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Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,767
Posted By lifer
In your city I think you need an upscale option...

In your city I think you need an upscale option for scooters along side a quality bread and butter maker like Kymco. You may need to start with just one and get the upscale maker a little later so...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,002
Posted By lifer
Kymcos are a good scooter. I own an agility 125...

Kymcos are a good scooter. I own an agility 125 that is made in china. The quality is a little lower than the jap makers. That said it is half the price also. I purchased mine used and have had no...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,681
Posted By lifer
I like your attitude . I grew up just south of...

I like your attitude . I grew up just south of chicago and now live out in the country in Wisconsin. I think you need another item to fill the winter slow times. Snow mobiles are out as far as I am...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,067
Posted By lifer
Most places it needs to be 150cc. The road I...

Most places it needs to be 150cc. The road I have been going on does have houses with driveways that go right on to the road. Yet it has on and off ramps at most cross roads. So as far as I am...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,067
Posted By lifer
Agility 125 stblity on the freeway

I picked up an 08 aglity 125 about a month ago to take with when I take my 5th wheel to work a job out of town. I have been riding it to work from the campground and have to take about 5 miles of...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,761
Posted By lifer
For what you want to do with it, the silverwing...

For what you want to do with it, the silverwing will be heavy and clumsy. I would stay with the zuma. When you get into the larger scooters you lose some of the conveniece . The Downtown will even...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,361
Posted By lifer
I do not know when those studies were done but I...

I do not know when those studies were done but I am guessing that was 10 years ago. That premise is wrong. There has been masive reserves found in Canada, USA, and many other countries within the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By lifer
I think I would get rid of the windscreen up by...

I think I would get rid of the windscreen up by the bars. I too think it could do a real number on you if you get in a crash. The rest of the fairing I would radius all the corners with at least a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,638
Posted By lifer
I have a zuma 50cc and a kymco agility 125. The...

I have a zuma 50cc and a kymco agility 125. The zuma would do the trip but if you are a big guy you will only see 40 mph going down hill. I am 250 lbs and with the zuma on flat ground will do 38...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,329
Posted By lifer
I too am not a fan of dealers but to be fair the...

I too am not a fan of dealers but to be fair the real problem is the manufactures. They have gouged the dealers to the point that there is no money left for the dealer to make money legitimatly. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,830
Posted By lifer
You live in one of the driest areas of the...

You live in one of the driest areas of the country and one of the suniest. The need of abs is probably the lowest there of anywhere. As far as the people you have read of falling with abs, they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,559
Posted By lifer
That bike is not stock and if you look at the...

That bike is not stock and if you look at the speedo. The outer set of numbers are KM not mph. 75km was the highest I saw and that is 46.5 mph with a scooter that is not stock. Not that great and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 36,164
Posted By lifer
As far as insurance goes. My son has had my Honda...

As far as insurance goes. My son has had my Honda reflex in san diego with my registration and Wisconsin plates on it for the past year. He has his own isurance policy on it in his name and has had...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,198
Posted By lifer
The agility and super 8 and a few other Kymcos...

The agility and super 8 and a few other Kymcos are made in main land china. The rest are made in Taiwan.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,559
Posted By lifer
Just go get an sr 50 and be done with it. At...

Just go get an sr 50 and be done with it. At least you will have what you need. I looked on craigs list around me and there were at least 8 for sale within 250 miles of me. It is definatly the cream...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,244
Posted By lifer
Beware, slipstreamer windshieds are plexiglass not lexan

I have a 125 cc scooter. It fell over in my driveway and the slipstreamer windshield broke into 3 pieces. I expected a few scratches on it, not a few pieces. I was shocked that slipsteamer would make...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,559
Posted By lifer
I think people are getting a little carried away...

I think people are getting a little carried away on this thread. True that it will be hard to find a 50 that will do 50 mph but I think you can find one that will do 42-45 mph if you look around....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,830
Posted By lifer
You are probably right about honda not offering...

You are probably right about honda not offering abs any time soon. I do not follow your logic about the lack of need for them though. Even if it could only do 40 mph and was 100 lbs the need is still...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,198
Posted By lifer
The agility 125 is made in china by Kimco in...

The agility 125 is made in china by Kimco in there own factory so it does not have the poor quality of other China scoots. It does not have as good of quality as the Jap makers but it is decent. For...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,830
Posted By lifer
The PCX is a nice scooter but it still falls...

