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Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By ohiotj
A year or so ago, I picked up one with 13k miles...

A year or so ago, I picked up one with 13k miles for $950. It had some issues but the engine itself seemed pretty good. I tore it up to build a frankenscooter.

If you want to see about finding...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
New times to compare, both 1/8 and 1/4. My...

New times to compare, both 1/8 and 1/4.

My drag bike was acting up, so I took the Buddy 125 to Wisconsin last weekend. Before loading up, I removed the windshield, mirrors and front rack. For...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Its interesting comparing the 1/8 to 1/4 times....

Its interesting comparing the 1/8 to 1/4 times. On both bikes, they are actually fairly close to the 1.56-1.6 conversion factors I normally see used for cars. I guess it makes sense, since it looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
How'd the race go? I've got another event...

How'd the race go? I've got another event coming up in a week.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By ohiotj
I wish they made it in red. I may have to...

I wish they made it in red. I may have to wanderover to the local dealer and see if they have one in stock. Out of my price range for now, but maybe next year.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By ohiotj
Regarding "polishing a turd", my CH250-swapped...

Regarding "polishing a turd", my CH250-swapped Elite E is an absolute riot to ride. 19 HP, approximately 170 lbs, 2.5X10" wheel up front, mechanical drum brakes, and no speedometer markings over...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By ohiotj
I did that, only with an Elite E frame. It was a...

I did that, only with an Elite E frame. It was a bit more than a bolt in, but as I understand, the engine mounts on the 150 and 250 are very similar, and having merged the wiring harnesses, I will...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By ohiotj
Have you looked into Microsquirt yet? I am...

Have you looked into Microsquirt yet? I am considering a Microsquirt setup, using a CBR250 throttle body/injector/harness for an EFI conversion on my Elite 250 engine.

As for gearing, I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By ohiotj
As I understand, there is pretty much no...

As I understand, there is pretty much no performance market for the Elite 150, so it'll take some DIY work, or adapting of generic parts.

I hear rumors that some of the GY6 transmission parts...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
For those interested, here's my photos from this...

For those interested, here's my photos from this weekend: http://s773.photobucket.com/user/lastminuteracing/library/2014%20NASRA%20Spring%20Nationals
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Yup! They are already half gone, should've...

Yup! They are already half gone, should've bought more :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Yellowjacket, it was great to meet and hang out...

Yellowjacket, it was great to meet and hang out with you and Fred. I've got a few shots of you on the dragstrip, but still need to get them uploaded.

I did manage to get the bike into the 10s,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Has he registered to race yet? The more the...

Has he registered to race yet? The more the merrier. I'll be the guy with the Black Elite E, and a red riding jacket, anyone who's going to show up, feel free to track me down.

I suspect there...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
NASRA Spring Nationals are coming up this weekend...

NASRA Spring Nationals are coming up this weekend near Shelby, NC. I'll see if I can do a little more data gathering.

My little Elite E scooter is going to be there, I just got it out on the road...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,705
Posted By ohiotj
Geometry. Newer scoots tend to have a longer...

Geometry. Newer scoots tend to have a longer wheelbase, and other changes that make them more stable at speed. Not all of them, mind you, but a significant amount of them. My 85 Elite 250 was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
A go kart track in Ohio has had scooters out to...

A go kart track in Ohio has had scooters out to race several years ago, and things are in the works to start it up again next season. If it happens, I'll probably go, and run during the practice...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Brown County Dragway in Indiana has scooter...

Brown County Dragway in Indiana has scooter bracket racing once a month during their regular season. There's a dragstrip in Michigan where they run in the same class as street cars. 1/8 mile tracks...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Picked up an 89 Honda Elite E to build into a...

Picked up an 89 Honda Elite E to build into a drag scooter for next season. This is gonna be fun :D
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Got some more 1/8 mile times. My lightly...

Got some more 1/8 mile times.

My lightly modded Elite 250: 2.584 60', 11.975 @ 53.39 MPH
I suspect a stock one would run low to mid 12s.

A Piaggio MP3 250: 2.853 60', 12.193 @ 55.09

Vespa...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By ohiotj
I understand, I tend to be a bit paranoid about...

