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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
There's always the risk of buying used bike...

There's always the risk of buying used bike inheriting someone else's problem. Like my KLX250 had stripped oil drain bolt that needed a new engine case. Or like my buddy's DRZ that exploded its top...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,805
Posted By 73Mustang
Which current production scooter has sealed CVT?...

Which current production scooter has sealed CVT? And which don't?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
I want small wheel and I want spoke. Smaller...

I want small wheel and I want spoke. Smaller wheel help lower seat height. I've short legs.

15" is okay with me. I've friends who travel to China annually. I can ask 'em to bring back some 15"...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
Are they knobby tires or are they smooth street...

Are they knobby tires or are they smooth street tires?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
Hi Gatling, I hear Zongshen has two versions. ...

Hi Gatling,
I hear Zongshen has two versions.
Which model are you importing: the enduro (21" wheel) or the supermoto (17" wheel)?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By 73Mustang
Cars have gotten more powerful. I remember my...

Cars have gotten more powerful. I remember my 1200cc Honda Civic. That thing could not go more than 60 MPH. When I was in Japan, I notice how much slower everyone is driving. Their cars have lot less...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,486
Posted By 73Mustang
Lots of space of carrying stuff...Sym Symba ...

Lots of space of carrying stuff...Sym Symba
Slightly used ones are dirt cheap.

When time to grocery shop, I don't take my car, I take the Symba. More convenient.
Easy to ride. Park by the front...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,611
Posted By 73Mustang
Man......I'm thinking of quiting too.

Man......I'm thinking of quiting too.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By 73Mustang
Embellish

Embellish
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
This 250 adventure bike is proven. It's made by...

This 250 adventure bike is proven. It's made by Zongshen. There are many Zongshen engines all over the world. The company don't do business in US, so you don't hear about it. Spud's Zongshen has more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,674
Posted By 73Mustang
Yes, it doesn't appear to be a true offroad bike....

Yes, it doesn't appear to be a true offroad bike. With 8" ground clearance, one'd have alot of trouble on single track trails.

Anybody care to guess how much 2-gallon of gas, full rack system,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,674
Posted By 73Mustang
The weight is fine. It's not a trail bike for god...

The weight is fine. It's not a trail bike for god sake. It's also not a MX bike. It's basically a street bike with a little bit of offroad capability. The weight of the bike is inline with other...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
Yeah, I know some countries have banned...

Yeah, I know some countries have banned carburetors. But USA EPA still allows carburetors.

They should have made two versions: EFI or carb. Take your pick. Like Kawasaki's KLX 250. USA version is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,457
Posted By 73Mustang
I'm worry about e-fuel injection. Who is going to...

I'm worry about e-fuel injection. Who is going to know how to fix that?

If it needs fancy sensors and pumps and stuff, where am I going to find replacement parts? And I have a feeling these...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By 73Mustang
I disagree on several points. (1) The chain...

I disagree on several points.
(1) The chain drive is a pro. It's more rugged. It can be easily changed on the side of the road. The cover keeps it clean.
(2) The accesorry large rack on the Cub...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By 73Mustang
The Honda will be more versatile. It's designed...

The Honda will be more versatile. It's designed for both on and offroad.

But I still choose Suzuki. Suzuki has higher quality in general.

I think Honda quality has been down recently. My last...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
anybody know where I can buy some firm seat foam...

anybody know where I can buy some firm seat foam ?

I want to replace the stock foam. It is ridiculous too soft. It must be designed for a skinny 90-lb Asian girl.

I read Underboning's blog;...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By 73Mustang
Too bad we can't buy 2-storkes in this country...

Too bad we can't buy 2-storkes in this country anymore.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,384
Posted By 73Mustang
I think I worry about getting pinned under the...

I think I worry about getting pinned under the KLR, since I ride solo on trails. I hate to have to cut a limb off to free myself.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
I just removed the stock chain to thoroughly...

I just removed the stock chain to thoroughly clean it. (Been riding on dirt roads a lot lately). I'm seeing minor scratch marks on the side of the chain. Looks like it has been rubbing against...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
Why belt? Won't they snap easier if they get...

