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Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,074
Posted By vt1099ace
No offense, but that's overly complex after...

No offense, but that's overly complex after reading your link...too much dependance on electronics.

I've been dropping in on this thread on hill climbs out of curiosity and to see where it leads ...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,356
Posted By vt1099ace
I picked up a hitch rack for the scooter just for...

I picked up a hitch rack for the scooter just for the purpose of getting to rallies quickly (since my 'lil 150 isn't allowed on the interstate by DMV code) and I REALLY want, no NEED to hang with...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By vt1099ace
I have my tourmaster 3XLT air intake jacket for...

I have my tourmaster 3XLT air intake jacket for sale....i'm 6'6" and topped out 328 pounds....I'm not longer that size.

I could save you money over buying new...and I have a leather jacket (size...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,356
Posted By vt1099ace
THAT! gets challenging when the road looks like...

THAT! gets challenging when the road looks like something the allies bombed in WWII...I know that because there a few like that around here.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,356
Posted By vt1099ace
OK, time for me to add to the mix... What I...

OK, time for me to add to the mix...
What I learned oing from a heavy cruiser (honda shadow ace 1100) to a 4T Stella.

the cruiser hated turning and traffic...it wallowed like a bloated Hippo....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
pssst, guess what?:ear..they work... :lol3

pssst, guess what?:ear..they work...

:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
that's good, I hate being 'branded'..I even...

that's good, I hate being 'branded'..I even peeled the stickers off my HJC helmet and other labels when I can... :pissed
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
i need to check...is there tall sizes?

i need to check...is there tall sizes?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By vt1099ace
here's some AMA clubs/events in and around the...

here's some AMA clubs/events in and around the sacramento area you might like....my old stomping grounds :D
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
It has a pic of a phone on it... Both jackets...

It has a pic of a phone on it... Both jackets (riding and street)
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
I've always used the phone pocket on the inside,...

I've always used the phone pocket on the inside, even
in my non riding jacket. Nothing wrong with dayglo, I just wasn't feeling it and it was too big.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By vt1099ace
hell, a couple of duffels from the thrift store...

hell, a couple of duffels from the thrift store and bungees would work, its what they did before 'specialized gear' was created. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By vt1099ace
not really, check out: www.vespa360.com guy...

not really, check out:

www.vespa360.com guy took his 80's era Px200 around the world.
or
www.hondavstheworld.com used a 90cc cub to go from Fairbanks Alaska to tierra del fuego Argentina.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
Here's the jacket I got..in XLT, I like it better...

Here's the jacket I got..in XLT, I like it better than the dayglo even though logically dayglo would be a 'safer color' I just wasn't making that emotional connection, plus it was a 2XLT and turned...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By vt1099ace
I put a nylon coupon book I got at dollar store...

I put a nylon coupon book I got at dollar store velcro'd to the glovebox lid for notebook, pen, etc. flip it open and it's right's there and held out of the way when closed.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,690
Posted By vt1099ace
With a small ride like mine, two guys could...

With a small ride like mine, two guys could easily lift it and toss it in the back of a pick up and be gone...it needs to be physically tied TO something (like you would a bicycle).
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By vt1099ace
had it since '05, used it on trip to point...

had it since '05, used it on trip to point reyes...it was what i could afford at the time, couldn't see a reason to get rid of it (even after selling the cruiser).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,812
Views: 758,497
Posted By vt1099ace
stumbled across this, HAD to share it...

How's this for an 'Adventure bike'? :eek1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wkSePMgR0k
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By vt1099ace
I got this for my shadow ace, but since getting...

I got this for my shadow ace, but since getting little stella I found it's a perfect fit on the back half of the bench seat AND leaves the rear rack free for other gear (I also have the front rack...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
Had too take it back and reorder..yet another...

Had too take it back and reorder..yet another size down! :rofl

so, it's red/black..broke out my winter darth vader-like gloves (with the big gauntlets) and wearing black pants (not on purpose,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By vt1099ace
Good thing I got my 4T shifty when I did (2012...

Good thing I got my 4T shifty when I did (2012 close out), nothing against an auto.

