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Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
70 mpg? I routinely get 100 mpg on my 2013. Must...

70 mpg? I routinely get 100 mpg on my 2013. Must be the color.

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Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
When I bought my 2013, I specified a top box....

When I bought my 2013, I specified a top box. Dealer sourced one from the Honda parts catalog and mounted it. It is not "specific" to the PCX; it is a generic Honda top box. Works fine. There may be...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
While the features for 2015 are nice, the 2013...

While the features for 2015 are nice, the 2013 PCX150 is a great scooter. Unless the fuel capacity was the deal breaker, you'd do well by saving some money.

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Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
When I bought my PCX 150 two years ago...... ...

When I bought my PCX 150 two years ago......

I went to the Honda dealer to get a scooter in March. Told them what I needed and they said I should get a PCX 150. No problem, Honda has announced...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
Anyone had any issues with the ignition and key...

Anyone had any issues with the ignition and key on the PCX150? My key suddenly is difficult to insert into the ignition and only will turn if put in one way. Haven't gone to the dealer yet, have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Castle
Both are good riding roads. Fewer tourists and...

Both are good riding roads. Fewer tourists and trailers on 14A. Watch the cattleguards in the middle of a few corners on 14A.

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Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
You'll love the PCX. Take the Ohio Basic Rider...

You'll love the PCX. Take the Ohio Basic Rider Course, it's worth the time and effort. Don't worry about music for awhile. At first you will just enjoy being out on the PCX and soaking everything in...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
The police have the highest accidental shooting...

The police have the highest accidental shooting rates of any gun carrying group. Many non-police, myself included, have more training hours and certifications with firearms.

Keep that in mind...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
Ah, ignorance. I carry an auto opening knife,...

Ah, ignorance. I carry an auto opening knife, which you know as a switchblade. It is illegal in most US states too.

Check out the UK knife laws and get back to me. Or maybe you don't consider the...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
Actually, yes. Up until the early '70s one could...

Actually, yes. Up until the early '70s one could carry a firearm on any domestic flight.

The Europeans are hoplophobes. One can be arrested over there for the pocket knives many of us Americans...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
The paradigm shifted after 9/11. Every hijack...

The paradigm shifted after 9/11. Every hijack attempt since then has been defeated by the passengers and crew. Before that date, we were trained to go along and they'll eventually let us go. Now it...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
Many of you don't seem to understand. Some folks...

Many of you don't seem to understand. Some folks need a knife for their job, others because they might have to fix something. It is a real pain and expense to be forced to check a bag on each flight....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,844
Posted By Castle
If you had your own airplane this wouldn't be an...

If you had your own airplane this wouldn't be an issue......

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Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,261
Posted By Castle
High wind gusts are fairly normal here in...

High wind gusts are fairly normal here in Wyoming. Try as I might, I've never been able to get past the pucker factor. As mentioned, slowing down helps, staying loose and not tensing up (similar to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By Castle
Thanks! Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Thanks!

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-13-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,291
Posted By Castle
Why, oh why, do we always get the Canadians we...

Why, oh why, do we always get the Canadians we don't want?


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Forum: Battle scooters 01-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
I bought my PCX with a top box already mounted on...

I bought my PCX with a top box already mounted on the back. I believe the dealer had to install a mounting rack for the box. So there is a rack avaliable which could be used to secure a milk crate.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
A similar situation exists with the rated towing...

A similar situation exists with the rated towing capacoty5of European cars. The max weight is quite low in the US. Go to Europe and see folks towing large caravans with the same car. They rate the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By Castle
Take the MSF or Basic Rider course. You won't...

Take the MSF or Basic Rider course. You won't regret it.

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By Castle
My son, 16, pays $300 / year for liability...

My son, 16, pays $300 / year for liability insurance. You would likely be less.

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,827
Posted By Castle
I have a Ruckus and it is lucky to hit 35mph. I...

I have a Ruckus and it is lucky to hit 35mph. I also have a PCX 150 and it will do 65mph. The PCX gets ridden much more. Take the advice, find a used 125 or larger and get a license and liability...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
IIRC, my 600 mile service was ~$130. It...

