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by rsrider
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mexican Mods in Tijuana
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Mexican Mods in Tijuana

http://www.vice.com/read/mexican-mods-tijuana-123 It's weird how people in the most horrible situations still seem to be able to find something that makes their lives better for themselves. Determination is amazing. Also, it was interesting to note that when I started typing genuine (I'd actually f...
by rsrider
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [nsr] Durn You, Yamaha. How Could You?
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yjX5E7vfo2k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ^^^This bike, the Honduh 300, Kawi 300, the KTM 390 etc. are making it nearly impossible to sell my 2012 Kawi 2fiddy. :cry: I'm seriously glad...
by rsrider
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New traffic light trigger?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

I just had a weird deja vu experience.
by rsrider
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [nsr] My Favorite Intermot Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 3167

that's right ^^^^^



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BTW: Honda and the other Japanese manufacturer made scramblers as well...I had a 305 for a bit.
by rsrider
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [nsr] My Favorite Intermot Bike
Replies: 17
Views: 3167

Shut up and take my money!!!!
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by rsrider
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: so, backpacks.
Replies: 23
Views: 5438

I have a timbuk2 that I special ordered, and got it in the Italian tri-colors, but when I used it, everyone thought it was the Mexican flag colors. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: schadenfreude much? hahaha srsly, look at this thing: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/15084795170_8ba048301c_b.jpg It's...
by rsrider
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: so, backpacks.
Replies: 23
Views: 5438

I just checked timbuk2's site and the bag that I have is no longer available (at all), and it seems they only have 1 backpack that is customizable, so my post is now irrelevant.
by rsrider
Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] Do you believe this ad?
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

'disabled child', another warning sign, hits the sympathy button. Yeah, playing the "I did it for the children" card is a pathetic ploy on anyone's part. He's either scamming (my vote) or incredibly stupid (and I'll vote for that too). So he's a stupid scammer and should be run over by hi...
by rsrider
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: so, backpacks.
Replies: 23
Views: 5438

I have a timbuk2 that I special ordered, and got it in the Italian tri-colors, but when I used it, everyone thought it was the Mexican flag colors. They both happen to be green-white-red. Living in CA ya know. The thing is incredibly well built, but it's just one big compartment (except for some sma...
by rsrider
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Even weirder, I have a WHITE Suomy Spec1-R that I use when I'm filming my ummm rides, yeah, and when I ride at night, which really is only on full moons during warm evenings. So it's like a nice color match. I'm removing stickers and cleaning right now........So much to do, and all the time and worl...
by rsrider
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Still on the front page....so use it.

My saga continues: it's a bit of a read, but there's pictures!!! So yeah, read on. After selling the Buddy, my search for the Vespa intensified. Especially when I started missing riding a scooter. (confession: total scooter junkie now) Everything that I'm interested in is $4K and up, and all of it i...
by rsrider
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is more dangerous scooters or motorcycles?
Replies: 39
Views: 3597

I ride both, and both are more dangerous than playing video games.
by rsrider
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about adding a Hooligan Forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

i looked at it on the genuine site, but only saw one pic. is there any reviews on it some where, more pics? it looks cool...
by rsrider
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about adding a Hooligan Forum?
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

I thought this thread was going to be about curb hopping and wheelies. :(
by rsrider
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Things were going so well, and now they've come to a complete stop. I thought the flow was going to have the Kawi 250r sold within the week, and a shiny Vespa in my garage by the end of the month. Looks like I'll have to dial back the enthusiasm. :( Come one universe make some magic happen!!!!
by rsrider
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Derestricted Buddy 50 variator and now I can't kick start
Replies: 3
Views: 967

:clap:
by rsrider
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Replies: 42
Views: 4215

Good Grief!!! what horror stories.....I had enough money in the bank to quit my job a year before minimum retirement. 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick (wellness) days, 28+ days vaca, full medical, dental, vision, and was never denied a vaca or sick day. And no one, ever got in my face and threatened m...
by rsrider
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

I thought about going retro for about 10 seconds, but I like new stuff. :) So I won a 2012 Kawi Ninja 250R a couple years back in the Kawasaki Good Times Give Away. I gave it to my wife because she needed a bike and it was like perfect for her. Today she tells me to sell the Ninjette and use the mon...
by rsrider
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

