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Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By ScooterPapa
Better look it over very closely.

Not saying the deal isn't a good one; but it is a scooter that is almost 5 years old. 4,900 miles isn't a lot to be sure, but it isn't "Unused" either. Make sure you look over the bike real well! I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,770
Posted By ScooterPapa
Pretty much echo these thoughts...

My TMax is about the 20th two wheel vehicle I've owned (depending upon whether or not sting ray bicycles with a washing machine pulley and a b & s lawnmower engine count); it is by far the best...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By ScooterPapa
The "Ripple Effect"... Your point is spot on. ...

The "Ripple Effect"... Your point is spot on.
Riders that love riding will continue to ride (if they can)... My point is that they (those that love it) will be joined by a new sector, "Those that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By ScooterPapa
Dealers will be cutting back all over the US...

You are on target. The scooter is still more recreational in the US than "The Primary Transportation" of it's owner.
So the dealers (as discretionary dollars continue to shrink away due to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,865
Posted By ScooterPapa
You're a "Sick SOB" :)

27 freaking degrees out and you're looking for speed records? Who makes your jacket & pants, NASA?
Florida guys don't ride in 27 degree weather (unless it's an emergency); but if I did I'd be...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,629
Posted By ScooterPapa
Ditto, and...

I would think you're right (close to the price of the "Big Burger"); they'd have to be or they will only attract the smallest section of the "I only ride BMW's" crowd (those within that group that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,573
Posted By ScooterPapa
Trying to get a "Rider's" club off the ground in...

Trying to get a "Rider's" club off the ground in Land O Lakes Fl. Not too busy yet! St. Pete has a club that lists 225 or so members, but I see a lot of their rides reporting a half a dozen or so...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By ScooterPapa
Great Photos!

Super Photos!
A ride I wish I could take... Maybe I can muster up the "Determination" to just go.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,580
Posted By ScooterPapa
The Scoot is Beautiful and Bullet Proof! (Someone...

The Scoot is Beautiful and Bullet Proof! (Someone took care of it, looks very clean)...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 39,078
Posted By ScooterPapa
CVT, twist and go...

No neutral that I know of... My TMax starts and idles at roughly 1,200 rpm's and begins to "Catch" at 2,000 or so (fully engaged at 2,500 rpms.

LOL, "Coming off seven Harleys in a row, I had a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,362
Posted By ScooterPapa
I like the "Promise" that electric holds for the...

I like the "Promise" that electric holds for the future. It may be the only way to travel for many...

Re: your signature line; given the level of alcohol consumption and drunk driving and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,703
Posted By ScooterPapa
+1 I used to by their stuff from time to time,...

+1 I used to by their stuff from time to time, now, they can kiss my a**... It ain't never going to be Miller Time in my house.
Let's see 1,000,000 scooter riders... 500,000 drink beer... half of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 39,078
Posted By ScooterPapa
This is Smart Advice!:D

This is Smart Advice!:D
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,562
Posted By ScooterPapa
You bought a very capable Scoot! I know you will...

You bought a very capable Scoot! I know you will like it; my buddy has one at his Florida house and another at his Delaware home!
For two up touring, you've got yourself a "Mini-Goldwing" :)
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,880
Posted By ScooterPapa
Ditto, and...

I agree price isn't as much of a "Deal" as I have seen for a lot of rides lately.
And at 240 lbs. (no offense I'm 225) I would opt for a bit bigger power plant.
My ride is a TMax (you could find...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 1,347,865
Posted By ScooterPapa
Absolutely beautiful job! You wouldn't think...

Absolutely beautiful job! You wouldn't think those kind of results are attainable with cans of spray paint. The scoot looks super...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,368
Posted By ScooterPapa
Mine is the '09 TMax

If five years ago you told me I'd be riding a scooter; I would have laughed in your face...
Well, I am, and I love my TMax!
An '09 "OB" (for Old Blue) Yamaha TMax. OB is a parallel twin 500cc cvt...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By ScooterPapa
He has some serious riding skills... He's crazy,...

He has some serious riding skills... He's crazy, but he does know how to ride. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By ScooterPapa
There might be a rise in the cost for "Police...

There might be a rise in the cost for "Police Ammunition". This and the increased medical cost and leave (for Cops knocked over on their scooters) offsets any financial gain the scooters brought....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 91,141
Posted By ScooterPapa
+1, I had to sell the '07 Wrangler, between the...

+1, I had to sell the '07 Wrangler, between the standard "Guzzling"they do and the giant tires I had to have on it, mileage was somewhere around 10 mpg (that and the fact that GrandBabies can't...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 750,483
Posted By ScooterPapa
'good price & a great ride... I'm betting you...

'good price & a great ride... I'm betting you will be very pleased with your TMax:D
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,231
Posted By ScooterPapa
I am no expert on the marketing aspect of...

I am no expert on the marketing aspect of scooters, but it sure seems as though BMW doesn't care what anyone else is doing! They get prices for their bikes that other OEM's only dream about. And the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,753
Posted By ScooterPapa
my 2 cents on this topic...

The Government does nothing these days without an "Eye" towards cash flow. This action is about that make no mistake.
The "Cover" is public safety etc.... The reality is enforcement is impossible....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,231
Posted By ScooterPapa
I was thinking "Way Too Low" when the other folks...

I was thinking "Way Too Low" when the other folks were posting, ...Maybe $10,000.. I was thinking more inline with what you're guessing, $15k or $16k... If this were to come along at $10,000 I think...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,231
Posted By ScooterPapa
I want one!

I want one for sure; but I can only imagine the price tag out the door for this Baby!
I paid $6,100 for my '09 TMax (leftover) with the extended warranty, tax title & tag. I would guess this Sweet...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 750,483
Posted By ScooterPapa
The wife loved my old "Fatboy" (an '09 with...

The wife loved my old "Fatboy" (an '09 with chrome all over the place, with bags, shield, detachable sissy bar the thing probably dressed out at about 850 lbs.). She was calling me "Scooter Boy when...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 750,483
Posted By ScooterPapa
I did pretty much what i wanted during the "Break...

I did pretty much what i wanted during the "Break In" period; but I didn't go crazy (probably a good thing).
Your scoot is beautiful.
On the majestyusa.com forum (there is a pretty large "TMax"...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,562
Posted By ScooterPapa
Good thing, not hurting!

Glad the table worked for you (I have one use it a couple of times a year).
I have the 09 TMax in Blue. It is a wonderful ride, nothing but smiles. Enjoy your Yellow One :)
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,562
Posted By ScooterPapa
Re: Touring Scooters...

Riding 43+ years, had a lot of Metric cruisers, half a dozen HD's, a few sport bikes and one Maxi-Scooter, the TMax!
The model year I have is 2009, bought as a leftover for $6,200 (with the five...
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