what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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

  1. GoreWound

    GoreWound New Member

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    thanks for the throttle tips guys, as of now i doubt it's the cold (bike is inside right now) I did drip a few drops of my chain lube into the tube (it's all I got) but right now i am glaring in an accusatory fashion at the grip handle itself.
    that handle barely fits together, lots of play. all plastic.
    i might just put a heaver spring inside the carb for now, but i have already put that twist-grip on the list of things i need to replace.
    probably worth mentioning that the carb is on that list as well.
     
  2. redneck82

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    this past weekend i had some repairs to do... took a 75 mile road trip on my bike to a friends place to repair my exhaust and replace mounting studs that had broken off... project turned into a whole new custom exhaust and modifications all around...
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    this is how it sat as i limped it cross state... was a good ride though...
    the weld that held the stock muffler to the manifold had broken off, so as a band aid, i took a round muffler from a junk generator and stuck it on there with a zippy screw to dampen the noise...
    once i got where i was going, we set to work on building a whole new exhaust...

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    we fabricated a new flange from flat stock and used iron pipe for header...
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    used a random piece of 2" exhaust pipe we had laying around for an expansion chamber and welded 2 baffles in before closing up the ends...
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    the finished product... added a whole lot of low end power as well as calmed a whole lot of the vibration on the top end, also added a good 5mph to my cruising speed...
    when all was said and done, i finally took the time to fab up a tank mount for the rear mounted tank on the rack...
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  3. Rudz

    Rudz New Member

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    I'm using the spb throttle and I love it. I see these beautiful builds and guys still using plastic throttles
     
  4. Semaj

    Semaj Electric Enthusiast

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    Wired the headlight to the break lights battery source as well as put it on the switch that mounts on the handlebars. still just something to get me by till I can make it better.
    Also managed to install the front wheel on my bicycle , Unfortunately Sans the Disk breaks I have attempted to mount several times. it would seem that even with washers in place the disk rubs the fork arms :s mayhaps I will just have to take it to a bike shop so they can tell me my parts don't work together.
     
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  5. fatdaddy

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    have you seen this? I've used this type a couple times. it gets your switches in a convenient placement on the bars. and it's cheap enough. It'll run yer headlight tailight turn signals and horn. I'm using one like this on my bike.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Light-Turn-...Scooter-dirt-bike-/230981680331#ht_3162wt_914
    fatdaddy.
     
  6. GoreWound

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    did the electrical tape and started loctite today.
    wanted to use heat-shrink tubing but lowes wanted too much money for it, wanted to do some liquid gasket but lowes didn't have any.
    got a big-ol tube-a-grease though.
     
  7. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I'm doing this for My Pig:

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    Building a wheel with these super heavy gauge spokes and nipples scrounged from a wasted Mohawk industrial trike.
     
  8. DaveC

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    Lowe's is a complete ripoff. I broke a back motor mount bolt right in front of a Lowe's. After getting "screwed" I've never been back and travel the extra 3 miles to Home Depot or even further to an ACE. I used to have an ACE a mile away, bought nuts and bolts from there for years. The opening of the Lowe's so close to them forced them to close. At least they haven't totally gone.
     
  9. Semaj

    Semaj Electric Enthusiast

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    the one im using is very similar to that one, Ill have pictures up sooner than later :)
     
  10. Msiert

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    I got my horn today and I'm playing around with where I'm going to mount it. With the bracket that came with the horn it mounts nicely on one threaded stud on the front of the HS 49 cc engine.

    There are two threaded studs that are on the same plain on the front of the engine. I could make up a new bracket that will catch both threaded studs and bring the horn in closer to the engine though.

    The way I have it mounted now I'm only using one of them but with the dog ear in the bracket the dog ear rests against another stud so the bracket can't move down and feels solid.

    Guess the right thing to do is make up a bracket to have two mounting points....
     

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  11. mapbike

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    Wow that bike is shiny.. dont look like its ever been rode...

    love that Green and by the way that horn looks good mounted there.
     
  12. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Still have to drill out the rim holes, but getting there!
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  13. Semaj

    Semaj Electric Enthusiast

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    any idea what the gauge on those are?!
    And where the heck would you find more of them?
     
  14. Msiert

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    Thanks mapbike, I have put 285 miles on it since it was completed last October. I wipe it down after each ride, I'm kinda obsessive about keeping it clean.

    Love the color too. Been looking at military bikes for ideas for decals on the gas tank.
     
  15. GoreWound

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    so maniac57, are you trying to build a bike for towing cars or something?
    you rule!
     
  16. DaveC

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    They look like the spokes from a '27 Buick spoke wheel.... :)
     
  17. GoreWound

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    Manic, your like the Professor on Gilligan's island. To make a MB, ya just need an empty box of wheaties, a coconut and a 3 wheeled shopping cart.

    Truly, the master of repurposing. Those (of us) about to ride, salute you. (sing to AC/DC song or gladiator reference? snork)

    .flg.


    Hehe, now that dumb song is stuck in my head; (I know I keep reposting this but always cracks me up)

    "Bud Light presents, Real Men of genius. Motor-bike style. (Chorus;real men of genius)
    Today we salute you, Mr. weed-whacker, motor-bike builder.
    (Mr. weed-whacker, motor-bike builder)
    Any one can buy a cheap imported scooter. But only you take a yard tool, a bicycle and a socket set to new heights.
    (we owe China lots of money)
    For the man who has every thing. Every thing except a passenger seat"
    (his friends have cars)
    All with out a helmet.
    ((Female chorus))Gonna scramble your eggs)
    So crack open a Bud light Mr. Mystro of the weed-whacker powered motor-bike. We'd sing your praises. But you don't have a muffler and can't hear us.
    (Mr Weed-Whacker, Motor-bike Builder)

    Anheuser-Bush, Saint Louis Mo"
     
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  19. GoreWound

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    i bought a fuel filter and some fuel line today (none of which fit on the bike, derp)
    Also got some liquid gasket, waiting for it to cure now. never used the stuff before so I'm a little bit antsy about it. only put it on the crankcase cover and magneto cover so far, if that goes well I will be using it to waterproof the wiring outlet.

    also one of my exhaust studs looks funny, might have to replace it, not sure yet.
     
  20. GoreWound

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    so, I realized that I need to get inside the magneto cover to waterproof the wires, oops.
    Took apart a beautifully formed in place gasket and started thinking about what to do next when I noticed that my exhaust pipe touched my pedals now (didn't yesterday) so I fully dissembled my exhaust system (doing this requires de-tensioning the rear wheel) that's how I learned that one of my exhaust studs had stripped, so I pulled both and replaced them with a pair of bolts with the heads hacksawed off. so just finished rebuilding the exhaust system, didn't bother re-tensioning the rear wheel yet, and the magneto cover is still off.

    all-in-all a good evening of work i'd say
    XD
     

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