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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
http://photo.bikehk.com/Album/3188/Control/B/bikeh...

http://photo.bikehk.com/Album/3188/Control/B/bikehk/report/2013/r5803/_size600_AO1B3193.JPG

Bike arrives tomorrow at noon. Weird that I don't have the excitement like I did when I was younger....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
I can pretty much guarantee that you would need...

I can pretty much guarantee that you would need some upholstery up and back to give you room. Motorcycle USA tester Adam Waheed is 6' or taller and was cramped.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By brianwheelies
I would rather ride between two cars than be rear...

I would rather ride between two cars than be rear ended.

Signed but the USA will have a tough time handling this.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
Guys, thank you for taking the time to ride and...

Guys, thank you for taking the time to ride and report back. I can't wait to get this bike and the dealer said Saturday should be a go. Already got a half day at work scheduled so it can be picked up...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,195
Posted By brianwheelies
I didn't mind Jerry until he threw out the...

I didn't mind Jerry until he threw out the comment about the Japanese being born scammers.

My wife is Japanese and racism is for folks of a vintage mindset.

That was my tipping point to remind...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 36,274
Posted By brianwheelies
I am waiting to join in on the scooter tag game....

I am waiting to join in on the scooter tag game. Just need the scooter first. Supposed to be ready Saturday but I may not make it in time. Tuesday most likely.

I second the Santa costume. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,195
Posted By brianwheelies
Let's drop this in Lehman's terms, shall we? If...

Let's drop this in Lehman's terms, shall we? If you piss off enough people in a community, do you think you will always be welcome there?

How many people does it take to cause this action?

Not...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By brianwheelies
Just to elaborate on this, looking at the back of...

Just to elaborate on this, looking at the back of the variator where your ramps and rollers are, your variator spins clockwise. The top rollers will have the nylon butted end to the left and the open...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By brianwheelies
As the variator turns, the more open side will be...

As the variator turns, the more open side will be traveling forward. The side with more nylon will be the back.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 229,744
Posted By brianwheelies
Three wheelers don't count.

Three wheelers don't count.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 81,069
Posted By brianwheelies
20 day trip at low speeds should be a blast. Is...

20 day trip at low speeds should be a blast. Is the missus up for that much seat time?

By Honda Cub standards that probably equates to 500 mile days by motorcycle.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
You see how you remain impartial to products,...

You see how you remain impartial to products, techniques, opinions?

Someone you have met in person would do well to learn this respect.

Red, maybe since you stay mostly here you have not seen...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,101
Posted By brianwheelies
Sounds faster than the SYM RV250 I had.

Sounds faster than the SYM RV250 I had.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
Have a look but stay out of any thread that says...

Have a look but stay out of any thread that says Toxic in the title.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By brianwheelies
You could check new parts prices at bike bandit....

You could check new parts prices at bike bandit. These bikes usually have inexpensive replacement parts.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By brianwheelies
I would scower ebay for the parts.

I would scower ebay for the parts.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
Yama is in the basement daily. Here we thought...

Yama is in the basement daily. Here we thought MIA and he is having fun with the ruffians.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
BMW, Silverwing, Tmax, or Majesty in our part of...

BMW, Silverwing, Tmax, or Majesty in our part of the woods. The bike I bought is not big but not small either. It is an overachiever though!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
I would get a YouTube account going. You've come...

I would get a YouTube account going. You've come this far.

Sold the Kawasaki already. Just waiting on the Yamaha to arrive.

Speaking of Yamaha's, where is Yamageek?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,380
Posted By brianwheelies
They have them but the folks in the US would not...

They have them but the folks in the US would not buy them if they brought them over. A damn shame, really.

If there was a global standard by which all vehicles were measured so we could pick and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
Red, Did you get a YouTube account going...

Red,

Did you get a YouTube account going yet? I remember a video from photobucket a while back.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 196,094
Posted By brianwheelies
At Yamaha yesterday I sat on the FZ7. Loved the...

At Yamaha yesterday I sat on the FZ7. Loved the feel of it. Reminded me of my first ride on a Ducati Monster in '99. You saw no gauges or anything but road in front of you.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 36,274
Posted By brianwheelies
This gives me an idea for a thread but I need to...

This gives me an idea for a thread but I need to dust off the computer to make it happen.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 36,274
Posted By brianwheelies
I was sitting on my hands with regards to your...

I was sitting on my hands with regards to your GTI 300. That was a steal.

The Yamaha got me though. From the first time I saw it I had to have it.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,544
Posted By brianwheelies
This can't be Jersey in December! I was...

This can't be Jersey in December!

I was following along on your thread. Awesome bike!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 36,274
Posted By brianwheelies
Maybe sometime next year I can get a more open...

Maybe sometime next year I can get a more open schedule and make one of these events.

Round two with the "King of Beers".

Let me know the next time you are passing through Las Vegas.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
I would like to but I made the deal locally so...

I would like to but I made the deal locally so they get the work/reward.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,380
Posted By brianwheelies
I have to agree with you JB, I want them all too....

I have to agree with you JB, I want them all too.

Then again I don't have time for them all though.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
The earliest will be Tuesday. They are getting it...

The earliest will be Tuesday. They are getting it from the St. George Yamaha dealer. Has not shown up there though.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
I got msrp plus $200 plus tax OTD. Waiting...

I got msrp plus $200 plus tax OTD.

Waiting on my blue one to arrive.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 30,701
Posted By brianwheelies
If the tech at Scootabout is still Jeremy, he...

If the tech at Scootabout is still Jeremy, he does good work and I would trust him with my bike. It has been a few years since I was up there. Before they picked up Genuine.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,101
Posted By brianwheelies
Awesome. I should be considering this bike too...

Awesome. I should be considering this bike too since it does so much so well.

What is your inseam?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
That is really expensive!

That is really expensive!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By brianwheelies
Not entirely sure what you are asking. Do you...

Not entirely sure what you are asking. Do you need more slack to get outer half of the variator back on?

If so, pull the rear pully outer half put with hands on the pulley at 9 and 3 o'clock while...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
I am hoping Akropovic makes a full system or slip...

I am hoping Akropovic makes a full system or slip on for this bike. Then the weight will be closer to the PCX.

If this bike is anything like the other Yamaha bikes there should be a huge...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 190,776
Posted By brianwheelies
Red, I imagine you were quite similar to her...

Red,

I imagine you were quite similar to her as a youth.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
+1 :clap

+1 :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
On another note, I only buy something if I can...

On another note, I only buy something if I can steal it, use it, and sell for a profit or break even. Not going to find an Smax any time soon and I really want this bike. Also, it is coming from a...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
Depends on what they will give me. The...

Depends on what they will give me.

The Kawasaki needs to go. Into my 30's and I still have little restraint with a fast bike. 110mph on the ZX6 and it runs very smooth and comfortably. If I want...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 27,675
Posted By brianwheelies
Got my financing arranged. Getting a blue shipped...

Got my financing arranged. Getting a blue shipped in. Now to get a day off to pick it up.
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