Why belt? Won't they snap easier if they get dirty.

Chain is strong especially in dirty environment.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
Really...once a year? Man I must be over...

Really...once a year?

Man I must be over doing it. I lube about twice per week. But I ride it almost every day ,15 miles.
And I lube it every morning during long distance trip.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
They also cost several times more. And...

They also cost several times more.

And there's the issue of o-ring drag robbing horse power. When you only have 7-hp, every little bit counts.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,230
Posted By 73Mustang
Chain stretch

I notice something unusual last week.

I was on a trip, about 300 miles from home. So I didn't have any of my usual chain lube (PJ1). I've been using PJ1 for over 1000 miles on the Symba, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73Mustang
401k are protected from judgement. So is my house...

401k are protected from judgement. So is my house (homestead in Texas).
So I'm not worry about it. Besides, I'm a very safe driver/ride. I've never had an accident.
I never speed. I never...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,848
Posted By 73Mustang
Well I'm in Texas. It's all that oil money (I've...

Well I'm in Texas. It's all that oil money (I've been told) that drive up prices.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,848
Posted By 73Mustang
I saw a 2009 Stella 2T with 500-miles on...

I saw a 2009 Stella 2T with 500-miles on Craigslist. Seller wants MSRP for it ($3500).

I'm tempted to try one, if the value will continue to increase.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73Mustang
Wow, I guess there must be a lot of people...

Wow, I guess there must be a lot of people riding/driving without insurance in BC, if insurance is that expensive. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By 73Mustang
No where in particular. I am looking for a heavy...

No where in particular. I am looking for a heavy duty bike that will satisfy my adventure needs for many years to come. I am on vegetarian diet, so eating healthy out there is difficult. I also don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By 73Mustang
Strongest Subframe

Okay, which production bikes have the strongest subframe, if you're looking for a heavy duty pack mule. I meaning, if you're the type who likes to carry everything including the kitchen sink. I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By 73Mustang
YOu know it didn't happen unless you have photo...

YOu know it didn't happen unless you have photo or video to prove it. :Haha:
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73Mustang
I guess anything is possible. But I just don't...

I guess anything is possible. But I just don't see scooters causing damage like sport bikers or cruiser'ers. I would bet that insurance payout on damages caused by scooter riders are extremely very...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73Mustang
I guess I'm partly asking this for my parents,...

I guess I'm partly asking this for my parents, who are retired and looking for cheap transportation. They want to get rid of their car, and just have a scooter for getting groceries. They live on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,866
Posted By 73Mustang
I want cheap insurance

When I switched over from a 650cc 60-hp motorcycle to a 100cc 7-hp scooter,
I thought I would get a big discount. But my liability insurance stayed the same ($80 annual). I've never file any...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By 73Mustang
Where can I buy a brand new one? I heard they're...

Where can I buy a brand new one? I heard they're about a grand for a brand new two-stroke.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,564
Posted By 73Mustang
:D Taiwon/HK/Shanghai/Beiging all consider...

:D

Taiwon/HK/Shanghai/Beiging all consider themselves ethnically Chinese. Furthermore, Taiwon calls itself "Republic of China" and claims the mainland China as its territory. So it's technically...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,564
Posted By 73Mustang
No. America has so many mixed culture; it is so...

No. America has so many mixed culture; it is so different from Britain.

Mainland China and Taiwan share same culture, history, tradition. They will reunite someday. Just like East and West Germany...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,824
Posted By 73Mustang
I see plenty of adults riding kids bike like...

I see plenty of adults riding kids bike like CRF-100 and 50. I guess I could always learn how to rewind the stator.

A EZ dualsport should do backroads and easy forest dirt roads. It's a 2-stroke...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,824
Posted By 73Mustang
Does the stator put out enough power for a...

Does the stator put out enough power for a headlight and taillight ?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By 73Mustang
The Suzuki is 60 pounds lighter than the Honda....

The Suzuki is 60 pounds lighter than the Honda. For my style of riding, I'd choose the less power Suzuki eventhough it's more expensive. Because slash-n-go riding is my style. Not cruising down the...
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