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Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 81,337
Posted By ronnath
"cheap" as in not too costly to replace?

"cheap" as in not too costly to replace?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 81,337
Posted By ronnath
Nay, DZD, been following since you first posted. ...

Nay, DZD, been following since you first posted.

I've always had a hard-on for the original BR but they're so fuggin rare i gave up ever finding one without spending my kid's inheritance.

have...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By ronnath
Des Moines, Iowa, craigs list advertising lots of...

Des Moines, Iowa, craigs list advertising lots of NOS puch parts:

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/3646191601.html

i'm in no way associated with the person doing the listing - just happened...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By ronnath
rusty gas tanks can be a bitch. i'd heard of...

rusty gas tanks can be a bitch. i'd heard of people dropping BB's and such and shaking the shit out of it. others talked about dribbling in sealants, rotating the tank to get it stirred around and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 81,337
Posted By ronnath
Vet's Hospital parking lot, Des Moines, Iowa,...

Vet's Hospital parking lot, Des Moines, Iowa, sitting amongst some other scooters and a bunch of harleys.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 81,337
Posted By ronnath
saw my first one out in the wild two days ago....

saw my first one out in the wild two days ago. exactly like yours.

i find myself lustful.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By ronnath
just checked back in my records. i paid 125 bucks...

just checked back in my records. i paid 125 bucks to a local auto reupholstery shop to add some padding and a new cover on mine. you can see the results in the pic i posted a few posts back. the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,702
Posted By ronnath
my kymco yager "200" is actually 173cc. outside...

my kymco yager "200" is actually 173cc. outside of the psychological disappointment, i can't really bitch about it that much because it moves out pretty well and meets my needs for getting around...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By ronnath
crazyray nailed it in the above post. it's the...

crazyray nailed it in the above post. it's the removal of three of the rollers.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By ronnath
if you have trouble trying to find the k-mod over...

if you have trouble trying to find the k-mod over in the reflex owner's group, PM me. i have the entire k-mod document in PDF format and can email it to you. well, as far at that goes, anyone that...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By ronnath
exactly. the k-mod solves the dead spot issue...

exactly. the k-mod solves the dead spot issue very nicely.

the only cost on mine was a couple of broken push rivets that had to be replaced at less than 5 bucks.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By ronnath
the 05's have the separate butt pads. (yamaha...

the 05's have the separate butt pads. (yamaha went with a one piece seat in '08 and later models)

this is just a thought, but why not take one of them off, mount up and see if it helps.

one...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By ronnath
you didn't mention what year the majesty is. ...

you didn't mention what year the majesty is.

i had an 07 with the separate butt pad. removed the pad, recovered the seat and added a sheepskin pad. helluva difference at a total cost south of 150...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-10-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By ronnath
yep, yamaha majesty - not sure what year. if the...

yep, yamaha majesty - not sure what year. if the seat is stock, then it's an 08 or newer.

interesting backrest that also looks homebrew.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,432
Posted By ronnath
not trying to dogpile you, warney, but gogogordy...

not trying to dogpile you, warney, but gogogordy nailed it pretty well.

i just traded a 400cc majesty for a Kymco Yager GT 200i (which is actually a 175) and couldn't be more pleased since the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By ronnath
a practical, inexpensive solution to a common...

a practical, inexpensive solution to a common problem. way to go, jesionowski.

hit 'em with some black paint and you're good to go.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By ronnath
looks like the methods of removing it are bit...

looks like the methods of removing it are bit risky. how about taking the redneck route and cover it with touch-up paint?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By ronnath
yep, it was the triple discs on my sportcity that...

yep, it was the triple discs on my sportcity that resulted in the busted mirror. they take some getting used to.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By ronnath
Red Green is smiling: ...

Red Green is smiling:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u121/ronnath/RedGreen.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By ronnath
nasty looking bruise. there are only two...

nasty looking bruise.


there are only two types of scoot riders:

1) those that have gone down, and

2) those that haven't......yet.

my last dump was a broken mirror. the one prior was...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,006
Posted By ronnath
x2

x2
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,113
Posted By ronnath
excellent write-up and pix. between this...

excellent write-up and pix.

between this and the "'My Chinese Big Ruckus Clone" thread anyone buying one of these clones should be good to go.

thanks for posting.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,094
Posted By ronnath
for the photo-posting challenged: Google...

for the photo-posting challenged:

Google Images shows this as the new 2013 Metropolitan:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u121/ronnath/2013met.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By ronnath
Paging George Romero. Paging George Romero. ...

Paging George Romero.

Paging George Romero.

George Romero to the white courtesy phone, please.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By ronnath
iowa checking in. 70 degrees plus for several...

iowa checking in. 70 degrees plus for several days.

stuck the battery in the majesty, hit the button, and it fired instantly after sitting since the first of november

quick ride of ten miles or...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,260
Posted By ronnath
blue book value for an 04 in "excellent"...

blue book value for an 04 in "excellent" condition is just under 2400.

if it checks out okay, 2199 is certainly in the ballpark.

the only bad thing i've ever heard is that on some of the older...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,260
Posted By ronnath
what's the dealer want for it?

what's the dealer want for it?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
Posted By ronnath
nice idea, brian. looks like something that...

nice idea, brian.

looks like something that would work pretty well on my majesty.

thanks for posting.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By ronnath
it looks like it was "rode hard and put away...

it looks like it was "rode hard and put away wet."

i've had two puchs, both late 70's. picked them up in the mid-80's for a total of $200 between them.

they were a lot of fun but then i tucked...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,788
Posted By ronnath
i'm jealous

i'm jealous
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By ronnath
probably not. when iowa redid the scoot laws...

probably not. when iowa redid the scoot laws about 6/7 years ago to state "if it can go faster than 30 mph, then it's a motorcycle" (i paraphrased a bit, but that's the gist of it). nothing was...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By ronnath
You're going to ride through the Sahara? You're...

You're going to ride through the Sahara?
You're going through a war zone?
You're riding through a minefield?

May I humbly offer you this:

...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 81,337
Posted By ronnath
been following this off and on since you first...

been following this off and on since you first posted.

just went back and looked at the OP. Damn, that's a decent looking bike. And the 1500 price still blows me away.

glad it's working out for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By ronnath
you said you "like new" but didn't mention that...

you said you "like new" but didn't mention that as a requirement.

for 5 grand or under, there's a boatload of rides out there in the used market and many with low miles.

good, reliable bikes...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By ronnath
.....and speaking of three wheelers, saw one of...

.....and speaking of three wheelers, saw one of these on the streets of Des Moines two days ago.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u121/ronnath/wildfire.jpg

It's called a "Wildfire". Chinese...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 79,691
Posted By ronnath
:clap

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,360
Posted By ronnath
a few years ago a friend of mine was on the...

a few years ago a friend of mine was on the highway riding his Helix. He said he was doing 70. the speed limit was 55.

a cop hit the siren and parked behind him on the shoulder. cop walks up,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,434
Posted By ronnath
nearly a hundred pounds less than my majesty, and...

nearly a hundred pounds less than my majesty, and north of 75mpg. both sound good.

doesn't look like it has much storage capacity.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By ronnath
i pretty much arrived at the same conclusion...

i pretty much arrived at the same conclusion about the side stand not holding up well with the stresses.

farkled out and with loads of crap stored under the seat, my majesty is nudging 500 pounds...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By ronnath
Oh, ye of little faith............. ...

Oh, ye of little faith.............







Please try it and get back to me.
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