minimac

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  1. minimac added a post in a topic Variator Performance   

    Thanks for keeping this easier  to understand. I think in most cases, the rider would like to get to the engines' "usable power band" as quickly as possible,(and stay there) not necessarily WOT. How does one accomplish that? By using sliders? Heavier or lighter rollers? By varying clutch spring or variator spring  tensions? Is it possible to adapt a larger or smaller variator from, say, a snowmobile or Jetski-and would there be any advantage? What effect-if any- does clutch "tuning" have on the variators performance? There's a lot to learn but I don't know where else to find some answers.
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  2. minimac added a post in a topic Diego is coming!   

    This storm missed me in the great white north. We normally end up with about 120" of snow every winter. I do ride year round though-as long as the roads aren't snow covered or slushy. The salt spray washes right off, and I have good cold weather gear.
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  3. minimac added a post in a topic What are you drinking tonight?   

    We used to drink Molson's Golden, but I got to many "skunky beers". Switched to Blues many(35) years ago and it's been my go -to since. I've tried many different brews, but the fridge is always stocked with LaBatts.
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  4. minimac added a post in a topic What are you drinking tonight?   

    Fruit in beer is just wrong! I had a few Dos Equis followed by too many of these:
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  5. minimac added a post in a topic CPI Oliver 125 Mods   

    You should be able to do that in your sleep, you've had it apart so many times!
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  6. minimac added a post in a topic David Pearson   

    He was a favorite of mine.I had the pleasure to meet him eons ago at Darlington.
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  7. minimac added a post in a topic My Early days of Scootin   

    Me either, mine was a year old '65 Yamaha 80. I think I was even skinnier than you guys....not anymore!
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  8. minimac added a post in a topic CPI Oliver 125 Mods   

    Excellent! Waiting to hear the why and rest of the results.
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  9. minimac added a post in a topic I gotta have one of these   

    Should have the blades underneath, so you could cut the grass at the same time.
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  10. minimac added a post in a topic What are u listening to tonight?   

    I loves me some Funkadelic! Back in the mid-sixies, our local shuck and jive/soul station,WBLK, would spend the last hour of programming (7- 8pm!) with the dj "Brother Love" who would play"underground music". That was my introduction to artists like Frank Zappa and  The Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, and Jimi Hendrix. Tonights selection is a take on a Zappa tune, by the ever popular West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.
     
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  11. minimac added a post in a topic Where's everyone?   

    Man, that sucks. If there is anything we can do to help, just ask. I wouldn't be worrying about the scooter with all those other things to deal with. Heck-I only got a few inches of water in a basement once, and it took me three weeks to clean up just the mud.
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  12. minimac added a post in a topic eZuma   

    My first choice would be to find, or make, a bushing to fit in the hole and on the existing bolt. Not doing that,  I'd turn the shoulder on the bolt down, if I had the ability to do it. Drilling out the swing arm holes may weaken it. Even though the holes would only be opened up 1mm, you'd be thinning the metal between them by 2mm.
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  13. minimac added a post in a topic Where's everyone?   

    You need lifters for your Johnson?
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  14. minimac added a post in a topic Marc Marquez 7 time world champ   

    There are some mad riding skills in that series. I'd like to see some of the front pack guys riding 'the rest of the pack bikes' and see what they could do.
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  15. minimac added a post in a topic Max Verstappen USA Road trip   

    Can you imagine cruising along and having that pass you at , oh say, 180+mph?
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