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Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,785
Posted By MiniBike
...and leave the garage door open so all the...

...and leave the garage door open so all the neighbors can see it.

Must be the weekend.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By MiniBike
BIG Ruckus.

BIG Ruckus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,210
Posted By MiniBike
OP, I've been in your shoes. And on occasion,...

OP, I've been in your shoes. And on occasion, responded even more aggressively. I don't do that anymore - at least not lately. Believe me, I feel better letting it pass. No high blood pressure...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,492
Posted By MiniBike
Add a Parabellum shield and some bags to that...

Add a Parabellum shield and some bags to that Bonnie and go.

http://parabellum.com/Bonneville-Sport-Shield-P34.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,514
Posted By MiniBike
As much as I liked my CX, I never thought of it...

As much as I liked my CX, I never thought of it as a great handling bike. It just did its job in relative comfort. I wish I still had it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,393
Posted By MiniBike
OR, you could have him look for a KLR for you. ...

OR, you could have him look for a KLR for you. If he does that much work from Craigslist, he probably knows how to get a fair deal and avoid getting screwed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 39,723
Posted By MiniBike
'06 carbed 790 here. Ridden from sea level to...

'06 carbed 790 here. Ridden from sea level to 3500'. Never any problems.

For such a simple bike, I prefer carbs. (I hate electrical gremlins).
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,514
Posted By MiniBike
Having spent 11 trouble free years with a 1980...

Having spent 11 trouble free years with a 1980 CX500, I'd be interested.

So would my wife since our first date was on my CX (29 years ago) and it was the first street bike she learned to ride. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By MiniBike
A1A Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach is one of...

A1A Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach is one of the nicest relaxing rides. Ocean views, curves and a tree canopy all the way to Amelia Island. A nice break before hours of interstate. A short hop...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,913
Posted By MiniBike
OP, You've grasped the logical reasons for a...

OP, You've grasped the logical reasons for a scooter, but missed the most important one. Yes, go beyond the parking lot. In my earlier post, I said you should try it. It appears that you have -...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,913
Posted By MiniBike
Borrow one or rent one. Commit to it for a...

Borrow one or rent one. Commit to it for a couple of hours. Go where it leads you. Then get back to us.

:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,849
Posted By MiniBike
www.pure-gas.org

www.pure-gas.org
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By MiniBike
I'm just glad you folks talk about, buy and ride...

I'm just glad you folks talk about, buy and ride all the new bikes.

It saves me the trouble.

Sometimes, I'll go to a dealership to look at what they've got and all the words that you've...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,003
Posted By MiniBike
I'm old, so I use shields (Clearview &...

I'm old, so I use shields (Clearview & Slipstreamer at present). Actually, now that I think about it, it might have just been being hit by the second seagull that made me a believer. I liked the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,661
Posted By MiniBike
^^^^^ Add me to that list. ^^^^^

^^^^^ Add me to that list. ^^^^^
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,335
Posted By MiniBike
Racism or prejudice? Would we even be...

Racism or prejudice?

Would we even be having this discussion if he had said that Japanese manufacturers are scammers? Because that's the way I interpreted his comment. Especially in light of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By MiniBike
My wife has decided to return to riding after...

My wife has decided to return to riding after several year's absence. She contacted the local MSF school and has arranged for a few hours of private lessons @ $50 per hour. Expensive, but this way...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By MiniBike
I can't specifically address the Helix since I...

I can't specifically address the Helix since I don't own one - yet. But don't scrimp on quality. On my bikes, my #1 concern is wet weather performance. Probably because I hate riding in the rain. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,661
Posted By MiniBike
Let Total Ruckus be your friend. ...

Let Total Ruckus be your friend.

http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/index.php

And welcome to the world of BR ownership. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
Posted By MiniBike
I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are...

I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are cheap and you can design a triangle that some believe more attention getting than modulators. You don't necessarily need a beam as much as you need...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
Posted By MiniBike
Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl

Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,697
Posted By MiniBike
:clap

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,709
Posted By MiniBike
It has a few dings, nothing major. I never...

It has a few dings, nothing major. I never discussed price because the last thing I need as a 4th bike. But then again, I didn't need the third either. And then there's the thoughts about taking...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
Posted By MiniBike
Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and...

Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and you're all set.

BTW, how old are the tires on that Helix?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,709
Posted By MiniBike
NICE! I will have one someday. There's a...

NICE!

I will have one someday. There's a yellow one on the floor at Shroaders in Hendersonville that almost went home with me a few weeks ago. Real close.

I like your's better.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,312
Posted By MiniBike
A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to...

A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to read.

For some reason, I'm more alert when on the scooter than when I'm on the motorcycle. Not to say that I'm NOT alert on the bike, it's just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,079
Posted By MiniBike
I asked myself this same question 8 years ago...

I asked myself this same question 8 years ago after I sold the Gold Wing. I rode my share of dirt before civilization paved it over and I'm not interested in trailering a bike to someplace to ride....
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By MiniBike
I'd ride it! Handling and braking alone,...

I'd ride it!

Handling and braking alone, I see reverse trikes as being so much better than a standard two in the back trike.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,697
Posted By MiniBike
Stock photo, but mine looks just like it (from a...

Stock photo, but mine looks just like it (from a distance). Bought it new, with 8 miles on the odo.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,697
Posted By MiniBike
Still driving my '89 Trooper RS, so I can relate....

Still driving my '89 Trooper RS, so I can relate. At 341,000 miles the last time I looked.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,446
Posted By MiniBike
How does a Helix fit? Seems like it might meet...

How does a Helix fit? Seems like it might meet most of your requirements.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By MiniBike
I rode to Daytona for the start, with a look at...

I rode to Daytona for the start, with a look at the Ner-A-Car being one of my primary objectives. I hope it's still running strong. When it comes to the riding experience, most of these bikes have...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By MiniBike
When is the right time? Depends on the maturity...

When is the right time? Depends on the maturity level and coordination of the kid. I was 8 when a neighbor gave us rides on his BSA. My buddy (same day) was the same age, but he fell off, got...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By MiniBike
As someone who drove 500 miles to meet up with...

As someone who drove 500 miles to meet up with the 2010 Cannonballers and was at the 2014 start on Friday, I'd say it's definitely worth it!
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By MiniBike
Looks like some time spent here might help... ...

Looks like some time spent here might help...

http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,981
Posted By MiniBike
Since you've already got the appliance (the GL),...

Since you've already got the appliance (the GL), it sounds like you need something to move the soul. Shop with your eyes, explore and see what moves you. Then see if it fits. Then see if it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By MiniBike
We drove to Maggie Valley in 2010 for their stop...

We drove to Maggie Valley in 2010 for their stop at the Wheels Through Time museum. Probably the most fun I've ever had at a motorcycle event. Talking to the riders, looking at pre-1916 bikes...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By MiniBike
I'll be in Daytona for the Cannonball on Sept 5. ...

I'll be in Daytona for the Cannonball on Sept 5. More interesting than a bunch of look alike V-Twins and 1% er wannabes.

http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 111,022
Posted By MiniBike
I'm sure any aftermarket signals will work. ...

I'm sure any aftermarket signals will work. Clear lenses are available if you want to keep the stockers, but want to get rid of the "pumpkins".

www.clearviewshields.com might have what you want...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,697
Posted By MiniBike
OP, I can relate. The change in traffic in my...

OP, I can relate. The change in traffic in my area has made riding much more risky than it was 40 years ago. There are areas that I won't ride in anymore - at all. Other areas that I won't ride...
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