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Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,311,026
Posted By MichRocks
Wow...nice! I am kicking myself for not taking...

Wow...nice! I am kicking myself for not taking that ride before I moved from Maine in 2011. :cry
Someday...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By MichRocks
It is probably because of the area you live in....

It is probably because of the area you live in. Pilgrim is right; I lived in Colorado for 15 years, (Lyons), rode all over the state from Steamboat to Cortez, and I have had many more close (riding)...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By MichRocks
Funny you should mention that. I recently started...

Funny you should mention that. I recently started to push myself to review some basic carving skills on the road, regarding how far I can safely push it until I hit plastic. Not at crazy speed, just...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,265
Posted By MichRocks
Good post. I am delighted when I find ANYTHING...

Good post. I am delighted when I find ANYTHING related to scooters. In my years of cruisers, I used to buy a lot of rags about them, and don't ever remember seeing an article on scoots. Actually, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 139,122
Posted By MichRocks
Go to the Forza sections in ...

Go to the Forza sections in

http://www.hondapcx.org/

and you will find reviews of DR Pulley sliders; all weights. A good Website.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,693
Posted By MichRocks
...Oh, for a PAIR. It seemed a bit high priced...

...Oh, for a PAIR. It seemed a bit high priced for a single wire...:D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By MichRocks
Excellent Report, & Pics! :thumb

Excellent Report, & Pics! :thumb
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,693
Posted By MichRocks
Some people will spend up to $40,000 on a...

Some people will spend up to $40,000 on a Leatherman hand-tool :huh.

You can't make this stuff up.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By MichRocks
I like where this is going. Selective...

I like where this is going. Selective color...sepia...all on the table. Give us your 'antique' look, add scratches, age...this thread is for playing. Merge images, make stuff up...But not vibrant...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By MichRocks
Scooter as ART

Ok, stole this idea from the 'Manly' :lol3 Advrider thread. Bikes in Black and White (or thereabouts!). We have a lot of talented photographers here; anybody want to play?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,848
Posted By MichRocks
There are multiple ways, and some solutions exist...

There are multiple ways, and some solutions exist commercially. It takes legislation to ensure that, because cagers don't want the constraint. Unfortunately, wireless companies will make sure that...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,311,026
Posted By MichRocks
Finally found 'the' scooter hangout in West...

Finally found 'the' scooter hangout in West Michigan. Got to talk to a Burgi' owner; had a great time.

http://www.redrockcomputer.com/Forza/images/burgi.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,163
Posted By MichRocks
Wow. Both those Harleys look the same to me :huh !

Wow. Both those Harleys look the same to me :huh !
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 14,945
Posted By MichRocks
I think I found the prototype for this... ...

I think I found the prototype for this...

http://www.redrockcomputer.com/Forza/images/mudskip.jpg

Just put a wheel in the mouth, and voila!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By MichRocks
It's all a matter of perspective. Spent the last...

It's all a matter of perspective. Spent the last week with my wife in my Taco. A glass cage. Crawling through terrain where not all four wheels were on the ground at the same time. Fording streams,...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,946
Posted By MichRocks
Forza would be overkill for that. What about a...

Forza would be overkill for that. What about a PCX150? Light, great mileage, handling, reliable as heck. Plus FUN!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-18-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,879
Posted By MichRocks
People used to complain that the 279cc was short...

People used to complain that the 279cc was short for a '300' on the Forza, and that 422lbs was too heavy for only a '279cc'. Now I laugh at that; one ride, and you find it is not the case at all.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,879
Posted By MichRocks
Yes, THANKS for the post! This type of review is...

Yes, THANKS for the post! This type of review is really important for all of us wanting some non-PR input into the private world of ownership. Keep the words rolling! :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,623
Posted By MichRocks
I do have a question, though, especially when it...

I do have a question, though, especially when it was pointed out in the article '... To clear up any confusion, the Burgman 200 tells you its engine displacement right in clear view: the 200 is…a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,623
Posted By MichRocks
:robin :kat

:robin :kat
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,623
Posted By MichRocks
Forza 300 = $5600, Burgi 200 = $5000. Both are...

