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Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 187,250
Posted By MiniBike
I think the mentality of the scooter folk fits...

I think the mentality of the scooter folk fits the CT crowd better than the HP is king crowd. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,967
Posted By MiniBike
A Gold Wing and a stop at a factory outlet mall. ...

A Gold Wing and a stop at a factory outlet mall. Worked every time. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By MiniBike
Weekend project

The attachment brackets just arrived from Tow-Pac. Turns out they didn't have them in stock, but had to fab them up from the original plans from '05-06. Jeremy tells me that they only sold 2 sets...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By MiniBike
I'd select C: none of the above But...

I'd select C: none of the above

But seriously, are you buying or selling? Need more detail before we can give opinions.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By MiniBike
And we still complain because there aren't even...

And we still complain because there aren't even more choices! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By MiniBike
Are you in or near a tourist town where you each...

Are you in or near a tourist town where you each can rent a 50cc scooter for a couple of hours? It's cheap, fun and easy to master. That's what got us started on scooters about a dozen years ago. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 1,449,335
Posted By MiniBike
He is that! He told me he did it to make people...

He is that! He told me he did it to make people smile. He succeeded. I couldn't do it, but I'm glad someone does.

I kind of admire people like him. Honest and straightforward. No hidden...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 1,449,335
Posted By MiniBike
I'd take you up on that offer, but we're in...

I'd take you up on that offer, but we're in Florida. Even though we're up there every 3-4 weeks, we're only in town for a day or two at the most. Enough time to stop by and check on my mom, then...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,626
Posted By MiniBike
This one is overpriced, but available. ...

This one is overpriced, but available.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/mcy/5020927134.html

My BR is just one of 3 bikes in the garage. I like it, but it has its place. I'm 6'2" and two...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By MiniBike
Triumph. Speedmaster or America. Same basic...

Triumph. Speedmaster or America. Same basic bike with slightly different ergos. Bulletproof motor (790 or 865cc), classic looks and different enough to be cool. Earlier models are carbed, but not...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,626
Posted By MiniBike
One can never be impatient in the quest for a Big...

One can never be impatient in the quest for a Big Ruckus. One must however, be always prepared. When the time is right, one will appear.

Inner peace and tranquility will soon follow.

:wings
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 1,449,335
Posted By MiniBike
Not mine, but taken in beautiful downtown...

Not mine, but taken in beautiful downtown Hendersonville, NC.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,384
Posted By MiniBike
Sorry to hear about your latest loss. Buy locks,...

Sorry to hear about your latest loss. Buy locks, several of them. if nothing else, it will slow the bastards down.

I had my truck burgled last week. Took my little radio and headphones that I...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,100
Posted By MiniBike
^^^^ This ^^^^ or a 60# bag of readymix before...

^^^^ This ^^^^ or a 60# bag of readymix before you backfill the trench.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 318,935
Posted By MiniBike
PB & J on fresh pita bread. Morning, noon, night...

PB & J on fresh pita bread. Morning, noon, night and middle of the night. Been that way for years, Doesn't matter where or how I'm camping. After a couple of days, the fresh bread isn't so fresh...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By MiniBike
Welcome to the fun!

Welcome to the fun!
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,798
Posted By MiniBike
ONAN 5.5KW in the RV. Power in the house goes...

ONAN 5.5KW in the RV. Power in the house goes out, we move to the RV 'cause it gets real hot here in the South. :lol3

You get what you pay for, so don't go cheap. $10,000+ for a whole house...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By MiniBike
Mothballs are cheap and effective. If you park...

Mothballs are cheap and effective. If you park in the same spot each night, just toss a couple of handfuls on the ground. Driving over them every day will only help. Reapply every week (or after...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,594
Posted By MiniBike
Agree. Nice, reliable and comfortable bike - and...

Agree. Nice, reliable and comfortable bike - and different. Or on a slightly smaller scale; check out the Speedmaster/America. Not as comfy, but maybe funner?
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By MiniBike
300 mile days on the slab? Want to keep the...

