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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 38,322
Posted By redhandmoto
"Conventional" here is not an official term: it...

"Conventional" here is not an official term: it just means non-synthetic; regular ol' out-of-the-ground refined-from-crude oil. Sometimes referred to as "dino", as in "dinosaur", a nod to its origin....
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By redhandmoto
http://kakaku.com/bike/images/bike/HONDA_MONKEY.jp...

http://kakaku.com/bike/images/bike/HONDA_MONKEY.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,182
Posted By redhandmoto
Good price - '08 GTS 250 ie. Not mine, of...

Good price - '08 GTS 250 ie. Not mine, of course.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/5022268804.html
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By redhandmoto
Good for you! Please post up your further...

Good for you!
Please post up your further investigations into a possible parasitic draw. +1 on the tender.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By redhandmoto
Huh. Well, I've had 'em fail like that. If the...

Huh. Well, I've had 'em fail like that. If the dealer has traced and checked out the charging system, a new battery, which is cheap enough at Wally World, may well be the answer. And battery tender...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By redhandmoto
How old is the battery? Battery cells can...

How old is the battery? Battery cells can oxidize over time, making them less and less 'productive' of usable juice, and less able to accept a recharge from the vehicle system or a standalone...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
I saw that article! Hilarious! Where the heck...

I saw that article! Hilarious! Where the heck was it?

75%? Mmmmm...mebbe, uh, 50%...:D
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
From what I can see, there are now US/Canada...

From what I can see, there are now US/Canada businesses that specialize in China bike parts: most everything is available. That doesn't help you in a warranty situation, of course; Chinese...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
SYM has had some appalling luck with getting...

SYM has had some appalling luck with getting decent US distribution. First, there were the lamentable Carter Brothers, overextended and overstocked, for whom arson was the answer in getting out from...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
Had been planning on going up there this week...

Had been planning on going up there this week anyhow to get some final drive work done on my wife's scoot that is well beyond my skill/tool set. The danger in such forays, for me, is in seeing scoots...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By redhandmoto
OP: Sounds like a blast! Do a ride report, ok? ...

OP: Sounds like a blast! Do a ride report, ok?

Phipsd, you bring up something I've often wondered about when reading folks' scamping-wilderness RRs, etc.: how do lightweight tents keep grizzlies...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
Ah. Well, more for me, then, as Pee Wee...

Ah.

Well, more for me, then, as Pee Wee would say; the SYM-of-Taiwan made Lances are quite as good as most marques, and enjoy a deserved reputation for reliability and value.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By redhandmoto
Hmm...new (?) interesting scoot

How did I miss this last summer?...Lance-branded, SYM-made 150:

http://www.lancepowersports.com/models/cabo150.html

Carbed; cost-effective.

Dealer is 20 miles away; think I'll go take a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,722
Views: 1,446,377
Posted By redhandmoto
Very cool photo, vespatim!

Very cool photo, vespatim!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 283,392
Posted By redhandmoto
looking forward to your review.

looking forward to your review.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 283,392
Posted By redhandmoto
true dat.

true dat.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 283,392
Posted By redhandmoto
Reliable BBKs and the ancillary supporting bits...

Reliable BBKs and the ancillary supporting bits up to 183cc are available.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, Man; I'm gonna tell your Mom...

Oh, Man; I'm gonna tell your Mom...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 283,392
Posted By redhandmoto
@ DOUBLE-O G - Oh, ya gotta get back in the grom...

@ DOUBLE-O G - Oh, ya gotta get back in the grom game. Good BBKs and ancillary upgrade bits (throttle bodies, etc.) now on offer up to 183cc! Aftermarket lower and more comfy seats! Swag! Interesting...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By redhandmoto
Huh; maybe it was a Mojito. But those clones...

Huh; maybe it was a Mojito. But those clones could indeed be made reliable.

Doggone, I looked for months for a long-case (13" wheels) Joker clone. Factory stopped making l/c engines...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By redhandmoto
Laugh I effin' Love it - nothing makes the knives come...

