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Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,061,851
Posted By PeeBee
I sincerely hope things work out well in Croatia....

I sincerely hope things work out well in Croatia. Have a safe trip and don't forget to visit Amsterdam. I'm buying dinner.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
Wow. Hell froze over...

Wow. Hell froze over...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,612
Posted By PeeBee
Here's my new ride (since last friday)...

Here's my new ride (since last friday)...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
:d

:d
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
This scooter takes defensive driving to a whole...

This scooter takes defensive driving to a whole new level. Yesterday I had a bicyclist take a left right in front of me. She hadn't heard me. It takes a lot of anticipating, especially in Amsterdam,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
Thanks, I will try to keep you posted. For now...

Thanks, I will try to keep you posted. For now I'm happy with the choice I've made, and to me there is no reason to see this solution from a major manufacturer as something of a "worthless...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
It's not a Swiss army knife for transportation....

It's not a Swiss army knife for transportation. You're right that it makes sense for (semi-) urban traffic. Exactly why I bought it. The trip that I often take is to a client that is 22 miles away...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
I've had it since last friday, and I'm just shy...

I've had it since last friday, and I'm just shy of 300 km so far. It's a bit heavier than the C600, but the cog is lower, so it's really easy to handle, once it rolls. I've managed to ride it...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
Hi Elamofo, I've swapped it as in traded in....

Hi Elamofo,

I've swapped it as in traded in. Ever since I saw these electric scooters ride the streets of London during the olympics I knew I wanted one. I bought a C600 as a temporary solution,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
Thanks, Amac! Here's a little info on the...

Thanks, Amac! Here's a little info on the batteries: they are exactly the same as what BMW uses in their i3 car, only fewer... Which boosted my confidence towards buying this scooter. The i3 is a big...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By PeeBee
Last Friday I swapped my C600 Sport (left) for a...

Last Friday I swapped my C600 Sport (left) for a C Evolution (right). I'm probably one of the first in Holland. The first at my dealer anyway...

The strange feeling of a full electric drivetrain...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,612
Posted By PeeBee
Electric Boogie

Next saturday (May 3rd) is the official kickoff of the C-Evolution, the electric Maxi by BMW. I've been on a list from day 1, so I get to be the first customer to drive this one. It still needs some...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,612
Posted By PeeBee
Yep, Sport with comfort package. Just ask the...

Yep, Sport with comfort package. Just ask the Mrs. to take a ride on the back and switch on her own private seat heater. She'll probably melt...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,612
Posted By PeeBee
C600

My Beemer in the dunes of beautiful Ameland (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ameland/@53.4461032,5.7925568,26556m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c90f7a8d7cc225:0x471722396bb4e0c9)
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
I'd say: take a test drive, and when it's fine...

I'd say: take a test drive, and when it's fine with you... The C600 is a bit more hesitant than the T-Max from a stop. The clutch closes at 4100 rpm. Closing the clutch at lower revs could be harsh...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
- T-Max handlebars are lower than C 600 Sport...

- T-Max handlebars are lower than C 600 Sport (C600 Sport handlebars are lower than C650 GT). When tall, this will give you a more cramped position.
- C600 Sport has more clutch slip when...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 56,300
Posted By PeeBee
Coma

I just saw the coverage of the last stage in the 2014 Dakar. Marc Coma won and at the finish line he waited for all the cameras to arrive, put hist fists in the air and pointed at the sticker on his...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 56,300
Posted By PeeBee
Very sad news indeed. Kurt was one of a small...

Very sad news indeed. Kurt was one of a small bunch that could end up on the top of the Dakar leaderboard one day. A big loss for the rally world and a devastating loss for those near him. Let's...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,683
Posted By PeeBee
I found out that the tyre pressure affects...

I found out that the tyre pressure affects driving with the Pirellis immensely. I'm always running them with a bit more pressure than prescribed (recommended is 2,3 front and 2,5 rear). The drive...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,683
Posted By PeeBee
Sure! :D Let's just start a C600 racing league. ...

Sure! :D Let's just start a C600 racing league.
http://www.sumomoto.com/tyre-warmer/index.files/350%20%20scooter%20tyre%20warmer%2010%2012%20mini%20inch%202.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,683
Posted By PeeBee
I drove the C600 and the GT 650 back to back and...

