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Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,122
Posted By jmoto
Sounds like fun to me. I guess I will start...

Sounds like fun to me.
I guess I will start telling my wife"Going out for my crash now, see me at the Hospital/morgue."
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,122
Posted By jmoto
Also, knives, power tools and agricultural...

Also, knives, power tools and agricultural equipment.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2008, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By jmoto
Parts availability for Stella/Vespa is very good....

Parts availability for Stella/Vespa is very good.

Regarding the price, I think the Stella is about $200 high with no road rash. Go down from there depending on how bad the damage is.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By jmoto
Thanks for the reply, but it is not necessarily...

Thanks for the reply, but it is not necessarily true that I would have to go to after market pipes if I increase air and fuel at the intake side. My concern is the impact on fuel economy. I am...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,097
Posted By jmoto
It is nice work, and not to rain on the parade,...

It is nice work, and not to rain on the parade, etc., etc., but the freaking angle iron is overkill. Based on my handy "Stock List and Data Book" from BMG metals, you are looking at between 3.7 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,122
Posted By jmoto
I think you should consider getting out of the...

I think you should consider getting out of the scootering business if it causes you so much anxiety. I mean, is it really worth saving a little on gas money vs. your mental health?

Take up golf,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By jmoto
When my FLHTC gets in, I am thinking of leaving...

When my FLHTC gets in, I am thinking of leaving the stock pipes on. The Street Glide I test rode sounded good--not too much noise but you definitely knew it was running. However, I think I want to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By jmoto
And you can count on having to do it.:lol3

And you can count on having to do it.:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By jmoto
I should know better than to continue to beat...

I should know better than to continue to beat this horse, but I will: The problem with the ATGATT dogma is that it is unworkable. If I was a true believer, and I wanted to ride my Ruckus from the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By jmoto
I had almost forgotten about points. A little...

I had almost forgotten about points. A little time with points should be enough to cure any neo-Luddite.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By jmoto
Funny that some of your reasons for waiting are...

Funny that some of your reasons for waiting are the same as my reasons for buying now. Water cooiing is something I definately don't want and ABS is something that I like but don't want to maintain....
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By jmoto
I don't think FBW is the sort of "gimmick" that...

I don't think FBW is the sort of "gimmick" that appeals to the typical HD buyer, so I think it is a safe bet that it is on the bike to improve FI function. I test rode an 09 Street Glide recently and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,140
Posted By jmoto
Ironic juxtaposition.

Ironic juxtaposition.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By jmoto
I don't understand why you guy's (ATGATT...

I don't understand why you guy's (ATGATT Fanatics) ride motorcycyles. Bikes/scooters are fundamentaly dangerous along with most of the other things in life that are fun.
The ATGATT is not going to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By jmoto
Tools are good, but remember that thousands of...

Tools are good, but remember that thousands of these scoots are being maintained by Indian guys with only a tin can lid bent into various shapes.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By jmoto
The problem with the Stella "manual" is that...

The problem with the Stella "manual" is that there are a lot of words but not much detail and technical info. I guess it is worth having though. Stellaspeed FAQ's will give you the details.

If...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,334
Posted By jmoto
I noticed your post over at Stellaspeed, so you...

I noticed your post over at Stellaspeed, so you know about that resource. Go one of the posts by Zoomer and you will see a link to maintenance stuff.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By jmoto
How much has it changed your fuel mileage?

How much has it changed your fuel mileage?
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,644
Posted By jmoto
My idea of cheap maintenance is being able to do...

My idea of cheap maintenance is being able to do everything myself and because I have two tractors, a ZTR mower, two scooters, and four bicycles on which I do all the maintenance, I like keep things...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,644
Posted By jmoto
Harley problems?? I have had several HD touring...

Harley problems?? I have had several HD touring bikes over the years and they have been trouble free and gave me the impression of sustained durability--a good, if not quantifiable, feeling when you...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,097
Posted By jmoto
That's a serious chunk of angle iron you are...

That's a serious chunk of angle iron you are using there. I think I would drop down a bit on the thickness and/or switch to aluminum.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,776
Posted By jmoto
That's a real beauty. With just upgrades to...

