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Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By bandito2
I just popped over there for a look. (I'm a...

I just popped over there for a look. (I'm a member there too.) WOW! What a mess. New sign ups already have
like 60 posts each all in the same day. (obviously spam bots) I posted an ultimatum "Like...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,657
Posted By bandito2
I think the CN250 along with the CN250 Elite,...

I think the CN250 along with the CN250 Elite, (heck! all the Elites) BMW, Yamaha Riva 200 & Morphous, Old Cushmans
among many others would be covered in the "And many more!" part of the OP's list....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,050
Posted By bandito2
Here where I live in suburban Rochester Hills...

Here where I live in suburban Rochester Hills Michigan, 2 or 3 years ago the number of deer/vehicle incidents was the highest
in the state. Not sure if that still holds true now, but there are...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Well, with all the arm waving and ranting, at...

Well, with all the arm waving and ranting, at least I don't use too much sarcasm or resort to belittling and name calling.
I TRY to be polite. (not that it helps any).... still beating that dead...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By bandito2
Yes it was. May have seemed like an arcade...

Yes it was.
May have seemed like an arcade target, but it sure beat walking. :hide :muutt :shoot
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
CAR TIRE USE ON MOTORCYCLES ____ IS LEGAL IN...

CAR TIRE USE ON MOTORCYCLES

____ IS LEGAL IN THE USA ____

Maybe not all, but possibly most people in this forum that use and/or advocate the use of car tires on motorcycles or scooters
are...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,325
Posted By bandito2
Well, if we're going to get into nit picking....

Well, if we're going to get into nit picking. several of the numbers in the spread sheet are incorrect. Here are better
numbers I found by researching actual specs (from manufacturers when...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,432
Posted By bandito2
Well, it's settled then. Experienced and...

Well, it's settled then.

Experienced and responsible riders seem to crash less than those that are less experienced and are irresponsible. Or basically the
same thing stated the other way round...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Furthermore vortexau, since you brought up...

Furthermore vortexau, since you brought up confirmation bias, I just have to say you are guilty of that very same thing in
this case by only giving the information that suits your idea. (or at least...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Laws differ around the world. This has been...

Laws differ around the world. This has been pointed out before.
ONLY if it Is illegal to do in the locale that you intend to have it done in. Here in the USA we are free to do so. The only...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
I made a jig for the swingarm so that grinding...

I made a jig for the swingarm so that grinding was done in an arc and I don't think I even went as far as 1/4 inch deep. It came out pretty nice.
Then I filed and rounded all the straight edges...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
WOW! every 155/80R12 I used on my Reflex scooters...

WOW! every 155/80R12 I used on my Reflex scooters required a slightly modified swingarm to keep the sidewalls from rubbing.
Did you use some kind of spacers to move the swingarm out away from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 319,086
Posted By bandito2
Ya gotta stretch yer imagination just a tweek and...

Ya gotta stretch yer imagination just a tweek and squint yer eyes a bit and blur the look
of the bike (and just the bike) and everything looks fine. :evil To me anyway, cuz I'm not
gonna complain...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
I seriously doubt you'll find a car tire to fit...

I seriously doubt you'll find a car tire to fit on the front of your Reflex, nor do I think you should even try that. The front tire leads the
bike into turns and for this you absolutely need the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,297
Posted By bandito2
If the port-a-wall doesn't work out for you, you...

If the port-a-wall doesn't work out for you, you could try what this guy did. Noting can really compare to the real deal, but this is the best thing he's found so far. It's a bit more involved...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Car tires being used on motorcycles (and scooters...

Car tires being used on motorcycles (and scooters too) has been around for quite some time. With the proliferation of motorbikes in general and
the improvement in quality of both motorcycle and car...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
I suspect he was talking about the tread pattern....

I suspect he was talking about the tread pattern. If so, then he was mistaken since the tread will appear exactly the same even with the tire mounted the other way around on the rim. This pattern is...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,903
Posted By bandito2
Riding like that and you are just asking every...

Riding like that and you are just asking every vehicle that comes up from behind you to make an incursion into YOUR LANE to pass you which is not a safe thing. You are better able to be seen by...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 245,523
Posted By bandito2
Well some explanation is going to be required...

Well some explanation is going to be required anyway and since I don't have a PCX, I'll have to use my Reflex as an example.
Of course speed and RPMs are going to be different for the PCX, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,989
Posted By bandito2
The other thing about this is that if the bike...

The other thing about this is that if the bike happens to slow down enough for the clutch to disengage, it will begin to
freewheel and pick up speed. This would happen occasionally on my Silverwing;...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 245,523
Posted By bandito2
And make sure the side stand is up too.