Being in the same chassis the auto/shifties are tall (good if your long legged), all metal (compared to...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,690
Posted By vt1099ace
paranoia works for me :evil... always keep...

paranoia works for me :evil...

always keep it in sight, bring it inside the motel room (on cardboard to catch oil, ofcourse that only really works on a scooter and a roadside motel whose door...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
OK, I ordered and picked up a firstgear jaunt...

OK,
I ordered and picked up a firstgear jaunt jacket.
And opted for the 3DO upgrade to the back pad.

Now, if I can only sell my TM Air intake (that's three sizes too bag :rofl) I'd feel better...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
I am impressed with some of the cut to women's...

I am impressed with some of the cut to women's jackets, much more...'stylish' for the same level protection as men's...men all seem to be either power ranger/ star trek next gen or along the cut of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
Right TPF... shirt size now xlt...WAS 3XLT. xlt...

Right TPF...
shirt size now xlt...WAS 3XLT. xlt jacket very snug, 2xlt seems loose.
BILT maybe in medium, but according to the cg in sac...no xlt, 2xlt.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
I checked, bilt doesn't come in tall. I had a...

I checked, bilt doesn't come in tall.
I had a get off on the big cruiser out at point reyes when I pull over do to an overheat indicator (turned out to be a bad thermal switch), hit pot hole, bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
having spent 9 months non-weight bearing from a...

having spent 9 months non-weight bearing from a shattered knee and needing a replacement from a motorcycle accident now because it didn't heal straight I am fully aware of what your saying.

And at...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
nice...

nice...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
the reason I ask here, is I'm on a (relatively)...

the reason I ask here, is I'm on a (relatively) small scooter (stella) 80-90% is around town/commute/goofing off with a weekend jaunts 'just to get away'...I don't need an over the top around the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,384
Posted By vt1099ace
what jacket for scootering?

Since I have to get a new riding jacket as my old (original) TM air intake is 2-3 sizes to big now...:D (besides, getting tired of the power ranger/startrek next generation look) I was looking at a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 63,045
Posted By vt1099ace
:lol3 you know that's in US dollars, not...

:lol3 you know that's in US dollars, not euros...or pounds

J/K
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,559
Posted By vt1099ace
I think it has to do with being able to maintain...

I think it has to do with being able to maintain a sustained 55mph..I can push to 60mph but the SOM (scooter owners manual) doesn't recommend sustained high speeds...:deal
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,487
Posted By vt1099ace
Get rid of the street tires, put on knobbies..:nod

Get rid of the street tires, put on knobbies..:nod
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 48,183
Posted By vt1099ace
1000cc? why? what is with this trend for bikes to...

1000cc? why? what is with this trend for bikes to get bigger and bigger? :huh bigger is heavier, I don't want to wrestle a 1000cc bike through loose sand under the blazing sun when a 650 or 500cc...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By vt1099ace
6'6" and 276# on a Stella/P/Star scooter..150cc,...

6'6" and 276# on a Stella/P/Star scooter..150cc, and 44 hooves of fury (11 horses with 4 hooves each) and 87 mpg AROUND TOWN!...:D With huge 'notice me' factor do to 'classic' look and great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,031
Posted By vt1099ace
I did the wave thing to two CHP riding past the...

I did the wave thing to two CHP riding past the other direction...I can tell by their body language in my rear view they didn't know what to think of it...it was a WTF?!?! moment for them...:lol3 I...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By vt1099ace
Huh, I didn't notice the plug head...first real...

Huh, I didn't notice the plug head...first real close look.....cool
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,309
Posted By vt1099ace
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=aluminum%20...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=aluminum%20cookware%20dangers&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCkQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhealth.howstuffworks.com%2Ffood-nutrition%2Favoid-aluminum-teflon-coo...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By vt1099ace
I was going to use a squid on the leg shield of...

I was going to use a squid on the leg shield of the stella...until i found out it's the symbol of sacramento's 'land squids' MA group.

So in respect, I didn't...i'm still looking for the 'right'...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By vt1099ace
:huh Seems to CA DMV definition: ...

:huh Seems to CA DMV definition:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/motorcycles/motorcycles
Mopeds

...
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