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Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,431
Posted By itsforrest
The fact is that there is a strong market out...

The fact is that there is a strong market out there for inexpensive scooters.
Working on Chinese scooters can be a good business if you are smart and understand the scooters, and more importantly,...
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 5,967,896
Posted By itsforrest
Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?...

Is fuel injection a big improvement on the Scram?

I'm shopping for a used Scrambler and wondering just how much of an improvement injection is over the carbs on this bike.
Does f.i. offer any...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,408
Posted By itsforrest
I've had a chance to look at the Misfit up close...

I've had a chance to look at the Misfit up close but have not ridden one. In my opinion, the fit and finish on the SYM Wolf is a bit nicer than the Misfit. Here's an article reviewing both bikes:...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,408
Posted By itsforrest
I work in a scooter shop that is a SYM dealer....

I work in a scooter shop that is a SYM dealer. The Symba is still available. We have sold a few of them this summer. We have also sold a few of the Wolf 150. The Wolf is a very nicely made bike. A...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By itsforrest
Keep in mind that motorcycles have their own...

Keep in mind that motorcycles have their own collection of potential problems that can lock the rear wheel. From gear box failures to brake and chain issues, I just can't fathom that scooters have...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By itsforrest
Yup, posted a message there as well. Thanks for...

Yup, posted a message there as well. Thanks for the link though.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By itsforrest
Thanks for some very reasonable feedback on the...

Thanks for some very reasonable feedback on the Leo Vince product. All good info.

I am still hoping to hear from Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie owners who have changed the exhaust.
The BV500 is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By itsforrest
Leo Vince 4 Road reviews??

I have a 500ie Scarabeo that I'm considering installing a Leo Vince exhaust on. The system for the Piaggio BV500 is supposed to be a perfect fit but I'm not finding any proof of that. It would be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 74,337
Posted By itsforrest
Thumb Swap Meet in Seattle 7/28/12

ScootAbout is hosting a swap meet on Saturday, July 28th at our store in Seattle's South Lake Union area. Even though this is a scooter shop, all moto-heads are welcome and encouraged to attend and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By itsforrest
West of Forks right on the ocean is LaPush. They...

West of Forks right on the ocean is LaPush. They have cabins of varying quality and cost.
http://www.quileuteoceanside.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,496
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,130,586
Posted By itsforrest
Price? Location?

Price?
Location?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By itsforrest
OW! It's been about 30 years since I broke my...

OW! It's been about 30 years since I broke my collar bone and I still remember clearly how much it sucked. Sorry to see you're going to be off the bike for a bit.

How far North are you? My first...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,070
Posted By itsforrest
I could be mistaken since I don't really care to...

I could be mistaken since I don't really care to check at this moment but I thought the manual stated 6,000 for oil change interval. I change it every 3,000 miles and change filter every time. Last...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,753
Posted By itsforrest
Seattle Cycle Center is a good place. I think...

Seattle Cycle Center is a good place. I think they've been around for over twenty years now and have always been honest dealers.

Aurora Suzuki has also been a good place to deal with. They seem to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,461
Posted By itsforrest
Ah crap, she wasn't your daughter was she?

Ah crap, she wasn't your daughter was she?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,461
Posted By itsforrest
Lurker, not n00b. Jeez, kids these days...

Lurker, not n00b.

Jeez, kids these days...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,461
Posted By itsforrest
Way too many words here. Consider your audience!

Way too many words here. Consider your audience!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By itsforrest
I have sold a few bikes on Craigslist and a...

I have sold a few bikes on Craigslist and a couple on eBay as well. I state in the ad that test rides are allowed only if I have agreed upon sale amount in cash in my hand. No one has ever questioned...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By itsforrest
I've been riding on my Sargent enduro seat for 8...

I've been riding on my Sargent enduro seat for 8 months or so and about 8,000 miles. Compared to stock, I'm pretty happy with it. It's not perfect but for an off-the-shelf option it's a very good fit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,498
Posted By itsforrest
Note that the Altrider bars are stainless steel....

Note that the Altrider bars are stainless steel. They will not rust when scratched.

I have the Holans right now and I have had to sand off the rust and repaint after crash damage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By itsforrest
There are a couple products made for or sold as...

