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Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,051
Posted By thunderkat59
I had a 2002 Not~a~Vespa and your post has me...

I had a 2002 Not~a~Vespa and your post has me contorting to kick myself for getting rid of it. :cry
I would love to get back on a neo-retro. The new stuff just doesn't do it for me anymore. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,482
Posted By thunderkat59
Where is this place?!?!? :eek1 Nice~ ...

Where is this place?!?!? :eek1

Nice~

.::EDIT::.
Ok, nevermind!
Cleveland Moto?
Thats not too far from me.

Roadtrip!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,051
Posted By thunderkat59
Great link!! Did you see the RD350...

Great link!!
Did you see the RD350 conversion?!?! :knary
Forum: Battle scooters 09-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,051
Posted By thunderkat59
I love this idea if they are quality pieces and...

I love this idea if they are quality pieces and not just generic Chinese in a nice package. If I remember correctly(not likely), someone was supposed to be building vintage style Lambretta's a few...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,934
Posted By thunderkat59
In 2009, I wanted a Burgman, I combed the state...

In 2009, I wanted a Burgman, I combed the state looking for one at a reasonable price. In West Palm for instance, they wanted over 9k OTD for one. Absolute insanity. After lots of time looking, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,934
Posted By thunderkat59
They probably did to you what they did to me, and...

They probably did to you what they did to me, and I think its just the way dealers in the state of Florida work . . . If you ask for a breakdown of the costs, you will get a generic dealer-doc fee...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,934
Posted By thunderkat59
I ride a 50, and got pulled about a year ago. The...

I ride a 50, and got pulled about a year ago. The two cops that were violating me said nothing about a registration. They were more interested in seeing if I had tools o terrorism, drugs or a head...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,934
Posted By thunderkat59
When I lived in FL (4+ years ago), scoots were a...

When I lived in FL (4+ years ago), scoots were a lot more expensive than in neighboring states, well, sort of neighboring, like TN, GA etc . . . I lived in Waste Palm and had to go to Jax just to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,934
Posted By thunderkat59
I spoke to a dealer in Tenn. about trading my...

I spoke to a dealer in Tenn. about trading my Burgman 400 in on a used Buell.
You might think any bike salesman would jump at that trade. But, he told me that he has a store full of scoots he cant...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,502
Posted By thunderkat59
An expensive mistake, I had my brand new 08...

An expensive mistake, I had my brand new 08 Burgman for sale the whole time Ive had it. When it had 1500 miles on it in '10, I couldn't get anyone to even bite at 2500.00.
People just dont want...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,427
Posted By thunderkat59
Amazing!:eek1 Thank you for sharing this! ...

Amazing!:eek1

Thank you for sharing this!
:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,937
Posted By thunderkat59
If I had money to burn, Id buy three or four of...

If I had money to burn, Id buy three or four of them.
That, and the Kymco Super 9 water cooled, are on my must-have list.

I know, a lot of help, right? :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By thunderkat59
Question Louisville, KY to Mt. Pleasant/Charleston, SC--> Scenic route?

Good day, ADV'rs . . .
Since I will be doing my next visit to my family in SC solo, I want to make and adventure of it on my Burgman 400.
In the car, it is the usual I-75 out of Louisville into...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,139
Posted By thunderkat59
Not too relevant--- I only had my '04 Stella for...

Not too relevant--- I only had my '04 Stella for about 5k, but they were hard miles commuting daily and riding wfo with a club all over rural, central PA. A Simonini pipe and rejet was all I ever did...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,751
Posted By thunderkat59
Im not sure if the hornrimmed, coke bottle...

Im not sure if the hornrimmed, coke bottle glasses'd-- govt. approved safety pocket protector model will be imported with the regular spec one. :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 12-02-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,751
Posted By thunderkat59
Its a 125 according to the website. C'mon...

Its a 125 according to the website.

C'mon ppl ! Dont overthink it :eek1

In the USA we are soooo limited in scoot stuff, anything different should be welcomed :clap
There is nothing else like...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,751
Posted By thunderkat59
Vespa 946 confirmed for US *w00t*

http://uncrate.com/p/2012/11/vespa-946-xl.jpg

Not a big Vespa fan, but I think they got this one right :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,992
Posted By thunderkat59
This worked for me a few times. I put the price I...

This worked for me a few times. I put the price I wanted to pay on the back of one of my business cards, and always got a call-back. Might have taken a week, but always worked on any Japanese bike I...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,958
Posted By thunderkat59
Nice ! Many happy miles ! :beer

Nice !
Many happy miles ! :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By thunderkat59
When I lived in Vermont, I was in Proctor and had...

When I lived in Vermont, I was in Proctor and had to got to Manchester every day. It was a backroad route for a lot of the way, and I got used to chickens, cows and other assorted wildlife just...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By thunderkat59
Ditto the deer stuff . . . Deer are...

