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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,340
Posted By Moat
Heads-up - C3 for sale in mid-Michigan -...

Heads-up -

C3 for sale in mid-Michigan - http://lansing.craigslist.org/mcy/4656547989.html



Agreed, the moped law in Michigan is a hugely welcome relief from our out-of-control no-fault...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,090
Posted By Moat
Yow - gorgeous country you have to explore there,...

Yow - gorgeous country you have to explore there, Spud!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,090
Posted By Moat
Ahh - good to hear. Thank you, sir! :1drink ...

Ahh - good to hear. Thank you, sir! :1drink

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,538
Posted By Moat
From what I recall learning over the years,...

From what I recall learning over the years, gear-specific oils for automotive differentials contain sulfur-based extreme pressure additives (sulfur having a very high molecular affinity to steel)...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,090
Posted By Moat
Pics reveal a pair of un-used mount tabs on the...

Pics reveal a pair of un-used mount tabs on the lower frame rails, right where a centerstand would normally go. Makes me think one either already exists (as an option?) or is in the works... gatling...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,090
Posted By Moat
Agreed! I've been quietly pining for a bike of...

Agreed! I've been quietly pining for a bike of this size and type for many years, as a candidate for "perfect" - year after year being dissapointed and dumbfounded as to why none of the Big Four went...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,538
Posted By Moat
That looks like a nice scooter at a very...

That looks like a nice scooter at a very attractive price point that appears to slot right in between the cheap Chinese mainland (i.e. - questionable quality) stuff, and the more "proven"...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,253
Posted By Moat
Agreed - seems it would be a nice little bump up...

Agreed - seems it would be a nice little bump up in highway capability (power) as well as possibly long-term durability (being liquid cooled). Although it would likely be a rather involved platform...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,855
Posted By Moat
So - a simpler system with fewer moving parts,...

So - a simpler system with fewer moving parts, less maintenance, greater reliability, greater fuel efficiency, more power and consistent running, easier starting... oh - and cleaner air to breathe. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Moat
Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?

Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,328
Posted By Moat
The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It...

The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It depends entirely on how much of an increase in power over stock (i.e. - boost) any given turbo/supercharger system is set up to provide - and, of course,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By Moat
A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm,...

A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm, part of it's magic. They are what they are... wonderful little, elemental, bulletproof workhorses! Honda needs to bring 'em back, damn it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 22,534
Posted By Moat
I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement...

I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement springs (i.e. - higher RPM) might improve that issue somewhat...? Thanks for the variator mod pics and explanation!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,002
Posted By Moat
The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have...

The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have an idle mixture adjustment screw located somewhere on the body - it's possible you missed it, as the cavity in which they are typically located is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 268,604
Posted By Moat
And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread -...

And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread - so beautiful, so Italian! And my foggy memory pins her as another 60's era actress... anybody know who? Sure looks familiar...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 268,604
Posted By Moat
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c...

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c124c520a544e39c63d8e7fe68261e0.jpg
^^She looks an awful lot like the actress Honor Blackman, who played the achingly gorgeous Bond girl Pussy...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4,441
Views: 777,162
Posted By Moat
No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage...

No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage in the MCN article - only that the clutch springs are "relatively light" and "the soft clutch is probably deliberate" to aid newbie riders. Just a bit...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,123
Posted By Moat
I'd just bring along a spare belt and the...

I'd just bring along a spare belt and the required tools to change one out on the side of the road, if needed - and not worry about it. If one were to compare the time spent over a 1000+ mi trip...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,123
Posted By Moat
Is the CVT filter even supposed to be oiled? I'd...

Is the CVT filter even supposed to be oiled? I'd hazard a guess that a bit of excess (or unneeded?) oil from the filter either restricted the cooling airflow too much - leading to the belt...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,238
Posted By Moat
Not necessarily true - for reasons of noise and...

Not necessarily true - for reasons of noise and lubrication, many cams incorporate a long, gentle clearance take-up ramp that can reach well into the visible portion of the lobe's base circle. For...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,201
Posted By Moat
Or a simple tire upgrade, maybe?

Or a simple tire upgrade, maybe?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,201
Posted By Moat
Awesome - that should guarantee another good,...

