Great Ride

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Bgard, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Bgard

    Bgard New Member

    Today I ventured out on the first long ride since assembling my ride. I found it quite enjoyable and worry free. I have been about three weeks tweakin the bugs out of it. Today ran good. It still wants to 4 cycle abit at WOT but I can handle that. I know it is getting enough fuel that way. Also pulling my fat ass must be hard on it 250 or so. Ya I know take the motor of and loose weight. Oh well good run today and looking for many more.:D

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it. Since you're new (first build?), I'll offer just a bit of advice that you didn't ask for.

    Keep an eye on your motor and make sure that it's staying exactly where you put it. Any movement will give you drive train troubles. Keep an eye on your wheel bearings. The vibration makes odd items come loose. So you'll want to keep an eye on everything, really.

    Don't take the motor off to lose weight, though. A much better idea is to keep a working pedal bicycle on hand. Then when your motor bike is down for any reason, you can pedal around. You get some great exercise that way.
  3. Bgard

    Bgard New Member

    I have a ebike as a backup. I wanted a gasser for the long rides my battery won't last. Thanks for the info. I am a maintenance mech. so I know all about checking things twice. Any how great to be a member of this fine place.
  4. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Shiftkits can take a lot of work off your engine.