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Forum: Battle Scooters 05-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,056
Posted By Culcune
I would definitely consider one of these: ...

I would definitely consider one of these:
http://www.lancepowersports.com/models/cabo.html
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-10-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Culcune
Definitely take a look!! I am a big fan of the...

Definitely take a look!! I am a big fan of the fat-tired off-road-ish scooters, and this fits the bill nicely.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-10-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Culcune
Thanks for keeping the price down on Chinese...

Thanks for keeping the price down on Chinese scooters for those of us who know how to keep them running :thumb Chinese bikes will be selling for under a $1k indefinitely!! :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By Culcune
TGB had just sold a container or so to Wolf...

TGB had just sold a container or so to Wolf before signing the exclusive distributorship with Excalibur, so once these are gone, they are either gone, or Wolf will have to purchase through Excalibur...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Culcune
I was being tongue-in-cheek here. I know there...

I was being tongue-in-cheek here. I know there are decent Chinese scooters nowadays--not the greatest, but decent--and literally fractions of the cost of mainstream scoots.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-06-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Culcune
What kind of scooter? Bring tools!

What kind of scooter? Bring tools!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Culcune
OH NO! :eek1 Didn't anyone tell them they...

OH NO! :eek1

Didn't anyone tell them they should have spent weeks, or months, on Craigslist looking for used 'mainstream' scooters that cost twice as much, and that their scooter will no doubt...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-30-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Culcune
You guys are right--these things are total junk...

You guys are right--these things are total junk and NO ONE has discussed them on Chinariders for nearly 10 years now figuring out how to sort them out. I should throw my enduro out that I ride 33...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 91,060
Posted By Culcune
Like I mentioned before in response to the guy...

Like I mentioned before in response to the guy who put the Madass down, I was fortunate to ride three scooters at the distributor, 2 TGB 2-strokes and the Madass, and I preferred the Madass based on...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-27-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Culcune
Actually, I like when people keep using 10 year...

Actually, I like when people keep using 10 year old stereotypes about these simple, cheap, reliable pieces of 'garbage.' The prices remain low for those of us who know better to keep picking them...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 91,060
Posted By Culcune
They aren't as bad as naysayers make them out to...

They aren't as bad as naysayers make them out to be..you have to wade through the bias as some people seem to keep posting negative thoughts after negative thoughts without really having solid...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-26-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 404,844
Posted By Culcune
Size doesn't matter :evil:rofl :freaky

Size doesn't matter :evil:rofl :freaky
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Culcune
There was this thread for a few months on...

There was this thread for a few months on chinariders with the exact same bike. The guy hasn't posted since October, but it should give you an idea of break-in and what to look for from delivery,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-25-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By Culcune
That is probably the biggest shortcoming of...

That is probably the biggest shortcoming of motorsports in general--any warranty issue, and you DO NOT get a loaner! :huh It is no excuse that you pay much less (most of the time) for a bike, like...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Culcune
TGB X Race 50/TGB Key West 50/Madass 50

Was at the distributor the other week of TGB's two scooters and Sachs' Madass 50 (they are trying to get the rights to the 125 from what I understand).

The X-Race 50cc was my first ride--great...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By Culcune
I liked the chubbier tires on the Key West, as...

I liked the chubbier tires on the Key West, as they seemed to brake a little better than the X-Race. The seat makes all the difference between the Key West and the X-Race (ok, other things, too). A...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-19-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By Culcune
Moto-Scoot of Milwaukee are also selling the two...

Moto-Scoot of Milwaukee are also selling the two TGB scooters we have so far in the US...Both have the same 50cc two-stroke engine, but I got to ride both at the distributor, as well as the Madass...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Culcune
Did I miss what the murder house was all about? ...

Did I miss what the murder house was all about? Seems creeeeeeeepy!:cry
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
Looks like the snow melted according to plan!

Looks like the snow melted according to plan!
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
Oh, really? Like your wife will ever get to ride...

Oh, really? Like your wife will ever get to ride it :D:lol3
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
On the EPA official list of bikes that passed...

On the EPA official list of bikes that passed EPA/DOT, the corporation is listed as Pacific Rim International or something like that.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-09-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Culcune
Looked like a wonderful trip --have not been to...

