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Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
Facebook is like drinking out of a firehose. ...

Facebook is like drinking out of a firehose.

The Aero 125 thread is more like eclectic salon. Interesting conversation and affable characters. My kind of humans.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 08:31 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Red, check out a Scarabeo (same through 150cc)...

Red, check out a Scarabeo (same through 150cc) good online parts.

I think, with my sister, check oil when you put gas in will be the mantra.

I am going to try, anyway :norton
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
Like so... still pretty cool for $4k ...

Like so... still pretty cool for $4k

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-HONDA-BIG-RUCKUS-PS250-12K-MILES-1000-IN-ORIGINAL-OEM-HONDA-ACCESSORIES-/121602987721?_trksid=p2054897.l4275
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:50 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Totally agree; the 50cc won't get out of it's own...

Totally agree; the 50cc won't get out of it's own way.

The 250... just right. Rare, but out there. You pay accordingly too.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 01:28 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Picked up my sister's Kymco People 50cc two...

Picked up my sister's Kymco People 50cc two stroke.

It hadn't run in months; I had my thoughts on the matter, but kept them to myself.

The bill came to a very fair $523. Cylinder was...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Same thought here. I've been reading about the...

Same thought here. I've been reading about the SR400 thinking "perfect" in a lot of ways.

I'll have to go check one out. Like I need another motorcycle...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 08:17 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
It's all good. Plenty to do here. Lots of time...

It's all good. Plenty to do here. Lots of time to look - and support SWMBO in her medical pursuit.

Tearing into a real beastie today, a Apple G5 with H20 cooling from the factory. Last of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 08:18 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
I too can recommend dialect grease. Good on...

I too can recommend dialect grease.

Good on any electrical connection. I completely did all my plugs on the Westy a couple years ago. The lights always work.

I have done it for decades on my...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Newly free of employ here. I was dismissed...

Newly free of employ here.

I was dismissed as the Hospital sold my job to a outfit in California.

It was also getting weird. Nearly 3 years ago I started working in a great environment, with...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 07:42 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Raining here in WNC. 42F. Sigh. It was 70F two...

Raining here in WNC. 42F. Sigh. It was 70F two days ago. Good scooter weather.

Glad to hear the Honda is sorted out - and that Red & Scooterboi are doing so well too.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 03:40 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Same here in the mountains of NC. Just walk in...

Same here in the mountains of NC. Just walk in with your paperwork, insurance info, poof. No drama.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 01:15 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
My nephew is in NZ at the moment. NOLS. He's...

My nephew is in NZ at the moment. NOLS. He's been down there for the last 2 months, 1 more to go.

Whew. One more night to work.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 01:36 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Got to ride the Scarabeo out; was filling up with...

Got to ride the Scarabeo out; was filling up with after a beer run. He was driving a Expedition.

I looks at me and says "how many miles per gallon?".

"Oh, I dunno. 115 or 120 mpg" My fuel...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Scarabeo 50 2 stroke here.... big love for that...

Scarabeo 50 2 stroke here.... big love for that big wheel scooter.

Keep it Scarabeo down - it'll leave more for us ;)

:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 11:27 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Oh, it's always something with a Westy. The...

Oh, it's always something with a Westy. The brakes are ok. Just the master cylinder is wanky. Just pump it up and give people room. I plan on taking care of them (again) very soon.

If I ever...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 06:25 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
My front yard resembles that... well, no. ...

My front yard resembles that... well, no.

But I do have an '85 Westy. "Beluga". Found her in my father-in-law's back yard. I was looking at a barn door Westy that was just toast, water pouring...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 07:39 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Some of the old BMWs are wrong too... period...

Some of the old BMWs are wrong too... period correct, but meh. Care not.

Mr. Barber's fortune came from dairy. He also started the Sierra Club in Alabama. When the track was being built, some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 07:10 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
I hear you man. I put 70-80,000 miles on...

I hear you man. I put 70-80,000 miles on whatever I have, then look at it. It either stays or goes. Some things are staying longer. I am defining what I choose to collect.

It's been a long...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 06:11 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
Ah, Barbers. Amazing museum. I went to it first...

Ah, Barbers. Amazing museum. I went to it first when it was in the bowels of the "wrong part of" Birmingham. Normal big old building, but when the door opened OMG.

My buddy has helped sort out...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 02:49 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
I attribute my love of autos to my Dad... he took...

I attribute my love of autos to my Dad... he took me to Hershey for the car show when I was 15... I was sold. Wore me out too. We used to cruise car lots at night and he always drug home...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 02:04 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
Good write up. No desire here. I am happy...

Good write up.

No desire here. I am happy enough with the R850R I picked up for $2300 on eBay. New Michilens, new Odyessy and bags. I did a major service on it just to make sure.

