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Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Tromper
Service Interval

About how often are you folks already using Dr. P's cleaning your system up, changing belts etc? Are you doing maintenance on the regular schedule, once every 6000 miles, once a week or?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By Tromper
Eek Dr. Pulley Sliders on an MP3 400

My wife has an MP3 400 coming up on it's first big service.
I was thinking of going with Dr. Pulley's since they reportedly kill that shudder it has during part of acceleration, & from what I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Neat, triple the power output & with the new...

Neat, triple the power output & with the new battery tech coming out I'd give it a hard look at least...If it made it to the U.S. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,327
Posted By Tromper
Chinese scoots can be a deal if you do your own...

Chinese scoots can be a deal if you do your own maintenance. Additionally knowing how to fix it yourself you can spot issues before they happen to a greater extent, & catch 'em before they strand...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
Thanks, I'm waiting on a slightly warmer day to...

Thanks, I'm waiting on a slightly warmer day to test out one of those.
I kind of like the larger fuel tank, and removable hard cases on the older one since I'm prone to spontaneous 500 mile (800k)...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
cdwise, I probably missed it somewhere. What...

cdwise, I probably missed it somewhere. What year is your Scarabeo?
If it's one of the later ones (2007+) is there a convenient way to add hard side bags to it?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
Also you must now get new plates, & presumably...

Also you must now get new plates, & presumably tabs whenever a vehicle changes ownership, with a couple oddball exceptions. Essentially another
months worth of tabs lost (on average).

It's the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
1st Impression

Thanks folks. This was helpful info.
The BMW near me cropped up both a 2006, & a 2009 500.
I plan to ride both, but only had time for one today. For those who are interested here was my...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
The 200 seems a nice scoot, but not as freeway...

The 200 seems a nice scoot, but not as freeway capable as I've been looking for. I already have an HD200 that fits that category. So I've been flipping between pairing that with a big maxi...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tromper
Question Scarabeo 500

Hi folks,

I'm looking at the Aprilia Scarabeo 500.
There are a couple of them vaguely in my area, one the newer body that lacks the hard cases, & has the smaller rear wheel (but more underseat...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,201
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 I've been looking at scoots lately myself. I...

I've been looking at scoots lately myself. I stuck to the bigger wheel stuff in the smaller category pretty much.
If you want something upright, & aren't looking at vespoids strictly I'll concur...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,567
Posted By Tromper
Talking On that note I'll chime in that my lost...

On that note I'll chime in that my lost (lamented) Burgman 650 with a 55l tbox and a net did a full sized costco run. The ride back was interesting, but I did get it. I had a couple costo employees...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,089
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Interesting, & of interest; albeit I agree we're...

Interesting, & of interest; albeit I agree we're unlikely to see it on this continent. Like others I like the MP3 on paper, but am a bit dubious on dealer/mechanical support. I can & do perform...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By Tromper
The upgrade to address the main issue (primary...

The upgrade to address the main issue (primary drive bolt coming loose) was late 05 with a version that is reported as being both less of an issue for loosening, & easier to replace. It's something...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Tromper
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,563
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Found time to read the pdf from Aprilia. Not my...

Found time to read the pdf from Aprilia.
Not my cup of tea, pretty solidly being pitched sport bike scooter, not a lot of native storage & a lot of talk 'bout performance et al.:snore
I'll wait &...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,563
Posted By Tromper
Well long as there's nothing sporty about it I'll...

Well long as there's nothing sporty about it I'll hafta check it out.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,563
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Looked more like the Aprilia is aimed at the...

Looked more like the Aprilia is aimed at the sport market vs. the commute/tour market which the Burgman is.
I'd love to see the MaxSym (either) since they do appear to be pointed at the Burgmans...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tromper
Probably a bit tougher to park then the proposed...

Probably a bit tougher to park then the proposed scooter though.:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,028
Posted By Tromper
In Pugetopolis I've been running with mesh pants...

In Pugetopolis I've been running with mesh pants or jeans with froggtoggs along for the ride if it gets nippy, they just take the wind off pretty much but that's generally enough for the sub hour...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,888
Posted By Tromper
Dang the CA model must be really different then,...

