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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
If I buy a Yamaha it will be from Allsport in...

If I buy a Yamaha it will be from Allsport in Decatur. They didn't order an Smax in their last order but probably will in their next order. They don't sell many scooters so this isn't a high...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
That will vary greatly by dealer. I would expect...

That will vary greatly by dealer. I would expect to pay MSRP or slightly below that with no add on charges at my favorite local Yamaha dealer and MSRP + a bunch of charges at the big dealer slightly...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 85,255
Posted By klaviator
Winter seems to be hitting early this year with a...

Winter seems to be hitting early this year with a escond round of cold weather early this week. On top of that my Super 8 has finally let me down after nearly 4 years of faithful service. At least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
Actually the answer to that question is pretty...

Actually the answer to that question is pretty easy.


The answer is:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
I have no problem with people having different...

I have no problem with people having different preferences than me. I have ridden and owned a lot of different bikes ranging from 150cc to 1200cc. They where all fun. Which size is most fun...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
Bummer. I have a 34" inseam. I'm hope there...

Bummer. I have a 34" inseam. I'm hope there will be a way to work around that. The solution may be as simple as a seat pad to raise the rider up a little and allow him to also sit a little further...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 30,686
Posted By klaviator
I used to love riding that area. I would imagine...

I used to love riding that area. I would imagine it's changed a bit since the late 80s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
That's not the only problem. It also won't give...

That's not the only problem. It also won't give you that "Air of superiority" that WR gets from his big bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,018
Posted By klaviator
Here is one of the issues with ABS. In order to...

Here is one of the issues with ABS. In order to really get the most out of ABS you have to trust it and be willing to use maximum braking and let the ABS do it's thing. However, if you do this and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
So a big bike gives you an air of superiority. I...

So a big bike gives you an air of superiority. I guess in your case it does. Is this something you are proud of?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,682
Posted By klaviator
It depends on the bike. One of my bikes is a...

It depends on the bike. One of my bikes is a 150cc scooter and I wring it out near it's limits just riding around town:ricky:ricky:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
:huh:huh Actually the opposite is normally true....

:huh:huh Actually the opposite is normally true. I'd feel stupid letting a small scooter pass me if I was on an Panigale. On the other hand, if I was on a small scooter I wouldn't feel I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
Your opinion. Some of us have had different...

Your opinion. Some of us have had different opinions.

Also my experience is that riders don't always ride faster because they are on a "faster" bike. I have known several riders who owned big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,353
Posted By klaviator
I tend to prefer smaller, lighter bikes. I...

I tend to prefer smaller, lighter bikes. I started on a KZ400 and then over the years moved up the displacement and weight ladder in search of "better". I ended up owning a Yamaha FJ1100 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,874
Posted By klaviator
There are way too many variables to say which is...

There are way too many variables to say which is more dangerous. Every bike and rider is different so what the overall statistics say is meaningless to me.

Just a few observations from 34 years...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,647
Posted By klaviator
The 250 and 300 both claim 22.5 HP. The 300 has...

The 250 and 300 both claim 22.5 HP. The 300 has slightly more torque.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,347
Posted By klaviator
you could always do a comparison between the...

you could always do a comparison between the Harley and your scooter, or the Ural and your scooter. That would keep it scooter related. One of the things I am interested in is what percentage of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,091
Posted By klaviator
Soft ties around the lower triple clamps is...

Soft ties around the lower triple clamps is another option. Using a bar harness on the bars is only a good idea if you have cast bars. It may bend tubular bars.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,647
Posted By klaviator
Fixt if for ya. Don't want to miss out on that...

Fixt if for ya. Don't want to miss out on that extra .5 HP although I think that only the faster blue one has it:D
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 30,686
Posted By klaviator
I'm still following along. It's good to have a...

I'm still following along. It's good to have a thread that actually involves RIDING:clap:clap:clap. We have more than enough threads arguing which scooter is the best. We need more of these.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,018
Posted By klaviator
There are 2 downsides to mandatory ABS...maybe...

There are 2 downsides to mandatory ABS...maybe more but I'll focus on 2. First it adds cost weight and complexity to the motorcycle. Some of us don't feel it's worth it. I have ridden over 400,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,018
Posted By klaviator
+1 ABS should be an option. However, I...

