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Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Good source for KLR/DLR 650 aftermarket parts

I went looking for a aftermarket longer than stock shifter for my KLR 650 (I have size 12 feet) and found this site from which I got good service, so I want to return the favor by telling others who...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Got that, thanx! I found that same company...

Got that, thanx!

I found that same company has a ebay under dirtracksmfg

Nice bike you have there!
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Recently got '07 KLR 650, looking for hard pannier racks

About a month ago, I upgraded to a '07 KLR 650 from my Kymco Grand Vista 250 (which I still have).

I plan on getting a Bestem T-Box 929 for a topcase and a pair of 20MM ammo cans ($17 each from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Thanx for the advice! I was starting to lean...

Thanx for the advice!

I was starting to lean that way, then someone on another forum I posted the same question to pointed out that since my Kymco has an oil screen instead of a filter and the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Smaller engines often need the oil changed more...

Smaller engines often need the oil changed more often. Recommended is every 2000km/1242mi. I've been doing it every 1000 miles (not kilometers)

It's a cvt, so it uses a spinclutch. Don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Oil change question

Just read yet another article on how changing oil every 3000mi in cars is a myth...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
That's huge! I knew they could be bored and...

That's huge! I knew they could be bored and stroked, but not that much!

I have a Schumacher SE-1-12S 1.5 Amp Slow Charge/Maintainer. It automatically senses when the charge reaches 14v, cuts...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
I've already ordered a Yuasa, but I do appreciate...

I've already ordered a Yuasa, but I do appreciate the info! It may come in handy at some point :-)
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Will keep that in mind, thanx! I'm curious,...

Will keep that in mind, thanx!

I'm curious, how big?
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
I thought of that too, but noplace in my area...

I thought of that too, but noplace in my area sells Yuasa.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Good idea, thanx for the suggestion! I was...

Good idea, thanx for the suggestion! I was thinking buy from a local store to avoid shipping, but looking on Amazon, I found a Yuasa for a price plus shipping that's about what I'd pay buying...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Can someone please recommend a good motorbike battery?

My Kymco GV 250 takes a 12-BS battery. About three years ago, the battery it came with went bad and had to be replaced. I got an Autocraft battery. When that battery went bad two years ago, I...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
I ride year round, so I do change the oil...

I ride year round, so I do change the oil oftentimes a year. I'll try contacting the service department at the dealership where I bought mine (Kymco certified mechanic) and see what he thinks and if...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Searched e-bay for that and found a good new one...

Searched e-bay for that and found a good new one from a top seller for a good price! Thanx for the tip!
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Looking for a low torque wrench\screwdriver

The bolts I undo most often on my Kymco are the engine and rearend oil plugs. Proper torque for the engine oil plug is 10.8 lb-foot, for the rearend oil plugs, it's 7.3 lb-foot.

The problem is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Thanx for the advice! That does seem like the...

Thanx for the advice! That does seem like the best option since my factory horn is a 10A and the one I'm now considering is a 18A
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Just thought to ask. Is installing them as...

Just thought to ask. Is installing them as simple as connecting the already existing wires that connect to the factory horn, or is it more involved than that?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
That is a better deal, thanx for the link! ...

That is a better deal, thanx for the link!

How often do you normally replace yours?




I'm thinking that actually would be a good idea if I were building a custom bike with a steampunk theme
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Should I get this horn or no?

I've been wanting to get an air horn for some time. This is what I have my eye on, but I thought I'd better see what others think of it
...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Seeking advice for my first long ride.

My ride is a Kymco Grand Vista 250. But this is more about what I'm planning than what I actually ride, so I thought this should probably go in this section.

Since I started riding in August of...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Thanx for your replies! I do seem to be...

Thanx for your replies!

I do seem to be having a run of bad luck.

I don't know if my present pair has the microwire or not. Just that they're 2 years old.

I did find that the problem is a...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Anyone else have trouble with Gerbing products?

