what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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

  1. Hawaiikelly

    Hawaiikelly New Member

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    I'm lucky I live in the country and have a nice 5 mile loop with very little traffic so I went out and did that. Then came home and repaired some rubbing areas. A little fun and a little work. Perfect for the end of the Labor Day holiday!
     
  2. MikeSSS

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    Rode 9.6mi, half in rain. Bike has a Straton friction drive, RS engine and Gotham tires. FD worked in the rain if I pedaled and did not use too much power. The RS got me about 14 mph, much faster than pedaling alone.

    9.6 mi at 114 mpg.
     
  3. Dan

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    70 yrs from now she will be tellin' stories of wrenching with her crazy Dad who took perfectly good bicycles and strapped motors to them. With a grin and a glint in her eyes.

    Great, great stuff.....
     
  4. woogie_man

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    Just bought new computer for the bike. Nice wireless unit that seems to be working great so far.
     
  5. Cyclin

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    One can only hope haha

    Sounds cool, gotta link?

    I love seeing what other people use for electronics. I just use a Bell wired thing. I've seen lots of people mounting their phones and using apps but I haven't found a mount that withstood vibration well enough yet
     
  6. woogie_man

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    It is a specialized speedzone sport.

    $40 at local shop and they installed it and made sure it is working.
     
  7. Cyclin

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    Looks cool. Nice, clean and easy. You got the hot pink one right? ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Dan

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    I copied Rustico Ray's idea of using velcro on the tank to mount a GPS. Works amazingly well even bouncing down dirt roads. When you stop, the GPS pops right off.

    Plan on getting a little solar charger. Then it would be ideal.
     
  9. gaffo

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    Rode my 4-stroke Goped today - visited the same cat down the street that a couple of months ago ignored/glared at me while I zipped past them honking my horn to get him out of my path - he was just sitting in the road! (its a "sleepy back-water" residential street - so little traffic).

    Well saw him there again - and again he just ignored me while I blasted him with my horn. This time he had company, a little Dochshund, who instead of ignoring me decided to chase me! ----and with a top speed of 18 mph, I had trouble outrunning him.

    It was close, but I made out alive without getting mauled.

    ;-).

    ..............

    my damn rearwheel allen bolts that hold on the rear disc break keep loosening - nearly lost them with the last tow trips (10 mile's odo or so ------- seems to be the magic number for me almost losing my backwheel/brakes).

    if I use "thread lock" on em I'm afraid I'll never be able to get them off if I'll evern need to someday.

    advice welcome. got 66 miles on her since June. not a bigtime "rider" lol.


    also question - how often do I need to lube the chain? - I'm using silicone spray - that ok?
     
  10. Cyclin

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    Use the Blue Threadlocker, it is removable :)
     
  11. gaffo

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    I've heard that - and that the Red is not.

    sorry for ignorance - but how do you removed the blue type? - muscle and acetone I assume.

    just asking so I know the details before I put the stuff on my bolts.

    thanks for reply BTW.
     
  12. Cyclin

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    From their site:

    "Cleanup
    Clean adhesive residue immediately with a damp cloth. Cured product can be removed with a combination of soaking in methylene chloride and mechanical abrasion such as a wire brush.

    For disassembly, shear with standard hand tools and remove with methylene chloride. In rare instances where hand tools do not work because of excessive engagement length, apply localized heat to nut or bolt to approximately 482°F (250°C). Disassemble while hot."

    So basically you're correct, muscle, and a solvent to remove residue. If muscle isn't enough add localized heat and remove while hot.
     
  13. Mike B

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    Hopped on my girly bike (industrial news girl) and attended the "Taste of the Valley Festival"

    Old girl has been sitting for months. Just pumped up the tires, primed the carb and the 32cc Tanaka popped to life on the second pull. Rode up to the barricades killed the motor and pedaled right on in. Locked the bike to a stop sign and ate and drank and listened to the bands. Then I went home.

    It's so nice to have no drama with your motor bikes - :)
     
  14. Cyclin

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    Sounds fun :) Gotta love that 4-stroke reliability

    You must be fairly local to me, I make the laser-etched wine crates and wine glasses for Tastes of the Valley brnot
     
  15. Mike B

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    Old girl is powered by a 2 stroke Tanaka on a Staton friction drive. Tiny little thing, goes well with the whole "girly" theme.

    I'm here in Tracy, about 20 miles south of Stockton.

    It used to be called the "Tracy Dry Bean Festival" but they've gone upscale now.
     
  16. Rudz

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    Installed my emgo mirror, suspension saddle, SBP throttle and mounted my Cygolite Hotshot today the back of my Ibera PackRack.

    I originally had the light on the chainstay because I couldn't find the rack mount. Found it and put it back on.

    Now I can run nashbar waterproof panniers on both sides of the rack.

    The rocket racing cdi is running better than the stock one.

    I mixed opti2 into a gallon of gas but I'm still using the gas currently in my tank
     
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  17. MikeSSS

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    Today, 14 miles, 432 ml gas, 123 mpg. Checked tire pressures, 35 psig front, 43 back, tires are Gotham with thick tubes and too much slime.

    Miles to date are 100.43 and gallons used are 0.878. (100 mpg was a bucket list thing.)

    Pumped tires up to 72 psig, both F and R.
     
  18. GearNut

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    72 psig!?! That's crazy high pressure. Gettin' them rock hard for better mpg, eh?
    Be careful of lost traction though, especially in turns.
     
  19. Rudz

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    Rode about 14 miles, to and from the liquor store, added the opti 2 mix to the rest of the Hp2 mix I had in the tank.

    Adjusted my mirror so I can see behind me when I'm riding, lost the clutch bolt that clamps it to be bars, I had adjusted it to put the mirror on and never locked it down.

    I adjusted my seat height and I think I like it now. Used my nashbar panniers to bring home some snacks for later.

    The SBP throttle felt great.

    Only have about 65 miles on the motors something far, adding another 48 miles in the next three days commuting to work and back.

    The power still isn't where I think it should not for a stock motor with rocket racing cdi and 44 tooth sprocket. I am 240 and riding it into some winds an up and down hills. Maybe I'm just being hard on the little girl.
     
  20. Rudz

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    Found a bolt to camp the clutch down

    Ordered some rtv silicone to seal my magneto case, another rear light to clip on my rack bag as well as a 203mm disc caliper mount.

    I originally ordered the wrong mount, I didn't know there was a difference between IR and Post Mount styles.

    I will probably order a voodoo expansion chamber too, I know it's not the best, but I can't weld my own, so it's a nice upgrade over stock
     

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