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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8,430
Views: 2,371,756
Posted By sendler
Much of my riding takes place in rain at 45F/ 7C...

Much of my riding takes place in rain at 45F/ 7C or below and my experience with modern carbed bikes is that they never run quite right in those temps. All of my injected bikes start on the first...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8,430
Views: 2,371,756
Posted By sendler
$5,100 and still carburated.

$5,100 and still carburated.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
Don't shoot me. Just reporting what I read. . ...

Don't shoot me. Just reporting what I read.
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He is the only person that ever owned both at the same time and he liked the PCX so much better that he took a loss on his Smax to get another PCX.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
One guy on here had a PCX. Bought an Smax. Liked...

One guy on here had a PCX. Bought an Smax. Liked the PCX so much better he traded his brand new Smax for another PCX.
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25763877&postcount=1324
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Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
A tach is the first thing I added to my PCX150....

A tach is the first thing I added to my PCX150. RPM versus speed is important to know if you want to do any tuning to the drive train suach as changing to lighter weights to set the pulling RPM to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,058
Posted By sendler
Sorry. I found it funny that someone would...

Sorry. I found it funny that someone would suggest that our own maestro of minimalistic moto memoirs' syllabic symphonies contained too many notes.
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Very entertaining on many levels once again...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,058
Posted By sendler
Thnks fer the pritty pikters and big werds.

Thnks fer the pritty pikters and big werds.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,321
Posted By sendler
I would imagine all of the new CBR250R's were...

I would imagine all of the new CBR250R's were sold out last summer when Honda gave their dealers cash rebates to blow out the remaining inventory. My dealer gave the 4 that they had away for $2,700...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 184,005
Posted By sendler
I can't get past the cramped seat and toes down...

I can't get past the cramped seat and toes down running boards of the Downtown. Not that the Forza ergos are quite perfect either.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 184,005
Posted By sendler
Many motorcycles benefit from mods or...

Many motorcycles benefit from mods or replacements to the seat. Don't let this be a deal breaker. I was disappointed when I saw the running boards though. The toes down position is too far down and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,321
Posted By sendler
Take your time when filling. You get used to the...

Take your time when filling. You get used to the fuel pump protector after a few fills and then it is no big deal.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 35,880
Posted By sendler
The CB300F should be about the same as the...

The CB300F should be about the same as the CBR300R and the CBR250R at 67 mpgUS average. Careful riding has gotten me a lifetime average of 90mpgUS on my CBR250R.
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Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
A seat humpectomy on the 2013 PCX150 lets you...

A seat humpectomy on the 2013 PCX150 lets you slide all the way back for solo riding if you are tall.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
I did mine once at 4,000 miles and will do it...

I did mine once at 4,000 miles and will do it once more now that I have 17,000.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
2013 PCX seat hump removal

I fixed the missing photos in my PCX seat hump removal post.
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I removed the seat hump from my PCX150 without taking off the cover.
I cut the plastic with a small router bit in a rotary tool....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Bigger gas tank, trip computer, led headlights,...

Bigger gas tank, trip computer, led headlights, power outlet, no seat hump, although the 2015 seat still scrunches you forward with no easy diy fix. Save the money. Grab the left over. I like the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Except for the fact that in Europe there is no...

Except for the fact that in Europe there is no choice involved. You must start at the lowest tier and can only move up by age and experience. If that is how it works in your state, it doesn't make...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Never even heard of such a thing. Is class L for...

Never even heard of such a thing. Is class L for kids under 16? How do you get a class L and how do you get a class M? What is the difference?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Since when does any state in the USA have tiered...

Since when does any state in the USA have tiered licensing for motorcycles?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
The appearance is very similar but the 150 is...

The appearance is very similar but the 150 is noticeably faster. If I had found a good deal on a 125 I would be tempted to put a big bore kit on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
The Forza gained 120 pounds. How do these bikes...

The Forza gained 120 pounds. How do these bikes get so heavy?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
Now that you have ridden the new Yamaha, maybe...

Now that you have ridden the new Yamaha, maybe the next meet up could be at the Honda dealer to compare it to the new PCX. I 'm surprised you didn't like the foot forward portion of the floor boards...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
The displacement was increased to 153 from 125cc...

The displacement was increased to 153 from 125cc in the rest of world bikes to make them California freeway legal. Many Euro countries still get 125cc although the new A1 licensing regulations have...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Cycle-ergo has the PCX so you can see how you fit...

Cycle-ergo has the PCX so you can see how you fit according to your own height.
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http://cycle-ergo.com/
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Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
Where? Drive train? Steering? Tire vibration? It...

Where? Drive train? Steering? Tire vibration? It is normal to have the belt oscillating at different speeds and loads. It is barely tight on the bottom and you will eventually see marks on the case...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
I still find the PCX150 with an add on windshield...

I still find the PCX150 with an add on windshield perfect but it needs to go 72mph so it can-just-keep-up-with-that-last-truck. If the Smax150 can do this then they nailed it along with having a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
I adjusted the valves on my PCX150 once at 4,000...

I adjusted the valves on my PCX150 once at 4,000 miles. Very easy once you get the body work off since they are screw and nut type adjusters and not shims. The Yamaha may be even easier if the access...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
It's a PCX150 engine. All new for this bike and...

It's a PCX150 engine. All new for this bike and very advanced for fuel economy. Not a GY6.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
I doubt it. I use a plastic jug with the top cut...

I doubt it. I use a plastic jug with the top cut off to sneak up to the drain hole to catch the oil before it can run all over the stand.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
He is a loyal moto-journalist. Parroting the...

He is a loyal moto-journalist. Parroting the factory reps stated (and unsubstantiated) claim of the top speed of 84 mph.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
That is above normal. Most PCX150's start out...

That is above normal. Most PCX150's start out around 66mph top speed and then drift down to 64 with 2,000 miles break in on the belt. The new belt in the 2015 is more fuel efficient but early reports...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
I have 16,000 miles on my PCX150. It is a great...

I have 16,000 miles on my PCX150. It is a great riding machine and I have thoroughly enjoyed every mile. But then I did put on a larger windscreen, And it hits the rev limiter at 67 mph which is 3...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
So your new manual still calls for engine oil in...

So your new manual still calls for engine oil in the final drive even though what comes out smells like gear oil?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
So what type of lube for the final drive does it...

So what type of lube for the final drive does it call for?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
What is the stated fill quantity from the manual?...

What is the stated fill quantity from the manual? It isn't a full quart.
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When you use the dip stick, you don't screw it in. You just stick it into the hole until it first touches down, then read...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
Do you have to pop the seat to put gas in it?

Do you have to pop the seat to put gas in it?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 271,083
Posted By sendler
CVT scooters don't have any trans fluid. The...

CVT scooters don't have any trans fluid. The trans is just some pulleys, weights, spring, and a rubber belt with a dry centrifugal clutch at the rear wheel. BOTH the engine and the final gear drive...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 180,051
Posted By sendler
Good luck selling it to anyone who ever read...

Good luck selling it to anyone who ever read anything you said here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,321
Posted By sendler
Put on a bigger screen and a big tank bag to lean...

Put on a bigger screen and a big tank bag to lean down on to get out of the wind and rain.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 48,845
Posted By sendler
My Yamaha/ Honda dealer won't show the light of...

My Yamaha/ Honda dealer won't show the light of day on this scooter till April when they clear the snowmobiles off of the showroom to make room for the bikes again. They probably won't even order one...
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