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Re: New to BMW

Post by Rob » Tue May 02, 2017 4:07 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 10:36 am
Welcome! Best thing is, you won't have to ride a scooter anymore!
You will have to excuse ZM, he is our resident "scooter-hater", if, indeed what you were referring to is a step-through. I know of a lot of Harley riders that refer to their motorcycle as a "scooter".

Anyway, plan on replacing the fuel lines. No "maybe" about it. Regardless if it is the OEM braided cloth (looks neat, lasts 2-3 years), or even more modern, rot-resistant line - if it had fuel in it for 8 years, it is toast.
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Re: New to BMW

Post by jskafff » Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Zombie Master wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 10:36 am
Welcome! Best thing is, you won't have to ride a scooter anymore!
You will have to excuse ZM, he is our resident "scooter-hater", if, indeed what you were referring to is a step-through. I know of a lot of Harley riders that refer to their motorcycle as a "scooter".

Anyway, plan on replacing the fuel lines. No "maybe" about it. Regardless if it is the OEM braided cloth (looks neat, lasts 2-3 years), or even more modern, rot-resistant line - if it had fuel in it for 8 years, it is toast.
Haha it's all good. I don't have plan on getting rid of the scooter either. It's a Honda Ruckus so it is step through but there's something fun about buzzing around on a 50cc and getting excited just because a tail wind brings me to 45mph.

Thanks for the heads up on the lines. I didn't realize they had such a limited life. Will definitely order up some new ones. My service manual came in today too so at least I have some time to read and study before I get to it this weekend.

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Re: New to BMW

Post by Steve in Golden » Tue May 02, 2017 5:43 pm

$200 ?!?!?! Hell yeah, you got the deal of the century.

Welcome aboard, even if you do have a scooter.

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Re: New to BMW

Post by Rob » Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm

At least it is a Ruckus!!! 8-)
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Re: New to BMW

Post by Zombie Master » Wed May 03, 2017 2:33 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm
At least it is a Ruckus!!! 8-)
I don't consider the Ruckus a scooter. :)

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Re: New to BMW

Post by Rob » Wed May 03, 2017 6:20 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Rob wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 8:49 pm
At least it is a Ruckus!!! 8-)
I don't consider the Ruckus a scooter. :)

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Re: New to BMW

Post by Steve in Golden » Wed May 03, 2017 6:41 pm

I'd post a photo of a hot babe on a scooter but don't want to hose up poor jskaff's thread. Oops too late - we are already off on a tangent about scooters. Sorry Jskaff.

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Re: New to BMW

Post by Rob » Wed May 03, 2017 7:17 pm

Steve in Golden wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:41 pm
I'd post a photo of a hot babe on a scooter
That's all I needed! Thanks Steve! :P
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Re: New to BMW

Post by Rob » Wed May 03, 2017 7:32 pm

jskafff wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:12 pm
Thanks for the heads up on the lines. I didn't realize they had such a limited life.
The OEM stuff (when I last bought any 7 years ago), which is rubber covered with braided cloth, usually black, just does not hold up to today's fuel formulations and/or UV exposure.
I think it's use may have caused more than one airhead VW fire?

But ANY fuel line, if it had fuel sitting in it for 8 years, will be compromised simply because of the fuel in it.

I think Brad Belk (Texas) switched over to modern line and never looked back.

Once you get the bike running, you will learn to shut off the petcock(s) a certain distance from your destination, so that the lines and the float bowls are not full of fuel when parked.

Oh yeah, I owned a Big Ruckus briefly, while soul searching after giving up my 35-year love affair with a R65. The BR was cool, but I felt out of place suited up on it. I traded it in for a CBR250R, that I sold last summer during a 11-month layoff. I miss the purr of the opposed twin, that you will soon learn to love.

You will also have to learn to balance carburetors! :twisted:
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Re: New to BMW

Post by Airbear » Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 7:32 pm
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I miss the purr of the opposed twin, that you will soon learn to love.
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Aw Rob, reading that caused activity in my tear ducts. You need another airhead.
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