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by wheelbender6
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 53
Views: 7117

Re: Motorcycles!

Another new middle weight from China. 400cc twin with 36hp. Costs almost a grand more than the G400C. More at the link. https://cscmotorcycles.com/re3-sg400-san-gabriel-400-metallic-gray-pre-order-deposit/ https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ofudk2260h/images/stencil/640w/products/5807/7338/P1099162-Enh...
by wheelbender6
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in May
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in May

Its a great looking bike to me, but power is too low. There are faster bikes out there for roughly the same price (CSC Rx3, KTM 200 Duke).
The Enfield 650 twins are tempting.
by wheelbender6
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: G400C: Moving the turn signal lights to accomodate storage bags
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: G400C: Moving the turn signal lights to accomodate storage bags

Nicely done.
-There are also aftermarket taillights available with integral signal lights.
by wheelbender6
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 53
Views: 7117

Re: Motorcycles!

Honda introduced the H'Ness recently, propelled by a 20hp single, and styled like a CB350. They will soon be offering the H'Ness "RS", that is styled more like a scrambler. Alas, all changes are cosmetic. Same suspension and it still has down pipes. It does not appear to be any threat to t...
by wheelbender6
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 170i Airbox Question
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: 170i Airbox Question

I pulled the divider out of the airbox on my 125 and it ran awful (even after jetting up 3 sizes). I have heard that the constant velocity carb doesn't like pod filters or air box mods.
You may have better results with EFI. It costs nothing to try it.
by wheelbender6
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 53
Views: 7117

Re: Motorcycles!

Janus will introduce a bike using a 450cc variant of the dual exhaust Shineray single soon. It sounds like the perfect engine for the vintage styled bike.
https://youtu.be/gcVNtS-1QXg
by wheelbender6
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I laid down my Buddy
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: I laid down my Buddy

The fuel tank and oil crankcase both have vents, that can leak fluids when you fall. Top off the fluids and wipe off all the drips. Let it stand for a half day to see if it leaks more. You may be OK. The kick start does not take a big hard kick to work. Its more like stepping on the kick starter is ...
by wheelbender6
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300

I just read where the Meteor 350 has been named "Motorcycle of the Year" in India. I guess they do not have a lot of freeways there.
by wheelbender6
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘New’ Buddy 125 Owner here
Replies: 20
Views: 614

Re: ‘New’ Buddy 125 Owner here

Well done.
by wheelbender6
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must haves under the seat
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Must haves under the seat

wheelbender6 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:25 am Bourbon. Calms the nerves after you narrowly avoid death by cager.
Sounds like Bruce Springsteen and I think alike. He was riding his motorcycle at the time.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/entertai ... index.html
by wheelbender6
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Must haves under the seat
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Must haves under the seat

Bourbon. Calms the nerves after you narrowly avoid death by cager.
by wheelbender6
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Back again! With a Hooligan 170i

I think we only have a couple of Hooligan owners here. Another handful have Buddys with the 170i engine.
-Post a link to that Cheekyseats cover you are getting. I want to see the Bowie lightning bolt.
by wheelbender6
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Honda CB350 v Royal Enfield Meteor 350 v Jawa 300

I don't think we ever even discuss anything that will keep up with Svartpilen 401. Maybe the RE 650 twins. I agree with you about the Himalayan. Even with $1,000 in engine mods, its hard to pick up 5 more hp. I just like the vintage styling of the Hima. The CSC RX4 seems to offer a lot for the dollar.
by wheelbender6
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look at what came into the shop !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Look at what came into the shop !!!

It sure would be fun to zip around town on that Rattler. I miss riding a 2T.
by wheelbender6
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Motorcycles!
Replies: 53
Views: 7117

Re: Motorcycles!

CFMoto is introducing a lot of new bikes.
Nobody knows yet if they will be offered in the States.
-The 700 CL-X is a mix of retro and modern styling.
It has a nice Kawasaki-based twin too.
More info and video at the link.
https://advrider.com/cfmoto-700-cl-x-re ... struction/
by wheelbender6
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick starting bad for cvt?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Kick starting bad for cvt?

sc00ter wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:45 am 50cc or 125cc?
Its a Buddy 125. Stock except for exhaust and jetting.
-My scooter model displayed under my avatar before the recent software upgrade.
I need to figure out how to do that again.
by wheelbender6
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA

CSC is now offering an electric clone of the Super Cub called the Monterrey, for 1999 USD. It's no Honda, and it doesn't make 8hp, but e-scoot prices have really been dropping.
CSCmotorcycles.com
by wheelbender6
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick starting bad for cvt?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Kick starting bad for cvt?

I heard from somebody that kick starting is rough on the variator, or something in the cvt. Any truth to that?
by wheelbender6
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Honda 125 "Postie" Bike Coming to USA

There is a nice long test of the Trail 125 on cycleworld.com In fact, a photo of the postie was on the cover of the hard copy I bought at the airport.
by wheelbender6
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Honda ADV150 v Honda Trail 125 - Smackdown (literally)

Great article. Helpful for riders trying to decide between a scooter and Grom clone too.
by wheelbender6
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Taiwanese SMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: OT Taiwanese SMAX

Good point. There are many days that I would have not been able to ride if my Buddy didn't have a kick starter.
by wheelbender6
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Taiwanese SMAX
Replies: 8
Views: 839

OT Taiwanese SMAX

That is what they are calling the Kymco KRV.
It is slated for dealers in the Philippines. No info if we will get it in the states.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yhtpHr ... e=youtu.be
by wheelbender6
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i Won't Start
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Buddy 170i Won't Start

How long did your scoot sit, without running? May be worth draining the tank and fuel lines and replacing with fresh fuel.
by wheelbender6
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Replies: 15
Views: 2268

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: 19
Views: 1602

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: 4
Views: 385

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: 53
Views: 7117

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: 626

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: 1429

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: 33
Views: 2548

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: 33
Views: 2548

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: 53
Views: 7117

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: 33
Views: 2548

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: 567

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: 773

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: 596

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: 2949

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: 702

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: 10
Views: 1113

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: 10
Views: 1113

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).
Image
by wheelbender6
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Spy Photo of Harley 338R
Replies: 1
Views: 323

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: 624

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: 624

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: 624

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: 931

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: 4835

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: 931

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: 76756

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: 1230

The Tucker headlight pivoted via cable. I suspect the system in your Infinity and Acura is a bit more sophistamacated.