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Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,967
Posted By CaseyJones
Oh? A whole boatload of Chinese scooters were...

Oh? A whole boatload of Chinese scooters were seized for not complying with emissions standards - while carrying emissions-compliance stickers.

I suspect it's more a matter of what gets caught. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,967
Posted By CaseyJones
...so long as it doesn't constitute fraud or...

...so long as it doesn't constitute fraud or violate laws.

For example, an importer couldn't put a MADE IN USA sticker on something not made in the USA. Nor could he put an EMISSIONS DATA plate...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,967
Posted By CaseyJones
I don't think Japanese law allows that. ...

I don't think Japanese law allows that.

Japanese government and worker unions are very protective of jobs and proud of their craftsmanship. True, Japanese companies contract with and maybe (not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,967
Posted By CaseyJones
Xingyue, for one, is apparently getting worse,...

Xingyue, for one, is apparently getting worse, not better.

The VOG did okay, sold as a TANK or SRS...but when Xingyue upgraded it with FI and 300cc's there were few takers.

I was one, and I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,496
Posted By CaseyJones
They can call it whatever they like, AFAIC. ...

They can call it whatever they like, AFAIC.

More often I have people ask me WTF the thing IS.

I tell them it's a motorcycle styled like a scooter. And with my big Burg, that's literally true -...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,496
Posted By CaseyJones
My insurance company categorizes my Burg 650 as a...

My insurance company categorizes my Burg 650 as a "scooter." And my insurance agent, being uncool, was shocked, I tell you - SHOCKED! when I told him I had taken my "scooter" across country. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By CaseyJones
It's addictive, no doubt. I have three,...

It's addictive, no doubt.

I have three, which is two more than I can easily manage. A BMW R1100RT, to keep my Man Card current. A Burgman 650 Exec, which is the preferred road cruiser. And a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By CaseyJones
Any Tax-Deductable Charity, that takes Old Scooters?

It's the end of the road for my VOG.

It was a turbulent, if short, ownership; and a complete waste of money. Obviously other buyers, would-be buyers and would-be venders agree - the VOG, updated...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By CaseyJones
I believe they were actually banned. Not in use...

I believe they were actually banned. Not in use but in sales as new.

Consumer Product Safety Commission. IIRC, they put pressure on the mfgrs to buy back the three-wheelers; Honda at least did...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By CaseyJones
At different times I've trailered my Burgman 650...

At different times I've trailered my Burgman 650 and my Burgman 400 clone...the VOG, now dead and dissected.

I had a receiver bracket bolted to the head end of the trailer, a stock lightweight...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,984
Posted By CaseyJones
A trip in a cage...is just time in limbo. Maybe...

A trip in a cage...is just time in limbo. Maybe momentarily interesting, passing specific scenery or points of interest...but mostly you're just sitting there. That's why the popularity of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,908
Posted By CaseyJones
Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500...

Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500 miles and pristine. Radiated quality, like anything Yamaha.

I don't quite fit; but damn, I was tempted. But the chance is long gone...anyway, I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,768
Posted By CaseyJones
Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then...

Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then to Spokane, Washington. 2009.

That one failed. Mechanical failure in Washington; out of time. Sold the scoot, a Burgman 400, to the dealer, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,567
Posted By CaseyJones
My shop is in another town...storage unit. I...

My shop is in another town...storage unit.

I might have time this week to finish peeling off what's left and take photos. But I'm close enough to the close of riding season that I'm in no hurry....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,567
Posted By CaseyJones
Interesting. I hit a deer with my...

Interesting.

I hit a deer with my Son-of-a-VOG Xingyue 300...didn't go down but did mess up the front panel assembly. Big chunks out of it.

I'm not going to pay for panels, either...and just...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,010
Posted By CaseyJones
Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh...

Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh the page.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,341
Posted By CaseyJones
If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better...

If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better off with a small cycle.

It sounds to me like you either had a scoot with some problem with the clutch (grease on it, maybe) or worn; or maybe a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,010
Posted By CaseyJones
Actually, the college market is perfect for the...

Actually, the college market is perfect for the Chinese crapola.

Disposable. No need even to bring it home. Sell it for a few bucks; or just abandon it. And if it gets stolen, 'tain't no big...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By CaseyJones
That's hard duty. I'm not gonna knock your...

That's hard duty.

