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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Oct 26, 2017.
Stuck waiting at the DMV now. Expecting the return trip to be worse.
"If I was single that would be my bedroom at home, too!" I am single, divorce was the best thing that ever happen to me. I did get 2 wonderful kids out of the marriage though and they are mainly what gives my life meaning these days. They seem a bit over concerned about my condition, and keep calling and coming over to check on me. A bit annoying, but also appreciated. Nice to have someone who cares about you. Because I am single, I was able to convert my living room into a bike room and I keep 4-5 bikes in there. Not only safe storage, but a cool place to work on them during our long hot summers.
Roswell huh? I have been to Roswell many times. It is mostly a tourist trap. I don't believe the flying saucer story. There is some nice riding through the Hondo Valley. I stopped at the Fox Cave last time I was there. I remember going there when I was 5 years old, and we were moving from AZ to AR. I have ridden thousands of miles all over AR. Beautiful state, especially up north. I wish I could still ride that far. Maybe trailer a scooter there and ride it. If only motels weren't so expensive.
It may seem silly to many, but I have been a member of SETI for almost 20 years.
Has anybody figured out if there is a cartridge filter conversion?
How does the Super Cub compare to the SYM Symba?
The Symba I owned was too anemic to get up even moderate local hills at anything over 25mph with my 190lb tush on it, and the ride was jarring.
I want to like the Super Cub, but am concerned with power and ride quality, and the local dealer won't even let me take a lap around the parking lot.
Just got back from my run. I did around 130 miles.
Running it hard with throttle open and rpm high seems to have loosened it up some. Feels like the throttle is actually doing something.
I'll grab some oil and change before the next ride. Also adjust the chain and valves.
It was fun though.
Over the mountains in the back would be Amargosa Valley, the gateway to Death Valley. Better believe I'm doing a Death Valley trip on this bike during winter!
Some Potosi summit pics. Conquered the mountain with a construction zone and a tail wind up the mountain. Was able to go ahead of law abiding citizenry.
Carol Lombard crash site on the other side of this mountain:
Red Rock recreational area:
The Spring Mountains always looking good!
Lonely highway pic:
Quick photo op with the Joshua Trees:
It was a slow race to get on location for these photos:
Then it was cruising to town back to the homestead.
Cranking out some more maintenance.
My chain was actually extremely loose. Tightened and added more lube although it was very sticky and clean all from the factory stuff still.
Going to have to pull that bottom chain cover and clean it out. Somehow there is grit in there even though the bike has only ever been on tarmac.
Time to hit the wash rack with it and put it away until the next oil change.
Even after chain work it is still notchy shifting. I'll try adjusting clutch again and the oil change.
Oil change first.
I sold an '81 or '82 Passport because of the notchy shifting. I kept thinking it was going to break every time I shifted it. I already had bought a new 1980 Suzuki GS450L a few years earlier, and gotten used to smooth quiet shifting.
I'll get it figured out. It shifted good when new. Can't imagine the chain is shot already.
Been playing with the clutch adjustment and think I am closer to having it dialed.
Need to go test ride again. Oh, for shame!
Tromper... who is your local dealer? Mine still says they can't get them, and I'd like to have my dealer call your dealer.. thanks
Day four. Woke up at 5am but thought it was 6am, was still on mtn time. AZ has no DST. Had no cell signal so phone time didn't adjust. Got into AZ the day before but didn't notice the state sign and wasn't sure if I was in NM or AZ. The night before it was cold and wet the last 4 or so hours of the ride. This day started the same way, cold and wet. Wanted to cover a lot of miles, 500+, this day so got the early start. Was aiming to get to Joshua Tree, Tweenty Nine Palms if not Yucca Valley. Didn't get warm until dropping into Phoenix area. Didn't get hot until just past Phoenix. Was sunny and clear around Phoenix. More towards Joshua Tree it got cloudy and cool again. The section between Phoenix and Joshua Tree always seems to go on forever. Sometime before Phoenix was behind some dude in a Harley w/o helmet, only sunglasses. He was basically stuck at 50mph cause of wind blast. We kept leap frogging eachother, I'll blast by downhill and hell passes uphill. I finally had to pull over to take off the insulation layer before Phoenix. Got a little lost navigating around Phoenix. Near Joshua Tree had to put back the insulation layer. This day didn't feel very long. Didn't stop to do anything, just ride. Milage cover was about 530. Got to Yucca Valley just after sunset. Stayed at the nicest motel yet, was cheapest one I could find. CA prices are expensive, easy 20%+ more.
Today's ride is the first day that I went WOT the whole time. First day that bike had over 1k miles at the start of the day. It finally felt broken in, everything loosen up. I'm finally feeling settle in and routine. Dropping down in elevation I notice power coming back and the low rev bog is going away. When hot I notice the engine heat on inside of my feet if almost against the motor. Bike is pretty comfy. Feels like I got plenty of leg room, more so then my Elite110 and Monkey. The left feet has less fore/aft room cause of the shifter's front and rear lever but more side to side then right foot. Right foot has the clutch cover sticking out that prevents it from tucking behind the leg shield.
Nice ride report, Binh.
As for the super cub, I would get something bright, like yellow/white combo.
Although my main reservation is whether longevity is compromised in the long run of this air cooled engine compared to a similar sized water cooled one.
Are there any confirmed reports of air cooled motorcycle engines lasting hundreds of thousands of miles as water cooled ones do?
New piston/rings and cylinder is relatively low cost and the motor is a piece of cake to work on. Much easier then the Elite110, with all the coolant parts.
@Chillis, I've been out of town and will have to take a rain check. I'm in Oregon - this is nice looking scooter country. Great pics you've been posting of the SC!
You should look online for the video of the guy punishing the old Cub. They are one of the most reliable vehicles.
A Cub can last longer than it’s owner. A lot of Cubs have been around the world (Ed March). The ol BMW airheads are incredibly long lasting engines also. Don’t let KTMs junk air cooled engines influence you. Honda’s run forever with minimal maintenance.
Lake City Honda in Seattle.