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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,044
Posted By quasigentrified
moto guzzi breva v1100. light, comfortable, looks...

moto guzzi breva v1100. light, comfortable, looks most of the part.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By quasigentrified
brother picked his green one up last week. gonna...

brother picked his green one up last week. gonna see if he'll let me ride it this weekend... :evil:deal
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 275,267
Posted By quasigentrified
grom's are still hugely popular with the seattle...

grom's are still hugely popular with the seattle AND east side riding groups, and everyone seems to be picking them up as second (or third, or fourth...) bikes. the washington state motorcycle rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,068
Posted By quasigentrified
now someone explain chaps...

now someone explain chaps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,459
Posted By quasigentrified
there's no better feeling than leaving the...

there's no better feeling than leaving the office, throwing a leg over, thumbing the starter, and getting the fuck outta dodge on two wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,068
Posted By quasigentrified
april 1 :cry

april 1 :cry
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By quasigentrified
that is true, mine collected dust in a kirkland...

that is true, mine collected dust in a kirkland garage for at least 4 years. issues should be expected. coworker has the starter solenoid issue on his '08, too, though, although he bought one that...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By quasigentrified
also:...

also: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052526

and: http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic137198
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By quasigentrified
man, the scabby 500 suddenly got popular! i...

man, the scabby 500 suddenly got popular! i traded for a friend's 2008 (with less than a thousand miles on it), and so far:

good:
- GREAT at highway speeds (for a scooter); super stable and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,904
Posted By quasigentrified
snatchy throttle! shades of the sv650/sfv650......

snatchy throttle! shades of the sv650/sfv650... :-(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,068
Posted By quasigentrified
clearly it's because they can't afford harleys!...

clearly it's because they can't afford harleys! (i hafta settle for a coffee mug from the moco, which came with an admonition to "buy a real bike" :-()
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,068
Posted By quasigentrified
poker runs have never turned out well for me....

poker runs have never turned out well for me. they're not so much rides inasmuch as they are short boring highway jaunts between liquor fueling stops. the good parts are when drunk bogans decide to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 70,068
Posted By quasigentrified
i ride with a bunch of tech sector hd riders, and...

i ride with a bunch of tech sector hd riders, and they're generally good folks. a little too much moco-branded gear, but i may or may not have two triumph jackets and a couple t-shirts for various...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,540
Posted By quasigentrified
great, nostalgic thread! thanks for taking the...

great, nostalgic thread! thanks for taking the time to write it up. i started on little dirt bikes, then went to college and spent my 20s working without even recalling the existence of two-wheels,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
mom's vespa was a red 2004 et4 (150cc). it was in...

mom's vespa was a red 2004 et4 (150cc). it was in damn good shape and ran well, and only about 3k miles on it.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
good advice; thanks! i'll run some more fi...

good advice; thanks! i'll run some more fi cleaner through, change out the battery, and run the tires down. the rubber DOES seem awfully hard...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
good input. the gas milage seems pretty bad -- i...

good input. the gas milage seems pretty bad -- i filled up around 100 miles. this MIGHT be the same type of issue, what with popping backfire (not loud, but still evident). i'll be curious what the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
it sat for four+ years on a tender. i'm running...

it sat for four+ years on a tender. i'm running fi cleaner through it and will see if that cleans up the rough idle and startup issues.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,762
Posted By quasigentrified
it's a very common story, if it is one, among...

it's a very common story, if it is one, among folks in the local tech sector. again, if you have money and a good lawyer (i recommend jeannie mucklestone for seattle area folks), the justice system...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
a pic, just because: ...

a pic, just because:

http://i.imgur.com/xHsfDeD.jpg?1
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
regardless, i'm taking it over to the local...

regardless, i'm taking it over to the local aprilia gurus at moto international at the end of the month, but i figured i wouldn't waste their time if there are easy or obvious answers to this shiz....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By quasigentrified
scarabeo 500 questions!

so, my mom hadn't ridden her vespa in ages and turned the title back over to me. a friend offered me a GREAT deal on his 2008 scarabeo 500 in trade, which i took. now, i have a giant-ass scoot (with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,111
Posted By quasigentrified
i sold a vespa et4 for MORE than i bought it for!

i sold a vespa et4 for MORE than i bought it for!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,762
Posted By quasigentrified
point systems are useless. i kick $500 to $1000...

point systems are useless. i kick $500 to $1000 over to a lawyer here in wa state, and the point is erased and my insurance will be none the wiser. hell, if i wanted, i could cough up $1.5K to $5K...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,614
Posted By quasigentrified
i use my tiger 800xc for both long hauls and deep...

i use my tiger 800xc for both long hauls and deep city commuting. the bigger tire lets me clear curbs, the suspension soaks up the crappy road work and detritus, and the riding position is massively...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,762
Posted By quasigentrified
:rofl "son, you know how fast you were...

:rofl

"son, you know how fast you were goin'? looks like you were 30 over. lemme look up yer annual and run the maths..."

<COMES later minutes five back>[comes back five minutes later]

"you...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,338
Posted By quasigentrified
2015 bv350. the batcycle really *is*...

2015 bv350.

the batcycle really *is* absurd. did honda reps stuff the ballot box? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,919
Posted By quasigentrified
i like the extra weight. the street triple r was...

i like the extra weight. the street triple r was oddly too light for my preferences. for me, ~450-500 lbs. wet is just about perfect.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,244
Posted By quasigentrified
also, don't rule out modern street "adv" bikes --...

also, don't rule out modern street "adv" bikes -- performance, comfort, handling, storage, AND versatility, if you aren't scared of the seat height.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,244
Posted By quasigentrified
indian's 100 hp scout is as well, once they work...

indian's 100 hp scout is as well, once they work the first-year bugs out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,004
Posted By quasigentrified
"when you gon' get a real bike, friend?" ...

"when you gon' get a real bike, friend?"

"when i grow balls big enough to ride an (aprilia) rxv550 without injuring myself?"
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,244
Posted By quasigentrified
tried it twice -- sport to cruiser -- and...

tried it twice -- sport to cruiser -- and couldn't do it. dragging floorboard/pegs on mild lean is obnoxious, and the sluggish weight (relatively) drove me nuts. much happier humpin' the tank,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,961
Posted By quasigentrified
mmmm, acceleration. :1drink

mmmm, acceleration. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,433
Posted By quasigentrified
i love the state of hyper-awareness. i find it...

i love the state of hyper-awareness. i find it relaxing and immersing in a way few things are these days. in my youth, it was reading and programming. now, it's riding bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,297
Views: 2,202,787
Posted By quasigentrified
"izzat one thousand cee cees?" "uh, yeah?" ...

"izzat one thousand cee cees?"

"uh, yeah?"

"it go fast?"

"yeah..."

"huh."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,932
Posted By quasigentrified
the history bits were interesting, but overall,...

the history bits were interesting, but overall, it was a bit too drenched in sentimentality (in a movie titled "why we ride"? gasp!) to keep me interested. too much time was spent on heart-string...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,868
Posted By quasigentrified
:huh that's a full face helmet. massively...

:huh

that's a full face helmet. massively uncool. how will he show off his beard?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,258
Posted By quasigentrified
as of tuesday, a tuono v4r. could not be more...

as of tuesday, a tuono v4r. could not be more different from the tiger. :1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 220,538
Posted By quasigentrified
nice to meet y'all! was weirdly busy there.

nice to meet y'all! was weirdly busy there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 220,538
Posted By quasigentrified
here; kinda crowded. if you see a dude oacking a...

here; kinda crowded. if you see a dude oacking a yellow helmet, wave!
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