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Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,247
Posted By joy
Replaced the battery with a new one. Put in a new...

Replaced the battery with a new one. Put in a new air filter. Tore apart the carb, didn't see any varnish (magic of Seafoam?), but cleaned it anyway. Same problem. :cry

It seems to me that my...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,247
Posted By joy
Pulled the old plug, looked a bit oily even for a...

Pulled the old plug, looked a bit oily even for a 2 stroke. Put a new properly gapped plug in.

Kicked it for 10 minutes before it would start, then took it for a 30 mile ride. Same problem, the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,247
Posted By joy
Vino Dies at Idle Sometimes

I have a 49cc Yamaha Vino, 2-stroke. Sometimes I let the bike sit too long and the carbs get gummed up. After some kicking though, the bike would always start, and then I'd ride it around for a bit...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,162
Posted By joy
I own one of these, though it hasn't really seen...

I own one of these, though it hasn't really seen any use since I got my regular Snap-on screwdrivers. I was constantly going to Sears to replace my worn out Craftsman screwdrivers and stripping...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By joy
I put the two spacers in the original pic in that...

I put the two spacers in the original pic in that order. Then I put on the exhaust support thing. Then I put on the nut, and then the cap for the cotter pin. I guess these diagrams are all wrong
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By joy
That was my first thought too. I'm fairly certain...

That was my first thought too. I'm fairly certain I'm not missing any spacers (should've taken a picture before). I had them in a neat little pile in the order they go on and then I knocked it over....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By joy
Putting rear wheel back on Scarabeo 250

Nevermind, figured it out. Goes spacer, spacer, exhaust support arm thingy, nut.

I've got an 06 Scarabeo 250. Took the rear wheel off to put on a new tire and also changed the transmission oil.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By joy
I live in LA and I have this problem since I"m a...

I live in LA and I have this problem since I"m a girl with little tiny feet and it's impossible to find anything in my size.

I've probably spent a small fortune buying boots online and then paying...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,064
Posted By joy
I have both an evap and a phase change as well. I...

I have both an evap and a phase change as well. I live in SoCal so there's no real humidity around here so the evap works well.

I bought my phase change years ago and it had some advertisement...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By joy
No, but before I ever got on a motorcycle for the...

No, but before I ever got on a motorcycle for the first time my mind kept thinking this would happen. My boyfriend thought I was being paranoid and this never happens. Glad to hear that I'm not just...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,211
Posted By joy
This is so true. Once I went out in 115 degree...

This is so true. Once I went out in 115 degree heat with a mesh jacket and windproof pants because I didn't have any mesh ones at the time. The air was basically cooking me like a convection oven.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By joy
I bought a T-pro Forcefield back protector. It...

I bought a T-pro Forcefield back protector. It was so comfy that I decided to get a pair of their shorts. Much better at protecting you than those stupid foam hip pads which seem to do nothing.

I...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2008, 02:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,847
Posted By joy
I guess the mechanic who did the last brake job...

I guess the mechanic who did the last brake job re-applied it as the rotors and pads were some crappy aftermarket ones. Why do they even use loctite in the first place?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By joy
Dawn works well for washing bikes, but it does...

Dawn works well for washing bikes, but it does strip off wax. Oh wait, this is ADVrider, nevermind.

Also, cheap tools do not necessarily mean bad. Craftsman is cheap, comes with a lifetime...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,885
Posted By joy
I've thought about using a lock. Never had a...

I've thought about using a lock. Never had a scoot stolen, but there are two drug addicts/dealers on my street so sometimes I worry a bit.

I try to park my 49cc Vino by the side of the house...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,398
Posted By joy
For all you guys against graduated licensing, how...

For all you guys against graduated licensing, how about the Japanese system?

You can either get one for a small bike/scoot (125cc), a medium sized one (400cc), or a large sized one (greater than...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,398
Posted By joy
I totally agree. Learning how to drive was...

I totally agree. Learning how to drive was already a nightmare for me. I had to learn how to physically operate the car and then add in Los Angeles traffic. I couldn't imagine trying to balance a...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,537
Posted By joy
I agree. Get an oil test. It's cheap enough. All...

I agree. Get an oil test. It's cheap enough. All companies that run large fleets do this. Some buses & trucks require 20 qts or more for an oil change. And they run a lot of miles. Changing the oil...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By joy
Are you looking for a modular helmet? If...

Are you looking for a modular helmet?

If not, how about the Shoei RF-1000? I've never owned one myself, but I've heard at least 10 other people swear it was the quietest helmet they ever owned.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,847
Posted By joy
No garage for me yet, I rent a room in a house. ...

No garage for me yet, I rent a room in a house.

I've known a few people with the Snap-on toolboxes, they seem to be always breaking them and having it fixed under warranty. Mac toolboxes seem much...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,372
Posted By joy
Chinese scooters are selling like hotcakes here...

