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  Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
HanShan

Replies: 11
Views: 2272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:27 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Thanks for that review. It would ease my anxiety to buy a new one but yes, the price differential is a bit much.
  Topic: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
HanShan

Replies: 11
Views: 2272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:50 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i User Reviews?
Anyone have a Hooligan 170i they have been riding for a while and could give me a review?

Looking to buy one. Sat on it in a dealer last year and it felt more comfortable than the buddy seating an ...
  Topic: Looking for an Air Leak
HanShan

Replies: 8
Views: 2564

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 pm   Subject: Looking for an Air Leak
Sounds similar to what I have been experiencing. Mine will at times decide to idle around 2k/2100rpm. This often happens after I have been riding for a while. Lately it happens at startup and I als ...
  Topic: Back in Business
HanShan

Replies: 2
Views: 946

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:43 pm   Subject: Back in Business
Picking up a 2017 Roughhouse Sport tomorrow with 150 miles for $1900. And it also has a Prima Windscreen.

Sometimes life makes the decisions for you.
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:45 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
I got a response from Genuine about the "Carb Warranty" and other things on the invoice. They are great. Here it is...

I would agree that’s odd that they are providing fuel treatment on ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:08 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
OK, so I am fluctuation between the Roughhouse and the Zuma, but those are my last two choices.

Being that I will be riding long distances and constant speeds more often than not, I am wondering if ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:50 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Anyone know anything about the Lance PCH 125? Only $1900, made by Sym, maybe I have another contender?

https://www.lancepowersports.com/models/pch125.

But only three dealers in the U.S. Ugh.
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Ethanol also deteriorates the oil seals. Remember that in a 2T motor the fuel and oil flow through the crank case so seals are exposed to ethanol which can lead to air leaks and other unpleasant thin ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
I know ethanol causes warpage of floats and rotting of gaskets, but if the product (scooter, mower, string trimmer, etc) get used regularly and doesn't just sit for endless months not used its ok to u ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Wait! Why would you need fuel treatment if you use ethanol free fuel? Also, never heard of a "carb warranty" that is voided from using ethanol based fuel, UNLESS you have those crazy blender ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:32 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
You still have gear oil changes.

Yes. But easy, not as messy, and not as often. I did them before myself.
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Wondering what you though of this invoice for a 2018 Roughhouse. $2460 out the door (not including registration). Yes, I am aware that says it is for a Buddy 50, but he said the Roughhouse would be th ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
I’ve done long days on a buddy 125 and Rh50. For comfort I will take the roughhouse any day. You have 3 good riding positions (10 if you do stupid things), wide tires with big sidewalls to eat bumps ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
I gotta ask, why did you sell a Blur to begin with? Then, why looking at other scooter around the same size? Just curious. I have downsized, from sport bikes to 50cc scooters, then went back up in cc ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
I test rode the Forza this morning. It was fine. My Blur was faster off the line, but that's not important. Very comfortable and a smooth, quiet ride. It definitely needed a new from tire and probably ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
in my opinion that RH is drastically overpriced for having 6,000 miles. I picked up a 15 month old one with 68 miles for $1,000. I had to remove and clean the tank and replace the battery. It was m ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:09 am   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
"Why are you changing oil every 621 miles on a Buddy 125?"

We bought it (a 2009) with 326 miles.

The OM states to "replace every 1000 kM" which is about 621 miles. I changed ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:09 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
That Zuma is nice, and so is that Forza. So, I guess it comes down to size (cc) and operating cost (50cc vs. M class). Tough choice you have there.

Yeah, the long term cost/risk. That is what is ha ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
That 2015 zuma with 1,200 miles is a great deal. The engine in that will outlast a 2 stroke engine 3 to 1.

Honestly on a Buddy, Roughhouse or Zuma warranty should weigh very little. All 3 a ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
So, just more information. I am 5'10" and 150 lbs. I have ridden 50's long distance before, all over the Olympic Peninsula. Those of you who know route 101, I rode that on a 50 that was way wors ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
HanShan

Replies: 53
Views: 3700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:42 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 vs Roughhouse 50: Long Distance Riding?
Any and all opinions welcome on the pros and cons of riding a Buddy 50 vs a Roughhouse 50 on long trips, like 1000 miles. Comfort, ease of repair, etc. (I am also considering the Buddy 125 as well but ...
  Topic: STAW AWAY ! (another I hate California rant)
HanShan

Replies: 8
Views: 1087

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:19 pm   Subject: STAW AWAY ! (another I hate California rant)
Well, I would say it is complicated in California, as it is in most states. Lower federal corporate taxes and higher income taxes mean less revenue and money back to the state.

Here is 46 pages of ...
  Topic: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
HanShan

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:58 am   Subject: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
Yes, hoping to test ride it next week. I am only 5' 10" so I hope it feels right.

Thanks for all the input.
  Topic: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
HanShan

Replies: 4
Views: 645

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: NBR: What do you think of this Honda Forza?
Seen for sale on local craigslist:

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2014-forza-300-scooter/6523476741.html

Thinking about it....
  Topic: Please help scooter won't start
HanShan

Replies: 17
Views: 1113

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:50 pm   Subject: Please help scooter won't start
For some reason I can't post pictures BECUASE the images are more than 800 pixels wide and 800 pixels high how can I reformat them?

https://imgur.com/ works great for posting images here.
  Topic: NSR: New 2018 Huskies reviewed by Jay Leno
HanShan

Replies: 3
Views: 817

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: NSR: New 2018 Huskies reviewed by Jay Leno
Crazy that those bikes weigh only 20 more pounds than my Blur.
  Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
HanShan

Replies: 12
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 pm   Subject: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
I am on Disability and I do not do taxes so donating it will not work. But thanks.

