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Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb I thought the same thing. :)

I thought the same thing. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,083
Posted By Houndguy
Eh? I actually have little issue with this and find...

I actually have little issue with this and find nearly all bikers to be a great bunch of people. My OP did have some venom in it but was also intended to be tongue in cheek as well. If I upset...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,889
Posted By Houndguy
I had a 07 Burgman 400 which I absolutely loved...

I had a 07 Burgman 400 which I absolutely loved and when that went to the great road in the sky (due to my own stupidity I'm afraid) I looked at several other bikes I could afford.

I really did...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,083
Posted By Houndguy
fair enough.

fair enough.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,083
Posted By Houndguy
Pissed A bit of a rant here.

A friend of a friend is selling his 2000 all chromed out wide glide with only 18K on it.

I don't understand how some "bikers" manage to only put only 1,300 miles a year on a bike. Yet somehow I am...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,440
Views: 1,361,010
Posted By Houndguy
Talking edited because I can't get the pictures to load...

edited because I can't get the pictures to load correctly.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,718
Posted By Houndguy
Question your opinion on this? BMW scooters named "Best Scooters"

http://www.motorcycle.com/best-scooter-2013.html

http://www.scooterfile.com/in-the-press/motorcycle-com-names-bmw-c-series-best-scooter-of-2013/

So Motorcycle.com named the BMW as its...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By Houndguy
Cool2 What a great little trip up and down the coast. ...

What a great little trip up and down the coast. I am on the other coast of Florida and have been wanting to take a trip up to St. Augustine. I'll have to check those parks out.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb I got to agree with Casey Jones. Not that I'm...

I got to agree with Casey Jones. Not that I'm knocking what you did. That's a hell of a ride and I'm glad you did it, it's not for everyone that is for sure.

I wonder what the smallest bike to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,144
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb I think the future is bright for scooters...

I think the future is bright for scooters although I am not so sure if the bigger Maxi-scoots will ever be a big part of the market. I'll define those as 400cc and above. I do think the 250 to...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Houndguy
Question Curious about a blue tooth headset

Long story short I've been avoiding getting a blue tooth device for the helmet. I don't like the distraction of texts, phone calls, etc coming in when I am riding.

However I've reached the point...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,395
Posted By Houndguy
I think it's the ease of driving. No concern...

I think it's the ease of driving. No concern about shifting, the pick-up on a scoot is pretty good and will get you where you need to go.

It's easy to pack stuff in.

It's just fun.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 154,567
Posted By Houndguy
They call me "lunch meat" for a reason.

They call me "lunch meat" for a reason.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb Funny how this riding thing gets into your blood....

Funny how this riding thing gets into your blood. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,583
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb I don't have a choice. My job is till 12;30...

I don't have a choice. My job is till 12;30 every night and the bike is my main means of commuting.

Lucky for me most of the 35 mile commute home is on freeways or two lane roads. I tend to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,172
Posted By Houndguy
Question I considered a MP3 500cc when I was in the market...

I considered a MP3 500cc when I was in the market not that long ago. My biggest issue came done to stability. Frankly I just wasn't sure if the bike would put up with my nearly daily commutes at...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,933
Posted By Houndguy
Question Is your ride your main means of transport?

The other day the girlfriend asked me to run up to the story for her and get a few things. So without thinking I jumped on the bike and off I went. The problem was I didn't think it through and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By Houndguy
:huh Crap. Try this. ...

:huh

Crap. Try this.

http://2smallerwheels.blogspot.com/2013/07/hipsters-and-their-bikes-another-look.html
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By Houndguy
Wicked In response to "Hipsters and Motorcycles"

Well even though I know better I figured a few of you might want to read this - after all it's written at the grade school level. I ended up writing a blog entry in reply to a rather old article (Feb...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb Nice. Now I really want to see the West coast! ...

Nice. Now I really want to see the West coast! Ruffneck scarves are some quality products too.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb I've owned both a Burgie and my current ride is a...

I've owned both a Burgie and my current ride is a Kymco Xciting 500. Both have some advantages and disadvantages.

Where I would consider the 700 what it really comes down to for is storage. My...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,198
Posted By Houndguy
Laugh I had a run in a few weeks ago with some Harleys....

I had a run in a few weeks ago with some Harleys. We are all traveling down a 3 lane highway and they pull out in front of me and head to the center lane. There are about 50 of them. They move...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Houndguy
That is standard safety gear here in Florida. ...

That is standard safety gear here in Florida. Although you forgot the fact that flip flops will protect your feet much better.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,198
Posted By Houndguy
The scooter and the biker's wave

An email got me thinking. So I did what all Uber - geeks do. I blogged about it. :1drink

http://2smallerwheels.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-brotherhood-of-two-wheels-scooters.html

Comment,...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By Houndguy
Question LED jackets and the law

A friend of mine and I were talking at work and LED lighting projects came up. He showed me one where lights could be added to a jacket to assist in making a turn or braking.

I've seen video's of...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb As a former owner of one I agree 100%. :clap

As a former owner of one I agree 100%. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,104
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb My current commute for work is 35 miles one way...

My current commute for work is 35 miles one way and it's all highway. I currently ride a Kymco Xciting 500 and prior to a that a Burgman 400. Either one is capable of doing highway speeds for long...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By Houndguy
Wink I got to be honest...I wasn't sure I wanted my...

I got to be honest...I wasn't sure I wanted my current Kymco Xciting 500. After owning it for a few months I would trade it in on a Burgman in a heartbeat.

BUT...it's not the Kymco's fault. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By Houndguy
Ms. Houndguy made me buy the damn warranty. :icy

Ms. Houndguy made me buy the damn warranty. :icy
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,002
Posted By Houndguy
Question Royal Enfields

I've been considering buying a Royal Enfield. It's a nice looking bike in my humble opinion and I like that there are not many around. That uniqueness I like.

The problem is that may also make...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,315
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb When asked what I like about riding...I said the...

When asked what I like about riding...I said the following "I think it's something primitive. Just you, the machine...no distractions. Your fully committed to keeping yourself and the bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By Houndguy
As a former Zuma owner I say go the the Zuma!!!

As a former Zuma owner I say go the the Zuma!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,962
Posted By Houndguy
Pissed Personally I just think it's bias. I've come...

Personally I just think it's bias. I've come across to many riders that don't feel a scooter is a "real bike". People ask "You take that on the highway???" "Where is the wind-up key?"

Hell,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,962
Posted By Houndguy
Thumb A friend of mine visited me a while ago. At that...

A friend of mine visited me a while ago. At that time I owned a 2007 Suzuki Burgman which he took for a little 75 mile ride. He came back all smiles amazed that a scooter could lean over as far as...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,962
Posted By Houndguy
Question :y0! OK let the super noob throw his $0.02...

:y0!

OK let the super noob throw his $0.02 into the ring. I'm still learning how to ride properly and everything else. I'm still new so I remember my reasoning and thinking about buying a bike. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,802
Posted By Houndguy
Cool2 I've belonged to several. The best in my opinion...

I've belonged to several. The best in my opinion are the Burgman USA (http://www.burgmanusa.com) one already mentioned and the old scootdawg.com was replaced by scootdawg.net...
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