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Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,311
Posted By Bandit Bill
I used the replacement exhaust off of DrATV with...

I used the replacement exhaust off of DrATV with excellent success on my '81 Passport - a few more dollars, but it's good for either of the earlier '80-81s or the later '82-onwards (it's the OEM...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,311
Posted By Bandit Bill
That certainly does look like a very nice rebuild...

That certainly does look like a very nice rebuild that you've accomplished. For my own '82 i did convert it to that solo type seat and prefer it over the long saddle - and i'm 6' tall. One thing...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,185
Posted By Bandit Bill
Different strokes, for different folks.. and...

Different strokes, for different folks.. and Japanese motor vehicle culture is certainly different from Western tastes, that's for sure.

A lot of these are equipped with air-bag/air-suspension...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,311
Posted By Bandit Bill
Looking good, but i don't see the handlebars?...

Looking good, but i don't see the handlebars? Hope you didn't forget about it in the paint job!

I've got a spare rear rack with some minor surface corrosion available if you can't get one locally...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,621
Posted By Bandit Bill
I concur.. i wouldn't irreversably mess with the...

I concur.. i wouldn't irreversably mess with the OP's Passport in terms of blacking it out/Rhino-lining anything, if that ended up in my hands.

There are, however PLENTY of reversable mods...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bandit Bill
It's Honda's internal model designation ...

It's Honda's internal model designation

C100 == 49cc C50 Cub
C102 == 49cc C50 Cub with electric start
C100T == 49cc C50 Hunter / Trail Cub (forerunner to the Trail CT90/110's)
C105T == 55cc...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,175
Posted By Bandit Bill
Literally bringing the life of the party going...

Literally bringing the life of the party going from a wet county to a dry county - hauling all the suds for a 12 person cabin over a mountain range.

Final tally was 9 2-4's, a few 18 packs, and...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bandit Bill
Aerodynamic enough to go drag-racin' :D ...

Aerodynamic enough to go drag-racin' :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsLMjo5NNY0
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bandit Bill
Wrong vehicle to be doing so. It's a sidecar...

Wrong vehicle to be doing so. It's a sidecar setup that is happiest on secondary bi-ways and travelling where it isn't the destination, but the experience of the trip itself in mind. If i had deep...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bandit Bill
The accurate, and correct qualifier in his...

The accurate, and correct qualifier in his statement is cruising speed.

He's not stating that is it's top speed range.. it can do faster, but at a possible cost/degradation in power, handling,...
Forum: Hacks 05-10-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,542
Posted By Bandit Bill
Purely my own opinion - but at the sub-100 mph...

Purely my own opinion - but at the sub-100 mph speeds at which the average conventional sidecar rig powered by a middleweight motorcycle goes at, aerodynamics are secondary, even tertiary...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,203
Posted By Bandit Bill
We haven't used the Imperial system officially...

We haven't used the Imperial system officially since, oh, 1975 or so.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,429
Posted By Bandit Bill
I've only dealt with one Lifan motor so far, and...

I've only dealt with one Lifan motor so far, and though the motor still has very limited miles on it so far, i'm impressed with it's quality (some would say that's an oxymoron with anything Chinese.....
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,049
Posted By Bandit Bill
It's a relatively big investment and/or a...

It's a relatively big investment and/or a somewhat involved project to get LL forks for a sidecar rig, but once done, you wonder how you did without them.

THE single best modification i did to...
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,049
Posted By Bandit Bill
I put my first rig together 18 years ago, when i...

I put my first rig together 18 years ago, when i was 25. I was considered 'odd' by my biking friends for even considering it. My current, and third rig, i put together at 36, and still enjoy it 6...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By Bandit Bill
Or just use an alternative set of switch gear...

Or just use an alternative set of switch gear with a clutch perch in place of the stock unit - you will need to sleeve the handlebar tube for the new switch gear to 7/8" with a spacer tube slid over...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By Bandit Bill
I'm about to drop a Lifan 150cc manual clutch...

I'm about to drop a Lifan 150cc manual clutch motor into my '82 12 volt C70 - will be the second lifan into a Honda i've done. I just wish there was as easy a fix for the brakes, as there is for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,468
Posted By Bandit Bill
On the 110cc, the exhaust should line up pretty...

On the 110cc, the exhaust should line up pretty close - workable for the stock mountings anyway. The motor won't be as free breathing as it could be, but it'll work. The OEM engine guard should also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,314
Posted By Bandit Bill
Now at 5 weeks post-op i guess. Amazingly rapid...

Now at 5 weeks post-op i guess. Amazingly rapid progress, all things considering.

I am very thin/slim build for my height/age. I consider myself of average fitness - but i also have a job in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,314
Posted By Bandit Bill
It sounds like you are ready for the surgery now...

It sounds like you are ready for the surgery now - did the Dr's put you on any anti-inflammatories beforehand?

