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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I seem to get about 3 hours out of the battery in...

I seem to get about 3 hours out of the battery in my Drift, so I just carry a 2nd battery and change mid-day. But most action cams have a way of plugging in an external power connection, so you...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yep, and I use the 90 degree mode most of the...

Yep, and I use the 90 degree mode most of the time. But all that's really doing is cropping down to the center portion of the fisheye image on the sensor, which means I'm losing pixels in still mode....
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've got the Drift Ghost DH. It does have a wide...

I've got the Drift Ghost DH. It does have a wide angle lens, but takes something like 11mp stills. The cool bit it that it has a remote that can be strapped to your handlebar. Turn your head towards...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 175,234
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Honda designs for a 16,000 mile replacement on...

Honda designs for a 16,000 mile replacement on belts. They typically last a good bit longer, but then you start to risk breaking it while on the road, which is not a good thing. I'm now on my third...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,777
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The battery is under the seat, at the far front...

The battery is under the seat, at the far front of the underseat cargo space. It's not too hard to get to the top, but it's kinda cramped because you are right under the seat hinge and the battery...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,169
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yes, it's a matter of opinion, for the most part....

Yes, it's a matter of opinion, for the most part. However, in the US, the Department of Transportation has a definition that applies for conformance to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I love the idea of putting a LED or HID bulb into...

I love the idea of putting a LED or HID bulb into a poorly performing headlight, but there's a problem: it's illegal and dangerous. The key thing is that a headlight assembly is designed to put light...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,777
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've had my Forza for about 2 months, and it's a...

I've had my Forza for about 2 months, and it's a good bike. Not quite as fast as my previous Silverwing, but still able to hold 70-75 for a few hours. It's comfortable, and it looks like maintenance...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-12-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 129,103
Posted By mboni
Cool2 You're pretty much right, I think 2D North Up is...

You're pretty much right, I think 2D North Up is the only mode that is useful for real navigation.

However, I've found it occasionally useful/interesting to switch to 3D mode and zoom way in when...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 187,882
Posted By mboni
Cool2 They are a North Carolina company that does a...

They are a North Carolina company that does a good job of building LED emitters. There are a few other big companies out there that do the same, but Cree is well known for quality products....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 175,234
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Givi USA knows the new Forza exists, but doesn't...

Givi USA knows the new Forza exists, but doesn't seem to have any products ready yet. I wrote to them some months ago asking about an Airflow and a trunk rack, they said they forwarded the request to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 175,234
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Hmm, I think I like this new Forza. I moved up...

Hmm, I think I like this new Forza. I moved up from a Reflex to a Silverwing years ago, now maybe it's time to move back down.

Anyone want my Silverwing? :)
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,522
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Nice pics, Klav. And it was good meeting you. ...

Nice pics, Klav. And it was good meeting you.

Yea, I'm also an inmate here, though I read more than I post.

Here's a short collection of my better shots from the trip:...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By mboni
Cool2 My 2006 Silverwing is just past 41,000 miles, and...

My 2006 Silverwing is just past 41,000 miles, and it's running great. Honda engines are known for their reliability. I wouldn't shy away from a wing with similar mileage, as long as it's been taken...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've got a pair of the Vision X Solstice Solo...

I've got a pair of the Vision X Solstice Solo pods mounted on my forks. These are the same units sold as 'Denali' by twisted throttle. Massively bright, excellent quality. Put them of your forks and...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,664
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I think the short answer is going to be a simple...

I think the short answer is going to be a simple NO.

Here's why: H4 bulbs are built to a standard, and that means a certain amount of lumens are produced, plus or minus a margin of error. You...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,306
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The LED H3 bulbs that exist on the market today...

The LED H3 bulbs that exist on the market today are purely cosmetic, they emit about the same amount of light as your turn signals. Good idea in principle, but about 5 years too early.

At least...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Looks identical to the Vision X Solstice Solo...

Looks identical to the Vision X Solstice Solo units, even to having 3 beam widths. Maybe a chinese knock-off?
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Last time I needed a bike shipped cheaply, we...

Last time I needed a bike shipped cheaply, we used http://www.uship.com/ to get a truck that was going in the right direction already. There's some luck involved, I'm sure, but I expect most of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,677
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Heh, the problem a few years ago was that the DOT...

Heh, the problem a few years ago was that the DOT didn't have a classification for scooter, it was all just under the motorcycle category. So every scooter with dual hand brakes (and no foot brake)...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,677
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The US DOT defines a scooter based on only two...

