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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:10 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Just woke up... been working nights this past...

Just woke up... been working nights this past month. Whew. Coffee good.

One more night tonight... then back to the land of the living.

Once I get passed the grogginess of sleep, I venture out...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Great looking Miata - the best Lotus Elan ever...

Great looking Miata - the best Lotus Elan ever built :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Asheville is in the western, mountainous corner...

Asheville is in the western, mountainous corner of North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway is very close, and I can coast to the Vanderbilt Estate. Greenville SC is 60 miles, Atlanta about 200 give...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,615
Posted By bmwloco
Yup, the Saudi's are playing "chicken" just...

Yup, the Saudi's are playing "chicken" just waiting for the smaller players to throw in the towel.

Putin must see the writing on the wall. Combine that with the fact that due to low birth rates...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
If John has it, it's the real deal. Not one...

If John has it, it's the real deal.

Not one of my favorite shops, but he always has the best stuff.

You buy it, I will try to ride down to say "howdy". It's about 200 miles give or take.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Some people wonder why I own 4 BMWs and SWMBO has...

Some people wonder why I own 4 BMWs and SWMBO has a Ducati Monster and and a Triumph Legend - no matter the day, there is a bike for it. The more the merrier, and it helps keep the mileage on them...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
As a kid, I was always amazed when I visited...

As a kid, I was always amazed when I visited friends in South Carolina - scooters were everywhere. Motobecane and Puchs were the norm.

Neat to see one again.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Priceless. This thread rocks.

Priceless.

This thread rocks.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Dunno (can't recall) if I told my Heinkel...

Dunno (can't recall) if I told my Heinkel story...

Before I met The Bride, I stayed footloose until 40. Bonnie was one of my last girlfriends. It was before Asheville went "pop" too. Still a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Red - Oh, I know NZ well, and count a few...

Red -

Oh, I know NZ well, and count a few very good kiwi friends. After taking care of my parents, I set out to go around the world in 1991.

I got in a telnet session "NZBikers", and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Sister text message: nephew flight set for NZ. 3...

Sister text message: nephew flight set for NZ. 3 months NOLS.

Envious. I took one NOLS course in Wilderness First Aid. Hooked.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
God, I love this thread. We live in...

God, I love this thread.

We live in interesting times.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
Posted By bmwloco
Bing bing bing. We have a winner!

Bing bing bing. We have a winner!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
Posted By bmwloco
Not trolling at all. Kymco is Kymco. Hey, I...

Not trolling at all. Kymco is Kymco. Hey, I have owned a People 50 and it was a damn good scooter.

But when I buy a BMW, I expect a BMW.

I used to sell BMWs in a dealership. Now I won't even...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Ah, Canada. I have been there a couple times -...

Ah, Canada. I have been there a couple times - always a good experiennce.

The first time, I was riding to the Rolling Brocolli gathering. I rode through Detroit - even then, back in the late...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,139
Posted By bmwloco
Badge engineering. Kymco with a BMW logo slapped...

Badge engineering. Kymco with a BMW logo slapped on it.

That's not negative, just the honest truth.

That said, its probably a good scooter. For $10k though, wow.

If it blows up your...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Here is one Homo Sapien who agrees with those in...

Here is one Homo Sapien who agrees with those in the street.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I always wanted to explore New York - it's not...

I always wanted to explore New York - it's not just about the city.

In my brief time there, I loved the rural and mountainous terrain. I guess growing up on the side of a mountain in WNC...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Zero F is no big deal. -100 F is a different...

Zero F is no big deal. -100 F is a different ball of hurt. I saw -110 at the Pole.

That was over a decaade ago. 38F here in WNC at 3am. Posible snow showers Tuesday. No heated gear on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I used to live in Vermont. Bellows Falls and...

I used to live in Vermont. Bellows Falls and later Perkinsville.

After chipping the ice for 2 hours to free my BMW R75/7 to ride in the waning hours of the day, and later hearing The B52's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By bmwloco
I picked up an R850R and thought... maybe I...

I picked up an R850R and thought... maybe I should thin the herd. My '84 R100RS went up on eBay.

