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Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By bandito2
My friend had a belt break on his Silverwing....

My friend had a belt break on his Silverwing. Unknown mileage, the belt was OEM and the drive belt recommended change interval is every 16000 miles.

I had a drive belt break on my 2004 Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
Like I said, the guy doing the video missed much...

Like I said, the guy doing the video missed much of the best spots. Anyway, some of the better twisty roads in Michigan are in the northern part of lower Michigan; especially along the lake and up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
OK, here's some video of the ride. Some...

OK, here's some video of the ride.

Some parts of the video did not view the Silverwing because he was further back in the pack and missed some of the more daring turns.... still a pretty cool...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By bandito2
Yes they are a pain to take apart to replace...

Yes they are a pain to take apart to replace something as seemingly minor as the fuel filter. However, something like the fuel filter rarely ever really needs any servicing.
The fuel filter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By bandito2
3 years ago at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in...

3 years ago at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in Arkansas, my friend talked me into going on an exploratory ride that he read
about in a 2009 ridermagazine "Favorite Rides" article. The road ended up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,307
Posted By bandito2
:jjen So to test, the thing to do is run it for...

:jjen So to test, the thing to do is run it for 30 seconds and expect to get 8 ounces, or just do it for 15 seconds and expect to get about 4 ounces.

Actually, the specification calls for more...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,415
Posted By bandito2
Interesting video, but largely irrelevant. When...

Interesting video, but largely irrelevant. When motorcycles use passenger vehicle tires, the load on the tires is not applied in the same way. Mostly motorcycles load the tires on a line from where...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
Northwestern lower Michigan near Traverse City &...

Northwestern lower Michigan near Traverse City & Charlevoix. Roughly from Interlochen, over to the lake, up around the Leelanau peninsula, around Grand Traverse Bay, over to Chalevoix and Boyne City,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
That day anyway. I normally don't ride like...

That day anyway. I normally don't ride like that.... just sometimes... usually when no one else is around. Everything was just right. Sounds corny to say stuff like being one with the bike, the road,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
Yeah, but where I was kicking ass was in the...

Yeah, but where I was kicking ass was in the turns where I was millimeters away from scraping hard parts. It was a lot of fun but really, one of the main points of the thread was that it was about a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,415
Posted By bandito2
Ya turn like anybody else that runs a bike tire...

Ya turn like anybody else that runs a bike tire down til it squares off a bit. You can handle that... right? Sure it's not the same as a fresh new bike tire, but you get used to it... Nothing...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,415
Posted By bandito2
You could probably get a tire shop to order a GT...

You could probably get a tire shop to order a GT Radial CHAMPIRO WinterPro for you in a 155/65R14 size. It is probably the closest to stock size in a car tire as far as diameter is concerned. Only...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,342
Posted By bandito2
Nah.... just get a scooter...... works for...

Nah.... just get a scooter...... works for me.:rofl

Hmmmmm? :jjen Now I wonder.... How would my scoot do in the dirt? :huh ..........................:p3rry & :muutt maybe not such a good idea...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,342
Posted By bandito2
And maybe not as many U-turns.:lol3

And maybe not as many U-turns.:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By bandito2
Scooter hangs with the big boys (and leaves some in the dust)

Got back from a gathering of ADV riders here in Michigan for camping and riding this past weekend up in Interlochen. (northwestern lower Michigan) Some went on dirt rides and others rode the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 1,322,201
Posted By bandito2
The hitch works like a U-joint which allows pivot...

The hitch works like a U-joint which allows pivot movement in only 2 directions up<->down and left<->right. Unless you can find a manufactured hitch to go with a specific trailer, you would probably...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,342
Posted By bandito2
And I'm showing up on a Honda Silverwing scooter,...

And I'm showing up on a Honda Silverwing scooter, so you should still be OK. The scooter is not an adventure bike per se, but most rides are still an adventure to some degree. Ride what ya...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,342
Posted By bandito2
Well, I'll be up there to Cycle-Moore even if I...

Well, I'll be up there to Cycle-Moore even if I end up sitting by myself listening to the sound of crickets.

I plan on leaving Rochester Hills here sometime on Thursday, but likely earlier in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,458
Posted By bandito2
Yeah, I've been told "nice moped" before ..... My...

Yeah, I've been told "nice moped" before ..... My usual response has been: "Thanks. More like a moped on steroids without pedals, but it's called a motor scooter. And since it has a larger than 50cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,475
Posted By bandito2
I had a bike shipped to me here in Michigan from...

I had a bike shipped to me here in Michigan from California some years back. The shipper told me the expected delivery date but also informed me that the truck will be making stops through areas that...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By bandito2
For a scooter of that age, except as merely a...