Just being patient for the warmer weather...
  Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
HanShan

Replies: 12
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 pm   Subject: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
This is a bad time of year to try selling a bike. Wait until Mid Spring when the weather starts to warm up in most parts of the country and you might get more bites. Also, Blur type scooters (sports s ...
  Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
HanShan

Replies: 12
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:16 am   Subject: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
You can try Cycle Trader. The best way to sell something unusual like a Blur is to get the word out through your local scooterists. You might find someone who has an interest in owning a hotrod scoote ...
  Topic: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
HanShan

Replies: 12
Views: 1421

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:34 pm   Subject: Tips on selling a 2013 Blur 220i?
Getting minimal inquires in my area. Wondering if buying picks up more in the spring?

Anywhere else I can list it besides craigslist?
  Topic: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?
HanShan

Replies: 5
Views: 2030

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:57 pm   Subject: Re: Hot CV Drive Cover - How hot should it be?
Is it normal? After a short ride my Blur the CV Drive cover is too hot to touch. I'm asking because I have burned through 3 belts in 2k miles. The bike seems to be running perfectly now. The last time ...
  Topic: New or used?
HanShan

Replies: 22
Views: 1521

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 pm   Subject: Re: New or used?
I'm moving to Oahu in a week. The dealer has new Hooligans for $3600 OTD, or a used one (rental) with 8,000 miles for $2600. Is that a lot of miles for these machines? Does that seem expensive?

Th ...
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
HanShan

Replies: 19
Views: 2084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:06 pm   Subject: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
So I guess it would be wrong for me to say I enjoyed my ride today in sunny sixty something degree weather...?

Me too. Twisted Evil

Well I just had to wait a few days. It was 72 degrees here yest ...
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
HanShan

Replies: 19
Views: 2084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:56 pm   Subject: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
No wonder it's being treated with such indifference (LOL)!

https://media.giphy.com/media/EYmAHLpw5LBbG/giphy.gif
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
HanShan

Replies: 19
Views: 2084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
That scoot' needs a warm and dry new home!

It's is for sale!
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
HanShan

Replies: 19
Views: 2084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: Re: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
No need for words. I know you all feel my pain...

I'd post a picture of my '15 Hooligan sitting in the bright sunshine on this 70+ degree day in Tucson, AZ but knowing how bad it would make most of ...
  Topic: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
HanShan

Replies: 19
Views: 2084

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:06 pm   Subject: Saddest. Picture. Ever.
No need for words. I know you all feel my pain...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
HanShan

Replies: 24
Views: 2519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: LIghts! ANSI 2 reflective gear! And more...
At the moment, on my Buddy 50, I've three usb rechargeable strobe lights, two battery-powered strobe lights and four running lights (two of which are LEDs). So with the headlight and tail light, when ...
  Topic: What NOT to Do
HanShan

Replies: 9
Views: 1218

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:01 pm   Subject: What NOT to Do
Just cause a someone is young does not mean he will not be cautious. I was a prime example.

The first time I rode a mini bike I was 13 years old. I insisted, neglecting the taunts of my peer group, ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
HanShan

Replies: 24
Views: 2519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:01 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight

On you noticing that people avoided you when you were not wearing protective gear, this effect is well known:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-helmets-attract-cars-to-c ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
HanShan

Replies: 24
Views: 2519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:14 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Yes, our safety is up to us, but the study is about inattentional blindness. Understanding why drivers suffer from this might make us even safer.

Page 12 in the study is interesting since it reveal ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
HanShan

Replies: 24
Views: 2519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:12 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
Yes, our safety is up to us, but the study is about inattentional blindness. Understanding why drivers suffer from this might make us even safer.

Page 12 in the study is interesting since it reveal ...
  Topic: Hard braking suggestions?
HanShan

Replies: 30
Views: 2465

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: Hard braking suggestions?

I'm wondering, though, what I can do to avoid this hard brake & skid pattern I seem to fall into when the adrenaline hits. Any suggestion for hard braking generally, or specifically on wet pavem ...
  Topic: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
HanShan

Replies: 24
Views: 2519

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:55 pm   Subject: Why drivers may fail to see motorcycles in plain sight
I say it's just cause cagers are idiots, but science...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105082243.htm

"Motorcycles appear to be very low on the priority list for the brain ...
  Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
HanShan

Replies: 4
Views: 1022

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
I charged it with my smart charger and it is working fine. It just seems to discharge faster in the cold, I do not have issues with it when it is above 40. I really have not been riding it much either ...
  Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
HanShan

Replies: 4
Views: 1022

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:27 pm   Subject: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
Just more info. I connected it to my NOCO Genius G750 smart charger and the red light was flashing so the battery was low.
  Topic: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
HanShan

Replies: 4
Views: 1022

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:50 pm   Subject: Battery Suggestion? (Cold Weather Issues)
I have a 2013 Blur 220i and it seems the battery does not like the cold weather. Was last replaced last year with this battery:

https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/xtreme/xtax20hlbs/c ...
  Topic: Another Genuine Dealer Bites the Dust
HanShan

Replies: 11
Views: 1568

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:46 am   Subject: Another Genuine Dealer Bites the Dust
That sucks.

I bought a bike from them last year. I will say, it is hard riding a scoot in Tucson in the summer though.

But I wish them the best.
  Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
HanShan

Replies: 11
Views: 3020

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:06 am   Subject: Burning through Belts with my Blur
If the belt is burning on the inside something might be out of alignment.

Measure your belt width as well. You might have gotten the wrong belt. It should be between 19 and 21 mm I think.
  Topic: Burning through Belts with my Blur
HanShan

Replies: 11
Views: 3020

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm   Subject: Burning through Belts with my Blur
Do you have a picture of the shredded belt?
 
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