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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,812
Posted By conchscooter
"It isn't the bike that makes the rider..." ...

"It isn't the bike that makes the rider..."

Which is the perfect quotation to wrap up this elderly thread" ¿No? Boring is as boring rides...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,604
Posted By conchscooter
Free Scooter Parking Everywhere

There is no snow in the forecast, but 60 degrees tonight merits a winter jacket, handlebar muffs and an expectation of cold knees on the ride home.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,604
Posted By conchscooter
Key West preservation.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/---pc_XnICt0/VMUsAFODudI/AAAAAAABjlU/KpIDy3nXwj0/I/IMAG4699.jpg

Honda Spree
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
I grew up in a castle, and it was draughty and...

I grew up in a castle, and it was draughty and lonely in winter when the village shut down, and in summer I was running around in the countryside with the summer residents' kids...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,589
Posted By conchscooter
A bit of a one note tune but worth pondering if...

A bit of a one note tune but worth pondering if the issues of suburbanization interest you is
www.kunstler.com

Poverty in the US and hunger were tackled by bi-partisan Great Society programs...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,589
Posted By conchscooter
Off your high horse big boy. You brought up...

Off your high horse big boy. You brought up Appalachia.
A southern saying I've heard is you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
If you want to convince rather than preach try getting off...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
Tag. An accoubtant's office.

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I took this picture two days ago inspired by the tax forms we got from our accountants.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
Grab. Key West Park and Ride

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I forgot I was on a mission last night when I rode into town and I took the Bonneville and it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 258,682
Posted By conchscooter
Tampa.

Tampa.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
I don't have much to contribute by way of...

I don't have much to contribute by way of seasonal variety but I offer this by way of thanks for the variety I get on this page. I am tied to work at the moment and unable to wander by two wheels....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,589
Posted By conchscooter
Can't Last

Whatever is going on is happening to benefit the one percent and we get the crumbs. It'll last as long as our corporate overlords want it to, Appalachian starvation notwithstanding. What comes next...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By conchscooter
He makes a good case for his ride. The...

He makes a good case for his ride.

The trailering thing is starting to appeal to me. I've ridden the length of Florida enough that slumping into my Fusion with a/c and Sirius towing my trailer to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,604
Posted By conchscooter
Paseo's is still open but the Seattle stores have...

Paseo's is still open but the Seattle stores have been closed I believe. There was something in the paper last year about the two original stores closing suddenly.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
No Rum

I like rum but...

http://m.wikihow.com/Make-a-Non-Alcoholic-Mojito

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,604
Posted By conchscooter
A winter street

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Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
Five layers to bed? Hell no

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MUBUoszlsAM/VLhUWiJStNI/AAAAAAABjTM/QUGlfDeY0n4/I/IMAG4574-1.jpg

I grant you winding mountain roads lead to superb views but...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
I have been away for a few days and find this...

I have been away for a few days and find this stalled. Disgraceful!
However as it happens I am unable to oblige. Sorry.:cry
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
You need to keep the scooter moving. There's a...

You need to keep the scooter moving. There's a plant growing in the back.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,259
Posted By conchscooter
Scooters are fun just as motorcycles are but in a...

Scooters are fun just as motorcycles are but in a different way. I can stuff groceries in my motorcycle luggage. If you use a scooter solely as a shopping cart you are missing out on way too much.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,259
Posted By conchscooter
I'm a bi-cyclist

Always have been. I started out on a Vespa, lusted after a motorcycle, and found myself looking over my shoulder at my past love. All my life I have switch hit, a lust that has been fed increasingly...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,311
Posted By conchscooter
Decades ago

My first big bike. In 1979 it felt like it was tearing my arms out on acceleration. Vibrated something fierce and the electricals kept stopping it which made me sell it for a brand new Yamaha SR500...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By conchscooter
I have sought that in the P200 but weirdly enough...

I have sought that in the P200 but weirdly enough my ET4 behaves as your Lance does. I have 20,000 trouble free miles on the ET4 it rides smoothly at WOT 60 mph GPS, 65 indicated and its far more...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,957
Posted By conchscooter
Interesting. I understand that line of thinking...

Interesting. I understand that line of thinking exactly. Knowing less is just right yet unable to suppress wondering if more isn't really better...I do that daydreaming about new motorcycles. I mean,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,173
Posted By conchscooter
120 Don't get me wrong - my Hinckley...

120

Don't get me wrong - my Hinckley Bonneville is the best, most versatile bike I've owned in in 40 years of riding. But there are those who have a rather rosy nostalgic view of the old...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
Tag!

Your scooter by a pay phone. If just a booth with a non functioning phone, oh well.


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Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
Key West International

The only international traffic at this airport are conch and lobster imported from Central America.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
I have a friend with a Ranger. They inspire...

I have a friend with a Ranger. They inspire loyalty. Weird! I always wanted Cheyenne in front of a Labrador sign but when I stopped inCheyenne Wyoming she was thoroughly unimpressed.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,173
Posted By conchscooter
There are a few stubborn people who equate...

There are a few stubborn people who equate Hinckley Bonnevilles with Meriden Bonnevilles and as long as you are clear that any resemblance is purely superficial you will do fine.

In it's early...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
I wanted to get a picture of her at a French ...

I wanted to get a picture of her at a French Gendarmerie and post a picture of my peripatetic dog "in France" on my blog. My wife made me see sense and we only got as far as Montreal.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
Chuck is a retired engineer who rides motorcycles...

Chuck is a retired engineer who rides motorcycles but is not into scooters. You can mention me by all means. I remember him fondly. He is enthusiastic so I think his bike shop will do well.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,493
Views: 1,380,604
Posted By conchscooter
No Room

There is no room left in Key West. Just filled up. Sorry.:1drink


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Mind you, Lehigh Valley is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
Don't get me wrong.: I love to look at snow and...

Don't get me wrong.: I love to look at snow and Klaviator's pictures are always a treat, but I don't want to live it. Coastal California was too cold and gray for me.


Chuck and Pauline own...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
65 degrees and windy

I hate snow, I hate cold feet, I loathe leafless trees, fog is an instrument of the devil. I never get bored with sunlight, blue skies and shimmering green trees and blue water and puffy white...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
I Second that.

I Second that.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,399
Posted By conchscooter
Tank Filling

I find it easier to visualize with a picture.

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Some people remove the pet carrier first (mine...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 39,302
Posted By conchscooter
I think Folks Up North see a picture of a...

I think Folks Up North see a picture of a motorcycle in sunshine as relief rather than derail. Wyland is all over Key West. It's just that I'm not at the moment.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,399
Posted By conchscooter
You have done very well. I think the 150cc is the...

You have done very well. I think the 150cc is the modern Vespa sweet spot, and the Sprint is the prettiest of the lot.

PS the trick to filling the tank is to hold the handle above the underseat...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,885
Posted By conchscooter
And they ride alone. Cannonball is a race. The...

And they ride alone. Cannonball is a race. The fifties had to ride twice as long, leaving first, arriving last. In a pack rally as is suggested here god knows how the GTS spends all day pretending to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,237
Views: 226,711
Posted By conchscooter
I dreamed up an idea and my engineer partner...

I dreamed up an idea and my engineer partner first sat me down with U Tube (ugh!).

http://youtu.be/QgaBvEO2LYY

A year later we are crawling to execution, our wives still talk to us and the idea...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,146
Posted By conchscooter
I get 40,000 miles out of a chain using a Loobman...

I get 40,000 miles out of a chain using a Loobman oiler ($50 from Aerostich). It spews oil off the chain but the chain requires zero maintenance and after a few thousand miles needs no adjustments...
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