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Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Hi Sam, It turned into more of a ride report...

Hi Sam,

It turned into more of a ride report than I intended. Mostly I thought this would be a good thread because it fit with "SYM HD 200 EVO? Any thoughts" theme.

Reports like your...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
For the most part when on open roads I kept the...

For the most part when on open roads I kept the speed 55-65 indicated. I have read that the original tires aren't that great but they seemed fine to me, no vibration/wobble or traction issues on that...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
From Leavenworth south on 97 toward Yakima, this...

From Leavenworth south on 97 toward Yakima, this is on 181/183 in Yakima valley

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r734/pnw12/scooter%20094_zpsgyonvfna.jpg?1429750364958&1429750370310
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Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Cascades coming into sight. ...

Cascades coming into sight.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r734/pnw12/scooter%20068_zpsloynaywy.jpg?1429666685675&1429666690823
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Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks, it was fun. Saturday I did a little...

Thanks, it was fun.

Saturday I did a little exploration but would want something other than street tires to ride on steep gravel/dirt roads. I'm hoping to fit a trail wing 120/90 16 on the back...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
That sounds like fun, there are a lot of ways to...

That sounds like fun, there are a lot of ways to get out away from home (home is good too) and enjoy time off work, more ways than time off work to enjoy them.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I'll tell my wife that your said that,...

Thanks, I'll tell my wife that your said that, she thinks I'm more of a dumbass. I'm sure she is right but I needed an adventure break from work and this little trip ranks with one of my all time...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
The scooter really carried weight well. The...

The scooter really carried weight well. The surplus Molle II pack must weigh 10# empty and I weighed it at 38# packed, small rucksack had some electronics, yellow dry bag had military sleep system...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
I walked around the small downtown for a while...

I walked around the small downtown for a while and found a small dinner with a friendly waitress who I guess was the owner, had a good breakfast and waited until a sporting goods store and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I hope it is OK to post on this thread,...

Thanks, I hope it is OK to post on this thread, if not let me know and I think I can delete the posts.

I took a three day weekend and left for Libby on the Empire Builder leaving Vancouver a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Just back home from Libby MT with my '12 NOS...

Just back home from Libby MT with my '12 NOS HD200. Great 3 day weekend, train to Libby, camped two nights coming back, I think 760 miles. Some back roads that I have never taken before. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Great info! I plan to take plenty of...

Great info!

I plan to take plenty of pictures and post them, I always enjoy other's ride pictures and reports.

CD and Sam thanks, it is good to know that others have put gas containers under...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the advice. It will have a couple...

Thanks for the advice. It will have a couple hundred miles on it by the time I get to Lolo, I'll vary the speed frequently and try to change the oil and clean the screen at ~200 miles. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Definitely, but I still would like some spare...

Definitely, but I still would like some spare fuel in case I plan badly or find a station closed. Problem with MSRs is filling them up at the pump. It is easy to overflow fuel and it his hard to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
The back rack will be full, so that isn't an...

The back rack will be full, so that isn't an option and I wanted to keep the floorboard clear. I'll probably just be careful to fill up frequently.

Thanks also for your experience with pulling...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
more questions

I want to carry maybe a gallon of extra gas in a container, does it seem reasonable to put it in the storage beneath the seat?

An Idaho DOT site states Lolo pass is 5.5% grade maximum, do you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I'll check the ROK straps out (edit,...

Thanks, I'll check the ROK straps out (edit, ordered some, thanks for the heads up!).
I've used a large dry bag before but I like the MOLLE better.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks to both. I used bungees before and...

Thanks to both.

I used bungees before and they don't work well at all. I use cam straps, ROK must be a brand. I gathered from the information you provided recently that the tight straps wouldn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
It won't be cross country, 800 miles at the most...

It won't be cross country, 800 miles at the most depending on the route. Western Montana to sw Washington, northeast from Portland. I won't be able to set up a hard case away from home and I really...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Thank you so much for taking the time to measure!...

