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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some...

I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some "temperature wimpitis" is going around! (Hopefully it's obvious that I'm just joshing - no offense intended :D). The topic is very much on my current...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP: In my knowledge and experience - I absolutely...

OP: In my knowledge and experience - I absolutely 2nd the Modern VespaMP3 forum it is THE place to go for MP3 knowledge.

It's a large, MP3 devout and very friendly group (not exclusively US MP3...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Heated Grips Versus Heated Gloves?

OPPS! Found info via Search after I spelled it correctly - please ignore my post.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,903
Posted By Pilgrim21784
STATS: '07 REFLEX ABS: Wet - 401.2#, HP -...

STATS:

'07 REFLEX ABS: Wet - 401.2#, HP - 19 @ 7500 RPM, Weight/HP - 21.1; Torque - 15.5 FP @ 5000 RM
Mine included the Big Ruckus face mod.


'14 B200 ABS: Wet- 359#, HP - 18.1 @ 8000 RPM,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,903
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I wear 30" inseam street jeans (non-riding) and...

I wear 30" inseam street jeans (non-riding) and am 5' 8.5" tall barefoot - but with my Dianese TRQ Race In boots and thick socks, I top out at a hair under 5' 10". My riding pants are 32" inseam. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,903
Posted By Pilgrim21784
First Tank MPG

Just fueled my B200 for the 1st time - 179 miles/2.601 gallons (tank holds 2.8) - 68.82 MPG . The scoot's MPG gauge showed 72.4. Looking forward to getting the break-in miles done with so I can start...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Pilgrim21784
When I was shopping for my Silver Wing a few...

When I was shopping for my Silver Wing a few years ago I ran into the same no shipping situation with three out of state dealers. They all said they would happy to sell but it was a Honda policy that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Looks Like Honda is Dumping Non-ABS Forzas

Just a tidbit on '14 new Forzas - around here (Baltimore area) I've seen non-ABS Forzas for a grand discount ($4,599 plus fees). The same dealer had a Black Friday sale on a '13 PCX for $1, 724, they...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah, the Forza is definitely a fine machine but...

Yeah, the Forza is definitely a fine machine but a tad too heavy for my requirements, lighter is better for this old geezer. As I noted on another thread, my just purchased '14 Burgman 200 at 359# is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By Pilgrim21784
No argument on that observation - it is. :D

No argument on that observation - it is. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,196
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Actually the Forza is 422# "wet". Honda refers to...

Actually the Forza is 422# "wet". Honda refers to it as curb weight - as in all fluids - ready to ride
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,543
Posted By Pilgrim21784
1st 50 Miles - Got the new scoot today and put a...

1st 50 Miles - Got the new scoot today and put a few miles on it. Just my initial rambling observations. Mild confusion at the dealership about the Owner's Manual (OM) reference to "Set the brake...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,543
Posted By Pilgrim21784
JerseyB - I'll definitely do the comparison as...

JerseyB - I'll definitely do the comparison as you requested after some miles.

CaptJim - I looked hard at the PCX and have appreciated following your reports on it (very much a Honda guy) but...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,543
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP UPDATE: Decision made - picking up a '14...

OP UPDATE: Decision made - picking up a '14 Burgman 200 ABS tomorrow. The Forza ABS was a close contender but a) couldn't find an ABS unit in my local area and b) lighter really is better for me over...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,952
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP: excellent report, glad to hear you survived -...

OP: excellent report, glad to hear you survived - Bambi can be a serious bummer. They are my only real risk in my riding area.

I sometimes feel like the Michelin man in my Motoport Quad Armor...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,543
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Time To Downsize :(

Just a bit of old guy rambling - ignore me at your pleasure - Getting old (just a few months shy of Medicare here) is a pain! Was moving my SilverWing around the garage and it was not fun. Almost...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,830
Posted By Pilgrim21784
/\ "Bappo: Need more skilled hunters to keep...

/\ "Bappo: Need more skilled hunters to keep population down a bit."

Count me in on voting for that idea!!! Where I live (outer suburban Maryland) they are literally overrunning the area. My back...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,830
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Originally Posted by Bollocks I had a deer...

Originally Posted by Bollocks
I had a deer walk out in front of me, plenty of time to slow down.
I waz too busy giving it the stink eye that I didn't see the other little fucker that was following...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pilgrim21784
its funny you should mention all that as i always...

its funny you should mention all that as i always think i want to go riding in the mountains one day....but what about the deer!'and other varmints?

