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by Howardr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Beautiful area. We went down there for one of the High Rollers rides. We ate a a pub down in the shopping area.
by Howardr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Down near Lake Las Vegas?
by Howardr
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Scooter Affair Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Solid first episode. I'll certainly be a regular listener.

Howard
by Howardr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Thanks for the heads up. I shall talk with my IT department (aka my son-in-law) about clearing that up.

Thanks for the subscription

Howard
by Howardr
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

I know that I am resurrecting on old thread, but I wanted folks to know that there is, again, an American scooter magazine. The Scooter 'Zine began in early 2019 and has been growing slowly and steadily. I know, because I am the editor and publisher. The Scooter 'Zine is bi-monthly and is available ...
by Howardr
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?

Honestly, I had mostly forgotten about the P.E.A.C.E. Ride. Alix rode her Buddy 125, named Audre, 22,000 miles over 189 days and rode a giant PEACE symbol over the US. This happened in 2007-2008 I remembered the ride a few weeks ago, reached out to her and we talked about her ride and how it influen...
by Howardr
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Scooter 'Zine #3
Replies: 1
Views: 858

The Scooter 'Zine #3

(Admin, if this is in the wrong area, please relocate) The third issue of The Scooter 'Zine went to the printer today and will be mailed out next week. First, I want to thank the kind folks, here at Modern Buddy for your input, suggestions and support as we are trying to get this new 'zine off the g...
by Howardr
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Syd, email me at howard@skyislandriders.com. I need your mailing address and how you would like to pay.

Thank you, sir
by Howardr
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Over 60 sample copies of The Scooter 'Zine have been mailed out to 17 different states! We sure appreciate the interest. There are still sample copies available to any who are interested. Email your address to me and I'll mail one out to you. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xPHB3BJiaNn4sKhmh...
by Howardr
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

I've given out more than 50 FREE copies of the 'Zine. Email me your address and I can send you one, too.

howard@skyislandriders.com
by Howardr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

I subscribed to Scoot! but have never heard of Scooter Rider. I currently subscribe to Rider. AS the name implies, it's mostly about the act of riding. They do reviews of bikes too, but of all kinds, including scooters. I'm always looking for good roads to ride, so I really like it.

Howard
by Howardr
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

There's a new scooter oriented magazine?

Attention: Riders in UT, NM, AZ, NM and west TX! I have been waiting for a magazine, newsletter or anything that was written for me and my favorite kind of people - Scooter People! "Scoot!" ceased to exist in 2013 and I got tired of waiting so I'm starting one myself, The Scooter 'Zine. My...
by Howardr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Replies: 42
Views: 5567

There is one in our local Tucson showroom, but I don't know that they've sold one yet.
by Howardr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
Replies: 40
Views: 33846

Yup start your Facebook group and run with it. Yahoo also has free groups, but not too many folks are still using Yahoo.
by Howardr
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I Quit My Job and Go On the Road?
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

I'm glad to have a job that gives me sufficient vacation time that I can take several vacations yearly. Of course, to me, anything more than 3 days off constitutes a vacation for me. At any rate, I like taking a trip, coming home, working my job and earning the money for the next one. I also take of...
by Howardr
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Temps
Replies: 29
Views: 4989

I draw the line at 110 degrees. At that point our incredibly dry air makes my eye balls feel like they are drying out and blinking becomes uncomfortable, even in my full face. Many folks don't care to ride in temps approaching 100. That means that I never have a hard time finding a motorcycle parkin...
by Howardr
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: curb ramps
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Buy a bag of asphalt and build a little ramp?

Howard
by Howardr
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We rode where?
Replies: 7
Views: 1472

We rode where?

