New BMW Scooters

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by oldhippie1, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    That dude that you had ride it for you should get a commission on the money that you saved. :lol3:lol3
  2. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    He did. I didn't charge him per lap on the test ride. Besides, he's just mooching the down payment for one of his own.:D
  3. 2wheelfish

    2wheelfish Adventurer

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    I guess I'm just not as smart as you are and can't figure out everything there is to know from a 15 minute test drive...or maybe the vibration just isn't that bad to me. Either way I want to test drive again 2-up anyway.
  4. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    It's not a question of intelligence.

    Ride it as many times as you like. Just sayin, there's no end of opinions & issues for everything on the internet. If you didn't experience it "live" than it might not be an issue for you to go looking for because you read about others being concerned with it on the web. Enjoy the test (RIDE) :beer
  5. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    86 decibels is the German sound limit i'm told. There's an iPhone app decibel meter pro - walking around holding it up to the RT, GTL, the C650 is reads 86 decibels about 1 foot behind each exhaust pipe.

    my take is 92 decibels is obnoxious, 96 is retarded loud, etc. every 3 dB's is like tripling the intensity.

    would a 250 vespa be quieter? - probably
  6. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    Seat height issue is being addressed by Saddleman leather seats this week
    Buster the sales rep. Is having the seat cushion reworked to lower and narrow seat at the bottom,
    He thinks this will effectively lower seat 1-1/2 inches added benefit they are installing their very comfortable gel insert
    Will key you posted on results
  7. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    Proof that alcohol and keyboards don't mix. :poser
  8. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Fixed it for you:D
  9. gregbenner

    gregbenner Long timer

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    +2. Thanks guys:clap
  10. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    Thanks, spell check must have missed that one.
  11. Dabears

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    Looks like someone got early release due to overcrowding.....
  12. gregbenner

    gregbenner Long timer

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    Do you know whether they will modify the heated seat, or just the regular seat? There is a hard plstic piece right in front of the seat, part of the body plastic which seemed to be as high as the top of the seat (hard to explain). Seems like it would be difficult to lower that much??

    I really want one of these, and the seat height is too much. :clap
  13. lcseds

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    Nonsense. Most Harley's cost more than that.
  14. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Clean up on Aisle 9 completed.

    If anyone misses Tacoma you can visit him here.

    Carry on. :wave
  15. RonvGS

    RonvGS n00b

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    After 2000 km I can tell there are no vibrations.

    [​IMG]
  16. lcseds

    lcseds Adventurer

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    That scoot REALLY looks nice. Great photo.
  17. Paul Mihalka

    Paul Mihalka Old Fart

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    Now that's funny! Good job!
  18. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Yep, I really do like the blue.:clap
  19. gitder

    gitder Adventurer

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    see what you did there. Brilliant. Thanks for the laugh.
  20. t6pilot

    t6pilot Been here awhile

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    Seat that saddleman modified is a heated model. Still works fine