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Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,031
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I prefer upright, but find I move my feet around...

I prefer upright, but find I move my feet around regularly, but spend more time upright.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Most non-bikers have assumed I "finally got a...

Most non-bikers have assumed I "finally got a motorcycle" when seeing my BMW scooter. Not that it matters, but to the majority of folks it doesn't matter, two wheels are two wheels.

As for me,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Another "Uber scooter shoot out" review

http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2013-uber-scooter-shootout-video


BMW 650 GT; Burgman 650; Kymco 700; Silverwing

might as well put them in the same thread.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I cross shopped All of the Honda DCT's, Aprila...

I cross shopped All of the Honda DCT's, Aprila Mana, and even some standard MC's. Ultimately it was a scooter I wanted.

I do think the TMAX is an incredible scooter. I find it more attractive than...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, I am 42 and fairly fit. Dropped it in a...

Yeah, I am 42 and fairly fit. Dropped it in a parking lot as I came to a stop.

I would take 100cc less if it came with 100lbs less.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,418
Posted By GREY.HOUND
It is a deal breaker for me. My sportcity doesn't...

It is a deal breaker for me. My sportcity doesn't have ABS but when the time came to add a new ride, it had to have ABS. Such a common safety device that potentially can make a difference on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
One thing overlooked by motorcycle riders when...

One thing overlooked by motorcycle riders when comparing scooters is the built in storage and weather protection, standard. There isn't much to do aftermarket in order to make the bike "just right"....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Didn't notice the lack of ABS either. As...

Didn't notice the lack of ABS either.

As for a test, there is a youtube video out that has the c600 v TMAX v Aprilia 850 scooter. Search for it. I am on my phone otherwise I would link it.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I think it's great! But man, pricing! No real...

I think it's great! But man, pricing! No real rider is going to pay that much for a scooter :kboom

Seriously though, that will be the attitude.

I like that it weighs under 500# and has a long...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,512
Posted By GREY.HOUND
TMAX Back in the USA for 2015

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/models/tmax
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,867
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I really wanted one of the honda DCT bikes....

I really wanted one of the honda DCT bikes. Looked at all of them except the NM4 (not one close enough). None of them offered what I wanted in one package, but together parts of each were appealing....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,639
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Really Nice ride!

Really Nice ride!
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,036
Posted By GREY.HOUND
In the car world I would equate it to say a BMW...

In the car world I would equate it to say a BMW station wagon. Practical, sporty (enough), but also the things that set it apart from others in the same category.
Today was so foggy on the way to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,036
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I thought about similar things when adding a...

I thought about similar things when adding a second bike to my current Aprilia 250 scooter. I felt the same thing about the Honda NT; came close. In the end I chose another scooter and don't regret...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By GREY.HOUND
17 miles round trip a mix of suburban and rural...

17 miles round trip a mix of suburban and rural roads; speeds 45+.
Weather goes from winter lows of about 35 at 7AM to Summer High temps of 100+ at 4PM.

I commute (in general) unless: the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
A couple of notes here: A rider on the Google +...

A couple of notes here:
A rider on the Google + forum just recently rode his GT from Maryland to San Diego, CA in 4 days. Again, 99% the same bike as the C600 Sport. Bigger, power windshield, larger...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By GREY.HOUND
This forum is one of the main reasons I went for...

This forum is one of the main reasons I went for a scoot instead of an MC when I first became interested in riding about 3 years ago. It showed me how much fun it could be to just poke around or...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 44,053
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great stuff. I keep intending to grab some tags,...

Great stuff. I keep intending to grab some tags, but I typically ride away from town. It's a little too cold for my tastes so I haven't been riding much the past week at all.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,401
Posted By GREY.HOUND
From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or...

From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or even the repeated comments. It was the fact that many threads would be derailed for pages (2 or 3) full of useless bickering. It's especially...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too....

I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too. Oh, and a People 300GTI.

Actaully, what I'd love more is to live someplace where I could ride a small scooter everyday safely; to anywhere in town...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,858
Posted By GREY.HOUND
So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I...

So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I went for ride, pulled in to a nice river overlook and somehow or other, the bike started falling over. Not sure how but anyway, I caught it from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know...

Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know this isn't the be all end all of bikes. It is just ideal for me. If someone doesn't like it so be it, not hurting my feelings. I just have a difficult...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors....

This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors. There are a lot of people that could/would use one if they opened their options a little.

Like I said originally, if you you've got an itch for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and...

I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and the Burg 650 really don't belong with vespas, pcx's, and the other great scooters. That's sort of why I took a chance in Road Warriors. Maxi scoots...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Unnecessary But yes, it is quite a scooter;...

Unnecessary

But yes, it is quite a scooter; the best choice for my $10k.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I think it was picking up momentum and causing a...

I think it was picking up momentum and causing a panic. lol
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment...

Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment where it's high speed boulevards with stoplights every quarter mile; and on the open road. Being as heavy as it is and with a 62" wheelbase, not nearly as...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
You mean a thermoscud? :eek1 ...

You mean a thermoscud? :eek1

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_BMWthermoscud_zpse211ae5a.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general...

Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general seem to be heavy relative to their displacement.

As for touring, while no goldwing, reports of cross country and regional trips are common,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Ask the school if they have scooters available. I...

Ask the school if they have scooters available. I did my MSF on their scooter. It was an old honda 80 cc. I was the only one to do so.

That being said, if I knew how basic the MSF class was going...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we...

Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we stopped to eat I basically told him the same thing.

I'm having fun, only been riding for two years. We are planning a couple of California tours....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
A friend of mine just started riding again and...

A friend of mine just started riding again and got it "dirt cheap" so we went out. It rides just fine but the whole right side is duct taped together. The day after he got it he rode 300 miles RT the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,943
Posted By GREY.HOUND
BMW's Urban Mobility Vehicles

Banish me back to Battle Scooters if you must, I understand. But I also know it doesn't fit the typical scooter ideology.

I just want to say, as a road going mid-sized bike, don't overlook the two...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,858
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a...

Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a previous post. It came into play yesterday. Came to a stop in a parking lot and suddenly the bike is falling over. I stopped it but couldn't bring it back...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 59,405
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the...

Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the brakes.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,858
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid attention, but according to the...

I haven't paid attention, but according to the technical features manual it has a graph that shows RPM's of about 6100 at 60mph.

At 60mph it produces 66Nm (48.6 ft/lb) of torque and about 42kW...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,956
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Friant, CA

Along with my new BMW Urban Mobility Vehicle; aka scooter.

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,858
Posted By GREY.HOUND
More riding today, we're supposed to get some...

More riding today, we're supposed to get some rain, maybe. Chilly but sunny today.
http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,858
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid any attention but being that I...

I haven't paid any attention but being that I haven't noticed any different feel compared to my Aprilia Scooter I am going to say no.

I also read about how some people loved the aggressive engine...
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