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by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 6/14 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Baldy Mtn.
Replies: 0
Views: 4240

LA/SoCal : 6/14 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Baldy Mtn.

Greetings MBers! Ride day is right around the corner! This Saturday 6/14, we're retuning to Crystal Lake, Mt. Baldy, and the twisty goodness of Glendora Ridge! Come join us for some epic local beauty, about a million and two twists and turns... and then there's the chairlift ride to the top of the m...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun May 04, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 5/24 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP
Replies: 0
Views: 3598

LA/SoCal : 5/24 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP

Greetings MBers! This month is our annual Big Adventure ride! For 2014 we're taking our first ride to a National Park. Two National Parks actually—Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. Plus we’ll be riding through some of California's most scenic and unspoiled backroad beauty to get ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat May 03, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 5/3 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

We finally are able to do this ride tomorrow!!! After 6 weeks of delays thanks to rock slides, snow fall, and other scooter unfriendly events, our patience is at last being rewarded with 80º-90º weather and sunny skies!! Definitely worth the wait if you ask me :) Hope to see you there!
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 5/3 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

We've rescheduled this ride for April 26. New info is posted. See you there!

http://www.meetup.com/AdventuristsScoot ... 172939512/
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 5/3 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

Well some things you just can't plan for. Thanks to a rock slide that has closed SR33, the one road we can't navigate around, this ride is getting bumped to next month. We'll still be heading out for a great ride, just changing to plan B or C for the day (which will be equally fun). Details for the ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 5/3 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

LA/SoCal : 5/3 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Return to Ridge Route Rd

Edit to add: We've rescheduled this ride for Saturday 4/26. Link to revised info is posted below. See you there! **************************** Greetings MBers! Saturday is ride day!!! This month (3/22) we’re combining two of last years favorite rides with a little something new to create one of the g...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : 2/22 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Crest o'the SB Mountains
Replies: 0
Views: 2816

LA/SoCal : 2/22 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Crest o'the SB Mountains

Greetings MBers! Next Saturday Feb 22nd is ride day!! Come join us for some challenging twisty fun as we rise above the clouds in Santa Barbara along a former fire road that traces the crest of mountains most all of the way to Lake Cachuma. It's a day full of exquisite scenery both to the west and t...
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 1/25 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Coastal Canyon Cruise
Replies: 0
Views: 2818

LA/SoCal 1/25 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Coastal Canyon Cruise

Greetings MBers! Come join us this Saturday (1/25) for our opening ride of 2014. As has become our tradition we are once again are kicking things off with a repeat of what was our very first ride ever, our Coastal Canyon Cruise. This is a challenging shorter ride for these shorter winter days but on...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal : ADVENTURISTS SG : 2014 Ride Season is KSU!
Replies: 0
Views: 2863

LA/SoCal : ADVENTURISTS SG : 2014 Ride Season is KSU!

Greetings MBers! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and your new year is off to a great start. Most of all though, I hope you are well rested and ready to ride, because we’re about to put the happy in New Year! Adventurists rides for 2014 are posted and open for RSVPs! We have a full an...
by Skootz Kabootz
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 11/16 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Ojai / Maricopa Hwy
Replies: 0
Views: 2722

LA/SoCal 11/16 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Ojai / Maricopa Hwy

Greetings MBerS!! Get yer sooters ready the Adventurists November ride is right around the corner (11/16) !! This month we're taking a nice long ride through some of the most scenic and technically engaging roads we have ridden all year as we venture through Balcom Canyon to Ojai and out the twists ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 10/19 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Day in the Canyons
Replies: 0
Views: 2636

LA/SoCal 10/19 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Day in the Canyons

RIDE DAY TOMORROW!!! We're hitting the coastal canyons — all of them! OK, well, most of them! Come join us for a full day of twisting and knee-dragging our way through some of LA county's finest 2-wheel treats. Beautiful ocean views, technically challenging roads, and great scooter camaraderie await...
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 9/21 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Lake Arrowhead Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 2791

A sneak peek of tomorrow's ride. Looking forward to a great day of scooting!
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 9/21 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Lake Arrowhead Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 2791

LA/SoCal 9/21 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Lake Arrowhead Ride

Greetings LA/SoCal MBers! Our September ride is just one short week away! Next Saturday, 9/21 (and yes, I've posted the correct date this time :oops:), we ride Angeles Crest Hwy all the way to Wrightwood where we'll smile, gas up, then keep on riding all the way to Lake Arrowhead. (via the famed Rim...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 8/31 - 9/2 : ADVENTURISTS SG : LA to Monterey
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

No, I just noticed I posted the wrong dates... duh. The ride was 8/31 - 9/2. :roll: Sorry, my bad.
by Skootz Kabootz
Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 8/31 - 9/2 : ADVENTURISTS SG : LA to Monterey
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

