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Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,567
Posted By AllanC
780mm = 30.7"

780mm = 30.7"
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,845
Posted By AllanC
I don't get these vehicles. If I wanted four...

I don't get these vehicles. If I wanted four wheels I'd buy a Z4.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,978
Posted By AllanC
Nice scooter! I put an Akra on my Super, too....

Nice scooter! I put an Akra on my Super, too. Sounds great.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,751
Posted By AllanC
My partner with her Dragon Red 250. ...

My partner with her Dragon Red 250.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/allankcook/IMG_0239.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,300
Posted By AllanC
Austin is a great place to be on two wheels. The...

Austin is a great place to be on two wheels. The new Vespa dealer opened a couple of months ago, and so far it's been a great place. Staffed by mechanics and serious motorbike people, and they're...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 26,300
Posted By AllanC
Vespa GTS 300 Super. I love the way it looks and...

Vespa GTS 300 Super. I love the way it looks and handles.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/allankcook/IMG_1169.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By AllanC
That's a very hot bike. Can I buy one in the U.S.?

That's a very hot bike. Can I buy one in the U.S.?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,477
Posted By AllanC
BMW's Electric Scoot

This BMW concept scooter looks interesting (http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic88586?highlight=bmw). Don't know if I'd buy one, but interesting just the same.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,047
Posted By AllanC
Really enjoyed reading about your adventures....

Really enjoyed reading about your adventures. Makes me feel like buying a windscreen and a tent. Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,047
Posted By AllanC
It was new. I put on the slip-on and bar-ends....

It was new. I put on the slip-on and bar-ends. Great sound, but not offensive. :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,047
Posted By AllanC
My New GTS 300 Super

Sold my Beemer for a Collings guitar and this beauty:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/allankcook/Vespa2.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/allankcook/Vespa1.jpg

Absolutely no...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 85,138
Posted By AllanC
Austin: The Good, The Bad and the Rally

Austin, Sept. 23-25 (http://riffraffsc.squarespace.com/).

See you there!
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 89,192
Posted By AllanC
Me, too. My Profile fits perfectly and I really...

Me, too. My Profile fits perfectly and I really like it, but I wanted the convenience of a flip-face helmet. C'est la vie.
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,805
Posted By AllanC
I always ride with a full-face helmet and I've...

I always ride with a full-face helmet and I've hit a few bugs at speed. Beyond a "What the fuck was that?" moment, no real problems. I've had bees and wasps in my jacket and helmet a few times....
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,610
Posted By AllanC
I've struggled with finding the right...

I've struggled with finding the right glasses/helmet combination for years, and I think I've finally found a decent solution. I have an Arai with a darkly tinted shield, so I don't need sunglasses...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,670
Posted By AllanC
XL probably will work for you. My normal size is...

XL probably will work for you. My normal size is toward the top end of XL, so I went to XXL.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 29,670
Posted By AllanC
I just got in from my first ride wearing the BMW...

I just got in from my first ride wearing the BMW AirShell. It took me two tries to get the size right, but it is an awesome piece of kit.

Rode at 50F with the liner in and a T-shirt and had no...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 59,903
Posted By AllanC
Ick.

Ick.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2008, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By AllanC
I'm really too busy riding mine to post about it.

I'm really too busy riding mine to post about it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,415
Posted By AllanC
That's a beautiful bike, for sure. I hope H-D...

That's a beautiful bike, for sure. I hope H-D doesn't fuck up MV Agusta now that it's bought it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,472
Posted By AllanC
I love mine. Just about to roll over 10K miles....

I love mine. Just about to roll over 10K miles. Best motorcycle I've ever owned, and it's probably the last one I'll ever buy. Superb in every respect. Absolutely no complaints.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,151
Posted By AllanC
I tried, I really, really tried, but I was never...

I tried, I really, really tried, but I was never able to love that bike. And I even loved the ST.
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,190
Posted By AllanC
Thanks for the report. Made me miss riding in New...

Thanks for the report. Made me miss riding in New Hampstah.
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 103,143
Posted By AllanC
I'd been hoping to find a suitable flip-up, but...

I'd been hoping to find a suitable flip-up, but after reading this thread, I think I'll just stick with my Arai.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By AllanC
Austin Roadrunners Rally

Today's 14th Austin Roadrunners Vintage & Classic Motorcycles Rally was unusually pleasant, and for the first time in a few years it did not coincide with the Republic of Texas rally (aka...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 75,407
Posted By AllanC
Fixilated. When I traded in my Harley for my...

Fixilated.

When I traded in my Harley for my first Beemer, my buddies told me I'd never get lucky on a BMW. Sadly, they were right.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,694
Posted By AllanC
I don't miss carburetors one bit.

I don't miss carburetors one bit.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,965
Posted By AllanC
My Scooter Girl

My girlfriend, Ann, has been talking about buying a Vespa for about as long as I've known her, and damned if she didn't go out and buy one yesterday. I wasn't really surprised, since she took the MSF...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 83,204
Posted By AllanC
I love mine. I had the R1150R, and this iteration...

I love mine. I had the R1150R, and this iteration of the BMW Roadster is much improved.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h52/allankcook/IMG_0951.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,615
Posted By AllanC
I had a beautiful silver FXDX. Nice enough,...

I had a beautiful silver FXDX. Nice enough, looked great, ran fine. Then one day I saw a black BMW R1150R at a local coffee shop. Beautiful, cool, different. I rode my Harley 100 miles east to Boston...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,853
Posted By AllanC
Vespa GTS 250. Don't laugh. It's quick, nimble...

Vespa GTS 250. Don't laugh. It's quick, nimble and efficient. Perfect for commuting.
Forum: Vendors 12-27-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By AllanC
Thanks for the update. I keep hearing different...

Thanks for the update. I keep hearing different things from different vendors, but 2009 seems to be pretty consistent. It's too bad they vanished for so long. It's going to take them a while to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 588,467
Posted By AllanC
I had one. Beautiful, well made, a lot of fun to...

I had one. Beautiful, well made, a lot of fun to ride, if a little underpowered and skittish for me. Got lots of nice comments from the black-and-orange crowd, and I never stopped for gas without...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,781
Posted By AllanC
I had an R1150R sans ABS, and those brakes were...

I had an R1150R sans ABS, and those brakes were amazing. I have ABS on my R1200R, and I honestly can't tell any difference. The bike just stops, wet or dry.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,081
Posted By AllanC
Mommy. That is a helluva scooter. I guess this is...

Mommy. That is a helluva scooter. I guess this is pretty much the end of the S?
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,688
Posted By AllanC
I'm 6'1" and I rode a Bonnie for a couple of...

I'm 6'1" and I rode a Bonnie for a couple of years. No problems.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By AllanC
Harvest Classic 2007

I live in Austin, but this was my first experience at this little rally in Luckenbach. Great weather, lovely location, lots of interesting people and cool bikes.

First, breakfast at the Hill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,411
Posted By AllanC
I was stuck at a light last Saturday and a guy...

I was stuck at a light last Saturday and a guy next to me looked over from his pickup and asked: "Doesn't all that gear get hot?" "Yeah, I said, but not half as hot as road burn."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,014
Posted By AllanC
Yup. A good girlfriend will support your...

Yup. A good girlfriend will support your interests and passions.
Forum: Regional forums 07-15-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By AllanC
Nice Kids

I met these two, Jonathan and Arpan, this morning in Austin. They were riding from Halifax to NYC to New Orleans to Austin to Colorado to California and finally to Vancouver. He's in the Canadian...
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