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Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,213
Posted By miboso
Backrest, definitely. I bought my '08 650 Burgman...

Backrest, definitely. I bought my '08 650 Burgman used with a custom seat (RDL) and backrest already installed. I've been very comfortable for several cross country trips. I took the backrest off for...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,213
Posted By miboso
As I was reading this, I was thinking backrest,...

As I was reading this, I was thinking backrest, then someone else mentioned it.
I have a Burgman 650 with a Russell Day Long seat and backrest. I removed the backrest for a short spell, and while I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,920
Posted By miboso
Not worth bothering about. If you don't know, you...

Not worth bothering about. If you don't know, you don't know. So far, the only limiting factor on my 650 is me:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,409
Posted By miboso
Great! Pick on the black one:evil

Great! Pick on the black one:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 270,475
Posted By miboso
That's so much better, now I can see the bike!

That's so much better, now I can see the bike!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,068
Posted By miboso
With a Harley helmet, maybe you should have...

With a Harley helmet, maybe you should have bought him a HD "Shortster"
http://encarsglobe.com/data_images/gallery/01/harley-davidson-x90-shortster/harley-davidson-x90-shortster-07.jpg :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,970
Posted By miboso
That's funny, 2 years ago this June I was in...

That's funny, 2 years ago this June I was in Montana, on a 650 Burgman, with California plates:evil Later that summer, I went to Florida. "It's a small world...."
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By miboso
I know that there are some Tennessee riders over...

I know that there are some Tennessee riders over on burgmanusa.com. You might want to check in there.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By miboso
It depends: distance, comfort, 2-up, mileage,...

It depends: distance, comfort, 2-up, mileage, etc.?

I've only owned a Burgman 650, but before I bought it, I was looking at the pre-2007 Scarabeo 500, and both Burgmans (Burgmen?) I didn't look at...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By miboso
Ahh, my training wheels was a '85 Honda Shadow...

Ahh, my training wheels was a '85 Honda Shadow vt500, which I think was a descendant, or at least a close cousin, of the Ascot.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 735,236
Posted By miboso
I know it's a waste of time to respond to Tacoma,...

I know it's a waste of time to respond to Tacoma, but it's late and this is just for fun.

So you are saying that you do not change the oil? Do you ever change your shorts? Socks? Mind? Direction?...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,083
Posted By miboso
Did I write that? I could have. My 2 cents, and...

Did I write that? I could have. My 2 cents, and my story.
I took the MSF class about 6 years ago at age 52 (I had previously had an actual moped back in 1980)
I always planned to get a maxi-scoot,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,605
Posted By miboso
Great trip report. I'll have to do one. Anyone...

Great trip report. I'll have to do one. Anyone coming up through Weed, give me a shout.
I just returned from a 2 month trip to Indiana, down through the south to Florida, up to New York (including...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By miboso
About July 3.Weed, CA to MN to MI to IN, NC, PA,...

About July 3.Weed, CA to MN to MI to IN, NC, PA, at least. Burgman 650.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By miboso
It doesn't take all kinds, we just have all...

It doesn't take all kinds, we just have all kinds:rofl

I don't know about other states, but here in Cali, there are sections of interstate where there are no other road options, so even a bicycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,796
Posted By miboso
I don't. No, it's your words and actions...

I don't.

No, it's your words and actions that define you, not the bike you ride.

I know this will probably be wasted on you, but I just had to give logic a try:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By miboso
IMHO, so long as your vehicle is registered...

IMHO, so long as your vehicle is registered according to your state's laws you should be okay. BUT, with no tags, I would be prepared to be stopped a bit and do a bunch of explaining:evil
Have your...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,567
Posted By miboso
Speaking of those blue flakes, if you get the...

Speaking of those blue flakes, if you get the bike dirty enough, they hardly show:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,567
Posted By miboso
Congrats on the new scoot. I got my '08 650 about...

Congrats on the new scoot. I got my '08 650 about a year ago, with about 37000 miles on it, but it was loaded for touring: side cases, top case, McCruise, legshields, etc. I then spent the summer...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,637
Posted By miboso
So maybe I can dream of a 250 - 400 dual-sport...

So maybe I can dream of a 250 - 400 dual-sport scooter sometime before I have to quit riding?
Of course, with my luck, it would never come to these United States.:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 735,236
Posted By miboso
If you get pissed off, that's all on you. You...

