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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By MiniBike
I've been using a utility trailer for the past 10...

I've been using a utility trailer for the past 10 years and recently picked up a VersaHaul off of CL to carry a single scooter on the back of the RV. I think it weighs about 80# and is rated for...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By MiniBike
A hitch mount on a Subie packed for travel? ...

A hitch mount on a Subie packed for travel? You're really going to be limited on weight. I'd try a Honda CT or one of the newer Taiwan variants. Assuming they physically suit you.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,802
Posted By MiniBike
The Big Ruckus seat slides forward/backward...

The Big Ruckus seat slides forward/backward several inches, so it's not impossible to engineer.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By MiniBike
It's all about style and image. Next, they'll...

It's all about style and image. Next, they'll make convertibles that I'm too tall to drive with the top up. Oh wait, they already do. :baldy
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,802
Posted By MiniBike
Wicked I could see giving my wife my Big Ruckus and me...

I could see giving my wife my Big Ruckus and me taking this. :evil Just let me pick up a rattle-can to cover that blue.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By MiniBike
Good nephew. :clap

Good nephew. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,018
Posted By MiniBike
On 2 of my bikes, I do. The third does not. ...

On 2 of my bikes, I do. The third does not.

Fortunately in Florida, insurance is optional. The two bikes I have insured have a low enough accident/theft rate that insurance is reasonable. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By MiniBike
On a couple of problematic ones that I regularly...

On a couple of problematic ones that I regularly encounter, I've written my city councilman for assistance. Not so much that I expect him/her to do anything about it, but so that I have a copy of...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By MiniBike
That afternoon Amtrak will push you into Orange...

That afternoon Amtrak will push you into Orange Park and never even notice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,640
Posted By MiniBike
Tell him that your second bike, when you get it,...

Tell him that your second bike, when you get it, will probably be something along the lines of what he likes. Since he rides, he'll probably understand MBS and maybe he'll keep his eyes open for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By MiniBike
Looks like it'd be a bitch to ride that thing on...

Looks like it'd be a bitch to ride that thing on a double-track fire road and probably not real fun on a single track either. I like it though.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By MiniBike
I've heard conflicting reports about the...

I've heard conflicting reports about the effectiveness of magnets. So, while I'll admit to occasionally running lights if my bike doesn't trigger the green, I'm more likely to make a right turn...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By MiniBike
:boid

:boid
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By MiniBike
Prefer upright in traffic, feet forward on the...

Prefer upright in traffic, feet forward on the highway. But as long as I can move my feet around, I'm good. No pegs.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 31,152
Posted By MiniBike
...and leave the garage door open so all the...

...and leave the garage door open so all the neighbors can see it.

Must be the weekend.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By MiniBike
BIG Ruckus.

BIG Ruckus.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,087
Posted By MiniBike
OP, I've been in your shoes. And on occasion,...

OP, I've been in your shoes. And on occasion, responded even more aggressively. I don't do that anymore - at least not lately. Believe me, I feel better letting it pass. No high blood pressure...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,368
Posted By MiniBike
Add a Parabellum shield and some bags to that...

Add a Parabellum shield and some bags to that Bonnie and go.

http://parabellum.com/Bonneville-Sport-Shield-P34.aspx
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,191
Posted By MiniBike
As much as I liked my CX, I never thought of it...

As much as I liked my CX, I never thought of it as a great handling bike. It just did its job in relative comfort. I wish I still had it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,033
Posted By MiniBike
OR, you could have him look for a KLR for you. ...

OR, you could have him look for a KLR for you. If he does that much work from Craigslist, he probably knows how to get a fair deal and avoid getting screwed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 60,784
Posted By MiniBike
'06 carbed 790 here. Ridden from sea level to...

'06 carbed 790 here. Ridden from sea level to 3500'. Never any problems.

For such a simple bike, I prefer carbs. (I hate electrical gremlins).
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,191
Posted By MiniBike
Having spent 11 trouble free years with a 1980...

Having spent 11 trouble free years with a 1980 CX500, I'd be interested.

So would my wife since our first date was on my CX (29 years ago) and it was the first street bike she learned to ride. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,633
Posted By MiniBike
A1A Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach is one of...

A1A Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach is one of the nicest relaxing rides. Ocean views, curves and a tree canopy all the way to Amelia Island. A nice break before hours of interstate. A short hop...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,337
Posted By MiniBike
OP, You've grasped the logical reasons for a...

OP, You've grasped the logical reasons for a scooter, but missed the most important one. Yes, go beyond the parking lot. In my earlier post, I said you should try it. It appears that you have -...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,337
Posted By MiniBike
Borrow one or rent one. Commit to it for a...

Borrow one or rent one. Commit to it for a couple of hours. Go where it leads you. Then get back to us.

:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,791
Posted By MiniBike
www.pure-gas.org

www.pure-gas.org
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By MiniBike
I'm just glad you folks talk about, buy and ride...

I'm just glad you folks talk about, buy and ride all the new bikes.

It saves me the trouble.

Sometimes, I'll go to a dealership to look at what they've got and all the words that you've...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,346
Posted By MiniBike
I'm old, so I use shields (Clearview &...

I'm old, so I use shields (Clearview & Slipstreamer at present). Actually, now that I think about it, it might have just been being hit by the second seagull that made me a believer. I liked the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,863
Posted By MiniBike
^^^^^ Add me to that list. ^^^^^

^^^^^ Add me to that list. ^^^^^
Forum: Battle scooters 12-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,867
Posted By MiniBike
Racism or prejudice? Would we even be...

Racism or prejudice?

Would we even be having this discussion if he had said that Japanese manufacturers are scammers? Because that's the way I interpreted his comment. Especially in light of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By MiniBike
My wife has decided to return to riding after...

My wife has decided to return to riding after several year's absence. She contacted the local MSF school and has arranged for a few hours of private lessons @ $50 per hour. Expensive, but this way...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By MiniBike
I can't specifically address the Helix since I...

I can't specifically address the Helix since I don't own one - yet. But don't scrimp on quality. On my bikes, my #1 concern is wet weather performance. Probably because I hate riding in the rain. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,807
Posted By MiniBike
Let Total Ruckus be your friend. ...

Let Total Ruckus be your friend.

http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/index.php

And welcome to the world of BR ownership. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By MiniBike
I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are...

I prefer adding lights to the front. LEDs are cheap and you can design a triangle that some believe more attention getting than modulators. You don't necessarily need a beam as much as you need...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By MiniBike
Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl

Ummm, get out and ride. :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,281
Posted By MiniBike
:clap

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,036
Posted By MiniBike
It has a few dings, nothing major. I never...

It has a few dings, nothing major. I never discussed price because the last thing I need as a 4th bike. But then again, I didn't need the third either. And then there's the thoughts about taking...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,805
Posted By MiniBike
Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and...

Boots (I prefer RedWings) and a cupholder and you're all set.

BTW, how old are the tires on that Helix?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,036
Posted By MiniBike
NICE! I will have one someday. There's a...

NICE!

I will have one someday. There's a yellow one on the floor at Shroaders in Hendersonville that almost went home with me a few weeks ago. Real close.

I like your's better.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,778
Posted By MiniBike
A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to...

A 7 year old thread, but still interesting to read.

For some reason, I'm more alert when on the scooter than when I'm on the motorcycle. Not to say that I'm NOT alert on the bike, it's just...
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