IIRC, my 600 mile service was ~$130. It definitely wasn't $240. Obviously YMMV. I own a BMW so I enjoy paying too much. :-)

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
I think everyone worries too much about the...

I think everyone worries too much about the PCX150 valve adjustment. They are checked at the initial 600 mile service and then at the scheduled services that are several thousand miles apart. It's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By Castle
Welcome back! How's the brewing company coming? ...

Welcome back! How's the brewing company coming? :ear
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,023
Posted By Castle
I bought a C3 recently. Yes, it's snug, but the...

I bought a C3 recently. Yes, it's snug, but the next size up fit oddly. Got the same size as my other helmets. Wore around in the dealer for 20 minutes and decided it was good. Not completely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,806
Posted By Castle
Not really legal in much of the US, but I do it a...

Not really legal in much of the US, but I do it a lot on a scooter. Of course I also park on sidewalks.

The best thing is to be polite to others when driving or riding. Think about how your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Castle
If I read your post correctly, your stopping in...

If I read your post correctly, your stopping in Whitefish and then heading down to Buffalo?

In any event, "making time" and "Yellowstone" don't belong in the same sentence, particularly in peak...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
Sounds like a project! Step 1: Find some...

Sounds like a project!

Step 1: Find some free time and charge the camera.
Step 2: Pry PCX away from my 16 yo son and force him to ride Ruckus.
Step 3: Go for ride (that doesn't involve work or...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By Castle
The PCX 150 is a joy to ride, does 60mph with no...

The PCX 150 is a joy to ride, does 60mph with no problem and gets about 100 mph. I ride mine to work instead of the big GS. All it needs is a clock in the instrument cluster.


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Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,211,412
Posted By Castle
I "freed" myself by getting out of the corporate...

I "freed" myself by getting out of the corporate world and starting my own company. Of course my problem now is that I work all the time and rarely have much time to really ride. But someday, I'll...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
I took mine to the dealer. They adjusted the...

I took mine to the dealer. They adjusted the valves and changed the oil. A lot easier than hitting a dog and removing the body work. :D

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,471
Posted By Castle
I'll humbly suggest you consider a Tracfone from...

I'll humbly suggest you consider a Tracfone from Wal-mart. Bought one for my son to use. Phone was $14.95 and the monthly fee is around $30. But..... they have cards/options that double the...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,208
Posted By Castle
Enjoyed your post. Thanks! I ride an...

Enjoyed your post. Thanks!

I ride an R1150GS and understand your dilemma completely. The GS is an excellent road bike and a "jack of all trades," but one has to learn their limitations on the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,211,412
Posted By Castle
Note the Google map is for Walking not...

Note the Google map is for Walking not Riding.....


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Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 26,497
Posted By Castle
Dr. Greg - While I haven't been to all of...

Dr. Greg -

While I haven't been to all of the CW battlefields, I've been to a few. Gettysburg is the most powerful, mainly because it is so well marked, with so many monuments, and the has been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 349,992
Posted By Castle
Doug - glad the rebuild in Sheridan is working!...

Doug - glad the rebuild in Sheridan is working! Great to meet you. Enjoy the rest of the journey and come back and visit us in Wyoming again. :thumbup:

Tod.

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Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
Tacoma dude, your logic applies to every bike,...

Tacoma dude, your logic applies to every bike, not just little scooters. So go get yourself a Fat Boy and forget about a PCX.

We are spoiled. Modern vehicles have lots of power, are comfortable,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,164
Views: 197,792
Posted By Castle
The PCX 150 is a nice scoot. I really like mine....

The PCX 150 is a nice scoot. I really like mine. Ride it more than the little Ruck, but that is mainly because it is faster and has storage. Great for around town. I'm seeing about 62 on the top end...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,869
Posted By Castle
Well, at least I know what dealer NOT to shop at...

Well, at least I know what dealer NOT to shop at in Colorado. Thank you for providing a service.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,211,412
Posted By Castle
And you leave us hanging here? :eek1

And you leave us hanging here? :eek1
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