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Old 11-13-2011, 06:02 PM   #136
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Sorry if you've covered it, but any off road trips /gravel
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:49 PM   #137
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Sorry if you've covered it, but any off road trips /gravel
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-EM7...e_gdata_player

Sorry, but I don't know how to embed a video from my iPad. This video is from a guy on here called ADVscoot. He has some cool videos taking his Zuma offload.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #138
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Well the easy answer is to just read the rules on the 1st post of the Tag threads, but I will give you a quick summary. There are 2 games that I play in regularly.

SC Tag-O-Rama

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=426382

and Upstate-Tag-O-Rama

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=580499

How to get started: Look at the end of the thread and find out what the current tag is. This will be a pic of someones motorcycle in front of some sort of landmark. You then have to figure out where this pic was taken and then ride your bike to that place and replicate the pic as best you can with your bike. Sometimes figuring out where the tag is, is harder that riding to it.

The 1st person to upload a pic of their bike in front of this landmark wins. This is where smartphones really help. If you cannot load the pic remotely then you run the risk of getting "Bruced." This means that you took your pic before someone else but while you were riding back to your house to upload the pic from your home computer someone else took a pic and uploaded it before you did.

Ok so now that you won the tag you have to put up a new one. Again this will be a pic of your bike in front of something that is inside the borders of the game. Give a few clues and let everyone else try to find your tag.

Both games are very similar with just a few differences:

Borders:

State Game is anywhere inside the state of South Carolina.

Upstate Game is inside of South Carolina but north of 20 and west of 77.

Posting a New Pic:

State game you have 24 hours to put up a new pic after grabbing a tag.

Upstate game you have 6 hours to put up a new pic after grabbing a tag.

One more tip: If you want to play start taking pics of your bike in front of interesting things. You can use old photos to place a tag so it is nice to have some ready to put up after you grab a tag. (you cannot use these old photos to grab a tag, if for instance someone else puts up a tag of something you have already taken a pic of your bike in front of.) You stll have to ride out there and take a new pic.

Anymore questions just let me know and welcome to the game.

Thanks for the info.I'll dig into that deeper.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #139
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Well as of a couple hours ago I am officially a scooter only rider. I have had a 2001 Honda Shadow ACE since early 2006. During that time I put about 25k on the Shadow. It was a great bike that took me on a lot of great rides.

The only problem with the Shadow was the acquiring of the Zuma.

I just enjoy the simplicity of the scooter over the motorcycle. It got to where I was having to force myself to ride the motorcycle. So on a whim I put the motorcycle on Craig's List just to see what would happen.

In about 3 weeks it sold to the 1st person that looked at it.

Not really sure what my future bike plans are. With only the Zuma I no longer have a highway capable bike. Taking the back roads may be preferable but I still want to be able to jump on the highway as needed.

At this point I am planning on riding the Zuma through the winter before making any decisions on what I want to do.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:38 PM   #140
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Sounds like a good plan to me.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:41 AM   #141
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So it has been a week now since I sold my motorcycle and I have to say that so far I have not missed it. It has been a busy week and we have had some crappy weather so I have not had much of a chance to ride anyway.

Like I said before, I will scoot throught the winter and maybe add something to the stable in the spring.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:54 PM   #142
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So it has been a week now since I sold my motorcycle and I have to say that so far I have not missed it. It has been a busy week and we have had some crappy weather so I have not had much of a chance to ride anyway.

Like I said before, I will scoot throught the winter and maybe at something to the stable in the spring.
I know our weather has been crap.Did you guys get snow flurries yesterday?I was in court all day, and when I got out I heard people saying we had light snow flurries for a little while.The roads were horrible between 5am and 8am this moring.All the water from the rain froze.Channel 7 news said they were covering more wrecks than they could list.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:08 PM   #143
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No, flurries in Greenville that I saw. Ceasar's Head got a good dusting of snow though. Today turned out to be quite nice once the sun came out. I think I am going to take the Zuma to work in the morning.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:10 PM   #144
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No, flurries in Greenville that I saw. Ceasar's Head got a good dusting of snow though. Today turned out to be quite nice once the sun came out. I think I am going to take the Zuma to work in the morning.
Enjoy the ride.I got my bike down for winter maintence.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:37 AM   #145
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Took the GPS with me yesterday to see what kind of top speed I could get and to check the accuracy of my speedo. Was having to much fun riding twisty roads to really check accuracy but it didn't seem to be that far off.

So here is what the GPS said:

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Here are a couple more pics from yesterday's ride:

This train looked like some sort of prison train to me but if you look through the holes there were cars in there. The BMW Manufacturing plant is just up the road so they were probably BMW's.





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Here is some sort of old Grocery Store / Service Station that has been taken over by Kudzu.





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Nice ride.Those are the train cars that BMW uses.I used to work there in the sequence, the recyclables, and in dunnage departments.I can't say that there are BMWs inside but it is probable.

58.5mph,sounds like it's time to do the 200cc kit with free flowing exhaust and induction.Keep it low key.That scoot looks great like it is.
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58.5mph,sounds like it's time to do the 200cc kit with free flowing exhaust and induction.Keep it low key.That scoot looks great like it is.
I have never been a person to modify my stuff, at least mechanically. Factory reliability is very important to me. I kind of go by the theory of just buy a bigger scoot if you need more power and then you keep the reliability.
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Check out the newest addition to the Zuma.

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