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by wheelbender6
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Re: Got my new G400...LOVE IT

Cool. If you have trouble finding stiffer fork springs, you could try heavier fork oil.
by wheelbender6
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrades and Bug Reports
Replies: 15
Views: 204

Re: Upgrades and Bug Reports

Looks good, Eric!
by wheelbender6
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Great article. The Jawa looks to be the hot rod of the group with 27 hp.
Alas, we may not see any of these sold in the States.
by wheelbender6
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 49
Views: 5642

The upcoming RE Meteor is a nice retro looking bike, but performance will be unimpressive. -Low revving, low performance singles seems to be the MO for a lot of manufacturers these days. Anybody miss the Savage/S40? -The good news is that the G400C should be able to outrun it. https://advrider.com/r...
by wheelbender6
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A couple of safety tips.....
Replies: 3
Views: 208

The second scenario happens to me at least weekly in my truck. Cagers will "dive" into the right lane without a signal and without regard for vehicles entering the roadway.
by wheelbender6
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to vent after dog attacked scooter
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Girl dogs are going into heat now so they can deliver in the spring. Makes the males crazy.
by wheelbender6
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 787

DeeDee wrote:I would never buy a new Vespa. Let someone else take depreciation. A 16 year old GT200 looks damn near like a brand new GTS300 at a fraction of the cost.
Agreed. A well maintained, used Vespa can be a great value in the long run.
by wheelbender6
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Seems like when Taiwan builds a scoot with 4 valves and water cooling, they just dont sell like the conventional 2 valve airhead scoots. Trying to be too similar to a Vespa doesn't seem to work too well when you look at sales numbers. -Typical scooter buyers either want to fork up the lira for a rea...
by wheelbender6
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 49
Views: 5642

The CB350 looks great, but a 350cc single isn't much to get excited about. If Honda brings it to the US, they will need to price it very aggressively to compete with the Himalayan and other lightweights.
by wheelbender6
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan 170 vs Vespa GTS250
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Seems that the Blur 220i is a little closer in performance to the Vespa 250 than the Buddy 170i.
-Alas, the Blur does not provide the classic styling of the Buddy and the Vespa.
by wheelbender6
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rebuilt carb - now scooter doesn't have much acceleration
Replies: 4
Views: 271

I agree with all the responses. I had the same problem a little over a year ago. Easy fix.
by wheelbender6
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2009 buddy 50 light performance build recommandation
Replies: 5
Views: 333

When I bought a stage 1 kit for my Buddy 125, the smallest of the 3 new jets was 5 sizes bigger than my stock jet.
The smallest new jet in the Buddy 50 stage 1 kit is no 90, so your stock jet should be no 85, if the Prima logic is consistent.
-I dont know this for sure. Just an assumption.
by wheelbender6
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What accessories do you have and how do you use them?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

I have a medium height windshield. It great for winter rides but I remove it for the other seasons.
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

I am just glad that Genuine didn't decide to produce a Grom clone.
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket Exhausts - Buddy 150
Replies: 3
Views: 442

What are your riding and storage conditions like? I have had a stainless prima exhaust for six years and it still feels solid. I even kept the scoot in a carport, about 1000 feet from the Gulf for three years. 5,000 miles or so.
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 8
Views: 355

No contest there.
-The K-Pipe/Zongshen is a compromise in reliability...and styling.
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 8
Views: 355

The Honda Trail is retro cool and will be indestructable, but my budget says I should settle for a $1999 Kymco K-Pipe (and swap in a Zong 190cc mill).
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by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Spy Photo of Harley 338R
Replies: 1
Views: 138

interesting. At one time, the motor company planned to sell it in the US as a Benelli, sold by Benelli dealers. I like that they named the bike as an anagram of 883, too.
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 295

KTMs are cool, but I would prefer the classic styling and thumper torque of the G400C over the little Duke.

Here is a first ride article on the Duke 200 at the link.
https://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer ... -ride.html
by wheelbender6
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Not a road test, but a side by side spec comparison at the link.
The extra 7 hp and 2000 rpm sound worth the extra $1300. for the Duke.
The Duke has almost 1/3 more hp than the Lifan.
https://www.motorcyclevalley.com/compar ... -duke-200/
by wheelbender6
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: KTM 200 is Here!
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Interesting. I'm surprised that KTM will sell such a small displacement Duke here.
-I will be searching youtube for a shootout with the Lifan KP200M.
by wheelbender6
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Looks like Revel has suspended scooter rentals after there has been a second Revel rental scooter death in NYC. Not looking good for Revel rentals.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/rev ... index.html
by wheelbender6
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Royal Alloy
Replies: 53
Views: 2297