I'm not gonna knock your fun...but, in the name of all that's sacred, WHY?! Why beat up man and equipment that way?

I say this with some experience. I had a work/pleasure...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,010
Posted By CaseyJones
The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap...

The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap junk.

Especially when you buy it with the idea it will hold up for a time. My two chunks...Chinese junks...were a waste. One blew the motor while...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Yeah, you. :asshat

Yeah, you.

:asshat
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By CaseyJones
I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike...

I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike that has never left me stranded or in semi-emergent need on a road trip. I've put over 10,000 miles on mine; it's got 21,000 miles total...it runs and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,053
Posted By CaseyJones
It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals...

It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals at one line's dealer to deals at another brand's retailer.

You might save a few dollars. But a Harley dealer isn't going to "deal" enough to lower...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,053
Posted By CaseyJones
I can tell you what it is. No more worrying...

I can tell you what it is. No more worrying about what gear you're in or if you're lugging the engine. No more downshifting and then hunting for N at lights. Luggage space.

Yah, for a time I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule. I...

Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule.

I guess...the Really Clever Types...don't like to GET it. When they GIVE it, it's just being what they are - Really Clever.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,010
Posted By CaseyJones
What's the future? It all depends. The things...

What's the future? It all depends. The things are a pleasure; they save gas; if set up right there's plenty of room even for big riders.

Somehow they're not catching on. The Chinese scooter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
We don't hear much of people crashing doing...

We don't hear much of people crashing doing wheelies, either. We even had one Einstein here say it was "safe."

But facts hidden from view are still facts.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
What you describe can be attributed to many...

What you describe can be attributed to many factors, not the least of which is the DEPTH of the BONDED TREAD rubber - which is different from the rubber, and steel and rayon and plastic, used in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Leaving the obligatory dumb photos off...nope,...

Leaving the obligatory dumb photos off...nope, I'm not made of money. I just manage it a little better. You don't have to manage it much better to save a dollar a day - brew your morning coffee at...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Q.E.D. "Nothing wrong with riding like...

Q.E.D.

"Nothing wrong with riding like that." At least it explains our different views on safety.



Ya know...that's probably the first post you've put on this thread I agree with.

Pearls...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Sure. Right. How fukkin'...

Sure.



Right. How fukkin' SILLY...going to tire industry sources and engineers and manufacturers' recommendations to find out if a tire is suitable.


...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Yes. Car-tire abusers don't want to discuss...

Yes.

Car-tire abusers don't want to discuss their choices.

They want an echo chamber.

I jumped in here when one of the looneys started babbling, Tourette's-like, about tire-maker...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Where are you getting that information? From...

Where are you getting that information?

From tire companies, as they tell you why it's a good idea to put their car-tires on motorcycles?

I doubt it. In fact, I know not.

Then, maybe, from...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By CaseyJones
Well, sure. But when the broad from the Highway...

Well, sure. But when the broad from the Highway Patrol (seems invariably that M endorsement-testers are female) asks you to indicate your clutch...

...and you hop off and start pointing at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
That's as far as I'm gonna read. I don't know...

That's as far as I'm gonna read. I don't know everything about tires; I'm not a tire engineer. But it's obvious you know far less than I do.

You had it explained earlier. You had drawings. You...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Just keep tellin' yourself that. You're...

Just keep tellin' yourself that.

You're smarter than the people who designed your motorcycle.

You know more about tires than the people who engineer them.

The various writers who've...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
Here we go. Same old, same-old...you can't know...

Here we go. Same old, same-old...you can't know it's a bad idea until you drive around the block and don't crash.

You have a car with noises in the gearbox? Here, I'll put some SAWDUST in it! ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,846
Posted By CaseyJones
See?...idiocy like that, just demonstrates you...

See?...idiocy like that, just demonstrates you don't understand the issue.

IT...

IS NOT...

ABOUT...

WEIGHT!!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,351
Posted By CaseyJones
Retro is fine - for someone who likes the style. ...

Retro is fine - for someone who likes the style. For me, the style is basically effeminate - visions of some European girl rushing from the flat to the bakery for a loaf of bread - before Don Juan...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,849
Posted By CaseyJones
I'd second that. First, to handle a V-Strom...

I'd second that. First, to handle a V-Strom you're probably of average height or more. That makes the PCX a tight fit...that's for persons of smaller stature.

Second, you're more used to the...
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