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Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Best wishes on getting your bike back and...

Best wishes on getting your bike back and enjoying many future trouble free miles on it.

Just for balance, I've been riding Piaggio products for years and have never been stranded or left without...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Here's the real deal with low miles for $1,500. ...

Here's the real deal with low miles for $1,500. The dust looks authentic 😉

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/4959062473.html
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 46,727
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
It's been a month since the first shipment...

It's been a month since the first shipment left...has anyone received one yet?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 295,822
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
California DMV laws provide a waiver of back fees...

California DMV laws provide a waiver of back fees for "collector" vehicles. They won't offer it to you, and there is no hard definition of what constitutes a collector vehicle. Just find the code...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 60,228
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I agree, North San Diego county has some great...

I agree, North San Diego county has some great places to ride, we're spoiled!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 60,228
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Love riding the Ortega, when it's not crowded. 😉

Love riding the Ortega, when it's not crowded. 😉
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Sidecars are fun for local putting around town,...

Sidecars are fun for local putting around town, but they absolutely DO take some getting used to. It's best to do some parking lot riding before hitting the open roads when you first get a hack....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,346
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Nice scoot! I am seeing more and more of them...

Nice scoot! I am seeing more and more of them around here.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,346
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Something tells me that if a salesman had another...

Something tells me that if a salesman had another buying customer on the hook, it would already be sold. 😉
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 96,776
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Hope you are on the mend, and that you'll make a...

Hope you are on the mend, and that you'll make a full recovery!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 295,822
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Am I understanding correctly that you are moving...

Am I understanding correctly that you are moving in with someone whom you met on the Internet, and have only known in person for 2 days? Just curious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,460
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
I used to buy bikes without a test ride and never...

I used to buy bikes without a test ride and never worried about it, until I bought a Piaggio MP3 with a front end wobble that two different Dealers were unable to fix. I had it in under warranty...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,092
Views: 295,822
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Probably already been mentioned, but the Sport...

Probably already been mentioned, but the Sport City 250 motor is the same motor as the Vespa GTS 250 - pretty bulletproof.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,985
Posted By Brooktown Geezer
Jerry's Internet persona didn't exist or thrive...

Jerry's Internet persona didn't exist or thrive in a vacuum. These 8 pages are a testament to the fact that despite our claims to the contrary, we are attracted to drama like moths to a flame. Yes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,297
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: 6,297
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: 1,263
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: 90
Views: 10,434
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: 59
Views: 9,661
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: 361
Views: 170,250
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: 30
Views: 2,365
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: 7,384
Views: 2,743,274
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: 23
Views: 3,017
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: 8,205
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: 8,205
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: 130
Views: 27,034
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: 52
Views: 7,771
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: 3,646
Views: 1,428,315
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: 9,576
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: 5,409
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: 3,109
Views: 443,287
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: 121
Views: 22,689
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: 18
Views: 2,690
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: 6,349
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: 930
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: 930
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: 121
Views: 22,689
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: 1,606
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: 121
Views: 22,689
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: 122
Views: 29,690
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.
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