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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 04:43 PM
Replies: 104
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Posted By aalegado
I think it's the fuel pump. Spent a few hours...

I think it's the fuel pump. Spent a few hours taking off body panels and looking at connectors. Tried the ignition a few times during the process and noticed that there wasn't any smell of unburned...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I've finally got some time to take a good look at...

I've finally got some time to take a good look at the scooter. I got a feeling I won't find anything...I need a Piaggio diagnostic computer.

Been weird to ride my Aprilia the last few days...the...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:21 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Probably. It's got me thinking I might have to...

Probably. It's got me thinking I might have to take my Aprilia on this ride instead of the Beverly...

http://alsplace.com/media/images/moto/my_shiver/2012-08-11/thumb/IMG_4556.JPG...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Well, shit. Took the Beverly down to Fry's...

Well, shit.

Took the Beverly down to Fry's to pick up some items for a client. About an hour later I went to start it up it wouldn't stay lit. Engine would crank strongly but either wouldn't start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By aalegado
I ran over a ladder that was flat-spinning on the...

I ran over a ladder that was flat-spinning on the road after flying off a pick-up from the #4 lane to the #1 lane where I was. I lucked out that by the time I ran over it, it was oriented...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I'm considering bypassing Yellowstone/Sturgis/My...

I'm considering bypassing Yellowstone/Sturgis/My Rushmore so that I can get back east sooner therefore making it more likely that I'll have time/money to include the New England states in the ride.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
That's definitely a "Phuket, Time to do a Cross...

That's definitely a "Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride!" My situation is on the "other side" of wife/kids/mortgage though you have to substitute "dogs" for "kids." :D

More power to him!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
One third the price would be around $110. The...

One third the price would be around $110. The piece cost is probably in the order of $20-$40 not including model-specific mounting plates. A mounting plate kit would probably cost another $20. They'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Too bad then they don't turn up in Google...

Too bad then they don't turn up in Google searches for BV350 rear top cases.


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Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
The top-case arrived a day ahead of schedule....

The top-case arrived a day ahead of schedule. Pics:

http://alsplace.com/media/images/moto/my_beverly/2014-09-02/thumb/IMG_3763.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I was wondering about this and figured parking...

I was wondering about this and figured parking would be a bear so was thinking just what you suggested: Leave the scooter at the motel/lodgings and take public transit to the Smithsonian.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I'd drop it as I rushed to hide it when riding in...

I'd drop it as I rushed to hide it when riding in stares where radar is illegal!


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Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

Hey, that gadget is cheaper than the thing i was planning on making! Will order...

I'm still going to modify my SPOT for external power. I've got to replace the current set of batteries so that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,194
Posted By aalegado
I reviewed the diagrams for replacing the bulb on...

I reviewed the diagrams for replacing the bulb on the headlight of my BV350. Usual "what the hell angle are they showing in this diagram" nonsense but I know I can do it just not sure how long it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I was able to set-up my "dashboard" today: ...

I was able to set-up my "dashboard" today:

http://alsplace.com/media/images/moto/my_beverly/2014-08-31/thumb/IMG_3709.jpg (http://alsplace.com/media/images/moto/my_beverly/2014-08-31/IMG_3709.jpg)...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I've been a member forever! Can I get free maps...

I've been a member forever! Can I get free maps nationwide? It's not just limited to the region you live in?


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Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

I will be buying paper maps along the way. Not only do I use them for navigation they serve as souvenirs of the trip. Given the distance I'll be covering I will end up with a lot of maps which will...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
No worries. :D

No worries. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I know about that option but it will create a...

I know about that option but it will create a route with too much initial detail when I don't know what I want to see or where I want to go.

I think my intended use of Google Maps isn't what every...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
All the comments/opinions are welcome...I...

All the comments/opinions are welcome...I wouldn't have started the thread otherwise!

I'll point out that, like fishing, a bad day riding is better than a good day at the office. So even if I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

I appreciate your suggestions. The I-95 will present some challenges--I've heard about the monster traffic on the 95. I wonder how it compares to the 405 or 5 in LA?

