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Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,351
Posted By John Fabian
I'm just makin' a best guess effort. If we can...

I'm just makin' a best guess effort. If we can all agree on the 330 instead 350, I'll make the change.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,351
Posted By John Fabian
You are welcome. I'll update the Honda on the...

You are welcome. I'll update the Honda on the next go around.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,351
Posted By John Fabian
Spreadsheet Update

Weight / HP Update
There may be differences with manufacturer specs, but if the data is substantially wrong, let me know. Does the SYM Symba really have only 6.7 hp?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,351
Posted By John Fabian
Weight & HP Spreadsheet

Here's a spreadsheet:
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,393
Posted By John Fabian
Excellent Report (I'm Envious)

Three Dawg,

Thanks so much for the report. The words were insightful and the photos captivating. Your black & white work is lovely. What software do you use on the road for post processing? (What...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 294,705
Posted By John Fabian
Map?

BikerAl - you are zooming! I can't keep up with your great travels. I'm hoping one of the many followers here is making a map of your journey. I love to see one.

Keep rollin' & have fun.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,489
Posted By John Fabian
Sadly, no. The carb will not get enough oxygen at...

Sadly, no. The carb will not get enough oxygen at altitude and the scoot will come to a halt. The question is, at what altitude? Give it a go and have fun.
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 85,325
Posted By John Fabian
Hot Springs

If you pass Laird River Hot Springs, stop for a soak it is we'll worth it.
Also, in Muncho Lake, just south of the Hot Springs, is the Muncho Lake Lodge. Go in and check out their map in the dining...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 85,325
Posted By John Fabian
New Season

Have fun & be safe Ester. The bike looks great. I was in Tok a few weeks ago. Didn't know I was so close.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,492
Posted By John Fabian
Flip a coin and go.

Flip a coin and go.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,220
Posted By John Fabian
Great ride Tyler, thanks for sharing. What camera...

Great ride Tyler, thanks for sharing. What camera do you use?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By John Fabian
So you put the "removable set of Nelson-Rigg...

So you put the "removable set of Nelson-Rigg saddlebags" in the floorboard area and not over the rear seat like saddlebags?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By John Fabian
How do you secure the bottom bag clip to the bike?

How do you secure the bottom bag clip to the bike?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,435
Posted By John Fabian
Were you carrying gear on this trip or did you...

Were you carrying gear on this trip or did you have a support vehicle? Just curious. I do a lot of solo travel & carry loads of gear. Thanks for the bike comparisons.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,750
Posted By John Fabian
The BMW price point is so high I can not consider...

The BMW price point is so high I can not consider it best in any category except "Most Expensive."
I'm sure it is a dream to ride, it just costs too much. Let's remember, it's a scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,236
Posted By John Fabian
The Dragon et al

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/9502863198_7e3b375973_b.jpg
Here are all the routes I've ridden on my 150cc scooter around Great Smokey Mountain National Park. All were/are great.
This was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,829
Views: 864,577
Posted By John Fabian
Kentucky

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/9467768076_14db6dec96_o.jpg
Sometimes it's not the distance, but the depth.
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Voyage Ends

The Voyage ended in Durango, Colorado. I decided my bike was to unreliable to challenge the desert of the American Southwest. - John
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
<a...

<a href="http://l1616levoyageur.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130723-182649.jpg"><img src="http://l1616levoyageur.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130723-182649.jpg" alt="20130723-182649.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Now at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. It's raining &...

Now at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. It's raining & Ruby is running well. Read all about it in my journal -Le Voyageur- listed below. - John
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Layin' Low In Louisville

Rain, rain, & more rain with one good day in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Electrical problems caused me to truck the bike to Louisville, Kentucky where I have a friend and a place to work on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Respite

Had a welcome motel night in Gilbert, West Virginia. Woke refreshed & clean. Crossed into Kentucky at Matewan. Hatfield & McCoy territory. On way to Koomer Campgrounds in Daniel Boone National...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Rain Trucks Snakes

Being hammered by rain in central West Virginia. Oil & gas trucks roam through the hills. Black snakes come out to sun themselves. Had a spill in gravel pulling off road. All is well. May motel it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Day 6 & 7

Overcast & windy out of Watkin's Glen. Made good milage despite intermitment dounpours. Stealth camped in 45 degree weather. Remained warm & cozy. While packing, dropped bike & broke righthand...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Day 4 & 5

I am holding up in Watkins Glen, New York for two days. I want to explore the gorge in the Sate Park and spend some time at the racetrack where they are having a Porche club race.

Last night I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
DDay 3

Whitney Lake to Watkins Glen, New York
106 miles
Morning fog to afternoon heat.
Beautiful terrain in the Finger Lakes.
Camping at Whatkins Glen State Campground for two nights.
Porches are in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Day 2

Low 56 High 79
Thunderstorms with intermittent sun
Distance: 161.4 miles

Johnstonn, NY to Whitney Point, NY

A day of rain and plentifuul farms.

My current scoot is the same make and model...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Day 1

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 28
High 60s low 70s overcast & breezy
Starting odometer 9,112.1
Start time 11:15 am
End time 7:30
Ending odometer: 9,283.8
Distance = 171.7 miles
MPG 72.2

Hanover,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
Lite

:-) Given the great off-raoad riding and single track reports, my ride all on paved roads, where a set back is having to eat breakfast in a chain restaurant, is "Lite" by comparison. I appreciate...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By John Fabian
L1616 Le Voyageur

I begin a cross-country ride on my 150cc scooter tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28. I am calling the trip L1616 Le Voyageur A cross-country scamping adventure. Phase 1 is from my home in northern New...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 407,020
Posted By John Fabian
Your wonderful flower photos are a unique...

Your wonderful flower photos are a unique hallmark to your amazing adventure. Thank you and please post more.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By John Fabian
72

2008 CF Moto E-Charm, 150cc carburator (not efi) 72 mpg.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 407,020
Posted By John Fabian
Wave?

I missed it. What is "The Wave"?
The photo below led me to this link: The Wave (http://www.zionnational-park.com/coyote-buttes-paria.htm)
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By John Fabian
Oh Good on ya mates!

Oh Good on ya mates!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By John Fabian
I do not own, nor have I ridden this machine. But...

I do not own, nor have I ridden this machine. But I do have a 28" inseam. I lean over a lot. My most recent bike has a 30" seat height. I think it's too bad scooter manufacturers have not adopted...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,524
Posted By John Fabian
That photo says it all. I'm envious. I like...

That photo says it all. I'm envious. I like touring on a 150-200cc scooter because it makes me go a little slower an use secondary roads. My milage per day can range from 50 to 350 miles depending on...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,985
Posted By John Fabian
I have to agree with this statement. Nor should...

I have to agree with this statement. Nor should scooters, as currently defined, be a motorcycle benchmark. They are a different species.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By John Fabian
Thanks Dabears, that Chattanooga scooter looks...

Thanks Dabears, that Chattanooga scooter looks great. It's a good buy for someone. I too like SYM, particularly the HD 200. I think it's good value for money at $3,500 new. My question about long...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By John Fabian
Great replies all, thanks. I think this...

Great replies all, thanks. I think this particular bike, just out of the crate, sold for its asking price. The listing came down from CraigsList. I bought the same make and model used with 8,400...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 407,020
Posted By John Fabian
Camping

NomadGal,
How long on average does it take you to set up and break down your camp?
Your packed bike looks very well organized.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8116/8683198899_d3b540f329.jpg
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