Date   

A Boat Called Banta

 

Just like Dennis. <g> This may be the next boat Jim C builds. It looks like a useful little boat. It's very much like young Greg S's Green Skiff, which was a very good boat, though old and worn out when he got it:

https://groups.io/g/oregoncoots/files/BoatPlans//Banta.pdf

150 lb. 2-10 hp. 8-25 mph. I don't remember where I found the article...

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Boats, like whiskey, are all good. (R. D. "Pete" Culler)


Re: Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

Case Turner
 

Myles,

Yes you can go with a catalytic heater and not need power. I was referencing Dickinson's propane heater which requires the use of 12v for the fan.  I have the Big Buddy heater and have used it in the trailer. I just prefer wood heat and the ambiance of the wood stove. 


On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 7:42 AM Myles Twete <matwete@...> wrote:

Thanks Case…looks like a cute way to go with wood J.

Reading this, my mind was following your words going towards propane, then that idea got skewered with “unfortunately propane requires 12v” and you lost me.

There are propane heaters out there that don’t require any electric power source.  First and foremost for RV’s and marine are the Olympian catalytic propane heaters.  I bought a used one on Ebay years ago for my boat.  They’re very compact, can be easily stowed, hung on the wall where you want them, and very efficient.

Here’s a link to their larger, newer model that puts out 6000 BTU.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-57341-Olympian-Wave-6-Catalytic/dp/B000BV01CK/ref=asc_df_B000BV01CK/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584345016062023&psc=1

 

In case this helps-

 

-Myles

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Case Turner
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 6:53 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

 

I've been documenting my cargo trailer camper conversion and travels at the Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailer forum. Thought some here would like to follow along. I will add the link below.

 

I currently am working on the nose end of the trailer in preparation for my heat source.

 

Since I dry camp I wanted to have a heater that would not require me to be attached to power of any sorts. I do have solar power and a battery, but I didn't want to connect the heater to that.

 

Having had Dickinson diesel stoves on my boats I started there. I decided that I really didn't want to pack diesel so I thought propane. My thought was since I was already packing propane for cooking I wouldn't need another fuel. Unfortunately the propane heater requires 12v for the fan.

 

Dickinson makes a solid fuel heater too, so I looked at that. I have seen the solid fuel heater in person and in use and I was never impressed with the metal thickness. Especially for the price. The other issue is it's not a sealed unit and has no fire brick like modern wood stoves.

 

I always have firewood with me so I started a two month research of small wood stoves. There's lots of great little stoves out there. Ultimately I decided on the Cubic's Cub mini wood stove out of Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada.

 

 

I choose the Cub because its the perfect size and it's more along the lines of a sealed wood stove, with fire brick. The price with the current exchange rate really sealed the deal.

 

Currently I am prepping the area where it is going to go. I will be posting more to my build after the weekend. The stove is supposed to be here on the 4th.

 

Dirt's Cargo trailer:

 


--
Dirt


--
Dirt


Re: Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

Myles Twete
 

Thanks Case…looks like a cute way to go with wood J.

Reading this, my mind was following your words going towards propane, then that idea got skewered with “unfortunately propane requires 12v” and you lost me.

There are propane heaters out there that don’t require any electric power source.  First and foremost for RV’s and marine are the Olympian catalytic propane heaters.  I bought a used one on Ebay years ago for my boat.  They’re very compact, can be easily stowed, hung on the wall where you want them, and very efficient.

Here’s a link to their larger, newer model that puts out 6000 BTU.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-57341-Olympian-Wave-6-Catalytic/dp/B000BV01CK/ref=asc_df_B000BV01CK/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584345016062023&psc=1

 

In case this helps-

 

-Myles

 

From: oregoncoots@groups.io [mailto:oregoncoots@groups.io] On Behalf Of Case Turner
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 6:53 AM
To: oregoncoots@groups.io
Subject: [oregoncoots] Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

 

I've been documenting my cargo trailer camper conversion and travels at the Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailer forum. Thought some here would like to follow along. I will add the link below.