In December of 2008, I bought a pair of Gerbing plug in heated gloves from a local motorcycle dealership. And it's a god thing that they have a lifetime warranty on electrical parts and that I kept...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Thanx for all the replies! I just went out...

Thanx for all the replies!

I just went out and tried seeing if a small circle of Velcro Brand velcro would stick to a thoroughly cleaned spot on my floorboard and initially, it did. Going to...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Custoomizing idea. Astroturf on the floorboard

I was getting caught up on the latest postings to thereifixedit.com as usual when I saw this

http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/white-trash-repairs-just-turfin-around-town.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Really? I wasn't aware of that *goes out to...

Really? I wasn't aware of that

*goes out to look*

2.75 years, 17,000 miles and I never locked the handlebars on that thing because I had no idea. Good thing nobody's tried to steal it.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Thanx for the input! So having two front wheels...

Thanx for the input! So having two front wheels doesn't really help a whole lot, it mostly just looks cool. I think I'll just go with the Silverwing. Would also be easier to find a good used...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,567
Thinking of getting a Piaggio MP3 500 Scooter

The Kymco GV 250 is a great ride, but I want something with more power to it. I need to pay off some debts first, but once I do, it's going to happen.

The one I have my eye on now is the Piaggio...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Thanx for all of your replies! Have made up...

Thanx for all of your replies!

Have made up my mind that I'm not going to do the performance chip or exhaust.

Instead of the Kymco Downtown 300i, I may go for a Suzuki Burgman 650. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Will consider that, thanx! :-) I my just go...

Will consider that, thanx! :-)

I my just go with the Downtown 300i even if I don't have anything done to the exhaust or engine. I like its lower cost, more storage space and better mileage.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,607
Performance chip and exhaust. good idea or bad idea?

Before, I was thinking of installing a performance exhaust, Dr Pulley sliders and fuel injection kit on my Kymco GV250. But I was advised that a better idea would be to trade it in on a scoot that...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Hey, that's a good idea! Thanx for the tip! I...

Hey, that's a good idea! Thanx for the tip! I already have some small rare earth magnets and I wear steel toe boots so I can try that right away :-)
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Thanx for all of your replies and advice! :-) ...

Thanx for all of your replies and advice! :-)

I did once try sticking what figure out to a total of 5.76 cubic centimeters of rare earth magnets to the underside of my scooter and that had no...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Thanx :-) I suspected that it might not work,...

Thanx :-) I suspected that it might not work, but wanted to hear from others. I'll send a message to my local Public Works on the ones that don't work for me (some of them do work for me). My home...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Does this redlight changer work?

I came across this

http://www.bikerhiway.com/red-light-changer-p-2.html?zenid=5ec4e18794527ef194e52d18ed72c049

Does anyone know if devices like that actually work?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,325
Thanx for your replies :-) Now I'll probably...

Thanx for your replies :-) Now I'll probably drop the idea of the 300 kit since it's not worth the trouble. Sent as message to Ecotrons asking for about their Small Engine EFI PNP Kit.

Also...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,325
Question What else can I do to modify my scooter?

Hello *tailwags*

I ride a 2009 Kymco Grand Vista 250 that I bought new in September of 2008 at a local Kymco dealer.

I already plan on having it modified with Dr. Pulley sliders, a sport ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Got all that, thanx to both of you :-)

Got all that, thanx to both of you :-)
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
OK, I'll remember that about the images :-) ...

OK, I'll remember that about the images :-)

If you do get a Kymco GV250, they are a reliable ride with decent power and handling and lots of storage space under the seat, enough for two helmets
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Thanx :-) That model MSRP's for $4,400. And...

Thanx :-) That model MSRP's for $4,400. And they are reliable. So far, it's only been in the shop for routine tires and drive belt replacement and I'm going to get the brake pads replaced this...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Photos of my ride and doing my first brake job

I've been here for some time, but have yet to post photos of my Kymco Grand Vista 250, so here goes. Front, side and rear views taken outside of my workplace and two of my youngest cat, Emperor...
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