LA/SoCal 8/31 - 9/2 : ADVENTURISTS SG : LA to Monterey

Greetings LA/SoCal MBers! This weekend the Adventurists Scooter Group will be enjoying one of California's and the world's most famous 2-wheel adventures: Riding the Central California Coastline — LA to San Simeon to Monterey and back. Day 1: we ride from LA to San Simeon via the backroads of the S...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 8/10 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Perseids Night Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 1146

LA/SoCal 8/10 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Perseids Night Ride

Greetings LA/SoCal MBers! It's that time again! Time for the Adventurists Scooter Group's annual night ride to the middle of nowhere to view the Perseids Meteor Shower. Sure we may be in LA, but for our kind of night out with the stars we need to get as far away as possible! This year, following in...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Replies: 1752
Views: 157388

Noooooo!!!!! BSFF I am so sorry to hear this!! But so glad you are hurt no worse! It actually sounds like you were somewhat fortunate. A lot of damage can happen in an intersection! Rest up, heal up, take it easy. The mothership can be repaired. Sucks you never got to see your NC700 but there will b...
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoot Fever.
Replies: 30
Views: 2536

36,000+ miles ridden and today scooting is all the more of a joy. The only thing that has changed for me is that what used to seem a long full day in the saddle now feels like just a warm up. Scooting is my reward, my therapy, and my vacation all rolled into one.
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Spirit of Munro takes flight
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Nice. Nice. Nice. Definitely a screening of Worlds Fastest Indian is in order!
by Skootz Kabootz
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 6587

It was so nice to see so many people from MB. Many for the first time (hi Howard!) I am always so awed by how dang nice everyone is! You people really are good for the soul. Thank you for that! Skootz being Skootz. He and everyone who ran the rides did an awesome job keeping a HUGE group of scooters...
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phil McCaleb stepping down.
Replies: 92
Views: 8893

peabody99 wrote:...if we reflect on our own lives I think we can attest that many of the unexpected challenges we endure are really blessings in disguise!
+1 Very true indeed!
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phil McCaleb stepping down.
Replies: 92
Views: 8893

Wow. What a game changer. Well I wish nothing but positive things for everyone involved. Phil, I certainly hope to ride together again soon! Don't go changin! And don't be a stranger! Genuine peeps, I hope you will continue the Genuine legacy in the spirit in which it was created. The scooter commun...
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MB'ers at Amerivespa 2013
Replies: 69
Views: 6587

I'll be there but riding my GTS rather than the Buddy this year. Do come and say hello if you are there! (Titanium grey GTS 300, white Shoei helmet, black Vanson mesh jacket, goofy smile... heck ya can't miss me! :P ). I'll be helping out on the Elves rides too if you're going on that one.
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri May 10, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 5/25 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Crystal Lake / Mt. Baldy
Replies: 0
Views: 1220

LA/SoCal 5/25 : ADVENTURISTS SG : Crystal Lake / Mt. Baldy

Greetings LA/SoCal MBers! Our May ride is nearly here! This month it's time to saddle up and take the road less travelled. Well, the road less travelled by us anyways. For the first time ever we will be riding to the top of Mt. Baldy. And in true Adventurists tradition, we'll be taking the long way...
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu May 09, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - Playoff hockey games without cable TV
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

I just got rid of my cable and am in the first days of making the adjustment to life without. So no NHL here either. But then the Leafs (my team. I'm duty bound to root for them.) were only available for viewing on the NHL Network anyways, which I've never subscribed to. So anyways, I just finished ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon May 06, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important Info On Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

I like my K61's too. Good speed rating and great handling (the scooter seems to dive into turns with much more eagerness) but they haven't lasted that much longer compared to other tires I've owned — at least not compared to Eric who I think has what, 95,000 miles on his by now? :P. Still, they are ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon May 06, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orange Buddy question
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

I don't have an answer but if no one here can help you might try giving Scooterworks or Genuine a call. They would know.
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun May 05, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Needed: Scootering from LA to San Francisco on a 170i
Replies: 16
Views: 3259

Glad you had a good trip! I just came back from driving down the coast and was was clocking the milage between gas stations from Carmel to San Simeon to see if I could help you with more info. I was happy to see there are a couple more stations along Hwy1 than I recall from the last time I did the r...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
Replies: 41
Views: 6358

There is indeed a simple way to open a locked Buddy pet carrier. In fact I had the pleasure of using it to save myself a couple of weeks ago. :roll: It only takes a few minutes. But like Quo Vadimus said, it will never get posted here for the obvious security reasons.
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for really tough riding pants?
Replies: 34
Views: 5831

I also have a pair of Fieldsheers. Great pants. I couldn't be happier with them. I'm sure you'll like them. Plus that is a great price!
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 4/27 : ADVENTURISTS SG : 5 1/2 Lakes/Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Bump. This Saturday!
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for really tough riding pants?
Replies: 34
Views: 5831

Hey there Peabody! How goes it :) Incase you're interested, the white pants of mine that you and I were talking about on the San Diego Genuine ride are the same Icon pants that I mention a couple of posts above — The Icon Hooligan 2 Overpants. I still love them. Still great summer pants. And if I'm ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Like 200I
Replies: 12
Views: 2784