The PCX is a nice scooter but it still falls short. The drawbacks I see are that there is no ABS brakes available and 14 in. tires are expensive and there are few choices. It also needs a windshield...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By lifer
True, I am sure there are choices overseas. I...

True, I am sure there are choices overseas. I agree about the small tires . I actually am looking at puting a 145/80/12 car tire on the back of my Agility when I wear out the OEM. The Reflex...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,198
Posted By lifer
A PCX 150 is definatly a nice scooter and she...

A PCX 150 is definatly a nice scooter and she would definatly like one but I would hardly call it cheap. there are not many 2 strokes out there anymore. I like 2 strokes and I own a Zuma 50 but a 4...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,012
Posted By lifer
This is one of the reasons I purchased an agility...

This is one of the reasons I purchased an agility 125 instead of the super 8. I did not want to pay $100 a tire and have no options. good luck, I hope you find a good alternative.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,518
Posted By lifer
This should be a very doable project. Just be...

This should be a very doable project. Just be patient and you will get the info you need to build the mount. You should try to get together with a pcx150 owner who is going to do a valve job and be...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By lifer
Looks like a true work horse. It is not...

Looks like a true work horse. It is not available in the U.S. It looks like it is an Agility 50 cc with some extra racks and case for messangers to use. Nice setup, it looks like it would come...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By lifer
"Ditto" I have a reflex and it gets right around...

"Ditto" I have a reflex and it gets right around 70 mpg why get something smaller if the return is not there.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,880
Posted By lifer
IM sure there are other dealers around. Do not...

IM sure there are other dealers around. Do not limit yourself.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By lifer
The 6.2 is an ok engine. just leave it stock and...

The 6.2 is an ok engine. just leave it stock and use it. I have had friends that got 25-26 mpg with them. Parts are cheap in comparison to the newer diesels. They are not computer controlled so ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By lifer
Just an FYI; The odometer on the Agility is in...

Just an FYI; The odometer on the Agility is in km not miles. 1km = .62 miles
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,535
Posted By lifer
I just purchased a used agility 125. It is a 2008...

I just purchased a used agility 125. It is a 2008 with 2600 km on it. I got it to take with when I take my 5th wheel on jobs. I am 6'2" and weigh 250 lbs. I have plenty of room on it solo. With my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By lifer
This is a very true statement. Deer are the most...

This is a very true statement. Deer are the most unpredictable of any animal out there. I believe that when they see a light they can not see behind it so they think it is a small object and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By lifer
This is a subject I know a little bit about. ...

This is a subject I know a little bit about. First of all , its not the deer you see that will be the problem , its the ones you don't see that will be the ones that hit you. I live in the North...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,870
Posted By lifer
I had a leak in my skid loaders fuel tank about...

I had a leak in my skid loaders fuel tank about 10 years ago. It is plastic also. I went to an auto parts store and they had a plastic fuel tank repair kit. I used it and it has not leaked since. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By lifer
Now that funny! Thanks for the laugh . :lol3

Now that funny! Thanks for the laugh . :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,143
Posted By lifer
wheel lock up at speed with mechanical failure

How many of you with cvt's have had your wheel lock up from a mechanical failure? For some reason I have lost some sleep over this issue lately. I was messing with my zuma and because of my own...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By lifer
kymco agility 125 confusion

I am looking at possibly buying a used 125. I have read confusing info on the fuel system. Do they have a carb or are they fuel injected? I thought they were injected but I was reading a few...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By lifer
They work well. Many new cars come with them in...

They work well. Many new cars come with them in the exhaust. My camry had one and my VW that I have now came from the factory with one. They do not like a double bend very much but if you are...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By lifer
I do not think sealer will help with freeze, thaw...

I do not think sealer will help with freeze, thaw issues. It will help with keeping the concrete looking white and with oil stains. I poured a new patio 3 years ago , I sealed it as soon as i...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,692
Posted By lifer
I live in the woods also. I have not had a...

I live in the woods also. I have not had a problem with rats but mice and chipmunks have been relentless. The first winter I stored my rv under a canopy behind the house I was getting 7 or 8 mice a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By lifer
I have a few thoughts but nothing earth...

I have a few thoughts but nothing earth shattering. The 125 Zuma will work but with you wearing a suite to work. I would look at a scooter with larger wheels like a Kymco People 150 or a People...
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