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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By tastroman
If I can't get my BV350 running I'd give the sh a...

If I can't get my BV350 running I'd give the sh a look.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-29-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
The BV passed the pressure test so on to...

The BV passed the pressure test so on to replacing the water pump seal. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
Ferris Thanks a ton for coming today ,the...

Ferris

Thanks a ton for coming today ,the card,and for the wonderful piece you wrote above. It's beyond my explanation but though we've only gotten to ride together a few times I must admit that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,026
Posted By tastroman
From a former cb900f owner, this tread gets my...

From a former cb900f owner, this tread gets my approval. I'll never forget the feeling I got the 1st time I rolled on the throttle.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
Looking at all of these fine pictures reaffirms...

Looking at all of these fine pictures reaffirms how lucky we are to live where we do. As usual, you do a fantastic job documenting it with your photography. I like that you acknowledge that it's not...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
He said he never had to add any coolent and had...

He said he never had to add any coolent and had checked both the coolent and the oil before the sale. He also denied any knowledge of the oil leak.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
I did make a couple calls to Piaggio in an...

I did make a couple calls to Piaggio in an attempt to get someone on the phone but none of my calls were returned.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
This is actually a good time for an update. I'm...

This is actually a good time for an update. I'm taking the BV to a different shop on Saturday for a second opinion. The service manager at this much larger shop says the quote of 3500 for a rebuild...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
Love riding that area.

Love riding that area.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,102
Posted By tastroman
Did he start riding that day. Just awful.

Did he start riding that day. Just awful.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By tastroman
Honda Silverwing Suzuki Burgman

Honda Silverwing
Suzuki Burgman
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By tastroman
You know, I've never noticed a traffic cam in SW...

You know, I've never noticed a traffic cam in SW VA. But being primarily a scooter rider maybe I'm usually under the limit. As far as the BV goes, I'm tired of it ruining my summer and I'm probably...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By tastroman
How did the Morpheus do keeping up with the big...

How did the Morpheus do keeping up with the big boys?

That pork chop sandwich picture made me hungry!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-06-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By tastroman
Not the case at all. He is a geological planner...

Not the case at all. He is a geological planner dealing with water/sewer systems for municipalities. He also fits the definition of a minimalist so I would imagine this excursion was well within his...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By tastroman
He is an inmate here. He posts mainly in the...

He is an inmate here. He posts mainly in the Southeast Regional forum. Hbninja.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Got a reasonable explanation as to why the...

Got a reasonable explanation as to why the radiator was filled with water and not antifreeze? My ears are open.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
Ferris You are right. Once my dog...

Ferris

You are right. Once my dog demonstrated aggression towards strangers who approached her, she was never let outside without my supervision. I worked on obedience training and with the use...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
BTW, the shepherd mix pup who took Shastas place...

BTW, the shepherd mix pup who took Shastas place would not hurt a fly.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8802/18170955300_f54864b2d4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tFGTWL)032215_2...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,429
Views: 279,168
Posted By tastroman
Ferris, There is a long thread on what to do...

Ferris,
There is a long thread on what to do with dog encounters over on The perfect line and other riding myths. I've had a few myself over the years and can only add that 1, I'm lucky and 2,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By tastroman
If you move the tip up rear stabilizer forward...

If you move the tip up rear stabilizer forward to the last position meant for the adjustable chock it works well with a 12 inch tire also.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By tastroman
I've got one that has been mounted to my utility...

I've got one that has been mounted to my utility trailer for 8 years. I leave it outside year round and it has held up well. Highly recommend especially for the money.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
All of the support provided on this thread has me...

All of the support provided on this thread has me thinking 2 things,

1- This forum could really use upvotes
2- There are so many genuinely good people here that I'll give myself a pass for...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
I should also note the reason for selling my mint...

I should also note the reason for selling my mint condition 09 Uly was the fear of losing factory support. The transaction was essentially a trade as I had to sell the Uly prior to purchasing the BV....
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Were it not raining the day I picked it up I'm...

Were it not raining the day I picked it up I'm convinced I would have noticed the oil leak but I'm sure I would not he have checked the coolant. I've owned 3 water cooled bikes previous to the Bv and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Guess I'll have to move to take you up on...

Guess I'll have to move to take you up on this.:lol3

I do all of the basic stuff like changing the oil, brake pads, belt, rollers and tires. Heck, since Daelim is no longer in the USA I've done...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
I'm also confused as to how removing to water...

I'm also confused as to how removing to water pump cover and draining the antifreeze results in 2 1\2 hours labor.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
$237 later the BV is home. That's what the...

$237 later the BV is home. That's what the dealership to charged me to diagnose the problem. I'm envious of those of you who possess the skills and confidence to fix something like this yourself.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
The seller mentioned prior to meeting up that he...

The seller mentioned prior to meeting up that he had checked the coolant and had never had any problems with it. A flag sort of went off then because I had not asked about the cooling system and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
I noticed that the original sale thread has now...

I noticed that the original sale thread has now been nuked, sorry if you followed a dead link.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
As for the manual, I've already got a copy but I...

As for the manual, I've already got a copy but I appreciate you taking the time.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
I'm picking the BV up from the shop that said it...

I'm picking the BV up from the shop that said it needed a rebuild this am. I'm going to wait to hear what the seller has to say before I do any repairs. I'm also going to see if I can get the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
My only hesitation in pulling the water pump and...

My only hesitation in pulling the water pump and replacing the seal is that the radiator was filled with water so someone has been here before. I'm sure it did not come from the factory like that....
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-29-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Prior to draining the fluids, it was running fine.

Prior to draining the fluids, it was running fine.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-29-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Call me a glutton for punishment but I'm...

Call me a glutton for punishment but I'm considering buying another used BV and keeping the one I have for parts. I've never purchased a scooter to resell, putting 48,000 commuting miles on my 1st...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-28-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
And it may not. My dilemma is putting more money...

And it may not. My dilemma is putting more money into it at this point. I think the next step is to wait and see what the seller knows about the bike when he returns from his vacation. It's possible...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-28-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
So if I put the bike back together, refill the...

So if I put the bike back together, refill the fluids and dump it on craiglist the buyer should not feel slighted when oil starts backing up into the coolant? And if he contacts me when I'm on...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Also the mechanic told me the only cover he has...

Also the mechanic told me the only cover he has removed is the water pump cover. On the BV350 thread an inmate suggested pulling the water pump and replacing the oil seal then putting it back...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,472
Posted By tastroman
Well scrap plan A. Thanks for the suggestion, it...

Well scrap plan A. Thanks for the suggestion, it was worth a try. With lack of service records, Piaggio's hands were tied.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 14,238
Posted By tastroman
Best advice I've been given, "Never out drive...

Best advice I've been given, "Never out drive your line of sight".
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,386
Posted By tastroman
Daelim S2 250 Low 60's at an average speed...

Daelim S2 250

Low 60's at an average speed of 45-50.
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