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by laxer
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RatJack is back (and better than ever).
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

She is mean, alright! I think the 125 kit was modified from a Yamaha Zuma, but don't quote me on that. I think he had to custom cut a metal shim because the stroke is slightly longer. I have to premix now, and manual choke when I start her up, but it's a small price to pay to ride the Rat-outta-hell...
by laxer
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RatJack is back (and better than ever).
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

SuperCyclone.81 wrote:Where did you find a 125cc kit for that beast? Sounds interesting haha
It was a one-off made by my local scooter shop. Has a Technigas expansion chamber exhaust and pulled the oil injector so I just premix now.
by laxer
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: RatJack is back (and better than ever).
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

RatJack is back (and better than ever).

Some of you may remember I had a rattler that I painted matte black with red/whitewall rims. It's been at the local shop for the last TWO YEARS getting one-off stuff done and I finally got it back today. Now 125cc, new exhaust, carb, intake, etc. Got it up to 63 (indicated) on a flat on the way home...
by laxer
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: New Member with Rattler 110
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Rattlers are good little beasts. Ride the heck out of it.
by laxer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting your scooter in a mini van.
Replies: 27
Views: 9881

My Rattler fits, no problem, in the bed of my pickup.
by laxer
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: long time need some help
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

kneil67@yahoo.com wrote:Thanks all scooter lounge hooked me up
They're the best.
by laxer
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Stella the Mini Cooper of Scooters? Buddy the Mazda3?
Replies: 33
Views: 3054

Rattler = Toyota 4Runner and 25-year-old Chevy heavy half-ton.
by laxer
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Just bought rattler 110, unsure of a few things
Replies: 15
Views: 4036

Sounds like it should be fine. The rear shock you described sounds like the stock one. Clean it up, get a tune-up at the local Genuine dealer if need be, and ride the heck out of it!
by laxer
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Painting Frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

Don't make it angry, you won't like it when it's angry.
by laxer
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Painting Frustration
Replies: 10
Views: 2744

I used the Rustoleum matte finish on mine and it worked out nicely. I waited more than 20 mins between coats, though. Perfection takes patience and time (that said, I like the green you've got going there, it's a cool original look).
by laxer
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i gotta say it: i hate the badge.
Replies: 43
Views: 3839

srsly? winner of white people problem of the week..... Winner of dumbest saying of the week? I agree with rsrider. I'm confused; you agree that race defines what kinds of problems you have? That keeping racism alive through stupid sayings is a good thing? That race determines your socioeconomic sta...
by laxer
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i gotta say it: i hate the badge.
Replies: 43
Views: 3839

rsrider wrote:srsly? winner of white people problem of the week.....
Winner of dumbest saying of the week?
by laxer
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

Just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how well researched it was and how well the vampires were worked into what was essentially a biography of Lincoln. For YA lit, I'm reading the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld (fun historical science fic...
by laxer
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

Right now I'm reading Sold by Patricia McCormick. Interesting writing style and a very moving story about child slavery and sex trafficking. Also reading House of the Scorpion as my YA novel right now, so far, so good.
by laxer
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ScooterWorks being flaky?
Replies: 14
Views: 2310

Have you tried scooterlouneonline?
by laxer
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

laxer wrote:I'm now reading Bad Monkeys which is essentially a sci-fi Catcher in the Rye. A pretty fun and easy read.
I was wrong, this book starts somewhere but takes you nowhere fast. Maybe I should have realized I wouldn't like it since I didn't like Catcher in the Rye.
by laxer
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats on the menu for Thursday, that's different?
Replies: 25
Views: 2629

Well, it's not very different, but I am slow-smoking the turkey with apple wood (SO good!) for the whole family. A little slaughterhouse brine overnight, some herb butter rubbed under the skin, and then kissed with smoke and heat for half a day, should be great. Are we invited?? Sounds amazing... G...
by laxer
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats on the menu for Thursday, that's different?
Replies: 25
Views: 2629

