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Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By rtking
Mobil1 4T 4-stroke motorcycle oil in 10w-40...

Mobil1 4T 4-stroke motorcycle oil in 10w-40 weight.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,645
Posted By rtking
I vote used Tmax. They are selling for that...

I vote used Tmax. They are selling for that range (or less!) and IMO, that makes it one heck of a deal. Great bike with plenty of power (especially after the J. Costa variator install), good and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
+1 When you're done doing hole-shots and...

+1

When you're done doing hole-shots and have gotten used to the variator, you'll naturally learn to dial back on twisting the throttle and mileage will return.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By rtking
I wouldn't worry about it. I weigh 285 pre-gear...

I wouldn't worry about it. I weigh 285 pre-gear and the Tmax has been justfine. The variator will keep the beltin the right "gear" to get mqximum acceleration. I personally swapped out the stock...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,751
Posted By rtking
Devin, my sincerest condolensces to you and your...

Devin, my sincerest condolensces to you and your family on you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Krasivii foto, Panda! Spasibo! I wish I...

Krasivii foto, Panda! Spasibo!

I wish I could take such a journey through Eastern Europe!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Zee, check your PM

Zee, check your PM
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Hi Dave,Tmax is a great ride. The J. Costa has...

Hi Dave,Tmax is a great ride. The J. Costa has been fine for me and would definitely buy one again. I have the standard J Costa and it's good for 2 - 2.5 seconds off the stock 0-60 time.Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
I understand your angst, but what's the...

I understand your angst, but what's the likelihood that someone is going to be walking around with Allen wrenches, and specifically the right sized Allen wrench?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Good to hear! Do you happen to have a dyno plot...

Good to hear! Do you happen to have a dyno plot you can share with us? What was the peak hp number vs. stock and at what rpm?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,339
Posted By rtking
Silverwing for touring. As others have...

Silverwing for touring. As others have stated,ABS is great to have.

Tmax is an outstanding bike and I love mine, but if the focus is comfort and touring, I ink the Silverwing or even a Suzuki...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,384
Posted By rtking
Love my Tmax. It's been great and, with the J...

Love my Tmax. It's been great and, with the J Costa variator, plenty quick enough. Handling is the Tmax's strong suit, and I'm very comfortable riding twisty stretches of road and leaning the bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Double-post by accident -deleted

Double-post by accident -deleted
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
I've never experienced a clicking type noise when...

I've never experienced a clicking type noise when starting my Tmax. Take it to the dealer as its still under warranty.

As for the front end being unstable, I have never experienced that. Check...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,210
Posted By rtking
I had a 2008 Vino 125 that I traded for my Tmax. ...

I had a 2008 Vino 125 that I traded for my Tmax. It was a good bike, but a bit small for what I wanted it to do. I went through the entire upgrade path (including installing a 150cc overbore kit...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Psolk, sorry to hear that you went down. I'm...

Psolk, sorry to hear that you went down. I'm glad that you didn't go into the minivan or hurt yourself worse. I'm also impressed that you have the presence of mind to think back and understand the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Analogg, thanks for the pictures! The Tmax looks...

Analogg, thanks for the pictures! The Tmax looks good in its white, 10th Anniversary paint scheme. I particularly like the wheels and it's got me thinking of having the wheels on my 2009 Tmax redone
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
I have to admit that i prefer the lollipops...

I have to admit that i prefer the lollipops also... mostly from a safety standpoint where the amber lens is far enough from the headlight to (hopefully) get cagers to notice me and when I'm turning. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By rtking
+1. Apparently clowns were very, very bad to...

+1. Apparently clowns were very, very bad to him...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,545
Posted By rtking
Agreed. The stock Cheng Shin tires on my former...

Agreed. The stock Cheng Shin tires on my former Vino 125 were terrible. I swapped them for Pirelli SL26 and the scoot handled great. Hit the hard points on both sides of the bike... no problem. (As...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Glad you like the Tmax! The regular J Costa...

Glad you like the Tmax!

The regular J Costa variator uses 19 gram weights I think. The race variator uses 15.5 and 16 gram weights (I believe.) Those are from memory, but basically, the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By rtking
Sadly, everyone's right. It's a tough market and...

