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Quality online scooter dealer? by William Sabberbanks - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:31:08 EST ID:Iphq29Gj No.33301 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm in the market for an SSR 150cc Metro scooter (pictured) but I have no idea which online dealer to order from. This is the first time I've looked into getting a scooter and I have no friends or family that has experience with buying them that I can turn to for guidance. I'm looking for a good 150cc to commute to work and other distances too far for bicycle travel, and the only reason I want this specific one is purely because it "looks" right for my purposes (gas saving cruiser; I don't plan on going long distances at a time). I really have no other way to gauge it except for the general rule of buying is if it's under $1000 chances are it's a piece of junk that'll give me trouble in no time at all. Can anyone with experience in this field direct me to some reliable sites with a reputation for a solid product and customer support? Also, any advice in general for what I'm looking for is welcome.
Volcanic Beach - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:31:35 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If you have no idea about scooters and have no one that can help you, go to a local scooter shop. Pay extra of the advice/service.

Bonus point if the local scooter shop is italian.

Surfers Unite by Michael Angelo - Wed, 11 May 2016 21:39:35 EST ID:LbV8H1DE No.33750 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello guys, I'm thinking of starting surf lessons, I'm from Scotland so we have a few great spots. Also It seems surfing and travel go hand in hand. Any advice or information would be great.
Simon Hocklewater - Sat, 14 May 2016 16:11:05 EST ID:vfj48NU8 No.33765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've heard the west coast of the USA has really great waves, but the east coast has smaller waves which makes it a bit easier to learn.

Tough question
Volcanic Beach - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:05:18 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Go surfing for the beautiful bitc..eh..beaches

Starting Problems by Esther Bremblewell - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:55:20 EST ID:xmdEPTLG No.33849 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need a diagnostic /vroom/.
My car has been having some problems starting. When I engage it to start it will, at first, just give me a *click* sound. After a few tries, it turns on. But then dies immediately. And then I have to do it again, *click* *click* and by the second time it will start and stay on. Sometimes it takes three though.
I have a kill switch on my fuel pump hot wire
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Lillian Blackridge - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:32:33 EST ID:/8zG1JPl No.34007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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UPDATE: I ended up getting a new fuel installed, and I can now hear it prime but still no ignition. The engine starter cranks but there is no fuel getting to the rails I assume because upon hitting the Schrader valve for fuel pressure relief, nothing comes out. I went ahead and installed a new fuel filter as well, but still to no avail. Good thing is that I don't need to jump the starter relay anymore and I feel the fuel pump relay click as well so I am pretty sure both are working fine.
I am stumped here.
Today, I am going to be unplugging some fuel lines and priming the pump to see if gas is getting circulated.
James Clanderledge - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:40:35 EST ID:rf9F/QB0 No.34008 Ignore Report Quick Reply


are you sure no fuel is getting to the rails? If your fuel pump was working you should have fuel pressure all around. Even if the pump turns it might have faulty seals inside of it causing low pressure so a click will never affirm its properly working.

I'd just follow your lines from the tank to the motor along with all the evaporative emission lines. Also when the car DOES start, does it sound like its running on all cylinders? Possibility might be injectors
Lillian Blackridge - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:51:33 EST ID:/8zG1JPl No.34009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Car doesn't start. I checked the lines in the tank area and the line to the engine has fuel running in it. Also, I checked the in-line at the fuel filter and it also has fuel. Still nothing at the Schrader valve. This leads me to think it's the FPR.
Hedda Chondletene - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:41:02 EST ID:8Zw3+11J No.34010 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just disconnected the line into the fuel filter and hit the primer with 12v. Nothing comes out. I can hear the pump getting energy (it emits a high pitch sound) but nothing is getting pumped out.
And JUST as I was typing this, all of a sudden, fuel starts coming out of the disconnected line. After I had just primed it to no avail and then shut it off. It keeps coming out of the disconnected line at the filter even though thepump has been/is off. Wtf?
Martin Blinkinfuck - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:17:33 EST ID:Zu/98xPX No.34012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Don't mean to jack this entire board but I just got it to turn but it turns off after one vroom. This time I am stumped. I'll be researching on Google...

