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Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,698
Posted By knucklehead90
His posts could be tiresome but I learned early...

His posts could be tiresome but I learned early on to ignore his posts in some threads - and read with interest in others. I've read many threads on this forum where he would chime in - I guess I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,380
Posted By knucklehead90
She sure is a study in contrast from my...

She sure is a study in contrast from my neighbor's wife who is also from Ukraine - who has the disposition of a mule and a body & face to match. Nasty old woman she is!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By knucklehead90
MC insurance is optional in Washington State....

MC insurance is optional in Washington State. Since it is so cheap I opt to have insurance. $216 per year for full coverage and uninsured motorist with a $250 deductable. The last year I had my...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By knucklehead90
That happened to me last summer in the late...

That happened to me last summer in the late evening. Where I live we would roll up the sidewalks on Friday evening IF we had them - we don't. And not a lot of traffic either. I watched 2 cycles of...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By knucklehead90
My 'profile' puts me on several lists as possible...

My 'profile' puts me on several lists as possible enemy of the 'state'. Viet Nam vet among other things. And now this...

Things are getting screwy around here - and I don't much like it.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,790
Posted By knucklehead90
I know from where the OP is coming from. Every...

I know from where the OP is coming from. Every time I see an old 500cc Matchless single or a 650 Triumph or BSA for sale it brings back fond memories. Not that I've seen a Matchless for sale of late...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,318
Posted By knucklehead90
For half the price (or less) of the Slingshot a...

For half the price (or less) of the Slingshot a guy can make his own 3 wheeler (http://exomotive.com/eco-exo/). Looks like fun too! These come in a kit form - you supply the front end damaged 400...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,318
Posted By knucklehead90
If Honda would bother to shoehorn that drivetrain...

If Honda would bother to shoehorn that drivetrain into a step-through frame (new SWing anyone?) I'd consider buying one. It would go head to head with the BMW and B650 scooters and give them some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,380
Posted By knucklehead90
I think you finally got your point across.

I think you finally got your point across.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 31,920
Posted By knucklehead90
Due to back problems that only get worse as I get...

Due to back problems that only get worse as I get older (currently 67) I sold my 2001 Harley Electra Glide Ultra 3 years ago and shortly after found and bought my current ride - a 2008 Burgman 650...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,626
Posted By knucklehead90
Seems to me Honda has the motor for a redesigned...

Seems to me Honda has the motor for a redesigned Silverwing if they get creative. The motor is almost 700cc - is a parallel twin - [/URL][URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_NC700D_Integra"]half...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By knucklehead90
That looks like a great deal. Nice commuter with...

That looks like a great deal. Nice commuter with the ability to take a week off and head for anywhere you want to. Enough speed for any freeway. And I'd bet that guy could be talked down a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By knucklehead90
Laugh Sidecars look cool. They don't handle cool IMO....

Sidecars look cool. They don't handle cool IMO. In 1999 I bought a low mileage 95 Harley Ultra with a California Sidecar Friendship 3 ...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,613
Posted By knucklehead90
Probably the sanest/safest prediction anyone...

Probably the sanest/safest prediction anyone (outside the industry) can make.

No matter who you talk to in the oil industry they'd all like oil to rise in price. To a point. And its a balancing...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By knucklehead90
Damn! You guys have me thinking I should go out...

Damn! You guys have me thinking I should go out and get a PCX! Not that I need it but it sounds so good.:D I've read a lot of the PCX thread located somewhere around here - lots of good information...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By knucklehead90
I think you have some very good options for used...

I think you have some very good options for used scooters in and around your area. You might also want to look at smaller displacement motorcycles too. Probably more common than the 150-250 scooters....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By knucklehead90
Is there any reason why you can't come down to...

Is there any reason why you can't come down to Washington state (Oak Harbor) to buy a scooter? I know rides and cars get swapped back and forth over the border all the time.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,630
Posted By knucklehead90
The only one I can comment on (since I owned one...

The only one I can comment on (since I owned one for 2 years) is the Yamaha Majesty. I'd call it a good but not great scooter - reason for that is the quite small foot board space (I have 11.5 feet!)...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,380
Posted By knucklehead90
I have to laugh when I read someone badmouthing...

I have to laugh when I read someone badmouthing Harley riders - or pretending to know what they're thinking when someone on a Harley looks at you (as if you were that clairvoyant). I frequent a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By knucklehead90
This reminds me of a local hardware store - right...

