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Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By CaseyJones
Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500...

Saw one in a used mega-dealer a year ago...1500 miles and pristine. Radiated quality, like anything Yamaha.

I don't quite fit; but damn, I was tempted. But the chance is long gone...anyway, I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,798
Posted By CaseyJones
Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then...

Northeast Ohio to Banff National Park, and then to Spokane, Washington. 2009.

That one failed. Mechanical failure in Washington; out of time. Sold the scoot, a Burgman 400, to the dealer, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,471
Posted By CaseyJones
My shop is in another town...storage unit. I...

My shop is in another town...storage unit.

I might have time this week to finish peeling off what's left and take photos. But I'm close enough to the close of riding season that I'm in no hurry....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,471
Posted By CaseyJones
Interesting. I hit a deer with my...

Interesting.

I hit a deer with my Son-of-a-VOG Xingyue 300...didn't go down but did mess up the front panel assembly. Big chunks out of it.

I'm not going to pay for panels, either...and just...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,135
Posted By CaseyJones
Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh...

Sorry, missed your post. Guess I didn't refresh the page.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,715
Posted By CaseyJones
If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better...

If you want a gearshift, you'd probably be better off with a small cycle.

It sounds to me like you either had a scoot with some problem with the clutch (grease on it, maybe) or worn; or maybe a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,135
Posted By CaseyJones
Actually, the college market is perfect for the...

Actually, the college market is perfect for the Chinese crapola.

Disposable. No need even to bring it home. Sell it for a few bucks; or just abandon it. And if it gets stolen, 'tain't no big...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By CaseyJones
That's hard duty. I'm not gonna knock your...

That's hard duty.

I'm not gonna knock your fun...but, in the name of all that's sacred, WHY?! Why beat up man and equipment that way?

I say this with some experience. I had a work/pleasure...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,135
Posted By CaseyJones
The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap...

The most expensive thing in the world...is cheap junk.

Especially when you buy it with the idea it will hold up for a time. My two chunks...Chinese junks...were a waste. One blew the motor while...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Yeah, you. :asshat

Yeah, you.

:asshat
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By CaseyJones
I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike...

I have a 2007 Burgman 650; and it is one bike that has never left me stranded or in semi-emergent need on a road trip. I've put over 10,000 miles on mine; it's got 21,000 miles total...it runs and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By CaseyJones
It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals...

It's kinda hard to compare (hypothetical) deals at one line's dealer to deals at another brand's retailer.

You might save a few dollars. But a Harley dealer isn't going to "deal" enough to lower...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By CaseyJones
I can tell you what it is. No more worrying...

I can tell you what it is. No more worrying about what gear you're in or if you're lugging the engine. No more downshifting and then hunting for N at lights. Luggage space.

Yah, for a time I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule. I...

Gee, I thought you didn't like ridicule.

I guess...the Really Clever Types...don't like to GET it. When they GIVE it, it's just being what they are - Really Clever.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,135
Posted By CaseyJones
What's the future? It all depends. The things...

What's the future? It all depends. The things are a pleasure; they save gas; if set up right there's plenty of room even for big riders.

Somehow they're not catching on. The Chinese scooter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
We don't hear much of people crashing doing...

We don't hear much of people crashing doing wheelies, either. We even had one Einstein here say it was "safe."

But facts hidden from view are still facts.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
What you describe can be attributed to many...

What you describe can be attributed to many factors, not the least of which is the DEPTH of the BONDED TREAD rubber - which is different from the rubber, and steel and rayon and plastic, used in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Leaving the obligatory dumb photos off...nope,...

Leaving the obligatory dumb photos off...nope, I'm not made of money. I just manage it a little better. You don't have to manage it much better to save a dollar a day - brew your morning coffee at...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Q.E.D. "Nothing wrong with riding like...

Q.E.D.

"Nothing wrong with riding like that." At least it explains our different views on safety.



Ya know...that's probably the first post you've put on this thread I agree with.

Pearls...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Sure. Right. How fukkin'...

Sure.



Right. How fukkin' SILLY...going to tire industry sources and engineers and manufacturers' recommendations to find out if a tire is suitable.


...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Yes. Car-tire abusers don't want to discuss...

Yes.

Car-tire abusers don't want to discuss their choices.

They want an echo chamber.

