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by Dan Durston
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Yamaha Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: Yamaha Riva XC180 shop manual
Replies: 9
Views: 4436

Re: Yamaha Riva XC180 shop manual

You're spoiled :mrgreen: It seems like only a few years ago that these manuals were almost impossible to get online. To answer your question though, the Riva 200 manual is only in english and these are basically the same machines (mostly just a larger bore cylinder), so for most work you could use t...
by Dan Durston
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: Cam ball bearing failed, 1987 Honda CH150 Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Cam ball bearing failed, 1987 Honda CH150 Elite

Wow that's a serious failure! What was it like to be driving at the time? I have no expertise on pressing, so I'd keep looking for a complete unit. Sellers are parting out Elite 150's all the time on eBay. You could message a seller who is listing lots of engine parts and see if they have the cam av...
by Dan Durston
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Honda Small Scooters (under 110cc)
Topic: Ruckus engine longevity
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Ruckus engine longevity

Hi Jeff, Did you read the Ruckus page on the main site? Basically it explains why you should avoid 2003 - 2005 models. Other than that, the Ruckus lasts a very long time. I had 20,000 miles on mine with no wear. I wouldn't be surprised if the engines are fine to 50 - 100k miles or longer. They proba...
by Dan Durston
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Re: Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net

Well it's been a month, but I finally got links to the forum and other stuff back on the homepage. It was a lot more work than expected, because the new website is mobile friendly so on small screens everything has to re-arrange correctly:
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by Dan Durston
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: New BMW C400, Electric Vespa and Electric Honda PCX
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

New BMW C400, Electric Vespa and Electric Honda PCX

Last night I published an article on the motorscooterguide.net homepage with all the scooter news from the Tokyo and Milan (EICMA) motorcycle shows. There's some pretty sweet new stuff coming, so check it out:
http://www.motorscooterguide.net
by Dan Durston
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Honda Large Scooters (125cc+)
Topic: New scooter guy!
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: New scooter guy!

eBay is your best bet. Save a search for whatever parts you're after and then it'll email you when something gets posted. You shouldn't have to wait too long for Elite 150 parts - they're pretty common.
by Dan Durston
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Honda Joker?
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Re: Honda Joker?

If you ever discover a scooter that was sold in the USA or Canada since 1981 by one of the brands covered on MSG but that model isn't on MSG, I'll buy you a beer :mrgreen:

If you want bizarre projects, try to get your hands on a Honda Motocompo or Stream.
by Dan Durston
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: New Honda scoot coming out.
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Re: New Honda scoot coming out.

Hmm....A PCX Electric. I really want someone to do a GOOD electric scooter. That means decent range, decent charge speed, decent top speed and decent price. I wrote about this a few years ago in an article on the main site: http://motorscooterguide.net/Articles/electric/the-future-could-be-electric....
by Dan Durston
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Honda Joker?
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Re: Honda Joker?

Yeah the Joker's are sweet. I'm pretty sure they were never offered in North America, which is why MSG site doesn't cover it.

Yeah the Aprilia Mojito is very similar. It's the closest North American's have gotten.
by Dan Durston
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Re: Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net

Thanks Tiny! Yeah I want to add some key links to that black stripe across the top (forums, downloads, articles) like it was before. The challenge is that it needs to work, even if the window is narrow (like on a mobile phone) and I'm pretty over my head on doing that (all the other adjustable width...
by Dan Durston
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Scooter project - interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: Scooter project - interview

Done
by Dan Durston
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: CMG Magazine Courtney is looking to handover the business to the right person and its Auto Trader
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: CMG Magazine Courtney is looking to handover the business to the right person and its Auto Trader

Wow I missed this until I was at CMG recently and notice the Trader name. Glad to hear CMG lives on.
by Dan Durston
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Redesigned MotorScooterGuide.net

Hey Scooterists, I've been working on updating the main MotorScooterGuide.net website to something more modern (i.e. mobile friendly). I just launched the redesigned webpage this evening, so if you have the chance, let me know what you think and if you have any requests/suggestions. Main advantages ...
by Dan Durston
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Me and my roommate did 80s night right showing up on Honda Aeros!
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: Me and my roommate did 80s night right showing up on Honda Aeros!

That's awesome! Nice job. It looks just like a real 80's ad from Honda. :mrgreen:
by Dan Durston
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: CMG Magazine Courtney is looking to handover the business to the right person and its Auto Trader
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: CMG Magazine Courtney is looking to handover the business to the right person

Yeah what a legendary publication. Hopefully they can find someone to hand over the reigns. Maybe one of the long time authors (Costa? Mr. Richardson?) will be interested?