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Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,463
Posted By MiniBike
Racism or prejudice? Would we even be...

Racism or prejudice?

Would we even be having this discussion if he had said that Japanese manufacturers are scammers? Because that's the way I interpreted his comment. Especially in light of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By MiniBike
My wife has decided to return to riding after...

My wife has decided to return to riding after several year's absence. She contacted the local MSF school and has arranged for a few hours of private lessons @ $50 per hour. Expensive, but this way...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By MiniBike
I can't specifically address the Helix since I...

I can't specifically address the Helix since I don't own one - yet. But don't scrimp on quality. On my bikes, my #1 concern is wet weather performance. Probably because I hate riding in the rain. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By MiniBike
Let Total Ruckus be your friend. ...

Let Total Ruckus be your friend.

http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/index.php

And welcome to the world of BR ownership. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
Posted By MiniBike
I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are...

I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are cheap and you can design a triangle that some believe more attention getting than modulators. You don't necessarily need a beam as much as you need...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
Posted By MiniBike
Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl

Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,791
Posted By MiniBike
:clap

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,182
Posted By MiniBike
It has a few dings, nothing major. I never...

It has a few dings, nothing major. I never discussed price because the last thing I need as a 4th bike. But then again, I didn't need the third either. And then there's the thoughts about taking...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
Posted By MiniBike
Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and...

Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and you're all set.

BTW, how old are the tires on that Helix?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,182
Posted By MiniBike
NICE! I will have one someday. There's a...

NICE!

I will have one someday. There's a yellow one on the floor at Shroaders in Hendersonville that almost went home with me a few weeks ago. Real close.

I like your's better.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,430
Posted By MiniBike
A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to...

A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to read.

For some reason, I'm more alert when on the scooter than when I'm on the motorcycle. Not to say that I'm NOT alert on the bike, it's just...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,068
Posted By MiniBike
I asked myself this same question 8 years ago...

I asked myself this same question 8 years ago after I sold the Gold Wing. I rode my share of dirt before civilization paved it over and I'm not interested in trailering a bike to someplace to ride....
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By MiniBike
I'd ride it! Handling and braking alone,...

I'd ride it!

Handling and braking alone, I see reverse trikes as being so much better than a standard two in the back trike.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,791
Posted By MiniBike
Stock photo, but mine looks just like it (from a...

Stock photo, but mine looks just like it (from a distance). Bought it new, with 8 miles on the odo.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,791
Posted By MiniBike
Still driving my '89 Trooper RS, so I can relate....

Still driving my '89 Trooper RS, so I can relate. At 341,000 miles the last time I looked.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,227
Posted By MiniBike
How does a Helix fit? Seems like it might meet...

How does a Helix fit? Seems like it might meet most of your requirements.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By MiniBike
I rode to Daytona for the start, with a look at...

I rode to Daytona for the start, with a look at the Ner-A-Car being one of my primary objectives. I hope it's still running strong. When it comes to the riding experience, most of these bikes have...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By MiniBike
When is the right time? Depends on the maturity...

When is the right time? Depends on the maturity level and coordination of the kid. I was 8 when a neighbor gave us rides on his BSA. My buddy (same day) was the same age, but he fell off, got...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,488
Posted By MiniBike
As someone who drove 500 miles to meet up with...

As someone who drove 500 miles to meet up with the 2010 Cannonballers and was at the 2014 start on Friday, I'd say it's definitely worth it!
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By MiniBike
Looks like some time spent here might help... ...

Looks like some time spent here might help...

http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,791
Posted By MiniBike
Since you've already got the appliance (the GL),...

Since you've already got the appliance (the GL), it sounds like you need something to move the soul. Shop with your eyes, explore and see what moves you. Then see if it fits. Then see if it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By MiniBike
We drove to Maggie Valley in 2010 for their stop...

We drove to Maggie Valley in 2010 for their stop at the Wheels Through Time museum. Probably the most fun I've ever had at a motorcycle event. Talking to the riders, looking at pre-1916 bikes...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By MiniBike
I'll be in Daytona for the Cannonball on Sept 5. ...

