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Forum: Battle Scooters 07-01-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,485
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Geezer99: You ask about the earlier TMAXs. I...

Geezer99: You ask about the earlier TMAXs. I owned an '09 for few years so can give you my drift. (Also owned a '12 SW a few years later before I downsized last year).

My take on the '09 TMAX;...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,415
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Same here as longhaul747 noted: - My previous '07...

Same here as longhaul747 noted: - My previous '07 Reflex - low 70s; my '14 Burg 200 - consistently mid/upper 70s.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,686
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Recall Muffler Impact

The following is a copy of Suzuki USA's response regarding the muffler recall. Looks like a non-issue for MPG and power impact. :clap

Mcatvriv Support Today at 4:25 PM (Suzuki USA Customer...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey dafish - small favor on UK scooter costs....

Hey dafish - small favor on UK scooter costs. Your's appear to include road taxes, etc. that are a puzzle to US folks. Can you provide a breakdown of what a UK scoot costs so we have a better idea of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-17-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Couple of points folks: 1) I strongly suspect...

Couple of points folks:
1) I strongly suspect the MPG number is calculated in Imperial gallons which are 1.2 US gallons and we (US) don't have the idle stop function available so take the MPG...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,686
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah - I was kind of thinking along those lines...

Yeah - I was kind of thinking along those lines myself. Just got the call from my dealer notifying me about the recall. Wife took the call so I didn't talk with them directly.

I just sent an...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-28-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,201
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah - Dave Hough covers that more than...

Yeah - Dave Hough covers that more than adequately in his books. One caveat I've learned from experience - taking the inside of the lane on curves at the apex means you are trusting that some num-nut...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,201
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yep - practice really is your best friend. :clap ...

Yep - practice really is your best friend. :clap

One thing I learned as an advantage with scooters that offer a solid feet forward with butt-rest configuration: As I moved up the MPH levels in...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,201
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Just a couple of comments: (For reference -...

Just a couple of comments: (For reference - started riding at age 57 in 2007 at retirement and have owned: '09 SYM Mio, '07 Reflex ABS, '09 TMAX, '09 MP3 400, '12 SilverWing and a Honda VFR 1200 DCT....
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-20-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP: Sounds like you already have experience with...

OP: Sounds like you already have experience with knee damage. My suggestion would be to go higher end than you've noted. Personally I prefer Dainese gear for knee and elbow protection when I wear...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-07-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Can't accurately comment on how a particular...

Can't accurately comment on how a particular dealer would respond to a refurb request. It requires a fair amount of labor time but the parts are generally not much.

The unit is 7 plus years old...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
JMO - I'd skip it - seems seriously high $s for...

JMO - I'd skip it - seems seriously high $s for an '08. My former '12 is listed at my trade-in dealer here in MD for $5499 w/4100 miles and I think it could be had for less than the ask price. KBB...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-27-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Right on! At least someone got it. :clap

Right on! At least someone got it. :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-27-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
No offense was taken and no apology necessary. I...

No offense was taken and no apology necessary. I perhaps need to work on better clarity when trying to be humorous. :D Ride safe.

PS - I'll pass on a little known insider tip about about the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-26-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well darn - I guess I won't make it as a...

Well darn - I guess I won't make it as a comedian, lame or otherwise - bummer! The post was entirely a "tongue in cheek" missive directed to a scooter community audience for a few hopefully light...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I don't quite understand your question - perhaps...

I don't quite understand your question - perhaps a little more clarity/expansion and I'll be happy to answer anything.
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Damn! Couldn't have said it better myself. :clap

Damn! Couldn't have said it better myself. :clap
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,563
Posted By Pilgrim21784
JB - those of us who enjoy following your many...

JB - those of us who enjoy following your many interesting and informative posts are going to take the above bolded quote with a LARGE dose of salt. It would be hard to imagine you being done with...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,563
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah - I understand and generally agree with your...

Yeah - I understand and generally agree with your point. But I can also understand the Dealer's perspective. It is advertised as being in mint condition (which it is).

Mint condition in dealer...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
As is hopefully obvious - I selected the 500cc...

As is hopefully obvious - I selected the 500cc mark on a purely arbitrary basis to gig the mid/upper level motorcycle community cohort. Having owned 250/400 cc rides - yes they are perfectly within a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-24-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,922
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Maxi scooter problems in the us market

THE REAL PROBLEMS OF UPPER END MAXI-SCOOTERS IN THE US MARKET

NOTE: FOR CLARITY IN THIS POST - The author is arbitrarily defining an upper end Maxi as being a 500cc or larger machine. The...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,563
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Nope - wouldn't ever think of messing with you,...

