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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Hope the new battery takes care of the starting...

Hope the new battery takes care of the starting issue, Jon. Keep us posted.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
I LOVE this place!! :roflCracked me up! We...

I LOVE this place!! :roflCracked me up!

We were rolling all day with the motorhome - I assumed you'd get an "appendage" in there and run with the 3-wheel thing. I kinda had one, if you use your...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm guessing there is some kind of...

I'm guessing there is some kind of rally/gathering for them, but don't know that for certain. We've see dozens in the last 3 days... seems like a bunch at once. I see the local Police Department...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 1,430,816
Posted By CaptnJim
Anyone else hear that music: "Spidermax,...

Anyone else hear that music: "Spidermax, Spidermax, friendly neighborhood Spidermax..."? :lol3

So, tell us more about that Malaguti, and welcome aboard!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By CaptnJim
We are on our way back to the PNW - really...

We are on our way back to the PNW - really looking forward to some of that meandering. Great area, fun roads! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
ABSOLUTELY! I just know we all have photos of...

ABSOLUTELY! I just know we all have photos of our scoots in front of pretty overlooks, and thought that was a fun way to say "keep it legit"... I know all the participants here play fair. Keep the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
And the next Tag... Your scoot with a Mini...

And the next Tag...

Your scoot with a Mini Cooper...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/ScootMiniCooper_zpsrwzwltu0.jpg

Nahhhhh.... just showing a "Two-fer" on that last tag. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
Tag! The PCX with a Smart Car... ...

Tag! The PCX with a Smart Car...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/ScootSmartCar_zpshtonbynt.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
Unless the owner is on vacation this week. :evil

Unless the owner is on vacation this week. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By CaptnJim
That right there. ^^

That right there. ^^
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 378,928
Posted By CaptnJim
And to think there are communities that are...

And to think there are communities that are trying to ban hoodies. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By CaptnJim
http://www.scooterwest.com/file/000/000/000/103/52...

http://www.scooterwest.com/file/000/000/000/103/52/LARGE_138.jpg?1334873588

:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 71,719
Posted By CaptnJim
Yeah, the Smax is more of everything - with all...

Yeah, the Smax is more of everything - with all the good reviews it gets here, I have no doubt you will be delighted. Looking forward to some photos! Congrats!

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,551
Posted By CaptnJim
Qaz, you aren't going to win over any supporters...

Qaz, you aren't going to win over any supporters on this forum by trying to start a pissing contest with Cheryl (CDWise). She is a respected high mileage rider here. Come to think of it, I didn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
No doubt the economic climate has changed since...

No doubt the economic climate has changed since my last Harley, but I never lost much, even made some $$ buying/selling the Harleys that I owned. On a percentage basis, the Harley is probably better...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Ah, those who don't understand must fear and...

Ah, those who don't understand must fear and ridicule. :lol3

Last year, I had a discussion with with a Harley rider. He said, "I wouldn't ride one of those things - they're dangerous."

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,551
Posted By CaptnJim
Ah, yes... Honda makes a Moto Guzzi. :D A guy...

Ah, yes... Honda makes a Moto Guzzi. :D A guy that worked for us had one of those Silverwings. He rode solo and rode the snot out of that bike. I thought it was odd that Honda later put that name...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
Grab! Fishing... ...

Grab!

Fishing...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/Pier_zpsjo2rnyyb.jpg

That is a fishing pier behind that fence (they wouldn't let me ride the scoot out on the pier) :D OK,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,551
Posted By CaptnJim
Seems to be the case with most of the motorcycle...

Seems to be the case with most of the motorcycle dealers. Going into one of the multi-brand dealerships to see the Burgman 200, the saiesman said, "Yeah, I think we have one of those." He took me...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,360
Posted By CaptnJim
Wait! What? I'm not cool?? :eek1:rofl That's...