I effin' Love it - nothing makes the knives come out and the gloves come off quicker than a Chinese Scooter thread.

I once had a product of one of the "better" PRC companies; not a scooter, but...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Lamentably, I do have the Leno malformation. ...

Lamentably, I do have the Leno malformation.

You know, I always wondered why some manufacturer didn't apply the NFL-type open grid chin guard to moto helmets.

Un-claustrophobic-feeling;...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, fellers, the web is a terrific thing for...

Well, fellers, the web is a terrific thing for research, comparisons, studies, reviews, opinions and what-have-you, but you can't try the fit and feel or your own karmic reaction to a bike or a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,182
Posted By redhandmoto
cheap pristine-ish low miles Jawa ped; needs fast...

cheap pristine-ish low miles Jawa ped; needs fast action! I'd be on this like a cheap suit if I hadn't just bought a grom.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/4997476104.html
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Why, thank you, Cheryl; wow! Summary and...

Why, thank you, Cheryl; wow! Summary and citation! Either your memory is eidetic or you wrote the article! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,182
Posted By redhandmoto
Cheap! Needs coolant pump; cracked panels, but a...

Cheap! Needs coolant pump; cracked panels, but a handyman's dream:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/5002639155.html
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,946
Posted By redhandmoto
Pitty, the sheer power of your CT-Fu has become...

Pitty, the sheer power of your CT-Fu has become frightening. Are you dowsing for them with a forked stick?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Thanks, guys, for the input. You know,...

Thanks, guys, for the input.

You know, seems I remember a study done a few years ago wherein cheaper, 70-dollar helmets were found to be at least equal to even the most expensive in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Dude, you're correct - fit is everything, which...

Dude, you're correct - fit is everything, which is why it's disappointing not to find any mods locally. Haven't gone far enough to look as yet, likely.

Like to find a nice modular - protection...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 319,206
Posted By redhandmoto
Hah! You know, the first thing I thought of...

Hah! You know, the first thing I thought of while dusting myself off was of you guys, as in "Huh, Bisbee, AZ; All Gravel All the Time."

Surprised you didn't get a big vodka tonic with your...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Thanks; don't it take you by surprise, though. ...

Thanks; don't it take you by surprise, though. Now in all this time, I've had one of each - a lowside and a highside.

That's quite enough, thank you.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
But it matches the dents in my head! No,...

But it matches the dents in my head!

No, really; looking at modulars on the Webz right now., which have disappeared from the local dealer...what the deal with I wonder?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
..and back from ordering parts: stem and muffler...

..and back from ordering parts: stem and muffler shield = 38 bucks. Least was cheap off.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
If you gotta have a bike fall on you, I'll take a...

If you gotta have a bike fall on you, I'll take a Grom over a Wing any day
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, Yah. Pratfalls def not commensurate with...

Oh, Yah. Pratfalls def not commensurate with keeping one's air of aged wisdom and dignity. Nineteen bikes in, one would think one might handily transition from shiftless CVT to manual gears and back...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 319,206
Posted By redhandmoto
Ahhh! Savor your well-deserved victory!

Ahhh! Savor your well-deserved victory!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Only the dignity suffers, Red :D

Only the dignity suffers, Red :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Feel like an idiot, s'wot: slicky new tires,...

Feel like an idiot, s'wot: slicky new tires, crossing sand & fine gravel at a shallow angle, while downshifting to make ab-sol-utely sure that ya break traction at the worst possible moment...then...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By redhandmoto
Rookie boner keeps yaz fresh and attentive

So there I was, ok, twelve miles on the new little bike with an afternoon”s worth of errands ahead: dentist to get an impression for a fresh set of acrylic choppers, barbershop, pharmacy to pick up a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By redhandmoto
vanislejay, there's a 2T subforum on...

vanislejay, there's a 2T subforum on modernbuddy.com, a site for fans of the "Genuine" scooter line. Folks there deal with the LML Stella (US name of the LML Star) all the time. They can help.
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