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Old 09-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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As far as pollution of two stroke bikes is concerned, you can always buy a low-smoke 2-stroke oil, these new oils are synthetic and on my 50cc scooter you cannot see any smoke from the exhaust and it also doesn`t smell as opposed to those old mineral 2-stroke oils. The other worst polluting is of course noise, but with a decent muffler it can be quieter than a car.

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Old 09-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'll replace the rim-brakes.

LOL. I'm stupid like that.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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This hasn't gone anywhere yet because of the KZ project I'm working on. I only have so much spare time, and I don't see myself being able to use this bike much in the coming months, anyway, so I put it to the wayside for now. When I get the other parts in for the KZ, I might start on this while I'm doing the mockups for the front end of the Kawi, and the seat cowl and rearsets.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I hope to see the project done soon
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I got as far as figuring out that everything was there, and I don't like the tank.

I also decided that I'm probably going to end up using a different bike than what I have, which is why I haven't even bothered taking pics of it yet.

I did figure out that I don't like the tank at all, though. I'll probably use a "custom" water bottle mounted on the frame so it doesn't look quite so hideous.

I change my mind alot. You'll notice this.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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If it's the tank only the problem use the bottle till you figure it out. I think we all can sway in a bit
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:14 AM   #27 (permalink)
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If it's the tank only the problem use the bottle till you figure it out. I think we all can sway in a bit
LOL. I wish the tank was the only problem, honestly.

With the kit, it probably is the only problem.

With me, and my life, it's far from the only one. I'm probably the most indecisive person you'll ever talk to. I'm never exactly sure what's going to happen with one project or another until the project starts gaining requirements. For instance, I've been pondering this KZ250 I'm working on for about a week now... and I've just decided that maybe it doesn't like the Cafe bike route, and would like to be a sport-ish bike instead.

Oi... I dunno about me sometimes.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:07 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I built one of these three years ago. If I were to do it again, I would get the better quality motor from GruBee. Actually, no, I would find a 4-stroke.

I threw the cheap clutch lever away and got a nice one made for a dirt bike.

I got 115 mpg, 34 mph, and sprayed oil and raw gas all over the roads. My "sweet spot" was around 28 mph. I had to tighten all the bolts and studs every week, including retorquing the cylinder head at least once a month.

You don't need to modify the throttle to make it shut off. On mine, I just wound the idle mixture screw shut tight.

If I build another one, it will definitely have that shifter kit on it. I wouldn't build another one without it.
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With direct drive, the engine is screaming at 35 mph. Fuel economy would also go up quite a bit. That plastic wheel chain guide sucks big time.

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I messed up the motor on my 4 stroke, I think I overreved it. It is popping and backfiring. I suspect the valves.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You were better off buying a nice bike instead of buying an unreliable two stroke to attach to an unreliable bike. Cycling is meant to be gas-free, motorized bikes were just a step between motorcycles and their awesome predecessor.

If I were you, I'd look for a job first, save up and get a nice bike you wouldn't mind riding to work and the grocery.

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