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Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,648
Posted By pjheckel
Ha ha! I weigh far less than my scooter. That guy...

Ha ha! I weigh far less than my scooter. That guy is probably riding a scooter because he couldn't find a car that he could fit in!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,882
Posted By pjheckel
I have an 87 CH250. It was in storage from 1992...

I have an 87 CH250. It was in storage from 1992 to 2009. put a new battery in it and it started right up! best scooter I have ever owned. cruises the freeway and very nimble on the back roads. I put...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,648
Posted By pjheckel
Scooter rear tire life? How many miles are you getting?

OK so I bought some pirelli SL 26 tires and put them on my Helix and my CH250, both lasted under 1000 miles, ouch! That's with normal commuting and aggressive weekend riding, no skidding or anything...
Forum: Americas 11-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,977
Posted By pjheckel
The AAA map does show gas stations, by the green...

The AAA map does show gas stations, by the green "G". With a extra gallon can I will have over 200 miles range so hopefully wont need to buy barrel gas.
The top speed of my 150 is only about 65...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,977
Posted By pjheckel
Info on MEX hwy 1 to Cabo San Lucas?

I borrowed my moms AAA card and picked up my Baja map yesterday. I'm thinking of riding MEX 1 to Cabo from San Diego. Are there tolls and what is the average speed and road condition? I will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By pjheckel
any scooter riders in Marin County?

Looking for people to ride with on back roads of Marin. Guys or Girls any make/model scooter. Send me an email pjheckel@gmail.com
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By pjheckel
cheap source for OEM parts!

http://www.cyclepartswarehouse.com/

I ordered a seat from them which was $211 vs my local dealer at $275!

whats more, the shipping came out to be less than my local sales tax!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,189
Posted By pjheckel
I was there on saturday too. it was nice riding...

I was there on saturday too. it was nice riding scooter and I like the downshift feel of the regen braking. but the salesman was coimparing apples to oranges! if he compared it to a scooter such as...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,925
Posted By pjheckel
I just test rode the reflex and silverwing at the...

I just test rode the reflex and silverwing at the dealer today. The reflex was crap. didn't handle that great, was a little unstable at higher speed and the 0-40 accelleration was slower than my...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,925
Posted By pjheckel
yup, and now we dont even get the reflex 250. ...

yup, and now we dont even get the reflex 250.

maybe honda realized that most americans dont have enough balls to ride a scooter on the freeway! for some reason they need +600cc to do 55 MPH when...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By pjheckel
I'm looking to buy a fly too. If any one has one...

I'm looking to buy a fly too. If any one has one please speak up. My Riva 125 does 55MPH and gets 85 MPG

I want to know if the fly will perform as well

only reason for the switch is to comply...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 36,909
Posted By pjheckel
What kind of gas mileage does an elite 150 get? ...

What kind of gas mileage does an elite 150 get?

is 58 the top speed for a 87 too? they look more aerodynamic.

my riva 125 goes 60MPH
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,925
Posted By pjheckel
Cool website. I found a yellow reflex on CL with...

Cool website. I found a yellow reflex on CL with ABS and I may just go with that. probably get better MPG anyway. its $3000 with 4400 miles and mint condition, 2003
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
Posted By pjheckel
How much $$$ ?

How much $$$ ?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,925
Posted By pjheckel
The belt squeek sounds like an anoying problem....

The belt squeek sounds like an anoying problem. Does anybody know what they changed for 08 to fix the problem?
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
Posted By pjheckel
What kind of MPG does a R1200RT get?

Just wanted to know before I plunk my money down!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 35,925
Posted By pjheckel
Majesty 400 or Burgman 400?

What are your thoughts on which is a better scoot? And more importantly what MPG do you get!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By pjheckel
I have the 125. its great. does 60-65 mph if you...

I have the 125. its great. does 60-65 mph if you tuck, gets 85 MPG consistently with full throttle aggressive riding. pretty good deal if you think about it. I take it on the freeway for short...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,270
Posted By pjheckel
yamaha riva 125 85 MPG and goes 60 MPH...

yamaha riva 125 85 MPG and goes 60 MPH illegally on freeway!
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,893
Posted By pjheckel
I found it in the parts list. 15/48. the new XT...

