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Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,413
Posted By happywanderer
Large wheels on my BV350 do equate to high seat...

Large wheels on my BV350 do equate to high seat (31 inches) but the Pet Carrier is cavernous (now that I removed EPA crap).
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,479
Posted By happywanderer
BV350 ... as stated it scoots. 75mph no problem....

BV350 ... as stated it scoots. 75mph no problem. 80mph no problem. Tops out in the 90s. Wonderful passing power from 40-70mph.

MPG so far for me on mixed riding city/hwy 2-up and single is...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,524
Posted By happywanderer
For the price... I'll happily keep my BV350. ...

For the price... I'll happily keep my BV350. Honda red is a nice color though....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 531,150
Posted By happywanderer
I'll offer my place

Seaside, CA (15th Infantry Ave)

Not much of a backyard to speak of for tents. But. Got a couch and two recliners that are comfy as well. Garage full of tools and a sears bike lift. Hot...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,340
Posted By happywanderer
Yep on modern Vespa forum a guy is selling a...

Yep on modern Vespa forum a guy is selling a bv350 for 4500. Steal it now. I bought a new bv350 10 days ago and love it. Very nice scooter. If you get it I don't think you'll regret it.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,457
Posted By happywanderer
Thanks Cortez - just never heard of the oil that...

Thanks Cortez - just never heard of the oil that was recommended. Wanted to make sure I can dump in pretty much any modern motorcycle oil. I'll likely go with mobil 1 15w50. I tend to like thicker...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,457
Posted By happywanderer
Question for those changing oil

Manual recommends eni i-Ride scooter 15W-50 ... any synth 15W-50 will work I'm assuming. ... Not to make this on oil thread - don't want to get flamed. just want to make sure the eni i-Ride crap...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,457
Posted By happywanderer
It does have a 31in seat height. So at a stop...

It does have a 31in seat height. So at a stop light you'd likely have to lean to one side a bit or at least not be able to flat foot it. For backing up - it is so lightweight, you can move it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,457
Posted By happywanderer
This is good news. I do my own wrenching too. ...

This is good news. I do my own wrenching too. I'm not overly worried about premature snappage. I'll check it to spec at the 6250 mark and if it is narrowing, hell - for 100 ducks, I'll just plunk...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,457
Posted By happywanderer
Pick up my BV today

Man - this was an interesting thread to read. I pick up my BV 350 today. :clap Really never pictured myself as a scooter guy, but heck it is one sweet little ride.

Actually went into the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Tag

Ok - so Ali was cold .. he wanted to warm up. I figured some wine might warm him up, and on the way we found a great hiding spot. So we went to a nearby WINERY ... not far from the grab location...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Pics of grab

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/83099860@N07/8196251293/" title="IMG_0009 by shooppaul@ymail.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8196251293_a6fec192fb.jpg" width="500"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Grab!

Burke Lake Park by the ampitheater (spelling?) ...

Recognized the sign from the pic...

Photos and tag location to follow

Exact location: 38.764093,-77.305546
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,842
Posted By happywanderer
Sunday Ride?

Temps this sunday are slated for 82 and sunny. Ride? Yes? I'm in.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,842
Posted By happywanderer
Should have ridden with you guys today. I led a...

Should have ridden with you guys today. I led a group out NWVA and had an experienced rider take a serious crash. :eek1 Brought an end to our good days riding.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By happywanderer
5 went out, 4 came home

Led a small group out today. On a twisty bit of road, the guy behind me on a BMW 1000 RR hit a bit of gravel on a right hand turn. He panicked, stood the bike up, road into the grass and then into...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
No grabs yet? Perhaps an early morning, commute...

No grabs yet? Perhaps an early morning, commute to work grab for me then :) Pretty sure I know the location.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I think I've been there before. On that road...

I think I've been there before.

On that road anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Really?!? They never close the front gate that I...

Really?!? They never close the front gate that I noticed... maybe thats a new thing ... jailbreak time for sure.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Ok ... all posted up now. Happy hunting.

Ok ... all posted up now.

Happy hunting.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
And for the grab... those pics are coming too. ...

And for the grab... those pics are coming too.

Grab Pics!!!

http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s428/happywandrr/P1030879.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Yes it is evening. Editing and will have pics up...

Yes it is evening. Editing and will have pics up as soon as they upload.

For those that can't wait .... here's the clues to the current tag...

"Ali, I swear I didn't take you hostage ... why...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I took the only way my GPS showed me with...

I took the only way my GPS showed me with avoidances turned on. Then I had to ride hard to try and beat the rain. I didn't.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I'll figure out pics later. Ali will be back...

I'll figure out pics later. Ali will be back tomorrow, but it will be evening before he's hidden. I'll explain in tomorrows post. It will make sense
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Ali had a long ride today through a lot of rain. ...

Ali had a long ride today through a lot of rain.

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/83099860@N07/7612330432/sizes/m/

Hopefully that pic shows up. If not let me know. More pics to come tomorrow AM
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Grab!!!

I got yer gator. And if you ever want to see him again, send coffee and donuts. LOTS!!!!

Seriously.....Ali and I are off on an adventure and I can't post pics yet.
But. Ali will be back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Back from vacation ... and still on vacation...

Back from vacation ... and still on vacation :clap Which means, tomorrow I'll be in full tagging and grabbing mode.

By the way - I figured out the current location but can't get out today ... So...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Since I'm not going because I'm being lazy...

Since I'm not going because I'm being lazy (spending time with the family), but I figured it out - I thought I'd just gloat :rofl

Figure this out before the sun sets in the West. You all really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
FINALLY ... last night at 0100 I was going to bed...

FINALLY ... last night at 0100 I was going to bed and BAM... figured out the clues. Man I was being thick. BUT ... I'm taking a pass on this one. Wrong direction for me in AM traffic. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Completely stumped. I'll find it though.

Completely stumped. I'll find it though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Are you guys all insomniac??? :huh those posts...

Are you guys all insomniac??? :huh those posts were at 0500!! Man I thought I got up early. Nice grab:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I didn't grab him this time either. Wasn't...

I didn't grab him this time either. Wasn't feelin good at all.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I didn't make the grab this morning as I was, and...

I didn't make the grab this morning as I was, and still am, suffering from some sort of wierd vertigo feeling. :huh Not good for riding.

If I get to feelin' better this afternoon though.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
I like these clues :) Not sayin' nuthin' er...

I like these clues :) Not sayin' nuthin' er nuthin' but that's almost on my way to work tomorrow :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Nice grab. :clap You were so close, you coulda...

Nice grab. :clap You were so close, you coulda stopped in for coffee.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
:nod

:nod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Sorry - I keep forgetting to but the Grab...

Sorry - I keep forgetting to but the Grab address. Here's a linky to the spot http://goo.gl/maps/riv9

Roughly at 38.579696,-77.428076 or 18176 Joplin Road. And yep, you were probably thinking of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Man its HOT

Is what Ali said.

So, as a sick joke I decided to hide him somewhere that really would be a Furnace. :evil

He didn't like the joke much, especially since his new hiding spot isn't far from a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Grab!!!!

Turns out I was mistaken. He was on Joplin road. Pics later

about an hour later....

Here's Ali!...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12,410
Views: 580,806
Posted By happywanderer
Not many clues to go on here.... Might be...

Not many clues to go on here....

Might be Joplin road, but I'm not sure. I ride that road at least twice a month and I don't recall that asphalt pulloff. All the pulloffs that I recall on Joplin...
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