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Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,895
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the bump JB, I too wouldn't have found...

Thanks for the bump JB, I too wouldn't have found this thread. This is Yellow Jacket, rode up to Linville with you and Driller about a month ago. Sure wish you still had that HD. Every time I read...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for posting your times. Not much going on...

Thanks for posting your times. Not much going on after the 1/8 with a 125 I guess. I'll add those into my data log.
Actually, I had a best of 10.457 @ 63.814 with a very quick 60' of 2.289 but that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Yellow Jacket
You mean after all those times I went out looking...

You mean after all those times I went out looking for a GY6 to race with no results, you run into one by chance?
Couldn't have went anyway, another grand larvae overnight visit. I did manage to get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Sounds like just the kind of ride the BlowFly...

Sounds like just the kind of ride the BlowFly likes. Nice report Mike.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
TJ, good luck at the NASRA drags next week. ...

TJ, good luck at the NASRA drags next week.
Our outing didn't go too well. Both scooters ran almost 1/2 second slower in the 1/8th than they did at Shadyside with no changes to the bikes. Don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Guess I need to go back thru this thread because...

Guess I need to go back thru this thread because I've gotten myself all mixed up. We will be at Atlanta dragway tomorrow night.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the heads up, guess I'm all mixed up....

Thanks for the heads up, guess I'm all mixed up. We are now back on track for tomorrow night. Driller and I will be there and hope to see a few other scooters too.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the...

Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the dragstrip this Fri, Driller and I have decided to postpone untill he will be able to bring the SuperFly 190. We'll have out matchrace at a later...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the...

Since Dabears will not be able to make it to the dragstrip this Fri, Driller and I have decided to postpone untill he will be able to bring the SuperFly 190. We'll have out matchrace at a later date....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Driller and me will be at Atlanta Dragway this...

Driller and me will be at Atlanta Dragway this Fri., July 11, 6 PM to do a few test runs on his BlowFly Project Piaggio and it it works out we will have a best 2 of 3 match race with the SuperFly 190...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I see I'm not the only one that wishes we had the...

I see I'm not the only one that wishes we had the SHi300. But now that I've had my GTi300 for a year, I wont be traiding it in anytime soon.
BTW Dabears, see you at Alnanta Dragway next Fri.?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Time to revive this thread. Driller thinks that...

Time to revive this thread. Driller thinks that he will be able to make it to Atlanta Dragway on Fri. July 11th. We are hoping Jim can make it that night and bring the SuperFly 190. We can do...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By Yellow Jacket
For ease of refueling the 250 is much better....

For ease of refueling the 250 is much better. Driller and I did a ride up to Cumberland Falls last year. I had to unload my luggage to gas up. Bit of a pain every 100-120 miles.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since I'm not a regular at the scooter drags I...

Since I'm not a regular at the scooter drags I hope you will keep me posted on your progress on this thread.
Did you get to Ashville early enough to load of on chocolates for your sweetie?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I noticed that as well. Glad to see it. Makes me...

I noticed that as well. Glad to see it. Makes me like my Kymco just a little more.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
If you want to see some crazy scooter, get...

If you want to see some crazy scooter, get yourself out to Shadyside tomorrow, Sat. April 25th. I just got back from there. Here's a couple pictures.

This is a Honda 50 with a 250 motor in it....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,661
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Fast, I raced at the old Orlando track, maybe mid...

Fast, I raced at the old Orlando track, maybe mid '70's? I think that was a Dragbike race. Ran at Bradenton in '78 I think and probably every national bike race ever ran at Gainesville, NHRA,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Here's a link to the Scooter Drags to be held...

Here's a link to the Scooter Drags to be held April 25-26 at Shadyside Dragway. This is a 1/8 mile track located near Shelby, NC.
I'm planning to be there both days, just don't know if I will run...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
FWIW, except for a couple fillups of mid grade,...

FWIW, except for a couple fillups of mid grade, I've been using 87 oct. all along. 9.6 to 1 compression on a stock 200 liberty and I have no reason to think we have any more than that. If that motor...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
So I've seen. Most of those riders probably weigh...

So I've seen. Most of those riders probably weigh about the same as a NO2 bottle. Now if I could get one of them to ride my bike that would be cool.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,165
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks Cortez. No, we never did get the Cruiser....

