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Forum: The Garage 01-13-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By Ken11
Thanks for the responses. P B G, by...

Thanks for the responses.


P B G, by "overloaded", yes that is sort of what I meant. I used very high powered air tools and it was almost always running and sometimes the pressure would drop...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,670
Posted By Ken11
Good air compressors?

Ok, so my old main air compressor just failed. It was an old Husky, a pretty awesome air compressor, lasted 4 years of hard work.

But now I need a new one, and I was wandering what any of you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,504
Posted By Ken11
Alright, enough talking shit about V-Twin riders...

Alright, enough talking shit about V-Twin riders and loud pipes!

Ok, it is ok to not like Harleys and just not ride em, but stop running your mouths about how they suck so much and how their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,019
Posted By Ken11
This is a hard one. I think it would really...

This is a hard one. I think it would really depend on the particular rider and what kind of bike you ride.:dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,925
Posted By Ken11
I have extremely loud pipes on my Softail Custom....

I have extremely loud pipes on my Softail Custom. I could care less what people think, it is for my safety. I don't usually revv it up at idle though unless I am sitting next to some asshole that cut...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Ken11
I am still waiting on the CDI, but I took it out...

I am still waiting on the CDI, but I took it out for a short jaunt today after a long ride on my Harley. It was running like shit, backfiring, etc. But the CDI should get here within 2-5 days.:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,648
Posted By Ken11
I am sure it could easily be done, but I agree...

I am sure it could easily be done, but I agree with others. A 50 cc engine just doesn't have the torque and power if you plan on putting a person in it. It also could street on the frame a tad, but I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Ken11
Sure, that would be a minor project. Just make...

Sure, that would be a minor project. Just make sure you weld the pipe good and have no leaks. I would personally try and avoid it, but I don't really see a reason why not.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,042
Posted By Ken11
Awesome! Good job getting it to run! I hope you...

Awesome! Good job getting it to run! I hope you can have some fun on it this year! Try and post some ride videos when you get it running down the road!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Ken11
Heres a Pic: <a...

Heres a Pic:

<a href="http://s1086.photobucket.com/albums/j455/Keneleven/My%20Cycles/?action=view&amp;current=Elite150DB1.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
My buddy got a new scoot! He said to hell with...

My buddy got a new scoot! He said to hell with the china scoots and got an 86Helix:D!

He let me try it out and I got it to an indicated 78 MPH! Tons of FUN! Not as quick as my Reflex though!
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Ken11
Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I have been...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I have been real real busy!

But I got all the parts ordered! I got a Monster CDI like btcn, and I got new hoses/vaccume lines, new bulbs, plug, etc.

So I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Ken11
The Return of my Elite 150!!

Ok, so as you may or may not know, I have sold my Honda Elite 150 a few months ago to a buddy who was also a good car mechanic. He was looking for something old to work on, as he is getting into the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By Ken11
:lurkNice bike! Try and get us some pics! And a...

:lurkNice bike! Try and get us some pics! And a good ride report once its properly broken in!:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By Ken11
That is a cool ass bike! Man I sure wouldn't mind...

That is a cool ass bike! Man I sure wouldn't mind one! I once had a 80 cc chinese motorized bicycle. Actually, it was really 66 cc, but they advertised 80 cc. It was a 2 stroke.

It was a real...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
Wow, Harley BETTER NOT build their bikes in...

Wow, Harley BETTER NOT build their bikes in china! That would be stupid. I would never buy one from china. I mean why? I can go buy a Honda made in Japan or China for cheaper. It would be no...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,807
Posted By Ken11
I am sure it is going to be quite a bit...

I am sure it is going to be quite a bit expensive! A BMW scooter with all that technology is not going to get along so well with your wallet! Those tires do look weird!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,347
Posted By Ken11
Yep, it sounds like you might need some minor...

Yep, it sounds like you might need some minor tweaks to balance them. But if they are fine, why? On cars, we always need to rebalance them a little. Sometimes its just a tiny little tweak, and other...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,572
Posted By Ken11
Man, that is really sad. It is really hard to get...

Man, that is really sad. It is really hard to get over things like that. It is really sad and I am sorry for chris. I hope you and your family and all of Chris's friends are holding up well.

And...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
Are these 260 cc versions any better?

I met a guy at a gas station with a big huge scooter, and I asked him about it. He said it was a 260 cc chinese scooter. I asked him about reliability and he said it had been pretty reliable with...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,296
Posted By Ken11
Man, that is EXACTLY what my old Elite 150 did!...

