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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 95,219
Posted By thunderkat59
The Nmax looks Kymco'ish with all this angled,...

The Nmax looks Kymco'ish with all this angled, multi-color body parts.
I like the Smax better just bcuz it's step-thru.
If they would put the NMax windshield on the Step-thru Smax,
it would be...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 324,216
Posted By thunderkat59
Congrats on new scoot . . . :freaky I just got...

Congrats on new scoot . . . :freaky
I just got a pcx 125(traded a Burgman400 for it) and the same thing. Im totally amazed at what a small bike can do these days. I got it just for city riding, but...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By thunderkat59
Thats the way mine was . . . I could feel/hear it...

Thats the way mine was . . . I could feel/hear it choking. The Simonini chamber let it breath at no expense to reliability. It was huge as far as mods go. I could keep the tire and it looked badazz...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-14-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By thunderkat59
My Stella was an 03(?). All I did was the...

My Stella was an 03(?).
All I did was the jetting, and a pipe called Simonini really opened it up.
Sounded and looked great too. Not harsh, just a nice mellow"Ringringringring" . . .
It was a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By thunderkat59
Nice!! I have an Eton Beamer III which is sort...

Nice!!
I have an Eton Beamer III which is sort of a korean clone of the mighty Zuma.
Ive had big bikes my entire life, but I got it when I was 53, its the first bike that took me back to 1976 when...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,755
Posted By thunderkat59
^^This^^ The OP wanted to know if it was...

^^This^^

The OP wanted to know if it was doable, of course it is as evidenced by all the people who do it. So- you like 4-strokes better, cool, that doesn't negate all the people who have...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-22-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 95,219
Posted By thunderkat59
I always agreed with this til last week, when my...

I always agreed with this til last week, when my other scooter fell over
due to soft earth. In all fairness though, it was during a torrential rain
storm.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-14-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,294
Posted By thunderkat59
I have someone coming to pick up my Burgman 400...

I have someone coming to pick up my Burgman 400 tomorrow. Now, I read through this thread and want to reconsider :cry
Nice stuff!


And yeah, I agree that a 400 or 650 Burgman can tour with...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-14-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,755
Posted By thunderkat59
I love the sound of a two-smoker when it starts...

I love the sound of a two-smoker when it starts to fire just right . . . There is a discernible ping-pop tone you can hear when it's ready. Even my lil 50 has it. Big bores sound fantastic with some...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By thunderkat59
I will have to boil up a pot of coffee for this...

I will have to boil up a pot of coffee for this site!
Just wanted to let you know I really appreciate all that info. Im a neighbor in Kentucky, and love your state. I think it rivals, surpass's...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,755
Posted By thunderkat59
I had a 2003(?) Stella that I used as a Daily...

I had a 2003(?) Stella that I used as a Daily rider in 2004 and 05. I loved it. I absolutely kick myself for getting rid of it. I rode with a club in central PA and did 300 mile days a few times,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,486
Posted By thunderkat59
The Morph has always been one of my favorite...

The Morph has always been one of my favorite scoot designs. A great scoot, great roads, great day! Thanks for pic!
:D
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,935
Posted By thunderkat59
My Burgman 400

Louisville, Burgman 400 for trade
http://louisville.craigslist.org/mcy/4995607472.html

For local, meaning "cant ship". Thanks for looking!!
:freaky
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,948
Posted By thunderkat59
I had a 2002 Not~a~Vespa and your post has me...

I had a 2002 Not~a~Vespa and your post has me contorting to kick myself for getting rid of it. :cry
I would love to get back on a neo-retro. The new stuff just doesn't do it for me anymore. The...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 27,987
Posted By thunderkat59
Where is this place?!?!? :eek1 Nice~ ...

Where is this place?!?!? :eek1

Nice~

.::EDIT::.
Ok, nevermind!
Cleveland Moto?
Thats not too far from me.

Roadtrip!!!
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-27-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,948
Posted By thunderkat59
Great link!! Did you see the RD350...

Great link!!
Did you see the RD350 conversion?!?! :knary
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,948
Posted By thunderkat59
I love this idea if they are quality pieces and...

I love this idea if they are quality pieces and not just generic Chinese in a nice package. If I remember correctly(not likely), someone was supposed to be building vintage style Lambretta's a few...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By thunderkat59
In 2009, I wanted a Burgman, I combed the state...

In 2009, I wanted a Burgman, I combed the state looking for one at a reasonable price. In West Palm for instance, they wanted over 9k OTD for one. Absolute insanity. After lots of time looking, I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By thunderkat59
They probably did to you what they did to me, and...

They probably did to you what they did to me, and I think its just the way dealers in the state of Florida work . . . If you ask for a breakdown of the costs, you will get a generic dealer-doc fee...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By thunderkat59
I ride a 50, and got pulled about a year ago. The...

I ride a 50, and got pulled about a year ago. The two cops that were violating me said nothing about a registration. They were more interested in seeing if I had tools o terrorism, drugs or a head...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-24-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By thunderkat59
When I lived in FL (4+ years ago), scoots were a...

