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Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Right on! At least someone got it. :clap

Right on! At least someone got it. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
No offense was taken and no apology necessary. I...

No offense was taken and no apology necessary. I perhaps need to work on better clarity when trying to be humorous. :D Ride safe.

PS - I'll pass on a little known insider tip about about the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well darn - I guess I won't make it as a...

Well darn - I guess I won't make it as a comedian, lame or otherwise - bummer! The post was entirely a "tongue in cheek" missive directed to a scooter community audience for a few hopefully light...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I don't quite understand your question - perhaps...

I don't quite understand your question - perhaps a little more clarity/expansion and I'll be happy to answer anything.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Damn! Couldn't have said it better myself. :clap

Damn! Couldn't have said it better myself. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,794
Posted By Pilgrim21784
JB - those of us who enjoy following your many...

JB - those of us who enjoy following your many interesting and informative posts are going to take the above bolded quote with a LARGE dose of salt. It would be hard to imagine you being done with...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,794
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah - I understand and generally agree with your...

Yeah - I understand and generally agree with your point. But I can also understand the Dealer's perspective. It is advertised as being in mint condition (which it is).

Mint condition in dealer...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
As is hopefully obvious - I selected the 500cc...

As is hopefully obvious - I selected the 500cc mark on a purely arbitrary basis to gig the mid/upper level motorcycle community cohort. Having owned 250/400 cc rides - yes they are perfectly within a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Maxi scooter problems in the us market

THE REAL PROBLEMS OF UPPER END MAXI-SCOOTERS IN THE US MARKET

NOTE: FOR CLARITY IN THIS POST - The author is arbitrarily defining an upper end Maxi as being a 500cc or larger machine. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,794
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Nope - wouldn't ever think of messing with you,...

Nope - wouldn't ever think of messing with you, Amigo! :D

Prior to trading-in the SW in the first week of Dec, I listed it on Cycle Trader for $5,500 in mid Oct. - would have taken $5K - cash...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,794
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My Previous '12 SilverWing - Dealer Trade-In

http://www.ellicottcitymotorsports.com/pre_owned_list.asp?category=12&ModelYearFrom=1900&ModelYearThru=2016&PriceFrom=0&PriceThru=999999999&mfg=0&ModelSearch=&submit=GO

LOCATION: ELLICOTT CITY MD...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Kudos! - You present a well reasoned viewpoint...

Kudos! - You present a well reasoned viewpoint with which I won't totally disagree. BUT - memories of the DN-01, the VFR1200 DCT, the non-US available Integra and most recently, the MN4, cast a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pilgrim21784
HEY - really appreciate your post :clap. I love...

HEY - really appreciate your post :clap. I love data and didn't catch that article - many thank!.

Regarding why Honda may be ill advised in not servicing niche markets:

1) Continuance of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hmnn - I'll have to respectfully disagree. The...

Hmnn - I'll have to respectfully disagree. The auto feature is for sure, an attraction to some folks - especially for those of us with wrecked left ankles which deters shifting action. Pain kinda...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Guess you missed it - try reading the existing...

Guess you missed it - try reading the existing thread on this review - folks have already commented on it.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043809
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pilgrim21784
/\ Don't think you can go wrong with a B650 -...

/\ Don't think you can go wrong with a B650 - just too much weight for me and I happily opted for the SW, now downsized to a B200. Getting old is a b**** - but beats the alternative. As long as one...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,128
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Very Interesting Thread

Kudos to the OP - a very interesting discussion topic! :clap

Honda's maxi-scooter position in the US is hard to comprehend. The demise of the SilverWing seems to indicate that it is abandoning the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey - if you're talking CA freeways - Dear Lord -...

Hey - if you're talking CA freeways - Dear Lord - bigger is way better!!! A 150cc Vespa is a good way to get killed on your freeways. I would not venture there on my B200 for love or money.

Me -...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey Fizzy - correct me if I'm wrong - but haven't...

Hey Fizzy - correct me if I'm wrong - but haven't you owned both rides? I know you were kind enough to answer some questions on your B200 for me awhile back and I seem to remember you had a Forza as...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pilgrim21784
It is an absolute deal breaker for me. Honda lost...

It is an absolute deal breaker for me. Honda lost a Forza sale a few months ago because I couldn't find an ABS model in my area. I bought a Burgman 200 to get the ABS feature. No ABS - no sale for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My $0.02: That review is highly inaccurate -...

My $0.02: That review is highly inaccurate - IMNHO. They are two fairly different rides. I looked seriously at the Forza, test rode it and couldn't find an ABS model in my area so I bought the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,254
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well Damn! I Just Downsized!

