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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,700
Posted By gec343
Sorry to hear of your Parkinson's, but impressed...

Sorry to hear of your Parkinson's, but impressed with your positive attitude. Worked cutting wood with my 69 year old neighbor today. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's two years ago. He still...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By gec343
Thanks much for your opinion. Much appreciated. ...

Thanks much for your opinion. Much appreciated. I'm thinking of just sticking with the GTS.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By gec343
I'm considering the purchase of a 2010 MP3 250,...

I'm considering the purchase of a 2010 MP3 250, 250 miles. The owner wants $4500, but is pondering my possible offer of $3500.

My question is, how do the MP3's handle on gravel roads? Also, is...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,497
Posted By gec343
I see myself switching from my Gold Wing to a new...

I see myself switching from my Gold Wing to a new Burgman 650 in the Spring. However, still hoping for the new Honda Integra to make it here to the U.S., but only because my Honda dealer is first...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,665
Posted By gec343
Long Term Reliability, MP3

I am about ready to buy a 2010 MP3 250ie, 250 miles. Any advice?? I'm wondering what the long term reliability has been?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,700
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=brownricer;25118479]Not exactly "old" yet,...

[QUOTE=brownricer;25118479]Not exactly "old" yet, but since I'm just getting started riding at 51, I figure I am a "future old rider". I want to stay fit and sharp enough to keep riding when most of...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
Thanks, Rob Nothing beats the companionship...

Thanks, Rob

Nothing beats the companionship of an animal, dog, cats, whatever.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
250ie

I've now had the Vespa 250ie a week. Had a blowout a couple of days ago, but bullet proof other than that. I love the scooter.

Brings back fine memories of my youth, etc. I have zero regrets.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
Thanks. At age 72, that is a big factor!!!!

Thanks. At age 72, that is a big factor!!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
I ended up picking the Vespa 250ie up this...

I ended up picking the Vespa 250ie up this afternoon. I rode it home, about a 20 mile ride. I am impressed, smoothed out after about 10 miles, light, easy to handle, very quick, etc. No doubt, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
Update

Well, I did buy the 2009 250IE, 1900 miles, for $2600. I'll pick it up Monday. During my test ride about a month ago, I notice that it seemed not as smooth running as it should be, so may need some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-02-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 151,227
Posted By gec343
Hey, I traded my last girlfriend (of 7 years) for...

Hey, I traded my last girlfriend (of 7 years) for Pugsley, my riding buddy. Granted, something is missing, but must say, no regrets. The little mutt is devoted, non confrontational, appreciative,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 151,227
Posted By gec343
I started this post over a year ago. We are now...

I started this post over a year ago. We are now on post #404, incredible. I've thoroughly enjoyed the responses, pictures, etc.

Whats even more incredible is the immense joy a dog can add to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 244,135
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=longhaul I think another big and...

[QUOTE=longhaul

I think another big and useful change is the rear rack is much more user friendly when it comes to adding a top box. It now has a plate that can easily be removed and you can...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
Still looking, but about to look at a 06 Honda...

Still looking, but about to look at a 06 Honda Big Ruckus, 4,000 miles on odometer. :huh
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,771
Posted By gec343
I'm about ready to look at and test ride a 06 Big...

I'm about ready to look at and test ride a 06 Big Ruckus. The machine has 4,000 miles, and the price is $4,000. Opinions, please! Never owned a Ruckus.

I plan on using the thing for running...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
I test rode the Vespa 250ie a few days ago. In...

I test rode the Vespa 250ie a few days ago. In my opinion, the scooter didn't run right, very rough, plus the transmission seemed not smooth, grabby, etc. Plus, the scooter had several scratches,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 151,227
Posted By gec343
I started carrying my 6 month old Pug/Lapso in a...

I started carrying my 6 month old Pug/Lapso in a small tool box strapped to my Kawasaki Concourse seat. After he got bigger, I bought a Roadhound Pet Carrier, which was attached to the luggage rack...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
You're right the Vespa is an I.E., not an S.I. ...

You're right the Vespa is an I.E., not an S.I. Also, it has a Vespa top box, and is blue, which I'm not fond of. I plan on looking at it tomorrow. The original price was $3600, but lowered to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
It will be difficult to sell the Wing when the...

