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Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By gregbenner
Not disagreeing with the conclusions, but help me...

Not disagreeing with the conclusions, but help me with the math? I can see that 0.52 times $5.65 + $2.94. Why do you multiple a price /gal times an extrapolated dollar value? Where does the 25% come...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By gregbenner
Riding cross country on a nifty fifty doesn't...

Riding cross country on a nifty fifty doesn't seem stupid to me by any means. However, with a 240 mile day "average" (I understand there will be at least one day over 300 miles) at 35 mph max it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 131,244
Posted By gregbenner
Thx, That's what I thought....guess I will call...

Thx, That's what I thought....guess I will call Garmin next.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By gregbenner
Connie and I are thinking of doing this. We...

Connie and I are thinking of doing this. We would take the GTS to NY on the back of our Sprinter RV, and then Connie would follow us back as a support vehicle. Sounds like a hoot:clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 131,244
Posted By gregbenner
My 590 LM has a usb end on one of the wires. I...

My 590 LM has a usb end on one of the wires. I thought this could be used to charge my smartphone, but it doesn't work. Is it suppose to?

Thx

Greg
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By gregbenner
I currently have two 150cc Chinese scooters. I...

I currently have two 150cc Chinese scooters. I purchased them new for $1100 ea new. I did NOT get a bargain. They might keep up with a 50cc Vespa....maybe. Not for very long, but maybe for a while....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By gregbenner
Bart Maverick kept a Benjamin pinned inside his...

Bart Maverick kept a Benjamin pinned inside his shirt....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By gregbenner
So far that is my opinion as well. I have...

So far that is my opinion as well. I have purchased quite a few new moto's in the last 12 years and they are the best!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By gregbenner
What model is this? A 150? The Sprint is a...

What model is this? A 150? The Sprint is a 150...MSRP of $5100. With shipping, prep and sales tax, $6075 seems normal (retail). The "OTD" on a new 2015 300ABS is quite a bit higher, unfortunately.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By gregbenner
Nearly all countries impose import tax on...

Nearly all countries impose import tax on vehicles "made" in another country. Plus, manufacturers often charge dealers at different prices in different countries.

The money does go to...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,748
Posted By gregbenner
I just purchased a new GTS ABS. Paid retail,...

I just purchased a new GTS ABS. Paid retail, which I very rarely do, like some other posts, I like to haggle. However, it just wasn't happening. I don't think there is much markup on these, and, at...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By gregbenner
Since you indicate there are very few around...

Since you indicate there are very few around where you live, would it be reasonable to assume Scarabeo dealers are few and far? I am not familiar with the model you mention, but I would lean towards...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 39,939
Posted By gregbenner
Is it now possible to post a pic directly, or is...

Is it now possible to post a pic directly, or is some remote hosting site still required? I gave up trying to post on this forum a few years ago, but if I could post direct from my computer I would...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By gregbenner
:rofl:rofl I suspect you have little...

:rofl:rofl

I suspect you have little experience filtering on a moto of any kind, although you definitely shouldn't do something you are afraid of. Pretty funny comment though.:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By gregbenner
Don't have to, I live in California:freaky ...

Don't have to, I live in California:freaky

Just don't want others screwing with our permissive regime:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By gregbenner
As noted, driving laws are set by the various...

As noted, driving laws are set by the various states, not the White House. What concerns me, is that all this petition stuff might move us in the direction of federal driving laws, and then lane...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,053
Posted By gregbenner
Actually, I purchased my scooter from Scooterwest...

Actually, I purchased my scooter from Scooterwest (Vespa Moroesport). The extended pegs were of no use for us. They installed the crashbars, knowing my intended use.

I did host a thread on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,314
Posted By gregbenner
I have a new Vespa 300 ABS. I am male, but...

I have a new Vespa 300 ABS. I am male, but probably wouldn't ride one in Texas. Probably wouldn't live there either. No room for a gun rack on a vespa, so I wouldn't fit in(lol).
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,053
Posted By gregbenner
I have never figured out how to post pics since...

I have never figured out how to post pics since the forum changed the rules, but happy to post re: the scooter. The Vespa 300 is my 5th scooter, previous includes (earliest to latest) Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,053
Posted By gregbenner
I picked up a new 2015 a couple weeks ago. Sold...

