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Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,894
Posted By go.duesouth
I already told my Mrs. that if anything happens...

I already told my Mrs. that if anything happens to her, I'm picking out my next wife at the BMW dealer. Probably a pretty blue, slim c600. Doesn't complain, likes doing what I like doing. Doesn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,894
Posted By go.duesouth
I have a Kymco Downtown 300i. Awesomeness almost...

I have a Kymco Downtown 300i. Awesomeness almost all the way around. Average of 70 MPG, 77 if I'm easy on it. Light weight, great all around bike. The seat/legroom being the big downside. Had the BMW...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,733
Posted By go.duesouth
It just makes me want it even more! Who would've...

It just makes me want it even more! Who would've thought we'd be saying this about scooters...I mean urban mobility. ;)

I'm 39 and I already made the switch. Still have a WR450. I bought my scoot...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,033
Posted By go.duesouth
Throw the Kymco Downtown 300i into the mix. They...

Throw the Kymco Downtown 300i into the mix. They may be hard to find used, but great power, very light weight, great mpg 70 (77ish for me if I'm easy on the throttle), freeway capable should you...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,826
Posted By go.duesouth
I'm 40, been riding since I was 12. Started on a...

I'm 40, been riding since I was 12. Started on a YZ80 and have owned and ridden lots of different bikes. I fell in love with scooters after trying one a few years ago. Kept my WR450 for dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,760
Posted By go.duesouth
Without being nit-picky on what makes an...

Without being nit-picky on what makes an adventure bike, I'm thinking tires is really the big issue too. I'm not planning on stuff where suspension and tire size would really make a huge difference....
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,038,760
Posted By go.duesouth
I'm one of those looking between the vstrom...

I'm one of those looking between the vstrom (weestrom) and the NC. I have a maxi-scooter and a WR450 for off road. I've been toying with dumping both and getting one bike that does both. I want to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,932
Posted By go.duesouth
Not sure on my top speed. Took me and my wife...

Not sure on my top speed. Took me and my wife (both of us are approx 320lbs) on a run at about 80mph. It didn't have any problem and had a little left. It was mostly flat. I've hit 85 without any...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,932
Posted By go.duesouth
As I too have a DT, and it does have 30+horses...

As I too have a DT, and it does have 30+horses from a 300cc. I'm interested in the same question as Cortez, one that nobody seems to have an answer to. Is the rpm always higher under stable cruising...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,034
Posted By go.duesouth
Honda is giving another stab at it. Search for...

Honda is giving another stab at it. Search for the new Honda NC700X adventure bike. You can get it with an auto, and the gas tank has been moved and is now storage for a helmet. And with a very...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,340
Posted By go.duesouth
The Kymco Downtown 300i is another one you can...

The Kymco Downtown 300i is another one you can throw into the mix. Motorcycle.com 2010 scooter of the year. There is another thread about it if your interested. Although, if you plan on cruising more...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,231
Posted By go.duesouth
I was right there with you. 20 years of...

I was right there with you. 20 years of motorcycles is a hard habit to break. Now, a year later with my maxi scoot, it's another story. There isn't another bike that gets me as excited as this BMW...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,121
Posted By go.duesouth
The bugger is they've already done it for other...

The bugger is they've already done it for other parts of the world. They took a few inches form the acres in back and moved it to the front here, basically the same bike as the DT...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,121
Posted By go.duesouth
I think you'll be happy, it's a great scoot. The...

I think you'll be happy, it's a great scoot. The Burg was on my short list when I went to buy. If I pull the trigger on the custom seat, my one complaint about the DT will go away. Just haven't...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,121
Posted By go.duesouth
Yeah, I'm afraid of the price too. At 8K, I might...

Yeah, I'm afraid of the price too. At 8K, I might overcome my quality concerns, wishful thinking I know. I would like Yamaha to bring the redesigned Tmax. But not sure it's worth the 3K premium over...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,121
Posted By go.duesouth
As a DT owner you won't go wrong, performance,...

As a DT owner you won't go wrong, performance, 65-70mpg, weight, low seat height, except in the leg room department. Kymco makes quality stuff and the Downtown was rated scooter of the year by...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,085
Posted By go.duesouth
Brother, you're looking too much into this and...

Brother, you're looking too much into this and getting worked up about nothing. A question was asked about performance between Majesty and DT. I was trying to answer the question and illustrate what...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,085
Posted By go.duesouth
Can't say I've ridden the Majesty, so I don't...

Can't say I've ridden the Majesty, so I don't really know how they compare. But, I can corner hard enough to have added scrapes to my pipe and drag the kick stand on the other side. I didn't expect...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,085
Posted By go.duesouth
Yep. I fell completely in to what you just...

Yep. I fell completely in to what you just described.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,085
Posted By go.duesouth
So true. Kind of the way I think about weekend...

So true. Kind of the way I think about weekend warrior riders being "real motorcyclists". My ridding buddy nearly shed tears of frustration when I told him my new bike was a scooter (Kymco DT, I own...
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