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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 108,956
Posted By RattleCanRacer
MOTOSIKLET + ANIMAL = IYI DEGIL! NOW this...

MOTOSIKLET + ANIMAL = IYI DEGIL! NOW this IS a SuperCub!

http://happinessisawarmgut.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/cimg1036.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I kinda doubt it could carry two people. DAMN...

I kinda doubt it could carry two people. DAMN ATTRACTIVE GROUP OF KIDS THOUGH!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,375
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Why wouldnt you wanna be tariff busters just...

Why wouldnt you wanna be tariff busters just drive it over the border, get a valid scooter plate, slap it on, and go to town? I have an elite from 20 years ago that I'm am sure there is not one...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,081
Posted By RattleCanRacer
If you want a scooter get an elite 150 or 250, I...

If you want a scooter get an elite 150 or 250, I have a 150 (same one) now for 20 years and had ridden many 250's, stay away from chinese and rivas, stick to the elites. The XL500 as mentioned is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,329
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I just swapped an 82 XR500 engine into my 82...

I just swapped an 82 XR500 engine into my 82 XL500R, the XR carburation and cam is way quicker, you will like the swap. I have swapped the stator, it worked fine. My buddy kept the 6v system and runs...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,081
Posted By RattleCanRacer
CM400 best beginner IMO.

20 years of fitting and customizing motos for people specific to their commute and physical attributes has led me to one moto I find the best for 90% of all beginners, THE HONDA 1979-81 CM400 Twin,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,065,797
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I mean this affectionately, this is the worst...

I mean this affectionately, this is the worst looking K75 I've ever seen, I'd ride the piss out of it, good job! Can just imagine how much worse the already crappy gear box feels with the linkages,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 75,514
Views: 7,983,314
Posted By RattleCanRacer
signing in

Signing in, I got a totally rebuilt from the ground up, 1984 XL frame and electrics, 82 single carb XR500 engine NOS front end with an NOS 1985 XR rear, I'll post a pic at sometime.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,872
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Maybe they are POS but they get 80 mpg, are dead...

Maybe they are POS but they get 80 mpg, are dead reliable and have a shitload of cheap pats to maintain it. If you aren't going to ride the highway it IS the most practical bike, my Elite scooter is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Take it from a tourist that lives here. I love...

Take it from a tourist that lives here. I love the city it's the reason I can't move away.:lol3

The Cow Hollow Hotel on Lombard I believe, is a nice low key locally owned place, reasonable rates...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By RattleCanRacer
You familiar with the City?, I'm not doing too...

You familiar with the City?, I'm not doing too much next week. I can take you guys on the Steve tour. I live 20 min away, lived in the City for years and know all the tourist places plus a bunch of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Hey Elite1, went through some stuff on my...

Hey Elite1, went through some stuff on my Elite150 lately, did a motor swap, first one in 15 years and went for my first long run today. Ran great! Yeah, these Elites have always been my default, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Hungry? Out of work? Nowhere to ride? Do us...

Hungry? Out of work? Nowhere to ride? Do us all a favor and eat a Sierra Club member.

Amen brother, those Sierra Club assholes. Go ahead hippies, burn your propane, blow a couple good bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,975
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Truth is they don't sell. I think this will...

Truth is they don't sell. I think this will change soon as you DO see a huge resurgence in the retro racers. Overall it's still a niche crowd, people who buy a new bike generally want performance....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,356
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I saw one in the Vetter contest, someone said it...

I saw one in the Vetter contest, someone said it is after market somewhere, it is not a slipstream but more of an egg shaped enclosure, I would have roasted my nuts for one.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,584
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I'm never selling mine, not the best at anything...

I'm never selling mine, not the best at anything but will do everything. It's kind of a shame because I'm loaded up with a few bikes and seems like I'm jumping on something else for specific duties....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,273
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Beautiful, you forgot sleeping in a paper...

Beautiful, you forgot sleeping in a paper recycling bin (happened once to me in the early 90's, summer freak storm rolled in), It's damn warm in all that paper.

I'm not trying to be a total...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,584
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Going back to the thread title, I hope so but...

Going back to the thread title, I hope so but there are plenty out there already. I wouldn't really call something under 250cc a thumper, a twin is weird at anything less. I think when you start...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,273
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Good point! Never thought about it that way. I...

Good point! Never thought about it that way. I just like pissing into the wind but still pissing nonetheless. I think I just like the word piss. My point is that if you like riding; Why not do it as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I think the title says it all, Propane?. Firstly,...

