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Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 93,570
Posted By mboni
Cool2 They are a North Carolina company that does a...

They are a North Carolina company that does a good job of building LED emitters. There are a few other big companies out there that do the same, but Cree is well known for quality products....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,730
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Givi USA knows the new Forza exists, but doesn't...

Givi USA knows the new Forza exists, but doesn't seem to have any products ready yet. I wrote to them some months ago asking about an Airflow and a trunk rack, they said they forwarded the request to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,730
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Hmm, I think I like this new Forza. I moved up...

Hmm, I think I like this new Forza. I moved up from a Reflex to a Silverwing years ago, now maybe it's time to move back down.

Anyone want my Silverwing? :)
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,891
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Nice pics, Klav. And it was good meeting you. ...

Nice pics, Klav. And it was good meeting you.

Yea, I'm also an inmate here, though I read more than I post.

Here's a short collection of my better shots from the trip:...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By mboni
Cool2 My 2006 Silverwing is just past 41,000 miles, and...

My 2006 Silverwing is just past 41,000 miles, and it's running great. Honda engines are known for their reliability. I wouldn't shy away from a wing with similar mileage, as long as it's been taken...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've got a pair of the Vision X Solstice Solo...

I've got a pair of the Vision X Solstice Solo pods mounted on my forks. These are the same units sold as 'Denali' by twisted throttle. Massively bright, excellent quality. Put them of your forks and...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,342
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I think the short answer is going to be a simple...

I think the short answer is going to be a simple NO.

Here's why: H4 bulbs are built to a standard, and that means a certain amount of lumens are produced, plus or minus a margin of error. You...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,815
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The LED H3 bulbs that exist on the market today...

The LED H3 bulbs that exist on the market today are purely cosmetic, they emit about the same amount of light as your turn signals. Good idea in principle, but about 5 years too early.

At least...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Looks identical to the Vision X Solstice Solo...

Looks identical to the Vision X Solstice Solo units, even to having 3 beam widths. Maybe a chinese knock-off?
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Last time I needed a bike shipped cheaply, we...

Last time I needed a bike shipped cheaply, we used http://www.uship.com/ to get a truck that was going in the right direction already. There's some luck involved, I'm sure, but I expect most of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,999
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Heh, the problem a few years ago was that the DOT...

Heh, the problem a few years ago was that the DOT didn't have a classification for scooter, it was all just under the motorcycle category. So every scooter with dual hand brakes (and no foot brake)...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,999
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The US DOT defines a scooter based on only two...

The US DOT defines a scooter based on only two criteria: a 'step thru' body design and floorboards. Step-thru body is defined only as a drop in front of the seat, rather than rising. The picture...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,212
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I got the E-PL1 when it came out, and just...

I got the E-PL1 when it came out, and just upgraded to the new E-P3. Before that, I was a high end point & shoot guy, mostly with the Canon G series.

The m4/3 is a really nice merger of the dslr...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I just upgraded my E-PL1 to an E-P3. It's a very...

I just upgraded my E-PL1 to an E-P3. It's a very nice camera. And I put the Oly 14-150mm (28-300 in 35mm equiv) zoom lens on it, so I've got a single lens with a very wide range of capability. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 61,378
Posted By mboni
Cool2 We tried, and failed. We had a pair of G4 units...

We tried, and failed. We had a pair of G4 units and a pair of older Q2 units. We thought we could set up a 4-way as long as the G4 units were in the middle, forming the bridge. Individual pairings...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I'm just past 36,000 miles or so. I'll probably...

I'm just past 36,000 miles or so. I'll probably get bored of the bike somewhere before 100k miles, and get something newer and shinier, but I'm sure it'll still be running fine when that happens.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I have a RAM-mount drink holder that works well...

I have a RAM-mount drink holder that works well on both my scooters. It connects to a ram ball attached either to the brake reservoir or to the mirror base. No pics, but go browse the RAM website.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 61,378
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I haven't done a 3+ rider pairing yet, but will...

I haven't done a 3+ rider pairing yet, but will have the opportunity to try this Friday. But here's some things to remember:

A bluetooth connection is always point-to-point, only 2 radios are...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The energy-absorbing foam liner is slowly...

The energy-absorbing foam liner is slowly dissolved by gasoline vapors, and you can't really see the damage until it's rather severe. So the question of helmet life is not really a function of...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,062
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The chinbar doesn't swivel or anything, but it is...

