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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By CaptnJim
Sounds like the new scoot is working for you! ...

Sounds like the new scoot is working for you! Good to hear.

I had a BMW R1100RT with heated grips and an electrically adjustable windshield. I was thinking "gimmick", both turned out to be VERY...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By CaptnJim
Thanks, Battle Scooter pilots...

This forum is a lot of fun (most of the time). When I'm not out riding, this place reminds me that I should be... or at least gives me a little two-wheel pick-me-up when I can't be.

On this day...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
I find the fascination with top speed on a...

I find the fascination with top speed on a scooter interesting. Not the top speed, but the fascination. We have a lot of two-wheel enthusiasts here, so, no doubt, many have ridden their bike to the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
For clarification, fresh asphalt is not a new...

For clarification, fresh asphalt is not a new rectal problem...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/11/been-while.html
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
Gearing can make a difference in top speed. I'm...

Gearing can make a difference in top speed. I'm not discounting that the SMax could do 80 mph, but something's gotta give... and that would generally be trading off acceleration for a higher top...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By CaptnJim
Still waiting to hear from the original poster......

Still waiting to hear from the original poster... if this wasn't just a spoof. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
Strap a GPS on there and make the same run. ...

Strap a GPS on there and make the same run. Report back. Some speedos are optimistic.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
Posted By CaptnJim
A few questions come to mind... 1. Are you...

A few questions come to mind...

1. Are you serious?
2. What would be the downside of getting a motorcycle license?
3. Does the scooter rental place know you are taking the scoot out of state?...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
The Shady Dell is an interesting place: the...

The Shady Dell is an interesting place: the "hotel rooms" are vintage RVs. Ever wanted to stay in a 1949 Airstream? This is your place!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
Great images! Makes me long for some fun...

Great images! Makes me long for some fun twisties! And a new tattoo that says: "Ride to eat, eat to ride" :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
Regarding the horses statement: horses have no...

Regarding the horses statement: horses have no on/off switch... and the exhaust is WAY different. :lol3

We have been residents in different states, but find a traveling lifestyle suits us. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 230,586
Posted By CaptnJim
That is quite a find - congrats!

That is quite a find - congrats!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 27,189
Posted By CaptnJim
This may take a while... the nearest US Ducati...

This may take a while... the nearest US Ducati dealer is about 300 miles away. Harleys and various sport bikes would be easy... but, I'll keep a look out... it's gonna have to be parked, though,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-23-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
Sorry to hear about your wife's run-in with the...

Sorry to hear about your wife's run-in with the bee - no fun at all! Ride long enough and it's going to happen. A couple weeks ago, I caught a moth up under the helmet... anyone remember the old...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
Several things I take away from that (Hot Girl)...

Several things I take away from that (Hot Girl) video...

* She may be hot, but we don't really know that thanks to the helmet.

* I'm thinking I would fit on that scooter - I think I am taller...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By CaptnJim
This thread brought back fun times we had with a...

This thread brought back fun times we had with a couple electric scooters... I guess I DID have a scooter before the PCX. :D

In 1996, I bought a folding electric scooter, made by Mase, an Italian...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 27,189
Posted By CaptnJim
Lots of "interesting" signs and spellings around...

Lots of "interesting" signs and spellings around here. The light was better on the other side for a close up. The map says we're in the US... I call it "Mexico Lite."

Get a tag - I think my wife...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
We took the scoots out for lunch today... ...

We took the scoots out for lunch today...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/11/did-you-get-that-around-here.html

Two reasons, and I scored a "scooter tag" on that thread here...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
Chicks dig the scoots. I understand the gas...

Chicks dig the scoots. I understand the gas situation: it couldn't possibly be using that little bit o' gas! :evil Be happy it's not a boat - you'd have the Spill Response Team after you! :eek1
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 27,189
Posted By CaptnJim
Out and about, got "sports"... ...

Out and about, got "sports"...

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z440/eiwiz/SportsSign1_zps9d6c1fbc.jpg

A close up of the sign so you can see the word "sports" better...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,834
Posted By CaptnJim
Hi JerseyBiker, Interesting to hear about...

