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by DennisD
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22640

"A Thousand Acres" - Jane Smiley

"The Ocean at the End of the Lane" Neil Gaiman
by DennisD
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: price for 2009 Buddy 125?
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Ah, the things people will subject themselves to in the name of status. If the Homeowners Association rules turn out to be factual and enforceable and moving somewhere like that is important to you, lower the price of your scooter to $900 for a quick sale and live happily in your subdivision. Or don...
by DennisD
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What scoot to commute? Help, please.
Replies: 15
Views: 2427

Howardr wrote:If money is no object, go with the Vespa 300 GTS.

However, for great initial cost plus lower cost of maintenance plus good looks and loads of fun, the PCX 150 is the bike you want.

Howard
For dependability and their established parts and service network, Honda is tough to equal, much less beat.
by DennisD
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Replies: 80
Views: 8938

Rob wrote:I just ordered a Shoei RF1100 helmet for the wife for Christmas.

$416.69

Rob

A P.S. *Edit* - It might sound a bit unromantic, but it's what she wanted.
Smart move. Pity the guys who have not learned and buy their wives a vacuum cleaner.
by DennisD
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LONG distance trips on Buddy 125
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

I really want to do this, hopin next summer to drive from where I live now (the milwaukee area) up to Minocqua.. roughly 300 miles. My family has a cabin up there and it would be awesome to scoot in the area. Would probably make a weekend out of it, anyone have suggestions for bags? That's one of m...
by DennisD
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Replies: 226
Views: 22640

English History made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable by Lacey Baldwin Smith, Author of Henry VIII: The Mask of Royalty.

Really a good read.
by DennisD
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LONG distance trips on Buddy 125
Replies: 27
Views: 3870

I travelled on my Triumph Bonneville and took the interstate - for 50 miles. That was the most mind numbing 50 miles I have ever ridden. Interstates are good for point A to point B travel in a hurry but offer nothing of interest. At least not here in my neck of the woods. Hard to beat state and loca...
by DennisD
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Ruckus
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

I had one and sold it. Only kept it for about 6 months. It was a good scooter but the handling was a bit twitchy. It was a scooter that wanted to be a motorcycle. The outside foot positioning did not appeal to me. That's what my motorcycle is for.
by DennisD
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dang! I want one of these!
Replies: 25
Views: 3155

Too wide.
by DennisD
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
Replies: 57
Views: 6561

rollin thunder wrote:I was in the jungles of Vietnam when man first walked on the moon. From one extreme to the other. What a life.
Glad you made it back. I was sitting at a local roundy round race track that night. Had just come back from Nam in December - after Christmas of course.
by DennisD
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
Replies: 57
Views: 6561

"Maverick", "Sugarfoot" and "Cheyenne", all westerns in b&w back when. Remember "Riverboat"? Dear old dad from "A Christmas Story" played the riverboat captain. Good series. When the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan I was a senior in high school. They...
by DennisD
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where You Scootin' To This Fine Weekend?
Replies: 104
Views: 5876

cdwise wrote:Probably nowhere since my son gets his Eagle Scout this weekend and thunderstorms are predicted. If we do get out it will be on Sunday and weather dependent.
Congratulations! Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. My son had his board of review in November.
by DennisD
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NSR) WAR EAGLE!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 783

You obviously weren't listening to the ESPN broadcast. I still haven't figured out how Auburn could have both dominated the game and won the game on a last (3) second field goal. I wonder if Cam has washed Brent's lips off his a$$ yet? I am glad though that it wasn't a blowout on either side. Just ...
by DennisD
Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (NSR) WAR EAGLE!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 783

(NSR) WAR EAGLE!!!

Good game. Could have gone either way.
by DennisD
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm in Scoot! Magazine!
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Here in northwest Florida it bumped up into the 40s with a killer wind, but it's supposed to be in the 20s tonight. That's ok, next week will probably be in the 60s or 70s, then cold for a couple days again. Just enought to make you appreciate the coming heat and humidity.
by DennisD
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a Vino 125?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Thanks. Carb cleaning 101 here I come.
by DennisD
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have a Vino 125?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Anyone have a Vino 125?

