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Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Good idea, Thanks, scoot safely,

Good idea,
Thanks,


scoot safely,
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Muffler Recall/Replacement

Muffler Recall/Replacement.

Today, we got a recall notice from Suzuki for our UH200A.
To do a muffler replacement due to potential cracks in the exhaust system.
Anyone else, yet ?

My local...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Has anyone lengthened the side stand ?

Has anyone lengthened the side stand on the Burgman UH200A ?

The scooter leans over too far for my peace of mind so I would like to lengthen the side stand. Just wondered how much to add to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 47,146
Posted By ExTex
I rode a TU250 and found that I could not handle...

I rode a TU250 and found that I could not handle to low red line. I was banging into the red line every time I got into the next gear.
But then I am used to a VTR250 (red line at 13,500)

ride...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
Nighthawk 650 parts for sale

I sold my 1983 Nighthawk 650 and have some parts for sale.

Corbin seat $100 plus shipping
Exhaust system $50 plus $100 shipping (estimate)
3 Honda oil filters $25 (free shipping)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
I can send a list later. major items include: ...

I can send a list later. major items include:
Corbin seat ($150 including S/H)
"cleaned" Carb stack (?)
dirty carb stack (?)
3 Oil filters (Honda) ($20 including S/H)
Used CDI (?)
Complete...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 198,302
Posted By ExTex
I got my new CB500FA on Wednesday and then went...

I got my new CB500FA on Wednesday and then went on a car trip the next day. So, my impression is the 5 mile trip home from the dealer. I am very pleased with the bike as purchased. It needs only a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,985
Posted By ExTex
My wife (5'3" / 125#) got her Burgman 200 last...

My wife (5'3" / 125#) got her Burgman 200 last Fall. She & I like it very much. She traded in her Kymco Grand Vista 250 and is pleased with the change. The B-200 is more stable, almost as fast...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
Sold my 1983 Nighthawk 650. Anyone interested in...

Sold my 1983 Nighthawk 650. Anyone interested in my spare parts ?
Bought a 2015 CB500FA. I'm happy

have a safe Easter
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
I have a spare set of exhausts from the Nighthawk...

I have a spare set of exhausts from the Nighthawk 650 if anyone wants to pay shipping. I plan to sell my 650 and will have more spares for sale after that. in South East Arkansas

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,758
Posted By ExTex
I sent my spare VTR250 seat to Sargent to get it...

I sent my spare VTR250 seat to Sargent to get it rebuilt and recovered.
I am hoping for a more comfortable seat when they get thru.

ride safely,
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
We rode today

Toady was a beautiful day to ride, so we did an hour of riding in the afternoon. The wife rode her Burgman 200 for the 1st ride this year.
The Nighthawk 650 had a weak battery, so I I rode my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,758
Posted By ExTex
If the engine has been sitting unused for a...

If the engine has been sitting unused for a while, I would put some miles on it and maybe the rings will re-seat a bit and give better compression numbers.

Enjoy
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
welcome Moooz, You sound a bit like me and...

welcome Moooz,

You sound a bit like me and my riding. I want to replace my 1983 650 Nighthawk, but can't find a good replacement. So I ride and enjoy it.
Got in 2 rides yesterday, about 100...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Here is an owner with 2-up experience. Seemed to...

Here is an owner with 2-up experience. Seemed to be ok. He weighs 220 and the wife less than 100 lbs.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Guess no one has tested both scooters. . My...

Guess no one has tested both scooters. . My wife and I don't carry double as a rule for riding, so we can't evaluate the Burgman for riding 2.
Maybe you can find a Suzuki dealer and do the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Got to watch old Nalgene bottles. We had some at...

Got to watch old Nalgene bottles. We had some at work (not sure of the age, maybe 20 years old) and they cracked to pieces when we tried to squeeze them. I had thought that they would be good for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
610 mile oil changed

Nice day, so I changed the oil & filter today. The filter cover has 1 bolt that is close to the exhaust pipe. You can't use a socket or box-end wrench (8mm) on it so you had better have a good...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By ExTex
Custom seat for an older street bike ?

I have a 1989 Honda VTR250 and am interested in getting a comfortable seat for it. I figure to buy a used seat for the seat pan and then get a new seat fabricated for it. Its a simple rectangular...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
Windy & 60 F

Needed to ride today, but it was overcast, 60F, and windy (25 MPH with gusts to 37 MPH) !

