got my bike 95% dialed in

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recumbentbill

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After powering around using my 26cc tanaka I decided to switch engines and use my 40cc tanaka purefire. Big difference[duh] and not a lot of difference in gas mileage. I am now 95% happay with my setup. My rear gas tank holds 1gallon [ did away with the itty bitty stock tank]and works great[thanks augi]. I like having front and rear suspension. I switched from the 2.35 knobbies which rubbed the drive belt to continental town and country 2.1 tires [ from bike nashbar]. gained some speed with the conti's too. I added a threadless stem riser[3" addition] which allows me to ride more up right in comfort. I replaced the stock wal mart mongoose thin hard seat with a bell gel seat. The bike handles good, does 30+ mph ,the mpg is about 140[after engine break in]. I mounted the trigger throttle up side down which sounds odd but since i basically run full speed my thumb would get numb with the trigger mounted in the normal position. With the trigger pointing up I just use my body weight and rest my thumb or other parts of my right hand to keep the throttle open. Also shot a little self tap screw into the throttle clip to keep the throttle from sliding around on the handle bar. I have had several 80 and 90 mile rides which include concrete,pavement,gravel and dirt roads with no problems with the engine ,bike or comfort issues. For those considering a GEBE rack mount I highly recoomend going the full susp mtb route with a bigger gas tank;) here is a pic of my gast tank setup
 

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After powering around using my 26cc tanaka I decided to switch engines and use my 40cc tanaka purefire. Big difference[duh] and not a lot of difference in gas mileage. I am now 95% happay with my setup. My rear gas tank holds 1gallon [ did away with the itty bitty stock tank]and works great[thanks augi]. I like having front and rear suspension. I switched from the 2.35 knobbies which rubbed the drive belt to continental town and country 2.1 tires [ from bike nashbar]. gained some speed with the conti's too. I added a threadless stem riser[3" addition] which allows me to ride more up right in comfort. I replaced the stock wal mart mongoose thin hard seat with a bell gel seat. The bike handles good, does 30+ mph ,the mpg is about 140[after engine break in]. I mounted the trigger throttle up side down which sounds odd but since i basically run full speed my thumb would get numb with the trigger mounted in the normal position. With the trigger pointing up I just use my body weight and rest my thumb or other parts of my right hand to keep the throttle open. Also shot a little self tap screw into the throttle clip to keep the throttle from sliding around on the handle bar. I have had several 80 and 90 mile rides which include concrete,pavement,gravel and dirt roads with no problems with the engine ,bike or comfort issues. For those considering a GEBE rack mount I highly recoomend going the full susp mtb route with a bigger gas tank;) here is a pic of my gast tank setup
Why do you have a gutter downspout mounted at the rear of your bike? :eek:
 
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Hive

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Good One!

Amazing how genius minds have similar thoughts!


Kidding aside, the 47 must rocket that bike. Wonder how Loud it is?

 

kawasaki999

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Jan 18, 2008
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The tanaka 47r is what I call quiet with the stock muffler, but I put an x-can muffler on it and it is loud and 3mph faster with a lot more low end. Is 47mph fast? I have there baffel kit ordered to quiet it down.
 
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SirJakesus

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Looks really comfy. I've ridden and downhilled with a full suspension MTB and theres a huge difference compared to hardtails. This must be a killer setup. You shoulda taken a picture of the whole bike. Shame to only see half of that beauty!
 

KiDD

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Feb 19, 2008
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Thats no gutter spout, that is a custom exhaust pipe!
 
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