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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Phipsd
Fair enough. Personally I haven't found it...

Fair enough. Personally I haven't found it difficult to keep my bike going at all. There are distributers in the US and Canada and even when there wasn't service manuals were available online and so...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Phipsd
This Kymco is a quick scooter. o to 100M for the...

This Kymco is a quick scooter. o to 100M for the Yamaha T-Max 530 6.8 sec
For the Kymco 400 7.0 sec
...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Phipsd
Everyone has to start somewhere. I love my big...

Everyone has to start somewhere. I love my big wheel SYM Citicom but at only 263cc it really is only a niche product. There is a successful dealer who posts on the SYM forum and he has been begging...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Phipsd
It's my understanding that the 400 Burgman is the...

It's my understanding that the 400 Burgman is the biggest selling scoot in both Canada and the US. I agree with you about the My Road. The local dealer who is also the distributer has one and it is...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By Phipsd
What's with SYM and Kymco?

400's are very popular scoots in North America. Suzuki and Yamaha pretty much have the market wrapped up to themselves. Both Kymco and Sym have more modern 400's available worldwide in other markets....
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 01:49 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 22,414
Posted By Phipsd
Once a Citycom is broken in they are quick up to...

Once a Citycom is broken in they are quick up to about 50 mph or so and reasonable after that. Between 6500 and 7000 rpm is a very nice cruising speed on that bike. If typical 250 class power would...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Phipsd
When I've had the light come on with my Citycom...

When I've had the light come on with my Citycom I'm willing to risk 10km or so before I must fill up. The bike always seems to take around 9L on these fill ups. With a ten litre tank that means I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By Phipsd
I used to do evaluations of bikes that I was...

I used to do evaluations of bikes that I was familiar with on different forums and I made an effort to make them entertaining as well as factual. imagine my surprise when I repeatedly found my stuff...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,445
Posted By Phipsd
I like Cycle Canada:It is frequently entertaining...

I like Cycle Canada:It is frequently entertaining with useful information and sometimes they will even do a well written article on scoots.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,188
Posted By Phipsd
I have 18000km on the rear City Grip of my SYM...

I have 18000km on the rear City Grip of my SYM Citycom.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Phipsd
Citycom lives

I have 32000 km on mine and it's still doing well. I agree as well that the suspension and brakes are sufficient, but could be better. I like the improvement in braking from EBC organics but they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Phipsd
110 kph GPS on that bike will be 7000 rpm which...

110 kph GPS on that bike will be 7000 rpm which is the HP peak. The bike will easily go faster, but to my eyes that is pushing it. I would like my Citycom to last forever, so I keep mine down to 7000...
Forum: Canada 08-10-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Phipsd
Also Mt Baker is a spectacular ride just over the...

Also Mt Baker is a spectacular ride just over the line. The riding around Mt. St. Helen's is not to be missed as well.
Forum: Canada 08-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By Phipsd
Duffy Lake Road, Hwy 12 out of Lillooet, Hwy 6...

Duffy Lake Road, Hwy 12 out of Lillooet, Hwy 6 through the Nicola Valley, 5A south to Princeton.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,145
Posted By Phipsd
It isn't just a question of gun culture. Amyone...

It isn't just a question of gun culture. Amyone foolish enough to shoot a bear with a handgun, deserves the consequences, which would be one extremely pissed off Bear.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 76,571
Posted By Phipsd
To my eye whoever styled this thing clearly has a...

To my eye whoever styled this thing clearly has a 'thing' for the classic Brough Superior, especially when you look at the pipes and the engine. I'm deeply impressed.

Now if Indian was to bring...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 84,012
Posted By Phipsd
The first time I rode 101 was in the mid 80's and...

The first time I rode 101 was in the mid 80's and in those days it was a memorable bike road. Every time I have ridden it in the years since it has gotten wider, duller, more crowded and less fun....
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,291
Posted By Phipsd
My brother had a Versys before his XC, so I have...

My brother had a Versys before his XC, so I have ridden them both. The Versys is a good bike and great fun; both nimble and punchy. The XC in comparison is a great bike with performance, smoothness...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,805
Posted By Phipsd
The Triumph is far superior to my first Gen...

The Triumph is far superior to my first Gen V-Strom 1000 in every way except comfort for my six-four plus but the V-Strom big and small still does nearly everything well, it's just a little plain...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,076
Posted By Phipsd
I'm six-four.5, 34 inseam. I have a 02 V-Strom...

