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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By hippiebrian
New to me People s200

So, I have been looking at scooters for a bit as I missed mine. The other day I went to see what the S-Max looked like as well as to get a gander at the new Kymcos, as I was originally going to buy...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By hippiebrian
Sad truth though? Most of them leave the space...

Sad truth though? Most of them leave the space because they have absolutely no idea where the front of their car is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,799
Posted By hippiebrian
Thing is, tiered licensing has nothing to do with...

Thing is, tiered licensing has nothing to do with age. The reason for the higher age deaths is that dudes in their 40's and 50's who either have never ridden or haven't in 30 years are getting their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
If something has been taught for at least 40...

If something has been taught for at least 40 years, and that same action has been performed for 40 years, and there is a plethera of information backing up that action, then why would I disagree with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
Or they are correct and when you are at slow...

Or they are correct and when you are at slow speeds the best method is to steer with the turn while leaning against it (to stop that pesky physics you speak of from toppling the bike). Just maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
You are wrong. Again. There is way too much...

You are wrong. Again. There is way too much information out there counter to what you put out than I can ignore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
More info for those who know better. ...

More info for those who know better.

http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CounterSteering
http://ridemyown.com/articles/riding/BTB-overcomefearofleaning.shtml...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
Bullshit.

Bullshit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
No, you turn in the direction you want to go at...

No, you turn in the direction you want to go at slow speeds and lean your weight to the opposite. You will not fall over, trust me, I've been doing it for 40 years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
No, they are correct. Get yourself on a bike,...

No, they are correct. Get yourself on a bike, keep it at 5 mph and watch how you steer it. Pay very close attention...

Some more info:

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/motorcycle4.htm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
According to these guys, about 12 mph. ...

According to these guys, about 12 mph.

http://www.motorcycletraining.com/team-arizona-riding-tip-february-2013-slow-speed-turning-technique/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,799
Posted By hippiebrian
Easier access to training and education combined...

Easier access to training and education combined with a tiered licensing system would be ideal.

To answer other's concerns, I also do believe in higher standards for automobile drivers. While I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 107,349
Posted By hippiebrian
Actually, countersteering does nothing undre a...

Actually, countersteering does nothing undre a few mph. Next time you take a turn from a stop, actually pay attention to what you do with your handlebars. At very low speeds, you actually do steer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,799
Posted By hippiebrian
If you go out as a new rider on a fast bike and...

If you go out as a new rider on a fast bike and hit me, we have issues. If you go out as a new rider on a fast bike and hit someone's kid we have issues. If you go out as a new rider and hit...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,080
Posted By hippiebrian
I think I'm being misunderstood here. I have no...

I think I'm being misunderstood here. I have no problem with the Taiwan scoot quality. I had a People 150 and loved it! My only concern is using them for touring based soley on the low dealership...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,943
Posted By hippiebrian
A bit late in, but here's my 2 cents. Every...

A bit late in, but here's my 2 cents.

Every kid that wants a bike should, if the parents have the means, get one. The reason I say this is two fold. First off, it is easier to learn physical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,220
Posted By hippiebrian
Having lived a lot of places, as far as...

Having lived a lot of places, as far as motorcycling, Southern California is my favorite. Sure, the traffic can suck, but you are never more than an hour away from some great roads, the coast if you...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,080
Posted By hippiebrian
There are several Suzuki dealers in Wy. at least....

There are several Suzuki dealers in Wy. at least.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/DealerLocator.aspx?zip=82801&miles=250&ManfId=14

When I searched Sym the answer was "sorry, but we couldn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,080
Posted By hippiebrian
The thing is, for me the big maxi's are for...

The thing is, for me the big maxi's are for touring, and until they get distributership and parts availability down here in the U.S., I can't see buying a touring rig from Sym. Or Kymco for that...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By hippiebrian
Won't turn on? Have you tried a nice bottle of...

Won't turn on? Have you tried a nice bottle of cab, candle light and a Barry White album?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,710
Posted By hippiebrian
Agreed. That old rubber was not designed to...

Agreed. That old rubber was not designed to handle the new gas! Keeping the original hose would have been a disaster waiting to happen!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,015
Posted By hippiebrian
Very cool. I love to see enthusiasm no matter...

