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Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,801
Posted By vt1099ace
YES, you have to be over 150cc for divided and...

YES, you have to be over 150cc for divided and interstate (in CA at least) less than 150cc and your a 'motor-driven cycle' (thus the signs on the on ramps).
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,554
Views: 1,115,966
Posted By vt1099ace
ROAD DOG.... ...

ROAD DOG....
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sSI8E63g664/UkZn3XSxKpI/AAAAAAACKQM/cpNHTaNdJOo/s900/m24.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,694
Views: 812,524
Posted By vt1099ace
cal highway 45, just out from knights landing,...

cal highway 45, just out from knights landing, the only trees around, there is a ranch house hidden in there, everything else if endless farmland...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By vt1099ace
good luck trying to find one...NO BODY is...

good luck trying to find one...NO BODY is selling, folks are holding on to those big ruckus' like a prepper with a bucket of .22 ammo...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,149
Posted By vt1099ace
shouldn't it be: EM TAE ? that way when people...

shouldn't it be: EM TAE ? that way when people see you coming up on them in the rear view....:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,960
Posted By vt1099ace
so...now it's time for the sequel?.... ...

so...now it's time for the sequel?....

"There and back again, More Scooters across America: New York to San Fransisco"... :evil

:lurk
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By vt1099ace
If there's worry about the CVT, then get a beater...

If there's worry about the CVT, then get a beater shifty off Craigslist...old two stroke shifty vespas have been around the world, done everything you can imagine, even the Dakar back in early 80's.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By vt1099ace
what? I think its kinda cool...never see it here...

what? I think its kinda cool...never see it here though...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By vt1099ace
...speaking of some assembly...

check out this bike from russia:

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pn_5dMHsCPE?autoplay=1&hd=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&start=14&end=178


:huh especially the end of the video....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,956
Posted By vt1099ace
stay to the far right, maintain at least 55 on...

stay to the far right, maintain at least 55 on the interstates.
Here in California there are signs at on ramps that state 'no motor driven cycles beyond this point' which means if your under 150cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,889
Posted By vt1099ace
50cc and looks like an ice chest.... :huh what...

50cc and looks like an ice chest.... :huh what the hell, I'd ride it.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By vt1099ace
looking at the numbers, svhess didn't seem to be...

looking at the numbers, svhess didn't seem to be doing the 'ride it like you stole it' technique...looked pretty consistant.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,696
Posted By vt1099ace
I hjave a 4T stella, I find it's 'comfort zone'...

I hjave a 4T stella, I find it's 'comfort zone' for cruising in top gear is 45mph...but that's me, even at that speed feels scary on those tiny wheels...ofcourse I'm coming from a heavy cruiser...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By vt1099ace
fires are in the southern part of the state, san...

fires are in the southern part of the state, san diego...redding is north end of central valley. Though, it does get blazing hot, like being in a fire :lol3

there have been fires rip though that...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By vt1099ace
Marysville, yuba city here...

Marysville, yuba city here...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By vt1099ace
I'm picking up the habit of using frontage roads...

I'm picking up the habit of using frontage roads and those steets parallel to main drags, even though I'm fast enough and DMV code give me the legal right, it's easier though not faster than dodging...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By vt1099ace
Stepthru pan-am they're on FB and a few vids on...

Stepthru pan-am they're on FB and a few vids on YouTube their web page hasn't been updated since going to FB....
Basically a pair of kiwis riding chetak from Fairbanks to tierra del feigo,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,026
Posted By vt1099ace
I'm in my 50's now (GAAAWK!), I got my first...

I'm in my 50's now (GAAAWK!), I got my first scooter (stella)...I rode a heavy cruiser until I got my knee busted up, a shadow ace 1100 I got it in '05, before that last time I rode was an XL125 as a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,880
Posted By vt1099ace
same reason I picked the stella..not much more...

same reason I picked the stella..not much more than the P.

hey, you ride with the royal bastards or burgundy tops? will have to ride together some time. i'm in yuba city.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By vt1099ace
imagine THIS applied to electric vehicle...

imagine THIS applied to electric vehicle batteries?....then make it affordable for joe sixpack...this is what I'm trying to point out.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 10,199
Posted By vt1099ace
clovis is in california, putting it about 3 1/2...

clovis is in california, putting it about 3 1/2 hours from me.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Clovis,+CA/@36.824749,-119.676829,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8094509400e4cfe5:0x4e3d0a6140649c9d
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By vt1099ace
You seem to have mist my opening line..."My...

