what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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

  1. Cruise

    Cruise New Member

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    A nice looking ride mate.
    I still think of a few old cars from time to time.
     
  2. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    I downloaded the Kelly KBS48101L-L Controller program on to my XP desktop machine and hooked up the USB->Serial cable to it to change some settings on this Macargi 3-speed 24" Rover electric shifter build controller.

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    The darn thing was drawing more power than the wimpy battery could put out and it would shut down requiring a battery off/on cycle to run again.
     
  3. SuperDave

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    Be kinda hard to determine or maintain consistant temps with a hair dryer style heat gun I would think. VHT isn't cheap, (quality never is) as I recall it was $7.00 a can, for that kind of money, why not spray the entire tank? Make it a project for a rainy day. Or during winter downtime.

    But if all you want to do is patch a bald spot, why not try Map's suggestion of using Autozone Lacquer, it is cheaper and wouldn't require the time, effort or expense that my approach does. If nothing else, it may tide you over through the rest of the year until it becomes too cold to ride, thus giving you the time to do it up right.

    More than likely it is the cap vent dribbling fuel outside the tank, its very common on these China Girls.
     
  4. Cruise

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    I bought a 5" angle grinder today. I think I feel just a bit more manly.
     
  5. Jumpa

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    Made a 500 lumen light out half of a 1½" bell end PVC sched, 40 coupling
    and 1¼" 50 watt 12 volt light.

    "I picked up a case of 12 of them for $3 bucks at a yard sale"

    I Salvaged parts from an old lamp we had that our cat decided we didn't need any more and did a 4' gravity check with it. "SMASH"

    I used the power cord for the wires from the light to "the 12 volt battery
    "a battery that I took out of our fio's cable modem shhh"

    The chain switch from the lamp was also used for this light

    I didn't HAVE to put tape on it but the pipe was gray stock & when
    I painted it black it wouldn't dry "RUSTOLEUM"

    So instead of waiting patiently for the paint to dry I taped it up it so I could work on it. Or else it would of looked much better more of a "factory made look" if i didn't tape it. Live and learn

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  6. TakeiT

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    hit 100km.
     
  7. mapbike

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    I made some with the 50W bulbs like that about 3 years ago, very bright lights, heck on batteries.... because I ride a long ways most of the time and the battery didn't have as good of a life as I would have liked, but seems that is the case with most batteries...

    nice job, you'll be able to see way out there now and that is a big deal for safety at night.

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    "I picked up a case of 12 of them for $3 bucks at a yard sale"
    Nice Light...


    I Salvaged parts from an old lamp we had that our cat decided we didn't need any more and did a 4' gravity check with it. "SMASH"

    I used the power cord for the wires from the light to "the 12 volt battery
    "a battery that I took out of our fio's cable modem shhh"

    The chain switch from the lamp was also used for this light

    I didn't HAVE to put tape on it but the pipe was gray stock & when
    I painted it black it wouldn't dry "RUSTOLEUM"

    So instead of waiting patiently for the paint to dry I taped it up it so I could work on it. Or else it would of looked much better more of a "factory made look" if i didn't tape it. Live and learn
     
  8. Cruise

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    Hang on,.......
    TakeiT: 100km/h !! ?
    Details please. What's your setup?
     
  9. xseler

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    I rode it.


    No tweeks, no twerks, no maintenance, just rode.
     
  10. SuperDave

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    I went out riding my bike today with a camera! Got to document the journey & snap a few pics before the batteries pooped out on me, so I boogied home for fresh batteries & upload the video to free some storage space on the camera. It's a little bumpy as it was hanging around my neck (I don't have a proper mount) but you get the feel for it. Hope you enjoy it!

    Schwinn Outlaw @ Thunder Beach Spring 2014
     
  11. BarelyAWake

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    You may like these then, they're a direct replacement for those bulbs should you wish to reduce power consumption: LED MR16 Spotlight 12V 4W (440 Lumen - 50 Watt Equivalent) $2.60
    http://www.amazon.com/LED-MR16-Spotlight-12V-Lumen/dp/B0051SRKVI

    Here's two on my tad for an example, first pic difference in base sizes (LED on left & halogen on right), second & third pics are the two LED bulbs mounted, low beam (bottom) is a warm flood & top is a cool spot, both 440 lumen/50w equivalent @ only 4w draw (each) so it's a total of 880 lumen at only 8 watts for just about $5;

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    ...and they don't get hot ;)
     
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    It opened for me, I was looking for places I recognize. Panama City is the closes beach to us here in Georgia so we have been there a lot. The picture below is what I do at the beach.
     

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    Nice video, Dave. And I don't think it was that rough. I've seen a lot worse. And the reception you got from the guys there was pretty cool.
     
  15. mapbike

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    I also think its a good video Super Duper Dave...........LOL!

    nice engine noise instead of some funky song playing that drowns out the ride like some of the videos we find on the Tube.

    Ever since I have first seen your bike I have been curious about how it handles with that small front tire, but judging from the video it looks like it handles pritty stable, again nice video... looks like you had a great time and got some nice positive feedback from the on-lookers, some like our bikes and some just roll their eyes.... I figure the eye rollers only do it on the outside because of their ignorance and arrogance, but on the inside they really wish they could ride it......LOL! A true biker and/or motor sports enthusiast is always game for anything with wheels and a motor in my opinion.

    Map
    dnut
     
  16. TakeiT

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    LOL no, my odometer rolled over to 100km :)

    I decided to take it to my cottage today, about 50km away, in the rain.. Was fun, but I might have ****ed my rear bearing up, not sure if it's screwed or just loose, didn't look at it!
     
  17. Cruise

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    ^ Oooooohhhh. (Sheepish look)
     
  18. mapbike

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    Lol.......!

    That look like when you pass wind and there is more to it than you were expecting....?????

    Oh no......!!!!

    laff

    Map
     
  19. xseler

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    Your neighbors to the north refer to that as a 'shart'. :D
     
  20. mapbike

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    Lol....!

    Or a "Fit" maybe...?????

    Either way it aint good!
     

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