A couple of friends and I rode to tiny 11 Mile Corner, AZ yesterday. We discovered strangely organized roads, an old post office, a German POW Camp and learned about gourds. Plus, we had a great 10 mile ride. Here is my blog post about it: http://skyislandriders.com/?p=1926 I hope you enjoy it. We d...
by Howardr
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fundraising Ride - where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

I have found that a surprising number of businesses and people with donate money for something by just being asked. Avoid national corporations, but if you hit a bunch of local places and ask for money for your project, you will get some who will say "yes." i don't even know that you need ...
by Howardr
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015 Year in Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

2015 Year in Review

I made a video of our scooter club's (The Sky Island Riders) rides and events for 2015. Thanks for watching it.

https://youtu.be/Ni8KdK4IYpc

Howard
by Howardr
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 6778

Wow! That is kind of sad. Spending is WAY down.

Howard
by Howardr
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Replies: 32
Views: 11548

No significance, to the frog, Eric. It was just the biggest stuffed animal I could find. It did get a lot of attention during the parade, though.

Howard
by Howardr
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 125/150 Buddy belt size contradiction - let's clear this up!
Replies: 22
Views: 4096

Deleted. didn't realize this was a necro-post
by Howardr
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 6778

Bestem T-Box 929 topcase with light kit and liner -$175

I'm looking at another scooter, but may not make the deal before the spend-a-thon is over.

Howard
by Howardr
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Replies: 32
Views: 11548

Here are my Helix and I at Tucson's Parade of Lights. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1vBUFlknTCq0yk-ABujnczX6DRBmqNI3gAkN03ZlbK0_y3Mcbg7ozWNoo2sy4uOwT_gpSXmGaNJ-hJS1LO2te5gVWwVpmZpu058jcPMfuNnO138lY1qjQ8AyHhfubluqSPiIs1P-Cu-aP_JnfnBfU7CnpYzx2sbW0VkMs8pOUyg5SUCAFGKBtT_dlb1AWh9uV7xK_ZUXykz8eDm5KIFV...
by Howardr
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 6778

$403 - Clutch and driven face for my Helix
$60 helix belt
$35 helix bystarter

Total $498
by Howardr
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear Spotting
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Gear Spotting

I have spent the last month or so doing some research on the types and amounts of gear worn by different riders. It is a comparison and contrast of the riders of Street Bikes, Cruisers and Scooterists. I only documented on 71 different bikes, so the sample is small, but I think it is revealing as we...
by Howardr
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
Replies: 39
Views: 5919

Charlie55 hit the nail on the head. If you want the most comfortable, inexpensive to buy, easy and cheap to maintain, you want a Honda helix. Honda sold a zillion of them, so there are plenty to be had. Part are plentiful. You can ride ALL DAY and not be sore or stiff. If you live in a small town, i...
by Howardr
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: movies tv shows or documentaires
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

https://youtu.be/hAjlV2DdC5o

Ed March is amazing. buy his first film and follow his newest exploits on youtube

Howard
by Howardr
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wingscribe and the Curb of Doom!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1690

If you goose the throttle as your front wheel his the top of the curb, you can wheelie a bit and get the rest of the bike over. :D

Howard
by Howardr
Wed May 27, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wide Open Throttle, How Long?
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

AS mentioned above, I rode a stock Buddy 150 WOT a tad over 1000 miles on I-10 and I-20 stopping only long enough to fill the tank and ride on. This was essentially about an hour to 90 minutes at a time. The Buddy had no ill effects. Other than that particular time, i have ridden other scooters, a S...
by Howardr
Sun May 17, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 scooters, 3 days, 4 friends, 1000 miles and pie
Replies: 2
Views: 817

3 scooters, 3 days, 4 friends, 1000 miles and pie

I love pie. What could be better than riding to a place named Pie Town to get a piece of pie? Finding some of the best riding roads in the country and use them to get there and back, that would be better. Here is my account of our 3 day adventure: http://skyislandriders.com/?p=1838 It's long, but ha...
by Howardr
Sun May 10, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flaky horn
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Check your battery connection.

