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Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,797
Posted By Dabears
Funny- I had a '68 Beetle with fiberglass flared...

Funny- I had a '68 Beetle with fiberglass flared fenders and chrome Chevy wheels (had adapters). I was painting cars as a side gig in college, so I shot it with a Cadillac firemist green used on...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,797
Posted By Dabears
Wow, it's really coming together nicely! Do you...

Wow, it's really coming together nicely! Do you plan to use the tub when it's snowing? Always thought that would be a neat way to spend a snowy evening, hunkered down in a hot tub with a glass of...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 150,782
Posted By Dabears
Those prices are awesome. The People 300 sure...

Those prices are awesome. The People 300 sure looks like a nice scooter for the money.

Not sure there is much that you couldn't do with that scooter. It's close to twice the power of my HD200. Do...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,797
Posted By Dabears
Yeah, we're having too much fun here to just walk...

Yeah, we're having too much fun here to just walk away from!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Dabears
http://www.hanwaymotor.com/scooter-detail-tl%2050-...

http://www.hanwaymotor.com/scooter-detail-tl%2050-125-300.htm

Looks like the source for them, or a clone. I've not heard of Hanway Motors, so guess it's wait and see whether a plastic body Chinese...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Dabears
Scroll up in the link below for a shot of my...

Scroll up in the link below for a shot of my Vespa, yes it's a shifty- 1980 p200e. Great scooter and a blast to ride, but I mainly use my HD200 to commute when I'm in Atlanta (I work 50% of the time...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Dabears
We were up in the North Georgia mountains a week...

We were up in the North Georgia mountains a week back at a state park- Talked with some folks that had their big dual sports with them in their 5th wheel- it was a toy hauler. Guess that is probably...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,797
Posted By Dabears
Funny- I was thinking the same thing; starting to...

Funny- I was thinking the same thing; starting to wonder if KLX is already having separation anxiety over giving up his two wheelers. I understand it. Take a break, and it may subside, but sooner or...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,922
Posted By Dabears
Jerry, to your question about SYM (although not...

Jerry, to your question about SYM (although not related directly to the topic of this thread):

AMAC makes some good points. His experience is that in Jacksonville he has good dealer support by a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dabears
Actually that appears to be a really nice example...

Actually that appears to be a really nice example of a GT200. It's not uncommon to find really low mile scooters. Heck, my P200E only has 11k on it and it's a 1980!

Only word of caution- the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Dabears
You can try some seafoam in the tank, but...

You can try some seafoam in the tank, but honestly, if you want to address this once and for all you probably need to just pull the carb and give it a deep cleaning.

Sounds like the idle circuit...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dabears
Hey, consider yourself lucky- Looks like...

Hey, consider yourself lucky- Looks like Faulkners down on US19 carries Genuine, Kymco, SYM, Lance and a host of Chinese stuff. It appears from the pictures that they actually have inventory in...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,922
Posted By Dabears
Genuine will likely regret denying that warranty...

Genuine will likely regret denying that warranty claim. The bad karma of a customer with a grenaded engine through no fault of his own will be much worse than the cost of the engine replacement. It's...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Dabears
Jim- what setup do you use to haul your scooters...

Jim- what setup do you use to haul your scooters behind your RV? It's a 5th wheel, right, so do you hook a trailer to that (truck/5th wheel/scooter trailer)?

I've got a versahaul for my...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dabears
Go here and read the reviews:...

Go here and read the reviews: http://www.justgottascoot.com/reviews.htm

This guy does real world reviews and is not a moto journalist, just a scooter fan. Certain things on your wish list will...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,578
Posted By Dabears
Like you I have an R1200GS that was stupid for my...

Like you I have an R1200GS that was stupid for my 8 mile (each way) commute.

I LOVE the BV350s, but suggest to you that it's overkill for your commute. I'm doing mine on a SYM HD200 and it rocks...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Dabears
Laugh I'll play devil's advocate to this and ask 'why'...

I'll play devil's advocate to this and ask 'why' to your statement? By that I mean as example take your basic PCX for under $5k out the door; roughly 100mpg. A typical scooter commute might be 20...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,847
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: 44
Views: 1,954
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: 23,907
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: 44
Views: 1,954
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: 10,294
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: 217
Views: 22,414
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: 5,902
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: 5,902
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: 1,184
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: 1,258
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: 2,999
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: 1,545
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: 3,259
Views: 135,180
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: 1,258
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: 48,772
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: 48,772
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: 1,531
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: 1,545
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: 844
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: 1,545
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: 844
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: 198
Views: 24,213
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: 141
Views: 6,797
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...
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