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Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,519
Posted By TXGSrider
Wow. Talk about bringing a post back from the...

Wow. Talk about bringing a post back from the dead!


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Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,637
Posted By TXGSrider
I just got a roommate for my 2008 KLR for the...

I just got a roommate for my 2008 KLR for the same reasons. I picked up a 1996 ST1100 in great shape for $2800. And that included motolights, a Corbin seat with backrest, & TBR rack.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,564
Posted By TXGSrider
Get a 2009. It's a much better bike than the 07...

Get a 2009. It's a much better bike than the 07 and they can be found for a lot less than a 2011
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By TXGSrider
Would the BMW R1200/1150GS Adventure be too...

Would the BMW R1200/1150GS Adventure be too obvious of an answer?
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By TXGSrider
Just picked up an 08, completely stock and with...

Just picked up an 08, completely stock and with 5341 miles for $3k. Have heard of new 09's going for $4500 otd.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
FYI, for those that don't know, you can use...

FYI, for those that don't know, you can use searchtempest.com to search all the Craigslists in the country.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Nope, those are done right. While they look off...

Nope, those are done right. While they look off center, they're supposed to be that way. The area behind where they're drilled is there to add more strength to the spokes to keep them from moving...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Jim, who are those made by?? They at least look...

Jim, who are those made by?? They at least look nice if nothing else.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,449
Posted By TXGSrider
yeah, very hard to see how something so severe...

yeah, very hard to see how something so severe could be your friend's fault. That type of damage doesn't happen overnight.

Maybe you can either find a used engine on ebay that you could find a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By TXGSrider
Looks like two kids stealing someone's...

Looks like two kids stealing someone's scooter....the kid on the back looks awfully guilty
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
MeridianKnight, very cool ride report. What...

MeridianKnight, very cool ride report. What program are you using to create the video?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,815
Posted By TXGSrider
Current: Kymco People 250 Next up: Triumph...

Current: Kymco People 250

Next up: Triumph Scrambler. Once that's in the garage, then I'll sell the Kymco and pick up either a Rattler 110 ( I love the smell of 2 strokes in the morning) or a...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Go with the Scrambler or you'll forever regret...

Go with the Scrambler or you'll forever regret it. It's just as good (if not a better) streetbike than the Bonnie. Personally, unless you're doing alot of traveling with extreme changes in...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By TXGSrider
I've got a Xena alarm disc lock. It's loud and...

I've got a Xena alarm disc lock. It's loud and annoying if someone so much as bumps into the bike.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By TXGSrider
No offense, but how about less pictures of the...

No offense, but how about less pictures of the bikes and more pictures of the wife. She seems pretty hot but we need more pictures in order to give a better qualified opinion. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By TXGSrider
+1 No matter how careful you are, you're...

+1

No matter how careful you are, you're going to drop it. It might be at a stop sign, it might be in your garage, it might be at the end of your driveway, but somewhere, sometime, you're gonna...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,761
Posted By TXGSrider
Sweet! I had a Lexus ES300 that had 348K miles. ...

Sweet! I had a Lexus ES300 that had 348K miles. Definitely got our money out of it. Then the tranny started having issues when cold so I traded it in on my MINI. The dealer called me a couple...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Being 6'3 and 294lbs, I feel like I'm qualified...

Being 6'3 and 294lbs, I feel like I'm qualified to say this: Guys like us are going to look like a gorilla humping a football on any typical bike. Therefore, don't let that bother you, go with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By TXGSrider
If you're getting close to replacing it, you'll...

If you're getting close to replacing it, you'll probably be fine with a plug but keep an eye on it. Plugs have a way of working themselves out when riding. If you've got a while to go on the tread,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,761
Posted By TXGSrider
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible here. I love my...

2005 MINI Cooper Convertible here. I love my MINI almost as much as riding. First car I've ever owned that I wasn't ready to trade in after a year.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-25-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By TXGSrider
Wow, that is big. But a nice side benefit is...

Wow, that is big. But a nice side benefit is that when you park, you can just put the scoot into the top box and lock it up! :rofl

Seriously though, thanks for posting. I'm considering...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Grizzly, I really wish you had posted that a...