I picked up a new 2015 a couple weeks ago. Sold my Burgy and Honda Elite. Really like so far. Rides nice, looks terrific, etc.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,053
Posted By gregbenner
Any word on when they may be available in the US?...

Any word on when they may be available in the US? Can't seem to find any info?

Where might I find some info on the potential front wheel wobble on earlier models? Have read several reviews,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,352
Posted By gregbenner
I have the road version, test rode both. I do...

I have the road version, test rode both. I do gravel and fire roads, but not much worse.

Based on my road test, and well as comments from many magazine reviews (comparos between both models),...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,469
Posted By gregbenner
Simple Garmin 590LM moto cradle

I would like a simple (no wires, non charging) cradle for my new 590LM for the occasional times I would switch it to my Burgman scooter (from my Tiger). Dont need charging, etc, and dont really want...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By gregbenner
Worked great. THX Now if I can only figure...

Worked great. THX

Now if I can only figure how to get the Pandora to play thru the new Sena 20S
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By gregbenner
Thx!

Thx!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-06-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By gregbenner
I didn't get an Owner's Manual with mine?? Is...

I didn't get an Owner's Manual with mine?? Is there one?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-03-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By gregbenner
Wiring a Garmin 590 on Tiger 800?

Just got my new Garmin 590LM, amd trying to figure how/where to run the immense and long wiring loom? Dont want to cut the loom at this point.

Running the loom to the battery might work, although...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 657,067
Posted By gregbenner
Do you need side cases, or will it mount direct...

Do you need side cases, or will it mount direct to bike?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 169,805
Posted By gregbenner
PR, haven't read all the posts, but have you...

PR, haven't read all the posts, but have you tried it with the side vents that come with it? I just installed my stad on my Roadie and am quite impressed. Able to cruise comfortably on the freeway...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 657,067
Posted By gregbenner
Has anyone tried mounting a rheostat for the...

Has anyone tried mounting a rheostat for the heated gear Aux plug? That way, you could adjust the heat from an easily reached switch. A buddy installed these on my R12GS and my Victory Cross...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 657,067
Posted By gregbenner
Not sure I understand? Do you mean does the...

Not sure I understand? Do you mean does the weight of the extension cause the side statnd to "droop" down? I have maybe 1500 miles on my 2014 Roadie since adding the sidestand extension, and have...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 657,067
Posted By gregbenner
I have the side stand plate from Altrider. Works...

I have the side stand plate from Altrider. Works fine with my center stand.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-26-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4,686
Views: 657,067
Posted By gregbenner
Having trouble understanding/seeing the left...

Having trouble understanding/seeing the left side? Is that a std. HT rack? What is the red container? does the std rack extend out that far from the bike, or is it modified? Hope my questions...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 169,805
Posted By gregbenner
What hand guards? Before? The factory ones,...

What hand guards? Before? The factory ones, or.....?
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 260,676
Posted By gregbenner
I talked with RM yesterday, I am way down on the...

I talked with RM yesterday, I am way down on the list...got on only a couple weeks ago. Hoping for late July, which is fine, since I have managed 66 years without one:D. The price is a substantial %...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,733
Posted By gregbenner
I think my BSA is worse, of course it doesn't run...

I think my BSA is worse, of course it doesn't run since all the oil leaked out:rofl

No issue with the Tiger.
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 40,875
Posted By gregbenner
Thx P3, appreciate the updates.

Thx P3, appreciate the updates.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,899
Posted By gregbenner
I just realized Seat Concepts is in my...

I just realized Seat Concepts is in my neighborhood. Will have to ride over and check it out. For me, it would be worth $20 to have them do it. They sure have a lot of accolades.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,899
Posted By gregbenner
Sargent offers a 30 day refund period. I am...

Sargent offers a 30 day refund period. I am curious if the others do?

No one seat fits all. If I can't try it for at least a couple weeks...no sale!
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 40,875
Posted By gregbenner
Please include me as well! Any chance you could...

Please include me as well! Any chance you could email me?? I will be traveling and dont always check the forum.

Gregkbenner@yahoo.com


Either way I want them.

Thx!

Greg
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