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Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,861
Posted By techguy
I currently own the Symax2 helmet. This is what...

I currently own the Symax2 helmet. This is what it looks like on my big melon. I wear glasses it allows me to put on or take the helmet off with them on. I would replace it with the newer ,...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 39,006
Posted By techguy
I loved riding it. I am sure you will have a...

I loved riding it. I am sure you will have a good time owning it. I am 100% positive it is the same bike I rode.

In the end, no scooter has been bought this year. I will keep it on my short list...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,990
Posted By techguy
If you want you scooter to look like a Yardsale,...

If you want you scooter to look like a Yardsale, you can do this to hold your chair:

http://modernvespa.com/pix/uploads/yardsale_384.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,995
Posted By techguy
My feeling about head shake is the it seems to be...

My feeling about head shake is the it seems to be related to the angle of the front forks and the weight distribution of the bike. The People has had head shake in every version of the product they...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,008
Posted By techguy
I think you just summed up why I recommend users...

I think you just summed up why I recommend users in suburban areas get at least a 250cc scoot. If you are going to stay in town, on-campus or in the grid of the city; a 50-125cc scoot is stellar. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,317
Posted By techguy
To the est of knowledge, the LANCE scooters are...

To the est of knowledge, the LANCE scooters are being made by SYM. SYM is a quality brand from Taiwan (not mainland China... huge difference). I saw a photo where if you lift the seat in the Lance...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,242
Posted By techguy
I would say that dealer is just cheap. The...

I would say that dealer is just cheap. The fill-up is ridiculous... the first service would be completely at the discretion of the dealer. Some dealers include the first service in the sales prices...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By techguy
I would go with a small trailer that will make...

I would go with a small trailer that will make life easy. I know you are only carrying baby ruckii but most carriers quickly exceed the tongue load on most trucks and almost all van/SUVs. if you...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By techguy
What is the voltage at the headlamp connector? ...

What is the voltage at the headlamp connector?

I think it's pretty common to run the headlamp off the generator but the other bulbs via the battery.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By techguy
I agree...

I agree...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By techguy
Nice, I see the previous owner bought some toys...

Nice, I see the previous owner bought some toys for it... mirrors, blackout wheels (IIRC), custom seat?, and exhaust for starters
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,612
Posted By techguy
Don't throw away the rear rack or seat. It has...

Don't throw away the rear rack or seat. It has value to the right person.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,028
Posted By techguy
Based on my readings, the Zuma is best off-road...

Based on my readings, the Zuma is best off-road capable scoot out there. It is one of a precious few that have the bike designed to be ridden while standing on the side pegs. Most scooters are a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,567
Posted By techguy
Piaggio Fly is a near equal to the Vespa 150. ...

Piaggio Fly is a near equal to the Vespa 150.

I know it was manufactured in mainland China but Piaggio was there with engineers and they kept the quality high. Not everything in China is a POS......
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,491
Posted By techguy
I have a Shinko on my bike and it's been good. I...

I have a Shinko on my bike and it's been good. I had a Kenda (factory installed) and it was also good. I think I took the rear off with about 20,000 km on the bike. have 16" wheels. I have about...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,886
Posted By techguy
Ride it like you stole it. Riding a scooter is...

Ride it like you stole it. Riding a scooter is never going to increase your macho quotient... gay or not.

If you need to impress non-riders, you are going to need something else. What...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By techguy
I don't expect you will see 70 MPG from a Kymco...

I don't expect you will see 70 MPG from a Kymco 250cc engine.

My P250 gets between 55 and 65 MPG... and has almost every tank.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,055
Posted By techguy
I think the X500 is a little lacking on...

I think the X500 is a little lacking on excitement but it is a solid scooter that is a touch heavy and slowish off the line (relative to what I am not sure) and has the ABS you were looking for.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By techguy
400 miles in one day is a very long day on a...