GTS or GTV, I'm going BIG! Don't forget about us lowly Buddy riders. I suppose you will be over at Modernvespa now....how soon they forget..... :cry: :P Right now, I'm more lowly than you guys because I'm scooterless. I don't know when I'll get the Vespa, just have to wait for the right deal. But w...
by rsrider
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Does the kid's Mama know you sold her son/daughter a scooter? I'm not a like dealership, who only cares about the sale. :no: His dad was the one who came up to me and told me his son was looking for a moped or scooter, and they both came to my house to pick it up. I wanted to make sure the kid like...
by rsrider
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

GTS or GTV, I'm going BIG!
by rsrider
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

:cry: My Buddy is gone!!! A sweet 16 year old kid bought it. I've got $1300 in my pocket and a mission to get the VESPA!!!!!
by rsrider
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Someone offered me $$$$$$
Replies: 28
Views: 4038

Someone offered me $$$$$$

I'm going to eventually sell the Buddy, no doubt. I will need the $$$ for the Vespa, but I was waiting for the summer to be over and the desperation of after Xmas bills to get serious on buying a used Vespa. Today, someone offers me $1,300 for my 2008 50cc Italia, with top box. I'm torn..........tak...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just got scooter back from being stolen.
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Grab baseball bat, find Shay?. Break stuff, important stuff. I would start looking in Wood Hood, where ever the hell that is.
by rsrider
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever feel like a "scooting community of 1"?
Replies: 18
Views: 2316

There's other scooters in my burg, and this one guy moved here from a town that had a scooter group and he's been trying to get one going here. We hung out at *$'s on wed. for over a month, and I tossed in the towel last week. We didn't even go on any rides, and I kept asking him if he wanted to go ...
by rsrider
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Deeds at Scooterworks?
Replies: 37
Views: 8479

charlie55 wrote:
Hold off on the pitchforks and torches until the fat lady sings, lawsuit-wise.
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by rsrider
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skully Helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 2188

In case you didn't know, that term was used to describe the horseback riders that carried out a similar function for freight trains running on the surface of 10th avenue in Manhattan way back when. http://www.thehighline.org/sites/default/files/images/WestSideCowboy.png How much did you make an hou...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skully Helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 2188

One other thing, from the paranoid dept., I don't want my head enclosed in something that is constantly transmitting various waves. Mainstream sources have squelched the mobile phone/brain tumor link, but there are still MD's and other scientists who say that there is causality between mobile phone ...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skully Helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 2188

OK, I'm gonna be the gadfly..... With all this gee-whizzy stuff going on in your helmet, why not just stay home, plug the lid into a game system and go for a virtual ride? I'm no luddite, but this is just technology overkill for me. Heads-up or not, it's just another distraction. THIS! As if the Gl...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Derestriction, seems slower?
Replies: 33
Views: 3991

...Modding isn't for everybody. For many the correct thing to do is buy a bigger scooter ^ Write that down. I agree! That one belongs over the doorway as you enter. :wink: srsly, I derestricted my 50 and can get it up to indicated 50mph on a straight, with a slight tail wind and tucked. I've gone 6...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty Deeds at Scooterworks?
Replies: 37
Views: 8479

The only comment posted was one from a SW employee who was told to stay away from McCaleb or forget any promotions within the company. Shady and disrespectful of the person who created the business, but that's what corporate scum do, muscle out any opposition to their way to the top.
by rsrider
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Replies: 42
Views: 4215

At least you know who your targets are when the revolution comes. I'm retired, so I'll probably have to use the phone book. Know thy enemy. :) I have to ask, what is the avatar. I've been lurking in this forum for years and I can't get it! As mentioned, it's Jerry Lewis's character, Buddy Love, fro...
by rsrider
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Replies: 42
Views: 4215

At least you know who your targets are when the revolution comes. I'm retired, so I'll probably have to use the phone book.
by rsrider
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: arg! my scooter fell over..........
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

arg! my scooter fell over..........

seriously, wtf? the kick stand was properly down and a big truck rolls by and the scooter falls over. Rashed the hell out of the top box, and rashed the left passenger foot rest area pretty good as well. the brake lever also lost some paint. unreal...........
by rsrider
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2770

If it wasn't for the fact that I want to ride a scooter outside of my town and that there is absolutely NO more room in the garage for another vehicle of any kind, then I would be happy with my 50cc Buddy. Having it de-restricted means there is no where in town that the posted speed limit is higher ...
by rsrider
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Buy?
Replies: 34
Views: 2770

Re: Good Buy?