For a scooter of that age, except as merely a reference point, the original price has little bearing on the current "going rate"
He is not likely to sell it at that asking price.... Not anytime soon...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By bandito2
Fast hot lead would do the trick, :eek1 but you'd...

Fast hot lead would do the trick, :eek1 but you'd need to have good aim on the target.:2guns .... Oh wait! they usually have it stuck upside their head. Shooting at the phone might be overkill. (pun...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By bandito2
Wild speculation or not, from the looks of things...

Wild speculation or not, from the looks of things I don't think having a helmet on would have made one iota of difference in the outcome of this event.

Cell phone use while driving is dangerous...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By bandito2
Classified as a motorcycle. Yup, another cage...

Classified as a motorcycle. Yup, another cage missin a wheel. I think it is meant to be competition to another
3 wheel hot rod sort of trike called T-Rex. There are a bunch of videos on this beast...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,342
Posted By bandito2
You can add me to the going list, except I'm...

You can add me to the going list, except I'm going to show up there on Thursday the 21st of Aug. on my Honda Silverwing scooter.

I may or may not be pulling the single wheel trailer "Roamin'...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By bandito2
If you cleaned the variator and rollers, NO...

If you cleaned the variator and rollers, NO lubrication should be done to the rollers. The black powder you saw was from normal belt wear. You also may see where the belt has rubbed on the case...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By bandito2
Actually the final drive gear oil capacity after...

Actually the final drive gear oil capacity after just draining is something like 160cc or 5.4 ounces. (in the service manual FINAL REDUCTION specifications 11-1) And it can be drained and changed...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By bandito2
I suppose somebody could mount a wheel that...

I suppose somebody could mount a wheel that happens to have the speed sensor ring. A better way to tell if the bike is actually ABS equipped even if it has wheels without the speed sensor rings is to...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,348
Posted By bandito2
The OP was asking about the general quality of...

The OP was asking about the general quality of Chinese scoots. Admittedly, at the time of his original question, he claimed no expertise about Chinese scooters, but did make a statement about them...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By bandito2
75-80 cruise? on a Helix? Is that in kph because...

75-80 cruise? on a Helix? Is that in kph because if you're talking mph then 75-80mph can only happen down hill with a tail wind in a tuck or getting sucked along in a semi hauler draft. Had a Helix...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By bandito2
Mostly when I think of motorcycles, I think of...

Mostly when I think of motorcycles, I think of bikes with a frame mounted engine, shifting transmission (either auto or manual clutched) , chain or shaft drive and fuel tank as high or higher than...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 268,671
Posted By bandito2
I'm just guessing, but the answer is probably YES...

I'm just guessing, but the answer is probably YES :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By bandito2
I think part of what Honda figured out with the...

I think part of what Honda figured out with the Helix is that for a scooter, it had a very long wheelbase 63.8". Prettty amazing
too since it also had small wheels 10" rear and 12" on the front....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,013
Posted By bandito2
I can't imagine that the recommended drive belt...

I can't imagine that the recommended drive belt change is any different than the Honda Reflex which has virtually the same engine and drive line. There is only a small variation in the drive face and...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,710
Posted By bandito2
From a post of mine from over 2 years ago on a...

From a post of mine from over 2 years ago on a thread called "The List" where you list 3 bikes you would like to have and why.
Item #2 in my list would apply here to this thread. :deal
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
Posted By bandito2
A couple actually. Kind of miss the fun riding a...

A couple actually. Kind of miss the fun riding a Yamaha Riva 200. It was a workhorse for me years ago delivering
newspapers on a motor carrier route in the wee hours of night just off campus in Ann...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,087
Posted By bandito2
Solo, Ive gone from here in southeast Michigan to...

Solo, Ive gone from here in southeast Michigan to Eureka Springs Arkansas these last two Septembers; one trip on my 250cc Honda Reflex 70-75mph while pulling a single wheel trailer doing it in one...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,190
Posted By bandito2
Ah yes! Those I am familiar with and their use in...

Ah yes! Those I am familiar with and their use in aviation. I just didn't think about those since I have been out of the ultralight aircraft sport since a little after 9/11/01. (kind of miss that and...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,190
Posted By bandito2
I am not familiar with them though it is...

I am not familiar with them though it is something I thought about. Having separate panels kind of defeats the purpose of
streamlining because openings however small they may be, can be tedious to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,190
Posted By bandito2
The Vetter streamline fairing that I am building...

The Vetter streamline fairing that I am building for my Honda Reflex is being put together so that access is easier. So far it is set up so that you simply unplug lights, remove 3 bolts and the whole...
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