I just love...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 01:50 AM
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Posted By bmwloco
Indeed. If I remember correctly, that Porsche...

Indeed. If I remember correctly, that Porsche 356 is now at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Mueseum in Cleveland now.

Sigh. I miss my '67 912 Targa SRW (soft rear window). It was a real...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 05:21 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Ah, a P200... real Vespa. That's how I got my...

Ah, a P200... real Vespa. That's how I got my start on scooters. I kid from Wisconsin came down to Asheville with a Grand Safari Classic station wagen with 4 Vespa scooters wedged inside.

When...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2015, 03:12 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
BMWs, back in the mid to late 70's had a rubber...

BMWs, back in the mid to late 70's had a rubber ring around the gas cap. When it got wet, it swelled up and sometimes breached water into the gas.

I torn diaphragm bedeviled me for more than...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2015, 07:53 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Diaphragm in carb good? Good seal on gas tank? ...

Diaphragm in carb good? Good seal on gas tank?

Just two things that have stopped me and slapped me silly in the past.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 02:25 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
You know, I'm tempted... I need a long motorcycle...

You know, I'm tempted... I need a long motorcycle ride. Especially after the last couple months of work. Looks like things are going to work out though... I should know more Monday.

Lj is in...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 07:59 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Yes, all true. I used the "heat three times"...

Yes, all true. I used the "heat three times" rule here, too. The wood stove is just an assist, here. We have a gas furnace that powers the radiators throughout the old Chateau. On really cold...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5,901
Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
I used to burn firewood. But I got rid of my...

I used to burn firewood. But I got rid of my splitter, rarely use my chainsaw and my old Dodge no longer hauls wood, only la motos.

Envi blocks had been on my radar for a couple years. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Woke up to 6 inches of new snow. 8am I started...

Woke up to 6 inches of new snow. 8am I started shoveling the driveway.

By 10am I'd done the sidewalk into the house from the street and up and down a bit.

Done. Whew. Indian food for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 11:49 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Even the bride likes Dales Pale more than Momma's...

Even the bride likes Dales Pale more than Momma's Little Pilz. Oh, we drink it occasionally. I try to get my best friend to give up his rice beer (aka Bud) for Pilz, but no go.

I've been told by...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 12:53 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
What a difference 12 ours makes. 56F now. ...

What a difference 12 ours makes. 56F now.

All the snow and ice is gone. Joy.

Now back to work. More snow Monday night, Tuesday looks henky as well... But Wendesday? Sunshine 20 at night, 36...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
Back driveway is still a skating rink. ...

Back driveway is still a skating rink.

Temps rising, and the hot tub is way past it's drain, fill and maintenance. We've been below 32F for over a week. Just before sunset today, after walking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5,901
Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Wood stove cranking, dogs fed. The don't want to...

Wood stove cranking, dogs fed. The don't want to go out.

4F at 6:08am; -1F by dawn.

Coffee nearly ready, and I have a full bottle of Baileys. We aren't going anywhere until noon or later...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 11:59 PM
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Posted By bmwloco
TT's are really nice; timing belts & H02 pumps...

TT's are really nice; timing belts & H02 pumps need to be done every 75k - or at least checked.

I like the earlier Mark 1 series. Allegedly when designed, there was a Porsche 356 in the studio. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 02:08 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
All is right in the world here. The Audi TT...

All is right in the world here.

The Audi TT is back in the haus. Smooth as glass. AWD and 6 speed manual. My happy place.

And a Dale's Pale with the wood stove roaring. It's nice to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 11:06 AM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
OldHipppie... yes, I was drooling. I had a bad...

OldHipppie... yes, I was drooling. I had a bad "want" for that TDI Syncro Westy.


Well... she finally said "uncle".

Got off after a 12 hour night shift to 14F and clear. Just before clocking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5,901
Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
When I was in te worst job I ever kept for 5...

When I was in te worst job I ever kept for 5 years selling VW/Audi/Porsche (oh, mind you, I love the cars, it was just the mouth breathing managers and meager wages I loathed)... I came into work one...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 08:48 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
I can't wait for my buddy Rick to finish his...

I can't wait for my buddy Rick to finish his Heinkel. He ws going to put an Honda drive train in it, but decided to go stock.

My buddy Jim did some amazing body work on it. No pddy, steel. Its...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 02:50 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
Ouch! Hopefully it was a slow motion uh oh. ...

Ouch! Hopefully it was a slow motion uh oh.

Steady on!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 02:13 PM
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Views: 272,516
Posted By bmwloco
The scooter is "on the list". The big...

The scooter is "on the list".

The big concern now is one more night. I had an epic one last night.
Truly exciting even. Wrote it up on TheSamba at
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