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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By jon_l
dkazzed - I just bought a left-over, new 2013 PCX...

dkazzed - I just bought a left-over, new 2013 PCX for $3k + tax, no fees from a Honda scooter dealer, Motoretta in Toronto. Good store to deal with. They had at least 1 more (white & red). Their...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Kev187 is larger than you, and enjoys his Grom. ...

Kev187 is larger than you, and enjoys his Grom. This photo borrowed from his post in the Grom thread on Battle Scooters:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/16599330832_2d2c6c4e83_c.jpg

More...
Forum: Battle scooters Today, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By jon_l
No post-count restriction, as far as I recall. ...

No post-count restriction, as far as I recall. Photos have to be hosted off site on a website like Smugmug, Photobucket, or Flickr.
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jon_l
Thanks! I found what I want.

Thanks! I found what I want.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,777
Views: 853,290
Posted By jon_l
anyone in Ontario wanting a Sherpa?

Gonna be offering Wifey's Super Sherpa for sale as soon, but this forum has been a big help, so posting here in advance.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9615452678_9e74314e2d_c.jpg...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jon_l
Phideaux - I have the same issue (can't see the...

Phideaux - I have the same issue (can't see the empty trailer) with my bike trailer. Makes reversing it a pain, as I am always over-correcting.

I want to do a flag sort of mod to it, but haven't...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By jon_l
I have one, and it is much cooler in hot weather....

I have one, and it is much cooler in hot weather. Once with the Bead Rider on, I had someone brake suddenly in front of me. It was at a YIELD sign, he started pulling out, then changed his mind. I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,418
Posted By jon_l
You could import a lightly used one and save...

You could import a lightly used one and save serious coin, if you're willing to forego blue and to deal with the RIV paperwork. There are services that will have the paperwork too, still leaving...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,439
Posted By jon_l
Creston looks interesting. The Wiki page...

Creston looks interesting. The Wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston,_British_Columbia) indicates 129 rainy days / year, and 21" of rain / year. That sounds like a lot of wet and cloudy...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,439
Posted By jon_l
Grumpybear - I am curious about BC, had my eye on...

Grumpybear - I am curious about BC, had my eye on Osoyoos / Okanagan.

The coldest I have ever been in August was 2011 on Southern Vancouver Island. We flew out and rented dual-sport motos in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,418
Posted By jon_l
http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2014/cb11...

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2014/cb1100a/cb1100a_12962_pb_308p____pearl_spencer_blue_front.png?Crop=auto&maxwidth=960&maxheight=565

It is a pretty color. The US doesn't get the blue...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,667
Posted By jon_l
Phipsd - The link in your sig isn't a link as far...

Phipsd - The link in your sig isn't a link as far as I can tell. How does one get to your blog? Thanks.

Jon

Check out my riding story blog at:

tunblrURL:phipsd.tumblr.com
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 47,792
Posted By jon_l
Hey VI - your buddy's EXC has a cool racing team...

Hey VI - your buddy's EXC has a cool racing team graphic!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/villageidiot327/DFAD3BF6-9EA0-401C-8D38-68CBB1E482A0_zpsagelbjho.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,667
Posted By jon_l
picked up Wifey's Vespa GTV today

In the seller's driveway. Richard is a gentleman, and made the deal fun.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8650/15995967603_230647d958_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qnvvST)
picking up Anja's new Vespa -...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,065
Posted By jon_l
Double-O and AMAC - I agree the data isn't...

Double-O and AMAC - I agree the data isn't complete since not every manufacturer is represented, and that there is always more to the story, my point was that they sold darn few scooters and the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 49,291
Posted By jon_l
True that. Only on a scooter enthusiast forum...

True that. Only on a scooter enthusiast forum could people argue otherwise. Civic - Corolla, PCX - SMAX.

To throw a bone to SMAX fans, rather than Corolla, let's change the analogy to Mazda 3,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,065
Posted By jon_l
Quoting myself :eek1 Looking at the info...

Quoting myself :eek1

Looking at the info above, why would Honda invest resources bringing niche market, maxi-scooters to N. America?

Q1 - 2014 stats from motorcycle-usa.com:
...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By jon_l
Check the F150 forums. Apparently Ford has had...

Check the F150 forums. Apparently Ford has had issues with batteries in late model pickups, and some owners are getting them replaced under warranty.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 257,732
Posted By jon_l
I hope the bikes are better than the website. ...

I hope the bikes are better than the website. The Grom-like-bike is under the heading of DIRT BIKES:

"For Building a Leisure Motorcycle TripBrand as Company’s Major Task

Space Ranger Series...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,438
Posted By jon_l
110 miles per day on I-40 calls for something...

