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Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25,065
Views: 2,990,567
Posted By villageidiot
Take a look at your footpeg bracket...... Looks...

Take a look at your footpeg bracket...... Looks about ready to fall(snap) off. Might just be the angle/pic, I did not go to garage and look at mine.

As for your bolt, take the rest out (I'd use a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25,065
Views: 2,990,567
Posted By villageidiot
in my experience, the super bright orange and...

in my experience, the super bright orange and pink colors fade in the sun pretty quickly. but damn they look cool.

i like orange the best.
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By villageidiot
Yeah, it's amazing it doesn't snap off. But the...

Yeah, it's amazing it doesn't snap off. But the axle is "technically" in double shear because it's welded on both sides of the swingarm.

Tapered rollers=no need for preload spacer

Make sure...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By villageidiot
When I did the xs wheel swap, I used 2 bearings,...

When I did the xs wheel swap, I used 2 bearings, an inner and an outer, made an inner spacer, to clear the bulge on the axle. The od of the spacer was what was needed for a wheel seal. On the...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By villageidiot
I fit an xs750 front wheel to an older ural tub....

I fit an xs750 front wheel to an older ural tub. Used taper roller bearings, worked a treat. My customer loves it.

That said, in 16 or 17" it's going to be tough to find a right size wheel .......
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,682
Posted By villageidiot
versys, so long as the seat to bars distance...

versys, so long as the seat to bars distance works for you, a bit too short in that distance for me. but that 650 twin is a SOLID runner.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 115,896
Posted By villageidiot
dont be skeered, you have the "shorts of destiny"...

dont be skeered, you have the "shorts of destiny" at your side.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By villageidiot
my friend has a buzetti sidestand on his sh150i,...

my friend has a buzetti sidestand on his sh150i, nice bit of kit, but a PAIN IN THE ASS to install.

good thing you only have to install once.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By villageidiot
Ahhhh, Christophe is at it again(still) He...

Ahhhh, Christophe is at it again(still)

He builds some wicked fast French based mopeds. Look like he tarted up a ssr laser "moped" there.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By villageidiot
I've been to San Francisco, and a scooter is THE...

I've been to San Francisco, and a scooter is THE way to get around. I've done some SF miles on a derbi variant with a 60cc kit, and it was adequate.

I have an sh150i, it would be a great scooter...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By villageidiot
ive ridden a total of 3 of these scooters, a...

ive ridden a total of 3 of these scooters, a friend has 2 of them.

initial impressions of MY scooter, is its pure hilarity. im a big dood, and itll bump along at 55+ effortlessly, I jumped on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,796
Posted By villageidiot
nice!!

nice!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By villageidiot
did the main jet fall out?

did the main jet fall out?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 240,275
Posted By villageidiot
cant, gotta move tools into the new tool box, and...

cant, gotta move tools into the new tool box, and take care of some shit.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25,065
Views: 2,990,567
Posted By villageidiot
pm'd ya

pm'd ya
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 240,275
Posted By villageidiot
why dont ya bring it over, and ill interrupt the...

why dont ya bring it over, and ill interrupt the power going to the abs unit with a switch, you can then, switch it on, or switch it off completely, or, save yourself the 12 lbs, and remove all the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
i do old cars for a living, i know whats what as...

i do old cars for a living, i know whats what as far as corrosion removal. if i get around to it, i might, otherwise, i might just ride the shit out of the thing, and not worry about it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
eh, i can live with it, knock it all apart, bead...

eh, i can live with it, knock it all apart, bead blast it then seal it with a fresh solvent bath, etc etc. ive got the means, its just a matter of time..... probably just live with it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By villageidiot
The market for me out her in so cal, is odd....

The market for me out her in so cal, is odd. There's a 16000 mile sh at a bad credit ok dealer for 3999.

