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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By jon_l
Hey See red, I wasn't criticizing, just pointing...

Hey See red, I wasn't criticizing, just pointing you to where there is more Victory chat happening. We all just like to read about bikes around here.
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,449
Posted By jon_l
Battle Scooters is a pretty civil forum, as...

Battle Scooters is a pretty civil forum, as forums go, but this is still the internet, and when you put it out there, sometimes you gotta take your lumps.

Good on you gamerbfk for responding to...
Forum: Canada Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,487
Posted By jon_l
My brother has a house in Costa Rica. He lived...

My brother has a house in Costa Rica. He lived there for 10 years or so, moved back to the US so his kids could attend high-school & college. He figured their career options would be better with N....
Forum: Canada Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393,832
Posted By jon_l
Bell Moto 8 off-road helmet

For sale:

Bell Moto 8 off-road helmet
Oakley goggles
new cheek pads
spare visor
Size XL (fits slightly tighter than my XL Shoei TZ-R)
...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 86,519
Posted By jon_l
motorcycle.com Review

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/ktm/2015-ktm-390-duke-first-ride-review.html

http://www.motorcycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/030415-2015-ktm-390-duke-_MAR0016-2-633x421.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By jon_l
I have never read anything negative about the...

I have never read anything negative about the DCTs in Audi / VW / Porsche vehicles. Reviewers gush about them.

That said, I have only driven manual & automatic transmission Audi and VW products,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 22,247
Posted By jon_l
http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Pictures/Vespa-Sp...

http://www.motorscooterguide.net/Pictures/Vespa-Sprint-2015.jpg

Blue or yellow?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 274,359
Posted By jon_l
Most common seems to be the Honda part...

Most common seems to be the Honda part 08L70-KZY-910 01, which is made for a top box, but is a sturdy base for whatever you want to mount to it. I am planning to go that route.

Photo credit to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3,545
Views: 1,398,007
Posted By jon_l
I'm willing to share some snow Rugby4life. ...

I'm willing to share some snow Rugby4life.

Wifey, Mr. Chubbs the cat, and I are all sick of snow:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16680289736_ee1cb112cb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rpYR1m)
...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By jon_l
I put Lamin-X film on my headlights, and at night...

I put Lamin-X film on my headlights, and at night I get a fractured, weird light pattern. Doesn't seem to matter in terms of seeing, but it is distracting until I tune it out. I don't drive at...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 274,359
Posted By jon_l
Aren't the elusive Ruckii Giganticus rather...

Aren't the elusive Ruckii Giganticus rather pricey?

My vote for an RV scoot is TW200:

http://cycleracks.com/Portals/0/SmithCart/Images/TW200%20Bike.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,717
Posted By jon_l
That photo I posted was an '08 Visions are...

That photo I posted was an '08 Visions are polarizing, aesthetically, and seem to sell be less than other Victory bikes that cost less new. Worth a look.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By jon_l
Love the weight. Looks like mountain bike...

Love the weight. Looks like mountain bike brakes.

FWIW - a guy in a scooter store where I was recently have a CCW Tha Heist bike on the floor, and when I pointed at it and made a positive...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,751
Posted By jon_l
I got a set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers for...

I got a set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers for Christmas (3 pcs, #1, 2, 3). Very nice grips, and maybe I am kidding myself, but I used on battery terminal clamps on a Honda yesterday, and the fit felt...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,974
Posted By jon_l
I agree the rankings are of no interest, but the...

I agree the rankings are of no interest, but the data is awesome. Play with sorting in Excel after deleting the categories you don't care about, and you can narrow the choices down. I care a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By jon_l
Hi See red. It had dropped back to page 5,...

Hi See red.

It had dropped back to page 5, but these is a Victory thread in Road Warriors:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546977
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 42,688
Posted By jon_l
x 2

x 2
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,974
Posted By jon_l
MoneySense rankings

I also posted this in the other current "where to retire" thread:

There are interesting stats here (http://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2014-full-ranking) in the MoneySense "Best...
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,487
Posted By jon_l
MoneySense rankings

There are interesting stats here (http://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2014-full-ranking) in the MoneySense "Best Places to Live 2014" rankings. One doesn't need to agree with their...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By jon_l
That is a lovely rig leeinmemphis! Funny how...

That is a lovely rig leeinmemphis!
Funny how many of us worry about horsepower & top speed for our 2-wheelers, and yet a Stella hack can haul 2 grown men, and be fun doing it. Well done :clap
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By jon_l
In 2013, I looked into buying, registering, and...

In 2013, I looked into buying, registering, and insuring a bike in Utah. It doesn't sound like a problem.