Ditto the deer stuff . . .
Deer are everywhere, even in cities. At night, I constantly scan for reflection off of their eyes on the side of the road.
Drop speed waaaaay down and when going around...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-14-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
Can you post a pic of this Heinkel? I think these...

Can you post a pic of this Heinkel? I think these are the Holy Grail and Golden era of scoots. Maicos too . . .:cry
If you ever want to sell the mighty Heinkel , PM me ?

The most gorgeous sheet...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By thunderkat59
Not a Road King, but I moved up from a Sporty to...

Not a Road King, but I moved up from a Sporty to a FXST.
Simply no comparison. The big HD is so much 'better' for my personal style of riding, I would never, ever consider a Sporty again. I remember...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By thunderkat59
My DR was one of two bikes I kick myself for...

My DR was one of two bikes I kick myself for getting rid of. I did Dual Sport competitions on mine so I put on a bigger tank, bash plate and pipe and higher bars, lower front sprocket. it was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,984
Posted By thunderkat59
Thats why I got the 400. The 400 doesn't excel at...

Thats why I got the 400. The 400 doesn't excel at anything, but does everything well. Does that make sense ?
In a world of single purpose bikes, this concept is incomprehensible to a lot of people.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
[peer pressure] DO IT, DO IT, DO IT Woo Woo Woo...

[peer pressure] DO IT, DO IT, DO IT Woo Woo Woo Woo [/peer pressure]
:nod:clap:thumb:beer:super:dutch
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,606
Posted By thunderkat59
Genuine Blur ? I am a 250 fan. My riding...

Genuine Blur ?

I am a 250 fan. My riding style has never required "reserve power", so 250 is fine.
Has anyone here actually ridden one of these ?

TIA :beer
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
:thumb I got a flat on my Stella, and it was...

:thumb

I got a flat on my Stella, and it was easier than changing a bicycle tire.

On the Harleys, If you carry a small C-Clamp and a few levers, you can pull the tube and patch the tire...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
My 2smoke ETON 50 is one of the funnest bikes Ive...

My 2smoke ETON 50 is one of the funnest bikes Ive ever had. After all theses decades of big- BIG - BIGGER, hooning this little lo-tech anachronism around town like an imbecile brings back memories of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
I did a 300+ mile day on my 2002 Stella 2t that...

I did a 300+ mile day on my 2002 Stella 2t that was rejetted and had a Simonini chamber. It was run WFO to keep up with the modded Vespa PX's in the hills of central PA, and it never missed a beat....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
The definition of "small bike" has changed too....

The definition of "small bike" has changed too. Back in '67, Honda called their 450 "A big bike with a big ride".
Now people call a 600, small :loco

If a bike can get 55mph, its good enough for...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
There is a massively epic thread called...

There is a massively epic thread called "Underboning the World" where a husband and Wife travelled the world on two of those Sym Symba honda ct type bikes. It made me want to quit my job and live the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,801
Posted By thunderkat59
I had two Harleys. Wouldn't get another one due...

I had two Harleys. Wouldn't get another one due to financial reasons, but they were the most high quality and maintenance free bikes of all the ones I've ever owned.

They are the best at what they...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 21,971
Posted By thunderkat59
I did several hundred miles on my Stella and was...

I did several hundred miles on my Stella and was fine. Very comfortable, relatively speaking.
Im in my mid 50's now, so I look at road trips differently before. Used to be on bigger bikes and fly...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,350
Posted By thunderkat59
Amen.:freaky Couldnt add anything. I wouldnt...

Amen.:freaky
Couldnt add anything.
I wouldnt pay even 5000 for any nu-tech motorcycle made today, but gladly would for an rz350 or rd400.

Yes, there really was a tangible spirit in the old steel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 39,119
Posted By thunderkat59
Is there a questionnaire or anonymous rating...

Is there a questionnaire or anonymous rating opportunity given after the course ?
I know some stuff has changed over the years . . .

In the OPs defense, In any situation where "class",...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 39,119
Posted By thunderkat59
MSF course is better than nothing, but...

MSF course is better than nothing, but theoretical BS and dopey, arrogant teachers aren't going to provide you with most of the skills needed to handle your bike in adverse conditions and situations....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,615
Posted By thunderkat59
I hit a patch of 'creosote(?) that was sprayed on...

I hit a patch of 'creosote(?) that was sprayed on rail road ties above a RR bridge/ curve that are plentiful in PA on my Softtail. It mixed with morning dew and was crazy slippery. The giant behemoth...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,951
Posted By thunderkat59
ooOOO00oFff . . . Trying to corner hard or...

ooOOO00oFff . . .
Trying to corner hard or stand on a bike with pedals is teh suck :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,026
Posted By thunderkat59
Trike . . . Never :eek1 Well, never say...

Trike . . . Never :eek1

Well, never say never, right ? :p3rry
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