The US DOT defines a scooter based on only two criteria: a 'step thru' body design and floorboards. Step-thru body is defined only as a drop in front of the seat, rather than rising. The picture...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I got the E-PL1 when it came out, and just...

I got the E-PL1 when it came out, and just upgraded to the new E-P3. Before that, I was a high end point & shoot guy, mostly with the Canon G series.

The m4/3 is a really nice merger of the dslr...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I just upgraded my E-PL1 to an E-P3. It's a very...

I just upgraded my E-PL1 to an E-P3. It's a very nice camera. And I put the Oly 14-150mm (28-300 in 35mm equiv) zoom lens on it, so I've got a single lens with a very wide range of capability. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 67,833
Posted By mboni
Cool2 We tried, and failed. We had a pair of G4 units...

We tried, and failed. We had a pair of G4 units and a pair of older Q2 units. We thought we could set up a 4-way as long as the G4 units were in the middle, forming the bridge. Individual pairings...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I'm just past 36,000 miles or so. I'll probably...

I'm just past 36,000 miles or so. I'll probably get bored of the bike somewhere before 100k miles, and get something newer and shinier, but I'm sure it'll still be running fine when that happens.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I have a RAM-mount drink holder that works well...

I have a RAM-mount drink holder that works well on both my scooters. It connects to a ram ball attached either to the brake reservoir or to the mirror base. No pics, but go browse the RAM website.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 67,833
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I haven't done a 3+ rider pairing yet, but will...

I haven't done a 3+ rider pairing yet, but will have the opportunity to try this Friday. But here's some things to remember:

A bluetooth connection is always point-to-point, only 2 radios are...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The energy-absorbing foam liner is slowly...

The energy-absorbing foam liner is slowly dissolved by gasoline vapors, and you can't really see the damage until it's rather severe. So the question of helmet life is not really a function of...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,221
Posted By mboni
Cool2 The chinbar doesn't swivel or anything, but it is...

The chinbar doesn't swivel or anything, but it is removable. There's a latch on each side, allows you to unlock and remove it. I actually pop the chinbar off each time I take the helmet on or off,...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,494
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yep, more good points, and it's something of a...

Yep, more good points, and it's something of a chicken and egg problem. Personally, I think the idea of charging while at a store or local restaurant is not likely to happen, since you aren't there...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,494
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Good analysis, but there's a few items to add in....

Good analysis, but there's a few items to add in.

My bike actually cost about half the listed price: There's a $2k discount from the mfgr. for test pilots, a 10% federal tax rebate, and a 20%...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I connected my Stebel wiring in reverse, and got...

I connected my Stebel wiring in reverse, and got a dull buzz. Try reversing the + and - connections, and see if it gets louder by an order of magnitude or two.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,494
Posted By mboni
Cool2 My electric scooter has a 50-mile range on a...

My electric scooter has a 50-mile range on a single charge, a top speed of about 65mph, and plenty of torque to climb a long 10% grade and accelerate all the way up. The lithium batteries are good...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,411
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Btw, here's a whole website devoted to...

Btw, here's a whole website devoted to reverse-scamming the scammers:
http://www.419eater.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,411
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Oohh, you are just toying with him now. Most...

Oohh, you are just toying with him now. Most Excellent. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,411
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Basic security precautions include never clicking...

Basic security precautions include never clicking on a link in an email from a stranger, especially a link to PayPal. Ideally, you close your email client and browser, open a new browser, and type in...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Yep, my scooters are my daily commuters and...

Yep, my scooters are my daily commuters and errand runners, but my weekend plans typically require the car.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 67,833
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I haven't used it, but they did release a new...

I haven't used it, but they did release a new version of the user manual that gives instructions:
http://www.cardosystems.com/user_files/Manuals/scala_G4/scalarider_G4_manual_english.pdf...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,411
Posted By mboni
Cool2 Sounds like this has become an anti-scooter hit...

Sounds like this has become an anti-scooter hit piece, not an investigative report.

Did you even consider my point about daily commuters vs weekend warriors? How about the fact that scooter riders...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,595
Posted By mboni
Cool2 I've had a camera from the Canon G-series for...

I've had a camera from the Canon G-series for years, I think the latest is a G11 or G12. Very nice high-end point & shoot.

However, my most recent update shifted me into the micro-four thirds...
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