That's a real beauty. With just upgrades to engine and brakes I bet they could sell a bunch today. 189cc engine displacement would be just about perfect. Curious thing though, I wonder why is doesn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 79,763
Posted By jmoto
The Madass is a toy. The Ruckus is a tool....

The Madass is a toy. The Ruckus is a tool. Yesterday I carried a 36" roll of rabbit wire and some garden stakes down to the barn. Then I rode out to the mailbox and picked up a parcel and the usual...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 79,763
Posted By jmoto
One more quibble with your post: You leave the...

One more quibble with your post: You leave the impression that the scoot in the photo is a big ruckus. Actually, it is a little Ruckus that has been stretched and extensively hot rodded.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,644
Posted By jmoto
I don't know when your time begins but it hasn't...

I don't know when your time begins but it hasn't been there since the beginning of my time.

http://vintagebike.co.uk/Bike%20Directories/Triumph%20Bikes/images/Triumph-T100SS-1964.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By jmoto
Go to Stellaspeed.com. You will find more Stella...

Go to Stellaspeed.com. You will find more Stella fixes and FAQ's than you will ever be able to read.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 100,644
Posted By jmoto
I would have bought a New Bonneville years ago if...

I would have bought a New Bonneville years ago if it wasn't for that UGLY tank seam. It stands out at 50 feet and screams CHEAP.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 79,763
Posted By jmoto
The Ruckus is a great scooter because it does...

The Ruckus is a great scooter because it does everything a scooter is supposed to do: Carry a lot of stuff (way more than you might first think), it is economical and easy to operate, and it is fun....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By jmoto
Although I think 99% is a little high, I think...

Although I think 99% is a little high, I think your basic idea is correct. Read aviation accident reports and you will notice that the final analysis is usually "pilot error". And these are accidents...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By jmoto
All riders should learn to ride in wet...

All riders should learn to ride in wet conditions. As you say, it is not always an option. You might get caught at work with the bike or just a sudden thunderstorm or squall while out for a Sunday...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By jmoto
Sorry, can't buy that part. I know the arithmetic...

Sorry, can't buy that part. I know the arithmetic about most accidents happening within ten miles of home but that is a variation of "a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." An...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By jmoto
Coincidentally, I have about 48 years riding...

Coincidentally, I have about 48 years riding experience as well. I started on scooters when I was about 14. I don't know how many total motorcycle miles I have, but I would guess about 300,000 (I did...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By jmoto
This is bad karma subject. Reminds me of the...

This is bad karma subject. Reminds me of the saying "30 years a cowboy and never stepped in ....Whoops".
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,326
Posted By jmoto
You are a true road warrior. I think I would add...

You are a true road warrior. I think I would add a flak jacket and a .45 ACP to my ATGATT list for LA freeways.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By jmoto
Riding a friend's Triumph Bonneville in 1965 (66)...

Riding a friend's Triumph Bonneville in 1965 (66) is what started the motorcycle addiction for me. Bought a Daytona 500 from the Post Exchange when I came back from Vietnam. It was probably the most...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By jmoto
Don't have to worry about a commute now, but when...

Don't have to worry about a commute now, but when I did it was the Aerostich every day. I left early in the morning so the summer temp wasn't bad, even in D.C. Kept several pairs of shoes and a tie...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,326
Posted By jmoto
So, do you wear a helmet in your car? It would be...

So, do you wear a helmet in your car? It would be easy to do. Look at the number of brain injuries, facial lacerations, jaw and dental injuries, etc. that could be prevented.

BTW, I have a set...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,326
Posted By jmoto
This defeats the whole idea behind a scooter --...

This defeats the whole idea behind a scooter -- economical, easy to park and use in congested areas, and, most important, the fun of the ride. Also, think of all the beautiful Italian girls that have...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,326
Posted By jmoto
Do you ATGATT guys really do all this stuff when...

Do you ATGATT guys really do all this stuff when you ride 4 miles to the hardware store?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 726,186
Posted By jmoto
He needs to work on his material. Are you his...

He needs to work on his material. Are you his dad?
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