I think we now have as many Royal Alloy owners on the forum as G400C owners.
by wheelbender6
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC

She was riding as a passenger on a Revel electric scooter they had rented. (Photos at the link). From the article, it sounds like it was a survivable, bumps and bruises type of accident. No car was involved. The article does not say whether the young reporter was wearing a helmet. I suspect she wasn...
by wheelbender6
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 71098

Kawasaki has introduced the W400 in Japan. It is said to be a W650 with a smaller bore, so power to weight ratio may not be so good. It sure looks good to me. https://japan.webike.net/KAWASAKI/W400/973/m-spec/ https://advrider.com/f/attachments/w400-jpg.2425182/ https://img-webike-370429.c.cdn77.org...
by wheelbender6
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 646

The Tucker headlight pivoted via cable. I suspect the system in your Infinity and Acura is a bit more sophistamacated.
by wheelbender6
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 646

The 1948 Tucker automobile had 3 headlights. The center headlight would pivot with the steering.
by wheelbender6
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Looks like fun until you need to make a turn.
by wheelbender6
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 646

I want the headlight to move with the handlebars, because cagers are more likely to see something that is moving more. I have occasionally rocked my handlebars back and forth to help a cager that is entering the road to see me.
by wheelbender6
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan rear turn signal
Replies: 1
Views: 324

You could try some JBWeld and possibly toe nail a few metal screws into if for a temp fix.
-You might just duct tape the light assembly to the side of your scoot. It will still be visible when flashing.
You need a new one for a permanent fix.
by wheelbender6
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Hope its a one way Street
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Hope its a one way Street

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by wheelbender6
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

Cool. Keep the updates coming. Sounds like a great bike if you don't expect it to be a star on the freeway.
by wheelbender6
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Not normally. Unless your Buddy is really old, you probably will not need a new gasket.
by wheelbender6
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

I would just stick a 50cc engine kit on my bicycle.
Working on them is very easy, and you can put the savings aside for a bigger scoot in the future.
by wheelbender6
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

Dont 50cc scoots still outsell all larger scoots combined?
by wheelbender6
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restricting a 150
Replies: 16
Views: 654

ScootERIK's idea of puncturing the upper diaphragm sounds like the best way, to me.
- my buddy 125 would only do 25-30mph when I had a bad seal on the upper diaphram.
by wheelbender6
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restricting a 150
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Not a dumb question. I may one day restrict my old 125 for my grandson to ride off road. He doesn't need to go 50mph.
I would probably do that by just limiting throttle movement.
by wheelbender6
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restricting a 150
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Swap in a carb from a 50cc 4t Buddy.
by wheelbender6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 13
Views: 1181

You might be the only forum member that owns one. There are some G400c owners on advrider that might help.
by wheelbender6
Fri May 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 588

I was going to say you might try a ride across your state first, but crossing Texas along I-10 is half the distance of a coast to coast ride.
by wheelbender6
Fri May 29, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New guy, here.
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Welcome to the addiction.
by wheelbender6
Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
Replies: 4
Views: 472

I'll have to look to see if my 125 has that site glass. It is so humid where I live that it is not good to open the master cylinder very often.
by wheelbender6
Fri May 22, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
Replies: 10
Views: 551

50s are for undergrads. A PhD should have a Buddy 125 IMHO.
by wheelbender6
Fri May 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 71098

Here is the Cleveland Cycleworks Ace 400. Looks familiar. I can't find pricing or specs yet. Its a looker.
https://clevelandcyclewerks.com/ace-400
by wheelbender6
Thu May 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 71098

Here is the Rat Patrol version from Mash.
https://advrider.com/mash-desert-force- ... mechanics/
by wheelbender6
Thu May 14, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

You can build almost anything with PVC pipe. There are web sites out there dedicated to building with pvc pipe. Easy to cut. Easy to attach. Rust proof.
by wheelbender6
Thu May 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a reminder!
Replies: 8
Views: 518

We had a problem with finding tree frogs in my wife's scoot. We live in hurricane country, so the trees get blown away every decade or so. The tree frogs are looking for something to climb, so they are attracted to our scooters.
by wheelbender6
Thu May 07, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Oil price crash? Why are we still paying $3.50 and up per gallon then?
In California, you actually have environmental agencies that enforce the laws. That costs money.
by wheelbender6
Thu May 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Looks nice but I would prefer a larger storage area below the seat.
- Very appealing, but the covid oil price crash will prevent this one from being offered very soon.