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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Reprobate
My in-laws have a small cabin near a yachting...

My in-laws have a small cabin near a yachting harbour with a nice waterfront restaurant. Sunday I invited a riding buddy to ride the small country roads south of Amsterdam, and we stopped for lunch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 01:52 AM
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Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1...

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-qQjdM79/0/L/P4260077-L.jpg

Yes, I do. No funny questions yet. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
I'd ask the State Trooper to put that in writing,...

I'd ask the State Trooper to put that in writing, because I would take the fine to court and I wanted to ask the opinion of the judge... at least, that's what I would do here, in the Netherlands...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
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I'm glad to be riding in Europe, because I filter...

I'm glad to be riding in Europe, because I filter everywhere. It actually saved my life once, when a small truck barreled into a van I would've been behind if I hadn't filtered. The truck hit the van...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,739
Posted By Reprobate
A) the PX150 is among the choices. The only...

A) the PX150 is among the choices. The only difference, apart from some tuning, is that the 150 has modern brakes, not the old-fashioned drum brake my PX200 has.

B) I live in Amsterdam, where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
In quite a lot of parts of Germany, filtering is...

In quite a lot of parts of Germany, filtering is illegal too. And I got into big trouble when a German tried to cut me off and we briefly touched without me knowing. He got the Polizei on my ass who...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 321,067
Posted By Reprobate
You can also find some naughty ones that cannot...

You can also find some naughty ones that cannot be posted on ADVrider... :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,739
Posted By Reprobate
Starting off a message with 'in all due respect'...

Starting off a message with 'in all due respect' to follow up with 'bullshit' is not all that respectful...



AMAC, I rode a K75 as a loaner that was a much smoother ride than my R1100GS, but I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 116,889
Posted By Reprobate
http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1...

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-Q6cFmqm/0/L/P1020113-L.jpg

The Black Brute started out as the Anniversary Edition, but after a collision...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,739
Posted By Reprobate
Exactly. And many European cities, like...

Exactly. And many European cities, like Amsterdam, have a more sensible approach to the rights of two-wheeled vehicles. In Amsterdam, where the Vespa PK50 moped is pretty popular, my PX200 is like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 321,067
Posted By Reprobate
Cool, thanks for your support! Meanwhile: ...

Cool, thanks for your support!

Meanwhile:

https://lambrettista.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/radiotimesps2pic018.jpg

http://members.modernvespa.net/alfamoi/uploads/vespa_modella_193.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 321,067
Posted By Reprobate
The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Screaming...

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Screaming...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,739
Posted By Reprobate
I tool around Amsterdam on an old Vespa PX200...

I tool around Amsterdam on an old Vespa PX200 two-stroke motor scooter, but I also rode them in the Piemonte area in Italy. I know there are 'better' performing scooters, but riding the Vespa is more...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 321,067
Posted By Reprobate
She better step away from that Vespa before the...

She better step away from that Vespa before the owner comes back.:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
Then again, had she known the salute, you...

Then again, had she known the salute, you would've been obliged to help her. :evil



Or they're transplanted Amsterdammers...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,970
Posted By Reprobate
These are recent photos made between July 1st and...

These are recent photos made between July 1st and July 20th on my solo motorcycle trip through France and Italy...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,253
Posted By Reprobate
My old book covers: ...

My old book covers:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,847
Posted By Reprobate
Rode 50cc mopeds from age 12. Became a moped...

Rode 50cc mopeds from age 12. Became a moped courier around Amsterdam, and my boss had several small displacement motorcycles (80/125/250) that were disguised as mopeds. Got into Vespas and rode old...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,750
Posted By Reprobate
I'd check out the waterproof M3301 Ortlieb...

I'd check out the waterproof M3301 Ortlieb tankbag.
I have this Ortlieb, with the straps to convert it into a rucksack/backpack. The universal tank adapter fixes to virtually any tank (I have a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,335
Posted By Reprobate
Did you look at the first generation Ortlieb...

Did you look at the first generation Ortlieb tankbag, or the new M3301? I have the latter, with the straps to convert it into a rucksack/backpack. The universal tank adapter fixes to virtually any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,310
Posted By Reprobate
"Inmate"

"Inmate"
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
My solo ride: ...

My solo ride:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-vFR3BQq/0/M/P1020107-L.jpg

BMW R1100GS, bedlinered, 30 liter tank and customized to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,803
Posted By Reprobate
I had this one: ...

