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Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By cdwise
Take a small fire extinguisher with you. More...

Take a small fire extinguisher with you. More effective than bear spray on both critters and legal everywhere. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By cdwise
Should be faster than either the Zuma or Vino...

Should be faster than either the Zuma or Vino which are pretty slow for 125cc scoots. Assuming it is the Leader engine it should be very reliable. I just bought a Derbi 150 which has the Leader...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 177,355
Posted By cdwise
Remember that most of the scooters on the...

Remember that most of the scooters on the cannonball, even the modern scoots have quite a few miles before they start. Some are on their second, third even fourth cannonball and are often daily...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By cdwise
Cracks me up to hear that motorcycles are...

Cracks me up to hear that motorcycles are "easier" in tight low speed maneuvers. At the 4 MSF courses I've either attended or other family members have attended the scooters in the class all...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By cdwise
Don't over compress your scoot's suspension. That...

Don't over compress your scoot's suspension. That way lies no only messing up the suspension but bending your handlebars and other "damage" attributed to canyon dancers or other handle bar harnesses....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 177,355
Posted By cdwise
Agreed, I may have to check if Houston or Austin...

Agreed, I may have to check if Houston or Austin dealers are offering the same deal since my niece just told me a couple days ago she's thinking about getting a scooter to commute to grad school...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By cdwise
Add Sports City 125 - 250 if you can find it is a...

Add Sports City 125 - 250 if you can find it is a great scotoer. Don't rule out the Buddy 125, it has a lot of torque for its size and the top end is about the same as the 150. For a bit more power...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By cdwise
Several folks who are stability or strength...

Several folks who are stability or strength challenge we know using Instatrike kits from Towpac http://www.towpacusa.com/ because they can often move them from one scooter/motorcycle to another. One...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By cdwise
I've got canyon dancer knock off I got off ebay...

I've got canyon dancer knock off I got off ebay or some motorcycle site (been to long to remember which) which have open ended pockets not cups and have never had a problem on any of our scoots. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By cdwise
You don't say what type of scooter you want to...

You don't say what type of scooter you want to trailer. We use Canyon Dancers on the handle bars. Some people use Jetting bar ends...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By cdwise
FWIW I sold our Burgman because neither my...

FWIW I sold our Burgman because neither my husband nor I found the foot forward seating position comfortable for long rides. I replaced it with a BV 500 which has a neutral position that works much...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,308
Posted By cdwise
Buddy 125 or larger will do very well as would a...

Buddy 125 or larger will do very well as would a Honda PCX 125-150 depending on your body style preference. The Buddy125 out performs many 150cc scoots. I've heard good things about the Kymco Agility...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,247
Posted By cdwise
Sorry never had a brake issue on either of ours....

Sorry never had a brake issue on either of ours. I'd suggest the AF1racing forum as the best place to ask after that you might try modernvespa.com
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,247
Posted By cdwise
So far my epoxy repair on the tail light seems to...

So far my epoxy repair on the tail light seems to be holding up after a nice long mountain ride. We'll see how long it lasts. I used the same epoxy on a microwave door handle that lasted longer than...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By cdwise
Chuck Smith did the scooter cannonball on a Kymco...

Chuck Smith did the scooter cannonball on a Kymco People 250.
https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10486463_10152214185442689_3739913856264139727_n.jpg


He normally rides...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,396
Posted By cdwise
I went Christmas shopping on the Buddy 125...

I went Christmas shopping on the Buddy 125 because it is so easy to park in crowded shopping areas. When I walked in with 7 bags carrying a garment bag with hanging clothes in it my husband said "I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,854
Posted By cdwise
Funny, I see both in Breckenridge and other ...

Funny, I see both in Breckenridge and other Colorado Rocky Mountain towns. Though I personally prefer Genuine Buddy, Vespa or SYM scooters as having more performance for the same cc.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By cdwise
Call AF1Racing and ask. I've got the Puig on my...

Call AF1Racing and ask. I've got the Puig on my 2008.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,936
Posted By cdwise
For me it would be the SymHD or BV350. With a...

For me it would be the SymHD or BV350. With a significant percentage of freeway 70+ riding the BV would win. The body style/seating position of those two scooter fit me and the others listed not so...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,247
Posted By cdwise
FWW, after nearly 4 years the broken rear turn...

FWW, after nearly 4 years the broken rear turn signal happened to me when we trailed the scoot back to Breckenridge. Originally I intended to ride it up but life intervened and I noticed yesterday...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 177,355
Posted By cdwise
PCX150- 100mpg or more Yamaha XV250-...

