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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By cdwise
Only a couple hundred left to go before the movie...

Only a couple hundred left to go before the movie is funded if you want to be a part of it.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By cdwise
FWIW after the Honda Helix (talk about storage,...

FWIW after the Honda Helix (talk about storage, I've seen less in some cars) the Burgman 400 is the most popular scooter amongst our inseam challenged riders in the groups I belong to which include a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,231
Posted By cdwise
Last time I went into a Honda dealership (few...

Last time I went into a Honda dealership (few years ago) they had 2-3 Metropolitans on the floor, said they had one Ruckus in the back but any other scooter you'd have to put down a deposit before...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,893
Posted By cdwise
Kymco has their 50th anniversary rally coming up...

Kymco has their 50th anniversary rally coming up in a fer days in Asheville, North Carolina, on September 18-21, 2014. http://kymcousa.com/rally/index.html
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By cdwise
I've never seen a non-Vespa (or Vespa style like...

I've never seen a non-Vespa (or Vespa style like the Buddy) scooter with a front rack. Rear racks and top boxes are available for just about every scooter. Suzuki Bergman 400 has massive storage....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By cdwise
Funny neither the Ruckus nor the Yamaha C3...

Funny neither the Ruckus nor the Yamaha C3 scooter rider in the 2010 Scooter Cannonball seemed to have a problem crossing more than one mountain range.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By cdwise
Ah, I thought you were looking for a 100-150cc...

Ah, I thought you were looking for a 100-150cc scooter for touring. Don't know anything about the Zuma but you may want to check the thread about Wan's cross US trip on a Ruckus at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By cdwise
Was there a specific scooter you were asking...

Was there a specific scooter you were asking about? If so, I didn't see it. People I know who have gone on multiday tours on small scooters have ridden Genuine Buddy 125 - very reliable. Ours has...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
There was a girl at my son's elementary school...

There was a girl at my son's elementary school that got dropped off by her mom on a pink Buddy. They had matching helmets and a hello kitty backpack on the bag hook. I don't know how old she was at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By cdwise
Mine = neither.

Mine = neither.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By cdwise
Texas law says: Sec. 545.416. RIDING ON...

Texas law says:

Sec. 545.416. RIDING ON MOTORCYCLE. (a) An operator of a motorcycle shall ride on the permanent and regular seat attached to the motorcycle.
(b) An operator may not carry another...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,692
Posted By cdwise
Personally I don't care for the style of either...

Personally I don't care for the style of either of the scooters you mentioned though they do have copious storage and people I know with them (well Reflex predecessor of the Forza) have been very...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
I really enjoyed the Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse...

I really enjoyed the Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse part of my trip to Lake Geneva a couple summers ago. I've gone down the eastern side of the Tetons and Yellowstone a couple of times but the cannonball...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
Went to the Rockers vs Mod End of Summer ride...

Went to the Rockers vs Mod End of Summer ride tonight. There was a guy on a GTS 300 with Penn plates. Got to talking to him and 3.5 weeks ago he called work and arranged for a leave, told his...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By cdwise
They are in fact the only scooter Aprilia is...

They are in fact the only scooter Aprilia is bringing into the US now. http://apriliausa.com/motorcycles/sr-motard-50.html
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By cdwise
SYM HD has done very well in the cannonball...

SYM HD has done very well in the cannonball winning or placing in the top 10 pretty consistently. I can guarantee they are run pretty much WOT for the entire cross country trip and have had...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
Bought a cheap glossy black topcase from ebay to...

Bought a cheap glossy black topcase from ebay to replace the Givi my son forgot to make sure was securely locked before going on the freeway - it flew off somewhere along the road but fortunately all...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By cdwise
I expected changing the rear tire on the Sports...

I expected changing the rear tire on the Sports City (exact same procedure as the Vespa GTS down to the torx screws) but found it much easier than expected. Sort of a PIA since you have to remove the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By cdwise
Modern Vespa is your best bet for that,...

Modern Vespa is your best bet for that, particularly the wiki. Not many plastic parts on a Vespa and mostly you work on it either by removing the pet carrier and reaching down or from underneath,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By cdwise
I briefly considered the Kymco event when someone...

