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Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 750,453
Posted By adoptamutt
Since my high side in 2009, I really don't go on...

Since my high side in 2009, I really don't go on long rides anymore. So I don't need a big scooter like the T-Max. Also, as I near 60 years of age, I appreciate a step thru scooter like my HD200...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 750,453
Posted By adoptamutt
Hmmm, I tried selling my 2009 yellow T-Max with...

Hmmm, I tried selling my 2009 yellow T-Max with 3100 miles in San Jose but got no nibbles. So I kinda decided to keep it. Sort of. Maybe. I was looking for a used Kymco GTi300 to replace it but...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,622
Posted By adoptamutt
But she is wearing like 2" platform type shoes...

But she is wearing like 2" platform type shoes too. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,505
Posted By adoptamutt
The Zuma has a 4-Valve head, the Vino only a...

The Zuma has a 4-Valve head, the Vino only a 2-valves. The Zuma is also fuel injected while the Vino is carb'd.

My old 1984 CT-110 had about 7.2hp out of it's carb'd 105cc. It weighed about 205...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,188
Posted By adoptamutt
I highsided my TDM850 in 2009 ... went over the...

I highsided my TDM850 in 2009 ... went over the handlebars and tumbled 3 times head over heels. I was geared up, except I only wore jeans. End result is that my left knee will never be the same...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,415
Posted By adoptamutt
Everybody hates emissions controls on *their*...

Everybody hates emissions controls on *their* vehicles, but, want emissions controls on everyone elses.

I grew up in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s. The prevailing ocean winds would blow...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By adoptamutt
I had a 2009 Majesty. The only thing I didn't...

I had a 2009 Majesty. The only thing I didn't like about it, is the lag at a stoplight when I twisted the throttle. I had a J. Costa variator in it, but I still didn't like that lag.

I sold it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,995
Posted By adoptamutt
The Republic of China was established in 1911,...

The Republic of China was established in 1911, when Dr. Sun Yat Sen overthrew old imperial China (the Last Emperor). Unfortunately Sun Yat Sen died soon after and his new republic was led by the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,945
Posted By adoptamutt
Well, I just sold my XT225 last night. I just...

Well, I just sold my XT225 last night. I just didn't ride it enough, not when I now prefer to go shiftless :wink: . The carb kept getting gummed up, even though I used Seafoam as a stabilizer.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,968
Posted By adoptamutt
I had a 2009 Majesty (upgraded to a 2009 TMax in...

I had a 2009 Majesty (upgraded to a 2009 TMax in 2012 :wink: )

I believe the 2005-2007 are identical. Yamaha made the change for the 2008 model year.

You can get more leg room by removing the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By adoptamutt
I always thought the Aprilia SR50 DiTech would be...

I always thought the Aprilia SR50 DiTech would be interesting. De-restricted they can hit 80 mph :eek1 , has fairly larger tires (13"), and I checked one website that claims they are 198 lbs (though...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,852
Posted By adoptamutt
How about an electric bicycle ? weighs as light...

How about an electric bicycle ? weighs as light as 50 lbs, 20 mph or more, 20 mile range but maybe you can charge it at work.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By adoptamutt
Or, you can buy my 2009 Tmax in yellow with 3100...

Or, you can buy my 2009 Tmax in yellow with 3100 miles and about the same minor scrapes as the blue one for just $3600 for inmates :deal

Of course you'll have to do a fly and ride to California...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By adoptamutt
The Honda Aero 125 is a two-stroke. Check out...

The Honda Aero 125 is a two-stroke. Check out the other thread on this scoot on this forum.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,882
Posted By adoptamutt
Heck Jerry, forget that Burgie 200. I'll sell...

Heck Jerry, forget that Burgie 200. I'll sell you my 2009 Tmax with 3100 miles for $3800 ! Runs great, I just dropped it pushing it up my driveway, :cry . All minor scrapes. You can probably get...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,945
Posted By adoptamutt
I can't believe he takes that Zuma on the freeway...

I can't believe he takes that Zuma on the freeway ! Sure, it has the BBK to make it a 155cc, but :eek1

More of his videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgZa6r5eZxw
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,945
Posted By adoptamutt
Haven't heard from Advscoot in awhile, but he has...

Haven't heard from Advscoot in awhile, but he has posted several youtube videos of his Zuma 125 taking on plenty of dirt, gravel, and muddy trails. He has a BBK installed giving him 155cc, but the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,132
Posted By adoptamutt
I can see that the Vespa GT200 was a VERY...

I can see that the Vespa GT200 was a VERY competitive scooter for the Cannonball. Three of them finished in the top 10, plus another two finishers.

Makes me wonder what if a BV200 or Scarabeo 200...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,535
Posted By adoptamutt
I posted this on another thread here on Adv, but...

I posted this on another thread here on Adv, but .....

How about the Dual Carbon Battery ?

Developed by the scientists who did the batteries for Tesla and the Prius, and Kyushu University. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,132
Posted By adoptamutt
Yes, congratulations to everyone ! I'd been...

