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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,296
Posted By Dabears
I hear you loud and clear. I've had the SYM now...

I hear you loud and clear. I've had the SYM now for about a month. I've not been on the BMW once since the new scooter came home. Hoisting my old legs up over that seat and putting on all the gear...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 16,664
Posted By Dabears
Yeah, me too, and wouldn't you know I have to...

Yeah, me too, and wouldn't you know I have to start working in Colorado again where it's legal. Day late/dollar short- that's me :evil
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 16,664
Posted By Dabears
I'm picturing you sitting on your scooter hitting...

I'm picturing you sitting on your scooter hitting the refresh button so you can zip out to find the next one!
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,128
Posted By Dabears
Thanks for bringing us along! I've enjoyed...

Thanks for bringing us along! I've enjoyed traveling vicariously through your adventures. Waiting to see where we go next :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dabears
Yes, understood. Like you the if the looks are...

Yes, understood. Like you the if the looks are right and the specs sound good I like to see what they actually show up with on our shores. Sometimes what sounds great for Asia gets hosed up with...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 142,629
Posted By Dabears
Good on ya- found something that fits- that's...

Good on ya- found something that fits- that's whats important.

You should read this update from a guy on Modern Vespa- sold his Vespa, bought a Honda motorcycle for a couple months and traded it...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Dabears
Elite 250 w/2600 miles- $1500- Atlanta!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4639548857.html

No affiliation, but I know some of you guys go wild for the Elite 250s, and this one appears to be a really nice example. Just showed up on...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dabears
Well I'm not raving at this point, just looking...

Well I'm not raving at this point, just looking at facts, along with the step through design, which is what turned me off the PCX (an otherwise fantastic scooter). FYI, I do like your RV, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Amen to that. I had a boss for a while- a...

Amen to that.

I had a boss for a while- a dear woman from Venezuela who was living in the US. We used to talk and she'd tell me with great sadness how horrible the American lifestyle is- we...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,485
Posted By Dabears
Actually, I said under $2500. That was the high...

Actually, I said under $2500. That was the high end asking price. Most seem to hover around $2k or less. I do agree that prices will not fall much further, simply because they are the last of the...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dabears
Thanks- still slightly below my SYM's 15.3. Is...

Thanks- still slightly below my SYM's 15.3. Is curb weight under 300 lbs?

I think I'd be willing to trade smaller wheels for more storage under the seat- which is the only thing that disappoints...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Dabears
No, not in the market, but I've always been...

No, not in the market, but I've always been curious about the Reflex. There are tons of them here judging from the craigslist ads. They appear to have decent performance, but don't get much love...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,485
Posted By Dabears
How far are you from Atlanta? There are around a...

How far are you from Atlanta? There are around a half dozen on Craigslist all for under $2500. They show up all the time and don't seem to hold value here. There was a bunch of scooter dealers here...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dabears
Agree. I've gotten spoiled with flat floors. I...

Agree. I've gotten spoiled with flat floors. I think it's slightly under the hp rating of the new pcx, can anyone confirm?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Look behind the Vespa- that's the motorhome which...

Look behind the Vespa- that's the motorhome which we purchased in 2012 and have put only a couple thousand miles on to date due to our heavy work & business travel schedule. I get 6 weeks vacation...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Dabears
You have great writing talent! Interesting...

You have great writing talent!

Interesting commentary. I've been on both sides of this for different reasons.

I have to admit- things are much more likely to make it to my 'want' list if...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,457
Posted By Dabears
Have you thought about a BV350 (395 lbs) or...

Have you thought about a BV350 (395 lbs) or Burgman 400 (474 lbs-non abs)?

Those both have substantial horse power without the mass of the Silverwing. If the Forza works for you it might be the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dabears
Awesome! I used to read the GS threads...

Awesome! I used to read the GS threads religiously, but gave up since they were so OCD about oil, tires, HID lights, etc. Everyone screaming at each other over silly issues.

Was just over there...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Dabears
Great looking GS!

Great looking GS!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dabears
Goretx- Didn't realize you sold the Grom, so...

Goretx-

Didn't realize you sold the Grom, so I went back through the thread.

