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Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,249
Posted By ScootTour
I have seen first hand the difference a bike can...

I have seen first hand the difference a bike can make on the freeway depending.
I have a sportcity 250 scooter which is fine on the freeway but it can be a little bit of work after awhile. I also...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,249
Posted By ScootTour
thats my bike and I have done that same luggage...

thats my bike and I have done that same luggage setup. It works really well actually. I think I might just want a little more, SC is a great bike
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,249
Posted By ScootTour
I agree with the service point which is why...

I agree with the service point which is why Burgman, TMax and BMW is all that would be on my maxi list. I have an Aprilla now and its a great bike but getting service and questions answered is like...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,249
Posted By ScootTour
I had BMW on my mind when I wrote that but really...

I had BMW on my mind when I wrote that but really the question should be rephrased as Maxi-scooter.
Seems like a maxi-scooter is the best touring option out there, unless you plan to go off road.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,249
Posted By ScootTour
Long Distance Touring

So from what I have looked at something like a BMW C 650 GT is the best selection for long distance touring regardless of the category.

I know that sounds crazy and I might be just that but here...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,628
Posted By ScootTour
Would not surprise me. Even in Houston its...

Would not surprise me.
Even in Houston its hard to get riding gear retail.

I have been in JP motorcycles in Denver and holy smokes that is a place with some friggin gear..I think it was JP
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,192
Posted By ScootTour
I got so tired of saying 'scooter ride' and then...

I got so tired of saying 'scooter ride' and then having to explain that yes I can get on the freeway and yes its pretty much the same as any other 250cc motorcycle etc. That I finally decided to buy...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,192
Posted By ScootTour
I wave at all two wheels, including bicycles...

I wave at all two wheels, including bicycles (which I am not sure they understand why). What can really throw two wheelers off is when I am not riding and I still wave.
Once I got a wave while I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,855
Posted By ScootTour
what concerns me moving forward is parts. ...

what concerns me moving forward is parts.

which is why I am getting a back motorcycle. Waiting three weeks for parts on my only transport is not going to work.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,774
Posted By ScootTour
How I stay comfortable on my .... Pull...

How I stay comfortable on my ....

Pull over, stretch and smell some flowers :)
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,079
Posted By ScootTour
I have taken my SC on the freeway many times and...

I have taken my SC on the freeway many times and once on a full week tour.
Having said that, if I had to do 45 mins a day on freeway every single day I think I would want a bit more power because...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,070
Posted By ScootTour
for me the trick to getting used to 2 wheels is...

for me the trick to getting used to 2 wheels is basically go ridiculously slow and slowly over time start to go faster.

I think this is why despite me having never ridden before, during my safety...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,628
Posted By ScootTour
love riding my SC. I just hate looking at it. ...

love riding my SC.
I just hate looking at it.

I am not a fan of its style but I like everything else about it.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 139,957
Posted By ScootTour
small bikes are the win and NOT because they are...

small bikes are the win and NOT because they are cheaper.
They maneuver better, easier to keep them up on dirt road, easier to pick up when they fall and the slow speeds help you understand why you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By ScootTour
I just got back from a Houston to Twisted Sisters...

I just got back from a Houston to Twisted Sisters on my sportscity. When I left I had about 9500 miles on my tires and everyone said I had plenty to go (even when I got back).

The floorboard is...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By ScootTour
I have 10k miles now on my sportscity tires....

I have 10k miles now on my sportscity tires. front is orginal stock tire and real is a metzeler.

But in all fairness I am nearlly 99.9% payment and slow on twists
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,527
Posted By ScootTour
Sportcity 250 rider here and I love it as well. ...

Sportcity 250 rider here and I love it as well.

My only issue is the market for windscreens, either to short or to tall and being a bit closer to where the screen would be compared to maxi...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
I tried to adjust it higher but it didnt make a...

I tried to adjust it higher but it didnt make a difference.

My concern about wind noise is that I understand that over time that can cause unrepairable hearing lose that is slow and grandual kind...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
correct no interference with turn signals the AF1...

correct no interference with turn signals the AF1 site seems a bit misleading I guess they are just trying to cover their ass.

I have that exact screen but for me at 6' the wind noise is a direct...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,283
Posted By ScootTour
Well first off why do I like scooters rather than...

Well first off why do I like scooters rather than motorcycles? I dont really, basically for no other reason then why my car was an automatic vs a manual.

