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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By hugemoth
Great riding around Bend but forget renting a...

Great riding around Bend but forget renting a house or apartment. Current vacancy rate is 0.4%.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By hugemoth
There is a huge difference in wear. Aluminum will...

There is a huge difference in wear. Aluminum will wear out much faster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By hugemoth
I have personal experience with a 200cc Lifan...

I have personal experience with a 200cc Lifan (Chinese) dual sport that I bought new in 2007. It's been the most reliable small bike I've ever owned and I've owned many in 50 years of riding. Not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,426
Posted By hugemoth
My 2005 Zongshen 200cc dual sport has good...

My 2005 Zongshen 200cc dual sport has good quality fasteners, mostly grade 8.8 cadmium plated bolts with lock nuts. I doubt they would be using lower quality fasteners 9 years later.

My 2007...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By hugemoth
I'm with KirkN, put a bigger engine in the CT70....

I'm with KirkN, put a bigger engine in the CT70. It'll be as fast or faster than the Grom, lighter, more off road capable, etc.. Keep the original engine so if original CT70s become worth megabucks...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
Everyone on the forum has probably heard the...

Everyone on the forum has probably heard the standard talking points about Chinese motorcycles, they're poorly made, unreliable, throw away bikes. No doubt that is true for some Chinese bikes but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,726
Posted By hugemoth
Honda offered the GL500 Interstate in 81 and 82...

Honda offered the GL500 Interstate in 81 and 82 and a 650 version in 83. That's the closest I can find to what you're hinting at, and there are still quite a few running around. Even after 30+ years...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By hugemoth
I'm one of those early adopter guys and without...

I'm one of those early adopter guys and without guys like me we might all be riding BSAs instead of Japanese bikes. When I bought my first Honda in 1961 most riders were poo-pooing Japanese bikes as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
Manufacturer Name: Zhejiang Xmotos Co Ltd ...

Manufacturer Name: Zhejiang Xmotos Co Ltd
Address: 2 Jinniu Road Baiyang Industrial Zone
Zip / Country / Phone: 321200 China
Product Type: ATV

The engine would be 1 cylinder, 67mm bore, air...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,125,991
Posted By hugemoth
KTM bought Husqvarna then licensed some engines...

KTM bought Husqvarna then licensed some engines and bikes to Shineray (Chinese owned). Shineray makes good bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,726
Posted By hugemoth
Less is more. Big vs. small.

Seems here in the US most people think the bigger, better, faster, newer, more gadgets, the more enjoyment they'll get out of riding. For me in fact the opposite is true. From mopeds to Goldwings...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 159,820
Posted By hugemoth
That one appears to be similar to the 110 engines...

That one appears to be similar to the 110 engines I've used. Clutch is on the crankshaft so it must be in neutral with clutch out to start.

The engine number indicates 1 (engine series), P...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 159,820
Posted By hugemoth
The billet aluminum ones are good and sturdy...

The billet aluminum ones are good and sturdy where the ones built like a standard radiator are subject to punctures by rocks or sticks or just high oil pressure. All the braided stainless steel hoses...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 159,820
Posted By hugemoth
I agree on battery-less. It's really nice to have...

I agree on battery-less. It's really nice to have a bike that you can park for months then kick it and go without having to replace those little batteries that seem to last only a year or so....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,125,991
Posted By hugemoth
This could be a good deal for someone wanting an...

This could be a good deal for someone wanting an inexpensive dual sport bike. It appears to have the Honda CG125 based clone engine which is reliable and long lasting. I have 52,000 miles on my Lifan...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 159,820
Posted By hugemoth
2 of my friends have done the ATC125 swaps on...

2 of my friends have done the ATC125 swaps on their CT90s and of course I've raced them on my CT90/Lifan140. The 140 is faster in acceleration and top speed. Haven't tried the Lifan 125.

The Lifan...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,504
Posted By hugemoth
Probably a good bike but finding dealer support...

Probably a good bike but finding dealer support for parts and service may be a problem as it is for the Chinese bikes. No problem if you work on your own bikes. I say buy one and let us know how it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 99,180
Posted By hugemoth
For those who want something like a Grom with off...

For those who want something like a Grom with off road capabilities, for little money, you can start with an old Trail 90. I built this one several years ago with a 140 cc engine, XR100 front end and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By hugemoth
I sit on a chair next to the bike, holding it...

I sit on a chair next to the bike, holding it upright and balanced, checking level with dip stick setting on the threads but not screwed in.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,286
Posted By hugemoth
I was kidding....

