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  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:40 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
You could make a scrambler out of this overpriced, mid sized e-bike from Nui.
https://electrek.co/2020/01/07/niu-rqi-gt-electric-motorcycle-unveiled-affordability/
https://electrek.co/wp-content/u ...
  Topic: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 135

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:32 am   Subject: DOT helmet rating ain't worth diddly-squat.
Pay attention to Sgt Schultz. "Snell, snell!"
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
wheelbender6

Replies: 31
Views: 994

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:30 am   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
It would be interesting if they would post the range while WFO. On the other hand, traffic in Houston is so bad that it would be a meaningless statistic.
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
wheelbender6

Replies: 31
Views: 994

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:52 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
With a range of 80 miles, the Niu motorcycle seems to be aimed directly at commuters from the suburbs. I'm lookin forward to this one.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:45 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
It's a real looker.
Much easier to turn an Enfield Interceptor into a scrambler compared to a modern CB500.
Enfield should just offer scrambler and flat tracker kits before the motorcycle buying pu ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Sitting for a Long Time!
wheelbender6

Replies: 8
Views: 234

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 am   Subject: Buddy 170i Sitting for a Long Time!
Glad you had a happy ending with the 170i.
  Topic: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 226

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: 2012 Genuine Lil international Buddy 50 sway to 150cc gy6
It's not like swapping a big block chevy for a small block in your 1970's Chevelle. The Chevelle frame was designed to accept both.
-Your 50cc scooter is designed only for that 50cc engine.
There ...
  Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:57 pm   Subject: Check out this new high tech helmet.
We are making k1dude feel like we are a bunch of old baby boomers that still prefer kick starting out bikes.
-if I commuted a lot in darkness, I would consider the high tech helmet. It is much hard ...
  Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:26 am   Subject: Check out this new high tech helmet.
On a touring motorcycle, it would be great for the passenger. They would know whats going on without asking you or trying to lean around you to see the instruments.
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:21 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Mash beat them to it, (ADV)and this one is a 650cc
http://www.mash-motors.fr/en/motos-650-cc/46487-mash-x-ride-classic-650-.html
http://www.mash-motors.fr/4624-access_thickbox/mash-x-ride-classic-65 ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 200

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:33 am   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
The Suzuki Savage/S40 is a 650cc, but it is not considered to be powerful or a good freeway bike with only 31 hp. It just depends on how Mash tunes that engine. I have heard that the Mash will make 40 ...
  Topic: Check out this new high tech helmet.
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 am   Subject: Check out this new high tech helmet.
Amazing, but is that a safety improvement, or just more distraction?
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 200

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:07 pm   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
I can tolerate an uncomfortable and unauthentic clone bike if it is priced accordingly. Prices of Chinese built bikes seem to be climbing for the street models.
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
wheelbender6

Replies: 31
Views: 994

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Sounds like the e-scoot may outsell the G400C.
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
wheelbender6

Replies: 17
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:27 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
I will have to try some of that Hunan coffee. China town is only 5 miles or so from where I live during the work week.
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
wheelbender6

Replies: 17
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:40 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Anything is possible. The Chinese could be selling counterfeit Starbucks coffee. It wouldn't be very profitable, since they dont produce oil or coffee.
  Topic: Genuine Motor Oil is here
wheelbender6

Replies: 17
Views: 289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:13 pm   Subject: Genuine Motor Oil is here
Gives me a good excuse to stop by my local Genuine dealer.
  Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 826

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
I have read on another site that the 170i engine will overheat quicker than the 220i engine. That may be why the rev limiter is set lower on the Hooligan.
-i also read that the Hooligan does not hav ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
wheelbender6

Replies: 6
Views: 200

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:25 pm   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
Yes. I don't think you can purchase a Mash in the states, so we have to do the tracker/cafe/scrambler mods ourselves.
-if Genuine wants to compete in the small motorcycle market in the US, they need ...
  Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 826

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:07 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
The rev limiter is in the cdi box on my buddy 125. I suspect that your's would need an aftermarket piggyback ecu since the 170i has efi.
-The piggyback ecu boxes cost 200-350 bucks, but they are nece ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 739

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:22 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i Break In Period Is Over!
Pretty cool to do the MPG Ton on a scoot that makes good power.
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 271

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:58 am   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to everybody. What did Santa give you?
- No new scooter for me, but I did get a quick setup Gazebo to cover the scoots when we are camping.
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:13 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
I regularly visit a Chinese motorcycle forum. The busiest threads are about the cheap dual sport 250s, like the Hawk, Bashan Storm, etc. These guys spend 1500 bucks or so on these little street legal ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
"That being said, I sure do like the looks of the RE Continental GT 650 though."

