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Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 727
Posted By Underboning
My wife and I did about 5000 miles in across the...

My wife and I did about 5000 miles in across the US on 100cc SYM Symbas, so we have some experience.

http://colinandre.smugmug.com/Other/The-US-of-A/i-pQ7bzP4/0/L/P1020283-L.jpg

We used Google...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Underboning
We did 15 countries and 26000 miles on 101.7cc...

We did 15 countries and 26000 miles on 101.7cc Symbas a few years ago. I thought it was pretty epic! :D
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716979
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Underboning
You will definitely need to do some more research...

You will definitely need to do some more research as to where you want to travel. It is easy to travel between Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam is, as far as I know, still closed to...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-19-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By Underboning
There was a poster over on HUBB...

There was a poster over on HUBB (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/), gypsyprincess, who bought bikes in Malaysia. She wrote about her experience on her blog....
Forum: Asia Pacific 07-28-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Underboning
I would recommend heading over to Horizons...

I would recommend heading over to Horizons Unlimited (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/) for the most current info. I would also recommend getting a copy of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,202
Posted By Underboning
Yes, that is my Symba in the foreground and my...

Yes, that is my Symba in the foreground and my wife's in the back. That was from nearly 28000 miles ago, they look so new!


There is a thread over on Symforum about the bench seat and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By Underboning
They seem to hold up, at least for a while. ...

They seem to hold up, at least for a while.

Underbones are offroaded -

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4uzhNUQtUzQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,202
Posted By Underboning
I put Pelican im2600s on ours, mounted to NOS...

I put Pelican im2600s on ours, mounted to NOS Carter Brothers' racks. They hold about 35L and are waterproof and lockable. They crash pretty well, too! They are held on with 4 wingnuts and can be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,202
Posted By Underboning
My understanding is that the epoxy was added...

My understanding is that the epoxy was added after the bikes came to the US. The EPA mandates that the A/F screw cannot be adjustable (at least easiliy) and has since 1980. ...
Forum: Asia Pacific 06-19-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Underboning
Check with MASKargo in LA, they are the cargo...

Check with MASKargo in LA, they are the cargo branch of Malaysia Airlines. Here is a link to their contact info....
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 470,175
Posted By Underboning
Glad you enjoyed the ride! And welcome to The...

Glad you enjoyed the ride! And welcome to The Asylum :lol3

We're not really sure about next steps, we're not really sure what we'll be doing tomorrow! (Well, probably working :cry) Right now...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 470,175
Posted By Underboning
We are, indeed, back in Portland, Oregon. We...

We are, indeed, back in Portland, Oregon. We tried the East Coast thing for a while, but ended up back in Portland again. Let us know when you are heading this way and maybe we can meet up for a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,464
Posted By Underboning
Re and I are glad to hear that you are doing...

Re and I are glad to hear that you are doing well! Hope you continue to ride safe and keep showing what a well ridden small bike can do.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,347
Posted By Underboning
Day 2 results are up at scootercannonball.com. 8...

Day 2 results are up at scootercannonball.com. 8 DNFs today :huh It must have been a tough day. Binh slipped to second, Motovista up one to fourth and CDwise stayed fourteenth. It also looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,347
Posted By Underboning
Woot! at the end of day one, Binh is in first...

Woot! at the end of day one, Binh is in first place. :clap Motovista (or whatever he is now) is in fifth and Cdwise is in fourteenth.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,347
Posted By Underboning
Really!?! Any idea why he didn't make it? Since...

Really!?! Any idea why he didn't make it? Since he was your only real competition, you should win for sure!:pot How many riders actually showed up?

Good Luck tomorrow!
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 20,464
Posted By Underboning
Good Luck! We'll be cheering you on from Oregon!

Good Luck! We'll be cheering you on from Oregon!
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 470,175
Posted By Underboning
Glad to see some folks are still enjoying our...

Glad to see some folks are still enjoying our Ride Report! I just re-read the whole thing last week. It's amazing how much I had forgotten :huh

Me and my Symba recently made the local news...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,908
Posted By Underboning
I like the TW200 a lot, I took the MSF course on...

I like the TW200 a lot, I took the MSF course on one back in the early 90s and thought it was a hoot. I think that one would be a blast around town and even around the state, but the more I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,908
Posted By Underboning
Oh yes, we still have them but they are mostly...

Oh yes, we still have them but they are mostly just doing around town duty now. Our last longish ride on them was from Fredericksburg, VA to Natural Bridge, VA last spring when we were the guest...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,908
Posted By Underboning
My wife and I rode around the world (or at least...

