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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By vt1099ace
My biased thought as a potential consumer on...

My biased thought as a potential consumer on electric vehicles is to compare them to a base gas equivalent....for example, a common 4 Cylinder, seat 2 adults and 2 children and 10 gal gas ( sound...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By vt1099ace
as long as one stays within the rules as...

as long as one stays within the rules as written...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By vt1099ace
reading that made mt head hurt....:huh

reading that made mt head hurt....:huh
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By vt1099ace
I didn't notice the engine, I seen the model...

I didn't notice the engine, I seen the model year, thought 'no SH#T?" and popped open another tab and image google '1939 cushman'.. the lay out doesn't look...right for x-country.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By vt1099ace
Took a look at the rider list...the one that got...

Took a look at the rider list...the one that got my attention was the 1939 Cushman, googling its image it doesn't look capable...more RV resort run about. I think that's my dark horse in this race.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By vt1099ace
Two really... The honda minitrail 50 (gold with...

Two really...
The honda minitrail 50 (gold with the upswepped scrambler type muffle) and even though I'm way to big for it, it was my first though I was seven at the time.
The other was a honda...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 1,252,462
Posted By vt1099ace
I know it didn't make it here..that's the pity,...

I know it didn't make it here..that's the pity, when I found out about them last year I thought 'how coooool'...then 'oh, crap we NEVER get the "good stuff"... :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 1,252,462
Posted By vt1099ace
looks like a honda joker......

looks like a honda joker... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Joker)
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 1,252,462
Posted By vt1099ace
I need a name for her.. ...

I need a name for her..
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Vi0i4jJgiHk/UlZpd9Lgd8I/AAAAAAAAAUo/iOGoqZn0Gcs/w1067-h798-no/IMG_20131006_155027_258.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By vt1099ace
With my own experience at being tall with long...

With my own experience at being tall with long legs I learned the the hard way once your knees (when sitting) get above (or at) the level of your hips you start resting on your tailbone and that IS...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By vt1099ace
The 4 t will be around a long time as emission...

The 4 t will be around a long time as emission standards are tightening everywhere. So star/bella/stella 4 t is here to stay. Especially because the auto is a 125 and the 200 isn't coming to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,435
Posted By vt1099ace
I don't know, but he has inspired me...and those...

I don't know, but he has inspired me...and those two kiwis that rode vespa/stella/chetak type scooters the same way...but one hurt his back in honduras and they had to give up.
They're called step...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,158
Posted By vt1099ace
A Darwin Award nomination.....:huh

A Darwin Award nomination.....:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By vt1099ace
But i need to mention, even through she was...

But i need to mention, even through she was afraid of riding (not even bicycles) she never tried to prevent me from pursuing whatever interests i had, even riding, she worried ofcourse but as I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,526
Posted By vt1099ace
you have my deepest condolences, I lost my mom...

you have my deepest condolences,
I lost my mom Christmas day, her funeral was the 27th and the burial was on the 7th.

she had been suffering from Parkinson's for the last 10-15 years, and was...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,435
Posted By vt1099ace
Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com Mission...

Go check out www.hondavstheworld.com
Mission completed, but read through his post and he has videos on youtube.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
add in the realtive simplicity of the...

add in the realtive simplicity of the mechanics...and that why I chose onewhen I felt I was ready to ride again.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
Be careful about mixing brands...my old heavy...

Be careful about mixing brands...my old heavy cruiser had dunlop up front and michelin rear (until I swopped out the front) and it was like riding a trout through curves from the differences! going...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
For a 4T?...i see you have 2 stroke and most of...

For a 4T?...i see you have 2 stroke and most of the info i found at modernbuddy is mostly 2 also. If it's that easy, would be well worth it to get the best out of the little 150...CA restrictions...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
I agree, no big bore until the top end is...

I agree, no big bore until the top end is needed...then i'll think about it. An exaust/carb upgrade would be more practicle without risking the engine i think, I mainly wonder how much CA emission...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,136
Posted By vt1099ace
Are you from top gear? Because you describe...