 

I currently am working on the nose end of the trailer in preparation for my heat source.

 

Since I dry camp I wanted to have a heater that would not require me to be attached to power of any sorts. I do have solar power and a battery, but I didn't want to connect the heater to that.

 

Having had Dickinson diesel stoves on my boats I started there. I decided that I really didn't want to pack diesel so I thought propane. My thought was since I was already packing propane for cooking I wouldn't need another fuel. Unfortunately the propane heater requires 12v for the fan.

 

Dickinson makes a solid fuel heater too, so I looked at that. I have seen the solid fuel heater in person and in use and I was never impressed with the metal thickness. Especially for the price. The other issue is it's not a sealed unit and has no fire brick like modern wood stoves.

 

I always have firewood with me so I started a two month research of small wood stoves. There's lots of great little stoves out there. Ultimately I decided on the Cubic's Cub mini wood stove out of Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada.

 

 

I choose the Cub because its the perfect size and it's more along the lines of a sealed wood stove, with fire brick. The price with the current exchange rate really sealed the deal.

 

Currently I am prepping the area where it is going to go. I will be posting more to my build after the weekend. The stove is supposed to be here on the 4th.

 

Dirt's Cargo trailer:

 


--
Dirt


Re: Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

Richard Green
 

Here’s a stove I had made by a retired welder for my old boat, Passage.  It was half lined with Diablo splits fire brick.  I used Presto Logs cut into wafers and BBQ starter fluid in lieu of kindling, so to speak.  I would cut the wafers into varying thicknesses according to how long I wanted the fire to burn.  One inch wafers, two inch, three inch was about the thickest I’d cut.  I stacked them two on the bottom, one on top pyramid style, spray on some starter fluid, and voila’.  

Rich



On Dec 28, 2018, at 6:52 AM, Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:

I've been documenting my cargo trailer camper conversion and travels at the Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailer forum. Thought some here would like to follow along. I will add the link below.

I currently am working on the nose end of the trailer in preparation for my heat source.

Since I dry camp I wanted to have a heater that would not require me to be attached to power of any sorts. I do have solar power and a battery, but I didn't want to connect the heater to that.

Having had Dickinson diesel stoves on my boats I started there. I decided that I really didn't want to pack diesel so I thought propane. My thought was since I was already packing propane for cooking I wouldn't need another fuel. Unfortunately the propane heater requires 12v for the fan.

Dickinson makes a solid fuel heater too, so I looked at that. I have seen the solid fuel heater in person and in use and I was never impressed with the metal thickness. Especially for the price. The other issue is it's not a sealed unit and has no fire brick like modern wood stoves.

I always have firewood with me so I started a two month research of small wood stoves. There's lots of great little stoves out there. Ultimately I decided on the Cubic's Cub mini wood stove out of Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada.


I choose the Cub because its the perfect size and it's more along the lines of a sealed wood stove, with fire brick. The price with the current exchange rate really sealed the deal.

Currently I am prepping the area where it is going to go. I will be posting more to my build after the weekend. The stove is supposed to be here on the 4th.

Dirt's Cargo trailer:


--
Dirt


Dirt's Cargo Trailer Camper conversion

Case Turner
 

I've been documenting my cargo trailer camper conversion and travels at the Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailer forum. Thought some here would like to follow along. I will add the link below.

I currently am working on the nose end of the trailer in preparation for my heat source.

Since I dry camp I wanted to have a heater that would not require me to be attached to power of any sorts. I do have solar power and a battery, but I didn't want to connect the heater to that.

Having had Dickinson diesel stoves on my boats I started there. I decided that I really didn't want to pack diesel so I thought propane. My thought was since I was already packing propane for cooking I wouldn't need another fuel. Unfortunately the propane heater requires 12v for the fan.

Dickinson makes a solid fuel heater too, so I looked at that. I have seen the solid fuel heater in person and in use and I was never impressed with the metal thickness. Especially for the price. The other issue is it's not a sealed unit and has no fire brick like modern wood stoves.