Sadly, everyone's right. It's a tough market and this is the wrong season to be selling a bike anyway. I doubt that you'd be able to get $6500. I think closer to $5500 might be possible. Dealers...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,736
Posted By rtking
Add a long travel suspension (at least in the...

Add a long travel suspension (at least in the front) and whatever you can get out of the back, and you might be onto something there! An offroad scooter could be a bunch of fun for offroad riding!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,606
Posted By rtking
Yeah, we have way too many of these...

Yeah, we have way too many of these self-righteous A-holes. Best to do what you thought of doing... let him go and catch his plate and report him for wreckless driving to the CHP later.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,350
Posted By rtking
I have the Scorpion EXO-1000 and I love it. I...

I have the Scorpion EXO-1000 and I love it. I love the inner visor which acts as sunglasses, and I love the full-face protection it offers. The only problem is that the helmet is noisey if you open...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By rtking
Actually TinyBear, the Majesty does just fine on...

Actually TinyBear, the Majesty does just fine on the freeway and, as I've read on another forum, can just touch 100 mph. There's a forum for Majestys and the members there are pretty helpful. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By rtking
The Vino 125 is an easy to ride bike, but don't...

The Vino 125 is an easy to ride bike, but don't expect better than 55 - 60 mph (65 mph with a windshield if you're light and the stars are aligned.) Most get to 50 - 55 mph top end. If your mother...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Yeah, those 90 degree female spade connectors are...

Yeah, those 90 degree female spade connectors are tough to find.

What I recommend: Instead of binding a standard female spade connector to 90 degrees, bend it to 45 or 50 degrees and try it in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
As the others posted, yes you can. I can fit my...

As the others posted, yes you can. I can fit my (rather large) XXXL Scorpion EXO-1000 helmet under the seat. What people try to do is to put the helment right-side-up and facing forward/backward into...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Thanks guys - the dual headlight mod is...

Thanks guys - the dual headlight mod is definitely a "must do" mod. Nightime / dusk / dawn riding is made much better with the increased lighting.

I prefer to add an inline fuse mostly because...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Could be. You'll likely hear a little noise that...

Could be. You'll likely hear a little noise that sounds like hissing due to the cross-drilled rotors, but it should be fairly muted. I wear a full-face helmet, so I don't hear it, but I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Techguy rides a different bike. The Tmax doesn't...

Techguy rides a different bike. The Tmax doesn't have a grocery hook.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
The back of the gloveboxes have a rubber plug. ...

The back of the gloveboxes have a rubber plug. Just remove the rubber plug and drill a hole in it to feed the wires through it. The rubber plug will act as a grommet for the wires.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By rtking
Thanks for the ride report and photos, BudK! I...

Thanks for the ride report and photos, BudK! I am really enjoying your ride reports and am a bit wistful as I would love to do a multi-day ride. (Wife and child at home mean that I generally...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 45,526
Posted By rtking
Have to agree with Barnone here. Anytime you...

Have to agree with Barnone here. Anytime you modify a bike, especially a carbureted one, you'll end up with more maintenance. Plus the small increase in displacement isn't going to make a huge...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,872
Posted By rtking
Sorry, no experience, but I did a lot of...

Sorry, no experience, but I did a lot of calculations when trying to fit slightly taller tires to my former Vino 125 to change the gear ratio.

A 100/80-10 is going to be 5% smaller in diameter...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Pulling body panels off takes some time... unless...

Pulling body panels off takes some time... unless you've done it enough and become proficient. Once there, taking the variator nut off will require an electric or pneumatic impact wrench. Putting...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,222
Posted By rtking
Glad you're OK. Not sure if your garage had...

Glad you're OK.

Not sure if your garage had polished concrete garage floors, but I can tell you from experience that they are bad news, especially with any kind of moisture. It's almost like...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
This thread intrigued me enough to look again...

This thread intrigued me enough to look again this afternoon. There's no room next to the stock horn. You'll end-up restricting the amount of suspension travel or interfere with turning at full...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 731,917
Posted By rtking
Pete, back on page 16 of this thread, BudK put...

Pete, back on page 16 of this thread, BudK put together those numbers. What BudK wrote was:



Also, you can connect a power line from the battery to one of the gloveboxes. I did with a...
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