Nope - wouldn't ever think of messing with you, Amigo! :D

Prior to trading-in the SW in the first week of Dec, I listed it on Cycle Trader for $5,500 in mid Oct. - would have taken $5K - cash...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,563
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My Previous '12 SilverWing - Dealer Trade-In

http://www.ellicottcitymotorsports.com/pre_owned_list.asp?category=12&ModelYearFrom=1900&ModelYearThru=2016&PriceFrom=0&PriceThru=999999999&mfg=0&ModelSearch=&submit=GO

LOCATION: ELLICOTT CITY MD...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,993
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Kudos! - You present a well reasoned viewpoint...

Kudos! - You present a well reasoned viewpoint with which I won't totally disagree. BUT - memories of the DN-01, the VFR1200 DCT, the non-US available Integra and most recently, the MN4, cast a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-21-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,993
Posted By Pilgrim21784
HEY - really appreciate your post :clap. I love...

HEY - really appreciate your post :clap. I love data and didn't catch that article - many thank!.

Regarding why Honda may be ill advised in not servicing niche markets:

1) Continuance of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,993
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hmnn - I'll have to respectfully disagree. The...

Hmnn - I'll have to respectfully disagree. The auto feature is for sure, an attraction to some folks - especially for those of us with wrecked left ankles which deters shifting action. Pain kinda...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-21-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Guess you missed it - try reading the existing...

Guess you missed it - try reading the existing thread on this review - folks have already commented on it.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043809
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,993
Posted By Pilgrim21784
/\ Don't think you can go wrong with a B650 -...

/\ Don't think you can go wrong with a B650 - just too much weight for me and I happily opted for the SW, now downsized to a B200. Getting old is a b**** - but beats the alternative. As long as one...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,993
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Very Interesting Thread

Kudos to the OP - a very interesting discussion topic! :clap

Honda's maxi-scooter position in the US is hard to comprehend. The demise of the SilverWing seems to indicate that it is abandoning the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-20-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,306
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey - if you're talking CA freeways - Dear Lord -...

Hey - if you're talking CA freeways - Dear Lord - bigger is way better!!! A 150cc Vespa is a good way to get killed on your freeways. I would not venture there on my B200 for love or money.

Me -...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-20-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,306
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey Fizzy - correct me if I'm wrong - but haven't...

Hey Fizzy - correct me if I'm wrong - but haven't you owned both rides? I know you were kind enough to answer some questions on your B200 for me awhile back and I seem to remember you had a Forza as...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-18-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,201
Posted By Pilgrim21784
It is an absolute deal breaker for me. Honda lost...

It is an absolute deal breaker for me. Honda lost a Forza sale a few months ago because I couldn't find an ABS model in my area. I bought a Burgman 200 to get the ABS feature. No ABS - no sale for...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-17-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,306
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My $0.02: That review is highly inaccurate -...

My $0.02: That review is highly inaccurate - IMNHO. They are two fairly different rides. I looked seriously at the Forza, test rode it and couldn't find an ABS model in my area so I bought the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-15-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 17,668
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well Damn! I Just Downsized!

I owned and loved an '09 TMAX. It was a superb ride - except for the absence of ABS. In my riding environment - Bambi and wet conditions were my highest risk and the lack of ABS brakes for this way...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-08-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,690
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Its just a friendly discussion - FACTS are just...

Its just a friendly discussion - FACTS are just that and IMHO - good to have discourse about. :D
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-08-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,690
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Amigo - (major chuckle, no exhale required :D)...

Amigo - (major chuckle, no exhale required :D) its not about any defensive reaction to a "diss" on my current ride. Anyone's opinion on that is irrelevant to me personally - my cash, my choice. Its...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-08-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,690
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Amigo - the above post is a really, really...

Amigo - the above post is a really, really surprising across-the-board assertion (PARTICULARLY ABSENT HARD DATA TO BACK IT UP). You have an established history of informative, well reasoned and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-27-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 207,697
Posted By Pilgrim21784
longhaul747 is pretty much dead on: My $0.002 -...

longhaul747 is pretty much dead on: My $0.002 - if weight is not an issue - go for the used SW. JMHO. The Forza weighs in at 422-ish & the SW at 551. I had to downsize from my '12 SW and ended up...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 207,697
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yep - that was my attitude as well. Just couldn't...

Yep - that was my attitude as well. Just couldn't find an ABS version within a comfortable travel distance when I looked recently. I settled for Suzuki's Burgman 200 ABS and am happy with it. The...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some...

I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some "temperature wimpitis" is going around! (Hopefully it's obvious that I'm just joshing - no offense intended :D). The topic is very much on my current...
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