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Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,984
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
[QUOTE=mikesova;25156238]<>I also ordered a set...

[QUOTE=mikesova;25156238]<>I also ordered a set of CNC aluminum folding pegs to bolt up in the holes in the frame below the seat.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
It's going to take an awful lot of heat to effect...

It's going to take an awful lot of heat to effect those variator weights. And being somewhat familiar with the quality of Dr Pulley products (over 60000 miles on my HiT Clutch and 28gm Sliding...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,204
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
I've been using the same set of Dr Pulley Sliders...

I've been using the same set of Dr Pulley Sliders on my '03 Silverwing for well over 40,000 miles with no signs of damage or wear. It must have been blast furnace hot in that variator to melt all...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
There is a KOA Campground on Cape Breton toward...

There is a KOA Campground on Cape Breton toward the approach to North Sydney. It has a couple of cabins available. HTH

http://www.koansct.com/English%20index.htm

Tim
Forum: Americas 08-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Franklin Maps, King of Prussia, PA

Hands down, the absolute best source of maps of anywhere in the world is Franklin Maps located in the Philadelphia area. Call or email them. I actually saw a street map of Kathmandu there a few years...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Try the guys at the Yahoo Helix forum: ...

Try the guys at the Yahoo Helix forum:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/hondahelixdiscussion/info
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
+ 1 for Custom Rewind

I sent my Honda stator to them for rewinding. They received the stator last Tuesday and today, Monday, my own, rewound, stator (not one off the shelf) was delivered to my door. Given that there was a...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
FWIW Custom Rewind quoted me 1/2 the price to...

FWIW Custom Rewind quoted me 1/2 the price to rewind my stator then that other well known motorcycle electrics place in New Hampshire. Same warranty too

The well known New Hampshire place wanted...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 236,651
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
[QUOTE=Penderic;24343233]Made a PVC pod to hold...

[QUOTE=Penderic;24343233]Made a PVC pod to hold my 12v voltmeter and stuck it in my fairing....

Nice voltmeter pod. How'd you do it?
Forum: Americas 06-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Byob

Be aware that Graham County, NC (Robinsville) is a dry county. So BYOB if you're staying in town and you'd like a drink that BBQ
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Seems like a decent price for the vintage. Low...

Seems like a decent price for the vintage. Low miles suggest not used frequently so you must proceed with the knowledge that you must replace the drive belt soon after purchase. Not only will the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
, No, I'm still enjoying the S'Wing --82,000...

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No, I'm still enjoying the S'Wing --82,000 miles and still going strong. But I figured, 'If my buddy DOC can get a Vespa then, maybe, I can too".
:wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Cross country scooter routes

Is anyone familiar with any books or maps, etc. which would show contemporary non-Interstate routes which would be appropriate for touring and cross country travel on a Vespa or other <400 cc...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,652
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
I don't get it. There is not a lot of difference...

I don't get it. There is not a lot of difference between what's shown on the video and a similar procedure shown in the Barbour rewaxing video. Hot wax, work it into the fabric, wipe off the excess.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,351
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Radio Shack DPDT Switch, $3.99:...

Radio Shack DPDT Switch, $3.99: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062518

100 ohm resistor (2 pack), $1.49: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062295
...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,652
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
New England Reproofers in New Hampshire does an...

New England Reproofers in New Hampshire does an outstanding job:
http://www.newenglandreproofers.com/
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,351
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Radio Shack

Try a 250 ohm 1/2watt resistor from Radio Shack. That should develop enough resistance to prove your theory with out damaging anything. If that works then you can fine tune by using a lower...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,105
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
ADV Decals, stickers, etc: ...

ADV Decals, stickers, etc:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257578
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Share the love. Where did you find them? Tim

Share the love. Where did you find them?

Tim
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
You may have already researched this, but anyway;...

You may have already researched this, but anyway; Wilderness Equipment, an OZ company uses some KIFCO buckles on their packs. Perhaps they could put you in contact with KIFCO....
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
The large buckle is marked "KIFCO TSR-25S", the...