I'll be in Daytona for the Cannonball on Sept 5. More interesting than a bunch of look alike V-Twins and 1% er wannabes.

http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,020
Posted By MiniBike
I'm sure any aftermarket signals will work. ...

I'm sure any aftermarket signals will work. Clear lenses are available if you want to keep the stockers, but want to get rid of the "pumpkins".

www.clearviewshields.com might have what you want...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,791
Posted By MiniBike
OP, I can relate. The change in traffic in my...

OP, I can relate. The change in traffic in my area has made riding much more risky than it was 40 years ago. There are areas that I won't ride in anymore - at all. Other areas that I won't ride...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,020
Posted By MiniBike
Congrats on the nice looking new bike. ...

Congrats on the nice looking new bike.

Couple of links;

For me, the floorboards give me plenty of options, but Raask makes rearsets if you really want them. Some folks have also modded...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,460
Posted By MiniBike
102 if I remember correctly. I know it made my...

102 if I remember correctly. I know it made my old Sears 106 run better! :evil But so did the Avgas the local airport would sell us.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,460
Posted By MiniBike
I have a few stations near home and try to use...

I have a few stations near home and try to use them - especially to top off the tank when I get home from a ride. For me, it's mainly to keep the carbs from getting gunked up if one of the bikes sit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,874
Posted By MiniBike
Another vote for smaller. In addition to the...

Another vote for smaller. In addition to the learning curve mentioned by others, I'll add two other reasons.

1st - unless you just want to go straight, it is more fun to go fast on a smaller...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,020
Posted By MiniBike
'06 America since '06 (it replaced a GL1200)....

'06 America since '06 (it replaced a GL1200). I've got the 790 carb motor, newer bikes have the 865 FI. Light and maneuverable and will run 80+ all day long. A keeper for me. I've got nothing but...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,370
Posted By MiniBike
Grom; ...

Grom;

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grom
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,366
Posted By MiniBike
I do like the Euro mags for the pics of...

I do like the Euro mags for the pics of customized scooters though. I don't buy them, mind you, I just spend a couple hours a month at the local Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,849
Posted By MiniBike
You've got 2, so get rid of the scooter you like...

You've got 2, so get rid of the scooter you like the least and pick up a motorcycle you like. Easy Peasy.

I progressed from small bikes to a large bike and then back down to a medium bike. Then...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By MiniBike
Yes, that's exactly what he told me. He had a...

Yes, that's exactly what he told me. He had a buyer in Miami offering to buy it sight unseen. The internet sales guy had gone home early or there would have been a bidding war.

Since you're a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,792
Posted By MiniBike
As you know, i'm biased toward the things. But...

As you know, i'm biased toward the things. But if it's in good shape, that's an average price. Take cash. You might be able to deal a little, but probably not much. The good thing is that you'll...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By MiniBike
You have to be quick with a BR. I closed on mine...

You have to be quick with a BR. I closed on mine the day the Craigslist ad was posted (dealer). When I went back a week later for the paperwork, they had had so many calls about it, they offered to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By MiniBike
I think they're both reliable. But beyond that,...

I think they're both reliable. But beyond that, comparing these two seems like apples and oranges to me.

A well built scooter that looks..... well, like a scooter. And will depreciate. Versus a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,984
Posted By MiniBike
I guess anything's possible if you want it...

I guess anything's possible if you want it strongly enough. If you can navigate the bow into the shoreline and attach some sort of ramp to the boat that swings out onto the shore, I can see it as...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By MiniBike
There's good reason for that. They are out...

There's good reason for that. They are out there, you just have to make an extra effort and be willing to look beyond your immediate area. www.TotalRuckus.com keeps up a pretty current listing of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By MiniBike
I guess if you wanted to tow the bike on its rear...

I guess if you wanted to tow the bike on its rear wheel while the front wheel is attached to your hitch, you could use just about any chain driven bike that suits you. A master link would make chain...
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