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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 135
Posted By conchscooter
My Bonneville warned me that things weren't right...

My Bonneville warned me that things weren't right by taking a while to crank, which was unusual. Being as how I am smarter than my machine I ignored it until it failed to start altogether. A $100...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By conchscooter
When you say "fiscally expedient" you sound like...

When you say "fiscally expedient" you sound like a banker ripping off some poor mug. There again I can't figure out the difference between "price point" and price and "flavor profile" and flavor....
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 135
Posted By conchscooter
There is a lack of clarity here whether the...

There is a lack of clarity here whether the failure is spark or fuel related. It's not compression as it has run correctly in between failures and rings don't heal themselves.

Perhaps as a...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
No fresh out. Is it time to count snowmobiles...

No fresh out.
Is it time to count snowmobiles as scooters so the freaks who like seasons can join in again?
Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:07 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 28,478
Posted By conchscooter
How often do you need to remove the seat? The...

How often do you need to remove the seat? The stupid bolts used to irritate me until I realised I pay a guy to check the valves every 12,000 miles and all I do with the seat is sit on it.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 53,609
Posted By conchscooter
I agree. I love that the Bonneville is boring....

I agree. I love that the Bonneville is boring. Lots of hardly used bikes in Cycletrader for me to replace my indestructible Bonneville when the time comes.
Keep buying toys boys for those of us that...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 493,428
Posted By conchscooter
I read the review. Suddenly I want $31,000 to...

I read the review.
Suddenly I want $31,000 to buy a motorcycle.
Unfortunately my wife disagrees.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
Edward Jones is in Key West...this shall not sit!

Edward Jones is in Key West...this shall not sit!
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
Key West

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-V87PxtMV83o/VMqj7UZh3UI/AAAAAAABjyY/bMODbna3bXw/I/IMAG4810.jpg

Not my thing but...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 53,609
Posted By conchscooter
"It isn't the bike that makes the rider..." ...

"It isn't the bike that makes the rider..."

Which is the perfect quotation to wrap up this elderly thread" ¿No? Boring is as boring rides...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
Free Scooter Parking Everywhere

There is no snow in the forecast, but 60 degrees tonight merits a winter jacket, handlebar muffs and an expectation of cold knees on the ride home.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
Key West preservation.

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Honda Spree
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
I grew up in a castle, and it was draughty and...

I grew up in a castle, and it was draughty and lonely in winter when the village shut down, and in summer I was running around in the countryside with the summer residents' kids...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,767
Posted By conchscooter
A bit of a one note tune but worth pondering if...

A bit of a one note tune but worth pondering if the issues of suburbanization interest you is
www.kunstler.com

Poverty in the US and hunger were tackled by bi-partisan Great Society programs...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,767
Posted By conchscooter
Off your high horse big boy. You brought up...

Off your high horse big boy. You brought up Appalachia.
A southern saying I've heard is you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
If you want to convince rather than preach try getting off...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
Tag. An accoubtant's office.

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I took this picture two days ago inspired by the tax forms we got from our accountants.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
Grab. Key West Park and Ride

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I forgot I was on a mission last night when I rode into town and I took the Bonneville and it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 259,248
Posted By conchscooter
Tampa.

Tampa.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
I don't have much to contribute by way of...

I don't have much to contribute by way of seasonal variety but I offer this by way of thanks for the variety I get on this page. I am tied to work at the moment and unable to wander by two wheels....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,767
Posted By conchscooter
Can't Last

Whatever is going on is happening to benefit the one percent and we get the crumbs. It'll last as long as our corporate overlords want it to, Appalachian starvation notwithstanding. What comes next...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By conchscooter
He makes a good case for his ride. The...

He makes a good case for his ride.

The trailering thing is starting to appeal to me. I've ridden the length of Florida enough that slumping into my Fusion with a/c and Sirius towing my trailer to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
Paseo's is still open but the Seattle stores have...

Paseo's is still open but the Seattle stores have been closed I believe. There was something in the paper last year about the two original stores closing suddenly.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
No Rum

I like rum but...

http://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Non-Alcoholic-Mojito

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
A winter street

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
Five layers to bed? Hell no

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MUBUoszlsAM/VLhUWiJStNI/AAAAAAABjTM/QUGlfDeY0n4/I/IMAG4574-1.jpg

I grant you winding mountain roads lead to superb views but...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
I have been away for a few days and find this...

I have been away for a few days and find this stalled. Disgraceful!
However as it happens I am unable to oblige. Sorry.:cry
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
You need to keep the scooter moving. There's a...

You need to keep the scooter moving. There's a plant growing in the back.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,323
Posted By conchscooter
Scooters are fun just as motorcycles are but in a...

Scooters are fun just as motorcycles are but in a different way. I can stuff groceries in my motorcycle luggage. If you use a scooter solely as a shopping cart you are missing out on way too much.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,323
Posted By conchscooter
I'm a bi-cyclist

Always have been. I started out on a Vespa, lusted after a motorcycle, and found myself looking over my shoulder at my past love. All my life I have switch hit, a lust that has been fed increasingly...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,337
Posted By conchscooter
Decades ago

My first big bike. In 1979 it felt like it was tearing my arms out on acceleration. Vibrated something fierce and the electricals kept stopping it which made me sell it for a brand new Yamaha SR500...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By conchscooter
I have sought that in the P200 but weirdly enough...

I have sought that in the P200 but weirdly enough my ET4 behaves as your Lance does. I have 20,000 trouble free miles on the ET4 it rides smoothly at WOT 60 mph GPS, 65 indicated and its far more...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,128
Posted By conchscooter
Interesting. I understand that line of thinking...

Interesting. I understand that line of thinking exactly. Knowing less is just right yet unable to suppress wondering if more isn't really better...I do that daydreaming about new motorcycles. I mean,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 28,478
Posted By conchscooter
120 Don't get me wrong - my Hinckley...

120

Don't get me wrong - my Hinckley Bonneville is the best, most versatile bike I've owned in in 40 years of riding. But there are those who have a rather rosy nostalgic view of the old...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
Tag!

Your scooter by a pay phone. If just a booth with a non functioning phone, oh well.


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Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 39,658
Posted By conchscooter
Key West International

The only international traffic at this airport are conch and lobster imported from Central America.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
I have a friend with a Ranger. They inspire...

I have a friend with a Ranger. They inspire loyalty. Weird! I always wanted Cheyenne in front of a Labrador sign but when I stopped inCheyenne Wyoming she was thoroughly unimpressed.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 28,478
Posted By conchscooter
There are a few stubborn people who equate...

There are a few stubborn people who equate Hinckley Bonnevilles with Meriden Bonnevilles and as long as you are clear that any resemblance is purely superficial you will do fine.

In it's early...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
I wanted to get a picture of her at a French ...

I wanted to get a picture of her at a French Gendarmerie and post a picture of my peripatetic dog "in France" on my blog. My wife made me see sense and we only got as far as Montreal.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5,273
Views: 228,043
Posted By conchscooter
Chuck is a retired engineer who rides motorcycles...

Chuck is a retired engineer who rides motorcycles but is not into scooters. You can mention me by all means. I remember him fondly. He is enthusiastic so I think his bike shop will do well.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 1,381,485
Posted By conchscooter
No Room

There is no room left in Key West. Just filled up. Sorry.:1drink


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Mind you, Lehigh Valley is...
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