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Forum: Battle Scooters 05-10-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By ramblerdrver
Yes....when out riding you're always doing some...

Yes....when out riding you're always doing some kind of movement, exercise to keep the bike up right and moving in the direction you want. That's why when I get back from a ride I'm always a bit...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-23-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By ramblerdrver
If it's a small nicely round hole in the tread...

If it's a small nicely round hole in the tread area you can plug it from the outside. I've successfully used those "sticky string" plugs. If the hole is jagged or more of a slit, you're likely have...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By ramblerdrver
Went to look at it and found it to be in very...

Went to look at it and found it to be in very good to excellent condition. 5800 miles, looks good, good tires, starts and runs and auctioneer said seller drove it there 50+ miles. Price quickly...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-11-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By ramblerdrver
Thanks for the information. It's going on...

Thanks for the information. It's going on auction tomorrow in a small town in Illinois. I'll go and look it over and see if I want to bid on it.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By ramblerdrver
CF Moto Fashion CF 250T Scooter...???

The CF Moto Fashion CF 250T Scooter is a Chinese clone of the Helix. One is going up for sale close by in a few days. Any one out there familiar with them? Is there a reliable source of parts for...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,903
Posted By ramblerdrver
Perhaps my Forza doesn't qualify as a "large...

Perhaps my Forza doesn't qualify as a "large displacement scooter" (300 claimed CC, actual 279) but I consistently get an overall average of over 70 mpg (currently it's reading 75). That's both in...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By ramblerdrver
Off hand (no pun intended), cruise control on a...

Off hand (no pun intended), cruise control on a scooter or motorcycle sounds "unwise"...as it might lead to paying less attention to the road and traffic around you. I have found, however, that a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-07-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
As the article says...sharp bumps are not it's...

As the article says...sharp bumps are not it's forte....is true. Bumps like swelled expansion joints make for an uncomfortable ride. Same thing as with my previous Reflex. Raising your butt up off...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-07-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
But it does work well on the highway and climbs...

But it does work well on the highway and climbs hills fine also. I put over 4500 miles on mine last year and it handled it all without a problem...Interstates, State highways, rural, in town, etc. Of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By ramblerdrver
Could the black & red rubber been something a...

Could the black & red rubber been something a previous owner used to seal off a leak in the tank, or another location that would allow the stuff to migrate to the tank? RTV silicone gasket maker...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-08-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By ramblerdrver
I think the carb is a constant velocity...

I think the carb is a constant velocity type....there's a throttle valve and a venture slide with main jet needle that's controlled by a diaphragm & spring working against/with manifold vacuum. Have...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By ramblerdrver
Has anyone yet posted to you what the Honda...

Has anyone yet posted to you what the Honda service manual says on how to test the pump for flow (and maybe pressure)? It must tell how to bypass something or connect directly to battery so you can...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By ramblerdrver
What does the manual say about running the pump...

What does the manual say about running the pump without the motor running (or starter motor operating)? That would be the only way to run the flow test, as running the starter motor for a continuous...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Posted By ramblerdrver
Seems to me that Honda gave a fuel flow spec for...

Seems to me that Honda gave a fuel flow spec for the Reflex in the service manual. I no longer have a Reflex or the service manual, but perhaps someone else here does and can look the specs and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
Access to the under-seat storage is better then...

Access to the under-seat storage is better then it might appear, even the forward section. if bike is on the side stand, access is better on the right side. On the center stand, access okay from both...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
Compared to the Reflex, the Forza definitely has...

Compared to the Reflex, the Forza definitely has less legroom, and maybe the floors angle upward toward the rear a little more (altho I'm not sure about that). I find the Forza more comfortable then...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
Was the problem with the original shocks/springs...

Was the problem with the original shocks/springs that the suspension was bottoming out, or too soft, with the weight of 2 people? I ride alone and weigh 140 pounds (63 kg) and find the ride is way...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
I have about 3100 miles on mine...no problems at...

I have about 3100 miles on mine...no problems at all so far. For the past 800 miles I've been averaging 77.1 mpg, according to the trip computer! That's for around town and highway riding. usually...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
The Forza uses shims...between the rocker arm and...

The Forza uses shims...between the rocker arm and valve stem. To get to the valves/rocker arms you need to remove the luggage compartment, then the head (valve) cover. Easier said then done, no...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,110
Posted By ramblerdrver
I didn't notice any reference to a ...