I always have firewood with me so I started a two month research of small wood stoves. There's lots of great little stoves out there. Ultimately I decided on the Cubic's Cub mini wood stove out of Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada.


I choose the Cub because its the perfect size and it's more along the lines of a sealed wood stove, with fire brick. The price with the current exchange rate really sealed the deal.

Currently I am prepping the area where it is going to go. I will be posting more to my build after the weekend. The stove is supposed to be here on the 4th.

Dirt's Cargo trailer:


--
Dirt


Re: Comfort on 2 wheels -- Shocks

 

Good rear shocks would be a relatively inexpensive upgrade for Rocinante. The low seat and forward pegs put one's tush right on the front lines for every bump in the road. I like a bike where you can use your legs to absorb some of the punishment in the rough stuff.

On 12/27/2018 5:48 AM, Electri-Cal wrote:
For those who are following Andrews adventures, The shocks on bikes are made for everyman.
...
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. (Albert Einstein)


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

 

It was my dashing biker persona that caught Mary's eye at Max's tavern (friends from work drug her in there). Little did she know that I was a secret boat nut! <g>

On 12/26/2018 9:26 PM, David G wrote:
Oh... you should have known him in his earlier days. It was like that wherever he went. That's how he ended up with the pick of the litter, Ms. M <G>
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. (Everett Dirksen)


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

 

Those were heady days. A fast black motorcycle, a leather jacket... the girls couldn't resist. Then when I won that Rat Bike trophy they just went wild! ;o) Oh to be forty-something again... <g>

On 12/26/2018 8:32 PM, Andrew wrote:
Check out John with jumping, screaming girls in the background!


http://www.boat-links.com/images/bikes/ME-3.jpg
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Everyone should believe in something; I believe I'll go fishing. (Henry David Thoreau)


Comfort on 2 wheels -- Shocks

Electri-Cal
 

For those who are following Andrews adventures, The shocks on bikes are made for everyman.  Some too soft with age or leaking, some too hard for various reasons, like different weight on trips etc.  My Maj, was a butt beater on pot holed roads, and harder to control in some situations than I thought was right.  After researching better options I contacted the source for HAGON SHOCKS, and had the sales rep. set me up with a pair shipped from the factory in England.  

I gave them the brand, model, for reference weight, then they asked for my weight, usual riding gear on board, what maximum would be carried, passenger or lighter at some points.  That got me custom shocks for my average riding weight, with a heavier setting for trip weighted extras.  Now I can put all the miles on I want, with zero back ache, no dancing through pot holes, and control is greatly improved.  I added a back rest later, and that finished off the "tour package". for me. 

Since weight  is a big factor on many bikes, especially on tours, It has made sense to get the most comfort, and safety from the suspension.  You can also get heavier or at least new fresh front shock oil, for better front  end control.  that  is more common on track bikes, but  it can also reduce hand vibration or rider fatigue.  I moved my handlebars forward and back till I got the arm reach better for me, and that helped with the angle you sit at for hours at a crack, more comfort by doing that also. 

JUst a few thoughts to make any bike easier to ride for longer distances.  Perhaps the dealers fit the bikes that way with a new one, not sure.  Re fitting the easy to do control stuff makes the bike a whole bunch easier to ride.over time.  MIne is now a comfy as my recliner, way easier to ride as time goes on, and the road unwinds.  A good shock set , and front shock oil  is the start  or the process.  THat's what we did back at Riverside, CA, set  up the bike to the riders size for comfort..

Som easy mods for the Trip, EH ??===  Cal


 



 


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

David Graybeal
 

Oh... you should have known him in his earlier days. It was like that wherever he went. That's how he ended up with the pick of the litter, Ms. M <G>


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Andrew Linn
 

Excellent, excellent. Keep 'em coming.

On 12/26/2018 6:43 PM, David Graybeal via Groups.Io wrote:

I orginally hail  from Clatsop County. Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach.