I understand, I tend to be a bit paranoid about towing rules. If you want something that takes up less space than the fold-up trailer, the 40X48 trailer might work for you. I'm putting one together...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By ohiotj
IIRC, tongue weight max is supposed to be 10% of...

IIRC, tongue weight max is supposed to be 10% of the towing capacity. So, 150 lbs. for both the carrier and the scooter. A People 50 weighs over 200 lbs, so you'd be over the limit by at least 50...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Twist and Gone races are tomorrow! I've got my...

Twist and Gone races are tomorrow! I've got my trailer almost finished, so I need to push to get it done tonight, then I can load up and haul the Elite 250 out there and see what it does. I'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,127
Posted By ohiotj
Was it a Kevlar belt? I've heard that despite...

Was it a Kevlar belt? I've heard that despite usually being more durable than just a rubber belt, the kevlar ones tend to shred when they go, instead of just snapping. May have just been a weak...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,399
Posted By ohiotj
I wish I could see the raw video from the...

I wish I could see the raw video from the "cameraman". Since he cut off the video he uploaded before the SUV driver was pulled from the vehicle and beaten, I'm assuming he was filming before the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By ohiotj
Don't know for sure about the engine missing,...

Don't know for sure about the engine missing, I'll leave that to someone else who knows more than me. However, I've had a scooter slow down more than it should when letting off the throttle, and it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
The Elite 250 is an 85, all stock except for Dr...

The Elite 250 is an 85, all stock except for Dr Pulley variator, clutch, and 21g sliders. All of that was mainly replaced due to worn out parts. I suspect it'll run the 1/8 somewhere in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
As far as I know, the PCX was stock outside of a...

As far as I know, the PCX was stock outside of a custom paint job. Just pulled my time slips, and it looks like the one time I was paired against a PCX in practice, it had a 2.849 60', a 13.447 1/8...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,629
Posted By ohiotj
Resurrecting this one, because I'd like to know...

Resurrecting this one, because I'd like to know what a Silverwing does in the 1/8 mile.

Here are my contribuitions, from hitting the scooter drags at Brown County Dragway, an 1/8 mile track.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By ohiotj
Since you are in Iowa, I'm assuming minimal...

Since you are in Iowa, I'm assuming minimal hills? I'd agree on the Buddy 125 being excellent ( I've got one as a commuter ), but even a de-restricted Buddy 50 or an older ( pre-2012? ) 2-stroke...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,029
Posted By ohiotj
You might still want to take a look at them if...

You might still want to take a look at them if you are interested. I think what bothered me most is my upper legs were at a slight upward tilt when my feet were on the floorboards, which I'm not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,029
Posted By ohiotj
Got to sit on one at the Honda tent at Indy...

Got to sit on one at the Honda tent at Indy yesterday. Gotta scratch it off my list. I'm 6' tall with a 32" inseam, and felt a little cramped on it. Pretty much seemed like there was just enough...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By ohiotj
I second the tools and tire repair kit. I...

I second the tools and tire repair kit. I recently took a 300 mile one-day ride on my scooter, and took a tire repair kit, basic tools, a C02 inflator with a spare cartridge (takes less space than a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,764
Posted By ohiotj
I had heard some positives, but haven't been...

I had heard some positives, but haven't been paying too much attention, so I'll defer to the others on this thread. Bummer if they aren't doing better. I think my biggest worry about the 4 strokes...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,764
Posted By ohiotj
JerseyBiker, I'm not completely certain, but I...

JerseyBiker, I'm not completely certain, but I think a 2012 would actually be a 4-stroke, not the traditional 2 stroke Stella. I've heard good things about them, but haven't had a chance to play...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,635
Posted By ohiotj
Don't know about the motorcycle side of things,...

Don't know about the motorcycle side of things, but GA Tech seems to have a decent amount of students involved in motorsports. They tend to run a car regularly at the GRM $20XX Challenge, which...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,999
Posted By ohiotj
I'm 6' tall and ride a ruckus with a lowered...

I'm 6' tall and ride a ruckus with a lowered seat, and have sat on a Zuma 50. Either one is a bit cramped for me, but nothing painful. I think weight, and how likely you are to mod the bike are...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,995
Posted By ohiotj
I love the two-tone panels. Looks pure 80's, so...

I love the two-tone panels. Looks pure 80's, so it goes great with the Helix's body style.
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