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Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,370
Posted By CaseyJones
I would stay away from the Spark. That is made...

I would stay away from the Spark. That is made by what used to be Daewoo in Korea...Korea makes some fine cars; Daewoo does not. Your resale value will drop like a stone; and you won't get the kind...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Unfortunately they don't yet have a listing of...

Unfortunately they don't yet have a listing of the SR 400.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Stop me, before I buy again! I was down to...

Stop me, before I buy again!

I was down to the All-Brands Dealer...to make arrangements to put my Burgman into winter storage. Lo and behold, what is there on the showroom floor...but an SR 400....
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Too bad the Japanese makers, or a domestic...

Too bad the Japanese makers, or a domestic custom-assembler, cannot put a tried-and-true Japanese drivetrain in a big frame.

For us big guys.

Sure, I know, power is where the thrills are. But...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Six-three. 240 pounds. And before you...

Six-three.

240 pounds.

And before you get in my Cheerios about how sloppy fat I am...I lost 25 pounds this summer. Hell of an achievement; more to come.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Is it? Is it smaller than the SR 500 was? ...

Is it?

Is it smaller than the SR 500 was?

I remember the SR 500 as a tall bike...of course times have changed and memories fade. In that era, a 750 was a big bike. I do remember I would have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By CaseyJones
Small Bike for a Big Guy

Okay...here's the deal.

I'm looking for a small-displacement bike...an around-town bopper. I'm familiar with scoots; in fact I have had a Burgman 400 and currently ride a Burg 650. Along with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,667
Posted By CaseyJones
Like the OP, I despise Interstates. For the same...

Like the OP, I despise Interstates. For the same reasons; and for different reasons.

I dislike, INTENSELY, being in close proximity of texting idiots at 75-plus mph. On a two-lane they're in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,587
Posted By CaseyJones
I'll offer a second on the 2wd Tacoma. I...

I'll offer a second on the 2wd Tacoma.

I bought one six months ago, COMPLETELY rust-free, with 240,000 miles on it. Nice runner; and $3000.

The high-mileage wouldn't scare anyone who knows...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,146
Posted By CaseyJones
Excellent writeup. By now, of course, you know...

Excellent writeup. By now, of course, you know 500cc is "big enough." I did the Million Dollar Highway with my Burgman 650 and had capacity to spare.

Alas, I'm neither as talented with a camera...
Forum: Vendors 10-25-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 74,986
Posted By CaseyJones
This has probably been asked...but 30 pages is a...

This has probably been asked...but 30 pages is a lot to weed through.

Will the H4 fit into a BMW R1100RT, with the stock fairing?
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 52,297
Posted By CaseyJones
Why overlooked? Partly because it is a tough...

Why overlooked? Partly because it is a tough bike to love. The handling is different...in slow speeds, it wants to go every direction BUT forward. It was unexpected, and it took me a long time to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,231
Posted By CaseyJones
Oh? A whole boatload of Chinese scooters were...

Oh? A whole boatload of Chinese scooters were seized for not complying with emissions standards - while carrying emissions-compliance stickers.

I suspect it's more a matter of what gets caught. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,231
Posted By CaseyJones
...so long as it doesn't constitute fraud or...

...so long as it doesn't constitute fraud or violate laws.

For example, an importer couldn't put a MADE IN USA sticker on something not made in the USA. Nor could he put an EMISSIONS DATA plate...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,231
Posted By CaseyJones
I don't think Japanese law allows that. ...

I don't think Japanese law allows that.

Japanese government and worker unions are very protective of jobs and proud of their craftsmanship. True, Japanese companies contract with and maybe (not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,231
Posted By CaseyJones
Xingyue, for one, is apparently getting worse,...

Xingyue, for one, is apparently getting worse, not better.

The VOG did okay, sold as a TANK or SRS...but when Xingyue upgraded it with FI and 300cc's there were few takers.

I was one, and I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,348
Posted By CaseyJones
They can call it whatever they like, AFAIC. ...

They can call it whatever they like, AFAIC.

More often I have people ask me WTF the thing IS.

I tell them it's a motorcycle styled like a scooter. And with my big Burg, that's literally true -...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,348
Posted By CaseyJones
My insurance company categorizes my Burg 650 as a...

My insurance company categorizes my Burg 650 as a "scooter." And my insurance agent, being uncool, was shocked, I tell you - SHOCKED! when I told him I had taken my "scooter" across country. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By CaseyJones
It's addictive, no doubt. I have three,...

It's addictive, no doubt.

