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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Wentwest
Send an email to jack@jacksscootershop.com and...

Send an email to jack@jacksscootershop.com and see if he has one.
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
So, here I am complaining this morning because...

So, here I am complaining this morning because it's 53 and windy and it feels cold, and I check the weather back in my old town in Connecticut and it says:

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
And here's the road down the hill from my house,...

And here's the road down the hill from my house, on the way to the Town pond where my kids learned to swim.

It might look beautiful, but an average of 10 feet of snow every Winter, no leaves on...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Well, it's sort of lame because I haven't lived...

Well, it's sort of lame because I haven't lived there in 20 years, but a piece of me is still there even today. There is something fundamentally different about rural New England, as scooterboi as...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
Posted By Wentwest
I have a very bright yellow Joe Rocket mesh...

I have a very bright yellow Joe Rocket mesh jacket. On one of my scooters I have a bright purple neon license plate surround. You can see that thing for a long way, and the color is UGLY. I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Wentwest
Stuffing steel wool in the exhaust is a pretty...

Stuffing steel wool in the exhaust is a pretty good way to keep the beasties out. And in New England I used to bring the battery into the basement for the Winter, and charge it every once in a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Well, of course you're right that you can carry a...

Well, of course you're right that you can carry a lot on a Rebel, but for day in and day out grocery carrying the milk crate on the scooter is very easy, holds a lot, and it's just jump on and go. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Minor change of topic

So, we have high desert and fish as fertilizer. And I thought, hey, how about a scooter comment?

As some may recall, I've been reactivating an 86 Honda Rebel 450, and riding it around for a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
My ideal scooter trip would probably be Italy. ...

My ideal scooter trip would probably be Italy. Not too hot, not too cold, not too flat. Maybe Greece, too, or Western Turkey, or New Zealand North Island, I get bored quickly on flat long rides,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
VW Busses

Jerry and others.

A couple of miles from my house is this place. They convert the engines to Subaru engines with AC, water cooled. Check it out.

http://www.buslab.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,669
Posted By Wentwest
I got to say, this about sums it up. The power...

I got to say, this about sums it up. The power of a 250 with a CVT is more than enough to haul around a 250 pound person, up and down the hills of the San Francisco area. If you are bigger than...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Exactly right. Putting in jets is truly no big...

Exactly right. Putting in jets is truly no big deal. You have done much more complicated jobs.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
I don't know why you are putting so much effort...

I don't know why you are putting so much effort into the entire electrical system without first putting in one size smaller jets. They are cheap, the job is not hard to do, and a carb with jets that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By Wentwest
Everyone's giving you things to worry about, so...

Everyone's giving you things to worry about, so I'll just say - LUCKY YOU! Enjoy the car. It seems clear that you know enough to keep an eye on things, like you said, anything that is rubber is...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,593
Posted By Wentwest
I think you're on the right track. The tires are...

I think you're on the right track. The tires are probably ready to be replaced, but if it was me I'd clean out the tank, change the oil, replace the spark plug (maybe) and see if it starts. If it...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Don't lower the top of the wall, raise the other...

Don't lower the top of the wall, raise the other end of the ramp and then build up the dirt to get the bike on to the ramp. Or a second ramp to the raised end of the black ramp you have.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
If the bike is running couldn't you lay the ramp...

If the bike is running couldn't you lay the ramp over the right side of the stairs, and walk it up?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Someone save us from "interesting...

Someone save us from "interesting nights"!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
RedArrow- Maybe you could buy a motorcycle lift...

RedArrow- Maybe you could buy a motorcycle lift from Harbor Freight, put it on a low platform near your back entrance, roll the bike up a ramp onto the lift, lift it, roll it off? There's a coupon...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,186
Posted By Wentwest
I use 80w90 gear oil in the transmission box of...

I use 80w90 gear oil in the transmission box of all my Honda scooters. It makes me feel better and I have no reason why it could be bad.

A clean tank does not need Kreme or POR or whatever. If...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
I have no clue how steep your ramp will be or how...

I have no clue how steep your ramp will be or how long, but I use a banquet table (folded legs, they come in different lengths, the thing they use in hotel conference rooms) as a ramp to get up a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Wentwest
If you tried to leave the extender on it would...

