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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By hugemoth
Mounting it to a piece of 1 1/8 piece of plywood...

Mounting it to a piece of 1 1/8 piece of plywood seems to work for some people but didn't work for me. There is a lot of force on it unless you're just changing Trail 90 tires.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hugemoth
I made an adapter plate to attach the 10" Vespa...

I made an adapter plate to attach the 10" Vespa rim to the 4 lug hub for the trailer wheel.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hugemoth
Handled like a typical hack and worked well on...

Handled like a typical hack and worked well on the P200E. Sidecars are a totally bizarre idea, they handle weird and take some time to get used to. Acceleration causes it to pull right, braking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By hugemoth
Looks like he copied the California Side Car...

Looks like he copied the California Side Car outfit. I bought one in the early 80s new for $399.00. Worked well and I put thousands of miles on it.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By hugemoth
It's a mistranslation of an old Chinese proverb...

It's a mistranslation of an old Chinese proverb meaning "Keep foot out of mouth for maximum effectiveness."
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By hugemoth
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-8-Tablet-16GB-W...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-8-Tablet-16GB-Windows-8.1/38334382

Not sure about Windows 8 but Basecamp works fine on this tablet with 8.1. The maps go on the removable micro SD card.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By hugemoth
OK so Zongshen just makes the engines. Nothing...

OK so Zongshen just makes the engines. Nothing wrong with the Chinese engines. CSC is now importing the CX3 street oriented bike which uses same Zongshen liquid cooled 250cc engine, and they've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By hugemoth
Does Zongshen make the entire bikes or just the...

Does Zongshen make the entire bikes or just the engines?
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By hugemoth
Sure you can. I have Basecamp and Mapsource...

Sure you can. I have Basecamp and Mapsource running on my $99 Windows 8.1 tablet. Works just fine.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 258,046
Posted By hugemoth
Looks like it has the Honda CG clone engine which...

Looks like it has the Honda CG clone engine which would be easy to replace with a 200cc Lifan or similar as long as there is clearance for the slightly taller cylinder.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 110,586
Posted By hugemoth
They're probably using the Honda CG150 clone...

They're probably using the Honda CG150 clone engine which is so popular in much of the world but never imported to the US. Good engines, pushrod rather than OHC.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-21-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,339
Posted By hugemoth
When I bought my first Chinese motorcycle, a...

When I bought my first Chinese motorcycle, a 200cc dual sport Lifan, I knew nothing about Chinese bikes. I would have been satisfied if it lasted 10,000 miles but 8 years and 52,000 miles later it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,000
Posted By hugemoth
The Corolla and Prizm were made on the same...

The Corolla and Prizm were made on the same assembly line but were not identical. The Prizm used American made alternator, regulator, starter, and other many other parts where the Corolla used...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,496
Posted By hugemoth
I'm old and cheap and I like bikes that are old...

I'm old and cheap and I like bikes that are old and cheap but they have to be reliable. My stable consists of:

81 GL500 Interstate for touring and longer street rides. Modern features are tubeless...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,025
Posted By hugemoth
$99 8" tablet running Windows 8.1....

$99 8" tablet running Windows 8.1. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-8-Tablet-16GB-Windows-8.1/38334382 A bluetooth keyboard case is available for under $15 on Ebay.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,000
Posted By hugemoth
In addition there are some people who heard from...

In addition there are some people who heard from a friend that heard from another friend, who heard from someone on the internet that a particular bike is not reliable. They're happy to post this 4th...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,000
Posted By hugemoth
Bump I own 2 Chinese bikes and a Honda CT90...

Bump

I own 2 Chinese bikes and a Honda CT90 with a Chinese engine. My experience so far has been highly positive.

2007 Lifan 200cc dual sport bought new. 52,000 miles so far with zero engine...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,575
Posted By hugemoth
I suspect that compared to a modern sport bike...

I suspect that compared to a modern sport bike the CX comes up short in the handling department but I really like the way they handle.

From a couple magazines:

But once they climbed on board,...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-16-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,145
Posted By hugemoth
Currently using a Coleman air mattress with one...

Currently using a Coleman air mattress with one of those blue foam backpacking pads on the top for insulation. Way more comfortable than any of the thermarest pads I've had, and a lot cheaper. For a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,575
Posted By hugemoth
The stator is inside the rear cover so the engine...

