Hello from the high desert of Utah!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by roasterx, May 19, 2009.

  1. roasterx

    roasterx New Member

    Hello all,

    I just put my first bike together out of a frame that I have had since I was 13. For 5 glorious minutes I cruised the streets of my little mining community....then my chain fell off.

    So, now I wait for a new master link to come in the mail.


    I plan on commuting with this thing.
     

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  2. roasterx

    roasterx New Member

    Anyone else here from Utah?
     
  3. Cody Broken

    Cody Broken New Member

    Love the paint job on that bike, roasterx!
    I plan on commuting on my bike as well.
     
  4. roasterx

    roasterx New Member

    Thanks man! I painted it like Edward Van Halen's guitar more than a decade ago (you probably knew that). Thanks for replying, I was starting to feel lonely.
     
  5. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Welcome to MBc.
    You won't be lonely here long, lol, just a time zone thing and the board is quiet
    right now. Jump right in and yeah I recall there are a few members here from UT.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Welcome aboard. . Beautiful country out there !
     
  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Nice bike.

    Too bad about the chain. You ordered spare master links, right?

    Once you're going again, you'll have a blast.
     
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    welcome -- nice looking MB

    your picture of you MB looks like you have the tensioner on top chain ???

    if so -- this is the power pullings side of chain (top side)
    bottom may we call more of the return side of chain

    all motorcycles with tensioners -- ride the bottom

    think about this
    if we have a tensioner in there and pull very hard on the chain -- much stress to tensioner

    MM
     
  9. roasterx

    roasterx New Member

    Thanks all. The chain that you see in the picture is actually the bicycle chain. The motor chain came off and wrapped around the wheel....and I came to a very abrupt stop. I think that my butt ate a little bit of the seat. However, I put the tension pulley on the bottom out of sheer luck. So, I still appreciate the advice and technical description.
     
  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    hey roasterx..... your tensioner IS correctly installed. The bottom run of chain (return side) goes over the top of the idler wheel.... as you probably already know.

    as shown, in random pics: http://www.motoredbikes.com/album.php?albumid=607&pictureid=3658

    http://www.motoredbikes.com/album.php?albumid=593&pictureid=3592




     
  11. Roadmaster

    Roadmaster New Member

    Nice bike and welcome

    I had troubles with my chain the first time out as well but it was because of chain tensioner being too loose so the chain jammed up my rear wheel.
     
  12. snowbanana

    snowbanana Member

    I live in Utah.
     
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