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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,294
Posted By brianwheelies
Nice ride Klav. If you come out west, stop by in...

Nice ride Klav. If you come out west, stop by in Vegas on your way to visiting Sam. :D
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 33,526
Posted By brianwheelies
Those look like they were made for the bike. ...

Those look like they were made for the bike.

How did you mount them?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,218
Posted By brianwheelies
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/07/md-first-ri...

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/07/md-first-ride-2014-suzuki-burgman-200/

Another great review.

Hate to say it but I want one.

I could care less for ABS but other than that this bike is...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 179,060
Posted By brianwheelies
I can't remember a time where a well informed...

I can't remember a time where a well informed enthusiast/customer knew less than a motorcycle store employee...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,486
Posted By brianwheelies
If it was an open 3/4 lid. My last helmet, Arai...

If it was an open 3/4 lid. My last helmet, Arai SZ Ram III had the shield that came down below the jaw line and there were cheek pads to keep your dome inside the lid.

My money is on her wearing...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 179,060
Posted By brianwheelies
Typo. 70mph.

Typo. 70mph.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,850
Posted By brianwheelies
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/brianwhe...

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj533/brianwheelies/Public%20Pix/IMG_20140723_181641869_zpsfiwoklob.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 103,242
Posted By brianwheelies
I got to sit on the FZ07/MT07 yesterday. Beauty...

I got to sit on the FZ07/MT07 yesterday. Beauty of a bike. Feels the same size as any 600cc SS bike sans fairings.

It was the gray with blue/purple frame. A real looker. The motor is very compact....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,581
Posted By brianwheelies
Nice ride Sam. Doing some great SYM PR work.

Nice ride Sam. Doing some great SYM PR work.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By brianwheelies
Let the family follow in the 3 series oil burner....

Let the family follow in the 3 series oil burner. Still pencils out to 25mpg combined.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
Laugh Now you have to dial in your mixture screw again....

Now you have to dial in your mixture screw again. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,294
Posted By brianwheelies
He rode both and one spoke more highly to him....

He rode both and one spoke more highly to him. The gavel has dropped. No need to try and change his mind when the Versys already did.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,403
Posted By brianwheelies
Plastic Vespa?

Plastic Vespa?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,571
Views: 1,117,638
Posted By brianwheelies
Some of us don't participate on facebook for a...

Some of us don't participate on facebook for a reason...

Nice ride though.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By brianwheelies
After destroying my K1200LT after 16,000 miles in...

After destroying my K1200LT after 16,000 miles in less than a year of ownership, it never made it to it's brake flushing. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,581
Posted By brianwheelies
Amazingly enough, MJ is in the other mausoleum...

Amazingly enough, MJ is in the other mausoleum across from where Liz Taylor is.

When I get a chance I will blast down to LA again and give you a warning to meet up unless you are up this way.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
Without further adieu, <iframe width="853"...

Without further adieu,

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ch6oJ9uDj2s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,850
Posted By brianwheelies
The Honda like that was the CT70. That bike is a...

The Honda like that was the CT70. That bike is a Dax though. A Chinese knock off, I think.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By brianwheelies
Do you disassemble your engine, run solvent...

Do you disassemble your engine, run solvent through, and reassemble to do an oil change?

Don't be ridiculous. I have never seen a service manual say to push in the calipers for fluid flushing. The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By brianwheelies
If you don't mind giving up the big torque, trade...

If you don't mind giving up the big torque, trade ythe Stromm in and get the Honda. The Honda gets great gas mileage to boot.

That being said, the DL1000 is an amazing machine. You may be giving...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,403
Posted By brianwheelies
Very cool. My old Aprilia SR50 had 13's and...

Very cool.

My old Aprilia SR50 had 13's and handled very well. Had it close to 70mph with the desert wind at my back and it was as stable as a rock.

$6k can fetch a lot of scooter. Surely the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,403
Posted By brianwheelies
Looking good! I like the YSR and the Malagutti in...

Looking good! I like the YSR and the Malagutti in the background of the pics.

Was the Sprint quick?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By brianwheelies
For the most part you can get away with the...

For the most part you can get away with the performance of the Citycom. There are situations(any highway in California) where easily maintaining a true 75mph unstressed is not necessary but certainly...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
It may be a moot point for smaller engines but a...

It may be a moot point for smaller engines but a larger single cylinder engine will run much smoother with a direct acting slide carburetor. The large power pulses make the CV's slide jump too much...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 13,581
Posted By brianwheelies
That is awesome! Last year I took my girlfriend...

That is awesome! Last year I took my girlfriend there as part of a long weekend getaway. We tried to sneak into the mausoleum where Michael was. There is separate security for each mausoleum and that...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
CV is constant velocity. You open a butterfly...

CV is constant velocity. You open a butterfly which is located upstream of the vacuum operated carb slide. It was an answer to ever tightening emissions before fuel injection hit the motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
TW has been the same until 2001 I think when they...

TW has been the same until 2001 I think when they added a front disc brake. Seat height never changed. The paint did. Body is plastic except for the gas tank but you can buy a plastic one if you'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
The TW had some funky paint schemes through the...

The TW had some funky paint schemes through the early years.

http://www.couts.org/photos/tw200/original/original.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
http://rs2.pbsrc.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_0020....

http://rs2.pbsrc.com/albums/y19/madstuff/IMG_0020.jpg~320x480
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 89,380
Posted By brianwheelies
If you don't mind a 4 stroke the XT225 and TW200...

If you don't mind a 4 stroke the XT225 and TW200 are not tall or heavy. The TW is very easy to handle on the softer terrain the desert may throw at you. Been made for a long time with minimal changes...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,689
Posted By brianwheelies
I finally took a seat on a Symba a few days ago...

I finally took a seat on a Symba a few days ago and the bar between the seats was firmly pressing against the tail bone. Not sure why they even sell a bike like that.

Even though it is curable...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,218
Posted By brianwheelies
Like an SYM HD200 on steroids! It has 18hp...

Like an SYM HD200 on steroids!

It has 18hp which is 2hp shy of the SYM Citycom 300.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,218
Posted By brianwheelies
I think they made an error on the CC and pricing...

I think they made an error on the CC and pricing in the write up. Indicated 85mph also seems high.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,218
Posted By brianwheelies
Another review: ...

Another review:
http://m.motorcycle-usa.com/245/18868/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Suzuki-Burgman-200-First-Ride.aspx
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By brianwheelies
Should be a Piaggio leader engine. Very reliable....

Should be a Piaggio leader engine. Very reliable. Is it the 2 stroke or 4 stroke?

If two stroke it is rare and performs well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,240
Posted By brianwheelies
I have met the lunatic cop and lately the...

I have met the lunatic cop and lately the reasonable one(s).

Having no points for a long time helps. Being polite helps. Admitting fault helps. Having everything in order helps.

That being...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By brianwheelies
Not sure what kmod is but I believe it is just...

Not sure what kmod is but I believe it is just the removal of variator weights. You are causing your variator to turn higher rpm at any given speed.

You did nothing with your clutch? That is where...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 98,251
Posted By brianwheelies
San Clemente, CA. My farewell to long rides for a...

San Clemente, CA. My farewell to long rides for a while as the bun in the oven is schedule to be due in 4 weeks.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By brianwheelies
I saw one yesterday with the original rear end in...

I saw one yesterday with the original rear end in place but there were two outboard wheels. Since it was not a true trike I didn't care to stop and take a pic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By brianwheelies
Ask the ATV and snowmobile folks. :deal ...

Ask the ATV and snowmobile folks. :deal

Someday a two wheeled off roader with CVT will be available, hopefully.
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