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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By klaviator
I have gone on a lot of group rides although not...

I have gone on a lot of group rides although not the big "parade" style rides that many complain about. I do think that people are more likely to crash on group rides because of that desire to keep...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By klaviator
One of the complaints I have heard about some...

One of the complaints I have heard about some Bilt helmets with a drop down visor is that the mechanism is prone to failing. I don't know that it is a problem with this particular helmet. I'd like...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
I was out on the Super 8 today. I can't believe...

I was out on the Super 8 today. I can't believe the price of gas.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/IMG_1451_zps64437861.jpg

I thought that this was a good price...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By klaviator
Everything considered we have a better selection...

Everything considered we have a better selection of riding gear than ever. I remember when the choice was a black leather jacket or a nylon windbreaker from K mart.
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By klaviator
Can You Believe It?

Yesterday gas was $2.29. I was out today and:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/IMG_1451_zps64437861.jpg

I posted this on facebook and someone responded that gas...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By klaviator
I signed the petition but don't see any chance of...

I signed the petition but don't see any chance of this actually happening. The vast majority of the drivers in this country are far to ignorant to ever go along with this. And since those drivers...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,711
Posted By klaviator
My Kymco Super 8 does not have a side stand kill...

My Kymco Super 8 does not have a side stand kill switch.

Neither does my Sport City.....but then it has no side stand:D
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By klaviator
I have a lot of Bilt riding gear and have found...

I have a lot of Bilt riding gear and have found that most of it works really well and have been satisfied with it. There have been a few exceptions. I do have a Bilt full face helmet that only cost...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
Actually, I have had a few problems lately. ...

Actually, I have had a few problems lately. First I rode it somewhere, let it sit an hour or so then it didn't want to start. It cranked but wouldn't fire up. I called my wife and told her she may...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,711
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for the review guys. I'm 6-2 with a 34"...

Thanks for the review guys. I'm 6-2 with a 34" inseam. I'm still wondering if I will fit. I'm still interested in this scooter and if I get one I would definitely put a top box on it. If I have...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 316,492
Posted By klaviator
And what do you know about elves? They may have...

And what do you know about elves? They may have changed a bit over the years.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a470/ride4321/sportbikechicsanta_zps008a86ed.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
I fixed my speedo yesterday so now it's just a 60...

I fixed my speedo yesterday so now it's just a 60 MPH scooter again. I had to order a complete drive assembly. I couldn't get just the little plastic part. Oh well, $35 won't break the bank and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By klaviator
I have never owned a Harley. Most likely I never...

I have never owned a Harley. Most likely I never will (but who knows?). I have ridden a few Harleys. I can see the appeal. Just because it's not the best bike FOR ME, doesn't make it a bad bike. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 316,492
Posted By klaviator
Getting in the mood for the season. ...

Getting in the mood for the season.

http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/190945/santa-lady-vesspa-Christmas.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By klaviator
The only "wrong" bike is the one that sits in the...

The only "wrong" bike is the one that sits in the garage and doesn't get ridden.

I guess I'm lucky. I ride with riders who ride all kinds of bikes and no one cares what you ride, only that you...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
You had every right to bring up this issue. If...

You had every right to bring up this issue. If we can't discuss this in a civil manner then we really have big problems. Those who thought Jerry should be banned have as much right to their...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
I'd vote him back too. Yes he could be...

I'd vote him back too. Yes he could be irritating but if you go to other parts of ADV you will see much worse.

I don't just hang out here in Battle Scooters. I am also active in other parts of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
Tacoma. Remember him?

Tacoma. Remember him?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
Exactly. It's too bad he just couldn't or...

Exactly. It's too bad he just couldn't or wouldn't listen to the warnings because he did also make some positive contributions to this forum.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
I don't think that it was his opinions that got...

I don't think that it was his opinions that got him banned. It was the fact that he was constantly hijacking threads and posting his opinion everywhere.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,275
Posted By klaviator
For those of you around long enough to remember,...

