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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By JerryH
I almost always drive below the speed limit. Way...

I almost always drive below the speed limit. Way below if it is 75. I stay in the far right lane. On my last trip to Oregon, I averaged about 55 mph. There is nothing the tailgaters can really do if...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
"I own a Zhongshen ZS200GY-2, which I bought new,...

"I own a Zhongshen ZS200GY-2, which I bought new, in-the-crate, and have ridden for 67,000 miles. This earlier Zong also had a 15-inch rear wheel as stock equipment. You cannot purchase a 15-inch,...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By JerryH
There are a lot of scooters here too, and 90% of...

There are a lot of scooters here too, and 90% of them are generic Chinese GY6 150cc. There are very few dealers that sell "real" scooters, like Taiwanese and European. All Suzuki has are those huge...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By JerryH
I sat on a Forza. I thought it was big and heavy...

I sat on a Forza. I thought it was big and heavy for it's displacement. I have to agree with the fact that the U.S. highway system is practically worthless for scooters, unless they are the size of...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
I put max pressure in scooter and most motorcycle...

I put max pressure in scooter and most motorcycle tires, because I am usually close to the max rated load capacity of the bike. My daughter and I rode the Goldwing a few times, and were right on the...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By JerryH
Apparently some later models also had fuel pump...

Apparently some later models also had fuel pump problems. My 2012 never had a problem in over 8,000 miles, but apparently some did have fuel pump problems after 2009.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
I'm assuming your Aero has tubeless tires. I...

I'm assuming your Aero has tubeless tires. I would keep them inflated to the pressure shown on the sidewall. Underinflated tires are dangerous. They not only have a negative effect on handling, but...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By JerryH
I had a Yamaha Zuma 125, with a 33L Shad top case...

I had a Yamaha Zuma 125, with a 33L Shad top case (you can get bigger ones) You could put stuff in the top case, under the seat, on the flat floor, and you could also wear a backpack. Also, while I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
Glad to hear that. That about doubles the value...

Glad to hear that. That about doubles the value of the motorcycle for me.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
The World's Fastest Indian is a good movie. The...

The World's Fastest Indian is a good movie. The guy who actually did it did it on a real Indian motorcycle. It seems kind of sad that the "NEW" Indian motorcycle company tried to cash in on that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By JerryH
I have no idea how that was done. The C3 has a...

I have no idea how that was done. The C3 has a total load capacity of under 200 pounds. Someone with a manual can confirm that. The Met had a load capacity of 270 pounds. It had the slowest...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By JerryH
I can't help but wonder if changing the look made...

I can't help but wonder if changing the look made any functional improvement. If not I wish they had left the styling alone. Not that it matters to me I guess, they are not available here anyway.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 203,190
Posted By JerryH
You have to be very careful in Sedona, or you...

You have to be very careful in Sedona, or you will get run over by a pink Jeep, or a llama.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By JerryH
Oil might very well have had something to do with...

Oil might very well have had something to do with it. There was a lot of black sticky rubber dust everywhere, and there was a ring of melted rubber around the outer edges of the front pulley. I never...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By JerryH
The modern Super Cub looks very different from...

The modern Super Cub looks very different from the old one, which was last sold in the U.S. in the early '80s as the Passport. I like the looks of the old design much better. I have never actually...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By JerryH
Strange, but not funny. My Met simply would not...

Strange, but not funny. My Met simply would not climb. Even on a very moderate grade, it would drop down below 10 mph, and you could hear the engine knocking and pinging, exactly the same thing that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By JerryH
By slide guides, I assume you mean the 3 plastic...

By slide guides, I assume you mean the 3 plastic inserts that fit into the notches in the cam plate. They were new, replaced at 20,000 miles, when the weights and second belt were replaced. Both the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
I have plugged tubeless tires from the outside...

I have plugged tubeless tires from the outside dozens of times, and only had it not hold once. My Vulcan 750 has 2 plugs in the back tire right now, and (assuming I ever get the parts to fix the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By JerryH
Yep, it was on a Vino 125. It was the third belt....

Yep, it was on a Vino 125. It was the third belt. First 2 looked fine when I changed them at 10,000 miles. This one broke at 4,000 miles, with 24,000 on the scooter. Never did find a reason for it. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By JerryH
CTX700N with the DCT. Comfortable riding...

CTX700N with the DCT. Comfortable riding position, no shifting.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By JerryH
Wan seems to be a rare exception. He's on the...

