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Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
I doubt it. I use a plastic jug with the top cut...

I doubt it. I use a plastic jug with the top cut off to sneak up to the drain hole to catch the oil before it can run all over the stand.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,570
Posted By sendler
He is a loyal moto-journalist. Parroting the...

He is a loyal moto-journalist. Parroting the factory reps stated (and unsubstantiated) claim of the top speed of 84 mph.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,570
Posted By sendler
That is above normal. Most PCX150's start out...

That is above normal. Most PCX150's start out around 66mph top speed and then drift down to 64 with 2,000 miles break in on the belt. The new belt in the 2015 is more fuel efficient but early reports...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,570
Posted By sendler
I have 16,000 miles on my PCX150. It is a great...

I have 16,000 miles on my PCX150. It is a great riding machine and I have thoroughly enjoyed every mile. But then I did put on a larger windscreen, And it hits the rev limiter at 67 mph which is 3...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
So your new manual still calls for engine oil in...

So your new manual still calls for engine oil in the final drive even though what comes out smells like gear oil?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
So what type of lube for the final drive does it...

So what type of lube for the final drive does it call for?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
What is the stated fill quantity from the manual?...

What is the stated fill quantity from the manual? It isn't a full quart.
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When you use the dip stick, you don't screw it in. You just stick it into the hole until it first touches down, then read...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,570
Posted By sendler
Do you have to pop the seat to put gas in it?

Do you have to pop the seat to put gas in it?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
CVT scooters don't have any trans fluid. The...

CVT scooters don't have any trans fluid. The trans is just some pulleys, weights, spring, and a rubber belt with a dry centrifugal clutch at the rear wheel. BOTH the engine and the final gear drive...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 165,022
Posted By sendler
Good luck selling it to anyone who ever read...

Good luck selling it to anyone who ever read anything you said here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 486,889
Posted By sendler
Put on a bigger screen and a big tank bag to lean...

Put on a bigger screen and a big tank bag to lean down on to get out of the wind and rain.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 15,570
Posted By sendler
My Yamaha/ Honda dealer won't show the light of...

My Yamaha/ Honda dealer won't show the light of day on this scooter till April when they clear the snowmobiles off of the showroom to make room for the bikes again. They probably won't even order one...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 165,022
Posted By sendler
If you are stuck with the big screen you could...

If you are stuck with the big screen you could try to trim it. The Ideal screen height is so that you just peak over the top a few inches in front of your visor when crouching slightly forward in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
65mph is absolutely topped out for a stock PCX. I...

65mph is absolutely topped out for a stock PCX. I have been riding 37 miles each way on country roads at 55 which works well. A long commute on the super highway is another story. This requires at...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
Rain doesn't bother the PCX and peeking just over...

Rain doesn't bother the PCX and peeking just over the top edge of my windshield the way I have it set up I can see perfectly. Any time I am going more than 40 mph there is a wind curling over the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
My lifetime is right at 100 mpgUS on Fuelly for...

My lifetime is right at 100 mpgUS on Fuelly for my 40 mile each way back country commute which is 80% at 50mph and 20% city with a 2 mile top speed blast at 67 mph for 1 exit every day. 15,000 miles...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 232,091
Posted By sendler
In Europe the auto start/ stop can let the...

In Europe the auto start/ stop can let the battery run low while using heated gear in traffic but I have never had any problem pulling a full 150 Watts during my highway commute.
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Which grip...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
Welcome to the club. The CBR250R is a very...

Welcome to the club. The CBR250R is a very versatile bike and cheap to run. I use a diy plank style luggage system.
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I test rode a Concours 14. So heavy! 700 pounds and 38 mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
Interstates are a much quicker and safer way for...

Interstates are a much quicker and safer way for me to travel 37 miles each way to work and back for the last 25 years / 650,000 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
A CBR250R will sing along at 80 mph and still get...

