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Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Moat
Me too! Previous gen Zuma 50 clone. Would love to...

Me too! Previous gen Zuma 50 clone. Would love to snag a 150cc version... :evil

https://www.scootermadness.com/TaoTao-BWS-50-Gas-Scooter.10000222

That being said, I do recall a guy over at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Moat
I own one of these, and I agree with this... but...

I own one of these, and I agree with this... but only IF you're mechanically inclined, willing to give it an extensive going-thru out of the crate (PDI - Post Delivery Inspection), and also willing...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By Moat
Congrats! Flippin' gorgeous little critter. I'd...

Congrats! Flippin' gorgeous little critter. I'd love to snag one, some day... too cool. :norton

Seem to be reliable, too - have you seen this thread, where a father and son rode across the USA?...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
My thoughts exactly. Don't know about "superslab"...

My thoughts exactly. Don't know about "superslab" (freeway connotations) - but long days on the "road", for sure - whether paved or dirt. The RX-3 appears to be much better suited to such use, than...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 103,621
Posted By Moat
Understood. With three in my stable, it sometimes...

Understood. With three in my stable, it sometimes seems as if I spend nearly as much time addressing issues due to them sitting, as actual riding. :ddog This year, one must go...




Yeah, it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 103,621
Posted By Moat
If you do, I and others here, I'm sure, would be...

If you do, I and others here, I'm sure, would be very interested to hear your comparison to the Super Cub. Go for it! :evil

I do believe these CG's are a pushrod variation of the OHC CB's -...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 103,621
Posted By Moat
+1 - Thanks for postin' all of the great pics,...

+1 - Thanks for postin' all of the great pics, DOUBLE-O G... :thumb

Frankly, I'd give my left 'nad for a Cargo 150. Hefty rack, big-ish tank, comfy seat, centerstand (!), fuel gauge - just a front...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 44,480
Posted By Moat
Thanks for the detailed reply! I...

Thanks for the detailed reply!



I figured as much. I've been a continuous user of Mobil 1 auto oils in my bikes for many years, with outstanding results (the old "red cap" 20w-50 and now the EP...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 44,480
Posted By Moat
DaBinChe - Considering the outstanding service...

DaBinChe - Considering the outstanding service you're getting out of this scooter, I have to ask (if you don't mind...) - what type/brand of oil has been used (synthetic?) and the oil change...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By Moat
Just a FYI - "... 94 miles on the highway at a...

Just a FYI - "... 94 miles on the highway at a constant 70 mph."

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/zero/2015-zero-new-model-introduction.html

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,294
Posted By Moat
And also, the clip's open end should be facing...

And also, the clip's open end should be facing down, towards the crankshaft.

For finding Top Dead Center - the flywheel's position is oriented to the crankshaft by a key/keyway, and should have a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,849
Posted By Moat
Amongst his somewhat overly-expressed (yes - at...

Amongst his somewhat overly-expressed (yes - at times bordering on tiresome) and quite curmudgeonly opinions - I personally found plenty of redeeming value in what he posted, and overall enjoyed his...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By Moat
Great score! Looks brand-spankin' new. From...

Great score! Looks brand-spankin' new.

From what I've gathered from owning my little Taotao and after lots of reading on the 'net, China scoots generally tend to be "hit-or-miss" - some quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 44,480
Posted By Moat
Something easy to do... might be worth a try -...

Something easy to do... might be worth a try - spritzing a bit of water from a spray bottle onto the plug/cap/plug wire/coil in a dark garage at night, while running - that can help make any...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 64,941
Posted By Moat
Quite an amazing story, with a happy ending....

Quite an amazing story, with a happy ending. Although one cannot change the laws of physics, they can be utilized to their greatest advantage. Yay Honda!!

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,762
Posted By Moat
A fairly lengthy thread's already here... but has...

A fairly lengthy thread's already here... but has fallen back to the second page -

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005540

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Moat
Ahh... thanks. Looks like they carry a very wide...

Ahh... thanks. Looks like they carry a very wide range of makes/models, indeed... http://www.blackbeardpowersports.com/

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Moat
Mind if I ask what dealer, Phil? I'm in the...

Mind if I ask what dealer, Phil? I'm in the Lansing area, and might want to stop in there and have a peek, next time I'm down that way.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,792
Posted By Moat
Snag one - and give us all a detailed ride...

