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Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Moat
Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?

Yamaha Chappy clone. Available for sale anywhere?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,806
Posted By Moat
The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It...

The argument is silly, as it's incomplete. It depends entirely on how much of an increase in power over stock (i.e. - boost) any given turbo/supercharger system is set up to provide - and, of course,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By Moat
A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm,...

A CT90/110's small size is part of it's charm, part of it's magic. They are what they are... wonderful little, elemental, bulletproof workhorses! Honda needs to bring 'em back, damn it.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,091
Posted By Moat
I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement...

I wonder if slightly heavier clutch engagement springs (i.e. - higher RPM) might improve that issue somewhat...? Thanks for the variator mod pics and explanation!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,632
Posted By Moat
The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have...

The vast majority (if not all) carburetors have an idle mixture adjustment screw located somewhere on the body - it's possible you missed it, as the cavity in which they are typically located is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 262,513
Posted By Moat
And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread -...

And this, I think my favorite pic of the thread - so beautiful, so Italian! And my foggy memory pins her as another 60's era actress... anybody know who? Sure looks familiar...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 262,513
Posted By Moat
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c...

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/12/4c/5c124c520a544e39c63d8e7fe68261e0.jpg
^^She looks an awful lot like the actress Honor Blackman, who played the achingly gorgeous Bond girl Pussy...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4,034
Views: 717,342
Posted By Moat
No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage...

No mention of "weak" clutch springs or slippage in the MCN article - only that the clutch springs are "relatively light" and "the soft clutch is probably deliberate" to aid newbie riders. Just a bit...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,011
Posted By Moat
I'd just bring along a spare belt and the...

I'd just bring along a spare belt and the required tools to change one out on the side of the road, if needed - and not worry about it. If one were to compare the time spent over a 1000+ mi trip...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,011
Posted By Moat
Is the CVT filter even supposed to be oiled? I'd...

Is the CVT filter even supposed to be oiled? I'd hazard a guess that a bit of excess (or unneeded?) oil from the filter either restricted the cooling airflow too much - leading to the belt...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By Moat
Not necessarily true - for reasons of noise and...

Not necessarily true - for reasons of noise and lubrication, many cams incorporate a long, gentle clearance take-up ramp that can reach well into the visible portion of the lobe's base circle. For...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,820
Posted By Moat
Or a simple tire upgrade, maybe?

Or a simple tire upgrade, maybe?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,820
Posted By Moat
Awesome - that should guarantee another good,...

Awesome - that should guarantee another good, long production run! Hard to tell from the photo, but it does appear like the rear rack is chrome plated, vs. the painted rack on the earlier showbike...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 199,757
Posted By Moat
I've owned about 20 bikes (50 to 750cc) in 40+...

I've owned about 20 bikes (50 to 750cc) in 40+ years of riding, and - being a fan of cycles on the smaller end of the scale - I want one of these cool little snots so bad, I think I can smell one -...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,019
Posted By Moat
Depending on how mechanically inclined you are,...

Depending on how mechanically inclined you are, something along the lines of one of these Chinese 150cc clones might fit your criteria -

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=56069
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,773
Views: 1,718,438
Posted By Moat
:rofl Good find. My review - Somewhat...

:rofl Good find. My review -

Somewhat interesting... interesting... interesting... very interesting... extremely interesting... and............ no longer interesting.

:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,725
Posted By Moat
Yep... WANT! (damnit) Hey Honda - maybe the...

Yep... WANT! (damnit)
Hey Honda - maybe the time is ripe to bring the CT110 back to the States...

With the front rack, enclosed chain and cool shocks, of course.I dig the black rims and crash...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,773
Views: 1,718,438
Posted By Moat
It's in the December 2012 (latest delivered)...

It's in the December 2012 (latest delivered) issue. Honda's NC700X on the cover.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,773
Views: 1,718,438
Posted By Moat
Is there anyone here who has experience with a...

Is there anyone here who has experience with a KLR250, that would care to comment on comparing power between the two - bone-stock KLR to bone-stock CRF? I love my little KLR, but it's just a tad...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By Moat
I second hugemoth's thoughts, and would also add...

I second hugemoth's thoughts, and would also add a distant third possibility of worn/broken engagement dogs on the second gearset.

Although I'm not familiar with the specifics of that particular...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,872
Posted By Moat
Umm... just happened to stumble upon this -...

