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Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,766
Posted By ABritOnMaui
http://s23.postimg.org/g0gri45h7/10423264_10204898...

http://s23.postimg.org/g0gri45h7/10423264_10204898741760859_5190206740159615118_n.jpg

I tried to find ways to make the fatzuke more farm track \ offroad friendly but there aren't many. Even the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7,232
Views: 1,187,092
Posted By ABritOnMaui
No, to keep the weight down they are using helium...

No, to keep the weight down they are using helium so it should float just above the showroom floor.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,232
Views: 1,187,092
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Thanks! Great post :)

Thanks! Great post :)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,232
Views: 1,187,092
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Those rotary engines always get poor fuel economy...

Those rotary engines always get poor fuel economy ;) Making it a diesel will help. Maybe they are waiting to use an axial engine?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,758
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Not a deal breaker for me. I think it's current a...

Not a deal breaker for me. I think it's current a 'thing' partly due to the fact it probably is safer in some circumstances but also because it's simply an area of differentiation between models. A...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,232
Views: 1,187,092
Posted By ABritOnMaui
My special sauce at Honda informs me that the new...

My special sauce at Honda informs me that the new AT will feature several 'homages' to influential bikes in the market. After studying the beemers they noted the importance of the mismatched...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Sounds like he had private medical insurance and...

Sounds like he had private medical insurance and when he was in hospital he was treated by the national health service so the private insurance paid out cash. Often they do offer to pay you to use...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,482
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I carry some minor stuff like fuses etc, most...

I carry some minor stuff like fuses etc, most other stuff would require more wrenching then I care to do on the roadside in the sun here. I do carry a pretty good tow coverage package and if I'm on...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Amene! Hit maintenance schedules quicker,...

Amene!

Hit maintenance schedules quicker, miss having a shade tree to wrench under, burn knees on driveway more often ;)

Bet K&N & NAPA are loving it lol oil filter sales will go through the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
OPEC just said they wont cut production even if...

OPEC just said they wont cut production even if it hits $20 a barrel. Some are suggesting that demand has slackened a lot due to slow growth in China creating a surplus. It would be nice to see it...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Now when are those flight prices going to fall?...

Now when are those flight prices going to fall? Apparently half of a ticket price is fuel, so fuel is now half the price it was, wheres the 25% drop in ticket prices. They put the prices up quick...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,392
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I'm honestly not sure where to start, it seems...

I'm honestly not sure where to start, it seems there is a cultural difference here. For a start, whilst many of us do have a fondness for our steeds it's seriously not worth taking anything that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
True, I remember filling up in the lakes with...

True, I remember filling up in the lakes with diesel for about 1.40 a liter and it actually being a good deal at the time. Theres so little tax on fuel over here (comparatively) that the price...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-21-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,392
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Give Tancakar a break, he's from darn sarf, you'd...

Give Tancakar a break, he's from darn sarf, you'd be touchy if you had to pay 5 quid for a warm beer!

Honestly I took the title as half a joke and half a truth but seriously who cares. If you buy...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I'm not sure the OPEC vs the USA adds up. The...

I'm not sure the OPEC vs the USA adds up. The actual cost of getting a barrel of oil from the ground to the US market from the US is pretty low, depending on the field about a third to a half of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,369
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I'm loving it, the wifes cage is now about 25%...

I'm loving it, the wifes cage is now about 25% cheaper to fuel. Doesn't really matter with the scoot as it barely uses 5 gallons a month.

Fuels dropped here but our local refinery can only...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,982
Posted By ABritOnMaui
There is one other more glaring possibility. I...

There is one other more glaring possibility. I have no wish to offend anyone, but I have noticed a strong correlation between people who find their scooter can't do hills and those that are more...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,356
Posted By ABritOnMaui
On the last part you are probably right. As for...

On the last part you are probably right. As for the talk of drunks, the person in the original article was driving impaired. Plenty of folks with 50cc machines are honest hard working folks going to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,982
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I can only report my experiences and...

I can only report my experiences and understanding. I often take my burg for a run up to 10k feet and back down to sealevel. It copes fine accelerating \ braking and has enough power to overtake bog...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,356
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Re 60mph 50cc scooters fwiw here (and in a few...

