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Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Yes I'd say the bike is more than decent for...

Yes I'd say the bike is more than decent for sure. If you see it you won't think what a piece of shit, its certainly no eye sore. Pretty good shape really.

Beezer yea something like that would...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Switchblade315 yes I bet so! concours yes...

Switchblade315 yes I bet so!

concours yes I do want an ATV, I've wanted one for a while but just never really had the money for one, well just didn't want to put too much money into one, because...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Switchblade315 good advice, and your probably...

Switchblade315 good advice, and your probably right about what happened.


So, I've had some crazy shit happen with this trailer I was using and it was unregestered and towed away, and costs $400...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Also, I just measured the gap with a feeler gauge...

Also, I just measured the gap with a feeler gauge on one of the oil rings in the cylinder, and while I need to re do it with the others to be sure, the rings seem to be good. So it HAS to be the...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
So do you think that the scratching is my main...

So do you think that the scratching is my main problem causing the smoke? The oil slipping thru the tiny scratches? Although I'd imagine the compression would be low.

That sounds like a good...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Yes, thats what happened, it just started smoking...

Yes, thats what happened, it just started smoking like mad one day and they just quit using it and used other 4 wheelers, and it sat for about 2 years. Thats what I don't understand, I thought...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Thanks for the responses! GreaseMonkey...

Thanks for the responses!

GreaseMonkey I'll definitly do some measuring. The inside of the cylinder has scratching too, there are scratches similar to my piston, and lots of scratches...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
And happy 4th of July to y'all!

And happy 4th of July to y'all!
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Pics!

Ok, so I got the pics.

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab218/btcn/Misc/Pho1.jpg (http://s865.photobucket.com/user/btcn/media/Misc/Pho1.jpg.html)
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Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Any ideas?

So any ideas how to tell if the oil rings are bad? I will post a pic ASAP when I get back to my garage. I do notice the oil ring is not as wide as the compression rings, but they are not damaged and...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
So yestarday I tore the engine apart. I...

So yestarday I tore the engine apart. I downloaded the manual and it was pretty helpful. Ran into a couple pain in the asses like the cam bolt being extremely tight and trying to find a 12 point...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
concours I see what your saying now. ...

concours I see what your saying now.

Switchblade315 yea that makes sense I can see the muffler is pretty oily. Yea it looks like it'll be a PITA to get it out, but I'll try and get the manual...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Yea that could be true too. Yea I'm sure I'll...

Yea that could be true too. Yea I'm sure I'll find out when I pull it apart and I'll take pics too.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Yea I believe the owners have the factor manual,...

Yea I believe the owners have the factor manual, I'll find out for sure that'd be pretty helpful.

And you mean cleaning the engine off before disassembly?

I'll be sure to keep y'all up to...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Ok it sounds a lot like an oil control ring then....

Ok it sounds a lot like an oil control ring then. Its probly not valves then because Engine temp has nothing to do with the smoke, from the second you start it up to full temp it smokes like hell,...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
I'm pretty sure it's a 4 stroke motor.

I'm pretty sure it's a 4 stroke motor.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,545
Posted By btcn
Polaris ATV blowing white smoke

Hello, so I'm working on a Polaris Sportsman 300 4X4, it runs ok and starts real easy but it blows white smoke like crazy, I mean it'll fog up the whole damn neighborhood. Its also an air cooled...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,822
Posted By btcn
Looks like a cool scoot, but thats a lot of $!...

Looks like a cool scoot, but thats a lot of $! Thats getting into H-D price range!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,629
Posted By btcn
I used to have one of those 4 stroke chinese kits...

I used to have one of those 4 stroke chinese kits before I was old enough to drive.

It was ok. But I really wished it had a gears, or a cvt, as it was aweful on hills. Top speed was good, stock...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By btcn
Nice scoot! I know you'll both enjoy it! ...

Nice scoot! I know you'll both enjoy it!

Whats neat about the Helix is its actually comfortable enough for long rides, unlike the Elite 150/250 and non maxi scoots. I love my Elite but its not...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By btcn
I had a close call today, not on a scooter, on my...

I had a close call today, not on a scooter, on my Harley on my way to work. Some idiot women damn near pulled straight out in front of me on this backroad, didn't even look at all, and she waited...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By btcn
You'd probably be ALRIGHT with the 80 if you just...

