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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By GREY.HOUND
From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or...

From my perspective, it wasn't any one comment or even the repeated comments. It was the fact that many threads would be derailed for pages (2 or 3) full of useless bickering. It's especially...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too....

I'd love a Honda passport; The Vespa 300's too. Oh, and a People 300GTI.

Actaully, what I'd love more is to live someplace where I could ride a small scooter everyday safely; to anywhere in town...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I...

So far so good! One mishap though. Last weekend I went for ride, pulled in to a nice river overlook and somehow or other, the bike started falling over. Not sure how but anyway, I caught it from...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know...

Sorry to come off all high and mighty. I know this isn't the be all end all of bikes. It is just ideal for me. If someone doesn't like it so be it, not hurting my feelings. I just have a difficult...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors....

This is partly why I posted in Road Warriors. There are a lot of people that could/would use one if they opened their options a little.

Like I said originally, if you you've got an itch for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and...

I feel the same way. Only because the 2 BMW's and the Burg 650 really don't belong with vespas, pcx's, and the other great scooters. That's sort of why I took a chance in Road Warriors. Maxi scoots...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Unnecessary But yes, it is quite a scooter;...

Unnecessary

But yes, it is quite a scooter; the best choice for my $10k.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I think it was picking up momentum and causing a...

I think it was picking up momentum and causing a panic. lol
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment...

Yeah, it's great in the suburban environment where it's high speed boulevards with stoplights every quarter mile; and on the open road. Being as heavy as it is and with a 62" wheelbase, not nearly as...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
You mean a thermoscud? :eek1 ...

You mean a thermoscud? :eek1

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_BMWthermoscud_zpse211ae5a.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general...

Yeah, it's not a light bike. Scooters in general seem to be heavy relative to their displacement.

As for touring, while no goldwing, reports of cross country and regional trips are common,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Ask the school if they have scooters available. I...

Ask the school if they have scooters available. I did my MSF on their scooter. It was an old honda 80 cc. I was the only one to do so.

That being said, if I knew how basic the MSF class was going...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we...

Yeah, I rode behind him for a little and when we stopped to eat I basically told him the same thing.

I'm having fun, only been riding for two years. We are planning a couple of California tours....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
A friend of mine just started riding again and...

A friend of mine just started riding again and got it "dirt cheap" so we went out. It rides just fine but the whole right side is duct taped together. The day after he got it he rode 300 miles RT the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By GREY.HOUND
BMW's Urban Mobility Vehicles

Banish me back to Battle Scooters if you must, I understand. But I also know it doesn't fit the typical scooter ideology.

I just want to say, as a road going mid-sized bike, don't overlook the two...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a...

Quick update. I mentioned the weight in a previous post. It came into play yesterday. Came to a stop in a parking lot and suddenly the bike is falling over. I stopped it but couldn't bring it back...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 52,846
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the...

Great scooter! I have noticed similar wear on the brakes.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid attention, but according to the...

I haven't paid attention, but according to the technical features manual it has a graph that shows RPM's of about 6100 at 60mph.

At 60mph it produces 66Nm (48.6 ft/lb) of torque and about 42kW...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,443
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Friant, CA

Along with my new BMW Urban Mobility Vehicle; aka scooter.

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
More riding today, we're supposed to get some...

More riding today, we're supposed to get some rain, maybe. Chilly but sunny today.
http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/th_20141129_090657_2_zpsjhiedqbd.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I haven't paid any attention but being that I...

I haven't paid any attention but being that I haven't noticed any different feel compared to my Aprilia Scooter I am going to say no.

I also read about how some people loved the aggressive engine...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By GREY.HOUND
http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/showthread.php?t...

http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/showthread.php?t=808

Read post #17. A guy has both scooters.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,025
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Great stuff!

Great stuff!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By GREY.HOUND
hear, hear. :freaky

hear, hear. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
So, I went out Tuesday with a buddy and put 100...

So, I went out Tuesday with a buddy and put 100 miles on the new scoot.

Some more impressions:
Plenty of power, I kept it under 60 mph due to the break in period but it was difficult at times not...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
More pics, underseat storage. Full face shoei,...

More pics, underseat storage. Full face shoei, large. In the drop down is a large textile jacket with liner....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
First real ride today. it was a bit cold and...

First real ride today. it was a bit cold and foggy. This pic was taken about 20 miles from my house, on the way to the Sierra foothills.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Ok, can finally answer your questions, I've got...

Ok, can finally answer your questions, I've got about 25 miles so some feel for the bike.
As for fuel, it takes 89 octane; the Sportcity takes 91.

Yes there are vibrations, noticeable. I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Pics of the different foot postions

Not with me on it, but you can see the the 3 different places to put your feet:

http://i1003.photobucket.com/albums/af152/greyhound99_photos/footreststhreequarterfront_zpsfc280d31.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Some more pics; mostly comparing to the Aprilia

Basically, the fairing and floor are about 6 inches wider on the BMW.
These photos don't show it, because of perspective I guess, but really, the fairing and floor of the BMW are exactly 24" (the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-22-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
as of now, no. Going to wait and see how things...

as of now, no. Going to wait and see how things play out. I have read lots of posts of how people regret getting rid of the Sportcity; I love it, just wanted something with ABS and better suited for...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I feel I got a good deal, but also it was the...

I feel I got a good deal, but also it was the closest one to me. I made 2 attempts in the previous month on the same model but both sold. With the c600 no longer offered here in America I jumped on...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Despite only 2 years of experience, I agree.

Despite only 2 years of experience, I agree.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Finally home. It was only 8 miles home; so no...

Finally home. It was only 8 miles home; so no real comparison other than it's a more substantial bike.

Here it is compared to my Aprilia Sportcity 250....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
No I didn't. I lnow many people won't buy without...

No I didn't. I lnow many people won't buy without riding. I'm not worried.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Well...in what may be the longest purchase delay...

Well...in what may be the longest purchase delay ever I still don't have the bike.

The shippiing company truck broke down last week and they hope to get it to me this week.

I do like the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,245
Posted By GREY.HOUND
Just checking to see if you were paying...

Just checking to see if you were paying attention. That's what I tell my students.

A little off topic here, but when I bought this, it compared very well with the 250cc motorcycles (ninja, cbr250)...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,245
Posted By GREY.HOUND
2009 Aprilia sportcity 250 326 lbs. 22HP

2009 Aprilia sportcity 250
326 lbs. 22HP
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,521
Posted By GREY.HOUND
It's too bad we will probably never see them...

It's too bad we will probably never see them here. We all know the benefits of scooters, too bad the rest of America doesn't. And the bigger scooters, while loosing the charm of the small scooters,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,852
Posted By GREY.HOUND
I tried twice to get a used but didn't want to...

I tried twice to get a used but didn't want to chance missing on one so I bought a NOS. I feel I got a good deal, considering an MSRP of $10.5k.
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