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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By 2WheelDuende
R1200r options

I checked out a BMW R1200R at a dealer this past weekend. It had a low seat and low suspension option. Fit was great for me. I am wondering if the older models or R1150R might have come in a lowered...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,169
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I have a set of mitts. Mine have a plastic along...

I have a set of mitts. Mine have a plastic along the outside so they don't push against the levers. I have read that without the plastic, they may push against the levers and engage the brake...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I've been really happy with my Tourmaster...

I've been really happy with my Tourmaster Transition. I've used it from 0F to upper 90s. I had to use Nikwax on it last year after maybe 3y use.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,169
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Awesome ChiTown Dave! I put my scooter away in...

Awesome ChiTown Dave! I put my scooter away in Jan, and planning to get it out this weekend. I finally got a new front tire last weekend.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Alpinestars Articolo 80 Sportivo Boots

I keep a pair of shoes in a drawer and usually change shoes at work. At times I have had early meetings and no time to change when I get in the office. The Alpinestars Articolo 80 Sportivo boots...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,471
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I bought my 2006 in 2008 for about $3k. It had...

I bought my 2006 in 2008 for about $3k. It had 660 miles. I'm at around 18500 miles.
You can check the Majesty forum site for info about the valve maint. I have read that is a valve check...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,990
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Wow! What a great ride thread. I wish I were on...

Wow! What a great ride thread. I wish I were on the west coast; we have winter starting up here. I haven't ridden since Wednesday last week, and we got some snow on Thursday.

Amerivespa will be...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,454
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I agree with SaltyDog. MAC is a nice shop and...

I agree with SaltyDog. MAC is a nice shop and they sponsor a great club.
I used to ride with the Fox Valley SC out of as shop in Lake in the Hills. It was a great club, and many of their customers...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,854
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I have an '06 I bought in '08 with 700 miles. It...

I have an '06 I bought in '08 with 700 miles. It has been great so far and I prefer to commute on it rather than my Marauder. I have about 17k miles and replaced the belt this summer. I was getting...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,943
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I use Hippo Hand type covers. They have a...

I use Hippo Hand type covers. They have a plastic insert at the ends to keep them from pushing on the levers. I found the levers are very cold, so I took some leather boot laces and wrapped them. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I'm in Grayslake. I used to ride with the Fox...

I'm in Grayslake. I used to ride with the Fox Valley Scooter Club. There was a guy from Naperville who rode a 150cc. He rode it everywhere, even out to Galena.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Were you at Scootoberfest in Lake Geneva? I saw a...

Were you at Scootoberfest in Lake Geneva? I saw a scoot just like this.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Morphous

The Yamaha Morphous is pretty cool. I rode with a locals club and there was a black one - reminded me of as Cadillac Escalade from the back.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,128
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Alpinestars articolo

I keep dress shoes at work, but wear the Alpinestars Articolo low boots. Sometimes, i get to work and have to hit meetings as soon as I get in, and forget to change my shoes. I got them from...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I have a sheepskin pad on my MC and scooter. ...

I have a sheepskin pad on my MC and scooter. They came with fastex buckles. I never remove them. If it gets wet, I just shake it a bit and the water comes off.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,598
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I hope your ride went well. I had a 2003 Met and...

I hope your ride went well. I had a 2003 Met and rode it regularly about 50 miles each way to/from Chicago. It took about 2h each way. Ride safe.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,946
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I have a 2006 Yamaha Majesty (400cc) scooter and...

I have a 2006 Yamaha Majesty (400cc) scooter and a 1998 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder. I had my Yamaha first and probably ride it more often than the cruiser. No shifting makes it much easier in traffic,...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I haven't used it, but have heard good things...

I haven't used it, but have heard good things going thru uship.com. I think you submit your info, and get quotes back. Strapping it to a pallet is supposed to be the least expensive option.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,110
Posted By 2WheelDuende
I took my laptop (a basic Gateway) on a 2000 mile...

I took my laptop (a basic Gateway) on a 2000 mile trip with my Suzuki Marauder. I just packed it in the soft case, placed it in a large ziplock bag, and packed it in my saddlebag with other soft...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,355
Posted By 2WheelDuende
Hi Nikolic. I haven't traveled extensively with...

Hi Nikolic. I haven't traveled extensively with a guitar, but I do carry a flamenco guitar on my Yamaha Majesty, and sometimes my Suzuki Marauder. I use a cheap fiberglass case I picked up for less...
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