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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,378
Posted By Dabears
Great looking Vespa. Looks like it has good...

Great looking Vespa. Looks like it has good company in your garage too!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dabears
Where are you finding online access to parts? ...

Where are you finding online access to parts? I'd be grateful if you would share the places you've found. I wanted to pick up an air filter. Ended up ordering from Spain via EBay. I want to find a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,167
Posted By Dabears
I'll bet the BV looks great in person in white!

I'll bet the BV looks great in person in white!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dabears
The US/Canada scooter markets are flooded...

The US/Canada scooter markets are flooded compared to a few years ago with options we never dreamed of. SYM is a tiny brand here, Kymco marginally larger.

Alliance isn't going to bring anything...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,005
Posted By Dabears
I do hope your BMS works out for you. That said I...

I do hope your BMS works out for you. That said I wish you would have checked in sooner, as there are folks who have toured the US and the world on Symbas. They are not Chinese mail order scooters....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 21,259
Posted By Dabears
My SYM HD200 is set up the same way- oil screen...

My SYM HD200 is set up the same way- oil screen versus an oil filter. I'm fine with that, just requires more frequent oil changes- mine has an indicator that goes off every 1000 miles, so I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Dang Jerry- that's a ton of miles. My 2002 Dodge...

Dang Jerry- that's a ton of miles. My 2002 Dodge truck only has 90k on it!

Op- sorry for the off topic diversion! Back to XC155 talk!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Jerry, I'm confused by the above. Do you drive...

Jerry, I'm confused by the above. Do you drive 25,000 miles per year in your car and 15,000 additional miles on bikes for 40,000 miles/year? Or is your total mileage 25,000 of which 10k is auto and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dabears
Man that turned out nice. Great work!

Man that turned out nice. Great work!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dabears
http://gadsden.craigslist.org/mcy/4624256001.html...

http://gadsden.craigslist.org/mcy/4624256001.html

Here's one for $1k in Gadsden AL with 5200 miles and it's already painted to look like a Hooligan!

You get lots of scooters in JAX to chose...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
Posted By Dabears
I didn't know you owned an HD200! Wow, you've...

I didn't know you owned an HD200! Wow, you've had a lot of bikes over the years!

Thanks for bumping it back to the front, although I cringed when I saw the roads you were taking that scooter...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dabears
Longhaul- Congrats (yet again!) for getting...

Longhaul-

Congrats (yet again!) for getting the Burgman- pictures would be appreciated when you get the chance.

Rather than lose money with trading in really clean scooters why don't you just...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 129,802
Posted By Dabears
Jerry, congrats for selling the Zuma so quickly. ...

Jerry, congrats for selling the Zuma so quickly.

Just a thought- if you're willing to consider a Vespa GTS 250, (a fine scooter by the way) you might keep your eyes out for a Piaggio...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By Dabears
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005677

You could have picked up the one above for $1500 last week. Guy has upped the price to $2k now....Only 2500 miles and it's just a quick...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,357
Posted By Dabears
http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=1770.msg10768#...

http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=1770.msg10768#msg10768

According to the SYMForum guys it's 420 x 96. Someone posted 428 somewhere and the guy notes it would not work...

Of course I got...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 48,357
Posted By Dabears
You can pick up an o-ring chain (420 x 96) which...

You can pick up an o-ring chain (420 x 96) which will greatly reduce your stretching/oiling activities for under $50.

I could find no references to a belt drive conversion for Symba or Honda Cub...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dabears
Agree on the above. Your description is the...

Agree on the above. Your description is the classic dirty fuel filter symptom. Could be rust fouled or simply gunked up from sitting.

The carb cleaning is good advice as well, but I would first...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dabears
Found this ad for a 2013 interesting. ...

Found this ad for a 2013 interesting. http://frederick.craigslist.org/mcd/4606163340.html

Most of the others I've looked at using Searchtempest.com have been in the 8,800-10,900 range. This one...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Dabears
Actually there must have been two episodes, as...

Actually there must have been two episodes, as the Cars of the people one I saw was focused on VWs, Fiat 124s, etc, and there was an hour episode about the three guys having to traverse Viet Nam on...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dabears
Sounds like a screaming deal, and if your dealer...

Sounds like a screaming deal, and if your dealer would take the others in trade to free up room in your storage area it might be a win/win.

Can't help you on the reliability or pros/cons...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Dabears
I watched that last night- pretty cool to see...

