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  Topic: About to Buy Rattler 110
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1218

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm   Subject: About to Buy Rattler 110
I bought mine with a 100 miles on it for a steal. I had no warranty. I have ridden it WOT almost since I first bought it 1.5 years ago.

I have never done any maintenance on it (I would take it in ...
  Topic: 2 tall people on a buddy?
luckyleighton

Replies: 21
Views: 1760

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:08 pm   Subject: 2 tall people on a buddy?
I have a Rattler. My wife and I are both 6 ft tall. We weigh a combined 375 lbs.

It is not comfortable to ride with the both of us. Its possible, but its too cramped for my space. The Speed doe ...
  Topic: Battery problems
luckyleighton

Replies: 21
Views: 8327

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:03 pm   Subject: Battery problems
I have been having battery troubles all summer. I went about 2 months without riding my Rattler in the Spring. When I tried to get it going again the battery was dead and it had trouble starting. I ...
  Topic: Vulnerability: another sad, maddening story
luckyleighton

Replies: 17
Views: 1469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:32 pm   Subject: Vulnerability: another sad, maddening story
This is terrifying.
  Topic: [SSR] Change your oil or else
luckyleighton

Replies: 22
Views: 1967

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:12 pm   Subject: [SSR] Change your oil or else
I was at a Honda dealer and he told me a woman came in one time, she had 30,000 on an Accord and never changed the oil and the engine locked up. he said because she didn't do the maintenance (regular ...
  Topic: Motorcycle License Test
luckyleighton

Replies: 18
Views: 2013

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:10 pm   Subject: Motorcycle License Test
You can take the MSF course here (about 3-4 locations), but its not required. When I took my m test about a year ago in Huntsville, the written test is all I took.
  Topic: Motorcycle License Test
luckyleighton

Replies: 18
Views: 2013

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 4:49 pm   Subject: Motorcycle License Test
just a note, but in AL they had no road test. Just written.

I was shocked. A 16 yr old kid can buy a crotch rocket take a written test and let loose with no one asking him to do some simple mane ...
  Topic: another question...lowering seat height
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1076

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:54 pm   Subject: another question...lowering seat height
I think the OP's feet won't touch the ground, raising the bar won't make there legs longer.

Doh...Didn't think before I posted. For some reason I thought it was the same as my problem.
  Topic: moving... dumb question
luckyleighton

Replies: 13
Views: 1317

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:11 pm   Subject: moving... dumb question
As long as you strap it down in every direction it should be fine....this is what I use to haul my scooter around (just scroll down and look at the pics).

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic ...
  Topic: another question...lowering seat height
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1076

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:06 pm   Subject: another question...lowering seat height
People have talked about raising the handlebars.....there are some extenders out there. It may be alot easier and get the same affect.
  Topic: Lifting a buddy into a truck or SUV
luckyleighton

Replies: 47
Views: 3704

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:00 pm   Subject: Lifting a buddy into a truck or SUV
My Rat 110 weighs about the same and I have lifted it out of a truck. I weigh about 225 and need another person mainly just to keep it stable. It does risk a mistake of dropping it the more you do i ...
  Topic: Should dealers mention this?
luckyleighton

Replies: 18
Views: 1746

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:37 pm   Subject: Should dealers mention this?
Winter was pretty much Dec and Jan. I am probably weak to the cold, but anything below 45 and I wimp out. Embarassed

I am good about cranking the rat every other week to get its juices going. I kn ...
  Topic: Questions about Rattler performance
luckyleighton

Replies: 5
Views: 1488

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:23 pm   Subject: Questions about Rattler performance
I am 6', 225. I hit a real 50 on flats...and 45 going up steep hills. I try and stay out of zones >50.
  Topic: Looking into getting a Rattler 110
luckyleighton

Replies: 8
Views: 1365

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:20 pm   Subject: Looking into getting a Rattler 110
I have had my speedo reed up to 67 going down a steep hill. On Flat 55 tops, which is really like 50. I have had mine for a year with no problems and I love it. I weigh 225 lbs and have never tried ...
  Topic: Should dealers mention this?
luckyleighton

Replies: 18
Views: 1746

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:16 pm   Subject: Should dealers mention this?
I bought mine new a year ago, I have about 1000 miles on it and I have had to adjust nothing. It sat unused in the garage for the winter mos, cranked up fine and runs like a dream for the past month.
  Topic: Pulling the Buck 10 out after winter
luckyleighton

Replies: 6
Views: 1235

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:03 pm   Subject: Pulling the Buck 10 out after winter
While these are all excellent tips in general some of it is overkill. I put mine up for a few months and made sure I ran it at idle every week or two for about 20 minutes. This gives the battery som ...
  Topic: Winter's almost over!
luckyleighton

Replies: 0
Views: 743

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:54 pm   Subject: Winter's almost over!
I am excited. I took my Rattler out two weekends in a row after a few months off. I tried to ride int he cold, but below 40 and I freeze my rear end off. I have had my rattler since last summer and ...
  Topic: 1st time going 50 bmph, now nervous!!! Help? Advice?
luckyleighton

Replies: 57
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:14 pm   Subject: 1st time going 50 bmph, now nervous!!! Help? Advice?
Its all about confidence and time. The more miles you get at different speeds you will feel more comfortable.

