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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,670
Posted By hugemoth
I'm not looking to buy one but would definitely...

I'm not looking to buy one but would definitely recommend supplying a 17" rear wheel over a 15". Even better would be 18" rear and 21" front.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By hugemoth
Every bike is a compromise, and there is no bike...

Every bike is a compromise, and there is no bike that fits all your criteria. Nothing even close. In most of the world you'd probably be best off with a Honda CG or clone of a Honda CG because...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By hugemoth
I remember going there as a kid in the mid 50s...

I remember going there as a kid in the mid 50s and getting to look around inside the plane. Haven't been back since and didn't even know it was still around.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 131,664
Posted By hugemoth
We were camped at Sunset Campground and noticed...

We were camped at Sunset Campground and noticed the smoke coming from behind the hotel. Big flames rose over the hotel shortly after the fire truck got there. That was the most excitement they've...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,399
Posted By hugemoth
I never used anything but the cheapest regular...

I never used anything but the cheapest regular 10% ethanol gas in any of my old 2 stroke Vespas, including the P200E. No problems.

BTW: Vespa did a study back in the 70s where they tore down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,861
Posted By hugemoth
If I could figure out a cheaper way to ride I'd...

If I could figure out a cheaper way to ride I'd do it, but I grew up on motorcycles before any of the fancy stuff was in common use. My local use bike is a 7 year old Chinese 200 with 52,000 miles on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,974
Posted By hugemoth
What an adventure! Nothing in the ride report...

What an adventure! Nothing in the ride report compares. I know a guy from Washington state who owns a pristine 1918 Henderson 4 cylinder with original sidecar. He still rides it occasionally.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,652
Posted By hugemoth
An old Vespa makes the perfect small 2 stroke...

An old Vespa makes the perfect small 2 stroke touring bike but nowadays they're rare and expensive here in the US. I ran into this Italian guy in Moab Utah a few years ago, touring north and south...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Have a look around on http://chinariders.net, I...

Have a look around on http://chinariders.net, I seem to remember something on the subject over there. I disassembled mine a few years ago to put in a spacer, it was easy enough without any kind of...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 45,595
Posted By hugemoth
The springs inside the cush gear that turns the...

The springs inside the cush gear that turns the balance shaft on the Lifan 200 are slightly loose so I've been looking around for a replacement. Could't find one anywhere in the US since the non...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,714
Posted By hugemoth
Great riding around Bend but forget renting a...

Great riding around Bend but forget renting a house or apartment. Current vacancy rate is 0.4%.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By hugemoth
There is a huge difference in wear. Aluminum will...

There is a huge difference in wear. Aluminum will wear out much faster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,556
Posted By hugemoth
I have personal experience with a 200cc Lifan...

I have personal experience with a 200cc Lifan (Chinese) dual sport that I bought new in 2007. It's been the most reliable small bike I've ever owned and I've owned many in 50 years of riding. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,670
Posted By hugemoth
My 2005 Zongshen 200cc dual sport has good...

My 2005 Zongshen 200cc dual sport has good quality fasteners, mostly grade 8.8 cadmium plated bolts with lock nuts. I doubt they would be using lower quality fasteners 9 years later.

My 2007...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By hugemoth
I'm with KirkN, put a bigger engine in the CT70....

I'm with KirkN, put a bigger engine in the CT70. It'll be as fast or faster than the Grom, lighter, more off road capable, etc.. Keep the original engine so if original CT70s become worth megabucks...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Everyone on the forum has probably heard the...

Everyone on the forum has probably heard the standard talking points about Chinese motorcycles, they're poorly made, unreliable, throw away bikes. No doubt that is true for some Chinese bikes but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,381
Posted By hugemoth
Honda offered the GL500 Interstate in 81 and 82...

Honda offered the GL500 Interstate in 81 and 82 and a 650 version in 83. That's the closest I can find to what you're hinting at, and there are still quite a few running around. Even after 30+ years...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,299
Posted By hugemoth
I'm one of those early adopter guys and without...

I'm one of those early adopter guys and without guys like me we might all be riding BSAs instead of Japanese bikes. When I bought my first Honda in 1961 most riders were poo-pooing Japanese bikes as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Manufacturer Name: Zhejiang Xmotos Co Ltd ...

Manufacturer Name: Zhejiang Xmotos Co Ltd
Address: 2 Jinniu Road Baiyang Industrial Zone
Zip / Country / Phone: 321200 China
Product Type: ATV

The engine would be 1 cylinder, 67mm bore, air...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10,425
Views: 2,161,567
Posted By hugemoth
KTM bought Husqvarna then licensed some engines...

