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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,617
Posted By JerryH
I personally know a guy who is in the sprinkler...

I personally know a guy who is in the sprinkler business (lawn sprinklers) who had all kinds of sprinklers and PVC fittings in a bunch of milk crates in the back of his truck. He got stopped by a...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By JerryH
The old 2 stroke manual shift Vespa is indeed a...

The old 2 stroke manual shift Vespa is indeed a sweet ride. Unlike modern Vespas, which to me feel exactly the same as a quality Asian scooter, They give you a pure, undiluted riding experience. I...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,405
Posted By JerryH
Not going to get into ATGATT no how no way. But I...

Not going to get into ATGATT no how no way. But I won't ride with anything but a full face helmet, and it has to be all one piece, not modular. Aside from those requirements, then the most...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,617
Posted By JerryH
Here's what I have on my XT225. Nice and strong....

Here's what I have on my XT225. Nice and strong. And once you get it bolted to the rack, you can mount stuff all over the outside of it. If I do manage to break it, not a big deal. You can stretch a...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,617
Posted By JerryH
My interest in the Symba would pretty much be a...

My interest in the Symba would pretty much be a bike to stay in my own state with. With the Zuma 125, I am restricted to the southern half, because it is mostly flat. It won't climb the mountains...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By JerryH
Chinese.

Chinese.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,091
Posted By JerryH
Not sure if I like it or not. I like the concept....

Not sure if I like it or not. I like the concept. If it has a real clutch and a centerstand, along with a decent load capacity, I would definitely be interested. The Trail 90/110 has a very low rated...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By JerryH
Not being able to ride was one (one out of many)...

Not being able to ride was one (one out of many) reasons for my divorce. I can't imagine not riding. I will ride as long as I can. I also got my kids into riding dirt bikes as soon as they were old...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
Factory specs are not always the best for older...

Factory specs are not always the best for older engines. I would set the valves to the loose side of factory specs. Be really careful with the timing. If you get the timing advanced a bit to far, you...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,892
Posted By JerryH
Yes I have them, and don't need them, but the...

Yes I have them, and don't need them, but the front one is quite large. The cost for me to ship them would likely cost nearly as much as ordering new ones. The place where I bought them gets much...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,617
Posted By JerryH
Is the full length one piece seat no longer...

Is the full length one piece seat no longer available for the Symba? I sat on a stock one, and wound up right on top of that bar. They must have designed it for really small people. I have a 34"...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
Make sure you soak the new oem filter in oil, and...

Make sure you soak the new oem filter in oil, and squeeze out the excess. It is the oil that catches the dirt. You can use the high dollar salad dressing but plain motor oil (of any weight) works...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
Here is a local dealers price on the Burgman 200....

Here is a local dealers price on the Burgman 200.

http://www.apachemotorcycles.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=384450&CatDesc=&ModelYear=2014

I think this is a little more in line with what the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By JerryH
I have a Zuma 125, and am mostly satisfied with...

I have a Zuma 125, and am mostly satisfied with it. I love it's small size, but wish it had another 20 mph. So far mine has not broken down, but they are prone to fuel pump failure. I wouldn't even...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
That is the way it usually the way it happens...

That is the way it usually the way it happens around here, and the RideNow dealer chain (I never miss a chance to put these thieves down) is doing it right now. Even on sale, their bikes cost more...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
You may even have to go to smaller carb jets, but...

You may even have to go to smaller carb jets, but I wouldn't do anything until you have a good idea of where your at right now. When I rejet, I always go up or down only one size at the time. Jets...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
I put around 20,000 miles on the '04 Rebel above,...

I put around 20,000 miles on the '04 Rebel above, loaded down, no windshield, and I weigh 230. I had stock gearing. Most of this mileage was on the freeway. On a flat level road, with no wind, I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
I used to have an '85 FJ1100. It was a HUGE bike...

I used to have an '85 FJ1100. It was a HUGE bike compared to the FZ8, a big air cooled motor with tons of torque, and a reasonable riding position. It was very simple, not fancy, but good looking. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
To me this is just another indication of the...

To me this is just another indication of the moral decline of modern society. When I was a kid my parents taught me better. As a parent, I tried to teach my kids better, but they obviously have...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
I bought a brand new heavily discounted '09...

I bought a brand new heavily discounted '09 EX500. It was the only bike I've ever had that I seriously regretted buying. It was so painful to ride that I couldn't wait to get off of it. I put less...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
Most FI vehicles I have ridden/driven have has...

