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Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,066
Posted By ernest t bass
Nice Cat

Nice Cat
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By ernest t bass
Those "Nassau Blue" side covers look shiny and...

Those "Nassau Blue" side covers look shiny and clean....

Paint the bike to match them
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,628
Posted By ernest t bass
Two-Stroke 125cc - should be kinda quick... Kinda...

Two-Stroke 125cc - should be kinda quick... Kinda rare too... I'd buy it for 800 if it ran good and looked ok.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By ernest t bass
The 1987 CH150 is the only Honda Scooter with the...

The 1987 CH150 is the only Honda Scooter with the speaker grills in place Stereo or Not.

Other Elites and Helix had Unique installation kits with the proper speaker grills for each model.

The...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,135
Posted By ernest t bass
Not really worth the $$$ The 1980's vintage...

Not really worth the $$$

The 1980's vintage components are not that great - They were good then, But that was over 20 years ago.

The sound on a newer aftermarket system will surely sound...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,593
Posted By ernest t bass
If you are not Secure Enough to Ride the bike you...

If you are not Secure Enough to Ride the bike you like, Just ride what Society tells you to ride.

Plenty of Harley Sportsters out there - Probably even cheaper than a Vespa.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By ernest t bass
Try Eric at Point Loma Scooters. He has a large...

Try Eric at Point Loma Scooters.
He has a large bone-yard of Elite Parts.

3017 Canon Street
San Diego, CA 92106
<nobr>(619) 223-7246</nobr>
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By ernest t bass
http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters/events/22122191/

http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters/events/22122191/
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,593
Posted By ernest t bass
+1 ^

+1 ^
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,254
Posted By ernest t bass
For a while there were a few brand new Helix's on...

For a while there were a few brand new Helix's on Ebay.

The Price that I saw more than once, and sounded tempting was $3999
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By ernest t bass
Get a Full Face Streetbike Helmet. 45 is...

Get a Full Face Streetbike Helmet.

45 is fast enough for a Real Crash.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By ernest t bass
The Butt-Pad takes up too much of the overall...

The Butt-Pad takes up too much of the overall saddle space.

Reflex was short on leg room as well IMHO.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By ernest t bass
Michelin or Continental - IMHO

Michelin or Continental - IMHO
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,825
Posted By ernest t bass
Plus Increased Coolant Capacity. +++

Plus Increased Coolant Capacity. +++
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By ernest t bass
The New Paint Looks Awesome. It goes well with...

The New Paint Looks Awesome.
It goes well with the Blue Interior Panels.

http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg274/cardiffchris/?action=view&current=picturechris300-1.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By ernest t bass
http://www.myronsmoped.com/ I Hope these...

http://www.myronsmoped.com/

I Hope these Guys have not gone out of business.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By ernest t bass
Exact same problem/conditon with my 1984 Elite...

Exact same problem/conditon with my 1984 Elite 125 with 4500 miles.

My mechanic took the entire trans assembly apart, cleaned & regreased in the proper places. It did get a new belt as well.

It...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 63,412
Posted By ernest t bass
I'd have to vote for a Silverwing over a Burgman....

I'd have to vote for a Silverwing over a Burgman.
Check out the Shop Labor Charge for replacing the belt on a Burgman 650.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By ernest t bass
It's me It's me, It's Ernest T. Check This...

It's me It's me, It's Ernest T.

Check This Out:http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters/
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By ernest t bass
Worst Helix Speedo Problem: The numbers on mine...

Worst Helix Speedo Problem: The numbers on mine stopped going up at 72mph.

Ha Ha Ha
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By ernest t bass
If he was riding a Vintage Vespa or a new GTS, it...

If he was riding a Vintage Vespa or a new GTS, it would have seemed stupid.

But a garage sale Riva? I'd go see that.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,889
Posted By ernest t bass
My 150 has a bad rattle caused by a bent center...

My 150 has a bad rattle caused by a bent center stand.
It only makes the noise when the stand is deployed.
The shaft of the stand rubs against the motor case.

