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Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By topless
I commute a lot on my burgman400 but before that...

I commute a lot on my burgman400 but before that I rode smaller bikes, CT90, Zuma125. I always wore similar gear. When it's hot I wear a mesh jacket with full pads, mesh gloves, pullover mesh...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,276
Posted By topless
Cars are more friendly to a scooter rider. They...

Cars are more friendly to a scooter rider. They just are, compared to any motorcycle I've ridden, car generally don't do things that they do to motorcycle riders, like pull out in front of you. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By topless
The fuel pumps in the 2009 Zuma125s had hot run...

The fuel pumps in the 2009 Zuma125s had hot run problems. Mine would just die after 15-20 min of running, or if it was a hot restart, it wouldn't.
The first fuel pump was replaced at just 600...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,485
Posted By topless
For years I wanted a Harley. But, I had no...

For years I wanted a Harley. But, I had no space or time to ride one. I always had dirt bikes and a pickup to take them places. Then $4/ gallon gas hit and I bought my first CT-90. Rode it...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By topless
It looks fun, but in reality I will never own one...

It looks fun, but in reality I will never own one for several reasons. 1 I don't have room for more toys. 2 I don't like the GM motor, but it's cheap and EPA approved. 3 I would buy a Ural first,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By topless
I know it's not a scooter but I think I'm in love

Just look: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/polaris/2015-polaris-slingshot-review-first-ridedrive-video.html
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,223
Posted By topless
It was a recall on the fuel pump. Warranty...

It was a recall on the fuel pump. Warranty doesn't matter. Give the vin to a Yamaha dealer and see if the recall applies, if it does, they will install the new pump free of charge and it's a new...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,214
Posted By topless
Sand and 2 wheels requires 1 of 2 things: Fat...

Sand and 2 wheels requires 1 of 2 things: Fat tires that will roll on top without sinking or enough speed to get on top of the sand. Scooters don't have either of those. Best fun on sand I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,223
Posted By topless
There was a recall on fuel pumps for Zuma125s. ...

There was a recall on fuel pumps for Zuma125s. The symptom of the defective fuel pump is quit running when hot, restart when it cools off. I owned 2 of them one failed at 600 miles the other went...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By topless
The battery on those is critical. Those...

The battery on those is critical. Those batteries really do not like not being used. They go bad real quick if left alone. One more thing, do not run it without a battery, it will blow all the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By topless
Don't know for sure, but these guys know old...

Don't know for sure, but these guys know old Honda wiring like nobody else:
http://parduebrothers.com
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,604
Posted By topless
Like I said in my post before, the stock...

Like I said in my post before, the stock windshield on a B400 is the worst thing about the scooter. When I would ride the front of my jacket sucked forward, indicating the air pocket collapsed in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,604
Posted By topless
I ride a B400 and have had a KLR650. I will say...

I ride a B400 and have had a KLR650. I will say 2 things transformed my Burgman into a very comfortable ride. A Givi AF266 windshield and a 3 Brothers seat back riser. The windshield got rid of...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By topless
My riding history for the last 5 years, commuting...

My riding history for the last 5 years, commuting 12.5 miles each way to work, 1/2 of that on 60 mph roads. Started with a real nice CT90, with a top speed of about 50, it was only city streets to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,020
Posted By topless
I learned about chains long before I ever got on...

I learned about chains long before I ever got on a motorcycle. Bicycles and home built mini bike taught me all about the bad things when a chain breaks or comes off. I've got the scars to remind...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By topless
http://host.jwcinc.net/2472/3brothersperformance/4...

http://host.jwcinc.net/2472/3brothersperformance/400br.html

It raises the stock butt rest up 4" and keeps the stock sliding adjustment. With the curve it is very comfortable.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By topless
I own a 2011 B400, bought it new as a leftover 2...

I own a 2011 B400, bought it new as a leftover 2 years ago. There isn't much difference between a 2011 and anything newer. I have over 6000 miles on it. I have made 3 changes to it. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,742
Posted By topless
My first one got a Lifan 140 making 13+ hp, I...

My first one got a Lifan 140 making 13+ hp, I ended up using a 17 tooth front and making a 40 tooth rear fit from another old Honda, also upped the chain size for more strength. It ran about 70...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,742
Posted By topless
Do yourself a favor and convert those to 12v,...

Do yourself a favor and convert those to 12v, using the Lifan electrics. It's easy to do and you get to use standard light bulbs. The headlight gets rid of the sealed beam 6v, and goes to a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,944
Posted By topless
I bought a 2011 B400 2 years ago when Suzuki was...

