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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
I'll take your word for it re: the belt. The book...

I'll take your word for it re: the belt. The book says the belt service is due at 12K which seems like a lot but that's why I'm asking for advice about doing this ride on the BV.

On my Aprilia...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
The bike's brand new...just over 1500mi so far. I...

The bike's brand new...just over 1500mi so far. I will carry a spare belt so I have it on-hand but I'll need a Piaggio/Vespa shop to install the belt if the need arises.

What does that mod cost,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,517
Posted By aalegado
I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125...

I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125 in the C3 though. I ended up getting a Zuma 125 in 2011. If there was a C3 125 I might've bought one then in what, 2008?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,517
Posted By aalegado
I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125...

I stand corrected. Still wish they'd put the 125 in the C3 though. I ended up getting a Zuma 125 in 2011. If there was a C3 125 I might've bought one then in what, 2008?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Still waiting on my top case. Didn't stop me from...

Still waiting on my top case. Didn't stop me from doing some shopping...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/e6a8u9y3.jpg

That's 100' of flexible conduit and a 500' spool of 16/2 speaker wire...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,517
Posted By aalegado
Always liked the C3 but with only a 50cc engine I...

Always liked the C3 but with only a 50cc engine I never got past the just-looking stage. I liked the boxy styling. I don't think the Zuma was available with the 125cc when the C3 was out. If there'd...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By aalegado
Wasn't the problem with that motor the head bolts...

Wasn't the problem with that motor the head bolts being under-rated? The block itself was up to the task?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
I've got a Nuvi 1450 GPS...it's an automotive GPS...

I've got a Nuvi 1450 GPS...it's an automotive GPS I bought x years ago. I use it on my bike from time to time with the appropriate RAM mount. If it looks like it's going to rain on any given ride I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Jeezus! :eek1

Jeezus! :eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Got a flat-pack gas tank too...I might use that...

Got a flat-pack gas tank too...I might use that instead of the jug.

I'm thinking about putting some kind of eye-bolt arrangement on my top case so I can lash the flat-pack gas tank to the top...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Those gloves are freakin' me out.

Those gloves are freakin' me out.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
On my longer rides on the Shiver I carry a 2.5gl...

On my longer rides on the Shiver I carry a 2.5gl jug of gas. I plan to do the same with the Beverly. 2gl is at least 120mi. of additional range so as long as I top off the tank before setting off on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Thanks for the road and gear advice, everyone....

Thanks for the road and gear advice, everyone. Keep it all coming...I'm jotting it all down. I'm a list-maker so I'm starting to put together the BOM for my Spares Bag and my Tool Roll.

I've got...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Thanks for your kind words. The "renewing the...

Thanks for your kind words. The "renewing the soul" line is especially applicable.

The job I quit had become a life-draining, daily grind I endured because it paid extremely-well and was easy to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Tie-downs: Glad you mentioned that! I just gave...

Tie-downs: Glad you mentioned that! I just gave some advice to a guy to use Canyon Dancer tie-downs since those come with the tie-downs attached to one another so they don't slip off the bars which...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Besides the variator belt that JerryH mentioned,...

Besides the variator belt that JerryH mentioned, is there anything part that I should be concerned about this being a CVT-based scooter rather than a chain-drive moto?

This is a new scooter, only...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
I was thinking about carrying a spare belt so I'd...

I was thinking about carrying a spare belt so I'd have it on-hand once I found someone who could do the wrenching. I have the shop manual, reviewed it, and already know I couldn't do the work myself...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

No rush. Sorry, I've probably made it sound like there was one. I didn't state the 300-500mi./day as goal-rate, it's just what I'm capable of if I needed to chalk up the miles.

My rate of...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By aalegado
Quit Job, So Phuket, Time to do a Cross Country Ride

So I quit my job of close to 15 years last week. House up for sale. Divorce papers filed. I think it's time for a long ride to clear the mind.

I'm going to ride my BV350 'clock-wise' around the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,586
Posted By aalegado
It's a fun bike. Plenty of power. Great in the...

It's a fun bike. Plenty of power. Great in the city but you can take it touring (https://plus.google.com/photos/104869499992409172726/albums/5776551257748839953?authkey=CMfamPKuntXoQw) if you're...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
Bike already hauls ass. Don't see the need! :^) ...