Howard
by Howardr
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hill Climb with a Buddy 170i
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Many of us Tucson scooter riders have ridden Mt Lemmon. I have done it several times on my Buddy 150, as well as a couple of times on my Stella. If you are on Facebook, come over and check out the Sky Island Riders Scooter Club. We will take you places you never thought possible on your scooter. Whe...
by Howardr
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Replies: 65
Views: 9519

Took my Super Stella in for service and to have a new starter installed and to have the left cowl replaced. headlight assembly replaced:

$268

Howard
by Howardr
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Replies: 65
Views: 9519

Had new belt and sliders installed in my '98 Helix. $79

Howard
by Howardr
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Replies: 65
Views: 9519

Bought a '99 Helix a couple of months ago. It had an oil leak and some other issues.
Service on the Helix - $186
New rollers and a new belth for the same bike - $110
New belt and misc parts for my other Helix - $140

Total - $436

Howard
by Howardr
Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick start issues. Is there a way to fix/make easier..
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

I had a Buddy 150 and could RARELY get it started with teh kicker. I had other bikes and had no difficulty, but the Buddy was terrible. Get the igition fixed.

Howard
by Howardr
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ya Ever Get In A "Scooter Funk"?
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Uh... nope, not yet. But I've only been riding for 6 years or so.

Howard
by Howardr
Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Is the stella worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 3076

Honda PCX

Howard
by Howardr
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy slotted oil filter
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Aren't those slotted things awful. That is the only one my local shop carries. I have gotten them in a pinch, but prefer to order the other kind from Scooter Works. I generally used a short screwdriver to get them off. Lay it sidways into the slow, push real hard and it may eventially come off. If y...
by Howardr
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Light Ticket
Replies: 35
Views: 3440

I have a similar issue with the stoplight at the gate of my place of work. If there isn't another vehicle there, I can't trigger it. My solution: I make a right turn, go a couple hunder feet, make a U-turn and go about my business. I know this won't work for everyone, because U-turns aren't legal ev...
by Howardr
Fri May 30, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading map while riding
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

I haven't tried it yet, but thought of getting on of those things that quarterbacks put on the forearms that list different plays. Has anyone tried those?

I have used the paper, taped to the inside of the widscreen for a long time, as well. Works great.

Howard
by Howardr
Tue May 20, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did you ride your scooter today (or recently)?
Replies: 16
Views: 2111

The first week of this month I rode 1771 miles from Tucson to Yuma to Las Vegas to Four Corners to Springerville, AZ and back to Tucson.

Good times

Howard
by Howardr
Fri May 02, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Going on a little ride AROUND Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Going on a little ride AROUND Arizona

No, I don't mean we will be sight-seeing a bunch of places in AZ. I mean we are riding the perimeter (give or take a bit) of the state. A couple of other scooter friends (include MB'er Honda John) and one motorcycle leave on our 2000 mile adventure this Sunday, 5/4. We leave Tucson Sunday morning an...
by Howardr
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Replies: 37
Views: 3694

I would stay well away from the Stellauto. It's brand new, dealers aren't familiar with them and parts are probably very difficult to find should you need any. It is for the parts availability issue that I would vote for the 125. as mentioned earlier, it does have the potential crank problem, howeve...
by Howardr
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 3211

I can't believe no one has mentioned Honda's CTX series. They have the same auto transmission as the NC-700 but are styled more like a cruiser. They also have ABS. http://rideapart.com/2013/05/rideapart-review-honda-ctx700/ Although I don't want an automatic, the manual version is a strong contender...
by Howardr
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Buddy hive mind New Mexico Bound
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

What type of weather do you want to live in? If you want warmerer, year round riding, look to the southern part of the state. Th draw back is there are a lot more straight, flat areas in the south. Also, what size town/city are you looking for? What kind of work do you do? There are certainly some d...
by Howardr
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Left the Snow Behind
Replies: 2
Views: 1588

Salton Sea?