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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:46 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I apologize for thinking Cheng Shins were cool...

I apologize for thinking Cheng Shins were cool tires when all along I was thinking of Shinkos. Mea culpa.

I threw away the Duros on my SYM HD200 and replaced them with Shinkos. Improved both...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Gene C., How about one of those sport bike...

Gene C.,

How about one of those sport bike lifts that fit on either side of the rear axle?
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
Merry Christmas, everyone. This thread is quite...

Merry Christmas, everyone. This thread is quite refreshing, no bashing, no nastiness. I love it.

It was down to 28F last night here in Bisbee and my house heating system quit for good a few days...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Dealing with cabin fever? Hmmm. You might try...

Dealing with cabin fever? Hmmm. You might try going down to Santiagos on a Thursday evening about 5:30 PM (not this Thursday, of course, as it's Christmas). Lots of locals on Thursdays. Plus the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Thanks, Jon. Nice looking TU. Is your tank...

Thanks, Jon. Nice looking TU. Is your tank bronze or is it just the light?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, to cross the border from Naco, Arizona to...

Red, to cross the border from Naco, Arizona to Naco, Mexico you need a passport card. It allows you to cross into Mexico or Canada whenever you feel like it. Without it you should first check with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,764
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Posted By blugg1
OBX-Rider. AFAIK, the TU250X does not come with...

OBX-Rider. AFAIK, the TU250X does not come with Cheng Shin tires, unless Duro tires are made by them. If so, then the Duros are probably entry level tires. Actually, Cheng Shin tires are quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
If she goes, she shouldn't go on a scooter. The...

If she goes, she shouldn't go on a scooter. The roads are narrow and they have no shoulders. In a car, an old pickup, that's my recommendation. Based on years of riding motorcycles in northern...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Hey, Jim, I wanted to thank you for your...

Hey, Jim, I wanted to thank you for your discussion about "judder" on taking off from a stop. When I first got my SYM HD200 I used to accelerate slowly and finally the SYM developed the syndrome. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Hi, Red, I see you've discovered the Lowell...

Hi, Red,

I see you've discovered the Lowell District of Bisbee. The guys that own the buildings are making the whole district (only one block long, unfortunately) look very 1940's, replete with...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
I used to own a CT110. A friend had moved from...

I used to own a CT110. A friend had moved from Bisbee to a ranch in the valley. One day six months after the move, I visited him at the ranch, found him in his barn and, not seeing the little...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
You can take my SYM HD200 for a ride whenever...

You can take my SYM HD200 for a ride whenever you feel like it, Red. We do, after all, live in the same town.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
I hear ya. I used to visit Yuma on occasion back...

I hear ya. I used to visit Yuma on occasion back in the sixties. Nice little town by the Colorado River. Great weather in winter, not so great in summer. Last year I visited Yuma. The part I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By blugg1
BMWloco, I went to Grad school with George...

BMWloco,

I went to Grad school with George Freeman Bailey who lived in Green Mountain, NC. It's in Yancey County, just up the road from Asheville. I visited him a couple of times. Beautiful...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I'm impressed. What a beautiful restoration. If...

I'm impressed. What a beautiful restoration. If I had the wherewithall (read: dinero) I'd be on that like a rat on a Cheeto.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
Well, Red my dire prediction of snow was off the...

Well, Red my dire prediction of snow was off the mark, and I apologize. I see you got some sun today, but I was not in Bisbee; had to go to Sierra Vista at 8AM. No sun. intermittent rain instead. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
No, I don't know more than you. I've just lived...

No, I don't know more than you. I've just lived here since 1976.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
Red, Don't get your hopes up. Might snow...

Red,

Don't get your hopes up. Might snow tomorrow.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Red. To get to High Lonesome Road, go East...

Red.

To get to High Lonesome Road, go East on Highway 80 from the traffic circle about three miles. Then you'll see a left to Double Adobe Road. Turn and you will see the paved Double Adobe...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Wentwest, I did not mention this in my earlier...

Wentwest, I did not mention this in my earlier post, but when they started building the wall between Naco, AZ and Naco, Sonora, we named it the Berlin Wall. Before, when there was only the barbed...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Hi, Red. Those railroad tracks on the other...

Hi, Red.

Those railroad tracks on the other side of the fence are in Mexico. Further East there is a dry wash with a railroad bridge over the wash and under it used to wait a couple of dozen...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
I just perused the "gray zones." My advice? ...

I just perused the "gray zones." My advice? Ride somewhere else.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
You might try to get an original seat (I have no...

You might try to get an original seat (I have no idea what they look like) off ebay.

I have a friend who lives east of Bisbee and has a Motobecane moped that is his only form of transport. So...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
I've got a SYM HD200 and I'm perfectly...

I've got a SYM HD200 and I'm perfectly comfortable with this thread's name.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Thanks, I just read MacLean's story and what a...

Thanks, I just read MacLean's story and what a story it is. He literally resurrected that Heinkel Tourist from the grave. Again, thanks. In fact I'm going to start looking around for one here in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8,764
Views: 1,509,680
Posted By blugg1
A bit of a mystery there, especially no SR400. ...

A bit of a mystery there, especially no SR400. njbrett had both but due to a space problem he had to sell one. He sold the TU, kept the SR.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By blugg1
What is IMS?

What is IMS?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Yes, for sure. May you arrive safely back in...

Yes, for sure. May you arrive safely back in Bisbee, Arizona.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Jerry, I have a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5SL with a...

Jerry, I have a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5SL with a CVT transmission and my mechanic (Tim Holt) just replaced the fluid. I think the service manual recommends replacement at 35,000 miles, which is when...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I think that more of that sort of info can be...

I think that more of that sort of info can be found at TU250Riders.com.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Coincidentally, I just listened to that Buffalo...

Coincidentally, I just listened to that Buffalo Springfield song last night, but because my hearing's so lousy I never got the full impact of it until you - Wentwest - just printed the lyrics. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8,764
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Posted By blugg1
Any pics?

Any pics?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Hi, Red. Is she going to Australia as part of...

Hi, Red. Is she going to Australia as part of her college curriculum?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,128
Posted By blugg1
No hay problema, Ike. I also get 80 mpg, but...

No hay problema, Ike. I also get 80 mpg, but only with my TU250X. With the HD200 I get 70 mpg. But then, the TU has FI whereas the HD has a carburetor. Maybe that's the difference. I think the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,128
Posted By blugg1
Heck, I'm 86; Ike is still a kid.

Heck, I'm 86; Ike is still a kid.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,462
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Posted By blugg1
Just curious: What is your daughter doing in...

Just curious: What is your daughter doing in Montreal? Going to college? Working? Married to a Canadian guy? In thrall to some smooth-talking dude with a French accent?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,128
Posted By blugg1
I have my rear shocks on the #1 setting as I only...

I have my rear shocks on the #1 setting as I only weigh 150 and I have never found anyone foolish enough to ride on the rear.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
Great photos, red. I especially like the one of...

Great photos, red. I especially like the one of you and scooterboi. Now we know what he looks like (and that's all good). Hope you got inside soon and had a glass of wine next to a roaring fire.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,462
Views: 195,861
Posted By blugg1
I have never lived in Vermont, but I did spend a...

I have never lived in Vermont, but I did spend a year and a half living in Montana just below the Canadian border, near Kalispell. Being from L.A. the first winter was a bit of a shock. We had...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,991
Posted By blugg1
I have also a single disc on the front of my SYM....

I have also a single disc on the front of my SYM. After I noticed front braking was just average I replaced the pads with Galfer Greens, a noticeable improvement. As for engine braking, I haven't...
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