I briefly considered the Kymco event when someone I know posted about it on another forum but decided to go back to Breckenridge for a fall foliage ride instead. Have fun.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
BTW, when you get to the DC area you may want to...

BTW, when you get to the DC area you may want to park the scoot wherever you are staying or at a metro commuter lot and take the metro in instead of dealing with parking in DC. When I was there I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By cdwise
Headlight blub went out on the Burgman 400 we...

Headlight blub went out on the Burgman 400 we had. I looked at what you had to do with the headset to get to the bulb which if I recall correctly involved removing the windshield as well I said screw...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By cdwise
At 90-95mph on a BV 500 you get a lot of funny...

At 90-95mph on a BV 500 you get a lot of funny looks passing big bikes on I-90 heading east from Sturgis.:wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
Spot batteries assuming you use lithium last...

Spot batteries assuming you use lithium last about 10 days assuming you turn it off at night. I changed batteries once on the cannonball but when I left it had the same batteries in it as my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,141
Posted By cdwise
Texas charges when you register based on the...

Texas charges when you register based on the "book value" though I'm not sure what book they use since they do a quick look up an tell you what the state has decided it is worth. In most cases it is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,206
Posted By cdwise
You'd be more likely to find such a picture on...

You'd be more likely to find such a picture on the Burgman USA forum. I never camped with it when we had ours but I managed to put my backpack with 4 days of clothes, computer, tablet, DSL camera...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,852
Posted By cdwise
Love the looks of your Stella.

Love the looks of your Stella.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By cdwise
Call the town of Breckenridge, they allow RV and...

Call the town of Breckenridge, they allow RV and trailer parking over off Airport Road in the skier overflow area during the summer. I know there is a length of stay restriction but I'm not sure how...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By cdwise
We haven't had any trouble with ice on the roads...

We haven't had any trouble with ice on the roads in Breckenridge (our garage is at 10,000) or on Hoosier Pass since June so I wouldn't expect a problem at the tunnel in the mornings for another...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By cdwise
You should have linked to this page of the...

You should have linked to this page of the thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums//showthread.php?t=984513&page=21 Apparently you were smoking them.




I do believe there was a scooter in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,869
Posted By cdwise
Check with AARP for your parents coverage to see...

Check with AARP for your parents coverage to see what the offer. From my over 70 friends who still ride that's the cheapest they've found.

I pay $278 per year for 4 scoots, 3 of which have full...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
Any AAA office will happily supply you with local...

Any AAA office will happily supply you with local maps. You can also pick up area or state maps from your local office before you go for the entire US. You can make trip tiks that you print out and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
FWIW, there are usually state sponsored...

FWIW, there are usually state sponsored information centers near the state borders that will provide free maps and often have info like availability of gas in western states. I've used them in New...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,580
Posted By cdwise
Snow doesn't stay on the streets in Denver very...

Snow doesn't stay on the streets in Denver very long. You can rent a 50cc pretty easily if you need a small fix. Bigger scooter rentals are a bit more difficult.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,580
Posted By cdwise
take a bike or scoot. Denver is very 2 wheel...

take a bike or scoot. Denver is very 2 wheel friendly.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
With Google maps you start by going to options...

With Google maps you start by going to options and checking - avoid highways. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
Well he said the thought he could do it in a...

Well he said the thought he could do it in a little over 2 weeks. We'll see what changes happen when he gets on the road. I've done 4,400 miles in 2 weeks with very little interstate and 4 days with...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,061
Posted By cdwise
While I'm sure aalegado appreciates the local...

While I'm sure aalegado appreciates the local advice he specifically said that what he posted were just general locations not the actual road he'll be taking. Given the purpose of this trip I doubt...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By cdwise
I doubt it. Our Sports City 250 has done very...

I doubt it. Our Sports City 250 has done very well at altitude - our summer home is at 10,600'. It isn't unusual for there to be a variation of 6,000' in elevation during the course of a single day...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,893
Posted By cdwise
Independence Pass ...

Independence Pass
http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/6/6/2/8/600_398426152.jpeg

More Independence Pass
http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/e/d/0/600_398424272.jpeg
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