I'm six-four.5, 34 inseam. I have a 02 V-Strom 1000 with a thicker Rich's gel seat. I know there are better bikes ( like my brothers Triumph 800 XC ) but there aren't any bikes that fit me better.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,991
Posted By Phipsd
Yeah; it does except a good Pacific Coast will...

Yeah; it does except a good Pacific Coast will be far more reliable and less expensive to service. When I bought my BMW-RT 80, I could have had a new Pacific Coast.

That choice was a fine example...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Phipsd
I knew about the clutch fluid issue from past...

I knew about the clutch fluid issue from past experience so I had mine changed before leaving on my trip. However I got stuck ( lost ) in Denver gridlock with the temps in the 100degF range and the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Phipsd
I put 25000 miles on my last Intruder 1400, an 02...

I put 25000 miles on my last Intruder 1400, an 02 model I bought new. Once I had the stupid EPA caps drilled on the stock carbs so they could be adjusted properly; the bike started and ran great and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Phipsd
Last don't do

I accidentally left the bike ignition on Park (easy to do) after one long hot day riding. The next day I found out that high compression big twins don't like to be bump started; not even in forth...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Phipsd
On my 1400's the front end would lunge up and...

On my 1400's the front end would lunge up and down like a pogo stick if I got a little frisky. Stock there was no damping in the forks, but I never detected any frame flex. Progressive springs and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,051
Posted By Phipsd
I had several of these. A Metz Lasertec on the...

I had several of these. A Metz Lasertec on the front will improve the steering 1000 % and an Metz 880 will greatly improve the grip in the rear. As you just found out; the early 1400's were the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,991
Posted By Phipsd
For those who are frequent sellers, you make a...

For those who are frequent sellers, you make a good point. for those riders of more limited means who want a fun bike to ride until it's dust; the Versys is a great choice, especially for a scooter...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Phipsd
I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump ...

I would go with the 850. In air cooled wet sump
fours, heat was the killer. All air cooled bikes of that era over heated their oil at times. The fours were worse than most. Of the fours, the larger...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with...

The FZ 7's and 9's are both awesome bikes with almost unbeatable performance and handling for the dollar. I'm well over six-four and about 250. I would look like a circus bear on either one of those...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC...

Hah!!! I wish. My engineer brother has a 800 XC and I have to say it's the finest handling and performing bike I have ever ridden by far, but it's a bit too pricey for me. The best part is the fluid...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is...

I'm retired now and my motorcycle budget is limited. If I want to be able to put on the miles, I have to try and make the best use of what I have. I can see where I could put the C90 to good use for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think...

Insurance is expensive here. whatever you think it should be based on your experience; multiply by 10:( Motorcycles are a toy, if the bike is paid for I don't carry collision, it is simply too...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
Stephen: What you are saying about performance at...

Stephen: What you are saying about performance at speed might be a consideration if I was in the western US, but I'm in Canada. The RCMP are very unhappy that the Minister of Highways went against...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,030
Posted By Phipsd
Whatever colour that would be parked in my...

Whatever colour that would be parked in my driveway is the best colour:)
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for...

Every bike I've ever owned has had a purpose for which it was suited. For the kind of riding I like to do going much less powerful but not really any lighter, seems like wasted effort.

I bought...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,189
Posted By Phipsd
I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines...

I doubt it; but if you look at the new engines next to the V-Rod, the common architecture is obvious. All Harley had to do was adapt existing technology to the cost and performance parameters needed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Phipsd
You make good points, but for me the NC would be...

You make good points, but for me the NC would be too much like having my DL1000: only with crappy suspension, brakes and no power. Back in the day I put many miles on bikes, including Honda twins in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,468
Views: 238,189
Posted By Phipsd
It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close....

It's not a clean sheet design. Not even close. They are smaller V-Rod engines.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,204
Posted By Phipsd
Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree...

Actually we agree more than we disagree. I agree with you on the useful size of bikes and the fact that many riders whether they realize it or not are over biked for what they need to really enjoy...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,004
Posted By Phipsd
I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a...

I had the same problem with my Citycom. I added a small amount of coolant to my overflow; ignoring the full mark but leaving some room for expansion. Problem solved and no further problem in the...
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