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Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Thanks for the advice

Howdy,

I appreciate all the helpful advice. The dealership made me a good offer on a lightly used NC700x, but given my budget, I'll pass. Think I'll enjoy my paid for Sh150i , which still...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Looking for 70 mph cruising speed

Howdy,

I'm very loyal to my local Honda dealer and would like to do some freeway commuting, as redlight-to-redlight commuting can be frustrating (and time consuming) after work. My budget is...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Woo-Hoo! Paid off my Sh150i today :)

Howdy,

Today yours truly finally paid off the Sh150i. Looking for a new bike , but the Sh150i has been bullet proof.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,322
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Go with best/ closest dealer

Howdy,

Concern over a given scooter's particulars, while important, can overshadow perhaps an even more important consideration: A good dealer close to home.
I own a 2010 Honda Sh150i and...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,959
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Honda PCX 150

Howdy,

Honda's PCX 150 might also be worth a look. It offers great fuel economy and perhaps 10-15 more mph. However, if you've a good Yamaha dealer nearby, then go for the Zuma 125.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Agreed

Howdy,

For me, 250cc and 16-inch wheels seem like the elusive "sweet spot" for a scooter. Add a windscreen and your ready for freeways, also. My bullet-proof Honda Sh150i would be perfect if...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
S250 has it's Pros..

Howdy,

One couldn't help but notice that the People S250 had much more underseat storage; a practical advantage. Boy, if I could just find one of these on the local used market!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,111
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Sh300i

Howdy,

Threadjack alert: Indeed, the Sh300i would appear to be the perfect bike for me; my Sh150i is fantastic, but I'd like a good 10 mph more top end.

FWIW, the Forza 300 looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,104
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Thumb Powerful little bike

Howdy,

One will have to search high and low to find a bike-be it scooter or motorcycle-with a better power/ weight ratio than the impressive Sh150i!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Scooterist's take on 2 motorcycles

Howdy,

Rode motorcycles for the first time yesterday; never changed a gear before..on 2 wheels. I wanted to share my opinions on two bikes-from a scooterist's perpective.

1. Yamaha V-Star 650:...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Howdy, Manofwheels: I agree with you...

Howdy,

Manofwheels: I agree with you that my Sh150i is suitable for most of my needs. It's also a useful hauler, with it's underseat storage and flat floorboard. I wish I could afford to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,104
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Top speed for me: 60 mph

Howdy,

DaBears: Perhaps you misunderstood my meaning in my prior post. By saying the Sh150i will get up and "go" up to around 40 mph..I meant what I said. After It reaches that speed,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,227
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Scooting since '07

Howdy,

Acquired my first scooter-a Daelim S125 -in the Summer of '07. My first motorbike. Rode it for a year and it was as reliable as the Sun, with nearly as much underseat storage as a Majesty!...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
PCX 150 sighting

Howdy,

While scooting on my Honda Sh150i to my new favorite Pizza place, I passed a couple on a Honda PXC 150 in Haughton, La. We waved and went our separate ways at the next light, but it was...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,238
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
No carrying capacity, no thanks

Howdy,

I agree with the OP all the way. Scoots are great as 2 wheeled pickup trucks.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,104
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Make an offer, Klaviator!

Klaviator,

Assuming you're interested in the new old stock Sh150i at your local dealer, make an offer. Mine has been bulletproof. Even at my considerable weight (275 lbs), this little baby'll...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,321
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Scoots= Fun

Howdy,

I came into scooters in my mid-40s, nearly some 7 years ago when I bought my first bike: A Daelim S-125 (It looked similar to a Reflex, but with a 125 engine).
I was new to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,941
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Chance encounter with young sportbikers

Howdy,

While refueling my reliable Sh150i recently, I noticed two young guys on sportbikes just feet away from me at an adjacent pump.
Curious about their spiffy bikes I asked them how...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Need to think it over

Howdy,

Thanks for all the helpful replies. I really need to think this over. I'm on a "beer" budget and cannot afford a new scoot; the Burgman 400 is objectively the perfect scoot for me. I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Burgman debate

Howdy,

I'll try to keep this as brief as possible. My Sh150i is bullet-proof, reliable and fits most of my scootering needs most of the time. But I'd like a bit more power. I'm totally sold on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,111
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Forza 300: Rare bird, so far.