Very cool. I love to see enthusiasm no matter what someone rides, espescially the old Vespas which I hope to have time for when I retire. Enjoy, man!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,710
Posted By hippiebrian
Okay, oficially jealous. That is gorgeous! If...

Okay, oficially jealous. That is gorgeous! If it's been a while since it's run, do yourself a favor and give the cylinder a squirt of wd40 through the spark plug hole before you try and start it.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,635
Posted By hippiebrian
This. Honda probably needs to see what the...

This. Honda probably needs to see what the Chinese, Indian and Taiwanese scooter manufacturers are doing. Very little distribution, yet they are still selling like hotcakes. A new take on the cub...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,635
Posted By hippiebrian
Glad you like it! Me? This makes me wonder...

Glad you like it!

Me? This makes me wonder if someone is slipping mushrooms into the tea at the Honda design center.

Really:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 57,289
Posted By hippiebrian
Was just running through this thread and ran into...

Was just running through this thread and ran into this. I've been a fan of what he calls "hard break in" for years. In fact, most of the best bike mechanics I have ever met going all the way back...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By hippiebrian
2007 Majesty

I just saw in a motorcycle shop inventory a 2007 Majesty with 243 miles. Yes, two hundred and forty three miles total. It's listed at 3299.00 plus obviously tax, title and license.

So, good...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 36,246
Posted By hippiebrian
Okay, city boy here. If I could have one bike......

Okay, city boy here. If I could have one bike...

Well, the KLR is cool, but for every day and freeway riding? With the little dirt I actually do these days, if I had to only have one bike I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,920
Posted By hippiebrian
I voted HD for two reasons. First off, it you...

I voted HD for two reasons. First off, it you are doing a lot of touring, eventually some part is going to give out and Harley dealers and after market shops are everywhere. Victory shops are still...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,193
Views: 1,036,579
Posted By hippiebrian
It will be a good possibility. I think I have...

It will be a good possibility. I think I have figured the plusses (belt drive, hydraulic valves, believe it or not better gas mileage, 47.5 gallon tank for longer distance between fill ups, more low...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,193
Views: 1,036,579
Posted By hippiebrian
*I bought the Bonnie, like all my bikes, cash, so...

*I bought the Bonnie, like all my bikes, cash, so yes, it's paid off. I would also be buying the Sporty with the trade in and cash.
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5,193
Views: 1,036,579
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm going to wind up with a few extra bucks soon...

I'm going to wind up with a few extra bucks soon (provided we don't go on strike!) and have been tossing ideas around in my head as to how to spend them. I could just put it in with my savings, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 23,476
Posted By hippiebrian
[QUOTE=klaviator;26235678]One of my favorite and...

[QUOTE=klaviator;26235678]One of my favorite and most common rides was out to Julian. The route was a little city traffic to Otay lakes road. Otay Lakes road was a two lane country road back then....
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,847
Posted By hippiebrian
On what planet is a leg throw over chain drive a...

On what planet is a leg throw over chain drive a scooter? :huh
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 24,170
Posted By hippiebrian
Right now I want a Honda Forza. I will have one...

Right now I want a Honda Forza. I will have one this year. In May if we do not go on strike, later if we do...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,568
Posted By hippiebrian
Hate forward controls on a motorcycle. ...

Hate forward controls on a motorcycle.

That said, I'm 50/50 on a scooter. Rode my Chetaks with my feet below me, rode my People 150 most of the time with my feet up against the front of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,682
Posted By hippiebrian
Good thing you had the helmet. Next step is slow...

Good thing you had the helmet. Next step is slow down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,301
Posted By hippiebrian
Science has shown that the volume of your...

Science has shown that the volume of your motorcycle is inversely proportional to the size of your penis.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,531
Posted By hippiebrian
I live in Southern California. I love cold...

I live in Southern California. I love cold weather riding, you know, when it gets below 65 degrees...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,485
Posted By hippiebrian
Good thing the op wasn't wearing his full face...

Good thing the op wasn't wearing his full face helmet. He wouldn't have seen the taxi because, you know, those things take away ALL of your peripheral vision as well as making your head so hot you...
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