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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-30-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By Dabears
Too good of a scooter. They won't bring it here,...

Too good of a scooter. They won't bring it here, unless they can build it somewhere that will keep the cost down.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-24-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,944
Posted By Dabears
Very Impressive! Looking forward to updates from...

Very Impressive! Looking forward to updates from you as well as a full ride report once you have it finished. You really had to work to get the pieces to put this puzzle together. Well done!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By Dabears
If you like shifting and are going to ride two...

If you like shifting and are going to ride two up, how about the Suzuki TU250x?

I don't think this would be considered a large bike by anyone's standards, but at least you would have a couple of...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Dabears
Hit the wheel rims with a coarse wire wheel to...

Hit the wheel rims with a coarse wire wheel to knock off the loose stuff then apply a spray or brush-on rust converter. These products actually convert the rust into a hard non rustable surface. ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,534
Posted By Dabears
Well crud; that's my local Vespa dealer- I could...

Well crud; that's my local Vespa dealer- I could have run over and met you to say hi before you headed back north! Great looking scooter! Hope you like it and hang on to it for a bit.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,534
Posted By Dabears
Nice!!! Full report please with pics!

Nice!!! Full report please with pics!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Dabears
http://www.scootercentral.net/forums/ That...

http://www.scootercentral.net/forums/

That site used to be called Stellaspeed. Might be good to search the threads to see if Stella's have a known issue with the kickstarter. Never had a prob...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Dabears
As I recall The SIP red road is slightly more...

As I recall The SIP red road is slightly more powerful than the stock looking SIP road (which I have and like a lot). The downside is that I believe you have to lose your spare tire in the process. ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-15-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Dabears
Man I spaced out when I said Kenda above. I had...

Man I spaced out when I said Kenda above. I had them on the brain as I just mounted a set on my bicycle. No experience with their scooter tires. I meant Heidenau- they make a wide range including...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Dabears
I run Michelin S1's (3.50 x 10) on my Vespa. ...

I run Michelin S1's (3.50 x 10) on my Vespa. Nice street tire, no complaints performance wise. City Grips are very popular too. Next time I may go with the S83 Retro scooter tire as it would look...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Dabears
Mods available for 2t Vespa/Stella's are near...

Mods available for 2t Vespa/Stella's are near limitless.

The challenge is usually illustrated as cost/reliability/power, of which you can chose any 2.

Upjetting and adding a performance...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,397
Posted By Dabears
Nice work! It must feel great to bring something...

Nice work! It must feel great to bring something back to life after sitting for so long.

Your Sportster's very nice too. Enjoy your 'new' machine!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dabears
Not familiar with your scooter, but exhaust...

Not familiar with your scooter, but exhaust upgrades are a common performance item for 2 strokes. A quick search found this one for your scooter- looks like it's good for about 1/2 HP based on the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-07-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dabears
What kind of scooter?

What kind of scooter?
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-07-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By Dabears
Of course your post made me search Puch's on my...

Of course your post made me search Puch's on my local Craigslist. Indeed there are a few- this one looked pretty clean but I have no idea if the model is desirable or if it's been well loved.
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-04-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,533
Posted By Dabears
Tromper, please do post a picture, as I have a...

Tromper, please do post a picture, as I have a Sym as well. Was drilling the rack a necessity? I like to be able to return things the way they were, and I would prefer to not have to modify the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-03-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,533
Posted By Dabears
Good topic- like to see the various top boxes on...

Good topic- like to see the various top boxes on different scooters and the effort it took to mount them, whether universal fit, custom mounting brackets etc.

While I can appreciate bigger is...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-01-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dabears
If you are still lusting for a shifty, keep your...

If you are still lusting for a shifty, keep your eyes open for a 78-81 P200e. If it's a bit tattered, it will have earned it from age. It will be more powerful than the Stella and clunk mainly into...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 54,406
Posted By Dabears
He won the Scooter Cannonball on that little...

He won the Scooter Cannonball on that little scooter (Alaska- New Orleans) then toured the southeast US before riding it back home to California. (He also rode it to the Hyder Alaska starting point)...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-29-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Dabears
Haha, of course not! I think concerns about fuel...

