about me ellepico

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ellepico, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. ellepico

    ellepico New Member

    I'm new to this chatting thing, I have now built 2 bikes,not quite finished with the 2nd.I live in Texas along the gulf coast. A port city. I greatly enjoy building the
    bikes.I'm retired so I have a lot of time.I take my time putting them together.My first was a year ago and it still runs perfect,of course I baby it and take great care
    with it. It has never let me down.I could go on and on. I just love getting out and crusing.

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. I enjoy cruising too, rather than high performance tuning.
  3. ellepico

    ellepico New Member

    thanks for the welcome

    wheelbender 6,
    high perf is okay with me I'm easily impressed,but just getting out and going(speed is not important) just
    hope everything runs as it's supposed to.I take a lot of care in making sure the bike is right.Today I rode my older bike,can't get the idle right.
    the bike ran well enough and did what it should do but when I pull in the clutch I tends rev way too high,I'm gonna take the carb a part and try that.
    I'm currently working on another bike,got a Skyhawk gt5 with the fancy carb I also bought another boost bot for it. I can't really tell if the boost
    works put 1 on my older bike but with carb idle thing I won't know until I get that worked out.
    Best to you
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard, ellipico.

    I agree; cruising reliably trumps performance.

    Have fun.
  5. ellepico

    ellepico New Member

    tx for the comebk if I am cruising,(I'm sure you do too) I'm always listening to my motor,always aware of what it's doing like smoke,smoothe ness,odd noises etc.
    My first bike(mtr Bike ) was in 63 or 64 was a 2 strke Ducati 90. Well actually I had an allstate Moped from Sears,2 spd on the handle.(a story there).The Ducati
    ran ok except I did not know how to mix the oil. I thought I did,but I didn't. It was so hard to start(oil most likely) I learned.As far as the inexpensive China bikes go
    all I can say is take it Easy.They will last if you don't try to push them to hard,easy does it.
    Tx for the come back
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