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Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By gogogordy
Hell yes thats a battle scooter! A badass one at...

Hell yes thats a battle scooter! A badass one at that, made better(and more fragrant) by being motovated by a 2-stroke mill.

Yeah, good find and while Im no Rokon expert, getting most old 2-T...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By gogogordy
Windshield

I chased a cabin sound for months in my '97 4Runner which I swore was in the dashboard, near the a-pillar. Ultimately it was the windshield, up near the rear view mirror causing the noise. A small...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By gogogordy
Vibration?

As in headshake?

We collected over 12k miles on 2 (his n hers) BV-350's and yes I could invite a mild wobble on them.

And my Vespa.
And my DR-650.
Any bike can experience that.

Do you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By gogogordy
Vespa

A 'la the modern, large framed Vespas. Same Achilles heel.

When those exhaust gaskets fail they often take the rear brake line with them.

Carry a spare, and replace often.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By gogogordy
Parking brake

Push the foot brake, while turn that knob.
Parking brake?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-25-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,682
Posted By gogogordy
Compromise....

Whenever the functions of several "tools" are Swiss-army knifed together, it seems that a compromise in all of those functions is part of that deal.

I would miss the standalone GPS. And digital...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,072
Posted By gogogordy
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

but for me....please put it back in the bat cave.
(In defense, I have bought some questionably styled vehicles in my career and been way happy with them)
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,135
Posted By gogogordy
Weekdays only

Weekends up there is mayhem...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 170,136
Posted By gogogordy
Piaggio BV350 (So-Cal)

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26322663#post26322663
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By gogogordy
China...as in Taiwan

TGB is short for Taiwan Golden Bee. They make good (very) product and some of the "oem" driveline components in my 2006 Vespa GTS250ie are made by TGB.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By gogogordy
I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR...

I used to work for a Kymco dealer. There WAS a VR recall at one point on that scooter....your symptom sounds suspicioulsy similar to those affected by those bum VRs.

IIRC the VR on that scoot was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,208
Posted By gogogordy
Indeed

Ive been a scooter rider since the early 1980's....with my own pre-conceived notions about the chinese bikes, (like everyone else probably has).

Im also no stranger to things mechanical, and fleet...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,208
Posted By gogogordy
Key West

JUST this week returned from Key West (first time) and saw it all....and nobody wasnt enjoying riding scooters there. Really makes me re-crave another 50cc 2T.....Aaaand I now know where all those...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,973
Posted By gogogordy
Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE...

Good points but at the end of the day EVERYONE has something else going on in their lives; health, family, financially, emotionally to "fall back on".

But thats not an excuse to a free-pass to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By gogogordy
Nice

That's a very nice score. Congratulations and enjoy.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,596
Posted By gogogordy
Nice ride....

Great scooter too. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,790
Posted By gogogordy
Pentultimate 2-stroke Vespa

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4717353001.html


Wish I could....og paint, gorgeous
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,790
Posted By gogogordy
Rock-solid seller

I've known this seller for years:
http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic133773

PS-Jerseybiker...great thread seedling!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By gogogordy
Great scooter

The GTS is a GREAT scooter, warts and all. I personally know of several high mileage ones (60k mi+) and I have toured on mine, which is now almost 9 years old and still looks new.

I have 2...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By gogogordy
The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low...

The MP3 is actually heavier, and in slow/low speed situations harder to handle than a proper 2- wheeler.

So it probably handles well at-speed on gravel but will likely prove super cumbersome at...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By gogogordy
Service

Service IS an issue, especially since Piaggio no longer imports this model into the US and the pool of MP3 savvy (trained) technicians is shrinking. Yes, the MP3 has it's own, unique to it service...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,225
Posted By gogogordy
As much as you'd like the Stella to be an...

As much as you'd like the Stella to be an Indian-made Vespa, its not. Its a Vespa-like tribute bike made by a former licensee of Piaggio....LML. Much like the old british Douglas Vespas or spanish...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,225
Posted By gogogordy
Im in!

Like it too. Will have to admire from afar....will never see it in the US thats fer sure.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,813
Posted By gogogordy
20k

I replaced the OEM slider (roller weights) on my 06 Vespa GTS basically out of general principle at 20063 miles, as I was installing its 3rd drive belt (also OEM).
The orginal parts are in my spares...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,529
Posted By gogogordy
Red's not for everybody despite it being the...

Red's not for everybody despite it being the fastest color!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,529
Posted By gogogordy
Internet....cell-phone

Virtual all of the trappings of modern life allow someone to track your activites. Internet use, banking practices, cell phone ownership, a social security number.
You can wear a foil cap, but that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,386
Posted By gogogordy
And so it is written....

The world according to.....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,585
Posted By gogogordy
Only promotionally.

Only promotionally.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,617
Posted By gogogordy
Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would...

Agree. A national 55 or even 60 speed limit would also result in lower fuel prices for lower consumption/demand.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,901
Posted By gogogordy
Congrats

I dont think youll regret that. Take that mo-fo for a hundred mile ride with some Seafoam or MMO in the gas and I bet it runs like a dream when youve done so. (Italian tune-up?)

Then....fresh oil...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By gogogordy
Glass half full or half empty

Well some are half empty types, and others are half full types. People ride small displacement scooters all the time....they are half full personalities. If its do-able someone will/has/can. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By gogogordy
An hour away

Steve- left Redding? My mom lives there, great town.

Im an hour away from the OC and will be pleased to show you some of the best scoot rides east of the OC. PM me if interested....am near the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,931
Views: 908,527
Posted By gogogordy
Sunrise Highway, San Diego County CA

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 805,019
Posted By gogogordy
http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/P1060569.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 60,151
Posted By gogogordy
Yes

We've been through DV a couple times, and as far as Benton Hot Springs Ca, and further into no-name NV on these. No cell service, etc. I trust these scooters, but I also know enough to have an...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 60,151
Posted By gogogordy
We have 2 BV 350's....

Over 11000 miles spread out over them...never had an issue. Should I be worried or consider myself lucky in regards to the spark plug thing?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,715
Posted By gogogordy
Good report/review

The BV350 is a most excellent scooter for my type of touring as well, (save for the factory seat) and I enjoyed reading your real-world observations.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 60,151
Posted By gogogordy
Pie-stop!

Pie-stop!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By gogogordy
Taiwan made products are definitely a different...

Taiwan made products are definitely a different conversation than mainland China made products.

Thankfully.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By gogogordy
Vespa parts....

The OEM clutch in my Vespa GTS250ie is made by TGB.
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