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Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,960
Posted By ramblerdrver
I didn't notice any reference to a ...

I didn't notice any reference to a "torque-sensing cam mechanism for optimal gearing" in the service manual. Compared the parts breakdown of the driven pulley between Reflex and Forza and didn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,960
Posted By ramblerdrver
I looked in the transmission section of the...

I looked in the transmission section of the service manual of my 2014 Forza 300 and at the drive pulley end all it shows are 6 rollars. It doesn't specify their weights or in what ramp they are to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,960
Posted By ramblerdrver
Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a...

Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a Honda Reflex scooter and have never regretted it! Just recently traded the Reflex in on new Forza 300, which I'm finding to be thoroughly enjoyable. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,249
Posted By ramblerdrver
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrve...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrver/forza1.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/ramblerdrver/media/forza1.jpg.html)

Just got my new Forza this past week. Traded in a 2006 Reflex...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,965
Posted By ramblerdrver
Thanks for the responses concerning the viability...

Thanks for the responses concerning the viability and quality of the SYM Wolf 150, the company and it's distributor. The bike sounds like it should be fine, the attitude of the distributor might be a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,965
Posted By ramblerdrver
Sym, usa....?

I find the SYM Wolf Classic 150 motorcycle attractive and am considering it as a stablemate to my Reflex scooter. The question is...how healthy is SYM USA and it's distributor here in the USA?...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By ramblerdrver
First thing would be to charge up the...

First thing would be to charge up the battery...or get a new one if this one has failed so it won't hold a charge. Then try to start it, to at least determine the motor's turning over okay and not...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,900
Posted By ramblerdrver
Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this...

Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this discussion/topic, so I'd think that'd give him the right to comment when he wants. It's unfortunate the Internet based "social network" often deteriorates...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,906
Posted By ramblerdrver
I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years,...

I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years, after several years riding motorcycles. It's wonderful. Not having to think about shifting...just twist & go is especially nice. On the other hand...the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,940
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4...

The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4 all-season radial tires for you car! :-)
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,745
Posted By ramblerdrver
Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by...

Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by itself, but one thing you should keep in mind when considering a "trike"...the rear wheels are the widest part of the vehicle but you don't see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,945
Posted By ramblerdrver
All that, except maybe #1, could be said of...

All that, except maybe #1, could be said of motorcycle riders here in Illinois. many do have "cool" bandanas & sandals for protection, however.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,126
Posted By ramblerdrver
There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in...

There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in the paper and on eBay and Craig's List. Makes you wonder how Harley can keep selling new ones!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,861
Posted By ramblerdrver
I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on...

I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on my 2006 Reflex, with highway speeds ranging from 55-65 mph. Comfortable trip. No problem maintaining those speeds for extended periods. The Forza 300...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,861
Posted By ramblerdrver
Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it...

Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it right away. I did get to sit on it...and liked it! legroom seemed fine (5"8", 31" inseam). My only concern would be the windshield...or virtual lack...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,731
Posted By ramblerdrver
Gulf Shores, AL. ???

Gulf Shores, AL. ???
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By ramblerdrver
It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of...

It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of concern...it's the "lift it up on it's edge" when leaning for turn...followed by the "drop it back down on it's tread" when exiting the corner. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,876
Posted By ramblerdrver
WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of...

WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of riding that bike with a rear car tire must be significantly different then with a motorcycle tire!! But I suppose if you are willing to take the time to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,504
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best part about riding a scooter, verses a...

The best part about riding a scooter, verses a motorcycle, is that they are so RELAXING! Most of this comes from having the automatic CVt transmission. Even if you like the sport/art of shifting...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,823
Posted By ramblerdrver
I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since...

I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since put on 12,000 trouble free miles. Great scooter. Will do over 70 mph and haven't gotten less then 70 mpg on it (going by odometer/speedometer). 250cc...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By ramblerdrver
COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my...

COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my Saab 2-strokes. Have a 1967 V4 at the moment...better but not as neat as the 2-stroke cars.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,614
Posted By ramblerdrver
I have a 2006 Reflex and "love it"! haven't riden...

