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Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,449
Posted By PharaohScoots
A Burgman 400 rider

Just to give you some perspective. And I will try to keep it objective.

I have a 2012 Burgman 400 with ABS, the 2008 might not have ABS but otherwise is identical to mine. It will haul a lot of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By PharaohScoots
Ohh, go Shane !

Ohh, go Shane !
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By PharaohScoots
Pissed Are you kidding me!

:eek1

Actually that was quite funny.

I have ridden 50,000 miles on china scoots, only had one cam failure, and it was easy to rebuild. Just like a dragster. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,471
Posted By PharaohScoots
Sad to report, but we lost a rider last week to a...

Sad to report, but we lost a rider last week to a monster pot hole on Acton Rd in Indianapolis last weekend. They said he was wearing a helmet, but it didn't help. He probably was thrown from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,012
Posted By PharaohScoots
Over the last 12 months: How many miles have...

Over the last 12 months:
How many miles have you ridden? 14,000 with a 50/50 split between my JCL 250 and Burgman 400.
What breakdown is highway/ city? 30/70
On average, how many days a week do...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By PharaohScoots
I have the Gmax gm54s, good quiet helmet. Optics...

I have the Gmax gm54s, good quiet helmet. Optics are great, vents well, and has a visor pin for more are.

Mine protected my head from a 30 mph low side. Didn't open and protected well when I...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,471
Posted By PharaohScoots
Happy to hear you made it without to much injury....

Happy to hear you made it without to much injury. We riders who frequent these northern states have do deal with a lot of street sand and such. It takes weeks of great weather before most of it is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,754
Posted By PharaohScoots
Lets see how many posts I have made! I...

Lets see how many posts I have made!

I wouldn't be putting my dumb on with only 11 posts. Most of us have been around the block / world a time or two, and know our $#!+

We ride the best and...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By PharaohScoots
The XS100 has held up well in my use for a season...

The XS100 has held up well in my use for a season of all weather riding. Dropped on concrete several times, good mounts included. Easy to use,even with gloves.

I like the time lapse mode for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,898
Posted By PharaohScoots
Ah I miss the Volunteer state. Nice thread...

Ah I miss the Volunteer state.

Nice thread idea, so I will chime in. Regarding people whom give you a bemused look, or comment. Today it was -3 F in Indianapolis West, I pulled up to a stop...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,787
Posted By PharaohScoots
That could be worth a look. Looks like...

That could be worth a look.

Looks like their 350 Exec, which they made as sleek and aero as possible.

WOW, thanks for sharing, not available in the US, rats.

Chow.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By PharaohScoots
Thanks for the tip on the di-electric grease. ...

Thanks for the tip on the di-electric grease.

Just today I found my daughters lighted mirror from Christmas last year, two of the four alka;s were blown.

I used vinegar on the contacts which...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,787
Posted By PharaohScoots
I disagree with most everyone who says something...

I disagree with most everyone who says something is ugly, although there are obvious exceptions. As a current scooter rider and buyer, function always trumps form for me. The J300 is just to small...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By PharaohScoots
Remove your Alkaline batteries when not in use.

The quality of Alkaline batteries has really suffered in recent years. I had a set of C cell Ray-O-Vacs leak out in my year old Ray-O-Vac indestructible flashlight. So even though you can run over...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,998
Posted By PharaohScoots
With advancements in LED tech, and manufacturing,...

With advancements in LED tech, and manufacturing, it has become easy to find a good torch, and spending over $20.00 is not necessary for a decent bike light.

Lowe's has some decent small 200 -...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By PharaohScoots
Two brands that are high quality and flexible,...

Two brands that are high quality and flexible, with built in safety features are.

By order of my preference.

My all time favorite it to ride the bike 365 all year long, however during the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,697
Posted By PharaohScoots
I saw the OP's bike regret at the 2012 Indy GP,...

I saw the OP's bike regret at the 2012 Indy GP, it was nice, pristine. I'll try to figure out how to post a pic some day.

In a twist I always wanted a Honda V45 Sabre.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,101
Posted By PharaohScoots
I am looking to replace my sub-300cc commuter...

I am looking to replace my sub-300cc commuter next year. I am impressed with my 2011 Burgman 400cc, but would not pay $4,999.00 OTD for the 200 Suzuki. I might bite at $4,300.00 Out the Door, but...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By PharaohScoots
I have been using their single element square...

I have been using their single element square lights AUX-10W-Sx on a daily bases for over a year on two bikes. A solid light (20 degree) to help fill in my stock low beams. They are very effective...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,088
Posted By PharaohScoots
That looks like the specs for the XS80 camera. ...

That looks like the specs for the XS80 camera. The XS100 will do 60 FPS at 720P for slooo-mo.