I owned and loved an '09 TMAX. It was a superb ride - except for the absence of ABS. In my riding environment - Bambi and wet conditions were my highest risk and the lack of ABS brakes for this way...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Its just a friendly discussion - FACTS are just...

Its just a friendly discussion - FACTS are just that and IMHO - good to have discourse about. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Amigo - (major chuckle, no exhale required :D)...

Amigo - (major chuckle, no exhale required :D) its not about any defensive reaction to a "diss" on my current ride. Anyone's opinion on that is irrelevant to me personally - my cash, my choice. Its...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Amigo - the above post is a really, really...

Amigo - the above post is a really, really surprising across-the-board assertion (PARTICULARLY ABSENT HARD DATA TO BACK IT UP). You have an established history of informative, well reasoned and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 184,325
Posted By Pilgrim21784
longhaul747 is pretty much dead on: My $0.002 -...

longhaul747 is pretty much dead on: My $0.002 - if weight is not an issue - go for the used SW. JMHO. The Forza weighs in at 422-ish & the SW at 551. I had to downsize from my '12 SW and ended up...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 184,325
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yep - that was my attitude as well. Just couldn't...

Yep - that was my attitude as well. Just couldn't find an ABS version within a comfortable travel distance when I looked recently. I settled for Suzuki's Burgman 200 ABS and am happy with it. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some...

I just don't know Mia Amigos - seems like some "temperature wimpitis" is going around! (Hopefully it's obvious that I'm just joshing - no offense intended :D). The topic is very much on my current...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP: In my knowledge and experience - I absolutely...

OP: In my knowledge and experience - I absolutely 2nd the Modern VespaMP3 forum it is THE place to go for MP3 knowledge.

It's a large, MP3 devout and very friendly group (not exclusively US MP3...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Heated Grips Versus Heated Gloves?

OPPS! Found info via Search after I spelled it correctly - please ignore my post.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,023
Posted By Pilgrim21784
STATS: '07 REFLEX ABS: Wet - 401.2#, HP -...

STATS:

'07 REFLEX ABS: Wet - 401.2#, HP - 19 @ 7500 RPM, Weight/HP - 21.1; Torque - 15.5 FP @ 5000 RM
Mine included the Big Ruckus face mod.


'14 B200 ABS: Wet- 359#, HP - 18.1 @ 8000 RPM,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,023
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I wear 30" inseam street jeans (non-riding) and...

I wear 30" inseam street jeans (non-riding) and am 5' 8.5" tall barefoot - but with my Dianese TRQ Race In boots and thick socks, I top out at a hair under 5' 10". My riding pants are 32" inseam. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,023
Posted By Pilgrim21784
First Tank MPG

Just fueled my B200 for the 1st time - 179 miles/2.601 gallons (tank holds 2.8) - 68.82 MPG . The scoot's MPG gauge showed 72.4. Looking forward to getting the break-in miles done with so I can start...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Pilgrim21784
When I was shopping for my Silver Wing a few...

When I was shopping for my Silver Wing a few years ago I ran into the same no shipping situation with three out of state dealers. They all said they would happy to sell but it was a Honda policy that...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Looks Like Honda is Dumping Non-ABS Forzas

Just a tidbit on '14 new Forzas - around here (Baltimore area) I've seen non-ABS Forzas for a grand discount ($4,599 plus fees). The same dealer had a Black Friday sale on a '13 PCX for $1, 724, they...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,055
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah, the Forza is definitely a fine machine but...

Yeah, the Forza is definitely a fine machine but a tad too heavy for my requirements, lighter is better for this old geezer. As I noted on another thread, my just purchased '14 Burgman 200 at 359# is...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,055
Posted By Pilgrim21784
No argument on that observation - it is. :D

No argument on that observation - it is. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,055
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Actually the Forza is 422# "wet". Honda refers to...

Actually the Forza is 422# "wet". Honda refers to it as curb weight - as in all fluids - ready to ride
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,998
Posted By Pilgrim21784
1st 50 Miles - Got the new scoot today and put a...

1st 50 Miles - Got the new scoot today and put a few miles on it. Just my initial rambling observations. Mild confusion at the dealership about the Owner's Manual (OM) reference to "Set the brake...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,998
Posted By Pilgrim21784
JerseyB - I'll definitely do the comparison as...

JerseyB - I'll definitely do the comparison as you requested after some miles.

CaptJim - I looked hard at the PCX and have appreciated following your reports on it (very much a Honda guy) but...
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