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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 05:24 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
Yes, they are made for the bike. They carried...

Yes, they are made for the bike. They carried raised lettering tating the model name "Beverly", which I promptly removed. They were, at one time, sold by Piaggio as accessories for the bike. They...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 03:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,107
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice! You are now officially Mr....

Nice!

You are now officially Mr. Bumblebee....:evil
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 03:23 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
So the local Piaggio/Vespa dealer has had two...

So the local Piaggio/Vespa dealer has had two sets of hard shell bags for the BV sitting on a shelf for MONTHS, if not years. At one point, when I had the bike in for service during the initial...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By gumshoe4
Don't see the moral dilemma here, frankly. ...

Don't see the moral dilemma here, frankly.

My wife doesn't ride and doesn't want to. She has a baking business and she loves to do that. She knows I love to ride. We spend most of our time...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,107
Posted By gumshoe4
Congrats on the Versys. Looks like a great...

Congrats on the Versys. Looks like a great machine!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By gumshoe4
Haven't spent much time on the east coast. ...

Haven't spent much time on the east coast. That's a beautiful part of the country. Thank you for sharing it!!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,425
Posted By gumshoe4
"But on the other hand, during the very slow...

"But on the other hand, during the very slow speed maneuvers, motorcycles are much easier to ride than scooters because of the ability to feather the clutch to allow very low speed acceleration. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
Sorry...can't help with brake problem. My BV's...

Sorry...can't help with brake problem. My BV's brakes seem to be working fine.

Glad to hear that the epoxy repair is working, CD!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
New 2013 Swing at Honda Powersports Tacoma for...

New 2013 Swing at Honda Powersports Tacoma for $7995. Remember the 9.5% (I think) sales tax, though...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
Sorry to hear that, CD. I'm very pleased...

Sorry to hear that, CD.

I'm very pleased with the Cycle Gear turn signals. Not fragile at all and they work fine.

If you end up replacing the stock ones, I found it best to rewire using...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
We're heading up your way on Monday...Tacoma area...

We're heading up your way on Monday...Tacoma area for my daughter's wedding. Might take a little trip over to San Juan while we're in the neighborhood...been a long time since I've been there and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By gumshoe4
Hey, Mich...that's actually the new Honda...

Hey, Mich...that's actually the new Honda personal hovercraft. Bet you thought it was a lawnmower, didn't ya....:D

Bronc, if I wasn't larger than the Grom, I might want one also. They are very...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By gumshoe4
If the SWing has to go, I hope it's replaced by...

If the SWing has to go, I hope it's replaced by the Integra. Otherwise, there's nothing in the inventory that comes close. Certainly not the NM4, in my not too humble opinion.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By gumshoe4
NM4 in person

So today, I was in our local Honda dealer (Roseville Honda) and noticed that they had two NM4s in. I was prepared to dislike it...still not real happy about that front view...but after giving it a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By gumshoe4
If you go for an R1100R, make sure you fit it and...

If you go for an R1100R, make sure you fit it and it fits you. Mine was a torture device for me, although I absolutely loved its handling and engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
Very nice! Keep it coming... Scootering has...

Very nice! Keep it coming...

Scootering has a way of blowing out the cobwebs. Time spent on the water has the same effect on me, because it reminds me of how small I am and how large the sea...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,385
Posted By gumshoe4
Carson Pass (8652') ...

Carson Pass (8652')
http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx164/rocinante54/04-11-2014%2088%20Carson%20Pass%20SWing/SAM_1938.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By gumshoe4
Excellent. Brought back some memories in two...

Excellent. Brought back some memories in two ways:

1. We lost our dog Buckwheat about 10 years ago. He was part JRT and part Chihuahua and he looked VERY much like Maddie, down to the floppy...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By gumshoe4
Hey Grey, whenever you're ready for the north end...

Hey Grey, whenever you're ready for the north end of 49, let me know. My buddies and I have ridden it from San Andreas all the way north into Plumas County. It's an awesome ride and I'd be happy to...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
When my daughter was about 8, we took her to the...

When my daughter was about 8, we took her to the Empress Hotel and had High Tea. We were all dressed up (yes, I wore a tie...this IS the Empress Hotel High Tea, after all). Although I wouldn't have...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice bike. Reflex Sport is one of the machines...

Nice bike. Reflex Sport is one of the machines I'm interested in, but they're not very common. I suspect you're going to get excellent service from that machine...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,280
Posted By gumshoe4
Having the CVT is great, AFAIK....I like not...

Having the CVT is great, AFAIK....I like not having to shift...came from standard shift motorcycles (BMW R1100R and Kawasaki Vulcan 750) to CVT scooters (Honda Silverwing and Piaggio BV500) and...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
Point taken, for sure... We see 'em every...

Point taken, for sure...

We see 'em every day here...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gumshoe4
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've...

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've forgotten about the sidestand kill switch. The most embarrassing was on a group ride with seven or eight other guys. Couldn't figure out why the damn thing...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
Didn't know jackasses could drive pickups. ...

Didn't know jackasses could drive pickups.

You stated a good philosophical position: Every village needs its idiot. Good on you for not allowing him to alter your day...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice...

Nice...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By gumshoe4
I guess my point was that they resemble one...

I guess my point was that they resemble one another. I'm not aware of the chronology, but thanks for clearing that up.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By gumshoe4
Very nice. Interesting machine. Looks a bit...

Very nice. Interesting machine. Looks a bit like the Kymco People 300 GTi.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,223
Posted By gumshoe4
The BMW engines are made in Taiwan by KYMCO and...

The BMW engines are made in Taiwan by KYMCO and they are very high quality. There has been one issue I've heard about and that is the cam chain tensioner. There is, I believe, a recall going on for...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By gumshoe4
Yikes!!!

Yikes!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
They're getting pretty close. Do you have a...

They're getting pretty close.

Do you have a means of repelling boarders? Water cannon, perhaps?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
That's awesome. That's what the guy told me...

That's awesome. That's what the guy told me today...they don't go on the interstates...the back roads are much more fun. He was talking about taking Highway 36 from Red Bluff to Fortuna on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
Today, I took the BV way up into the mountains...

Today, I took the BV way up into the mountains east of Foresthill to a place called Robertson Flat. I've posted similar rides in the past, but today was a bit unique for several reasons.

Last...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
Yikes! Look out for the moon people...:D

Yikes! Look out for the moon people...:D
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By gumshoe4
Redundant by now, but SWing. As others have...

Redundant by now, but SWing. As others have said, good power, decent handling, CVT transmission. Perfectly capable of maintaining freeway speeds for as long as you wish, although the best riding is...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,143
Posted By gumshoe4
This one went into my really cool motophoto...

This one went into my really cool motophoto file...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/JoanCurve3_zpsb7957309.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,504
Posted By gumshoe4
Hey Dranrab...thanks for the link to that sales...

Hey Dranrab...thanks for the link to that sales search engine, searchtempest. That thing rocks!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,871
Posted By gumshoe4
Interesting about the Majesty. I gave one a look...

Interesting about the Majesty. I gave one a look at the local dealer awhile back...nicely put together. Wonder how it compares to the Burgman 400?

Thanks for your insight on these machines...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,416
Posted By gumshoe4
Good news for those in the Sacramento area...the...

Good news for those in the Sacramento area...the Mormon Emigrant Trail is open! The MET runs from Highway 88 northwest to Pollock Pines/Highway 50, about 20 or so miles. It is a Forest Service road...
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