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Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By lastmanout
Howdy, I bought a 2006 Reflex Sport for the...

Howdy, I bought a 2006 Reflex Sport for the girlfriend- she didn't like the color ( metallic blue). Has 5500 miles, really good shape. A few very -small- scuffs in the paint ( garage moves) ....
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,775
Posted By lastmanout
I went thru a bunch of dual sports 5-10 years...

I went thru a bunch of dual sports 5-10 years ago. Dr65o Suzuki (very good, little heavy off-road), DRZ400 (nose heavy, needs a 6th gear for highway, HARD seat, I liked the DR650 better), XR650L...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By lastmanout
I have bought three and now own only two (gift...

I have bought three and now own only two (gift for the GF). Have a 500 Xciting, and 250 Xciting (high miles) and the GF's is a 250 Bet and Win, All are great scooters very very VERY close to Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By lastmanout
Have one

I bought a 2007 used last winter. Car dealership was SO happy to be rid of it. Also have a 250 Xciting, and a Silver Wing, so a comparison is easy. The 500 is thirsty' 50-55 mpg and it says empty...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,026
Posted By lastmanout
Bought a 2003 in 2009. So practical, so...

Bought a 2003 in 2009. So practical, so comfortable, so right for a 50 something old guy. Sold all my dual sports and Kawi Concours. This is all the bike I need ( but have 3 more scooters now). Great...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,124
Posted By lastmanout
Wow, this is a classic case of customer 'NO...

Wow, this is a classic case of customer 'NO SERVICE" so common these days. I have fixed a few lawn mowers, dirt bikes, cars scooters etc. over the years. If I didn't do my own maintenance, doubt I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,124
Posted By lastmanout
Much talk about the old Honda Helix none about...

Much talk about the old Honda Helix none about the 2001-2006 Honda Reflex. Where they imported to Canada? Low seat height, decent power, Honda reliability, smooth little engine. 250cc Swoopy looking...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,124
Posted By lastmanout
Sorry ro hear of your troubles. Not having a lot...

Sorry ro hear of your troubles. Not having a lot of dealers or models to choose from sure makes it hard. I would look for a Honda Reflex on the used market. Bought my Girlfriend a used 2006 Bet and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By lastmanout
---The older Burgmann is a good machine - BUT-...

---The older Burgmann is a good machine - BUT- unless yo are ready to adjust your own valves,etc. the maintenance cost will take the smile off your face.

----The Yamaha Majesty is a proven -BUT-...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,988
Posted By lastmanout
I had many Motorcycles over the years. Dirt and...

I had many Motorcycles over the years. Dirt and street. Mostly was about the sensation of speed and performance. Enjoyed them. Since switching to larger scooters (250-600cc) I enjoy the scenery...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,557
Posted By lastmanout
I have a Reflex and only have rode two-up a few...

I have a Reflex and only have rode two-up a few times. Not my first choice Really slows things down- would not take it in fast traffic or hilly country . The Silverwing is better for that.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,964
Posted By lastmanout
All depends on your desires. I have A silverwing...

All depends on your desires. I have A silverwing and a reflex. Swing is 100-200 pounds heavier than a 250 cc. - sometimes notice it at slow speeds. The bigger engine is wonderful in fast traffic....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,439
Posted By lastmanout
That is great news, good choice. The 300 will be...

That is great news, good choice. The 300 will be sweet. I have bought three used Kymcos this year. A 2006 Bet and Win 250 (for Girlfriend), a really trashed 2006 Xciting 250 (runs excellent) and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 55,350
Posted By lastmanout
Has anyone mentioned a Genuine Buddy scooter ?...

Has anyone mentioned a Genuine Buddy scooter ? Retro looking, lots of colors and cute to most ladies. 150 cc or 170cc fuel injected- Almost got one for the GF. We found a used Kymco 250 instead.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,119
Posted By lastmanout
In past two years I have been suffering with...

In past two years I have been suffering with scooter sickness. There are some great used scooter deals here in the snowy northeast. I have a Honda Sliverwing 600cc, it is a great highway machine....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By lastmanout
Pics are great. Some how I cannot post pictures...

Pics are great. Some how I cannot post pictures here at ADV rider. It kicks them out Pronto with a warning. So I quit trying. Happy Holidays-
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By lastmanout
Bought it. It was advertised by a new car dealer...

Bought it. It was advertised by a new car dealer as a 2008, but has a carb not fuel injection. Dealership was happy to see it go- not many December Kymco scooter buyers when it snows. Frame states it...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By lastmanout
Thumb Might land a deal on a Kymco--

I ran across a Craigslist ad and am going for a look/see this Saturday. 2008 Kymco Xciting 500 (EFI) with 4900 miles and topcase $2600. Too good to be true- but- I gotta check it out :rayof
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,039
Posted By lastmanout
I bought my first used scooter (Honda spree)...

