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Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,326,639
Posted By max57
I have a picture of that bike from about 16 years...

I have a picture of that bike from about 16 years ago. The fuel tank is a storage space like the Goldwing. But yeah, the word scooter is getting seriously stretched all over. The big long boats...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8243988259_4817...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8243988259_4817c83676_m.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8243990747_57744b3568_m.j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8236746084_59d070ccfd_m.jpg:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
I am not allowed to post attachments.:cry

I am not allowed to post attachments.:cry
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
I have an antique scooter with that exact...

I have an antique scooter with that exact feature, and my drive chain, running in an oil bath, with a concentric pivot and sprocket, has lasted 65,000 miles with no sign of distress and no...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 3,170,125
Posted By max57
Honda 305 Dream- my favorite motorcycle. Nimble,...

Honda 305 Dream- my favorite motorcycle. Nimble, fast, fuel efficient, smooth and reliable. And odd looking.:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,054
Posted By max57
An updated R69 with those rounded saddlebags and...

An updated R69 with those rounded saddlebags and simple lines. What I would do for that.:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
Love to lean in the corners at slow and fast...

Love to lean in the corners at slow and fast speed.... Love the sound my scooter makes. Can not describe it and I have always loved engine/motors singing along. Twins at speed , a Formula 1...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
Cool2 I am a rural rider too. I have several times...

I am a rural rider too. I have several times driven hundreds of miles in a day and arrived still relatively comfortable, even in strong winds. A longer than average wheelbase helps a lot. But my ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,989
Posted By max57
My 84 125 sat for 17 years. I found it necessary...

My 84 125 sat for 17 years. I found it necessary to clean out the fuel tank of several cups of rust. Low grade metal of course. Then I replaced the auto fuel valve under the tank, unplugged the tiny...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By max57
It's sad. 50cc scooters are a lot like bicycles...

It's sad. 50cc scooters are a lot like bicycles a lot of the time. There is no place for them. They have to go on the shoulder, which is dangerous, the shoulder is often too narrow. Or they hold...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
BMW. So easy to appreciate, so difficult to pay...

BMW. So easy to appreciate, so difficult to pay for.:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
Cool2 Making the most of the scooter and barely...

Making the most of the scooter and barely breaking the speed limit.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,753
Posted By max57
I have been wondering why I don't have ethanol...

I have been wondering why I don't have ethanol problems. It's the rubber. My carburetor is an old Bing with no rubber parts except a rubber ring at the top, which doesn't touch fuel. And its octane...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
Scooters defy the tyranny of engine size and...

Scooters defy the tyranny of engine size and speed that dominate motorcycles. And they incorporate advanced design and comfort usually reserved for high end bikes. My last motorcycle had chain drive...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
And I can have two.:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

And I can have two.:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,812
Posted By max57
I find that scooters follow the 80%/20% rule. For...

I find that scooters follow the 80%/20% rule. For 20% of the cost and trouble I get 80% of the reward. There is also the elegance of a faired 2 wheeler that is narrow. A floor to shift my feet...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,259
Posted By max57
That is my favorite motorcycle. A fine machine....

That is my favorite motorcycle. A fine machine. One of the bikes that can be truly economical transportation.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,989
Posted By max57
My CH125 goes 57mph.

My CH125 goes 57mph.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
It can be used in oil, but as Wentwest said,...

It can be used in oil, but as Wentwest said, there is not much point. I hope your scooter stops smoking, it's just not right.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
No one seems to know what is in it, but it smells...

No one seems to know what is in it, but it smells a little like peppermint. It removes stuff from the fuel system. Just half a cup in the tank.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
Oh I forgot you mentioned that. No, it doesn't...

Oh I forgot you mentioned that. No, it doesn't smoke. Put half a cup of Marvel Mystery Oil in your tank. It probably needs to run. I have owned mine since it was new and it has been on synthetic...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
Sounds like it runs right. Very similar to my...

Sounds like it runs right. Very similar to my CH125, which runs perfectly.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By max57
The seats suggest it is from the 50s.

The seats suggest it is from the 50s.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,149
Posted By max57
Following this thread with interest. :ear

Following this thread with interest.
:ear
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By max57
Dreadnought

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Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
Wicked money. Power.

money. Power.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
swingarm: chain in oil bath

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.heinkeltourist.com/Images/Owners/McWilliams/2A1/2A1McWilliams_0012.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.heinkeltourist.com/2A1McWilliams.htm&h=400&w=600&sz=249&tbnid...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,326,639
Posted By max57
Cool2 Ruckusses

Cool picture.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
Thanks. I have been wondering about this. What do...

Thanks. I have been wondering about this. What do the other maxi scooters have? I drive an antique with a similar swingarm, it is nice to see this good idea back in fashion. The ride is greatly...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,881
Posted By max57
I have been looking at a few diagrams and reading...

I have been looking at a few diagrams and reading some technical information on the BMW. There was a mention of a swingarm connected to the transmission, with the final drive chain running in an oil...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By max57
I guess I better get used to the fact that it's...

I guess I better get used to the fact that it's the 21st century.:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,556
Posted By max57
Just as I always suspected. A poorly made scooter...

Just as I always suspected. A poorly made scooter can be lethal. Or almost.Glad you survived to tell the tale.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By max57
I had 3 different Hondas in the 1960s, and they...

I had 3 different Hondas in the 1960s, and they were well made. The 84 Elite is well made for the most part. But it is nasty to work on. I think Japanese carmakers and motorcycle makers alike think...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By max57
Just high on emoticons.:eek1

Just high on emoticons.:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 3,170,125
Posted By max57
http://www.heinkeltourist.com/Images/Stories/heink...

http://www.heinkeltourist.com/Images/Stories/heinkelfest1989/HFest1989_7.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,556
Posted By max57
What happened? :eek1

What happened?
:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,992
Posted By max57
I have thought a lot about scooters, since I have...

I have thought a lot about scooters, since I have been riding a scooter since 1971. I think scooters are being preferred by many riders for practical reasons. A small scooter can have weather...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
What is the odometer reading? One surprise about...

What is the odometer reading? One surprise about the pop up headlight- it keeps on working year after year. I had to adjust it once.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,162
Posted By max57
The muffler is quite expensive. I need to replace...

The muffler is quite expensive. I need to replace mine after 11000 miles, and 27 years. Keep the exhaust studs lubed. That muffler comes off anytime you remove the rear wheel.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,078
Posted By max57
Scooters are funny on the freeway- the low center...

Scooters are funny on the freeway- the low center of mass makes them like the punch 'em clowns, bobbing but hilariously stable.:lol3
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