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by peabody99
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Well I think I have my answer, glove box storage only. I figured there was nothing under seat...it was a long shot.
by peabody99
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Is a Starlite a Stella?

I am heaving trouble finding out if this is the same bike. it looks like it...if so does the auto Stella have any storage? I am considering renting one of these in Lisbon, but a helmet lock and some storage (ie purse and water bottle) is pretty important. Edit, here is a Starlite: https://www.youtub...
by peabody99
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

seeing the Buddy go was hard, I am embarrassed to say I cried in front of the buyer. This 07 was the replacement for the lemon 2006 I had, and it had been perfect. Needless to say it was hard to say good bye after 11 years of Buddy ownership, as it was my gateway to riding. Thanks for the advice ab...
by peabody99
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

seeing the Buddy go was hard, I am embarrassed to say I cried in front of the buyer. This 07 was the replacement for the lemon 2006 I had, and it had been perfect. Needless to say it was hard to say good bye after 11 years of Buddy ownership, as it was my gateway to riding. Thanks for the advice abo...
by peabody99
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

thanks! I would say slow on both counts, in order to feel happy exiting an intersection, I am already in 3rd (out of 5 gears) :lol: After a time, his top speed is probably 65? These are pretty known for doing just great on trails. I took him on a very rutted, rocky, sandy road by the beach and he di...
by peabody99
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: G400C Discussion
Topic: Genuine G400C
Replies: 487
Views: 73549

Royal Enfield Himalayan

When I heard about it at the Royal Enfield display at the mc show last fall I was completely smitten with the idea of the Himalayan as I was trying to learn to ride off road for the first time on my nearly 500lb (when loaded) F700 GS...and it was not going well for the bike or me :cry: . So the Hima...
by peabody99
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

I am really struggling with buying one time use tools (I will not ever have a slotted filter again) that cost close to as much as a professional oil chance for this job. I seriously cannot believe I have to smash this thing to remove it...
by peabody99
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

lol, holy cow :lol: Thats very tempting and likely would bring pleasure if it worked. I figure I put myself deeper down a rabbit hole trying to rectify an incomplete job. I am almost a the point I will suck it up (I mean I have been for years) and take it somewhere to get the filter off and replace ...
by peabody99
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Unfortunately the slotted tool that Motorsport had couldn't even loosen it, so an Allen wrench would be tougher. I don't have one but would get one of I think it would work. ...ive now purchased 5 tools and returned 4 for this job...the slot has very smooth edges and so far any slotted tool just sli...
by peabody99
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

I think I will be good with the new filter (which will be a Prima with a hex). the current slotted one is an issue bc the slot is WAY wider than any screwdriver that know off (but I may be misunderstanding your reply), and the wrench can't get in there. so freaking frustrated :cry: :evil:
by peabody99
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slotted oil filter removal??
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Bumping this thread for help. So over the years I've had to try and become more self sufficient with things and next up is the buddy oil change. This would be no big deal if not for this D*+^ slotted filter. I can't get the thing off. Scooterwest happens to be a 1.5 miles from my house, so went down...
by peabody99
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Far Have You Ridden?
Replies: 16
Views: 2600

In order of purchase 2006 Buddy 1400 (was replaced with the 2007) 2007 Buddy 19,020- still in service 2007 Vespa 250 GTS 18,200 (sold for BMW in 2015 ), bought used in 2009 with 1100 miles 1996 Honda Helix 23,740- still in service . Bought used with only 5 miles. 2015 BMW F700 GS 12,310- main ride t...
by peabody99
Fri May 27, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new PCX150
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

The PCX is a champ. I put over 800 miles on a rental one in Southern France. It was a great little lane splitter and held up well at elevation.
Edit: it's tall, look at my feet. I can touch more ground on my BMW
by peabody99
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aprilia Sport City 250 - Good Touring Scooter?
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

DO you still have your Helix Skully? :)
by peabody99
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250-300cc FI Touring Scoot?
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Well skipper already had a helix, maybe back to the best :)? Bill I wish in yours and and my life time Genuine would put out the cruiser, it would be perfect for us! As far as the bv350, Its a wonderful bike but like other piaggios it is tall and top heavy. I'm an experienced rider and am not comfor...
by peabody99
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your favorite scooter road
Replies: 34
Views: 3044

by peabody99
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding with pets
Replies: 20
Views: 2775

A car free friend from the local scoot community recently got in an accident with her pooch in the carrier strapped to the seat behind her. She had some pretty bad injures, but her little man dragged himself and the carrier across the pavement to comfort her (sniffle) . he somehow did well thru it a...
by peabody99
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the most important thing you learned in MSF?
Replies: 25
Views: 2876

seems obvious now... but break before a turn and accelerate through & out of it - do not break while turning. I spent years breaking while turning (tons of hills in my town & lots of downhill turns) Oh yeah, that addresses the above too...a leaned over bike + brakes =bad outcome. It's scien...
by peabody99
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-Official MB Cannonball Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 4665

