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by PeterC
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen "Grom"?
Replies: 28
Views: 3776

It looks like something a bear might buy to get a job with the circus.
by PeterC
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new (not quite) Unicorn Cruiser! Edit-with Ride Report
Replies: 73
Views: 5096

I wonder if there's a suitable 300cc engine that could be transplanted into the Helix. We'll have that (not so) Genuine Cruiser yet! There are big carbs, big valves, big cams and overbore cylinders for Helix. They can be built to over 300cc and 25hp. Peter, do you remember the RC Aero engines I sho...
by PeterC
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new (not quite) Unicorn Cruiser! Edit-with Ride Report
Replies: 73
Views: 5096

I wonder if there's a suitable 300cc engine that could be transplanted into the Helix. We'll have that (not so) Genuine Cruiser yet!
by PeterC
Sun May 19, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new (not quite) Unicorn Cruiser! Edit-with Ride Report
Replies: 73
Views: 5096

Best of all...it's red!!
by PeterC
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Cruiser?
Replies: 69
Views: 7963

This one's a bit small at only 100cc and it's a 2T, but it's rated for 10.5hp! http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/FTL100.jpg More info here . Imagine if someone build a scaled down version of the old Panhard 4.0L opposed twin. That would be impressive. :D Under 6 lbs. and priced at $4...
by PeterC
Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Cruiser?
Replies: 69
Views: 7963

I hadn't been aware that the Honda Juno had an opposed twin engine. Some time ago, I found some information on the Velocette Viceroy scooter, about 1960, which had a front-mounted 250cc opposed-twin, air-cooled 2-stroke engine and shaft drive. I've also seen some larger versions of this type of engi...
by PeterC
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Cruiser?
Replies: 69
Views: 7963

As I recall, when Genuine first started floating trial balloons re the Genuine Classic Cruiser, it was going to be a 275-300cc 4-speed, echoing the lines of the German classics such as the Zündapp Bella or Maicoletta. It would not be anything like today's 2-wheeled Buicks, such as the Burgman or Sil...
by PeterC
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Disinformation
Replies: 31
Views: 2581

Bjc617 wrote:<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1sONfxPCTU0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Sadly, the answer is "No, we can't."
by PeterC
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Disinformation
Replies: 31
Views: 2581

The weight issue aside, this video is an effective cure for insomnia!
by PeterC
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 3574

peabody99 wrote:
Wheelz wrote:Paging Peabody, you're slipping here girl.... :lol:
I'm here [heaving with sadness] :lol: quess I will need to continue keeping the GTS Buddy combo going.
Keep up the good work. I know... we nag, but someone has to!
by PeterC
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 3574

Oh, wait, Eric... I left out the whip antenna and the handlebar tassels.
by PeterC
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 3574

As long as we have time to develop a new product, I’ve been trying to come up with the specs for my Ideal Scooter. I think I’ve come up with some of the criteria, but aesthetically, they are definitely influenced by my love of some of the long-departed classics, such as the Maicoletta, Heinkel Touri...
by PeterC
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 3574

As long as the Genuine Classic Cruiser remains in the mystical Land of Conjecture, I'd be curious to know what everyone's ideas, wish lists, requirements, etc., are for their own perfect classic cruiser.
by PeterC
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 3574

Is the Genuine Classic Cruiser a dead issue?

Not a mention in many months. Has Genuine given up on a challenger to the Vespa GTS 300, Burgman and Silverwing? I'd write out a check tomorrow if I could have an aesthetically acceptable alternative to the usual "2-wheeled Buick" maxi-scooters.
by PeterC
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Showing my age
Replies: 16
Views: 2498

I was 70 when I bought my new Stella in 2006. Just regard the clutch as a hand exerciser. It or you will improve with use. Enjoy!
by PeterC
Tue May 22, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Juicy Rumors and Voodoo Parts
Replies: 82
Views: 5788

While waiting for Genuine to announce its Classic Cruiser, I’ve been trying to come up with the specs for my Ideal Scooter. I think I’ve come up with some of the criteria, but aesthetically, they are definitely influenced by my love of some of the long-departed classics, such as the Maicoletta, Hein...
by PeterC
Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Juicy Rumors and Voodoo Parts
Replies: 82
Views: 5788

