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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 120,884
Posted By gec343
I started this post over a year ago. We are now...

I started this post over a year ago. We are now on post #404, incredible. I've thoroughly enjoyed the responses, pictures, etc.

Whats even more incredible is the immense joy a dog can add to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 197,298
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=longhaul I think another big and...

[QUOTE=longhaul

I think another big and useful change is the rear rack is much more user friendly when it comes to adding a top box. It now has a plate that can easily be removed and you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
Still looking, but about to look at a 06 Honda...

Still looking, but about to look at a 06 Honda Big Ruckus, 4,000 miles on odometer. :huh
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By gec343
I'm about ready to look at and test ride a 06 Big...

I'm about ready to look at and test ride a 06 Big Ruckus. The machine has 4,000 miles, and the price is $4,000. Opinions, please! Never owned a Ruckus.

I plan on using the thing for running...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
I test rode the Vespa 250ie a few days ago. In...

I test rode the Vespa 250ie a few days ago. In my opinion, the scooter didn't run right, very rough, plus the transmission seemed not smooth, grabby, etc. Plus, the scooter had several scratches,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 120,884
Posted By gec343
I started carrying my 6 month old Pug/Lapso in a...

I started carrying my 6 month old Pug/Lapso in a small tool box strapped to my Kawasaki Concourse seat. After he got bigger, I bought a Roadhound Pet Carrier, which was attached to the luggage rack...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
You're right the Vespa is an I.E., not an S.I. ...

You're right the Vespa is an I.E., not an S.I. Also, it has a Vespa top box, and is blue, which I'm not fond of. I plan on looking at it tomorrow. The original price was $3600, but lowered to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
It will be difficult to sell the Wing when the...

It will be difficult to sell the Wing when the time comes, but I developed my love of motorcycles on a Vespa (Allstate Crusaire), so that will ease the pain. Plus, I'll add a maxi scooter to my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
To me, seems like a tough way to live. I had...

To me, seems like a tough way to live. I had already surmised that he was the negative/malcontent type. Hey, it's people like him that make me love my dog even more.



Thanks for your comments.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=tortoise2;24769593]May want to verify the...

[QUOTE=tortoise2;24769593]May want to verify the model year.

Research resources:
Modern Vespa (http://modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-gts-250)
Motor Scooter Guide...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By gec343
Considering 09 Vespa GTS 250si

I am considering a 09 Vespa GTS 250si for short rides to complement my Gold Wing. The GTS has a top box, less than 2000 miles, price $3,000. Opinions, please.

The last Vespa I owned was a new...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
I'm now about 97.6% sure of buying the new 2015...

I'm now about 97.6% sure of buying the new 2015 PCX. However, my dealer doesn't have any yet, but expects them next month.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
I think you're right!! Twist and go, that's what...

I think you're right!! Twist and go, that's what I want!!!:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By gec343
Nice ride report, thanks! I plan on switching...

Nice ride report, thanks! I plan on switching from my Gold Wing to a new Burgman 650 or Silverwing within a year.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
Maybe I wasn't clear, but I'll rarely hit 55,...

Maybe I wasn't clear, but I'll rarely hit 55, since on the scooter, just backroads, probably average 35 to 40MPH.

Yes, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Silverwing replacement, but it doesn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
All good points, thanks! Within a year or so,...

All good points, thanks! Within a year or so, I'll be switching to a maxi scooter, hopefully, a Honda 2014/2015 updated Silverwing. But if they don't replace the Silverwing, then I'll probably go...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
Thanks. I have to say, I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks. I have to say, I'm leaning toward the PCX150!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
I delveloped my love of two wheels, starting age...

I delveloped my love of two wheels, starting age 14, an Allstate Scooter. I just sold an Elite 80, which was a ton of fun, but had bad memories with the scooter, since I bought it for a former...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
The posted speeed limit is 55, but mostly gravel...

The posted speeed limit is 55, but mostly gravel so the scooter will be ridden slower than that!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,091
Posted By gec343
Forza, PX150 or Burgman 200?

