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Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,307
Posted By redhandmoto
Thanks. Huh; won't be any time soon that they'll...

Thanks. Huh; won't be any time soon that they'll go through that.

Shame; their 107 and change cc CT70 clone was cheap and good so long as the ancillary metal bits were replaced with OEM Honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,307
Posted By redhandmoto
Is American Lifan still around?

Is American Lifan still around?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By redhandmoto
Zuma 125. Twice. Finicky alignment spacers. ...

Zuma 125. Twice. Finicky alignment spacers. Belts absolutely shredded - mileage not a factor.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
The Gyro! Ah, Dude - what kinda speed (if the...

The Gyro! Ah, Dude - what kinda speed (if the term "speed" applies at all) do yaz get outta that? Bet it corners flat & alright, like a glob of mud. Gyro, Gyro...now I must find a Gyro...

...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By redhandmoto
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/4637570...

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/4637570776.html
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, shoot. 'Round here, seems like there's...

Well, shoot. 'Round here, seems like there's Jerry H and then there's everybody else.

I enjoy the crap outta Jerry's posts - you gotta respect a man who knows what he wants, and pursues it like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Uh, that would be my power mower, Westy, but good...

Uh, that would be my power mower, Westy, but good on you, Dude - may we please have some pics? Love to see necro-gear risen from the dead.

Grandpa RHM.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, my OP was intended to communicate only one...

Well, my OP was intended to communicate only one thought: that no matter how technically excellent, fuel-miserly, beautifully performing a given bike may be, sometimes, strictly subjective factors...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,888
Posted By redhandmoto
Asymmetrical War at Genuine ... Gawdalmighty,...

Asymmetrical War at Genuine ... Gawdalmighty, Hostile takeovers ...

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic27667.html
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Dude, you actually have a Gyro? I've never seen...

Dude, you actually have a Gyro? I've never seen one in the wild...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Dan, we had six at one time. Place looked like a...

Dan, we had six at one time. Place looked like a credito facil lot without the plastic banners. 'Course, only the BR, amped Tomos ST, & modded CT70 clone got ridden. Insurance costs (high theft...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
Wwest, I knew this girl in High School, ok? Over...

Wwest, I knew this girl in High School, ok? Over the summer between the junior and senior years, she went off to New York for two months, and when classes started up in September, no one recognized...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By redhandmoto
De Gustibus.

On Saturday last, the '13 PCX150 was, to a tremendous sense of relief, sold after being on the block less than a week.

Can't say that it didn't perform: leaned and cornered at speed like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By redhandmoto
The Compagno has only been offered in a light...

The Compagno has only been offered in a light blue or "mocha" (kind of coppery) colors, in the US anyway. You may have been seeing the "Likes;" I've seen a lipstick red 200.

No, Cortez, no one...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, they're in the US, ok; just poorly marketed....

Oh, they're in the US, ok; just poorly marketed. There are a few at the dealers down the street from me - in Virginia. In 110 and 50cc.

As to the name : Italian Compagno = companion. I called...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By redhandmoto
Question Kymco Compagno 110i?

Just curious - Does anyone have any experience on the Kymco Compagno 110i?

A 112 cc scoot that's been out for a while, yet there's next-to-nothing by way of user reviews on the Web - EFI,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,879
Posted By redhandmoto
It was. Bought my Z125 and C3 on the same day.

It was. Bought my Z125 and C3 on the same day.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,459
Posted By redhandmoto
Lamentably, the numbers, as is said, are not...

Lamentably, the numbers, as is said, are not there.

Print is obscenely expensive to produce. All the media conglomerates are ditching their print operations.

Worse, in this country, as Dabears...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,342
Posted By redhandmoto
Fer sher; Dude, those things are like...larval......

Fer sher; Dude, those things are like...larval...
Giant Earwigs from Planet Nine...

Make sense for New England, though; cozy fingers together like that. And you can easily cover the brakes and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By redhandmoto
Huh. I went looking for a copy on all the...

Huh. I went looking for a copy on all the out-of-print/scarce book places - nothin' From what I gather, he had plans to make it an e-book at one point.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,971
Posted By redhandmoto
Who put a bug up your buns this morning, Jimbo? ...