I do want see AT LEAST the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

Thanks for the suggestions. Not having ridden through the area, I'm up to see the obvious attractions but many of the other things you mentioned sound like they're worth a look.


Sent from my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
All the alternate route suggestions are very...

All the alternate route suggestions are very welcome.

The route I came up with was, by necessity, mostly interstate. It wasn't meant to be a detailed, actual route. I'll decide my actual route on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I'm a planner by nature and I do prepare...

I'm a planner by nature and I do prepare especially when I travel but believe me, for this trip I'm not even attempting to plan every detail. Remember my back-story is to decompress, unwind my brain...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 57,961
Posted By aalegado
Great stuff! I'm starting my own...

Great stuff!

I'm starting my own cross-country ride in a few weeks on a Piaggio BV 350. Not sure if we'll cross paths but I'll follow your ride whenever I can get WiFi. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By aalegado
Cool! I'm following that thread. I'll be...

Cool! I'm following that thread.

I'll be starting my own cross-country ride next month. I'll only be out a month though but it will be on another Piaggio product, a BV350.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
A friend of mine asked for my route. I did a...

A friend of mine asked for my route. I did a quick-and-dirty route using Google Maps a few weeks ago which I've broken up into a few legs and listed below. This is not my final route but it is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I got in touch with Ed @ AF1 already and he...

I got in touch with Ed @ AF1 already and he advised me to make an appointment when I've a better idea of my arrival date. I figure that once I know I've turned around for the west-bound part of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I'll take your word for it re: the belt. The book...

I'll take your word for it re: the belt. The book says the belt service is due at 12K which seems like a lot but that's why I'm asking for advice about doing this ride on the BV.

On my Aprilia...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
The bike's brand new...just over 1500mi so far. I...

The bike's brand new...just over 1500mi so far. I will carry a spare belt so I have it on-hand but I'll need a Piaggio/Vespa shop to install the belt if the need arises.

What does that mod cost,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,239
Posted By aalegado
I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125...

I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125 in the C3 though. I ended up getting a Zuma 125 in 2011. If there was a C3 125 I might've bought one then in what, 2008?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,239
Posted By aalegado
I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125...

I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125 in the C3 though. I ended up getting a Zuma 125 in 2011. If there was a C3 125 I might've bought one then in what, 2008?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Still waiting on my top case. Didn't stop me from...

Still waiting on my top case. Didn't stop me from doing some shopping...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/e6a8u9y3.jpg

That's 100' of flexible conduit and a 500' spool of 16/2 speaker wire...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 31,239
Posted By aalegado
Always liked the C3 but with only a 50cc engine I...

Always liked the C3 but with only a 50cc engine I never got past the just-looking stage. I liked the boxy styling. I don't think the Zuma was available with the 125cc when the C3 was out. If there'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,325
Posted By aalegado
Wasn't the problem with that motor the head bolts...

Wasn't the problem with that motor the head bolts being under-rated? The block itself was up to the task?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
I've got a Nuvi 1450 GPS...it's an automotive GPS...

I've got a Nuvi 1450 GPS...it's an automotive GPS I bought x years ago. I use it on my bike from time to time with the appropriate RAM mount. If it looks like it's going to rain on any given ride I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Jeezus! :eek1

Jeezus! :eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Got a flat-pack gas tank too...I might use that...

Got a flat-pack gas tank too...I might use that instead of the jug.

I'm thinking about putting some kind of eye-bolt arrangement on my top case so I can lash the flat-pack gas tank to the top...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
Those gloves are freakin' me out.

Those gloves are freakin' me out.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,583
Posted By aalegado
On my longer rides on the Shiver I carry a 2.5gl...

On my longer rides on the Shiver I carry a 2.5gl jug of gas. I plan to do the same with the Beverly. 2gl is at least 120mi. of additional range so as long as I top off the tank before setting off on...
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