And make sure the side stand is up too.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 245,523
Posted By bandito2
Try servicehonda online ...

Try servicehonda online
http://www.servicehondapsn.com/fiche_select2.asp?category=Scooters&make=Honda&year=2015&fveh=207039

Not sure of the break in recommendations, but it might be prudent to...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By bandito2
Not yet, but thinking about it for my 2006...

Not yet, but thinking about it for my 2006 FSC600A Silverwing. A quick look for something other than OEM finds this:
http://www.siraweb.com/p/88/gas-prop-c16-09903
About the right size, but not...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By bandito2
I feel your pain. But I don't think it is just...

I feel your pain. But I don't think it is just scooter people. Now don't call me prejudice, but I suspect this may be more common with Chinese scooter parts seeing as how it seems they get thrashed...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By bandito2
And here is a snippet from a post of mine from...

And here is a snippet from a post of mine from the thread "The ultimate adventure scooter - my idea" :
snippet start>
"Reflex rear shocks which have 4.7" travel and 15.625" center to center...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 59,164
Posted By bandito2
Well I guess I got lucky going up there last...

Well I guess I got lucky going up there last weekend when Cycle-Moore had their 39th anniversary of operation/birthday bash. Really nice weather
and tons of food at the potluck on Saturday. So much...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 59,164
Posted By bandito2
Gahh! ...... Dammitall!! Turns out I'm not going...

Gahh! ...... Dammitall!! Turns out I'm not going to make the fall beauty trip after all since I already had another weekend up there for the Cycle-Moore 39th birthday bash. The GF insists.... :nono...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By bandito2
My friend had a belt break on his Silverwing....

My friend had a belt break on his Silverwing. Unknown mileage, the belt was OEM and the drive belt recommended change interval is every 16000 miles.

I had a drive belt break on my 2004 Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bandito2
Like I said, the guy doing the video missed much...

Like I said, the guy doing the video missed much of the best spots. Anyway, some of the better twisty roads in Michigan are in the northern part of lower Michigan; especially along the lake and up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bandito2
OK, here's some video of the ride. Some...

OK, here's some video of the ride.

Some parts of the video did not view the Silverwing because he was further back in the pack and missed some of the more daring turns.... still a pretty cool...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,612
Posted By bandito2
Yes they are a pain to take apart to replace...

Yes they are a pain to take apart to replace something as seemingly minor as the fuel filter. However, something like the fuel filter rarely ever really needs any servicing.
The fuel filter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,410
Posted By bandito2
3 years ago at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in...

3 years ago at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in Arkansas, my friend talked me into going on an exploratory ride that he read
about in a 2009 ridermagazine "Favorite Rides" article. The road ended up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,612
Posted By bandito2
:jjen So to test, the thing to do is run it for...

:jjen So to test, the thing to do is run it for 30 seconds and expect to get 8 ounces, or just do it for 15 seconds and expect to get about 4 ounces.

Actually, the specification calls for more...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Interesting video, but largely irrelevant. When...

Interesting video, but largely irrelevant. When motorcycles use passenger vehicle tires, the load on the tires is not applied in the same way. Mostly motorcycles load the tires on a line from where...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bandito2
Northwestern lower Michigan near Traverse City &...

Northwestern lower Michigan near Traverse City & Charlevoix. Roughly from Interlochen, over to the lake, up around the Leelanau peninsula, around Grand Traverse Bay, over to Chalevoix and Boyne City,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bandito2
That day anyway. I normally don't ride like...

That day anyway. I normally don't ride like that.... just sometimes... usually when no one else is around. Everything was just right. Sounds corny to say stuff like being one with the bike, the road,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By bandito2
Yeah, but where I was kicking ass was in the...

Yeah, but where I was kicking ass was in the turns where I was millimeters away from scraping hard parts. It was a lot of fun but really, one of the main points of the thread was that it was about a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
Ya turn like anybody else that runs a bike tire...

Ya turn like anybody else that runs a bike tire down til it squares off a bit. You can handle that... right? Sure it's not the same as a fresh new bike tire, but you get used to it... Nothing...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,422
Posted By bandito2
You could probably get a tire shop to order a GT...

You could probably get a tire shop to order a GT Radial CHAMPIRO WinterPro for you in a 155/65R14 size. It is probably the closest to stock size in a car tire as far as diameter is concerned. Only...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 59,164
Posted By bandito2
Nah.... just get a scooter...... works for...

Nah.... just get a scooter...... works for me.:rofl

Hmmmmm? :jjen Now I wonder.... How would my scoot do in the dirt? :huh ..........................:p3rry & :muutt maybe not such a good idea...
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