Yes, congratulations to everyone !

I'd been following DaBinChe's seesaw battle for first place since Day One. Those Vespa GT200s have been very competitive.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,750
Posted By adoptamutt
Confucius say: "A woman has the last word in...

Confucius say:

"A woman has the last word in any argument"

"Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument" :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,690
Posted By adoptamutt
I was going to throw in the Kymco GTi200 (21 HP...

I was going to throw in the Kymco GTi200 (21 HP !) as another choice, but found out they're no longer imported :huh ! Why ?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,750
Posted By adoptamutt
The San Juans are a treasure ! The last...

The San Juans are a treasure !

The last time I was there was 2003, so I must visit again soon. That time, I went in my Chevy truck with a Lance camper on it. Took the ferry from Anacortes to...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 303,744
Posted By adoptamutt
Are you talking about the girls, or the scoot ?...

Are you talking about the girls, or the scoot ? :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,415
Posted By adoptamutt
OK, so now there's the possibility of an...

OK, so now there's the possibility of an all-electric vehicle that can get 300 miles per charge and be charged 20 times faster than current technology.

Then there's this: Solar Roadways :rofl
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,132
Posted By adoptamutt
Hey CD, are you the first woman to compete in the...

Hey CD, are you the first woman to compete in the Scooter Cannonball ? Just wondering.

Best of luck !
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,855
Posted By adoptamutt
Congrats ! Best of luck running the Cannonball. ...

Congrats ! Best of luck running the Cannonball. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By adoptamutt
My first cruiser was a 2000 Yamaha Roadstar...

My first cruiser was a 2000 Yamaha Roadstar 1602cc. What a beast. "Gobs of torque!" my brother exclaimed after comparing it to his 1998 Road King (1340cc I think it was).

But, I actually think...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,415
Posted By adoptamutt
How about this "Dual Carbon Battery", being...

How about this "Dual Carbon Battery", being developed at Kyushu University by the same scientists who worked on the systems on the Prius and Tesla ?

- Charges 20 times faster than Lithium Ion ...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,492
Posted By adoptamutt
I'm 58, and 5 years ago this month I high-sided...

I'm 58, and 5 years ago this month I high-sided on my TDM 850. It has dimmed my enthusiasm so I sold off almost all the motorcycles (that included a huge 2005 Royal Star Tour Deluxe and a W650). I...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 303,744
Posted By adoptamutt
Shepski, you lucky bastard ! :wink:

Shepski, you lucky bastard ! :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,756
Posted By adoptamutt
This thread actually helped me decide to keep my...

This thread actually helped me decide to keep my T-Max a little longer :wink: .

Last year I was pushing it up my driveway and stupidly lost balance and it fell over on the right side. :cry . I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 24,132
Posted By adoptamutt
Too bad a major Chinese scooter company,...

Too bad a major Chinese scooter company, distributor, or even dealer doesn't take advantage of this opportunity to sponsor a mainland Chinese scooter for this event. Just think if they took a Tao...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,220
Posted By adoptamutt
Well, I haven't exactly given up bike riding. ...

Well, I haven't exactly given up bike riding. Selling the TMax but I still have a 2010 SYM HD200 EVO for around town scootin'. Once the TMax is gone, I'll be looking for a used Class B RV like a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,220
Posted By adoptamutt
Notice my screen name. We have 6 dogs, all from...

Notice my screen name. We have 6 dogs, all from animal shelters ! It's why I'm selling my Tmax ... no time to ride having to care for my 6-Pack :lol3

Here's 5 of the 6.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 303,744
Posted By adoptamutt
Magazine Cover 10 years ago

Cleaning out old magazines and came upon this cutie ...


http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i445/shibasaver/img003_zps35508d03.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,220
Posted By adoptamutt
How about a Tmax ?

Which I shamelessly have for sale on the Flea Market :wink: . 2989 miles and just $3750. And I've already dropped it in the driveway for you :deal .

Fly and ride ! (in the San Francisco Bay...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,171
Posted By adoptamutt
The owner's manual for my 2009 Yamaha TMax says...

The owner's manual for my 2009 Yamaha TMax says the maximum weight capacity for passengers, gear, and luggage is 425 lbs (page 9-1).
:wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 230,503
Posted By adoptamutt
And here's the Zuma clone

https://www.speedwaysatv.com/TaoTao-BMS-150-Zuma-Look-150cc-Scooter-Moped.html


150cc and just $1049. You can buy 3 of these (2 for spare parts, :lol3 ) for the cost of one Zuma 125.

Not...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,258
Posted By adoptamutt
The Zuma 125 should be faster than the Vino 125: ...

The Zuma 125 should be faster than the Vino 125:

Zuma 125: 125cc, 4 valves, fuel injection, 10:1 compression ratio, forced air cooling
Vino 125: 124cc, 2 valves, 26mm Mikuni carb, 9.8:1...
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