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Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 228,476
Posted By Birdmove
HD makes a ton of money selling parts to buyers...

HD makes a ton of money selling parts to buyers of brand new motorcycles. Starting with the "Harley tax". I, on the under hand, have a history of riding my motorcycles stock. Examples? I've owned two...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 197,820
Posted By Birdmove
Okay, that all makes sense. I have no problem...

Okay, that all makes sense. I have no problem adjusting valves with screw type adjusters. But, "quick disconnect" gas lines for fuel injection systems can be a pain. When I worked at Destination HD...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 197,820
Posted By Birdmove
So, I read somewhere (maybe in this thread), that...

So, I read somewhere (maybe in this thread), that the SR is a bit of a pain to adjust then valves on. Is this true? If so, why is it so hard? Certainly it doesn't have shim type adjusters.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 197,820
Posted By Birdmove
I would seriously doubt that there is any way to...

I would seriously doubt that there is any way to install an electric start. I had a bad right knee for a while to, from a kick back on a Royal Enfield Bullet! Maybe, you could put the SR on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Birdmove
Looks like a beautiful area to ride!

Looks like a beautiful area to ride!
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,208
Posted By Birdmove
In over 52 years of riding street legal...

In over 52 years of riding street legal motorcycles, I've only blown up two. First, I bought a well used 1964 BSA 500 twin scrambler way back. I blew that one up riding up Snoqualamie Pass in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
Many of us appreciate smaller motorcycles. This...

Many of us appreciate smaller motorcycles. This one may be heavy for a 250cc, but it is spec'd out well. 6 speeds, water cooled, 4 valve DOHC, FI, and, I assume it comes with the cargo box and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
This bike does have fuel injection.

This bike does have fuel injection.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 197,820
Posted By Birdmove
Love that yellow Yamaha!! Well, except for the...

Love that yellow Yamaha!! Well, except for the velocity stack. Or, does it have a filter in it?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Posted By Birdmove
If Kawasaki's warranty policy is the same, you...

If Kawasaki's warranty policy is the same, you will not get a new engine. They will have the dealer remove yours, tear it down, and repair it. They totally stood behind a 2001 KLR250. At 1340 miles,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 228,476
Posted By Birdmove
You calling the Streets third world bikes? How...

You calling the Streets third world bikes? How does made in Kansas City equal third world bike?
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 228,476
Posted By Birdmove
For comparison, as far as gas mileage, here are a...

For comparison, as far as gas mileage, here are a few of the motorcycles I've owned: 1975 Honda CB750K-45 mpg; 1984 HD XLX1000 Sportster-66 mpg; 2006 HD XL883- 45 city, up to 65 travelling via...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
Gatling, there is a rider that calls himself...

Gatling, there is a rider that calls himself spudrider (lives in Idaho). He has an older Zongshen, that is a 200cc dual sport. It's air cooled. Last I heard, he has over 60,000 miles. Check this...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
That's right. Isn't that a DRBig? I just don't...

That's right. Isn't that a DRBig? I just don't get that look myself.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
Gatling, with all due respect, on a riding video,...

Gatling, with all due respect, on a riding video, I much prefer to hear the motorcycle than music. I like music fine, and have played in 3 bands in my day, but hearing the engine, exhaust, etc, is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,834
Posted By Birdmove
I was at the county building in Hilo Hawaii today...

I was at the county building in Hilo Hawaii today doing a few things, and I saw a C3 parked outside on the side walk. Maybe the first one I've seen anywhere. I like them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
There is a bit more info at the California...

There is a bit more info at the California Scooter Company blog. The blog says, and shows a photo, of a water cooled engine. See the blog at:

http://californiascooterco.com/blog/

They are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,227
Posted By Birdmove
Whew!! The big island became an inhospitable...

Whew!! The big island became an inhospitable environment lately. The damage from hurricane Iselle is heavily concentrated in the Puna District, and that's where we are. Before we lost all means of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
They will certainly ship them, as they ship their...

They will certainly ship them, as they ship their other models. But, the Zong is a water cooled engine. These guys aren't showing any good photos yet. This bike looks like a Zong as far as frame,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Holy shit! That was exciting. Just got power,...