Howdy,

One doesn't see the Forza 300 on the streets of Shreveport/Bossier City, La. I'm intrigued by the forza 300 as it's a Honda (I'm loyal to my Honda dealer!) and it's got more power than my...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Thanks for all the informed replies

Howdy,

Thanks to everyone for all the useful info. Now, if I can get that Sh150i paid off by Christmas!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Silverwing: Costly to maintain?

Howdy,

I seem to recall reading 'round the internets that SWings can be expensive to maintain; i.e., bearings, valve adjustments, et al. I'm intrigued by the SWing, as it's the most common...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Encouraging news

Howdy,

As the satisfied owner of a 2010 Honda Sh150i, this is certainly encouraging news. Shucks, what If I decide to keep my bike for another 3.5 years? 86,000 miles, holy cow!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,104
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Sh150i: Rock solid

Howdy,

I wish you many trouble-free miles on your sh150i, DaBinChe. I've had my Honda Sh150i for over three years and it's never stranded me. She runs like the proverbial top and is as fun to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,599
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Solid White FF helmet AND hi-viz

Howdy,

I came to the world of 2 wheels late in life back in '07. I always wear a hi-viz vest and solid White helmet. Seems sensible.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Suzuki Savage/ s40

Howdy,

I'm a scooterist and only joined the world of 2 wheels back in '07. "Thumpers", especially Suzuki's little S40 appeals to my pocketbook as well as to my..individualistic side! I've sat...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,159
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Nearest SYm dealer 180 miles away

JerryH,

Indeed, the SYM HD200 has a very good reputation; had we a SYM dealer (Honda/Yama/Suzy's all we've got) here in my adopted hometown of Shreveport/Bossier City, La., I'd have likely...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,159
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Gosh

Howdy,

Mixed in with the seemingly good news about a new 200cc Burgman coming to the USA is all this talk about Suzuki closing it's doors in the US..And I just wanted to celebrate the fact that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,953
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Style vs. Substance

Howdy,

The OP prefers style to substance (Piaggio vs. Kymco). I support his right to choose.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
More like a bump!

OSWarrants,

Thanks for posting. My only concern with the ultra-cool Morhpous would be bottoming out on these dreadful roads and semi-curbs here in Louisiana. I appreciate you taking the time and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Congrats!

I've read nothing but great things about the Morphous. I've wanted one for years. They're supposed to be well engineered, modern scoots. Let me know about clearance with respect to going up curbs/...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Sym has a good reputation

Howdy,

Congrats on your new SYM; no doubt you negotiated a good price on a quality scoot. As I've opined before: It's a pity we don't have a Kymco or Sym dealer here in the Bossier City/...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,111
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
I'll wait

Howdy,

I agree with FireBrick; I'll get a Forza used, if and when I get one.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,887
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Sym HD200: Enjoys a very good reputation.

Howdy,

One reads/ hears nothing but good things about Sym's bikes, especially the HD200. Pity there are no dealers in my area (NW La.). BTW, my Honda Sh150i has been fantastic, save for...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,081
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Seemingly my "ideal" scoot

Howdy,

Being a virtual 300cc variant of Honda's Sh150i, KYMCO's excellent GTi 300 intrigues this redneck; it appears to be the perfect scooter.
Pity the nearest KYMCO dealer is 20 miles away...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Nelson-Rigg saddlebags

John Fabian,

The saddlebags are indeed thrown over the seat (well, they're secured under the seat, actually) and each bag rests on either side of the bike, same as I've seen on all other bikes....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Bag clip

Howdy,

John Fabian: The bag clip is in front, in the leg shield area. Plastic grocery bags can be secured with this clip and they rest on the floorboard between my feet; handy. The bag clip comes...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Great little bike!

Howdy,

Congrats on the new (used) Honda Sh150i. I've had mine for 2.6 years now. Bought it used with just 30 miles on it: $800 discount from the "new" price, with full 1 yr. dealer warranty :)
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,111
Posted By LarryRickenbacker
Saw new Forza at dealership

Howdy,

I saw the new Forza at my local Honda dealer today. The dash was impressive-the first thing I noticed. I paid special attention to the knee room issue. My knees had about 1.5 inches of...
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