Awesome - that should guarantee another good, long production run! Hard to tell from the photo, but it does appear like the rear rack is chrome plated, vs. the painted rack on the earlier showbike...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,315
Views: 208,226
Posted By Moat
I've owned about 20 bikes (50 to 750cc) in 40+...

I've owned about 20 bikes (50 to 750cc) in 40+ years of riding, and - being a fan of cycles on the smaller end of the scale - I want one of these cool little snots so bad, I think I can smell one -...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,108
Posted By Moat
Depending on how mechanically inclined you are,...

Depending on how mechanically inclined you are, something along the lines of one of these Chinese 150cc clones might fit your criteria -

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56069
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,973
Views: 1,779,387
Posted By Moat
:rofl Good find. My review - Somewhat...

:rofl Good find. My review -

Somewhat interesting... interesting... interesting... very interesting... extremely interesting... and............ no longer interesting.

:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,859
Posted By Moat
Yep... WANT! (damnit) Hey Honda - maybe the...

Yep... WANT! (damnit)
Hey Honda - maybe the time is ripe to bring the CT110 back to the States...

With the front rack, enclosed chain and cool shocks, of course.I dig the black rims and crash...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,973
Views: 1,779,387
Posted By Moat
It's in the December 2012 (latest delivered)...

It's in the December 2012 (latest delivered) issue. Honda's NC700X on the cover.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,973
Views: 1,779,387
Posted By Moat
Is there anyone here who has experience with a...

Is there anyone here who has experience with a KLR250, that would care to comment on comparing power between the two - bone-stock KLR to bone-stock CRF? I love my little KLR, but it's just a tad...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By Moat
I second hugemoth's thoughts, and would also add...

I second hugemoth's thoughts, and would also add a distant third possibility of worn/broken engagement dogs on the second gearset.

Although I'm not familiar with the specifics of that particular...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,343
Posted By Moat
Umm... just happened to stumble upon this -...

Umm... just happened to stumble upon this - http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/09/19/manufacturers/suzuki/suzuki-suspends-operations-at-chinese-factory-over-anti-japan-sentiments/
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,362
Posted By Moat
Probably tires. Knobs squirm and slip during dyno...

Probably tires. Knobs squirm and slip during dyno pulls, compared to street tires - they always seem to result in substantially lower numbers. My guess is the higher WR numbers (26 rwhp) were likely...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By Moat
I know there are bazillions of folks on the...

I know there are bazillions of folks on the interwebz that recommend using an impact wrench to remove/install flywheel and variator nuts - including many "gurus" on the most popular scooter forums -...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,585
Posted By Moat
That's just too bizarre... I hate to say it, but...

That's just too bizarre... I hate to say it, but I have to wonder if someone purposely dumped something bad (like sugar) in your gas tank. Neither oil or fuel (even real mediocre pump gas - and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,585
Posted By Moat
By the looks of your pics, your problems are not...

By the looks of your pics, your problems are not at all fuel related - fuel will not cause sludge buildup like that, in that short a period of time. If anything, it's piston ring blow-by (oil) being...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,155
Posted By Moat
BTW, Paul - welcome to the forum! :wave Let...

BTW, Paul - welcome to the forum! :wave

Let us know how the ride goes - have fun (lucky SOB...)!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,371
Posted By Moat
Two new reviews - what a dandy little scoot! ...

Two new reviews - what a dandy little scoot!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/07/2013-honda-pcx150-md-first-ride/
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,585
Posted By Moat
Not sure how the Riva vents it's tank, but one...

Not sure how the Riva vents it's tank, but one quick and simple thing to try would be to loosen the gas cap next time it acts up (listening closely for any in-rush of air from suction), and see how...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,155
Posted By Moat
Awesome mini-touring rig! :clap I can't imagine a...

Awesome mini-touring rig! :clap I can't imagine a longer trip with that would be anything but ADV bliss! I'm jealous... :ddog



Yes - by the looks of it, those two cantilevered supports per side...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,160
Posted By Moat
Here's a comparison between the two, Wolf and tha...

Here's a comparison between the two, Wolf and tha Misfit -

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/13102/Motorcycle-Article/SYM-Wolf-Classic-vs--CCW-tha-Misfit.aspx
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,402
Posted By Moat
Exactly!

Exactly!
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