what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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

  1. xseler

    xseler Active Member

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    Well, the old saying "One thing leads to another." is exactly true.

    Was doing something simple --- rigging a mount for a handheld Magellan GPS. Easy, peazy. Went for a short ride to test.......long story short, the clutch gave up the ghost. Started like it always does, went a few blocks, and the trouble soon began. At least I was close to home! Parts ordered.
     
  2. Dan

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    Side note, Xman. Been working on thing for bikes I want to develop as a product. It's a sort of dashboard to hold a cell phone and depending on want, also a solar batt/charger. They have some really cool apps that work as Speedos, GPS etc.

    But if you would field test one for me? Just measure what you'd like it to hold. And pm where to send it to ya. If ya have the time.

    Eric, our new host, is testing one for me right now. (nice guy!)

    I'm making em one by one so any size you'd like. Made one for a tablet. Man, it looks silly on a bike.

    I just ask that you abuse it and offer brutally honest thoughts on it. I'm making em out of aluminum diamond plate. Looks pretty awesome on dark bikes. Your' S is black, yes?

    But lemme know and thanks either way.
     
  3. mezzenger

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    I installed a tach on my 79cc Predator build.
     
  4. Dan

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    Cool, mezzo. Any pics?
     
  5. mezzenger

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    Yes. Here is one:

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  6. Dan

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    Dang, looks good Mezz!
     
  7. 2Slow4U

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    Worked on and rode for the first time this year.

    Added:

    Heavy duty air filter(SBP)
    Engine noise dampeners(SBP)
    Upgraded fuel filter (SBP)
    High performance Plug wire (SBP)
    Upgraded fuel line (random hobby shop)

    This thing feels pretty quick, although I don't have a speedometer atm. All the little upgrades seem to make a difference. The idle is noticeably quieter with the engine dampeners. I have a silencer i'll probably put on also. I want to make it quiet as possible, i'm very pernoid about noise.

    I got a SBP fuel valve also but I wasn't able to screw it in. I don't see any threads in the tank. Am I missing something? It's a shame because the stock one seems to let fuel flow even with it closed.

    Couldn't get the old plug wire out so I had to cut that little plastic piece off the cdi but it seems to old fine.

    The first time I took it out I forgot about the chain tensioner and it was jerking like crazy. I make it back and fixed it.

    Got to use my new full face helmet too, it's kind of heavy but you get used to it.

    To Do:

    Get wheels trued/fixed up
    Find lighting solution
    Get rear storage rack
    Tune the expansion chamber and weld it so it isn't rattling around and held together by coat hangers.
    Maintain some of the bike parts/clean up shorten cables.
    Add rear view mirrors.
    Possibly change to 36 tooth sprocket.
    Old kick stand snapped in half so I need a new one.

    I'll probably do most of those before I try the 35mph speed limit roads where most people are doing 40

    It's a good thing I have so much stuff to do,I like working on it more than riding it!
     
  8. Dan

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    Purty awesome, 2slow.

    Misread and thought it was a filter and not a valve.
     
  9. 2Slow4U

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    Haha! I did have filter but did a quick ninja edit.
     
  10. Dan

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    LoL, 2 slow.

    In another thread, I just gave long winded advise on a completely different part than the question. Just gonna give up and nap.

    Happy Friday!
     
  11. Amarion1

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    Modded predator 212 on a Huffy millennial frame

    Had some carb issues but got it mostly figured out. Jetted to 125 main jet and 15 pilot jet with the needle all the way up and it seems to be running pretty good now. Wouldn't start but everything was good so i looked at my spark plug and the gap was to close so i opened it up and now it starts in 1 to 2 pulls :)

    Re geared it from 11.111 to 7.830 and now i can give it some gas to go without doing a wheelie

    And put a center stand on it but needs a little modding but holds the bike up at least

    Also got the pedal drive hooked up

    I'm a year behind on this build but im finally getting time again to get back to it a little bit. Still need to fab my gas tank, build a js brake, mirror and lights, a handlebar mounted kill switch, a proper tach mount, and a proper intake. But its running and rideable :)
     
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