Looked like a wonderful trip --have not been to the UK since 1994; Have been to the pier before, but on a trip prior to '94. My relatives live in Faversham, so more familiar with Whitstable as far...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By Culcune
I prefer the look of the BWS 50/150. I got a...

I prefer the look of the BWS 50/150. I got a deal for a friend's sister last year on a Lintex branded BWS 50 which is a great scooter and reliable as heck--the distributor no longer has the Lintex,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-05-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
There was a guy from Virginia (I believe) on...

There was a guy from Virginia (I believe) on chinariders.net who bought an Ice Bear because his buddy is an Ice Bear dealer who claimed, with GPS, he was getting 60 bone stock. He posted for a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
The Chinese companies do not make their engines...

The Chinese companies do not make their engines to maximize horsepower--they would NOT be reliable (in simple air/oiled engines they make--they are slowly working on better engines). So, these...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
Actually, for a brand new bike with few miles, in...

Actually, for a brand new bike with few miles, in cold weather, she sounds like she is doing exactly as intended. Once you get the bike ran in, and one or two more oil changes, I think the bike will...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
Just remembered Trail Buddy as a parts source,...

Just remembered Trail Buddy as a parts source, too

http://mytrailbuddystore.com/reproductiontrail70bikes.aspx
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
Did you want the semi-auto transmission, or do...

Did you want the semi-auto transmission, or do you not care about manual? The Ice Bear is the semi-auto bike like wsjones has and is only available as an 'Ice Bear'.

Skyteam makes a near...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
I believe the Piranha bikes are Skyteam...

I believe the Piranha bikes are Skyteam manufactured; not sure if the Ice Bear and Skyteam bikes are interchangeable--we know the engines are slightly different, the Skyteam being 4 speed manual and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
While you are shopping around, call up Ice Bear...

While you are shopping around, call up Ice Bear directly; online, mail-order dealers are hit or miss
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By Culcune
Good points on the registration. However, there...

Good points on the registration. However, there were definitely gray areas in the early to mid 2000's in California. I used to see Chinese enduros that were not DOT certified but had all their...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-26-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,136
Posted By Culcune
I have been an owner and have followed the...

I have been an owner and have followed the Chinese bikes for several years now, and I should have explained better without sounding like I am getting my panties in a bunch--rebadging Chinese bikes is...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-25-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,136
Posted By Culcune
There is a lot of difference between adding...

There is a lot of difference between adding badging to a Mercedes vs. a clone. The CT70 is not a snob machine in the first place as Mercedes cars are, so he has that going for him. It outperforms...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,763
Posted By Culcune
I disagree with messing around with the engine on...

I disagree with messing around with the engine on a Chinese 50cc GY6. I am very pro-Chinese, more so now that there is inherent quality, but Chinese bikes don't like you touching the inside of the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-21-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By Culcune
They won't be sold online, from what I...

They won't be sold online, from what I understand, and their dealer network is currently growing and growing. I am doubtful for anything bigger than 49.Xcc in 2-stroke, however...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-21-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By Culcune
Spoke with the head honcho at Excalibur, and he...

Spoke with the head honcho at Excalibur, and he told me that TGB has sent some 150cc engines for EPA testing for the US. I didn't ask him which models exactly, so I am guessing, the X-Race will be...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-18-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,407
Posted By Culcune
I remember your concern for the crappy drivers in...

I remember your concern for the crappy drivers in Florida running you off the road on your little bikes!? :eek1:huh

Glad to see you posting again--now get on facebook and join the Dax clone group...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-18-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,136
Posted By Culcune
KooKooBean--I forgot to ask you; what color did...

KooKooBean--I forgot to ask you; what color did you get. If you go to the end of this thread http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043945&page=2 it looks like Bar None came out of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-18-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,136
Posted By Culcune
'KooKooBean' who started this thread would...

'KooKooBean' who started this thread would qualify because according to his signature, he is a 'self proclaimed a-hole' rather than an anonymous one!!:D:clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,136
Posted By Culcune
How receptive to the clones are the owners of...

How receptive to the clones are the owners of real Hondas?
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