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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By conchscooter
It sounds like our ride was targeted, possibly a...

It sounds like our ride was targeted, possibly a heft to order for a chop shop or something. Not a joy ride. Thieves are psycpaths, refusing to understand the misery they inflict.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I loved my SR500 and would like the new 400 were...

I loved my SR500 and would like the new 400 were my Bonneville not such an all rounder.

Here's a funny story about the Morini 3 1/2 as related in an interview with the Italian magazine...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
Davide- I read about your rides around Costa Rica...

Davide- I read about your rides around Costa Rica and was, quite honestly surprised how well your LML held up. But all I know is what I know....

I think the division in the US between scooters and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
Okay. This I got. I wanted to direct Jersey Biker...

Okay. This I got. I wanted to direct Jersey Biker to a frisbee golf course in Asheville but he had a much better and much more selfish ride.
On yer bikes I'm back in the Keys Sunday.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,409,029
Posted By conchscooter
Blue Ridge Parkway

I got my mountain fix.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uD81S53zp6U/VRHBIHyvmjI/AAAAAAABlm0/DLBzWdNU_2s/I/IMG_0233.JPG

My Ural fix.
My maxi scooter fix.
My Harley Street fix.

What a day!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,409,029
Posted By conchscooter
Strangely enticing. Tight pick up on...

Strangely enticing. Tight pick up on acceleration. Easy through the turns. Good wind protection ( I was cold it was 60 degrees) but an odd riding position. It would take time to get used to it.
I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,409,029
Posted By conchscooter
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hSsiAaJB8Vo/VRH...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hSsiAaJB8Vo/VRHBKIjTySI/AAAAAAABlm8/VH17q3ToyW8/I/IMG_0234.JPG

Took my first ride on a maxi scooter today. Honda Silver Wing to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thanks to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By conchscooter
Florida is a subtle state. You have to see what's...

Florida is a subtle state. You have to see what's there and it's not always obvious!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By conchscooter
Great stuff but I'd die of boredom plonking along...

Great stuff but I'd die of boredom plonking along at 27mph.

I have a motorcycle endorsement for a reason, not least that I can ride 150cc.

Oh and why do RTW people feel obliged to carry spare...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I have an unusual commute, working at night,...

I have an unusual commute, working at night, traveling against traffic and almost never in stop-and-go. My car is an automatic but I just don't get involved in driving like I do riding.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
The more interesting question to me is would...

The more interesting question to me is would people buy a GTS with gears versus a GTS without gears. I am certain the answer is no. Nor would Piaggio want to market such a machine because, as your...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
We of the geared scooter world are a tiny...

We of the geared scooter world are a tiny minority so I don't see that happening. I'm not going down the Stella route again...I like the P200 because it's a low maintence practical daily rider that...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
Yes to retirement! I do the same thing with the...

Yes to retirement!
I do the same thing with the ET4 or the Bonneville, use it when conditions aren't optimal. Which around here are rain storms and headwinds.

But the P200 is the machine that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By conchscooter
Great pictures. It's on my list so much...

Great pictures. It's on my list so much appreciated.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
Nostalgia is the very devil. I found my...

Nostalgia is the very devil. I found my compromise by riding a modern machine draped to look like an old one. And that offends some people because a modern Bonneville is nothing like the lithe...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
Don't let anyone tell you the good old days were...

Don't let anyone tell you the good old days were better. Modern machines, modern clothing and modern accessories are far better than anything we used 40 years ago. What was great was being young and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,409,029
Posted By conchscooter
Key West

Bahama Village mural
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
Indeed that is the short answer. The longer...

Indeed that is the short answer.
The longer answer is that I am not much interested in industrial design. I am interested in motorcycles ( and I count anything with two wheels and an engine plus...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
Delaveaga golf course. Past the club house up...

Delaveaga golf course. Past the club house up the hill. Lucky you!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,153
Posted By conchscooter
Wink " I also want a CT, but the prices around here...