If you tried to leave the extender on it would beat itself to death every time the wheel rotated. If you use a 90 degree valve it still has to be short, because if it isn't it will also hit things...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Wentwest
The second number is the aspect ratio, height to...

The second number is the aspect ratio, height to width. So a 110/100x12 is 110 mm wide, 100% as tall rim to tread as it is wide, and a 12 inch rim. A 120/70x12 is 120mm wide, 70% as tall rim to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
I agree that you should try rejetting your carb. ...

I agree that you should try rejetting your carb. It's too rich for 5000 feet. I have no idea what carb you have, but my experience is that jets are pretty easy to find that will fit. And they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Wentwest
Good news! My experience with Honda Elites is...

Good news! My experience with Honda Elites is that once I figure out the whole operating system, trouble shooting gets easier. There's no doubt that the response to a shot of starting fluid helps...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,910
Posted By Wentwest
To second what JerryH said, and add a point. The...

To second what JerryH said, and add a point. The sit up straight riding position is much better for your back. You can stretch and move around more, and if you see big bumps or dips coming it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,507
Posted By Wentwest
There are CDI's in all sorts of machines,...

There are CDI's in all sorts of machines, scooters and motorcycles for sure. And not just Hondas. Like all electronic devices they look the same whether they are perfect or they are broken. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By Wentwest
There's no particular song, but am I the only one...

There's no particular song, but am I the only one who has discovered that when you're riding you can sing really loud, completely off key, screw up half the words, and no one ever criticizes you.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Hey Jim (Squar)! Good to see your signature...

Hey Jim (Squar)!

Good to see your signature in here again. As you can see, those of us from the San Francisco area are glowing with the success of the local baseball team. San Francisco and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,669
Posted By Wentwest
I ride scooters on freeways all over the East Bay...

I ride scooters on freeways all over the East Bay area (San Francisco Bay). They are 150 or 250 ccs. Never, not once, has a CHP cop paid the slightest bit of attention to me, that I know of. I ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
go Honda scooters!!!!

go Honda scooters!!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
RedArrow - I can assure you San Francisco will...

RedArrow - I can assure you San Francisco will still be here after you move. I can see it from my house, and as recently as 10 minutes ago it was there, all lit up with orange (Go Giants!) last...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By Wentwest
I have bought a few things from the guy in San...

I have bought a few things from the guy in San Jose, for Honda Elites. The quality was poor. Of course, the price was very cheap, too, so I got what I paid for, and I did not complain to him or...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,332
Posted By Wentwest
My experience is a lot like @cdwise. I have a...

My experience is a lot like @cdwise. I have a hill that drops about 500 feet in a bit more than half a mile and it does not require anything special from me. Stay a bit on the throttle. If you find...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
I have replaced the rear shocks on a number of...

I have replaced the rear shocks on a number of CH250's with shocks from CB350 bikes, but I have no idea if you can do that on a 125 Aero. Looking at the parts blow-up it's clearly the same sort of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By Wentwest
My experience with aftermarket gizmos for these...

My experience with aftermarket gizmos for these scooters is that the quality and fit is sketchy at best. I know you can find some pretty flashy chrome bits on Ebay, and good luck with them if you...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
I came to the conclusion that a baseball game on...

I came to the conclusion that a baseball game on the radio, in the garage, while reconstructing one of Mr. Honda's creations, is one definition of happy for me. Or, a baseball game, any game, Little...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By Wentwest
Enjoy it for what it is! Old Mr. Honda knew what...

Enjoy it for what it is! Old Mr. Honda knew what he was doing then, and he let the engineers run pretty wild. There's not much you can do to change it's nature. Just don't fall for the idea the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
That's it, Jerry. You know the ad is full of BS,...

That's it, Jerry. You know the ad is full of BS, you know it's hard to find parts, you know you have no real reason to buy this thing, but .......
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,038
Views: 173,244
Posted By Wentwest
Want to buy another Aero? Here's one in...

Want to buy another Aero? Here's one in Sacramento.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4708322223.html
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