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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:41 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I'll take that into consideration, Schnutzy. The...

I'll take that into consideration, Schnutzy. The side stand on my TU250X is getting stiff. I've got at least five spray cans of chain lube. I mean, who can live long enough to use up five cans of...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:12 PM
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Posted By blugg1
When I was going to grad school in San Francisco...

When I was going to grad school in San Francisco in the '60s I owned a 305 Super Hawk for about six months, then sold it to my friend because I bought a Triumph Trophy 500cc. He would beat me on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:28 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I had the same unpleasant experience (kick stand...

I had the same unpleasant experience (kick stand related) on a Suzuki DR650. Fixed with the same solution.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I actually put Shinkos on my motorscooter and it...

I actually put Shinkos on my motorscooter and it significantly improved both ride and traction, plus they don't cost an arm and a leg.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, Merely a suggestion. Actually, it's...

Red,

Merely a suggestion. Actually, it's what I would do as I have very little in the way of mechanical skill. Changing oil and filter and airing up the tires is about it.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, may I suggest you take it down to Tim Holt...

Red, may I suggest you take it down to Tim Holt at Bisbee Bug? He is an expert motorcycle mechanic. He will fix the problem, whether it be stripped threads, locktite, etc. He works on scooters all...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Thanks for the reply. Now I'm beginning to get a...

Thanks for the reply. Now I'm beginning to get a handle on how complicated simulation can be.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,261
Views: 227,806
Posted By blugg1
YamaGeek

First, l enjoy your work on the simulated race courses. If I might make a couple of constructive criticisms.

1. at those speeds you don't turn the handlebars into a corner. That would be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 11:57 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Bridgestones are perfectly OK tires. I ran them...

Bridgestones are perfectly OK tires. I ran them on my Ninja some years back. Sorry that Shinko tire size offerings are limited in Sweden, but you seem to have found the solution.

Anyway, at this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Take a look at Shinko tires. Have them on my...

Take a look at Shinko tires. Have them on my SYM. Better grip in cornering and better ride. Will replace the tires on the TU with Shinkos when the time comes.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Thanks, Brian.

Thanks, Brian.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Very good, Red. Except it would be "la nariz." ...

Very good, Red. Except it would be "la nariz." You must learn the noun along with its definite article. They always go together. In that way you also learn whether the noun is masculine or...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,092
Posted By blugg1
Thanks for the clarifying info. Fortunately, I...

Thanks for the clarifying info. Fortunately, I do not live in a city with its stop and go slow traffic, but in rural southern Arizona, where I can get out of town in five minutes. Then it's just...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Clearly, I don't have the "stuff." At least not...

Clearly, I don't have the "stuff." At least not anymore, scooterboi. When I rode Red's Trail I couldn't even get it started. I'm an old guy and have arthritis in my right hip. Ordinarily it...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 4,092
Posted By blugg1
Thanks. However I don't know what an "adjustable...

Thanks. However I don't know what an "adjustable clutch" is. Perhaps you could enlighten me.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,092
Posted By blugg1
I never heard of SYM until a few years ago. ...

I never heard of SYM until a few years ago. After having had a Vino 125 (useless in these mountains) and a Burgman 650 (everything you didn't like about big scoots, plus helmet buffeting from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By blugg1
So far nearly 8,000 miles on the SYM. Nary a...

So far nearly 8,000 miles on the SYM. Nary a problem. But I did throw away the original tires and replaced them with Shinkos. Smoother ride and better cornering.

Scooterboi, your pics are...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Here is the frame, actually a 1976 T3, with a V7...

Here is the frame, actually a 1976 T3, with a V7 Sport tank and a still-under-construction solo seat. Frame has been sand blasted and powder coated.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By blugg1
That Moto Guzzi engine was taped up prior to...

That Moto Guzzi engine was taped up prior to being transported around to the side of Maynard's house and into his handmade sand blasting cabinet. Here it is safely ensconced in the cabinet.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 05:48 PM
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Views: 4,092
Posted By blugg1
My SYM HD200 disengages also at about 12 MPH (20...