Wan seems to be a rare exception. He's on the light side, but I have no idea how he got that Ruckus over mountains. I had a Metropolitan (same engine as the Ruckus) and it stalled completely out and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 850
Posted By JerryH
I have found that small displacement scooters...

I have found that small displacement scooters aren't that great for long distance travel. Even 125s. They have to be run at full throttle, and that seems to be really hard on the CVT. I have had an...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,898
Posted By JerryH
You can get away with almost anything in...

You can get away with almost anything in Quartzsite. People ride non street legal dirt bikes and quads around there all the time. It's one of my favorite off road riding places in the winter. If only...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
Hmm. Will cruise at 75 mph. Not bad at all for a...

Hmm. Will cruise at 75 mph. Not bad at all for a 250. I would not buy one, not because I don't like it, but because it is unproven. $3000 is a lot more to risk than $800 for a Chinese scooter. FI is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,898
Posted By JerryH
I have built 2 motorized bicycles, but no pusher...

I have built 2 motorized bicycles, but no pusher trailer. I like a one piece vehicle. One 48cc Chinese engine kit, that almost killed me when the drive chain got sucked into the rear wheel due to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,236
Posted By JerryH
My 2002 Vulcan 750 has 92,000 miles on it. XT225...

My 2002 Vulcan 750 has 92,000 miles on it. XT225 has 30,000 on it, recently sold Zuma had over 8,000, and the Vino 125 before that had 26,000. I have put 100,000 miles on my '01 Malibu in the past 4...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By JerryH
The two biggest issues to me are the CVT and the...

The two biggest issues to me are the CVT and the FI. On a small displacement scooter/motorcycle, I would definitely prefer a manual transmission. It is much more efficient than a CVT, and allows you...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,236
Posted By JerryH
The total is indeed 40,000 miles a year. Yes I...

The total is indeed 40,000 miles a year. Yes I practically live on then road. I used to put as much as 25,000 miles a year on bikes, but since I started having health problems a few years ago, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,236
Posted By JerryH
Absolutely. Around here the vehicle of choice...

Absolutely. Around here the vehicle of choice (besides the Prius) is the full sized crew cab truck. Almost always seen with only one person in them. They are EPA rated at 16 mpg in 2WD configuration....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
Absolutely adorable. Congratulations.

Absolutely adorable. Congratulations.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
Looks like a BMW 800, beak and all. I wonder what...

Looks like a BMW 800, beak and all. I wonder what it's top cruising speed will be. My XT225 tops out at around 70, but I never ride it at more than 55 for more than a few seconds at the time.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By JerryH
I started giving my daughters rides on my street...

I started giving my daughters rides on my street bikes when they were big enough to reach the pegs. I explained to them about how they needed to lean with the bike in turns, etc. They picked it up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
Those were American Lifans, and unfortunately no...

Those were American Lifans, and unfortunately no longer available. They were super simple, right down to the pushrod engine. This is made by Zongshen, which never seemed to have the quality of Lifan....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
My backyard is fine. The whole house is fine....

My backyard is fine. The whole house is fine. Fortunately it sits on high ground. An intersection not 50 feet away had water over a foot deep. I took my daughter to school this morning, only to find...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By JerryH
I replaced everything the manual said to. The...

I replaced everything the manual said to. The main gasket and all the O-rings. Dumbest idea ever. Makes it nearly impossible to change a belt beside the road, which is why I got rid of my Vino 125...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By JerryH
I would also be looking to spread the weight out...

I would also be looking to spread the weight out a bit instead of having it all over the rear wheel. It will be top heavy, and with all that weight on the rear tire, it probably won't last long.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,968
Posted By JerryH
All that complexity, $3000, and made in China. I...

All that complexity, $3000, and made in China. I have owned 2 Chinese bikes, and will never buy another one. But it will be interesting to see how it holds up. My Chinese 200cc dual sport lasted 3500...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 125,161
Posted By JerryH
I seriously doubt there will ever be manual...

I seriously doubt there will ever be manual transmissions on scooters anymore, though it would be nice to have that option. Maybe a push button shifter like my '07 Honda Recon 250 quad had. Or a DCT.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,495
Posted By JerryH
My choice new would be the Kymco People 300,...

My choice new would be the Kymco People 300, based on looks, riding position, flat floor, and 16" wheels. From what I can tell, it also has easier maintenance than most of the rest. Including used, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,153
Posted By JerryH
I have always seen motorcycles as mostly...

I have always seen motorcycles as mostly emotional objects, with performance and function taking a distant second place. 1960s motorcycles have plenty of function for me. I just want a basic...
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