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Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,803
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I've had mine up to 94 mph GPS verified (the...

I've had mine up to 94 mph GPS verified (the speedo is also amazingly accurate). Cruises very nicely at 80 mph, with plenty on reserve. I occasionally take it back and forth to Prescott right up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,667
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Arizona is great. Easy to plate dirtbikes to...

Arizona is great. Easy to plate dirtbikes to legally ride on the road. Lots of open land, mountains, etc. Got to be able to tolerate rocks. Year round riding, and close enough to other awesome places...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 12,389
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,924
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Josh, if you plan on picking up a Wee-Strom, I...

Josh, if you plan on picking up a Wee-Strom, I suggest spending some time with it before trading out your PCX for a BV. If I would have bought my 'strom before my GTi300, I probably wouldn't have...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,924
Posted By alphaBETAdog
It was a joke syncro. But like most jokes it is...

It was a joke syncro. But like most jokes it is based on a bit of experience which you may or may not have. You're new here, but I'll bet most experienced riders will agree that SOME of the BMW set,...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,924
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Go with the Teutonic wundermachine to get...

Go with the Teutonic wundermachine to get admittance into that club entitling memberd to have such smug distain for anything other those with the rundel emblem. But if function, reliability with...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,259
Posted By alphaBETAdog
The two scoots I have are basically motorcycles...

The two scoots I have are basically motorcycles in a scooter form with CVTs. Large wheels, great brakes, can go highways speeds, etc. If T-boned by a driver (for example blowing through a stop light)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By alphaBETAdog
This is the type of things I see the OHV money...

This is the type of things I see the OHV money being spent on, unrelated to OHV use:

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/chilidog2178/1112021628_zps35867b53.jpg

Got a ticket for parking my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,575
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Similar deal, haven't seen any new trails, but...

Similar deal, haven't seen any new trails, but lots of enforcement. It appears the money is used mostly topayfor add'l cops to make sure we have the OHV stickers.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,506
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Very sad to read this, Don was always welcoming...

Very sad to read this, Don was always welcoming and had such a great attitude! Why are the best ones taken so early? RIP Seabee1.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Easy, just follow all the Pink Jeeps up Schnelby...

Easy, just follow all the Pink Jeeps up Schnelby Hill Rd and continue on after the tourist jeeps turn around. From there you can find all sorts of interesting dirt roads, including the whole Coconino...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I have a '13 Glee and put Race Tech emulators in...

I have a '13 Glee and put Race Tech emulators in the forks and it made it worlds better - so much so I then focused on the lousy shock. No too bad on the street, but terrible in the dirt. I then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,578
Posted By alphaBETAdog
No wave take-backs!

It cracks me up when out riding my scooter and I get a wave by a cruiser or BMW GS rider and when they realized they just waved to a scooter they try to take it back! :rofl There's no take backs!
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,338
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Exactly! It's all about the money. If you look...

Exactly! It's all about the money. If you look closely you'll probably seen full page Kawasaki ads somewhere in the issue, but a very small ad if any by Kymco.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9,730
Views: 878,270
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Tailor for riding gear

Anyone know a tailor that does good work on riding gear? In the north Phx, Scottsdale, or Prescott area? Lost some weight and need the waists taken in.
Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By alphaBETAdog
No, you made a very smart move! Adventure bikes...

No, you made a very smart move! Adventure bikes with the commanding upright position promote spirited riding through the twisties, but not the stupid crazy stuff we can't help doing on sportbikes....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 315,101
Posted By alphaBETAdog
The one on the back is a dude!:eek1

The one on the back is a dude!:eek1
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop...

Try to strike a deal with a scooter rental shop for a long term rental. Then you can get one with a larger engine, and don't have to worry about maintenance or repairs. Offer to pay in advance. Take...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,803
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Especially in Arizona where you don't pay sales...

Especially in Arizona where you don't pay sales tax on a vehicle private sale, but you do when purchasing even used from a dealer.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 46,803
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Just a post to revive the thread. The Kymco...

