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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 23,565
Posted By Culcune
We had discussed this on chinariders. I had...

We had discussed this on chinariders. I had asked a distributor I know, Excalibur Motorsports, a few months ago, if they would let me pay for my TMEC 200 enduro bike, register it in AZ, and ride it...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
I forgot about them--I had called Ice Bear to...

I forgot about them--I had called Ice Bear to inquire about their CT70 clone a few months ago. The very rude 'customer service' woman who answered kept telling me--"we don't sell to customer"--I...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
For all it's worth, call these guys...

For all it's worth, call these guys www.atv4usa.com 909-591-8800 (there is a 800 number on their site if you have to pay for long distance) who are distributors, but do have a retail license as sell....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Culcune
I am in agreement here. There was a show on the...

I am in agreement here. There was a show on the now-defunct cable channel, Speed TV, on the block called 'Two Wheel Tuesday' in which the host of one of the motorcycle shows rode a 50cc...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
Perhaps a new engine upgrade is in order for the...

Perhaps a new engine upgrade is in order for the snow??

http://youtu.be/L085OwkfVkc
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
What would be the point? I guess for off-road...

What would be the point? I guess for off-road use, car shows, perhaps, or parade duty by the Shriners :rofl but I am being serious--there is little point in a bike like this that cannot be tagged...
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,029
Posted By Culcune
It might be good to consider having a riding...

It might be good to consider having a riding partner when one is planning to go into the middle of nowhere--just for situations like this! I am not trying to criticize or judge, but it does happen,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,004
Posted By Culcune
This guy has nothing but good things to say about...

This guy has nothing but good things to say about riding his 150cc Chinese scooter on the freeway in the Sacramento area (Interstate 5):

http://youtu.be/3_1ZQq4yV00
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,004
Posted By Culcune
Ironically, in California, the slower 150cc...

Ironically, in California, the slower 150cc scooter is legal for freeway use while the faster 125cc Grom is not :huh

Are small bikes allowed on the UK motorways?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Culcune
Waaaaay back in the late 1980's/early 1990's when...

Waaaaay back in the late 1980's/early 1990's when I attended Cal. State Univ., Northridge, parking was horrible on a good day. The school was primarily a commuter school with people driving from all...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By Culcune
No, you were far more than a 'normal guy'...

No, you were far more than a 'normal guy' :lift--you did this all on the cheap!!:bow My type of trip to Mexico!!!:jose
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Culcune
Yes, and these, too :rofl

Yes, and these, too :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By Culcune
Go-peds did the same thing, but with...

Go-peds did the same thing, but with global-warming :huh, atmosphere-hating two-stroke engines--like 15 years ago.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Culcune
Yamaha seems a little optimistic :deal

Yamaha seems a little optimistic :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By Culcune
I hear you on the (sad) memories of people. I,...

I hear you on the (sad) memories of people. I, at 45, and having 4 weeks off work, have been thinking about how I am kind of at a transition in life. I have lost a few friends younger than me this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Culcune
Maybe you shouldn't have stopped to take so many...

Maybe you shouldn't have stopped to take so many darn photos...:rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Culcune
www.hooperimports.com Hooper is a direct...

www.hooperimports.com

Hooper is a direct importer of Lifan parts and has a bunch of parts for transplants.

Also, join us on www.chinariders.net -- there are several people who know their way...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By Culcune
C'mon...any Chinese scooter has a great engine...

C'mon...any Chinese scooter has a great engine while the bike falls apart around it!! :D:rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 1,097,460
Posted By Culcune
When I lived in L.A. years ago, there were plenty...

When I lived in L.A. years ago, there were plenty of cops' bikes I would have liked to back into while getting a ticket. Are you sure these aren't on purpose? Or you are parking too close? Now that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 304,408
Posted By Culcune
is happy to see me...oh, I kill myself!!...

is happy to see me...oh, I kill myself!! :D:D:D:rofl:evil:evil:lol3:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By Culcune
Glad to see you made it ok! :clap I will...

Glad to see you made it ok! :clap

I will have to do some rides out that way once my collarbone is better...I have had minimal bike in Mexico experience even though I live right here on the border....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,493
Posted By Culcune
:dunnoI was planning to ride my trusty Chinese...