Whether or not I actually do it again, I certainly would do it again. Like, next week. A number of us are suffering from withdrawal, which I've head is common. Our daily routine was so dialed in. But beyond that, I want to spend all day riding, exploring, seeing something new and different every ti...
by peabody99
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the most important thing you learned in MSF?
Replies: 25
Views: 2876

I think we are in agreement about looking through the turns and target fixation! I'd like to add the importance of having the bike upright before braking in an emergency curve or swerve-I.e if you are leaning thru a turn and must stop suddenly you can't jam on the brakes, even though is counter intu...
by peabody99
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Un-Official MB Cannonball Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 4665

HUGE congrats to Eric, CDwise and DaBinchi, and everyone who participated. Always nice to dream from the home screen, but they did it! :)
by peabody99
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summoning some MB mojo
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Awesome news, now the real work begins, all the practice! And motorcycle window shopping sounds so fun, off to get that Indian!
by peabody99
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who here has NEVER had a crash/spill?
Replies: 22
Views: 2779

of course I hope I am not jinxing myself now :). I am at over 42,000 miles so far. I think the MSF really helped, and I always wear a helmet (full face up to about 95 degrees, 3/4 in hot urban traffic),armored gloves, long pants (boots about 95% of the time), Armored jacket (99%)of the time. I wear ...
by peabody99
Fri May 23, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did you ride your scooter today (or recently)?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Whimscootie wrote:
peabody99 wrote:Today I rode to work (snooze), tomorrow I am starting a 1700 mile multi day ride to Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Big Sur and a little Santa Barbara wine country. woot!
Awesome! Which scooter are you riding?
The Helix, hopefully he will behave :)
by peabody99
Thu May 22, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did you ride your scooter today (or recently)?
Replies: 16
Views: 2119

Today I rode to work (snooze), tomorrow I am starting a 1700 mile multi day ride to Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Big Sur and a little Santa Barbara wine country. woot!
by peabody99
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm Out of the Cannonball
Replies: 24
Views: 2460

such a bummer! maybe in its place you can plan an epic, more affordable ride closer to home. I have to say these things always cost more than you think. I have a 9 day Best of California ride planned for late next month and unexpected things keep coming up....but I'm still going hell or high water. :)
by peabody99
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice Corazzo sale going on right now
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

wow those are some great deals. I have the women's max (omg I wish I had gotten it for this closeout price!) and love it. It's about 6-7 years old and holding up well. I wear it pretty much daily Nov-March/April
by peabody99
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY SCOOTER HAS BEEN STOLEN!! JUST NOW!
Replies: 7
Views: 1203

Oh no, so sorry. Good luck and try the below resource

http://scoot.net/stolen/

EDIT: Oh, no it seems this once great resource got hit with spam,hopefully they will rectify it. :cry:
by peabody99
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church of Genuine Cruiser Takes Root (was Enfield price cut)
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

jrsjr wrote:
peabody99 wrote:uh oh. I think I could probably fit on one of these pretty well...
It would be almost as much fun to ride as a Genuine 300 Cruiser! :wink:
Ok, Let's not get too carried away here!
by peabody99
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church of Genuine Cruiser Takes Root (was Enfield price cut)
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

uh oh. I think I could probably fit on one of these pretty well...
by peabody99
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terrifying Road Trip Highways
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

most of these look like I would love to do them, especially that one in Norway! Good news is I am planning a journey that will take me from Monterey to San Diego this May, so rt 1 will finally be crossed off my bucket list. I. Can't. Wait. :D Which one of your scooters will you ride and what will b...
by peabody99
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terrifying Road Trip Highways
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

most of these look like I would love to do them, especially that one in Norway! Good news is I am planning a journey that will take me from Monterey to San Diego this May, so rt 1 will finally be crossed off my bucket list. I. Can't. Wait. :D Sounds like fun. Driving or riding? Riding of course , s...
by peabody99
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terrifying Road Trip Highways
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

most of these look like I would love to do them, especially that one in Norway! Good news is I am planning a journey that will take me from Monterey to San Diego this May, so rt 1 will finally be crossed off my bucket list. I. Can't. Wait. :D
by peabody99
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I went down...ow
Replies: 26
Views: 3138