The large buckle is marked "KIFCO TSR-25S", the small "KIFCO TSR-20". Those markings are on the female buckles. No markings on the male piece. HTH

Tim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Thread hijack!

Scootrboi

Sorry to hijack this thread, but beside the great photos of the Tourist, nice dome photos as well. What does the copper line wrapped around the smoke pipe feed?

Tim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 603
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Trans-Anatolia Raid Vespa

Does anyone have a link to or other information for Marcello Dibrogni's Vespa from the Trans Anatolia Rally Raid? I would sure like to see what preparations & upgrades were done to make that a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,131
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
A Tight Budget Is The Mother of Adventure

A Tight Budget Is The Mother of Adventure
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
That's pretty awesome. What's the camo console...

That's pretty awesome. What's the camo console thingy? Any more photos --like the floor hump etc?
Forum: Americas 10-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Why doncha just ride to Dayton Ohio, turn around...

Why doncha just ride to Dayton Ohio, turn around and come back. Worked for me, & no unpredictable border delays.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Given that it is a Sears-branded contractor-grade...

Given that it is a Sears-branded contractor-grade D/W it is probably a rebranded GE or Frigidaire machine. The contractor probably paid all of $100 for it.

Both GE & Frigidaire are very similar...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Motel

I highly recommend The North Country Lodge in Grayling MI. It's a Mom & Pop and they treated us very well on a recent ride from PA to Duluth for the Aerostich Rally. Off Exit 259 or 254 of I-75....
Forum: Americas 09-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
If you're going for the ferry option please be...

If you're going for the ferry option please be aware that you'll have to bring along your own tie downs. And I dunno how their post Labor Day schedule runs, but the summer season WI to MI ferry...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
If it's a plastic mirror head you can try soaking...

If it's a plastic mirror head you can try soaking the mirror head in very hot water --say 150*, or so. It will possibly soften up the plastic escutcheon around the mirror face so that you can then...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
FWIW Silverwing rear shocks are 415-425 mm long...

FWIW Silverwing rear shocks are 415-425 mm long bolt hole center to center.

That's pretty long. You might be able to find/adapt some truck air shocks to fit.

Tim
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Yeah, but you've got to use "ABS Plumbing...

Yeah, but you've got to use "ABS Plumbing Cement". PVC cement or ABS/PVC plumbing cement won't work. Or won't bong well to ABS plastic.

You can sometimes Oatey (brand) ABS Plumbing Cement at Home...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Rockwood Park is a city park with camping...

Rockwood Park is a city park with camping facilities (tents, RVs, showers, etc) in Saint John, NB. Not exactly a KOA, but not very expensive IIRC, and a great location overlooking the city and...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
You don't need to ride quite as far as Baltimore...

You don't need to ride quite as far as Baltimore for crabs.
Here's a link for Woody's Crab House in (the town of) North East, MD http://www.woodyscrabhouse.com/ It's not very far off of the I-95...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 15,045
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Parlez vous Americaine?

When in doubt speak loudly and wave money
Forum: Americas 05-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 15,045
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Parlez vous Americaine?

Dunno if someone may have mentioned this before, but do brush up on your French because the Quebecois will resolutely refuse to speak or reply to your English.

On the other hand the indigenous...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Scoot The Rock

Jeez, There's scoots on The Rock?

I've ridden my Silverwing up there 3 times and have never seen another scoot.

Tim
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,161
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Do you have build plans for the Ruckus trailer...

Do you have build plans for the Ruckus trailer available?

Tim
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
Prompting a gas pump to record mileage?

I had a corporate fuel card which, when used, required me to enter the vehicle odometer reading. That reading was then printed on the fuel receipt.

Many gas pumps now require entering the ZIP code...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Cosmic_Jumper
It would be a BIG help if you speak French,...

It would be a BIG help if you speak French, because most of the folks up that way won't help you by understanding English.
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