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  Topic: New guy, here.
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:11 pm   Subject: New guy, here.
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.
  Topic: New guy, here.
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 165

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:11 am   Subject: New guy, here.
Welcome to the addiction.
  Topic: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 139

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 am   Subject: I just learned something new about my Buddy 170i!
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.
  Topic: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 1:02 am   Subject: About to buy a buddy 50- Convince me (or not!)
50s are for undergrads. A PhD should have a Buddy 125 IMHO.
  Topic: Genuine G400C
wheelbender6

Replies: 486
Views: 66799

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:31 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
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
  Topic: Genuine G400C
wheelbender6

Replies: 486
Views: 66799

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:05 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
Here is the Rat Patrol version from Mash.
https://advrider.com/mash-desert-force-ww2-styling-with-modernish-mechanics/
  Topic: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 246

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:22 pm   Subject: Anybody have a solid cheap surfboard diy rack for a 125?
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.
  Topic: Just a reminder!
wheelbender6

Replies: 8
Views: 234

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:20 pm   Subject: Just a reminder!
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 ar ...
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 424

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 1:27 am   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
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.
  Topic: New BMW Scooter Design?
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 424

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:13 am   Subject: New BMW Scooter Design?
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.
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 19
Views: 654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 12:04 am   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
The bike reviews article said the G-max 200i will cruise at 110 km/hr (65mph), but they did not say if that was indicated or measured by GPS.
- I would be interested in a 200i if it will cruise at 6 ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 19
Views: 654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 1:51 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I really don't understand the strategy behind misleading consumers about engine sizes. Buddy 50-125-150-170i, I get. But 200i for a 169cc? Why stop at 200 and not name it the 250 or 300? Or if you wan ...
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 19
Views: 654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:02 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I did find a small amount of info related to the Blur 200i:

"The G-Max design was new from PGO for 2006. Overseas the G-Max is sold in 50, 125, 150, 200 and 220cc varieties."

http://ww ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
wheelbender6

Replies: 486
Views: 66799

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
That helps. We will see how much in the sales figures.
  Topic: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
wheelbender6

Replies: 19
Views: 654

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 5:44 pm   Subject: 2021 Rattler 200i Coming?
I am familiar with the Blur 220i, but not the 200i.
-Which one was in the 2021 database?
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 45
Views: 4584

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:16 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
A 190cc cub would be awesome. For better or worse, Honda will always prioritize reliability over brake hp and displacement. You will have to build that 190cc cub yourself.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 45
Views: 4584

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
Somebody has finally done it. You can order a Grom clone with a 190cc cub engine already installed. No need to do the engine swap yourself.
https://gpxmoto.com/
  Topic: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 621

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:42 pm   Subject: Honda introduces a 150cc ADV scooter to the US market.
Honda has a couple of problems with selling the ADV 150 in the states.
- First of all, the ADV 150 competes directly with their own recently revived Super Cub.
- As mentioned above, the base price i ...
  Topic: How're we all doing?
wheelbender6

Replies: 33
Views: 834

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:16 am   Subject: How're we all doing?
I am still employed and working from home. Took a 15% pay cut this week. We have laid off 4 office workers. My work load is slowing, more every week, so it's not looking good, long term.
- We moved ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 45
Views: 4584

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:00 am   Subject: Motorcycles!
Cool. Does it have DCT or do you shift it manually?
  Topic: Stay safe everyone!
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 734

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:14 pm   Subject: Stay safe everyone!
We took an across the board pay cut, since the virus outbreak, but we are still working from home.
-if I get laid off, I may grow my hair all crazy and become an Ancient Alien Astronaut Theorist.
  Topic: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 616

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:49 pm   Subject: Police in India Enforce Quarantine
Police in India "convince" motorists to stay home.
https://youtu.be/SCatPYfIG8s
  Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 411

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:34 pm   Subject: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Awesome report. Keep us posted.
-I grew up in a little town about 60 miles south of Marietta called Senoia.
  Topic: Where did the enthusiasm go?
wheelbender6

Replies: 17
Views: 1413

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:07 pm   Subject: Where did the enthusiasm go?
While a Harley softail is not relevant to this discussion, the 4 accessory packages listed at the bottom of the article are. By offering accessory packages oriented towards daily commuting, touring, e ...
  Topic: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 1215

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:55 pm   Subject: Better Bike or Just Displacement Envy?
They will not sell any in the US if it takes 3 years to get emissions certified.
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 45
Views: 4584

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: 1360

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: 2502

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: 2502

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: 45
Views: 4584

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: 1389

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: 1400

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 17
Views: 1413

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: 9
Views: 1215

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: 1383

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: 9
Views: 1215

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: 2502

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: 29
Views: 1966

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: 29
Views: 1966

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: 29
Views: 1966

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: 1929

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: 9
Views: 1215

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: 1929

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: 1825

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: 1366

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: 17
Views: 1413

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: 45
Views: 4584

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: 45
Views: 4584

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 ...
 
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