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    Freak-Bikes, Homemades, Customs, Frankenbikes & Oddballs

    This one is especially nice when operated in cold weather, as the heat from that motor precludes the need for any heavy outerwear. (ha)
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    NOS Lil Indian Brake Caliper

    John: The listed price is for "one" brake caliper........is that correct? Thank you.
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    Fuel preservative choices

    I'm with superflea: IMO, StarTron is the best out there. I'd have to say, one of the worst exposures for fuel is in the marine environment. Leave your boat docked (and venting) in what be might considered the most moisture-entraining locations you could think of, and you'll soon come to see...
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    New Guy Here, old problem.

    Funny, but I've never seen a frame like that! Sorry.....this might be a little off-topic, but that frame looks like it might be a relatively easy one for a builder to copy; meaning, it doesn't appear to have any "bends". Could even be downsized to a Tom Thumb, I suppose. If the top frame...
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    If you were 12 which bike would you pick?

    Bug Flea with the Yamaha 125.
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    Octane Observations

    Well, I've learned a good lesson here. If your mini bike has a 500 HP V8............go with 87 octane. (ha)
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    Octane Observations

    What? No! I would contact the "Disinformation Governance Board" immediately. (ha) My turbocharged Mercedes aside, the 2015 access cab Tacoma we have has the 24 Valve VV-i engine which is listed as having 10.4:1 compression ratio. It loves that 93 I feed it; especially when I'm towing my...
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    Octane Observations

    The highest octane rated gas we normally see at filling stations in either 91 or 93. Here in N.H., the highest I've seen, at most stations, is 93. 100 octane is bordering on what we might consider "racing fuel". Again, burning fuel within a short period of time in your vehicle is one thing...
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    Octane Observations

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say this: Any gas you store/keep in cans for use in those small motors, such as trimmers, mowers, (and yeah, mini bikes,) should be high octane gas. Additionally, it should be kept "treated" with StarTron (the stuff in the blue bottle)...
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    Freak-Bikes, Homemades, Customs, Frankenbikes & Oddballs

    OMG! That's so funny.......and yet, so ingenious as well. Can you say........"PIPE DREAM?" (ha) I love it!
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    Octane Observations

    Okay. I think 2old makes some valid points. That said, I'd submit this: If your filling-up your Ford or Chevy (that just happens to be comfortable with 87 octane fuel), that's probably fine. If, however, your filling some 2 1/2 or 5 gallon gas can that may sit for some time in your garage...
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    Octane Observations

    I believe one thing we have to keep in mind is how time can affect the octane rating of gasoline. Generally speaking, the longer gasoline sits unused, the more its octane rating becomes diminished; not to mention the specter of "phase separation"........something I've also had to become...
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    Octane Observations

    Ha............I hate to have to admit it Mark, but I do.
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    Octane Observations

    The "Old Timers" I knew used to put it this way: "Regular goes BANG.........High Test goes WOOSH". That's all I really needed to know.
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    Mini cars!

    Sorry. You know I love you guys, but IMHO, a little too political for a site such as this, me thinks.
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    Followed me home ...

    I could never say for sure, but it almost looks like those fork tubes could have been purposely bent. Maybe to extend the wheelbase, or simply get the tire a little farther forward?
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    Disc brake on a minibike

    Ooops! Sorry.
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    Disc brake on a minibike

    Sorry, but as a postscript to the above: Just take a look at a closeup of the brake disc pic and you will see the polished allen head fasteners, behind the disc, that I'm talking about. And BTW, the wheels look a helluvalot better in real life than they do in these pictures.
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    Disc brake on a minibike

    Lizard: Those Skopod adapters were made for the UMI Goped wheels and were engineered to match both the wheel hole spacing as well as the standard 6 bolt bicycle brake disc pattern. These made putting a brake disc on a Goped a pretty simple job. BTW, those Skopods didn't only fit the UMI...
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