PCX150- 100mpg or more
Yamaha XV250- 78mpg[/QUOTE]
From our stable:

Buddy 125 = 90-95mpg with teenage male riding, top speed 64mph
Vespa GTS 250 = 73-75mpg, top speed 86 mph
Sports City 250 =...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By cdwise
Our Sports City 250 is perfect for the Colorado...

Our Sports City 250 is perfect for the Colorado Rockies. Enough grunt to climb even the longest grade with no more lag than most small cars. Can keep up with all but the fastest drivers on I-70,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By cdwise
I see lots of 50cc Buddy and Vespa ET/LX in...

I see lots of 50cc Buddy and Vespa ET/LX in Breckenridge. They do okay going up Boreass Pass and the 125s do it 2 up so I see no reason a Zuma wouldn't work for you. Frankly, I'd rather ride it than...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 87,966
Posted By cdwise
I spend much of my year in Colorado and I can...

I spend much of my year in Colorado and I can tell you that not logging and pine beetle can be much worse. Millions of dead or dying trees that contribute to devastating fires. Not logging...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 87,966
Posted By cdwise
This is Bagel getting Hyderized before the start...

This is Bagel getting Hyderized before the start of the cannonball earlier this month.
http://cheryldwise.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/004-2.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By cdwise
250s are great little touring machines. Big...

250s are great little touring machines. Big enough to go on the highway IF you have to but nimble enough to be fun everywhere else. Just rode our Sports City from Alaska to New Orleans so obviously...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,231
Posted By cdwise
There have been 3 Buddy 125s in past cannonballs...

There have been 3 Buddy 125s in past cannonballs so it can be done. Though it maybe more difficult for you to get away with the kidlet but your wife has seemed pretty understanding of your trips so...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,649
Posted By cdwise
Nope, this was the first north/south cannonball....

Nope, this was the first north/south cannonball. All the others were east to west and on alternating cannonballs west to east. According to that history this should have been a west to east year but...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By cdwise
I'd take the Helix. 6+ hours on a Ninja just...

I'd take the Helix. 6+ hours on a Ninja just doesn't sound like fun to me. There were 3 Helixes on the cannonball and not one rider complained about comfort until the last day or two. Considering...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,535
Posted By cdwise
If you stay on I-40 not too far before you get to...

If you stay on I-40 not too far before you get to Amarillo there is a Route 66 themed rest area that I'm told is a great place to stop and see the memorabilia. I always come up on an angle entering...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,231
Posted By cdwise
We have a Buddy and have owned a Vespa ET 4 150....

We have a Buddy and have owned a Vespa ET 4 150. The Buddy left the Vespa flat. It leaves the Vinos behind but I've never ridden it with someone on a Zuma. I'd give the Buddy a 5 star rating for get...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By cdwise
FWIW only the BV on your initial list would work...

FWIW only the BV on your initial list would work for me but that's because I have discovered that the foot forward seating position of the Burgman and other maxi-scoot body styled scoots gives me a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,649
Posted By cdwise
And the handicap since the third place finisher...

And the handicap since the third place finisher had the fastest raw times riding a Sports City 250 with 15" wheels. As of day 7 (last day currently available) Bin never placed higher than 11 in raw...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By cdwise
I think I'd spend the $4-10 for a siphon with...

I think I'd spend the $4-10 for a siphon with pump at Wal-Mart. http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=siphon&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=91083
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,649
Posted By cdwise
You are welcome, I've got about a half a dozen...

You are welcome, I've got about a half a dozen all together to post.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,649
Posted By cdwise
FWIW, I've started posting some of the videos we...

FWIW, I've started posting some of the videos we took with the quad copter at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnOfaHqn7wLdcFBBaxaIRGhwrGt57XFLQ
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,535
Posted By cdwise
FWIW, here's Bin's gymkhana run at Amerivespa...

FWIW, here's Bin's gymkhana run at Amerivespa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05kj4jIutBs&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,472
Posted By cdwise
I'm going to be an exception to your comment that...

I'm going to be an exception to your comment that only good things to say about the Burgman. I owned a Burgman 400 and traded it in for a BV 500. I didn't find it as comfortable as its many admirers...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By cdwise
Hmm, my Givi stays open.

Hmm, my Givi stays open.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,649
Posted By cdwise
Thanks, women have participated since the first...

Thanks, women have participated since the first cannonball, some on vintage doing their own maintenance and repairs.
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