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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,900
Posted By FoldArt
I think the thought would enter anyone's mind...

I think the thought would enter anyone's mind that the seller could have known about the bike's problems. I know it would sure cross my mind if I was in the same position. Just because someone...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,486
Posted By FoldArt
Hey Tastro, congrats on the new to you BV. ...

Hey Tastro,

congrats on the new to you BV. I picked one up in Dec with 2200 miles on it. Still customizing it to my tastes. The throttle is rather on/off, and the suspension is not as nice as...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By FoldArt
A couple of years ago I was scoot shopping and a...

A couple of years ago I was scoot shopping and a local dealer had a 2006 Scab 250. It is probably the only scooter I've sat upon and thought that I could ride all day without squirming and no seat...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By FoldArt
Regarding the valve check intervals on the older...

Regarding the valve check intervals on the older Burgman 400, I would suggest that you independently confirm the valve check intervals and not rely on the dealers word. When I say older B400, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,879
Posted By FoldArt
And a KYMCO People 250S that I picked up last...

And a KYMCO People 250S that I picked up last summer that is currently for sale. A good machine, but heavy on the maintenance if you put a lot of miles on it (oil changes, spark plugs and valve...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,879
Posted By FoldArt
Wicked I'm with bandito on this - feet forward is great...

I'm with bandito on this - feet forward is great if you have a backrest. I also like the feet forward to be long enough to stretch out my legs all the way. For instance, a Kymco Downtown would only...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,599
Posted By FoldArt
A few random thoughts after reading this...

A few random thoughts after reading this thread......

Maintenance should be taken into consideration with the mileage you will be putting on the bike/scoot. For instance, the older Burgman 400...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 53,109
Posted By FoldArt
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 53,109
Posted By FoldArt
Any follow up on whether you had gas in the oil,...

Any follow up on whether you had gas in the oil, or whether it was another problem? Just wondering if there is a problem with these scoots.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,599
Posted By FoldArt
Look at modernvespa.com for info on the rally. ...

Look at modernvespa.com for info on the rally. It's listed under the MP3 heading, entitled Spring Gathering 2015.

May 29, 30, 31

Hotel is at the intersection of 226 and BRP.

This is a great...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,157
Posted By FoldArt
Damisovi, try looking on Amazon for the Bestem...

Damisovi, try looking on Amazon for the Bestem T-box. I have one on my GTS 250 and it works as well as the Givi I have on my Silverwing.. The Givi, with color matched panels, brake light and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By FoldArt
I have about 33000 miles on mine, with 29500 of...

I have about 33000 miles on mine, with 29500 of those put on by me.

Tires every six thousand miles, oil every eight, plugs every twelve, belt every sixteen thousand miles. Valves were supposed to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,521
Posted By FoldArt
The GTS (244 or 278 cc engines) essentially has...

The GTS (244 or 278 cc engines) essentially has the same body as the GT (199 cc engine). The wobble seems to affect them all, on randomly chosen machines.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,521
Posted By FoldArt
The GT/GTS wobble is not that bad. On mine, it...

The GT/GTS wobble is not that bad. On mine, it is no different from the Silverwing - wobbles from 35 to 25 mph on the deceleration, but only if you go no-hands (which shouldn't happen that often). ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 16,590
Posted By FoldArt
I noticed that his first ride on an auto scooter...

I noticed that his first ride on an auto scooter was on a thirty year old model. Perhaps not representative of current machines, any more than generalizing about motorcycles after one experience with...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 53,109
Posted By FoldArt
I replaced the variator and belt this year on the...

I replaced the variator and belt this year on the Silverwing. Got the parts online from partsforhondas.com (genuine Honda). The variator , bushing and backing plate were about $65, plus shipping....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By FoldArt
Big ruckus for sale Augusta GA

Just perusing search tempest / craiglist and saw a yellow BR. 16500 miles, good shape

Asking price $2000.

I know some of you guys love these things.

Augusta Georgia
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,111
Posted By FoldArt
Hey Tim, I've still got the Vespa GTS and...

Hey Tim,

I've still got the Vespa GTS and the Silverwing. My wife picked up a 2003 Piaggio BV 200 last year. She modified the seat so she could touch ground, and now ten minutes in the saddle...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,111
Posted By FoldArt
Hey, DandyDoug -

I could/should be able to ride this weekend. Temps are still supposed to be decent and the rain should blow through by Saturday morning.

I'm in Cornelius, just south of mooresville. I could...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,838
Posted By FoldArt
Anyone over 5'8" is going to feel a bit...

Anyone over 5'8" is going to feel a bit restricted in the seating unless the butt stop is removed. Best thing is to cut a couple of metal bars and raise it into a back rest.

Re: handling - the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By FoldArt
I've been using my Gerbings liner and gloves for...

