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Forum: Asia 09-14-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By wlkn_mn
Looking for a bike in Kathmandu

Hi all -

I find myself in Kathmandu for awhile and would to find a little bike to tool around on. Does anyone have something in the area, or perhaps know a reliable person who could source one?
...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-26-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By wlkn_mn
Anyone in India? delhi --> Kathmandu...

I'm making a long trip to Kathmandu at the end of the summer and am thinking about taking some extra days on the front end for a ride from Delhi to Kathmandu. I'll be in Nepal for a couple years...
Forum: Asia 06-22-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By wlkn_mn
delhi --> Kathmandu

I'm making a long trip to Kathmandu at the end of the summer and am thinking about taking some extra days on the front end for a ride from Delhi to Kathmandu. I'll be in Nepal for a couple years and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By wlkn_mn
Thumb I should have updated this earlier, but I forgot....

I should have updated this earlier, but I forgot. CH250 dude came through on my order and the products are as described.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By wlkn_mn
FYI - CH250dude is experiencing some technical...

FYI - CH250dude is experiencing some technical difficulties with his website / payment method via PayPal. If you recently made an order with him, you should send him a note via the website and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By wlkn_mn
I had the same issue a few years back and it...

I had the same issue a few years back and it ended up the rubber fitting between the carb and the head was dry rotted and cracked. As the vacuum increased, it sucked air in through the cracks and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,086
Posted By wlkn_mn
Go get 'em slick! I have a few extra parts laying...

Go get 'em slick! I have a few extra parts laying around too. Shoot me a pm if you start finding yourself needing replacements!:freaky
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 116,923
Posted By wlkn_mn
You won't be disappointed with the polished...

You won't be disappointed with the polished concrete. I was fortunate to rent a place in Plam Springs, CA with polished concrete floors and I loved it. Great looking, easy to keep clean, and enduring...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,976
Posted By wlkn_mn
Stella! Stella! :rofl Great scoot. In my...

Stella! Stella! :rofl

Great scoot. In my book, they got the rear brake pedal placement spot on. It handles great - I'm fond of the suspension. Then again, I'm a tasteless yank so your mileage may...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By wlkn_mn
I get a bit nervous about a front tire deflation...

I get a bit nervous about a front tire deflation or severe buffeting on my 150. I take it on the GW parkway, a little 395, and some I-66 here in the DC area once in a while, but I never enjoy it....
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By wlkn_mn
Good boots, good helmet. Wing it from there....

Good boots, good helmet. Wing it from there. Seriously, don't dwell on the garb. Get out there with what you've got and figure out what you need as you go!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,901
Posted By wlkn_mn
jeez... $400 for tent? I'd rather sleep under the...

jeez... $400 for tent? I'd rather sleep under the stars, but if a tent you need, buy the cheapest thing you can find and wear it out. Then you'll have an idea of what you need.
Forum: Americas 06-02-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By wlkn_mn
Teach a vet a thing or two

I'm new to the mid-atlantic, and I'd love to take a 7-10 day ride with some folks with some experience in the area.

I've lurked and posted sparsely on the forum for a few years, but I've never...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By wlkn_mn
Great, I ordered a set! Thanks!!:clap

Great, I ordered a set! Thanks!!:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By wlkn_mn
Honda CH250 valve stems

I just scored a great deal on a new scoot, but the front tire is showing some dry rot on the sidewalls. I want to replace it, along with the front valve stem, but am having trouble sourcing the valve...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By wlkn_mn
I think it's written that way to help the user...

I think it's written that way to help the user find the correct setting. It appears you could likely stop and plug it after step 6, but perhaps the extra steps are to validate those findings? Just a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By wlkn_mn
Interesting. It gets fairly chilly around here......

Interesting. It gets fairly chilly around here... down in the teens and twenties on occasion, but I usually won't ride unless it's around mid twenties or higher.

Anybody performed this "mod" that...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By wlkn_mn
Alright, my bystarter is bad :cry Anyone ...

Alright, my bystarter is bad :cry

Anyone know where I can find a good replacement? I checked Bike Bandit... no joy. I hear the OEM ones are tough to find. Anyone have a positive experience with...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By wlkn_mn
Thumb My first thought was the auto bystarter as...

