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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By tbonestone
Dang that sounds like a straight up nightmare! I...

Dang that sounds like a straight up nightmare! I might skip that one helix all together. Yeah the Vino sucks for rides with the wife (fiance really but we're not those people) but I'll keep looking...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By tbonestone
Saw a helix on craigslist.

So I'm browsing craigslist. I have been looking for a scoot to handle two person duty better than the Vino I currently own.
This helix has a great price, but a very big red flag that has me...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By tbonestone
Also look for a Genuine Scooters Rattler 110....

Also look for a Genuine Scooters Rattler 110. Those suckers were wicked fast.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By tbonestone
So I think you're not from the USA based on...

So I think you're not from the USA based on calling it a Honda Camino. BUT, if i remember correctly it's the same as a Honda Hobbit or PA50II. Look around on the internet. I have seen a Honda 60cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,046
Posted By tbonestone
Just going to shake the mix up. 32yro former...

Just going to shake the mix up.

32yro former alumni of the scooter shop world. Worked in two dealerships as a salesman. Had everything from mopeds to vintage vespas and even a handful of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,885
Posted By tbonestone
Wrenches: all metric, I can't remember which ones...

Wrenches: all metric, I can't remember which ones but I had a buttload of them.
Socket set I carried: (metric of course) 8 through 17
reversible screw driver with big and small versions of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By tbonestone
That's hilarious! I went in to the Tool Store in...

That's hilarious! I went in to the Tool Store in forest park to look at that bike a few weeks ago. I think it was going to be too big for stuffing in the back of my Fiesta along with my work...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By tbonestone
2005 Stella... I'm hoping the wife will let me...

2005 Stella... I'm hoping the wife will let me fill the gaping hole in my scooter heart.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By tbonestone
It depends on the year really. There are newer...

It depends on the year really. There are newer air-cooled metros out there. Avoid those... Otherwise anything; and I really mean anything can be picked up on the used market. I would suggest looking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By tbonestone
I would be stuffing this in the back of a 2011...

I would be stuffing this in the back of a 2011 ford fiesta, so having a hitch strong enough for a cycle rack is a no-go-for-launch. All of the racks I'm aware of need a class 3 or better. I doubt...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,914
Posted By tbonestone
The Bo Diddley Cushman with a modern set of...

The Bo Diddley Cushman with a modern set of running gear.
http://vintagescooterparts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1958-ALLSTATE-Jetsweep-Hybrid.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By tbonestone
At this point it might be a welcome change! I...

At this point it might be a welcome change! I left out that I'm an exterminator, and I'm pretty sure at some point in time there was/is a dead mouse in the back of the car. Smelling like motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By tbonestone
Tell me about CT70's or Z50's

Brief background: I work for a small mom-and-pop shop here in chicago as a service tech. We all use our own vehicles for work. At the end of my day I can be a fair bit away from home, and with...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 253,102
Posted By tbonestone
way way way beyond NSFW!!!! NSFHome you've been...

way way way beyond NSFW!!!! NSFHome you've been warned now I'll probably earn a vacation... HA http://imgur.com/r/Amateur/PPQJJDC
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 253,102
Posted By tbonestone
http://www.southbayscooterclub.com/sbsc/images/sha...

http://www.southbayscooterclub.com/sbsc/images/shadBet2.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,603
Posted By tbonestone
I don't know what you bought at the store... but...

I don't know what you bought at the store... but where there is a will there is a way. On a Stella with front and rear luggage rack; I brought two weeks of groceries home. With the right bags and...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 988
Posted By tbonestone
i'm glad to see a ride report like this. I'm...

i'm glad to see a ride report like this. I'm toying with the idea of taking an extra day off of work so I can cruise from the Chicago suburbs to southwest Michigan. Your ride makes it seem less nutty.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,240
Posted By tbonestone
on your lap... Where else??? :rofl:freaky

on your lap... Where else??? :rofl:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 190,084
Posted By tbonestone
I am really wanting this Grom, along with a Ford...

