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Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By tastroman
I'm getting ready to take the plunge next weekend...

I'm getting ready to take the plunge next weekend compliments of an inmate here.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,734
Posted By tastroman
There are probably enough tubers and xb's out...

There are probably enough tubers and xb's out there to maintain some interest for aftermarket parts, if you sunk 18 grand into an 1190 I'd be concerned. Sucks all the way around.
I always felt...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
Alright JB2, I'll take you up on that offer but...

Alright JB2, I'll take you up on that offer but be advised, 18 years ago someone offered me a chance to take their scooter for a spin, I swallowed my pride, rode off and within 20 miles I knew I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
That's something to consider, I thought about the...

That's something to consider, I thought about the 500cc Honda but I'm not sold on the looks of it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
You bet. I'm thinking about getting a 350cc...

You bet. I'm thinking about getting a 350cc scooter and seeing if it will satisfy my needs, if not, I'll keep it for commuting to use after my Daelim dies and get another bike. Truthfully I've sort...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
Were I a more competent wrencher I would have...

Were I a more competent wrencher I would have kept it forever but we are a year away from losing factory support and the thought of that was weighing on me. I came across a guy on bad web looking for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
I'd love to meet for breakfast but the Uly is on...

I'd love to meet for breakfast but the Uly is on it's way to the west coast so the curves will have to wait till I fill its void.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
Love the new shot! I didn't get out any this...

Love the new shot! I didn't get out any this weekend but I'm sure envious of those that did. This is the best time of year for riding for those living in our region IMO.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,826
Posted By tastroman
This site really could use up votes.

This site really could use up votes.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,826
Posted By tastroman
What inspired the change?

What inspired the change?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
Got a favorite from the bunch?

Got a favorite from the bunch?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
I've been following that report and have...

I've been following that report and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Made me wish I had photographed my 1st bikes more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
Klav, $81,000 to cover 400k and getting to...

Klav, $81,000 to cover 400k and getting to experience that broad variety of bikes seems like a bargain. Got a favorite?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
When I factor in what I got back from the sale of...

When I factor in what I got back from the sale of my bikes its actually only set me back $12,300. Hell, in that 34 years I think I've spent more on cable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,842
Posted By tastroman
In your life, how much have you spent on motorcycle purchases?

For me it's been a fairly inexpensive hobbie. I've been a licensed rider for 34 years starting at the age of 16 and have spent a total of $19,900 on 7 bikes.

Here's the rundown
1972 Honda CB...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,467
Posted By tastroman
I could see myself on one!

I could see myself on one!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,858
Posted By tastroman
I had not previously seen your linked video,...

I had not previously seen your linked video, thanks.

I find his lead guitar work simply beautiful and I would have to rank him as my favorite living acoustic guitarist. He sings some mean...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,858
Posted By tastroman
God those Harleys are always so photogenic. Hope...

God those Harleys are always so photogenic. Hope you don't mind if I ride along.

Add me to the list of Gillian fans. If you haven't already, you should check out the Dave Rawlings Machine.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,254
Posted By tastroman
I'm betting due to the rareness of the scooter...

I'm betting due to the rareness of the scooter that it will turn up. Sorry man.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,467
Posted By tastroman
Not everyone judges the worthiness of a bike...

Not everyone judges the worthiness of a bike based on it's race characteristics. I'd rather have built in storage than a few more HP or a frame that will handle extra weight on a rack even if it adds...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By tastroman
If they get the 300cc here before my Daelim...

If they get the 300cc here before my Daelim officially dies I think I'll pull the plug on one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
Those new shots are sweet! No riding for...

Those new shots are sweet!

No riding for me this beautiful weekend as we are the proud new parents of an 8 week old Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix. My Lab/Pit mix passed last week so I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
The Antique Faded Look :thumb

The Antique Faded Look :thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,701
Posted By tastroman
Scooters are great fun but a Uly is fun in a much...

Scooters are great fun but a Uly is fun in a much different kind of way. Around town the scooter wins hands down but when the pace quickens I love the suspension on the Uly. I had no idea there are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
Once you get Photoshop figured out I'll get you...

Once you get Photoshop figured out I'll get you to give me the abbreviated run down. I wish I had the motivation to tackle that bear. As far as a weekend ride goes my wife will not forfeit garage...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 252,440
Posted By tastroman
My scooter brotherhood.:clap Ferris,...

My scooter brotherhood.:clap


Ferris, nice to see you out and about!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By tastroman
I've got an 09xt, red, 9 out of 10 with many...

I've got an 09xt, red, 9 out of 10 with many extras for $5500. Located in SW Va. Pm if interested.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,701
Posted By tastroman
Nice to see another scooter/uly owner.

Nice to see another scooter/uly owner.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By tastroman
Any guess at the retail of the 300?

Any guess at the retail of the 300?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By tastroman
I called and was told they will be bringing the...

I called and was told they will be bringing the Bellavita 300 over within the next 8 months.:clap Finally a 300cc retro alternative. Don't get me wrong, I love Vespas, so much so that I can't say I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,876
Posted By tastroman
I guess I'm more referring to the scooter riders...

I guess I'm more referring to the scooter riders on this forum.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,876
Posted By tastroman
Not to promote a stereotype but it seems that...

Not to promote a stereotype but it seems that scooter riders are a little more tolerant of other makes and models. Maybe that is because most of us found our way to scooters through motorcycles so we...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By tastroman
Sure wish they would send their 300cc retro model...

Sure wish they would send their 300cc retro model over.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,803
Posted By tastroman
The first thing you need to decide is what is the...

The first thing you need to decide is what is the top speed you need to be able to maintain when comparing the difference's of your 2 choices.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,183
Posted By tastroman
Funny that on a scooter forum nobody has even the...

Funny that on a scooter forum nobody has even the slightest interest in the winner. Are we really that misunderstood?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By tastroman
Yeah, Daelim is a Korean brand and I think the...

Yeah, Daelim is a Korean brand and I think the seating reflects that. Occasionally on a long rides I end up stitting on the passenger seat. You know my Daelim shares the same KYMCO engine as your...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By tastroman
OK Foldart, I'm jealous, you've got a Silverwing,...

OK Foldart, I'm jealous, you've got a Silverwing, a Vespa 250 and a BV 350?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By tastroman
Watched the video, I'm convinced.

Watched the video, I'm convinced.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By tastroman
I prefer the upright. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inch...

I prefer the upright. I'm 6'1" with a 34 inch inseam so I'm wondering if that is why I feel less comfortable on some maxi's. The problem I have is that my knees end up being higher than my hips kind...
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