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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By brianwheelies
Sharp looking bike. Bring that stylingto the US!

Sharp looking bike. Bring that stylingto the US!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,106
Posted By brianwheelies
I LOVE the Subaru 360! Such an awesome micro van....

I LOVE the Subaru 360! Such an awesome micro van.

I have seen 1 in real life. Cool pics. Glad California has interesting events. There was a car show at one of the casinos Saturday but work got in...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By brianwheelies
As a Vegas resident, there are a lot of options....

As a Vegas resident, there are a lot of options. Red Rock can be done in 15 minutes or less but if you stop for the overlooks you can stretch it out a bit.

Mt. Charleston is nice in the summer as...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,463
Posted By brianwheelies
Nice. The CT70 has been a favorite since I was in...

Nice. The CT70 has been a favorite since I was in the single digits.

Did you sell the little dual sport bikes?

I still want to get a small dual sport but the 80 is too small IMO.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 213,463
Posted By brianwheelies
55 to 60mph realistically. If you are not an...

55 to 60mph realistically.

If you are not an NBA player you should fit OK. They are able to carry most adults with ease.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By brianwheelies
Opening throttle at lower RPM can cause a big...

Opening throttle at lower RPM can cause a big bore thumper with CV carb to vibrate. The vacuum controlled slide jumps in the carb body altering the fuel mixture even though the throttle controlled...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
So Trail's condition was a loose battery cable?

So Trail's condition was a loose battery cable?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,106
Posted By brianwheelies
I was working and had to miss this. Too bad as I...

I was working and had to miss this. Too bad as I love vintage car shows.

Let us know how it went Sam.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By brianwheelies
Some things I have found to decrease vibration on...

Some things I have found to decrease vibration on a thumper(if applicable) are bar end weights, aluminum handlebars, free flow exhaust system, and changing from a CV carb to a direct acting slide...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By brianwheelies
I have a lot of mileage on a VN900 Custom. Was an...

I have a lot of mileage on a VN900 Custom. Was an OK bike but it was not happy above 70mph indicated on the highway. A lot of vibration.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11,060
Views: 1,638,650
Posted By brianwheelies
Is that the way the cables come with carb kit? ...

Is that the way the cables come with carb kit?

I would be looking for some cables with the metal elbow at the end.

Regarding your carb tuning, when you whack the throttle open that is the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,795
Views: 1,204,758
Posted By brianwheelies
Can't remember the 200's carb but there will be...

Can't remember the 200's carb but there will be one of three options to drain float bowl.

1. Remove the screws that hold float bowl on and dump fuel out.

2. There will be a small brass screw on...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,217
Posted By brianwheelies
Former Catholic myself! :deal Wish we had...

Former Catholic myself! :deal

Wish we had more ride reports on this bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By brianwheelies
I had a brand new ZL600 in 98. Was a 96 model in...

I had a brand new ZL600 in 98. Was a 96 model in yellow with purple flames. My first street bike. It would still spank all but one or two cruisers in the 1/4 mile that are produced today.

I think...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,217
Posted By brianwheelies
Catholics? Try Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons,...

Catholics? Try Jehovah's witnesses, Mormons, Jews, insert other cults here.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By brianwheelies
Get ready because they are coming. I look...

Get ready because they are coming.

I look forward to their arrival.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,011
Posted By brianwheelies
The Burgman has a great reputation for...

The Burgman has a great reputation for reliability. Sure it is complicated and I don't want to go into one of their transmissions but it would not deter me from owning or recommending it.

I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,011
Posted By brianwheelies
After looking through that link I am really...

After looking through that link I am really impressed with that transmission. A belt that lasts 50,000 to 100,000 miles? Sign me up!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By brianwheelies
Wait for new belt to break in. Add lighter...

Wait for new belt to break in. Add lighter weights to variator for quicker pep.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,157
Posted By brianwheelies
The wobble is well documented. Modern Vespa forum...

The wobble is well documented. Modern Vespa forum search.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,509
Posted By brianwheelies
I wouldn't have worded it that way but that is...

I wouldn't have worded it that way but that is what I was thinking.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,516
Posted By brianwheelies
Motorcycle tech needs a major shot in the arm....

Motorcycle tech needs a major shot in the arm. Cars are already becoming as fast as the fastest bikes from the factory. I find this embarrassing.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,392
Posted By brianwheelies
So this is now a common issue and yet no recall? ...

So this is now a common issue and yet no recall?

Par for the course for Piaggio. An extra cap from NGK but not specific could be a major grief saver on the trip.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
Margaritas sound good right now!

Margaritas sound good right now!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
She is going! Just had her bath and we are...

She is going! Just had her bath and we are dealing with an air-conditioning outage. Swamp cooler to the sort of rescue. Luckily it has cooled down some and the AC guy will be out in the morning.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
We looked at that very bike parked in the lot...

We looked at that very bike parked in the lot just over the bridge when we were headed to the bank. Remember?

Maybe the margaritas wiped the hard drive?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,106
Posted By brianwheelies
Smart man!

Smart man!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,971
Posted By brianwheelies
I did have an RV250. I would run it to St George...

I did have an RV250. I would run it to St George cruising an honest 65mph. Above that and it is spinning fast.

That is why I have been hesitant about the Citycom. I want a nontaxed honest 70mph...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,907
Posted By brianwheelies
Post 202 is the last one I can see on the...

Post 202 is the last one I can see on the previous page.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,907
Posted By brianwheelies
Testing...

Testing...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By brianwheelies
Drive it around with spare gas can. My old...

Drive it around with spare gas can.

My old RV250 had a 3.2 gallon tank and one time rode it far enough that it took 3.2 gallons(or it may have been rated at 3.1 gallon, can't remember).
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,971
Posted By brianwheelies
Did you get a test ride?

Did you get a test ride?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,971
Posted By brianwheelies
Nice! Are you going to pull the trigger?

Nice!

Are you going to pull the trigger?
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By brianwheelies
I'm sorry. Did you say something? I, uh. I, uh....

I'm sorry. Did you say something? I, uh. I, uh. I, uh. Can't get past the jigglers!

Kidding. Nice ride. I could not live with that fuel economy though. Too many cars get that nowadays.
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 615,045
Posted By brianwheelies
Good for you. The saddle compliments the...

Good for you.

The saddle compliments the lines quite nicely. At first iI thought you did a non-stock fender.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,239
Posted By brianwheelies
As someone very tired of rules and the...

As someone very tired of rules and the governmental money grab, I am all for 50's not needing all of the paperwork, licensing, and insurance.

They are cheap and slow and I can out accelerate any...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,907
Posted By brianwheelies
That was fast!

That was fast!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
I YouTube all of my vids. The little one is...

I YouTube all of my vids.

The little one is getting big very quickly. For being 4 weeks old she is progressing very quickly. Don't have to support her head too much other than while feeding. Her...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3,279
Views: 136,274
Posted By brianwheelies
I have a JVC Adixxion. First version. I would go...

I have a JVC Adixxion. First version. I would go forthe newer model though. Go Pro is overpriced.

Surely there are already newer better ones with competitive pricing.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,217
Posted By brianwheelies
Has anyone disrobed one of these big girls for a...

Has anyone disrobed one of these big girls for a service yet?
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