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Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 17,467
Posted By Motovista
Nice bike. Hopefully they will bring over one of...

Nice bike. Hopefully they will bring over one of the big wheel scooters next.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,134
Posted By Motovista
Before World War Two, superchargers and...

Before World War Two, superchargers and turbochargers were allowed in MotoGP. After the war, they weren't. It's sort of like the turbine car at Indy. If they hadn't regulated them out of existence...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,324
Posted By Motovista
Overall, Vespa and most Piaggio products are not...

Overall, Vespa and most Piaggio products are not as reliable as the scooters made by the Japanese companies or Kymco. Out of all the large modern Vespa models, the GTS 250 seems to have the most...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,196
Posted By Motovista
It's not cheap, but Scootering magazine out of...

It's not cheap, but Scootering magazine out of the UK is pretty thorough. http://www.scootering.com/
(http://www.scootering.com/)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,147
Posted By Motovista
I've been pulled over for speeding twice in the...

I've been pulled over for speeding twice in the last few months on my Vespa GT200 because here in South Carolina, Mopeds can only be ridden at 25 miles per hour.
And in the Cannonball, a woman...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,937
Posted By Motovista
Vespa ET4 or LX150 with Kenda K761s would do what...

Vespa ET4 or LX150 with Kenda K761s would do what you want. The all metal body is strong, and there are more heavy duty racks for them than just about any other scooter made.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,262
Posted By Motovista
The roller weights in the Piaggio 3V are very...

The roller weights in the Piaggio 3V are very heavy (15g.) for a bike that size. Once you go down a couple grams, the bike is a lot quicker. I would like to see how the bike does with the same weighs...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,558
Posted By Motovista
I had a Caberg Justisimo for years, but when they...

I had a Caberg Justisimo for years, but when they quit selling them in the US, I went with a Shark Evoline 3, and it is a very comfortable and light helmet, and I really like the way you can ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By Motovista
I've met Joel Martin a few times, and I think his...

I've met Joel Martin a few times, and I think his biggest issue was not changing with the times. He had a lot of parts that nobody else had, but a lot of his inventory was parts for models that were...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By Motovista
That model was offered by Tomos, also built by...

That model was offered by Tomos, also built by SYM. Supposed to be a pretty good bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By Motovista
It's a common enough shock design, if someone can...

It's a common enough shock design, if someone can come up with the length of the shock when it is off the bike, it should be easy to find an aftermarket shock that will work.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
That's a hard one, because the Vespa body is so...

That's a hard one, because the Vespa body is so strong that you can beat it a lot before something breaks. I've got a couple of big dents in my exhaust from the potholes and softball size gravel from...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
That's not going to be enough. I've got a very...

That's not going to be enough. I've got a very clever plan in the works for next time.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By Motovista
FA Italia makes a good rear rack that doesn't...

FA Italia makes a good rear rack that doesn't fold down, and will take the OEM topcase, and probably any other topcase. The Piaggio rear rack folds down and you put the topcase on it. You can also...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
There were 4 women in the event.

There were 4 women in the event.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
Dabinche was an incredible competitor. On the...

Dabinche was an incredible competitor. On the cannonball site, his slogan was "In it to Win It," but it should have been "Win or Die Trying". He rode that little Honda like a madman on a mission...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
partay on Gartth. Sounds like a blast. I feel...

partay on Gartth. Sounds like a blast. I feel like I've beern carbo loading for this event for the last fifteen years, and have done way too much of that sitting in the truck, so I'm really looking...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
I'm heading out tomorrow. First a 440 mile ride...

I'm heading out tomorrow. First a 440 mile ride to Tennessee, and then via truck and trailer to Hyder. Oldest girl is going to be running the store while I'm gone. We've been working together for...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,444
Posted By Motovista
Neat. I've never seen one of those in the US...

Neat. I've never seen one of those in the US before. They are very common in South America. Suzuki also makes or made one that you see from time to time.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
You're up early. This guy physically has the...

You're up early. This guy physically has the Heidenau and offers quick shipping. Because it's crunch time though, I would definitely contact the seller and make sure he will ship out in time before...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
That's a tough size to find, and with the...