KTM bought Husqvarna then licensed some engines and bikes to Shineray (Chinese owned). Shineray makes good bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,381
Posted By hugemoth
Less is more. Big vs. small.

Seems here in the US most people think the bigger, better, faster, newer, more gadgets, the more enjoyment they'll get out of riding. For me in fact the opposite is true. From mopeds to Goldwings...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,876
Posted By hugemoth
That one appears to be similar to the 110 engines...

That one appears to be similar to the 110 engines I've used. Clutch is on the crankshaft so it must be in neutral with clutch out to start.

The engine number indicates 1 (engine series), P...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,876
Posted By hugemoth
The billet aluminum ones are good and sturdy...

The billet aluminum ones are good and sturdy where the ones built like a standard radiator are subject to punctures by rocks or sticks or just high oil pressure. All the braided stainless steel hoses...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,876
Posted By hugemoth
I agree on battery-less. It's really nice to have...

I agree on battery-less. It's really nice to have a bike that you can park for months then kick it and go without having to replace those little batteries that seem to last only a year or so....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10,425
Views: 2,161,567
Posted By hugemoth
This could be a good deal for someone wanting an...

This could be a good deal for someone wanting an inexpensive dual sport bike. It appears to have the Honda CG125 based clone engine which is reliable and long lasting. I have 52,000 miles on my Lifan...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,876
Posted By hugemoth
2 of my friends have done the ATC125 swaps on...

2 of my friends have done the ATC125 swaps on their CT90s and of course I've raced them on my CT90/Lifan140. The 140 is faster in acceleration and top speed. Haven't tried the Lifan 125.

The Lifan...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,299
Posted By hugemoth
Probably a good bike but finding dealer support...

Probably a good bike but finding dealer support for parts and service may be a problem as it is for the Chinese bikes. No problem if you work on your own bikes. I say buy one and let us know how it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 103,196
Posted By hugemoth
For those who want something like a Grom with off...

For those who want something like a Grom with off road capabilities, for little money, you can start with an old Trail 90. I built this one several years ago with a 140 cc engine, XR100 front end and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By hugemoth
I sit on a chair next to the bike, holding it...

I sit on a chair next to the bike, holding it upright and balanced, checking level with dip stick setting on the threads but not screwed in.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,944
Posted By hugemoth
I was kidding....

I was kidding....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,944
Posted By hugemoth
Those are cool but low ground clearance may be an...

Those are cool but low ground clearance may be an issue.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 116,254
Posted By hugemoth
My little Chinese bike and GL500I. ...

My little Chinese bike and GL500I.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a583/QDM2/DSCN2494s_zps125b4142.jpg

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a583/QDM2/DSCN1736s1_zps726de119.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,520
Posted By hugemoth
I have one that I used once, it worked fine. Used...

I have one that I used once, it worked fine. Used it on a Suzuki too, a car.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Standard Chinese motorcycle engine...

Standard Chinese motorcycle engine identification.

Example LF163FML-2M

First letter or two indicate the manufacturer. These may be omitted. LF = Lifan, ZS - Zongshen, etc..

First digit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,335
Posted By hugemoth
Super light small street legal trail bike to...

Super light small street legal trail bike to carry on a bumper rack, 140cc.
2 slightly bigger dual sports for FS roads and grocery getting, 200cc each.
1 33 year old Silvering Interstate for...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,887
Posted By hugemoth
Mine would usually not smoke on start up if it...

Mine would usually not smoke on start up if it was parked on the center stand but would kill all the mosquitoes in the area if it were parked on the side stand. My theory is a tiny bit of oil would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
I don't know which brand is the most reliable...

I don't know which brand is the most reliable because my experience has only been with Lifan. I'll have some idea of the Roketa (Zongshen) reliability in a few years.

Went for a ride today with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Can't speak for others but the reason I own them...

Can't speak for others but the reason I own them is because they're very inexpensive to buy and run, reliable and long lasting.

The blue Lifan in my original post cost $1375.00 delivered and has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
The number one brand is one I've never heard of,...

The number one brand is one I've never heard of, something like Qinqi Chongking. They're not an export brand. Not sure what brand is considered the best in China but I know Zongshen has a good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,186
Posted By hugemoth
Chinese Bikes, let's see yours

China sold 26.4 million motorcycles in 2012, comparatively, motorcycle sales in the United States totaled to 452,386 sold units in the same year. We don't see many Chinese bikes in the US yet, but...
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