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Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,574
Posted By scottro
...yeah if she ends up really riding it a lot...

...yeah if she ends up really riding it a lot I'll have to buy my own. Lol. I gave the seller the asking price. I thought $1100 was a great deal. His ad had run for over a week and I was the only...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,574
Posted By scottro
Is there a dedicated Kymco Like 200i thread?

I just got a very clean 2011 Like 200i with 401 miles for $1100. It's spotlessly clean and looks showroom new. Only downside, I guess, is that's it's bright RED. It's my father & my gift for my...
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
With these bikes, as well as most low-cost...

With these bikes, as well as most low-cost Chinese bikes selling over the web there's essentially no warranty. I wouldn't recommend any Chinese bikes to folks who don't want to do some occasional...
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
I also read the bad reviews of SaferWholesale,...

I also read the bad reviews of SaferWholesale, but since Bar None and BrkBkbker got theirs safely, I tried them.

I got mine from Safer Wholesale via credit card thru their website. I called them...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Looks like the SSR is the same bike tho. I'm...

Looks like the SSR is the same bike tho. I'm not sure how big a presence Skyteam had in the US. Mine are Skyteams, but were sold as Pirhanas. So some of the paperwork I got says Skyteam, some...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Ok, I posted the issue to PlanetMinis and some...

Ok, I posted the issue to PlanetMinis and some ppl got me thinking straight.

These stators run DRY. That slot is a vent slot for the stator.

There's a cover directly over the stator/flywheel...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Mismith-- I have several Chinese pitbikes and...

Mismith-- I have several Chinese pitbikes and most have been great.

I've got a Skyteam CT70 clone and two of their Z50's (They're all 125s). They've all been problem free w/ the exception of...
Forum: Hacks 11-08-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
I think Bar none plated his in FL. I'll be...

I think Bar none plated his in FL. I'll be going the VT route. Pennsylvania is too strict. That being said I lack the cajones to ride these little bikes on primary roads around here. Too many...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Depends... They try to hit you for delivery and...

Depends... They try to hit you for delivery and title fees, but that can be offset some by coupon codes. Mine came in at 1129 shipped from Atlanta to PA.
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Bar none, the boat seat and number plate are...

Bar none, the boat seat and number plate are great additions. I'll be swiping those ideas from you soon enough. Lol
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,410
Posted By scottro
Ice Bear Z50 Clone w/ Sidehack

I know a few guys have these, but there isn't a dedicated thread, so let's start one.

It came in a big box and was 99% assembled when it arrived ! I got it from SaferWholesale.com. Their...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 14,710
Posted By scottro
Anybody have photos of past Elephant Rides ? Say 20 yrs ago?

I'm the present owner of the R69 w/ Jupiter sidecar mentioned in this article from 1995.

https://micapeak.com/winona/airheads/airmar95.html

The rig was apparently built and ridden by...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,026
Posted By scottro
I know the site says you can't get in until 7am...

I know the site says you can't get in until 7am on Friday, but is there any chance they'll let you into the campgrounds on Thursday afternoon/evening? 'Anybody have experience w/ this?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 82,525
Posted By scottro
What? 'Really? A photo showing nipples will...

What? 'Really? A photo showing nipples will get you banned here? :eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 82,525
Posted By scottro
How does the China Clone SuperCub compare to an...

How does the China Clone SuperCub compare to an original 80s era Passport quality-wise? Where'd ya get it? How much was it? Did you have problems registering it in PA ? :ear
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 82,525
Posted By scottro
Nicely Done ! Congrats ! :clap

Nicely Done ! Congrats ! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By scottro
+1

+1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,193
Posted By scottro
NY wouldn't plate it w/ Salvage title? I'm...

NY wouldn't plate it w/ Salvage title? I'm thinking the salvage title probably threw the monkey wrench into your registration. On a bike that new, I would think the salvage info is still fresh...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,783
Posted By scottro
Based on my experience with wives, they want what...

Based on my experience with wives, they want what they want.

You have a wife who wants to get a bike. That's a good thing.

If you talk her out of the Johnny Pag and into something else, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,193
Posted By scottro
What bike are you trying to register? What's up...

What bike are you trying to register? What's up with the salvage thing? Does it have a salvage title now that you're trying to clear?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,193
Posted By scottro
I don't get what you're doing w/ the salvage...

I don't get what you're doing w/ the salvage title? I've overpaid on a few of mine by $5 and they just sent me a refund check.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,193
Posted By scottro
Now yer talkin ! 'Anybody else out there ?