Yeah - Bambi and related critters (mostly young...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I honestly feel sorry for riders who have to deal...

I honestly feel sorry for riders who have to deal with cagers and congestion. I didn't start riding until I retired and its purely a hobby/pleasure ride for me. While I live in a suburban development...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pilgrim21784
/\ Jerry - definitely go for the Miata - I owned...

/\ Jerry - definitely go for the Miata - I owned five of them and had a blast!!! Its the best damn small bore sports car around. The only "problem" is if you do lots of curve dancing you will blowoff...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I don't ride motorcycles (bad left ankle) just my...

I don't ride motorcycles (bad left ankle) just my '12 SilverWing. Each time I head out I hit the same local road (ultra low traffic, wide open rural straight stretch) and do my emergency braking...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 320,629
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey Reprobate - just noticed your authorship note...

Hey Reprobate - just noticed your authorship note - just bought the 1st book and will be reading it soon :D
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Excellent choice for a scooter, wish I had kept...

Excellent choice for a scooter, wish I had kept my 2007 ABS. I initially did the roller weights removal and different weights, which helped. I then did the Big Ruckus face mod. It cures (mostly) a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By Pilgrim21784
New 2013 PCX - $2,299 Baltimore

Powersports of Crofton/Rockville MD - selling new 2013 PCX's at @ $2,299
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I talked with KYMCO US recently, they said the DT...

I talked with KYMCO US recently, they said the DT w/ABS might be available in the US in late 2015, but no promises. Be aware that the EU is on the verge of mandating ABS on all 2016 rides over 125cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,370
Posted By Pilgrim21784
1st: Follow all of the previous recommendations....

1st: Follow all of the previous recommendations. Me - I'd just do new tires for starters AND have a competent mechanic check of the previously mentioned other component possibilities. Don't let her...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
[/I] Yep, guilty as charged, thats the way...

[/I]

Yep, guilty as charged, thats the way I've always done it. (That is how cars are done, at least in my experience.)
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I was also curious: Burg 200: HP - 18.1, weight...

I was also curious: Burg 200: HP - 18.1, weight 359#, PWR = 19.8. For general reference, the PCX: HP - 13.5, weight 286#, PWR = 21.2. Reflex: HP - 19.0, weight 389#, PWR = 20.5. Forza: HP - 24.5,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 247,167
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My '12 SilverWing is dead on, as was my '09 TMax....

My '12 SilverWing is dead on, as was my '09 TMax. '09 MP3 400 was 5% up, '07 Reflex was 3% up. SYM Mio 50 was 9% up.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,240
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey - go for it! :clap The Helix has a great...

Hey - go for it! :clap The Helix has a great reputation and IMO, any new ride is a treat. Best of luck to you.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My local dealer says maybe in April.

My local dealer says maybe in April.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,198
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well, lighter than a GW gives you a LOT of...

Well, lighter than a GW gives you a LOT of choices. Folks I know with the more recent B650s seem real happy with them. Its probably a close match to a GW in terms of configuration and weighs in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,198
Posted By Pilgrim21784
gec343: Some additional detail of your intended...

gec343: Some additional detail of your intended use environment might be helpful (unless the OP's criteria is what you are looking for). The OP's criteria and poll choices covered a wide range of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,568
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I'd vote for the TMax hands down for the maxi...

I'd vote for the TMax hands down for the maxi scoots I've owned (Reflex 250, MP3 400, TMax & Silverwing). If it had ABS I'll still own one (no ABS units have as yet been imported in the US, though it...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Thanks, better than the PCX but way less than I...

Thanks, better than the PCX but way less than I was hoping for.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
That covers my question, thanks! Valve service...

That covers my question, thanks! Valve service interval?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,750
Posted By Pilgrim21784
FizzyRascal : Hey FR, many thanks for the info,...

FizzyRascal : Hey FR, many thanks for the info, keep it coming! :clap I'm seriously interested in the 200 ABS as I look for a lighter weight ride than my current SWing here in the states.

My...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By Pilgrim21784
You gotta have antifreeze for blood! Wow, I can't...

You gotta have antifreeze for blood! Wow, I can't imagine commuting in this kind of weather. I can usually pick and choose my days for the maintenance ride and usually hit mid 20s at the worst. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,490
Posted By Pilgrim21784
3 Degrees F Is Chilly!!!

I fired up my Silverwing this morning for its weekly winter "maintenance ride". The temp here in central MD was 3 degrees when I launched, the lowest temperature I've ever ridden in.

In addition...
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