You seem to have mist my opening line..."My biased thought as a potential consumer" I know my needs, my driving/riding habits and planned future needs and formed my thoughts on that...your needs are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By vt1099ace
Minivan with me too today....this one with kids...

Minivan with me too today....this one with kids in it...two laner merging into one to go under a train overpass, (posted speed 25 mph) and rather let me over as he was behind and to my left (remember...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,429
Posted By vt1099ace
My biased thought as a potential consumer on...

My biased thought as a potential consumer on electric vehicles is to compare them to a base gas equivalent....for example, a common 4 Cylinder, seat 2 adults and 2 children and 10 gal gas ( sound...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,755
Posted By vt1099ace
as long as one stays within the rules as...

as long as one stays within the rules as written...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By vt1099ace
reading that made mt head hurt....:huh

reading that made mt head hurt....:huh
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,755
Posted By vt1099ace
I didn't notice the engine, I seen the model...

I didn't notice the engine, I seen the model year, thought 'no SH#T?" and popped open another tab and image google '1939 cushman'.. the lay out doesn't look...right for x-country.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,755
Posted By vt1099ace
Took a look at the rider list...the one that got...

Took a look at the rider list...the one that got my attention was the 1939 Cushman, googling its image it doesn't look capable...more RV resort run about. I think that's my dark horse in this race.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,683
Posted By vt1099ace
Two really... The honda minitrail 50 (gold with...

Two really...
The honda minitrail 50 (gold with the upswepped scrambler type muffle) and even though I'm way to big for it, it was my first though I was seven at the time.
The other was a honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,562
Posted By vt1099ace
I know it didn't make it here..that's the pity,...

I know it didn't make it here..that's the pity, when I found out about them last year I thought 'how coooool'...then 'oh, crap we NEVER get the "good stuff"... :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,562
Posted By vt1099ace
looks like a honda joker......

looks like a honda joker... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Joker)
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,349
Views: 1,299,562
Posted By vt1099ace
I need a name for her.. ...

I need a name for her..
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vi0i4jJgiHk/UlZpd9Lgd8I/AAAAAAAAAUo/iOGoqZn0Gcs/w1067-h798-no/IMG_20131006_155027_258.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,114
Posted By vt1099ace
With my own experience at being tall with long...

With my own experience at being tall with long legs I learned the the hard way once your knees (when sitting) get above (or at) the level of your hips you start resting on your tailbone and that IS...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By vt1099ace
The 4 t will be around a long time as emission...

The 4 t will be around a long time as emission standards are tightening everywhere. So star/bella/stella 4 t is here to stay. Especially because the auto is a 125 and the 200 isn't coming to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,041
Posted By vt1099ace
I don't know, but he has inspired me...and those...

I don't know, but he has inspired me...and those two kiwis that rode vespa/stella/chetak type scooters the same way...but one hurt his back in honduras and they had to give up.
They're called step...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,534
Posted By vt1099ace
A Darwin Award nomination.....:huh

A Darwin Award nomination.....:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By vt1099ace
But i need to mention, even through she was...

But i need to mention, even through she was afraid of riding (not even bicycles) she never tried to prevent me from pursuing whatever interests i had, even riding, she worried ofcourse but as I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,738
Posted By vt1099ace
you have my deepest condolences, I lost my mom...

you have my deepest condolences,
I lost my mom Christmas day, her funeral was the 27th and the burial was on the 7th.

she had been suffering from Parkinson's for the last 10-15 years, and was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,041
Posted By vt1099ace
Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com Mission...

Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com
Mission completed, but read through his post and he has videos on youtube.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,696
Posted By vt1099ace
add in the realtive simplicity of the...

add in the realtive simplicity of the mechanics...and that why I chose onewhen I felt I was ready to ride again.
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