Thank you so much for taking the time to measure!

I am trying to figure out how I can strap on my MOLLE II backpack. Most of it will be resting on the back pillion part of the seat. I'm hoping it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,144
Posted By pnw
Can anyone tell me: what the dimensions of...

Can anyone tell me:

what the dimensions of the rack behind the seat is?

How long the seat from the hump behind the rider to the back of the seat (the pillion portion)?

How wide is the seat?...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
Nice pictures, thanks. That is the scenery that...

Nice pictures, thanks. That is the scenery that I was hoping for in a Calif coast ride. I'll decide which route in the next week or two, some of it depends on the purchase, there are some options...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,880
Posted By pnw
I think you are the one to be giving CT...

I think you are the one to be giving CT mechanical advice rather than receiving it. Again, great job!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
All good info to absorb. To be honest I'm not...

All good info to absorb. To be honest I'm not much into heavy traffic, even driving my truck. All of my motorcycle riding has been done avoiding high traffic areas, mostly back roads and some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
Thank you both for the very helpful information!

Thank you both for the very helpful information!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,880
Posted By pnw
I did the fork seal/boot replacement last year. ...

I did the fork seal/boot replacement last year. The hardest part was getting the forks out of the clamps without damaging the clamps. For sure read the instructions on the CT forums, they give...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
Thanks, the seat height should be fine at 31...

Thanks, the seat height should be fine at 31 inches. The justgottascoot reviewer thought it was more like 30".

For knobby tires I am going to try this on the rear
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
I am going to buy one. I do have full MC license....

I am going to buy one. I do have full MC license. I plan to eventually put some knobbies on the HD and do some light trail riding here, probably parts of the WABDR again. I just putt along on forest...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By pnw
Bucket list ride

I have never ridden a CVT scooter, only dual sports and CT90/110s and mostly on forest roads/trails. The CTs are a lot of fun but dangerous on paved well traveled roads because of lack of...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 7,880
Posted By pnw
Nice looking CT! If your carb rebuild doesnt...

Nice looking CT!

If your carb rebuild doesnt go well don't worry. You can buy complete new carbs on ebay for about $25. I used one, it worked perfectly out of the box and it only takes a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,199
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the review AMAC It looked like...

Thanks for the review AMAC

It looked like the closest thing to what I wanted, I agree it seems overpriced for what it is but I'll give it a try. I didn't want the armored pants. I have some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,199
Posted By pnw
How about this? ...

How about this?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 59,677
Posted By pnw
Thank you for posting your rides and photos, I...

Thank you for posting your rides and photos, I really enjoy them and I am sure that many other lurkers like myself do too.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,758
Posted By pnw
What "new special taxes"? I'm afraid to ask. I...

What "new special taxes"? I'm afraid to ask. I didn't find it on the access Washington gov web site.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,488
Posted By pnw
A book I enjoyed documenting two brothers trip...

A book I enjoyed documenting two brothers trip across Europe on mopeds in the '50s

...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 46,399
Posted By pnw
Thank you for posting, I take that as a...

Thank you for posting, I take that as a definitive answer.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 46,399
Posted By pnw
CA tax for out of state buyers

Thanks for the info.

California being California I suspect they will want their tax no matter what.

Since there are out of state, non-Calif, buyers for this bike who I expect will be...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 46,399
Posted By pnw
Do you know if you would have to pay California...

Do you know if you would have to pay California sales tax if you pick it up in California or can you just pay your own state's sales tax when you register it?

Do motorcycle dealers provide...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,902
Posted By pnw
Thank you so much for mentioning this helmet. I...

Thank you so much for mentioning this helmet. I wanted a modular with a sun visor and almost bought something else until I read this thread and post and looked into the Nolan N44. Very happy with...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By pnw
These numbers are probably for public...

These numbers are probably for public consumption. Local Yamaha dealer advertises new '14 Zuma 125 for $2499, new '15 SMAX for $3199. no fees.
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