I was one of those who eagerly awaited the arrival of the Genuine Classic Cruiser...now in the same category as the Messiah, Godot and the Great Pumpkin. Looks like I'll be hanging on to my GTS 250, at least until Vespa comes out with a GTS 350.
by PeterC
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSF Riding Section
Replies: 57
Views: 5497

Re: taking MSF BRC class this upcoming weekend

56 yr old F and new rider to anything 2 wheel besides a bicycle! Taking the MSF BRC class this next weekend and am a little nervous. I have a total of 30 miles experience riding on our lawn and on residential street! Watched a few MSF videos and got tips and learned a little. Looking forward to cla...
by PeterC
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring Allergies
Replies: 26
Views: 1850

In all the years that I lived in New England, I was never allergic to anything. After we moved to southern AZ, I noticed that during certain seasons I would have sneezing and runny nose episodes, mostly early in the day. After trying several prescription meds with no great success, I settled on the ...
by PeterC
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] My backyard is dangerous
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

You don't need a bat; a tennis or squash racket works just as well and is not considered an aggressive device.
by PeterC
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear, Full Helmet and Hot Temps
Replies: 34
Views: 2493

I'm in southern AZ where we can get more than 30 consecutive days of triple-digit temps. Some years ago, I asked my Harley-riding MSF instructor what one does for protection during 100+degree weather. She said, "I don't ride when it's over 95°." I'm not quite ready to accept that. There ar...
by PeterC
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Due to circumstances it was a late but Great start.
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Try the marine supply department at WalMart. That's where I buy mine.
by PeterC
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tactical Bailout Bag: A Proper Review
Replies: 125
Views: 25299

Well, I broke down and ordered the Large Economy Size Tactical Bailout Bag, and i've been using it for a range bag. The only problem is, there are so damn many pockets that most of the time I have no idea where anything is. I may have to take a marker and label every pocket!
by PeterC
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genuine Customer Rally, Tucson, 3/25
Replies: 3
Views: 795

If Philip can come up with a Genuine Classic Cruiser in time for the ride, I'll buy it!
by PeterC
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sadly I come with bad news today
Replies: 168
Views: 14918

It must sound terribly trite, but this, too, shall pass. Concentrate on enjoying what is enjoyable, ignoring what is not and appreciate what pampering you can get. We're all out here rootin' for you!
by PeterC
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSF Riding Section
Replies: 57
Views: 5497

I took the course 8 years ago. I'd had some scooter experience in years past, but no motorcycle experience. I was assigned a Honda 250 Nighthawk with a sticky throttle, and still managed to pass. Despite my previous riding experience, I still learned a hell of a lot, and I'm grateful for it. The ins...
by PeterC
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Farewell, my lovely
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

That bike is gorgeous and looks completely cherry! Wow! So how's it ride? Maybe it's best that I don't know. Believe it or not, I haven't ridden it yet. The bike is waiting on the arrival and installation of a new electronic ignition system, and in the meantime, I'm reading every page of the owners...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Farewell, my lovely
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Farewell, my lovely

In August of 2006, I bought a new 2005 Stella from ScootOver in Tucson. I put about 7,000 miles on it, and it was a delightful ride and absolutely trouble-free. But our scooter club started going on longer and longer rides and, even with a custom, gel-padded Pirate Upholstery seat, the fanny fatigue...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Riding a scooter
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Brilliant! You nailed it.
by PeterC
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tee Hee ;~)
Replies: 23
Views: 1375

Interesting. Having read all the horror stories about Stella kill switches, I've never used mine. On my Vespa GTS 250, I've used it all the time. Never a problem, on either bike.
by PeterC
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: vespa in elk grove, ca
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

In December of 2009, I bought a new 2009 GTS 250 from a Harley/Vespa dealer here for $6,200 out-the-door. I'm sure that, had I bargained harder, I could have gotten it for a couple of hundred less. In any case, the price you're being quoted is exorbitant. Find another dealer.
by PeterC
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you want done with your scooter?
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

I'd have my survivors give my scooter to my favorite dealership, to be given to someone who couldn't otherwise afford one. Might as well pass the enjoyment on.
by PeterC
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sh*t scooterists hear
Replies: 49
Views: 3491

AWinn6889 wrote:"What up scooter bitch!?" --Two high school boys yelling at me from their bus stop... every single morning I leave for work.
I'd rather be a Scooter Bitch than a Bus Baby.
by PeterC
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tebow Tuck
Replies: 29
Views: 1710

