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Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By TX Spike
just ordered one on ebay

but not to confident of the chinese clones. We'll see how it goes. Still could not get anything to budge on the old one
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By TX Spike
Pine sol lol

Will get the real thing, and let you know how it goes
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By TX Spike
Yep no screw slots

Yep there are no screw slots. I cleaned it a bit in pine sol with no luck. Still seems plugged. Will try the Berryman. If there are no screw slots are the jets pressed in?

Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By TX Spike
shade tree idiot needs help with z50r carb

can someone please tell me if the jets on a honda z50r carb are where the wire is
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,032
Posted By TX Spike
I got one in Houston

It's a little too hot to ride it much now, but in the winter it is a blast. Wife rides on back, plenty of power, handles good. Going to take it to the Hill Country this fall. Had it up to 70 a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,177
Posted By TX Spike
Me visiting some Vespa Shops in Saigon

I was in Saigon working in 09 and went to some Vespa shops
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,632
Posted By TX Spike
First Ride on GTS 300

Bought my wife (:wink:) a GTS 300, and took it for it's first ride today in Houston -

Compared to all the other scooters I've ridden, this one is fast, quick off the line and pulled the two of us...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,598
Posted By TX Spike
sitting ruckus

I would not buy it until I saw the title

Not sure on your gas quality there, but my '05 ruckus regularly sits for 3 or 4 weeks at a time, and usually starts right up. I have more trouble with the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-13-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By TX Spike
west end

I'm on west end most weekends. Pelican Island is good, but closed, too much no good was going on there at night was why I think it got blocked off. It was a good place to ride, but definitely need...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,612
Posted By TX Spike
my ruck

My ruckus is a blast. It will go anywhere i want to go. Always goes in the back of my truck when I go on a minor roadtrip. Had it up to 35 today. It is an old man mini bike. Ride it much more...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,707
Posted By TX Spike
Building an old man mini bike or what have I got myself into

A little background<o:p></o:p>
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Long time advrider reader and occasional poster
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As a kid I lusted for an XR 75, read mini cycle magazine cover to cover, and was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,998
Posted By TX Spike

I ride mine all the time on the beach - it floats all over the sand and my 3 yr old grand son rides up front whenever he is around (he has his own attgatt) - all I ever do to mine is put gas in it -...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,970
Posted By TX Spike
In Search of Vietnam Vespas or When You Pay in Peanuts You Get a Monkey

I have been a long term lurker, occasional poster, but this is the first time I have ever had a reason to start a thread. I now have 2 week smug mug account. Hopefully I will be able to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By TX Spike
I bought an '03 with 750 miles for $1,100 over...

I bought an '03 with 750 miles for $1,100 over thanksgiving. It's a blast
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By TX Spike
Have not seen one - but dealer in Longview TX selling with 72cc kit for ~$1,700

These things look cool as can be, search youtube and there are a couple of ride reviews. Out of the box they are alledgedly a dog, but can be tweaked pretty easy (again alledgedly). If Longview...
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