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Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By snakebit
:rofl:roflCitation needed! Oh, wait, does...

:rofl:roflCitation needed!

Oh, wait, does Tijuana have a Craigslist?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 51,262
Posted By snakebit
I cut the grab bar off in the horizontal section...

I cut the grab bar off in the horizontal section just before the bend and capped the stubs with little plastic crutch tip like things from the hardware store. It looks fine, pretty much...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 77,487
Posted By snakebit
You can't do much about the suspension travel but...

You can't do much about the suspension travel but you can upgrade the rear shocks and the front springs/fork oil, go to some dirt tires and you'll have a very capable bike for trail riding. If I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 30,848
Posted By snakebit
I've ridden one, it's basically a 1950 design...

I've ridden one, it's basically a 1950 design with updates for handling, stopping and reliably.

They are beautiful and classic, I'd love to have one as maybe a fourth bike.

Go ride one, I bet...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 77,487
Posted By snakebit
I ride my Symba on trails and dirt two track. ...

I ride my Symba on trails and dirt two track. Suspension travel is limited but it does fine as long as you go slowly. Stock tires are lousy in anything soft of course. I would say it is better than...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By snakebit
I'm using the typical cheap bike hauler on the...

I'm using the typical cheap bike hauler on the back of my e 150 and the locking bolt did little or nothing to control sway. The solution that works for me is dead simple. Two ratchet straps from...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By snakebit
Most auto parts stores will have an assortment. ...

Most auto parts stores will have an assortment. In the local Advance stores they are in a "small engine dept".
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,018
Posted By snakebit
Ditto for my Symba. Works perfectly.

Ditto for my Symba. Works perfectly.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,018
Posted By snakebit
I have to admit I laughed out loud at that one. ...

I have to admit I laughed out loud at that one. Well done trashcan.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,018
Posted By snakebit
So far so good on STM USA. They seem to be...

So far so good on STM USA. They seem to be expanding their dealer network and reports are that parts availability is quite good.

I say this after being one who was skeptical in the beginning when...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By snakebit
Congratulations! Good looking scooter, what is...

Congratulations! Good looking scooter, what is it?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By snakebit
I'll stand by my hippo hands

I'll stand by my hippo hands
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,302
Posted By snakebit
For those of you that seem overly defensive on...

For those of you that seem overly defensive on the subject of CVTs please note two things.

I made it perfectly clear that my experience was based on one 25 year old bike.

I wrote that based on...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By snakebit
Cool looking bike but I'm not impressed by a...

Cool looking bike but I'm not impressed by a 250cc machine "capable of 55-60 mph".
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 14,302
Posted By snakebit
First of all, I like the four speed manual...

First of all, I like the four speed manual transmission/automatic clutch in my Symba. A lot.

Yesterday I rode a bike with a CVT for the first time, a Honda 250 Elite. The lag between hitting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 77,487
Posted By snakebit
This bike at around $2000 OTD is the only bike...

This bike at around $2000 OTD is the only bike that would make me even consider getting rid of my Symba.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,802
Posted By snakebit
Good looking bike and I'm a big fan of the larger...

Good looking bike and I'm a big fan of the larger wheels/tires. Have fun.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 54,738
Posted By snakebit
That picture is great. Someplace I've wanted to...

That picture is great. Someplace I've wanted to visit for years. Maybe someday.

Several years ago I spent 6 weeks in Halifax on my sailboat and met a lot of Newfies down on holiday. You fuckers...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,679
Posted By snakebit
I test rode a Kymco People 250 and wasn't...

I test rode a Kymco People 250 and wasn't impressed. The only thing I can really single out was the low speed steering was weird. Making a U turn in a parking lot once the bars got to a certain...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,586
Posted By snakebit
Old timer here. I remember using kerosene to free...

Old timer here. I remember using kerosene to free up a Model T engine that had been sitting outside for 30 years.

She ran just like a Model T after that.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By snakebit
Good report, thanks. Your pictures brought back...

