what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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

  1. Jumpa

    Jumpa New Member

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    My choke is never on for more than 30 seconds & that's only the first start of the morning you cant really idle with a choke because your basically letting no air in at all I only use my choke in the extreme winter cold weather & it's been that way with several different motors & carbs or "kits" if you will.

    Not to mention it wont run past 30 seconds with the choke on. Also any adjustments made to a carb while the choke is on will have negative affects when the choke is off ,, in other words never adjust a choked carb it like putting a band aid on a chainsaw wound. It will do you no good
     
  2. GearNut

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    I fixed the leaky drain plug.
    New crush washer and teflon thread sealant. It'll never leak again. From now on I am going to suck the dirty oil out through the fill hole.
    I made a vacuum system out of a juice pitcher and a 12 volt emergency air compressor that I converted to a vacuum pump.
     
  3. Cruise

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    Totally pulled the bike down to ready for painting. Gonna leave the bars and forks on though as they're all chrome and will help to manage the frame.
    I've laid all parts out labelled on shelves to give the best chance of successful reassembly, and a list has started on little stuff I think up on the way.
    Good news: all my brackets I made to fit the china to a stretch chopper have held and still look good.
    Not so good: cracked frame at the base of the seat stay and frame. Probably not hard to reinforce, but I just have to get the thing to an exhaust shop nearby for welding.
    Apart from that it's a good time tinkering in the shed.
     
  4. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Goter out for little more break in on the "TIGHTCASE#2" on the LaJolla. Man its great having professionally built racing engines!!!!
    Then the phone rang and it was one of my South St.Louis riding crew trying to put together a ride for this weekend. They're predicting 50 degrees. Time to roll it out and go racing!!
     
  5. Cruise

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    Got a bit done. Took my bare frame to an exhaust shop to weld a crack I found from an old engine mount.
    Did some primer here, gloss coat there and sanding everywhere.
    Put a helicoil in a thread I remembered stripping, but held so got put off.
    Had to make a mount for my rear refector/light, so got a bit excited. I'd like some kind of teardrop type, but this will do at the grand cost of nought. Fits the flame look of the bike as well.
     

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  6. CARider

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    Went to Walmart and got supertech engine degreeser, and put it all over my bike. Spray off- and did a great job! The stock carb really gets my engine dirty. Good thing it's a black motor :)
     
  7. Cruise

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    I had the same problem on my last bike for a couple of years. China motor.
    I fixed it one fine day by tightening the throttle down into the carby a bit more with multi grips. I did exercise extreme caution and only turned it about 15 degrees past finger-tight, (too scared to do any more) but since then it's been fine.
     
  8. vachon644

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    Finally got around to adjust my front cantilever brake properly; thanks Sheldon Brown for helping me with mechanical advantage!
     
  9. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Every motorbicycle rider/builder needs to read Sheldon Browns bicycle guides.
    The man has saved me untold money and frustration.
     
  10. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    mocha plug chop
     
  11. snellemin

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    Made me a fender based of Mucky nutz. I used some privacy screen for an LCD monitor I had laying around. Still need to punch some holes in it to mount it.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. dodge dude94

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    Took it out for a spin. Still haven't bought a carb for it. lol
     
  13. Theon

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    I got my crank back from Rock solid, And ordered another from him, I'm not going to bother with the 38mm stroke crank I have here, like Tony said use it as a paper weight.
    So back to putting motors back together.
     
  14. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Rejetted my second TIGHTCASE RACE ENGINE today.
    Took both my bikes out for fresh air....
     
  15. Cruise

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    Still painting. Riding my old cruiser round while the new one gets all the love.
    It's done a head gasket and leaks a bit of oil, but I'm going to let it go as motivation to get the new bike on the road.
     
  16. Cruise

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    Look at my tank! Where has this pin-striping tape stuff been all my life!
     

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  17. GearNut

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    That tank looks awesome, Cruise! You shot it yourself?
     
  18. CTripps

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    Very nice, Cruise. That's going to look great on the bike.
     
  19. Cruise

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    Hey thanks. If shot = mask and paint, then yeah all mine. Almost lost track of unders and overs but got it in the end. Here's the nearly-done shot.
     

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  20. slayer60973

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    Tire popped 3 miles from home so im selling it. POS
     

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