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Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 502,791
Posted By sendler
Take your time when filling. You get used to the...

Take your time when filling. You get used to the fuel pump protector after a few fills and then it is no big deal.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 33,957
Posted By sendler
The CB300F should be about the same as the...

The CB300F should be about the same as the CBR300R and the CBR250R at 67 mpgUS average. Careful riding has gotten me a lifetime average of 90mpgUS on my CBR250R.
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Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 40,167
Posted By sendler
A seat humpectomy on the 2013 PCX150 lets you...

A seat humpectomy on the 2013 PCX150 lets you slide all the way back for solo riding if you are tall.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
I did mine once at 4,000 miles and will do it...

I did mine once at 4,000 miles and will do it once more now that I have 17,000.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
2013 PCX seat hump removal

I fixed the missing photos in my PCX seat hump removal post.
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I removed the seat hump from my PCX150 without taking off the cover.
I cut the plastic with a small router bit in a rotary tool....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Bigger gas tank, trip computer, led headlights,...

Bigger gas tank, trip computer, led headlights, power outlet, no seat hump, although the 2015 seat still scrunches you forward with no easy diy fix. Save the money. Grab the left over. I like the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Except for the fact that in Europe there is no...

Except for the fact that in Europe there is no choice involved. You must start at the lowest tier and can only move up by age and experience. If that is how it works in your state, it doesn't make...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Never even heard of such a thing. Is class L for...

Never even heard of such a thing. Is class L for kids under 16? How do you get a class L and how do you get a class M? What is the difference?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Since when does any state in the USA have tiered...

Since when does any state in the USA have tiered licensing for motorcycles?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
The appearance is very similar but the 150 is...

The appearance is very similar but the 150 is noticeably faster. If I had found a good deal on a 125 I would be tempted to put a big bore kit on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
The Forza gained 120 pounds. How do these bikes...

The Forza gained 120 pounds. How do these bikes get so heavy?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 40,167
Posted By sendler
Now that you have ridden the new Yamaha, maybe...

Now that you have ridden the new Yamaha, maybe the next meet up could be at the Honda dealer to compare it to the new PCX. I 'm surprised you didn't like the foot forward portion of the floor boards...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
The displacement was increased to 153 from 125cc...

The displacement was increased to 153 from 125cc in the rest of world bikes to make them California freeway legal. Many Euro countries still get 125cc although the new A1 licensing regulations have...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Cycle-ergo has the PCX so you can see how you fit...

Cycle-ergo has the PCX so you can see how you fit according to your own height.
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http://cycle-ergo.com/
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Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
Where? Drive train? Steering? Tire vibration? It...

Where? Drive train? Steering? Tire vibration? It is normal to have the belt oscillating at different speeds and loads. It is barely tight on the bottom and you will eventually see marks on the case...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 40,167
Posted By sendler
I still find the PCX150 with an add on windshield...

I still find the PCX150 with an add on windshield perfect but it needs to go 72mph so it can-just-keep-up-with-that-last-truck. If the Smax150 can do this then they nailed it along with having a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 40,167
Posted By sendler
I adjusted the valves on my PCX150 once at 4,000...

I adjusted the valves on my PCX150 once at 4,000 miles. Very easy once you get the body work off since they are screw and nut type adjusters and not shims. The Yamaha may be even easier if the access...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
Posted By sendler
It's a PCX150 engine. All new for this bike and...

It's a PCX150 engine. All new for this bike and very advanced for fuel economy. Not a GY6.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 554
Views: 40,167
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: 554
Views: 40,167
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: 554
Views: 40,167
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 554
Views: 40,167
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,263
Views: 176,697
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: 2,595
Views: 502,791
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: 554
Views: 40,167
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: 1,263
Views: 176,697
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 1,388
Views: 259,994
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: 8,330
Views: 2,332,990
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: 8,330
Views: 2,332,990
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: 8,330
Views: 2,332,990
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: 8,330
Views: 2,332,990
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: 744
Views: 177,210
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.
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