That's a tough size to find, and with the Memorial Day weekend, shipping is going to be difficult. Seems like if you want to be sure to get something before you leave, a Power Pure or K66 would be a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By Motovista
It's a conspiracy of the oil companies to keep...

It's a conspiracy of the oil companies to keep this off the market, just like they did the 100 mpg carburetor back in the 1930s.
Given how fucked up the world is over the price of food these days,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
If the Aprilia is a di-tech, that's not a choice...

If the Aprilia is a di-tech, that's not a choice I would have made, and it appears he's keeping it a 50, which is interesting. An older Aprilia SR50 would be much more competitive, because you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motovista
Italjet switched engines on the Torpedo in about...

Italjet switched engines on the Torpedo in about 2001 and the ones in the US have the Piaggio 2T engine. My Velocifero has the Morini engine, and my Torpedo has the Piaggio engine and about 23000...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
If you've got the space, 4 80 lb. bags of cement...

If you've got the space, 4 80 lb. bags of cement would be handy.:evil
Good luck, and see you in Hyder.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
So today I got a GoPro3+ then got on Amazon and...

So today I got a GoPro3+ then got on Amazon and got a lot of stuff for my GoPro, a still camera for the checkpoints, and got a bunch of tools that I hope I don't need. and more navigation supplies. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motovista
You can get a 40/45 BA20D bulb, in either the...

You can get a 40/45 BA20D bulb, in either the tulip or the modern looking shape, which should be okay in the stock housing. Going to 55/60 is usually where they start to melt. PIAA makes a good BA20D...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,442
Posted By Motovista
FWIW, Yamaha sent out a service memo to dealers...

FWIW, Yamaha sent out a service memo to dealers about six years ago stating that all Yamaha motorcycles produced since 1988 have ethanol resistant fuel systems. It might be a bad tank of gas, a bit...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
If enough people bring enough cold weather gear,...

If enough people bring enough cold weather gear, the weather will be in the 90s.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motovista
You might not be able to put in a higher wattage...

You might not be able to put in a higher wattage bulb, but you can put in one that puts out more light, if you can get a halogen bulb. The new version of the Scarabeo probably uses a more modern...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 89,778
Posted By Motovista
If you get down to Charleston and need anything...

If you get down to Charleston and need anything done to your bike, let me know. We are always happy to help out an overlander.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motovista
It's a good solid little bike, and should run for...

It's a good solid little bike, and should run for a long time. It appears to have the Minarelli engine, which is good, because that's one of the most common 2 stroke engines out there. Lots of engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Motovista
That is one great looking Italjet. It's like a...

That is one great looking Italjet. It's like a rideable work of art. Italjet is by far my favorite brand of scooter. They were extremely innovative with the first metal twist and go, the big wheel...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
I just realized that you could have entered that...

I just realized that you could have entered that in the Cannonball. It meets three of the 5 requirements to be considered a Scooter as far as the rules go. Step Through Frame, Leg Shielding and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,602
Posted By Motovista
Looks like a great ride.

Looks like a great ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
Might want to carry snow chains. They got 3 feet...

Might want to carry snow chains. They got 3 feet of snow in Wyoming and Colorado.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,122
Posted By Motovista
We used to tape it to the ones on either side....

We used to tape it to the ones on either side. it's like a splint, but you can wear shoes. If you go to the doctor, they might put you in a boot that makes it difficult to ride your scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,751
Posted By Motovista
So you like the T-Max, and you like the Ducati...

So you like the T-Max, and you like the Ducati 749. Why not combine them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzliWh3VT-E

Or add a turbo to your tmax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSr6tBCLoc
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Motovista
Something else that you can do with a small...

Something else that you can do with a small scooter is haul a surfboard. There are companies that make racks just for scooters.
Because of where you live, a 150 makes a lot more sense, since you...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Motovista
If you want a very fast two stroke, you can put...

If you want a very fast two stroke, you can put together two Gilera 180cc engines, like this
http://www.pctunerup.com/up/image.php?src=_201008/20100813221235_b1.jpg...
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