" I also want a CT, but the prices around here are insane." As opposed to over there?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
Just as well I will be off scooters next week. No...

Just as well I will be off scooters next week. No frisbee golf in the Keys... No snow either if I'm seeing things correctly.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,854
Posted By conchscooter
Key West Cemetery

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-29W_YTX5p8U/VMqnaEVn_CI/AAAAAAABj0w/nrqA5w7ciCg/I/IMAG4831-1.jpg

...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,409,029
Posted By conchscooter
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WO3aPTAj2T8/VQT...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WO3aPTAj2T8/VQT_ICOvSKI/AAAAAAABlNQ/utttsDYoCf8/I/upload_-1.jpg

I know beauty is in the rye of the owner but forty years of design development doesnt seem to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By conchscooter
I'm glad they took out a trademark...J500, a name...

I'm glad they took out a trademark...J500, a name to conjure with, to roll around your tongue and savor...like a vintage...dreams of warm summer nights...hot (insert gender preference here) fit to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
I lived off Ocean Street and they took over a...

I lived off Ocean Street and they took over a drive through A&W close to my house. Terrible temptation.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I spent this afternoon lubricating the front...

I spent this afternoon lubricating the front brake cable, and changed the gearbox oil as well before taking off for a spin to enjoy it, I mean test it for a few miles.


If I were in the modern...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
I forgot how much I miss Togos. Youthful memories.

I forgot how much I miss Togos. Youthful memories.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I have found that memories are what separate me...

I have found that memories are what separate me from people who come to riding later in life. Just by having ridden for a long time, and having done it when we were young and foolish gives a measure...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,037
Posted By conchscooter
I have followed your Greek pages for a while but...

I have followed your Greek pages for a while but seeing it in English is so much better than reading Google translate.
I hope you will describe the advantages and disadvantages of the Vespa. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
"Take Out" its all bloody take out.

"Take Out" its all bloody take out.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 48,387
Posted By conchscooter
I give up. I have scoured the islands from...

I give up.

I have scoured the islands from Big Pine to Key West and I can't find a To Go sign.

Anyone? I got nothin'.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By conchscooter
Oh thank God. Finally in English. He's made...

Oh thank God. Finally in English. He's made videos and I am not much of a fan of amateur moving pictures.
His Greek blog gets translated into pig-non-moto Engrish by the valiant efforts of Google...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,443
Posted By conchscooter
You are an animal. I'm.going to be scooterless...

You are an animal. I'm.going to be scooterless near Asheville next week. Oh well.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,654
Posted By conchscooter
I am astounded. I am 57 and the Burgman looks...

I am astounded. I am 57 and the Burgman looks huge and heavy and cumbersome to me. If I reach 80, and am able I plan to be proficient with a sidecar.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,443
Posted By conchscooter
Now is the time of year I envy you and your...

Now is the time of year I envy you and your rides. Come back winter!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
It may very well be that the Cannonball is not...

It may very well be that the Cannonball is not the correct venue for my notion. But I would approach the ride not with the intention of winning as my concept of winning is rather different. In a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 271,874
Posted By conchscooter
I went to New England last summer and considering...

I went to New England last summer and considering it was the fulfillment of a longstanding ambition it did not disappoint. I think of the lushness, the curving roads, the extraordinary views, the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I like the idea of making a case for elderly...

I like the idea of making a case for elderly scooters. Not as race winning machines but as,viable durable tourers. Maybe Cannonball 2016 won't be the best platform. We shall see. I'd like to see a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By conchscooter
I see huge similarities across continents....

I see huge similarities across continents. Flying and riding seems so romantic to me. And settled . My life path has never been clearly defined.

If the Super 8 scratches the itch it is dactyl...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,648
Posted By conchscooter
I'm of a mind to stick a sidecar on my Bonneville...

I'm of a mind to stick a sidecar on my Bonneville when I get too old to hold it up myself.

Call me a curmudgeon but these things are cars not motorbikes. Want proof?
Do these buggers wave when...
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