My first thought was the auto bystarter as well... and no, I didn't buy a crappy chinese carb, it's the original unit. I'll look up the test for that in the service manual and give it a try.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By wlkn_mn
New issue with the CH150D - Severe hesitation once warm

So since my rebuild of the CH150D, she's been running great and getting me all over the place whenever I want. However, recently it's been giving me a new problem that I'm going to have to address...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,107
Posted By wlkn_mn
I disagree. Read the description. Also, look at...

I disagree. Read the description. Also, look at the pictures. They are obviously different designs. Same manufacturer, yes... but it's a different model. The one sold by Twisted Throttle is the later...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,107
Posted By wlkn_mn
Actually, they are different. The one Twisted...

Actually, they are different. The one Twisted Throttle is selling is the newest "compact" version. Apparently, their are some know issues with the old version that's being sold at Griot's.

May be...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,442
Posted By wlkn_mn
Here are some links to a few... ...

Here are some links to a few...

http://www.corazzo.net/scooter-lap-apron

http://www.peakscooter.com/foulweather.html
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,442
Posted By wlkn_mn
Scooter skirts / aprons

I was wondering if skirts or aprons were ever going to come up. Does anyone use one? I've been eyeballing a few out there, but feedback from actual users seems limited. Who has experience??:ear
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,442
Posted By wlkn_mn
Of all my cold weather gear, the one item I...

Of all my cold weather gear, the one item I treasure the most is my Seirus neoprene half mask. I wear it under a nice Shoei helmet and it keeps my neck/mouth/face nice and toasty. Fogging of the full...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By wlkn_mn
I found a possible candidate for an aftermarket...

I found a possible candidate for an aftermarket replacement here :
http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/29fusiscdrbr.html

It's a 29" drum brake replacement cable for "GY6" scooters. I ordered one...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By wlkn_mn
Front brake cable - CH150D Elite

I'm looking for a front brake cable for my 1985 CH150D. Apparently, Honda discontinued them. Ebay is currently a bust, except for one that a guy wants $40 for:eek1

Does anyone have a used one in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
I think you're right wentwest. I must have gotten...

I think you're right wentwest. I must have gotten an extra clip with some of the used parts I got when replacing the transmission. I pulled it apart and that clip is in there, but it's not new......
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Dude, that's awesome. I look forward to hearing...

Dude, that's awesome. I look forward to hearing what you find... I'm STILL stumped :norton
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Did that, repeatedly. The only circlip close was...

Did that, repeatedly. The only circlip close was for the rear wheel, and that's already on there. The other two circlips I found were too small: one for the final reduction driven shaft and one for...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Question Yeah it's right on the top of mine too... but I...

Yeah it's right on the top of mine too... but I just can't put my finger on it. It seems like I took it off the right side of the engine (as you sit on it), but no matter how long I stare at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Anything? Nothing? Nobody's torn an engine down...

Anything? Nothing? Nobody's torn an engine down on a CH150D and ended up with an extra 45mm circlip;)

In all seriousness... it starts and runs great, but it squeaks terribly bad. When I push on...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
One more try on these two questions before I...

One more try on these two questions before I break down and call a scooter shop:

Does anyone know where a 45mm snap ring would go on this elite?

http://tapatalk.com/mu/422c058d-a73b-7597.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Allrighty you experts, I need help. I've received...

Allrighty you experts, I need help. I've received all parts and reassembled the engine, transmission, and everything else as per the service manual. Guess what... I have extra parts! I feel a bit...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Well the motor is out, cases split, and gasket...

Well the motor is out, cases split, and gasket surfaces prepped for the rebuild. Everything measures out within spec insofar as internals. That's a relief!!

I'm going to go ahead and take the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Great info, thanks. I see the carb manifold part...

Great info, thanks. I see the carb manifold part you speak of in the manual. This is listed as a "insulator, carburetor" at Babbitt's, correct?

I have the engine out now and I'm going through the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Alright, so Bandit's case should be en route...

Alright, so Bandit's case should be en route tomorrow. BTW, great deal, thanks for the hook up and for the expeditious prep, package, and ship!

I don't think she's a basket case or a money pit...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Awesome, pm sent.

Awesome, pm sent.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
Uh oh!!! Started cleaning up the back side of the...

Uh oh!!! Started cleaning up the back side of the transmission case (just forward the brake drum, opposite side of where the damage from the driveshaft bearing was).
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,333
Posted By wlkn_mn
The needle bearing in the transmission case cover...

The needle bearing in the transmission case cover is shot, bit the one in the case itself seems okay. So yes, I do need to replace the case cover (already on it's way), but I'm concerned about the...
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