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  Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 218

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:53 pm   Subject: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
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/revel-new-york ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy
wheelbender6

Replies: 41
Views: 1331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy
I think we now have as many Royal Alloy owners on the forum as G400C owners.
  Topic: Young news woman has fatal scooter crash in NYC
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 218

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:08 pm   Subject: 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 ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
wheelbender6

Replies: 487
Views: 68669

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:56 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
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/W ...
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
The Tucker headlight pivoted via cable. I suspect the system in your Infinity and Acura is a bit more sophistamacated.
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:41 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
The 1948 Tucker automobile had 3 headlights. The center headlight would pivot with the steering.
  Topic: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:20 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i TRIKE (not mine) on ebay right now
Looks like fun until you need to make a turn.
  Topic: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
wheelbender6

Replies: 15
Views: 382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:00 pm   Subject: Design philosophy question about scooter headlights
I want the headlight to move with the handlebars, because cagers are more likely to see something that is moving more. I have occasionally rocked my handlebars back and forth to help a cager that is e ...
  Topic: Hooligan rear turn signal
wheelbender6

Replies: 1
Views: 208

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:41 pm   Subject: Hooligan rear turn signal
You could try some JBWeld and possibly toe nail a few metal screws into if for a temp fix.
-You might just duct tape the light assembly to the side of your scoot. It will still be visible when flash ...
  Topic: Hope its a one way Street
wheelbender6

Replies: 0
Views: 264

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:10 pm   Subject: Hope its a one way Street
[img]https://advrider.com/f/attachments/road-hog-jpg.2406602/?temp_hash=2fd69a5cf27ee17e7009a0f3c3e93119[/img]
  Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 807

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:00 pm   Subject: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
Cool. Keep the updates coming. Sounds like a great bike if you don't expect it to be a star on the freeway.
  Topic: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 360

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 exhaust gasket.....
Not normally. Unless your Buddy is really old, you probably will not need a new gasket.
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
wheelbender6

Replies: 36
Views: 962

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:48 am   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
I would just stick a 50cc engine kit on my bicycle.
Working on them is very easy, and you can put the savings aside for a bigger scoot in the future.
  Topic: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
wheelbender6

Replies: 36
Views: 962

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:52 pm   Subject: Genuine is introducing two new scooters
Dont 50cc scoots still outsell all larger scoots combined?
  Topic: Restricting a 150
wheelbender6

Replies: 16
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Restricting a 150
ScootERIK's idea of puncturing the upper diaphragm sounds like the best way, to me.
- my buddy 125 would only do 25-30mph when I had a bad seal on the upper diaphram.
  Topic: Restricting a 150
wheelbender6

Replies: 16
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:22 pm   Subject: Restricting a 150
Not a dumb question. I may one day restrict my old 125 for my grandson to ride off road. He doesn't need to go 50mph.
I would probably do that by just limiting throttle movement.
  Topic: Restricting a 150
wheelbender6

Replies: 16
Views: 461

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:42 pm   Subject: Restricting a 150
Swap in a carb from a 50cc 4t Buddy.
  Topic: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 807

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:10 pm   Subject: Got my new G400...LOVE IT
You might be the only forum member that owns one. There are some G400c owners on advrider that might help.
  Topic: New guy, here.
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 409

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: 14
Views: 409

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: 289

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: 389

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: 487
Views: 68669

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: 487
Views: 68669

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: 8
Views: 521

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: 357

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: 550

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: 550

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: 879

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: 879

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: 879

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: 487
Views: 68669

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: 879

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: 4969

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: 4969

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: 748

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: 982

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: 4969

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: 832

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: 719

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: 10
Views: 807

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: 1586

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: 1344

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: 4969

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: 1471

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: 2707

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: 2707

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: 4969

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: 1511

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: 1506

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 ...
 
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