I have three, which is two more than I can easily manage. A BMW R1100RT, to keep my Man Card current. A Burgman 650 Exec, which is the preferred road cruiser. And a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By CaseyJones
Any Tax-Deductable Charity, that takes Old Scooters?

It's the end of the road for my VOG.

It was a turbulent, if short, ownership; and a complete waste of money. Obviously other buyers, would-be buyers and would-be venders agree - the VOG, updated...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,497
Posted By CaseyJones
I believe they were actually banned. Not in use...

I believe they were actually banned. Not in use but in sales as new.

Consumer Product Safety Commission. IIRC, they put pressure on the mfgrs to buy back the three-wheelers; Honda at least did...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By CaseyJones
At different times I've trailered my Burgman 650...

At different times I've trailered my Burgman 650 and my Burgman 400 clone...the VOG, now dead and dissected.

I had a receiver bracket bolted to the head end of the trailer, a stock lightweight...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,390
Posted By CaseyJones
A trip in a cage...is just time in limbo. Maybe...

A trip in a cage...is just time in limbo. Maybe momentarily interesting, passing specific scenery or points of interest...but mostly you're just sitting there. That's why the popularity of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,148
Posted By CaseyJones
Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500...

Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500 miles and pristine. Radiated quality, like anything Yamaha.

I don't quite fit; but damn, I was tempted. But the chance is long gone...anyway, I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,256
Posted By CaseyJones
Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then...

Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then to Spokane, Washington. 2009.

That one failed. Mechanical failure in Washington; out of time. Sold the scoot, a Burgman 400, to the dealer, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,300
Posted By CaseyJones
My shop is in another town...storage unit. I...

My shop is in another town...storage unit.

I might have time this week to finish peeling off what's left and take photos. But I'm close enough to the close of riding season that I'm in no hurry....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,300
Posted By CaseyJones
Interesting. I hit a deer with my...

Interesting.

I hit a deer with my Son-of-a-VOG Xingyue 300...didn't go down but did mess up the front panel assembly. Big chunks out of it.

I'm not going to pay for panels, either...and just...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,203
Posted By CaseyJones
Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh...

Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh the page.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,237
Posted By CaseyJones
If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better...

If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better off with a small cycle.

It sounds to me like you either had a scoot with some problem with the clutch (grease on it, maybe) or worn; or maybe a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,203
Posted By CaseyJones
Actually, the college market is perfect for the...

Actually, the college market is perfect for the Chinese crapola.

Disposable. No need even to bring it home. Sell it for a few bucks; or just abandon it. And if it gets stolen, 'tain't no big...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By CaseyJones
That's hard duty. I'm not gonna knock your...

That's hard duty.

I'm not gonna knock your fun...but, in the name of all that's sacred, WHY?! Why beat up man and equipment that way?

I say this with some experience. I had a work/pleasure...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,203
Posted By CaseyJones
The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap...

The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap junk.

Especially when you buy it with the idea it will hold up for a time. My two chunks...Chinese junks...were a waste. One blew the motor while...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,349
Posted By CaseyJones
Yeah, you. :asshat

Yeah, you.

:asshat
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By CaseyJones
I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike...

I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike that has never left me stranded or in semi-emergent need on a road trip. I've put over 10,000 miles on mine; it's got 21,000 miles total...it runs and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,412
Posted By CaseyJones
It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals...

It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals at one line's dealer to deals at another brand's retailer.

You might save a few dollars. But a Harley dealer isn't going to "deal" enough to lower...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,412
Posted By CaseyJones
I can tell you what it is. No more worrying...

I can tell you what it is. No more worrying about what gear you're in or if you're lugging the engine. No more downshifting and then hunting for N at lights. Luggage space.

Yah, for a time I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,349
Posted By CaseyJones
Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule. I...

Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule.

I guess...the Really Clever Types...don't like to GET it. When they GIVE it, it's just being what they are - Really Clever.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,203
Posted By CaseyJones
What's the future? It all depends. The things...

What's the future? It all depends. The things are a pleasure; they save gas; if set up right there's plenty of room even for big riders.

Somehow they're not catching on. The Chinese scooter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,349
Posted By CaseyJones
We don't hear much of people crashing doing...

We don't hear much of people crashing doing wheelies, either. We even had one Einstein here say it was "safe."

But facts hidden from view are still facts.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,349
Posted By CaseyJones
What you describe can be attributed to many...

What you describe can be attributed to many factors, not the least of which is the DEPTH of the BONDED TREAD rubber - which is different from the rubber, and steel and rayon and plastic, used in the...
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