I bought a 2011 B400 2 years ago when Suzuki was offering 0% financing for 60 months. I've made 3 changes to it. 1- Givi AF266 windshield, completely changed the way it rides at speed in cross...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By topless
Seems every time I get bored and look at...

Seems every time I get bored and look at Craigslist I find something that I either buy or it eats at me till it's sold. I think it's karma or something.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,821
Posted By topless
I agree old 2 strokes are fun, but unless you...

I agree old 2 strokes are fun, but unless you understand the needed maintence like reeds and oil mix, stay away.
You mention riding back roads, nobody else has mentioned a Zuma 125. I rode one...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,029
Posted By topless
I used a HJC SymaxII for a couple of years, then...

I used a HJC SymaxII for a couple of years, then found the AFX FX-50. Based on this review http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/afx-fx-50/
I bought it and love it. My son was hit on...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,681
Posted By topless
For years I wanted to ride a street bike. ...

For years I wanted to ride a street bike. Problem with me is, I am just too practical. While many people buy a boat (oceans are 1000 miles away, big lakes are 100s of miles away and the lakes...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,681
Posted By topless
Ever notice how many low mileage Harley's owners...

Ever notice how many low mileage Harley's owners wear Sons of Anarchy tee shirts?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 220,892
Posted By topless
I can tell you there are people out there that...

I can tell you there are people out there that will pay whatever is asked just to be the first one around to have one. As stupid as it is, it happens.
You think normal vehicles depreciate, you...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By topless
I have. 2011 Burgman 400. I use it to commute...

I have. 2011 Burgman 400. I use it to commute to work and run errands on. My commute is 25 miles a day with 3/4 of it at 60 mph. It will run an indicated 95 mph, which is really just over 85...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,009
Posted By topless
I put 3600 miles on a Zuma125 and now ride a...

I put 3600 miles on a Zuma125 and now ride a Burgman400. For comfort, storage and speed, the Burgman is not just better, it's not really a comparison. The Zuma was fun and ok, but around here...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By topless
I've been selling synthetic oils since 1993. ...

I've been selling synthetic oils since 1993. Been to several companies training schools, had a number of discussions with lubrication engineers that work for companies like, Chevron and Castrol,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,779
Posted By topless
So many opinions and so little facts. The...

So many opinions and so little facts. The difference between mineral oil and synthetic is the consistency of molecule chain length. You can refine mineral oil to the point where it is as...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,709
Posted By topless
I was really interested in a MP3 until I ran into...

I was really interested in a MP3 until I ran into the price and the local dealer. Not completely convinced that anything French is as reliable as a Japanese bike.
The concept is a great but I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,538
Posted By topless
The first time I ever saw a Whizzer motorbike, I...

The first time I ever saw a Whizzer motorbike, I wanted one. I know you can buy kits and do it yourself, but Whizzers are the bomb. http://www.whizzermotorbike.com/

The problem is, cops don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,078
Posted By topless
I just did an old Honda conversion that gave me...

I just did an old Honda conversion that gave me some ideas for my next CT90 project (yes, I bought another one and have been buying up replacement parts). Here's the story. Years ago I had a pair...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,078
Posted By topless
I had a Lifan 140 in my CT90 for about a year. ...

I had a Lifan 140 in my CT90 for about a year. It was a hoot to ride and a pain to start. In that year I replaced the kick start lever 3 times and finally broke the kick start gear and pulled the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By topless
I lusted after a Burgman 400 for a couple of...

I lusted after a Burgman 400 for a couple of years, but just couldn't pull the trigger due to the price. I was riding a Zuma125 and it did about 85% of what I wanted, but needed more storage and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By topless
My Burgman does it when it's cold, once it warms...

My Burgman does it when it's cold, once it warms up, that goes away.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By topless
If all I wanted in a scooter was to get from...

If all I wanted in a scooter was to get from point A to point B it would be fine. But, that's not why I ride a scoot. I want storage and some wind protection. 50 mph isn't going to cut it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,696
Posted By topless
http://www.batterymart.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_...

http://www.batterymart.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_term=battery_mart&gclid=CLjIoqf3jbYCFSmoPAod_EAAoA
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,574
Posted By topless
You need an arched ramp to keep from dragging the...

You need an arched ramp to keep from dragging the bottom as you go into the truck. Straight ramps only work with bikes that have high ground clearance. I always use a tie down to keep the ramp...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,083
Posted By topless
Found out another great thing Honda didn't...

Found out another great thing Honda didn't change. The wiring harness color codes. We are fitting the NX wiring harness into the SL and the wires are the same color codes, making it easy to wire...
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