I think the title says it all, Propane?. Firstly, what is the cost of a gallon of propane? You don't have to explain propane to me, I'm a chemist. What about the gas tank, is it pressurized, how...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,425
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Simply Sex on Two Wheels.

Simply Sex on Two Wheels.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By RattleCanRacer
not again, read the other, same post

not again, read the other, same post
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,273
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Thanks Jguerin77, I wasn't really in the mood to...

Thanks Jguerin77, I wasn't really in the mood to offend anybody but you see all these over the top ride threads and you have to wonder, "How long are these guys planning every aspect, making sure...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,273
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Mr. Sam-Rider, you have to read the book then, if...

Mr. Sam-Rider, you have to read the book then, if you like the movie. It is one of my all-time FAVS, I disliked the movie in comparison. I believe "Kerkauer" wrote the book, it is a phenomenal read...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,273
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Seriously my friend read "Into the Wild" if you...

Seriously my friend read "Into the Wild" if you haven't, check out the thread on here of the Filipino 18 year old that went from LA to NYC on like $450, "Across the Country on a CUB 50." BEST thread...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-29-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,553
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I'm jealous, my riding came after the end of the...

I'm jealous, my riding came after the end of the 2 stroke days. I had a yz225 i think as a kid and it would smoke the 4 strokes, I can only imagine how great a 350 would be, that would be perfect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,854,004
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I had a hundred things attached to my Xr500 for a...

I had a hundred things attached to my Xr500 for a week trip, totally loaded up, and dirty as hell. Some older dude asked me where the library was.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,260
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I understand but to run a lean mixture, one that...

I understand but to run a lean mixture, one that would cause those malady's would surely show great misfires until engine got to an abnormally high running temp, you would know something isnt right....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Breather tube and drain tube are different,...

Breather tube and drain tube are different, breather tube routes from top of right crankcase to the inside of the airbox through a cannister, the drain "overflowtube" with the cap on the bottom on...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,260
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I take the paper out of my old air filters for my...

I take the paper out of my old air filters for my elite 150 and I wrap it in UNI cut-to-fit foam, going around it with three zip ties and knead 90 wt oil through the foam no better performance, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 805,751
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Just picked up a showroom condition 1972 CL175...

Just picked up a showroom condition 1972 CL175 scrambler 4000 miles, runs perfect and a near mint 1978 CB400 9300 miles, perfect runner both for $1200 and the best thing is that they have been non...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Dude point the thing North on Hwy1 and go, you...

Dude point the thing North on Hwy1 and go, you don't have to SEARCH for twisties or something to see. Plenty of both everywhere, there will be some slow spots with land yachts and the like but enjoy...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,672
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Ride is pretty boring, nothing to really see,...

Ride is pretty boring, nothing to really see, hope you get where you need to go as quickly as possible.:eek1

I'm kidding it's my ride, I love it and you will have a great time. I agree with those...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,724
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I think if I had to sell everything and get one...

I think if I had to sell everything and get one thing, it would be a Helix or Elite 250, remember there are people who have damn near gone around the world on one. I know someone who did 8000 mile...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Bolted it up today, started on the first try. No...

Bolted it up today, started on the first try. No Smoke, no weird noises and totally smooth up to 58 mph, great sense of relief having a great running parts engine as a spare, Suck it Ebay. My local...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,118
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Hey BTCN, you were talking about selling the...

Hey BTCN, you were talking about selling the Elite? Trust me you don't want to. I've sold probably 100 motos in my life and never once regretted it, I just move on to something new and different....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By RattleCanRacer
I ditched the truck one month and rode my scoot...

I ditched the truck one month and rode my scoot exclusively once the gas hit $4. I put 3000 miles on it. According to my calculations I saved $768 in gas in one month. Scoot or Die.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,440
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Wow, Well.... Now I know why you were asking...

Wow, Well.... Now I know why you were asking about a paint job, ouch! Great to hear you are all right.:D

That was the Shadow, I'm assuming. I don't ride in this rain like we've been having. Sounds...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Thanks guys, I got my engine tonight and it looks...

Thanks guys, I got my engine tonight and it looks like a straight swap, took the best from both on the easy stuff. The only difference seems to be the airbox but a few hose redirections and its done...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By RattleCanRacer
Beautiful stuff my amigos, that's what I got...

Beautiful stuff my amigos, that's what I got going on on thurs., Bien Suerte to me. I plan on using the one I'm getting and dismantling my old one to have parts easily accessible. That's if all go as...
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