When I lived in FL (4+ years ago), scoots were a lot more expensive than in neighboring states, well, sort of neighboring, like TN, GA etc . . . I lived in Waste Palm and had to go to Jax just to...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By thunderkat59
I spoke to a dealer in Tenn. about trading my...

I spoke to a dealer in Tenn. about trading my Burgman 400 in on a used Buell.
You might think any bike salesman would jump at that trade. But, he told me that he has a store full of scoots he cant...
Forum: Battle Scooters 09-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,717
Posted By thunderkat59
An expensive mistake, I had my brand new 08...

An expensive mistake, I had my brand new 08 Burgman for sale the whole time Ive had it. When it had 1500 miles on it in '10, I couldn't get anyone to even bite at 2500.00.
People just dont want...
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-06-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By thunderkat59
Amazing!:eek1 Thank you for sharing this! ...

Amazing!:eek1

Thank you for sharing this!
:freaky
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-02-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,231
Posted By thunderkat59
If I had money to burn, Id buy three or four of...

If I had money to burn, Id buy three or four of them.
That, and the Kymco Super 9 water cooled, are on my must-have list.

I know, a lot of help, right? :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By thunderkat59
Question Louisville, KY to Mt. Pleasant/Charleston, SC--> Scenic route?

Good day, ADV'rs . . .
Since I will be doing my next visit to my family in SC solo, I want to make and adventure of it on my Burgman 400.
In the car, it is the usual I-75 out of Louisville into...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,467
Posted By thunderkat59
Not too relevant--- I only had my '04 Stella for...

Not too relevant--- I only had my '04 Stella for about 5k, but they were hard miles commuting daily and riding wfo with a club all over rural, central PA. A Simonini pipe and rejet was all I ever did...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-02-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,748
Posted By thunderkat59
Im not sure if the hornrimmed, coke bottle...

Im not sure if the hornrimmed, coke bottle glasses'd-- govt. approved safety pocket protector model will be imported with the regular spec one. :beer
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-02-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,748
Posted By thunderkat59
Its a 125 according to the website. C'mon...

Its a 125 according to the website.

C'mon ppl ! Dont overthink it :eek1

In the USA we are soooo limited in scoot stuff, anything different should be welcomed :clap
There is nothing else like...
Forum: Battle Scooters 11-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,748
Posted By thunderkat59
Vespa 946 confirmed for US *w00t*

http://uncrate.com/p/2012/11/vespa-946-xl.jpg

Not a big Vespa fan, but I think they got this one right :thumb
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-23-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,760
Posted By thunderkat59
This worked for me a few times. I put the price I...

This worked for me a few times. I put the price I wanted to pay on the back of one of my business cards, and always got a call-back. Might have taken a week, but always worked on any Japanese bike I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-21-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,452
Posted By thunderkat59
Nice ! Many happy miles ! :beer

Nice !
Many happy miles ! :beer
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-21-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By thunderkat59
When I lived in Vermont, I was in Proctor and had...

When I lived in Vermont, I was in Proctor and had to got to Manchester every day. It was a backroad route for a lot of the way, and I got used to chickens, cows and other assorted wildlife just...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-21-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By thunderkat59
Ditto the deer stuff . . . Deer are...

Ditto the deer stuff . . .
Deer are everywhere, even in cities. At night, I constantly scan for reflection off of their eyes on the side of the road.
Drop speed waaaaay down and when going around...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,415
Posted By thunderkat59
Can you post a pic of this Heinkel? I think these...

Can you post a pic of this Heinkel? I think these are the Holy Grail and Golden era of scoots. Maicos too . . .:cry
If you ever want to sell the mighty Heinkel , PM me ?

The most gorgeous sheet...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-14-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,291
Posted By thunderkat59
Not a Road King, but I moved up from a Sporty to...

Not a Road King, but I moved up from a Sporty to a FXST.
Simply no comparison. The big HD is so much 'better' for my personal style of riding, I would never, ever consider a Sporty again. I remember...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,093
Posted By thunderkat59
My DR was one of two bikes I kick myself for...

My DR was one of two bikes I kick myself for getting rid of. I did Dual Sport competitions on mine so I put on a bigger tank, bash plate and pipe and higher bars, lower front sprocket. it was a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-12-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,477
Posted By thunderkat59
Thats why I got the 400. The 400 doesn't excel at...

Thats why I got the 400. The 400 doesn't excel at anything, but does everything well. Does that make sense ?
In a world of single purpose bikes, this concept is incomprehensible to a lot of people.
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-12-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,415
Posted By thunderkat59
[peer pressure] DO IT, DO IT, DO IT Woo Woo Woo...

[peer pressure] DO IT, DO IT, DO IT Woo Woo Woo Woo [/peer pressure]
:nod:clap:thumb:beer:super:dutch
Forum: Battle Scooters 10-12-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,220
Posted By thunderkat59
Genuine Blur ? I am a 250 fan. My riding...

Genuine Blur ?

I am a 250 fan. My riding style has never required "reserve power", so 250 is fine.
Has anyone here actually ridden one of these ?

TIA :beer
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