I've been using my Gerbings liner and gloves for the last two winters with no ill effect on my GTS 250.

I ran some 14 gauge wire from the battery to a cigarette lighter socket. It just sits in...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,774
Posted By FoldArt
Wow! 72 replies and the original poster hasn't...

Wow! 72 replies and the original poster hasn't checked back in to thank anyone for their time and effort!

Hope he is still around.

PS - he posted the exact same question on Maxi-Scoot and one...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By FoldArt
I did the mod myself (I think leroybeal.com? has...

I did the mod myself (I think leroybeal.com? has the details) and found it made a world of difference in comfort. I also have a 32" inseam (plus another 1" or more for the boots). Plus, it takes...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,689
Posted By FoldArt
[ Originally Posted by snakebit I like to...

[
Originally Posted by snakebit
I like to find riders who have a bike with linked brakes. I point and laugh and call them unskilled amateurs. I love the feeling of superiorityI get by humiliating...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,253
Posted By FoldArt
After starting with a 150 for putting around the...

After starting with a 150 for putting around the neighborhood, I quickly yearned for more power. I also had a chance to ride a neighbor's 50 cc scoot and found it excruciatingly slow.

As so many...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,991
Posted By FoldArt
Doug, I will be in mt airy and Fancy Gap area tomorrow

I will be with some oTher scooter riders. I will be on the Silverwing if you want to swap rides for a bit. Check your private messages for my phone number.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,991
Posted By FoldArt
If you care to come down to Cornelius, you could...

If you care to come down to Cornelius, you could try my Silverwing and/or Vespa GTS. Both are very nice scoots, but in different ways. I also ride with some other scooter riders in the Wilkesboro...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By FoldArt
RoadRunner mag also has a Riding Impressions...

RoadRunner mag also has a Riding Impressions story on the two new BMWs in the issue I received this past weekend. Generally positive. No word on when it will arrive or how much it will cost.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,379
Posted By FoldArt
Would you mind providing your thoughts on the...

Would you mind providing your thoughts on the Tmax and the Tmax vs. the Majesty? I'd love to see what you think.
Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,615
Posted By FoldArt
Just and update on my Dr P Sliders in the...

Just and update on my Dr P Sliders in the Silverwing.

Went from the J Costa (which was pretty shagged after 16,000 miles and two sets of weights) to 24 gram Dr P's. They were decent, and got me a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,615
Posted By FoldArt
Glad to be able to help. PS I have...

Glad to be able to help.

PS I have recently given up on the JC. Tried 24g sliders, now using 21g sliders. MPG with 24g was 55.1 on 255 mile trip, but acceleration mediocre. 21 g sliders have...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,885
Posted By FoldArt
I've had an 03 since 2009 and put 18,000 miles on...

I've had an 03 since 2009 and put 18,000 miles on it. Mostly a very good machine that can be improved upon in a few areas for low cost. Try using some Dr Pulley sliders in the variator and possibly...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,100
Posted By FoldArt
Vaporware baby! How many purchases of ...

Vaporware baby!

How many purchases of Silverwings/Burgmen/TMax's do you think have been delayed awaiting the new BMWs? Almost looks intentional to me. Seems like the product won't be available...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,322
Posted By FoldArt
Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any...

Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any wobble? Top speed okay?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,503
Posted By FoldArt
I had a JC on my Silverwing for about 15,000...

I had a JC on my Silverwing for about 15,000 miles. It was love at first twist and continued for about 7,000 miles like that. Tons of take-off, and reasonable cruising revs.

Problems set in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,497
Posted By FoldArt
I also opted for a Silverwing a few years ago...

I also opted for a Silverwing a few years ago (over the Burgman 650).

The issues with the Silverwing are fairly easily remedied.
-Remove the butt stop, raise it up, and you have more legroom...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,408
Posted By FoldArt
A few other scooters to consider - Vespa GT...

A few other scooters to consider -

Vespa GT (200cc - will cruise at 60-65 mph, top out in mid 70's) You might find an older one for $2000

Kymco Yaeger - only 175 cc, but capable of speeds you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,615
Posted By FoldArt
I've got a Silverwing that I put a J Costa on in...

I've got a Silverwing that I put a J Costa on in January of 2010. I've put 16,000 miles on it since then. I replaced the pins last year (about 9500 miles on original pins/rollers) and replaced the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,137
Posted By FoldArt
tastroman, I will tell her. She is still getting...

tastroman, I will tell her. She is still getting used to it. I never knew that they could take off so slowly and not tip over. I'm kind of a WOT take off guy.

She is signed up for a MSF course in...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,989
Posted By FoldArt
One problem that I have read about on pre-07...

One problem that I have read about on pre-07 models is the frequency of valve checks. I think they are expected at about 4000-6000 mile intervals. From the removal of plastics to checking/adjusting...
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