what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. KCvale

    KCvale Active Member

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    Well, in the Phoenix area 5. There is Lake Pleasant and Bartlett Lake to the North, Saguaro, Canyon, and Roosevelt Lakes to the South East and I've boated them all many a time.

    But for all of AZ many more, you have all the marina's along the Colorado River. In AZ it starts at Lake Powell before going through the Grand Canyon and down to many big places like Laughlin and Lake Havasu. I've boated all of them too, in fact the wife and I took this rig to lake Powell for our honeymoon 26 years ago ;-}

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    I do agree there are some justifications for the price of marina fuel, all of these lakes are drinking water sources and a big fuel spill would be a disaster so it costs a fortune to build and maintain a marina on a lake, but still, any smart boater takes all he can with him before he leaves town ;-}

    Sorry for staying off topic but this hit a 'nostalgia button' in me.
    It seems like a lifetime ago, but it was just half a lifetime ago that boating was my passion.

    This is my son and I at the London Bridge on lake Havasu when he was just a baby.

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    He will be 21 in a couple of months.

    Thanks for letting me ramble guys, now back to your regularly scheduled topic ;-}
     
  2. Skarrd

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    got the new jackshaft bracket in. got it put together and test fired the motor, chain ran smoothly and didn't try to jump off.

    then got some JB-putty and put it onto the union joint of the exhaust for the pipe to EMT conduit pipe so it won't leak any more.

    can't wait till the morning to take her out and ride her again. i miss it so much. :<
     
  3. DaveC

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    I have a Puch Hi-Compression head. It's ment for a 50cc but I have it on my 66cc. I really need to measure the cc of the combustion chamber and not go by what I've read BUT I think my compression is 13:1 :p Or if I'm wrong it's still 11.5:1. With that high of compression you have to use a super high octane fuel or risk death from detonation. Due to that factor you also have to have a NGK BR9HIX Iridium plug.

    Stock motor due to it's low 6:1 compression would actually lose power using Trick or hi octane AV gas. Even Premium pump gas is marginal in them.

    Now, what I did to mine :) With the white wire battery charger I got I saw no need of a pair of AA batteries in the LEB tail light assembly. Daisy chained 4 1N4004 Diodes as a voltage reducer and got rid of the batteries, soldering the diodes to the postitve side and the ground wire to the negative. Ran a paired wire to the battery box and I have main power for all my electrics nowzpt
     
  4. Lance Portnoff

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    did nothing but add gas 160 hours no problems
     
  5. ykick

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    tightened/tuned spokes, checked brake pads and suspension/tire air pressure...
     
  6. Dan

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    LOL Ykick! Your "Nic Pic" is hysterical.
     
  7. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    lance you going to the rally in pa again this year?
     
  8. Tim_B_172

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    Everything I need to do a top-overhaul arrived via FedEx from Bicycle-Engines.com for my ol' 48 cc Skyhawk. Overhaul and hopefully a test run will happen tomorrow. Weather is supposed to suck, but if it's possible I will at least take it out and start it.
     
  9. Frickard

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    New Springer forks with canti posts came in the mail today from Pirate Cycles. . . looks awesome!

    Bought my GT4 Grubee Starfire today from Devrou on eBay.

    Bought the following from SBP: engine hardware kit, heavy duty high performance air filter, engine sound dampeners, exhaust gasket, fuel filter, NGK B7HS spark plug, upgraded fuel valve, and the expansion chamber.

    Also bought a riding jacket (for safety)

    Next items on the list are:

    Helmet
    SBP head gasket
    SBP head stud replacement kit
    SBP Throttle assembly
    Someone's sprocket adapter and sprocket

    Next on the to-do list is re-painting the bike, overhauling the hubs, replacing the headset and bottom bracket, re-assembling the bike, then waiting patiently for my engine show up :) Just need to remember to document the progress as I go along :x
     
  10. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    ran into a homeless guy outside a bar last night. he had a ratty old beach cruiser and a used motor kit in a shopping bag. he brought it to my house today, and i'm installing it for 100 bucks.

    supposedly so he has transportation to get to a job.

    he said he has a lot of panhandling to do, but should have the money tomorrow.

    funny, how all the rich people who bug me about building them a custom bike always flake out when it comes down to it, and some bum off the street can come with some cash to make it happen.

    i blame society...
     
  11. dmb

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    he'll have less time gittin that $100 than you will on the build. if they still had tin can beach i'd be their in my rent free hut. liven the life!
     
  12. Mike B

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    Good story.

    The bum knows the value and the rich just try to milk you.

    Go figure?
     
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    I replaced my throttle cable on my China Girl and it really helped me control the idle speed better. The cable was about 2 1/2 years old.
     
  14. ToxicAz520

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    Didn't do anything today or for a couple days. Been to tired and waking up to late to ride my bike to wr. I did how ever just got in my sbp expansion chamber so I might toy around with that. Tomarrow is mt b-day and I have to spend the day fixing the stupid a/c cause it anit workin.
     
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    Happy Birthday Toxic!
     
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    .trkThank you
     
  17. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Messed with my Vapor Tech..
     
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    my motor is electric, so i did nothing, i use it and it works, i charge it for free since electric is included with my rent. And gas is over $4 a gallon up here.
    my speed is around 20mph.

    o, i forgot i did have to plug in to charge it, when i got back home but that was easy.
     
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    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Cabin I remember when you were messing with the trailer cart first getting into the electrics. Nice to hear they are working out good(^) I wanna try an electric some time been kinda waiting to see where the advancements are going with the controllers and all. 20 miles an hour is a righteous speed! Don't have to go fast every where lol. How many miles are you getting out of a charge these days?


    I average about 25 to 35 miles per hour on my Morini its pretty much strictly a cruiser. But a playful one! I beat China's do death in my quest for speed and my last Morini I was pretty hard on [still running good] finally got it out of my system lol.;) I chose the Boxer for the suspension and the over all relaxed feel of a smoothed out gutter ride. It makes a difference especially on a 20 mile stent.

    Its nice just to slow down a bit and smell the roses.
     
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    Primered the frame, ready for paint! Engine should be here this week along with all the awesome stuff from SBP. Just need a helmet, some lights, and my M2 license/plate!
     

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