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Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Scootrider
In my experience, the only scooter with nice...

In my experience, the only scooter with nice stock suspension is the Helix. I spent quite a bit of effort getting my Aprilia Atlantic 500 to ride our bad roads comfortably, by getting custom shocks...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 59,467
Posted By Scootrider
Thanks for the fine reportage. The link for the...

Thanks for the fine reportage. The link for the photos was a nice recap.

Safe travels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,750
Posted By Scootrider
Squat

I recall having this conversation not very long ago somewhere on ADVrider. A chain driven bike will squat during acceleration, but shaft drive and scooters with the engine mounted as a part of the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 59,467
Posted By Scootrider
Which way did they go?

Hey Pappa,

You're going EAST aren't you? Love this RR. Subscribed!

Rubber side down…...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scootrider
I forgot to mention that another thing Moulton...

I forgot to mention that another thing Moulton did was to use a longer wheel base. Because of the intricacies of frame geometry, lengthening the wheelbase on a small wheel bike gives you less of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scootrider
I think too much is made of wheel diameter. In...

I think too much is made of wheel diameter. In the cycling world, an Englishman named Alex Moulton proved that with a little suspension one could get away with 17" wheels. The small wheel bike...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scootrider
I did look into putting Scarabeo shocks on the...

I did look into putting Scarabeo shocks on the Atlantic, but the end fittings (forks vs eyelets) were different and I had no real confirmation that the ride would be any better at the time, so I went...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scootrider
Wicked The additional weight did help a little, but the...

The additional weight did help a little, but the problem as I found out was really over damping rather than having the springs too stiff. Each time I ordered shocks I specified the length and travel,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scootrider
Maxi scooter suspension

I'd like to have a discussion about scooter suspension.

I've been riding a Honda Helix and an Aprilia Atlantic for a couple of seasons. I live in Vermont in the US, where we have some of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Scootrider
I get most of my parts from AF1 Racing. They can...

I get most of my parts from AF1 Racing. They can sell you a complete shop manual on a stick drive or whatever it's called which you plug into your computer. It's a bit of a pain finding things on it,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,213
Posted By Scootrider
Hey, I LIKE the pinstripes; sharpens up what I...

Hey, I LIKE the pinstripes; sharpens up what I think is a very homely looking ride.

I had a custom seat made for mine that raises the rider's butt up to about 30" or level with the pillion level....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,680
Posted By Scootrider
Windshield

Was it not possible to just cut down that windshield to the perfect size?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,589
Posted By Scootrider
Cvt

When because of a broken hip injury I feared I might not be able to ride my bicycle as much as usual, I thought maybe I'd reached the age (62) when I could ride a moto again (been twenty years at...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,301
Posted By Scootrider
Ya, EPM the importer of YSS made me a pair of...

Ya, EPM the importer of YSS made me a pair of their low end gas shocks with 10-15 kg springs for $340 including freight, and it was an improvement, but we need to go softer still. I'd been waiting...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,939
Posted By Scootrider
Scooter mpg

'86 Helix: 75 mpg very consistently
'03 Aprilia Atlantic 500: 62-65mpg (high octane required)
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,301
Posted By Scootrider
back issues

I've had a couple of Helices now, Felix and Rhonda. My 'big' bike is an Aprilia Atlantic 500. Since I prefer the position on April (the Aprilia) I padded up the stock seat on the Helix so I could...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,217,930
Posted By Scootrider
Senior Juan! Finally caught up. Great...

Senior Juan!

Finally caught up. Great entertainment and education. Love the masonry critiques, as I have done a fair bit in my day. Contributed to your 'kittie'.

Question: What's up with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By Scootrider
Scooter suspension

I bought a 2003 Aprilia Atlantic 500 this summer, fell in love with it, fixed the 'time bombs', and am now trying to tune the suspension to my needs.

With the stock suspension as it is, I feel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,610
Posted By Scootrider
Slippy roads

I think that what happened on that turn warrants some discussion. Even though these bikes will stick like glue on dry roads, hydroplaning might have been a possibility on that day, judging by your...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By Scootrider
suspension tuning on Aprilia Atlantic 500

Am new to this forum. Like what I've read lurking....

Have an Atlantic 500 that I've just debugged with the help of people on the AF1racing forum. Love the bike, its position, pep, fuel economy,...
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