Well, it's not very different, but I am slow-smoking the turkey with apple wood (SO good!) for the whole family. A little slaughterhouse brine overnight, some herb butter rubbed under the skin, and then kissed with smoke and heat for half a day, should be great.
by laxer
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR Twinkie recepie
Replies: 41
Views: 3430

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2012/11/shelf_life_of_a_twinkie.php http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/twinkies.asp https://www.google.com/url?url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie%23Shelf_life&rct=j&q=twinkie+actual+shelf+life&usg=AFQjCNFSxhW90Cj3DDnT0zvrUQNLDLQb5A&sa...
by laxer
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR Twinkie recepie
Replies: 41
Views: 3430

Twinkies actually don't have that long a shelf life, look it up. Also, though I know talks are now again in the works, we all knew someone would buy up the brand in a heartbeat. Somebody mentioned Bimbo, and they own Marinela which makes knockoff twinkies (submarinos) and various other knockoff host...
by laxer
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Yet another new Roughhouse owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2607

Welcome to the black sheep side of Genuine. I was pushing 260 for awhile and I'm sure I still look like an elephant riding a gazelle, but if you really cared more about what other people thought than your own joy throughout life, you wouldn't have bought a scooter in the first place, right? :twisted:
by laxer
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are the scooter riders making out in NYC after Sandy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1847

tortoise wrote:
siobhan wrote:Nobody stock piles stuff 'cos there's no room.
Probably NOT the "47% dependency crowd", but you might be surprised! Doesn't take much space to store a few extra cans of Spam.
:roll:
by laxer
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

I'm now reading Bad Monkeys which is essentially a sci-fi Catcher in the Rye. A pretty fun and easy read.
by laxer
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [ZR] Season 3 starting tonight
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Tocsik wrote:
laxer wrote:My provider no longer carries AMC :cry:

So I'll be watching Halloween Wars on the Food Network instead (it's incredible what they do with those pumpkins!)
Watching that right now!
Well, that's cause you're awesome! (is it the one with the goblins, ghouls, and clowns?)
by laxer
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [ZR] Season 3 starting tonight
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

My provider no longer carries AMC :cry:

So I'll be watching Halloween Wars on the Food Network instead (it's incredible what they do with those pumpkins!)
by laxer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should Have Got a Motorcycle
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

Not even a motorcycle, just something above a 50cc.
by laxer
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

I should also mention that I just finished the first two books in Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series and found it to be fantastic. LOVED these books! So visceral, and horrifying! I keep trying to push them onto my teen readers, but not a lot of luck so far- I think they are intimidated by the arc...
by laxer
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

I should also mention that I just finished the first two books in Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series and found it to be fantastic.
by laxer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] What are the best and worst books you have finished?
Replies: 31
Views: 2602

Funny, I put "Ender's Game" as one of the worst books I have had to read. Trite ending, total lead on to the "reveal" of the plot twist and just the same old overtread sci-fi crap, and I'm a fan of the style! To be fair, the first time I read it was in eighth grade, and the seri...
by laxer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22692

Since I'm an English teacher, I'm always reading at least one young-adult novel as well as ones for me. Right now I've got Tyler Whitesides' Janitors, The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, and The Great Train Robbery by Crichton.
by laxer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] What are the best and worst books you have finished?
Replies: 31
Views: 2602

It's tough to pick just one: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card changed my life. Reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road is something every father should do. Worst: Happy Feet ...no wait, that was the worst movie. Worst book is a toss-up between The Legend of the Duelist and The Forest of Hands and Teeth (...
by laxer
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Favorite Movie Quotes
Replies: 55
Views: 4530

"**** Martha Stewart!"
-Tyler Durden
by laxer
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you get your forum name?
Replies: 73
Views: 6911

I played lacrosse in high school, I played lacrosse in college, now I'm a huge fan of lacrosse, and I coach high school lacrosse. So, in all my creativity, I came up with the goofy handle I have now.
by laxer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of us are mere mortals. Others are gods. Or just insane
Replies: 31
Views: 3008

I've seen this somewhere before...I think they called it Pod Racing.