If you get pissed off, that's all on you. You can't control what others say or do, but you can (or should be able to) control your reaction to it.
You may want to study a little Zen or something....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,521
Posted By miboso
I've sent a couple of messages, over the last...

I've sent a couple of messages, over the last week or so, and gotten no reply.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By miboso
There is an oil consumption issue (at high speed)...

There is an oil consumption issue (at high speed) on the pre-07 Burgman 400s. See this thread for more info: http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22922.
There is plenty more info on...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,275
Posted By miboso
The Founding Fathers were addressing principles,...

The Founding Fathers were addressing principles, not technologies. Travel is travel, no matter the mode. Arms are arms whether black powder or automatic. Speech is speech, whether vocal, amplified,...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,402
Posted By miboso
According to the California DMV, that IS a...

According to the California DMV, that IS a scooter, a Ruckus is a motor-driven cycle, and my Burgman 650 is a motorcycle.

So, congratulations on your motor-scooter!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,447
Posted By miboso
Thumb Are you calling me weird and unusual? Well, I am...

Are you calling me weird and unusual? Well, I am but that has nothing to do with my LD touring on my Burgman 650:1drink
In June I went from California to Minnesota and back (5600 miles).
July 31 I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By miboso
Needing help in Oakley, Kansas

So on my way back to California from North Carolina/Florida my rear tire (Burgman 650) went from OK to OMG in a short time. I got in late Monday so I will check my options tomorrow, but if someone...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
I am so sad that I missed this. I'm in Kingsland,...

I am so sad that I missed this. I'm in Kingsland, GA tonight, will be going through Charlotte on my way to Lenoir. Ran intro BEC as he is returning from his ride in South America. We had each stopped...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. I'm...

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. I'm down near West Palm Beach, FL.and the wind & rain has scared me off. You all have a good time.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
I'm still in. Do we need reservations at the...

I'm still in. Do we need reservations at the campground?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
Friends and family in Colorado Springs and Kansas...

Friends and family in Colorado Springs and Kansas City, family reunion in Garrett, IN; brother and his family in North Carolina, and since I'm so close, relatively, probably go on down to Florida for...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By miboso
Near Enterprise High, but currently working...

Near Enterprise High, but currently working downtown, while I'm working. Technically, I'm retired but working a little extra help for a couple of weeks.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
Well, I've finished my "warm-up" ride from...

Well, I've finished my "warm-up" ride from Redding, CA to Virginia, MN and back, only about 4600 miles, with the rally rides:lol3, so I'm ready for the Big One, Redding to IN to NC in August. Barring...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By miboso
Here, riding an '08 Burgman Executive. I've seen...

Here, riding an '08 Burgman Executive. I've seen several scooters around and a few Burgmen, but don't know if any are inmates here. There's a local scooter club, "Redding Scooter Society", but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By miboso
or FARKLES!

or FARKLES!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By miboso
Fellow 2008 Burgman 650 Exec rider, in Redding. ...

Fellow 2008 Burgman 650 Exec rider, in Redding.
I just completed a trip to Virginia, Minnesota. (At least I think I did, I'll have to get the pics out to make sure:rofl)
I even got a chance to ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,047
Posted By miboso
Regarding title in CA I bought a CT90 a few...

Regarding title in CA
I bought a CT90 a few years ago in nevada with a handwritten bill of sale. Left it at my cousin's there for a couple of years.
Finally brought it to CA, went to DMV, paid...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,755
Posted By miboso
Wanderind, congratulations and enjoy. I'll be...

Wanderind, congratulations and enjoy. I'll be getting mine in a couple of weeks.

There is one thing to look out for and that is the Primary Pulley Stopper Bolt. It's a relative cheap bolt that,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,009
Posted By miboso
I can't answer because I haven't picked up my...

I can't answer because I haven't picked up my Burgman yet, and it's a 650 anyway:D
Have you posted at BurgmanUSA.com?

Here's a comment from one post:...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,061
Posted By miboso
Consider me interested. Although currently in CA,...

Consider me interested. Although currently in CA, I will be retired and probably in the area by August. My brother in NC lives a couple of hours or so from the campground, and I will likely be...
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