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Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By chasssmash
Time for a new scooter

Both my scooters are getting slightly long in the tooth. I have a ruckus (too slow) and a Stella( really love it but concerned about reliability)

I really don't like the Silverwing type...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,456
Posted By chasssmash
Everything I have rattle canned has looked like...

Everything I have rattle canned has looked like absolute shit plus the fact it definitely doesn't last long.

Don't a proper job entails using thousands in equipment so I normally use a body shop.
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
Really nicely done

Really nicely done
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
If only you could be sure you died in a bad...

If only you could be sure you died in a bad crash:-)

I'm the same as you in so far as I.ride daily and it's basically my main means of transportation. Still it's nice to live.in reality and know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
Actually this is directly applicable to the...

Actually this is directly applicable to the original post.

In the first case a three year old was in a floatie about a foot away from her mum.The mum was distracted for a minute and the floatie...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
I have studied statistics and have a pretty good...

I have studied statistics and have a pretty good idea how they work as opposed to several round here.Obviously there are all sorts of caveats around anything.

But I will give you an example of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
I definitely accept that these raw statistics do...

I definitely accept that these raw statistics do not tell the whole story and are definitely generalized.

In a way it's like smoking.Statistically it shortens your life but you can ameliorate it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
Mmmm...I think I prefer to live in the real...

Mmmm...I think I prefer to live in the real world. Of all the dead people I have seen almost every single one killed accidentally has been killed in a motorcycle crash. Maybe it's just a coincidence...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
I guess he looks at death rates for both...

I guess he looks at death rates for both activities and does a pretty simple comparison.

To be honest I think that the stats make sense. I used to be a volunteer fireman and I came across several...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
Btw the book is called the Norm Chronicles and it...

Btw the book is called the Norm Chronicles and it estimated the risk of a days riding at around 60 micronorts compared to a day fighting in Afganistan at 45 micronorts. This basically means you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,916
Posted By chasssmash
Riding a bike is as dangerous as fighting a war

A new book on risk (cannot remember the name of the top of my head)by well respected risk analysts pointed out that statistically spending a day riding a motorcycle (400 miles)is a little more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,697
Posted By chasssmash
Personally I feel that the woman sitting beside...

Personally I feel that the woman sitting beside the lunatic should be charged with obstruction of justice given that she is obviously covering for the insane douchebag. At the very least child...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By chasssmash
Armored pants are the most effective protection...

Armored pants are the most effective protection you can get. I crash a lot - and my legs always get hurt unless I am wearing armor.
Whether the knee pads fit perfectly or not you will find that...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
I had a suspension failure at 90mph-i advise...

I had a suspension failure at 90mph-i advise against taking chances.
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
If anyone is removing their rear pegs can you let...

If anyone is removing their rear pegs can you let me know - i would be interested in purchasing them-
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
Ok - here is my effort. After I hit a deer the...

Ok - here is my effort. After I hit a deer the bike was destroyed so almost everything is kind of new

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/11/nyheza2a.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
I wish I could remember - I will take a photo and...

I wish I could remember - I will take a photo and someone will know. There is a guy who makes custom speedo brackets for the Scrambler and Bonneville - really quality work. I also can't stand the...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
Agreed - I really don't care for the line of...

Agreed - I really don't care for the line of the bike. I installed a custom speedo which took care of the ugly stock speedo
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
This is awesome - thank you!!!

This is awesome - thank you!!!
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
I ruined my rear pegs in an accident a while...

I ruined my rear pegs in an accident a while back. But now want to carry a passenger. The cost of new rear pegs is $300+. Is there a better solution - all I have left is the holes where the peg...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
Yeh I know. I hit a deer and the insurance...

Yeh I know. I hit a deer and the insurance company gave me $5k to fix it. But all the damage was cosmetic so I sprayed what I could.

I am actually about to start getting it professionally...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
And you are looking at the good side- the other...

And you are looking at the good side- the other side is much worse.:rofl
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
I really feel like I may have the ugliest...

I really feel like I may have the ugliest scrambler out there.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/06/mamevaqu.jpg

The result of 2 accidents, various mods and random paintjobs
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
Thanks!!. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747...

Thanks!!.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/11/aqe3u6ej.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/11/aqe3u6ej.jpg

Hey-can someone please tell me how to remove the triumph badge from my scrambler. I am repainting the bike and am getting custom lettering instead
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By chasssmash
They are dangerously slow but lots of fun. ...

They are dangerously slow but lots of fun.

Variators aren't a big deal but I would stay away from seriously modded stuff.


I painted mine primer grey and use it as a snow bike.

You will...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,841
Posted By chasssmash
I feel I am being a real killjoy in saying this -...

I feel I am being a real killjoy in saying this - but in everyone of your posts you mention alcohol. I have a Stella 125- very similar to your scooter and it is definitely fast enough to kill me...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21,875
Views: 6,418,331
Posted By chasssmash
I have one on my scrambler without fender...

I have one on my scrambler without fender brackets and it doesn't flap around at all
Forum: Face plant 12-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,198
Posted By chasssmash
I never said I was religious-I find religion to...

I never said I was religious-I find religion to be pretty obviously fake.

I just said I believe in God and I used not to.

Chasbo
Forum: Face plant 12-28-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,198
Posted By chasssmash
I used to be an atheist until I realized atheists...

I used to be an atheist until I realized atheists were as fanatical as the most bigoted 'religious' of people.

When I was rolling along the New Jersey Turnpike at 90mph about 6 months ago my...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By chasssmash
Gas smell coming from bike exhaust

I hit a deer and my bike was pretty mangled. The shop fixed it up and now it rides fine. Its a carb-ed Triumph Scrambler. It feels like its running a bit rough and apparently there is a gas smell...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By chasssmash
Vespa

I am thinking of upgrading my fleet and adding a Vespa,specifically the S150ie.

I have 2 questions- are they a reliable scooter and secondly can you get them discounted from dealers new.

Thanks
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,181
Posted By chasssmash
The snow in NY yesterday was horrible. Snow mixed...

The snow in NY yesterday was horrible. Snow mixed with ice.

I hardly ever don't ride home. And snow is usually no problem. But yesterday I got a lift home and left the bike in the parking lot. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,994
Posted By chasssmash
Anyone who thinks that a good rider can always...

Anyone who thinks that a good rider can always avoid a collision with a deer simply doesn't know deer.
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
Looks like there is about $500 of real damage....

Looks like there is about $500 of real damage. Geico is looking to give me 5 grand and let me keep the bike and it's a no fault accident. So really not bad at all. Even if there is a little scratch...
Forum: Face plant 10-01-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
Luckily when I crashed into was going only about...

Luckily when I crashed into was going only about 30mph-if I was on a faster bike things would have been different.

Chasbo
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
Only jeans.=pain The leather jacket saved a lot...

Only jeans.=pain
The leather jacket saved a lot of skin

Chasbo
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
I have passed so many deer without problems but...

I have passed so many deer without problems but this one really wanted to say hi in person.

When I saw it. I slowed from 50 to 30 but the road was slick and I was hoping for the best. I didn't...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
Triumph Scrambler Chasbo

Triumph Scrambler

Chasbo
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,023
Posted By chasssmash
Need I say more. 4 months ago my front...

Need I say more.

4 months ago my front wheel fell off at 90mph-also only a scratch

Only 7 lives left for this year

Quitting bikes now as I have 2 little ones and a crazy ex wife

Chasbo
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