Now, why do I like two wheels?
It brings...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,626
Posted By ScootTour
oh I would add, I dont know how often people...

oh I would add, I dont know how often people approach someone driving an SL500 to ask questions which then starts a conversation but I will say while on my scooter I am always being engaged into a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,626
Posted By ScootTour
this subject reminds me of a quote in 'glengarry...

this subject reminds me of a quote in 'glengarry glen ross' when Balwin yells 'I drove here in an $80,000 car what did you drive in on?' I wish the reply was 'why did you need an $80,000 car to get...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
aprillia has a surplus of the 2009 models that...

aprillia has a surplus of the 2009 models that have been sitting in wearhouses. Some are in better condition then others, mine was basically flawless but I have seen some in show rooms with exterior...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
I do wear a full faced the vast majority of the...

I do wear a full faced the vast majority of the time.
The wind noise increases with the screen and normally I wouldnt mind that much but I have read that wind noise is the leading cause of hearing...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,855
Posted By ScootTour
good to know, and I am not sure they even did the...

good to know, and I am not sure they even did the sliding block because its not on the parts purchased list. Never the less my plan is to get proffesional service on the 12k and do the 6k myself...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,855
Posted By ScootTour
I got my 6k mile service done and it was about...

I got my 6k mile service done and it was about $250.
I am going to call to confirm but I think the main difference between this and a simple oil change is 'sliding block/variable speed rollers' -...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
I got a PUIG windscreen but I am just slightly...

I got a PUIG windscreen but I am just slightly too tall for it and the wind directly hits my ear drums and its much louded (even with ear plugs) then it was without the windshield :(

I am 6 foot...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,664
Posted By ScootTour
looks just like mine, and for the record I know...

looks just like mine, and for the record I know of 3 other people with same make and year in Houston. Its a solid bike

oh and for me its my only transportation.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,885
Posted By ScootTour
speaking from personal past experiences I would...

speaking from personal past experiences I would gladly do a multi-state drive to buy a scooter from a good store. The scooter industry is so small in the US I want to support the strong dealers as...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,885
Posted By ScootTour
KennyT, When it comes to scooters, and I...

KennyT,

When it comes to scooters, and I bet this is true for motorcycles, your best advertiser will be your customer at a level unlike any other product. Its extreemly common for people to stop...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,855
Posted By ScootTour
I am not doing it myself I am taking it to an...

I am not doing it myself I am taking it to an authorized Aprillia dealer however. I know people who would help me do it myself but I have heard with a vespa engine you dont want to tinker around...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,855
Posted By ScootTour
my 09 sportscity is getting close to 6000 miles...

my 09 sportscity is getting close to 6000 miles and next week I will have its 6k mile service. Both tires are still doing strong.m
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,036
Posted By ScootTour
I have reciently been educated that the...

I have reciently been educated that the difference between scooter and motorcycle is not the CVT (which is what I always thought) but rather the placement of the engine.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,699
Posted By ScootTour
OMG! I wasnt aware of this, a non-shifting...

OMG!

I wasnt aware of this, a non-shifting adventure motorcycle....oh this just got added to my very much want list.
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By ScootTour
Rino 650

GPS, 2 way radio, weather updates, long rang, water proof, gloove friendly, bright screen, can use for other 'off bike' activities such as camping.


hmmm, seems like a win
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By ScootTour
Bluetooth question

How long has motorcycle bluetoothcommunicators been around and how common was two way communicators before the bluetooth hit the market?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,699
Posted By ScootTour
this might explain why every hard core sports...

this might explain why every hard core sports bike rider I have met has 'beffy' upperbody. most likely not because of the bike but because only guys who work out upper body can tollerate the bike
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,699
Posted By ScootTour
this is extremely useful information for me. I...

this is extremely useful information for me. I was leaning toward buying a 'true' maxi scooter next year for long distance traveling. Part of me is thinking along the same lines which is, sitting on...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,036
Posted By ScootTour
although technically what makes a scooter is the...

although technically what makes a scooter is the engine location for many of us its 'if I dont shift its a scooter'. So with that I have to ask, is an automatic car more than a manual car? yes. why?...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,036
Posted By ScootTour
intresting how its not coming to the US kind of...

intresting how its not coming to the US kind of like the 850cc Aprillia scooter isnt either.

US is so behind...
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