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Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,482
Posted By tastroman
The thing that bugs me is that most cycle mags...

The thing that bugs me is that most cycle mags grade scooters on performance as opposed to utility. Yes, I know the Ninja 250 will smoke my 250cc scooter on any back road but in a race to the grocery...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 141,888
Posted By tastroman
Techfrog Thanks for the unbiased reviews...

Techfrog

Thanks for the unbiased reviews and, man, I'd love to have your stable.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,661
Posted By tastroman
I'm pretty sure all Elite 250's run 2 tens though...

I'm pretty sure all Elite 250's run 2 tens though I'm not sure about the rare 89's.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,661
Posted By tastroman
KYMCO Bet & Win 250 might be worth looking at if...

KYMCO Bet & Win 250 might be worth looking at if a used one comes up for sale.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By tastroman
I would recommend staying at Willville ...

I would recommend staying at Willville Motorcycle Campground in Meadows of Dan Va instead of the Peaks of Otter campground. It's much nicer than the campground at the Peaks. The host/owner usually...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,048
Posted By tastroman
What's the posted speed limit in the 20 mile...

What's the posted speed limit in the 20 mile radius you will be frequenting?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,341
Posted By tastroman
Looks like you had a great trip. I got married at...

Looks like you had a great trip. I got married at the Peaks of Otter and returned a couple weeks ago to celebrate our 20th. Aside from the TV's the place is essentially the same, which is a good...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,038
Posted By tastroman
It's significantly faster than the 2, 250's that...

It's significantly faster than the 2, 250's that I've owned. My old Honda Elite 250 topped out at 75mph and my current Daelim tops out at 74mph. Then again I remember when a 2006 gxr 600 left my 1988...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,038
Posted By tastroman
If it really can break the 80mph barrier, that's...

If it really can break the 80mph barrier, that's smoking for a 200.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,140
Posted By tastroman
Not every rider wants to race, some of us just...

Not every rider wants to race, some of us just want to get back and forth to work. I think Honda is leaning towards utility partially because they see a declining market for CBR 1000000's. Faster...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,140
Posted By tastroman
With your backpack on to carry your sunglasses,...

With your backpack on to carry your sunglasses, sitting at a light soaking wet because there is no place to carry a rain suit, yes you will.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,341
Posted By tastroman
When you are in the Meadows of Dan area, stop by...

When you are in the Meadows of Dan area, stop by the winery Chateau Morrisette if you need a bottle for the night. Beautiful grounds and if you can do the sweet stuff their blackberry is pretty good.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By tastroman
I would think that in the used market your 150...

I would think that in the used market your 150 could bring as much as many used 250's. So you could almost make an even trade. Just a thought.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By tastroman
As far as used scooters go, I think KYMCO's are...

As far as used scooters go, I think KYMCO's are generally a good value. They don't have a household name therefore the market for used is enthusiasts or value shoppers. I frequently see used low...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By tastroman
Congratulations, what are you in the market for?

Congratulations, what are you in the market for?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,811
Posted By tastroman
Nice repot and photos! 4 flats and a broken frame...

Nice repot and photos! 4 flats and a broken frame on one trip, holy crap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 266,157
Posted By tastroman
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/7919292@N04/14509408085" title="062514_27_8_9_tonemapped effect fix 2 by tastroman, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By tastroman
Another fan of 250's here.

Another fan of 250's here.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By tastroman
:ear

:ear
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By tastroman
Thanks for the comparison, considering the used...

Thanks for the comparison, considering the used market price for the 250s, it's a great value. Hell, used kymco's if maintained are usually a good value. My Daelim shares the same engine as your 250s...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By tastroman
Minus the scoop/fan thing, looks nice.

Minus the scoop/fan thing, looks nice.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By tastroman
I didn't change the belt in my old Honda Elite...

I didn't change the belt in my old Honda Elite 250 until it failed. The first one shredded teeth at 20,000 , the second belt snapped at 22,000. After being stuck on the side of the road a couple...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,306
Posted By tastroman
An inmate here is currently in route from D.C. to...

An inmate here is currently in route from D.C. to Alaska to Baja Cal. on a 50cc Ruckus. Here's a link to his Blog.


http://lostwithmike.weebly.com/ruckus-blog
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,352
Posted By tastroman
For a 15 mile round trip commute on roads with a...

For a 15 mile round trip commute on roads with a posted speed limit of 45mph (traffic moves around 50mph) this is my year round commuter. She ain't pretty but she's always willing.
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Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 141,888
Posted By tastroman
That's the beauty of KYMCO's for those in the...

That's the beauty of KYMCO's for those in the know, they might just be the best aftermarket value in motorcycling. I see the the proven reliable 250's all the time on craigslist, sub 2 grand, with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 40,644
Posted By tastroman
Careful on this grab because if I'm not mistaken...

Careful on this grab because if I'm not mistaken that little 3 leaf plant shading the rat is poison ivy.:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 40,644
Posted By tastroman
All the way from NOVA for a poach. Well done.

All the way from NOVA for a poach. Well done.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 38,624
Posted By tastroman
Safe travels, I'm looking forward to this RR!

Safe travels, I'm looking forward to this RR!
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,297
Views: 918,713
Posted By tastroman
That's some fine riding. No way I'd launch my Uly...

That's some fine riding. No way I'd launch my Uly like that.:super
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By tastroman
We really should try to organize an adv scooter...

We really should try to organize an adv scooter meet up for us east coasters. I tried it a couple years ago and had a few show up but Asheville might be more central as it sort of splits DC and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By tastroman
I had no idea the PCX will do 70. IMO, it's the...

I had no idea the PCX will do 70. IMO, it's the best looking scooter on your list.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,306
Views: 532,023
Posted By tastroman
good grab. On the bike you're riding you should...

good grab. On the bike you're riding you should be able to drop this tag off in Northern Virginia and be back by dinner.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,797
Posted By tastroman
Top notch daytrip report. Thanks for taking the...

Top notch daytrip report. Thanks for taking the time and it's nice to see someone under 50 enjoying a scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,153
Posted By tastroman
Over the past 12 months I've rode around 5000...

Over the past 12 months I've rode around 5000 miles with about 5% being highway, 95% anything else. On the average I ride 6 days a week.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,153
Posted By tastroman
I'm 49,working full time, with a 15 year old at...

I'm 49,working full time, with a 15 year old at home, you know the drill. I am a year round commuter, living in a rural area, and have been scooter commuting since 1998. My miles are 80\20...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 467,639
Posted By tastroman
The 2012's in Tenn. are gone. They have 2013's...

The 2012's in Tenn. are gone. They have 2013's for $3197.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,107
Views: 127,719
Posted By tastroman
Good grab. Nice evening for a ride.

Good grab. Nice evening for a ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 40,644
Posted By tastroman
Good grab and drop. As far as the road up to...

Good grab and drop. As far as the road up to Buffalo goes, I've been up it a couple times on my scooter and if it will climb the hill just about anything will.

And draley, congratulations on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By tastroman
Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool you can hit all...

Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool you can hit all of those places in a day trip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,866
Posted By tastroman
My scooter- 95% Buell- 30%

My scooter- 95%
Buell- 30%
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