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Old 07-13-2010, 07:41 PM   #946
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I'm hoping they sell enough of the 2.8s to justify making a 3.5-4 gal in the future.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:08 PM   #947
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It may be the devil on my should thinking here but maybe.....

They sell a boat load at 2.8 gallons then this time next year they release a larger size and everyone who bought the 2.8 gallon tank upgrades to a 4 gallon? Where as if they released both at the same time, the original buyer may have just gotten one of them?

This is my thinking so I'm going to hold off for a while.

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:44 PM   #948
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Hmm. Well, I went to reserve at 82 miles today. Ran almost continuously at 55 MPH, though. Obviously speed makes a big difference in mileage.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:12 PM   #949
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Eating batteries

Is the Dub known for regulator/rectifier issues?
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:45 AM   #950
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Since I rejetted mine, i still see 62-65mpg and I commute on 55+mph roads but do a lot of stop and go between buildings here at work (2.4 mile round trip)
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #951
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Clarke Tank

My Clarke tank arrived today

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Old 07-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #952
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My Clarke tank arrived today

pretty cool matches yer blue tdub stickers
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:21 PM   #953
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Here is mine with the natural tank

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:12 PM   #954
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I guess I'm a sucker for au naturel, that looks great WN, the nice header pipe and white/black all look good. Now we need to see the dirty pics

PS: you need some fuel ;)
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:34 PM   #955
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Here is mine with the natural tank
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #956
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Solomariah, it showed up for me, here's the link:
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3995/cimg4882.jpg
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Old 07-23-2010, 12:20 PM   #957
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Cheap shim stock

I pulled tabs from beer/soda cans and cut the rivet hole from it. Hammered it flat and trimmed the outside edge rounded down to fit in the needle holder inside the carb slide. Three layers looks close to two grooves on the old style adjustable needles.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:07 PM   #958
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Thumb Shims

Great idea.... I was wondering if anybody sold shims for that purpose.
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:14 PM   #959
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i bought my washers from mcmaster/carr. part #99040A300.

good idea making your own.

and i love eldavo's TW. it's by far the best example of converting another tank for the TW. and it's got a cool post-apocalyptic look to it. i have a black front fender, and have thought a lot about buying black plastics. every time i see a pic of his bike, i think more and more about it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:36 PM   #960
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oil cooler

Hey there guys. As a farming outfit we love the TW's. You can quietly move through a camp of lambing sheep and gather them up because of the low gearing.

I have one problem thought. Because of the slow putting around they get extremely hot! Mechanics tell me there aint a way I am getting a oilcooler "DR type" on there coz it aint got enough pressure...

I think... BULLSHIT! Surely it supply oil to the camshaft rite? Rite!

Why cant a cooler work?
If a cooler cant work. What about a remote ressevoir that can hold some more oil to move through the engine?

Or have I got it wrong... Is it just the head that gets to hot?

So Mohammed came to the mountain for some awnsers...
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