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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 05:58 PM
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Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
This was a repaint. The original lettering job...

This was a repaint. The original lettering job was from 1999. It was still readable.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
tall wheels w/spare

Now that is a scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Same planet, different worlds

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Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
In 2002 I had both Heinkels running and...

In 2002 I had both Heinkels running and registered, then I burned a valve in the 1965. It was October, the scooter was my ride to my new part time job, and the older one would not start, the starter...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
On the way into the shop where the Victory was...

On the way into the shop where the Victory was waiting, Red Arrow and I stopped to admire one motorcycle- it was a silver SR400. That is my kind of motorcycle. Light, simple, standard riding posture....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
For a few years I have been striping motorcycles...

For a few years I have been striping motorcycles for a man in Bolton, VT who restores mostly BMWs and Triumphs. So I have gotten some experience doing the contour line work. I am not much on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Eek I used to think Vermont was a damp place, but...

I used to think Vermont was a damp place, but that spark plug has some impressive rust on it. Is it the fog that works that way on metal?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
moment of Truth

An interesting episode in Aero's revival came after we installed the new parts in the carburetor, and went outside to fasten the throttle cable to the throttle valve. The spring that goes inside the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
In Vermont, people are getting their driveways...

In Vermont, people are getting their driveways plowed. I have been profiling in Brewery Gulch and cruising downtown Bisbee. It is fun to ride around the clusters of Harleys that come into Bisbee. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,104
Posted By scootrboi
I met Gene at Bear Mountain Park north of NYC at...

I met Gene at Bear Mountain Park north of NYC at the 1991 or 2 Checkered Demon Rally. He organized the gathering, and it was my introduction to the late 20th century scooter scene, after being the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Eek http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah230/ADVRedAr...

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah230/ADVRedArrow10/P1060707_zps1wyoms0g.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/ADVRedArrow10/media/P1060707_zps1wyoms0g.jpg.html)

When Red Arrow and I were...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Laugh <iframe width="640" height="480"...

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BVL7gLwzct0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Eek Same planet, different worlds

The Aero 125 carburetor is distinctly different from the Elite 125 carburetor. I have an Elite I bought new in 1984, and put in storage for many years. When I at last had time to bring it back to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
<iframe width="640" height="480"...

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/odvt-5sadTo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Will the standard test with the two leads and a battery be enough of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
There is a facebook page for the Heinkelfest. It...

There is a facebook page for the Heinkelfest. It is in Colorado Springs
http://www.heinkeltourist.com/heinkelfest2015.htm Sept 8 and lasts 5 days. We are trailering the Heinkel and maybe...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
A few years ago an old girlfriend and I had a fun...

A few years ago an old girlfriend and I had a fun conversation figuring out how many times wood warmed you. We had it up to 14, but she balked at my proposal that brushing the creosote out of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
That would work well on the philosophical points....

That would work well on the philosophical points.

What a relief it was to discover the loose wire! Last fall I replaced the carbon brushes on my other Heinkel, and removal of the engine is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
It is like this

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Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Der Heinkel

The roads around here are less hilly than in Vermont, despite the 5000 ft. altitude. I look forward to the long flat highways for the sustained speeds I will be able to enjoy. Without the constant...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
East Heinkel West Heinkel

I still have my shop back in Vermont. My 1960 Heinkel is there for when I go back occasionally to work for my Vermont customers, the ones who can wait for me to letter their trucks and paint their...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
The Heinkel has landed

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah230/ADVRedArrow10/P1060618_zpspzlqrewu.jpg (http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/ADVRedArrow10/media/P1060618_zpspzlqrewu.jpg.html)

We removed the scooter frame...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Laugh tire pressure

Still have some numbness in my toes. The Great White North was getting the best of me after all those years. But now my parka is hanging on its own special hook like a trophy bearskin, and RedArrow...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Cool2 I already think I have died and gone to heaven.

I already think I have died and gone to heaven.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 03:58 AM
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Views: 10,452,168
Posted By scootrboi
and his merry men

bowsexual?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16,855
Views: 10,452,168
Posted By scootrboi
Goldie!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bzF23kn2JMk/S_xVNgYVoWI/AAAAAAAABGE/eLB3Wq4mdpk/s1600/Clements001.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bd/Marvwendy.png/250px-Marvwendy.png
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
zero, blastoff!

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3bYD_mMbm4k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>:eek1:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
numero uno, RedArrow

http://cd1.dibujos.net/dibujos/pintados/201221/numero-1-letras-y-numeros-numeros-pintado-por-andrea_san-9741334.jpg:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Eek heavy little Honda

I did an odd and surprising calculation after I weighed the 175cc Heinkel engine on a bathroom scale, holding it and standing on the scale. The total weight was 330 lb., half of which was the engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
My daughter helped me.

My daughter helped me.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
odd kayak

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/16257683080_cc153d408c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qLCSLG)IMAG0025 (https://flic.kr/p/qLCSLG) by quest4fire (https://www.flickr.com/people/29821169@N06/), on Flickr
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
I will get the other Heinkel to Bisbee someday....

I will get the other Heinkel to Bisbee someday. For a while I will use it for my business when I fly back to VT. Perhaps I will ride it across the country if I miss a flight.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Transporting Heinkels

I am taking the newer one, the 1965 103A2 Schwinge to Bisbee. My car can only carry one scooter. The parts take up the trunk, and the frame and sheet metal, floor and handlebars go on the roof. That...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Wink <iframe width="560" height="315"...

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Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
http://www.clker.com/cliparts/2/b/8/4/120656600750...

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/2/b/8/4/1206566007507326711cibo00_Cibo00_-_Number_(4).svg.hi.png

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2AzEY6ZqkuE" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Heavy parts in trunk

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/16416584261_a27227f0f8.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r1Fhye)IMAG0016 (https://flic.kr/p/r1Fhye) by quest4fire (https://www.flickr.com/people/29821169@N06/), on Flickr
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
countdown

5:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Cool2 i see by your outfit

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Cool2 The worst thing about the Dream was the seat....

The worst thing about the Dream was the seat. Soft, springy, little support. Just bad. Best thing, TORQUE! And the way it blasted through curves. And fuel efficiency, 80 mpg or 70mpg if I drove over...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
High School 1970

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8235678715_4c37ba4eee.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dxL1mB)Scooters 020 (https://flic.kr/p/dxL1mB) by quest4fire (https://www.flickr.com/people/29821169@N06/), on Flickr...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5,898
Views: 272,198
Posted By scootrboi
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/11824107916_a19cf569f6.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/j1RDkA)ZenSuperHawk (https://flic.kr/p/j1RDkA) by quest4fire (https://www.flickr.com/people/29821169@N06/), on Flickr...
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