The lady I got mine from was asking 2600, and had a trade in offer from her honda dealer...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By villageidiot
If it were only that easy. Ha

If it were only that easy. Ha
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,047
Posted By villageidiot
picked up an sh150i today, 1400 miles, in good...

picked up an sh150i today, 1400 miles, in good mechanical shape, and decent cosmetic shape (alloy bits chalky) but otherwise great. with a top case, for 2500.

ill get it reg'd in my name, and then...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
well, picked up a 2010 sh150i with 1425 miles on...

well, picked up a 2010 sh150i with 1425 miles on it, in good shape, new battery, fresh service, runs well.

cosmetically, the alloy bits are kinda chalky (bike spent some time in hawaii) but it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 240,275
Posted By villageidiot
bring it over, lets take the abs off that thing.

bring it over, lets take the abs off that thing.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
And color wise, I'm basically stuck between...

And color wise, I'm basically stuck between titanium grey, and midnight black.

If the white was gloss, I'd take white, but after having a satin black car...... I don't think I want a satin/matte...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
Because I haven't made my decision, got my...

Because I haven't made my decision, got my finances in order, still not sure what color hd200evo I want, or if I should try and find a sh150i for sale, (found ONE, waiting to hear back if it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
That'd be fine, but I don't like them.

That'd be fine, but I don't like them.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
Woah, that makes the power increase virtually...

Woah, that makes the power increase virtually negated
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
Pretty sold on the sym hd200evo..... But the...

Pretty sold on the sym hd200evo..... But the dealer also says he can get good price on a leftover '13 people gt200i. Not sure what the price compares to. Will find out.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
Well, I went and butt tested both. And they both...

Well, I went and butt tested both. And they both fit.

My comparison is this.....

Honda, a bit sleeker, smaller, drum rear brake, but EFI, the fit and finish is what you'd expect from honda,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
I understand what youre saying there..... but, im...

I understand what youre saying there..... but, im 6'2 and near 300 pounds plus or minus
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
yes, im only a few city blocks from HBscooters. ...

yes, im only a few city blocks from HBscooters.

i REALLY like the larger wheels of the SYM, or SH150i. they handle more motorcycle like, and support my fat duff much better..... years ago, i had a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
yes, for sure. there was a point in time i...

yes, for sure.

there was a point in time i put 10000 miles on a tomos 50cc bone stock moped, just with a re gear. 300+ mile days at 36mph are a HOOT!

right now, life affords me to take day...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
I hear that...... Which is why I sold the...

I hear that...... Which is why I sold the vstrom..... A bit overkill for my 8 mile side street commute, and I haven't found much time for multi day rides/camping.

Picked up a new 2014 ram 1500 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
fortunately, here in Southern California........

fortunately, here in Southern California..... theres dealers EVERYWHERE.

the closest SYM dealer is seriously 2 miles away, honda even closer. and another honda a mile or so from my work. piaggio...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
hey Gordy.....hope the travels have been good for...

hey Gordy.....hope the travels have been good for you since we last spoke.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
yeah, i like the bv350, but for 6k..... i would...

yeah, i like the bv350, but for 6k..... i would have just kept my vstrom with ~8000 miles..... same money, same gas mileage, only the vstrom has 2+ times the power...... im lookin in the 3k ish...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
they certainly are a great scoot. the only ones i...

they certainly are a great scoot. the only ones i see in my area are as much used as a new PCX or HD, and have 10+thousand miles.

also, i like being the first one to bust ass on the seat.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
i like the step thru style of the HD better than...

i like the step thru style of the HD better than the PCX, though i know hondas 150cc powerplant is ridiculous good, speedy and super efficient.

ive modded a friends sh150, with a polini 9 roller...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,917
Posted By villageidiot
considering a scooter

ive had numerous bikes, from 50cc pedal mopeds(stock to 80cc wild customs), to harley, bmw, triumph, vstrom's..... sold my 2012 vstrom a week or so ago, still have my dr350, but looking for something...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By villageidiot
kinda high priced for that old with that many...

kinda high priced for that old with that many miles....

i think i gave 2400 for my former 05, in 2008, with 500 miles on it.... plus you get the disc brake.
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