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Forum: Equipment Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By hugemoth
I use one of the little Harbor Freight 40" x 48"...

I use one of the little Harbor Freight 40" x 48" trailers with a piece of steel channel bolted on. Item#42708. It has leaf spring suspension and tows fine hauling my little 170 lb trail bike or my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 674
Posted By hugemoth
I put my helmet on the seat and leave the key in...

I put my helmet on the seat and leave the key in the ignition. No worries. My street bike also has a GPS that could be unplugged and taken in about 3 seconds with no tools but no one has ever touched...
Forum: Equipment Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By hugemoth
I wouldn't tow it very fast or on bumpy roads.

I wouldn't tow it very fast or on bumpy roads.
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,711
Posted By hugemoth
Update on Lifan 200

Somewhere over 50,000 miles on the 200 now and I have been noticing a slight rattle coming from the clutch side of the engine. Pulled the cover and found the clutch basket is a bit loose on the...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By hugemoth
I want one on a Honda Grom! Should look right at...

I want one on a Honda Grom! Should look right at home on a CB1100.

Windjammer fairings are excellent for touring and I've had many over the 45 years I've been street riding. Have one now on my old...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By hugemoth
I can see playing around with the stock engine...

I can see playing around with the stock engine for fun but for those without the expertise, tools, and time there are some powerful Chinese engines that will bolt into the little Honda frames pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By hugemoth
I rode a Vespa scooter up there from California...

I rode a Vespa scooter up there from California in 1978. It actually worked out great on the 1000 miles of gravel Alcan (as it was back then). Rode my 1981 GL500 up there last summer. Now it's just a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By hugemoth
The rattler was in the grass next to the playa,...

The rattler was in the grass next to the playa, right in our camp. I did find a bull snake out on the playa this spring, the first snake I've ever seen hanging out on the clay.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,479
Posted By hugemoth
It smells a bit but not bad. If you don't heat up...

It smells a bit but not bad. If you don't heat up the burner enough before lighting it it will squirt raw kerosene out of the jet which will make BIG FLAMES and BIG SMELL.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By hugemoth
I've done a lot of flying (and riding) in the...

I've done a lot of flying (and riding) in the area and most of the wild horses hang out to the southeast of the Alvord Playa, and there are a whole lot of them. This pic was taken from the air out...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,479
Posted By hugemoth
I bought this Optimus 00 kerosene stove new in...

I bought this Optimus 00 kerosene stove new in 1970 and have been using it ever since on hundreds of camping trips. This basic stove has been made since 1892. Took it along on my first ride to Alaska...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By hugemoth
The road up to the orchard crosses a small strip...

The road up to the orchard crosses a small strip of private land belonging to the Alvord Ranch. As a part of the hot springs project they put a few campsites over there and a gate. We inquired at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hugemoth
A auto clutch engine isn't likely to stall at a...

A auto clutch engine isn't likely to stall at a light and if they have electric start they can be started in gear. It's easy to tell by looking which manual clutch Lifan horizontal engines can be...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By hugemoth
You should be able to go to the local small...

You should be able to go to the local small airport and get a can filled with 100LL . Heck, you might have an aircraft engine at home that you need to run. Even though it's called 100 octane Low...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hugemoth
I see they call it a "race" engine and it doesn't...

I see they call it a "race" engine and it doesn't come with a rectifier/regulator. That often means it doesn't have a lighting coil, or has a minimal one for off road use. The stators are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hugemoth
It will not come with an ignition switch or key....

It will not come with an ignition switch or key. Make sure to get one that comes with a carb, intake, shift lever, starter lever, ignition coil, rectifier/regulator. Also check that it has electric...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hugemoth
I'm pretty sure the Passport shares the standard...

I'm pretty sure the Passport shares the standard Cub engine mount configuration which is what all the horizontal Lifan engines are designed to fit. The Cub that I put a Lifan 110 into bolted right...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hugemoth
Looks like the original engine blew a hole in the...

Looks like the original engine blew a hole in the piston, was disassembled, then set out in the rain for a few years. Probably lots of rusty internal parts that will need to be replaced.

I've...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,816
Posted By hugemoth
One kind of stove that works well without...

One kind of stove that works well without carrying fuel is a tomato juice can that burns twigs. A short length of rubber tubing with a couple inches of copper tube in the end lets you blow on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By hugemoth
Gas goes through the fuel filter part of the carb...