On an entirely separate note, the Island of Man is somewhere I have always been fascinated with and where I'd like to spend a week relaxing after a busy week sightseeing in London.
by laxer
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Euro 2012 - What the what?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

I'd like to see the PK's done where the player brings the ball all the way from midfield and the keeper is allowed to come out of the cage.
by laxer
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Euro 2012 - What the what?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

I hate it when games go to PK's to decide, they're so very different from the rest of the game. It stinks that Germany got outplayed by a lousy Italian squad, but I feel even worse for Portugal who outplayed Spain but couldn't convert on their chances and then lost in PK's.
by laxer
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: dual headlamp protector?
Replies: 17
Views: 3571

I've never seen one before, ever. I think it also may get in the way of your lights as the Rattler/Roughy have a somewhat larger headlamp than the old PMX. I could be wrong, though.
by laxer
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hit a cat last night, poor cat
Replies: 44
Views: 3623

I once had a cat, dead of night, run in to my scooter while I was doing about 45 mph. The poor little creature smacked off of the pipe and went spiraling off behind me; I have no idea what happened to it, but I found some fur stuck into the pipe's heat shield when I arrived at my destination.
by laxer
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Ride To Work Day!
Replies: 34
Views: 2280

I don't work today (or for another 2 months :P )
by laxer
Tue May 22, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Rattler 110 Stalling?
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

There is an idle adjustment screw under the pet carrier (that big trunk under the seat), it could just need a little adjustment. If you have time, you could just run it down to your local shop and have them show you.
by laxer
Fri May 18, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What motorcycle would you get?
Replies: 159
Views: 19559

I'd get a sweet Ural, yeah buddy!
by laxer
Wed May 16, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost A Glove
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

iMoses wrote:Just yesterday I lost my ONLY key to my lock... so I resorted to drastic measures... yep I cut my cable... it only took me 22 minutes...
So you're the guy I called the cops on for trying to steal a scooter yesterday... :wink:
by laxer
Wed May 16, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I love my helmet and armored jacket.
Replies: 41
Views: 3352

Impressed and happy that you were wearing your gear and are okay. But I'm perhaps more impressed that you're 70 and you've figured out this internet thing :wink:
by laxer
Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, I'm done. Rattler seized AGAIN
Replies: 22
Views: 2585

Super sorry to hear that, man. Mine was darn near bulletproof until I started changing the pipe and the carb and stuff.
by laxer
Wed May 16, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] NBA Playoffs
Replies: 34
Views: 2247

I'd love to see the Clips go, but It's gonna be the Spurs vs the Pacers in the finals (barring any interference from that criminal David Stern), and the Spurs will win it all. They're just too deep and too consistent for anyone else to compete with this year.
by laxer
Sat May 12, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you go on test rides before purchasing a scooter?
Replies: 42
Views: 3262

I test rode a Buddy 125 and a Rattler, and I bought the Rattler and now it's getting turned into a beast. I wish I had it back already, I really need a ride today.
by laxer
Thu May 10, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Top Speeds
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

I needed to get a little more top end, so I swapped in some heavier roller-weights. It really bogged down my bottom end, but I can cruise between 58-61 indicated.
by laxer
Sun May 06, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you do for work??
Replies: 429
Views: 34299

In August I will be receiving a 125% raise! :D
by laxer
Sun May 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike racks and jerks...
Replies: 75
Views: 5388

I don't think you should chain your motor vehicle to a bicycle rack. Would you enjoy a pile of bikes in a scooter/motorcycle parking space? You should consider making amends (offer to pay for a new chain and repairs to his bike). actually they aren't 'bike racks' they are upside-down U bars. there ...