Finally got my Buddy started up. It and my Vino 125 have been setting up in the garage since my accident last April. My Vino 125 is another story. It wants to run but when started it runs a few seconds then starts to balk and fuel runs out of what I think is a vent hose coming from the carb. Then it...
by DennisD
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you gear up?
Replies: 58
Views: 4508

I suggest you lawyer up, DennisD LisaLisa is now +brass in pocket because of lawyer. Without lawyer, I would probably be about 1K poorer. Appointment tomorrow. Not as concerned about the money as the physical results down the road. My hip replacement as far as I can figure is the result of a head o...
by DennisD
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you gear up?
Replies: 58
Views: 4508

Wow, sorry to hear about the crash but—as always—glad you're relatively okay and here to tell the tale. Is the separated shoulder dislocated or did you tear the ACL? Unfortunately, I know from a crash that shoulder injuries are pretty damn painful. Torn ACL with knot sticking up on the shoulder. I'...
by DennisD
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you gear up?
Replies: 58
Views: 4508

I now have a new attitude about gear. I don't care what you wear or don't wear and wish all in the scooter community safe rides and great enjoyment. BUT - Friday night I t-boned a minivan on my Stella. The driver signaled a left turnfrom the right lane and turned at the same instant. I was in the le...
by DennisD
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Stella.... BOUGHT MINE!
Replies: 118
Views: 7848

My battery is dead. It took about 3 electric starts and died. Once I get her warmed up she starts first kick though. I learned pretty quick not to use the electric start. My battery was almost dead also after 3 electric starts. Now I just use the kick start and she starts on 2nd kick if cold, 1st i...
by DennisD
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Thinking about a Stella.... BOUGHT MINE!
Replies: 118
Views: 7848

ScootLemont wrote:yeah... blue would match my avatar... but I dont see me on the light blue
Orange would be very cool
Maybe change the avatar?
by DennisD
Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear Optional Meeting Room
Replies: 104
Views: 6415

I haven't crashed again, but am doing short run errands with little or no gear once in a while. Frankly, it scares the hell out of me and I like that. It's kind of a "beat the bastadges again" thing I guess. :D
by DennisD
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Is this 2stroke Stella worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3758

I asked about break in when I bought my 2T Stella. Response? RUN THE DOG **** OUT OF IT!! :shock: I'm not doing that, but I'm not babying it either. Took a while but I'm beginning to really like the 2T. Lately it is being ridden more than the 4 strokes. Break it in nice and easy and don't forget to ...
by DennisD
Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPAZ 2010
Replies: 73
Views: 8349

2 shirts
4 stickers
2 patches

:D
by DennisD
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The right jacket
Replies: 19
Views: 1266

Could just buy some Bohn armor http://www.bohnarmor.com/ (or it's equivalent, and wear whatever you want. Wow, this thread has become serendipitous. My mom is moving to CO, and we were going through her stuff and we came upon some JACKETS that my step dad had left behind when he divorced my mom way...
by DennisD
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: My New Stella Came Home Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Which one is the wife? :rofl:
by DennisD
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 125 - Clutch engages hard and transmission squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

My Vino 125 is squealing now at WOT. At 65mph I can hear it with my full face helmet, wind noise, traffic on interstate. It disappears at 60mph. My problem is probably not a lot different from yours and I suspect dust buildup in the cvt case. My Vino has about 3600 miles. I'm going to take off the c...
by DennisD
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: La Vita 150 EFI
Replies: 33
Views: 11013

Mr. DennisD, Want to donate that Stella to a poor college kid? Cant hurt to ask. All donations have been made for this fiscal year and due to the economic downturn experienced throughout the country our plans for future donations have necessarily had to be drastically reduced. Your request has been...
by DennisD
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: La Vita 150 EFI
Replies: 33
Views: 11013

I'm older than most but don't find many of the old ways to be better. I like the twist n go and as soon as I sell my 2 stroke Stella I may buy a 4 stroke or even one of these new guys.
by DennisD
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patch design
Replies: 44
Views: 3696

One for my lovely wife. :D
by DennisD
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - Style Your Garage
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

djelliott wrote:
DennisD wrote: Of course, there is the Bundy Bathroom I must build. Hmmmm.
Just attach a urinal to an exterior wall with a pipe that runs outside.
Maybe an easy to clean Home Depot five gallon paint bucket!
by DennisD
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping
Replies: 58
Views: 7174