I drove the C600 and the GT 650 back to back and the GT has OEM Metzelers that filter away half the fun. The Pirelli's have better steering, grip etc. They need temperature though, and that does not...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,683
Posted By PeeBee
I found a pic on BMW Belgium: ...

I found a pic on BMW Belgium:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.be/_common/img/safety_concept/lighting/lighting_340x230_06.jpg

It's LED fixtures on both sides of the headlights. They are always on,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,683
Posted By PeeBee
My C600 is a whole lot of scooter. - Daylight...

My C600 is a whole lot of scooter.
- Daylight Running Lights: people actually see me...
- ABS / ASR: works like it should
- Heated grips AND seat, even with a thermostat. Nice!
- Seat offers a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
Maybe worth mentioning: JCosta is not the only...

Maybe worth mentioning: JCosta is not the only one with a custom clutch for the C600 / 650 GT. Polini and Malossi have cooked something up too.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
The JCosta votes are in. My dealer mounted a kit...

The JCosta votes are in. My dealer mounted a kit on a GT (not mine) and here are their findings:

- The bike had a drive train resonance over 80 mph. That stayed, unfortunately.
- Pulling away...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
Plus one...

Plus one...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
My dealer is in talks with BMW Netherlands about...

My dealer is in talks with BMW Netherlands about this exact issue. I'll post a soon as there's news.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
Sorry, I forgot some positives: - Blinkers...

Sorry, I forgot some positives:

- Blinkers have an auto-off. Nice!
- The bike has three trip meters. Two are the usual suspects, with manual zeroing, but the third switches to zero every time the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,793
Posted By PeeBee
Here's another 2 cents list of pro and cons. I've...

Here's another 2 cents list of pro and cons. I've owned a silver C600 Sport since early January. Picked it up as a demo, with 200 miles on it, with full two years warranty with a 1.800 discount....
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 1,061,851
Posted By PeeBee
"Dad, what are you doing?" "Reading, honey. ...

"Dad, what are you doing?"
"Reading, honey.
"But you've been reading all sunday. Is that an e-book?"
"no, it's a travel blog."
"What is it about?"
"About a trip that I would love to make one...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 29,314
Posted By PeeBee
Last Saturday I was given the opportunity to book...

Last Saturday I was given the opportunity to book a test drive on both BMW scooters.

After 20+ years of riding 15+ motorcycles on a daily basis, my last KTM Duke got stolen and I swapped it for a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 763,765
Posted By PeeBee
Please let us know what your starting number will...

Please let us know what your starting number will be, so we can enter that in ASO's tracking webpage. Can't wait... we'll all be cheering from our couches all over the world!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 424,042
Posted By PeeBee
I lost some of my hearing while owning the 950....

I lost some of my hearing while owning the 950. All because of the immense sound pressure levels while driving. Yes, immense.

So I do regret ever getting one, since the hearing will never come...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,303
Posted By PeeBee
It hasn't got much to do with listening... My...

It hasn't got much to do with listening... My dealer told me that the 690/700 ADV was ready for MY 2011, but that the introduction was postponed because of lack of funding to promote the introduction...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By PeeBee
Thanks, for your reply, Paul. I've tried all...

Thanks, for your reply, Paul. I've tried all kinds in the year that I had the 950. My last resort was to get the cast ones, made to my ears. Because those are still a tiny bit open, the noise was...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,549
Posted By PeeBee
Road trip coming up / 950 ADV screen question

I know that this topic has been addressed a lot of times, but I still hope I can put my question out there. Thanks for your time anyway.

In 2004 I sold my own 950 Adventure S cause I was getting...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 116,738
Posted By PeeBee
Apart from the graphics, which were orange/black...

Apart from the graphics, which were orange/black only, the 2003/2004 (first year) 950 'S' was just as high. I had one of those. I'm 6'5'' and the bike gave me a headache. Impossible to push back...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-12-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5,423
Views: 1,673,886
Posted By PeeBee
Must be front page material. Wow. :thumb

Must be front page material. Wow. :thumb
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 1,298,612
Posted By PeeBee
Nice! How big are the differences? Just a few...

Nice! How big are the differences? Just a few ponies or is it more?
Forum: Orange Crush 02-16-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 763,765
Posted By PeeBee
As usual, this post was more than worth the wait....

As usual, this post was more than worth the wait. Thanks for taking the time to share, Pyn. :thumb
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