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Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
The Elite 150 is a solid machine, and should take...

The Elite 150 is a solid machine, and should take care of you for a while. If you have questions about it, look at the "tech tips" in the "files" section of the ch250 group in Yahoo groups. The 250...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Wentwest
Check the connections before you jump. There are...

Check the connections before you jump. There are only two wires, a hot line from the stator (yellow?) and a ground (green). If it gets disconnected it will do what you say. Bystarters fail and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
My daughter has a 98 Toyota Tacoma that she...

My daughter has a 98 Toyota Tacoma that she bought new. It has 190,000 miles, original clutch, some scratches and lots of signs of use, but it's a great machine and I have hauled home many a busted...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Wentwest
I made a tool out of a piece of 3/4 inch...

I made a tool out of a piece of 3/4 inch plywood, a long rectangle. Bore a big hole through for the socket to go on the crankshaft nut, then look at my photo here and add the 4 bolts, with nuts and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
While you're at it, praise the surgeon and modern...

While you're at it, praise the surgeon and modern medical science that just saved your life. Prayer is helpful, and the support of your pals here at ADVRider certainly makes the long days of...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Wentwest
To learn how to pick up a bike or scooter go to...

To learn how to pick up a bike or scooter go to YouTube and search "pick up motorcycle" There are choices to watch. I've had to do this myself, and it works.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
It doesn't matter what you are on, everything bad...

It doesn't matter what you are on, everything bad happens when you are flying off.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Wentwest
I ride an elderly Honda 250 and I ride it on the...

I ride an elderly Honda 250 and I ride it on the freeways of San Francisco Bay Area, where the traffic moves between 65 and 80. I find that staying in the right 2 lanes generally I'm not getting...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong? It looks like...

Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong? It looks like they are driving on the left. And all wearing helmets, too.

Personally the helmet law doesn't concern me, because I would not go anywhere without...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By Wentwest
I prefer a simpler vehicle because I understand...

I prefer a simpler vehicle because I understand it and I can work on it. I can rebuild a carburetor, but I can not work on electronics. Maybe I'm too old.

What this shows is that there's a real...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Another CL find a Garelli/REX?

Check this money pit out, form San Francisco Craigslist.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/5013216373.html
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Paid $3.56 for premium at Costco today, in...

Paid $3.56 for premium at Costco today, in Richmond California. And that was a "good deal", as well as a good deal of money. The only thing you can buy cheap in California is booze and wine. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Wentwest
Contact Jack Stanley at his email at...

Contact Jack Stanley at his email at jack@jacksscootershop.com. He might know where parts are.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wentwest
The source I know of for helmet info is...

The source I know of for helmet info is Motorcycle Consumer News, a stellar publication like Consumer Reports. No ads, just info. There are several links to read for your questions about helmets,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Behind a big truck is OK, but make it far behind....

Behind a big truck is OK, but make it far behind. They sometimes throw up big pieces of gravel, and those do sting when they bounce off your knees.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wentwest
I got a Bilt helmet from Cycle Gear. They're a...

I got a Bilt helmet from Cycle Gear. They're a pretty big chain and the prices are good. Not the finest finish and quality inside lining materials, but they do comply with DOT rules. Just bring...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,515
Posted By Wentwest
Those drops are just so sudden and so loud. Such...

Those drops are just so sudden and so loud. Such a miserable sound. I know how you feel, but that doesn't help anything.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Well, sorry to interrupt the train of thought,...

Well, sorry to interrupt the train of thought, but I'm just happy tonight because the junker CH150 I bought would not start, and I discovered very low compression, followed by the crankshaft seizing...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
If your foot hurts, try pushing the center stand...

If your foot hurts, try pushing the center stand down with your heel, and rock the scoot until you feel both legs of the stand on the ground, then bend that knee, grab the bottom edge of the seat...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Lie on the floor in your own house, music on good...

Lie on the floor in your own house, music on good and loud, and eat the whole damn cantaloupe! That's what it means to be a grown-up. The rest is all just noise.