I picked mine up and took it for a 15 mile ride down a country highway at 50 mph on ...
  Topic: random rattler sighting
luckyleighton

Replies: 3
Views: 1157

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm   Subject: random rattler sighting
Awesome, there are few scooters where I live and I am happy to see one of any manufacturer. You will need to mark yours somehow, so you don't get confused.
  Topic: We've got a Rattler down
luckyleighton

Replies: 8
Views: 1244

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:51 pm   Subject: We've got a Rattler down
I am not a ATGATT guy, but my essentials are gloves and ff helmet. For some reason I think I can handle the pain (and healing) of scraping my arms or legs, but I know my hands will try to absorb impa ...
  Topic: Scooter Insurance: advice & insights requested
luckyleighton

Replies: 24
Views: 1597

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:57 pm   Subject: Scooter Insurance: advice & insights requested
Just for the info, I use Nationwide for all my insurance. They did not give me a discount, even though I have three cars, a house and life insurance with them, but it was $250/yr for liability, unins ...
  Topic: 2925 Members and Counting
luckyleighton

Replies: 89
Views: 4895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:44 am   Subject: 2925 Members and Counting
Being 2142 doesn't feel so new now!
  Topic: What are your favorite things about your Genuine ?
luckyleighton

Replies: 42
Views: 1817

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:41 am   Subject: What are your favorite things about your Genuine ?
I like it because its an American company (even though not manufactured here). My father in law worked for an advertising firm that worked with them early on, and I have been turned on ever since.
...
  Topic: Rattler stalling
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1350

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:57 am   Subject: Rattler stalling
I have about 400 miles on mine and I have had no problems, except for the topping off the tank problem. I just avoid that by filling up 75% of the way.
  Topic: Rattler and Gravel
luckyleighton

Replies: 6
Views: 1364

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:15 pm   Subject: Rattler and Gravel
I ride on dirt roads all the time, its not the same as riding on the road. Its just rougher and slower, so I am not sure how fast you expect to be going if you are commuting. I would avoid any mud a ...
  Topic: another new Rattler 110 owner
luckyleighton

Replies: 67
Views: 4973

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:26 pm   Subject: another new Rattler 110 owner
Those pictures reminded me of when I first got mine...its so shiny. Now it has mud and dirt all over it. I should wash it Very Happy
  Topic: Bicycle vs. Scooter Crashes and Physics
luckyleighton

Replies: 29
Views: 2903

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:50 pm   Subject: Bicycle vs. Scooter Crashes and Physics
The physics involved are for both the bike/scooter and the other vehicle. I dont think there is an appreciable difference between a bike and a scooter going the same speed and having the same crash, ...
  Topic: crappy gas mileage
luckyleighton

Replies: 30
Views: 2637

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:23 pm   Subject: crappy gas mileage
I can't say exactly what I am getting, I usually fill it up with my stored lawn mower gas. But I will say I am NOT getting 70 mpg. I would say closer to 55 is probably what I am seeing.

I was e ...
  Topic: Helmet pictures -post crash?
luckyleighton

Replies: 30
Views: 2323

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:53 pm   Subject: Helmet pictures -post crash?
It outlines the impact points by percentage from accidents....so for example 19.4% of people get hit in the left chin when they wreck.

So when you look at it it is illustrating something like 1/3 o ...
  Topic: The Sweet Spot
luckyleighton

Replies: 15
Views: 1278

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:04 pm   Subject: The Sweet Spot
I know cars usually have a bad vibration at about 60mph if the tires are unbalanced. Then it goes away if you can go faster. I wonder if the scooter tires suffer from something similar. I have read ...
  Topic: Helmet pictures -post crash?
luckyleighton

Replies: 30
Views: 2323

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:01 pm   Subject: Helmet pictures -post crash?
Luckily I have not been in a crash. I am not a gear crazy guru, but I use a full face helmet (and gloves). I figure I would hate something jabbing me in the face, or dragging it across the pavement ...
  Topic: rattler odometer instructions!!! found them
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1266

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:25 pm   Subject: rattler odometer instructions!!! found them
If there was a way to tune it using the method from the manual it can be done. Its just based on tire size and RPM's. So if its running 10% high, if you increase the wheel size in its calculation by ...
  Topic: rattler odometer instructions!!! found them
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 1266

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:25 am   Subject: rattler odometer instructions!!! found them
I tried following instructions, but they did not work for me. I don't know if they lock it somehow. I wish we could calibrate it, I don't mind the 10% difference, but I would like to know and not do ...
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: I can't drive 55!
To soup up that li'l 2-stroke and have to run it WOT as a commuter vehicle is just asking for an unreliable and still underpowered scoot. The BUDDY is much better suited to that type of task.

