mikegigabyte

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  1. ok cool I dont know why I keep thinking 1995 as for collecting dust, thats what bike covers are for grom is ok, I rode one its pretty small I mean my ct 70 is smaller but my nuts arent shoved against the tank like on the grom but so many cool mods for the grom look up composimo fabrications If I had one probably be like the white one he posts on his site slammed and stretched
  2. so is that one of those under 1995? honda's what is the law exactly on converting those? my ct70 over 85,000 miles on the odo but not all by me wheelie machine in 1st so taking off is scary my friends I built up aka money pit
  3. well class C you cant drive any 2 wheel vehicle on the streets even a real moped, or mb that sort of gave your original question away because anyone with a m1/m2 license knows what can be used on the streets now ive heard if you go get your m1 permit (written test) they sometimes make you retake the class c not sure why, never happened to me thankfully but maybe think about getting the m1 permit dont waste time with m2 unless your not old enough then do it all at the same time, the m1 written is super easy and im sure when you have the chance the on road test will be fine if you have access to a scooter or real motorcycle
  4. so did you ever say what your permit was for m1,m2 or class C
  5. watch out soon you could end up like me 6 street legal bikes and one off road I got to maintain and at a minimum of $80+ per year on all the bikes, and insurance gets pretty costly you could get a real moped one time registration fee, never again and no insurance some pretty fast 2 stroke mods you can do may be what I get into next
  6. do you have m1 or m2 permit? thats the only legal way you can ride a motorized bicycle in Ca and yes bike lane with MB is cool, not bike paths you can street legal the older honda 50's but I think there was a cut off year 1995?? cant remember what exactly needs to be done either with those but many do it now if you want real fun with something close to a pit bike get a honda ct70 or yamaha xl70 I have a 1970 wiht a 140cc engine street legal, no mirrors or signals needed because of the age really fun to cruise around on I bet you can find an old one all in parts and build it up yourself pretty cheap keep in mind anything other then a moped, or mb you will need insurance, plates and registration even my oldest bikes still cost $80 per year registration and $23 per year liability insurance and with permit no passangers, no night riding and no freeway
  7. lead batteries can handle more stress then nicd, or nimh lead acid can boil if needed, and do if they get too much charge depending on the type of battery not sure if those sealed ones do but they type you can maintian the water level do boil I would think a nicd type battery would go bad, possibly swell up or maybe leak acid unless they are not connected to the charging system at all and some bikes still need a real battery to drain into even if your not running lights just depends on the charging system and the rectifier same goes with those new lithuim motorcycle batteries they weight nothing, super small but die frequently because they really need a computer charging system you end up over time burning out the cells until those batteries come with a built in charger, or bikes do dont waste the money on those just yet they do have a covered port on top you can balance charge them, but the chargers are over $50 so you could possibly make them last longer if you use that special charger all the time but after spending $100+ on the battery, and whatever the charger goes for and still being able to access the port on the battery to me its not worth that much trouble for a little weight savings
  8. I got the girls version of the ruckus the metropaliton uses the same engine, many of the same internal parts Just a different body which you can modify as much as the ruckus, I actually am the only person right now making and selling a bolt on stretch kit for the metropalition 7 inches long im also using a ruckus swingarm to make it 4 more inches longer then stock swingarm plus you can use a wider rear wheel too that way slammed the suspension, led lights all over it right now tops out around 47 but im a heavy rider I had the ruckys too used it on dirt trails, but kept it stock
  9. depending on the year of the ct70 a dealer may not even have the bike in the system I know mine doesnt dratv has tons of parts, but most are not honda they are clone parts but still work its just something you have to accept on such a old bike also look on japanwebike at least its japanese aftermarket parts and alot to choose from
  10. if it has stock airbox it has to be sealed properly any air leak will lean the engine that also means the rubber carb intake can leak too, make it run bad and were assuming its all stock, or if any intake or exhaust has been done it was jetted properly
  11. yes soon probably is making a bunch to have in stock before selling like he was doing with other racks when I was there probably better to email him and see when they will be available and for how much
  12. Just wanted to start with I have no affiliation with this seller, but had him make some racks for my bike. And wanted to share with you what he did. He will start selling the rear, and side racks. Not sure about the engine guards he made for me too. http://www.pmracks.com/products.php?b=Kawasaki I was told there are 2 other rear racks he is making that will be wider then what I have The top rack is pre drilled for the rotopax gas tank mount Had a little hard time getting the helmet on, I may pick up a extension for the strap or may not will have to see if I get quicker at mounting it I do understand if I had bags on the racks most likely wont be able to mount the helmet anyways so keep that in mind The side racks use the plastic bodywork mounting points, so take that into consideration when loading them up. I had him make me a set of engine guards too hopefully he will be selling these, no skidplate uses stock Great for adding axillary lights One little issue on the brake side the tip of my shoe hits the guard when placing foot on brake lever. Nothing to cause you not to brake, just surprised me the first time it happened. Deciding weather or not to slightly bend out brake lever or just live with it. At least it does provide protection even the clutch lever side
  13. I have had alot of bikes all sizes all types very first bike was drz400s great bike probably my favorite going off memory of all other bikes I had touch heavy off road for me little tall and im at 6 1 now I have a klx 250s because it brought back memories of the drz but can rev way higher 10,500 rpm, 6 speeds too I love it probably would be better if it was a 300 but I rarely go on freeways so not a big deal, and this bike is all stock too seat is way better then the drz ever was I lowered it 1 inch only because im more used to smaller bikes now had the option of the sm type but the small tires turn me off, and not having the option of off roading either I figured I could always add street type tires to the s model way easier then dirt tires to the sm model maybe the sm makes it lower too never sat on the klx type if you can get used do that until your sure what you want to ride ive owned everything but cruisers, but have ridden cruisers I always go back to the dual sport style because the ease of handling slow and fast speeds, super comfy suspension and how you sit on them im just no built to hunch over on sports bike, or have legs out too far on cruisers because if you buy new and dont like what you have you loose too much money selling them to get something else even now I have 5 totally different bikes I try to ride all have a purpose