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Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 714,787
Posted By vader1
Thanks for the response. I am pretty handy with...

Thanks for the response. I am pretty handy with cars, especially imports and have good metric tools but have no familiarity with motorcycle engines. Not fearful, just new to them.

In general, how...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 714,787
Posted By vader1
Dumb question from a novice.....

I am looking at this bike and I have a question, if the warranty from Honda is a year unlimited miles does this cover any changes to valve spec?

Been reading this whole thread and have seen...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,553
Posted By vader1
I am a fairly new rider, but here is my 2 cents. ...

I am a fairly new rider, but here is my 2 cents.

I decided to get a motorcycle license at 43 because I rented scooters in Hawaii and thought they were fun. I enjoy the MSC and liked riding a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 139,543
Posted By vader1
Yeah, but I was not thinking of the BV, I like...

Yeah, but I was not thinking of the BV, I like the new Piaggio X10 300. It probably will be slower than the Kymco as well, but it is a nice machine.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 139,543
Posted By vader1
From the spec sheet it is down 20cc's but I am...

From the spec sheet it is down 20cc's but I am sure the Honda wizards have it making as much or slightly more power than the Kymco. It is quite a bit heavier though and unless it puts out lots more...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,081
Posted By vader1
And yet you still bought one.

And yet you still bought one.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,081
Posted By vader1
Eh, I have owned an old roadster and had to get...

Eh, I have owned an old roadster and had to get parts from England. My wife has an antique Rolex from her dead grandmother that has to be sent to Europe to be serviced. One of my father's clients had...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,081
Posted By vader1
Yeah I get that, but I guess what I am saying is...

Yeah I get that, but I guess what I am saying is that if you buy one, first you can count on it being reliable, but second, if it is not, it would be a hassle but you can probably find help and parts...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,081
Posted By vader1
I just got back from a trip to Europe and the...

I just got back from a trip to Europe and the three wheeled Piaggio's are easily the number one scooter in Paris. Thousands of them. I would guess the design goes great with their rainy-ass...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,147
Posted By vader1
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,337
Posted By vader1
I don't own an Agility, but I do have a Kymco and...

I don't own an Agility, but I do have a Kymco and can tell you they are solid. I just know that they are a couple Agility owners on "ScootDawg" and they rave about them.

And I am not sure about...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By vader1
I think they are a bargain option for a used...

I think they are a bargain option for a used touring scooter. I regularly see them for sale used and even a leftover new one here or there that is a few years old. They went fuel injection a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
Posted By vader1
Greyhound, I am a little like you, 43,...

Greyhound,

I am a little like you, 43, never ridden a motorcycle/scooter before and decided I wanted one. Got the MC license and then decided to go a little overboard and got the Downtown 300...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,843
Posted By vader1
The dealer where I bought my Downtown has sold a...

The dealer where I bought my Downtown has sold a couple Downtowns as far as I know but about a half dozen People 300's. I like the Downtown better just because I like the look, though I wish I could...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 192,475
Posted By vader1
So has anyone determined the top speed of the PCX...

So has anyone determined the top speed of the PCX 150? Governed by the ECU like the 125, or just determined by power versus heft?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,059
Posted By vader1
I'd much rather have the SYM Wolf 250ni or known...

I'd much rather have the SYM Wolf 250ni or known as the T2 in many countries. I think it is a cool looking little bike, but if the 150 is $3K then I doubt SYM would get the 250 priced well enought to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 192,475
Posted By vader1
Huh. My bad. Thought I read that in a US review...

Huh. My bad. Thought I read that in a US review somewhere but I guess not.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 192,475
Posted By vader1
Fuel mileage

Another note on PCX mileage, Honda boosts the mileage by using an engine cut at stops after the engine is warm. If you sit at a stoplight it cuts out and a twist of the throttle and you are moving....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,179
Posted By vader1
The dealer is HIGH

I bought a one year leftover 2011 Downtown 300 a few months ago, and two dealers quoted me a thousand off sticker without even haggling (and that included prep) so I basically paid $4600 plus TTL. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,817
Posted By vader1
The only issue I had with mine so far was a hard...

