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  Topic: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
walke2jd

Replies: 21
Views: 4307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:14 pm   Subject: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price

It's all just grist for the mill except for walke2jd, for whom it's something to argue with me about to see if he can tempt me into banning him...

It's great to see we have level headed mods on t ...
  Topic: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
walke2jd

Replies: 21
Views: 4307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:45 pm   Subject: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
Top speed of 74mph and a 5 speed transmission? Sounds exhausting for city driving.

Because you spend a lot of time doing 74 MPH in the city? Rolling Eyes

Most of the roads are 45, meaning I am realist ...
  Topic: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
walke2jd

Replies: 21
Views: 4307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:10 pm   Subject: CSC 250cc Motorcycle $1895 Pre-Order Price
Top speed of 74mph and a 5 speed transmission? Sounds exhausting for city driving.
  Topic: St. Maarten/ Sint Martens Rental Scooters
walke2jd

Replies: 2
Views: 840

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:40 pm   Subject: St. Maarten/ Sint Martens Rental Scooters
Ill be in St Martin in December, so definitely come back with an update if you decide to rent there.

I rented a GTS 300 in Italy last spring and had a blast exploring Rome and Tuscany. I'm thinkin ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
walke2jd

Replies: 487
Views: 69805

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:12 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
So ... you like your Buddy but won't trust Genuine as a "motorcycle company", BUT, you like your BMW RT and you would have trusted them as a scooter option if they had the size you wanted.
...
  Topic: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
walke2jd

Replies: 34
Views: 2880

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:35 pm   Subject: Is this a shortened Prima exhaust?
Lol well whatever fit was, it broke!

How exactly did it break?
  Topic: Hooligan 170i vs Yamaha SMAX 155
walke2jd

Replies: 33
Views: 5493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:06 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i vs Yamaha SMAX 155
Has anyone ridden an SMAX and a Vespa 250/300 and care to compare?

Seems like they would be in different leagues normally, but the SMAX looks to be quite the performer.
  Topic: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
I voted black and Hi-Viz yellow, but I think the colors should be reversed; black accents on a Hi-Viz Yellow body. Go big or go home!

Ha, I was actually considering that, but I don't know if I'm re ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
I like the vintage gold. Looks classic. The issue is your example is in gloss black and gold, and your working in flats. Don't get me wrong. I've not heard of this plastidip paint. I think what you h ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:41 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
Black and hi viz is really "in." If you want to be current and stylish, you have your answer.

Well, its not everyday that style and safety align, so maybe I should take advantage...
  Topic: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:59 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
So the gray and red will be getting removed and replaced by either black/vintage gold or black/hi-viz yellow.

I am leaning towards the hi-viz, as it would match my helmet and jacket combo, plus ad ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:54 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 - Plastidip Paint Project
So, after rocking the previous owner's surf and skate stickers for the last few years, I finally decided it was time to change it up. I have always loved the gray and orange paint scheme on the Blur 2 ...
  Topic: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
walke2jd

Replies: 14
Views: 6344

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:20 pm   Subject: Best battery for a Genuine Buddy 125
I picked up a gel battery from Chrome Battery back in May from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IUV846I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01

The LCD display can ...
  Topic: Anyone give unsolicited advice to new riders?
walke2jd

Replies: 48
Views: 3317

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:55 pm   Subject: Anyone give unsolicited advice to new riders?
I feel like we all have different risk threshholds and that trying to offer advice to strangers is a bad idea. It would probably be just as unwanted as all the advice I get from cagers....

"Th ...
  Topic: Good full face helmet?
walke2jd

Replies: 24
Views: 1946

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:43 pm   Subject: Good full face helmet?
I love my scorpion EXO helmet. Spent around $120 on it, but it has more than met my expectations. Plus a large or smaller will fit in the pet carrier.
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
walke2jd

Replies: 39
Views: 6846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:57 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Check this site out: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/10/comparison-of-gopro-hero3-gopro-hero3/

It has a full side by side comparison of the 3 vs the 3+. If it were me, I would call REI and get a rainc ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
walke2jd

Replies: 39
Views: 6846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:22 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Just in case you are still looking, REI has a 20% coupon and all their GoPro stuff on sale right now. Use code 126TAKE20