I found it in the parts list. 15/48. the new XT already has a lower top gear than the 225, plus lower gearing via sprockets. not so cool for the highway!
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 65,893
Posted By pjheckel
Sprocket sizes on XT 250?

the XT 225 has 15/45

we already know the gear ratios from the transmission. Does anybody know the sprocket sizes on the new XT 250?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,199
Posted By pjheckel
XT 250 and XT 225 gas mileage???

I just cant decide which one to get. The 08 XT 250 sure looks cool, but I would like to know what kind of MPGs it gets, along with the 225. Anybody clock it yet?

I sold my DR 650 because it didnt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Posted By pjheckel
Yamaha XT 225 gas mileage?

I'm thinking about getting one, Does anyone have one and do they know how many MPG it gets?
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By pjheckel
how funny to read this. I had a 1972 TS 185 that...

how funny to read this. I had a 1972 TS 185 that had a pin hole leak in the fuel tank too. It was right along the pinch seam on the bottom, like usual, where the water sits when it gets in there....
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 58,483
Posted By pjheckel
Lone Rider, I just stumbled over youre...

Lone Rider,
I just stumbled over youre thread after watching the movie "The Mosquito Coast" last weekend. One of the best movies Ive ever seen. Its about a man who gets fed up with America much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By pjheckel
is it typically closed this time of year, or too...

is it typically closed this time of year, or too muddy to ride?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By pjheckel
maps for mendocino national forest?

anyone know where the best place is to get maps of the mendocino national forest? I dont have a GPS or anything fancy so I need a good paper map. I hear theres lots of trails up there to get lost on.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By pjheckel
has anyone tried the grabber fabric? they have...

has anyone tried the grabber fabric? they have alot of choices. they sent me a sample and it seems like all the other vinyls are too slippery. any thoughts on this.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By pjheckel
that sucks. I guess i'll have to get my last ride...

that sucks. I guess i'll have to get my last ride in tomorrow.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By pjheckel
I'm interested if anyone goes again. ive never...

I'm interested if anyone goes again.
ive never been to knoxville or mendocinto NF

mendocino sounds like it would be a fun one to do some time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2006, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,737
Posted By pjheckel
how many miles do you think it will be for the...

how many miles do you think it will be for the whole day.
im on a DR 650 also and dont do well with the stock seat.
rode up to cow mtn one day and my ass was killing me

what seat do you have?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By pjheckel
hey thad be great. how much $$

hey thad be great. how much $$
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By pjheckel
I saw youre DR 650 gel seat in the flea market...

I saw youre DR 650 gel seat in the flea market section, Im interested. send me a message.

-Paul
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By pjheckel
DR 650 gel seat?

is the suzuki gel seat any wider than the stock. some people seem to think that they arent that comfortable. A picture from above would be great.

thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,234
Posted By pjheckel
all i can say is that people need to learn basic...

all i can say is that people need to learn basic auto repair.

cv axles are a breeze. they have a snap ring in them. once the hub nut is off and the spindle/hub unbolted from the strut the drive...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,514
Posted By pjheckel
I live in marin county. (just across the bridge...

I live in marin county. (just across the bridge from SF) and you have hands down the best riding right here. cant beat the views from mt tam and hwy 1 out to stinson beach. be sure to stop at muir...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,442
Posted By pjheckel
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,442
Posted By pjheckel
somebody needs to find some driving lights like...

somebody needs to find some driving lights like the PIAA's but with 35W bulbs. then it would work with the DR.
it only puts out 200W and thats at high RPM.
after you figure in all youre stock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 98,589
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By pjheckel
I'm running up a list of inconspicous places to...

I'm running up a list of inconspicous places to ride too. the fire trail behind my house on the san rafel hill is one of them. theres also a downhill mtn bike course near china camp thats a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 98,589
Views: 18,795,297
Posted By pjheckel
Thats my back yard too, I live in San Rafael....

Thats my back yard too, I live in San Rafael. Just rode out to stinson on hwy 1 on friday. I thought I was the only nut riding a DR 650 in marin county. I had to drive all the way to Placerville to...
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