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Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By redhandmoto
The Compagno has only been offered in a light...

The Compagno has only been offered in a light blue or "mocha" (kind of coppery) colors, in the US anyway. You may have been seeing the "Likes;" I've seen a lipstick red 200.

No, Cortez, no one...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, they're in the US, ok; just poorly marketed....

Oh, they're in the US, ok; just poorly marketed. There are a few at the dealers down the street from me - in Virginia. In 110 and 50cc.

As to the name : Italian Compagno = companion. I called...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By redhandmoto
Question Kymco Compagno 110i?

Just curious - Does anyone have any experience on the Kymco Compagno 110i?

A 112 cc scoot that's been out for a while, yet there's next-to-nothing by way of user reviews on the Web - EFI,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,694
Posted By redhandmoto
It was. Bought my Z125 and C3 on the same day.

It was. Bought my Z125 and C3 on the same day.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,489
Posted By redhandmoto
Lamentably, the numbers, as is said, are not...

Lamentably, the numbers, as is said, are not there.

Print is obscenely expensive to produce. All the media conglomerates are ditching their print operations.

Worse, in this country, as Dabears...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,448
Posted By redhandmoto
Fer sher; Dude, those things are like...larval......

Fer sher; Dude, those things are like...larval...
Giant Earwigs from Planet Nine...

Make sense for New England, though; cozy fingers together like that. And you can easily cover the brakes and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By redhandmoto
Huh. I went looking for a copy on all the...

Huh. I went looking for a copy on all the out-of-print/scarce book places - nothin' From what I gather, he had plans to make it an e-book at one point.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,984
Posted By redhandmoto
Who put a bug up your buns this morning, Jimbo? ...

Who put a bug up your buns this morning, Jimbo?

What a gratuitously ******, *****-**** thing to say. What did you hope to accomplish or communicate here? Contempt?

Well, here's another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 1,807,014
Posted By redhandmoto
The law also requires display of a new type...

The law also requires display of a new type "moped" tag - it actually says "moped." Wife has one on her Vino Classic. Registration is like $20 a year.

There are ga-zillions of Tao-Taos and other...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,694
Posted By redhandmoto
Ice chest...yep...part of the charm. Had mine...

Ice chest...yep...part of the charm. Had mine concurrent with a Vt750...guess which got the most (around town) riding? :D Rear rack, front rack, hauled stuff on it. Just somethin' about 'em...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,694
Posted By redhandmoto
Had an '09 C3, and in the past, many other 49cc...

Had an '09 C3, and in the past, many other 49cc scoots...C3 was the best 4 cycle of the lot. EFI/liquid cooling = reliable starting, smoother and cooler running. Great ergos, comfortable.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, yeah! How could I have forgotten the Reflex!?

Oh, yeah! How could I have forgotten the Reflex!?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, what's a "good price"? Google "used...

Well, what's a "good price"?

Google "used Honda Silverwing". Results fit your budget?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By redhandmoto
of their "scooter-size" (as opposed to...

of their "scooter-size" (as opposed to mid/maxi-sized) scooters?

SH150i (molto $$$$), with PCX150 at #2.

Highways? S'wing, Forza.

Let the squabbling begin... :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,984
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, sir, I was 5' 11" and 192 when I bought it....

Well, sir, I was 5' 11" and 192 when I bought it. Wife dragooned me into her diet, and now I'm 180. Hope to salad my way down to 170-ish, but I'm developing lettuce poisoning...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,984
Posted By redhandmoto
We've had a lot of scooters 'n peds: ...

We've had a lot of scooters 'n peds:

Genuine Buddy 150
Vespa GTS 250ie (a performer, but too fat for two-up & $$$ey)
Yamaha Vino 125
Yamaha Zuma 125 (kitted to 164)
Yamaha C3 (twice!)
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, jah; "wakes up" at 1.5-2k.

Oh, jah; "wakes up" at 1.5-2k.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
+1

+1
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
That was back in '08, & post break-in on a dead...

