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- 6:33 PM
- Mar 14, 2011
- Rockwood, TN
Helmet mirrors work very well also. I often secure my bike near structure entryways. So anytime I'm on a pedestrian pathway I kill my engine. Very easy to do with a kill switch. You have a great attitude. Sounds like we'll be helping with signal lights soon.I'm right there with you buddy. I have a beautiful baby girl that I absolutely need to come home too. I didn't venture out of the neighborhood without having a helmet. I asked and received some mirrors for Christmas, but they don't really work with the MB due to the fact that they "plug" into the end of the handlebars, so I definitely will be buying some compatible ones because turning around wearing the helmet just doesn't feel comfortable.
My wife did get me a light that has a speedometer on it as well. Is this what you meant by bicycle computer?
Also, I forgot to ask in my other message: I don't have the killswitch connected and have just brought the bike to a stop, and letting off the clutch to kill the engine. Is this very bad for the engine? I lost one of the caps for the connectors and just got the spark plug connected.
Also, what is engine braking on a 1 geared engine? I saw someone saying that engine braking was detrimental to these engines, but is that just referring to not giving gas as I'm letting off the clutch? Excuse my ignorance
Before the Sidewinder, I had the LandRider which shifted 7 human/engine-driven gears automatically. On the LR it had rim brakes. I'm 235 lbs and live in the mountainsins of Tennessee. Really good pads will cost around $40 and last about 6 months. You're going to be going faster so learn to bump brake to slow down. This will keep the rims from overheating and busting a tube.
When you're ready we can help you upgrade to disc brakes. Stopping is way more important than going fast.