Also, lane splitting you way...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Here's another. An Isotta-Fraschini from the...

Here's another. An Isotta-Fraschini from the early '30's.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
I sort of figured there were a bunch of...

I sort of figured there were a bunch of interesting people here. And it's true.

To those of you who aren't quite so old as me (69), I've got to say one thing. Do it now! You have no idea how...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Ahhh! He used the word "albeit"! That word is...

Ahhh! He used the word "albeit"! That word is my measure of the worth of a string of conversation on the web. If someone uses it, I know I'm in the right place.

So kids, college, California,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
I'm a pretty decent mechanic, but I'd never want...

I'm a pretty decent mechanic, but I'd never want to earn a living at it. My education really put the food on the table all my adult life, and I wouldn't trade it off for anything.

Kids in...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
It sure was windy here this morning about 7 am. ...

It sure was windy here this morning about 7 am. Must have been 40-50 mph gusts for a while, still happening from time to time during the day, with strange high temps and very dry conditions. We...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Honda called that golden beige color "Summer...

Honda called that golden beige color "Summer Blond" on the 85 CH250 Elite. There's a piece about colors in the Tech Tips on the CH250 site. I know it's not about the Puch, but it is useful to us...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,638
Posted By Wentwest
I resurrect and sell off motorcycles with no...

I resurrect and sell off motorcycles with no hesitation, but if I save a scooter, it's very hard to let it go. Whatever the reason, a scooter talks to me and makes me smile, and a motorcycle feels...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Wentwest
Hey, I resurrected a Xingyue 250cc scooter,and it...

Hey, I resurrected a Xingyue 250cc scooter,and it was a lot like a Reflex, but it was not made well at all. The castings were rough and the little metal parts were very soft but still so unfinished...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Wentwest
That will certainly make it run bad! Or not at...

That will certainly make it run bad! Or not at all. Congratulations on finding the broken part.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Wentwest
It's a 50cc 2 cycle Chinese scooter. I think a...

It's a 50cc 2 cycle Chinese scooter. I think a 2005 Vento Zipr3i Turbocam, which is fun because as a 2 cycle it has no cam. They can be pretty sketchy in quality, but parts are available online and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
So, Scooterboi, here I found one for you. ...

So, Scooterboi, here I found one for you.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mcy/4962713125.html

Heinkel, $1200.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Wentwest
All this theory is fine, but the answer is in the...

All this theory is fine, but the answer is in the reply from AMAC1680 (#2).
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,904
Posted By Wentwest
Check to see if your radiator cap is tight. Not...

Check to see if your radiator cap is tight. Not the overflow tank, the radiator cap on top of the radiater.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Nice to see the Aero running well. Those 80's...

Nice to see the Aero running well. Those 80's Honda scooters were a high point in scooter design. They run very well, they run reliably, and they seem to continue to hang in even though they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wentwest
It's legal here in California, and very common,...

It's legal here in California, and very common, but that does not stop people from tearing into me if I ever say I lane-split. So, it rarely comes up in conversation, but I still do it.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
Here's another way to spend your money on a very...

Here's another way to spend your money on a very unique scooter, a 59 Puch 150. Only $5,500. Hurry on down.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4947866461.html
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wentwest
You can lane split, and you can love it, but...

You can lane split, and you can love it, but don't ever talk about it because everyone will yell at you.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Wentwest
It's our taxpayer dollars that are being used to...

It's our taxpayer dollars that are being used to create this list. The reasoning is ridiculous. I suppose that all men are on a list, too, because men commit more crimes than women? Do they...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 320,504
Posted By Wentwest
During my usual browsing through Craigslist in...

During my usual browsing through Craigslist in the Bay Area, I came upon this! Far too much money, of course, but fascinating.



http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/4931024751.html

They...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By Wentwest
And, you have to be specially careful when the...

And, you have to be specially careful when the "herbs" so common to Jamaica are involved.
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