Tons of choices there. Cross the Megler Bridge? Watch the ocean from the South Jetty? Cruise the 'turnaround' at Seaside? Shop for art in Cannon Beach? Wander the artillery bunkers at Ft. Stevens State Park? Museums: Maritime Historical; Firefighters. Seaside Aquarium? Ride 101 and admire the ocean? A short hike to Short Sands Beach? Camp & admire the view from Cole Mtn. Ridge? Climb Saddle Mountain? And that's just a start...

_._,_._,_
------------------------------------------------------------------------


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Andrew Linn
 

Check out John with jumping, screaming girls in the background!

On 12/26/2018 1:51 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
I won the "Rat Bike" award at one of the first "Berkeley North" gatherings at Max's tavern in Eugene! <g> My bike was (is, it's sitting idle out back) a '75 Norton Commando with a '70 750 engine in it and the shifter and back brake pedal switched back to the the side God and the Queen intended:

http://www.boat-links.com/images/bikes/ME-3.jpg

Alas, new owners turned Mmax's into a f***ing fern bar... <sigh>

The pre-electric start Commandos are everything I think a motorcycle should be. :o)

http://www.boat-links.com/images/bikes/norton1.jpg


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

David Graybeal
 

I orginally hail  from Clatsop County. Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach.

Tons of choices there. Cross the Megler Bridge? Watch the ocean from the South Jetty? Cruise the 'turnaround' at Seaside? Shop for art in Cannon Beach? Wander the artillery bunkers at Ft. Stevens State Park? Museums: Maritime Historical; Firefighters. Seaside Aquarium? Ride 101 and admire the ocean? A short hike to Short Sands Beach? Camp & admire the view from Cole Mtn. Ridge? Climb Saddle Mountain? And that's just a start...


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

 

I won the "Rat Bike" award at one of the first "Berkeley North" gatherings at Max's tavern in Eugene! <g> My bike was (is, it's sitting idle out back) a '75 Norton Commando with a '70 750 engine in it and the shifter and back brake pedal switched back to the the side God and the Queen intended:

http://www.boat-links.com/images/bikes/ME-3.jpg

Alas, new owners turned Mmax's into a f***ing fern bar... <sigh>

The pre-electric start Commandos are everything I think a motorcycle should be. :o)

http://www.boat-links.com/images/bikes/norton1.jpg

On 12/26/2018 9:05 AM, Phil Peck wrote:
It would appear that coots are adventure types regardless if it is boats or bikes. ...
As with boats or bikes, the best memories seems to be when the boat or bike was what (others) viewed as funky.
...
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Antisocial behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists. (Nikola Tesla)


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Vince K.
 

That's definitely a much higher performance bike than my old 200cc (air cooled) was. 
A motorcycle mechanic friend of mine said water cooled engines perform way better.  
Plus, I think that is a fuel injected engine which makes an even bigger difference
So you probably the same (or even more) power than my old 350 air cooled had. 

And disc brakes too.  My TW had drums and they definitely faded on long hills.... not a good feeling. 

That Honda of yours looks like a really nice bike. 

Vince


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Andrew Linn
 

"Trips" is the plan. The 250 jumps right up to 55mph, but she doesn't like going over 70 (and it takes a bit to get there.) When I took her to the coast, I was ripping along the farm roads - that's where I came up with the idea.

I had considered getting a cheap Chinese bike, the SRS Snake Eyes, to be precise. There's a guy selling them on Craigslist, still in the crate, for $2000. The idea was "What's stupider than doing this on a 250? Doing it on a cheap Chinese 250, of course." Plus, the styling of that bike looks old school.

https://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/others/2016-2018-ssr-motorsports-snake-eyes-ar167123.html

In the end, my innate cheapness won out. Plus, Rocinante is a trooper. She needs to become legend. Plus the Snake Eyes has a 1.98 gallon tank. Even if it gets Rocinante's 60+mpg, that's not enough.