Raiderfn311 wrote:
AWinn6889 wrote:
izark47 wrote:God rides a Stella 2t!!!
^this :lol:

Nope. GOD rides a 270cc Genuine Cruiser. DUH!!
Only God knows where you can get a 270cc Genuine Cruiser.
by PeterC
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sadly I come with bad news today
Replies: 168
Views: 14918

My best to Luna; I hope her recovery is speedy and comfortable. Some years back, I lost a dispute with gravity while on my motorcycle. I ended up with a spiral fracture of the tibia and two simple fractures of the fibula. The doc put in a titanium rod from knee to ankle, and on we go. Amazing what m...
by PeterC
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: A question about the Stella...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

My 2005 Stella has nearly 7,000 miles with no problems. The only improvement made is a Sito+ and the appropriate jetting. I live in southern AZ in a desert climate. I don't know about the new 4-stroke Stellas, but my 2T has been happily chugging away since i bought it new in August of 2006.
by PeterC
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine Oil? Add Boric Acid WTF?
Replies: 57
Views: 7538

People who buy Chinese scooters will probably buy anything.
by PeterC
Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB's Favorite Bag: $17 TODAY.
Replies: 46
Views: 3813

Thank you, Eric; ordered one today. I already have two of the smaller BOBs, but a bigger one will indeed come in handy!
by PeterC
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concerns and objections from family and friends.
Replies: 79
Views: 5215

Some years ago, I had a dispute with gravity while on my Honda Shadow motorcycle. Gravity won, and I ended up in the hospital with my leg broken in three places. When I got home, I got a call from Boston. It was my mother, asking me what ever possessed me to do such a crazy thing as own a motorcycle...
by PeterC
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody Else Get This
Replies: 27
Views: 2368

I got a box of Cherryheads along with the wooden model of a Faro Basso that I ordered.
by PeterC
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 142
Views: 11551

This past Saturday, I ordered a Nolan N90 modular helmet, in white. I normally wouldn't order a helmet on-line, but earlier in the day, I had tried on an identical Nolan belonging to a fellow scooter club member, and it fit perfectly. It has great venting, a built-in sunshield and an ingenious latc...
by PeterC
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 142
Views: 11551

This past Saturday, I ordered a Nolan N90 modular helmet, in white. I normally wouldn't order a helmet on-line, but earlier in the day, I had tried on an identical Nolan belonging to a fellow scooter club member, and it fit perfectly. It has great venting, a built-in sunshield and an ingenious latch...
by PeterC
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] SBS = Small Biz Saturday or Sometimes B&M Sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

Back in the early '70s, I had a small Aermacchi Harley that I used for local errands. My wife referred to it as the "Hardly-Davidson."
by PeterC
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] SBS = Small Biz Saturday or Sometimes B&M Sucks
Replies: 24
Views: 2819

I would love to buy a TU250x. But doing business with the local Suzuki dealer is an experience somewhat akin to being gang-raped in prison. That's why, if I do buy a small-cc café racer-style motorcycle, it will be the SYM 150 Classic; the Tucson dealership, ScootOver, is a pleasure to do business w...
by PeterC
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter mugs at Starbucks
Replies: 108
Views: 6818

I got my scooter mug just a couple of days ago. The Starbucks in our local Safeway had (and still has) a bunch of them. This morning, I am sitting in the living room, drinking my exotic Folgers Gourmet Supreme, with Sweet'nLow and milk, brewed in our imported Mr.Coffee machine. I like the mug; in ad...
by PeterC
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella vs. Znen
Replies: 14
Views: 5086

You can always buy oats cheaper if they've already been through the horse.
by PeterC
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: BMW C 600 Scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

No sembra una scooter!
by PeterC
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter fashion at the LATimes
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

jontlyfamouse wrote:unique ability to make people look slimmer than they are, it is most appropriate color for every occasion. Black is a mysterious and violent.
What are you peddling, Clyde?
by PeterC
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: This is the one reason to get a Stella 4T
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

Don't take that tape off her eyes, and she won't see it's not a P200! :lol:
by PeterC
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Saville Row by Scooter
Replies: 4
Views: 836

izark47 wrote:Where is the armor??? The cloth doesn't look like it would hold up to abrasion very well.
Wiping out is not stylish. Stay upright.