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Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By JerryH
I had 2 50cc scooters, a Zuma 2 stoke, and a...

I had 2 50cc scooters, a Zuma 2 stoke, and a Metropolitan 4 stroke. Both excellent scooters, but not safe for the city, other than in 25mph residential areas. However, I found another use for them....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,093
Posted By JerryH
I ride almost every day, though I rarely ever...

I ride almost every day, though I rarely ever commute on 2 wheels. To me riding is mostly an emotional/recreational thing, which is why I love the Stella and Royal Enfield so much. The XT is used as...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
The HD200 is an SYM, not Kymco. Just pointing out...

The HD200 is an SYM, not Kymco. Just pointing out how much less expensive it is compared to the Yamaha, for what seems to be the same quality and 25cc more. In other words, comparing it to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By JerryH
I don't know if any of the other 7 Honda dealers...

I don't know if any of the other 7 Honda dealers around here has sold any. Western Honda is the only Honda Powerhouse dealer in the state, they are a small Honda only dealership, and they do so well...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,095
Posted By JerryH
Definitely an excellent design. Is it rebuildable...

Definitely an excellent design. Is it rebuildable over and over again without replacing almost the whole engine, like an old Harley or Chevy. Back in those days, you could replace bearing inserts,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
I got the brand new HD200 OTD for $3400 even....

I got the brand new HD200 OTD for $3400 even. $100 UNDER MSRP. I paid cash. No interest and no full coverage insurance. Some very inexpensive fun. Valves were in spec at 1000 miles. Probably won't...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,093
Posted By JerryH
I like the Silverwing just the way it is. Proven...

I like the Silverwing just the way it is. Proven design, lasts forever. Updated means a higher price. That's a good part of the reason why prices are so high now. They keep updating or replacing...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By JerryH
Honda has no plans to dump the non ABS Forza....

Honda has no plans to dump the non ABS Forza. Western Honda in Scottsdale, AZ sells several times as many non ABS models as ABS ones. Non ABS models are priced at $4,781.00, ABS models are $500 more....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,093
Posted By JerryH
In the car world, it is or was fairly common to...

In the car world, it is or was fairly common to use engines from another brand. The first Hyundais used Mitsubishi engines. And look at all the complete cars and trucks imported by GM, Ford, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,093
Posted By JerryH
I can definitely see the attraction of maxi...

I can definitely see the attraction of maxi scooters for long distance highway touring. I just don't trust anything newish with the BMW name on it. The Vespa name has a positive meaning to me, BMW is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
I have been cruising at an indicated 65 on my...

I have been cruising at an indicated 65 on my HD200. It will hit low 70s. The Zuma 125 topped out around 55 indicated. That extra 10 mph made it possible to ride on 65 mph roads without constantly...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By JerryH
I don't know about the MSF, but in AZ you can...

I don't know about the MSF, but in AZ you can take the test on any bike 150cc or larger, including scooters, and get a full motorcycle endorsement. A local scooter dealer (who went out of business in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By JerryH
I have ridden long distances (not sure how far)...

I have ridden long distances (not sure how far) with a nail in a motorcycle tire, the tire never even went flat. I found them when I inspected the tire. They were usually not leaking at all around...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 31,904
Posted By JerryH
I have never ridden a BV350, so far the only...

I have never ridden a BV350, so far the only issue I have with the HD200 is the weird gas filler. I have removed the overflow hose, but the pump still shuts off too soon, and if you pull the trigger...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,095
Posted By JerryH
That Heinkel is a mechanical and engineering...

That Heinkel is a mechanical and engineering masterpiece, whatever someone mike think of it's looks. It has to be, it is still running after all these decades. Most modern scooters get scrapped after...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,697
Posted By JerryH
No need to get upset. I just said that I didn't...

No need to get upset. I just said that I didn't understand it. I would want more performance or a status symbol name for that kind of money. The Burgman name is only known among scooter enthusiasts....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,983
Posted By JerryH
I would never give up a reliable 2 stroke manual...

I would never give up a reliable 2 stroke manual transmission scooter for a CVT. I got the HD200 because of it's reliability and cruising speed. The Stella is 10 times more fun to ride, but it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 35,392
Posted By JerryH
Most manufacturers have limits on putting dealers...

Most manufacturers have limits on putting dealers too close together. But since every dealer around here, other than one small Honda only dealer, sell all 4 Japanese brands, Can Am, and Polaris, it...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,697
Posted By JerryH
I still don't see how they can justify a $5000...