Both however have auto-rotation which I don't find too useful. You have to be in a steady state for...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 131,527
Posted By PharaohScoots
Sorry Emmbeedee, but that is no test, in a cage! ...

Sorry Emmbeedee, but that is no test, in a cage!

Mount it on a bike fairing and head down a windy road or single track, go give it a real test.

At least the night shot shows good low light...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,088
Posted By PharaohScoots
OP had some same needs that I had regarding a...

OP had some same needs that I had regarding a camera.

Bikers need easy and safe operation, light, small, and rugged.

I have been using my Polaroid XS100 extreme for many months.

1....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By PharaohScoots
Nice ride. The next three days in Indy are going...

Nice ride. The next three days in Indy are going to be nice. Tomorrow will be 60 F, Sun and Mon 50 F. Tuesday it turns cold with a slight chance of S**W

Best wishes.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,926
Posted By PharaohScoots
All good points except the 86* :rofl You...

All good points except the 86* :rofl

You can dress warm, but if the scoot wont start it is a real drag. I usually use my 250 scoot which has a carb, when day temps stay above 35*, and I carry a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,339
Posted By PharaohScoots
Epic RR, thanks for the pictures, and excellent ...

Epic RR, thanks for the pictures, and excellent narration. :clap
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By PharaohScoots
I have been trying to run down almost the same...

I have been trying to run down almost the same symptoms. I have it about 90 % solved. I have been replacing and checking all the vacuum lines from the intake.

Good luck, it drove me nuts for...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,272
Posted By PharaohScoots
Previous poster said it best. You have to know...

Previous poster said it best. You have to know what you are getting into. But if you like to wrench a little these bikes are a great way to start.

As a current owner of a 257CC clone scooter I...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,644
Posted By PharaohScoots
Nice, I hadn't noticed they had posted the specs...

Nice, I hadn't noticed they had posted the specs for it yet.

I have a Burgman 400 and it is a blast. I will seriously consider the new 200 if the price it right. For me that has to be less than...
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,910
Posted By PharaohScoots
Well done F16, happy all involved survived. ...

Well done F16, happy all involved survived.

One advantage my scooter has is it is always in gear, plus being 400 cc it can launch pretty quick without stalling, or entering a flat spin.

I...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,151
Posted By PharaohScoots
I was out last weekend in the country, where...

I was out last weekend in the country, where there are lots of horses kept at homes there. I was just approaching a turn glanced right and thought a horse was running along the road. Nope, biggest...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By PharaohScoots
Nice RR. Now I have to slog to work, can I have...

Nice RR. Now I have to slog to work, can I have some cheese with my whine!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-20-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,903
Posted By PharaohScoots
I am in. :1drink

I am in. :1drink
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,394
Posted By PharaohScoots
Hi rowdyc, I am sorry to have missed...

Hi rowdyc,

I am sorry to have missed greeting you at STO. We met a few years back in Indy, at JCP, I was on the IT team.

Maybe next year.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,371
Posted By PharaohScoots
Nice thread, hope it stays scooter related. ...

Nice thread, hope it stays scooter related.

Hi klaviator, Tim here, the guy on the white Burgman who could barely keep up with you in the Ozarks, and that is with me spotting you 150cc.

I had...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,942
Posted By PharaohScoots
A nice low cost option is the new Polaroid XS100...

A nice low cost option is the new Polaroid XS100 hd. I have tried it, and for the money it is nice. I can't compare with others, but..

super easy to use with gloves too. Bullet shape.

water...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 39,168
Posted By PharaohScoots
That Sony lens is interesting, but it looks a...

That Sony lens is interesting, but it looks a little awkward to hold. It does appear to take the flexible Live View to new heights however.

My daughter just picked up a Nikon P520, amazing...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 131,385
Posted By PharaohScoots
That white Suzuki looks pretty good by comparison...

That white Suzuki looks pretty good by comparison to the Honda. Under seat storage for the Suzuki is cavernous, and the 400cc engine usually returns over 60 mpg on the highway.

I took mine on...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,803
Posted By PharaohScoots
Nice save neighbor. I taught my daughter to...

Nice save neighbor. I taught my daughter to ride, and other than the basic stuff I instilled in her to never give up, and avoid target fixation.

Works.

I65 and I465 are nothing but a cage...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,358
Posted By PharaohScoots
Just as an alternative, I picked up the Polaroid...

Just as an alternative, I picked up the Polaroid XS100hd a few weeks back and have been happy with it. 1080p 30 fps and 720p x 60 fps. HDMI out and includes the cable :clap LiIon battery claimed...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,009
Posted By PharaohScoots
Well done Scratch33, happy you both parted, still...

Well done Scratch33, happy you both parted, still friendly, so to speak. I don't know if it is usual but the bears seem more active than I remember. In my youth I lived in Tennessee for many years,...
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