It will be difficult to sell the Wing when the time comes, but I developed my love of motorcycles on a Vespa (Allstate Crusaire), so that will ease the pain. Plus, I'll add a maxi scooter to my...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
To me, seems like a tough way to live. I had...

To me, seems like a tough way to live. I had already surmised that he was the negative/malcontent type. Hey, it's people like him that make me love my dog even more.



Thanks for your comments.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=tortoise2;24769593]May want to verify the...

[QUOTE=tortoise2;24769593]May want to verify the model year.

Research resources:
Modern Vespa (http://modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-gts-250)
Motor Scooter Guide...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,433
Posted By gec343
Considering 09 Vespa GTS 250si

I am considering a 09 Vespa GTS 250si for short rides to complement my Gold Wing. The GTS has a top box, less than 2000 miles, price $3,000. Opinions, please.

The last Vespa I owned was a new...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
I'm now about 97.6% sure of buying the new 2015...

I'm now about 97.6% sure of buying the new 2015 PCX. However, my dealer doesn't have any yet, but expects them next month.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
I think you're right!! Twist and go, that's what...

I think you're right!! Twist and go, that's what I want!!!:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By gec343
Nice ride report, thanks! I plan on switching...

Nice ride report, thanks! I plan on switching from my Gold Wing to a new Burgman 650 or Silverwing within a year.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
Maybe I wasn't clear, but I'll rarely hit 55,...

Maybe I wasn't clear, but I'll rarely hit 55, since on the scooter, just backroads, probably average 35 to 40MPH.

Yes, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a Silverwing replacement, but it doesn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
All good points, thanks! Within a year or so,...

All good points, thanks! Within a year or so, I'll be switching to a maxi scooter, hopefully, a Honda 2014/2015 updated Silverwing. But if they don't replace the Silverwing, then I'll probably go...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
Thanks. I have to say, I'm leaning toward the...

Thanks. I have to say, I'm leaning toward the PCX150!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
I delveloped my love of two wheels, starting age...

I delveloped my love of two wheels, starting age 14, an Allstate Scooter. I just sold an Elite 80, which was a ton of fun, but had bad memories with the scooter, since I bought it for a former...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
The posted speeed limit is 55, but mostly gravel...

The posted speeed limit is 55, but mostly gravel so the scooter will be ridden slower than that!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By gec343
Forza, PX150 or Burgman 200?

Okay, I'm age 72, a long Distance Gold Wing rider, about 15,000 miles a year. However, the Wing is too big for short rides, so seeking a scooter for around my 80 acre property, mainly my 1/4 mile...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By gec343
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Okay, I'm age 72, a long Distance Gold Wing rider, about 15,000 miles a year. However, the Wing is too big for short rides, so seeking a scooter for around my 80 acrea property, errands of about 20...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
I think when it comes down to the purchase, it...

I think when it comes down to the purchase, it will be a Zuma 125. However, since I'm leaving on a Gold Wing trip soon, may just wait to see what new models appear by next Spring.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
Yes, I want the CVT, since recently sold an Elite...

Yes, I want the CVT, since recently sold an Elite 80, which actually worked quite well, but just sold it. I live on a gravel/dirt road, so wide tires will be an advantage.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
Thanks for the offer, but a little too far away.

Thanks for the offer, but a little too far away.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
I know that the TW200 is a fine bike, but want...

I know that the TW200 is a fine bike, but want the simplicity of a scooter. Plus, developed my love of motorcycles on a scooter at age 14, and want to experience my second childhood. I'm 72 now.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
I stand corrected. According to the Genuine Web...

I stand corrected. According to the Genuine Web page, closest dealer almost 1000 miles, but found a dealer 100 miles away. They have many new left over models. Here is one: ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
The Genuine's look intriguing, but my closest...

The Genuine's look intriguing, but my closest dealer is almost 1000 miles away!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,199
Posted By gec343
Best Rugged Scooter

I am seeking a small scooter 50cc to 150cc for running around my property, local errands, etc. It must be fat tired, so what are my choices other than the Ruckus or Zuma?? Suggestions appreciated....
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