A CBR250R will sing along at 80 mph and still get 70mpgUS. The Gen2 Ninja250 is also very fast down the highway but not as good on gas.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
I ride to get where I am going regardless of the...

I ride to get where I am going regardless of the weather as long as there is no ice. Which is 95% of my 26,000 miles per year to get to work. A couple times a year I ride to tent camping motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 162,569
Posted By sendler
I rode a Downtown 300i but didn't like the...

I rode a Downtown 300i but didn't like the ergonomics. The legroom is cramped and forces a toes down foot position.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
I travel by interstate everywhere as much as...

I travel by interstate everywhere as much as possible including 37 miles each way to work every day.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
You feel the wind more but don't get blown off...

You feel the wind more but don't get blown off line unless it is really slippery and you are hydroplaning. Well designed motocycles automatically lean into the sidewind from the effects of trail and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
Thanks for the help in bumping the thread to the...

Thanks for the help in bumping the thread to the top of the recent posts again and again so that everyone could find it. They only need to see the first page with the links to appreciate the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
Since he was born? He couldn't be born without...

Since he was born? He couldn't be born without his parents. That is a completely off the wall way of looking at it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
There are only two ways that I know of to...

There are only two ways that I know of to quantify how much energy Terry's electric streamliner used for the 1,050 miles. By how much he paid for it, which was $21.50. A PriusC or V-Strom650 would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
If you want to do it on the cheap, you can build...

If you want to do it on the cheap, you can build a streamlined Ninja250 for $3,000 and live with "only" 130 mpg.
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http://www.craigvetter.com/
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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
Here is the link to the wiki on mpge. . ...

Here is the link to the wiki on mpge.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_per_gallon_gasoline_equivalent
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This is what I have been trying to emphasize. 281 mpge, real wall to wheels billable...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
281 mpg equivalent. Electric motors are 2 to 4...

281 mpg equivalent. Electric motors are 2 to 4 times more efficient in their use of energy than gas engines.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
Video of the ride

Time lapse video of the entire 1,000 mile ride. Pretty impressive that the Vetter streamlined electric motorcycle still got 281 mpge while riding aggressively at California highway speeds in order to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
That is the longer term goal. Shift the energy...

That is the longer term goal. Shift the energy used for personal transportation to electric motors which are 3 times more efficient than ICE engines. And allow the use of nuclear energy, of which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
My Sony has a small screen in the remote. And the...

My Sony has a small screen in the remote. And the form factor has the lens facing out lengthwise so it is more aerodynamic on your head.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 486,889
Posted By sendler
17,000 miles and no problems. Just find out about...

17,000 miles and no problems. Just find out about oil changes and valve adjustment.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
How about the race to work and back for a year?...

How about the race to work and back for a year? Or the grocery store? An electric vehicle will be 2-4 times more efficient, well to wheels, than any comparable ICE vehicle. And it is possible to make...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
These ChargePoint chargers are obviously all...

These ChargePoint chargers are obviously all permanent installations if you would bother to look at the photos.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
So anyway. The impressive thing to me about...

So anyway. The impressive thing to me about Terry's electric streamliner is the 281 mpge at 70 mph. That is billable, round trip, wall to wheels. The best gas streamliners would get 130 mpg on that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 2,238,110
Posted By sendler
video slideshow of my 75 mile round trip commute

My commute at Syracuse NY 13066 USA on my PCX150.
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http://youtu.be/W_u4PCUFTRY
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Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 486,889
Posted By sendler
Insurance is a complete non issue for me with...

Insurance is a complete non issue for me with Progressive. I pay $190 per year for 4 bikes. Ninja650, Ninja250, CBR250R, and PCX150 with 3 riders in the house.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,849
Posted By sendler
Actually, Nuclear fuel is the second primordial...

Actually, Nuclear fuel is the second primordial gift. After fossil fuel runs out in 200 years, it will save civilization. Anyone that thinks 15 billion hungry people will just turn their backs on...
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