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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By gogogordy
All valid points....

There are some crucial and valuable lubricants in the specified coolant however which for whatever reason was not added in the correct ratio with the water at some point, the lack of may have...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By gogogordy
Piaggio's warranties DO transfer owner to...

Piaggio's warranties DO transfer owner to subsequent owner (unlike Genuine's)...but it appears this particular bike has had 4 owners, and likely has run out of warranty time-wise.

That said, it...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By gogogordy
Unless the vehicle is still under the original...

Unless the vehicle is still under the original factory warranty, a dealer is obligated by law to state "as-is" right in the window on used vehicles (at least here in Cali). Its not a red flag, its...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By gogogordy
As an occasional seller, I always state that the...

As an occasional seller, I always state that the purchase is "as-is, no warranty has been expressed or implied" on a bill of sale document as a normal course of having everyone on the same page...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,107
Posted By gogogordy
Sorry for your trouble

Having owned 2 BV-350s Ive never heard of a grenading engine on these, (unlike several early Piaggio Mp3 500) but that being said by your own admission of "not much of a lookover" the oness is...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By gogogordy
I dont have a "custom shop".....carwise I buy...

I dont have a "custom shop".....carwise I buy simple* anymore , and leave OEM.

That said there IS legislation afoot to make it a crime to do certain work on cars, except for authorized brand...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By gogogordy
Tin-foil hat

Haha, I see what you did there....great thread title, I "got it" instantly.

Jerry will continue to wrap his head in aluminum foil, and rest assured his carburetors and non-abs brakes are safe from...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By gogogordy
Thats a rare find....

Worth a smallish (scooter sized) fortune for its rarity.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,521
Posted By gogogordy
We had zero problems with our (former) fleet of 2...

We had zero problems with our (former) fleet of 2 BV-350's. Awesome touring scooters which we rode to and into Death Valley, the Eastern Sierras and the SW deserts closer to our home.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,521
Posted By gogogordy
+1 on the waterpump. Not neccesarily a leak, but...

+1 on the waterpump. Not neccesarily a leak, but a "weep" and my Vespa does the same thing and has for years.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By gogogordy
Hell yes thats a battle scooter! A badass one at...

Hell yes thats a battle scooter! A badass one at that, made better(and more fragrant) by being motovated by a 2-stroke mill.

Yeah, good find and while Im no Rokon expert, getting most old 2-T...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,746
Posted By gogogordy
Windshield

I chased a cabin sound for months in my '97 4Runner which I swore was in the dashboard, near the a-pillar. Ultimately it was the windshield, up near the rear view mirror causing the noise. A small...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By gogogordy
Vibration?

As in headshake?

We collected over 12k miles on 2 (his n hers) BV-350's and yes I could invite a mild wobble on them.

And my Vespa.
And my DR-650.
Any bike can experience that.

Do you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By gogogordy
Vespa

A 'la the modern, large framed Vespas. Same Achilles heel.

When those exhaust gaskets fail they often take the rear brake line with them.

Carry a spare, and replace often.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By gogogordy
Parking brake

Push the foot brake, while turn that knob.
Parking brake?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,368
Posted By gogogordy
Compromise....

Whenever the functions of several "tools" are Swiss-army knifed together, it seems that a compromise in all of those functions is part of that deal.

I would miss the standalone GPS. And digital...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,313
Posted By gogogordy
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

but for me....please put it back in the bat cave.
(In defense, I have bought some questionably styled vehicles in my career and been way happy with them)
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,269
Posted By gogogordy
Weekdays only

Weekends up there is mayhem...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 174,503
Posted By gogogordy
Piaggio BV350 (So-Cal)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26322663#post26322663
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By gogogordy
China...as in Taiwan

TGB is short for Taiwan Golden Bee. They make good (very) product and some of the "oem" driveline components in my 2006 Vespa GTS250ie are made by TGB.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By gogogordy
I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR...

I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR recall at one point on that scooter....your symptom sounds suspicioulsy similar to those affected by those bum VRs.

IIRC the VR on that scoot was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By gogogordy
Indeed

Ive been a scooter rider since the early 1980's....with my own pre-conceived notions about the chinese bikes, (like everyone else probably has).

Im also no stranger to things mechanical, and fleet...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,305
Posted By gogogordy
Key West

JUST this week returned from Key West (first time) and saw it all....and nobody wasnt enjoying riding scooters there. Really makes me re-crave another 50cc 2T.....Aaaand I now know where all those...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,217
Posted By gogogordy
Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE...

Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE has something else going on in their lives; health, family, financially, emotionally to "fall back on".

But thats not an excuse to a free-pass to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By gogogordy
Nice

That's a very nice score. Congratulations and enjoy.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,752
Posted By gogogordy
Nice ride....

Great scooter too. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,146
Posted By gogogordy
Pentultimate 2-stroke Vespa

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4717353001.html


Wish I could....og paint, gorgeous
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,146
Posted By gogogordy
Rock-solid seller

I've known this seller for years:
http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic133773

PS-Jerseybiker...great thread seedling!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By gogogordy
Great scooter

The GTS is a GREAT scooter, warts and all. I personally know of several high mileage ones (60k mi+) and I have toured on mine, which is now almost 9 years old and still looks new.

I have 2...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By gogogordy
The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low...

The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low speed situations harder to handle than a proper 2- wheeler.

So it probably handles well at-speed on gravel but will likely prove super cumbersome at...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By gogogordy
Service

Service IS an issue, especially since Piaggio no longer imports this model into the US and the pool of MP3 savvy (trained) technicians is shrinking. Yes, the MP3 has it's own, unique to it service...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,533
Posted By gogogordy
As much as you'd like the Stella to be an...

As much as you'd like the Stella to be an Indian-made Vespa, its not. Its a Vespa-like tribute bike made by a former licensee of Piaggio....LML. Much like the old british Douglas Vespas or spanish...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,533
Posted By gogogordy
Im in!

Like it too. Will have to admire from afar....will never see it in the US thats fer sure.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By gogogordy
20k

I replaced the OEM slider (roller weights) on my 06 Vespa GTS basically out of general principle at 20063 miles, as I was installing its 3rd drive belt (also OEM).
The orginal parts are in my spares...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,089
Posted By gogogordy
Red's not for everybody despite it being the...

Red's not for everybody despite it being the fastest color!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,089
Posted By gogogordy
Internet....cell-phone

Virtual all of the trappings of modern life allow someone to track your activites. Internet use, banking practices, cell phone ownership, a social security number.
You can wear a foil cap, but that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,489
Posted By gogogordy
And so it is written....

The world according to.....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,645
Posted By gogogordy
Only promotionally.

Only promotionally.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,772
Posted By gogogordy
Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would...

Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would also result in lower fuel prices for lower consumption/demand.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,007
Posted By gogogordy
Congrats

I dont think youll regret that. Take that mo-fo for a hundred mile ride with some Seafoam or MMO in the gas and I bet it runs like a dream when youve done so. (Italian tune-up?)

Then....fresh oil...
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