Umm... just happened to stumble upon this - http://blog.motorcycle.com/2012/09/19/manufacturers/suzuki/suzuki-suspends-operations-at-chinese-factory-over-anti-japan-sentiments/
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 416,356
Posted By Moat
Probably tires. Knobs squirm and slip during dyno...

Probably tires. Knobs squirm and slip during dyno pulls, compared to street tires - they always seem to result in substantially lower numbers. My guess is the higher WR numbers (26 rwhp) were likely...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,856
Posted By Moat
I know there are bazillions of folks on the...

I know there are bazillions of folks on the interwebz that recommend using an impact wrench to remove/install flywheel and variator nuts - including many "gurus" on the most popular scooter forums -...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,105
Posted By Moat
That's just too bizarre... I hate to say it, but...

That's just too bizarre... I hate to say it, but I have to wonder if someone purposely dumped something bad (like sugar) in your gas tank. Neither oil or fuel (even real mediocre pump gas - and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,105
Posted By Moat
By the looks of your pics, your problems are not...

By the looks of your pics, your problems are not at all fuel related - fuel will not cause sludge buildup like that, in that short a period of time. If anything, it's piston ring blow-by (oil) being...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,951
Posted By Moat
BTW, Paul - welcome to the forum! :wave Let...

BTW, Paul - welcome to the forum! :wave

Let us know how the ride goes - have fun (lucky SOB...)!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 193,094
Posted By Moat
Two new reviews - what a dandy little scoot! ...

Two new reviews - what a dandy little scoot!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/07/2013-honda-pcx150-md-first-ride/
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,105
Posted By Moat
Not sure how the Riva vents it's tank, but one...

Not sure how the Riva vents it's tank, but one quick and simple thing to try would be to loosen the gas cap next time it acts up (listening closely for any in-rush of air from suction), and see how...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,951
Posted By Moat
Awesome mini-touring rig! :clap I can't imagine a...

Awesome mini-touring rig! :clap I can't imagine a longer trip with that would be anything but ADV bliss! I'm jealous... :ddog



Yes - by the looks of it, those two cantilevered supports per side...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,069
Posted By Moat
Here's a comparison between the two, Wolf and tha...

Here's a comparison between the two, Wolf and tha Misfit -

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/13102/Motorcycle-Article/SYM-Wolf-Classic-vs--CCW-tha-Misfit.aspx
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moat
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moat
The way I see it, it's not the "country" that...

The way I see it, it's not the "country" that produces such crap, but the unscrupulous individuals and their companies. More likely from mainland China? Yeah, probably - as history has shown... but...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moat
Well - that's a bit of a bummer. Should be no...

Well - that's a bit of a bummer. Should be no problem IF this company turns out to be the Real Deal in terms of parts/service support... but only time will tell if that's the case. ("Extra-long...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moat
The possibility does exist, it sure seems. IF...

The possibility does exist, it sure seems. IF someone addresses their history of questionable quality, pathetic dealer/parts/warranty support, and overwhelmingly confusing number of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Moat
Promising low-cost Zuma 125 alternative...

Just ran across this - Bintelli "Havoc" - http://www.bintelli.com/150cc/havoc-150cc

http://www.bintelli.com/images/Products/colors/havoc/havoc6c.jpg

Soon to be offered by this Florida-based...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Moat
I believe reflectors are polystyrene, and nail...

I believe reflectors are polystyrene, and nail polish remover (acetone) will turn that to goo. The Givi boxes are probably ABS (styrene-based plastic) and acetone/toluol/MEK/lacquer thinner will...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,349
Posted By Moat
http://www.skyray.us/Images/Front-view-motor.jpg ...

http://www.skyray.us/Images/Front-view-motor.jpg

An air scooter! :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By Moat
Oh, for shame!! :lobby Of course not! :D

Oh, for shame!! :lobby Of course not! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By Moat
Yep - that's correct. If you look closely at the...

Yep - that's correct. If you look closely at the speedometer gut shot a few posts above, you'll see a series of gears (white/black plastic and steel) that drive the odometer discs directly from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By Moat
And the magic Neodymium hard drive magnets I used...

And the magic Neodymium hard drive magnets I used (brittle, shatter-prone finger-pinchin' SOB's!!) to chase the speedo's excess magnetism off into the Great Unknown...
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