Hi JerseyBiker,

Interesting to hear about the HD Street 500... and sorry to hear the Ural sidecar didn't turn out to be all you'd hoped for. I do understand that part of the appeal of two wheels...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 27,189
Posted By CaptnJim
A sports park is hard to come by around here......

A sports park is hard to come by around here... now, a sports bar, that I could find. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By CaptnJim
Congrats on the new scoot - looks good!

Congrats on the new scoot - looks good!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By CaptnJim
Don't let that sway you. I'm sure that rider...

Don't let that sway you. I'm sure that rider isn't an enthusaist. :evil

You'll be fine when you get back on two wheels.

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,724
Posted By CaptnJim
F-f-f-f-f-f-forty-one degrees!?! I appreciate...

F-f-f-f-f-f-forty-one degrees!?! I appreciate your dedication! :D Of course, you have to play with the newest toy!

Sounds like Yamaha did their homework with this new scoot. I'll be interested...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 31,801
Posted By CaptnJim
Enjoying the ride reports - keep 'me coming! ...

Enjoying the ride reports - keep 'me coming! :clap

Jim
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
It made it all the way up to 65 here today! Not...

It made it all the way up to 65 here today! Not like it's Buffalo, NY, or anything. :D It is supposed to be back to the upper 70s, low 80s by the weekend.

I'm just happy to be out scootin'.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
Only because the cat wasn't with us. :D

Only because the cat wasn't with us. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,712
Posted By CaptnJim
Don't go gettin' all logical on us. :evil This...

Don't go gettin' all logical on us. :evil This forum does seem to be populated by some passionate folks. Discussions like those above remind me somewhat of political discussions - there's a lot of...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 234,673
Posted By CaptnJim
These are a few of my favorite things... ...

These are a few of my favorite things...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2014/11/cant-take-you-anywhere.html

Some scooting around today. A preview...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By CaptnJim
I think it's great that everyone is pleased with...

I think it's great that everyone is pleased with their particular choice. Lots of options, and that's why one needs to do some research and get some "seat time", to see what best checks the boxes in...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By CaptnJim
Did a quick search for photos of the riding...

Did a quick search for photos of the riding position on the SYM HD200 and the PCX - here are a couple examples...

SYM HD200...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By CaptnJim
Big Bang Theory. No need to debate the merits of...

Big Bang Theory. No need to debate the merits of the show. I like it, it's OK if others don't. Kripkie is an occasional character. I can relate to the show because I used to be a smart guy. That...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By CaptnJim
I like it - it looks very functional... kinda...

I like it - it looks very functional... kinda like if a C3 went into a cocoon and this is what it evolved into... bigger, more stylish.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,533
Posted By CaptnJim
According to Honda's specs on the 2013 PCX 150......

According to Honda's specs on the 2013 PCX 150...

"286 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)"

That sounds like wet weight to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 31,801
Posted By CaptnJim
I agree - let's argue about which ride report is...

I agree - let's argue about which ride report is the best!! :rofl

That's a joke. That's why I put that rolling smiley face thing ^
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
I haven't crossed the border south of Bisbee, but...

I haven't crossed the border south of Bisbee, but have in other parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. You need to have a passport to get back into the US. Proper registration of your...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
Ah, Red, you are so sweet and so right. ...

Ah, Red, you are so sweet and so right.

Allow me to make a public apology: I'm sorry Jerry. You are certainly entitled to your opinions, even when you state them as fact. For "truth, justice,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 175,209
Posted By CaptnJim
Jerry, Jerry. :rofl My GMC Sierra isn't a...

Jerry, Jerry. :rofl

My GMC Sierra isn't a "real" pickup because it has a crew cab?

Over half of the 160,000 miles I have on that truck are towing heavy loads. Loads that your idea of a "real"...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,482
Posted By CaptnJim
Sorry, Jerry, it seems that you have based your...

Sorry, Jerry, it seems that you have based your opinion on your experience - you feel more committed because you work on your own bikes. Or because someone doesn't buy a more expensive scooter, they...
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