The 200i is a nice package but it is actually only a 163cc scooter. Keep that in mind while making your decision.
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Needed: Scootering from LA to San Francisco on a 170i
Replies: 16
Views: 3259

The toughest part speedwize is past Santa Barbara going up the long hill on the 154 into the Santa Ynez valley. It is a long uphill 55mph stretch which slowed my 150cc considerably. You may fare better on a 170 but even so, if you need to just pull over to the right and wave by any cars that seem im...
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice Needed: Scootering from LA to San Francisco on a 170i
Replies: 16
Views: 3259

I have done the ride in two days. It's a piece of cake. You can do the entire thing highway free. Day 1: LA to San Louis Obisbo (you can go all the way to San Simeon if you prefer) Day 2: Up the coast via the Cabrillo Hwy through Big Sur and Monterey etc. http://goo.gl/maps/NlaZU (updated) It is a G...
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What am I missing? Kymco Like 200i vs 2014 Piaggio Fly
Replies: 29
Views: 7334

Also, the Like 200i is actually only 163cc's. So don't mistakenly think you are talking about a 200cc scooter here.
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
Replies: 70
Views: 8004

http://members.modernvespa.net/skootz_kabootz/uploads/2008_genuine_buddy_sttropez_202.jpg Have more fun on a Buddy :D Hey I recognize that handsome St. Tropez! In fact, I just came back from riding it! :P I won't wade into the whole brand vs brand discussion but it is interesting to me, now that I ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: LA/SoCal 4/27 : ADVENTURISTS SG : 5 1/2 Lakes/Ridge Route Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

LA/SoCal 4/27 : ADVENTURISTS SG : 5 1/2 Lakes/Ridge Route Rd

Greetings LA/SoCal MBers! Our April ride is nearly here! This month we have a particularly adventurous ride in store and at 240 miles it is also our longest ride to date. We're going to be spending a very (very) full day riding through some very (very) beautiful canyons, along some very (very) rura...
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: saying hi!
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Wow! A blast from the past! Good to see you ScooterTrash! Hope all is well.
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Wrightwood Ride - 5/18/13 - 7th year
Replies: 21
Views: 3548

Drum Pro wrote:How do you guys think a 170i will take a trip up there?
People have done it on a Buddy 125, though personally I think it stretches a 150 to the max.
by Skootz Kabootz
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Genuine "Family Reunion" Ride, March 24, San Diego
Replies: 23
Views: 5022

let's see how accurate I am... Jijifer at :02 ericalm at :09 (I recognize the bag!) skootz kabootz at :10 some random dude on a harley at :13 Wayne at :19 is that Phil in the yellow helmet / black buddy at the :01?? looks like a ton of fun, and perfect weather... as usual. Wow, I'm impressed! Good ...
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 22k on my 161cc not bad
Replies: 26
Views: 2406

I'd say 22K is a great lifespan for a kit. Not bad at all. Even a stock engine is likely to need some TLC after that many miles. I think what's equally impressive is that the rest of the scooter is in such good shape that it is worthy of a new kit. I've seen your scooter and it still looks great!
by Skootz Kabootz
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i review
Replies: 17
Views: 3465

Re: Unimpressed.. even disappointed.

I bought a Buddy 170i this month. I've put about 400 miles on it so far. My friend also purchased a Buddy 120 a week before me. My scooter is quicker off the line due to the FI, however it certainly lacks the mid range power that her's has. At a stop I accelerate a little quicker, but with a role o...
by Skootz Kabootz
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen: White Buddy 125cc San Francisco
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Man that sucks. Sympathies. I'll keep my fingers crossed for its safe return.
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter Backpack for Grocery Shopping..etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

You will probably find this thread helpful.
topic23652.html
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stella gets a new house
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Wow, nice! And that it is something you can also take with you should you ever move is pretty dang cool too. What fun! Of course I am immediately filled with thoughts of customizing the interior, work bench, tool chests, scooter lift... beer cooler :)
by Skootz Kabootz
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yeah...I did it.
Replies: 47
Views: 4105

Wow, nice new toy!!! Most excellent. Me thinks you have a very fun summer ahead! 8)
by Skootz Kabootz
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acceleration issues on 170i
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

9000 miles... have you had your belt changed? Could be belt slippage. You should be 1/2 way through your second belt by now.

My only other thought is perhaps a vacuum leak somewhere? But I am totally guessing at that.
by Skootz Kabootz
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A proper appreciation to the scooter repair shop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

I find a nice 12-pack of a microbrew or something imported is always very appreciated. I've also bough them pizza to go with. Feels good and well worth it IMO.
by Skootz Kabootz
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ride leading
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

I recommend getting a copy of Proficient Motorcycling by David Hough and reading the chapter on group riding (Actually, I recommend reading the entire book. There is lots of must know info in there). Beyond that, it goes without saying, be sure you know your route well so you know ahead of time what...