I agr ...
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:47 pm   Subject: I can't drive 55!
Mine is a 2007.....I have not been following the break in rules. I may suffer later.
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:57 pm   Subject: I can't drive 55!
I don't think your odometer is limited, I know what you mean about the speed seemingly hitting a wall in that area, but if you have a hilly area with some decent inclines nearby, give them a shot. Yo ...
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:26 pm   Subject: I can't drive 55!
Odometer, I know its not 60 according to other posts. I have read its about 10% off so maybe 54. I have read they are not restricted, except for the muffler which is emmisions restricted. I am not ...
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:42 pm   Subject: I can't drive 55!
Variator, pipe, and fatten the jet up to around 100. Something else alot of folks miss, mill the head to get 7.5:1 or so. Do all that and you will see a big difference.

I have read about that stu ...
  Topic: Do you stand up over bumps?
luckyleighton

Replies: 45
Views: 2204

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:05 pm   Subject: Do you stand up over bumps?
Depends on how bad it is...I usually do not. But if there is a big bump coming you almost have to.
  Topic: I can't drive 55!
luckyleighton

Replies: 26
Views: 2494

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:58 pm   Subject: I can't drive 55!
I get 55 on flat ground and up to 60 down decent hills. But I agree, I have read adding a pipe might add a little top end. Recently I have seen some posts for this V8 muffler, saying it will add mor ...
  Topic: Scoot mag #46
luckyleighton

Replies: 19
Views: 1474

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:32 pm   Subject: Scoot mag #46
Its as close as the wave as it is to a peace sign.....The ad is cool though Smile
  Topic: Any other new orleans rattler owners here??
luckyleighton

Replies: 3
Views: 1190

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:31 pm   Subject: Any other new orleans rattler owners here??
I am a Saints fan from Gulfport, MS. Does that count Wink
  Topic: gas gauge
luckyleighton

Replies: 8
Views: 1511

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:08 pm   Subject: gas gauge
So I almost ran out...I was very nervous, I was in deliverance country and it was raining. I would not have liked to run out.
  Topic: Sometimes I
luckyleighton

Replies: 9
Views: 861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:50 pm   Subject: Sometimes I
I thought this was an AA meeting when I looked at this topic at first Very Happy
  Topic: gas gauge
luckyleighton

Replies: 8
Views: 1511

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: gas gauge
Fellow Rattler owners, I have noticed that the gas gauge on mine gets to empty pretty quick and bounces in an out for a while.

How many miles have you guys pushed it after it blinks no more bars. ...
  Topic: Personal experience with "The Wave"
luckyleighton

Replies: 32
Views: 1894

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:12 pm   Subject: Personal experience with "The Wave"
When I was on my first ride Someone gave me the wave and I so wanted to wave back, but I was not yet comfortable letting go...so I nodded. It feels just as inadequate as I type as it did when I nodde ...
  Topic: Got My Rat' last night, a few 2-stroke questions.
luckyleighton

Replies: 11
Views: 1622

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:46 pm   Subject: Got My Rat' last night, a few 2-stroke questions.
I have been hard on mine...I will probably suffer later not following burn in rules. I usually let mine warm up for 2-3 minutes, I just turn it on and walk off , get ready and come back. If I take o ...
  Topic: Running out of gas question
luckyleighton

Replies: 30
Views: 1596

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:30 pm   Subject: Running out of gas question
You now I may be in the minority here, but I only purchased the scoot for fun. I could see it being used to save gas, but it really doesn't fit into my normal commutes so I still have to drive my car ...
  Topic: Do Scooters Promote Laziness?
luckyleighton

Replies: 29
Views: 2156

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:17 am   Subject: Do Scooters Promote Laziness?
My problem is that once I've gotten geared up for the scooter ride, 2 blocks isn't enough. First I go for a 30 minute ride and then I stop at the store. That is also the dirty little secret why I don' ...
  Topic: Running out of gas question
luckyleighton

Replies: 30
Views: 1596

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:11 am   Subject: Running out of gas question
I thought I was going to run out the other day in the middle of nowhere. I have a digital gauge that was yelling at me for 5 miles until I reached a gas station.

I would not like getting stuck!
 
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