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Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,942
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Interesting, & of interest; albeit I agree we're...

Interesting, & of interest; albeit I agree we're unlikely to see it on this continent. Like others I like the MP3 on paper, but am a bit dubious on dealer/mechanical support. I can & do perform...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By Tromper
The upgrade to address the main issue (primary...

The upgrade to address the main issue (primary drive bolt coming loose) was late 05 with a version that is reported as being both less of an issue for loosening, & easier to replace. It's something...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-25-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tromper
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,890
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Found time to read the pdf from Aprilia. Not my...

Found time to read the pdf from Aprilia.
Not my cup of tea, pretty solidly being pitched sport bike scooter, not a lot of native storage & a lot of talk 'bout performance et al.:snore
I'll wait &...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,890
Posted By Tromper
Well long as there's nothing sporty about it I'll...

Well long as there's nothing sporty about it I'll hafta check it out.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,890
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Looked more like the Aprilia is aimed at the...

Looked more like the Aprilia is aimed at the sport market vs. the commute/tour market which the Burgman is.
I'd love to see the MaxSym (either) since they do appear to be pointed at the Burgmans...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tromper
Probably a bit tougher to park then the proposed...

Probably a bit tougher to park then the proposed scooter though.:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,974
Posted By Tromper
In Pugetopolis I've been running with mesh pants...

In Pugetopolis I've been running with mesh pants or jeans with froggtoggs along for the ride if it gets nippy, they just take the wind off pretty much but that's generally enough for the sub hour...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,701
Posted By Tromper
Dang the CA model must be really different then,...

Dang the CA model must be really different then, I think that's the lowest I've ever heard other than one guy who ran his in power mode all the time.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,564
Posted By Tromper
Question Bintelli

May want to ping a couple of the outfits that they list on their dealer site that are far away from ya. One of them (Scoot About) runs a rental outfit & shop, with sales as a sideline. Of note I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,342
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Congrats

The SC250 sounds pretty much where you want to be, I'm sure it'll work well for ya.

Keep the shiny side up :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tromper
Stands

I emailed on that & there's some kind of automatic system that deploys stands or stand, they're working on the details.

This issue was part of the killer of the old "Gyro Car" concept from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,342
Posted By Tromper
Question Big Wheels

Just to add to the mess I'm surprised none of the other big wheel scoots have come up.
In the used market aka more bang for buck & less painful when you drop it..the HD200, Kymco people 250, & the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tromper
Question Gyro Scooter

Looks like the LIT motors C1 may actually come to market
http://litmotors.com/home/
Really looks like a rehash of the old failed "gyro car" concept, but it's being pitched as more of a scooter.
I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,701
Posted By Tromper
Talking Breaking the wind

There ya go, that makes sense.

I've hit 60 on the 650 a couple times only when putzing along back roads at sub 60ish, probably 50ish speeds enjoying the scenery et al. Think it's recorded on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,701
Posted By Tromper
Eh? 43.5 mpg?

I hope that gets better as the bike breaks in, for 400 miles of highway at sub 60mph that's a bit weak for a bike it's size. The big burgers get 50-60 at that speed for that kind of run, even in...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By Tromper
Assuming she's physically comfortable on this...

Assuming she's physically comfortable on this (inseam etc play a part) I can verifiability say that this can cart someone around all day on back roads at back-road speeds. The big wheels help with...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tromper
Question Don't forget to factor in the other items -...

Don't forget to factor in the other items

- Loss of versatility.
The larger scoots are capable of freeways, & with two you can ride together.
- Cost difference.
If you're spending money on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
Basically what SWMBO & I do here, works as long...

Basically what SWMBO & I do here, works as long as she can bus to work (I can't) since I will nab the car when there's snow on the roads.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
Thumb I've never noticed a significant difference...

I've never noticed a significant difference except as noted above, but heck we're in different climates so go figger.

On a long trip (Northern Cascade Loop ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
Definitely a better choice than 40k+ for...

Definitely a better choice than 40k+ for 5k...wonder what they'd offer me on my 06 with 32k?

Yeah I run mine on regular with no issue except in midwinter around here when sometimes the ethanol...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Tromper
Would give 'em a try, but I'm up north of Seattle...

