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Old 02-07-2014, 05:52 PM   #76
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From what I have read, the engine must get up to good operating temps to seat it'self in or break in so doing it in the freezing cold may be harmfull to it? I'm not 100% sure about this but recall reading something along these lines.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #77
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I believe the engine is warming up pretty good. I start it up and let it idle while I finish getting my gear on and take it easy on the revs the first five minutes of riding. Starts feeling fun after 10, but I'm keeping myself off the throttle.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:12 AM   #78
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I would just romp on it for breakin... Get it up to temp easy, which in my experience is about 5min of easy riding and then gun it... I am a firm believer in a hard breakin...
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:54 AM   #79
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I would just romp on it for breakin... Get it up to temp easy, which in my experience is about 5min of easy riding and then gun it... I am a firm believer in a hard breakin...

That would be good but there is ice everywhere here, so I am sure the same is true in Chi town.

It is dodgy to get a bike revved out on the ice without studded tires
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #80
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That would be good but there is ice everywhere here, so I am sure the same is true in Chi town.

It is dodgy to get a bike revved out on the ice without studded tires
Depending on the municipality in chargenof clearing stuff off it can be pretty clear... And its only a 100cc motor... Its not like you are romping on a big bore smoker... These things can barely wheelie with a 200+ lb person on it...LOL
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:04 AM   #81
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I'll only take it out if the roads have mostly dried. Usually 2 or 3 days after a snow fall around here.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:32 PM   #82
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Pic of my headlight wiring and voltage regulator. I can get my test light to work but the headlight is giving me no love. I think the cheap VR is just sending any current through and the halogen bulb doesn't like that. As suspect as the wiring looks, I get power up to the bulb :-)



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Old 02-08-2014, 09:10 PM   #83
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Built what maybe my first practice ride route in DeLorme.

Elgin, IL to Dubuque, IA - 151.5 mi / 4:30 / 3.36 gal
Dubuque, IA to Elgin, IL -142.3 mi / 3:45 / 3.24 gal

That's a lot of saddle time for one day and I'm hoping to make better time than what the program estimates. Figure with this weather I still have a month or two before I make it happen. Going to try and have most of my gear figured out by then so I can try traveling with it.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:17 PM   #84
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Second practice ride route just fell into my lap via Keithert and the suggestion I get some off pavement time in on the Cheese Country Trail.

Elgin to Dubuque with some cheese in the middle
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:32 PM   #85
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Any idea where I can get turn signals, brake light and speedo for my ke? Traded a snowblower for it, it's a 1976.
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Old 02-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #86
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Any idea where I can get turn signals, brake light and speedo for my ke? Traded a snowblower for it, it's a 1976.

eBay? Just look at pics of KE100s and try to find similar style.

Almost forgot - you probably need 6v lights if it hasn't been converted to 12v yet.

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:44 AM   #87
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That`s right, 6 volt globes for everybody! 12v is for decadent snobs anyway.

If you get aftermarket indicators, make sure you can get 6v globes BEFORE you buy the units. 6v is not available in all modern size sockets.

The indicators I have on my TC are lightweight aftermarket `WR250` setups. (Key word, `lightweight`!)

Before I bought them though, me and my Suzuki Dealer opened em up, tookout a globe, and made sure 6v versions were available. Good dealers, and /or ones that are friends, will go the distance to help. Arseholes will tell you to suck it and see. Those types don`t deserve my, or your, money!

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Old 02-18-2014, 06:10 AM   #88
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How convenient. I've been talking about a Deals Gap run for practice, today I discover a week long 2 stroke meet in May.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:09 PM   #89
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A week long meet would be awesome. A perfect test for your little oil burner!

Have fun.

Lucky sod...

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #90
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How convenient. I've been talking about a Deals Gap run for practice, today I discover a week long 2 stroke meet in May.
I happened to go through there in 2012 while that group was there. I've had a few G5s and KE100s. I still have my plated KM100. Anyway, that is the reason I took this pic at Deal's Gap that day.



There were all kinds of 2 strokes there.

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