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Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
I think its a pretty interesting review. Not...

I think its a pretty interesting review. Not sure I agree on the speed figures and yes both the Burgman and the Yamaha speedo's are optimistic and the faster you go the worse it gets. Unfortunately...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By longhaul747
Last year I was riding my Reflex to a hair...

Last year I was riding my Reflex to a hair cutting appointment. At a traffic light a bee flew into my helmet just as the light turned green. I could either hold up traffic and try and take off my...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,218
Posted By longhaul747
That is good to know. I will talk with them when...

That is good to know. I will talk with them when they call.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,218
Posted By longhaul747
I am pretty excited for it. Only thing is I hope...

I am pretty excited for it. Only thing is I hope they are willing to work with me a bit. I got a 1 month long vacation in February and the new ship date is the 1st week of February. I am willing to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By longhaul747
I usually don't do the fully winterized thing on...

I usually don't do the fully winterized thing on any of my bikes. Depending on weather we can ride all year round and most of the time you can get out every so often. I do take some minor precautions...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,218
Posted By longhaul747
Looks like the RX3 Cyclone passed CARB/EPA...

Looks like the RX3 Cyclone passed CARB/EPA regulations and now people's phone is starting to ring for deposits. I have not gotten my call but then I am about 7 or 8 days into the reserve list and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By longhaul747
When I bought my SMax my dealer I do a lot of...

When I bought my SMax my dealer I do a lot of business with revealed a secret they don't like to share. If you fill out your ownership survey and if a certain number are 100% positive and they meet...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Really glad to see another rider on board and the...

Really glad to see another rider on board and the video is great. I hope you continue to share your experiences as I plan to do.

My problem is I got so many bikes I tend to be active with one...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Spent some time on the SMax this morning before...

Spent some time on the SMax this morning before trading it for my NC700X and Burgman 200. Now at 60 miles and I am just as impressed today as I was yesterday. The CVT seems to be breaking in nicely...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By longhaul747
I think it used to be but they changed it a few...

I think it used to be but they changed it a few years ago. However when they changed it technically they are violating your rights as a citizen. However this has been hotly debated in several high...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By longhaul747
Can you fight a seat belt ticket?

Yesterday my wife was heading to work and as she pulled out of the street we live in a nice WA State Patrolman was kind enough to let her into traffic. Of coarse he lit her up a block later and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Its almost dark now so no pictures until...

Its almost dark now so no pictures until tomorrow. Sorry folks it has been a long day and only getting longer. I got a condo budget meeting tonight..YUCK!

I don't feel like typing a novel so I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
This I am not sure. It does not look as...

This I am not sure. It does not look as convenient for mounting a top case as the new PCX150 does but I am sure Givi probably has a kit for it at least in the Europe witch can probably be brought...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
I may do that in the Spring with the Zuma and the...

I may do that in the Spring with the Zuma and the PCX125. For me its for the sake of convenience and the tax credit. Since I bought the SH150i used and owned it for 2 years now the hit was not that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By longhaul747
WOW...Maddiedog your legal drama with your...

WOW...Maddiedog your legal drama with your website is just crazy. Reminds me of my work. We are constantly getting attempts to sue us for not having the proper listening devices for our customers. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Probably be making a bid for the SMax today. ...

Probably be making a bid for the SMax today. Meeting with my salesman indicated not to trade the PCX or the Zuma 125 because they are currently selling NOS Zuma 125's for dirt cheap and I would get...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
In my unscientific observation it seems Yamaha...

In my unscientific observation it seems Yamaha has always offered higher performance instead of peak efficiency compared to Honda. I am not surprised the SMax does not match the PCX in fuel economy....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,939
Posted By longhaul747
This is interesting and someone please correct me...

This is interesting and someone please correct me if I am wrong.

It looks like WA does not have cc limitations when it comes to riding a motorcycle on the freeway. Basically any 2 wheeled...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
I had a 2nd look at this scoot today helping me...

I had a 2nd look at this scoot today helping me decide what I want to do. I finding it pretty difficult to get exited at the moment because of the weather. However hopefully that is very temporary....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
I did not get to ride the SMax because it was not...

I did not get to ride the SMax because it was not prepped and its been sub freezing temperatures the past few days.

Size wise the SMax is a lot larger scooter and almost maxi scooter sized. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
That is a negative. The gas cap is very...

