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Forum: Battle scooters 06-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,317
Posted By FoldArt
Damisovi, try looking on Amazon for the Bestem...

Damisovi, try looking on Amazon for the Bestem T-box. I have one on my GTS 250 and it works as well as the Givi I have on my Silverwing.. The Givi, with color matched panels, brake light and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By FoldArt
I have about 33000 miles on mine, with 29500 of...

I have about 33000 miles on mine, with 29500 of those put on by me.

Tires every six thousand miles, oil every eight, plugs every twelve, belt every sixteen thousand miles. Valves were supposed to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,929
Posted By FoldArt
The GTS (244 or 278 cc engines) essentially has...

The GTS (244 or 278 cc engines) essentially has the same body as the GT (199 cc engine). The wobble seems to affect them all, on randomly chosen machines.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,929
Posted By FoldArt
The GT/GTS wobble is not that bad. On mine, it...

The GT/GTS wobble is not that bad. On mine, it is no different from the Silverwing - wobbles from 35 to 25 mph on the deceleration, but only if you go no-hands (which shouldn't happen that often). ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,380
Posted By FoldArt
I noticed that his first ride on an auto scooter...

I noticed that his first ride on an auto scooter was on a thirty year old model. Perhaps not representative of current machines, any more than generalizing about motorcycles after one experience with...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 41,179
Posted By FoldArt
I replaced the variator and belt this year on the...

I replaced the variator and belt this year on the Silverwing. Got the parts online from partsforhondas.com (genuine Honda). The variator , bushing and backing plate were about $65, plus shipping....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By FoldArt
Big ruckus for sale Augusta GA

Just perusing search tempest / craiglist and saw a yellow BR. 16500 miles, good shape

Asking price $2000.

I know some of you guys love these things.

Augusta Georgia
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By FoldArt
Hey Tim, I've still got the Vespa GTS and...

Hey Tim,

I've still got the Vespa GTS and the Silverwing. My wife picked up a 2003 Piaggio BV 200 last year. She modified the seat so she could touch ground, and now ten minutes in the saddle...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,711
Posted By FoldArt
Hey, DandyDoug -

I could/should be able to ride this weekend. Temps are still supposed to be decent and the rain should blow through by Saturday morning.

I'm in Cornelius, just south of mooresville. I could...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By FoldArt
Anyone over 5'8" is going to feel a bit...

Anyone over 5'8" is going to feel a bit restricted in the seating unless the butt stop is removed. Best thing is to cut a couple of metal bars and raise it into a back rest.

Re: handling - the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By FoldArt
I've been using my Gerbings liner and gloves for...

I've been using my Gerbings liner and gloves for the last two winters with no ill effect on my GTS 250.

I ran some 14 gauge wire from the battery to a cigarette lighter socket. It just sits in...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,721
Posted By FoldArt
Wow! 72 replies and the original poster hasn't...

Wow! 72 replies and the original poster hasn't checked back in to thank anyone for their time and effort!

Hope he is still around.

PS - he posted the exact same question on Maxi-Scoot and one...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By FoldArt
I did the mod myself (I think leroybeal.com? has...

I did the mod myself (I think leroybeal.com? has the details) and found it made a world of difference in comfort. I also have a 32" inseam (plus another 1" or more for the boots). Plus, it takes...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,690
Posted By FoldArt
[ Originally Posted by snakebit I like to...

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Originally Posted by snakebit
I like to find riders who have a bike with linked brakes. I point and laugh and call them unskilled amateurs. I love the feeling of superiorityI get by humiliating...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,905
Posted By FoldArt
After starting with a 150 for putting around the...

After starting with a 150 for putting around the neighborhood, I quickly yearned for more power. I also had a chance to ride a neighbor's 50 cc scoot and found it excruciatingly slow.

As so many...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,921
Posted By FoldArt
Doug, I will be in mt airy and Fancy Gap area tomorrow

I will be with some oTher scooter riders. I will be on the Silverwing if you want to swap rides for a bit. Check your private messages for my phone number.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,921
Posted By FoldArt
If you care to come down to Cornelius, you could...

If you care to come down to Cornelius, you could try my Silverwing and/or Vespa GTS. Both are very nice scoots, but in different ways. I also ride with some other scooter riders in the Wilkesboro...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By FoldArt
RoadRunner mag also has a Riding Impressions...

RoadRunner mag also has a Riding Impressions story on the two new BMWs in the issue I received this past weekend. Generally positive. No word on when it will arrive or how much it will cost.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,023
Posted By FoldArt
Would you mind providing your thoughts on the...

Would you mind providing your thoughts on the Tmax and the Tmax vs. the Majesty? I'd love to see what you think.
Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,267
Posted By FoldArt
Just and update on my Dr P Sliders in the...

Just and update on my Dr P Sliders in the Silverwing.

Went from the J Costa (which was pretty shagged after 16,000 miles and two sets of weights) to 24 gram Dr P's. They were decent, and got me a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,267
Posted By FoldArt
Glad to be able to help. PS I have...