No serious offers, so I whatever. The R100RS is a damn fine motorcycle and owes me nothing. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
The People 50 by Kymco is a good one too. Direct...

The People 50 by Kymco is a good one too. Direct rip off of the Scarabeo design. Cheap to keep and run too.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I suppose you know Peter Beagal's book "I can see...

I suppose you know Peter Beagal's book "I can see by my Outfit". Heinkels from Brooklyn to SFO in the late 50's.

That's what got me interested in 'em in the first place.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Back in my university days, so long ago, I was...

Back in my university days, so long ago, I was one of about a half dozen motorcyclist in Athens, GA.

The Globe and The GA Theater was our go to place. The Globe was an honest Irish Pub. If we...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Here's my little screamer... ...

Here's my little screamer...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88784834/saddlebag.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 391,137
Posted By bmwloco
That's a great way to get a good bike at a great...

That's a great way to get a good bike at a great price.
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,068
Posted By bmwloco
Mmm. Probably my 1966 R60/2. When I get to...

Mmm.

Probably my 1966 R60/2. When I get to the point that I can't maintain or ride it, it will probably be the time to hang it up.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Got my Scarabeo up and running today; I never use...

Got my Scarabeo up and running today; I never use the kill switch. Duh. No wonder it wouldn't start.

I love my little 50cc screamer. Good storage, and a top case that will hold a 12 pack.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Light traffic, happily. The 6 speed Audi just...

Light traffic, happily. The 6 speed Audi just purred. 75mph average.

Great meal with family and extended family. Amazing to see the kids. Gabe is going to NZ for 3 months of NOLS. I am truly...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Blowing snow, gray and 35F here. Time to drive...

Blowing snow, gray and 35F here. Time to drive 70 miles along the back roads to my sister's place in South Carolina.

As we are hauling food, the Audi TT will be the vehicle of choice.

Small...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Sigh. It was nearly 70 yesterday, and of course...

Sigh. It was nearly 70 yesterday, and of course I worked 12 hours and missed it. 45F and dropping now... and possible snow from 1am until noon tomrrow. just the wet concrete stuff.

And just in...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I got a ticket in Arizona just over the...

I got a ticket in Arizona just over the California line. A blue hair in a Cadillac damn near took me out, merged into my lane way too close - then proceeded to run 10 miles less than the speed...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I love living in Western North Carolina. But I...

I love living in Western North Carolina. But I should shut the hell up. I am seriously starting to think a border patrol is in order.

Florida tag in November? "Uh, sir, you need to turn that...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By bmwloco
The XL125 belonged to my brother-in-law, died in...

The XL125 belonged to my brother-in-law, died in an Acura (probably an airbag failure - we pursued it years ago and hit a brick wall of Honda Corporate).

My sister called and said "the kids are...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By bmwloco
I have Hagerty for my R100RS, the R100RS beater,...

I have Hagerty for my R100RS, the R100RS beater, and my R60/2. Stated value coverage. For the three, about $150 per year, give or take, and they are covered for $10K each.

No issues in 15 years....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
I think the key is driving it consistently,...

I think the key is driving it consistently, keeping the tires up to pressure, running good fuel and fixing things when they need replacing.

She's got a pretty clean tail pipe really, especially...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By bmwloco
I pulled it off of eBay. I was going to make...

I pulled it off of eBay. I was going to make more shots from someone who "wanted more pictures".

Not the first shot. I just looked at it, turned it on, hit the key and it started right up.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
As for as emissions go here, NC says it has to...

As for as emissions go here, NC says it has to have all the gear it had when made. Happily, Vivyan does.

Don't have many interior beauty shots, but it has a cloth Mercedes Benz interior. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,458
Views: 195,653
Posted By bmwloco
Been intending to post this for a while; finally...

Been intending to post this for a while; finally found a beauty shot on my server. Red, I know how much you like old trucks. May I present Vivyan. My faithful 1971 Dodge D100...

...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By bmwloco
Started at $200. No "Buy it Now" listed. I did...

Started at $200. No "Buy it Now" listed. I did put a reserve on it. I've been on fleabay since 1997. Learned much along the way.

I don't want to give it away. I know what I want for it. It...
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