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Forum: Battle Scooters 06-01-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
Hmm. My SYM sounds better all the time,...

Hmm.

My SYM sounds better all the time, maybe I'll have it U-shipped to family in midwest and ride it home from there.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
Thanks, that is a bit disappointing but sounds a...

Thanks, that is a bit disappointing but sounds a lot more realistic than the justgottascoot review.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 180,793
Posted By pnw
2012 sym hd200

nothing wrong with it but I want to do a longer fly (or train) and ride late summer or early fall and really can't have another scooter in the garage.

...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-30-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
Thanks for your input. My HD200 is the...

Thanks for your input.

My HD200 is the only scooter that I have even looked at in person, let alone ridden (other than my Honda trail CTs) so I don't have a wealth of experience.

It looks...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-27-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
I didn't have an MRI but I'm pretty sure of the...

I didn't have an MRI but I'm pretty sure of the orthopedic diagnosis, oblique lateral displacement, otherwise known as O.L.D.

I took the HD for a little ride this evening, sore knee and all -...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-26-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the heads up about the fuel pump, if I...

Thanks for the heads up about the fuel pump, if I get a BV I'll make sure the recall work was done.

30 pounds made a difference with your RV?

I like the HD and would have taken it on a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the very helpful information! ...

Thanks for the very helpful information!

I looked for sportcity scooters also based on Klaviator's great reviews, I like the flat floor but also like what looks like more choices for foot...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By pnw
2010 bv250?

Its not that I want another scooter, I don't. But I do want to another train/ride, this time longer if I can get enough time off work. I see a NOS '10 BV250 for sale in Midwest and an early fall...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By pnw
If the wheels on a Symba are the same as Honda...

If the wheels on a Symba are the same as Honda ct90/110 then Shinko 241 should fit. They are cheap, easy to mount and do well on paved as well as dirt/gravel.

If you don't have anything to...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By pnw
I wish I had been able to go that far east and...

I wish I had been able to go that far east and into Glacier NP. I'll check your wanderings thread to see if you post pics of Glacier.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-07-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By pnw
Since I've had a total of 1 scooter ( and a...

Since I've had a total of 1 scooter ( and a couple Honda CTs which might be considered scooters) and only for a few weeks I'm not exactly a scooter expert.

My SYM HD200 carried me and backpacking...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-07-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,307
Posted By pnw
Nice. Sorry, no mighty B400 ride reports...

Nice.

Sorry, no mighty B400 ride reports but I hope to have an Oregon/Washington rider soon on my much less mighty SYM.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-03-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 74,337
Posted By pnw
Not all dealers have the same pricing philosophy....

Not all dealers have the same pricing philosophy. If you want a SMAX or TMAX discounted and without fees come up to Oregon and ride it back home.
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-02-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 74,337
Posted By pnw
Are they used for anything currently? ...

Are they used for anything currently?

Blimp hangars in Tillamook Oregon that have a pretty neat museum. I only visited the museum a couple times and that was many years ago. My father who had...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-02-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By pnw
Welcome back! There are more things to do than...

Welcome back! There are more things to do than time to enjoy them here. As I type this an eagle flew by my window.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By pnw
I live in SW Washington, in the hills north of...

I live in SW Washington, in the hills north of Washougal which is the west area of the gorge. I've been in this area (initially in Oregon) for 21 years love it and don't have any plans to leave.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-01-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the comments. This thread won't...

Thanks for the comments.

This thread won't be as prolific as Sam's unless other PNWesterners post up.

The dogs are sweet girls, the Golden is 5 years old the Brittany is 1. They are...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-01-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By pnw
PacNW Scooterist Meanderings

In honor of SealSam a new meanderings thread. Feel free to post.

I took a day off, had some small business to attend to and took the scooter. Before I took off I changed the oil and gear case...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-27-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks Sam, I did read about the asbestos...

Thanks Sam,

I did read about the asbestos problem, from what I read locals would use tailings from the mines as fill in their yards.

I thought about a NW meanderings topic but problem is you...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-27-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,119
Posted By pnw
This is where I got my HD200, they have some left...

This is where I got my HD200, they have some left over '12 SYM scooters. No extra fees. My HD200 was less expensive than most asking prices for used '12s. The Symba they have listed is less than most...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
A couple tidbits. Not that it matters much...