Forza 300 = $5600, Burgi 200 = $5000. Both are expensive.

From riders that rode both, the Forza is regarded as clearly faster. I bought the Forza, and at 422 lbs it is barely heavy enough for...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By MichRocks
Sorry, I'm having a brain-fart. The OP talked...

Sorry, I'm having a brain-fart. The OP talked about a Sym HD200; is the HD you are talking about the kind you have to (As Cap'n Jim says) dress up in Pirate gear? :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By MichRocks
^^ Don't ignore that remark. It should be in CAPS.

^^ Don't ignore that remark. It should be in CAPS.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By MichRocks
Bob- I'm not interested in spending $11K for a...

Bob-
I'm not interested in spending $11K for a bike right now, but what's that cool little job in silver to the left? Seems even more cutting-edge...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,420
Posted By MichRocks
Wow...I think you nailed it. I have been...

Wow...I think you nailed it. I have been wondering why my rides seem to be so much more enjoyable than when I was on larger bikes. Certainly isn't the speed- they were faster. I was thinking that it...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 139,122
Posted By MichRocks
I don't have direct experience with the GIVI...

I don't have direct experience with the GIVI screens, but can answer for the Honda screen. It does NOT protect the hands. I started riding early this year (snow on the ground, etc), and my hands were...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,420
Posted By MichRocks
Not high mileage, but climbing up on 5,000. Runs...

Not high mileage, but climbing up on 5,000. Runs like a champ, gas mileage has settled in at 70mpg, and am now running slabs on trips though I thought I wouldn't (I didn't think the bike was large...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,207
Posted By MichRocks
+2

+2
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By MichRocks
Sitting here in a Hotel in Weihai China; turns...

Sitting here in a Hotel in Weihai China; turns out this one has internet...I get to play!

Gas is having an impact back in Michigan too. Recently I have been amazed at how many people have started...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 20,842
Posted By MichRocks
I am so envious I can't believe it. My dream is...

I am so envious I can't believe it. My dream is to ride from Anchorage to Key West, and now DaBinche is basically doing it. My wife thinks I am crazy for wanting to do it on a 300. Your photos are so...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,881
Posted By MichRocks
They can, and do. I was nearly driven off the...

They can, and do. I was nearly driven off the road by one last week. He came up behind me really close before passing within 6 feet of me. I was at about 60mph, he was doing about 70 to 75 when he...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By MichRocks
Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a...

Ok, that's pretty cool. Could you also send a video of someone unfolding THAT?
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By MichRocks
:rofl ...ask him if the crowbar comes with the...

:rofl
...ask him if the crowbar comes with the deal. Actually, if that is what he used to get the plastics off, I think I see another problem on the horizon...:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,881
Posted By MichRocks
...ditto for the riding partner! :lol3

...ditto for the riding partner! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,797
Posted By MichRocks
You got the reaction because you should have...

You got the reaction because you should have phrased it "My" whole point of having...blah blah blah.

I too have had a ton of motorcycles over the years, and wanted more from my next ride than a...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-11-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,062
Posted By MichRocks
Great pics...I was wondering about how you...

Great pics...I was wondering about how you grabbed those. I think it was ??you?? that mentioned that the trick of the point-and-shoot on a lanyard around your neck for fast access. That trick has now...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,319
Posted By MichRocks
Thanks, Sam! I couldn't help but feel deeply...

Thanks, Sam!

I couldn't help but feel deeply nostalgic for the scenes that you guys had in this thread. I was born and raised in CA, met my wife in Irvine, went to college in San Bernardino, San...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,319
Posted By MichRocks
You guys are lucky. Nice to know some people...

You guys are lucky. Nice to know some people share the fun that can be had on these. I was hoping to find some like minds when I took off on a recent trip;
...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By MichRocks
I would second that. I am 62, but have no...

I would second that. I am 62, but have no physical limitations when it comes to riding bikes. For what I paid for my scooter, I could have had a number of other bikes from new to fairly new, all in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,832
Posted By MichRocks
+1

+1
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