My hips were a variable pain in the arse for me also, right up to the date of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,314
Posted By Bandit Bill
Sorry, LHS - left hand side. My AVN is...

Sorry, LHS - left hand side. My AVN is bilateral, prednisone steroid induced.

10 mm is quite the difference - my pelvis had to be plated also along with the femoral collapse issue. I had an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,314
Posted By Bandit Bill
..6 months on from my original posting on this...

..6 months on from my original posting on this topic, and the deed is done. Split open like the Christmas Turkey, well, during Christmas.

Had my THR on the 20th. By this point my right leg was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
General speaking, pretty much a straight swap. ...

General speaking, pretty much a straight swap.

You'll need wider footpegs to clear the sidecases of the wider Lifan's (generally the manual clutch models, don't know about the autos or...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
For the '82 Honda Passport, I've finished 'Stage...

For the '82 Honda Passport, I've finished 'Stage 1' - which was to convert the stock North American market Passport to more of an ASEAN market version. This involved replacing the stock bench saddle...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
Just got the first round of parts in for 'Stage...

Just got the first round of parts in for 'Stage 1' of the 1982 Honda Passport freshen up.


New swingarm, no buddy pegs, to be repainted to Parakeet Yellow
ASEAN market spec aftermarket turn...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
A couple of YouTube walk-around links to the two...

A couple of YouTube walk-around links to the two Passports.

1982 Passport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQjBIAyKy-k

1981 Passport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhfXsX3574k
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
First mod on the '82 Honda C70 Passport - a new...

First mod on the '82 Honda C70 Passport - a new exhaust to replace the OEM rotter. I could have gone OEM again, but, i decided to do something different as my '81 Passport is already setup as stock...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
A picture flood of the new '82 Passport addition:...

A picture flood of the new '82 Passport addition:

http://www.chairintheair.ca/gallery/d/822-1/2010-10-23+15_37_40.jpg

Ridden 3 seasons, 3108 km's total, then parked for 24 years. What a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
The already full garage, just got fuller.. even...

The already full garage, just got fuller.. even with the Bling Ct70 moved into the living room for the winter a little earlier than expected.

I dragged home two more last night, C70 Passports...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
Quick-start ether was my friend for another...

Quick-start ether was my friend for another little boot today - damn but did i wake up stiff and sore this morning, from yesterday's starting foolishness.

I've already spammed this to 2 CT70...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bandit Bill
Bandit Bill's small Honda Scoot thread

I've been working on a 1976ish Honda CT70 based project on and off the past year and a bit, and as of early this morning, finished her off. She was re-engined with a Lifan 140cc motor, and lots of...
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,018
Posted By Bandit Bill
I need to add a provisal to your assertions here....

I need to add a provisal to your assertions here.

This is ALL dependant upon the rig in question, and it's unique setup. No two rigs are the same to make sweeping generalities.

I've rolled a...
Forum: Hacks 08-25-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,623
Posted By Bandit Bill
More food for thought. I've got one Heim joint,...

More food for thought. I've got one Heim joint, in my home-garage brewed setup. It's been there since 2004, 40,000km later, and not a problem. It's the main bottom rear mount, the primary weight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 82,314
Posted By Bandit Bill
I'm going through this now. I've been in...

I'm going through this now. I've been in pain/discomfort for about a year now, at only 42 years of age. My bilateral AVN in the hips is most likely due to winning the Prednisone lottery, through...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 1,312,421
Posted By Bandit Bill
Here's my contribution to the thread.. both are...

Here's my contribution to the thread.. both are works in progress, both are likely not to see the road legally - i'm putting them together for play-bikes/pit bikes/camping bikes in the summer, and...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,110
Posted By Bandit Bill
Additionally, if you test on a sidecar rig, or...

Additionally, if you test on a sidecar rig, or another 3 wheeler design (ie a Can-Am Spyder) then you are restricted to riding 3 wheelers only. You aren't permitted to ride a solo motorcycle. By the...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bandit Bill
When the topic question of what defined as a High...

When the topic question of what defined as a High Performance Sidecar came up on the HPS website, the General concensus was, i think, 'we don't really know' ..

When it comes to sidecar setups,...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,332
Posted By Bandit Bill
That would be my first choice, for a mate to the...

That would be my first choice, for a mate to the Velorex 562, personally.

I had an '84 Suzuki GR650 Temptor (oddball 650 twin with similar handling / power characteristics to the Yamaha 650)...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,332
Posted By Bandit Bill
What Claude and Theredmenace are indicating, is...

What Claude and Theredmenace are indicating, is that the structural setup of the Velorex frame were designed with lightweight motorcycles in mind - specifically for a 350cc Com-block 2 stroke that...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,332
Posted By Bandit Bill
Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but.. ...

Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but..

Fatboy == relative heavy weight
+ Velorex == relative light weight
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= Sidecar / tug mis-match.

IMHO.
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