A couple tidbits.

Not that it matters much but the HD got 71mpg on the trip (unless I missed a fill up).

Mine only came with one key, the local hardware matched it up with what proved to be...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Hi Sam, It turned into more of a ride report...

Hi Sam,

It turned into more of a ride report than I intended. Mostly I thought this would be a good thread because it fit with "SYM HD 200 EVO? Any thoughts" theme.

Reports like your...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
For the most part when on open roads I kept the...

For the most part when on open roads I kept the speed 55-65 indicated. I have read that the original tires aren't that great but they seemed fine to me, no vibration/wobble or traction issues on that...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
From Leavenworth south on 97 toward Yakima, this...

From Leavenworth south on 97 toward Yakima, this is on 181/183 in Yakima valley

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r734/pnw12/scooter%20094_zpsgyonvfna.jpg?1429750364958&1429750370310
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Forum: Battle Scooters 04-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Cascades coming into sight. ...

Cascades coming into sight.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r734/pnw12/scooter%20068_zpsloynaywy.jpg?1429666685675&1429666690823
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks, it was fun. Saturday I did a little...

Thanks, it was fun.

Saturday I did a little exploration but would want something other than street tires to ride on steep gravel/dirt roads. I'm hoping to fit a trail wing 120/90 16 on the back...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-21-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
That sounds like fun, there are a lot of ways to...

That sounds like fun, there are a lot of ways to get out away from home (home is good too) and enjoy time off work, more ways than time off work to enjoy them.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I'll tell my wife that your said that,...

Thanks, I'll tell my wife that your said that, she thinks I'm more of a dumbass. I'm sure she is right but I needed an adventure break from work and this little trip ranks with one of my all time...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
The scooter really carried weight well. The...

The scooter really carried weight well. The surplus Molle II pack must weigh 10# empty and I weighed it at 38# packed, small rucksack had some electronics, yellow dry bag had military sleep system...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
I walked around the small downtown for a while...

I walked around the small downtown for a while and found a small dinner with a friendly waitress who I guess was the owner, had a good breakfast and waited until a sporting goods store and the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I hope it is OK to post on this thread,...

Thanks, I hope it is OK to post on this thread, if not let me know and I think I can delete the posts.

I took a three day weekend and left for Libby on the Empire Builder leaving Vancouver a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Just back home from Libby MT with my '12 NOS...

Just back home from Libby MT with my '12 NOS HD200. Great 3 day weekend, train to Libby, camped two nights coming back, I think 760 miles. Some back roads that I have never taken before. ...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Great info! I plan to take plenty of...

Great info!

I plan to take plenty of pictures and post them, I always enjoy other's ride pictures and reports.

CD and Sam thanks, it is good to know that others have put gas containers under...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks for the advice. It will have a couple...

Thanks for the advice. It will have a couple hundred miles on it by the time I get to Lolo, I'll vary the speed frequently and try to change the oil and clean the screen at ~200 miles. No...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-11-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Definitely, but I still would like some spare...

Definitely, but I still would like some spare fuel in case I plan badly or find a station closed. Problem with MSRs is filling them up at the pump. It is easy to overflow fuel and it his hard to...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-11-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
The back rack will be full, so that isn't an...

The back rack will be full, so that isn't an option and I wanted to keep the floorboard clear. I'll probably just be careful to fill up frequently.

Thanks also for your experience with pulling...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
more questions

I want to carry maybe a gallon of extra gas in a container, does it seem reasonable to put it in the storage beneath the seat?

An Idaho DOT site states Lolo pass is 5.5% grade maximum, do you...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks, I'll check the ROK straps out (edit,...

Thanks, I'll check the ROK straps out (edit, ordered some, thanks for the heads up!).
I've used a large dry bag before but I like the MOLLE better.
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
Thanks to both. I used bungees before and...

Thanks to both.

I used bungees before and they don't work well at all. I use cam straps, ROK must be a brand. I gathered from the information you provided recently that the tight straps wouldn't...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-04-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 38,821
Posted By pnw
It won't be cross country, 800 miles at the most...

It won't be cross country, 800 miles at the most depending on the route. Western Montana to sw Washington, northeast from Portland. I won't be able to set up a hard case away from home and I really...
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