Holy shit! That was exciting. Just got power, water, web access, tv, telephone back. Trees down all over the Puna District. My neighbors trees fell onto my carport roof, into my back yard, and one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,417
Posted By Birdmove
All right. I am interested in seeing more about...

All right. I am interested in seeing more about this bike. If it's a Zong Chen made bike, then just ask spudrider what he thinks of his zong with over 60,000 miles on it now.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,102
Posted By Birdmove
That's what the BCB kits are made for..the older...

That's what the BCB kits are made for..the older Ninja 250s.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
A voltmeter would be a good thing. The battery on...

A voltmeter would be a good thing. The battery on these isn't too hard to get to though for maintenance and checking.You do have to remove 9 screws though, including the screws for the battery...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
I know that the speedo is off a bit on my 2008....

I know that the speedo is off a bit on my 2008. Before we moved to Hawaii I checked it at those roadside radar signs. I would say it reads about 4-5 mph high at 50. The odometer may be slightly off....
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,102
Posted By Birdmove
You need to go to one of those giant dealerships...

You need to go to one of those giant dealerships that sells all of the Japanese big four. Plant your butt on some and see how they feel. Kawasaki KLX250S and the supermoto version would be worth a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
We just have safety inspections. Mostly checking...

We just have safety inspections. Mostly checking horn and lights (and wipers on cars). We have no emission tests. Our trade winds blows it away right away.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
It looks good so far. The dead starter problem...

It looks good so far. The dead starter problem hasn't happened since I replaced the battery. But, I rode the Kymco yesterday, as I kind of divide my riding between the two scooters. My wife hardly...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
My 2008 seems to have never had that problem....

My 2008 seems to have never had that problem. Maybe I should still do this as a preventative measure?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Well, today it rained so hard, that I didn't make...

Well, today it rained so hard, that I didn't make a run into Hilo to go to my gym like I had planned. I did have to make about an 18 mile ride in heavy rain. I shut it down twice at my stops, and it...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Picked up a new battery from O'Reilly's auto...

Picked up a new battery from O'Reilly's auto parts today. It was about $95.00. It's on a trickle charger for a few hours, and I'll install it in the morning. I can't complain about short battery life.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Well, the battery was still full of water. It...

Well, the battery was still full of water. It shows a 12.05 surface charge. My bulb tester is shot, so I couldn't check it that way. I have a feeling it does need a battery though. Now, finding one...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Well, today, the problem happened again. This...

Well, today, the problem happened again. This time I checked, and the brake light was definetely on. The battery is the original. Think I'll pull the under seat storage pan out, and locate the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
The brake lights work. But, when the starting...

The brake lights work. But, when the starting malfunctions, I haven't checked to see if the brake are on or off. Whenever I check the brake lights, which is quite often, they work fine. I have to do...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
Interesting. I have no problem hearing the turn...

Interesting. I have no problem hearing the turn signals, and seeing the TS dash indicators. Lack of storage? We do have a cargo box on the back of ours. The grocery bag hook is very stout. I haul...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,227
Posted By Birdmove
On the blue TRex balloon tired dual sport...

On the blue TRex balloon tired dual sport above.... Yes, if you buy a Chinese made motorcycle and have it shipped to you, then you do the PDI. Most buyers change the oil before even starting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
My fan will sometimes come on if I'm in heavy...

My fan will sometimes come on if I'm in heavy traffic, like road construction, and I'm barely moving. In normal riding conditions, it never seems to get hot enough to actuate the fan. It's a 2008...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,540
Posted By Birdmove
We bought a new leftover 2008 in 2009 or so. We...

We bought a new leftover 2008 in 2009 or so. We shipped it to Hawaii when we mover here in 2011. We have a 2009 Kymco People 150 also. Both are fine rides. The SYM is the powerhouse, the Kymco is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 27,227
Posted By Birdmove
I saw in one of the photos that the engine on the...

I saw in one of the photos that the engine on the CT-70 clone says Skyteam on it. That means it's a 125cc. There still being sold:

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 228,476
Posted By Birdmove
Street has screw type valve adjusters.

Street has screw type valve adjusters.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,101
Posted By Birdmove
Sym HD200. It'll do it all. Do a test ride.

Sym HD200. It'll do it all. Do a test ride.
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