As far as using a stuff (compression) sack for your sleeping bag, it does make it smaller and you can fluff the bag in the dryer at home to maintain the rating. I've done that on a couple of bags, usually not more than once a season. Works quite well. Also, the price difference in a 10 degree and a ...
by DennisD
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - Style Your Garage
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

No mortgage, no beard, no back hair. Without going into detail I must say that I have the same amount of hair as when I was 16, it just grows in different places than before. :shock: I'm considering moving into the garage. There are two recliners in the living room that the wife wants to replace wit...
by DennisD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helment Quick Release
Replies: 24
Views: 2078

So is the quick release to the side with the strap still under the chin?
by DennisD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - Style Your Garage
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Umm... there appears to be a human leg on the back of that couch. Should we be concerned? :P Nah....probably just a spare part Teenager. So there is a use for them: decorating. Who knew?! Do the curtains match the corpses? :shock: Curtains? We don't need no stinkeeng curtains! The hideous pattern o...
by DennisD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: My Half Finished RatJack
Replies: 19
Views: 2903

I like the whitewalls. The dirtier they get, the more they will contribute to the rat look.
by DennisD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - Style Your Garage
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

BuddyRaton wrote:
Qualish wrote:Umm... there appears to be a human leg on the back of that couch. Should we be concerned? :P

Nah....probably just a spare part
Teenager.
by DennisD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] ponderisms and other random humor
Replies: 22
Views: 3076

Maybe Carlin, but sounds a lot like Stephen Wright. Very good, thanks.
by DennisD
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping
Replies: 58
Views: 7174

Here's a picture I snapped of Flash, "loaded down" for a week-long scoot, camping in state parks last summer. http://toddverbeek.com/misc/PackBuddyOnRoad.jpg That's my sleeping pad, sleeping bag, a little pillow, and (mostly hidden) my tent and towel in a sack, all strapped to the rear ra...
by DennisD
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
Replies: 54
Views: 13866

Not A Chance wrote:I hope you don't use STP regularily any more. I think it didn't do anything good, but I bet it did do something to help your rings fail. This is exactly what I mean in my earler posts.
STP - Stimulated Turtle Piss
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
Replies: 54
Views: 13866

pugbuddy wrote:So if my RAV4--with 175000 miles on it--is burning oil, what can I use that will keep it from doing so? This techy-talk is too far beyond me; gimme the short answer.
When oil is at least a quart low, top off with motor honey and drive to the nearest dealer of choice. Trade, drive away.
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping
Replies: 58
Views: 7174

:rofl: Thanks! What a great trip report. Yes, I am now properly motivated.
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camping
Replies: 58
Views: 7174

I would like to know how much weight you are carrying on your scooter to include rider and gear. I'll bet the total for most is less than 200 pounds. Please prove me wrong as I would love to load some gear along with my big butt (225lb) and take off on a camping trip.
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
Replies: 54
Views: 13866

True, you don't see it every day, but if you Google for "synthetic lubricity", you'll see that it's pretty common... I must have done something wrong. It listed a bunch of porn sites! Those are pretty common also. :rofl: I did try again though and came up with some weird screen play title...
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR - Style Your Garage
Replies: 18
Views: 1766

Well, there's style, and then there's style. Neither of which I have. :P
!Image
by DennisD
Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
Replies: 54
Views: 13866

Not A Chance wrote: ...synthetic lubricity...
Now there's some fun terminology! :D
by DennisD
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel Mystery Oil
Replies: 54
Views: 13866

AKA mechanic in a can.
by DennisD
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'd like to strangle that fn groundhog!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1708

:rofl:

We're suffering a little down here as our weather is somewhat colder than usual but nothing like you guys. But I gotta say, you have a great way of stating your frustration. :lol:

Spring will be that much more beautiful and welcome.
by DennisD
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took a scooter to work today!
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

I've been in love with the weather this week... For some bizarre reason its suddenly been sunny and 60 in Portland. All the plants are flowering, everyone is outside.... I've been tuning up and upgrading again.... All the signs that summer is on it's way! :P I hate you :wink: If it makes you feel b...