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Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,112,324
Posted By jesionowski
Only about 2/3 thru, but had to jump to the end...

Only about 2/3 thru, but had to jump to the end to say best ride report ever.:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,095
Posted By jesionowski
Nice work, thanks for all the pics. Will you ever...

Nice work, thanks for all the pics. Will you ever add a top case?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By jesionowski
Nice report:D

Nice report:D
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By jesionowski
No pics. It looks fine. But before installation...

No pics. It looks fine. But before installation the mechanic mentioned the damage.

I am going to get the crow bar out for the wallet and buy a new tire. a failure at 50 mph wouldn't be good.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By jesionowski
Damaged scooter tire bead

Tried to change the tires on my Kymco Agility scooter. Got the old tire off, couldn't get the new one on. Took it to a local shop. He was nice enough to charge me only $5.

He said I damaged the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By jesionowski
Must be using real gas. Not the ethanol blend.??

Must be using real gas. Not the ethanol blend.??
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By jesionowski
2008 Kymco agility 125 76mpg 2008...

2008 Kymco agility 125 76mpg

2008 Burgman 400 61mpg


Ride both like I stoled them.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,008
Posted By jesionowski
[ I was once in a torrential downpour in my...

[ I was once in a torrential downpour in my Firstgear Kili that flooded the outer pockets to the point that my iPhone was floating in a pool of water but I stayed dry underneath the waterproof...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,354
Posted By jesionowski
Great find. Might just be a few small things to...

Great find. Might just be a few small things to fix and you got a nice scooter to play with.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 127,292
Posted By jesionowski
Wow:d

Wow:d
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By jesionowski
On a trip up to Lake Superior this summer the tar...

On a trip up to Lake Superior this summer the tar snakes just as I crossed over from Wi to Michigan got really bad. And it was dry hot weather. I would hate to think what they would be like wet and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 497,537
Posted By jesionowski
Just found this report from a mention in battle...

Just found this report from a mention in battle scooters. Read the first few pages now I am hooked. Looking forward to the next couple of nights reading about your trip.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,915
Posted By jesionowski
That building was at one time Naperville cyclery....

That building was at one time Naperville cyclery. I bought a Lotus ten speed there about 30 years ago. Still have the bike in the garage. I have a 2008 Kymco agility 125, 9000k on it, no problems.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,111
Posted By jesionowski
Wow great pics and a great route. How many hours...

Wow great pics and a great route. How many hours are you riding per day? Looks like about 10 -11 Hrs. Do you wish you would have done less miles and spent a little more time in each area? I supose...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 1,364,260
Posted By jesionowski
Next to Lake Superior near Porcupine Mtns

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/IMG_2352.jpg

Rode it up from Chicago. About 460 miles, 9 Hours.
Forum: Americas 08-03-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By jesionowski
Are you going solo?. What bike?

Are you going solo?. What bike?
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,768
Posted By jesionowski
I am in the western burbs. I have taken the Honda...

I am in the western burbs. I have taken the Honda on several overnight trips up to Wisconsin. And in I think it was in 2006 I did a 960miles in 20 Hours around Lake Michigan. I have been out to the...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,768
Posted By jesionowski
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesion...

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/P8040011-1.jpg

Great bike for what you want to do. Load it up and go. Mine is a 2002.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,227
Posted By jesionowski
Midwest heat

I just spent 4 days in the Porcupine mountains along Lake Superior. Rode up 460 miles from Chicago on my Burgman 400 scooter. It was a little cooler along the Lake and you could always just pull off...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,801
Posted By jesionowski
I just sold my Honda Shadow 750 because i just...

I just sold my Honda Shadow 750 because i just wasnt putting enough miles on it. I switch up between my Kymco Agility 125 and my Burgman 400. The scooter are just so much easier. Faster start up,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,017
Posted By jesionowski
Great report. I plan on making a very similar...

Great report. I plan on making a very similar trip except coming out of chicago. I now have a few ideas where to stay and eat. Cant wait for day3.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,896
Posted By jesionowski
The last 5 years over 100 rides per year in...

The last 5 years over 100 rides per year in Chicagoland. March thru Nov. Will not ride with frost or lightning. Only 8 miles each way. But my 13 year old car is still around because of 400 plus less...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By jesionowski
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523072&page=122 A solar panel.


Also here is it all painted and road tested. Works great. Those Ebays ones didnt kick the mirrors out far enough....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By jesionowski
Yes, But not as bad as you would think. Still...

Yes, But not as bad as you would think. Still very viewable. That aluminim bar is WAY more stiff then it would seem. It tends to vibrate more at idle and less at speed.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By jesionowski
So i guess my BS in mechanical engineering...

So i guess my BS in mechanical engineering finally paid off.:rofl

If I dont design and build something, no matter how simple or small every week or so I dont feel right.

I will take them off...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By jesionowski
3/8 x 3/4 x 6" . I bought 4 -12'' pcs for $11...

3/8 x 3/4 x 6" . I bought 4 -12'' pcs for $11 including shipping from ebay.

I tried looking on line for anything that would do the job. All the ones I found were about $20 and only extended...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,426
Posted By jesionowski
Scooter mirror common problem fix

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/IMG_2107.jpg

Small scooters have very narror mirrors they make seeing behind you very hard. I built these for my Kymco Agility for about $3...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,898
Posted By jesionowski
I have both the Burgman 400 and a 125 Kymco...

I have both the Burgman 400 and a 125 Kymco Agility. Between those two can go anywhere I want. Cross country or to the grocery store. Why not have both. I just sold my Honda shadow 750 because I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,833
Posted By jesionowski
http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesion...

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/IMG_0665.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,745
Posted By jesionowski
Lake Michigan

Left my house in chicagoland headed east around the lake. Left at 6am got home at midnight. 960 miles. Was too cold to get the other 40 miles for an Iron butt. Would never do that again. and limit...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,827
Posted By jesionowski
The ident-tape is a little less reflective than...

The ident-tape is a little less reflective than the SOLAS. But the SOLAS bubbles after a couple years. I wrap my helmets in SOLAS, really makes a difference.
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,599
Posted By jesionowski
I think you have the record for the most...

I think you have the record for the most pictures. Great report.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,768
Posted By jesionowski
After 10 years

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/P8040011.jpg

Here is my camping set up. After 10 years and 20k miles I am thinking of selling her. I keep changing my mind. I have a...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,949
Posted By jesionowski
They are Oceana brand and I got those at walmart...

They are Oceana brand and I got those at walmart also. Actually bought two frames because it was a challange finding the ones that i liked. and i wanted a spare. For some reason I have had luck...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,949
Posted By jesionowski
I found the frames with the greatest curve/wrap...

I found the frames with the greatest curve/wrap around that could take my Rx. Then went to Walmart and got the PC polarized feather light lenses put in for unbelievable price of around 90 dollars....
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 51,426
Posted By jesionowski
Great video. One of the best I have seen. Great...

Great video. One of the best I have seen. Great sound track and loved the time lapse stuff.:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,041
Posted By jesionowski
7000km so far no issues. ...

7000km so far no issues.

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w399/tadjesionowski/P5290181.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By jesionowski
I was in Guangzhou last year for a couple weeks....

I was in Guangzhou last year for a couple weeks. Unless you are from there I would never ride there is crazy town. How anybody does not crash at each intersection I will never know. Crossing the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By jesionowski
One of the better blogs I have read in a long...

One of the better blogs I have read in a long time. Nice work.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,440
Posted By jesionowski
Will it take a full face hemlet. I have the 33. I...

Will it take a full face hemlet. I have the 33. I think it is a little taller, but has less volume.
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