It's Worth a look.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By ernest t bass
I had an 150 Elite get crashed through a large...

I had an 150 Elite get crashed through a large Oak Kitchen/Garage Door.

Bent the front suspension back an inch or two.
Steering bearing was seized as well.

Bike was totalled - Not repairable....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By ernest t bass
Call Eric at Point Loma Scooters in San Diego,...

Call Eric at Point Loma Scooters in San Diego, Ca.
He might have one.
BTW 125 & 150 are not the same exhaust - I don't think they are interchangeable.
http://www.plscooters.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,085
Posted By ernest t bass
$1000 ??? I'd buy a cheap used car -...

$1000 ???

I'd buy a cheap used car - something Japanese.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By ernest t bass
Original MSRP - 1985 is $2795 - 1986 is $2895 ...

Original MSRP - 1985 is $2795 - 1986 is $2895

I paid $2495 for a crated Black '86 Elite 250 in June 1988
It survived 24,000 of serious teenage abuse in 2 years.

You should keep it.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By ernest t bass
Put it on ebay and don't settle for less than...

Put it on ebay and don't settle for less than $1500
It could go higher.

I wish it were here in California.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,687
Posted By ernest t bass
Back in the day, I had one of those with a 60cc...

Back in the day, I had one of those with a 60cc kit on it. 10 cc made a huge difference.
Either totally rebuild the engine you have and kit it out as much as possible,
or shoehorn in as much cc's...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By ernest t bass
50cc is a proper bike for a total beginner. Buy...

50cc is a proper bike for a total beginner.
Buy a $300 clunker off craigslist and let her bash around the yard on it.


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg274/cardiffchris/Picture172.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By ernest t bass
Leaky Fuel System dripping into the oil supply...

Leaky Fuel System dripping into the oil supply causing the over-flow condition?
I'd dump the oil, change it, run it for a short while then change it again.
Go through the Carb & Fuel System too...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By ernest t bass
Check aftermarket - I thought those throttle...

Check aftermarket - I thought those throttle tubes were almost universal.
Try Dennis Kirk or Chapparal.

I once pulled one off a Suzuki GS 650 and put it on a Honda Nighthawk 700 and it worked...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,367
Posted By ernest t bass
Nice, the Silver one is the least common. ...

Nice, the Silver one is the least common.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg274/cardiffchris/55919b.jpg
If i ever sold mine, it would be for a lot more than $600...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,367
Posted By ernest t bass
$600 is a good price for a beat up runner -...

$600 is a good price for a beat up runner - anything more is gravy.

How does it run?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By ernest t bass
IMHO - Best Looking Scooter ...

IMHO - Best Looking Scooter
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg274/cardiffchris/picturechris113.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By ernest t bass
$700-900 -- sun-faded, & scratched up Good...

$700-900 -- sun-faded, & scratched up Good Runner.

$1200-1800 -- garaged, well kept, low mileage

I would try to buy one with under 10,000 miles if possible.
Original Cosmetic condition is...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By ernest t bass
Fill the tank, drain the carb, fill coolant. ...

Fill the tank, drain the carb, fill coolant.
Put on center stand, prop front end so it is not resting on tires.
Put new tires on when re-starting.
cover in the garage with a flannel sheet.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,748
Posted By ernest t bass
I'd just find a small enduro. My Personal...

I'd just find a small enduro.

My Personal Favorite 1982-1983 Honda XL 200r
http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz70/bajabill_photos/Bikes/Bikes051.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,716
Posted By ernest t bass
They Sent Me A Free Shirt

They Sent Me A Free Shirt
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,546
Posted By ernest t bass
For Los Angeles Traffic and Lousy Pavement...

For Los Angeles Traffic and Lousy Pavement Quality I reccommend a Honda Reflex. Plus it can handle Mulholland.
I found this one on Craigslist in the Inland Empire for $2700 - 2004 with 6900 miles.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,463
Posted By ernest t bass
I believe the Morphous to be a Fuel Injected 250.

I believe the Morphous to be a Fuel Injected 250.
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