Fortunately for those of us in the "arthritis" years, you can get riser clip-on bars.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:27 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Saw this 24 hp naked bike on TXpowersports.
TX Powersports says its a 250cc, but the Vitacci site says its 320cc, sort of.
The Vitacci site doesn't provide a displacement, but lists a bore/stroke ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
I wish the higher performing small motorcycles were offered with classic styling like the G400C. The Honda CB300 has a nice big round headlight and 30 hp, but the rear end is all elevated sportbike. ...
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
wheelbender6

Replies: 13
Views: 505

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:07 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
I commuted on my scoot for a little over 2 years, weather permitting. It was under 30 miles round trip, along mostly frontage roads, next to I-10. My route to my current job is not suitable for a scoo ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:26 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Here is flat tracker version of the RE 650 Interceptor.
https://www.bikeexif.com/royal-enfield-harris-performance-flat-tracker

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/royal-enfie ...
  Topic: Need to access idle mixture screw
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:31 am   Subject: Need to access idle mixture screw
Do you think the original idle mixture plug could be slotted by using a dremel?
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:51 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
Here is a prototype for an 800c scrambler from Benelli. Alas, they have no plans to sell it in the States.

Https://advrider.com/benelli-introduces-800-leoncino-at-eicma-eicma-2019/
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:46 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
The RE Interceptor almost looks like is was designed with a scrambler conversion in mind. It looks very easy to raise the front fender a bit. Just add spacers and possibly longer bolts.
- some inter ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:39 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
The RE twins look like a fun, affordable alternative to the Triumps.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:30 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
The small bike arms race continues. Kawasaki plans to produce a 250cc four cylinder bike.
https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/kawasakis-actually-making-a-four-cylinder-ninja-zx-25r.html
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:05 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Base price for the CSC RX4 is around 500 bucks more than the G400C. The water cooled 450cc is considerably peppy, offering smooth cruising at 80 mph.
_The drawback is that you may be waiting months ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 39
Views: 3497

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:59 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Look for a new Himalayan on EBay. Seven grand OTD is criminal.
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:21 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
If Kawasaki keeps making bikes like that, I'll may never be able to retire.
  Topic: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: Anyone remember the Kawasaki Bighorn? Well, guess what...
Kawasaki nailed it!
  Topic: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:49 pm   Subject: Two Words - Italjet Dragster
Great looking scoot.
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
In person the fit and finish is cheap - the gauges look like they came from a Chinese 4 wheeler.

For the money there's other and better bikes out there, especially in the used market. It's a total ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
Do you think the the lack of a scrambler/adventure model is the main problem? Do Americans have the dual sport bug again, as we did in the 1970s?
-That explains why the Himalayan is selling far bette ...
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:15 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
I have my opinion but I was curious about others. The G400C was the hottest topic on this forum for a year or so. It took too long to get the G400C to the show room, but otherwise, the bike seems to m ...
  Topic: Yamaha bringing the MT-03 to the US for 2020.
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 707

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:16 pm   Subject: Yamaha bringing the MT-03 to the US for 2020.
Looks like a great bike. The price better be a good bit lower than the naked Kawasaki 400 or it could be a tough sell.
  Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
wheelbender6

Replies: 8
Views: 688

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:35 am   Subject: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Welcome to the forum. The Buddy should keep you a little drier than the motorcycle on wet days.
  Topic: What happened to the G400?
wheelbender6

Replies: 1
Views: 374

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: What happened to the G400?
Members have taken test drives, I dont think any made the purchase. I have read posts from G400C owners on a motorcycle forum. Their comments are very similar to what the magazines have said about the ...
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:21 am   Subject: New Scoot
Back in the 80s, I made a trip to the Daytona 500. Nobody could stay close to Bill that day except A.J' Foyt (Yes, A.J. in a stock car. He has raced everything but gopeds).
-A.J. ran out of gas with ...
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: New Scoot
Do you ever see Awesome Bill from Dawsonville around town? I loved watching him race that T-bird.
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
wheelbender6

Replies: 37
Views: 2884

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I love my scoot but I would rent a Harley to cross the country.
  Topic: New Scoot
wheelbender6

Replies: 7
Views: 531

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: New Scoot
How well does that high revving SMAX climb the north Georgia hills? Road test articles dont say much about maintaining speed during a climb.
  Topic: G400C Scrambler
wheelbender6

Replies: 5
Views: 1134

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: G400C Scrambler
After looking at bikes that are suitable for a scrambler conversion. I think the G400C is tops.
-Monoshock bikes like the Himalayan are ruled out.
-The SR400 is too expensive and I am getting too ...
  Topic: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
wheelbender6

Replies: 5
Views: 285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:25 am   Subject: Honda X-ADV 300 in North America
The Chinese will produce a clone version within 6 months of the X-ADV release.
 
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