Glad to be able to help.

PS I have recently given up on the JC. Tried 24g sliders, now using 21g sliders. MPG with 24g was 55.1 on 255 mile trip, but acceleration mediocre. 21 g sliders have...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,435
Posted By FoldArt
I've had an 03 since 2009 and put 18,000 miles on...

I've had an 03 since 2009 and put 18,000 miles on it. Mostly a very good machine that can be improved upon in a few areas for low cost. Try using some Dr Pulley sliders in the variator and possibly...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,899
Posted By FoldArt
Vaporware baby! How many purchases of ...

Vaporware baby!

How many purchases of Silverwings/Burgmen/TMax's do you think have been delayed awaiting the new BMWs? Almost looks intentional to me. Seems like the product won't be available...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,936
Posted By FoldArt
Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any...

Speaking of the Vespa, how is it doing? any wobble? Top speed okay?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By FoldArt
I had a JC on my Silverwing for about 15,000...

I had a JC on my Silverwing for about 15,000 miles. It was love at first twist and continued for about 7,000 miles like that. Tons of take-off, and reasonable cruising revs.

Problems set in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By FoldArt
I also opted for a Silverwing a few years ago...

I also opted for a Silverwing a few years ago (over the Burgman 650).

The issues with the Silverwing are fairly easily remedied.
-Remove the butt stop, raise it up, and you have more legroom...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,082
Posted By FoldArt
A few other scooters to consider - Vespa GT...

A few other scooters to consider -

Vespa GT (200cc - will cruise at 60-65 mph, top out in mid 70's) You might find an older one for $2000

Kymco Yaeger - only 175 cc, but capable of speeds you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,267
Posted By FoldArt
I've got a Silverwing that I put a J Costa on in...

I've got a Silverwing that I put a J Costa on in January of 2010. I've put 16,000 miles on it since then. I replaced the pins last year (about 9500 miles on original pins/rollers) and replaced the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,521
Posted By FoldArt
tastroman, I will tell her. She is still getting...

tastroman, I will tell her. She is still getting used to it. I never knew that they could take off so slowly and not tip over. I'm kind of a WOT take off guy.

She is signed up for a MSF course in...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By FoldArt
One problem that I have read about on pre-07...

One problem that I have read about on pre-07 models is the frequency of valve checks. I think they are expected at about 4000-6000 mile intervals. From the removal of plastics to checking/adjusting...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By FoldArt
I've only been riding for three years, but I have...

I've only been riding for three years, but I have accumulated just over 25,000 miles during that time (on two wheels) mostly in day trips from the Charlotte area and a trip to Northern Alabama.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,521
Posted By FoldArt
I know a lot of you guys love these Ruckus', but...

I know a lot of you guys love these Ruckus', but I don't get it. It has no wind/weather protection, no storage, no step-thru nor a flat floorboard for carrying things and it seems to take a few mods...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,521
Posted By FoldArt
I had a 50cc version back in the late 70's. Great...

I had a 50cc version back in the late 70's. Great for getting around the campus and parking on sidewalks. It was registered as a moped, so it was treated like a bicycle. When I first got it, it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 64,568
Posted By FoldArt
Re: Knucklehead I was in the same position...

Re: Knucklehead

I was in the same position (deciding between a Burgman and a Silverwing) 2.5 years ago.

The B650 struck me as too big. It seemed mostly good for highway work and not so good...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,527
Posted By FoldArt
Congrats on the new GTS. It is a great scoot...

Congrats on the new GTS. It is a great scoot overall that I'm sure you will enjoy tremendously.

If you care to change the belt yourself, check out http://www.psntuning.co.uk/

Last summer, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,347
Posted By FoldArt
I own a Silverwing and a Vespa GTS. The...

I own a Silverwing and a Vespa GTS.

The Silverwing is pretty smooth. A little rumble upon take-off that can be fixed with lighter rollers or sliders. My Silverwing also had Kuryaken grips on it...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,047
Posted By FoldArt
If you are heading to the Carolinas, you should...

If you are heading to the Carolinas, you should stay west and north of I-26, I-40 and I-77. Much further east or south of these roads and it flattens out a lot and straightens out as well.

I took...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,677
Posted By FoldArt
The vibration is an easy to solve problem. All...

The vibration is an easy to solve problem. All it takes is lighter variator weights (or a J Costa variator). A set of Dr. Pulley sliders 2-4 grams lighter than stock smooths it out. $60 and less...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By FoldArt
Try looking here for more info on classic Vespa's...

Try looking here for more info on classic Vespa's

http://modernvespa.com/forum/forum19

I never read about the classics, just moderns. Hopefully their is as much info in the classic section as...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,334
Posted By FoldArt
Depending upon the type of traffic you face, a...

Depending upon the type of traffic you face, a non-chinese 150 might be okay, but marginal if speeds are constantly over 55 mph. Most of the newer 150's can get over 60 mph, sometimes 65 mph, but...
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