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Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,989
Posted By ExTex
My out the door price was $5050. ($50 for...

My out the door price was $5050. ($50 for document fee).

I think the MPG meter is probably pretty accurate, but I have only checked 1 time.

I agree that I would rather have a Burgman than a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
A seller on EBay sells SW-Motech at a bit of a...

A seller on EBay sells SW-Motech at a bit of a discount....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,280
Posted By ExTex
I was a skeptic, but I am impressed with Nitrogen...

I was a skeptic, but I am impressed with Nitrogen in the tires of my Honda CR-V. Bought in June of 2013 and still no need to add any air/nitrogen. Unfortunately, for motorcycles, I fear that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,989
Posted By ExTex
We did a lot of 45 MPH riding on local roads. ...

We did a lot of 45 MPH riding on local roads. Some city riding and some back roads with few stops. I expect the 80+ MPG indicated by the meter may be closer to reality than the 100 mpg. The meter...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,989
Posted By ExTex
1st fill-up of the UH200A today, with 2 bars...

1st fill-up of the UH200A today, with 2 bars still showing on the gas gauge.
148 miles on 1.46 US gal.
MPG meter showed 83.7 mpg.

Guess I didn't fill it as full as the dealer did, but either mpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,989
Posted By ExTex
My wife bought a 2014 Burgman 200 ABS last week. ...

My wife bought a 2014 Burgman 200 ABS last week.
She really likes it.

Has anyone had the valves checked ? And did they need adjustment ?

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 28,402
Posted By ExTex
There are some windshields being made for the...

There are some windshields being made for the CB500F. I would expect the same companies to make one for the 300F, just give them a year or so.

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 686,303
Posted By ExTex
Where did you buy the Chic Design Fairing ? ...

Where did you buy the Chic Design Fairing ?

I really like the looks of it.

Thanks,
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
If coils seem to fail when hot, I guess you could...

If coils seem to fail when hot, I guess you could measure the resistances cold
and then again after heating the coil with a hair drier or heat gun. ??

Not sure how hot is sufficient and not too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
I'm not sure which Nighthawk you are riding at...

I'm not sure which Nighthawk you are riding at 5000 rpms,
but if it has a read line at 10,000 or higher then the engine is just happy as can be at 5,000. Hondas were made to operate at about 80% of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,384
Posted By ExTex
I thought small wheels (12") would be a problem,...

I thought small wheels (12") would be a problem, but my wife's scooter (Kymco 250cc) has 12" wheels and they do fine for streets and highways.
A bit more concern when riding with potholes and RR...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
Hi Hondo, Thanks for keeping us informed. ...

Hi Hondo,

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Ride Safely,
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
Sometimes the dust has to be removed from the...

Sometimes the dust has to be removed from the drums and the pivot areas cleaned. Also de-glaze the shoes and drums with crocus cloth.

ride safely,
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,160
Posted By ExTex
My wife has a 2009 Grand Vista 250. It is not...

My wife has a 2009 Grand Vista 250. It is not fuel injected. Kymco ceased importing them into the USA becasue they didn't want to change to EFI.
But, it starts easily even is cooler weather and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Thanks for the photo Thorgrim. I didn't think...

Thanks for the photo Thorgrim.
I didn't think general purpose shields would work with the front of the 500f.
But your photo shows a nice fit.

Thanks,
ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Thanks for the link. It is an interesting...

Thanks for the link. It is an interesting discussion.

I am leaning towards an F. (I made a lot of them is school)
I do want a windshield and it looks like there are a few that will mount....
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Hi Mr D. We are close. I live in White Hall....

Hi Mr D.
We are close. I live in White Hall. No 500 yet, still trying to decide on the R or the F. In the meantime, my Nighthawk serves me well.
Ride Safely,
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,391
Posted By ExTex
The gauges just didn't work for my eyes. I...

The gauges just didn't work for my eyes.
I could see them but my brain didn't understand what they said.

I would have been more interested but knew that I would not pay what he wanted for it no...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,391
Posted By ExTex
It is located in Central Arkansas. Conway is the...

It is located in Central Arkansas. Conway is the close city.
It was advertized in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper about 3 weeks ago... for about 1 week. Asking $3000. Tires looked good as...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,391
Posted By ExTex
I had the opportunity to ride a 1984 Ascot VT500...

I had the opportunity to ride a 1984 Ascot VT500 the other day.
The bike is nice and light but I had 3 problems with it.
1. the tach & speedometer were difficult for me to use.
2. The front...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Beautiful bike. Your wife needs boots; for...

