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Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 06:47 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
It's a scootocycle!

It's a scootocycle!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2013, 05:43 AM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
Gore-tx's photo shows the knee position pretty...

Gore-tx's photo shows the knee position pretty well. I am almost 6 ft 2 inches, and my knees don't quite fit in the tank cut out. Still, the ergos are not bad at all given the size of the bike. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2013, 01:50 PM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
RideApart review up

http://rideapart.com/2013/08/rideapart-review-honda-grom/
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2013, 06:05 AM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
Nice writeup. I should try the washed...

Nice writeup. I should try the washed modification to the seat. Any downside to this? Does it make it loose at all?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2013, 08:38 AM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
Out of curiosity, I did a partial fill up today. ...

Out of curiosity, I did a partial fill up today. 0.72 gallons for 68 miles. That is all around town miles with varying amounts of throttle and speed. Most of the trips were around a mile each,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 04:08 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
I don't get the hate. Funny thing is, I agree...

I don't get the hate. Funny thing is, I agree with many of the things you write. The TU you mentioned in another post does seem to be a great bike, and I would love to check out the CT110 if it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 03:47 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
Speeds of 55 MPH, especially for a smaller and...

Speeds of 55 MPH, especially for a smaller and lighter rider, should be no problem. I hit about 55 now sitting completely upright. With tucking and patience, it no doubt goes a little faster. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2013, 03:55 AM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
I'll give this one a shot though keep in mind I...

I'll give this one a shot though keep in mind I am also a noob ;) There are only 4 gears on this bike, so even when you are working it hard it isn't that busy. Around town, it is pretty easy to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 02:35 PM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
I thought I would post some initial impressions...

I thought I would post some initial impressions on this bike in case it might be helpful to others. Please keep in mind that my two-wheeled experience is limited to many years riding bicycles and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 01:43 PM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...o/IMAG0084....

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I...o/IMAG0084.jpgPicked mine up today! It looks very cool in person I think. I am 6 ft almost 2 in for size reference. I think it will be a hoot for in-town...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2013, 05:31 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
Coming to US... the Grom!

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/grom.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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Views: 57,820
Posted By easternshorebiker
Looks like 2014 model year... ...

Looks like 2014 model year...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/02/the-390-duke-will-be-coming-to-the-us/
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2013, 05:22 AM
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Views: 209,866
Posted By easternshorebiker
I like this idea. I've been looking for a while...

I like this idea. I've been looking for a while for just a step up from my Ruckus scooter for my short, in-town commute. This would be perfect for my needs.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
It is always nice to hear input from you Brett. ...

It is always nice to hear input from you Brett. You are a champion of small-displacement motorcycles. I feel like Suzuki should offer you some compensation for getting people fired up about this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 10:28 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks for posting this. Sounds very reassuring....

Thanks for posting this. Sounds very reassuring. You know the ergonomics on my scooter have been terrible, and I've made it work for years so I suppose I am over-thinking this.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 05:01 AM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks- I think we have about the same...

Thanks- I think we have about the same proportions though my legs may be slightly shorter. I thought I had also read on this thread somewhere that the previously available accessory Suzuki seat was...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Posted By easternshorebiker
So, I finally had a chance to sit on a TU today. ...

So, I finally had a chance to sit on a TU today. I was impressed with the overall build quality, and there is no substitute for seeing the TU in person. Internet pictures just don't do the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,057
Posted By easternshorebiker
I stumbled across this today. Seems like some...

I stumbled across this today. Seems like some high points and some not so high points.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/2012-cleveland-cyclewerks-tha-misfit-review-video-91249.html
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 06:58 AM
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Views: 1,057,627
Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks, I suppose you are right. I have to say...

Thanks, I suppose you are right. I have to say there is something appealing about learning to shift though. My wife and I recently purchased a small car for her to use for carting the kids around...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 1,057,627
Posted By easternshorebiker
I've been following this thread with interest as...

I've been following this thread with interest as I have been researching options for a first motorcycle. For more seasoned riders curious about what a potential new rider thinks of this bike I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
I've been trying to gauge my wife's interest in...

I've been trying to gauge my wife's interest in riding pillion as I search for a good bike, and she has said that if I start to get interested in some riding adventures that she'd rather ride her own...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Have you considered the CRF250l...

Have you considered the CRF250l (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740737)? Of course there are some strikes against it as
1. It isn't out yet
2. So there are certainly no used ones...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks Jas67. That is a lot fo helpful info. It...

Thanks Jas67. That is a lot fo helpful info. It is nice to hear good feedback about the Guzzi. It is likely overkill for my situation, but I suppose the unknown is whether I start to go on some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
2011 vs 2012 model year changes?

Any changes for the 2012 model other than $100 increase in price?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks for the suggestion. That's an hour and...

Thanks for the suggestion. That's an hour and change from here so I might be able to get up there sometime.
I notice it is often hard to easily confirm new inventory at many dealers when I try to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Eastern Shore of Maryland

Eastern Shore of Maryland
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 12:23 PM
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Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I am still...

Thanks for all the feedback so far. I am still waiting to sit on a TU. My local dealer has one coming in sometime soon hopefully. I am open to a used 2009 as I have read that the red model is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,418,090
Posted By easternshorebiker
Appropriate first bike for me?

I've been doing my best to read through most of this thread, and it seems like a knowledgeable and friendly group of folks to offer an opinion on whether this bike might be appropriate as a first...
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