Bike already hauls ass. Don't see the need! :^)


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Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
Congratulations! I pegged the throttle on...

Congratulations!

I pegged the throttle on mine within 10 minutes of leaving the lot for the first time. Oops! I'm halfway through my second tanks of gas...just under 300mi. Still haven't gotten a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
That's not the case: It's a multi-lingual...

That's not the case: It's a multi-lingual document and all the pages (English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish) all state the same cargo capacity: 3kg.

I realize that it's the typical...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
I found the installation instructions for the 36l...

I found the installation instructions for the 36l OEM top case on the AF1racing.com site and it gave the weight limit as 3kg....6.6lbs. WTF? That's less than the weight of a gallon of milk!


Sent...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
Sounds good. Let me get the thing broken in. I'll...

Sounds good. Let me get the thing broken in. I'll give you a holler when I'm ready to do the Death Valley run. I've got a mind to do a day ride out there to get a steak lunch at the cafe at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
I'm kinda liking the bolster so far because of...

I'm kinda liking the bolster so far because of the support it provides.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
BV350 -- early thoughts!

Had a chance to bomb around town after work on surface streets. The BV has some real get-up-and-go. Going from my Zuma 125 to the BV is a quantum leap in performance. It's like I'm on a motorcycle in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
Obligatory pics of the new ride: Warning —...

Obligatory pics of the new ride:

Warning — Links are to large pictures but hey, you can get real up close and personal...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
BV350 -- early thoughts!

Whelp, I done did it. Got the new BV!

I took the long way to work by taking it on the 215 and the Summerlin Expressway to even-though-you're-not-supposed-to-on-a-new-bike open her up. It did an...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
Heading down to Freedom Cycle here in Vegas this...

Heading down to Freedom Cycle here in Vegas this morning to (hopefully) pick up my new BV 350. We'll see how this goes...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,640
Posted By aalegado
What top-cases are owners running? Piaggio's OEM...

What top-cases are owners running? Piaggio's OEM case, a Shad case, or what?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By aalegado
Surely, they were joking? Sorry about...

Surely, they were joking?

Sorry about calling you "Surely."
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,586
Posted By aalegado
I've got a 2009 Shiver with just under 18,000mi...

I've got a 2009 Shiver with just under 18,000mi on the clock. Bought it in February 2010, followed the maintenance schedule, and it's been riding strong and essentially trouble-free all this time.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,393
Posted By aalegado
I sat on a new Stelvio a few weeks back...feels...

I sat on a new Stelvio a few weeks back...feels good bro. It had the factory side- and top-cases. Was surprised that my Arai XD-3 fit in the top case with room to spare. The 8-frickin-gallon gas tank...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 74,790
Posted By aalegado
There's one or two of us. :D What...

There's one or two of us. :D

What alternatives was that salesman pushing?

I'm actually interested in the Hyperstrada as a replacement for my Shiver. The touring features (read: wind protection)...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,177
Views: 900,935
Posted By aalegado
Always keep your optics clean! Remember what...

Always keep your optics clean! Remember what happened to Chris Knight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Genius)! :D
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,177
Views: 900,935
Posted By aalegado
I think you might be referring here to devices...

I think you might be referring here to devices with integrated DC-to-DC converters which allow you to power, for example a 3.3V load from a 1.5V battery.

Your flashlight example is very good: A...
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,177
Views: 900,935
Posted By aalegado
Correct, a resistor connected in series with an...

Correct, a resistor connected in series with an LED lamp will act to further limit the current and so will not smoke the LED. It will make the LED lamp dimmer or even cause it not to light up at all....
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By aalegado
Concrete isn't an issue. It's a myth that leaving...

Concrete isn't an issue. It's a myth that leaving a battery on a floor (cold or otherwise) will discharge it.

A lead acid battery has a self-discharge characteristic that occurs whenever it's not...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By aalegado
Based on your responses I think all evidence...

Based on your responses I think all evidence points to a bad battery. It's not holding a usable charge. Trickle charging might allow you to stretch the battery's service life and allow the scoot to...
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