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Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,557
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Exactly! It's all about the money. If you look...

Exactly! It's all about the money. If you look closely you'll probably seen full page Kawasaki ads somewhere in the issue, but a very small ad if any by Kymco.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,609
Views: 844,730
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Tailor for riding gear

Anyone know a tailor that does good work on riding gear? In the north Phx, Scottsdale, or Prescott area? Lost some weight and need the waists taken in.
Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,718
Posted By alphaBETAdog
No, you made a very smart move! Adventure bikes...

No, you made a very smart move! Adventure bikes with the commanding upright position promote spirited riding through the twisties, but not the stupid crazy stuff we can't help doing on sportbikes....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 264,181
Posted By alphaBETAdog
The one on the back is a dude!:eek1

The one on the back is a dude!:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop...

Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop for a long term rental. Then you can get one with a larger engine, and don't have to worry about maintenance or repairs. Offer to pay in advance. Take...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 40,215
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Especially in Arizona where you don't pay sales...

Especially in Arizona where you don't pay sales tax on a vehicle private sale, but you do when purchasing even used from a dealer.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 40,215
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Just a post to revive the thread. The Kymco...

Just a post to revive the thread. The Kymco GTi300 is a great scoot!

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/chilidog2178/Scooters/DSC03346_zpsde85a96e.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By alphaBETAdog
www.dcswelding.com Near the Scottsdale MVD...

www.dcswelding.com Near the Scottsdale MVD office. Dave has always done great work for me.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Get a pair of Canyon Dancers and be done with it....

Get a pair of Canyon Dancers and be done with it. The problem with using the soft loops on the grips is that they not only distort the grip, but can break the plastic throttle tube - ask me how I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,272
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I spoke with the detective a few months ago. He...

I spoke with the detective a few months ago. He told me at that time it was a dead case and to not expect anything to happen. Other than that he was very tight-lipped. I guess the perps got away with...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,045
Posted By alphaBETAdog
This is yet another endearing quality of...

This is yet another endearing quality of scooters. The attitudes that the general public has toward you as a scooter rider is much more positive than on a motorcycle. Whereas in a parking lot,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Thank you for sharing. We visit SD fairly often,...

Thank you for sharing. We visit SD fairly often, but knew nothing about the footbridges.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Great photos - thanks for the link. You...

Great photos - thanks for the link. You certainly had the right bike for your trip!
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 676,457
Posted By alphaBETAdog
mcpenner; I applaud you for attempting to reshape...

mcpenner; I applaud you for attempting to reshape your seat. Before re-fitting your seat cover, put it out in the sun to warm up and it will stretch better. Good luck. If your not happy, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,841
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Now that's funny! But so true... :rofl

Now that's funny! But so true... :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what...

Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what other's have said. Will be easy-peasy on your KLR. I also took Wallace Rd/99 up to Winslow since I've never been and found it interesting and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,841
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Had to downsize to wee-strom from a high powered...

Had to downsize to wee-strom from a high powered Italian beauty. The Italian was just too willing to go way over exta-illegal speeds and the handling just got sweeter and sweeter the faster I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 26,841
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Lane splitting is illegal in AZ. Really sucks in...

Lane splitting is illegal in AZ. Really sucks in the summer when waiting through 4-way stop sign intersections during rush hours on an air-cooled bike.

But sometimes when at an intersection...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 54,460
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Has anyone determined if the odometer is as...

Has anyone determined if the odometer is as optimistic as the speedo? That would skew the figures favorably if the fuel mileage is calculated using an optimistic odo.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 54,460
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I'm new to the little strom, but so far I'm...

I'm new to the little strom, but so far I'm confident to budget a range of about 250 miles. It has a 5.3 gallon tank (US), and typically gets above 50 mpg. However, if riding sustained high speeds,...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 54,460
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Standin' on the Corner...

Had a great ride yesterday. Put on 440 miles, 120 of them in the graded dirt/gravel. Wonderful adventure machine. Fits me better than my previous Stelvio.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,144
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Rich people don't recycle - That's for poor...

Rich people don't recycle - That's for poor smucks.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I recently bought a '13 wee strom and absolutely...

I recently bought a '13 wee strom and absolutely love it. It is a nice complement to my Beta dualsport as it would to your DR 350 (very competent bike BTW, I had one and sold it for a DRZ -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Got an email blast that they are trying to get...

Got an email blast that they are trying to get enough signed up for a showing up in Prescott on that same day. Really interesting subject matter.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,144
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I took my Stelvio last year, and it was the only...

I took my Stelvio last year, and it was the only one there. Come to think of it, I didn't see any other bikes that we'rent BMW GSs. It is utterly a GS FarkleFEST!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,884
Posted By alphaBETAdog
What I don't understand is why insurance...

What I don't understand is why insurance companies pay out when they have evidence that use of cell phone or texting is involved during an accident. Seems like an ideal way for them to get out of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Just remember, it's not OUR oil. It may come out...

Just remember, it's not OUR oil. It may come out of the ground in our country, but it is not ours. Mineral rights were bought by Big Oil, our sons & daughters die in wars to protect energy interests,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Let's see some photos of the Heinkel's motor out...

Let's see some photos of the Heinkel's motor out in your workshop. Lot's of us think you're a troll - prove us wrong! Now don't try and say you don't give a crap what we think, because you wouldn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I just don't know... The following is a response...

I just don't know... The following is a response from my inquiry last Wednesday, where I told them I lived close by and was serious:

"Thank you for your inquiry about the Heinkel moped we had...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Yeah. I live in Scottsdale the same City where...

Yeah. I live in Scottsdale the same City where the ad says it is. There is no direct email or phone number. I sent an email saying that I am local and am very interested. Even gave them my phone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,897
Posted By alphaBETAdog
When on one of my scooters, I will almost always...

When on one of my scooters, I will almost always park somewhere in front of the store our of the way. Never had a problem since people tend to have a much more positive view of scooters than...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 142,983
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Sorry! Hijack deleted.

Sorry! Hijack deleted.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,289
Posted By alphaBETAdog
The Nada guide is a good start, so is the Kelly...

The Nada guide is a good start, so is the Kelly Blue Book (www.kbb.com (http://www.kbb.com)). Pay special attention to the private seller prices on those sites, and not just retail. Of course there...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,495
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I don't know why so many are so hung up on having...

I don't know why so many are so hung up on having a broad dealer network. This will really put a limit on some great machines. I've always enjoyed having unique machines such as Moto Guzzi, Aprilia,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 40,215
Posted By alphaBETAdog
A couple of photos just to revive the thread!...

A couple of photos just to revive the thread! :norton

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/chilidog2178/Scooters/20140210_142638_zps46d9ce1d.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By alphaBETAdog
He'd ride a BSA Victor or Gold Star in the dirt...

He'd ride a BSA Victor or Gold Star in the dirt and He'd be as fast as the rest of us on modern long travel bikes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By alphaBETAdog
That's an awesome looking bike, and nice photo! ...

That's an awesome looking bike, and nice photo! Who makes that? Honda?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By alphaBETAdog
There's a good video of them on the Jay Leno's...

There's a good video of them on the Jay Leno's Garage website.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/custom-built/randy-grubbs-decopods/index.shtml#item=312197
Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,973
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Christini ...

Christini
http://www.christini.com/bikes/christini-awd-450
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,646
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I agree! In the tight twisties, I found mine to...

I agree! In the tight twisties, I found mine to handle as well as my Moto Guzzi Stelvio which is considered to be outstanding.
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