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Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By maddiedog
I've ridden out of state to rallies on my PCX...

I've ridden out of state to rallies on my PCX before I bored it from 125 to 170. Scooter rallies in particular usually have a lot of low displacement bikes; it's not uncommon for people to ride 50ccs...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,427
Posted By maddiedog
I got 45-50mpg highway on my Silverwing (650). ...

I got 45-50mpg highway on my Silverwing (650).

I get 60-65mpg highway on my V-strom 650.

I blame the CVT. It's horribly inefficient on a larger bike. Along the same lines, my Silverwing had...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 229,835
Posted By maddiedog
$10 a year for registration here in GA. Worth the...

$10 a year for registration here in GA. Worth the cost for sure. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
5'10", 30ish" inseam, fits fine. I have an...

5'10", 30ish" inseam, fits fine. I have an aftermarket seat because it was given to me (and it is AWESOME!!!) but was content enough with the stock seat with a hump. You will likely be just short of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
There's a roller at the end of the rocker where...

There's a roller at the end of the rocker where it meets the camshaft. My rollers and crankshaft looked new (no grooves or signs of wear at all) when I dropped a big bore kit in around 7-8k miles.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
I was cool with the stock seat, and never wanted...

I was cool with the stock seat, and never wanted to get an aftermarket one...

...But a guy on hondapcx.org gifted me the exact seat Driller's selling, only with white stitching, for free. It's...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 229,835
Posted By maddiedog
The HF trailer uses roller bearings... HF...

The HF trailer uses roller bearings...

HF trailer won't care about motorcycles. I've towed (literally) a ton of gravel in a bagster on mine. It's fine. :D Stopping was difficult with my Honda Fit...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,433
Posted By maddiedog
Why didn't you fix the caliper? There's enough...

Why didn't you fix the caliper? There's enough safety concerns without being worried about your bike failing. :evil

I broke my collarbone badly when I was younger while playing hockey, and it...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 229,835
Posted By maddiedog
I used these:...

I used these: http://www.etrailer.com/p-AM30670.html

Still look great 4 years later (bought em in 2011). They have at least 10k miles on them at this point, and the tires are finally starting to...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-13-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 78,611
Posted By maddiedog
800 mile days are the best days! I'm young...

800 mile days are the best days!

I'm young and stupid, I can do that, right? It wouldn't be the first time. :lol3

0830 would be too early. Waking up at 6am is the limit for me, no way in hell...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 78,611
Posted By maddiedog
What time do the rides usually leave or come...

What time do the rides usually leave or come back?

I'm working Friday and busy Sunday. I'm considering riding up from Atlanta early Sat, going on the Saturday ride, then riding home Saturday...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,037
Posted By maddiedog
What a mess. Thanks for the link, I'll steer way...

What a mess. Thanks for the link, I'll steer way clear based on what's going on there.

I wish I had more tools, I'd attempt to fabricate one myself... No welder or mill means no assembly for me....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
Especially after you've done it once, it's...

Especially after you've done it once, it's trivial. I can strip a whole PCX to the frame in under 3 hours. The valve job takes half that. It's simple if you have the tools. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 30,037
Posted By maddiedog
Motoped dude! I want to pick up a frame kit, I...

Motoped dude! I want to pick up a frame kit, I have a load of mountain bike parts that I can use. I don't see an option on the site.

Where can I pick one up, and thanks! :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
Read the how-to, it answers all:...

Read the how-to, it answers all: http://hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3224 :deal

- No filter on the final drive oil
- If you open the top bolt, maybe a bit will dribble out, but not much....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 298,872
Posted By maddiedog
Thumbs down The PCX service manual for the MK1 specifically...

The PCX service manual for the MK1 specifically states to use 10w-30:

http://hondapcx.org/download/file.php?id=4557

How-to here: http://hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3224

The oil that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
I am young. I'm proud of that. I keep an open...

I am young. I'm proud of that. I keep an open mind and want to learn, otherwise I wouldn't be online reading about car tires. My body might get old, but I always want to keep my mind young and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
Glad I got you worked up enough that you brought...

Glad I got you worked up enough that you brought out the varying text colors. :evil

My speaking against your trailering was a joke, which I'm fairly sure soared over your head. Read my 2nd post, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
Doesn't my post sound ridiculous to you? You know...

Doesn't my post sound ridiculous to you? You know riding with that trailer is safe. You've done it for thousands of miles. Your post sounds that ridiculous to me.

I spoke against something I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
You're talking to people with direct experience...

You're talking to people with direct experience running car tires on motorcycles. It would take a lot of solid, emperical proof to counter the good experience I've had firsthand from many hours on a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By maddiedog
Nice Minecraft sticker. :)

Nice Minecraft sticker. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
I just looked through my posts on the Reflex...

