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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
That's actually a pretty interesting read!

That's actually a pretty interesting read!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,843
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I've been riding for 10 years, and have never...

I've been riding for 10 years, and have never crashed. Over the past year I have found that I've lost the enjoyment that riding used to bring. My 3 scoots sit in the garage 99% of the time. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Interesting comparison, thanks for posting it.

Interesting comparison, thanks for posting it.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,861
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Just my personal opinion, but I believe the...

Just my personal opinion, but I believe the Burgman will have a lower cost of ownership over the life of the scooter, when maintenance is taken into account.

I had a Burg 650 executive and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,464
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Agree. I found the lines of the ET series so...

Agree. I found the lines of the ET series so much nicer than the LX. Looking forward to seeing the new Primavera in person.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 138,600
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Vespa GT200, San Diego area

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955151

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/DSCN0801.JPG
Forum: Battle scooters 12-26-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,726
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Beautiful pics, Damasovi! Looks like some great...

Beautiful pics, Damasovi! Looks like some great riding.
Forum: Hacks 11-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 2,298,174
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
1980 Vespa with California Sidecar. ...

1980 Vespa with California Sidecar.

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/IMG_1960.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,426
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
If you really want an electric scooter on the...

If you really want an electric scooter on the scale of the Vectrix, wait till next year and buy the BMW.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,687
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
True. And the amazement factor...how many times...

True. And the amazement factor...how many times can someone post the same thing and repeat the same theme before moving on to a different topic...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,687
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
PSA: this forum offers an ignore list to it's...

PSA: this forum offers an ignore list to it's users.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,070
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Gogogordy...thanks for calling it like it is. ...

Gogogordy...thanks for calling it like it is. Jerry, I no longer read your posts (not that anyone would care) simply because it seems like each and every post you write is a gripe about something. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-31-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,123
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
The GT200 is a great scooter, and you found a...

The GT200 is a great scooter, and you found a great deal. I have one and it's been dead reliable.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,703
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Wonder how much that scooter weighs with the...

Wonder how much that scooter weighs with the pennies all over it?
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,651
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Typically the black mastic they used to apply the...

Typically the black mastic they used to apply the tiles contains asbestos and would need to be abated.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,274
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
So right, Klav. The very characteristic you love...

So right, Klav. The very characteristic you love about a scooter at low speed can be a liability at high speed. For example, a light scooter can't be beat for toodling around town, errands, gas...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,816
Views: 229,638
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Stripped my Vespa P200 motor and cleaned it. ...

Stripped my Vespa P200 motor and cleaned it. It's ready for new seals and bearings, and a new crank, which I hope to install today.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,544
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Glad you didn't have any problems with those...

Glad you didn't have any problems with those Louisiana highway speed bumps...a.k.a. armadillos.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I would be wary of a pre-2007 Burgman 650 because...

I would be wary of a pre-2007 Burgman 650 because of the potential for failure. The 2008 models and beyond were redesigned, and to my knowledge do not share the same proclivity for catastrophic...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,461
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
His Naperville Scooter Facebook page appears to...

His Naperville Scooter Facebook page appears to still be active, but it doesn't look like he opened a shop as of yet.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
There are a couple of guys here on ADV who have...

There are a couple of guys here on ADV who have the kind of experience that would give them a unique perspective, and hopefully they'll chime in.

I did post it on MV. While MV has some really...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Vespa P200 suspension question

I'm building an "Adventure P200" for long distance touring, and it will be carrying the kind of stuff you carry on an extended ride, including extra fuel.

What are your thoughts on shocks? I'd pay...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,544
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Wow, that's a bad break. Keep us posted!

Wow, that's a bad break. Keep us posted!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I see them all the time on CL in So Cal, and some...

I see them all the time on CL in So Cal, and some are pretty nice. Maybe you should fly out for Amerivespa, buy a scoot, and ride home!
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,544
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I'm in for this one. :clap

I'm in for this one. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,628
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
The priced has been set in Europe. I've talked...

The priced has been set in Europe. I've talked to two dealers here who both say the US price will be around 10k.

I guess we'll know soon enough if they are right or wrong.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,963
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
That setup is awesome!

That setup is awesome!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Very nice scooter, enjoy it!

Very nice scooter, enjoy it!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,800
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
That's a pretty good endorsement from a well...

That's a pretty good endorsement from a well rounded rider.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Yup, the small scoots are a hoot! I rode my...

Yup, the small scoots are a hoot! I rode my Vespa PX150 to work today, smiling all the way.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I'll be at Amerivespa too.

I'll be at Amerivespa too.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Welcome Jose, Glad to meet ya.

Welcome Jose, Glad to meet ya.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Be nice, Cheryl. ;^)

Be nice, Cheryl.


;^)
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 138,600
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Vespa PX150, So Cal

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20841842#post20841842


http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/DSCN0943.JPG
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,253
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Piaggio has started incorporating Dr. Pulley...

Piaggio has started incorporating Dr. Pulley sliders branded for Piaggio on some new models this past year. Good move I think.

http://scoot.net/gallery/bbs/pulleys002.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,703
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
That red color on the BV is gorgeous.

That red color on the BV is gorgeous.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,703
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
The Morphous is such a distinctive scooter. Very...

The Morphous is such a distinctive scooter. Very cool!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Beautiful! Piaggio should make the red with...

Beautiful! Piaggio should make the red with black trim a standard, and lose the matte finishes (that aren't selling that well anyway.)

I look forward to more info as you put on the miles.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 21,628
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Our local dealer told me we'd see it in the US in...

Our local dealer told me we'd see it in the US in 2014. Still no US pricing released but if you want one, start saving your pennies.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,423
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I was reading the BMW owners forum regarding the...

I was reading the BMW owners forum regarding the new scoots, and the oil leak was a topic of discussion over there too. If you are considering one, you might want to read the comments over there.
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