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Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
My first impressions of my Scarabeo 200

This is gonna be rambling, I'm afraid.

So I haven't had the chance to ride as much as I would like. I've been going to school and the schedule is as such that with my permit, I can't ride home. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,654
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
It depends on what you mean by capable. Here in...

It depends on what you mean by capable. Here in California anything 150cc+ is freeway legal, so if you are light enough then a Buddy Internation could get you by. But as far as the regular folks who...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,685
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
I can't give you ride impressions, but I just got...

I can't give you ride impressions, but I just got a smaller engine Beo, so I've been reading up on them. 500cc is going to be more than plenty to get you around. It should be more than enough for...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 1,298,972
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Thos tires a sweet, Jedi. And I love the ghetto...

Thos tires a sweet, Jedi. And I love the ghetto foot pegs. "I don't need no stinking floorboard!"
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 1,298,972
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
I'm gonna have to figure somehting out. The...

I'm gonna have to figure somehting out. The parking at my school is covered so solar would be tricky unless I parked in the secondary lot which have an uncovered section. Also it's downtown Hollywood...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Took some pics, posted em over in the scooter...

Took some pics, posted em over in the scooter thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13717176&postcount=1502
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 1,298,972
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Some pics of my new Beo 200. ...

Some pics of my new Beo 200.

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg202/ragnargeekscape/Scarabeo%20200/CIMG0280i.jpg

When the scoot got here, I was surprised that they didn't install the factory...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Scooter Get! Just got home from the...

Scooter Get!

Just got home from the dealership (Temple City Powersports) with a helmet and a new scoot. It's a brand new 2009 Scarabeo 200. Tag was for 1,999. I ended up getting a ridiculously...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Darn, so the People 250 I was looking to go in...

Darn, so the People 250 I was looking to go in and get today was snatched up earlier this week. Nothing else really caught my eye so I went home downtrodden. I decided to peruse craigslist and I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,406
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Well now, that certainly affects my purchasing...

Well now, that certainly affects my purchasing decision. I thought as much, JGS agreeing sways me. I like the HD200, but even before the fire I heard that getting parts from them in a reasonable time...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Damn, now I'm flipflopping. I do love the seat on...

Damn, now I'm flipflopping. I do love the seat on the HD. It feels like the perfect size. The RV250 feels too big, I wonder if the P250 will have similar sizing issues for me.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Dunno a ton about this stuff but I found a forum...

Dunno a ton about this stuff but I found a forum about motorized bikes and they apparently use Comet's in them often. The FAQ mentioned a place called Max-Torque.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Looking close to the home stretch. With a little...

Looking close to the home stretch. With a little luck I will be making a purchase within the week. Here's what I'm looking at right now. All are at dealerships that are reputable so I know they more...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,395
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Indeed, I've been longing for it for a couple of...

Indeed, I've been longing for it for a couple of months. They just got into the states recently. Last I heard they were still dealing with CARB certification or some sort of extended testing for the...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Shark makes a modular helmet call the Evoline...

Shark makes a modular helmet call the Evoline that takes handles that issue rather elegantly. The chin bar can rotate a full 180 degrees and lock onto the back of the helmet, leaving the visor in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Wow, that's crazy bright. Very cool how visible...

Wow, that's crazy bright. Very cool how visible it is. I think I could handle a neon green or orange helmet. I shall keep my eye out.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
The test was a success! I imagine I lost a few...

The test was a success! I imagine I lost a few points for not keeping my head up at all times, but I can U-Turn in that box like a boss and pressing into a turn at just the right speed may be my new...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
This is quickly turning into a blog of my...

This is quickly turning into a blog of my experience getting a license. :D

Class went well yesterday. There were some tall dudes, so most of the taller or longer bikes were taken. I grabbed a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Just a little update. Had my in class MSF...

Just a little update.

Had my in class MSF course earlier this week. Went very well, learned some, knew more, but it was helpful none the less and got a card for a place that has a 20% coupon to...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
There's a stretch of Lincoln Blvd just south of...

There's a stretch of Lincoln Blvd just south of Washington that has 5 or 6 bike and scooter retailers. I haven't checked them all out but I'm sure they each have a selection of gear. Don't know about...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
The Stella looks amazing, I'm really thinking...

The Stella looks amazing, I'm really thinking about it as well. One option is some older scoots that have had a bigger engine put in. I saw this sick Lambretta with a 225cc conversion and decked out...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Hmm, must just be my imagination then. Or maybe...

Hmm, must just be my imagination then. Or maybe the curve of the footrest is different.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Good advice from everyone. I do plan on spending...

Good advice from everyone. I do plan on spending quite some time looking for my helmet. And I hadn't heard of overpants, but those seem perfect. I'm more of a shorts kind of guy, but a good pair of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,395
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
That's an amazing leather and paint combo. I need...

That's an amazing leather and paint combo. I need to keep my eye out for used scoots in my area.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
I haven't yet, but I shall now that you mention...

I haven't yet, but I shall now that you mention it.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Essentials for a new rider.

Hey everyone,

So I'm in the process of getting everything ready for joining the commuters and drivers in LA. In the next few months I will be buying a scooter and making a 3 mile commute to school...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Just got back from the DMV. Passed my permit...

Just got back from the DMV. Passed my permit license test. Kinda silly that you need to take the class C test too when drivers don't need to take the M test, but whatever.

Also signed up for a MSF...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Heya, Been kinda busy recently, just moved...

Heya,

Been kinda busy recently, just moved around town so haven't had the chance to check this forum too much.

I went to NOHOScooters today. They have some great stuff. They apparently seem to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Hah, that must have been a trip. I do like the...

Hah, that must have been a trip. I do like the idea of a nimble little scoot, but the with my build I think anything less that 175 and I'm gonna be full throttle at cruising speed.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
The more know...bing bong biiiiiing. That's...

The more know...bing bong biiiiiing.

That's good to know. I'm sure I'll pick up this stuff along the way.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Yeah, I plan on going there next. I spent a few...

Yeah, I plan on going there next. I spent a few hours today checking out the retailers nearby. I took a look at some Kymcos (People S 200 and Super 8) And had a seat on some SYM's. They had a factory...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Thought I'd give a little update. Couldn't make...

Thought I'd give a little update. Couldn't make it to the store today, but tomorrow is a definite. My local store is this place called NoHoScooters and from what I can tell they only sell new...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Yeah, Buddy's and Stella's are definitely an...

Yeah, Buddy's and Stella's are definitely an attractive style for me. Stella's more so, but I can certainly appreciate the Buddy for simplicity. Looking at their site as well that Blur SS 220i looks...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Thanks for the suggestions. The only real...

Thanks for the suggestions.

The only real reason I'm weary of used is that I have no clue what to look for as far as wear and tear goes. Going new would give me time to get used to servicing...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,499
Posted By Ragnar_Mike
Question New to scoots, trying to find an LA commuter.

Hey all,

I've been lurking around the forum for a while now, getting tons of good stories and reviews on bikes and scooters. I thought I'd finally tip my hat into the ring and ask for some advice....
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