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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 214,358
Posted By tastroman
Right on, the weather is looking great. Guess...

Right on, the weather is looking great. Guess I'll dust off the Buell for this one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 214,358
Posted By tastroman
Yeah, Sunday is the only day I can get out this...

Yeah, Sunday is the only day I can get out this weekend. So if it works for everyone else, I'll be there in Danbury at 9am. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 214,358
Posted By tastroman
How about Raps as a start or finishing point? And...

How about Raps as a start or finishing point? And any time works for me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 214,358
Posted By tastroman
What's this I hear, a possible Sunday ride? :ear

What's this I hear, a possible Sunday ride? :ear
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,081
Posted By tastroman
Motorcycle Daily says it was a "pretty big guy"....

Motorcycle Daily says it was a "pretty big guy". Might be a typo, probably meant, "pretty big lie ". If correct, we don't need no stinking cbr300 with an 87 mph 150 in town.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 214,358
Posted By tastroman
Now that's what we've been waiting for. :nod

Now that's what we've been waiting for. :nod
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,081
Posted By tastroman
Motorcycle Daily reports that a person connected...

Motorcycle Daily reports that a person connected with Yamaha stated that one of the testers hit 87 mph indicated. Call me skeptical but I'm guessing that's about 20 mph optimistic.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By tastroman
I have to question the legitimacy of this one but...

I have to question the legitimacy of this one but if true, $1300 obo is a great deal for this scooter. And lol at retails for $6000.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4723232764.html
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By tastroman
x3

x3
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,934
Posted By tastroman
This is simple. Do you need to carry anything and...

This is simple. Do you need to carry anything and do you need weather protection? If you answer no, go with the bike every time.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,127
Posted By tastroman
Make sure you sit on the GV, I think you will...

Make sure you sit on the GV, I think you will find the seating position cramped at your size.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,509
Posted By tastroman
The fact that Honda would not bring the Sh300...

The fact that Honda would not bring the Sh300 stateside is the reason I did not replace my Honda Elite with another Honda. Now that SYM and KYMCO have filled that void with their own offerings I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By tastroman
Subscribed. My wife just asked today if you...

Subscribed.

My wife just asked today if you had left for South America. Enjoying your journey so far.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,936
Posted By tastroman
I have yet to take a picture worthy of inclusion...

I have yet to take a picture worthy of inclusion in this set. You could make a living as a wildlife photographer. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,509
Posted By tastroman
Accelerateds from 55mph? Anyone venture to guess...

Accelerateds from 55mph? Anyone venture to guess on a to speed?
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 44,052
Posted By tastroman
This is the bike EBR should have made.

This is the bike EBR should have made.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By tastroman
Looks nice. I hope they come state side. Although...

Looks nice. I hope they come state side. Although with those integrated turn signals I'm not sure they would pass.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,239
Posted By tastroman
Another problem is because 200-400cc scooters are...

Another problem is because 200-400cc scooters are not really in demand, the used market has such good deals its hard to justify buying new.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,711
Posted By tastroman
I ride a scooter and wave at scooters but they...

I ride a scooter and wave at scooters but they rarely return the wave. Motorcycle riders return the wave about 50% of the time with sport bike riders the least likely to wave back.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By tastroman
I've had 2 Recommended interval change...

I've had 2

Recommended interval change 12,500 miles

Original factory belt broke at 20,000. Replacement broke at 42,000. Both on a Honda elite 250.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By tastroman
Always taking a chance on a new model. If it...

Always taking a chance on a new model. If it proves reliable over time maybe but if it's priced near the Honda, I'd go with the CBR. If it comes in substantially below the Honda I'd take a look.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,858
Posted By tastroman
Fantastic report and photos. Another here jealous...

Fantastic report and photos. Another here jealous of your ability to plan, commit, and execute such a wonderful adventure. The kayak trip through the glacier looked really cool.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 17,255
Posted By tastroman
I think they are beating the big four to the...

I think they are beating the big four to the punch with this one with an affordable, low displacement, bag friendly ADV bike. Honda should follow with an ADV bike based on their CBR 300 single.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By tastroman
I found the Elite excelled in low speed...

I found the Elite excelled in low speed maneuverability while capable of reaching a somewhat frantic 75mph. 75 is at the worst average for a 250. Sure it's no sport bike but it's not supposed to be.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 17,255
Posted By tastroman
Weight?

Weight?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By tastroman
"Poor performance for a 250"? 75mph and over...

"Poor performance for a 250"? 75mph and over 70mpg from one of the more reliable 250cc engines in the history of scooters. What 250cc scooter are you using as a benchmark to deligate the Elite as a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,446
Posted By tastroman
I had one that I sold when it needed a top end...

I had one that I sold when it needed a top end rebuild at 48,000. To it's defense, I lost the oil screen at 7000 and never replaced it. I changed the air filter and spark plug once at 20,000 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,297
Posted By tastroman
More proof that on the street it's not so much...

More proof that on the street it's not so much the bike but the rider. You must have some skills.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By tastroman
I'll never understand how a wonderful scooter can...

I'll never understand how a wonderful scooter can go so long unriden.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,111
Posted By tastroman
Another thumb up for flat floorboards. My Daelim...

Another thumb up for flat floorboards. My Daelim has a similarly placed gas cap which I find very handy. Wishing for more choices in the 250cc market though.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,940
Posted By tastroman
The thing that bugs me is that most cycle mags...

The thing that bugs me is that most cycle mags grade scooters on performance as opposed to utility. Yes, I know the Ninja 250 will smoke my 250cc scooter on any back road but in a race to the grocery...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 156,003
Posted By tastroman
Techfrog Thanks for the unbiased reviews...

Techfrog

Thanks for the unbiased reviews and, man, I'd love to have your stable.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By tastroman
I'm pretty sure all Elite 250's run 2 tens though...

I'm pretty sure all Elite 250's run 2 tens though I'm not sure about the rare 89's.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By tastroman
KYMCO Bet & Win 250 might be worth looking at if...

KYMCO Bet & Win 250 might be worth looking at if a used one comes up for sale.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By tastroman
I would recommend staying at Willville ...

I would recommend staying at Willville Motorcycle Campground in Meadows of Dan Va instead of the Peaks of Otter campground. It's much nicer than the campground at the Peaks. The host/owner usually...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,466
Posted By tastroman
What's the posted speed limit in the 20 mile...

What's the posted speed limit in the 20 mile radius you will be frequenting?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,264
Posted By tastroman
Looks like you had a great trip. I got married at...

Looks like you had a great trip. I got married at the Peaks of Otter and returned a couple weeks ago to celebrate our 20th. Aside from the TV's the place is essentially the same, which is a good...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,400
Posted By tastroman
It's significantly faster than the 2, 250's that...

It's significantly faster than the 2, 250's that I've owned. My old Honda Elite 250 topped out at 75mph and my current Daelim tops out at 74mph. Then again I remember when a 2006 gxr 600 left my 1988...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,400
Posted By tastroman
If it really can break the 80mph barrier, that's...

If it really can break the 80mph barrier, that's smoking for a 200.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,071
Posted By tastroman
Not every rider wants to race, some of us just...

Not every rider wants to race, some of us just want to get back and forth to work. I think Honda is leaning towards utility partially because they see a declining market for CBR 1000000's. Faster...
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