Haha, of course not! I think concerns about fuel mileage on scooters are silly when it comes to cost discussions. Where I do find it interesting is when considering the range between fill ups,...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-28-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,401
Posted By Dabears
Kymco downtown

http://www.justgottascoot.com/downtown300i.htm

Was reading this review on the Kymco Downtown 300i and was quite surprised at the mileage that was reported. This guy does very good reviews, and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dabears
Our RV is a Sprinter chassis, so while I have a...

Our RV is a Sprinter chassis, so while I have a 500lb tongue weight I had to take into account that the versahaul sits off the bumper a ways. I'm about 380 combined scoot/carrier, and that much...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dabears
The BV will do everything better than our HD200s,...

The BV will do everything better than our HD200s, just at the expense of some additional weight (and of course all things being equal significantly higher price). If you can get a great deal on a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,629
Posted By Dabears
Just as an additional reference....

Just as an additional reference. Www.modernbuddy.com is dedicated to genuine products. Your Hooligan has the same engine as the Buddy 170i so the are likely tons of posts about basic service items...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 36,632
Posted By Dabears
That is terrible news! I've never heard of one...

That is terrible news! I've never heard of one trashing the engine with almost no miles on it. In fact I don't think I've heard of anyone losing an engine at all.

Did the shop indicate if...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,626
Views: 353,556
Posted By Dabears
Red Arrow-Glad you will soon be back together!

Red Arrow-Glad you will soon be back together!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 19,509
Posted By Dabears
Looking forward to your updates!

Looking forward to your updates!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 41,629
Posted By Dabears
Congrats on your Hooligan! Just FYI, it is...

Congrats on your Hooligan! Just FYI, it is common for small scooters to not have oil filters. They typically have a small cup shaped screen that can be cleaned out. Would guess this is true on...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,333
Posted By Dabears
Dang, I was looking forward to reading about new...

Dang, I was looking forward to reading about new Kymcos!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dabears
Unless things have changed Stellas are Indian...

Unless things have changed Stellas are Indian made scooters while Vespa PX models sold in the US are Italian. http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic87663

I've never met anyone who had a Stella who...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Dabears
Suggest you let CSC know if you have not already....

Suggest you let CSC know if you have not already.

Is this for a scooter or the new dual sport? if it's for the dual sport you might want to note it in the thread of this bike that is floating...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By Dabears
Good to see another forum member racking up miles...

Good to see another forum member racking up miles on the HD 200. Sadly, since retiring last month I've been so busy with projects around the house and weekend trips in the RV my SYM is basically...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,756
Posted By Dabears
Nice Majesty! Should provide lots of enjoyable...

Nice Majesty! Should provide lots of enjoyable miles for you and your wife.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Dabears
Nice to have stuff that just works. Amazing it...

Nice to have stuff that just works. Amazing it had enough juice to crank the motor!

Lance stuff seems to be a-ok but suffers from the same lack of name recognition as SYM.

Are the Chinese...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,949
Posted By Dabears
Look at the Piaggio BV 350. It's got the same...

Look at the Piaggio BV 350. It's got the same motor that the largest Vespas will upgrade to next year. Not flat floor, but you should have no issue putting your leg through to get on it.
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,229
Posted By Dabears
So now you're bringing them home two at a time? ...

So now you're bringing them home two at a time?

I'm impressed; you've built quite a fleet in just the past couple of months!
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-30-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,626
Views: 353,556
Posted By Dabears
Hi Red! Regarding your comment about right hand...

Hi Red! Regarding your comment about right hand shifting, even Harley Sportsters prior to 1974 have right hand shift as well.

Easy to get used to, but hard to switch back and forth. I had a '69...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,534
Posted By Dabears
Thanks for your response. Makes sense to me!...

Thanks for your response. Makes sense to me! Ride on!
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-30-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,534
Posted By Dabears
Laugh For the benefit of the confused masses, what was...

For the benefit of the confused masses, what was it about the old one that convinced you to sell it and what is it about the new one that convinced you to buy it?

Do they handle differently? Are...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-29-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,534
Posted By Dabears
You're serious? :eek1

You're serious? :eek1
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