Are you from top gear? Because you describe something (cheap ride, modded to be put through various tasks) that they would come up with...
You can't be the stig, the tame racing driver never...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
that looks like a good price for the big bore...

that looks like a good price for the big bore kit. Those extra 15cc's would come in handy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,205
Posted By vt1099ace
I spent 8 months in medical facilities due to a...

I spent 8 months in medical facilities due to a shattered knee, two operations, an infection from a low speed (<3mph) head-on with my neighbor...

I bought a 2012 stella in october 2013, it had 8...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
I got a message from vespa motorworks...the 4T...

I got a message from vespa motorworks...the 4T has a eyelet at the top instead of a threaded rod...

so it looks like adjustable shocks aren't avaiable...yet

unless and more 'normal' cycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
4T stuff I found...problem, it's pricey ...

4T stuff I found...problem, it's pricey
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
would an adjustaable rear shock with a preload...

would an adjustaable rear shock with a preload spring be a good mod? tweek the sag and bottoming out...as a 2012 with 400 miles it has new gabreils on it, but not adjustable worth swopping out...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
yes, thanx... I'm impressed with your...

yes, thanx...

I'm impressed with your tourister...all those miles are yours? what year heinkel?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 190,075
Posted By vt1099ace
Got milk? :wink:

Got milk?
:wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
Oh believe me i majorly research before...

Oh believe me i majorly research before buying....p vespa, would love one, sure...deal with a 40 year old cantankerous 2stroke?...all steel body, not tupperware over tubing? Whats not to love...drum...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,044
Posted By vt1099ace
I'm honestly surprised nobody has jumped in and...

I'm honestly surprised nobody has jumped in and ragged on you about getting a stella over a classic P, saying they're cr@p, junk, etc, etc... just check out other threads when the S word comes up.......
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,187
Posted By vt1099ace
Venison tacos!.... Forest rats...almost got...

Venison tacos!....
Forest rats...almost got smacked myself once, around sunset.
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By vt1099ace
I did saddle bags and a saddleman sport tourer...

I did saddle bags and a saddleman sport tourer pillion bag, it has a tunnel that that fit the pillion pad just right, had lots of d-rings to strap stuff on and the bag straps it self went around the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By vt1099ace
Kbb.com is the kelly blue book. I would also...

Kbb.com is the kelly blue book.
I would also check cycletrader.com for comparable make/model/year and get a ballpark figure and go from there.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
Stella does have tbose front disk brakes and...

Stella does have tbose front disk brakes and steel lines, maybe not as good as a modern abs full bells and whistles set up, but way better that an "classic P" that had drum front and back and made...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
I know LML had some problems and a strike back in...

I know LML had some problems and a strike back in 05/06 And a lot of engine failures can be traced to mods owners have done or that 'ride like you stole it' attitude. I did lot of reseach before...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
I think the main problem is people get a stella...

I think the main problem is people get a stella with the idea it's a modern, computer controlled, fuel injected machine and get pissed at it because it's not..it's a continuation of a 30+ year old...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
Most of problems seems to boil down to either...

Most of problems seems to boil down to either engine (2 strokes) and electrical. haven't heard to many problems with the 4T engine other than the whole rig is about 15 pounds heavier.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
People think a Stella is a knock-off clone of an...

People think a Stella is a knock-off clone of an 80's P....having researched the rationship piaggio had with LML (not to mention following P owners on several forums and the"quirkiness" of their...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By vt1099ace
mine was leaned out waaay to much to meet...

mine was leaned out waaay to much to meet C.A.R.B. emissions and had squat for ummmph...my shop/dealer did an adjustment and it mkade all the difference in the world.

try that first.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By vt1099ace
I'd sure be interested to see an underbone with...

I'd sure be interested to see an underbone with a hack, honda cubs never got over
110cc did they? Unless your talking helix, reflex, elites, etc... those I've seen with hacks... And a helix...
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