+1

ABS should be an option. However, I don't like it when the safety nazis try to tell everyone what is best for them.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By klaviator
How do we get people to see us on our scooters? ...

How do we get people to see us on our scooters?

We need more of these signs:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
While bigger may be more capable in some...

While bigger may be more capable in some respects, smaller is often more fun. Also, how fun a scooter is depends somewhat on how you use it. While my super 8 may be a blast around town, my bigger...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
Large VS Small wheels- they both have their...

Large VS Small wheels- they both have their advantages. I remember riding a Riva 125 with 10 inch wheels on the highway at an indicated 60+. It had no stability problems. While larger wheels tend...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 2,468,782
Posted By klaviator
http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8ca23c11503b782bab...

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8ca23c11503b782bab4df4719c6cf0b6853f35ae/c=696-0-3637-2211&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/Nashville/2014/11/14/nas-tdot0022.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,238
Posted By klaviator
Looks are a matter of personal preference. In my...

Looks are a matter of personal preference. In my opinion the 2 scooters are quite different. A horsepower or 2 doesn't make that much difference to me. The better MPGs of the PCX is a nice...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By klaviator
I have gone on a number of group rides and looked...

I have gone on a number of group rides and looked to see who stood out the most. IMO, riders who where wearing high vis yellow helmets stood out the most. Bright colored jackets and bikes did not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34,984
Views: 8,715,812
Posted By klaviator
Back then , if you mentioned the Dragon, people...

Back then , if you mentioned the Dragon, people would wonder what you were talking about. Now if you mention Deal's Gap, half the people have no idea what you are talking about.

Some old, BD...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By klaviator
Hero also owns 49 % in EBR (Eric Buell racing). ...

Hero also owns 49 % in EBR (Eric Buell racing). It was their cash that allowed Buell to get his new bikes in production. From what I understand, Buell will be handling or helping with the marketing...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By klaviator
Let me weigh in on seating positions here. ...

Let me weigh in on seating positions here. First, don't listen to other peoples advice on this. Different scooters have different seating positions, just like motorcycles. You have to decide what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 291,268
Posted By klaviator
You live in a fantastic area for riding. Thanks...

You live in a fantastic area for riding. Thanks for posting up all the great pics and report. I'm planning on heading out west next year. No definite plans but Zion was at the top of my list. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 85,255
Posted By klaviator
I headed out for a sportier ride on my Versys. ...

I headed out for a sportier ride on my Versys. It was a beautiful sunny day and for once I dressed warm enough. I headed towards Woodville where I would meet the rest of the riders who were coming...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,278
Posted By klaviator
That depends on what you consider off road...

That depends on what you consider off road riding. It's been a while since I did any serious dirt riding but I still do easy dual sport riding. I sold my KDX200 a few years ago since I wasn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By klaviator
The new 155 cc Yamaha S max will be out soon. It...

The new 155 cc Yamaha S max will be out soon. It would be worth a look.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,657
Posted By klaviator
What's a riding season? Even when I lived in...

What's a riding season? Even when I lived in Maine I rode year round. I didn't get out every day but I did get out every month of the 4 winters I lived in Maine. It's a lot easier to ride year...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,483
Posted By klaviator
No drag racing this weekend but I did ride the...

No drag racing this weekend but I did ride the Aprilia 2 up with a group of much larger bikes. We had 8 motorcycles and 2 scooters. The other scooter and was a Burgman 650. As usual I had no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 85,255
Posted By klaviator
When I moved to Huntsville from Marietta GA I...

When I moved to Huntsville from Marietta GA I thought I would be going backwards as far as being close to great riding. Well I was wrong. While Alabama may not have the same level of great roads as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 85,255
Posted By klaviator
Hope to meet you sometime after you get here. ...

Hope to meet you sometime after you get here. There are plenty of places to explore around here. I'm headed out in a bit to ride some roads in Limestone county that I have not yet ridden. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By klaviator
Not much going on around here on ADV but there is...

Not much going on around here on ADV but there is a lot of activity on bamarides: http://bamarides.com/
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