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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,572
Posted By Birdmove
My fan will sometimes come on if I'm in heavy...

My fan will sometimes come on if I'm in heavy traffic, like road construction, and I'm barely moving. In normal riding conditions, it never seems to get hot enough to actuate the fan. It's a 2008...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,572
Posted By Birdmove
We bought a new leftover 2008 in 2009 or so. We...

We bought a new leftover 2008 in 2009 or so. We shipped it to Hawaii when we mover here in 2011. We have a 2009 Kymco People 150 also. Both are fine rides. The SYM is the powerhouse, the Kymco is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,523
Posted By Birdmove
I saw in one of the photos that the engine on the...

I saw in one of the photos that the engine on the CT-70 clone says Skyteam on it. That means it's a 125cc. There still being sold:

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 202,597
Posted By Birdmove
Street has screw type valve adjusters.

Street has screw type valve adjusters.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,564
Posted By Birdmove
Sym HD200. It'll do it all. Do a test ride.

Sym HD200. It'll do it all. Do a test ride.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Birdmove
I rode a 2007 XT225 for a few years. I enjoyed...

I rode a 2007 XT225 for a few years. I enjoyed it's throaty exhaust very much. It was 100% stock.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,523
Posted By Birdmove
Here is the link for the place with the best...

Here is the link for the place with the best price (believe me, I have researched this):
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Birdmove
I wish I could ride one and find out. I would...

I wish I could ride one and find out. I would think so, since they run a very low psi in those big tires. Here is a thread from another forum about the TRex:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,523
Posted By Birdmove
Amazing trip! Tuned in late, so soaked it all in...

Amazing trip! Tuned in late, so soaked it all in in one sitting. I'm 60, and live in Hawaii now, but was born in Seattle, and lived most of my life there. I lived in Montana (Great Falls), South...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Birdmove
The Pitster Pro you show, is their Classic Pro...

The Pitster Pro you show, is their Classic Pro 125, and costs a bit more than their standard one. The Pro has inverted forks and 12" wheels, while the standard has 10" and conventional forks. Watch...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,091
Posted By Birdmove
That balloon tired yellow bike is a Skyteam TRex...

That balloon tired yellow bike is a Skyteam TRex and has a 125cc engine. I know of a dealer that has them at about $1000 plus freight. Here is the best price on the Honda CT-7- clone, also made by...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By Birdmove
Not a good environment for a scooter. Riding on...

Not a good environment for a scooter. Riding on sand is tricky with a motorcycle. If you go slow, the tires dig in and the bike gets bogged down and swerves from side to side. Very hard to ride in...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Birdmove
I think this bike topped out about 52 mph if my...

I think this bike topped out about 52 mph if my memory is correct. A stock Lazer 5, being designed as a legal moped to meet the regs in every state, tops out at 30, give or take. Though you can buy...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Birdmove
That's the one. He just sold it to the young man...

That's the one. He just sold it to the young man shown in the first photo. He also put a 72cc kit in it, and removed the foot pegs, added the gas tank, made the seat, etc, etc. Nice job I think.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Birdmove
Check this little roadster out

See if anyone can tell what this started out as. A hint, it started as a new, and available bike that is sold in the US.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Birdmove
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

http://www.powersportsmax.com/product_info.php/products_id/16138

4th of July Sale.

Want a review? This is the, now defunct, Fly Scout, but I think BMS made them:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By Birdmove
We have just over 12,000 miles on our SYM HD200....

We have just over 12,000 miles on our SYM HD200. Problems? None. I tore it down to check the valve clearances at 8,000 miles, and they were perfect. Buttoned it back up. I just ordered a new belt,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By Birdmove
I think the one I had way back was the first year...

I think the one I had way back was the first year with the dual range transmission. It worked really well. It was a great idea that Honda also used much later on a 900cc four cylinder cruiser model...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By Birdmove
I wonder if the scooyer mentioned here has the...

I wonder if the scooyer mentioned here has the same engine as my (now discontinued) Kymco People 150. I had heard that these engines are very reliable and long lasting.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,529
Posted By Birdmove
I did see the "new" DR200. At least, I think it...

I did see the "new" DR200. At least, I think it still comes with a big gas tank for a 200. Otherwise, it's the same bike with different cosmetics it seems.

The HD200 IS a perfect ride here...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,596
Posted By Birdmove
I rode an XT225 for a few years. It was a very...