For those of you around long enough to remember, we used to have someone much more irritating than the person in question here. Remember Tacoma?

Personally I'll miss the person in question. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By klaviator
Some Bilt jackets do come in tall sizes. I have...

Some Bilt jackets do come in tall sizes. I have a Bilt mesh jacket in medium tall that fits great.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/715sVrlqQ6L._SY355_.jpg

I wish it came in yellow but I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By klaviator
While it would be nice to have racing leathers...

While it would be nice to have racing leathers quality protection, I am more concerned with fit, comfort, weather protection and yes, even cost. My normal around town is a Bilt, high vis yellow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
That wouldn't have been me. I was out earlier. ...

That wouldn't have been me. I was out earlier. Keep an eye out for my Hi Vis yellow jacket. If you see a scooter rider around town wearing Hi Vis Yellow, it's probably me.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 36,278
Posted By klaviator
Now all you need is a Santa riding suit to...

Now all you need is a Santa riding suit to complete the look.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By klaviator
Great pics. Looks like a fun day. Sometimes the...

Great pics. Looks like a fun day. Sometimes the best rides are those with no plan, just go ride.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
Stopped by Midway Cycles today to pick up some...

Stopped by Midway Cycles today to pick up some parts for my Super 8. They had the part to fix my ODO as well as some new front brake pads. Of course I looked around while I was there. I couldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,290
Posted By klaviator
Good article. Unfortunately the typical Safety...

Good article. Unfortunately the typical Safety Nazi focuses on compliance, not actual safety. I have seen this countless times in my life. One of the things that the safety nazis ignore is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By klaviator
I have multiple Jackets. One of my newest is a...

I have multiple Jackets. One of my newest is a Tour Master Transition II. I normally prefer tall size but this one fits well in the regular size. I'm 6-2 and 180 and the large fits well.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By klaviator
Great pics and it looks like ya'll are having a...

Great pics and it looks like ya'll are having a blast. I love that area but don't get there often enough.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By klaviator
I stopped by the local Harley dealer here in...

I stopped by the local Harley dealer here in Huntsville a couple of times. Both times I was on my scooter and no one said anything about it. The sales people were friendly but not pushy. I'm not...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By klaviator
I have always lusted after a wide variety and...

I have always lusted after a wide variety and models of bikes and dreamed of winning the lottery so that I could buy a house with a huge garage that I could then fill with dozens of bikes.

Now I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
It was a nice day but cold enough that only hard...

It was a nice day but cold enough that only hard core riders came out for this ride. As for a variety of bikes, that is one of the things I like about bamarides. We almost always have a wide...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
The forecast for yesterday was wall to wall...

The forecast for yesterday was wall to wall sunshine so it was a great day to go riding:ricky:ricky.

So I did.

There was a Ride For Pie posted on Bamarides so I decided to go on that. I got on...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By klaviator
We used to have 2 Honda dealers in the area. One...

We used to have 2 Honda dealers in the area. One in Huntsville and one just across the river in Decatur. The one in Huntsville is part of a big powersports chain and from what I have heard is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
I thought about that but didn't do it. I guess I...

I thought about that but didn't do it. I guess I could roll my odo back to zero if I ran it in reverse long enough.

Actually I don't like the fact that I will likely ride a few hundred miles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 88,838
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for checking in. I have also checked out...

Thanks for checking in. I have also checked out your thread and noticed we have similar bikes. I'm hoping to make it out your way next year so maybe we'll get the chance to meet.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
18,000 miles on a cheap plastic part. I'm not...

18,000 miles on a cheap plastic part. I'm not surprised it wore out.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
OK, here's the real story. My speedo died and I...

OK, here's the real story. My speedo died and I was trouble shooting to see what the problem was.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/IMG_1438_zpse99a7483.jpg

With a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By klaviator
75 MPH on my Super 8 150

All this talk about top speed so I decided to modify my old Super 8 to go faster. How's this:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2014%20pics/IMG_1439_zpse1ceec65.jpg

This was on...
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