That was back in '08, & post break-in on a dead flat...and it took a loooong time to get there. Not a good idea for the engine/drive train; not meant for that kind of sustained WOT stress at all....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
May 2008 review, about the same time I bought...

May 2008 review, about the same time I bought mine.

A tad, ah, optimistic there...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
The Genuine Blackjack 150 was a mildly-amped,...

The Genuine Blackjack 150 was a mildly-amped, better-accelerating version of the 'standard' Buddy 150 (red/cream "Pamplona" , green "Italia", blue "something French" International series) but I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,696
Posted By redhandmoto
Sounds about right for a low-mileage stock GB...

Sounds about right for a low-mileage stock GB 150.

My '08 got a bit better acceleration once it was fully broken in, but it never GPSed better than 60-point-something on the flats. A...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,300
Posted By redhandmoto
True dat!

True dat!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,300
Posted By redhandmoto
Actually, under the Virginia Code, the...

Actually, under the Virginia Code, the requirement for a valid driver's license for operators of (heretofore) unregistered 50cc scoots has always been in place. Persons who'd lost driving privileges...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,300
Posted By redhandmoto
Because I had applied for and received a title...

Because I had applied for and received a title when I bought my wife's '13 Vino late last year, I thought it'd be a snap to walk in this morning and get a new "moped" class registration and plate as...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,300
Posted By redhandmoto
They're basically talking about 50cc scooters,...

They're basically talking about 50cc scooters, Jerry.
Of which there are billions in VA.
New revenue stream.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,460
Posted By redhandmoto
1964, Honda C110, 50cc, 4-speed. Got on it &...

1964, Honda C110, 50cc, 4-speed.
Got on it & started riding. Already had 'manual shifting'/friction zone/clutch feathering basics down, thanks to my '57 VW and Dad's pickup truck.
Finally got...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,316
Posted By redhandmoto
Stunning photos, btw.

Stunning photos, btw.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,572
Posted By redhandmoto
Sweet restoration! Thanks for taking us along!

Sweet restoration! Thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,531
Posted By redhandmoto
this one?:...

this one?: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716979
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,664
Posted By redhandmoto
Fantastic job, Jerry, in keeping that old pony in...

Fantastic job, Jerry, in keeping that old pony in such good nick. Credit where credit is due. The healthy stance of the chassis on the suspension in your photo speaks volumes about your dedication....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,709
Posted By redhandmoto
España!! Ole'!

España!! Ole'!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,664
Posted By redhandmoto
Just finished Chiver's book (The Gun - "a social...

Just finished Chiver's book (The Gun - "a social history of the AK-47"). Made the list for its economy/efficiency of design and enormous worldwide impact.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By redhandmoto
Sounds like a deal... Manual says to place...

Sounds like a deal...

Manual says to place key in "seat open" position to open underseat area...looks like a mechanical latch.

Owner's manual pdf:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By redhandmoto
+1. for Barcelona hipsters.

+1.
for Barcelona hipsters.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 195,290
Posted By redhandmoto
While I won't be making it a regular habit, the...

While I won't be making it a regular habit, the PCX150 has done well for me on the "urban interstate" where the slab passes through or close by built-up areas in and around cities. Traffic volume is...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,810
Posted By redhandmoto
I'll take that bet.

I'll take that bet.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,071
Posted By redhandmoto
http://www.californiascooterco.com/retail_prices.h...

http://www.californiascooterco.com/retail_prices.htm
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,810
Posted By redhandmoto
They did...almost...kinda. I used to have a...

They did...almost...kinda.
I used to have a Z125. Now I have a PCX150...and that will bring out the hooligan in yaz. My lawyer has resigned in despair.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 201,810
Posted By redhandmoto
My, my. This poor thread has taken on a bit of...

My, my. This poor thread has taken on a bit of an, uh, unwarranted, overwrought, and anxiety-fraught direction.

And just when I was thinking - spurred no doubt by that inflammatory commercial -...
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