110 miles per day on I-40 calls for something comfy. Who need a sport touring bike for that mission?

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/Tour-front-beauty.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By jon_l
The Burg and Forza may not be direct equivalents,...

The Burg and Forza may not be direct equivalents, but they were the 2 finalists from my on-line research.

Both fast-enough without being true Maxi-scoots, both with ABS, both likely very reliable,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,668
Posted By jon_l
Fantastic klx250sfguy. Congrats to Hanna B. ...

Fantastic klx250sfguy. Congrats to Hanna B.

St. John's looks cool. I watch Republic of Doyle, and always think "I want to go there".
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Cost $19 US, $23.30 Canadian, shipped from the US...

Cost $19 US, $23.30 Canadian, shipped from the US by USPS. Will report back once they arrive.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
I ordered my first farkle today. Mirror...

I ordered my first farkle today. Mirror extenders:

http://i58.tinypic.com/2rp89cw.jpg

Per the HondaPCX.org forum, they fit, even though the PCX isn't on the fit-list:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Good on you for being spontaneous and getting...

Good on you for being spontaneous and getting yourselves some sunshine! I'm sure someone will chime in soon re: 2 wheels for rent.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,229
Posted By jon_l
Congratulations! Glad you finally scored your...

Congratulations! Glad you finally scored your SH150 fullmetalscooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,065
Posted By jon_l
"U.S. scooter sales in 2013 were reported down by...

"U.S. scooter sales in 2013 were reported down by 6,363 units, which would mean a decrease of -18.6% from 2012 and 2014 indicates another 3.5% drop."
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Thank you Jim. You're a gentleman, as always. ...

Thank you Jim. You're a gentleman, as always.

Next weekend, I hope to get Wifey's new / used Vespa home.

Once we have the scooters ready to ride, her Super Sherpa will go up for sale (I sold...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
PCX came home today. No pics. Loaded it...

PCX came home today. No pics.

Loaded it onto my 3-rail moto trailer in a narrow, snowed-in, big city, 1 lane alleyway, complete with irritated people honking to get by, so I raced to get the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,392
Posted By jon_l
The deals I had on the table were '14 Burg 200...

The deals I had on the table were '14 Burg 200 ABS for $4550, '14 Forza ABS for $4,850, both plus only sales tax. Bikes in Canada are typically 10-15% higher.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Thank you synchro87 !! You link shows way more...

Thank you synchro87 !! You link shows way more seats than mine did, even though the page looks basically the same.

Gonna wait until I have some seat time on the PCX before I decide what I want.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
The Alaska Leather sheepskin was bought for my...

The Alaska Leather sheepskin was bought for my V-Strom (traded on the CBF), and is very nice. Cools in Summer, warms in cool weather.

The SMAX looks like a great option. For me, the PCX won on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 2,555,438
Posted By jon_l
Welcome 1st post! Cool sign, in Bloomfield,...

Welcome 1st post!

Cool sign, in Bloomfield, ON. Clever marketing.

Have you crossed the ferry from Glenora (just outside Picton) to Adolphustown? Not many free ferries, short waits (except...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
synchro87 - thank you very much! Interesting...

synchro87 - thank you very much! Interesting that you note is is the same, but without the hump, as it really does look different.

I have been on the site and for some reason, I don't find many...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 257,732
Posted By jon_l
A yellow Grom would look nice beside your wife's...

A yellow Grom would look nice beside your wife's Vespa Sprint, wouldn't it?
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
klx250sfguy - I think are you in Newfoundland? ...

klx250sfguy - I think are you in Newfoundland? I'm embarrassed to complain about winter to a guy who lives in NL !

I like the CBF. Bought it as a new, left-over '09 in '10, traded a V-Strom 650....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 257,732
Posted By jon_l
I like the yellow for 2015 in Canada! ...

I like the yellow for 2015 in Canada!

http://motorcycle.honda.ca/assets/Models/2015/msx125/grom_13011_1067marigold_yellow_front.png?Crop=auto&maxwidth=730&maxheight=370
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
A synchro88 quote lifted from the Forza thread. ...

A synchro88 quote lifted from the Forza thread.

I have looked at seats on Webike, powerbypcx, bikerzbits, etc. There are lots of choices out there. Noi Watdan seems to make lots of them, and has...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 271,708
Posted By jon_l
Picking up the new scooter tomorrow. Can't wait...

Picking up the new scooter tomorrow. Can't wait to get it home and tucked into the garage:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7376/16364027989_680e15c305_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qW2VpB)
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By jon_l
same manufacturer: ...

same manufacturer:

http://xtmmotorsports.com/image/cache/data/Motorcycle/IceBear/CHAMPION-500x500.jpg
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