First Motorcycle by Jenny Chosslewater - Fri, 06 May 2016 21:59:02 EST ID:YtTsAExh No.33728 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys I'm thinking about learning how to ride a motorcycle. Since I've never rode before, I'm planning on buying a cheap beater bike and learning on it. I was looking on Craigslist and there are a few KLR 650's in my area that are around $2000-2500. Should I be spending more or less than that? Any bike recommendations for a first timer?
Phineas Pittworth - Sat, 07 May 2016 09:25:13 EST ID:q6yIQKSi No.33729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kawasaki's work but I wouldn't really trust them used. I'd say get a plated XR500-650 or an XL-500-650. Same price range usually.

If you are wanting a dual sport or enduro that is. Another good option that is pretty cheap and really high quality is plated Yamaha XT's or WR's. KTM's that are cheap enough to buy are too old to be in the good years usually. I'd avoid them.

2k-3k is a good price range but you should drop 1k at least on good riding gear. Boots, pants, jacket and helmet can get pricey. Buy used high quality stuff. New high quality stuff is painfully priced. Riding gear can change bikes so if you don't thrash it you can just keep it. Spend another 200-500 on a good riding class too. There are lots of things about bikes that would be insanely useful to know when you first ride than to find out by trial and error.

Enduro bikes ride and feel much more different from street bikes or cruisers. They are also generally way taller too. An XR-350 can have a 34-36 inch seat height. WR's are the tallest I think. If you are fat you can compress it down some but lightweights won't even touch the springs on an XR. That said, an enduro bikes can go way farther than most bikes. Only being slightly outclassed by straight dirt bikes. The weight comes into play but even a 650 enduro is still light compared to a GSXr 1000 or a Harley.

If you don't want a straight enduro, "Adventure" bikes have become a thing. Suzuki makes the V-strom and KTM makes a whole line. I don't know how far these types go back. I think the V-Strom is an older design. These are much more closely related to street bikes and have much more limited off-road capabilities. They are more set up for touring honestly.

>1. Recommendation after buying good gear and a riding class. Ride offroad. As much as physically possible. If you get an enduro, you can go to the local dirt bike trails and ride. Don't expect to take any adventure bike here though. The biggest enduro's are kinda sketchy in these places but the riding knowledge you will get in 5 hours of riding over a mountain on shitty trails will make you more comfortable on a bike than 100 hours on pa…
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Barnaby Bagglebanks - Sun, 08 May 2016 12:05:10 EST ID:jbnJXIbd No.33730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There can be some pretty clean bikes for that price if you wait.
If you don't spend much on a beginner bike you won't have as much to lose if you crash it but don't let that have you riding dangerously. Expect some minor problems buying a cheap used bike you may have to fix and I'd do a general service to it too.
Something lightweight is preferable so it's easier to muscle about but you could learn on almost any bike as long as you are careful. It depends where you're going to be riding it but I wouldn't go below 250cc as a minimum if it's on road
Shit Clirrydat - Mon, 09 May 2016 21:37:41 EST ID:C77gzDit No.33741 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I wanna say from first hand experience with some of these bikes- the KLR is a FANTASTIC bike with a great community of support. Check out advrider for some detailed info and you can even meet KLR owners in your area.

It's a dual sport and does everything very well.

The KTM he mentioned is also very nice. For your first bike really, I can't imagine something better than a properly maintained KLR if you have the money for it.
Volcanic Beach - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:39:35 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.34002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Get a EV bike

Buying a $2000 car to drive across the country and back by Augustus Dongerstone - Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:00:34 EST ID:eMHCJUre No.33828 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone here ever bought a cheap car just to fuck off with? What kind of realistic lifespan am I looking at? I would be buying the car in or around the Los Angeles area. Preferably something Japanese, Toyota, Honda. I really like the late 90s Nissan Maxima.

Basically, I will be driving to LA (moving there) and then after a month I want to come back home to get the rest of my things and also do a little road trip action w/ my buddies.

My car is 3 years old with 55000 miles, so it could easily do 3 trips, but I dunno, it would also be nice to have a project to work on out there due to an immediate lack of friends/social life. And learning how to do my own basic car things would be fun.

Also, any tips about driving cross country, since I'm planning to do it 3 ways, I'm gonna take 3 different routes, so that will be fun.
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Doris Sumblemot - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:19:41 EST ID:IMB5KOGb No.33899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Buicks are totally the perfect cars for stoners and old people.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:32:00 EST ID:cjdpJkJL No.33915 Report Quick Reply
Yes I do remember how comfy of a car it was. The only drawback for me was that the front didn't have individual seats so it was like you were sitting on a bench but at least you could have 6 passengers instead of 5.