Just a post to revive the thread. The Kymco GTi300 is a great scoot!

http://i858.photobucket.com/albums/ab143/chilidog2178/Scooters/DSC03346_zpsde85a96e.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By alphaBETAdog
www.dcswelding.com Near the Scottsdale MVD...

www.dcswelding.com Near the Scottsdale MVD office. Dave has always done great work for me.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Get a pair of Canyon Dancers and be done with it....

Get a pair of Canyon Dancers and be done with it. The problem with using the soft loops on the grips is that they not only distort the grip, but can break the plastic throttle tube - ask me how I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,965
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I spoke with the detective a few months ago. He...

I spoke with the detective a few months ago. He told me at that time it was a dead case and to not expect anything to happen. Other than that he was very tight-lipped. I guess the perps got away with...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,660
Posted By alphaBETAdog
This is yet another endearing quality of...

This is yet another endearing quality of scooters. The attitudes that the general public has toward you as a scooter rider is much more positive than on a motorcycle. Whereas in a parking lot,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Thank you for sharing. We visit SD fairly often,...

Thank you for sharing. We visit SD fairly often, but knew nothing about the footbridges.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Great photos - thanks for the link. You...

Great photos - thanks for the link. You certainly had the right bike for your trip!
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 745,739
Posted By alphaBETAdog
mcpenner; I applaud you for attempting to reshape...

mcpenner; I applaud you for attempting to reshape your seat. Before re-fitting your seat cover, put it out in the sun to warm up and it will stretch better. Good luck. If your not happy, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,461
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Now that's funny! But so true... :rofl

Now that's funny! But so true... :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what...

Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what other's have said. Will be easy-peasy on your KLR. I also took Wallace Rd/99 up to Winslow since I've never been and found it interesting and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,461
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Had to downsize to wee-strom from a high powered...

Had to downsize to wee-strom from a high powered Italian beauty. The Italian was just too willing to go way over exta-illegal speeds and the handling just got sweeter and sweeter the faster I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,043
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Lane splitting is illegal in AZ. Really sucks in...

Lane splitting is illegal in AZ. Really sucks in the summer when waiting through 4-way stop sign intersections during rush hours on an air-cooled bike.

But sometimes when at an intersection...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 67,507
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Has anyone determined if the odometer is as...

Has anyone determined if the odometer is as optimistic as the speedo? That would skew the figures favorably if the fuel mileage is calculated using an optimistic odo.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 67,507
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I'm new to the little strom, but so far I'm...

I'm new to the little strom, but so far I'm confident to budget a range of about 250 miles. It has a 5.3 gallon tank (US), and typically gets above 50 mpg. However, if riding sustained high speeds,...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 67,507
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Standin' on the Corner...

Had a great ride yesterday. Put on 440 miles, 120 of them in the graded dirt/gravel. Wonderful adventure machine. Fits me better than my previous Stelvio.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,650
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Rich people don't recycle - That's for poor...

Rich people don't recycle - That's for poor smucks.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I recently bought a '13 wee strom and absolutely...

I recently bought a '13 wee strom and absolutely love it. It is a nice complement to my Beta dualsport as it would to your DR 350 (very competent bike BTW, I had one and sold it for a DRZ -...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Got an email blast that they are trying to get...

Got an email blast that they are trying to get enough signed up for a showing up in Prescott on that same day. Really interesting subject matter.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,650
Posted By alphaBETAdog
I took my Stelvio last year, and it was the only...

I took my Stelvio last year, and it was the only one there. Come to think of it, I didn't see any other bikes that we'rent BMW GSs. It is utterly a GS FarkleFEST!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 14,019
Posted By alphaBETAdog
What I don't understand is why insurance...

What I don't understand is why insurance companies pay out when they have evidence that use of cell phone or texting is involved during an accident. Seems like an ideal way for them to get out of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By alphaBETAdog
Just remember, it's not OUR oil. It may come out...

Just remember, it's not OUR oil. It may come out of the ground in our country, but it is not ours. Mineral rights were bought by Big Oil, our sons & daughters die in wars to protect energy interests,...
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