Beautiful bike. Your wife needs boots; for safety and added height.

Ride Safely,
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
Honda of Russellville has been selling Ride-On if...

Honda of Russellville has been selling Ride-On if you need a source.

Have a good trip,
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
Bridgestone tires for Nighthawk 650

I'm looking to replace my old tires on my 1983 Nighthawk 650.
I am partial to Bridgestone tires and it looks like the right sizes are available in both the S-11 and the BT-45 Bridgestone tires. I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 492,662
Posted By ExTex
Go to an Auto Parts store and buy a hose so you...

Go to an Auto Parts store and buy a hose so you can siphon out as much of the old gas as possible. You can use that gas in your car- diluted with a tank of fresh gas.

Get fresh gas for the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,261
Posted By ExTex
Welcome, Yes, the Advance Rider training (or...

Welcome,

Yes, the Advance Rider training (or whatever the new name) is well worth taking, but probably a year or 2 after you took the 1st training.

I have been riding a while and decided to get...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 686,303
Posted By ExTex
4-cyl engines are great. If my 4 carbs were...

4-cyl engines are great.
If my 4 carbs were Injectors, I'd never look at a newer bike than my 650 Nighthawk.

But, the CB1100 is surely tempting.

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 975,424
Posted By ExTex
It look like the shipping is about as much as the...

It look like the shipping is about as much as the Menat saddlebags.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Menat-saddle-bag-motorcycle-saddle-bag/251733899.html

$95+51 = $146.46

But nice looking..... ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,164
Views: 686,303
Posted By ExTex
[QUOTE=jamboa;21422735] I'm impressed with...

[QUOTE=jamboa;21422735]
I'm impressed with Honda of Russellville, and they allow you to ride the bikes out on the highway at cruising speeds.
They said their prices were about 5% off of MSRP.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Thanks... It looks a lot like the new model, but...

Thanks... It looks a lot like the new model, but the headlight is different.

Think I will go back and ride the CBR500R again with proper gear.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 181,578
Posted By ExTex
Cbr500r

I rode a CBR500R today but forgot my riding gear so I had to use a Demo helmet. I got way too much breeze from the bike, but liked the performance of the engine except at very low speed.
Trying...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,623
Posted By ExTex
Hi John, Thanks for the information and the...

Hi John,

Thanks for the information and the photos.
If I just had a comfortable seat for my 1989 VTR250, I'd be most satisfied with it.

Ride Safely,
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By ExTex
Thanks. Seal compatibility is very important, so...

Thanks. Seal compatibility is very important, so I will continue to use brake fluid.

Thanks again,
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By ExTex
ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

I'm rebuilding the clutch hydraulic system on my Nighthawk 650 and would like to replace the DOT 3 brake fluid with ATF.
Are there any problems that will arise...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By ExTex
If it happened once, it may again, So order 2...

If it happened once, it may again,
So order 2 of each part so you will have a spare.

Ride Safely.

PS Nice looking bike!:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,282
Posted By ExTex
The Kymco Grand Vista 250 fits my wife, who is...

The Kymco Grand Vista 250 fits my wife, who is short, but with no oil filter, the oil change is about 1200 miles.
But only 1 qt of oil to buy, so it is a cheap change. It does weigh about 330 lbs. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,168
Posted By ExTex
Thank all of you for your ideas and humor. ... ...

Thank all of you for your ideas and humor. ... Well worth the $3.50 I paid for the tools & ammo box.

I have the screwdrivers airing out in my wife's scooter garage... fortunately her ability to...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,168
Posted By ExTex
Stinky Screwdrivers ... any cure ?

I recently bought some used Craftsman screwdrivers at a moving sale. They are the clear plastic handles with red and blue bands... the usual ones from 1970's I would guess. Anyway, the handles had...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 242,642
Posted By ExTex
They sell mirror extenders for a price. They...

They sell mirror extenders for a price. They extend and raise the mirrors.
If all you want is to extend the mirrors, you can make your own extenders.

Buy some 1"x1/4" aluminum bar stock...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,126
Posted By ExTex
For the coils, the Nighthawk forum recommends...

For the coils, the Nighthawk forum recommends adding a relay so that the actual coil current goes from the battery through the relay to the coils, and the control voltage is routed through the...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By ExTex
We have had good results from local gypsys. They...

We have had good results from local gypsys. They live here so they don't want a bad name here.
But then, we call them for work and don't mess with those that drive by and offer a job.

Ride...
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