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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
I just came in off the roof, and thought I'd just...

I just came in off the roof, and thought I'd just add a quick update. I did the first round of painting on the tank with a different can of paint, and it's slightly better than the first can I used...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Hey guys. We've been working on the Yamaha a...

Hey guys. We've been working on the Yamaha a little, but bike trips have kept us busy prepping other bikes and riding.

We are currently in the process of
1. Repainting the tank
2. Prepping...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,385
Posted By mfpthebronze
FINALLY :D I already knew the back story and...

FINALLY :D

I already knew the back story and I'm still interested! Already waiting for the update :lurk
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Bearing XXVII

I've spent ALL DAY looking through the links and reading the referenced material suggested, by TerraRoot, and am just having an aforementioned TsingTao.

I think I may be the only person here who...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
I've just started reading through this link and...

I've just started reading through this link and you're right, that's a mind melting amount of info. I think I've just booked my next weeks' worth of free time! Cheers for that link. :clap

I had...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Paint 2

Iphone is now working, but couldn't find the game. You win some you lose some.

Last night I decided to start on the gas tank (petrol tank for those who spell "colour"). Just doing the same process...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-10-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Paint 1

Well, we've been out working on the bike a bit, but don't have a whole lot to show for it. Every time we set a plan to get some real work done, we find another part that is completely knackered and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Thanks! We had a look, and it doesn't seem to...

Thanks! We had a look, and it doesn't seem to have this adjustment screw on it. I think all signs point to a pretty standard OLD 2 stroke.



Our aim with the oil system isn't speed (not a lot is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Wheel Bearings

The Internet (thank you Al Gore) is working a little slow, so we'll see if we can get some pics up with this post.

We went back out to the bike shed today with the mission of getting the engine...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Thanks for the links Salsa! I had seen the wiki...

Thanks for the links Salsa! I had seen the wiki page before, but it didn't specify how it automatically lubricates. Meaning, does it directly inject pure oil onto the main bearings, or via the intake...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Great, glad you guys are enjoying it! I saw a few...

Great, glad you guys are enjoying it! I saw a few views, but not many comments.

It's such a cheap build, with so little invested other than time, that I'm really having a good time on it....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Hey, there you are! RichardKTM is one of the guys...

Hey, there you are! RichardKTM is one of the guys working on this project. Though he probably doesn't want anyone to know; his engineering background has him cringing at some of the things we do to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Brakes

When we brought the bike back to the shed the first time, it seemed to brake ok. Ok meaning it was able to stop from 30 kph slowly. The front rotor looks in decent condition, but the front caliper...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Nice to see another China rider on here! How is...

Nice to see another China rider on here! How is the riding in Nanjing? I've still not been yet, and am not sure if it's worth the trip or not... are bikes allowed in and around the city? If so, you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
As you guys can probably tell, I'm just trying to...

As you guys can probably tell, I'm just trying to catch up to where we are now on the bike. So I'll keep posting a few more in a row here until I'm caught up. And then I'll make you wait weeks for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Yes, a slooooooow speed riot :nod ....we hope. ...

Yes, a slooooooow speed riot :nod ....we hope.

Put the motor in the back of a taxi and took it out to the bike shed. we had been working a bit on the bike already in the mean time. Namely...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Parts. Man, I'll tell you something. The SIMPLEST...

Parts. Man, I'll tell you something. The SIMPLEST task can be mind-numbingly difficult here. Need a gasket?? Fashion your own forge out of local debris, and smelt your own. It'll be quicker and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
Which brings me to the first priority. Spend as...

Which brings me to the first priority. Spend as little as possible.

We had been talking about something we could leave at the track to play with, so we didn't have to put the bikes into the back...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,297
Posted By mfpthebronze
BUDGET track bike in China

Right, so don't expect a lot of posts. This is the 3RD time I've tried to write this. Every time I try to insert an image or something else, I've been getting booted, blocked, and disconnected. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 72,189
Posted By mfpthebronze
Had me ready to go out and buy all the goodies,...

Had me ready to go out and buy all the goodies, and then had to add the last line! :lol3

But as I'm sure many or most here agree - the satisfaction of working on the bike is almost as high as...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 72,189
Posted By mfpthebronze
MUST. NOT. FOLLOW. THREAD. :lurk ...

MUST. NOT. FOLLOW. THREAD.



:lurk Argh!

Couldn't help myself. You're making me want to invest in a lathe and welder - but I could buy a beater bike for that money too! Choices, choices.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,315,249
Posted By mfpthebronze
*sigh* sucky air quality always hurts a photo....

*sigh* sucky air quality always hurts a photo. The hills outside of Yangshuo Guangxi, China.

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