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  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 32
Views: 2559

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: 102

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: 32
Views: 2559

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: 32
Views: 2559

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: 32
Views: 2559

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: 32
Views: 2559

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: 11
Views: 288

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: 32
Views: 2559

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: 11
Views: 288

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: 217

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: 225

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: 11
Views: 288

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: 11
Views: 288

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: 11
Views: 288

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: 235

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: 242

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: 199

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: 6
Views: 280

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: 6
Views: 280

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: 2426

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: 6
Views: 280

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: 902

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: 176

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.
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 575

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 pm   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
I don't think sc00ter rides like a juvenile delinquent hooligan all the time. He just got a little excited
  Topic: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
wheelbender6

Replies: 12
Views: 575

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Genuine electric scooter on the way?
The spec is close to that of the CSC City Slicker at a lower price. The CSC City Slicker has sold well.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:25 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
You can buy a 500w ebike from Yamaha starting at 2200 dollars. That would eliminate the need for an mc license and allow you to take the sidewalk in some conditions.
-But if a motor scooter is what ...
  Topic: Saddlebags for Buddy's
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 288

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:44 pm   Subject: Saddlebags for Buddy's
I used bicycle panniers on my buddy connected with some straps. It worked OK.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
I agree about licensing. If you dont want to get a motorcycle license, just get an ebike or bike with an engine kit.
  Topic: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
wheelbender6

Replies: 14
Views: 593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc vs 125 cc
A 50cc scoot may be adequate now, but things change fast in Houston. The Buddy 125 will make more roads safely available to you when your commute situation changes.
-I used to commute to work on fre ...
  Topic: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 395

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Hooligan wheels on a Buddy - terrible or brilliant idea?
Even 10 inch alloy wheels would suit me. I live near salt water and my wheels rust from the salty air.
  Topic: Speedo slide rule
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 273

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 pm   Subject: Speedo slide rule
Ill stick with GPS.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
wheelbender6

Replies: 26
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:03 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
I think the stock CDI has a rev limiter, limiting top speed.
-an aftermarket CDI may allow more RPM and allow you to use the benefits of the big bore.
  Topic: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
wheelbender6

Replies: 26
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 am   Subject: What's your Buddy 125 top speed? (no BSing)
My Buddy 125 does 60mph indicated, so that is close to 55mph actual.
-Just some bolt-ons added: Exhaust, jetting, cdi and coil. I did not try the method of rolling off the throttle near top speed an ...
  Topic: Motorcycles!
wheelbender6

Replies: 32
Views: 2559

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:49 pm   Subject: Motorcycles!
You can really get a lot of bike for your money these days. The naked Lifan KP 200 can be ordered for $2,200 on some sites.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0013/4948/4611/products/KP_BLACK_1024x ...
  Topic: New to me, Used Roughhouse
wheelbender6

Replies: 9
Views: 526

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:19 am   Subject: New to me, Used Roughhouse
You can de-restrict it and rejet. That would allow you to hit the bottom of the hill at a higher speed. Its just not going to climb like a bigger engine can climb.
  Topic: G400C Review on Motorcycle.com
wheelbender6

Replies: 0
Views: 664

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:36 pm   Subject: G400C Review on Motorcycle.com
See review at the link. They liked the great retro appearance and cornering clearance. They were not impressed by 25 HP and said experienced riders will likely want to do some power mods, like a tuner ...
  Topic: Put an ncy exhaust on, now have a burning smell.
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 547

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Put an ncy exhaust on, now have a burning smell.
Its just that "New Exhaust" smell. Enjoy it while it lasts.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
wheelbender6

Replies: 53
Views: 3748

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:55 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
looks like Genuine didn't learn their lesson from the Stellauto.

at only 125 cc's the Stellauto was pretty much DOA.

Had the Royal Alloy been at 250 - 300 cc's I would've been interested.

A ...
  Topic: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 459

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:50 pm   Subject: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
Carapace seems more appropriate (after I looked it up).
  Topic: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
wheelbender6

Replies: 2
Views: 459

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 am   Subject: Fixed my kill switch, I hope
Time for annual state inspection and the kill switch suddenly quit working on my wife's Buddy 125. Removed the handle bar fairing to access the control block screws. Opened it up and it looked clean a ...
  Topic: Hot evening in San Francisco
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 693

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:07 pm   Subject: Hot evening in San Francisco
Great pic.
  Topic: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 476

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 pm   Subject: [NSR] Ha-ha-Harley
Nicely done. Those Harley guys are so smart and macho.
  Topic: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
wheelbender6

Replies: 49
Views: 1210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:59 am   Subject: Music thread!!! Just links. Whatever blows your hair back.
Metallica sang the National Anthem at the NBA final game 3, tonight. That blew my hair back.
  Topic: Scooter Saturday
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 514

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 11:11 am   Subject: Scooter Saturday
My wife has a Buddy 125 also. She doesn't wrench, but she is always up for a ride.
  Topic: Today's 170i commute
wheelbender6

Replies: 3
Views: 514

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Today's 170i commute
Kool. How much top speed advantage does the Aprilia 250 have over the 170i?
  Topic: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: Looking for a dark windshield for a 2017 Buddy Eclipse
They sell a translucent paint at craft stores that can make clear glass look like stained glass. I used some to make a clear tail light lens red. I have only seen it as brush paint.
  Topic: My $25 Roughhouse
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 698

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:51 am   Subject: My $25 Roughhouse
I would call that the bargain of the year. I have paid a lot more than that for a nice bicycle frame alone.
  Topic: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
wheelbender6

Replies: 11
Views: 753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 am   Subject: Can I leave my Buddy in the weather?
Its understandable that you will not always have place to keep the scoot dry. Get a breathable cover like johnk said. The covers usually have some straps or at east grommets allowing you to tie the co ...
  Topic: Newbie on deck!
wheelbender6

Replies: 4
Views: 476

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 am   Subject: Newbie on deck!
Welcome to the forum. Just because you got yourself a scooter does not mean that you have to give up your motorcycle or other powersports. They all have their place.
  Topic: I'm back in business!
wheelbender6

Replies: 10
Views: 630

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: I'm back in business!
I hope I am still scooting when I'm 85, skipper20. Keep on truckin!
 
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