I didn't notice any reference to a "torque-sensing cam mechanism for optimal gearing" in the service manual. Compared the parts breakdown of the driven pulley between Reflex and Forza and didn't...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,110
Posted By ramblerdrver
I looked in the transmission section of the...

I looked in the transmission section of the service manual of my 2014 Forza 300 and at the drive pulley end all it shows are 6 rollars. It doesn't specify their weights or in what ramp they are to be...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,110
Posted By ramblerdrver
Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a...

Four years ago I traded a Ninja 500 in for a Honda Reflex scooter and have never regretted it! Just recently traded the Reflex in on new Forza 300, which I'm finding to be thoroughly enjoyable. The...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,305
Posted By ramblerdrver
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrve...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g311/ramblerdrver/forza1.jpg (http://s59.photobucket.com/user/ramblerdrver/media/forza1.jpg.html)

Just got my new Forza this past week. Traded in a 2006 Reflex...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,369
Posted By ramblerdrver
Thanks for the responses concerning the viability...

Thanks for the responses concerning the viability and quality of the SYM Wolf 150, the company and it's distributor. The bike sounds like it should be fine, the attitude of the distributor might be a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,369
Posted By ramblerdrver
Sym, usa....?

I find the SYM Wolf Classic 150 motorcycle attractive and am considering it as a stablemate to my Reflex scooter. The question is...how healthy is SYM USA and it's distributor here in the USA?...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,238
Posted By ramblerdrver
First thing would be to charge up the...

First thing would be to charge up the battery...or get a new one if this one has failed so it won't hold a charge. Then try to start it, to at least determine the motor's turning over okay and not...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,461
Posted By ramblerdrver
Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this...

Well, JerryH was the one who initiated this discussion/topic, so I'd think that'd give him the right to comment when he wants. It's unfortunate the Internet based "social network" often deteriorates...
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-20-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,934
Posted By ramblerdrver
I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years,...

I've had a 2006 Honda Reflex now for 3 years, after several years riding motorcycles. It's wonderful. Not having to think about shifting...just twist & go is especially nice. On the other hand...the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,803
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4...

The best winter tires for your scooter would be 4 all-season radial tires for you car! :-)
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-26-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By ramblerdrver
Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by...

Can't comment on how the Silverwing performs by itself, but one thing you should keep in mind when considering a "trike"...the rear wheels are the widest part of the vehicle but you don't see...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,773
Posted By ramblerdrver
All that, except maybe #1, could be said of...

All that, except maybe #1, could be said of motorcycle riders here in Illinois. many do have "cool" bandanas & sandals for protection, however.
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,004
Posted By ramblerdrver
There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in...

There's always a long list of Harleys for sale in the paper and on eBay and Craig's List. Makes you wonder how Harley can keep selling new ones!
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-16-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on...

I recently did a 500 mile two day round trip on my 2006 Reflex, with highway speeds ranging from 55-65 mph. Comfortable trip. No problem maintaining those speeds for extended periods. The Forza 300...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-03-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 208,327
Posted By ramblerdrver
Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it...

Local dealer finally got one in....and sold it right away. I did get to sit on it...and liked it! legroom seemed fine (5"8", 31" inseam). My only concern would be the windshield...or virtual lack...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-07-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 1,468,181
Posted By ramblerdrver
Gulf Shores, AL. ???

Gulf Shores, AL. ???
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,462
Posted By ramblerdrver
It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of...

It isn't the strength of the car tire that's of concern...it's the "lift it up on it's edge" when leaning for turn...followed by the "drop it back down on it's tread" when exiting the corner. I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,462
Posted By ramblerdrver
WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of...

WOW...that's a scary photo! The dynamics of riding that bike with a rear car tire must be significantly different then with a motorcycle tire!! But I suppose if you are willing to take the time to...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-14-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,320
Posted By ramblerdrver
The best part about riding a scooter, verses a...

The best part about riding a scooter, verses a motorcycle, is that they are so RELAXING! Most of this comes from having the automatic CVt transmission. Even if you like the sport/art of shifting...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,794
Posted By ramblerdrver
I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since...

I bought a 2006 model 2 years ago and have since put on 12,000 trouble free miles. Great scooter. Will do over 70 mph and haven't gotten less then 70 mpg on it (going by odometer/speedometer). 250cc...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By ramblerdrver
COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my...

COOL!!!!! A car with "soul" for sure. I miss my Saab 2-strokes. Have a 1967 V4 at the moment...better but not as neat as the 2-stroke cars.
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