My wife and I rode around the world (or at least part of it) on 100cc SYM Symbas a couple of years ago. Our ride report is really long, but it's got some good small bike touring info in it....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,347
Posted By Underboning
Maybe I spoke too soon. NW Motor Scooters in...

Maybe I spoke too soon. NW Motor Scooters in Tacoma (253-565-1117) has a Sava MC28 Diamond S 130/80/15 in stock. $136.95 I don't know what route you are taking to AK, but if you're in the area...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,347
Posted By Underboning
I just called every scooter dealer here in PDX...

I just called every scooter dealer here in PDX and there is no 130/08/15 to be found anywhere!

Good Luck!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,050
Posted By Underboning
Yes, we are back in PDX for a while this time. ...

Yes, we are back in PDX for a while this time. Just look for the baby blue Symba zipping around the SE. Sadly I think it will be a few years till Underboning II, we gotta make some $$ first. :cry
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,050
Posted By Underboning
Hey, I got mentioned in that report! Thanks for...

Hey, I got mentioned in that report! Thanks for the link and thanks to the SFRC for a fun day.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By Underboning
I know I've posted this one before, but why buy...

I know I've posted this one before, but why buy when you can build one yourself?? :rofl We spotted this lovely one in Phuket a few years ago. Whiskey and Bondo, not even once!
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,287
Posted By Underboning
This. Without the gas cylinders. ...

This. Without the gas cylinders.

http://colinandre.smugmug.com/Other/Yogyakarta-Indonesia/i-Ck8LfT2/0/M/Picture%20031-M.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By Underboning
It depends what you mean by off-road. Gravel and...

It depends what you mean by off-road. Gravel and relatively smooth dirt are no problem, but the Symbas only have about 2 inches of suspension travel. So no tabletops and they don't do so well with...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By Underboning
One more time, Jerry. One spoke. One spoke. In...

One more time, Jerry. One spoke. One spoke. In the first 5,000 miles. On one of our bikes. In a combined 52,000 miles of the USA, Africa, India, and SE Asia. One spoke in Ohio. I am 210 pounds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By Underboning
Absolutely! My wife and I ended up buying SYM...

Absolutely! My wife and I ended up buying SYM Symbas for our RTW trip (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716979) after reading Nathanthepostman's excellent ride report about his trip...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By Underboning
To me it looks like the homemade bikes we saw all...

To me it looks like the homemade bikes we saw all over northern and northwestern Thailand. Underbones with dirtbike forks, an extended swingarm, taller shock and knobbies. They looked like fun to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,322
Posted By Underboning
Seriously, this. More than 60 million copies of...

Seriously, this. More than 60 million copies of various forms of the Honda Cub have been sold in something like 160 countries.

Cheap to buy, cheap to run, parts are everywhere, local mechanics...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,357
Posted By Underboning
You may already be aware of this, but Cam at...

You may already be aware of this, but Cam at ScooterSeals.com (http://www.scooterseals.com/SYM_RV250.html) has the stock windscreen for the RV250 for $95+shipping. You might also check in Malaysia...
Forum: Asia Pacific 08-08-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By Underboning
We heard nothing but bad things from other riders...

We heard nothing but bad things from other riders about shipping by sea into BKK. Bribes and delays, mostly. Is your quote really for the Port of Bangkok and not Laem Chabang? Almost all of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-02-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Underboning
Thailand is easy riding compared to places like...

Thailand is easy riding compared to places like Vietnam or India. Other drivers give you plenty of space and generally follow the rules of the road. Bangkok is a different story, but we crossed it...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Underboning
This question might get a few more answers if you...

This question might get a few more answers if you let us know where you are from! (Shipping costs vary widely depending on the length of the trip :D) You don't need Carnet for Thailand and just do...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,066
Posted By Underboning
Looks like a three-wheeled version of the...

Looks like a three-wheeled version of the Tesseract concept that Yamaha was showing a few years ago.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/05/yamahatesseractconceptlead.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,173
Posted By Underboning
Google Maps to the rescue! Chandler to Yuma with...

Google Maps to the rescue! Chandler to Yuma with no Interstate, and 3 routes to choose from. Of course, it adds 95 miles (at least) to the trip! http://goo.gl/maps/8RcnF

One route even goes...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,173
Posted By Underboning
Google Maps will route you just about anywhere,...

Google Maps will route you just about anywhere, avoiding any interstate highways. Go to Google Maps, click "Get Directions", put in your starting point and destination, click "Show Options" (just...
Forum: Racing 06-30-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,831
Posted By Underboning
Well, I'm crossing Pirellis off my shopping list....

Well, I'm crossing Pirellis off my shopping list. :lol3
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