My SYM HD200 disengages also at about 12 MPH (20 KPH). Otherwise, on a long downgrade you have plenty of engine braking, so perhaps the Citicom and the HD share the same drivetrain.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 08:12 PM
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Posted By blugg1
And there were Mariachis.

And there were Mariachis.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, I don't think Ricki Lee Jones ever lived in...

Red, I don't think Ricki Lee Jones ever lived in Bisbee, but apparently her mother did. Perhaps that's the reason she came here to get married. I rode my TU250X down to Naco today to visit a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Bit of trivia: Ricki Lee Jones got married in...

Bit of trivia: Ricki Lee Jones got married in Bisbee, and Lucinda Williams is the daughter of the southern poet Miller Williams (who recently passed away).

I have CDs by both artists and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, don't you have heat of some sort in your...

Red, don't you have heat of some sort in your house?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By blugg1
I saw my first TU yesterday, a silver/black one...

I saw my first TU yesterday, a silver/black one like mine, right here in Bisbee, Arizona. Rider was dressed in black with a black helmet. Might have been a woman.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By blugg1
A hall tree looks something like an open air...

A hall tree looks something like an open air armoir (sp?).
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, I have a torque wrench.

Red,

I have a torque wrench.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Yes, I believe so. Prevents you from starting in...

Yes, I believe so. Prevents you from starting in gear when you think it's in neutral. So you don't get a surprise.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Red, re: your question about where the divorce I...

Red, re: your question about where the divorce I wrote about occurred, it was in Sierra Vista, where I lived for a few years. Our house had a swimming pool, hot tub, all the amenities. She got...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I've got a 1955 Waring blender with an all steel...

I've got a 1955 Waring blender with an all steel bottom. Very heavy. Took it apart, cleaned it up. Works perfectly. Learned the hard way not to run it at 3 AM for a smoothy. Woke everyone up. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By blugg1
In '93 I got divorced and ended up in the street...

In '93 I got divorced and ended up in the street with a suitcase and a bicycle. A colleague friend heard about my dilemma and had a trailer that I could live in. It was only two miles from where I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 09:57 PM
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Posted By blugg1
In 2016 I must renew my drivers license. In...

In 2016 I must renew my drivers license. In Arizona, probably after the age of 70 or thereabouts, you must go in for not only renewable but for a vision test. Assuming you have a clean record...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 08:59 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Bueller's spot on about the timing belt and water...

Bueller's spot on about the timing belt and water pump. I had a VW Passat and was on my way to Oregon with my friend when a flashing sign appeared on the instrument panel:

STOP IMMEDIATELY! ...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I believe Red has made up her mind. Period. End...

I believe Red has made up her mind. Period. End of story.

Now I see why Hugh Hefner had a stroke.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,261
Views: 227,806
Posted By blugg1
Back when I moved to Bisbee in 1976, an...

Back when I moved to Bisbee in 1976, an entrepeneur from Colorado owned it and we became friends and yes, a few parties were had. Alas, I have no idea who owns it now. It was originally built for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Not all houses in Bisbee are miner's shacks.

Not all houses in Bisbee are miner's shacks.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By blugg1
scooterboi, where is the Heinkelfest? Pikes...

scooterboi, where is the Heinkelfest? Pikes Peak? Colorado's not far from Arizona. Actually AZ is sort of unusal in that its borders touch California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,261
Views: 227,806
Posted By blugg1
Red, I can give you a ride over to Sierra Vista. ...

Red, I can give you a ride over to Sierra Vista. I have an appointment there Monday at 130 PM, Tuesday at 1:40 PM, and at 1:40 PM the rest of the week through Friday.

I just PM'd you about...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 09:11 PM
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Posted By blugg1
Klaviator, Once, driving leisurely across...

Klaviator,

Once, driving leisurely across country, I stopped in late afternoon in a small Kansas town. I parked and walked up and down Main Street and saw an old time drug store, entered, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,261
Views: 227,806
Posted By blugg1
Red, I am sorry to read that your trusty Montero...

Red, I am sorry to read that your trusty Montero is currently in the hospital. May it recover and become your faithful servant once again.
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