I got out on my Nighthawk 650 and enjoyed a 50 mile ride. The bike is heavy enough to handle wind...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
I am also thinking about delaying the valve check...

I am also thinking about delaying the valve check until time to change the coolant. Then I can do the work myself... probably even change the spark plug.

PS: The oil filter was $10 plus tax, so...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Went to the local Suzuki dealer this week to get...

Went to the local Suzuki dealer this week to get an oil filter and asked about the 1st (600 mile) service. He said it cost about $120 and did NOT include checking the valves. They only check valves...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
We did a 50 mile ride today, a combination of...

We did a 50 mile ride today, a combination of Interstate, US highway and state roads. The Burgman 200 did well and we have 550 miles on it. Almost time for the first oil change. Not expecting to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
I probably need to buy a scanner, but not...

I probably need to buy a scanner, but not inspired enough yet.

Scoot safely. Brrr, it is cold here, too cold for me to ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
I'll give it a start. 1st is the Final drive...

I'll give it a start.
1st is the Final drive oil: check level (bottom of fill hole) at 6,000 miles
I think I would change it then, but they don't mention changing it.

Valves: Inspect at 600,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
Reading my UH200 Service manual

We got our UH200 service manual and have looked through it.
It is definitely worth the $46 that we paid. Got it from http://www.service-shop-repair-manual.com/

My main question that was answered...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
My out the door price was $5050. ($50 for...

My out the door price was $5050. ($50 for document fee).

I think the MPG meter is probably pretty accurate, but I have only checked 1 time.

I agree that I would rather have a Burgman than a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 198,302
Posted By ExTex
A seller on EBay sells SW-Motech at a bit of a...

A seller on EBay sells SW-Motech at a bit of a discount....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,581
Posted By ExTex
I was a skeptic, but I am impressed with Nitrogen...

I was a skeptic, but I am impressed with Nitrogen in the tires of my Honda CR-V. Bought in June of 2013 and still no need to add any air/nitrogen. Unfortunately, for motorcycles, I fear that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
We did a lot of 45 MPH riding on local roads. ...

We did a lot of 45 MPH riding on local roads. Some city riding and some back roads with few stops. I expect the 80+ MPG indicated by the meter may be closer to reality than the 100 mpg. The meter...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
1st fill-up of the UH200A today, with 2 bars...

1st fill-up of the UH200A today, with 2 bars still showing on the gas gauge.
148 miles on 1.46 US gal.
MPG meter showed 83.7 mpg.

Guess I didn't fill it as full as the dealer did, but either mpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,494
Posted By ExTex
My wife bought a 2014 Burgman 200 ABS last week. ...

My wife bought a 2014 Burgman 200 ABS last week.
She really likes it.

Has anyone had the valves checked ? And did they need adjustment ?

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 47,146
Posted By ExTex
There are some windshields being made for the...

There are some windshields being made for the CB500F. I would expect the same companies to make one for the 300F, just give them a year or so.

ride safely,
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 783,981
Posted By ExTex
Where did you buy the Chic Design Fairing ? ...

Where did you buy the Chic Design Fairing ?

I really like the looks of it.

Thanks,
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
If coils seem to fail when hot, I guess you could...

If coils seem to fail when hot, I guess you could measure the resistances cold
and then again after heating the coil with a hair drier or heat gun. ??

Not sure how hot is sufficient and not too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
I'm not sure which Nighthawk you are riding at...

I'm not sure which Nighthawk you are riding at 5000 rpms,
but if it has a read line at 10,000 or higher then the engine is just happy as can be at 5,000. Hondas were made to operate at about 80% of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,990
Posted By ExTex
I thought small wheels (12") would be a problem,...

I thought small wheels (12") would be a problem, but my wife's scooter (Kymco 250cc) has 12" wheels and they do fine for streets and highways.
A bit more concern when riding with potholes and RR...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
Hi Hondo, Thanks for keeping us informed. ...

Hi Hondo,

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Ride Safely,
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 1,041,634
Posted By ExTex
Sometimes the dust has to be removed from the...

Sometimes the dust has to be removed from the drums and the pivot areas cleaned. Also de-glaze the shoes and drums with crocus cloth.

ride safely,
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,618
Posted By ExTex
My wife has a 2009 Grand Vista 250. It is not...

My wife has a 2009 Grand Vista 250. It is not fuel injected. Kymco ceased importing them into the USA becasue they didn't want to change to EFI.
But, it starts easily even is cooler weather and...
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