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User Image generalelectric Posted: Jul 24, 2017 3:21 PM (UTC)
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Alicia + 3D CNC Router = a 24/7 power couple. #GE #LEAP engines must be carefully built step by step. To aid builders in this process, Alicia and the Router create 7,000+ unique foam “bins” that organize engine parts so they can be assembled in the right order. Alicia designs the layout of each bin in CAD, and the router cuts those layouts into foam, running 24/7 to keep up with the demand for engines. Swipe through to see how Alicia and the Router are cut out for each other. Then check out our Instagram Story for a behind the scenes look at our Lafayette, IN facility. #PowerCouples #MachineCrushMonday #BuildingHacks #GetOrganized #BinThereDoneThat Photos by @ilitchpeters
User Image bikeberry_ Posted: Aug 16, 2016 11:51 PM (UTC)
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The 2-stroke engine is simple to upgrade and fairly simple to fix. But installing a 2-stroke engine… now that can be tricky. There are plenty of things to consider when installing a 2-stroke, but when it comes down to it there are three big challenges 2-stroke riders are going to face:

The first big hurdle is making sure the engine motor mounts will fit on to a bike frame. That means you need a frame with 1.5” (38mm) down tubes, seat tubes, and top tubes to make sure the engine and tank will fit on the bike. If your frame is bigger than 1.5” you can use vibration motor mounts and shape them to fit the motor properly on to the bike.

Another big issue for 2-stroke riders is the chain and sprocket clamp assembly. If you’ve got tires that are 3” or bigger your chain is going to rub against it, wearing down your tire. In addition, the rubber sprocket clamp assembly you get with engines is often too weak to keep that sprocket aligned at all times. If you chain’s misaligned and rubbing against your tires that’s a mounting issue that can lead to some serious danger. In cases like this it’s a good idea to use an upgraded sprocket clamp assembly (like the one from BBR Tuning) to give your rear sprocket more security, and it would hurt to upgrade your chain idler and align it with your rear sprocket for better, smoother riding.

One last issue you may have is the height of the engine. Most bike frames will accommodate the 11” of clearance you need for that engine. Lowrider bikes, though, fit only the engine and have no room for a carburetor. That’s unless they use an offset intake manifold to shoot the carburetor to the side of the engine.
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User Image bikeberry_ Posted: Aug 15, 2016 11:23 PM (UTC)
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Good afternoon, riders!

This weekend we received a ton of messages asking for tips on installing various types of engines on bikes. So this week we’re going to be reviewing different types of builds and what you should keep in mind when doing different bike builds: from 2-strokes to 4-strokes, standard builds to custom builds, we’ll give you some tips to get you through your next build as easily as possible.
If you have any sizing or installation questions, just drop us a line or leave your questions in the comments!

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User Image rhinoheaders Posted: May 13, 2016 12:04 AM (UTC)
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Proud to say our Rhino Headers have lower inventory and space requirements, and they won't shrink or crack like wood headers. #builders #building #construction #rhinoheaders #buildingtips #buildinghacks
User Image alicecarl04 Posted: Mar 31, 2016 6:23 PM (UTC)
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There is an entire chapter in the international plumbing code book that talks about venting. I guess this plumber did not have to take the same test as the rest of us. Also how did it ever pass inspection?

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User Image thehandyhero Posted: Jan 30, 2016 9:04 PM (UTC)
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In case you need to line up shelfs easily, just figure out one the put dots of paint where the screws are and squish them together, voila now you can make multiple shelfs and they will all line up easily #thehandywifey #buildinghacks #diy #woodworking #annawhite