There are a couple products made for or sold as kayak protectants that I have had good luck with. The stuff I have now is called Harmony 303. There must be a couple kayaks shops near the water in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 38,802
Posted By itsforrest
The soft Renthals worked great for me. I put them...

The soft Renthals worked great for me. I put them on last spring and will probably put on a new pair later this spring or summer. I use rubbing alcohol to lube them and they slide right on, no tools...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,862
Posted By itsforrest
If you can deal with a 250 or smaller, try...

If you can deal with a 250 or smaller, try Scootabout in downtown Seattle.
http://www.scootabout.biz/rental.html
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,826
Posted By itsforrest
I would guess they are going to say the axle was...

I would guess they are going to say the axle was bent by you riding off road and no warranty replacement.

I would think that would not cause a wobble anyway since the axle does not rotate. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,143
Posted By itsforrest
Alan, if you ever get down to South Sound BMW...

Alan, if you ever get down to South Sound BMW they actually have a demo of the windshield extender in the store that you can try for a blast up the freeway and back.

That said, I tried it for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,702
Posted By itsforrest
Something tells me it won't stay blue (or...

Something tells me it won't stay blue (or non-flat-black) too long.
Count me in, too. But what's this about a check?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,657
Posted By itsforrest
You will likely get more airhead wisdom in the...

You will likely get more airhead wisdom in the Old's Cool forum. This is forum for the new parallel twins, which are completely different animals.

Nice looking PD though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By itsforrest
Since the screw does not have a part number I...

Since the screw does not have a part number I would guess that it is not available as an individual part from BMW. See if your dealer has the lever in stock and if it comes as an assembly with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By itsforrest
I think BMW was scrounging for grams when they...

I think BMW was scrounging for grams when they chose the battery for the F8GS. It really seems to need to be 100% or you're in trouble.
Very true that once a battery has been drained too much it may...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By itsforrest
You know that there's a dirt version and a street...

You know that there's a dirt version and a street legal version of the DRZ400, right. Have you asked which version of the DRZ400 the bike is? If it's the S version there's no issue. If it's the E...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,583
Posted By itsforrest
Let's see if this works... ...

Let's see if this works...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5443061091_ef3e1853a8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53526545@N04/5443061091/)...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-12-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By itsforrest
So the adjusters are bottomed out, but you have...

So the adjusters are bottomed out, but you have achieved proper slack?
Why change the chain? You have it adjusted within spec, within the adjustment range of the adjusters. Sounds like everything...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,830
Posted By itsforrest
I am wondering about the rigid mounted front...

I am wondering about the rigid mounted front bracket vs the rubber mounted front bracket on the BMW accessory plate.

Has anyone seen damage to the front mount on the engine using a skid plate...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 79,824
Posted By itsforrest
I didn't replace the cable but I did shorten it...

I didn't replace the cable but I did shorten it to about 40cm. I also stripped off all the wires except the two power wires, put new heat shrink tubing on the remaining wires to seal it up and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,981
Posted By itsforrest
List is 11,395.00, std accessory package for...

List is 11,395.00, std accessory package for 1,505.00 includes OBC, ABS, white turn signals and heated grips, centerstand is 175.00. So the actual list price for the bike is 13.075.00 which puts the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-01-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By itsforrest
OK, I went back and tried what I was trying to...

OK, I went back and tried what I was trying to describe and may have mislead a bit. However, it's still pretty easy to cut or divide tracks into smaller pieces.

In Mapsource, the drop down menu...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By itsforrest
Are they the BMW accessory LED lights or the...

Are they the BMW accessory LED lights or the standard incandescence bulbs?
The manual lists the standard bulbs as an R10W (12v 10w) which should be a normal bayonet type bulb (push in a tad, twist...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-24-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By itsforrest
What I really meant was tracks need to be edited...

What I really meant was tracks need to be edited on the computer with Mapsource or some other software such as mentioned by DRZ Charlie. Which ever one does what you want and is easiest for you to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By itsforrest
OK, cutting up the track into smaller ones is...

OK, cutting up the track into smaller ones is easy. Once again in Mapsource, select the track. From the drop-down menus click Tools the Cut. This will let you easily cut the track into smaller...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-24-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,317
Posted By itsforrest
The 660 should accept files with up to 1,000...

The 660 should accept files with up to 1,000 points. When you look at the file in mapsource it tells you how many points it has.

Most edits of routes or tracka have to be done in Mapsource. Save...
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