Most FI vehicles I have ridden/driven have has issues with surging while climbing. They seem ok on a level road, but feel like you are pumping the gas pedal slightly while climbing a grade. I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,040
Posted By JerryH
We suddenly have some strange deals like that...

We suddenly have some strange deals like that here as well. First time I have seen it on so many different models. All of the RideNow dealers are still at MSRP plus tons of fees, but Western Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
How much bike room will you have in Bisbee? You...

How much bike room will you have in Bisbee? You don't have to get rid of bikes if you really like them, and have a place to keep them. I currently have 8, the 6 in my signature, a parts bike for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,816
Posted By JerryH
Ah, someone gets it. But memory lane is not a bad...

Ah, someone gets it. But memory lane is not a bad place to be. As far as actual riding goes, these are two of the most fun bikes I've ever owned. They may not be practical, but they sure are fun....
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By JerryH
First of all, I have never seen a large parking...

First of all, I have never seen a large parking lot that is not a demolition derby. No traffic laws apply to parking lots, and people just drive like crazy, whether they are on cell phones or not. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
104 degrees F here right now, 24% humidity....

104 degrees F here right now, 24% humidity. Downright miserable, but it has been far worse. During the first part of the summer it averages 115F. I had a doctors appointment today, that was the only...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,816
Posted By JerryH
Sorry, typo. It was supposed to be sense. How...

Sorry, typo. It was supposed to be sense. How many here have never bought a bike based on emotional appeal alone? How many have enjoyed working on something that was not actually broken? Either...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,816
Posted By JerryH
The Enfield is not supposed to make since. Such...

The Enfield is not supposed to make since. Such bikes are rarely bought for rational purposes. It is an emotional thing. Kind of like a Corvette or Miata or any number of other such cars. They have...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
Those are really nice bikes, but my taste in dirt...

Those are really nice bikes, but my taste in dirt bikes goes back to the twin shock models. That's where I make the distinction between modern and vintage.

Red, there may be a remote possibility...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
If it runs, maybe it is better to leave it alone....

If it runs, maybe it is better to leave it alone. It may run for many years. Tearing into it could wind up costing hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of work, and it might not run as well as...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By JerryH
They are cute little bikes. But they are tiny. At...

They are cute little bikes. But they are tiny. At 6' 230 with a 34" inseam, I fit fairly well on most 50cc scooters. But riding one of these things is like riding a pocket bike. Same thing with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
For once I have to agree with DaBinChe on the K&N...

For once I have to agree with DaBinChe on the K&N "filters. This type of filter was originally designed for racing, specifically drag racing, where you only go 1/4 mile at the time. In drag racing,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By JerryH
Exactly what I need for my XT225. The one problem...

Exactly what I need for my XT225. The one problem I've noticed with this type of trailer is the extremely low tongue height. To low to be used with a step bumper hitch. You need a frame mounted hitch...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 178,654
Posted By JerryH
Local dealer has them on sale brand new for...

Local dealer has them on sale brand new for $2239. And this is not a bogus fee dealer. You don't even have to pay Honds'a $310 "destination charge" Must be making room for next years model.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,335
Posted By JerryH
I could ride my Zuma like that. But after a few...

I could ride my Zuma like that. But after a few weeks it would be completely trashed. The XT225 has 10 times the offroad capability of the Zuma. I've been thrashing it for many years and thousands of...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By JerryH
I think old Honda 3 wheelers are a great idea. I...

I think old Honda 3 wheelers are a great idea. I have ridden several, but never owned one. Right now I don't have a way to haul one. Another great idea ruined by safetycrats.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,282
Posted By JerryH
I rode my Zuma 125 this morning. It was in the...

I rode my Zuma 125 this morning. It was in the mid '90s with 63% humidity. Ran just fine. My problem with all this is that if I am 200-300 or more miles from home and the pump fails, I'm stranded,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,556
Posted By JerryH
You can get tiny fold up trailers to haul just...

You can get tiny fold up trailers to haul just one bike on. They are not much bigger than that carrier. I don't have a place in the garage or driveway to store a trailer, but one of those I can just...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 89,072
Posted By JerryH
I love carbs, of all kinds. Motorcycle, car, lawn...

I love carbs, of all kinds. Motorcycle, car, lawn mower, doesn't really matter. Some carbs are very simple, some are ridiculously complicated. But the way they all work is simple. They are mechanical...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 178,654
Posted By JerryH
Was out early this morning on my Zuma 125, when I...

Was out early this morning on my Zuma 125, when I pulled up to a red light next to a guy on a red PCX150. He was a big guy, as big as me or bigger, and the scooter looked smaller than I thought I...
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