I was kidding....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,286
Posted By hugemoth
Those are cool but low ground clearance may be an...

Those are cool but low ground clearance may be an issue.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 108,622
Posted By hugemoth
My little Chinese bike and GL500I. ...

My little Chinese bike and GL500I.


http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a583/QDM2/DSCN2494s_zps125b4142.jpg

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a583/QDM2/DSCN1736s1_zps726de119.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 997
Views: 183,532
Posted By hugemoth
I have one that I used once, it worked fine. Used...

I have one that I used once, it worked fine. Used it on a Suzuki too, a car.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
Standard Chinese motorcycle engine...

Standard Chinese motorcycle engine identification.

Example LF163FML-2M

First letter or two indicate the manufacturer. These may be omitted. LF = Lifan, ZS - Zongshen, etc..

First digit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,760
Posted By hugemoth
Super light small street legal trail bike to...

Super light small street legal trail bike to carry on a bumper rack, 140cc.
2 slightly bigger dual sports for FS roads and grocery getting, 200cc each.
1 33 year old Silvering Interstate for...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,501
Posted By hugemoth
Mine would usually not smoke on start up if it...

Mine would usually not smoke on start up if it was parked on the center stand but would kill all the mosquitoes in the area if it were parked on the side stand. My theory is a tiny bit of oil would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
I don't know which brand is the most reliable...

I don't know which brand is the most reliable because my experience has only been with Lifan. I'll have some idea of the Roketa (Zongshen) reliability in a few years.

Went for a ride today with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
Can't speak for others but the reason I own them...

Can't speak for others but the reason I own them is because they're very inexpensive to buy and run, reliable and long lasting.

The blue Lifan in my original post cost $1375.00 delivered and has...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
The number one brand is one I've never heard of,...

The number one brand is one I've never heard of, something like Qinqi Chongking. They're not an export brand. Not sure what brand is considered the best in China but I know Zongshen has a good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By hugemoth
Chinese Bikes, let's see yours

China sold 26.4 million motorcycles in 2012, comparatively, motorcycle sales in the United States totaled to 452,386 sold units in the same year. We don't see many Chinese bikes in the US yet, but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By hugemoth
When I used to drink my glass of red wine every...

When I used to drink my glass of red wine every evening I'd wake up to pee in the middle of the night and sometimes not get back to sleep. Once I quit the wine (replacing it with a single toke of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,179
Posted By hugemoth
Early morning it the best part of the day. ...

Early morning it the best part of the day.

“Morning brings back the heroic ages. There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,669
Posted By hugemoth
Alcohol is the real problem, not pot. Guess you...

Alcohol is the real problem, not pot. Guess you could move to Idaho.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By hugemoth
The heavy duty plastic 5 liter bags from boxes of...

The heavy duty plastic 5 liter bags from boxes of wine work well too. They have a valve and infuse the water with a touch of burgundy flavor.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By hugemoth
I too built a similar one but the type that...

I too built a similar one but the type that leaves the front wheel in place. Towed a bike from Oregon to the east coast and back with no problems. I found it more convenient to use a tiny HF trailer,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,125,991
Posted By hugemoth
I've sort of had experience with this brand. In...

I've sort of had experience with this brand. In 2007 4 friends and me bought new Lifan 200cc enduro bikes as kind of a lark. We figured if they destructed after 10,000 miles we'd have gotten our...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,125,991
Posted By hugemoth
The seller said he had dozens of calls but I just...

The seller said he had dozens of calls but I just happened to be the first.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 840,742
Posted By hugemoth
Love the GL500I. Rode mine to Alaska last summer....

Love the GL500I. Rode mine to Alaska last summer.

I bought a 2005 Roketa 200cc dual sport bike yesterday for $125.00. New condition with 525 total miles. Great running little bike with an engine...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,125,991
Posted By hugemoth
Today I bought a 2005 Roketa 200cc dual sport...

Today I bought a 2005 Roketa 200cc dual sport with 525 miles on it for $125.00. New condition, never been licensed, made by Zongshen. Good reliable bikes, perfect learner bike. You can get some good...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,320
Posted By hugemoth
I use 1 gallon Arizona Tea jugs. Cheap, sturdy,...

I use 1 gallon Arizona Tea jugs. Cheap, sturdy, made of HDPE.

Also use a Hydro Flask, a very nice vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle but only 21 oz. Works great for keeping water cold during...
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