cold .... It was -11F out this morning. My poor car gave me crap about starting. haha
     

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