The GoPro HERO3+ Silver would only be $240 which is pretty awesome.
  Topic: NBR - Price for 2009 Piaggio BV250?
walke2jd

Replies: 15
Views: 2784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm   Subject: NBR - Price for 2009 Piaggio BV250?
Ya, he never ended up going low enough for me to bite. I am still prowling craigslist for a deal like you are describing, but nothing so far. Maybe spring will kick some dust off a few garage dweller ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
walke2jd

Replies: 39
Views: 6846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:21 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]

I had that problem before I started using my iPhone. I would put the camera on the top of my helmet trying to get it setup to where I thought it was in the right spot then I would have to record a l ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
walke2jd

Replies: 39
Views: 6846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:15 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
My issue with this is that I'll already have a GPS and camera mounted to the scoot above the dash. I'd rather not have one more thing up there!

I think with the screens, even on cameras that have b ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
walke2jd

Replies: 39
Views: 6846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:09 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Ive done a lot of research on action cams and there really is no better camera than the gopro. While it does have its shortcomings, there are usually ways to work around them and make them work for yo ...
  Topic: Front brake lever went SQUISH!
walke2jd

Replies: 16
Views: 1455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:22 pm   Subject: Front brake lever went SQUISH!
When that happened to my Buddy, I just poured some additional brake fluid into the reservoir and its been great ever since. I never did figure out where the fluid went, but unless it happens again (it ...
  Topic: Vespa warranty is now 2 years...
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:26 pm   Subject: Vespa warranty is now 2 years...
Ha, thats what I get for multitasking while I am on a conference call. Missed it in the first line... Embarassed
  Topic: Vespa warranty is now 2 years...
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:50 pm   Subject: Vespa warranty is now 2 years...
Is it the same for Piaggio? I have been eyeing a bv350 for a while now...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:26 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
Well, it sounds like they are still pushing forward. Elio secured another $7 million in funding and has finalized the lease of the Shreveport factory.

I'm still hopeful that this can make it. Eve ...
  Topic: What do you do - secretly - with your helmet on?
walke2jd

Replies: 42
Views: 6253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm   Subject: What do you do - secretly - with your helmet on?
Beat boxing and Sinatra tunes for me. I love how good a full face makes you sound!
  Topic: D'oh! busted!
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1205

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:16 pm   Subject: D'oh! busted!
Did they catch you because your scoot has the "125" decals on it?

Would you consider just removing those decals so that its displacement would not be so obvious to the Maids? If the deca ...
  Topic: Lola has a new Bonneville roommate!
walke2jd

Replies: 3
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:07 pm   Subject: Lola has a new Bonneville roommate!
Ah, I have always wanted a bonneville. That is one gorgeous ride! Shocked
  Topic: Full face helmet that fits under the seat
walke2jd

Replies: 3
Views: 791

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:21 pm   Subject: Full face helmet that fits under the seat
A large Scorpion Exo-700 fits under the seat.
  Topic: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
walke2jd

Replies: 38
Views: 5587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:42 pm   Subject: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
Shoei RF1000 full face... with custom "Daft Punk/Tron" style reflective tape added.



Where did you buy the helmet decal? That is pretty sweet. I might get one for my Scorpion.
  Topic: NBR: Harbor Freight Black Friday Ad
walke2jd

Replies: 1
Views: 929

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:36 pm   Subject: NBR: Harbor Freight Black Friday Ad
Awesome. They have a decent welder for sale that I might pick up. I have always wanted to learn to weld, so this seems like a cheap way to give it a try.
  Topic: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
walke2jd

Replies: 38
Views: 5587

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:31 pm   Subject: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
I have a Scorpion Exo-700 in Hi-viz yellow. I used to ride with a black helmet, and have noticed a huge difference switching to Hi-viz. The near misses are much less frequent now and I feel more comfo ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
walke2jd

Replies: 1752
Views: 151404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:47 pm   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
You just let him get away with that? I would have called the cops. If nothing else, he would have record of being aggressive towards scooters and the cops will believe the scooterists in future issues ...
  Topic: HEADLIGHT SUCKS!!!!!!
walke2jd

Replies: 13
Views: 1617

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:16 pm   Subject: HEADLIGHT SUCKS!!!!!!
You could add a few bike lights to your scoot. That way, they are self powered and you would not have to worry about the charging system.