Thanks Cortez. No, we never did get the Cruiser. I hadn't thought of the Aprilia, will do some checking on that.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,226
Posted By Yellow Jacket
NO, NO, NO, I have nothing against the Gladius...

NO, NO, NO, I have nothing against the Gladius except the name. That motor is one of the best engines ever put on two wheels and I like the naked look of the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,226
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I think if that was my only choice for a ride I...

I think if that was my only choice for a ride I wouold probably give up riding. The name alone is bad enough, right up there with the Gladius.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,165
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Does anyone know, did we ever get the 492cc BV in...

Does anyone know, did we ever get the 492cc BV in the States? If yes, exaxtly what year was it. Would like to find one if there are any around.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Since we have finished with all testing on the...

Since we have finished with all testing on the Blowfly I thought I would do a summery of what we have done so as to make it easier for anyone wanting to do what we have done.
The bike had 14K+...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,165
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Kentucky, I see you are racking up some miles on...

Kentucky, I see you are racking up some miles on your Kymco. Ever have any trouble with belt slipping in wet conditions? I have and I've read of others with the same issue. I mentioned it to a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Today being a perfect day, I was able to wrap...

Today being a perfect day, I was able to wrap things up with what will be the last three tests.
Test one was with Dr. Pulley sliders, 3 each 9 gr. and 11 gr., same weight as the stock rollers. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Got the BlowFly out yesterday for top speed only....

Got the BlowFly out yesterday for top speed only. Got 57.5 mph at my usual test sight, then rode down to South Carolina where the elevation is 1000' less at 1100'. Wow, I got 58 mph testing twice at...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I know all of you faithfull readers must be...

I know all of you faithfull readers must be wondering what's going on with the BlowFly. Here's a hint. I will get out in a couple days. Will run top speed only at my regular test location, then ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Yellow Jacket
'85-'86 and '87 Elite 150 differences

Don't need to know about the plastic, that part I know. Talking about frame, suspension, running gear. Are they all the same?
Thanks, YJ
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
George, no, we have not tried all 9.5 rollers...

George, no, we have not tried all 9.5 rollers with the 200 top end installed. I really don't think that would benefit us. It didn't help when we had the 150 cc top end still on the bike. The 150's...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Yes, the white spring was installed right after...

Yes, the white spring was installed right after the first, baseline test and has been in place since. I don't know if the windshield hurts or helps top speed, might slow it down a tad. We've had it...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Here's a shot of the Blowfly in her currant,...

Here's a shot of the Blowfly in her currant, testing, state. Ain't she a beauty? I can change a main jet in 16 minutes. That wire hanging loose is for the new Tach.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Yes, that is where it was. Driller stopped by...

Yes, that is where it was. Driller stopped by today with a brand new variator ramp plate, and we put it on along with stock variator, rollers and that washer. I've marked the variator with a Sharpi...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have pondered that possibility. At this point...

I have pondered that possibility. At this point I'm not sure heavier rollers will give us more top speed. The variator will only go so far before it bottoms out. This happens before the belt can come...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for the post Mark. Actually, before I got...

Thanks for the post Mark. Actually, before I got involved, Driller did install Dr. sliders, 9 gr., one gr. lighter than the stock rollers. acceleration improved but top speed was down. Our next test...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Sounds like we have a match race in the works....

Sounds like we have a match race in the works. Just for info, Atlanta dragway runs test and tune on Fri. Gates open at 6, T&T starts at 6:30, $20 a head to race, $10 for pit crew. I've checked the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Jim, we're not going to allow some fly weight...

Jim, we're not going to allow some fly weight rider on your bike. If the wife does the testing she'll have to carry a few cement blocks to make it fair.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Dabears, you seem to have a pretty good...

Dabears, you seem to have a pretty good understanding of how a CVT works, what you have said is pretty much on the mark. Except, we have not lost any MPH. My first test was with the bike just the way...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,120
Posted By Yellow Jacket
As stated earlier, the rev limit kicks in at just...

As stated earlier, the rev limit kicks in at just over 9000. To test if I was hitting the limiter, I ran a long down hill test. I call it my DHA test for Down Hill Assisted. Top speed was an actual...
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