The only issue I had with mine so far was a hard start nearing the bottom of the tank. People suggested opening the fuel cap, which sucked in a big gulp of air and problem solved.

I really like...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By vader1
Sorry to hear it. GO THUNDER!

Sorry to hear it.

GO THUNDER!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
nice find!

nice find!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By vader1
Hee, hee, hee.

Hee, hee, hee.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By vader1
Please post a link to what you find here or the...

Please post a link to what you find here or the Kymco forum Cortez.

I love my Downtown and did 150 miles or so on it yesterday on some nice twisty roads. The bike is powerful enough for whatever...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
Well it looks like you don't mind spending a bit...

Well it looks like you don't mind spending a bit of money. There are lots of good scooters out there now, and if you have the bug and a Sym 250 was kind of in your wheelhouse, you might try dropping...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
When a seller lies, it is time to RUN away as...

When a seller lies, it is time to RUN away as fast as you can.

If I were an interested party, knowing all that I know about it now, I'd pay $1500 at the most because it looks poorly cared for,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
Yeah I had read a lot on Scootdawg about the...

Yeah I had read a lot on Scootdawg about the resetting odometers, but it sounds as if the seller is misrepresenting the bike.

When a seller lies, it is time to RUN away as fast as you can.
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,428
Posted By vader1
I am not a litigious person, but I think EVERY...

I am not a litigious person, but I think EVERY time a rider is hit by a car they should sue. Just because when there are as many poor, broke people who paid big lawsuits for hitting a cyclist as...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,250
Posted By vader1
Looks like a nice ride. The split rear...

Looks like a nice ride.

The split rear grab rail kind of freaks me out. Looks like you could get pierced in the back if you had a freak accident or something. Is that standard or an...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
I think I inquired about it before I bought my...

I think I inquired about it before I bought my Kymco. I don't know that there is something so strange about the scooter as there is about the old lady selling it.

She was just kind of wierd. She...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By vader1
This would not happen to be offered by a nice but...

This would not happen to be offered by a nice but kind of strange woman in MN would it?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By vader1
How tall is she and what is the budget? Just...

How tall is she and what is the budget? Just highway cruising or do you want some fast riding?

I'd say used T-Max or Majesty, maybe a 400 Burger or even Silverwing. I'd suggest my Downtown 300i...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,259
Posted By vader1
I am 5'6". Try the Downtown if you don't mind...

I am 5'6". Try the Downtown if you don't mind the "touring" style. Perfect bike for the shorter rider, plenty of pep and great wind protection. And as I posted in another thread, it aint hard to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,424
Posted By vader1
You may want to try a Kymco People 300 on for...

You may want to try a Kymco People 300 on for giggles if you have a dealer that test rides them. I have the Downtown 300i, and the People is made for the bigger folk and a little more sporty. But...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-14-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,358
Posted By vader1
My suggestions..... Kymco Yager 200i...

My suggestions.....

Kymco Yager 200i (dealer will take $2800 for a new one, trust me ;) ) Kind of ugly, but ok in the right color. Fuel injected 175 cc, great milage, water cooled,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,341
Posted By vader1
[QUOTE=go.duesouth;18370574]The Kymco Downtown...

[QUOTE=go.duesouth;18370574]The Kymco Downtown 300i is another one you can throw into the mix. Motorcycle.com 2010 scooter of the year. There is another thread about it if your interested. QUOTE]
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Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,937
Posted By vader1
I bought a Downtown for most of the reasons you...

I bought a Downtown for most of the reasons you are looking at with the exception that I am short and it is for short people. From most of my reading, the comfort level on the Downtown starts...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,616
Posted By vader1
Is the driver of the Grand Prix aware that...

Is the driver of the Grand Prix aware that Pontiac went under due to horrible product?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,087
Posted By vader1
Bumping an old thread. I guess I wanted to...

Bumping an old thread.

I guess I wanted to add a couple worthless things after reading through this. I just bought a Downtown. I can't give you a review because I have never ridden it and the...
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