I bought my first used scooter (Honda spree) years ago because it was SOOOOoooo cheap. I left the keys in it several times- NOBODY stole it. I live in a rural area so a 250cc and up scoot is very...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By lastmanout
I was leaning towards a 400cc Yamaha or Suzuki...

I was leaning towards a 400cc Yamaha or Suzuki when a really good deal on a 2003 S Wing was posted on Craigslist. Was 12 miles from my house.Givi topcase, honda shop manual. spare plastic, a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By lastmanout
Did all Reflex models have a cat convertor?...

Did all Reflex models have a cat convertor? Interenet rumor said the small valve came after 2006? I doubt this as Honda rarely changes anything mid-model.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,684
Posted By lastmanout
WOW that is in nice condition. Like it came from...

WOW that is in nice condition. Like it came from a time capsule:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By lastmanout
What is the mileage? Front brake squeal is...

What is the mileage? Front brake squeal is usually pads worn past wear limit. No lining left, so metal on metal squeal. Probably could use new pads and rotor. Drop in mileage and clunking noise- belt...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,464
Posted By lastmanout
If your are satisfied it is not the choke or...

If your are satisfied it is not the choke or carb. Check to make sure the kick stand safety switch/ kill switch is not broken/corroded ( possible- unlikely). Next thing I would do is a crankcase...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By lastmanout
I get my parts from Stadium Yamaha in Texas-...

I get my parts from Stadium Yamaha in Texas- Their websight has exploded views of most every model and part. Might give you an idea .... Good luck. I hope to own a people 250s someday. Looks lke a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By lastmanout
I was really leaning towards buying a 260 or 300...

I was really leaning towards buying a 260 or 300 Linhai online. After much research Decided to go with a used Honda Reflex ($3000 OTD). You will need to change all fluids (motor oil, gear drive,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,064
Posted By lastmanout
I want my scooter running again and I want it...

I want my scooter running again and I want it right now.:kboom

Ok, I think I feel better now.[/QUOTE]

Very understandable.... I sold off my streetbikes and dual sports and now have three...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,064
Posted By lastmanout
Scooters and small motorcycles are not big...

Scooters and small motorcycles are not big sellers here in the US like they where in the 1960-70's. We used to have 4 Honda cycle dealers within 20 miles of my house- now there is one (the oldest,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,952
Posted By lastmanout
Freedom is lost when society must respond to the...

Freedom is lost when society must respond to the irresponsible acts of a few. When I was a kid 40 years ago, being able to have a paper route ( in a samll town) using my 50cc scooter was a BIG deal-...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,952
Posted By lastmanout
Ohio had a 50cc scooter exemption years back, but...

Ohio had a 50cc scooter exemption years back, but changed them to be licensed as motorcycles. Pre-teens where a BIG hazard - no fear. Now it has become common in 50cc exempt states for convicted DUI...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 90,244
Posted By lastmanout
PS.. Stop reading this and get over to her house...

PS.. Stop reading this and get over to her house and tell her you love her....right now![/QUOTE]

Great Idea. Good Lord be with you all.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 90,244
Posted By lastmanout
:rofl Thinking of buying a clone,...

:rofl

Thinking of buying a clone, sorry to hear of your troubles. Guess the chinese are slow to improve their products.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By lastmanout
I have been researching online dealers of Chinese...

I have been researching online dealers of Chinese clones. I goggle the company name + problems. Lots of sad stories and angry customers. There are many poor dealers Price is king. Quality and honesty...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,791
Posted By lastmanout
Nice. Almost bought one a few years back....

Nice. Almost bought one a few years back. Couldn't find a Majesty with a deal that 'felt right', Enjoy.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By lastmanout
All done tire installed- time to RIDE

Thanks for the replies. It is a Kymco Bet and Win 250cc. Not offered for a few years.It is much quicker than my Honda 250cc Reflex. Nobody had 140 70 12 size out of stock, out of time. Put on a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By lastmanout
OK Thanks.

OK Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By lastmanout
Replace 140 tire with 130?

Howdy All, I am putting a new rear tire on the the GF's 2006 Kymco scooter. Factory size is 140 70 12. Few choices and none in stock where I buy. I do have a 130 70 12 in my stash ( fits the Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,789
Posted By lastmanout
It needs spark and it needs fuel. Pull the spark...

It needs spark and it needs fuel. Pull the spark plug ground it by holding the threads against the head. It a shady spot, kick it over and look for spark- should be very blue. No spark ? something in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By lastmanout
I have owned a few motorcycles (30+) and jetted a...

I have owned a few motorcycles (30+) and jetted a few carbs the past 30 years. My new-to-me 2006 Reflex acts like it could use some richer (larger) carb jets. Lean in the mid-range, hard to start....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,801
Posted By lastmanout
I agree- great photos of your new 'lady'. Had a...

I agree- great photos of your new 'lady'. Had a lot of bikes also (since 1969). Now feeling the bliss of being 'scooter trash' :clap:clap:clap
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