I know right? That and Oldsmobiles as well.
Hamilton Furrywill - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:11:11 EST ID:lSke957s No.33963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All your Buick talk has made me reconsider perhaps getting something like that instead of a Jap trap. Especially for cross country shenanigans. Roomy is certainly nice.
Cyril Pickshaw - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:48:16 EST ID:3wtXqYv0 No.33964 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah I'd recommend a domestic over a Japanese car if you want to get one in better condition for the money. You'll also have a wider selection, and if anything goes wrong parts will be much easier to find. Buicks are nice and comfy, perfect for long distance cruising. Reliable, too. But there's other brands that'l fit the bill. Plymouth, Cadlillac, Oldsmobile... to name a few.
Volcanic Beach - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:48:06 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>$2000 car
Japanese brands for reliability.

Brief diagnosis? by Ebenezer Pattingson - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 03:32:56 EST ID:T6AZ6z9d No.33972 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, my car died, and its currently in the shop. But the mechanic is very busy and there's no guarantee that they'll get to my car in the next few days.

So here's what happened. Was cruising down the road, 55mph, when I started to lose power. The engine began to sputter and cough like I was running out of gas, despite the fact that I had topped off the tank two days prior and only use the car to commute ten miles to work and back.

I'm talking a near total loss of power, even tromping on the accelerator was barely enough to coast into a vacant parking lot to get off the street. The engine sounded like it was either dieseling (which on a modern-ish fuel injected engine, is highly unlikely) or that I lost a bank of fucking cylinders It's a V6, btw).

Som just wondering if there's any scenarios that I have not considered. So far I have thought that it might be either the fuel pump, a clogged fuel filter, upper intake manifold, a fuel filter fuse, faulty electrics resulting in the engine not firing on all cylinders, or god forbid, I lost the timing chain.

Anything else that may have resulted in this? fucking sucks, because I'm currently living hand to mouth and do not have the cash saved up for major repair work. So I'm hoping it's something as simple as a fuse or the filter. Which, by the way, my car has an in-line filter, right under the driver side rear door. Real easy to spot and access. So it shouldn't be bank-rapingly expensive to replace.
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Martin Billingstock - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:05 EST ID:T6AZ6z9d No.33980 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Hm, well, battery is pretty new, but that wouldn't matter if the alternator was bad. Still, the car would turn over just fine without any signs of "winding down" like when you try to start a car on a dead battery.


Seems that a loss of power isn't unheard of to my type of car, which uses a 3800 series GM built V6 engine. Still, I'm sure there's plenty of cars (if not all) where eventually one of them in the line suffers from a loss of power at some point due to some malfunction.

Dunno, still haven't heard back from the shop yet. Really hoping it's a simple fix. I only got about $380 in the bank until payday.
Albert Donningkadging - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:15:48 EST ID:REXyCrzM No.33981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I also drive a 3800, turned out to be a bad alternator
Martin Billingstock - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:55:49 EST ID:T6AZ6z9d No.33982 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well, how long can you try to start a car with a bad alternator before you begin to hear it wind down due to lack of electricity? I stopped trying simply because I did not want to burn out my starter. I tried to start it up more than a few times when I first broke down and it had all the energy you'd expect to be behind it each time.
Graham Smallham - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:24:11 EST ID:dWvU/wdq No.33983 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This would be my first guess as well. I've had alternators die on me multiple times. Total loss of power, no lights, no emergency flashers, nothing.

A rebuilt one is pretty cheap, new ones are obviously more expensive. Bring your old one in for the core charge.
Eugene Bobbershit - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:57:01 EST ID:T6AZ6z9d No.33985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Welp turns out it is most likely the fuel pump.

the garage I first took it took quoted the price for the part and labor to be $924...

I told them literally to eat shit, didn't try to negotiate the price, and had the car towed to the family mechanic (who was on vacation at the time which is why I didn't bring it to him originally).

He said that yeah it might be the fuel pump, agreed with me that the price was fucking atrocious, and said that he could buy the part for around $100 but didn't give me a quote on labor though in all honestly, I don't see the total price going over $300 and that's a pessimistic estimate.