Dang the CA model must be really different then, I think that's the lowest I've ever heard other than one guy who ran his in power mode all the time.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tromper
Question Bintelli

May want to ping a couple of the outfits that they list on their dealer site that are far away from ya. One of them (Scoot About) runs a rental outfit & shop, with sales as a sideline. Of note I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Congrats

The SC250 sounds pretty much where you want to be, I'm sure it'll work well for ya.

Keep the shiny side up :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tromper
Stands

I emailed on that & there's some kind of automatic system that deploys stands or stand, they're working on the details.

This issue was part of the killer of the old "Gyro Car" concept from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tromper
Question Big Wheels

Just to add to the mess I'm surprised none of the other big wheel scoots have come up.
In the used market aka more bang for buck & less painful when you drop it..the HD200, Kymco people 250, & the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tromper
Question Gyro Scooter

Looks like the LIT motors C1 may actually come to market
http://litmotors.com/home/
Really looks like a rehash of the old failed "gyro car" concept, but it's being pitched as more of a scooter.
I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,888
Posted By Tromper
Talking Breaking the wind

There ya go, that makes sense.

I've hit 60 on the 650 a couple times only when putzing along back roads at sub 60ish, probably 50ish speeds enjoying the scenery et al. Think it's recorded on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,888
Posted By Tromper
Eh? 43.5 mpg?

I hope that gets better as the bike breaks in, for 400 miles of highway at sub 60mph that's a bit weak for a bike it's size. The big burgers get 50-60 at that speed for that kind of run, even in...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tromper
Assuming she's physically comfortable on this...

Assuming she's physically comfortable on this (inseam etc play a part) I can verifiability say that this can cart someone around all day on back roads at back-road speeds. The big wheels help with...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,363
Posted By Tromper
Question Don't forget to factor in the other items -...

Don't forget to factor in the other items

- Loss of versatility.
The larger scoots are capable of freeways, & with two you can ride together.
- Cost difference.
If you're spending money on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
Basically what SWMBO & I do here, works as long...

Basically what SWMBO & I do here, works as long as she can bus to work (I can't) since I will nab the car when there's snow on the roads.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
Thumb I've never noticed a significant difference...

I've never noticed a significant difference except as noted above, but heck we're in different climates so go figger.

On a long trip (Northern Cascade Loop ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
Definitely a better choice than 40k+ for...

Definitely a better choice than 40k+ for 5k...wonder what they'd offer me on my 06 with 32k?

Yeah I run mine on regular with no issue except in midwinter around here when sometimes the ethanol...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Tromper
Would give 'em a try, but I'm up north of Seattle...

Would give 'em a try, but I'm up north of Seattle (actually kinda near BestRest) a tetch.

The hippo hands from BestRest do look tempting, but they're kinda spendy even vs. heated grips.
<Edit>...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Tromper
Question Winter Gloves

Howdy folks,

What are folks using for winter gloves around here? I've had an old pair of first gears that are now falling apart; however they did a mediocre job at best on my sub half hour...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
Tires

I normally get mine from the motorcycle superstore online. I go with the stock th01's &have no real complaints. Some folks are happy with darksiding 'em, but I haven't gone there.
- I am NOT...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
This is a reasonable deal for an Exec, or rather...

This is a reasonable deal for an Exec, or rather would be around here, particularly from a dealer & for this time of year. Your area may vary.
The 06 non exec I have has served me pretty well for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,650
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 I don't know what the market is in NC, but I'd...

I don't know what the market is in NC, but I'd take a guess at 2k or less.
We're just about to drop into the cheap time of year when you can get something in great shape with low for 5k or less in...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By Tromper
Excellent attitude Forde.:clap you're almost...

Excellent attitude Forde.:clap you're almost ready for a ride in Seattle traffic.:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tromper
Take the MSF basic rider class if you haven't...

Take the MSF basic rider class if you haven't yet.
Try to keep the rubber side down & the shiny side up.
Be alert...the world needs more lerts.
Do remember to give the bike the once over before...
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