Gas goes through the fuel filter part of the carb before it gets into the float bowl so if the filter is plugged with gray sludge it's not from the carb, it's coming from the tank. Most of the CT90...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By hugemoth
If you're camping I'd stay on the Alvord playa....

If you're camping I'd stay on the Alvord playa. If you're motelling it I'd stay at Fields. Lots of great places to ride, Borax Lake, Whitehorse Hot Springs, the Pueblo Mtns, Domingo Pass, Stonehouse...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 157,555
Posted By hugemoth
Yes, I've had one for several years and use it a...

Yes, I've had one for several years and use it a lot. Works great. Not going to do a good job on half inch steel but does up to 3/16 very effectively. Would buy another one in a heartbeat. Be sure to...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,816
Posted By hugemoth
I gave up on burning unleaded gas after trying it...

I gave up on burning unleaded gas after trying it in an older Coleman Peak 1 that was advertised to burn unleaded. It carboned up the generator tube and just didn't work well. Worked fine on white...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 32,977
Posted By hugemoth
So far this summer I've put over 7000 miles on my...

So far this summer I've put over 7000 miles on my 81 Silverwing Interstate. Lately I've been exploring the single lane paved roads in Oregon of which there are many. This is a camping spot I came...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By hugemoth
I bought an aluminum canoe new in 1971 and still...

I bought an aluminum canoe new in 1971 and still have it. It has always been stored out in the yard in the sun, rain, and snow and has not deteriorated at all. During those 43 years I've also owned...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,910
Posted By hugemoth
I've always used stainless steel scouring pads...

I've always used stainless steel scouring pads from the local grocery store. They're cheap and last forever.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,441
Posted By hugemoth
In. CX/GL500s are great bikes once all the bugs...

In. CX/GL500s are great bikes once all the bugs that accumulate after 30+ years are worked out. I've done many long tours on them and currently ride an 81 Silverwing Interstate. Looking forward to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By hugemoth
CTs are a blast. Some of us tall CT owners raise...

CTs are a blast. Some of us tall CT owners raise the seat to make them more comfortable.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,951
Posted By hugemoth
Airsoft BBs look pretty much the same after a...

Airsoft BBs look pretty much the same after a tire is worn out. No longer do they have that clean colored surface but they don't show any wear.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,951
Posted By hugemoth
I use airsoft BBs in my tubeless motorcycle...

I use airsoft BBs in my tubeless motorcycle tires. Work great for me and can be purchased at any Walmart. The science behind how they work is well documented and has been used for 50+ years in...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By hugemoth
I have a small pair of Nikon binoculars that have...

I have a small pair of Nikon binoculars that have been carried around on my bikes for about 20 years. Still working fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By hugemoth
Lots of interesting levers (and cheap) if you...

Lots of interesting levers (and cheap) if you search Ebay for pit bike levers.
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,502
Posted By hugemoth
July 4th 2013, riding south on the Alaska Highway...

July 4th 2013, riding south on the Alaska Highway about 40 miles south of Delta Junction. Beautiful morning around 11 am, cruising at or near the speed limit of 65 mph, a moose (largest member of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 140,145
Posted By hugemoth
I'm a big fan of Lifan engines but installing one...

I'm a big fan of Lifan engines but installing one in a CT may be a daunting project for someone with a "pretty basic skill level". Quite a bit of fabrication involved. Repairing the existing engine...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By hugemoth
I suspect 2 problems, elevation and lack of wind....

I suspect 2 problems, elevation and lack of wind. All the places we flew from (PPG pilots attempted to fly) were 4000' to 5000'. There was no headwind for the PPG pilots to take off into or the winds...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,876
Posted By hugemoth
Be darn sure you can fly one before buying one....

Be darn sure you can fly one before buying one. There is a reason used ones go for so cheap.

Our PPC group has had 2 PPG flyers join us for our annual 10 day summer fly-in/camp-outs. One tried...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By hugemoth
You'll find a lot more information on the CT over...

You'll find a lot more information on the CT over at http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/directory
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 157,555
Posted By hugemoth
66817 Inverter. Sale price $39.99. Good compact...

66817 Inverter. Sale price $39.99. Good compact 750 watt inverter with cables. Performs up to specs. Fan only runs when powering a substantial load or when hot. USB outlet is nice. Runs drills,...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By hugemoth
My advice is to leave NY asap, ride what you got,...

My advice is to leave NY asap, ride what you got, make it a one way trip. Don't worry too much about gear because you can pick up anything you need on the way.
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By hugemoth
Also most Safeway stores.

Also most Safeway stores.
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