Next time I see him, since he gets more work than he can handle at times and is getting on in years (though he can still service the most modern vehicles, even computer troubles, which is fuck amazing) I'm going to ask him if he'd like an assistant. You know, I pop on by when I can and give him a helping hand, and he pays me in knowledge. An apprenticeship. I've always wanted to be a mechanic like him. Small out of the way garage in the sticks that is inexplicably packed with work, including people that drove over 15 miles from town to get work done by him.

So, I figure he must be doing something right. He has two brothers, one does pretty much the same thing but lives further away from me, the other one owns a scrapyard just a few miles down the road from me.

Thank fuck for honest and yet talented mechanics.

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On fire? Nah, it's just doing what ALCO's do-- smoke!

In honor of the now dearly departed 1chan, have some train.
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Train thread by Barnaby Smallfuck - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:27:40 EST ID:tdWnDXeg No.33389 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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No derailing allowed!
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Hugh Giffinglerk - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:31:45 EST ID:Yh+UYsn0 No.33593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not sure if train or not...
Fucking Nadgekodge - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 06:01:45 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's real?!?
Neko Mimi - Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:05:42 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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<3 bullet trains
Lillian Worthingshit - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:50:04 EST ID:5l2qI8Ey No.33628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Luxurious/10. Would board.
Volcanic Beach - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:15:19 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Indian Eagle

Dragging stuff with a motorbike... Would it work? by Phyllis Fushshit - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:34:27 EST ID:7g4qKZk4 No.32466 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Right, this is simultaneously a really simple but really complicated question. Possibly also a stupid one, and it's going to take a bit of explaining to make any sense. You've been warned.

Right, for starters I've never ridden any sort of motorbike aside from pillion at 100mph with no leathers this one time cause a hot chick with a Yamaha offered me a ride.. So I don't even know how to shift gears on one, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it this is just background information to let you know I know nothing about bikes or their capabilities, hence my question...

Could you use a bike of some sort to skid logs for firewood out the woods?

Weird question, I know. Y'see, three factors have inspired this question. Firstly, years ago I found out about Rokon 2wd motorcycles and that enlightened me to the fact bikes could be.. Useful. Secondly, I've seen bikes pulling trailers. Thirdly, I've seen something on the TV in Vietnam or something where they had a big problem with local illegal loggers using mopeds to transport vast weights of timber by road, using modified suspension and huge balls to keep balance I guess...

So anyway, I'm often out collecting firewood and timber for carving. I've got a fairly limited but effective selection of kit including a Defender 110, a Stihl chainsaw and a lot of good rope. The hardest part is always getting the timber from where it is to the nearest place a 4x4 will go (and come out of fully loaded!)

I've been looking at a few options for saving my back, including a small forestry winch. But having seen Asians with 250kg of timber on the back of a 50cc ped, I'm tempted to think there might be a bike based option!

It'd need to be affordable and readily available used... But how much could a small ped or something drag off road if you stuck a cheap knobbly tyre on the back? And could I feasibly lift said small vehicle into the back of my larger vehicle?

So, anyone got any knowledge that fits into the sliver in the middle of my forestry/small bikes ven diagram?
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Phineas Peggleford - Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:54:23 EST ID:I21ragOS No.32573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If OP isn't worried about looks, a 2wd bike would be also be good.
Albert Mazzlehall - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:58:48 EST ID:iLdvjmdl No.32576 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Not worried about looks, but they are not readily available in Europe to my knowledge. Otherwise I'd probably have one just cause they're so cool!
George Dengerspear - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:44:38 EST ID:6rBlQXxE No.32624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Randy Pobst
Fuck yeah, he's damned good. He's actually set track lap records just while test driving cars. I remember when he was test driving the new Viper and the ZR1 back a couple years and he set a new lap record for production cars at Laguna Seca / Mazda Speedway or whatever it's called now. When Johnny came over and told him he was like "Oh? That's neat."
Walter Creshham - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:47:01 EST ID:66vPnrGU No.32656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wish they would get him on a show and have him comment on handling more, like he used to. Most car presenters don't have the skills to identify and talk about all the handling dynamics going on. I think they're working on it actually.
Volcanic Beach - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:24:25 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If a bicycle can do it, a MOTORcycle can as well.

Pictures that make you want to travel by Nathaniel Cerrybudge - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:13:44 EST ID:cF4T9Uz5 No.31532 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is the capital of the Maldives.
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Sharak - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:21:49 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33635 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Volcanic Beach - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:07:56 EST ID:DPHRxIwq No.33693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Drinks and hot food by the beach
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nice view

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