300 mile days on the slab? Want to keep the missus happy? Keep the "me" bike, but maybe it's time for a dedicated "we" bike. Go sit on a GoldWing.

My wife loved ours, but the only time I liked...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,387
Posted By MiniBike
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/meli...

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/melitta-pour-over-single-cup-brewing-cone/1010182077

Standard paper filters and a zip-loc bag of your preferred coffee. I've had mine for years.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By MiniBike
I wouldn't go with the cheap version, but here's...

I wouldn't go with the cheap version, but here's something to consider:

http://www.motorcycle-rack.com/MFWT.html#LD

This is just the site that popped up when I Googled it. I know nothing about...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,530
Posted By MiniBike
I've had them with velcro, snaps, a flexible...

I've had them with velcro, snaps, a flexible plastic lip and trifolds. This is what I use now. Soft top look with hard top security and no worry with temperature changes.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By MiniBike
Thank you racerb. I'm back in Florida and...

Thank you racerb.

I'm back in Florida and waiting on a response from TowPac regarding the upper bracket mounting setup for the Big Ruckus. As you were kind enough to establish, it is doable and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By MiniBike
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,066
Posted By MiniBike
Oh crap! We'll be in Hendersonville, but we're...

Oh crap! We'll be in Hendersonville, but we're planning on leaving Friday. That might change now. :evil And if so, it'll give me another lunch at Hot Dog World too.:rofl

We'll be in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By MiniBike
I've been using a utility trailer for the past 10...

I've been using a utility trailer for the past 10 years and recently picked up a VersaHaul off of CL to carry a single scooter on the back of the RV. I think it weighs about 80# and is rated for...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By MiniBike
A hitch mount on a Subie packed for travel? ...

A hitch mount on a Subie packed for travel? You're really going to be limited on weight. I'd try a Honda CT or one of the newer Taiwan variants. Assuming they physically suit you.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,490
Posted By MiniBike
The Big Ruckus seat slides forward/backward...

The Big Ruckus seat slides forward/backward several inches, so it's not impossible to engineer.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,330
Posted By MiniBike
It's all about style and image. Next, they'll...

It's all about style and image. Next, they'll make convertibles that I'm too tall to drive with the top up. Oh wait, they already do. :baldy
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 20,490
Posted By MiniBike
Wicked I could see giving my wife my Big Ruckus and me...

I could see giving my wife my Big Ruckus and me taking this. :evil Just let me pick up a rattle-can to cover that blue.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By MiniBike
Good nephew. :clap

Good nephew. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By MiniBike
On 2 of my bikes, I do. The third does not. ...

On 2 of my bikes, I do. The third does not.

Fortunately in Florida, insurance is optional. The two bikes I have insured have a low enough accident/theft rate that insurance is reasonable. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By MiniBike
On a couple of problematic ones that I regularly...

On a couple of problematic ones that I regularly encounter, I've written my city councilman for assistance. Not so much that I expect him/her to do anything about it, but so that I have a copy of...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By MiniBike
That afternoon Amtrak will push you into Orange...

That afternoon Amtrak will push you into Orange Park and never even notice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,001
Posted By MiniBike
Tell him that your second bike, when you get it,...

Tell him that your second bike, when you get it, will probably be something along the lines of what he likes. Since he rides, he'll probably understand MBS and maybe he'll keep his eyes open for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By MiniBike
Looks like it'd be a bitch to ride that thing on...

Looks like it'd be a bitch to ride that thing on a double-track fire road and probably not real fun on a single track either. I like it though.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By MiniBike
I've heard conflicting reports about the...

I've heard conflicting reports about the effectiveness of magnets. So, while I'll admit to occasionally running lights if my bike doesn't trigger the green, I'm more likely to make a right turn...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By MiniBike
:boid

:boid
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By MiniBike
Prefer upright in traffic, feet forward on the...

Prefer upright in traffic, feet forward on the highway. But as long as I can move my feet around, I'm good. No pegs.
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