On 12/25/2018 2:00 PM, John Kohnen wrote:
"Trips". Good. A single marathon trip to all the counties in Oregon would be a stunt, not an enjoyable adventure. Andrew could get years of fun out of the idea if he savors the attractions of every county over lots of shorter rides.

If Rocinante is comfortable enough for sitting hours in her saddle (I worry about the low seat) there's no reason she'd be unsuitable for the task at hand. She'll have ample power to get up the hills, though slower than a larger capacity bike would do it. She's probably awfully buzzy when she tries to go fast, but that's an incentive to stay on the back roads. <g> Mary bought a 250 Suzuki years ago when she was learning to ride so she could follow my Norton around (she gave up on the idea). I rode it around a bit and was impressed with how well it went along -- as long as you stayed off the freeway. I didn't like it well enough to trade in my Norton though. <g>

I like that Andy's using a modest machine that he already owns. I hate the attitude that every adventure requires buying a bunch of expensive equipment and gear. <sigh>

http://andrewlinn.com/2017/171008_gas/

Have fun, Andy! Take lots of pictures! We expect to read lots of articles about the adventures on Sleeping Schnauzer. Touring the backroads of Oregon on a 250cc motorcycle will be a piece of cake compared to doing the Texas 200 in a Puddle Duck. <g>

Merry Xmas everybody! :o)


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Phil Peck <phil@...>
 

It would appear that coots are adventure types regardless if it is boats or bikes. I too have had many types of bikes and well as boats. Rode a 350 Suzuki from Reedsport to San Diego only stopping for gas. Down the freeway in the late 70's. Then did it again with a 750 with a full screen wind jammer and all. As with boats or bikes, the best memories seems to be when the boat or bike was what (others) viewed as funky. My lastest ride was a KLR 650 duel sport, which suited my riding style the best. I prefer the upright sitting position,the desire to stop at least every 50 miles or less, the ability to go on any road or freeway and then on any logging road or trail. But to mostly just putt around at my leisure.
But I mostly admire Andrews drive,planning, and actual doing of trips, projects, and his ability to post about them. I look forward to hearing about his putting around on his 250 which will be just fine for his style of riding. The best advice someone gave me for taking turns was (look) and where you want to go not where you want to not be.

Phil, in California

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Linn
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2018 7:08 AM
To: Coots
Subject: [oregoncoots] Need more help - completely different subject

Starting in March, we are moving to a 4-day work week. My big plan is to
use the weekends to achieve my goal of motorbiking to every county in
Oregon. Courthouses are cool and they will be the reason for the trip,
BUT, I've decided to make this a "Travelogue of Oregon" kind of thing.
Here's what I need from y'all:

What's the neatest thing to see in your county? For instance, here in
Marion County, I'd take someone to Willamette Mission State Park, Silver
Falls, and/or Willamette University. For Yamhill, something like the
Evergreen Air and Space museum.

Since my little 250 doesn't like freeway speeds, I'm doing highways and
back roads. Interesting sights and routes - including dirt or logging
roads - are welcome. Crack-in-the-Ground, Hole-in-the-Ground, Vista
House, Astoria Column, etc. For Jefferson County, I'll probably visit
the Cove State Park. Things like that. Good photo opportunities and
maybe some history.






---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Electri-Cal
 

Hi, Case-- and Coots --- A big part of the equation as riding comfort is the bike weight and style, come on by and try mine out.  HD has that big Vee twin motor down low as possible, as do a lot of cruisers, and in fact my Majesty  (motor and gas at bottom of frame) as well.  The Triumph  955i frame weight was much higher, and gas tank on top (many now are lower in the frame ), which made tight cornering easier.  It liked to really lay down and speed up through corners, more like track handling, easy steering at extreme  lean angles.  Not like real crotch rockets, but closer to that type of ride.

