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Old 05-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #421
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A bit further north, in the San Juan Islands, the weather has been typically gray, damp, and cool (60 for a high, if we're lucky)... if I can hold on, we'll get out of this typical spring weather into the bright blue sky and more pleasant summer weather. Wish we had the scoots here, but I don't like riding in the rain... or drizzle. Looking forward to that "two month summer season" they have here.

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Old 05-29-2013, 07:23 AM   #422
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Ah you guys are making me miss the PacNW. During college up there I had three choices: bicycle, bus or my trusty 1987 Honda Rebel 250 to get to school. Only the worst of storms would force me onto the bus. And there were some days I really should have kept the Rebel in the garage, the look on peoples faces as I rode home with snow on the ground was priceless, the pucker factor not so much...

Getting closer to moving the BMW F650gs out of the garage so I can free up space (and $$) for a PCX...


Gore-TX, glad to read you missed all that nasty weather. The first time I was in San Antonio I was curious to the rather large drainage ditches on both sides of the roads. My friend who was stationed there just laughed and told me to come back and visit her during monsoon season....

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Old 05-31-2013, 05:48 PM   #423
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Twist a Dragon's Tail

Made a run out to Deal's Gap to tickle the "Dragon" Wednesday. One of the best rides in a long time. The PCX made it so easy!




More here.....
http://www.hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1245

342 miles, just under 10 hours in the saddle plus generous time out to stretch and relax. Long day, but I was able to walk the next day!
The little scoot ROCKS!.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:01 PM   #424
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Great write-up! Glad to see folks out there enjoying their scoot!
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:45 AM   #425
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342 miles, just under 10 hours in the saddle plus generous time out to stretch and relax. Long day, but I was able to walk the next day!
The little scoot ROCKS!.
Have you ever thought about removing the seat hump? You would gain a lot of leg room and be able to get your feet onto the forward position.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #426
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342 miles, just under 10 hours in the saddle plus generous time out to stretch and relax. Long day, but I was able to walk the next day!
The little scoot ROCKS!.

That's a lotta miles and hours on a 125. Quite a testament to you and the scoot.

Great write up. Waterfalls. Tamales and twisties!
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #427
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Almost took my Zuma up there.

Glad you had a great time.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #428
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Made a run out to Deal's Gap to tickle the "Dragon" Wednesday. One of the best rides in a long time. The PCX made it so easy!




More here.....
http://www.hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1245

342 miles, just under 10 hours in the saddle plus generous time out to stretch and relax. Long day, but I was able to walk the next day!
The little scoot ROCKS!.
Same helmet, same curve?, same size engine, lots of fun:

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #429
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Have you ever thought about removing the seat hump? You would gain a lot of leg room and be able to get your feet onto the forward position.
"Hump? What hump?" Unforgettable quote by Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein.

Actually, the hump doesn't keep me from extending my legs forward enough to vary positions. I recently got this.....



The tape indicates there is about an inch gained with this seat. However, it has thinner, firmer padding. Have only ridden about 50 miles on it so I did not want to put my old keester to the test on this ride.

Klaviator, I think you were cooking through that turn a bit hotter than I was.
Definitely testing the clearance on the Super 8! Good form!

I overheard someone at the Gap store say "that helmet sure is yallar".
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #430
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Actually, the hump doesn't keep me from extending my legs forward enough to vary positions. I recently got this.....

The tape indicates there is about an inch gained with this seat. However, it has thinner, firmer padding. Have only ridden about 50 miles on it so I did not want to put my old keester to the test on this ride.
Is that a Corbin? Sure looks like it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #431
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A $500 seat on a $3500 scooter. Stock seat must be REALLY awful.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:05 AM   #432
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Corbin?

"Is that a Corbin? Sure looks like it."
No, not a Corbin. I would wager they don't even know what a PCX is.
This seat came from an outfit in Thailand that has several custom seats and other accessories for the Honda.
The stock seat is not bad, I was able to walk the day after my last ride. I'm just a sucker for a farkle here and there.
Shipping from over there was as much as the seat but still not even as much as some chrome bits for a boulevard cruiser.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #433
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"Hump? What hump?" Unforgettable quote by Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein.

Actually, the hump doesn't keep me from extending my legs forward enough to vary positions. I recently got this.....



The tape indicates there is about an inch gained with this seat. However, it has thinner, firmer padding. Have only ridden about 50 miles on it so I did not want to put my old keester to the test on this ride.

Klaviator, I think you were cooking through that turn a bit hotter than I was.
Definitely testing the clearance on the Super 8! Good form!

I overheard someone at the Gap store say "that helmet sure is yallar".
Is it lower/ same/ higher than the stock seat? It looks very nice btw.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #434
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I have not measured the seat height but guess it is lower as the pan is actually shallower to the point of losing some storage space. My 3/4 helmet would barely fit under the stock seat but no way with the custom. Your wife may like it being on the petite side.
I am overall pleased with it. The only disappointment is the bit of pucker you see in the "bucket".
See this for some interesting variations....
http://www.powerbypcx.com/boutique-tag-selles.html

The smooth (no hump or bucket) model would be helpful for longer legged riders.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:43 AM   #435
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my wife says "I WANT THAT SEAT." is it custom, or is there a place to order it?
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