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Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By BanthaBob
jet pack.

jet pack.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4,484
Views: 196,821
Posted By BanthaBob
Hey Red, Hey, I cruised up to san Fran for...

Hey Red,

Hey, I cruised up to san Fran for the fireworks and cruising seemed to go alright. I noticed aggressive taxi drivers driving as if wanting to ping pong off every car on the road.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By BanthaBob
I was saying the other day that I'm glad bike...

I was saying the other day that I'm glad bike riding has worked out for me.

Having never ridden a bike before and buying a new bike. There was a chance of buyers remorse. I guess we see that on...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,703
Posted By BanthaBob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6FjXPz_Lrg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6FjXPz_Lrg


I really liked what this guy does with his scooter. Acts like a truck/van. 2 seater ride to pick up the kid at school/etc. Really useful.

From...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,380
Posted By BanthaBob
I thought the 39cc solution was genius. :rofl ...

I thought the 39cc solution was genius. :rofl


When I think about how usefull these little bikes are, they should be given out for free to every family everywhere.
They save your paycheck and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,518
Posted By BanthaBob
I was watching the youtube on that dt300 and...

I was watching the youtube on that dt300 and thought it lacked leg room.

Aside from that it looks great, almost a carbon copy of the Kawasaki J300.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By BanthaBob
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/73X8qmlkRkc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,032
Posted By BanthaBob
I wouldn't mind a 250cc automatic scooter that...

I wouldn't mind a 250cc automatic scooter that runs on propane. Propane in my town is currently 2.65/gallon.

Propane has a shorter range per gallon then gas. I think its like 15% or something,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,428
Posted By BanthaBob
You will want to fit in with the locals. I...

You will want to fit in with the locals. I suggest.



<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bO8ooeHGnSs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


Wazuma V8F ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,032
Posted By BanthaBob
I believe it has a 45mph top end speed, which...

I believe it has a 45mph top end speed, which kills it for me.

As far as Indian imports, I'd rather have India's Tata pixal car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZyVWZuSftI
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,603
Posted By BanthaBob
Never rode a motorcycle in my life before buying...

Never rode a motorcycle in my life before buying a 250cc scooter brand new july of 2013, age 33. Married, no kids.

95% of my rides are freeway. Weekends are spent touring the state. Its a 3-4...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By BanthaBob
You are late to this thread. ...

You are late to this thread.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964769


However, I did thoroughly enjoy this documentary on the current shift to get people out of their cars worldwide...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By BanthaBob
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag311/1234mail...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag311/1234mailbox/20140417_084127_zps45b75c48.jpg (http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/1234mailbox/media/20140417_084127_zps45b75c48.jpg.html)

Whilst touring the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,086
Posted By BanthaBob
There is an article the other day about banning...

There is an article the other day about banning topless men.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/10765763/Topless-men-banned-from-theme-park.html
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By BanthaBob
75mpg over here.

75mpg over here.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,350
Posted By BanthaBob
Does it have a top box? Handlebar end weights...

Does it have a top box? Handlebar end weights help. Otherwise I'd vote wheel balance.

Bike looks like a pleasure to tour with.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By BanthaBob
Yeah, spent time on the utube watching the...

Yeah, spent time on the utube watching the various scooter vids.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 648
Posted By BanthaBob
I watched the video and noticed the top speed of...

I watched the video and noticed the top speed of 43mph.

The video shows us its meant for the farm. Then I noticed you are in Wisconsin and you could drag race tractors with it.

The shelves...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By BanthaBob
Could be popular with the rental market/ tourist...

Could be popular with the rental market/ tourist crowds in Europe. Tourists like the mobility and frugal costs but afraid of the two wheels.

Would work perfect for tourists. Flight and hotel...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,663
Posted By BanthaBob
I listen to various podcasts on my phone at work....

I listen to various podcasts on my phone at work. 1 of them is Rick Steves travels.

They talk about different countries and its cultures etc. They talk about Italy and its stark difference to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,635
Posted By BanthaBob
It is common place for motorcyclists to park in...

It is common place for motorcyclists to park in the sidewalk alcove at Walmart. Walmart seems to have a very liberal policy on sidewalk bike parking.

