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Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 02:29 PM
Well, some of you may or may not remember I was looking for a little, handy, cheap bike to ride around town.

Well, I found one.

1978 Hercules P1
2-stroke Sachs 504/1A engine
47CC powerhouse producing a massive 1.7HP

There's a joke about fat girls here but I don't care.

This thing gets 80-100mpg, doesn't need a key, doesn't need motorcycle insurance, can be ridden on bicycle paths, and is cheap to register.

Oh, and it runs like a top after a little maintenance and I paid a whopping $10.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/dcarlso2/Hercules/IMG_0114.jpg

Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 02:29 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/dcarlso2/Hercules/IMG_0111.jpg

Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 02:29 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/dcarlso2/Hercules/IMG_0109.jpg

Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 02:30 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y209/dcarlso2/Hercules/IMG_0108.jpg

Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 02:31 PM
The factory tire pump and toolkit very even with it.

270 miles on the odometer.

Major carb cleaning and fuel tank cleaning and it was running.

Too much fun to ride around the neighbourhood.

2WheelTiger
July 13th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Looks like it marks its' territory well.

Actually it's a cool find.

Hammer
July 13th, 2007, 03:48 PM
That was me checking the tranny fluid.

No leaks anymore.

I had a fuel leak at the petcock but that's solved.

Other than a few spots of rust, the thing is nearly like new.

I'm going to take an SOS pad to the rust and see how well it cleans up.

The center stand is never going to come clean though, not sure what I'll do there.

I may weld up a new one out of bike frame parts from my buddies store and build a new one.

DJN
July 13th, 2007, 04:51 PM
That's a good next step from that Hurricane... :na-na:

What's wrong with the center stand? Looks like it's just rusty...

So, are you going to get color matched leathers for this beastie?

-=sean)=-
July 13th, 2007, 04:55 PM
So, are you going to get color matched leathers for this beastie?
I'd be surprised if Hammer just doesn't ride around in shorts and a tshirt with that thing. http://seanzie.com/smilies/cf/cephalopod.gif :)

Charlie
July 13th, 2007, 05:31 PM
How do you start the engine? By pedaling it?

CarlT
July 14th, 2007, 07:13 AM
The center stand is never going to come clean though, not sure what I'll do there.

I may weld up a new one out of bike frame parts from my buddies store and build a new one.

Try ospho (ph-ospho-ric, some amazing stuff) or a sandblaster.

That actually looks like a lot of fun. Just watch out for all that power. ;)

CBR Dave
July 14th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Does it have reed valves? You need a RD 250

ZedX
July 14th, 2007, 11:59 PM
"she's like a moped; fun to ride but you don't want your buddies to catch you on her!"

:p

Hammer
July 16th, 2007, 11:06 AM
What's wrong with the center stand? Looks like it's just rusty...

Yeah, REALLY rusty, like steel pitted.
But who cares, it doesn't affect the 'performance' in any way.

Hammer
July 16th, 2007, 11:07 AM
I'd be surprised if Hammer just doesn't ride around in shorts and a tshirt with that thing. http://seanzie.com/smilies/cf/cephalopod.gif :)

uh, yup.

I wear exactly the same safety gear on this thing as my pedal bike.

A helmet to keep the LEO's off my back.

Hammer
July 16th, 2007, 11:11 AM
How do you start the engine? By pedaling it?

Yeah, it starts so easy you can actually fire it up on the center stand by just pedaling a half stroke.

There is a decompressor and clutch lever on the left side that ties the pedals directly to the engine. So you pull that in while pedalling and it fires right up. Then is a spring loaded choke on the right side so you can feather the choke until it warms up and away you go.

Hammer
July 16th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Does it have reed valves? You need a RD 250

It does have a reed valve actually. Must be pretty small. I didn't bother pulling it apart because it's running properly and don't want to risk damaging the reeds because they are likely hard to find.

windsor
July 20th, 2007, 10:49 AM
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_C-130J_lg.jpg

tiller
July 20th, 2007, 03:30 PM
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_C-130J_lg.jpg

Better yet... A real 130,as in AC 130-U


http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h120/ttnutt/?action=view&current=ac130ground.jpg

My wife was the flight surgeon for the 4th sos for 5 years.

The cool thing is, on spouse day I got to fly on the AC 130 U gun ship. Yes all 3 times I was the only male spouse (I have a few funny storys about that). Not only did I get a few flights on that gun ship,I get a few flight on the MH 53 pave low...And yes I was the only male for those flights to.

Laters
Nutt

Hammer
July 20th, 2007, 03:34 PM
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_C-130J_lg.jpg

True, but that baby costs more than $10 and doesn't get no 80 MPG.

2WheelTiger
July 20th, 2007, 05:06 PM
And it's a beotch to park in front of the 7-11.

tiller
July 20th, 2007, 06:26 PM
And it's a beotch to park in front of the 7-11.



Today’s AC-130U Gunship is more lethal than its predecessors, due to the addition of a GAU-12, 25 mm Gatling gun Firing at 1,800 shots per minute and mounted on a fully trainable gun mount, the GAU-12 provides twice the lethality of its former 20 mm cannons, a longer stand-off range and greater accuracy. The operator can select from a series of burst lengths to tailor effectiveness of the GAU-12 for each target due to a fully automated ammunition handling system, capable of carrying 3,000 rounds. The gunship also carries both a 40 mm Bofors cannon, capable of up to 100 shots per minute, and a 105 mm howitzer that can be fired six times a minute. To maximize accuracy, both large guns also are installed on trainable gun mounts. The AC-130U has a dual-target attack capability that allows it to attack simultaneously two targets located up to a kilometer apart. Its fire control system enables the AC-130U to destroy targets more quickly, expediting air-to-ground mission objectives while decreasing threat exposure time, which enhances aircraft survivability.

UMMMMMMMMM,I think its not going to have a problem parking at any 7-11.


Laters
Nutt

PS,thats why I sleep well at night.