The chinbar doesn't swivel or anything, but it is removable. There's a latch on each side, allows you to unlock and remove it. I actually pop the chinbar off each time I take the helmet on or off,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,549
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yep, more good points, and it's something of a...

Yep, more good points, and it's something of a chicken and egg problem. Personally, I think the idea of charging while at a store or local restaurant is not likely to happen, since you aren't there...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,549
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Good analysis, but there's a few items to add in....

Good analysis, but there's a few items to add in.

My bike actually cost about half the listed price: There's a $2k discount from the mfgr. for test pilots, a 10% federal tax rebate, and a 20%...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I connected my Stebel wiring in reverse, and got...

I connected my Stebel wiring in reverse, and got a dull buzz. Try reversing the + and - connections, and see if it gets louder by an order of magnitude or two.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,549
Posted By mboni
Cool2 My electric scooter has a 50-mile range on a...

My electric scooter has a 50-mile range on a single charge, a top speed of about 65mph, and plenty of torque to climb a long 10% grade and accelerate all the way up. The lithium batteries are good...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,076
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Btw, here's a whole website devoted to...

Btw, here's a whole website devoted to reverse-scamming the scammers:
http://www.419eater.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,076
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Oohh, you are just toying with him now. Most...

Oohh, you are just toying with him now. Most Excellent. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,076
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Basic security precautions include never clicking...

Basic security precautions include never clicking on a link in an email from a stranger, especially a link to PayPal. Ideally, you close your email client and browser, open a new browser, and type in...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,948
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yep, my scooters are my daily commuters and...

Yep, my scooters are my daily commuters and errand runners, but my weekend plans typically require the car.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 61,378
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I haven't used it, but they did release a new...

I haven't used it, but they did release a new version of the user manual that gives instructions:
http://www.cardosystems.com/user_files/Manuals/scala_G4/scalarider_G4_manual_english.pdf...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,584
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Sounds like this has become an anti-scooter hit...

Sounds like this has become an anti-scooter hit piece, not an investigative report.

Did you even consider my point about daily commuters vs weekend warriors? How about the fact that scooter riders...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,369
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've had a camera from the Canon G-series for...

I've had a camera from the Canon G-series for years, I think the latest is a G11 or G12. Very nice high-end point & shoot.

However, my most recent update shifted me into the micro-four thirds...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,584
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I'd be very interested in some actual safety...

I'd be very interested in some actual safety statistics between motorcycles and scooters, and also a discussion of other related safety issues.

For example, most motorcycle accidents are...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,661
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I think the above advice is correct, a better...

I think the above advice is correct, a better brand like a Honda is in order, it'll be more reliable, and 50cc is fine.

On a side note, I'd suggest she reserve some of that budget for protective...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,506
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The basic Givi is nice, the Clearview is nicer,...

The basic Givi is nice, the Clearview is nicer, but the AirFlow is the best. Even at it's lowest height, it nicely creates a stream of air that rises above my helmet, so it's functioning as if it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Well, I think you're right, but you're also...

Well, I think you're right, but you're also wrong. Vectrix started with their own custom scooter design, and it was rather sexy. They spent something like $200 million dollars of investor's money,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yea, it sounds like your commute is just out of...

Yea, it sounds like your commute is just out of range of this bike. You really need a bit of a safety margin in terms of range, and holding 70mph most of the time will cut your range significantly....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,047
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Gee, more interest than I thought over here. My...

Gee, more interest than I thought over here.
My experience & more pics are documented over at V is For Voltage:
1st thread (last year testing):...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,047
Posted By mboni
Cool2 https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_bqWe634DP7k/S2o...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_bqWe634DP7k/S2oYzsGgxPI/AAAAAAAACkk/TU9ZbKWgrSQ/s288/IMG_0475.JPG
Most of the info you want is at: Current Motor Company (http://currentmotor.com/).
I paid $6k as...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 33,664
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The US DOT has adopted essentially this...

The US DOT has adopted essentially this definition: Step-thru frame and floorboards. However, the NHTSA treats them as 'motorcycles'.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,047
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Heh, my newest scooter has a sticker that says...

Heh, my newest scooter has a sticker that says just "Electric".

I'm paying about a penny per mile for electricity. So when gas is $3, I get 300mpg. When gas is $4, I get 400mpg!

(and I'm not...
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