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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 05:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,244
Posted By bmwloco
Just back. As soon as I turned out of the...

Just back.

As soon as I turned out of the campground, rain.

Nothing too heavy, just a steady drizzle all the way to Asheville.

According to the new maps, it is supposed to blow out by...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Hey, I went to ASU too... but that would be...

Hey, I went to ASU too... but that would be Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Back then, it was known as Happy Appy. We used to sunbath on the football field, watching hang gliders...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,244
Posted By bmwloco
As I am newly "separated" from my employ (but...

As I am newly "separated" from my employ (but have good separation pay and dole) I'll be rolling in tomorrow (Thursday) tenting it.

Looking forward to it too.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Sunshine! Yeah! Things are drying out; the...

Sunshine! Yeah! Things are drying out; the alluvial streams on mountain are really running too. Took the hounds on their normal 4 mile, but only made 3.5 as part of the trail was nothing but mud....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Rain rain rain. 3 inches so far. Whew. ...

Rain rain rain. 3 inches so far.

Whew. Everything is blooming. Nice.

But I want to ride.

Oh, I could, but I've already put a couple 100,000 miles riding in rain, and I choose not too....
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Augusta is a weird town. Home of the Masters and...

Augusta is a weird town. Home of the Masters and the State of GA Medical program.

The first thing anyone will ask you is "where do you live?". Give the wrong answer, and folks probably won't...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Umm. No. Not Cherry Blossoms or Plum, but...

Umm. No.

Not Cherry Blossoms or Plum, but Dogwood and "red tip" as they are known here.

The wild Dogwoods are just sublimely beautiful. When we get up in the mountains, they are just so...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Blue Ridge Mountains; Smokey's are over the...

Blue Ridge Mountains; Smokey's are over the ridge, more on the TN/NC Line. It's all part of the Appalachian Chain (that runs all the way down to Gadsden, AL)

Still waiting to hear when they will...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Just back from a 4 mile sortie up and over the...

Just back from a 4 mile sortie up and over the mountain with the pooches. Annabelle the lunatic is passed out. Elroy too.

Greeted with this on the walk back to the shack - and yes, that is my...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Howdy from a bucolic Western NC... all the...

Howdy from a bucolic Western NC... all the dogwoods are in full bloom. Trees are getting ready to pop leaves... spring in the mountains is always special.

People 50 2 stroke is back in the house....
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By bmwloco
I have ridden an R80ST and have owned 31 airheads...

I have ridden an R80ST and have owned 31 airheads over the years.

The R80ST was the lightest, most nimble BMW I have ever had the pleasure of riding.

Single rear shock on the ST. Brembo front...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By bmwloco
R80ST's a keepers. The lightest BMW with the...

R80ST's a keepers.

The lightest BMW with the most HP to date. 750cc and 800cc BMWs are just so much sweeter and smoother than R100 power plants (sigh, all I have now).

I have happy memories...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Exactly my thoughts. Been bombing around on the...

Exactly my thoughts. Been bombing around on the scooter, prepping all the motorcycles. Met the usual suspects at The Wedge Wed Night Bike Night.

So far, so good.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Ah, the joys of underemployment. Got fired as...

Ah, the joys of underemployment. Got fired as they sold my job to a remote firm in California. It will be interesting to see how the MDs. & medical professionals get to wait while someone...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Facebook is like drinking out of a firehose. ...

Facebook is like drinking out of a firehose.

The Aero 125 thread is more like eclectic salon. Interesting conversation and affable characters. My kind of humans.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Red, check out a Scarabeo (same through 150cc)...

Red, check out a Scarabeo (same through 150cc) good online parts.

I think, with my sister, check oil when you put gas in will be the mantra.

I am going to try, anyway :norton
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Like so... still pretty cool for $4k ...

Like so... still pretty cool for $4k

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-HONDA-BIG-RUCKUS-PS250-12K-MILES-1000-IN-ORIGINAL-OEM-HONDA-ACCESSORIES-/121602987721?_trksid=p2054897.l4275
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Totally agree; the 50cc won't get out of it's own...

Totally agree; the 50cc won't get out of it's own way.

The 250... just right. Rare, but out there. You pay accordingly too.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Picked up my sister's Kymco People 50cc two...

Picked up my sister's Kymco People 50cc two stroke.

It hadn't run in months; I had my thoughts on the matter, but kept them to myself.

The bill came to a very fair $523. Cylinder was...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Same thought here. I've been reading about the...

Same thought here. I've been reading about the SR400 thinking "perfect" in a lot of ways.