:dunnoI was planning to ride my trusty Chinese 200cc enduro from Yuma, meet up with a Mexican guy from a Chinese-bike forum I belong to, Chinariders.net, who lives in Tijuana in Tecate, and head...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,004
Posted By Culcune
Good question! From what I remember in...

Good question!

From what I remember in California, and it could have changed, the minimum speed is 45 mph (but yes, there are minimum cc's as we have been discussing).

Perhaps Washington State...
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,854
Posted By Culcune
As 'Strong Bad' mentioned, there are right hand...

As 'Strong Bad' mentioned, there are right hand drive cars here--in fact, Jeep offers their venerable Wrangler model in right hand drive version here in the US (they did at least, because I saw it on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 1,097,460
Posted By Culcune
I wonder if they have to fight to get to be the...

I wonder if they have to fight to get to be the driver :lol3 I would not want to spend my shift as pillion :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,004
Posted By Culcune
I am surprised Honda didn't make these with a 150...

I am surprised Honda didn't make these with a 150 having been keeping up with this thread. There are plenty of Skyteam CT70, and Z50 clones with 125cc engines that seem to have nearly the same top...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 1,097,460
Posted By Culcune
I remember one episode, just one, where one of...

I remember one episode, just one, where one of the side-kick fellow cops (can't recall his name) drew his weapon. He drove one of the cruisers, was lured to some remote spot by a fake call, went...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 1,097,460
Posted By Culcune
Does he want to grow up and become a CHiP? :D ...

Does he want to grow up and become a CHiP? :D

I watched it when it first aired--probably 7 years old, living in Chicago--and that was what I wanted to be. When my dad changed jobs, and we moved...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,139
Posted By Culcune
Shoulder area still hurts especially at night. ...

Shoulder area still hurts especially at night. Still taking pain meds to cope, but have cut back on them since I don't hurt as much as I was hurting 3 weeks ago. But, like I mentioned, at night, my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 1,097,460
Posted By Culcune
Can't beat the OG tv show! ...

Can't beat the OG tv show!

http://www.policemotorunits.com/image/74143367.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Culcune
I am getting ansty nursing my clavicle and arm...

I am getting ansty nursing my clavicle and arm reading all these trip reports practically in my backyard!! I think I will either go to Ensenada or San Felipe in a few weeks. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Culcune
Tecate will be a little scenic since you get into...

Tecate will be a little scenic since you get into the low elevation mountains east of San Diego.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Culcune
If you are planning to rent bikes--rent a dirt...

If you are planning to rent bikes--rent a dirt bike or quad a few of the days to explore the desert. If you have the time, I would suggest a long day ride westward to Quartzite, and head north along...
Forum: Americas 11-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Culcune
I'm just riding through looking forward to the...

I'm just riding through looking forward to the buckets of beer in Ensenada--no wine (but maybe some whine) for me! :wink:
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Culcune
Thanks for pointing out the road not being...

Thanks for pointing out the road not being closed, only detoured. It was actually the Mexican guy who stated it was closed. Some coworkers were telling me about the route through the wineries, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,507
Posted By Culcune
My two cents--a CT70 125cc clone--quite reliable...

My two cents--a CT70 125cc clone--quite reliable and cheap as heck i.e. under $1100 shipped to your door http://www.powersportsmax.com/product_info.php/cPath/482/products_id/17529

I like the...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
From the videos I have seen, they (obviously)...

From the videos I have seen, they (obviously) look like fun. You, at least in NC, would get a lot of use out of it on and around your property (I KNOW
your trailer would be rigged to it for garbage...
Forum: Hacks 11-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
Your neighbor in N. Carolina will be happy (even...

Your neighbor in N. Carolina will be happy (even though you did end up giving her a ride in your Ice Bear) if you get the Ural.

Parade season is starting in Yuma this Tuesday for Veterans' Day,...
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By Culcune
I am little late to this thread, but I had wanted...

I am little late to this thread, but I had wanted to do a short ride from Yuma, AZ to Ensenada on my cheap Chinese enduro to see the beginning of the Baja 1000. A Mexican guy from one of my Chinese...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,924
Posted By Culcune
Here is a hack for $1299 shipped. Probably ends...

Here is a hack for $1299 shipped. Probably ends up being about the same price as Safer.

http://www.megamotormadness.com/product/stb002-110cc-street-bike

Here is another place that offers them,...
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