Good report, thanks. Your pictures brought back many fond memories.

If I remember correctly the Plaza claims to be the oldest bar in Florida. Definitely a dive, definately worth a stop.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By snakebit
I agree, objective and comprehensive information...

I agree, objective and comprehensive information and it's even fairly well written and entertaining.

Thanks for posting for those who may not have seen it.

I bought my Symba without ever seeing...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,910
Posted By snakebit
The one thing that strikes me from those photos...

The one thing that strikes me from those photos is the large number of scooters with big wheels as opposed to the small wheel traditional Vespas ect.
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By snakebit
Sorry, I don't believe it's reasonable to have...

Sorry, I don't believe it's reasonable to have to waste time, call and bargain for fair shipping charges. Tourateck is not a street vendor in Tijuana

As a business owner myself I would be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 77,487
Posted By snakebit
I like your front basket. It looks like it could...

I like your front basket. It looks like it could be adapted to my Symba fairly easily. Where did you get it?

Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 77,487
Posted By snakebit
Seriously ken, if you really want a bike like...

Seriously ken, if you really want a bike like this Honda check out the Symba.

Sym made cubs for Honda under license for 38 years. The bike is damn close if not equal to Honda quality. I just...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By snakebit
Thanks, especially enjoyed the photos, good job.

Thanks, especially enjoyed the photos, good job.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,902
Posted By snakebit
2010 Sym Symba, 95 t0 105 consistently.

2010 Sym Symba, 95 t0 105 consistently.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 230,431
Posted By snakebit
Honda has really raised the bar with this one, at...

Honda has really raised the bar with this one, at least with the name.

Grom?????? :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,450
Posted By snakebit
I agree with DaBinChe on this one. I've owned at...

I agree with DaBinChe on this one. I've owned at least six Honda underbones from the late 70s and early 80s and find my Symba is just what i hoped for when I decided to trade up. . A well thought...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,036
Posted By snakebit
I use a cheap ($125) ebay hitch carrier on my...

I use a cheap ($125) ebay hitch carrier on my E150 van. I ugraded to monromatic (SP) heavy duty shocks and haven't had a problem with my NX 250 at 265 lbs. Maximum hitch weight according to Ford is...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,693
Posted By snakebit
I tried e bay and couldn't find that basket. I'd...

I tried e bay and couldn't find that basket. I'd like one for my Symba. Do you have any information on the seller?

Thank you.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,234
Posted By snakebit
The first Honda trails came out as 50 and then55...

The first Honda trails came out as 50 and then55 cc probably starting in 1960 in the U.S. I had one in 1964 and it was several years old. Traded up to the Sport 90 later that year. Wheeee
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,182
Posted By snakebit
A minor correction on insurance requirements in...

A minor correction on insurance requirements in Florida. You are not required to have insurance but must wear a helmet if you don't. Buy a lousy 10,000 dollar policy and you can ride without a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,247
Posted By snakebit
After years ( bought my first 50cc trail in 1963)...

After years ( bought my first 50cc trail in 1963) and a lot of miles on the C70 and CT 50/90/110s I couldn't be more happy with my Symba. Same bike with 30 years of upgrades.

I suspect some of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By snakebit
Not the same at all; " Key...

Not the same at all;

"
Key characteristics, Acrylic compared to Polycarbonate:


More likely to chip, less impact resistance then Polycarbonate. (still 10-24 times more resistant than...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,272
Posted By snakebit
"In the real world, linked brakes were designed...

"In the real world, linked brakes were designed for riders who did not know how to properly use their brakes."

"It sounds to me like you don't understand what effect linking the brakes has on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By snakebit
Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,272
Posted By snakebit
Right on, you be sticken it to da man.

Right on, you be sticken it to da man.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,272
Posted By snakebit
I like to find riders who have a bike with linked...

I like to find riders who have a bike with linked brakes. I point and laugh and call them unskilled amateurs. I love the feeling of superiority I get by humiliating them. :wink:
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