I rode an XT225 for a few years. It was a very competent motorcycle. Wish I still had it.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,434
Posted By Birdmove
TYoo bad. I would buy one of those. I started out...

TYoo bad. I would buy one of those. I started out on an old Trail 90 with the dual range transmission, and rode the piss out of it. My buddy had the older version with the quick change sprocket set...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Birdmove
It it's an '07, then it fuel injected. No petcock.

It it's an '07, then it fuel injected. No petcock.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,236
Posted By Birdmove
The thing about the Rebel is, that it is about as...

The thing about the Rebel is, that it is about as simple a motorcyckle as you can buy to work on and maintain, and has a loooonnnggg history. I think the V Star is a fine motorcycle. Both it and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,335
Posted By Birdmove
Do it!! We've ridden San Juan Island, Orcas...

Do it!! We've ridden San Juan Island, Orcas Island, where on both, we stayed overnight, and we took a day trip to Lopez Island, hoping to find an old friend of mine. I live on an island now. The big...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,567
Posted By Birdmove
Not a dual sport I believe. Yamaha has a decent...

Not a dual sport I believe. Yamaha has a decent lineup of smaller dual sports. TW200, XT250, WR250.....I'd like to see a 400-650 from Yamaha. Remember, Yamaha really came out with the first decent...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,469
Posted By Birdmove
Isn't Tomos shut down? Trail 90s are going for...

Isn't Tomos shut down? Trail 90s are going for pretty steep prices these days.:

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/4483889809.html

An early 60's Trail 90 was my first motorcycle, and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,469
Posted By Birdmove
Looks a lot like the Sachs Madass.

Looks a lot like the Sachs Madass.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 172,879
Posted By Birdmove
There was a time when I had three motorcycles. A...

There was a time when I had three motorcycles. A 2007 Yamaha XT225, for dual sportin' and riding to work in terrible weather, a 2007 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet, for tooling around for fun on the back...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,335
Posted By Birdmove
Do it! If you want a hotel on Orcas Island, we...

Do it! If you want a hotel on Orcas Island, we stayed at the Orcas Hotel. It's just above the ferry boat dock. After a nice ride, you can eat at the hotel. Then snag a late' and sit on a little deck...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,469
Posted By Birdmove
Cool thread, which I am now subscribed to. These...

Cool thread, which I am now subscribed to. These days I ride my 2009 Kymco People 150, or my wife's 2008 SYM HD200. I am wanting something again, with some off road and gravel and dirt road...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,997
Posted By Birdmove
This is a great thread that somehow, I hadn't...

This is a great thread that somehow, I hadn't seen until today. Love seeing all the old motorcycles and scooters from back when I was young (I'm now 60). Wish I had photos of some of the old bikes I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,236
Posted By Birdmove
Both of our scooters have 16" wheels and tires,...

Both of our scooters have 16" wheels and tires, and as such, they are quite stable up to there cruising speeds (which is 50-65 mph or so). The SYM has no kick starter as a backup, which is too bad....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,335
Posted By Birdmove
The wife and I used to truck our scooters (a...

The wife and I used to truck our scooters (a Honda Ruckus and a Honda Metro) up to Anacortes from Puyallup. We would park our red Toyota Tacoma in the parking lot, unload the scooters, and go...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 172,879
Posted By Birdmove
Just for kicks, I looked up the price for a fuel...

Just for kicks, I looked up the price for a fuel pump for a Suzuki TU250. Over $400.00! Holy shit! Think I'll stick with a carb, thank you very much. I've dealt with them on my motorcycles and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By Birdmove
I remember reading some road tests of the 650...

I remember reading some road tests of the 650 V-Star. They said that the Virago 750 (and 700) was a much better motorcycle than the V-Star.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Birdmove
I rest rode a Traveller, and liked it a lot....

I rest rode a Traveller, and liked it a lot. Should have bought it.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Birdmove
Good decision. You would have regretted selling...

Good decision. You would have regretted selling it.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Birdmove
SYM makes good stuff. WE bought a new leftover...

SYM makes good stuff. WE bought a new leftover 2008 HD200, which is water cooled with a 4 valve head and all SYM's have ceramic coated cylinders, as do the Lance models (which are made by SYM). We...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,999
Posted By Birdmove
I am 60 and started riding motorcycles when I was...

I am 60 and started riding motorcycles when I was 8 (off road). I've owned about 25 motorcycles since, and some scooters. Our first scooters were a Honda Metro, for my wife to ride, and a Honda...
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