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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 34,171
Posted By Dabears
That is terrible news! I've never heard of one...

That is terrible news! I've never heard of one trashing the engine with almost no miles on it. In fact I don't think I've heard of anyone losing an engine at all.

Did the shop indicate if...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,309
Views: 317,711
Posted By Dabears
Red Arrow-Glad you will soon be back together!

Red Arrow-Glad you will soon be back together!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,043
Posted By Dabears
Looking forward to your updates!

Looking forward to your updates!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 38,038
Posted By Dabears
Congrats on your Hooligan! Just FYI, it is...

Congrats on your Hooligan! Just FYI, it is common for small scooters to not have oil filters. They typically have a small cup shaped screen that can be cleaned out. Would guess this is true on...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By Dabears
Dang, I was looking forward to reading about new...

Dang, I was looking forward to reading about new Kymcos!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Dabears
Unless things have changed Stellas are Indian...

Unless things have changed Stellas are Indian made scooters while Vespa PX models sold in the US are Italian. http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic87663

I've never met anyone who had a Stella who...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Dabears
Suggest you let CSC know if you have not already....

Suggest you let CSC know if you have not already.

Is this for a scooter or the new dual sport? if it's for the dual sport you might want to note it in the thread of this bike that is floating...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Dabears
Good to see another forum member racking up miles...

Good to see another forum member racking up miles on the HD 200. Sadly, since retiring last month I've been so busy with projects around the house and weekend trips in the RV my SYM is basically...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By Dabears
Nice Majesty! Should provide lots of enjoyable...

Nice Majesty! Should provide lots of enjoyable miles for you and your wife.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Dabears
Nice to have stuff that just works. Amazing it...

Nice to have stuff that just works. Amazing it had enough juice to crank the motor!

Lance stuff seems to be a-ok but suffers from the same lack of name recognition as SYM.

Are the Chinese...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Dabears
Look at the Piaggio BV 350. It's got the same...

Look at the Piaggio BV 350. It's got the same motor that the largest Vespas will upgrade to next year. Not flat floor, but you should have no issue putting your leg through to get on it.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,707
Posted By Dabears
So now you're bringing them home two at a time? ...

So now you're bringing them home two at a time?

I'm impressed; you've built quite a fleet in just the past couple of months!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,309
Views: 317,711
Posted By Dabears
Hi Red! Regarding your comment about right hand...

Hi Red! Regarding your comment about right hand shifting, even Harley Sportsters prior to 1974 have right hand shift as well.

Easy to get used to, but hard to switch back and forth. I had a '69...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,212
Posted By Dabears
Thanks for your response. Makes sense to me!...

Thanks for your response. Makes sense to me! Ride on!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,212
Posted By Dabears
Laugh For the benefit of the confused masses, what was...

For the benefit of the confused masses, what was it about the old one that convinced you to sell it and what is it about the new one that convinced you to buy it?

Do they handle differently? Are...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,212
Posted By Dabears
You're serious? :eek1

You're serious? :eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Dabears
Stella is indeed the same as the LML Star, and...

Stella is indeed the same as the LML Star, and looks similar to the PX but is an Indian import.

If you have a legit 22,000 miles on your Stella, for goodness sake quit thinking about it and get...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 66,510
Posted By Dabears
We did actually, but it seems like it was only...

We did actually, but it seems like it was only for one or two years as they transitioned to the BV350 immediately after. You find them on Craigslist/SearchTempest occasionally, but they are very...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,200
Posted By Dabears
Mine starts fine in weather far colder than...

Mine starts fine in weather far colder than anything I prefer to ride in. FI is indeed fantastic, but don't let that be your stumbling block if the HD200 ergonomics suit you.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By Dabears
I'm running a Versahaul with a SYM HD 200 on the...

I'm running a Versahaul with a SYM HD 200 on the back of a Sprinter 3500 motorhome (Winnebago View). I've got a 500# tongue weight/ 5,000 lbs tow rating and with the SYM I can certainly feel it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,877
Posted By Dabears
If you guys get over in the Atlanta or North...