The stator is inside the rear cover so the engine has to be removed in order to replace it. The engine is easy to drop because there are no frame tubes under it and it comes out with the radiator as...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,575
Posted By hugemoth
Definitely Photoshop but I wouldn't mind having a...

Definitely Photoshop but I wouldn't mind having a new CX. Still a lot of them running around every day and there are some awesome customizations. I've owned 2 CXs and now a GL500 Interstate. My all...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,303
Posted By hugemoth
Paragliding is popular here and I've spent some...

Paragliding is popular here and I've spent some time hanging (pun intended) with the folks who do it. They spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for the right conditions unless they just want a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By hugemoth
I believe Loncin is the largest motorcycle...

I believe Loncin is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in China, and they have a very good reputation. The Ice Bear looks like a good deal to me.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-15-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By hugemoth
You could get a pair of bib type waterproof rain...

You could get a pair of bib type waterproof rain pants and do the same thing. The bib could roll over the open top to form a rain barrier. Don't know if you have Harbor Freight up there but they...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By hugemoth
Eurosport CXs are very rare in the US. The CX500C...

Eurosport CXs are very rare in the US. The CX500C is somewhat ugly as many bikes of that vintage are, but they handle well IMO. Good ground clearance and you can really lean them over without...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By hugemoth
I know nothing about the Yamaha but have put...

I know nothing about the Yamaha but have put 150,000+ on 2 CX500Cs and my current GL500I. Many long trips as well as commuting. Great old bikes that don't require much maintenance and keep going and...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By hugemoth
I've used the cheepskate pair of pants version of...

I've used the cheepskate pair of pants version of the Giant Loop bag and it worked great. Bought a huge fat guy pair of jeans, sewed the cuffs closed, sewed straps to the cuffs to attach to the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By hugemoth
I always run a rope or strap from the side stand...

I always run a rope or strap from the side stand to the front wheel so the bike can't roll forward and fold the side stand.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,755
Posted By hugemoth
I've downsized to a Chinese 200cc dual sport for...

I've downsized to a Chinese 200cc dual sport for around town and forest service roads and a 34 year old Silverwing Interstate for highway and touring. Mid sized shaft drive touring bikes aren't real...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By hugemoth
It's just a matter of preference. My preference...

It's just a matter of preference. My preference is a 3/4 helmet with visor and no face shield but I ride behind a fairing and wear prescription glasses. I've ridden to Alaska twice, last time hitting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 39,441
Posted By hugemoth
The old Honda CX/GL500. High revving 80 degree V...

The old Honda CX/GL500. High revving 80 degree V twin with 8 valves and push rods. Something about the 80 degree engines makes the sound more pleasing than the 90 degree twins that come in a close...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By hugemoth
It'll probably be quite hot so take lots of water...

It'll probably be quite hot so take lots of water along. If this is your first time in Moab I'd do the White Rim Trail one day and spend at least part of the next day seeing the sites in Arches, even...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 42,292
Posted By hugemoth
That's not bad, it's the same RPM my old...

That's not bad, it's the same RPM my old Silverwing Interstate turns at 70 mph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 45,195
Posted By hugemoth
Just now got back from a desert trail ride with a...

Just now got back from a desert trail ride with a friend who is 82. He got a knee replacement a couple months ago so he has to be somewhat careful. He also rides a Goldwing on the road and flies a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 42,292
Posted By hugemoth
Why not be the first in the US to try it and...

Why not be the first in the US to try it and report back to us.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-01-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By hugemoth
The RGV250 engine will over stress the bike....

The RGV250 engine will over stress the bike. Stock engine has about 10 hp and the RGV has close to 50.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,192
Posted By hugemoth
I don't know if they still make them but back in...

I don't know if they still make them but back in the 70s I had a Wenzel Teepee tent. Cost about $20 at the time, had an 8'x8' floor and stood 8' high. Stake the 4 corners, insert the single pole,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 50,592
Posted By hugemoth
Lifan is the most common Chinese vertical engine...

Lifan is the most common Chinese vertical engine you'll find on Ebay but there are other brands. Most of them are clones of the Honda CG125 and you'll find them up to 250cc. I have a Lifan 200 with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By hugemoth
There is no problem with bikes at Sunset, just...

There is no problem with bikes at Sunset, just make sure to take the paved road to get in, not a shortcut direct from the highway.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,067
Posted By hugemoth
That's correct, the real Beta Alp 200 uses a...

That's correct, the real Beta Alp 200 uses a DR200 engine while this one uses a clone of the Honda CG, a push rod engine.
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