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Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
Bike already hauls ass. Don't see the need! :^) ...

Bike already hauls ass. Don't see the need! :^)


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Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
Congratulations! I pegged the throttle on...

Congratulations!

I pegged the throttle on mine within 10 minutes of leaving the lot for the first time. Oops! I'm halfway through my second tanks of gas...just under 300mi. Still haven't gotten a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
That's not the case: It's a multi-lingual...

That's not the case: It's a multi-lingual document and all the pages (English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish) all state the same cargo capacity: 3kg.

I realize that it's the typical...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
I found the installation instructions for the 36l...

I found the installation instructions for the 36l OEM top case on the AF1racing.com site and it gave the weight limit as 3kg....6.6lbs. WTF? That's less than the weight of a gallon of milk!


Sent...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
Sounds good. Let me get the thing broken in. I'll...

Sounds good. Let me get the thing broken in. I'll give you a holler when I'm ready to do the Death Valley run. I've got a mind to do a day ride out there to get a steak lunch at the cafe at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
I'm kinda liking the bolster so far because of...

I'm kinda liking the bolster so far because of the support it provides.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
BV350 -- early thoughts!

Had a chance to bomb around town after work on surface streets. The BV has some real get-up-and-go. Going from my Zuma 125 to the BV is a quantum leap in performance. It's like I'm on a motorcycle in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
Obligatory pics of the new ride: Warning —...

Obligatory pics of the new ride:

Warning — Links are to large pictures but hey, you can get real up close and personal...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
BV350 -- early thoughts!

Whelp, I done did it. Got the new BV!

I took the long way to work by taking it on the 215 and the Summerlin Expressway to even-though-you're-not-supposed-to-on-a-new-bike open her up. It did an...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
Heading down to Freedom Cycle here in Vegas this...

Heading down to Freedom Cycle here in Vegas this morning to (hopefully) pick up my new BV 350. We'll see how this goes...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 19,465
Posted By aalegado
What top-cases are owners running? Piaggio's OEM...

What top-cases are owners running? Piaggio's OEM case, a Shad case, or what?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By aalegado
Surely, they were joking? Sorry about...

Surely, they were joking?

Sorry about calling you "Surely."
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,929
Posted By aalegado
I've got a 2009 Shiver with just under 18,000mi...

I've got a 2009 Shiver with just under 18,000mi on the clock. Bought it in February 2010, followed the maintenance schedule, and it's been riding strong and essentially trouble-free all this time.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,320
Posted By aalegado
I sat on a new Stelvio a few weeks back...feels...

I sat on a new Stelvio a few weeks back...feels good bro. It had the factory side- and top-cases. Was surprised that my Arai XD-3 fit in the top case with room to spare. The 8-frickin-gallon gas tank...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 71,577
Posted By aalegado
There's one or two of us. :D What...

There's one or two of us. :D

What alternatives was that salesman pushing?

I'm actually interested in the Hyperstrada as a replacement for my Shiver. The touring features (read: wind protection)...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 888,216
Posted By aalegado
Always keep your optics clean! Remember what...

Always keep your optics clean! Remember what happened to Chris Knight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Genius)! :D
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 888,216
Posted By aalegado
I think you might be referring here to devices...

I think you might be referring here to devices with integrated DC-to-DC converters which allow you to power, for example a 3.3V load from a 1.5V battery.

Your flashlight example is very good: A...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 888,216
Posted By aalegado
Correct, a resistor connected in series with an...

Correct, a resistor connected in series with an LED lamp will act to further limit the current and so will not smoke the LED. It will make the LED lamp dimmer or even cause it not to light up at all....
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By aalegado
Concrete isn't an issue. It's a myth that leaving...

Concrete isn't an issue. It's a myth that leaving a battery on a floor (cold or otherwise) will discharge it.

A lead acid battery has a self-discharge characteristic that occurs whenever it's not...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By aalegado
Based on your responses I think all evidence...

Based on your responses I think all evidence points to a bad battery. It's not holding a usable charge. Trickle charging might allow you to stretch the battery's service life and allow the scoot to...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By aalegado
Heat accelerates the self-discharge...

Heat accelerates the self-discharge characteristic of lead acid (wet, sealed, or AGM notwithstanding) batteries. Has it been very hot where you live/ride?