Would give 'em a try, but I'm up north of Seattle (actually kinda near BestRest) a tetch.

The hippo hands from BestRest do look tempting, but they're kinda spendy even vs. heated grips.
<Edit>...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Tromper
Question Winter Gloves

Howdy folks,

What are folks using for winter gloves around here? I've had an old pair of first gears that are now falling apart; however they did a mediocre job at best on my sub half hour...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
Tires

I normally get mine from the motorcycle superstore online. I go with the stock th01's &have no real complaints. Some folks are happy with darksiding 'em, but I haven't gone there.
- I am NOT...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
This is a reasonable deal for an Exec, or rather...

This is a reasonable deal for an Exec, or rather would be around here, particularly from a dealer & for this time of year. Your area may vary.
The 06 non exec I have has served me pretty well for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-29-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,246
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 I don't know what the market is in NC, but I'd...

I don't know what the market is in NC, but I'd take a guess at 2k or less.
We're just about to drop into the cheap time of year when you can get something in great shape with low for 5k or less in...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Tromper
Excellent attitude Forde.:clap you're almost...

Excellent attitude Forde.:clap you're almost ready for a ride in Seattle traffic.:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Tromper
Take the MSF basic rider class if you haven't...

Take the MSF basic rider class if you haven't yet.
Try to keep the rubber side down & the shiny side up.
Be alert...the world needs more lerts.
Do remember to give the bike the once over before...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Tromper
Laugh Yah I'm with ya. I want my anti-grav...

Yah I'm with ya. I want my anti-grav scooter...The burgman kinda vaguely resembles the 50's concept of "The Future", but that's 'bout as close as it gets bar a nice bump in the road & some good...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Tromper
Idiots like that are kinda rare around here, &...

Idiots like that are kinda rare around here, & other places I've lived. Normally they're bright enough to get around ya if they really want. Often they cut over abruptly thinking to "show you"...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Tromper
Not a lot of them can catch my Burgman.. ...

Not a lot of them can catch my Burgman..

That being said in all seriousness.

A.) It's better to have idiots like that ahead of you so you can wave at the smoking wreckage vs. being part of it...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,437
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Amen there..I can't count the number of people...

Amen there..I can't count the number of people who seem to be all mad that they can't get ahead of me on a curvy road. Doesn't matter if I'm on a bike or in the eternally sporty & curve hugging...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,437
Posted By Tromper
Laugh Nice :ricky If it's any comfort it's not just...

Nice :ricky
If it's any comfort it's not just restricted to big guys on little scoots, I'm not exactly tiny, but neither is the burger & I still get more of the same.:dg

The only difference is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By Tromper
Eek Have picked up a nail a couple of time$ on the...

Have picked up a nail a couple of time$ on the 650 & found myself riding low/no pressure. left the nail in & pumped it up on both occasions since wasn't too far from home. Must have been lucky...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By Tromper
Bluhduh Yep a 250cc chinese scooter's 50k miles will...

Yep a 250cc chinese scooter's 50k miles will likely be very different than a Honda, Kymco or SYM etc.:ear
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,717
Posted By Tromper
Eek Just checked with the local BMW dealer. The...

Just checked with the local BMW dealer.
The scooter released been bumped a couple times (currently they're promising September). The guy I talked to wasn't real optimistic on that since they've...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By Tromper
Question Will be interesting to see how it stacks up the...

Will be interesting to see how it stacks up the the Vectrix V1 (http://www.vectrix.com/products/vx-1)
:trp
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tromper
Cool2 Scoot Dawg Scoot Dawg...

Scoot Dawg
Scoot Dawg (http://scootdawg.proboards.com/index.cgi) is a good general forum, with a lot of info on Chinese Scoots
Sym Forum (http://symforum.com/) Has a couple good albeit specialized...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Only major bug I've run into on my k6 was the...

Only major bug I've run into on my k6 was the starter switch/headlight issue.

That resolved with a screwdriver, some brake cleaner (non chlor) & squirt of wd 40 once I figured out what was wrong. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,552
Posted By Tromper
Thumb Depends a bit on what you mean by "interstate". ...

Depends a bit on what you mean by "interstate". If you're talking stop & go traffic, pretty much anything would do the trick; albeit I think the lightest I'd consider would be a SYM HD200. If it's...
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