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Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,566
Posted By S/W

It doesn't matter what we think, it only matters what works for you. With that said, being able to move your feet forward or back, is an advantage on a long trip!!
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,824
Posted By S/W
waterproof voltmemter

I have had one of these advmonster waterproof voltmeters on my bike for several years. It has never complained in any rain storm I have ridden through. It is bright enough to be seen in bright sun,...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By S/W
Battery tender

Whether you ride weekly or not, the battery tender will extend your batteries life by years.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By S/W

I wasn't expecting a totally empty road!!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By S/W

In the first picture one of the scooters seems to have an added lip on it's windshield, in 1962. What goes around comes around.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By S/W

I found the same, my Kenwood FSR works better then the midlands. Of course , I use the Scala almost exclusively as I avoid riding with more then a couple of buddies, and I can't answer the phone with...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,649
Posted By S/W
welding aluminum

The three most important things to do when welding aluminum;

1. Clean the metal.
2. Clean the metal.
3. Clean the metal.

Use a wire brush, and try to completely get all the aluminum oxide off...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,452
Posted By S/W
Non motorcycle

Living along the ocean, I always buy things at boat supply shops. Whatever you get there is usually corrosion resistant and or waterproof. I have a Jensen JHD 910 AM/FM/WX radio on the bike. It is...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By S/W

I set myself up for CB, but, could never get the performance I was looking for. I found FSR radio worked much better for bike to bike, and have used a Scala system for the past few years with great...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,933
Posted By S/W

I am enjoying the trip, keep going.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,459
Posted By S/W
Rain gear

Doesn't it rain where you guys come from?

Mechanics wire can be useful in your tool kit, and of course Loctite. I also carry tools that I don't need, to fix my riding buddies bikes, cause I know...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By S/W
Reflective tape

Have you tried googling it?
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By S/W

If you have a buddy to squeeze the lever, all you need is a hose.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,408,523
Posted By S/W
yes it is

It is a naked scooter!! Who cares what other people think!! If you think it's a scooter, IT IS!!!!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By S/W
top end

Go look at it, and ask some questions about the problem. Ask to do a compression test. Will it turn over?, did he overheat it and seize the piston?, did he try to adjust the valves and drop the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By S/W
Watched the series!

I enjoyed the series. Are wide tires or narrow better on the gravel?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,683
Posted By S/W
Back rest

Ditto, a back rest is essential in my opinion. For long trips, I would throw a duffle bag over the rear seat and lean against that. You might try that before you actually invest in a manufactured...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By S/W
Tents as sails

I was camped along the St. Lawrence Seaway, a few years back, in up state NY. My tent was a small self supporting two man model. I had it staked down, although there was no bad weather in sight. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By S/W
In the North East, I don't see maxi scooters...

In the North East, I don't see maxi scooters losing appeal at all. I see more of them every year. Of course small scooters are booming all over. Last week, I was sitting in a coffee shop along one of...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By S/W
stuff on board

Riding a scooter with lots of storage, I carry more tools then anybody should be allowed to carry. Of course they always seem to be used to fix other peoples bikes! I bought a BMW scoot recently and...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By S/W
Hard to push

I have heard that the Burger is hard to push around due to it's transmission. My Silver Wing and 600 Sport aren't to bad.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,164
Posted By S/W

Anyone here have a Roketa ? I worked near a place that sold them, haven't heard much about them lately.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 137,750
Posted By S/W
Ski's Shrimp Run

I was looking at some of the pictures I took last year and noticed that there was a lady who looked just like you in one of my pictures in Richmond Maine. It was at Ski's Shrimp Run Scooter Rally. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,797
Posted By S/W
Scooter rules ?

Why do people want to set rules about what a scooter is? Good grief. Get a life.If it's fun, you can call it a scooter!!

Fastest, best highway Honda scoot?------ Silverwing.
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 137,750
Posted By S/W
have fun!!

Loved your scooter pictures, when is your book coming out??
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,090
Posted By S/W
Yep, Silverwing

A used Silverwing would be an excellent investment. They are great bikes!!
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,940
Posted By S/W

I traded my 2002 Silverwing at 80K, not sure that was a good decision. Had a minor oil leak at one point, but, that was the only problem. That bike could probably go another 80 to 100k, I hope...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,851
Posted By S/W
Whats in my vest?

Nothing! I ride scooters and have so much storage space , I never use my vest. When I did use it, I just carried cameras, candy bars and glasses.
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,237
Posted By S/W
taps and dies

If you buy cheap taps, they won't cut. I have never used Irwin taps, but, Get a BLUEPOINT set from Snap-ON.( Starret is excellent too.) I bought a brand new tap at a local hardware store a couple of...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By S/W
SW racks

When the SW first came out, I built a handful of side racks for a few people. I thought they would be hot sellers,but, that was not the case. I was selling them for around $225 made from Stainless...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,221
Posted By S/W
Dry bags

I have been using dry bags for years. If you shop the internet, you can get them quite cheap. You don't need all the straps, pockets, and D rings all over the outside, simple roll top bags are all...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 48,942
Posted By S/W
Another problem

I would like to replace my "older then 5 years" helmet, but, many helmet manufacturers have stopped making xxxl helmets. Am I supposed to give up riding because I have a big head?? My favorite helmet...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,539
Posted By S/W
Laugh yeah!

If you pay three times what a jacket should cost, they can afford to replace your jacket a couple of
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By S/W
compact tools

Compact tools? I suppose you could buy some titanium tools and save some weight, but, thats a very expensive way to go. The important thing to do is to make sure what you get will actually do the...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By S/W
Outboard steering

I agree, probably needs to come apart to get the rust out.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,990
Posted By S/W
side loaders?

Side loaders are in the same catagory as jackets that have a rain coat that goes on the inside! With that said, if you remove your side loader they are easier to pack and unpack, which is what the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,135
Posted By S/W

I broke down and bought a 600 Sport. The dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Well, I have to say that in the few miles I have ridden it, minimal due to the winter weather, It has given me a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,135
Posted By S/W
Scooter travel

I agree that you can tour on any bike or scooter, the best one is always what you can afford or have . I toured for years on my Silverwing, and it proved to be very dependable, which in my view is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,380
Posted By S/W
Air Hawk

I have an Air Hawk, a beaded seat, and a thick sheep skin. My take is, if you ride for eight hours, your butt is going to feel like you rode eight hours. The Air Hawk was a disapointment (yes I know...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,361
Posted By S/W
When I was an EMT, I went to a hypothermia...

When I was an EMT, I went to a hypothermia lecture by a Doctor from the Army Natick Lab. His specialty was cold weather survival. Sorry, I can't remember his name, but, he also suggested to use anti...
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