I have a 2006 Reflex and "love it"! haven't riden a BV250, so can't comment directly on it. But in viewing it compared to the Reflex, the Reflex has better weather protection and possibly more...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,991
Posted By ramblerdrver
Guess I'll ad my $.02 worth to this interesting...

Guess I'll ad my $.02 worth to this interesting conversation. I currently ride a Honda Reflex scooter and a 1971 Yamaha AT1 Enduro 125cc (lots of character here...both in looks and riding!). As...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By ramblerdrver
The CT3 has reed valves? If so, they could be a...

The CT3 has reed valves? If so, they could be a source of hard or no starting if they don't close or seal off. Had a friend who tried for 30 minutes of more to get his motor to start but couldn't get...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By ramblerdrver
This may be a dumb question, or comment...but...

This may be a dumb question, or comment...but have you actually checked for a spark at the spark plug? lay an old plug with the gap widened out to 1/8" on the head and spin the engine over...should...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By ramblerdrver
Yes, seems to be back "on line" now for several...

Yes, seems to be back "on line" now for several days.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-17-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By ramblerdrver
yamaha enduro site dead?

yamahaenduro.com seems to be down..or dead. anyone know why or for how long?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,316
Posted By ramblerdrver
Cost breakdown: Bridgestone 130/70-12 Hoop...

Cost breakdown: Bridgestone 130/70-12 Hoop B02...$87.50 including $9.00 sales & "scrap" tax; $60 for mounting & balance; $7.50 for balance weights. Turned out the guy had to remove and mount the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,316
Posted By ramblerdrver
I just replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Honda...

I just replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Honda Reflex with a new Bridgestone "Hoop" (the original factory installed brand & model tire). The old one had just at 9000 miles on it. it was smooth in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,278
Posted By ramblerdrver
Your wife have a sister? :rofl

Your wife have a sister? :rofl
Forum: 2 smokers 04-27-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By ramblerdrver
I put the question about the "OCCO" sign out to...

I put the question about the "OCCO" sign out to see if there might be any others on here who might be from Iowa, USA...especially NE Iowa and remember the product. "OCCO" stands for Oelwein Chemical...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By ramblerdrver
Nice looking bike...and nice looking MGA!

Nice looking bike...and nice looking MGA!
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By ramblerdrver
Thanks Dros88 for the upload of the Yamaha manual...

Thanks Dros88 for the upload of the Yamaha manual covering my AT1.

I looked at what Yamaha says concerning bleeding the oil pump and it says "...remove the bleed screw then turn the starter...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-24-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By ramblerdrver
Nice!!

Nice!!
Forum: 2 smokers 04-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By ramblerdrver
I did check the oil pump today and it does seem...

I did check the oil pump today and it does seem to be working afterall.

I do have a Chilton's Manual covering this model (among many other) but it does leave a lot to be desired, so I would...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By ramblerdrver
"new" 1971 Yamaha AT1

Recently aquired a 1971 Yamaha AT1 125 (photo below...hopefully!). Runs and is complete, except for the side emblems and the "guts" in the exhaust. First 2-cycle bike I've had since the late 1960's....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By ramblerdrver
I've turned at least one motorcycle over...at 0...

I've turned at least one motorcycle over...at 0 mph. Stopped the bike and put my foot down...on a twig I didn't see and it rolled away with my foot on top of it and I couldn't stop it! Pebbles can...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By ramblerdrver
85 Elite 250 has been sold! :D :cry

85 Elite 250 has been sold! :D :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By ramblerdrver
1985 Elite 250 for sale on Craigs List

I've put my 1985 Honda Elite up for sale on Craigs List (Central Illinois)...

http://peoria.craigslist.org/mcy/2897853974.html
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By ramblerdrver
I went out and looked at my 2006 Reflex. It...

I went out and looked at my 2006 Reflex. It appears that the carb float is actually a bit below the top of the fuel tank. But that doesn't mean gravity will fill the carb if the tank is full...for...
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