Who put a bug up your buns this morning, Jimbo?

What a gratuitously ******, *****-**** thing to say. What did you hope to accomplish or communicate here? Contempt?

Well, here's another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9,280
Views: 1,856,950
Posted By redhandmoto
The law also requires display of a new type...

The law also requires display of a new type "moped" tag - it actually says "moped." Wife has one on her Vino Classic. Registration is like $20 a year.

There are ga-zillions of Tao-Taos and other...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,879
Posted By redhandmoto
Ice chest...yep...part of the charm. Had mine...

Ice chest...yep...part of the charm. Had mine concurrent with a Vt750...guess which got the most (around town) riding? :D Rear rack, front rack, hauled stuff on it. Just somethin' about 'em...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,879
Posted By redhandmoto
Had an '09 C3, and in the past, many other 49cc...

Had an '09 C3, and in the past, many other 49cc scoots...C3 was the best 4 cycle of the lot. EFI/liquid cooling = reliable starting, smoother and cooler running. Great ergos, comfortable.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, yeah! How could I have forgotten the Reflex!?

Oh, yeah! How could I have forgotten the Reflex!?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, what's a "good price"? Google "used...

Well, what's a "good price"?

Google "used Honda Silverwing". Results fit your budget?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By redhandmoto
of their "scooter-size" (as opposed to...

of their "scooter-size" (as opposed to mid/maxi-sized) scooters?

SH150i (molto $$$$), with PCX150 at #2.

Highways? S'wing, Forza.

Let the squabbling begin... :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,971
Posted By redhandmoto
Well, sir, I was 5' 11" and 192 when I bought it....

Well, sir, I was 5' 11" and 192 when I bought it. Wife dragooned me into her diet, and now I'm 180. Hope to salad my way down to 170-ish, but I'm developing lettuce poisoning...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,971
Posted By redhandmoto
We've had a lot of scooters 'n peds: ...

We've had a lot of scooters 'n peds:

Genuine Buddy 150
Vespa GTS 250ie (a performer, but too fat for two-up & $$$ey)
Yamaha Vino 125
Yamaha Zuma 125 (kitted to 164)
Yamaha C3 (twice!)
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
Oh, jah; "wakes up" at 1.5-2k.

Oh, jah; "wakes up" at 1.5-2k.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
+1

+1
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
That was back in '08, & post break-in on a dead...

That was back in '08, & post break-in on a dead flat...and it took a loooong time to get there. Not a good idea for the engine/drive train; not meant for that kind of sustained WOT stress at all....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
May 2008 review, about the same time I bought...

May 2008 review, about the same time I bought mine.

A tad, ah, optimistic there...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
The Genuine Blackjack 150 was a mildly-amped,...

The Genuine Blackjack 150 was a mildly-amped, better-accelerating version of the 'standard' Buddy 150 (red/cream "Pamplona" , green "Italia", blue "something French" International series) but I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By redhandmoto
Sounds about right for a low-mileage stock GB...

Sounds about right for a low-mileage stock GB 150.

My '08 got a bit better acceleration once it was fully broken in, but it never GPSed better than 60-point-something on the flats. A...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,545
Posted By redhandmoto
True dat!

True dat!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,545
Posted By redhandmoto
Actually, under the Virginia Code, the...

Actually, under the Virginia Code, the requirement for a valid driver's license for operators of (heretofore) unregistered 50cc scoots has always been in place. Persons who'd lost driving privileges...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,545
Posted By redhandmoto
Because I had applied for and received a title...

Because I had applied for and received a title when I bought my wife's '13 Vino late last year, I thought it'd be a snap to walk in this morning and get a new "moped" class registration and plate as...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,545
Posted By redhandmoto
They're basically talking about 50cc scooters,...

They're basically talking about 50cc scooters, Jerry.
Of which there are billions in VA.
New revenue stream.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,551
Posted By redhandmoto
1964, Honda C110, 50cc, 4-speed. Got on it &...

1964, Honda C110, 50cc, 4-speed.
Got on it & started riding. Already had 'manual shifting'/friction zone/clutch feathering basics down, thanks to my '57 VW and Dad's pickup truck.
Finally got...
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