Deal Xtreme has some amazing bike lights for dirt cheap. T ...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:25 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
I just saw a new item that there are now exemptions for vehicles like the Elio (which are being termed "autocycles") to helmet requirements in all but 5 states: Missouri, Mississippi, North ...
  Topic: Fastest accelerating scooter? (maybe NBR)
walke2jd

Replies: 14
Views: 3140

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Fastest accelerating scooter? (maybe NBR)
The Buddy is pretty quick off the line, but my old BV500 was quicker (although its a bit unfair with the extra 375cc's...).
Are you sure that is actually true? A heavy bike like the BV500 has a bit ...
  Topic: Fastest accelerating scooter? (maybe NBR)
walke2jd

Replies: 14
Views: 3140

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:03 pm   Subject: Fastest accelerating scooter? (maybe NBR)
So, I know this is a bit of a vague question, but ignoring cc's, top speed, etc, which scooter has the best acceleration that you have tried.

The Buddy is pretty quick off the line, but my old BV5 ...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:22 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
50mpg on a Saturn that, from the EPA, is barely listed above 30mpg? I smell BS. Besides, the average Saturn has as much plastic as a Smart car (They were pretty heavy in the polymer department). Don' ...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:22 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
Here is another concept that looks interesting. Its $24k instead of $7k, but it looks pretty awesome.

http://litmotors.com/c1/
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:27 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
The Smartcar and other "mini" type cars are pretty terrible. High priced and average fuel economy.

I drive a 2002 Saturn SL that got 40 mpg stock and now gets around 50 with a few modifi ...
  Topic: Scooter Laws in Your State
walke2jd

Replies: 26
Views: 4327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:24 pm   Subject: Scooter Laws in Your State
I would prefer if they would pass something similar in VA. All of the DUI-mobiles give scooters a bad name in my area.
  Topic: How to: No more getting stuck at red lights!
walke2jd

Replies: 17
Views: 2239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:29 pm   Subject: How to: No more getting stuck at red lights!
Here in Kansas you can go through the RED if it's clear, and the light doesn't change after a short period....Never ever been pulled over for it, even before it was the law... Not to say you might not ...
  Topic: Front Rack
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1296

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:37 pm   Subject: Front Rack
I don't know what it is officially rated for, but it feels solid and could probably hold almost anything you could get strapped to it.

As far as handling, it doesnt affect much. I usually use mine ...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:01 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
I thought your post was very well done CapnK. Whether or not someone is for or against unions, there is no argument that unionized labor costs more which in turn affects the profit margin / retail pri ...
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:54 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
It is a 3 cylinder and thats exactly what I was thinking! A 3 wheeled metro.

It looks like it could be fun. 0-60 in under 10 seconds. Its no speed demon, but its not a slouch either.
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
walke2jd

Replies: 112
Views: 9988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:35 pm   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
Wow, this looks awesome. I think I am going to put the $1k down to reserve one. Its cheap enough so if it doesnt live up to expectations, I can just sell it for cheap and move on.
  Topic: different mirrors
walke2jd

Replies: 8
Views: 1040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:56 pm   Subject: different mirrors
I swapped my mirrors for stock Yamaha Zuma mirrors and couldnt be happier. They are well made, large enough to be useful, and look pretty great on the buddy.

Plus, the price is right.
  Topic: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
walke2jd

Replies: 18
Views: 2162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:47 pm   Subject: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
Not to be curmudgeonly, but I'd buy a helmet that fit my head and was rated well to provide protection. Whether it fit inside the pet carrier would be way, way down the list of criteria.

I would h ...
  Topic: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
walke2jd

Replies: 18
Views: 2162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:48 pm   Subject: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
I have a Scorpion EXO-700 in a size Large and it fits. Also, its a fantastic helmet at a great price. I got mine in the Hi-viz yellow and have been very pleased with its performance over the last year ...
  Topic: Buddy Top Case
walke2jd

Replies: 5
Views: 1175

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:11 pm   Subject: Buddy Top Case
I have one that came with my used Buddy. I would look elsewhere if I were buying another one. The paint has faded on it pretty bad and it seems pretty flimsy. That said, it works fine and the price wa ...
 
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