I asked at Target. I asked the security guard...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,663
Posted By BanthaBob
whats involved in a single cylinder engine...

whats involved in a single cylinder engine rebuild? Is it as simple as dropping the bike off at the machine shop and picking it up later?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 169,622
Posted By BanthaBob
As a first time rider at age 32. My options were...

As a first time rider at age 32. My options were rebel, v-star, gw250, sportcity 250.

I liked the sporty look of the gw250, but Suzuki hadn't yet shipped any over at that time. Therefore, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,709
Posted By BanthaBob
Those freeze-out glove liners really work. I wear...

Those freeze-out glove liners really work. I wear them in 35F freeway speeds to work and back and no discomfort. Winter affects legs, chest, and hands for me.

The heat-out stuff works in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,709
Posted By BanthaBob
Do you find yourself using the front forward foot...

Do you find yourself using the front forward foot rests? Or do you flat foot it on the floorboard? Perhaps the forward foot boards are too far for shorter riders.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
Up north they spray the roads with salt, sand,...

Up north they spray the roads with salt, sand, and chemicals to keep roads clear. The cocktail kills exposed metal/electrical.

I now live in the desert so hopefully I won't have corrosion issues.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,351
Posted By BanthaBob
I keep 1 of these with me when schlepping about...

I keep 1 of these with me when schlepping about the state.

External battery packs.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,484
Views: 196,821
Posted By BanthaBob
Cute bike. Love the retro 80s theme dash board. ...

Cute bike. Love the retro 80s theme dash board.

I would expect the bike to start talking to me like Kit from Knight Rider at any moment.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,325
Posted By BanthaBob
By parking the car for the scooter, I've...

By parking the car for the scooter, I've effectively given myself a 2 dollar/hour raise at work. Fuel/Insurance savings really add up at the end of the month. More money in the pocket, more ability...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,351
Posted By BanthaBob
Awesome trip, Ty for sharing. I hope to someday...

Awesome trip, Ty for sharing. I hope to someday get my wife on a bike. She is slowly coming around to the idea.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By BanthaBob
Talking Ya I'm gonna cruise down to L.A. tomorrow and...

Ya I'm gonna cruise down to L.A. tomorrow and day trip around for fun.

Gonna visit

http://www.newbevcinema.com/

I guess Quentin Tarantino owns it and shows old 35mm films there. Double...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,828
Posted By BanthaBob
You looking for new wheels? The j300 looks...

You looking for new wheels?

The j300 looks nice. I like the style design. Zippy and nimble, what's not to love. Smaller wheels may make it more practical to live with storage wise. Easy to...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By BanthaBob
How does the audio/ phone calls work will on the...

How does the audio/ phone calls work will on the freeway and ear plugs in?

Are the speakers loud enough to compensate?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
Looking at rear tires. Looking at...

Looking at rear tires. Looking at http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/10268/i/dunlop-k555-oem-replacement-rear-tire

140/80-15 I think its more of a motorcycle tire vs a scooter tire and has a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,974
Posted By BanthaBob
I did a google search on the camera, a bit out of...

I did a google search on the camera, a bit out of my price range :lol3

I do manage to take crappy pics with my galaxy s3 though....

whats a descent point and shot camera for this sort of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By BanthaBob
How is the maintenance schedule with this versus...

How is the maintenance schedule with this versus the burg400. I recall reading the burg400 can be a pain to live with maintenance wise.


What's the difference between a 250 and 400? I assume...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
The Aprilia forum website store sells the side...

The Aprilia forum website store sells the side stand for 100 bucks.

They also say a 1 inch taller rear tire makes the center stand easier to work with and helps to correct the speedometer a bit.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
I find the speed an issue, cause I don't want to...

I find the speed an issue, cause I don't want to get speeding tickets.

I find the speed really helps to pass semi trucks which kick out a lot of turbulence. But if you speed up when you pass...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
I'm 5'7 in height and I think the windscreen does...

I'm 5'7 in height and I think the windscreen does a good job of hiding my chest and shoulders. I think the puig screen diverting the air over my body is really helping my top speed.

On...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 53,176
Posted By BanthaBob
Hey grey, I'm Fresno on the ape forum. ...

Hey grey,

I'm Fresno on the ape forum.

The two things the bike didn't like was head wind in the mountain pass. The grapevine area I believe. And steep inclines. On the steep inclines I could...
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