I still don't see how they can justify a $5000 price plus $1500 in fees for a 200cc scooter, especially without the Vespa name. Seems like that market is well served buy a lot of scooters that are a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By JerryH
My main issue is that a tubeless tire can be...

My main issue is that a tubeless tire can be repaired without removing it. That is a big deal, at least on the rear wheel. Another issue (although probably not a big deal at the speeds an Elite 80...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,095
Posted By JerryH
Never lived in an extremely cold environment...

Never lived in an extremely cold environment (lived in northern Arkansas for a couple of years as a kid) in the Ozarks, it snowed a lot, but I doubt it ever reached zero. Been in Flagstaff, AZ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By JerryH
What year? The one I was looking at (which is...

What year? The one I was looking at (which is still available) was a 1994.

On an unrelated note, my Stella will need new tires soon, and you can get one piece tubeless wheels for the Stella and P...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
I have used a LOT of those rope plugs over the...

I have used a LOT of those rope plugs over the years, and only once do I remember it not working. It didn't completely seal, a tiny bit of air was coming out around it. I put some Ride-On in the tire...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By JerryH
It was this video that made me wonder ...

It was this video that made me wonder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDt3lxmWgcU#t=315 I found a beater CH80 for dirt cheap that runs, but considering how much trouble it is to get the wheels...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
I drive a Pinto, and I feel a lot safer in that...

I drive a Pinto, and I feel a lot safer in that than I do on a bike of any kind.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,095
Posted By JerryH
For me there is more than one type of style. The...

For me there is more than one type of style. The Italian scooters had "flair" The Heinkels have a more mechanical look to me. I can appreciate the style of a Ferrari (Lamborghinis are just a bit too...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By JerryH
I would have to say that a 125cc scooter is the...

I would have to say that a 125cc scooter is the smallest scooter that can be ridden safely in the city, or at least in Phoenix. On streets with a 45 mph speed limit (most of them) most people (from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,105
Posted By JerryH
So the Elite 80's tube type tires can be replaced...

So the Elite 80's tube type tires can be replaced with tubeless tires?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,798
Posted By JerryH
I would certainly own and ride a GTS300 if I...

I would certainly own and ride a GTS300 if I could afford one. It and the Kymco GTi300 are the fastest non maxi style scooters around.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,095
Posted By JerryH
Those Heinkels are absolutely gorgeous scooters....

Those Heinkels are absolutely gorgeous scooters. I like them better than the early Vespas. I'm seriously considering putting a rack with a spare tire carrier on my Stella. If I remove both the spare...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By JerryH
I would look here for information....

I would look here for information. http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/index.html
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By JerryH
I put nearly 36,000 miles on 125cc scooters. But...

I put nearly 36,000 miles on 125cc scooters. But I absolutely refuse to wear a pink helmet (I just saw a guy wearing a pink helmet today)
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By JerryH
The 2 stroke models are fun toys. You might also...

The 2 stroke models are fun toys. You might also consider a Honda Metropolitan if you are looking for a 4 stroke model. Since you are looking for a scooter instead of a dirt bike, you have to be a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,866
Views: 1,843,630
Posted By JerryH
I was never able to use those handguards. They...

I was never able to use those handguards. They always felt awkward and annoying to me. I wear MX gloves to protect my hands, and if the bike fell over, about the worst thing that could happen would...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By JerryH
I found the Stella review quite interesting, even...

I found the Stella review quite interesting, even if it does contradict a lot of what I've heard on here.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 58,183
Posted By JerryH
My HD200 also has red calipers. Not sure what I...

My HD200 also has red calipers. Not sure what I think of them. They are commonly used by ricers around here (yes that is what they are called here) on their lowered to the ground Honda Civics This...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 264,215
Posted By JerryH
Groms are not selling well here. Most dealers...

Groms are not selling well here. Most dealers don't even keep them in stock. I think it has something to do with Honda's marketing. They aimed this bike at the street punk crowd, that would normally...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11,866
Views: 1,843,630
Posted By JerryH
Having ridden about 20 different dual sport...

Having ridden about 20 different dual sport bikes, The XT225 is, at least in my opinion the best small displacement DS ever made. Plenty of power for off road riding, light enough to throw around...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By JerryH
My oldest daughter rode an XR100 at age 10. 19"...

My oldest daughter rode an XR100 at age 10. 19" front wheel. No racing, but she got very good at wheelies, jumps, and slides.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11,866
Views: 1,843,630
Posted By JerryH
Ok. I removed the petcock, which had started...

Ok. I removed the petcock, which had started dripping a tiny bit, and found the screens on it partially plugged up, so I ordered a new one, along with a new fuel line and a new plug. It just came in...
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