Email from the driver's license bureau:

Thank you for contacting us regarding your...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,381
Posted By jon_l
dkazzed - I just bought a left-over, new 2013 PCX...

dkazzed - I just bought a left-over, new 2013 PCX for $3k + tax, no fees from a Honda scooter dealer, Motoretta in Toronto. Good store to deal with. They had at least 1 more (white & red). Their...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,495
Views: 274,359
Posted By jon_l
Kev187 is larger than you, and enjoys his Grom. ...

Kev187 is larger than you, and enjoys his Grom. This photo borrowed from his post in the Grom thread on Battle Scooters:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/16599330832_2d2c6c4e83_c.jpg

More...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By jon_l
No post-count restriction, as far as I recall. ...

No post-count restriction, as far as I recall. Photos have to be hosted off site on a website like Smugmug, Photobucket, or Flickr.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,418
Posted By jon_l
Thanks! I found what I want.

Thanks! I found what I want.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,786
Views: 856,732
Posted By jon_l
anyone in Ontario wanting a Sherpa?

Gonna be offering Wifey's Super Sherpa for sale as soon, but this forum has been a big help, so posting here in advance.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9615452678_9e74314e2d_c.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,418
Posted By jon_l
Phideaux - I have the same issue (can't see the...

Phideaux - I have the same issue (can't see the empty trailer) with my bike trailer. Makes reversing it a pain, as I am always over-correcting.

I want to do a flag sort of mod to it, but haven't...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By jon_l
I have one, and it is much cooler in hot weather....

I have one, and it is much cooler in hot weather. Once with the Bead Rider on, I had someone brake suddenly in front of me. It was at a YIELD sign, he started pulling out, then changed his mind. I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,493
Posted By jon_l
You could import a lightly used one and save...

You could import a lightly used one and save serious coin, if you're willing to forego blue and to deal with the RIV paperwork. There are services that will have the paperwork too, still leaving...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,974
Posted By jon_l
Creston looks interesting. The Wiki page...

Creston looks interesting. The Wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston,_British_Columbia) indicates 129 rainy days / year, and 21" of rain / year. That sounds like a lot of wet and cloudy...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,974
Posted By jon_l
Grumpybear - I am curious about BC, had my eye on...

Grumpybear - I am curious about BC, had my eye on Osoyoos / Okanagan.

The coldest I have ever been in August was 2011 on Southern Vancouver Island. We flew out and rented dual-sport motos in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 37,493
Posted By jon_l
http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2014/cb11...

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2014/cb1100a/cb1100a_12962_pb_308p____pearl_spencer_blue_front.png?Crop=auto&maxwidth=960&maxheight=565

It is a pretty color. The US doesn't get the blue...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,896
Posted By jon_l
Phipsd - The link in your sig isn't a link as far...

Phipsd - The link in your sig isn't a link as far as I can tell. How does one get to your blog? Thanks.

Jon

Check out my riding story blog at:

tunblrURL:phipsd.tumblr.com
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 49,457
Posted By jon_l
Hey VI - your buddy's EXC has a cool racing team...

Hey VI - your buddy's EXC has a cool racing team graphic!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/villageidiot327/DFAD3BF6-9EA0-401C-8D38-68CBB1E482A0_zpsagelbjho.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,896
Posted By jon_l
picked up Wifey's Vespa GTV today

In the seller's driveway. Richard is a gentleman, and made the deal fun.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8650/15995967603_230647d958_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qnvvST)
picking up Anja's new Vespa -...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,419
Posted By jon_l
Double-O and AMAC - I agree the data isn't...

Double-O and AMAC - I agree the data isn't complete since not every manufacturer is represented, and that there is always more to the story, my point was that they sold darn few scooters and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 50,655
Posted By jon_l
True that. Only on a scooter enthusiast forum...

True that. Only on a scooter enthusiast forum could people argue otherwise. Civic - Corolla, PCX - SMAX.

To throw a bone to SMAX fans, rather than Corolla, let's change the analogy to Mazda 3,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,419
Posted By jon_l
Quoting myself :eek1 Looking at the info...

Quoting myself :eek1

Looking at the info above, why would Honda invest resources bringing niche market, maxi-scooters to N. America?

Q1 - 2014 stats from motorcycle-usa.com:
...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By jon_l
Check the F150 forums. Apparently Ford has had...

Check the F150 forums. Apparently Ford has had issues with batteries in late model pickups, and some owners are getting them replaced under warranty.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 259,246
Posted By jon_l
I hope the bikes are better than the website. ...

I hope the bikes are better than the website. The Grom-like-bike is under the heading of DIRT BIKES:

"For Building a Leisure Motorcycle TripBrand as Company’s Major Task

Space Ranger Series...
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