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Old 07-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #76
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MadAss assembly questions

Just received my Black Madass 125 today. I drove up to Chicago last Friday to check out the bike at City Scoots. I had been reqadding about it online here for several weeks. I took a test ride and was suitably impressed. I have been looking for a motorcycle which behaves like a mountain bike for some time. This was close.

Started assembling it tonight since I elected to have it shipped to me in the crate. I didn't want to drive around Chcicago with a trailer all weekend. Jeremy at City Scoots was great and very enthusiastic about the bike. The bike arrived in good shape. Only two questions at this point. I hope somebody can help, since I don't have a second bike to look at.

1. The shift lever on the engine has a curvature to the bar which attaches to the engine. I'm not sure whether this is by design or it has bent in shipping. The manual pictures show it being straight but mione curves around the engine. Any help would be appreciates.

2. How the heck do the ignition cables attach to the battery. I have been working on car for many years, but cannot intuitively see how the lugs bolt on. Do tthey bolt in from the top or the sides? Where does the nut go? Is it supposed to fit inside the battry terminal and if so, how do I force it in there?

Any help would be appreciated. I'm sure City Scoot will help when I call them, but I thought others might have the same questions.

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:47 AM   #77
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1. The shift lever on the engine has a curvature to the bar which attaches to the engine.
congrats on the new MA!

there's a couple photos on page 1 of the stock shift pedal - they all have a curve.

BTW - The stock pedal is pretty blah, but it's cheap and easy to install a nicer one

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CNC-F...=p4506.c0.m245


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FOLDI...=p4506.c0.m245

I put a forged aluminum Takegawa (non folding, with rubber pad so it doesn't tear up your kicks) on:



sorry I don't know exactly how the battery goes in, but if you give your dealer or M-S a call they should be able to help
cheers

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Old 07-30-2009, 07:20 AM   #78
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Hey Any Madass Owners,
What is it like on gravel/logging roads? Lite "offroad" riding?
I haven't had mine off the pavement, but there's no reason at all it wouldn't kick ass for what you're talking about.
The stock tires are not at all suited for any off-road traction of course, but M-S has put knobbies on a couple and supposedly they ride very nicely still on the road

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Old 07-30-2009, 07:25 AM   #79
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #80
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@carbonrat - i wish i could you help you out but I haven't gotten all that far into messing with my bike to be all that sure of what I'm talking about.

I got my MA back with the new short ass pipe exhaust and I'm really happy with it. The increase in sound level over the stock exhaust is much needed (IMO) and I love the sound - a nice throaty growl. I'm hoping to get a video of it in action and posting it soon.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:17 AM   #81
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i'm currently working on putting a MadAss forum together in between my FT job and other side web projects. I doubt it would really be a help to you at this point...

http://madass.raykonline.com/forum/

Can't say how big it will get but i have yet to start plugging away getting the word out about it to draw more users in. My apologies to ADV if by posting the link is crossing any lines.
Hey MadAssers,
How about getting on MMA's web site? Kinda lonely there.
Thanks,
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:26 AM   #82
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@carbonrat - i wish i could you help you out but I haven't gotten all that far into messing with my bike to be all that sure of what I'm talking about.

I got my MA back with the new short ass pipe exhaust and I'm really happy with it. The increase in sound level over the stock exhaust is much needed (IMO) and I love the sound - a nice throaty growl. I'm hoping to get a video of it in action and posting it soon.
cool - that means before/after dyno numbers should be coming soon.
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:12 AM   #83
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Hey MadAssers,
How about getting on MMA's web site? Kinda lonely there.
Thanks,
ok ok quit nagging, done :)
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:37 AM   #84
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Not very exciting but this was more to test out the camera than to give a solid video of the new exhaust and what not. i'm hoping to get more detailed videos and images later on.




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Old 07-31-2009, 12:12 PM   #85
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couldn't have given us a twist of the throttle? :)

looks cool - just be careful pushing over curbs/rocks/etc or you'll end up with a couple broken exhaust studs.

BTW - anybody looking for a 49cc might want to check this out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...otersQ5fMopeds

Add a 88cc top end kit and carb like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...=p4506.c0.m245

and then a 15T front sprocket and longer chain, and you'll have close to 125 performance for less than $2k

of just get complete 125 motor and you're there

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LIFAN...=p4506.c0.m245

or if you want to go even faster for only $100 extra, the 160

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/YX-16...=p4506.c0.m245

or blow the bank and go DOHC

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...link:middle:us

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Old 07-31-2009, 12:13 PM   #86
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couldn't have given us a twist of the throttle? :)
Always leave them wanting more!
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:53 PM   #87
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Break'em in and ring em out and let us know what they will do!! Top Speed please!
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #88
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yep , there are clubs in thailand, canada, and austalia that i know of, but i like what MilwaukeeMadass has setup. great , professional job with his new forum.
there is also a facebook club for madass owners :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milwau...0923572?ref=ts
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:47 PM   #89
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yep , there are clubs in thailand, canada, and austalia that i know of, but i like what MilwaukeeMadass has setup. great , professional job with his new forum.
there is also a facebook club for madass owners :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Milwau...0923572?ref=ts
madasses are a worldwide transport......here we have some guys in the andes mts.
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