Man, that is EXACTLY what my old Elite 150 did! It ran great and was reliable, that is the only thing it did. I am an auto mechanic, and I got so tired of trouble shooting it that I sold it! I feel...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
Yep, thats what I think he is planning on doing....

Yep, thats what I think he is planning on doing. He is actually interested in the SYM RV 250, as it is small enough for around town, but is supposed to be able to do 91 MPH, perfect for the commute!...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ken11
I test drove one last year at my dealer. I liked...

I test drove one last year at my dealer. I liked it ok, it was pretty peppy for its size. I got it to right around 54-55 MPH before it ran out of gear. I think it would be ideal for inner city use,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
You guys are right!

Wo, those things really sound like more trouble than they are worth to me. I am so glad I posted this, fake frekin ABS? Who the hell are the idiots behind that? That could seriously kill someone!...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By Ken11
Good idea! I absolutely love my Reflex. It will...

Good idea! I absolutely love my Reflex. It will hit 80 MPH, runs like a dream and fires right up. It will hold 70 MPH no problem.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
Cat0020, thats a nice scoot! I actually know a...

Cat0020, thats a nice scoot! I actually know a guy with one just like it! Sounds like they aren't that bad at all! That looks kind of like my Reflex!

DudeClone, thanks for the info on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,448
Posted By Ken11
So how are the chinese knock-off scoots?

I am not a scooter or motorcycle expert, and I was wandering the quality of the new chinese scooters. A friend of mine was considering a new 250 cc chinese scooter. I told him that there are a lot of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,954
Posted By Ken11
I agree. Maybe not such a great idea if your tire...

I agree. Maybe not such a great idea if your tire is bald? Or just pick up some chepos on CL while you wait, I see adds for tires all the time that are in fine condition but not brand new, they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,416
Posted By Ken11
Well I do not own one, but I have ridden a...

Well I do not own one, but I have ridden a biddies majesty 400 before. I loved the overall ride. It rides nice on the highway, cruises nice at around 70-75 MPH. I topped it out at around 98 MPH...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,416
Posted By Ken11
That is a ridicules price! I don't know of anyone...

That is a ridicules price! I don't know of anyone who would pay more for a 150 cc scooter than for a 250 cc street bike, especially a cool Honda CBR! Honda doesn't really care about scooters anymore....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken11
Yea, it doesn't show any signs of any wear, but I...

Yea, it doesn't show any signs of any wear, but I am unsure of the internal condition. I may just pull it apart tonight just to check. It can't be hard at all, a single. Plus, I enjoy doing it and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken11
So basically the engine is fine to go WOT...

So basically the engine is fine to go WOT sometimes? I come from a world of auto mechanics, I have been working on cars since I was 10 years old, and I have serviced more cars than I could possibly...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken11
You have a point, but I am not a scooter...

You have a point, but I am not a scooter mechanic, I am a auto mechanic, and almost all cars have overdrive gears and such, and rarely see WOT use on a daily bases at high speeds. My other bikes also...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,346
Posted By Ken11
Honda Reflex high RPMs

Ok, so I'm really digging my new 2007 Honda Reflex. But I only have one thing I am unsure about. I use it manly for commuting, and I have a 10 mile or so highway commute, and then some backroads....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By Ken11
I agree. I'm not the toughest guy in the world,...

I agree. I'm not the toughest guy in the world, but I played Football, Rugby, and did jiu jitsu. I also ride many bikes but I also ride a Reflex and had a Honda Elite 150.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Ken11
Hmm, that is pretty strange. You always need the...

Hmm, that is pretty strange. You always need the choke on? Then is is likely running lean, all that does is give the engine more gas for a richer mixture on cold start ups.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,879
Posted By Ken11
I think he could have got those kind of speeds if...

I think he could have got those kind of speeds if it's running right. I did see 69 MPH or so once when my old Elite 150 ran well. I don't have it any more, but I think 71 MPH is a possibility on a...
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,773
Posted By Ken11
I agree! I have seen so many ankle injuries over...

I agree! I have seen so many ankle injuries over the years in football! I hope you can walk well soon!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,597
Posted By Ken11
My Reflex gets 75 MPG if I go easy on it! I can...

My Reflex gets 75 MPG if I go easy on it! I can get around 70 at 65 MPH on the highway. I have pegged this bad boy at 88 MPH! Pretty fast for a little 250. I think that a 400 should get in the mid...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,879
Posted By Ken11
You got it fixed by just that? Mine did the exact...

You got it fixed by just that? Mine did the exact same thing, it would absolutely top 50 mph and do all that crap, and then the next second I could hit 65 MPH, or maybe more if I pushed it. Man, I...
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