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Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the tip JB, I didn't know you could do...

Thanks for the tip JB, I didn't know you could do that. I nearly hit a bear one day up near the BRP but didn't get the picture so that won't work. You guys get ready, I'm on fire now.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
As per request from that guy in Key West, the...

As per request from that guy in Key West, the theater is the only one we have in Hendersonville, NC. The shot at the cemetery was also here in town. Had a little trouble finding a spot to take the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Today I needed an excuse to ride so what to do,...

Today I needed an excuse to ride so what to do, where to go? So I said to myself, self, you need to try out this scooter tag game, so away I went. I figured I didn't have much of a chance at it since...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Yeah Driller, you coulda had that tag if you...

Yeah Driller, you coulda had that tag if you hadn't been messing around in Cedar Key over the weekend.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,470
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Here's another sounds good deal in Atlanta,...

Here's another sounds good deal in Atlanta, SHi150

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4801792509.html (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4801792509.html)
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,470
Posted By Yellow Jacket
New SYM HD200, $2400 in WinstonSalem ...

New SYM HD200, $2400 in WinstonSalem

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcd/4776351756.html (http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcd/4776351756.html)

I called and talked to a girl named Jan to...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,992
Posted By Yellow Jacket
JB, would you believe it, your list is just like...

JB, would you believe it, your list is just like mine!! If you get any of those let me know so I can take it for a ride.
Let's see, I've already ridden a Burger King and a gen 1 400 Burger, and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Biker, Anderson is called the City Of lights or...

Biker, Anderson is called the City Of lights or something like that. Seems like it claims to be the first city with street lights. I'm not 100% on the details, but I do remember seeing signs...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Biker, your tag might take a while for someone to...

Biker, your tag might take a while for someone to snag. Surely someone on this board is from Anderson SC, or at least close enough to ride over there.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,957
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Hey Jerseybiker, Driller just told me about this...

Hey Jerseybiker, Driller just told me about this thread. Just what I need, another thread to keep up on. This is a little late to do you any good but this is in downtown Clyde.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,371
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Curb weight would be a good measure if everyone...

Curb weight would be a good measure if everyone used it. I'm not real sure how curb weight is determined. At one time some of the magazines weighed their test bikes, ready to ride, with 1 gallon of...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,371
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Very interesting thread this is. Been checking on...

Very interesting thread this is. Been checking on it every few days. The issue of weight can be somewhat difficult. Dry Weight, Curb Weight and Wet Weight can be very different.
In the late '90's I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,216
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Just to illustrate the difference between "dry"...

Just to illustrate the difference between "dry" and "curb" weight, I just happened to be looking at the service manual for my Kawasaki Super Sherpa. It lists both weights, dry 249#, curb 282# for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I installed similar ones on the rear duals of my...

I installed similar ones on the rear duals of my motor home. BIG MISTAKE. They were very hard to got tight since I was working between the wheels through the holes in the wheels. Bottom line, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,852
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I voted the 3rd option. Both seem to have big...

I voted the 3rd option. Both seem to have big plus's and some things I don't care for. I think any HP advantage the 155 may have will get used up hauling the extra 43 pounds around. Including the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,420
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the bump JB, I too wouldn't have found...

Thanks for the bump JB, I too wouldn't have found this thread. This is Yellow Jacket, rode up to Linville with you and Driller about a month ago. Sure wish you still had that HD. Every time I read...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for posting your times. Not much going on...

Thanks for posting your times. Not much going on after the 1/8 with a 125 I guess. I'll add those into my data log.
Actually, I had a best of 10.457 @ 63.814 with a very quick 60' of 2.289 but that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Yellow Jacket
You mean after all those times I went out looking...

You mean after all those times I went out looking for a GY6 to race with no results, you run into one by chance?
Couldn't have went anyway, another grand larvae overnight visit. I did manage to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Sounds like just the kind of ride the BlowFly...

Sounds like just the kind of ride the BlowFly likes. Nice report Mike.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
TJ, good luck at the NASRA drags next week. ...

TJ, good luck at the NASRA drags next week.
Our outing didn't go too well. Both scooters ran almost 1/2 second slower in the 1/8th than they did at Shadyside with no changes to the bikes. Don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Guess I need to go back thru this thread because...