I jumped in here when one of the looneys started babbling, Tourette's-like, about tire-maker...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Where are you getting that information? From...

Where are you getting that information?

From tire companies, as they tell you why it's a good idea to put their car-tires on motorcycles?

I doubt it. In fact, I know not.

Then, maybe, from...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By CaseyJones
Well, sure. But when the broad from the Highway...

Well, sure. But when the broad from the Highway Patrol (seems invariably that M endorsement-testers are female) asks you to indicate your clutch...

...and you hop off and start pointing at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
That's as far as I'm gonna read. I don't know...

That's as far as I'm gonna read. I don't know everything about tires; I'm not a tire engineer. But it's obvious you know far less than I do.

You had it explained earlier. You had drawings. You...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Just keep tellin' yourself that. You're...

Just keep tellin' yourself that.

You're smarter than the people who designed your motorcycle.

You know more about tires than the people who engineer them.

The various writers who've...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
Here we go. Same old, same-old...you can't know...

Here we go. Same old, same-old...you can't know it's a bad idea until you drive around the block and don't crash.

You have a car with noises in the gearbox? Here, I'll put some SAWDUST in it! ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
See?...idiocy like that, just demonstrates you...

See?...idiocy like that, just demonstrates you don't understand the issue.

IT...

IS NOT...

ABOUT...

WEIGHT!!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By CaseyJones
Retro is fine - for someone who likes the style. ...

Retro is fine - for someone who likes the style. For me, the style is basically effeminate - visions of some European girl rushing from the flat to the bakery for a loaf of bread - before Don Juan...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,146
Posted By CaseyJones
I'd second that. First, to handle a V-Strom...

I'd second that. First, to handle a V-Strom you're probably of average height or more. That makes the PCX a tight fit...that's for persons of smaller stature.

Second, you're more used to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
It's not an on-off paradigm, safe/not-safe. ...

It's not an on-off paradigm, safe/not-safe.

It's about HOW safe. If I had to move a motorcycle a mile, over suburban streets at 25 mph...sure, the car tire might be just fine for that move.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
"Civil" apparently means, to these car-tire...

"Civil" apparently means, to these car-tire abusers, how much they're applauded and worshipped for their self-estimated "cleverness."

I don't think they're clever; but I've given solid reasons...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
The other poster asked a reasonable question - he...

The other poster asked a reasonable question - he couldn't fathom such a dangerous and silly practice to save very-little money.

I answered it. Now YOU tell me - why would anyone do this when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,497
Posted By CaseyJones
The purported point is to save money. As I...

The purported point is to save money. As I pointed out, to these guys' ridicule, the actual savings is about $300-odd a year. Maybe less, when one considers the hassle it is to find a tire and find...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
The mechanic went over it...and, amazing thing,...

The mechanic went over it...and, amazing thing, he's honest and practical. Said he heard the knock but wasn't sure enough about it to think it worth ripping open the engine. His advice: Run it...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
Yup it was bottom-end noise. It had been...

Yup it was bottom-end noise.

It had been building for several dozen miles. Now I hadn't ridden the BR much this year; took it out twenty miles in May, put it away...and took it out this week. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
Well...I have to pay; but the bill won't be so...

Well...I have to pay; but the bill won't be so big.

Cut a deal with my wrench - who's also a dealer. He'll appraise the job. IF it needs a lower end - he thinks that's not likely, I hope he's...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
The Ruckus has a design quirk where if the oil is...

The Ruckus has a design quirk where if the oil is overfilled or up to the top, it will blow crankcase oil to the breather and into the air box. I was trying to avoid that.

Now I have to pay.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
I've heard that, too. I don't have a shop...

I've heard that, too.

I don't have a shop right now, or a garage I can use. I've been renting a self-store place to park my toys. That works as a garage; it doesn't work as a workshop.

I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
I'm open to bids. PM me. It's only got 6000...

I'm open to bids.

PM me. It's only got 6000 miles on it; otherwise well-maintained. If you got the place and time to put a short-block kit on it, or salvage another Honda engine...life will be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaseyJones
Congrats. I've got my BR problems - and they...

Congrats.

I've got my BR problems - and they ain't going away. Somehow the oil got way down; and that goofy stub dipstick misled me. I was so concerned about overfilling, I kept it right at the...
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