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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CashCow, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. wbdvt

    wbdvt Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear you are okay and not injured. Perhaps a strap to carry the tube of drawings on your back like a quiver of arrows?
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  2. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer

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    Yikes , glad you are not injured.
    Maybe you could rig up some kind of fastener / strap to carry the tube along side of the seat , front to back .
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  3. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Yes, that would have prevented today’s little spill.

    I have been carrying plans this way since 2003.

    I was simply being lazy today and let the roll get jammed under the grip.

    Stupid, is my only defense.
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  4. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Or take the Xmax. All plans fit under the seat on that one.
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  5. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry to hear this and glad you're okay.
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  6. dirtmarine

    dirtmarine Been here awhile

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    I tried on an AGV Sport Mod Carbon in my size but could barely force on my sunglasses almost to point of breaking them. I heard that the Klim TK1200 has a slight groove for glasses. Can anyone comment on this problem? Have not tried on the Klim but looking at both. KLim is a little lighter I think.
  7. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    Ouch, glad you are ok.

    I unloaded the Xmax today and am looking forward to tomorrow’s high in the upper 70’s :clap
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  8. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Long timer

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    Cannot comment on the Klim , they are usually way out of my price range anyway.
    I can comment on the HJC Max 11 , I have one . Getting my glasses under it is not too bad. I have flex type metal ear pieces , some times they slide right in and other times it takes a couple tries. Once in I never notice any pressure or discomfort. My biggest gripe with this helmet is the wind noise. I have had other HJC's and never had this problem. My last helmet was a Shoei multi tech ( or something like that) it was so much quieter I could get away without ear plugs on a short ride. I just ordered a set of Ear Peace , ear plugs and hope they help quiet down the HJC, if not I'm selling it .
  9. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    Sorry to hear about the drop with Rocket, but glad you are OK. It sucks when something you've done a bunch of times decides to bite you.
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  10. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    ^ same as what Captn Jim said. I'd like to add that if you decide to give that scoot away after cannonballing it, Please put me at the head of the line!
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  11. beRto.

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your mishap!
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  12. kpinvt

    kpinvt OLDnSLO Supporter

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    I'm happy to hear the only thing bruised was your ego.
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  13. wbdvt

    wbdvt Been here awhile

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    Speaking of layers, it was sunny, 48 deg F, here so I layered up and went for a ride. Wanted a mental break from some work issues and to see how the valve adjustment did.
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  14. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    I like the Downtown. How is it to ride?
  15. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    I got a call yesterday from an old client and friend. She wants to buy an oceanfront condominium unit in Amelia Island Plantation and wanted me to help her decide if suggested modifications were possible.

    She offered to drive down to pick me up, but it is one of the best rides in the area, so I told her I would ride up and meet her in an oceanfront parking lot.

    So I rode Max.

    Beautiful day. I stopped on the way home at one of my favorite spots, the marsh between Big and Little Talbot Islands.

    The tide was low and the reeds had all turned brown.

    Not great light, but not bad for a glamour shot of Max.
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  16. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    :yikes

    Holy crap, sure glad you came out of it unscathed. Another battle scar & story for Rocket.

    Sometimes the most 'ho hum' things in life get us tangled up.

    Glad you're ok Bill!!


    Beautiful Xmax.
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  17. wbdvt

    wbdvt Been here awhile

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    I like how it rides so far. Smooth ride although have not checked what the shock settings are. My one area of dis-satisfaction is in the seat. Sometimes when I hit a bump I will slide forward and also feel like I could be alittle higher in the saddle. Will definitely have to work that out over the winter if this will be the SCBR scoot. In Sept, I had stopped to a marine upholstery place that redid the seats in Triumph Spitfire I had and discussed some saddle modifications with him. Probably start that in Jan.
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  18. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Come on man! Work is always fun....isn't it?

    This requires a discussion.
    Cute car. Fun to drive. Slow. Rust bucket.
    Nothing like an open sports car to enjoy a sunny day....except scooters are even better.
    Bill
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  19. wbdvt

    wbdvt Been here awhile

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    :y0! usually! Just that everyone wants their projects that take several months to do, done by the end of the year but did not issue a PO until the last week! The good thing is it is winter so I don't mind doing saturdays and then some sunday mornings.
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  20. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    As for the Kymco Downtown, here is a photo of Juan riding his somewhere in Montana on Day 8 of the 2016 SCR.

    He was riding with Kevin (on a Burgman 200) the entire way.

    I passed them several times but on this day we were running into a 25 mph+ headwind and they were faster than me on my Vespa GT 200.

    They ran with me for a few miles until they got bored and passed.

    Bill
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