I am really wanting this Grom, along with a Ford Transit. It'd be the ultimate ride anywhere, stay anywhere, setup.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 190,084
Posted By tbonestone
this looks like a boatload of fun! Now, bring the...

this looks like a boatload of fun! Now, bring the Zoomer110 along with it and I'll do a double bike deal.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By tbonestone
it is and it isn't. I need just a little more...

it is and it isn't. I need just a little more speed to feel totally comfortable. Nothing a variator, rollers, and a fresh belt can't fix.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By tbonestone
It's kind of like playing frogger in those...

It's kind of like playing frogger in those regards! HAHA Actually it's not too terrible, I try to avoid the worst of the worst. When I have been through there I timed the lights so i never had to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By tbonestone
Got bored so I brought home a Zuma50

I was bored. So I brought home a 2004 Zuma50. It's a great machine. I'm having so much fun again. I'm looking online for a good set of Michelin Boppers. I live in the Chicago suburbs, and I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By tbonestone
Protect the scooter from the rider in case he's...

Protect the scooter from the rider in case he's wearing hot pants!!!:rofl:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By tbonestone
Well at one point I had five at the same time......

Well at one point I had five at the same time... One Vespa Ciao moped, one Vespa Si moped, one Honda Ruckus(Zoomer) and one Genuine Scooters Stella (LML Star150) and then a Cushman model 722 as a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By tbonestone
Corbin does for the Zuma 125, and the Maxi...

Corbin does for the Zuma 125, and the Maxi segment. Otherwise the seat pads mentioned above seem to really do the trick.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By tbonestone
Hey man, welcome. If I'm not mistaken a set of...

Hey man, welcome.
If I'm not mistaken a set of Michelin boppers are available in the correct size for your agility. I swear by these tires. Good price, great handling; all around an awesome tire...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By tbonestone
Well opinions are like butt holes... everyone has...

Well opinions are like butt holes... everyone has one, do if you want my opinion a zuma is my top vote. The parts and shops offering them can put out some crazy bikes out.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,624
Posted By tbonestone
You're a better person than I am. I can't seem to...

You're a better person than I am. I can't seem to leave anything alone. Rock on with the Sr it's one amazing ride
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,624
Posted By tbonestone
Stock once it's broken in you should see about 50...

Stock once it's broken in you should see about 50 indicated. Interesting factoid, the engine management has a fun feature. Find someone with an old school game boy and the correct cable and you can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,414
Posted By tbonestone
yup... I'd own one. I don't care about any...

yup... I'd own one. I don't care about any nay-sayers.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By tbonestone
There is a very good chance it well. When I had a...

There is a very good chance it well. When I had a helix my repair parts were all meant for the cfmoto. The carb I had to replace was a clone carb, but I removed a strange sticker and it was an...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By tbonestone
Just for kicks, did you put the air box on yet?...

Just for kicks, did you put the air box on yet? Try it and see if that helps. I always put the bike together fully then test run and tune.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By tbonestone
I could be wrong on the gs part too, but that...

I could be wrong on the gs part too, but that carb access panel hint that it was a wide mount motor. The exposed handle bars did go through part of the 50's
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By tbonestone
It could be a bodge; I'm not sure... kinda looks...

It could be a bodge; I'm not sure... kinda looks like a wide body GS which is tough to get a motor for. Sportique can make a mount that'll accecpt any large frame p-series motor.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,424
Posted By tbonestone
I had a ruckus for a year. Loved it. Seeing this,...

I had a ruckus for a year. Loved it. Seeing this, well... I want it really bad.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By tbonestone
On a stella, I threw a continental on the front...

On a stella, I threw a continental on the front and a michelin on the rear both " classic" tread patterns. Handling sucked, but your results may vary.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By tbonestone
Yeah that MSR bottle will work. I had one for my...

Yeah that MSR bottle will work. I had one for my Stella and my Ruckus. I have needed to use it, and I was glad to have it. Just an FYI gas pumps out fast and splashing was a problem, until I would...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,243
Posted By tbonestone
Yeah... Um... Did you check the kill switch?...

Yeah... Um... Did you check the kill switch? Noobs and pros alike will sometimes bump the kill switch and not even know it. As a salesman for a scooter-only dealership a few years ago, that was...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 55,532
Posted By tbonestone
AngryScott, get the boppers! They are amazing...

AngryScott, get the boppers! They are amazing tires. I had a set on a Honda Ruckus, and it was one of the best things I ever did to the ruck.
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