Wait! What? I'm not cool?? :eek1:rofl That's one really good thing about getting to be... ahem... a certain age: I don't really give a rat's rear what someone thinks of me or my ride.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 57,273
Posted By CaptnJim
I see that whale tail. Of course, that's my job....

I see that whale tail. Of course, that's my job. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
I have been riding for over 4 decades. In my...

I have been riding for over 4 decades. In my younger years, I rode regardless of the weather. These days, I avoid riding in crappy weather. When caught out in the rain, the PCX does a reasonable...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
I think you will appreciate the different...

I think you will appreciate the different windscreen. The stock screen put the wind right at my upper torso. We have the mid-size Givi, and that puts it more to upper helmet area.

I start...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,422
Posted By CaptnJim
You would think it is simple physics, by I am...

You would think it is simple physics, by I am sometimes surprised by fuel burn. In the five years of owning a DL650, my mileage was consistently between 50 and 55 mpg. When we switched to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By CaptnJim
Welcome to Battle Scooters. Ah, that "I think I...

Welcome to Battle Scooters. Ah, that "I think I will miss shifting" concern... many of us here went through that. For me, the concern lasted about 2 minutes, although my feet tended to "twitch" for...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,360
Posted By CaptnJim
Very nice! The Burg should be a great ride for...

Very nice! The Burg should be a great ride for you - keep those photos coming!

Congrats!

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,264
Posted By CaptnJim
You will find a lot of guys who would trade...

You will find a lot of guys who would trade places with you... not just because your wife is a beauty, but (more importantly) because you two share your passions. I have been hearing this for over...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,264
Posted By CaptnJim
A wife, life partner, and riding partner is a...

A wife, life partner, and riding partner is a treasure. I taught my wife (well, she was my girlfriend at that time) to ride a motorcycle when she was 16. That was in 1970. We're still riding.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 1,430,816
Posted By CaptnJim
On another thread, they're drooling over...

On another thread, they're drooling over Shepski's wife again. I must be getting old... I really want to ride that road!! :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,264
Posted By CaptnJim
Umm... but she's a scooter rider, right? I'm so...

Umm... but she's a scooter rider, right? I'm so confused. May be the blood rushing from my brain... you know, being a scooter rider and all. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm retired and still have trouble getting in...

I'm retired and still have trouble getting in enough riding.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
I'm pretty happy with my "circle." :evil The...

I'm pretty happy with my "circle." :evil The truck is too heavy to haul behind the motorhome, so the Blonde will drive that separate to get back home. The scoots will go in the trailer behind the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Unless I'm mistaken, Double-O-G, you still need...

Unless I'm mistaken, Double-O-G, you still need to buy a bike from Canada to help fill in your "North American Scooter Purchases" map. :rofl

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Getting close to heading out -...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,548
Posted By CaptnJim
I have another extremity in mind.

I have another extremity in mind.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Looks to be some dirt on the tires, Rob - I would...

Looks to be some dirt on the tires, Rob - I would think that is worth something off the MSRP. Good looking scoot... although I might be partial. So, how long can you resist? :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,548
Posted By CaptnJim
That sucks. I hope they are able to find the...

That sucks. I hope they are able to find the scumbags and get your scoot back.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
I mentioned a friend of ours who rides a Forza. ...

I mentioned a friend of ours who rides a Forza. His wife won't ride with him. They are from WA, but were in Arizona for a couple months, and came by our RV park earlier this month. While there,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Out and about on the PCXes on this warmish day...

Out and about on the PCXes on this warmish day (mid-90s)...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-you-want-to-get-noticed-on-bike.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By CaptnJim
Born to be wiiii-iiii-iillld! :lol3

Born to be wiiii-iiii-iillld! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 298,454
Posted By CaptnJim
Contrary to what some who know me might think,...

Contrary to what some who know me might think, that is not a lobotomy scar...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2015/03/i-need-to-get-job-looks-like-i-got.html

We took the scoots on some great...
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