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Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2012, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Southerner
I have a hard time believing any scooter is in...

I have a hard time believing any scooter is in enough demand to command a premium. The Japanese motorcycle dealers I know hereabouts don't have a lot of enthusiasm about scooters in general because...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
It does. Flat tire fee? :huh

It does.

Flat tire fee? :huh
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
That's probably the case here as well. I see...

That's probably the case here as well. I see very few scooterists around here that appear to be enthusiasts.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
Funny. Very few scooter folks around here ever...

Funny. Very few scooter folks around here ever return a wave. The only one I can think of is one lady I sometimes meet who rides a yellow Tmax.

Outstanding mileage. im ready to trade in my...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
So how's it gonna 'lurch forward' if you have to...

So how's it gonna 'lurch forward' if you have to apply the brakes for it to be activated? When I read that, it really answered my concerns.

It does pose a question for me, though.
So you guys...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
Like gas-powered golf carts. There must be some...

Like gas-powered golf carts. There must be some law against them here. I read in a Korean newspaper site that Kia makes cars with this technology but it won't be coming to models sold here.

Like...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
Thanks. Guess I didn't go back far enough. ...

Thanks. Guess I didn't go back far enough. Dissapointed with the top speeds they report. I was given to understand the thing would top out at 70 and cruise at 60.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,183
Views: 205,367
Posted By Southerner
Honda PCX 150

Kinda surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet. Surely somebody here has the 125, at least.

The specs sound about as good as a 150cc scoot is gonna get short of engine mods, the price is right,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
Didn't Suzuki once sell an 850 version? Not...

Didn't Suzuki once sell an 850 version? Not here, as usual. I understand it was a bit of a beast.

The DR's engine, like the KLR's is waaay proven and would make a great street single in a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
Can't tell just from the pic. IIRC, about 1/2"...

Can't tell just from the pic. IIRC, about 1/2" free play is just right. You wouldn't see too much sag at that angle.

But Hugemoth is right. Expensive, shortlived rubber sucks a lot of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
Yeah, you guys over there have been dealing with...

Yeah, you guys over there have been dealing with reality for a long time. It's not sinking in here, even yet.

I think sales of smaller cars are picking up but SUVs are still ever-present.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
And yet yesterday I put 4 gallons in my bike for...

And yet yesterday I put 4 gallons in my bike for $12! Yikes!

It's true that some manufacturers are getting the idea that some of us out here are looking for "yer basic bike" but their offerings to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
MIght as well throw this in. Just got an email...

MIght as well throw this in. Just got an email about it.
http://rycamotors.com/new/scrambler_build/

I think most here know about the RYCA cafe conversion but while nice, it's a bit too extreme...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
I do think those are nice but Sooo tall!

I do think those are nice but Sooo tall!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,072
Posted By Southerner
Actually, Gizmag comes up with a lot of...

Actually, Gizmag comes up with a lot of motorcycle-related stuff. And flying cars. :lol3

I believe the idea was to provide transportation in areas of Asia that are prone to flooding. Even when...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
I do like the bobber look but my 50+ frame and my...

I do like the bobber look but my 50+ frame and my 25 mile work commute pretty much demand a thicker seat and sit-up-and-beg seating. I could just get a DR but they're still a tad tall for my short...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,598
Posted By Southerner
I expect Suzuki will continue to ignore this very...

I expect Suzuki will continue to ignore this very obvious idea, good though it is.

I wouldn't mind finding a suitably cheap Savage somewhere and doing a RYCA on it but they RYCA is just a tad too...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
That might've been a worst-case scenario, which...

That might've been a worst-case scenario, which is why I found myself pushing it. My last check, I got 45 mpg.

Budget is definitely a problem. I was out of a paycheck for the last two years and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
You're right. I was really trying to justify the...

You're right. I was really trying to justify the purchase of a new toy by stressing economy. That plus the PC is over 20 years old now and parts begin to dry up.

I was getting close to 50 mpg at...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Really? That's a little better than I thought.

Really? That's a little better than I thought.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Sadly, the 2-wheeled fraternity is a chauvinistic...

Sadly, the 2-wheeled fraternity is a chauvinistic bunch. I've fielded a few comments about MY bike, even.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
The driving conditions could allow it in some...

The driving conditions could allow it in some places, but it's not really necessary. In any case, the longest, most isolated stretch is in a 45 limit. Thankfully, visibility is good there so any...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Yes indeed, it will fall over. Don't ask me...

Yes indeed, it will fall over.

Don't ask me how I know.

But thankfully, it's really good at staying upright.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
LOL! Good advice. in fact the moderator at ipcrc...

LOL! Good advice. in fact the moderator at ipcrc just announced about three new for sale listings yesterday.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Agreed, but most people seem unable to see that.

Agreed, but most people seem unable to see that.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Oh, there's no good reason. I was trying to make...

Oh, there's no good reason. I was trying to make a flimsy case to myself for fuel economy but I couldn't even sell that to myself. The PC is as everyday-capable as it gets. This was reinforced...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
I knew about the Harleys and I have a friend with...

I knew about the Harleys and I have a friend with a big Yamaha that has pushrods as best I can tell but what others? Suzuki dropped the C90 and, of course, I already mentioned the Hondas.

That's...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Did we ever get those in the U. S.? It looks like...

Did we ever get those in the U. S.? It looks like a butcher version than Larry Crowne's ride. Not bad.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
The C90 might be big but I believe that it may be...

The C90 might be big but I believe that it may be one of the most maintenance cruisers made. Air cooled so no radiator
problems, fuel injected, shaft drive, and, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't require...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Short term at least, I'll be sticking with the PC...

Short term at least, I'll be sticking with the PC so I won't be able to take advantage of the fire-sale Citycoms, unfortunately. They do seem to get good reviews.

My wife just brought home a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
The time is definitely a factor. The trip takes...

The time is definitely a factor. The trip takes about 40 minutes but I have to leave an hour early to dodge the school buses.

Upping the speed isn't much help, either. The traffic is light like...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
was going to say it has the best-looking seat...

was going to say it has the best-looking seat I've ever sen on a scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Did my first commuter run on the PC this morning....

Did my first commuter run on the PC this morning. Have to get up pretty early because I live in the central time zone and the job's barely in the eastern. No surprise that the PC did it with a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Well, I'm not really looking to get rid of the PC...

Well, I'm not really looking to get rid of the PC yet but even so, I'm in Alabama and I'm pretty sure you can find one closer. Check the listings on the ipcrc site. There's always some available...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
I probably wouldn't use it every day. After all,...

I probably wouldn't use it every day. After all, I still have the PC and a car. Still, something small would be a fun change, as well as being economical.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
The Majesty DOES look awfully clean.

The Majesty DOES look awfully clean.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 473,959
Posted By Southerner
Ah, North GA! Looks like such a lovely place to...

Ah, North GA! Looks like such a lovely place to ride.

I'm not that far away but live in relatively flat land.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 473,959
Posted By Southerner
I guess it depends on your locality. Around here...

I guess it depends on your locality. Around here we see mostly cruiser bikes, although usually just during perfect weather. Although there are dealers for all the Japanese brands around here, for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
Yes, there are hills. I start out at an...

Yes, there are hills. I start out at an elevation of about 650 to 700 MSL and descend into a river valley where nothing runs higher than the 500s. Pavement conditions are from brand new (just saw...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,340
Posted By Southerner
No, I'd still keep the PC. Nobody wants to buy...

No, I'd still keep the PC. Nobody wants to buy it and there's virtually no maintenance, which is good because everything in it is so d*mned hard to get to.
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