Now yer talkin ! 'Anybody else out there ?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 29,193
Posted By scottro
Ok. I've successfully registered 4 under 300cc...

Ok. I've successfully registered 4 under 300cc street bikes thru VT. They had no titles, but were street motorcycles and their VINs would have indicated that.

If I send in the application for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,894
Posted By scottro
Thanks. I've ordered blanks online before. Was...

Thanks. I've ordered blanks online before. Was hoping STROMVADER could hook us up with the local Ace info tho. :evil

For online purchase, this guy is awesome: ...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 166,894
Posted By scottro
Any chance you can get the brand and model number...

Any chance you can get the brand and model number of the blank they used? It'd be helpful info if the local Ace can't match it up and needs to order a blank. Thanks !
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,083
Posted By scottro
+1 on the Costco lights. There's a Duracell...

+1 on the Costco lights. There's a Duracell 3-pack of lights that use 3 AAA's for about $20. They come with batteries and are crazy bright.

For crazier bright light they sell 2 packs of...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
Well it ran for 22 yrs. That's more than I've...

Well it ran for 22 yrs. That's more than I've gotten out of a lot of cars.

Come to think of it, I used to have an 86 Bronco 2 w/ a gutless and thirsty 2.Hate V6. 4wd standard shift. The best...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
I've got a 4.3 Chevy in my '91 S10. Power and...

I've got a 4.3 Chevy in my '91 S10. Power and economy-wise it's no more or less impressive than the 22R or 3.0 Toyota. The automatic tranny probably dulls the power vs. a manual.

If someday I...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
Already talked to Toyota. My truck was never...

Already talked to Toyota. My truck was never involved in a recall.

I ordered a timing belt and water pump replacement kit today. The PO said he'd never changed them. I also ordered a front...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
I learned to drive with a Datsun B210. The...

I learned to drive with a Datsun B210. The only zippy thing about it was how fast the tail end would zip around on wet blacktop and nearly land me in a ditch... w/ the shitty mismatched bias ply...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
LOL. I dunno. I've had a handful of 80's era...

LOL. I dunno. I've had a handful of 80's era minitrucks, and the Toyotas were very "zippy" by comparison. I thought my '84 2.0L Mitsubishi was the slowest thing ever until I drove my neighbor's...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
Thanks everyone. I took the plunge on...

Thanks everyone. I took the plunge on Saturday. I just couldn't resist an actual 2wd 5-speed mini-truck in such nice condition.

I figured I'd risk it on the motor. I'd much rather do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,326
Posted By scottro
YMMV, but I was underwhelmed. I guess I...

YMMV, but I was underwhelmed. I guess I expected it to be cooler than it was.

The narrative is pieced together from 30-60 second soundbytes from a lot of famous biker talking heads. This goes...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,773
Posted By scottro
Toyota Trucks w/ 3.0 V6 ? What's your experience with this motor?

Leaky valve cover gaskets and leaky front main seals seem par for the course.

The head gaskets on the 3.0 V6 are prone to failure, but I've read where that was cured for the '89 model year onward...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 140,272
Posted By scottro
Great write-up. Marry that girl.

Great write-up. Marry that girl.
Forum: Trials 12-21-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 81,538
Posted By scottro
Never sell co-workers short. I'm sure they're...

Never sell co-workers short. I'm sure they're exceptional a--holes.
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 198,617
Posted By scottro
11 amp Breaker Hammer Jack-hammer

I had to dig a lot of 3' post holes in rooty/rocky/clay ground to install a privacy fence. I started out using a pinch bar, manual post hole diggers, and a gasoline-powered auger. The auger...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By scottro
Snapping photos left-handed while riding, and...

Snapping photos left-handed while riding, and with gloves and helmet on adds some complexity to the game. lol Most of my cameras have too many fiddly buttons to operate left handed and gloved. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By scottro
Casio EX-ZR400 High Speed Camera -- $200

This is an amazing camera for $200.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Exilim-Ex-ZR400-Digital-EX-ZR400WE/dp/B00B7D85JC/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384217864&sr=1-5&keywords=casio+camera

No...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By scottro
Casio EX-ZR400 High Speed Camera -- $200

This is an amazing camera for $200.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Exilim-Ex-ZR400-Digital-EX-ZR400WE/dp/B00B7D85JC/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384217864&sr=1-5&keywords=casio+camera

No...
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