Guess I need to go back thru this thread because I've gotten myself all mixed up. We will be at Atlanta dragway tomorrow night.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the heads up, guess I'm all mixed up....

Thanks for the heads up, guess I'm all mixed up. We are now back on track for tomorrow night. Driller and I will be there and hope to see a few other scooters too.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the...

Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the dragstrip this Fri, Driller and I have decided to postpone untill he will be able to bring the SuperFly 190. We'll have out matchrace at a later...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the...

Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the dragstrip this Fri, Driller and I have decided to postpone untill he will be able to bring the SuperFly 190. We'll have out matchrace at a later date....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Driller and me will be at Atlanta Dragway this...

Driller and me will be at Atlanta Dragway this Fri., July 11, 6 PM to do a few test runs on his BlowFly Project Piaggio and it it works out we will have a best 2 of 3 match race with the SuperFly 190...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,755
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I see I'm not the only one that wishes we had the...

I see I'm not the only one that wishes we had the SHi300. But now that I've had my GTi300 for a year, I wont be traiding it in anytime soon.
BTW Dabears, see you at Alnanta Dragway next Fri.?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Time to revive this thread. Driller thinks that...

Time to revive this thread. Driller thinks that he will be able to make it to Atlanta Dragway on Fri. July 11th. We are hoping Jim can make it that night and bring the SuperFly 190. We can do...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By Yellow Jacket
For ease of refueling the 250 is much better....

For ease of refueling the 250 is much better. Driller and I did a ride up to Cumberland Falls last year. I had to unload my luggage to gas up. Bit of a pain every 100-120 miles.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since I'm not a regular at the scooter drags I...

Since I'm not a regular at the scooter drags I hope you will keep me posted on your progress on this thread.
Did you get to Ashville early enough to load of on chocolates for your sweetie?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I noticed that as well. Glad to see it. Makes me...

I noticed that as well. Glad to see it. Makes me like my Kymco just a little more.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
If you want to see some crazy scooter, get...

If you want to see some crazy scooter, get yourself out to Shadyside tomorrow, Sat. April 25th. I just got back from there. Here's a couple pictures.

This is a Honda 50 with a 250 motor in it....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,864
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Fast, I raced at the old Orlando track, maybe mid...

Fast, I raced at the old Orlando track, maybe mid '70's? I think that was a Dragbike race. Ran at Bradenton in '78 I think and probably every national bike race ever ran at Gainesville, NHRA,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Here's a link to the Scooter Drags to be held...

Here's a link to the Scooter Drags to be held April 25-26 at Shadyside Dragway. This is a 1/8 mile track located near Shelby, NC.
I'm planning to be there both days, just don't know if I will run...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
FWIW, except for a couple fillups of mid grade,...

FWIW, except for a couple fillups of mid grade, I've been using 87 oct. all along. 9.6 to 1 compression on a stock 200 liberty and I have no reason to think we have any more than that. If that motor...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
So I've seen. Most of those riders probably weigh...

So I've seen. Most of those riders probably weigh about the same as a NO2 bottle. Now if I could get one of them to ride my bike that would be cool.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 47,224
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks Cortez. No, we never did get the Cruiser....

Thanks Cortez. No, we never did get the Cruiser. I hadn't thought of the Aprilia, will do some checking on that.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,551
Posted By Yellow Jacket
NO, NO, NO, I have nothing against the Gladius...

NO, NO, NO, I have nothing against the Gladius except the name. That motor is one of the best engines ever put on two wheels and I like the naked look of the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,551
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I think if that was my only choice for a ride I...

I think if that was my only choice for a ride I wouold probably give up riding. The name alone is bad enough, right up there with the Gladius.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 47,224
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Does anyone know, did we ever get the 492cc BV in...

Does anyone know, did we ever get the 492cc BV in the States? If yes, exaxtly what year was it. Would like to find one if there are any around.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,252
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since we have finished with all testing on the...

Since we have finished with all testing on the Blowfly I thought I would do a summery of what we have done so as to make it easier for anyone wanting to do what we have done.
The bike had 14K+...
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