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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:08 PM
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Posted By blugg1
I grew up in Los Angeles, mostly on the beaches,...

I grew up in Los Angeles, mostly on the beaches, dropped out of Manual Arts high school to join the Navy (I would have gotten drafted anyway), got out two years later. In the meantime my parents had...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,195
Posted By blugg1
I have a 2012 HD200 and I live in the mountains...

I have a 2012 HD200 and I live in the mountains in Southeastern Arizona. Elevation at my house is 5500 feet. It occasionally gets into the low teens in winter. Mine always starts instantly. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Red, do you already maybe have a high altitude...

Red, do you already maybe have a high altitude jet? I mean Bisbee is 5500 feet and you mentioned that your scoot is running magnificently. So how high is the place you're going to in Colorado?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
I've carried a 12 pack of beer many times in my...

I've carried a 12 pack of beer many times in my Sierra club hiking bag suspended from the hook. That's more than a gallon.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
I think you are OK. I hang a Sierra Club 1907...

I think you are OK. I hang a Sierra Club 1907 Replica day pack from the bag hook and it's longer than 12" and just brushes the floor. It's dark and there's a serious windstorm out here right now,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
What DaBears said. Anyway, after about 100 miles...

What DaBears said. Anyway, after about 100 miles you'll want to stop and rest your butt.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
You'll definitely get over Lolo. I ride up a 5%...

You'll definitely get over Lolo. I ride up a 5% grade almost daily at 55-65, but it's just 150 lb. me aboard. With 250 lb. aboard maybe not so fast. As for placing a full gas can under the seat,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
Back in the sixties I had small ranch near...

Back in the sixties I had small ranch near Kalispell at the top of Flathead Lake.

Good luck on your odyssey.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
I drilled and threaded six holes in the rack. ...

I drilled and threaded six holes in the rack. Then I fastened a piece of plywood to the rack as a platform for whatever. Currently there's a Seahorse hard case - lockable and waterproof like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,042
Posted By blugg1
Jerry, a number of years ago I had a Vino 125. I...

Jerry, a number of years ago I had a Vino 125. I would never have bought it if I had ridden it first around hilly Bisbee, but the dealership was in flat Sierra Vista where it seemed OK.

But the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Great; the first Sunday in April? We'll all be...

Great; the first Sunday in April? We'll all be fools.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Rode my SYM scooter to the Bisbee Coffee Co. in...

Rode my SYM scooter to the Bisbee Coffee Co. in Old Bisbee at precisely 10 AM. After coffee cruised by the rock concert in Lowell. Ideal riding weather: Sunny and 68 degrees.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Don't know his name. Used to. Maybe I'll...

Don't know his name. Used to. Maybe I'll remember it soon. I grew up in L.A. and once I watched him turn a deuce coupe into a work of art.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Conchscooter, looks idyllic, wish I was there,...

Conchscooter, looks idyllic, wish I was there, love water but this is a desert, defined by the absence of water.

Klaviator: that fine photograph of the lake with the frozen trees. What camera...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Red, congratulations again. Your trip seems...

Red, congratulations again. Your trip seems somewhat idyllic, so far, and I love the pics you've posted, but if you drive all the way down to Las Cruces you will be adding a lot of time to your...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 375,195
Posted By blugg1
A real stunner.

A real stunner.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Hi, Red - If you are going through...

Hi, Red -

If you are going through Albuquerque instead of El Paso, ignore my suggestion. It would be out of the way.

However, there is a time and mileage saving cutoff from I-25 southwest...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Hey, Red: If you swing south to El Paso and...

Hey, Red:

If you swing south to El Paso and look at a map you will see a highway heading straight west that runs right along the US/Mexico border through New Mexico, through Columbus, NM, then...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,283
Posted By blugg1
I hear that a lot, about customer support. ...

I hear that a lot, about customer support. You're probably talking about Alliance. As I bought my SYM used from a private party I can't comment on that issue. But I have never had a problem...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,283
Posted By blugg1
Wow! That's a real motorscooter store! And your...

Wow! That's a real motorscooter store! And your photo makes the CC look better than the photos in the aforementioned review.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,283
Posted By blugg1
So I kept the SYM, sold the TU250X, and bought a...