Re 60mph 50cc scooters fwiw here (and in a few other places), scooters are split by cc but there is also a proviso on the power generated by the engine and the maximum speed on the flat and downhill...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,982
Posted By ABritOnMaui
You can change the springs on the clutch to...

You can change the springs on the clutch to change the rpm it picks up at. The burgman 650 has pseudo semi manual gears. If honda bring their 700cc scooterbikething over here it has dct which might...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,971
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I think we are going to see a lot of convergance...

I think we are going to see a lot of convergance between maxi scoots and standard bikes. Honda may not have hit it perfectly with the 700 series, but expect to see a lot more of that concept about,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Forgot to add I'm 6 3 and 190, no heigh issues...

Forgot to add I'm 6 3 and 190, no heigh issues although I wouldn't want to be another few inches higher. I can't see weight being an issue as I've hauled plenty of junk and a pillion rider. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Can't speak for the 650. I have a 2010 400,...

Can't speak for the 650. I have a 2010 400, bought in late 2011 for just under 6300 I think (OTD and that is Hawaii pricing, mainland would be a few hundred cheaper).

Is it ok without ABS, sure. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,439
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Welcome to the club, they're great fun! You...

Welcome to the club, they're great fun!
You probablyhave come across this already but theres a guy on youtube with many great videos on how to repair \ maintain your bike.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,184
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Re valve adjustments. The intervals vary greatly,...

Re valve adjustments. The intervals vary greatly, seemingly based on the type of valves. The old chinese sewing machine had its valves done every few thousand miles whch is pretty typical of the lock...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,618
Posted By ABritOnMaui
1- Norton Nemesis 2- Triumph Explorer 1200 XC ...

1- Norton Nemesis
2- Triumph Explorer 1200 XC
3- AJS Porcupine

Really hard to stick to 3 but this probably covers it. Some history, some crazy and something to do some distance on.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,521
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Absolutely epic! Great work, he will remember...

Absolutely epic! Great work, he will remember this forever. Time to plan the next one!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,992
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Not sure you are riding them correctly then ;)...

Not sure you are riding them correctly then ;) Anything with two wheels should leave you grinning your head off or you simply aren't trying hard enough lol.

Awesome ride report!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 33,946
Posted By ABritOnMaui
So (and this is not a loaded question, I'm being...

So (and this is not a loaded question, I'm being totally genuine, a shock on the internet I know! )I personally don't have an answer but would love to hear your thoughts. How do we test fairly? I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 653
Poll: Amendment 64
Views: 33,946
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I have some sympathy for this argument. Should it...

I have some sympathy for this argument. Should it be legal? Tough freaking question because it comes down to is it harmful (studies have mixed results but a consensus is that it mildly affects...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-26-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,682
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Theft is also a possible issue, the reflex is...

Theft is also a possible issue, the reflex is probably the best out of three on that score. I know round these parts ruckus's and dual sports are very hard to hang on to. Non plated 50's are also...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-26-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,682
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Everybody is different and responds differently...

Everybody is different and responds differently to different kinds of help. Nothing I have read here is wrong, this idea might work wonders for some people and make things worse for other people....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,747
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I don't even attempt to, I leave that the the...

I don't even attempt to, I leave that the the guberment as such things seem to be important to them. Personally I don't give a flying **** what its called if I can get my knee down and have some...
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,243
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Interesting! I noticed in Hawai'i they don't let...

Interesting! I noticed in Hawai'i they don't let relatives ride in the ambulance either but in the UK they do. I do understand the logic of not having relatives directly follow the ambulance when...
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,243
Posted By ABritOnMaui
Glad you are ok! Sound advice. Here we all pull...

Glad you are ok! Sound advice. Here we all pull off the road if there's an emergency vehicle (with lights on, I realise the ambulance didn't have lights on) about to give them the entire road to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,541
Posted By ABritOnMaui
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3379/3452421294_253...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3379/3452421294_253c36933a.jpg
or this
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2356106&postcount=5

Lifes what you make of it right ? :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,541
Posted By ABritOnMaui
I seriously doubt I will survive long enough for...

I seriously doubt I will survive long enough for infirmities to require one, but I don't object to the concept of owning one just for giggles. I used to watch hacks race for years and they seemed...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By ABritOnMaui
The figures are a little rough because they...

The figures are a little rough because they change over time, the amount of recoverable oil increases as we 'prove' more viable fields, not because oil generation outstrips oil use. Oil is basically...
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