400 miles in one day is a very long day on a scooter at 100 KPH/62MPH. I know you will be stopping every two hours or so for fuel. take this time to take a bio break and rest.

That being said,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By techguy
I would glue the carpet to thin metal and then...

I would glue the carpet to thin metal and then use screws to mount the metalized turf pieces.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By techguy
I am not going to bother reading Tacoma's...

I am not going to bother reading Tacoma's "ignored post" but he is a troll and I highly recommend the sites IGNORE feature.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,973
Posted By techguy
ROTFL. :rofl I don't laugh a lot but this is...

ROTFL. :rofl I don't laugh a lot but this is great!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By techguy
Five dime bags and a hecka big bong!

Five dime bags and a hecka big bong!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By techguy
In California, if its not been registered for 7...

In California, if its not been registered for 7 years, all you need is a "bill of sale". You can get a new title from the DMV.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By techguy
I would say $800 - $1,000 is a fair price for a...

I would say $800 - $1,000 is a fair price for a non-runner in the condition you state. I know lots of people that would pay much more than that.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By techguy
I have used one like this but I attached it to...

I have used one like this but I attached it to the side plastics behind me. It never failed me if I added a little water to the suction cup before sticking it to the side of the panel. It did fail...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By techguy
The Big Ruck can hold freeway speeds (60-70 MPH)...

The Big Ruck can hold freeway speeds (60-70 MPH) so there is no real need to stay off the highways. You may go slow up big mountain passes but RVs and many cars will be going slower.

I think its...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,631
Posted By techguy
Money aside... do you have enough knowledge to...

Money aside... do you have enough knowledge to know how the DT compares to a Burgman 400?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By techguy
Troll?

Troll?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By techguy
American Scooter Racing Association ...

American Scooter Racing Association

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184277_193990087299187_176633152368214_577734_6114369_n.jpg

asra.info@yahoo.com

They have a Facebook...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,522
Posted By techguy
After reading all your woes... is this a project...

After reading all your woes... is this a project or basket case?

I guess I should say, when does a "project" become a "basket-case/money-pit"?

This reminds me of all the 50cc 4T riders...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By techguy
I included the B400 and Maj because they are the...

I included the B400 and Maj because they are the next level up in the CC range. I guess the Kymco Downtown would also fit this criteria. The Downtown sits more like the GV but is a full 300cc bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By techguy
A Kymco GrandVista may be a good choice if she is...

A Kymco GrandVista may be a good choice if she is short in the leg department. Otherwise any of the Kymco 250, plus the Burgman 400, Yamaha Majesty and the various older Hondas discussed.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,799
Posted By techguy
AKA : Hardly Riders It doesn't take much gas...

AKA : Hardly Riders

It doesn't take much gas to ride from your house, to the bar, sit for several hours and then ride home.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,671
Posted By techguy
I think they stage some things but in Vietnam the...

I think they stage some things but in Vietnam the boys just left him to his own resources. In general, the camera crew never seems to be of a ton of help unless it becomes dangerous or prevents the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By techguy
Is this a money thing... or a way to control...

Is this a money thing... or a way to control "liquor cycles" and those who ride them because the lost their car driving privileges due to a drunk driving conviction(s)?

Some states do not...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By techguy
Get what you can for it and don't sell it to a...

Get what you can for it and don't sell it to a friend in case it becomes a money pit and makes you feel responsible for repairing it.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By techguy
As for the question about fixin' something. ...

As for the question about fixin' something.


This was what I found 60 miles into an 800+ mile weekend of riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,675
Posted By techguy
I thought you were talking about copper and after...

I thought you were talking about copper and after I wrote about the fitting I remembered it was called a "long radius" copper fitting.

This is what I had in my head when i wrote:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,799
Posted By techguy
Call it what you want... It looks fun. As to...

Call it what you want... It looks fun.

As to the Vendor issue, this wasn't really a sales piece of video. It was guys and gals enjoying a test ride on a fun looking little bike.

They are all...
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