So I kept the SYM, sold the TU250X, and bought a new, unsold Kawasaki 300 Ninja. The TU was fine for around town or urban use, but woefully underpowered for these high-speed rural Arizona roads. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Glad all is going well, Red. Dropped you off at...

Glad all is going well, Red. Dropped you off at the car rental in Sierra Vista and, among other wishes, hope the Montero runs now. Weather in Bisbee is utterly delightful. Warm, sunny days, no...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
I like what jerseybiker said about getting older...

I like what jerseybiker said about getting older and life is short, etc. As I'm definitely older and I've already got a girlfriend who has been living with me for 17 years and so I don't need to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Klaviator, I like that picture. Quite a nice...

Klaviator, I like that picture. Quite a nice wall mural. Is that a KLR, and if so what year? Doesn't look like a new one as it looks smaller than the new ones, and I like smaller.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
I have two pair of gloves that have a wiper on a...

I have two pair of gloves that have a wiper on a finger of the left-hand glove, one glove for summer, the other glove for winter. Both do a credible job.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,609,501
Posted By blugg1
I'll take that into consideration, Schnutzy. The...

I'll take that into consideration, Schnutzy. The side stand on my TU250X is getting stiff. I've got at least five spray cans of chain lube. I mean, who can live long enough to use up five cans of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
When I was going to grad school in San Francisco...

When I was going to grad school in San Francisco in the '60s I owned a 305 Super Hawk for about six months, then sold it to my friend because I bought a Triumph Trophy 500cc. He would beat me on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,609,501
Posted By blugg1
I had the same unpleasant experience (kick stand...

I had the same unpleasant experience (kick stand related) on a Suzuki DR650. Fixed with the same solution.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,609,501
Posted By blugg1
I actually put Shinkos on my motorscooter and it...

I actually put Shinkos on my motorscooter and it significantly improved both ride and traction, plus they don't cost an arm and a leg.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Red, Merely a suggestion. Actually, it's...

Red,

Merely a suggestion. Actually, it's what I would do as I have very little in the way of mechanical skill. Changing oil and filter and airing up the tires is about it.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Red, may I suggest you take it down to Tim Holt...

Red, may I suggest you take it down to Tim Holt at Bisbee Bug? He is an expert motorcycle mechanic. He will fix the problem, whether it be stripped threads, locktite, etc. He works on scooters all...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Thanks for the reply. Now I'm beginning to get a...

Thanks for the reply. Now I'm beginning to get a handle on how complicated simulation can be.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
YamaGeek

First, l enjoy your work on the simulated race courses. If I might make a couple of constructive criticisms.

1. at those speeds you don't turn the handlebars into a corner. That would be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,609,501
Posted By blugg1
Bridgestones are perfectly OK tires. I ran them...

Bridgestones are perfectly OK tires. I ran them on my Ninja some years back. Sorry that Shinko tire size offerings are limited in Sweden, but you seem to have found the solution.

Anyway, at this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8,829
Views: 1,609,501
Posted By blugg1
Take a look at Shinko tires. Have them on my...

Take a look at Shinko tires. Have them on my SYM. Better grip in cornering and better ride. Will replace the tires on the TU with Shinkos when the time comes.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Thanks, Brian.

Thanks, Brian.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Very good, Red. Except it would be "la nariz." ...

Very good, Red. Except it would be "la nariz." You must learn the noun along with its definite article. They always go together. In that way you also learn whether the noun is masculine or...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,760
Posted By blugg1
Thanks for the clarifying info. Fortunately, I...

Thanks for the clarifying info. Fortunately, I do not live in a city with its stop and go slow traffic, but in rural southern Arizona, where I can get out of town in five minutes. Then it's just...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6,061
Views: 292,448
Posted By blugg1
Clearly, I don't have the "stuff." At least not...

Clearly, I don't have the "stuff." At least not anymore, scooterboi. When I rode Red's Trail I couldn't even get it started. I'm an old guy and have arthritis in my right hip. Ordinarily it...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,760
Posted By blugg1
Thanks. However I don't know what an "adjustable...

Thanks. However I don't know what an "adjustable clutch" is. Perhaps you could enlighten me.
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