Okay, I'm age 72, a long Distance Gold Wing rider, about 15,000 miles a year. However, the Wing is too big for short rides, so seeking a scooter for around my 80 acre property, mainly my 1/4 mile...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By gec343
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Okay, I'm age 72, a long Distance Gold Wing rider, about 15,000 miles a year. However, the Wing is too big for short rides, so seeking a scooter for around my 80 acrea property, errands of about 20...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
I think when it comes down to the purchase, it...

I think when it comes down to the purchase, it will be a Zuma 125. However, since I'm leaving on a Gold Wing trip soon, may just wait to see what new models appear by next Spring.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
Yes, I want the CVT, since recently sold an Elite...

Yes, I want the CVT, since recently sold an Elite 80, which actually worked quite well, but just sold it. I live on a gravel/dirt road, so wide tires will be an advantage.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
Thanks for the offer, but a little too far away.

Thanks for the offer, but a little too far away.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
I know that the TW200 is a fine bike, but want...

I know that the TW200 is a fine bike, but want the simplicity of a scooter. Plus, developed my love of motorcycles on a scooter at age 14, and want to experience my second childhood. I'm 72 now.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
I stand corrected. According to the Genuine Web...

I stand corrected. According to the Genuine Web page, closest dealer almost 1000 miles, but found a dealer 100 miles away. They have many new left over models. Here is one: ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
The Genuine's look intriguing, but my closest...

The Genuine's look intriguing, but my closest dealer is almost 1000 miles away!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,578
Posted By gec343
Best Rugged Scooter

I am seeking a small scooter 50cc to 150cc for running around my property, local errands, etc. It must be fat tired, so what are my choices other than the Ruckus or Zuma?? Suggestions appreciated....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By gec343
Yesterday, while getting a new tire mounted on my...

Yesterday, while getting a new tire mounted on my Gold Wing, I took a new Zuma 125 for a test ride. I want one for running around my property, short runs, etc.

Anyway, the thing quit a mile from...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,818
Posted By gec343
No, didn't get the C3. I've been quite sick with...

No, didn't get the C3. I've been quite sick with severe allergies, which I've never had in the past. I did make the deal over the phone, but the guy failed to deliver on the designated date, wanted...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By gec343
Silverwing Replacement Poll

Will the Honda Silverwing 600 be replaced? Yes, No? And if so, with what, the Integra??
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By gec343
I believe that you may be right!!

I believe that you may be right!!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By gec343
In my opinion, Honda quality is unbeatable. I'm...

In my opinion, Honda quality is unbeatable. I'm is the market for a maxi scooter, but consider the Silverwing a little dated. I'm waiting for the the replacement, Integra, etc. My dealer has one...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,818
Posted By gec343
I totally agree. In fact, I am paying $1200 for...

I totally agree. In fact, I am paying $1200 for the C3, but not picking it up until next week, due to extreme allergy issues at present. It took several weeks to get the guy to meet my offer.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,181
Posted By gec343
Well stated! I agree 100%.

Well stated! I agree 100%.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,181
Posted By gec343
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend. My riding buddy was killed on duty in April of 1982. We had traveled all over the U.S. and Canada together. Never thought I would recover from...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,818
Posted By gec343
I am resurrecting this thread. I am seriously...

I am resurrecting this thread. I am seriously considering the purchase of a 07 Yamaha C3 with 2500 miles at a price of $1500. Opinions, please? I will be using it for short rides around the area. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,318
Posted By gec343
WTT Honda Elite 80 for Ruckus (Mich)

I am seeking to trade my 03 Honda Elite, excellent condition, 200 miles, for a Honda Ruckus.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By gec343
Honda Elite 80, got her going

I bought a former female friend a 03 Honda Elite 80 about 8 years ago. The scooter had 130 miles on the odometer. She flunked her MSF course by dumping the bike (not the Elite), so she never went...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7,956
Views: 1,192,992
Posted By gec343
+1:clap

+1:clap
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