You'd probably be ALRIGHT with the 80 if you just going around town, but if your used to a 650 you'd get bored with it pretty quick. The 150 offers so much more acceleration and power. And it really...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,523
Posted By btcn
Don't worry, 99.999999% of the time, you either...

Don't worry, 99.999999% of the time, you either gone down or your fixin' to!:deal
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,614
Posted By btcn
Yea thats true. My Harley doesn't get great MPG...

Yea thats true. My Harley doesn't get great MPG though, its in the mid 30s. I wish it was a bit better, in the 40s at least. But I believe it has a big bore 1550 cc kit, cams, intake, etc. Its got...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,614
Posted By btcn
I would personally stay over 250 cc, 400-650 cc...

I would personally stay over 250 cc, 400-650 cc would be ideal. Don't forget the speedos on most Japanese scoots/bikes is about 10% optimistic, and the burgman is particularly bad, so 80 MPH...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By btcn
Yes an impact wrench is quite awesome to have....

Yes an impact wrench is quite awesome to have. But bewhere, although not relevent that if on the side of the road you need to replace a belt, you don't need an impact gun, there is a way to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By btcn
Yes, Wentwest is definitly right. If you can find...

Yes, Wentwest is definitly right. If you can find a 250 Elite you can afford go for it. It hardly weights any more, is about the same size, and acceleration is not much more [so its not too much for...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By btcn
Good choice! I know you'll enjoy it. Don't worry,...

Good choice! I know you'll enjoy it. Don't worry, it may take some time but they'll pop up at good prices sooner or later.

The best advice I can give you though, if it sat for a LONG time, it...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By btcn
Yes, if you can afford the 150, no comparison. I...

Yes, if you can afford the 150, no comparison. I have both too, I have an Elite 80 2001 I got for free but with $800 back feas, so I just rode it sometimes with the plate from the 150.

But yea,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By btcn
Yea the chinese ones aren't good. But I...

Yea the chinese ones aren't good.

But I have had one for thousands of miles, but I don't trust it so on long rides I always bring the tools and an extra belt to change it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
First off, I have ridden a Sport Bike. My dad...

First off, I have ridden a Sport Bike. My dad used to have a Gixxer 1000. That thing was too fast for the street too! It was scary past 8K.


Tripped1 same as my Shadow 700. I agree it is also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
That sounds pretty cool, I like those adventure...

That sounds pretty cool, I like those adventure type bikes. Do want a dual sport of some sort eventually. I'd like range like that. I get sick of filling up all the time.

First want to get an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
I ain't the only one who doesn't live the bike to...

I ain't the only one who doesn't live the bike to rev at 8K to cruise at 60 MPH?

Its not that I don't like ANY motor to rev, its just the big inch motors. I wouldn't want a dirtbike that can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
Those are nice, but not really for me. I need...

Those are nice, but not really for me. I need long range comfort. Really looking into a touring bike. H-Ds have a decent limit of 6,000 RPM, but the power flattens out long before you get there. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
Well I am pretty pecular about RPMs. I just don't...

Well I am pretty pecular about RPMs. I just don't like my engine revving higher than it needs to. For example, Harley's stock gearing on the 6 speeds is approved by me. Its not like rediclously tall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,077
Posted By btcn
Diesel!

Well, still no torque monster bike or even considerably torquey bike [still riding the 85 Shadow 700], but I got me a Diesel truck a couple months ago!:evil

I bought a 2000 Ram 3500 Dually 4X4...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,292
Posted By btcn
The Ruckus is a fun little bike. Seeing that you...

The Ruckus is a fun little bike. Seeing that you have a Buell and KTM, I think it'd be fun for short distance and screwing around. Its severly underpowered for high speed roads. Tops out at 43-46 MPH...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By btcn
Thanks for all the welcome back tastroman! ...

Thanks for all the welcome back tastroman!

And windburn sure thing I'll try and take some pics tonight or tommorw.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By btcn
fullmetalscooter sounds like a plan to me!:freaky...

fullmetalscooter sounds like a plan to me!:freaky Yea having 100 inch is awesome! And only payed $99 for a HD 16:9 refirbished Mitsubishi projector on ebay, come like brand new! And screen only $130....
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,452
Posted By btcn
Thats intresting. Yes it's true that RPM isn't...

Thats intresting. Yes it's true that RPM isn't necessarly related to MPG. An engine should operate within it's comfortable RPM range for best MPG. For example, some engines will run at 4,000 RPM and...
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