That is a negative. The gas cap is very conveniently located high on the left side just under the handlebars. My Hooligan 170i has the gas cap here and its ultra easy to fill up compared to some...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
I stopped by my local Yamaha dealer and amazingly...

I stopped by my local Yamaha dealer and amazingly the SMax rolled off the truck late yesterday. I was expecting it soon but not exactly today so it was a pleasant surprise getting my first look at...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By longhaul747
I have a 2013 NC700X I got for an outstanding...

I have a 2013 NC700X I got for an outstanding deal earlier this year. I went ahead and went for the manual version because it was the most discounted but even then I nick named it the "Scooter...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Still no idea when these are coming either. ...

Still no idea when these are coming either. Dealer says being a Yamaha it should be pretty soon but it was not order able yet as of last week.

I hope to see it in person at the Seattle...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,388
Posted By longhaul747
My insurance company at the time was Farmers. ...

My insurance company at the time was Farmers. Since it was not my fault they pretty much refused to get involved. In fact they supported them by saying they would use the same parts if the car was...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,388
Posted By longhaul747
Anything is possible.... Here is my auto...

Anything is possible....

Here is my auto accident experience and I can say I am not happy with it.

Back in 2012 some kids turned left in front of my car in a Ford Explorer almost head on. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By longhaul747
Just be happy... the fuel you saved covered that...

Just be happy... the fuel you saved covered that carrot cake :rofl







That is until you start taking the long way to the grocery store. A common problem when doing errands on 2 wheels!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah its a pretty sweet trend :D I filled my...

Yeah its a pretty sweet trend :D

I filled my SH150i and it was $4.50 and it was bouncing off the E below the red reserve line. My Zuma 125 was exactly $3.00. My gas guzzling Toyota 4Runner (18...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,409
Posted By longhaul747
This is likely very true on the 2015 PCX150. My...

This is likely very true on the 2015 PCX150. My gauge on the dash read 108 MPG on the last tank but the real world reading was 101 MPG.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 163,732
Posted By longhaul747
Attn all Forza owners..... Honda has issued...

Attn all Forza owners.....

Honda has issued a recall on the fuel pump. Info below.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 230,586
Posted By longhaul747
Grom recall notice

Attn all Grom owners.....

Honda has issued a recall on the fuel pump. Info below.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,939
Posted By longhaul747
3 times now over the past few years I have seen a...

3 times now over the past few years I have seen a fellow riding his PCX125 on both the 405 and 522. These are both 60 MPH highways. Legally speaking he is not supposed to do that but apparently...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,409
Posted By longhaul747
Dang that is fast! It was not order able...

Dang that is fast!

It was not order able last week but then my dealer said Yamaha often just drop ships them once they make an announcement. So they could be here very fast unlike Honda. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah I have already rinsed it several times and...

Yeah I have already rinsed it several times and have even treated many spots with ACF50. The chalk white crusty stuff always seems to come back after a while. I think its like you say they did not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,144
Posted By longhaul747
I am not a cruiser guy either but this actually...

I am not a cruiser guy either but this actually looks kind of cool. Sort of a modern take on the cruiser concept. Really nothing retro at all. Because of this I think the parallel twin is just...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
The redundancy normally was not bothering me! ...

The redundancy normally was not bothering me!

Unfortunately the work situation is pretty flake at the moment. Last January we invested $350,000 in a digital projection upgrade and renewed our...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Stopped by my dealer today. They just got the...

Stopped by my dealer today. They just got the news as well and they have not been able to place any orders for the XC155 yet. However they said unlike Honda, Yamaha ships very fast and its very...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By longhaul747
Here it is..... Its official! ...

Here it is..... Its official!

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelhome/720/0/home.aspx

Looks really nice and amazingly affordable for what it is. Does have the old school turn...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,243
Posted By longhaul747
This will be an interesting thing to debate. ...

This will be an interesting thing to debate.

In my personal opinion I still side with the 300cc Forza scooter despite its higher price. The scooter is going to be more comfortable at least for...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 23,218
Posted By longhaul747
Yeah I am kind of disappointed. They probably...

Yeah I am kind of disappointed. They probably can't make them all for cost and logistics reasons. However Washington is a very large Dual Sport/Adventure Bike market so missing it may be an...
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