Snag one - and give us all a detailed ride report/scooter comparison! :evil Flip it if it doesn't agree with ya' - or if those newfangled EFI or EPA whiz-bang gizmos leaves you stranded. :D

After...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,166
Posted By Moat
Although I agree there are disadvantages to...

Although I agree there are disadvantages to small, typical scooter-sized wheels (wear, ride, gyro stability/handling) - the larger the wheel size, the more it eats into the underseat storage space...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,846
Posted By Moat
Another one of those from the "Cool Bikes We...

Another one of those from the "Cool Bikes We Don't Get Here" list - would likely make a dandy little pack mule... http://www.honda.co.jp/SUPERCUB/PRO/
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,596
Posted By Moat
Agreed. And I don't drink - just a bit too old...

Agreed. And I don't drink - just a bit too old and sickly to pedal... or earn enough to keep up with the increasing cost of remaining mobile, for that matter. So what of the needs of the unfortunate...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
White shows dirt more than blue - and this bike...

White shows dirt more than blue - and this bike is meant to get down and dirty... right? I'd go blue. :1drink
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 35,831
Posted By Moat
Heads-up - C3 for sale in mid-Michigan -...

Heads-up -

C3 for sale in mid-Michigan - http://lansing.craigslist.org/mcy/4656547989.html



Agreed, the moped law in Michigan is a hugely welcome relief from our out-of-control no-fault...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
Yow - gorgeous country you have to explore there,...

Yow - gorgeous country you have to explore there, Spud!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
Ahh - good to hear. Thank you, sir! :1drink ...

Ahh - good to hear. Thank you, sir! :1drink

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 36,124
Posted By Moat
From what I recall learning over the years,...

From what I recall learning over the years, gear-specific oils for automotive differentials contain sulfur-based extreme pressure additives (sulfur having a very high molecular affinity to steel)...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
Pics reveal a pair of un-used mount tabs on the...

Pics reveal a pair of un-used mount tabs on the lower frame rails, right where a centerstand would normally go. Makes me think one either already exists (as an option?) or is in the works... gatling...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 45,144
Posted By Moat
Agreed! I've been quietly pining for a bike of...

Agreed! I've been quietly pining for a bike of this size and type for many years, as a candidate for "perfect" - year after year being dissapointed and dumbfounded as to why none of the Big Four went...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 36,124
Posted By Moat
That looks like a nice scooter at a very...

That looks like a nice scooter at a very attractive price point that appears to slot right in between the cheap Chinese mainland (i.e. - questionable quality) stuff, and the more "proven"...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 64,941
Posted By Moat
Agreed - seems it would be a nice little bump up...

Agreed - seems it would be a nice little bump up in highway capability (power) as well as possibly long-term durability (being liquid cooled). Although it would likely be a rather involved platform...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,991
Posted By Moat
So - a simpler system with fewer moving parts,...

So - a simpler system with fewer moving parts, less maintenance, greater reliability, greater fuel efficiency, more power and consistent running, easier starting... oh - and cleaner air to breathe. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Moat
Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?

Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,328
Posted By Moat
The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It...

The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It depends entirely on how much of an increase in power over stock (i.e. - boost) any given turbo/supercharger system is set up to provide - and, of course,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By Moat
A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm,...

A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm, part of it's magic. They are what they are... wonderful little, elemental, bulletproof workhorses! Honda needs to bring 'em back, damn it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 44,480
Posted By Moat
I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement...

I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement springs (i.e. - higher RPM) might improve that issue somewhat...? Thanks for the variator mod pics and explanation!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,141
Posted By Moat
The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have...

The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have an idle mixture adjustment screw located somewhere on the body - it's possible you missed it, as the cavity in which they are typically located is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 371,628
Posted By Moat
And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread -...

And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread - so beautiful, so Italian! And my foggy memory pins her as another 60's era actress... anybody know who? Sure looks familiar...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 371,628
Posted By Moat
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c...

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c124c520a544e39c63d8e7fe68261e0.jpg
^^She looks an awful lot like the actress Honor Blackman, who played the achingly gorgeous Bond girl Pussy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6,881
Views: 1,251,606
Posted By Moat
No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage...

No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage in the MCN article - only that the clutch springs are "relatively light" and "the soft clutch is probably deliberate" to aid newbie riders. Just a bit...
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