I just looked through my posts on the Reflex owner's group on Yahoo. Here's a post I made from 2009 about the tire:
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
A grinder makes quick work on the soft aluminum...

A grinder makes quick work on the soft aluminum of the swingarm. You only have to take out about 1/4". I ground my swingarm.

I don't remember the brand, the guys at the tire shop said they usually...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,122
Posted By maddiedog
Jerry, do you read threads before posting? You...

Jerry, do you read threads before posting? You posted the same comment basically 3 times over the course of the thread. :evil Mind you, the post added to the conversation and was good, but you have...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,300
Posted By maddiedog
You'll never see a DCT on anything 250ccs or...

You'll never see a DCT on anything 250ccs or smaller. It's just not worth it. The CVT is more than up to the task, and works very well.

DCTs are complicated and don't offer anything over CVTs,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,194
Posted By maddiedog
I gave up dirt riding about a year and a half...

I gave up dirt riding about a year and a half ago.

I had no bad injuries, not even any breaks or stitches. Plenty of drops, lowsides, highsides, squirrel impressions (hitting a tree while...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,833
Posted By maddiedog
I had a blog for a bit, never updated it. I'll...

I had a blog for a bit, never updated it. I'll get back to updating it one day, maybe when I retire in 24 years. Counting down... :lol3

I've been working and vacationing, not riding. Work's been...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,300
Posted By maddiedog
I usually try to defend Jerry but.... ...

I usually try to defend Jerry but....



:huh Dude's huffing paint thinner or something. I sold my truck to get a Honda Fit exclusively because of mpg, and at least half the people I know who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,970
Posted By maddiedog
The 250 and 300cc versions are...

The 250 and 300cc versions are sloooooooooooooooooow. I smoked a 250 up to about 50mph on my PCX before I regeared it and put a big bore kit in it. They eventually caught up after I had been riding...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,313
Views: 838,544
Posted By maddiedog
Just bolt the case to the holes on the rear wing....

Just bolt the case to the holes on the rear wing. I did that with my Pelican case. It was tight, but works great and cuts down on weight. The case sits lower too:

http://i.imgur.com/Jy3vQQd.jpg?1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,915
Posted By maddiedog
V-Strom. The GS is a GREAT bike, but the...

V-Strom.

The GS is a GREAT bike, but the Strom eats highway miles like no tomorrow. The Strom is better onroads than the GS, the GS is way better offroads than the Strom. The Strom is dirt-cheap...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By maddiedog
The only time I've laid down a bike on the road...

The only time I've laid down a bike on the road was on black ice. I was riding a big Honda PC800 down a steep hill and saw the SUV in front of me spin too late to stop. The PC800 handled it well, I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,839
Posted By maddiedog
I get 300 miles a tank with my Wee if I push it....

I get 300 miles a tank with my Wee if I push it. I don't speed though, and ride my 170cc PCX a lot, so the Strom seems like a rocket by comparison. I also get better gas mileage than most in this...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,283
Posted By maddiedog
Properly trained == having EMT or relevant...

Properly trained == having EMT or relevant medical training. Degrees, certifications, etc. Properly trained means you have relevant education and work experience to justify your actions based on...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,283
Posted By maddiedog
Definitely. It would have allowed me to do what...

Definitely. It would have allowed me to do what you said here:



Although I'd never go this far:



^That sounds like a lot of stupid. I was going out of my way already and risking myself to...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,283
Posted By maddiedog
I remember your post from earlier in the thread....

I remember your post from earlier in the thread. I'm really fortunate I didn't come upon something as bad as you've had to experience, either in the accident you rolled on or in your job as an EMT. ...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,283
Posted By maddiedog
No formal training. I'm just a civilian that...

No formal training. I'm just a civilian that works on computers all day, not an EMT or field medic.

The patient was in no condition to refuse care, he was barely lucid. I agree -- I should have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,190
Posted By maddiedog
$3100 for a 2005 V-Strom, 30k miles. Sold the...

$3100 for a 2005 V-Strom, 30k miles. Sold the luggage and a few farkles I didn't use, gained back $500. That's $2600 for a virtually flawless V-Strom.

http://i.imgur.com/WsW9qf7.jpg

I then:
-...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,833
Posted By maddiedog
Painted the wheels white last night with...

Painted the wheels white last night with Plastidip. It turned out ok. Looks great from more than a foot away. http://hondapcx.org/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif

...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,833
Posted By maddiedog
Mine's a 1st gen 650. I love the 1000 too, but...

Mine's a 1st gen 650. I love the 1000 too, but enjoy the lighter weight. I won't use 1000cc of power -- let alone 650. When I hit it rich somehow, I'll make a custom frame, drop a Honda 250 in it,...
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