I inquired about the service history, he indicated he has changed the oil twice. You don't change the oil with a 2-stroke unless it is gear oil. :? Yeah, that made me laugh. De-restrict da fiddy and you can roll at 45 mph all day long.........except on hills, then U B going 25. :shock: I'm selling ...
by rsrider
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. James Garner
Replies: 18
Views: 2178

He did his own riding as stunt men were not for the Steve. bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz wrong answer answer Charlie.......that would be Bud Ekins. McQueen did a lot of riding in his films, but when it came to the real stuff, the dangerous stuff, Ekins took over (being Steve's buddy and his stuntman). McQueen ...
by rsrider
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Owner of local HD shop buys another TOPPER!
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

Owner of local HD shop buys another TOPPER!

HD Toppers are pretty rare, in running condition, maybe 100 left on the planet, and this guy has 2 of them. I think they're cool. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14679334456_86982cd30f_o.jpg https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14515683009_2432b1a818_o.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/1467...
by rsrider
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. James Garner
Replies: 18
Views: 2178

Women wanted him, men wanted to be him.

People forget that Garner was a top club racer and hung out with "the Steve".

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by rsrider
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda announces CBR300R for the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3821

Buddy Love - Is the RC 390 sold in the states? I had always hoped we would get the Duke 390 here. From what I've read and the KTM dealers I've talked to, they are begging for both the Duke and the RC 390 to be brought to the states. And....KTM is close to making a decision. If they do show up it wo...
by rsrider
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biondi Lap Apron
Replies: 1
Views: 761

I'm digging the Cal Worthington referenced ad on the left of the page.
by rsrider
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honda announces CBR300R for the USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3821

^^^^^That's an R6 (probably) with R3 photoshopped on it. GP style muffler, dual front disks, USD forks, the list goes on..........you couldn't sell that bike in the pic for under $12K. This is what you really want anyway: http://www.ktm.com/supersport/rc-390/highlights.html#.U5nh9KIuLSg and it's a s...
by rsrider
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hooligan first ride Report
Replies: 50
Views: 7805

http://www.scooterfile.com/scooter-reviews/first-ride-genuine-hooligan-170i/ I'm digging it. No kick start though. Still haven't found a decently priced Vespa, and I'm itching to upgrade from the Buddy 50. Now I have to consider another scoot......I've read that if a human has more than 3 choices wh...
by rsrider
Wed May 28, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vandalized! :( How to best clean up?
Replies: 10
Views: 1893

There will be blood. :evil:
by rsrider
Wed May 28, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: MC USA 2014 Stella Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Thanks for that. The improvements over the old Stella make me glad I hesitated on buying a 2013 at discount. Now I'll keep on saving for the Vespa and maybe take a look at the 2014 Stella next year when they go on sale (if I haven't got the Vespa yet).
by rsrider
Sun May 25, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2013 Stella OTD $3300 Good Deal? thoughts....
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

The more I think about it, the more I believe I'm going to hold out for a Vespa. It may take longer to get, but it's something that I want. I have the Buddy for now, and it's doing the job. So I'll wait it out and see what the future brings, hopefully it involves cash.
by rsrider
Thu May 22, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2013 Stella OTD $3300 Good Deal? thoughts....
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

Epic Motorsports in Goleta will match Thousand Oaks Powersports. Both dealers want to move them out. Epic will charge less prep fees though. Good luck This was at EPIC in Goleta, and I told them I'd buy it at $3K and they wouldn't sell it to me. But obviously other shops are selling them at $3K OTD.
by rsrider
Sun May 18, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2013 Stella OTD $3300 Good Deal? thoughts....
Replies: 16
Views: 2729

2013 Stella OTD $3300 Good Deal? thoughts....

I've wanted a Vespa, but it's just not going to happen. $$$$$$ :( I could get a late model/used 150 Vespa for the amount that I would be paying for the Stella. Should I hold out for a Vespa, or go with the new Stella? I like the Stella, it's awesome retro looking. And I've had only minor, easily fix...
by rsrider
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misanthropic New Year's Resolutions
Replies: 18
Views: 2636

Ok, I'm FROM Texas, and I have owned several trucks. I still can't figure out why so many people feel the need to "back it in" every damn time they park, no matter how full/busy the lot/garage is. It takes them forever! Yeah, when did this nonsense take hold? I've watched people take five...