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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Just a suggestion ('cause you can play the game...

Just a suggestion ('cause you can play the game the way you want): if you make the tag something reasonable (as in: NOT a bear :lol3), the game moves fast. A lot of newcomers on these tag games will...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By CaptnJim
Or, we're just having a conversation. Sorry...

Or, we're just having a conversation.

Sorry I can't make a suggestion on that "Cold Weather Stuff"... this candy-ass scooter pilot likes it warm. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,236
Posted By CaptnJim
My experience with anything with an engine is:...

My experience with anything with an engine is: there is a most efficient running RPM to get maximum mpg. And as often as not, running at that RPM isn't the most fun. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Don't feel guilty - grab the tag when you can! ...

Don't feel guilty - grab the tag when you can! There is a bus stop less than a mile from our place, but... our daughter and son-in-law are here right now, so we aren't playing on the scooters. I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,236
Posted By CaptnJim
Nice shot, Brian! That blue looks good against...

Nice shot, Brian! That blue looks good against that background. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By CaptnJim
Some beautiful editing! Using a drone could be...

Some beautiful editing! Using a drone could be the real reason to get a GoPro. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,830
Posted By CaptnJim
Obviously not true... really, when was the last...

Obviously not true... really, when was the last time you wore a tie? :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By CaptnJim
Yep, just mentioning that the rest of the design...

Yep, just mentioning that the rest of the design (suspension, styling, electronics) is a bit dated.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 199,207
Posted By CaptnJim
We change it up each year. This year was a...

We change it up each year. This year was a composite of photos, recalling our year; a scooter shot or two, mostly water related stuff.

The US has really tightened procedures for coming back into...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By CaptnJim
So, that's why the interest in the Stella - to...

So, that's why the interest in the Stella - to match the ornament? :evil

Merry Christmas to you two and the rest of the Battle Scooters folks!

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By CaptnJim
I totally get Vespa dealers carrying Genuine: the...

I totally get Vespa dealers carrying Genuine: the Buddy scooters are great smaller scoots at a price point that looks very affordable compared to any Vespa. The customer who comes in looking for...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 199,207
Posted By CaptnJim
Maybe it is different in Arizona, but along the...

Maybe it is different in Arizona, but along the Texas/Mexico border, you are going to have a LOT of rigamarole getting back into the US without a passport. 5 years ago, you could get back in with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 1,365,000
Posted By CaptnJim
No problem, Mon. :lol3 Are those dreads...

No problem, Mon. :lol3

Are those dreads gonna slap at you at speed???
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By CaptnJim
What's the current situation with Genuine? I...

What's the current situation with Genuine? I have read that there has been less promotion of the brand since Phil McCabe got ousted.

So, if you get the Stella and the cute one has the PCX......
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By CaptnJim
Here's an article from earlier this year... ...

Here's an article from earlier this year...

http://www.scooterfile.com/oems/genuine-scooter-company/2014-stella-auto-pricing/

Mostly about pricing, but there is a link on there to another short...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 37,889
Posted By CaptnJim
Fuel injection helps. But if the engine isn't...

Fuel injection helps. But if the engine isn't turbo-normalized, figure about 2% loss of horsepower for each 1,000 feet of elevation.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Got it! Taller than it is wide... ...

Got it! Taller than it is wide...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Tall1_zps8875d522.jpg

And 30 to the south, a couple more high rise condos...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Have you people been talking to my friends on the...

Have you people been talking to my friends on the sailing forum??? They seem to think the Blonde is always the one that gets the dolphin and whale photos... and I am just along for the ride.

She...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Shouldn't be hard to find a souvenir shop in the...

Shouldn't be hard to find a souvenir shop in the keys. :D That's what I said to my wife about our area... she said, "Give someone else a shot at it."

I put my foot down and said, "Yes, Ma'am." ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm not a lawyer; don't play one on TV; and...

I'm not a lawyer; don't play one on TV; and didn't stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night... but, I'm guessing they would give her a motorcycle endorsement.

This was the first I heard of any US...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,673
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm likin' the red... and I'm a manly man. I had...

I'm likin' the red... and I'm a manly man. I had a red Harley. I do believe it is the second most popular color for bikes, behind black. Good price, too, btw.

What happens when your sister...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Yep!! :clap:clap:clap

Yep!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By CaptnJim
You're very welcome. Red or black? No wrong...

You're very welcome. Red or black? No wrong decision. Good luck!

Merry Christmas!
Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By CaptnJim
Hey Rob, I thought ours were a good deal...

Hey Rob,

I thought ours were a good deal almost two years ago at $3500 OTD. I've seen some VERY attractive prices on NOS 2013s recently. The 2015s are nice scoots, with some good upgrades. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By CaptnJim
I got your PM, Typhon. So, 'cause it's the...

I got your PM, Typhon. So, 'cause it's the Christmas season, and you asked so nicely... and, we were out bopping around on the scoots... here's the side-by-side you requested...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Here's a gym... ...

Here's a gym...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/GYM2_zpsef7c826a.jpg

It doesn't have graffiti, but it does have the bow of a ship coming out of the building...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,236
Posted By CaptnJim
Would that be a "half fast" attempt to check the...

Would that be a "half fast" attempt to check the speedo?:D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Brian, Your new scoot looks good in that...

Brian,

Your new scoot looks good in that tag! :clap

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,111
Posted By CaptnJim
There's the real issue: "Jerry felt he did not do...

There's the real issue: "Jerry felt he did not do anything different then anyone else..."

No one else here is getting warnings from the moderators. No one else irks people to the point they get...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,236
Posted By CaptnJim
Looks good! :clap Hope it provides all the...

Looks good! :clap Hope it provides all the excitement you want!

Merry Christmas!
Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,236
Posted By CaptnJim
Hoping your crap weather breaks so you can get...

Hoping your crap weather breaks so you can get out there and get some good riding in with the new scoot!

NOT saying you are old, but as we gain in years, it gets harder to be impressed. I think I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Hey, we know you have Margaritaville! :D You...

Hey, we know you have Margaritaville! :D You want a tiki hut, too?? :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,830
Posted By CaptnJim
With the tank size and the great mileage I get...

With the tank size and the great mileage I get with my scooter, this is mostly a psychological victory. Fortunately, diesel prices have come down, too... not as low as gas, but I sure notice the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Cemetery? Yeah, we got that... ...

Cemetery? Yeah, we got that...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Cemetary_zps5e98b0cb.jpg

Ours may remind you a bit of N'awlins - we are at sea level, with mostly sandy soil. Our...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 320,629
Posted By CaptnJim
Santa Claus is coming to town!!! And, he's...

Santa Claus is coming to town!!! And, he's riding a scooter! Oh, and that helper doesn't look like an elf. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By CaptnJim
Ah, Cheryl, if only I were the "studly...

Ah, Cheryl, if only I were the "studly adventurer" like you. :D We were planning to get some time in Hill Country this fall, but maintenance and upgrades on the house kept us close to home.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By CaptnJim
Ain't that the truth! :D

Ain't that the truth! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
You never know... I thought there'd be all kinds...

You never know... I thought there'd be all kinds of Christmas decoration photos by the time I got back today. I figure there are RV parks all over... RV dealers... or roll the scoot across the snowy...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,111
Posted By CaptnJim
RHM, I get what you are saying, and agree. ...

RHM,

I get what you are saying, and agree. I will go on record as saying some of the posts made me want to bang my head against the wall, but in this season of "peace and goodwill towards men" ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 33,782
Posted By CaptnJim
Merry Christmas! ...

Merry Christmas!

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Xmas1_zpsb20e0397.jpg

:D

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