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Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,497
Posted By Warney
Battlescooters isn't Modernvespa

Kill the thread? Like Baseball, there is no crying on Battlescooters.
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Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,497
Posted By Warney
"Loaded with cash and clueless" :rofl

"Loaded with cash and clueless" :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,497
Posted By Warney
$35,000 Chrysler K Car

Rolling Art my butt. More like style over substance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_engineering
Vespa 946 = Vespa Sprint at twice the price.
Cadillac Cimarron = Chevy Cavalier at twice the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By Warney
Cell Phone Lobby = Honey Badger with lots of...

Cell Phone Lobby = Honey Badger with lots of $$$$.
RIP Scooter Rider.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,676
Posted By Warney
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/4584762174.h...

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/mcy/4584762174.html
Doesn't get much better...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,676
Posted By Warney
The SYM HD200 Evo is an overachiever just like...

The SYM HD200 Evo is an overachiever just like the CH250 Elite was.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By Warney
The author used to post on the CH250 yahoo group.

The author used to post on the CH250 yahoo group.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,852
Posted By Warney
Something isn't right if it stalls when cold....

Something isn't right if it stalls when cold. Fuel injected engines (should) require minimal fuss on cold startup. The computer or peripheral controls are making wrong decisions if it is stalling...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,926
Posted By Warney
No Kool-Aid for me

The new Sprint looks like a tarted up Vespa LX150 to me.
If it is equipped with a Ducati regulator/rectifier, call Tony.:deal
Lets hope it is a lot different as I have experience working on an...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,926
Posted By Warney
Lots o' plastic

Worked on a newish LX150 a few times, it appeared the floorboards, inside leg shield, glovebox and surrounds, upper and lower headset, and areas of trim on the lower edges of the metal body are...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Warney
I don't think that is a battery drain tube. Owned...

I don't think that is a battery drain tube. Owned an Elite 125, two Elite 150's, and an Elite 250 and they all had sealed batteries.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,926
Posted By Warney
$6000 otd for a tarted up Vespa LX150 with a butt...

$6000 otd for a tarted up Vespa LX150 with a butt ugly headlight, tons 'o plastic, and a 12hp engine? U crazy.:deal
59mph top speed? :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Warney
Float bowl drain tube? Suggest you look on...

Float bowl drain tube?
Suggest you look on Bikebandit and the mystery may be solved.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,073
Posted By Warney
Linked Brakes?:rofl

Linked Brakes?:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By Warney
Haven't ridden any of the three but from reading...

Haven't ridden any of the three but from reading online resources and owner impressions I would sure give the 2015 Honda PCX150 a close look. Honda has taken what was the 125/150cc class leader and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,168
Posted By Warney
Honda Fatcat?

Honda Fatcat?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,429
Posted By Warney
The Bando belt pictured is the correct original...

The Bando belt pictured is the correct original belt but the new part number is 23100 KGF 641. The width of the old belt should be measured with a caliper to see if it is still serviceable. Also,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,088
Posted By Warney
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.60800145044033050...

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608001450440330504&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

This is a generic illustration of how a simple carburetor meters fuel.
If it doesn't idle correctly, there...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By Warney
^^^What he said^^^ In a lot of years of riding,...

^^^What he said^^^
In a lot of years of riding, the failure rate on vacuum fuel valves on any of the MC's and Scooters I've owned is zero.
Have replaced/rebuilt several of the manual type.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,239
Posted By Warney
MC side stand safety switch is a good idea. Those...

MC side stand safety switch is a good idea. Those rubber buffers that were fitted on old MC side stand kind of worked but better an electronic nanny than to ride off with the side stand down. Many an...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By Warney
If an RF transient is causing the issue, install...

If an RF transient is causing the issue, install RF chokes on the AC line and the antenna. Put one on the inside push button line as well. There are some round style and snap together kinds...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,764
Posted By Warney
$6500 for a Vespa P200?:freaky

$6500 for a Vespa P200?:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By Warney
Caveat Emptor.

Caveat Emptor.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By Warney
Excellent Scooter, check the oil to make sure it...

Excellent Scooter, check the oil to make sure it is/was full and clean. It only holds 1 quart so is critical to maintain level and cleanliness.
Don't overfill or it will plug up the air filter...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By Warney
Very interesting little beasties, is the Sym...

Very interesting little beasties, is the Sym Symba the modern equivalent? Underboning and his Wife went on an epic World Tour atop Sym's and lived to tell the tale.
Heading off to Craigs to see...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Warney
Won't run right without an air filter. Put on a...

Won't run right without an air filter. Put on a clean Honda OEM paper filter. Throw out the Chinese CDI. Sounds like a piece of junk is intermittently plugging the main jet or some other part of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By Warney
Many have tried and failed miserably... The...

Many have tried and failed miserably...
The tiny intake and exhaust valves can only flow so much, regardless of the size of the carburetor and exhaust fitted. The architecture of the cylinder head...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,083
Posted By Warney
At least for the time being... My MP3 was...

At least for the time being...
My MP3 was great when it was in working order but the element of doubt about long term reliability dashed any notion of keeping it.
No more detours down Piaggio...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,764
Posted By Warney
That was a hard hit, fortunately you are...

That was a hard hit, fortunately you are relatively unscathed.
Sit back and chill a week or two and get healed up.
Then get another Scooter.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,373
Posted By Warney
Need to get your security situation sorted before...

Need to get your security situation sorted before you buy anything. Thieves are more than happy to take anything unsecured. Not knocking the Rebel or Agility but suggest you check out a Sym HD200...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 20,764
Posted By Warney
^^^Misinformation alert from above post^^^ ...

^^^Misinformation alert from above post^^^
The Grimeca hydraulic front disc brake on the Stella has much more stopping power and better feel than the cable operated front drum brake on the Vespa...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,567
Posted By Warney
Don't think it is an Ethanol or bad gas issue....

Don't think it is an Ethanol or bad gas issue. Pure guess is a possible fuel pump or fuel pump relay at fault? The Zuma had issues in '09 with faulty fuel pumps, corrected by Yamaha.
Zumaforums...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,682
Posted By Warney
Wicked Meet in Hyder at high noon to settle this.:deal ...

Meet in Hyder at high noon to settle this.:deal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lref4XWSyiE&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By Warney
By "hitting the starter" do you mean pushing the...

By "hitting the starter" do you mean pushing the start button or are you banging on the case of the starter to get it to engage?
We had a 1972 Pontiac that went for over a year with occasional...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,334
Posted By Warney
You'll need to buy 2 sets of Reflex rollers to...

You'll need to buy 2 sets of Reflex rollers to get a total of 6 (21G) rollers because the Reflex uses 3 (21G) and 3 (31G) rollers in the variator. The variator on the Reflex differs from other Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,501
Posted By Warney
Scooterworld in Kansas City might have a lead on...

Scooterworld in Kansas City might have a lead on one. Worth a try. Good folks there.
Oh and this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ctlGGjFws
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,661
Posted By Warney
Glad Af1 had the part and you are back on the...

Glad Af1 had the part and you are back on the road.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,501
Posted By Warney
Been at a couple of Rallies and observed the 4...

Been at a couple of Rallies and observed the 4 stroke Chetak up close. Seemed like it would run 55 uphill, 55 downhill, and 55 on the flat. Put one of those POC pipes on and they sound pretty rude.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,661
Posted By Warney
Was the kill switch in stock?

Was the kill switch in stock?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,286
Posted By Warney
Don't show that Romet Pony to Gatling.:lol3

Don't show that Romet Pony to Gatling.:lol3
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