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Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I really wanted one of the honda DCT bikes....

I really wanted one of the honda DCT bikes. Looked at all of them except the NM4 (not one close enough). None of them offered what I wanted in one package, but together parts of each were appealing....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,207
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Really Nice ride!

Really Nice ride!
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,066
Posted By GREY.HOUND
In the car world I would equate it to say a BMW...

In the car world I would equate it to say a BMW station wagon. Practical, sporty (enough), but also the things that set it apart from others in the same category.
Today was so foggy on the way to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,066
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I thought about similar things when adding a...

I thought about similar things when adding a second bike to my current Aprilia 250 scooter. I felt the same thing about the Honda NT; came close. In the end I chose another scooter and don't regret...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By GREY.HOUND
17 miles round trip a mix of suburban and rural...

17 miles round trip a mix of suburban and rural roads; speeds 45+.
Weather goes from winter lows of about 35 at 7AM to Summer High temps of 100+ at 4PM.

I commute (in general) unless: the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
A couple of notes here: A rider on the Google +...

A couple of notes here:
A rider on the Google + forum just recently rode his GT from Maryland to San Diego, CA in 4 days. Again, 99% the same bike as the C600 Sport. Bigger, power windshield, larger...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By GREY.HOUND
This forum is one of the main reasons I went for...

This forum is one of the main reasons I went for a scoot instead of an MC when I first became interested in riding about 3 years ago. It showed me how much fun it could be to just poke around or...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,135
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great stuff. I keep intending to grab some tags,...

Great stuff. I keep intending to grab some tags, but I typically ride away from town. It's a little too cold for my tastes so I haven't been riding much the past week at all.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,302
Posted By GREY.HOUND
From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or...

From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or even the repeated comments. It was the fact that many threads would be derailed for pages (2 or 3) full of useless bickering. It's especially...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,436
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too....

I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too. Oh, and a People 300GTI.

Actaully, what I'd love more is to live someplace where I could ride a small scooter everyday safely; to anywhere in town...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I...

So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I went for ride, pulled in to a nice river overlook and somehow or other, the bike started falling over. Not sure how but anyway, I caught it from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know...

Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know this isn't the be all end all of bikes. It is just ideal for me. If someone doesn't like it so be it, not hurting my feelings. I just have a difficult...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors....

This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors. There are a lot of people that could/would use one if they opened their options a little.

Like I said originally, if you you've got an itch for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and...

I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and the Burg 650 really don't belong with vespas, pcx's, and the other great scooters. That's sort of why I took a chance in Road Warriors. Maxi scoots...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Unnecessary But yes, it is quite a scooter;...

Unnecessary

But yes, it is quite a scooter; the best choice for my $10k.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I think it was picking up momentum and causing a...

I think it was picking up momentum and causing a panic. lol
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment...

Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment where it's high speed boulevards with stoplights every quarter mile; and on the open road. Being as heavy as it is and with a 62" wheelbase, not nearly as...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
You mean a thermoscud? :eek1 ...

You mean a thermoscud? :eek1

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_BMWthermoscud_zpse211ae5a.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general...

Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general seem to be heavy relative to their displacement.

As for touring, while no goldwing, reports of cross country and regional trips are common,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Ask the school if they have scooters available. I...

Ask the school if they have scooters available. I did my MSF on their scooter. It was an old honda 80 cc. I was the only one to do so.

That being said, if I knew how basic the MSF class was going...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we...

Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we stopped to eat I basically told him the same thing.

I'm having fun, only been riding for two years. We are planning a couple of California tours....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
A friend of mine just started riding again and...

A friend of mine just started riding again and got it "dirt cheap" so we went out. It rides just fine but the whole right side is duct taped together. The day after he got it he rode 300 miles RT the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,596
Posted By GREY.HOUND
BMW's Urban Mobility Vehicles

Banish me back to Battle Scooters if you must, I understand. But I also know it doesn't fit the typical scooter ideology.

I just want to say, as a road going mid-sized bike, don't overlook the two...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a...

Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a previous post. It came into play yesterday. Came to a stop in a parking lot and suddenly the bike is falling over. I stopped it but couldn't bring it back...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 56,562
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the...

Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the brakes.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid attention, but according to the...

I haven't paid attention, but according to the technical features manual it has a graph that shows RPM's of about 6100 at 60mph.

At 60mph it produces 66Nm (48.6 ft/lb) of torque and about 42kW...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,725
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Friant, CA

Along with my new BMW Urban Mobility Vehicle; aka scooter.

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
More riding today, we're supposed to get some...

More riding today, we're supposed to get some rain, maybe. Chilly but sunny today.
http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid any attention but being that I...

I haven't paid any attention but being that I haven't noticed any different feel compared to my Aprilia Scooter I am going to say no.

I also read about how some people loved the aggressive engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By GREY.HOUND
http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/showthread.php?t...

http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=808

Read post #17. A guy has both scooters.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,428
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great stuff!

Great stuff!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By GREY.HOUND
hear, hear. :freaky

hear, hear. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
So, I went out Tuesday with a buddy and put 100...

So, I went out Tuesday with a buddy and put 100 miles on the new scoot.

Some more impressions:
Plenty of power, I kept it under 60 mph due to the break in period but it was difficult at times not...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
More pics, underseat storage. Full face shoei,...

More pics, underseat storage. Full face shoei, large. In the drop down is a large textile jacket with liner....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
First real ride today. it was a bit cold and...

First real ride today. it was a bit cold and foggy. This pic was taken about 20 miles from my house, on the way to the Sierra foothills.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Ok, can finally answer your questions, I've got...

Ok, can finally answer your questions, I've got about 25 miles so some feel for the bike.
As for fuel, it takes 89 octane; the Sportcity takes 91.

Yes there are vibrations, noticeable. I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Pics of the different foot postions

Not with me on it, but you can see the the 3 different places to put your feet:

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/footreststhreequarterfront_zpsfc280d31.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Some more pics; mostly comparing to the Aprilia

Basically, the fairing and floor are about 6 inches wider on the BMW.
These photos don't show it, because of perspective I guess, but really, the fairing and floor of the BMW are exactly 24" (the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By GREY.HOUND
as of now, no. Going to wait and see how things...

as of now, no. Going to wait and see how things play out. I have read lots of posts of how people regret getting rid of the Sportcity; I love it, just wanted something with ABS and better suited for...
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