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Campfire Talk / Re: Chinese "adventure" bikes.
« Last post by Ice on Today at 11:27:54 pm »
 If others wish to be Maotorcycle beta testers for mail order bikes from the workers paradise more power to them. I will pass on that opportunity. Should I need something like that I'll head straight to the Kawaski Dealer for a Versys X300 or north to the Triumph dealer for another Royal Enfield.
Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Last post by Ice on Today at 09:39:44 pm »
 It's just a used 500 fender suitable for any Bullet with round 500 mudguard supports REgardless of what lump powers the bike.  I'll write up a post about it and why it was done.

  It's not what you eat but with whom you eat that makes a great meal. The same concept applies to this ride.

 There are a few more opportunities to ride before the rainy season sets in.  ;)
Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: Washington State Bullet owners?
« Last post by Narada on Today at 07:50:55 pm »
Nice work adapting the C5 fender to the B5  :), and I can attest, that K-70 looks great in there too!  8)

What an Incredible ride! I couldn't believe the natural beauty in you see in this state (and Oregon) if you stay off the Slab!   :o

It was a blast to be in such great company all day too. The whole ride was such a powerful experience, it will all be a treasured memory for the rest of my years.  8) I can't wait to make more!!!  :)
Campfire Talk / Re: UK scooter crime
« Last post by Richard230 on Today at 07:49:40 pm »
This is what happens as a direct result of cutting the police force.

And preventing the police from chasing scooter trash.   >:(
Continental GT Cafe Racer / Re: Nice GT on Craigslist
« Last post by tooseevee on Today at 06:28:24 pm »

...appear on FB, thought i share it here. It's got the expensive and nice fairing on it.

              That's pretty special number there  ;) ;) ??? ???
Bullet Iron Barrel / Re: 1996 RE Bullet 500 charging fluctuation
« Last post by dginfw on Today at 05:37:19 pm »
Not sure about your bike, but on mine the ammeter swings wildly back and forth at idle, then acts normal when the revs are up. Since the voltage put out is charging the battery ok on mine, I figured it wasn't worth messing with
Campfire Talk / Re: Chinese "adventure" bikes.
« Last post by dginfw on Today at 05:33:44 pm »
Rumor has it that Chinese engines are getting better.  But I don't know for sure as mainland Chinese motorcycles in the U.S. are hard to come by and I have never owned one. The only brand that that sells in the U.S. that I am familiar with, though magazine tests, is this one:  http://www.cscmotorcycles.com/   A couple of test reports that I have read have given them pretty good reviews, considering their small engine size and relatively low price.  They have an interesting distribution model.  You order them over the internet and they ship them to your home or a nearby dealer (if you wish) for setup.  You perform your own maintenance and repairs or you can bring your bike to a local shop that contracts with CSC to correct any warranty issues or provide periodic service.  I find that market model somewhat appealing.  ;)
I wish more dealers, both car and bike, would offer this type of marketing. I know I'm in the minority, but when I'm in the market for a car or bike, I do my own research. By the time I'm ready to purchase, I know what I want. I worked in sales for several years. I was paid on commission. I know commissioned salespeople are there to steer you toward a particular product...but I understand that if someone comes in and says " I want to buy product X" it is a much quicker process than is someone takes an hour of your time asking questions before deciding to buy product X...or worse, take the information they got from you and then go buy product X somewhere else because its cheaper online.  If someone needs to be educated on a product purchase by a salesperson, then they SHOULD pay more than the person who learns about it for themselves and makes their own decision. Much like the internet has forever changed the way people buy small household goods, the same revolution should come to buying cars or bikes.

And since I'm ranting ...get rid of the "flight attendants" on airplanes. Just put a vending machine in back of the plane and knock a hundred bucks off the price of a ticket. I know how to put a seatbelt on, and they never give me a second bag of peanuts anyway, so the hell with them...LOL
Jeez, I can't seem to stop posting!
The whole reason I mucked around with the oiling, was because I had to take the side cover off to replace a tired magneto.
The unit is apparently made by Ducati and has more feild coils on it than the standard peice.
Works great and now I can ride with the light on as I'm supposed to.
Re the sight glasses...........I was referring to the crankcase oil sight/inspection glass thingy. My eyes aren't too bad for an old fella :-)
Re my wife........a true legend.
She is up to speed with EFI on big late model outboards, can pull down, clean, adjust, rebuild and use manometers for syncronising.
We have an oscilloscope here for checking ignition components and charging systems which she uses regularly, but that IS off topic.
So we have made an empirical oil level, that doesn't blow out oil at 100kmh for about 20kms.
Have a good one all, gotta go hit the shed   :D
Campfire Talk / Re: UK scooter crime
« Last post by malky on Today at 05:17:41 pm »
This is what happens as a direct result of cutting the police force.
Firstly, g'day heloego,
glad to hear about your run for your mate. I'm sure we all know where you are coming from old son...............
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