Grizzly, I really wish you had posted that a couple weeks ago! I just sold my leftover alu-rack from my old FZ1 two weeks ago! Ugh! Great idea btw.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-23-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,179
Posted By TXGSrider
Quick rundown: P250 was only made 2005 & 2006, I...

Quick rundown: P250 was only made 2005 & 2006, I think. Not sure if they made it for 2007 or not. It's definitely not available now. Both the 250 & 250S have 16 inch wheels but the non-S has a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,179
Posted By TXGSrider
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to...

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it" Oscar Wilde


If you want a Vespa, then find a way to get a Vespa. There are lots of slightly used 250GTS's out there and that may be a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By TXGSrider
You traded in 525cc of scooter in order to leave...

You traded in 525cc of scooter in order to leave with only 300cc? You got ripped off, buddy.

J/K Enjoy the new scoot! Don't know that I could have done that trade...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,995
Posted By TXGSrider
If you were riding solo, I'd go for the Tmax. ...

If you were riding solo, I'd go for the Tmax. But since you're concerned with passenger comfort, you'll probably want to go with the Burgman. Won't be as much fun but it will be more comfortable. ...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19,921
Views: 5,622,443
Posted By TXGSrider
Congrats on the new bike and I'm sorry to hear...

Congrats on the new bike and I'm sorry to hear about the pre-ride damage. Maybe you could take it back and claim that they sold you a bike with a crease in the tank?? I know, not honest but just a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By TXGSrider
Yamaha demo rides at dealers

Just came across this and am planning to swing by this weekend. It looks like Yamaha is having demo rides at dealers through July. I've been dying to try out the Tmax and Zuma 125.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,671
Posted By TXGSrider
I'm one of the few who love the way the DN-01...

I'm one of the few who love the way the DN-01 looks. Unfortunately, it's way too expensive for what it is, a 680cc cruiser. There's no storage so it shouldn't be compared to scooters as they're...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,824
Posted By TXGSrider
Good call. Sym's are WAY more reliable than...

Good call. Sym's are WAY more reliable than anything coming out of China. Enjoy it!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By TXGSrider
Any liability dealer will tell you 11lbs. ...

Any liability dealer will tell you 11lbs. However, while I can't and don't recommend going higher than 11lbs, I have put upwards of 20lbs in mine without any problems. I could probably put more...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By TXGSrider
Kind of funny, my wife and I were just talking...

Kind of funny, my wife and I were just talking about this this past weekend. I took my 5 year old son out on his first scooter ride and she wasn't happy about it at all. He may only be 5 but he's...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By TXGSrider
I wish I could but I haven't been able to find...

I wish I could but I haven't been able to find the pics since we moved back in April. The pics are probably in the garage somewhere but hell if I know where they are. Sorry.

I think there are...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,928
Posted By TXGSrider
My wife got hers a few days ago with some retro...

My wife got hers a few days ago with some retro looking 50cc on it. Still waiting for mine.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By TXGSrider
Exactly! And a nice side benefit was that it...

Exactly! And a nice side benefit was that it hid all the cracks in the plastic.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By TXGSrider
A beater Riva was my first scoot. After a few...

A beater Riva was my first scoot. After a few cans of spray on truck bed liner, she looked pretty sweet. I still miss her.

Congrats on bringing life back into her!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,790
Posted By TXGSrider
You better hurry then. The Big Ruckus hasn't...

You better hurry then. The Big Ruckus hasn't been sold in the US since 2006 so you're right at that 3 year mark. They only sold the 250cc Ruck in 2005 & 2006. I don't know any dealers in Chicago...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-04-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,022
Posted By TXGSrider
That's frickin' awesome! :clap I look...

That's frickin' awesome! :clap

I look forward to seeing what else you do to/with her!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,706
Posted By TXGSrider
I would have to agree with most of the posts...

I would have to agree with most of the posts here. Go with the Vespa for ease of use and reliability. If your wife is a true gearhead, she might prefer the Stella but I would guess most women would...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,418
Posted By TXGSrider
Um, it's not all large wheel scoots, just most. ...

Um, it's not all large wheel scoots, just most. My Kymco P250 has 16 inch wheels and a huge amount of space under the seat. Alot more than the Vespas had even.
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