If you guys get over in the Atlanta or North Georgia area let me know.

Now that I'm retired (2 weeks in) I understand I should have time for riding. Hasn't happened yet, but hope it will soon. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
Awesome! Glad you made it back fine- sounds like...

Awesome! Glad you made it back fine- sounds like your trip planning was a success. I look forward to your pictures and any observations you have about the SYM on your trip. Welcome to the world of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Dabears
Keep up updated on how this gets resolved. Have...

Keep up updated on how this gets resolved. Have not heard of front bearings being an issue; assume you mean steering head not wheel, correct?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Dabears
Thumb :thumb Pictures and a write up when you get...

:thumb

Pictures and a write up when you get it please!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Dabears
Thanks, really enjoyed that. The BV is...

Thanks, really enjoyed that.

The BV is awesome, and for me would be one of the best options for a do it all scooter.

Love the white, and the clean look without the ugly DOT turn signals...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
20 inches. The hook is a thick poly plastic, and...

20 inches. The hook is a thick poly plastic, and very sturdy, but not sure I would be comfortable hanging the weight of a gallon of fuel from it. It's no issue if the lower portion of the bag is...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Dabears
That's good news for you. My dealer only...

That's good news for you.

My dealer only stocks a few parts, but I believe if I'm willing to wait he'd be ok ordering via Alliance. They have noted challenges getting orders filled before, but...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
Storage on the HD200 is a weak point. No front...

Storage on the HD200 is a weak point. No front compartment, and only a small area under the seat. The bag hook is very good, so that is mostly what I use ( I have not opted for a top case). You...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By Dabears
It's built to drive sales where tiered licensing...

It's built to drive sales where tiered licensing exists. In the U.S. there doesn't seem to be a tangible benefit to a 125 that performs better than a 150.

I think Klaviator is spot on, bringing...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,399
Posted By Dabears
If you were actually riding at -16F you should...

If you were actually riding at -16F you should seriously get an award or counseling. Hope it's a Canadian translation error!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,719
Views: 1,444,731
Posted By Dabears
Welcome! Awesome GTI!!

Welcome! Awesome GTI!!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,707
Posted By Dabears
You go girl! Just know that with all those bikes...

You go girl! Just know that with all those bikes something will need servicing, upgrading or fixing 100% of the time.

I have 2 scooters, 1 motorcycle, 2 cars and a motor home, and I could pretty...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By Dabears
Welcome! Post a few pictures when you can. Glad...

Welcome! Post a few pictures when you can. Glad we've got another one over in the world of scooters!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dabears
Looks very cool. I know nothing about...

Looks very cool. I know nothing about Lambretta's but I'm anxious to follow your build.

FYI over on the 'not so modern' section of Modern Vespa are some guys that are well versed on...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,656
Posted By Dabears
Beautiful Scooter! Looks like spring is late...

Beautiful Scooter! Looks like spring is late coming to the parkway. We're green and the shrubs are blooming here in Atlanta, but of course that's by law; it's Masters week:rofl

Did you do a swap...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Dabears
That's cool that your issue was just a torn...

That's cool that your issue was just a torn intake manifold. Those Hondas just seem to be near indestructible. Let us know how it runs when you get the new part in.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
Good man. They're pricey, but you will regret not...

Good man. They're pricey, but you will regret not having bought some years ago. Have a great trip and enjoy your SYM.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
As long as you bring multiple straps to try...

As long as you bring multiple straps to try different securing methods you should be ok, even if it's not the most elegant solution. I do highly recommend Rok Straps rather than bungees, as they are...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,105
Posted By Dabears
These dimensions are somewhat subjective as very...

These dimensions are somewhat subjective as very little of what you've requested are consistent from one point to another, but I will give you what I just measured on mine:
1) rack- front end edge...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,707
Posted By Dabears
Wow! Seems like every time I log in there's a...

Wow! Seems like every time I log in there's a new bike coming home in the back of your car! Congrats on your new Trail 90! Looking forward to the updates on getting it all sorted.
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