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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By S/W
Moto-9

Bell is also doing a "Custom Fit" Moto-9 off road helmet, and I think other styles in the future.

I went for a three hundred mile ride today with no helmet problems and no sore spots on my head. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By S/W
Bell Custom Fit

After years of wearing helmets that don't fit my long oval head, I decided to get my head scanned for a Bell Custom Fit Helmet. It took months of waiting for an opportunity to find a dealer where I...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By S/W
Ear buds

The JHD 910 has wires for speakers and a headphone jack. I am hard of hearing, so always use ear buds, and have sniped off the speaker wires. With other small radios, I would use a small amplifier,...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By S/W
Jhd910

I have a Jensen JHD910 on my bike. Its actually made for outdoor use on heavy equipment or tractors.
http://www.jensenheavyduty.com/jensen-heavy-duty-mini-waterproof-am-fm-wb-radio.html
It is...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By S/W
wire into rainsuit?

Is there a two way zipper so you can open it from the bottom? I wear Carhartt coveralls when it's real cold, and run the cord through the bottom end of the zipper. I use an extension wire and leave...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,328
Posted By S/W
Maybe

You probably would have to take it there to have them do the whole job, great if you are in town.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,328
Posted By S/W
Seating a bead.

I have successfully used the following method several times.
Lube the bead opposite the tire valve stem. Then lift the tire on edge and seat that first bead as best possible with your foot against...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 55,590
Posted By S/W
Scan your head!

I am hoping that eventually Bell's scanning system will be available in all area's. I also heard from someone at Bell, they are coming out with some XXXL helmets this year, I hope so, but am hoping...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,040
Posted By S/W
Feet

It doesn't matter what we think, it only matters what works for you. With that said, being able to move your feet forward or back, is an advantage on a long trip!!
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,352
Posted By S/W
waterproof voltmemter

I have had one of these advmonster waterproof voltmeters on my bike for several years. It has never complained in any rain storm I have ridden through. It is bright enough to be seen in bright sun,...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By S/W
Battery tender

Whether you ride weekly or not, the battery tender will extend your batteries life by years.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By S/W
oh!

I wasn't expecting a totally empty road!!
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By S/W
interesting

In the first picture one of the scooters seems to have an added lip on it's windshield, in 1962. What goes around comes around.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By S/W
radio's

I found the same, my Kenwood FSR works better then the midlands. Of course , I use the Scala almost exclusively as I avoid riding with more then a couple of buddies, and I can't answer the phone with...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,539
Posted By S/W
welding aluminum

The three most important things to do when welding aluminum;

1. Clean the metal.
2. Clean the metal.
3. Clean the metal.

Use a wire brush, and try to completely get all the aluminum oxide off...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,505
Posted By S/W
Non motorcycle

Living along the ocean, I always buy things at boat supply shops. Whatever you get there is usually corrosion resistant and or waterproof. I have a Jensen JHD 910 AM/FM/WX radio on the bike. It is...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By S/W
Cb

I set myself up for CB, but, could never get the performance I was looking for. I found FSR radio worked much better for bike to bike, and have used a Scala system for the past few years with great...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,841
Posted By S/W
Lemonade?

I am enjoying the trip, keep going.
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By S/W
Rain gear

Doesn't it rain where you guys come from?

Mechanics wire can be useful in your tool kit, and of course Loctite. I also carry tools that I don't need, to fix my riding buddies bikes, cause I know...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By S/W
Reflective tape

Have you tried googling it?
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By S/W
bleeder

If you have a buddy to squeeze the lever, all you need is a hose.
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,467,273
Posted By S/W
yes it is

It is a naked scooter!! Who cares what other people think!! If you think it's a scooter, IT IS!!!!!!
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By S/W
top end

Go look at it, and ask some questions about the problem. Ask to do a compression test. Will it turn over?, did he overheat it and seize the piston?, did he try to adjust the valves and drop the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-18-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By S/W
Watched the series!

I enjoyed the series. Are wide tires or narrow better on the gravel?
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,312
Posted By S/W
Back rest

Ditto, a back rest is essential in my opinion. For long trips, I would throw a duffle bag over the rear seat and lean against that. You might try that before you actually invest in a manufactured...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By S/W
Tents as sails

I was camped along the St. Lawrence Seaway, a few years back, in up state NY. My tent was a small self supporting two man model. I had it staked down, although there was no bad weather in sight. It...
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-03-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By S/W
In the North East, I don't see maxi scooters...

In the North East, I don't see maxi scooters losing appeal at all. I see more of them every year. Of course small scooters are booming all over. Last week, I was sitting in a coffee shop along one of...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,102
Posted By S/W
stuff on board

Riding a scooter with lots of storage, I carry more tools then anybody should be allowed to carry. Of course they always seem to be used to fix other peoples bikes! I bought a BMW scoot recently and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-17-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By S/W
Hard to push

I have heard that the Burger is hard to push around due to it's transmission. My Silver Wing and 600 Sport aren't to bad.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,608
Posted By S/W
Roketa

Anyone here have a Roketa ? I worked near a place that sold them, haven't heard much about them lately.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 182,607
Posted By S/W
Ski's Shrimp Run

I was looking at some of the pictures I took last year and noticed that there was a lady who looked just like you in one of my pictures in Richmond Maine. It was at Ski's Shrimp Run Scooter Rally. It...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,110
Posted By S/W
Scooter rules ?

Why do people want to set rules about what a scooter is? Good grief. Get a life.If it's fun, you can call it a scooter!!

Fastest, best highway Honda scoot?------ Silverwing.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 182,607
Posted By S/W
have fun!!

Loved your scooter pictures, when is your book coming out??
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-05-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,505
Posted By S/W
Yep, Silverwing

A used Silverwing would be an excellent investment. They are great bikes!!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-05-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,200
Posted By S/W
Silverwing

I traded my 2002 Silverwing at 80K, not sure that was a good decision. Had a minor oil leak at one point, but, that was the only problem. That bike could probably go another 80 to 100k, I hope...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,217
Posted By S/W
Whats in my vest?

Nothing! I ride scooters and have so much storage space , I never use my vest. When I did use it, I just carried cameras, candy bars and glasses.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,495
Posted By S/W
taps and dies

If you buy cheap taps, they won't cut. I have never used Irwin taps, but, Get a BLUEPOINT set from Snap-ON.( Starret is excellent too.) I bought a brand new tap at a local hardware store a couple of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-20-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By S/W
SW racks

When the SW first came out, I built a handful of side racks for a few people. I thought they would be hot sellers,but, that was not the case. I was selling them for around $225 made from Stainless...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By S/W
Dry bags

I have been using dry bags for years. If you shop the internet, you can get them quite cheap. You don't need all the straps, pockets, and D rings all over the outside, simple roll top bags are all...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,359
Posted By S/W
Another problem

I would like to replace my "older then 5 years" helmet, but, many helmet manufacturers have stopped making xxxl helmets. Am I supposed to give up riding because I have a big head?? My favorite helmet...
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