Oh no, I am so sorry! I am glad you are OK. you know I went riding Christmas . I had this giant 200 ride all figured out, canyon, coast, mountain, desert . I checked the forecasts for all the micro climates before leaving, and one area (mountains) had 18-20 mph winds...no biggie. Well I get out ther...
by peabody99
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Officially in the Helix Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

congrats! How many Helix folk to we have on here now? If there is any scooter that is the opposite of a Buddy it is the Helix, so its funny some of us are charmed by them :D
by peabody99
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joined Club Helix
Replies: 35
Views: 4949

The other nice thing about a Helix is that there are a ton of Honda dealers and most still stock or can hot shot Helix parts. Good news if you need a part you didn't bring with. A friend has run Cannonball 3 times on Helixes. He's going to be my new Helix guru. :) Good,now I will now have a semi lo...
by peabody99
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joined Club Helix
Replies: 35
Views: 4949

Just as an FYI, in my short experience, I have found that getting OEM parts has required ordering them and waiting. There is a giant Honda power sports dealer by my office so it is not too much hassle. As an example though, they did not have the belt,exaust gasket thingie Charlie mentioned or Bridge...
by peabody99
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: California lane-splitting
Replies: 47
Views: 3889

Filtering through stopped of slowing traffic to a light is a dream! People are overwhelmingly fine or even helpful ie moving over some if you need space to squeeze through. Seriously, recently was the first time someone got mad and flipped me off...Arizona tags. They may not have understood it is st...
by peabody99
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joined Club Helix
Replies: 35
Views: 4949

Well I do hope you find your Helix grows on you beyond CB ride. it looks to be in great shape body panel wise! Like the above posters, I also like all the other colors other than red. I'd kill for a yellow or white :). But given mine had not 5 miles on it when I got, I was not going to be too picky....
by peabody99
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250cc, 300cc, 350cc, et al Touring Scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

It's funny you both had a huge gap between riding and rediscovery. Once I got on that scoot for the first time, it was hard to imagine any other way of living :D Glad you both rediscovered a happy hobby, thanks for sharing!
by peabody99
Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250cc, 300cc, 350cc, et al Touring Scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

skipper and wolfhound, you are both inspirations to me! I want to stay healthy and keep riding for many years to come. It's kind of funny I actually have staying strong for scooter riding as a goal when I am in the gym. When did you guys take up riding?
by peabody99
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250cc Touring Scooter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

I pretty much agree with Charlie regarding improvements to make a perfect Unicorn Genuine Cruiser-especially fuel injection. But the big other thing is design. I think the big thing expectation of a Genuine cruiser is a retro design. While I am one of the few people on the planet that finds the Heli...
by peabody99
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250cc Touring Scooter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

Well I know Skipper got rid of his Helix, but in case anyone else is thinking about 250s...in need of some fresh air, much more than I thought, I completed my longest day in the saddle-260 miles yesterday. It was a combination of freeway-to get a running start out of the city and back into it, twist...
by peabody99
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another scooter/car accident whith unfortunate results
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

The always be aware is the best advise. Always expect that a potential left turner is out to get you if they possibly can. I have found that the headlight modulators do get the left turner's attention but still don't trust them. I've read what they mean is too open to interpretation " why than...
by peabody99
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another scooter/car accident whith unfortunate results
Replies: 13
Views: 2019

Wow, my sympathies to the victim's family and the driver too as of course this was not intentional ( and I am not aware of extenuating circumstances such as intoxication or texting or what not). I've been reading More Proficiant Motorcycling as a refresher and for sure covering the front brake is im...
by peabody99
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best 250cc Touring Scooter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

Re: Best 250cc Touring Scooter?

Or the BV350 for that matter. Bingo. This is my touring scooter of choice. And I met a fellow in early summer who had put 10,100 miles on his BV 350 in 34 days while traveling through 40 states! http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic114778 I met John and spoke a bit about his adventure, what a nice guy...
by peabody99
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wish me luck this weekend! Honda CH150
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Congrats! I just love the Elites. What a great price, make sure and post an update! :D
by peabody99
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2-wheeled danger!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Crap, I'm glad it wasn't worse! You and your wife really had a tough weekend. Here is to safer days ahead for you both (and those other riders too)
by peabody99
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy = Less Respect!!
Replies: 101
Views: 9135

Absolutely no less respect on the Buddy. My larger scoots happen to be more visible color (bright yellow GTS, Red Helix vs cream buddy) and size wise though. I just make sure my evasive maneuvers are even more at the ready on the Buddy. :)
by peabody99
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rode from San Fran to LA for fun
Replies: 22
Views: 2638

I'm not gonna lie, no one loves the outdoors more than I do....but I like flush toilets, a place to chill the wine fetched from the local vineyard (But in all fairness I guess a cooler can do that?), and most important, adequate lighting to see and remove (by sweet death or chasing) all the spiders ...