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Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
New Tag

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I have hit up some Key West specific locations because this is a tourist town; but...when asked...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
Tag!

North Roosevelt Boulevard Key West.https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mBWvAP3Mg1I/VBdaz46-7XI/AAAAAAABeQI/yJUISzY-oSQ/I/IMAG2140.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
That saved me from the humiliation of having to...

That saved me from the humiliation of having to go to Home Depot!
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By conchscooter
Excellent. Dick must have been a righteous dude:...

Excellent. Dick must have been a righteous dude: airheads, Triumphs, Guzzi and Vespa. Superb taste.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,542
Posted By conchscooter
Rear wheel removal is a joy. Better yet check...

Rear wheel removal is a joy.
Better yet check this thread.
http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic6017
I could not remove the big silver "bracket" as described in the pictures, for love nor money. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By conchscooter
I am sometimes reminded that the Internet has its...

I am sometimes reminded that the Internet has its drawbacks. One hundred years ago Shackleton had to pay a newspaper to seek like minded souls.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,542
Posted By conchscooter
Goodness, an anti theft device that is difficult...

Goodness, an anti theft device that is difficult to steal!
Whatever were they thinking?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
Yup, dead as mutton! :rofl:evil

Yup, dead as mutton! :rofl:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
It usually is around here, though lately it's...

It usually is around here, though lately it's been extra nice with low humidity and winds enough to keep you cool. If you are used to this kind of weather. The lack of road choices gets tedious...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
Tag!

A dead person's home.

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In this case the much discussed and visited Hemingway House on Whitehead...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
Snagged!

The obvious in Key West would be the monument to the USS Maine ("Remember the..!") but scooters and motorcycles are banned from the cemetery after some idiots...oh well, the usual.
This one is less...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 572,513
Posted By conchscooter
The road to Key West

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Tamales at The Wharf, Summerland Key, Mile Marker 25 Overseas Highway.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,581
Posted By conchscooter
The Vespa ET4 is getting long in the tooth, not...

The Vespa ET4 is getting long in the tooth, not built since 2004, and is thus slipping into the used market at reasonable prices. Air cooled, carbureted, and properly 60mph capable in neutral...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,851
Posted By conchscooter
Nice! Great pictures. More please.

Nice! Great pictures. More please.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
I still like to know where it is and what I'm...

I still like to know where it is and what I'm looking at, a line of two adds a lot to the fun of watching.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,124
Posted By conchscooter
While cell phones are a modern curse there is no...

While cell phones are a modern curse there is no suggestion - yet- that a cell phone was involved in this accident. But let's not let that dampen wild speculation. Furthermore Arizona is a helmet...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 24,201
Posted By conchscooter
It's funny because the tinkering gene is widely...

It's funny because the tinkering gene is widely distributed among men and it missed me completely. I've looked at threads for years on Modern Vespa by people arguing over top speed, seeking more and...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 24,201
Posted By conchscooter
The scooterist's dream of the extra...

The scooterist's dream of the extra mile-per-hour...It's the ambition that gave us much of what is good, and bad, in the world. I sit on the sidelines and marvel as I accept with gratitude all that...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,174
Posted By conchscooter
http://youtu.be/4cSn5nCQVrI Rugged enough...

http://youtu.be/4cSn5nCQVrI

Rugged enough for two middle aged gents and their Vespas. Passo del Colombardo in Northern Italy tops out around 6,000 feet (1900 meters). Hate those Piaggio products,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,041
Posted By conchscooter
If the whole point of the trip is measuring mpg...

If the whole point of the trip is measuring mpg the answer is obvious. If you can see your way to measuring a trip by something more intrinsically valuable than mpg ( whatever could that be?) then...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,292
Posted By conchscooter
The other thing to bear in mind is that most...

The other thing to bear in mind is that most modern machines barely get used. I am amazed at how much money people will spend to ride a bike a thousand miles a year if that, and I do appreciate the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,128
Posted By conchscooter
A new motorcycle is always a good thing and I...

A new motorcycle is always a good thing and I like to see one that will be ridden, especially with no view toward worrying about resale. I look forward to many more rides.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
If Marcus Del Valle (pronounced valley) were...

If Marcus Del Valle (pronounced valley) were working...but if wishes were something I'd not be at work.

A valley? Really? If the highest point is 16 feet does a dip in the road count as a valley?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By conchscooter
Front only

I was taught to tie the front end only.
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Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,292
Posted By conchscooter
Precisely so. That's why two machines apparently...

Precisely so. That's why two machines apparently identical can have cost differences. Tolerances and metallurgy. My money indeed. My choice based on experience.

Which is not to say redundancy...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,712
Posted By conchscooter
Very well done. 16 days at 32mph is an...

Very well done. 16 days at 32mph is an extraordinary feat. So now you have put to rest the notion that a determined rider needs a particular machine to complete a trip.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,292
Posted By conchscooter
I don't think WOT is out of reach. In the bad old...

I don't think WOT is out of reach. In the bad old days we used to consider cruising speed 80% of top speed. Nowadays I'm not so sure. I run my wife's ET4 WOT on the Overseas Highway and it's doing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,961
Posted By conchscooter
Great pictures!

Great pictures!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,292
Posted By conchscooter
I believe the reviewer actually said it will get...

I believe the reviewer actually said it will get to 65 easily and continues to accelerate to an indicated 81 mph though the rate of acceleration decreases the faster you go. Freeway capable one would...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,581
Posted By conchscooter
Burgman 200

Too expensive for your desired budget, but beautifully equipped for the money, and sufficient performance for you to be able to grow into using it to replace a car. To my surprise the styling which I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,292
Posted By conchscooter
So you want to bring a scooter to the US market....

So you want to bring a scooter to the US market. Trying pleasing this non-buyer:




I like the Burgman range but the 400 and 650 are too large to qualify as scooters in my mind. They are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 214,073
Posted By conchscooter
I read this thread from the sidelines,...

I read this thread from the sidelines, unfulfillable lust as I have other bike projects underway. But I do have to wonder what kind of lightly used SR 400s will be available after they stop importing...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By conchscooter
Truth or Dare?

Without pictures there is no evidence.
ADVrider is a tough crowd.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,032
Posted By conchscooter
Brooklyn Outpost Of The Moped Army

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Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,032
Posted By conchscooter
Brooklyn Commuter

Brave soul
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Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,032
Posted By conchscooter
Vespa In Brooklyn

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Shows signs of having been loved sometime in its five thousand miles of life. Not much love now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,782
Posted By conchscooter
How does an engine run dry twice then perform as...

How does an engine run dry twice then perform as the OP reports it running before his mechanic saw him coming, then suddenly it's toast? Weird.
Easier to blame the cop I guess, but it doesn't make...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,032
Posted By conchscooter
Portland, Maine

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Some brave soul rides a Vespa in this inclement climate.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
I'm in Maine scooter less in the rain on...

I'm in Maine scooter less in the rain on vacation. You lot out riding are making me jealous.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,502
Posted By conchscooter
Good job.

Good job.
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