This reminds me of a local hardware store - right up front are 4 small parking stalls clearly labeled 'compact cars only' since they are short. I get there one day (on my scooter) to get some...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 319,521
Posted By knucklehead90
It isn't the tools - its the 'carpenter'. Nice...

It isn't the tools - its the 'carpenter'. Nice shots. You have a great eye for the right angles and perspective.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By knucklehead90
I *gotta* quit saying "I've heard it all" -...

I *gotta* quit saying "I've heard it all" - clearly I have not!:D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,237
Posted By knucklehead90
I sold my 2001 Electra Glide Ultra in 2012...

I sold my 2001 Electra Glide Ultra in 2012 (sigh!) without having the buyer even ask for a test ride. I had it serviced at the local Harley dealer about a month prior to putting it up for sale - on...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,100
Posted By knucklehead90
I used to ride a Yamaha 100 2 stroke twin from...

I used to ride a Yamaha 100 2 stroke twin from Santa Ana to San Diego a couple of times each week. That Yamaha would do 65mph (indicated - no GPS in 1967) on flat ground - up hills it would slow to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By knucklehead90
A little bit of silicone spray or WD40 down the...

A little bit of silicone spray or WD40 down the plug hole might help the motor to turn over. Allowing a couple of hours for the spray to seep into the rings and free them up is helpful. Simply...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 319,521
Posted By knucklehead90
Silicone sealant - bad idea IMO!

The smaller the motor the smaller the oil passages etc. Silicone - while it does work well stopping leaks can and will get into the oil and block passages if you use excessive amounts. I would not...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,688
Posted By knucklehead90
That post by Jon - particularly the graph -...

That post by Jon - particularly the graph - reminded me of the early/mid 80's. Any old fart of a rider should remember all the 2-3-4 year old bikes stocked up at the local dealers waiting for someone...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,688
Posted By knucklehead90
Very interesting topic indeed! Very good reading...

Very interesting topic indeed! Very good reading and lots of interesting takes - maybe Honda is reading this? I hope so.

I agree with that 'yea old leg'!!! Its the reason I gave up my Electra...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,688
Posted By knucklehead90
Maybe I'm missing something but isn't the USA and...

Maybe I'm missing something but isn't the USA and Europe very similar in their environmental standards when it comes to vehicles? I know that many states have adopted the California CARB standards -...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By knucklehead90
There are a few different ways to 'sneak' back on...

There are a few different ways to 'sneak' back on to a forum. There are a couple of websites that let you use them as a proxy...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,936
Posted By knucklehead90
When I was looking for something to replace my...

When I was looking for something to replace my last ride (2001 full dress Harley) I was simply looking for the best scooter I could for the money spent. When I found my 2008 Burgman the search was...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By knucklehead90
I think the day of electric cars may not be too...

I think the day of electric cars may not be too far off. Certainly looks like motorcycles and scooters are going electric and they look to be practical. We need an electric car that will serve as the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By knucklehead90
Thanks for the link. I found the Zero website...

Thanks for the link. I found the Zero website (http://www.advrider.com/forums/www.zeromotorcycles.com/). If those bikes run as good as they look they should sell.

Looks like a practical electric...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By knucklehead90
I'll get interested in electric...

I'll get interested in electric scooters/motorcycles when they can go 50 miles @ 60mph or faster. I live in a small town. If I had a scooter like that I might as well be living on an island.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,602
Posted By knucklehead90
"Why do you do it?" -------------------------- ...

"Why do you do it?"
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Because I can! I sold my last bike - a Harley FLHTCUI 2001 vintage that was near perfect with about 38k miles on it because I couldn't get my leg...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,613
Posted By knucklehead90
Low price oil is good for you and me maybe but I...

Low price oil is good for you and me maybe but I doubt if those oil field workers and workers in related fields would agree with you. The low prices are in part caused by Saudi Arabia trying to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,613
Posted By knucklehead90
I don't know how accurate this gas price finder...

I don't know how accurate this gas price finder (http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices/) will be for you - its mostly accurate around these parts. I find it handy when I'm traveling out of town - good...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By knucklehead90
Damn! Anyone with a Lamborghini can't be too...

Damn! Anyone with a Lamborghini can't be too hard up - that car is a chick magnet first class! I doubt he'd take you up on that offer. Well - unless he's gay...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,613
Posted By knucklehead90
Them too.

Them too.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,219
Posted By knucklehead90
Well if someone is counting votes to either have...

Well if someone is counting votes to either have the ban lifted or make it permanent I'm for lifting it - after a period of time of course. You'd need to know a person's inner thoughts to know if...
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