I had this one:
http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-Anniversary/Martyns-R1100GS-Reprobate/i-2L7vcT2/0/M/P5140007-L.jpg

But I broke it:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,323
Posted By Reprobate
In my case it's bikes: My solo ride: ...

In my case it's bikes:

My solo ride:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1998-BMW-R1100GS-The-Black/Random-Brutish-Pictures/i-vFR3BQq/0/M/P1020107-L.jpg

BMW R1100GS, bedlinered, 30 liter...
Forum: Europe 02-22-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 39,010
Posted By Reprobate
Two snowflakes meet in the air. One says to the...

Two snowflakes meet in the air. One says to the other:
"Where you headed?"
"Austria," the other replies. "Going to party. And you?"
"I'm headed for the Netherlands. To cause some panic..."
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,527
Posted By Reprobate
Neatly. :lol3 Plus Katla, from the Amsterdam...

Neatly. :lol3

Plus Katla, from the Amsterdam Assassin Series (http://amsterdamassassin.wordpress.com/), rides a Vespa.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,527
Posted By Reprobate
I'd take a P200E or PX200E. One of the advantages...

I'd take a P200E or PX200E. One of the advantages is that it has electric start, but also a kickstarter. They're ultra reliable, easy to maintain and repair, and carry their own spare wheel with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
Well, in a sense you're right. There used to be a...

Well, in a sense you're right. There used to be a law that moped had to have pedals:

http://www.mopedarmy.com/mediawiki/images/c/c3/1976_White_Puch_Maxi.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
"You want to swap bikes? Where's yours?" "If...

"You want to swap bikes? Where's yours?"
"If you go to the motorcycle shop on XXX street, you can hire one. Or maybe they have a demo you can test ride."
"Yes, you can. I just need some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
A moped, called 'brommer' here, is a motorcycle...

A moped, called 'brommer' here, is a motorcycle with 49.9cc engines or less. Like these:
http://www.scoot-online.nl/images/brommers/mod_471b44fd47e8f.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By Reprobate
I noticed someone had been reading this topic, so...

I noticed someone had been reading this topic, so I will post my further experiences.

I'm still using the Dream GTX as my main riding jacket. About a year ago, I sent the jacket back to Stadler to...
Forum: Europe 09-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 39,010
Posted By Reprobate
She's two now and quite a handful, although she...

She's two now and quite a handful, although she can make her own breakfast already:

http://halmvos.smugmug.com/People/Us/Nica-Hilke-Third-Year/i-BsFzcjk/0/L/P1110465-L.jpg

November will...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
Well, this turned out to be a different...

Well, this turned out to be a different discussion than I had in mind, but then, it often does.

My opinion on 'vespa clones' is not that intimate - I once rode a Bajaj P200E that looked the part,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
AFAIK, the Vespa clones [Stella, LML, Bajaj,...

AFAIK, the Vespa clones [Stella, LML, Bajaj, etcetera] are similar in comparison to a Ural or Dnjepr to a BMW. They are not really clones, just copies. Visually striking, sometimes, but the bodywork...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
Should've looked me up, dude. :freaky

Should've looked me up, dude. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
No, the PX series is the last of the old Vespas....

No, the PX series is the last of the old Vespas. Two stroke engine, no plastic [except for the nose].


Depends on how easily you adjust: the engine hangs on the right side and is counterweighted...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,012
Posted By Reprobate
Added a Vespa PX200E to my stable...

So now we have four motorcycles: Maaike's 650 V-strom, my R1100GS, our Moto Guzzi Mille GT with EZS sidecar, and a 1996 Vespa PX200E.

I fitted the Vespa with a universal child seat that supports...
Forum: Europe 08-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 39,010
Posted By Reprobate
Hi Rick, I have an open invitation to...

Hi Rick,

I have an open invitation to ADVriders coming to Amsterdam to hook up - if I can I show you around, or give you points of interest on the map. My email is in my profile if you want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,046,211
Posted By Reprobate
I rarely get comments, but last week, in Belgium,...

I rarely get comments, but last week, in Belgium, I stopped for a lasagna at a small family restaurant. The waitress looked at my while I peeled off my jacket and removed my separate back protector....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By Reprobate
I'm just a hi-viz blur. :D

I'm just a hi-viz blur. :D
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