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by Drumwoulf
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally decided; will keep the Vespa... ">})
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Finally decided; will keep the Vespa... ">})

Decided I no longer want two scooters a while back but didn't know which to sell... :lol:
Well, I'm keeping the '07 Vespa GT200 and selling my '07 Buddy 125.
I'm in NJ and it's in like-new condition.
Check out the for-sale section here, and/or shoot me a PM..

Thanks,
Drummer
by Drumwoulf
Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR- Happy New Year, from me and Dreamer...!
Replies: 2
Views: 882

NSR- Happy New Year, from me and Dreamer...!

A pic just taken in Jan-2010 that I think makes a good interesting Holiday shot! It's me and our Standard Poodle, Dreamer, at a drum circle in our home. She loves these things and happily joins us, sometimes even falling contentedly asleep while we play... And yes, there are more people present ther...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how fast is your buddy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1916

When you talk about the speed of your scooters are talking about what your speedometer is reading or the actual speed that is on a GPS. Their is about a 12-15% faster reading on the Buddy scooters. Xactly! -You get a lot of unrealistic boasting here on MB as to what the stock 125-150cc scooters can...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brrrrr. powerx handguards?
Replies: 44
Views: 6845

Re: brrrrr. powerx handguards?

alas. once again this winter i've been avoiding even thinking about riding my buddy because of my miserably cold hands. it doesn't help that i don't wear leather, and that i have tiny ridiculous child-like hands - i've looked high and low for a passable winter glove for me, and they don't exist. an...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, that's a little annoying.
Replies: 37
Views: 2805

I don't think we need to encourage empathy for people that can't be bothered to accept the responsibilities of riding legally and safely, I think they're scum, even though I have lots of friends that do that kinda stuff. Wow! -Lot's of scummy friends? Maybe you should make some changes in your life...
by Drumwoulf
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, that's a little annoying.
Replies: 37
Views: 2805

You can't blame the dude for sticking it to the man. As long as he has insurance mind your own business. The problem is, "the man" is all of the rest of us who pay our registration fees, taxes, etc.... But why would one suppose that "the man" (the authorities) would judge ALL sc...
by Drumwoulf
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BR Swinging your leg
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Why would I do that? Being tired of swinging my tired 'ol leg over a high seat and backrest was one of the better reasons I switched from MCs to scooters! So I certainly wouln't throw away that advantage now, right? :lol: Step up and sit down, nice and easy, and awaaaay we go baby!! Thas the way we ...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

Are you serious?? Kids have been playing war since Cowboys and Indians, and long before that. For the most parts we turn out alright don't you think? Video games and music do not kill people. Stupid kids with stupid parents kill people. