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Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By ramblerdrver
I think the carb is a constant velocity...

I think the carb is a constant velocity type....there's a throttle valve and a venture slide with main jet needle that's controlled by a diaphragm & spring working against/with manifold vacuum. Have...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By ramblerdrver
Has anyone yet posted to you what the Honda...

Has anyone yet posted to you what the Honda service manual says on how to test the pump for flow (and maybe pressure)? It must tell how to bypass something or connect directly to battery so you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By ramblerdrver
What does the manual say about running the pump...

What does the manual say about running the pump without the motor running (or starter motor operating)? That would be the only way to run the flow test, as running the starter motor for a continuous...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By ramblerdrver
Seems to me that Honda gave a fuel flow spec for...

Seems to me that Honda gave a fuel flow spec for the Reflex in the service manual. I no longer have a Reflex or the service manual, but perhaps someone else here does and can look the specs and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
Access to the under-seat storage is better then...

Access to the under-seat storage is better then it might appear, even the forward section. if bike is on the side stand, access is better on the right side. On the center stand, access okay from both...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
Compared to the Reflex, the Forza definitely has...

Compared to the Reflex, the Forza definitely has less legroom, and maybe the floors angle upward toward the rear a little more (altho I'm not sure about that). I find the Forza more comfortable then...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
Was the problem with the original shocks/springs...

Was the problem with the original shocks/springs that the suspension was bottoming out, or too soft, with the weight of 2 people? I ride alone and weigh 140 pounds (63 kg) and find the ride is way...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
I have about 3100 miles on mine...no problems at...

I have about 3100 miles on mine...no problems at all so far. For the past 800 miles I've been averaging 77.1 mpg, according to the trip computer! That's for around town and highway riding. usually...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
The Forza uses shims...between the rocker arm and...

The Forza uses shims...between the rocker arm and valve stem. To get to the valves/rocker arms you need to remove the luggage compartment, then the head (valve) cover. Easier said then done, no...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,403
Posted By ramblerdrver
I didn't notice any reference to a ...

I didn't notice any reference to a "torque-sensing cam mechanism for optimal gearing" in the service manual. Compared the parts breakdown of the driven pulley between Reflex and Forza and didn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,403
Posted By ramblerdrver
I looked in the transmission section of the...

I looked in the transmission section of the service manual of my 2014 Forza 300 and at the drive pulley end all it shows are 6 rollars. It doesn't specify their weights or in what ramp they are to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,403
Posted By ramblerdrver
Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a...

Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a Honda Reflex scooter and have never regretted it! Just recently traded the Reflex in on new Forza 300, which I'm finding to be thoroughly enjoyable. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,676
Posted By ramblerdrver
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrve...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrver/forza1.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/ramblerdrver/media/forza1.jpg.html)

Just got my new Forza this past week. Traded in a 2006 Reflex...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,511
Posted By ramblerdrver
Thanks for the responses concerning the viability...

Thanks for the responses concerning the viability and quality of the SYM Wolf 150, the company and it's distributor. The bike sounds like it should be fine, the attitude of the distributor might be a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,511
Posted By ramblerdrver
Sym, usa....?

I find the SYM Wolf Classic 150 motorcycle attractive and am considering it as a stablemate to my Reflex scooter. The question is...how healthy is SYM USA and it's distributor here in the USA?...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,123
Posted By ramblerdrver
First thing would be to charge up the...

First thing would be to charge up the battery...or get a new one if this one has failed so it won't hold a charge. Then try to start it, to at least determine the motor's turning over okay and not...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,186
Posted By ramblerdrver
Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this...

Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this discussion/topic, so I'd think that'd give him the right to comment when he wants. It's unfortunate the Internet based "social network" often deteriorates...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,117
Posted By ramblerdrver
I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years,...

I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years, after several years riding motorcycles. It's wonderful. Not having to think about shifting...just twist & go is especially nice. On the other hand...the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,320
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4...

The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4 all-season radial tires for you car! :-)
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By ramblerdrver
Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by...

Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by itself, but one thing you should keep in mind when considering a "trike"...the rear wheels are the widest part of the vehicle but you don't see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,757
Posted By ramblerdrver
All that, except maybe #1, could be said of...

All that, except maybe #1, could be said of motorcycle riders here in Illinois. many do have "cool" bandanas & sandals for protection, however.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,479
Posted By ramblerdrver
There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in...

There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in the paper and on eBay and Craig's List. Makes you wonder how Harley can keep selling new ones!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on...

I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on my 2006 Reflex, with highway speeds ranging from 55-65 mph. Comfortable trip. No problem maintaining those speeds for extended periods. The Forza 300...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,971
Posted By ramblerdrver
Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it...

Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it right away. I did get to sit on it...and liked it! legroom seemed fine (5"8", 31" inseam). My only concern would be the windshield...or virtual lack...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,343
Posted By ramblerdrver
Gulf Shores, AL. ???

Gulf Shores, AL. ???
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,587
Posted By ramblerdrver
It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of...

It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of concern...it's the "lift it up on it's edge" when leaning for turn...followed by the "drop it back down on it's tread" when exiting the corner. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,587
Posted By ramblerdrver
WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of...

WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of riding that bike with a rear car tire must be significantly different then with a motorcycle tire!! But I suppose if you are willing to take the time to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,838
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best part about riding a scooter, verses a...

The best part about riding a scooter, verses a motorcycle, is that they are so RELAXING! Most of this comes from having the automatic CVt transmission. Even if you like the sport/art of shifting...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,056
Posted By ramblerdrver
I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since...

I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since put on 12,000 trouble free miles. Great scooter. Will do over 70 mph and haven't gotten less then 70 mpg on it (going by odometer/speedometer). 250cc...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By ramblerdrver
COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my...

COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my Saab 2-strokes. Have a 1967 V4 at the moment...better but not as neat as the 2-stroke cars.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,810
Posted By ramblerdrver
I have a 2006 Reflex and "love it"! haven't riden...

I have a 2006 Reflex and "love it"! haven't riden a BV250, so can't comment directly on it. But in viewing it compared to the Reflex, the Reflex has better weather protection and possibly more...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,716
Posted By ramblerdrver
Guess I'll ad my $.02 worth to this interesting...

Guess I'll ad my $.02 worth to this interesting conversation. I currently ride a Honda Reflex scooter and a 1971 Yamaha AT1 Enduro 125cc (lots of character here...both in looks and riding!). As...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By ramblerdrver
The CT3 has reed valves? If so, they could be a...

The CT3 has reed valves? If so, they could be a source of hard or no starting if they don't close or seal off. Had a friend who tried for 30 minutes of more to get his motor to start but couldn't get...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By ramblerdrver
This may be a dumb question, or comment...but...

This may be a dumb question, or comment...but have you actually checked for a spark at the spark plug? lay an old plug with the gap widened out to 1/8" on the head and spin the engine over...should...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By ramblerdrver
Yes, seems to be back "on line" now for several...

Yes, seems to be back "on line" now for several days.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-17-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By ramblerdrver
yamaha enduro site dead?

yamahaenduro.com seems to be down..or dead. anyone know why or for how long?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By ramblerdrver
Cost breakdown: Bridgestone 130/70-12 Hoop...

Cost breakdown: Bridgestone 130/70-12 Hoop B02...$87.50 including $9.00 sales & "scrap" tax; $60 for mounting & balance; $7.50 for balance weights. Turned out the guy had to remove and mount the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By ramblerdrver
I just replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Honda...

I just replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Honda Reflex with a new Bridgestone "Hoop" (the original factory installed brand & model tire). The old one had just at 9000 miles on it. it was smooth in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,798
Posted By ramblerdrver
Your wife have a sister? :rofl

Your wife have a sister? :rofl
Forum: 2 smokers 04-27-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,842
Posted By ramblerdrver
I put the question about the "OCCO" sign out to...

I put the question about the "OCCO" sign out to see if there might be any others on here who might be from Iowa, USA...especially NE Iowa and remember the product. "OCCO" stands for Oelwein Chemical...
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