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Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,449
Posted By MichRocks
Forza would be overkill for that. What about a...

Forza would be overkill for that. What about a PCX150? Light, great mileage, handling, reliable as heck. Plus FUN!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,333
Posted By MichRocks
People used to complain that the 279cc was short...

People used to complain that the 279cc was short for a '300' on the Forza, and that 422lbs was too heavy for only a '279cc'. Now I laugh at that; one ride, and you find it is not the case at all.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,333
Posted By MichRocks
Yes, THANKS for the post! This type of review is...

Yes, THANKS for the post! This type of review is really important for all of us wanting some non-PR input into the private world of ownership. Keep the words rolling! :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,983
Posted By MichRocks
I do have a question, though, especially when it...

I do have a question, though, especially when it was pointed out in the article '... To clear up any confusion, the Burgman 200 tells you its engine displacement right in clear view: the 200 is…a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,983
Posted By MichRocks
:robin :kat

:robin :kat
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,983
Posted By MichRocks
Forza 300 = $5600, Burgi 200 = $5000. Both are...

Forza 300 = $5600, Burgi 200 = $5000. Both are expensive.

From riders that rode both, the Forza is regarded as clearly faster. I bought the Forza, and at 422 lbs it is barely heavy enough for...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,008
Posted By MichRocks
Sorry, I'm having a brain-fart. The OP talked...

Sorry, I'm having a brain-fart. The OP talked about a Sym HD200; is the HD you are talking about the kind you have to (As Cap'n Jim says) dress up in Pirate gear? :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,008
Posted By MichRocks
^^ Don't ignore that remark. It should be in CAPS.

^^ Don't ignore that remark. It should be in CAPS.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By MichRocks
Bob- I'm not interested in spending $11K for a...

Bob-
I'm not interested in spending $11K for a bike right now, but what's that cool little job in silver to the left? Seems even more cutting-edge...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,267
Posted By MichRocks
Wow...I think you nailed it. I have been...

Wow...I think you nailed it. I have been wondering why my rides seem to be so much more enjoyable than when I was on larger bikes. Certainly isn't the speed- they were faster. I was thinking that it...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 132,220
Posted By MichRocks
I don't have direct experience with the GIVI...

I don't have direct experience with the GIVI screens, but can answer for the Honda screen. It does NOT protect the hands. I started riding early this year (snow on the ground, etc), and my hands were...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,267
Posted By MichRocks
Not high mileage, but climbing up on 5,000. Runs...

Not high mileage, but climbing up on 5,000. Runs like a champ, gas mileage has settled in at 70mpg, and am now running slabs on trips though I thought I wouldn't (I didn't think the bike was large...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By MichRocks
+2

+2
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By MichRocks
Sitting here in a Hotel in Weihai China; turns...

Sitting here in a Hotel in Weihai China; turns out this one has internet...I get to play!

Gas is having an impact back in Michigan too. Recently I have been amazed at how many people have started...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 19,889
Posted By MichRocks
I am so envious I can't believe it. My dream is...

I am so envious I can't believe it. My dream is to ride from Anchorage to Key West, and now DaBinche is basically doing it. My wife thinks I am crazy for wanting to do it on a 300. Your photos are so...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,195
Posted By MichRocks
They can, and do. I was nearly driven off the...

They can, and do. I was nearly driven off the road by one last week. He came up behind me really close before passing within 6 feet of me. I was at about 60mph, he was doing about 70 to 75 when he...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By MichRocks
Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a...

Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a video of someone unfolding THAT?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By MichRocks
:rofl ...ask him if the crowbar comes with the...

:rofl
...ask him if the crowbar comes with the deal. Actually, if that is what he used to get the plastics off, I think I see another problem on the horizon...:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,195
Posted By MichRocks
...ditto for the riding partner! :lol3

...ditto for the riding partner! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,404
Posted By MichRocks
You got the reaction because you should have...

You got the reaction because you should have phrased it "My" whole point of having...blah blah blah.

I too have had a ton of motorcycles over the years, and wanted more from my next ride than a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,684
Posted By MichRocks
Great pics...I was wondering about how you...

Great pics...I was wondering about how you grabbed those. I think it was ??you?? that mentioned that the trick of the point-and-shoot on a lanyard around your neck for fast access. That trick has now...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,766
Posted By MichRocks
Thanks, Sam! I couldn't help but feel deeply...

Thanks, Sam!

I couldn't help but feel deeply nostalgic for the scenes that you guys had in this thread. I was born and raised in CA, met my wife in Irvine, went to college in San Bernardino, San...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,766
Posted By MichRocks
You guys are lucky. Nice to know some people...

You guys are lucky. Nice to know some people share the fun that can be had on these. I was hoping to find some like minds when I took off on a recent trip;
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By MichRocks
I would second that. I am 62, but have no...

I would second that. I am 62, but have no physical limitations when it comes to riding bikes. For what I paid for my scooter, I could have had a number of other bikes from new to fairly new, all in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,500
Posted By MichRocks
+1

+1
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 132,220
Posted By MichRocks
Brianwheelies- It won't help your decision...

Brianwheelies-

It won't help your decision much, but here is a little post about taking the Forza out on the road in search of eye candy...

http://www.hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2583
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By MichRocks
So there you have it. No matter what comes out of...

So there you have it. No matter what comes out of the fox's mouth, ignore it. It's all baloney.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,031
Posted By MichRocks
Boy, I give you credit! I travel to Seoul about...

Boy, I give you credit! I travel to Seoul about three times a year, am in the city for a day, then head off to Dongducheon, or Weihai, China. I travel the city in a cab, and traffic scares the crap...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 132,220
Posted By MichRocks
Just thought I would share this to others that...

Just thought I would share this to others that might be considering the Forza, but are worried about the leg room. This mod ROCKS, and picked up 2.5" of room.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By MichRocks
They don't have to be tougher. Just faster. :D

They don't have to be tougher. Just faster. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,981
Posted By MichRocks
It does represent a lot of us here. I got rid of...

It does represent a lot of us here. I got rid of my last 750 because it was too heavy to mess around with on small errands, and I didn't have time for long rides due to work schedules.

Finally...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By MichRocks
Man, there sure are a lot of good looking scoots...

Man, there sure are a lot of good looking scoots around these days. Have we always had such good choices? I am wondering why it took me so long to find these...:huh
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,031
Posted By MichRocks
OK, I'll bite. I am 62, and still working full...

OK, I'll bite. I am 62, and still working full time as a digital design engineer.

Edited to meet the post intent:

Bought my first scooter last year and love it. Scoot commute 66mi/day when...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By MichRocks
Every ride that ends up with a safe rider and...

Every ride that ends up with a safe rider and great pics is a winner in my book.

Thanks for letting us ride along on a great day in a beautiful place! :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,602
Posted By MichRocks
Completely LOVED the report! :beer

Completely LOVED the report! :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,614
Posted By MichRocks
Ahhhh! Why?

Ahhhh! Why?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 250,849
Posted By MichRocks
Lucky you. I got bits of salad all over...

Lucky you. I got bits of salad all over mine...:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,906
Posted By MichRocks
Nuked this; too busy...

Nuked this; too busy...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,267
Posted By MichRocks
...And that's how it starts...:D

...And that's how it starts...:D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,906
Posted By MichRocks
I just wish we could all get together and argue...

I just wish we could all get together and argue these points over a pint or two! It would be worth the drive. :D
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