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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By acejones
Yeah, you could, but you wouldn't have a Vespa...

Yeah, you could, but you wouldn't have a Vespa 946.

The air is thin at the top.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 34,803
Posted By acejones
I believe the owners of Posada del Mar are in...

I believe the owners of Posada del Mar are in Texas; maybe Dallas. I went there for about five years or so, two to three times a year. My last trip was about 2003. During that time the place went up...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Excellent definition !

Excellent definition !
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By acejones
As previously stated, just follow the...

As previously stated, just follow the manufacturers recommendation. They have their guidelines for a reason. It doesn't matter how many techs are on this site; none of them are going to do anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,198
Posted By acejones
Not on my R1150R. When on the center stand the...

Not on my R1150R. When on the center stand the front wheel is off the floor and the rear almost is. It just about balances on the center stand.
Forum: Americas 07-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,007
Posted By acejones
On the Central Gulf Coast camping sucks. Between...

On the Central Gulf Coast camping sucks. Between the high temps, high humidity and insects, it's crappy. I'll take air conditioned motel rooms any night. Just my opinion.
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Well, that sums it up. Let's move on to the next...

Well, that sums it up. Let's move on to the next " Guerra de palabras".
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 34,803
Posted By acejones
I used to go to Isla Mujeres a lot (3 times a...

I used to go to Isla Mujeres a lot (3 times a year) and stay at Posada del Mar. Nice place. It was only about $35-40 back then and the pool was kept pretty clean. The beer was cold.
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
I think Harry, unfortunately like many...

I think Harry, unfortunately like many "adventurers" didn't fully understand what dead means.
Its just too bad. The older I get, the more intense my interest in staying healthy and alive becomes.
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Beats the hell out of the weather girls around...

Beats the hell out of the weather girls around here.
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
The only reference I can think of to Mississippi...

The only reference I can think of to Mississippi Burning is from some of the KKK and Civil Rights problems back in the 60's and before. I didn't even live here then and I'm not responsible for what...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Donnie, I'll admit that at first I suspected a...

Donnie,
I'll admit that at first I suspected a red herring. After reading what Harry had written in his blog I was suspicious of his actions. He was wearing his "adventures" a bit too much on his...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
I thought I had left all those people in Junior...

I thought I had left all those people in Junior High behind in 1963. :rofl
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
We don't have the ability to put others in harms...

We don't have the ability to put others in harms way. They can do that without our help.
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
I regard Mexico as far safer than New Orleans....

I regard Mexico as far safer than New Orleans. Every day on my television, they have reports of shootings/stabbings in the ninth ward, quarter, Irish channel, Marigny, etc.
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
I am amazed that anyone would actually believe...

I am amazed that anyone would actually believe this. This speaks loudly about the lack of analytical thinking that goes on.
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Yes, one would, if journalism was still a...

Yes, one would, if journalism was still a profession. Now its just a place where "heads" fill space and regurgitate what script writers have written in order to get viewers and readers.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,294
Posted By acejones
I really didn't plan on buying one, but when I...

I really didn't plan on buying one, but when I saw 0% financing I couldn't resist. No interest and I pay it back with depreciating dollars and I get an uncommon scoot. Normally I would never finance...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,294
Posted By acejones
You actually have to add the rack and the hook is...

You actually have to add the rack and the hook is really too low to be real useful.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,294
Posted By acejones
The new 946 is really a styling and technology...

The new 946 is really a styling and technology exercise. I have one and like it. If I need storage I have other stuff to ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By acejones
I disagree about tying the front only. If you get...

I disagree about tying the front only. If you get hit or the trailer gets hit, what's going to keep the rear of the scooter from moving significantly ? That's where the weight is and you don't want...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By acejones
That's pretty good planning.

That's pretty good planning.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By acejones
If you do hike out, don,t go cross country. Stick...

If you do hike out, don,t go cross country. Stick to the road. As for bears and mountain lions, they "tend" to stay in the high country. I'd be more concerned about rattlesnakes.
Big Bend, due to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By acejones
I have a double rail version of this. I have...

I have a double rail version of this. I have hauled two xt225's on a 2000+ mile trip. They did fine, nothing fell off, etc. I prefer to use my trailer, but these things do work. For a scooter they...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,370
Posted By acejones
The River Road is not a hundred miles from...

The River Road is not a hundred miles from civilization. You say you've ridden it, so you know that. The Rangers patrol it daily anyway. All you really need out there is lots of water, a small tarp...
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Just an FYI. The primary component of Buscapina...

Just an FYI. The primary component of Buscapina is Scopolamine. So you also won't have any problems with nausea or motion sickness. But you might be thirsty.
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By acejones
I would plan four days to allow for any issues...

I would plan four days to allow for any issues (weather, mechanical, etc).
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 135,832
Posted By acejones
I'll sell you either or both my CT-90's for a lot...

I'll sell you either or both my CT-90's for a lot less.
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By acejones
Well of course ! It is all about you.

Well of course ! It is all about you.
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By acejones
Just not much.

Just not much.
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Its really funny watching them polish their bikes...

Its really funny watching them polish their bikes while they make engine noises (vrooom, vrooom )!
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By acejones
See if you can come up with a little more dinero...

See if you can come up with a little more dinero so you can travel more comfortably.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Trice, That's an interesting comment about...

Trice,
That's an interesting comment about Governments not getting along. I was in Havana in 1996 with my wife. I was talking with a young man that wanted to practice his English. He stated "our...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Another thing one will learn is we are all pretty...

Another thing one will learn is we are all pretty much interested in the same things: Security and safety for us and our families, clean water/air, fresh food, and a better future for our children....
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
Just write Mr. Kerry and ask him when the State...

Just write Mr. Kerry and ask him when the State Department is going to wake up and protect our visitors.
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24,082
Views: 1,850,539
Posted By acejones
What is it with motor manufacturers and matte...

What is it with motor manufacturers and matte finishes these days ? I like the bikes, just not the matte paint treatments. Even the scooter people are doing this.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,992
Posted By acejones
If it weren't for the interesting old buildings,...

If it weren't for the interesting old buildings, Marfa would be a total waste of times
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By acejones
Not sure where you guys get insurance, but I have...

Not sure where you guys get insurance, but I have full coverage on both my BMW's for less than that.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,056
Posted By acejones
To me the real downside is that at 70-75, if for...

To me the real downside is that at 70-75, if for any reason you need more go, its not there, and even at 70 if more go is there its not going to be there quickly.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By acejones
The incantation is : "Ford has a Better...

The incantation is : "Ford has a Better Idea".
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