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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Considering the level of generalizations from the...

Considering the level of generalizations from the author of said statistic...

Arizona is awesome that it allows street legal licensing of ATV's and UTV's.

Red, you could get a quad and go...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,493
Posted By brianwheelies
Where did you read valve lash at every 2,000...

Where did you read valve lash at every 2,000 miles? That seems too low for a modern liquid cooled engine from Yamaha. They have the industry's longest valve lash inspections. Mostly pertains to their...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
That is the iridium plug.

That is the iridium plug.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
I watched an Asian YouTube video showing the...

I watched an Asian YouTube video showing the screw and lock nut adjusters. They are easily accessible and do not require major Tupperware removal.

Not sure on frequency though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By brianwheelies
Check the alignment of the subframe. Those bikes...

Check the alignment of the subframe. Those bikes have one piece frame/subframes. A drop will have the seat pointed off alignment.

Great bikes though.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Oh, can you ride down into the mine? As...

Oh, can you ride down into the mine?

As always; cool pics!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
I like that jacket. That looks like perfect...

I like that jacket.

That looks like perfect terrain for Trail or a TW200. That would be great fun cruising through the hills. Do you think you will get bored once you have been around to each area...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By brianwheelies
Congrats on a good looking stable. Is the...

Congrats on a good looking stable.

Is the Aprilia going up for sale now?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By brianwheelies
People are extremely lazy?

People are extremely lazy?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By brianwheelies
I had one as a kid. I used my legs to push it all...

I had one as a kid. I used my legs to push it all over the place.

Who needs 40 lbs and a charger?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 31,020
Posted By brianwheelies
Are you taking a ride to the LA Auto Show?

Are you taking a ride to the LA Auto Show?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,882
Posted By brianwheelies
Yes sir! I have kicked around the idea of...

Yes sir!

I have kicked around the idea of getting one after reading their(and Binh's) report. Highly capable steed.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 31,020
Posted By brianwheelies
Still have the bike. The baby keeps me home...

Still have the bike. The baby keeps me home whenever I am not working. Could use a good high mileage day though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,705
Posted By brianwheelies
Don't forget the transmission on the KTM. It was...

Don't forget the transmission on the KTM. It was missing 4th gear multiple times. Maybe next year that will be ironed out.

The KTM sounds awesome but by the video it seems they are all good bikes....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,882
Posted By brianwheelies
Maybe a column for actual capacity versus what...

Maybe a column for actual capacity versus what the manufacturer calls it(Kymco 200, SYM 200, BV350, Vespa 300, etc are all smaller than indicated by over 20cc).
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,882
Posted By brianwheelies
So they say. A real sheep in sheep's clothing.

So they say. A real sheep in sheep's clothing.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
I love scenery too as well as a twisty road but I...

I love scenery too as well as a twisty road but I can turn mile after mile on a straight road as well. Go long enough and a loud mind can be silenced. I always enjoyed the meditative state.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,882
Posted By brianwheelies
If measured at the wheel that is healthy output....

If measured at the wheel that is healthy output. My old DR650 put out 35hp to the rear wheel.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 31,020
Posted By brianwheelies
Sam, keep scooting! Since my riding is...

Sam, keep scooting!

Since my riding is nonexistent the reports here are all I get.

The area with the equestrian properties looks great.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By brianwheelies
I know you try to be a voice of reason but it...

I know you try to be a voice of reason but it takes a listening and capable audience to make use of your efforts.

Your target audience is lost on that.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Yes unless you visited the upholsterer.

Yes unless you visited the upholsterer.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mkbWo_ROGwQ?list=UUDr-sZ_Ghg_VmXxDFZxSJtw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Beat me to it. Our local dealer(the only one I am...

Beat me to it. Our local dealer(the only one I am willing to do business with) still does not have it. I drove over there today and nothing.

It is now getting colder here so there is less of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Ha ha. I also mentioned private party to...

Ha ha.

I also mentioned private party to Longhaul before. Maybe consignment. Still cannot believe the Yammy arrived in Longhaul's dealer before here.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By brianwheelies
Happens all of the time. They get better toys...

Happens all of the time. They get better toys since they are not Harley and sportbike obsessed as the US.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By brianwheelies
Did you ever check a service or owner's manual? I...

Did you ever check a service or owner's manual? I know the modern day Porsche's have their batteries tucked away and the provide easily accessible jumper terminals. Was very impressed while jumping...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By brianwheelies
I like it! Get some knobbies on there, stat!

I like it! Get some knobbies on there, stat!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By brianwheelies
It looks OK. Actually, that seat looks very...

It looks OK. Actually, that seat looks very comfortable. There should be a front trunk with that long snout.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Red, now that you are settled and exploring, are...

Red, now that you are settled and exploring, are you going to do anything for monetary gain or is this official retirement?

When meeting you, you did not look of retirement age.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By brianwheelies
Not trying to buck the opinion trend but that...

Not trying to buck the opinion trend but that thing is some poor decaling away from looking Chinese designed to me.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Ironic that a Prius is right behind it!

Ironic that a Prius is right behind it!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
If this Yamaha performs like the SYM HD200 EVO I...

If this Yamaha performs like the SYM HD200 EVO I will be very impressed. I would take it almost anywhere with that performance.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Not going to quote the mega pics but good job Red...

Not going to quote the mega pics but good job Red and Horizontal. Looks like a great place to explore. Don't do everything so quick and become bored!

Scooterboi, the meme is awesome.

Vegas was...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Exactly. I have done my share of modding. Trying...

Exactly. I have done my share of modding. Trying to not get caught up in that again. Just give me the faster, better looking one please.

What was that Gore-tx, you are playing with tuning forks?!...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Jim, the thread title was done in jest. Like...

Jim, the thread title was done in jest.

Like yourself, I am doing my own thing and not too concerned about others.

The Smax does speak to me though. The Honda never did.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
I think the Smax looks worlds better than the PCX...

I think the Smax looks worlds better than the PCX and functionally/performance speaking, it has it beat there too.

Easy choice for me.

The gas mileage of the PCX is impressive. It should net 40...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,113
Posted By brianwheelies
Hate to say it but moto journalism is the pits....

Hate to say it but moto journalism is the pits. Reading modern day reviews gives no sense of what a motorcycle feels like.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-yamaha-smax-first-ride
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
Awesome but give me a TDI conversion over Suby...

Awesome but give me a TDI conversion over Suby power.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 171,079
Posted By brianwheelies
The real truck is in the back!

The real truck is in the back!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By brianwheelies
Looks good. The older I get the more visible I...

Looks good. The older I get the more visible I want to be.
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