I watched that last night- pretty cool to see the Honda and an old Vespa make that trek. The Honda was way under powered, but seemed to hold up pretty well. Fun episode with beautiful views of...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 23,138
Posted By Dabears
Don't know where the poster got his, but here's a...

Don't know where the poster got his, but here's a few legit sources:
http://www.amazon.com/IRC-MBR-750-Tire-Position-Scooter/dp/B006B21W2G
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,125
Posted By Dabears
Fully understand. I sold my Harley years ago...

Fully understand. I sold my Harley years ago after a series of close calls and the concern that I owed it to my then two year old daughter to manage risks better. Once she was grown and ready to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,036
Posted By Dabears
I hear you loud and clear. I've had the SYM now...

I hear you loud and clear. I've had the SYM now for about a month. I've not been on the BMW once since the new scooter came home. Hoisting my old legs up over that seat and putting on all the gear...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,797
Posted By Dabears
Yeah, me too, and wouldn't you know I have to...

Yeah, me too, and wouldn't you know I have to start working in Colorado again where it's legal. Day late/dollar short- that's me :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 19,797
Posted By Dabears
I'm picturing you sitting on your scooter hitting...

I'm picturing you sitting on your scooter hitting the refresh button so you can zip out to find the next one!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,589
Posted By Dabears
Thanks for bringing us along! I've enjoyed...

Thanks for bringing us along! I've enjoyed traveling vicariously through your adventures. Waiting to see where we go next :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Yes, understood. Like you the if the looks are...

Yes, understood. Like you the if the looks are right and the specs sound good I like to see what they actually show up with on our shores. Sometimes what sounds great for Asia gets hosed up with...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,942
Posted By Dabears
Good on ya- found something that fits- that's...

Good on ya- found something that fits- that's whats important.

You should read this update from a guy on Modern Vespa- sold his Vespa, bought a Honda motorcycle for a couple months and traded it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Dabears
Elite 250 w/2600 miles- $1500- Atlanta!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4639548857.html

No affiliation, but I know some of you guys go wild for the Elite 250s, and this one appears to be a really nice example. Just showed up on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Well I'm not raving at this point, just looking...

Well I'm not raving at this point, just looking at facts, along with the step through design, which is what turned me off the PCX (an otherwise fantastic scooter). FYI, I do like your RV, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 129,802
Posted By Dabears
Amen to that. I had a boss for a while- a...

Amen to that.

I had a boss for a while- a dear woman from Venezuela who was living in the US. We used to talk and she'd tell me with great sadness how horrible the American lifestyle is- we...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dabears
Actually, I said under $2500. That was the high...

Actually, I said under $2500. That was the high end asking price. Most seem to hover around $2k or less. I do agree that prices will not fall much further, simply because they are the last of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Thanks- still slightly below my SYM's 15.3. Is...

Thanks- still slightly below my SYM's 15.3. Is curb weight under 300 lbs?

I think I'd be willing to trade smaller wheels for more storage under the seat- which is the only thing that disappoints...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Dabears
No, not in the market, but I've always been...

No, not in the market, but I've always been curious about the Reflex. There are tons of them here judging from the craigslist ads. They appear to have decent performance, but don't get much love...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dabears
How far are you from Atlanta? There are around a...

How far are you from Atlanta? There are around a half dozen on Craigslist all for under $2500. They show up all the time and don't seem to hold value here. There was a bunch of scooter dealers here...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,525
Posted By Dabears
Agree. I've gotten spoiled with flat floors. I...

Agree. I've gotten spoiled with flat floors. I think it's slightly under the hp rating of the new pcx, can anyone confirm?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 129,802
Posted By Dabears
Look behind the Vespa- that's the motorhome which...

Look behind the Vespa- that's the motorhome which we purchased in 2012 and have put only a couple thousand miles on to date due to our heavy work & business travel schedule. I get 6 weeks vacation...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,277
Posted By Dabears
You have great writing talent! Interesting...

You have great writing talent!

Interesting commentary. I've been on both sides of this for different reasons.

I have to admit- things are much more likely to make it to my 'want' list if...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,026
Posted By Dabears
Have you thought about a BV350 (395 lbs) or...

Have you thought about a BV350 (395 lbs) or Burgman 400 (474 lbs-non abs)?

Those both have substantial horse power without the mass of the Silverwing. If the Forza works for you it might be the...
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