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Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 189,504
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: 615
Views: 189,504
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: 2,891
Views: 479,357
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: 4,361
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: 4,361
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: 1,581
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: 66
Views: 11,778
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: 66
Views: 11,778
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: 1,232
Views: 161,590
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: 2,592
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: 8,177
Views: 1,376,632
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: 7,104
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: 8,177
Views: 1,376,632
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: 8,177
Views: 1,376,632
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: 1,248
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: 163
Views: 17,075
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: 1,695
Views: 385,121
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: 1,391
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: 17,271
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: 17,271
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: 9,778
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: 839
Views: 142,791
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: 17,271
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: 9,778
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: 5,514
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: 3,817
Posted By Moat
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By Moat
The way I see it, it's not the "country" that...

The way I see it, it's not the "country" that produces such crap, but the unscrupulous individuals and their companies. More likely from mainland China? Yeah, probably - as history has shown... but...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By Moat
Well - that's a bit of a bummer. Should be no...

Well - that's a bit of a bummer. Should be no problem IF this company turns out to be the Real Deal in terms of parts/service support... but only time will tell if that's the case. ("Extra-long...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By Moat
The possibility does exist, it sure seems. IF...

The possibility does exist, it sure seems. IF someone addresses their history of questionable quality, pathetic dealer/parts/warranty support, and overwhelmingly confusing number of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By Moat
Promising low-cost Zuma 125 alternative...

Just ran across this - Bintelli "Havoc" - http://www.bintelli.com/150cc/havoc-150cc

http://www.bintelli.com/images/Products/colors/havoc/havoc6c.jpg

Soon to be offered by this Florida-based...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Moat
I believe reflectors are polystyrene, and nail...

I believe reflectors are polystyrene, and nail polish remover (acetone) will turn that to goo. The Givi boxes are probably ABS (styrene-based plastic) and acetone/toluol/MEK/lacquer thinner will...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,652
Posted By Moat
http://www.skyray.us/Images/Front-view-motor.jpg ...

http://www.skyray.us/Images/Front-view-motor.jpg

An air scooter! :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
Oh, for shame!! :lobby Of course not! :D

Oh, for shame!! :lobby Of course not! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
Yep - that's correct. If you look closely at the...

Yep - that's correct. If you look closely at the speedometer gut shot a few posts above, you'll see a series of gears (white/black plastic and steel) that drive the odometer discs directly from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
And the magic Neodymium hard drive magnets I used...

And the magic Neodymium hard drive magnets I used (brittle, shatter-prone finger-pinchin' SOB's!!) to chase the speedo's excess magnetism off into the Great Unknown...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
A pic of the speedo's guts and it's rotating...

A pic of the speedo's guts and it's rotating magnet -
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
You bet - and oops - sorry... I didn't realize...

You bet - and oops - sorry... I didn't realize registration was necessary to view archived posts over @ KLR650.net. Copy/pasted below is my original (kinda' loong) post... sorry about the "clutter",...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By Moat
I used magnets to permanently re-calibrate the...

I used magnets to permanently re-calibrate the speedo on my KLR250 a few years ago... worked a treat -

http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8635

I'm surprised more folks don't tinker...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,382
Posted By Moat
It's nonsense... pay no attention. As well,...

It's nonsense... pay no attention.

As well, a spring - strong enough, alone, to control the chain freeplay of such a convoluted balancer system at high RPM's - would likely wear the tensioner...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,700
Posted By Moat
I've tried a few over the years - including...

I've tried a few over the years - including Maxima's Chain Wax and the DuPont Teflon wax - and I feel the best in terms of lubricity, no-fling and longevity is PJ1 Blue Label (synthetic) - stays put...
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