Chinese scooters are selling like hotcakes here in LA, regardless whether they are somewhat decent or complete crap.

I've found dealers here are making tons of money regardless of the quality of...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,436
Posted By joy
I'm ATGATT, but personally I've found that the...

I'm ATGATT, but personally I've found that the wind has no cooling effect starting at about the mid-90s.

A month or two ago, I went out when it was 110 degrees with almost no humidity. I wish I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By joy
You can give Pro Italia in Glendale a call. It's...

You can give Pro Italia in Glendale a call. It's likely they have the Canyons in stock.

If you have no luck there, you can try Bert's Mega Mall in Azusa. They usually have a ton of Sidi boots in...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,176
Posted By joy
Almost all my gear is Rev'it. I thought...

Almost all my gear is Rev'it.

I thought about getting the Ignition until I tried it on. I totally forgot how much heavier leather is compared to textile. It was also a bit stiffer than my Air...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By joy
Markel Insurance. I can't remember which states...

Markel Insurance. I can't remember which states they do business in though. I'm in Calfornia.

Cheapest I've found and I remember they have a good AM Best rating.

I called about 50 insurance...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,954
Posted By joy
Rev'it Airforce. They sell it in women's sizing...

Rev'it Airforce. They sell it in women's sizing and in a nice light tan. Of course, they only came out with tan the year after I bought the black airforce . Kinda pricey, but really lightweight, and...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,150
Posted By joy
You can buy latex gloves to save money. Most...

You can buy latex gloves to save money. Most chemicals you use won't get through them.

Borax works pretty well. Gojo and Lava work okay, not as well though. I've tried the sugar method, it does...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By joy
IIRC, the Summer pants had adjustable knee armor....

IIRC, the Summer pants had adjustable knee armor. I think it was only two positions though. Did you try that?

The Rev'it might fit if you got a short size. I think there are a few dealers that...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By joy
I feel your pain. I had a very difficult time...

I feel your pain. I had a very difficult time finding riding pants.

Have you tried the BMW Summer 2 Pants? My boyfriend is the same size and it fit him pretty well. It may not be as perfect as you...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By joy
Hrm, perhaps it is the frame you are wearing? I...

Hrm, perhaps it is the frame you are wearing? I have been using Flexon frames for the past 5 years. It's a thin flexible memory metal. Very lightweight and durable. I got them since my glasses always...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,303
Posted By joy
If you're looking to upgrade, I recommend Rev'it....

If you're looking to upgrade, I recommend Rev'it. I used to be 5'4" and 90 lbs. I was wearing an Astars jacket that I thought fit pretty well until I tried on a Rev'it jacket and it fit like a glove....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,047
Posted By joy
Majesty, Burgman, or Atlantic?

I am looking at getting the Yamaha Majesty, Aprilia Atlantic, '07 or newer Burgman 400, or Burgman 650.

My boyfriend and I will be riding 2 up and it will mostly be used to get around Los Angeles....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,666
Posted By joy
As a Californian, yes our emissions standards are...

As a Californian, yes our emissions standards are stupid. Everything here comes in a restricted slow version. Engine size has nothing to do with pollution. Our most ridiculous law is regarding...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,239
Posted By joy
I have a 50cc Vino, ergos are pretty good and...

I have a 50cc Vino, ergos are pretty good and it's definitely for short people, but I've no idea if you could flat foot it at 5'.

I sat on the TNG Venice, I thought the ergos were kind of weird...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,038
Posted By joy
Tom, As a scooter mechanic, how has your...

Tom,

As a scooter mechanic, how has your experience been with TNG? I have a TNG Milano 125cc that has been fine so far, but I was curious as to how it would hold up in the long run.

I noticed a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,341
Posted By joy
I live in LA and I've seen a few 3 year old ones...

I live in LA and I've seen a few 3 year old ones with a few hundred miles in perfect condition (never been down) asking for $2k. I found one guy who sold his for $1500 and another chick sold hers for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By joy
TNG Low Boy rip off?

TNG Low Boy rip off?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,658
Posted By joy
I have an '03 Vino Classic with about 8500 miles...

I have an '03 Vino Classic with about 8500 miles on it. Great little scooter. The speed really depends on how much you weigh, and the oil you put in seems to make a difference too.

My boyfriend...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By joy
The People is a great scooter, but if you're...

The People is a great scooter, but if you're going to pay $3k for that, why not get the Aprilia Scarabeo 250? I saw a couple of '05s with like 1-2k miles on them go for a little less than $3k around...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,816
Posted By joy
I agree. Plus, the new pretty 250 with the full...

I agree. Plus, the new pretty 250 with the full fairing is coming out so nobody wants the old model so you can pick one up for cheap.

However, a nice thing about these scoots is that they are...
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