You were one of the most prolific posters on there, then suddenly you sold it with little explanation other than a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Hi Red- Yeah, things have gotten a little...

Hi Red-

Yeah, things have gotten a little busy. Here's a picture of my Silver P200e-

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t365/dabears5/vespa2_zps63821057.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,661
Posted By Dabears
I'm in Atlanta and I've been commuting on mine in...

I'm in Atlanta and I've been commuting on mine in bumper to bumper traffic (15 stop lights in 8 miles) with temps mostly over 90 degrees (wearing full face helmet, jacket & gloves). I haven't...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Whaat?? You had a heart attack? Good God man! ...

Whaat?? You had a heart attack? Good God man! Please cooperate and mend quickly- what's the job that you're speaking of? Stint? Valve replacement? Heal well sir!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Well done! Congrats. Now you can do some real...

Well done! Congrats. Now you can do some real riding!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,016
Posted By Dabears
Thanks Burgi! I've been checking out the Givi's...

Thanks Burgi! I've been checking out the Givi's and they look nice.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,016
Posted By Dabears
Sealsam- You've probably answered this...

Sealsam-

You've probably answered this question before, but what top box and base are you using? Any challenges getting it to attach to your rack? I really need to investigate these and find one...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dabears
Yes, until the snow starts. :puke1 I won't...

Yes, until the snow starts. :puke1

I won't have any place to store a scooter, and the company gives me a car, so I'll just have to enjoy hiking there and ride the scooters when I'm in Atlanta.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Dabears
Wow! He's an inspiration for those of us close to...

Wow! He's an inspiration for those of us close to retirement and beyond!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,296
Posted By Dabears
Nice ride- the Jack Daniels distillery is a great...

Nice ride- the Jack Daniels distillery is a great tour. I spent the weekend in Tennesee as well, but over in Bristol for the NASCAR races. Pretty country.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dabears
Funny, you run out and get a GS, and mine just...

Funny, you run out and get a GS, and mine just sits on a tender while I ride my scooters.

Unfortunately, I have to start working in Denver again, so looks like nothing is going to get ridden...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Dabears
Good post! Should help some others with same...

Good post! Should help some others with same issue in the future. Tell us about your Reflex; year, how many miles, any significant issues you've had, overall experience?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
Hi Red! No scooting this week for me. Sitting in...

Hi Red! No scooting this week for me. Sitting in hotel in Denver assessing an IT project I may be assigned. Means splitting time 50% between Colorado and Atlanta for the next year. Blech! Good news...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 195,976
Posted By Dabears
Noctis- so sorry to hear about your get off- ...

Noctis- so sorry to hear about your get off- that's some serious damage you incurred to yourself!

Can you explain a bit more what happened? Not clear what caused your get off, and would like...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 17,359
Posted By Dabears
Just info to file away- If you start jonesing...

Just info to file away- If you start jonesing for that Vespa power and feel, but the price turns you off consider finding a used GTS250- the engine in it and the 300 are very close in size, and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 195,976
Posted By Dabears
Longhaul- what is your typical commute like? You...

Longhaul- what is your typical commute like? You get great fuel numbers, but I wonder if you are mostly highway or city?

My 8 mile run to my office is roads with 45-60 mph speeds (people run way...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 114,435
Posted By Dabears
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=6+volt+battery...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=6+volt+battery+tender

http://batterytender.com/resources/frequently-asked-questions
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,804
Posted By Dabears
We need more pictures!

We need more pictures!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dabears
Have to say I agree with you. The Piaggio BV is...

Have to say I agree with you. The Piaggio BV is "Beverly" in Europe and I assume elsewhere...

No idea why the silly names. I suppose manufacturers are attempting to appeal to a presumed...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 195,976
Posted By Dabears
When you get a chance post some pictures. ...

When you get a chance post some pictures.

Glad you got it finally, although I admit I do not understand your obsession with new scooters. You have so many that are able to all perform the same...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Dabears
Interesting! Given my experience so far with the...

Interesting! Given my experience so far with the SYM, if TGB is competing with Kymco and SYM I would definitely think they could be worth a look.

All comes down to how they are...
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