Maybe your battery is borderline and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,956
Posted By aalegado
I don't believe in the lack of turn signals...

I don't believe in the lack of turn signals either.

More and more I've been noticing that some cagers give off signs that they will execute a turn or a lane change. I notice things like their...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,682
Posted By aalegado
Add "Death Valley National Park" since it's...

Add "Death Valley National Park" since it's basically on the way from Sequoia NP to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Hell, might as well his Zion NP and Bryce Canyon since they're in the...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24,006
Views: 1,839,918
Posted By aalegado
Fox New. 'nuf said.

Fox New. 'nuf said.
Forum: Americas 08-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By aalegado
The storage unit idea seems like it would work....

The storage unit idea seems like it would work. Obviously you'd need an outside-access unit which usually means you're into 1-car garage-sized unit which could be a bit pricey for the X number of...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By aalegado
Potential Buzz-Kill: Is your CRF250 street legal,...

Potential Buzz-Kill: Is your CRF250 street legal, i.e. plated? If it isn't then you probably won't make it past the first US-to-Mexico border crossing!

I don't mean to say that the Border Patrol...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By aalegado
I visited an Los Angeles-area rendering plant...

I visited an Los Angeles-area rendering plant back in the 70's when my Dad worked for the Los Angeles Country Veterinary Pathology Lab (yup, he was "Quincy" but for animals) and I have to say that of...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 888,216
Posted By aalegado
I like these lamps! They're now on my farkle...

I like these lamps! They're now on my farkle list.

I have to address this issue...

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This Wrong Wrong Wrong.


If you follow this advice you will burn-out your LEDs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By aalegado
I am guilty of improperly securing a load and the...

I am guilty of improperly securing a load and the loss of it taught me a lesson I've carried with me ever since.

I was still in college driving home for the weekend. I had a "family heirloom"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By aalegado
Flying Ladders

Had a close call last Saturday. I was riding home from getting the bike serviced (an Aprilia Shiver) on the Summerlin Parkway here in Fabulous Las Vegas™.

The Parkway is 4 lanes, divided. Midday....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,891
Posted By aalegado
If you had a plastic hose you could have siphoned...

If you had a plastic hose you could have siphoned some gas out of your tank to give him a shot to making it to the next stop. 'course if you were on your last gallon or two or the next gas was too...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 821,489
Posted By aalegado
Moar!

http://alsplace.com/media/images/random/Moar_Boar_Wants_Moar.jpg
Forum: Americas 06-24-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,845
Posted By aalegado
Re: Buying a bike See if you can find a used...

Re: Buying a bike

See if you can find a used BMW F650GS (the older 650cc thumper, not the new 800cc twin). These FI bikes are all 50 State legal so a buyer in California won't have any issues, get...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By aalegado
Vegas to W. Linn, OR

H'lo gents. I'm planning a ride to visit a friend up in W. Linn, Oregon and to take in the sights along the way. I'm starting in Sin City and plan to make the ride during the last week of July. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,617
Posted By aalegado
:rofl :rofl :rofl

:rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 05-27-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,550
Posted By aalegado
You all will = Y'all'll Well, done. Full...

You all will = Y'all'll

Well, done. Full points awarded. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,901
Posted By aalegado
Prefacing the "f-you" with "With all due respect"...

Prefacing the "f-you" with "With all due respect" works too. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,799
Posted By aalegado
I rode my F650GS with the rear top case almost...

I rode my F650GS with the rear top case almost all the time...

http://smugmug.alsplace.com/2008/2008-05-29-LA-to-the-Bay-Tonys/IMG0932/311622064_Stcy6-L.jpg

I miss the convenience of such a...
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,578
Posted By aalegado
+1. My Shiver 750 accelerates to Speeding...

+1.

My Shiver 750 accelerates to Speeding Ticket/Stupid Fast a lot quicker than my F650GS did and feels deceptively slow while doing it. I expected that when I bought it but the actual experience...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By aalegado
I had a moment this Saturday: I was too...

I had a moment this Saturday:

I was too close to the car in front of me, he blipped his brakes, and in response I used too much back brake. Rear end broke loose but I could still steer the bike...
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