Hyena wrote:I was going to draw my diagram in such a way that the wiring appeared as a cock and balls
I'll remember this, from now on all my technical drawings will resemble a cock!
Skippic wrote:...my technical drawings will resemble...
GCinDC wrote:took a closer look where the wire exits and decided not to mess with it.
Hyena wrote:Nice one, I'm keen to see how you get on with the oil. Have you put it in yet ? If so what sort ?
Looks like a fairly large hole. You adding a breather hose to it or just leaving the hole ?
shorza wrote:On my Crystalyte, the black plastice spacer between the motor and cables tries to spin with the motor, jamming the cables against the axle. How did you get around this?
GCinDC wrote:this question almost induced morning sickness when i read it. surely that issues been resolved by now?? i never really understood it, but your description is pretty clear. i almost chopped the plastic off with a chisel this morning, but i've got the wire tied fast to the dropout to prevent rubbing against disc bolts.
i think i will have to remove the wire side cover before the oil. i'll need to caulk the holes over there, if not use more jbweld. it's the right thing to do..
GCinDC wrote:in other news, the return commute got a bit noisy...
GCinDC wrote:the rim is a 7050 aluminum alloy Excel GDK406 Takasago Black 19" x 1.85" 36h. but i got mine new off ebay for $50.
back before i understood the measurements, i decided i needed a 19 x 1.85, but now would be happy w/ a 1.6. i think JRH might have told me a Shinko 244 might squeeze into a 1.4, but god help whoever has to change that tire.
having the wheel so tight in the frame makes for a pain to keep it true, so if you've (or whomever) has a wide frame, go nuts, get a big one, but as is clear in this vid above, the 2.75 tire is a tight fit in this funky offset frame.
efficiency/performance would be a whole lot better in a smaller rim, like the 17 moped, which would be easier to spoke out, but everyone knows i like to learn the hard way...
the large m/c wheel makes for a much more stable feeling on the road. it's hard to explain, but it almost feels like it's a conveyer in the back, like a snowmobile or something. of course it doesn't to compare to the wheel with all those broken spokes! but i've started wondering about the gyroscopic effect of so much mass on the wheel, and helping stability. the nobbies alone seem to provide quite a lot cushion. the giant tube (@38psi) provides even more cushion, before the suspension is even activated...
there are a couple speeds at which the nobbie pattern causes some odd vibration, unnerving at first. i think it's right at 30mph. but above that it's smoother. and considering that the shinko tires are cheaper than the hookworms, i think i can afford to get a street tire... but just looking now, it's not easy! and i knew that the 19 is hard to find size. outside of the dual sport variety, it seems most 19 wheels are for fat rear tires, the front of which is usually a 21...
i got that rear tire mostly with dirt use in mind, but the added traction/friction causes the motor to cook up.