BMW boxers, Italian Guzzi,  most scooters, have metal weights lower as well, so it seems that lower weight placement is best for road, higher is more "twisties" oriented, as a general thought.  I was pleased to find the Majesty at 130 lb. HEAVIER than the Triumph -- was way easier to push around.   Easier to control the Majesty at lower speeds in town, lower speed cornering better too.  Never noticed that before, since I had mostly ridden British bikes with higher motor placement.   A good case for a low motor placement for street, higher weight for agility on back (or non) roads..  Would sure appreciate a bit of warm to ride in, after the longish lay off lately, we have a super rural eatery I just found, and on a good Winery lined road, a fun riding experience.

Road comfort takes a bit of doing for my size.  I changed some seat  height stuff first.  The best (essential !!) change was  far better Hagon brand (for all bikes! ) rear shocks, custom fitted to my largish weight and riding style, an enormous difference in how road defects get to the rider, and way more comfort there.  Fresh  front fork oil helps too,  but scooters, even 400 cc ones now have better touring set ups, taller wind screens, floorboards etc.   Then I added a serious back rest, you "Become the bike" in corners, very cool.   Next time you are over this way, drop on by and bring your gear, you can try it, then we'll do lunch and get a few miles in this-A-way., ok ??   That goes for my other riding coot friends as well, a snack run to a GREAT local rural grill.

Have a great holiday season everybody,  Cal


On Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 6:31 AM Case Turner <casesturner@...> wrote:
Of note I have found that my current ride, CRF-250L has plenty of power on the highway. I can zip right up hills no problem, even loaded to the hilt with camp gear. What I have found is that I can't ride on this bike at highway speeds for long period s of time. The bike dry is only 317 pounds and when bucking wind or catching cross wind from truck etc it really wears on ya. My Harley was 489 pounds dry and I could ride that for hours at 65-70. On the CRF at 55-60 I'm good for only about 100 miles before I need to stop for a while. Then I'm only good for 200 miles a day anymore. If I drop the bike down to 45-50 I can go 150 miles before stopping and total of 250.

Case

On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 8:08 PM Vince K. <vnkurpan@...> wrote:
It's not that a 250 won't go the distance but when I had my 200 I found myself on some hills being tailgated 6' off my back wheel.
Not a comfortable (or safe) situation at all.  (Back roads tend to have steeper hills.)
The 350 (after getting an illegal tune-up) eliminated that situation and I didn't have to shift nearly so much.
I felt much safer.

On flat ground it wasn't a problem.  Plenty of power there.

Vince


--
Dirt


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Case Turner
 

Of note I have found that my current ride, CRF-250L has plenty of power on the highway. I can zip right up hills no problem, even loaded to the hilt with camp gear. What I have found is that I can't ride on this bike at highway speeds for long period s of time. The bike dry is only 317 pounds and when bucking wind or catching cross wind from truck etc it really wears on ya. My Harley was 489 pounds dry and I could ride that for hours at 65-70. On the CRF at 55-60 I'm good for only about 100 miles before I need to stop for a while. Then I'm only good for 200 miles a day anymore. If I drop the bike down to 45-50 I can go 150 miles before stopping and total of 250.

Case


On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 8:08 PM Vince K. <vnkurpan@...> wrote:
It's not that a 250 won't go the distance but when I had my 200 I found myself on some hills being tailgated 6' off my back wheel.
Not a comfortable (or safe) situation at all.  (Back roads tend to have steeper hills.)
The 350 (after getting an illegal tune-up) eliminated that situation and I didn't have to shift nearly so much.
I felt much safer.

On flat ground it wasn't a problem.  Plenty of power there.

Vince


--
Dirt


Re: Need more help - completely different subject

Vince K.
 

It's not that a 250 won't go the distance but when I had my 200 I found myself on some hills being tailgated 6' off my back wheel.
Not a comfortable (or safe) situation at all.  (Back roads tend to have steeper hills.)
The 350 (after getting an illegal tune-up) eliminated that situation and I didn't have to shift nearly so much.
I felt much safer.

On flat ground it wasn't a problem.  Plenty of power there.

Vince

3041 - 3060 of 54722