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Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,717
Posted By gumshoe4
Have noticed that the concentration of bad cage...

Have noticed that the concentration of bad cage drivers with bad attitudes has gone up significantly in the last few years. Dealing with them puts me in a bad mood and makes my riding less enjoyable...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,038
Posted By gumshoe4
Enjoyed this thread very much!

Enjoyed this thread very much!
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 103,556
Posted By gumshoe4
A friend of mine just got a used Road Star...very...

A friend of mine just got a used Road Star...very good deal, beautiful machine....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By gumshoe4
That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By gumshoe4
Wow, beautiful. Also, looks like the perfect...

Wow, beautiful.

Also, looks like the perfect bike for that ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a little fluid...

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a little fluid drip under the SWing. I wiped it up and inspected...couldn't see where it was coming from, so I ran the bike to see if I could see it with the engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,503
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice! I gotta ride the Rockies one day...

Nice!

I gotta ride the Rockies one day...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,045
Posted By gumshoe4
Truth be told, I don't think there's really a bad...

Truth be told, I don't think there's really a bad choice between the two.

Let me say up front that I do not own and have not ridden either of them, although I sat on both. To me, the Burgman's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 278,170
Posted By gumshoe4
http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx164/rocinante...

http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx164/rocinante54/08-19-2014%20Bucks%20Lake%20to%20Truckee/SAM_2464.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,038
Posted By gumshoe4
We never made it to the island when we were in...

We never made it to the island when we were in Lakewood a month or so ago...got too involved in the daughter's wedding, etc, and also discovered that really the only way to get there was via Pt...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 20,503
Posted By gumshoe4
"Originally Posted by cdwise...

"Originally Posted by cdwise http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24869327#post24869327)
We took the BVs on a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
So I decided to test the BV with the bags to see...

So I decided to test the BV with the bags to see how they do. The run was up Fiddletown Road to Shake Ridge, up Highway 88 over Carson Pass and into South Lake Tahoe and then back home on Highway...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice machine! We don't have them here. ...

Nice machine! We don't have them here. Interested in hearing about handling, storage, fuel mileage and whatever other comments you have about the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,038
Posted By gumshoe4
I have a good friend who rides a GL1500. He...

I have a good friend who rides a GL1500. He absolutely loves it and rides it everywhere....including around town doing errands. He's an IT guy and he transports and delivers computer gear on it all...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,038
Posted By gumshoe4
Those kinds of conversations always make me laugh...

Those kinds of conversations always make me laugh a bit.

The up side is that, as you say, it starts the mental gears turning. I think, particularly with people with Goldwings and FLHs, you get to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
Hi, Cortez! You know a bunch more about the...

Hi, Cortez!

You know a bunch more about the technical aspects of photography than do I...I'm mostly a point-and-shoot kind of guy. I suspect that the light in the garage is not good and the color...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By gumshoe4
The stock windscreen on my SWing was absolutely...

The stock windscreen on my SWing was absolutely awful. I replaced it with a Givi AirFlow. Excellent winscreen...good air flow, no buffeting and manually adjustable for height. I don't know if they...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By gumshoe4
Never experienced numb hands or feet on the BV. ...

Never experienced numb hands or feet on the BV. Like CD, I notice a deep hum at speed...not a vibration, really. Not annoying at all and it is rather quiet, also, so ears are not challenged.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,132
Posted By gumshoe4
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
So once again, went up to Robertson Flat on the...

So once again, went up to Robertson Flat on the SWing this morning.

A word of explanation: Robertson Flat is not far from home and so I can get there and back pretty quickly. The route has...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By gumshoe4
I think CD summed it up nicely. "Can you...

I think CD summed it up nicely.

"Can you tell me a bit about the engine and how vibey is it? I heard from some people that those 400+cc thumpers get very vibey while waiting for the traffic...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By gumshoe4
Well said, Jerry.

Well said, Jerry.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By gumshoe4
Honor and respect. Good on PGR for the...

Honor and respect.

Good on PGR for the escort and good on you for going. Been on quite a few PGR missions and they never fail to leave an impression, particularly for anyone who has served.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By gumshoe4
Don't feel bad. I've had people call my...

Don't feel bad. I've had people call my Silverwing a moped. At a gas stop in central Oregon a couple of years ago, an FLH rider was very impressed that I rode my "moped" all the way from...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,242
Posted By gumshoe4
That's purty. Too small for me, but glad it...

That's purty.

Too small for me, but glad it works for you!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By gumshoe4
This: ...

This:
http://www.redrockcomputer.com/Forza/images/desat4sm.jpg

...is an awesome photo! I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do B&W, so I'll just admire yours...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By gumshoe4
I ride a BV500. It does very well on the...

I ride a BV500. It does very well on the freeway...maintaining freeway speeds in the midst of high speed traffic here in California is no problem.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,399
Posted By gumshoe4
What a shame. Prayer up for scooterist and...

What a shame. Prayer up for scooterist and family. Good reminder, Jerry, that we must not trust motorists. Also agree with Ace...the way to change behavior is to make unacceptable behavior painful...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By gumshoe4
I think you're going to have a difficult time...

I think you're going to have a difficult time trying to find anyone here to help you get rid of a scooter. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,894
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice! I like that color...

Nice! I like that color...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By gumshoe4
There's no problem with your English...however,...

There's no problem with your English...however, I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. You've named a number of very good machines which are capable of doing what you need them to do...some I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,684
Posted By gumshoe4
I've gained confidence in the reliability of my...

I've gained confidence in the reliability of my BV500 to the point that I am considering some touring on it. I believe the initial bugs have been worked out. The machine is a joy to ride, with good...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,908
Posted By gumshoe4
Yes...classified as a motorcycle, which means...

Yes...classified as a motorcycle, which means that the many design requirements for automobiles do not apply:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,088
Posted By gumshoe4
Let me know if you come up through Sacramento! ...

Let me know if you come up through Sacramento! I'll have some rides planned with my riding buddies...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,843
Posted By gumshoe4
I don't particularly care for fullface...

I don't particularly care for fullface helmets...I have a Bell which I rarely wear...and mostly stayed with modulars like the HJC I had. The HJC was a decent helmet, but changing out the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,894
Posted By gumshoe4
Sure wish our local Kymco dealer would carry...

Sure wish our local Kymco dealer would carry these. I'd love to ride one.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
I think you guys are ganging up on me! :D ...

I think you guys are ganging up on me! :D

PM sent...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
Yes, they are made for the bike. They carried...

Yes, they are made for the bike. They carried raised lettering stating the model name "Beverly", which I promptly removed. They were, at one time, sold by Piaggio as accessories for the bike. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,088
Posted By gumshoe4
Nice! You are now officially Mr....

Nice!

You are now officially Mr. Bumblebee....:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,148
Posted By gumshoe4
So the local Piaggio/Vespa dealer has had two...

So the local Piaggio/Vespa dealer has had two sets of hard shell bags for the BV sitting on a shelf for MONTHS, if not years. At one point, when I had the bike in for service during the initial...
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