I'll have to go check one out. Like I need another motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
It's all good. Plenty to do here. Lots of time...

It's all good. Plenty to do here. Lots of time to look - and support SWMBO in her medical pursuit.

Tearing into a real beastie today, a Apple G5 with H20 cooling from the factory. Last of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
I too can recommend dialect grease. Good on...

I too can recommend dialect grease.

Good on any electrical connection. I completely did all my plugs on the Westy a couple years ago. The lights always work.

I have done it for decades on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Newly free of employ here. I was dismissed...

Newly free of employ here.

I was dismissed as the Hospital sold my job to a outfit in California.

It was also getting weird. Nearly 3 years ago I started working in a great environment, with...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Raining here in WNC. 42F. Sigh. It was 70F two...

Raining here in WNC. 42F. Sigh. It was 70F two days ago. Good scooter weather.

Glad to hear the Honda is sorted out - and that Red & Scooterboi are doing so well too.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Same here in the mountains of NC. Just walk in...

Same here in the mountains of NC. Just walk in with your paperwork, insurance info, poof. No drama.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
My nephew is in NZ at the moment. NOLS. He's...

My nephew is in NZ at the moment. NOLS. He's been down there for the last 2 months, 1 more to go.

Whew. One more night to work.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Got to ride the Scarabeo out; was filling up with...

Got to ride the Scarabeo out; was filling up with after a beer run. He was driving a Expedition.

I looks at me and says "how many miles per gallon?".

"Oh, I dunno. 115 or 120 mpg" My fuel...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By bmwloco
Scarabeo 50 2 stroke here.... big love for that...

Scarabeo 50 2 stroke here.... big love for that big wheel scooter.

Keep it Scarabeo down - it'll leave more for us ;)

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Oh, it's always something with a Westy. The...

Oh, it's always something with a Westy. The brakes are ok. Just the master cylinder is wanky. Just pump it up and give people room. I plan on taking care of them (again) very soon.

If I ever...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
My front yard resembles that... well, no. ...

My front yard resembles that... well, no.

But I do have an '85 Westy. "Beluga". Found her in my father-in-law's back yard. I was looking at a barn door Westy that was just toast, water pouring...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Some of the old BMWs are wrong too... period...

Some of the old BMWs are wrong too... period correct, but meh. Care not.

Mr. Barber's fortune came from dairy. He also started the Sierra Club in Alabama. When the track was being built, some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
I hear you man. I put 70-80,000 miles on...

I hear you man. I put 70-80,000 miles on whatever I have, then look at it. It either stays or goes. Some things are staying longer. I am defining what I choose to collect.

It's been a long...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Ah, Barbers. Amazing museum. I went to it first...

Ah, Barbers. Amazing museum. I went to it first when it was in the bowels of the "wrong part of" Birmingham. Normal big old building, but when the door opened OMG.

My buddy has helped sort out...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
I attribute my love of autos to my Dad... he took...

I attribute my love of autos to my Dad... he took me to Hershey for the car show when I was 15... I was sold. Wore me out too. We used to cruise car lots at night and he always drug home...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 451,695
Posted By bmwloco
Good write up. No desire here. I am happy...

Good write up.

No desire here. I am happy enough with the R850R I picked up for $2300 on eBay. New Michilens, new Odyessy and bags. I did a major service on it just to make sure.

I just love...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Indeed. If I remember correctly, that Porsche...

Indeed. If I remember correctly, that Porsche 356 is now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Mueseum in Cleveland now.

Sigh. I miss my '67 912 Targa SRW (soft rear window). It was a real...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Ah, a P200... real Vespa. That's how I got my...

Ah, a P200... real Vespa. That's how I got my start on scooters. I kid from Wisconsin came down to Asheville with a Grand Safari Classic station wagen with 4 Vespa scooters wedged inside.

When...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
BMWs, back in the mid to late 70's had a rubber...

BMWs, back in the mid to late 70's had a rubber ring around the gas cap. When it got wet, it swelled up and sometimes breached water into the gas.

I torn diaphragm bedeviled me for more than...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
Diaphragm in carb good? Good seal on gas tank? ...

Diaphragm in carb good? Good seal on gas tank?

Just two things that have stopped me and slapped me silly in the past.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,065
Views: 293,008
Posted By bmwloco
You know, I'm tempted... I need a long motorcycle...

You know, I'm tempted... I need a long motorcycle ride. Especially after the last couple months of work. Looks like things are going to work out though... I should know more Monday.

Lj is in...
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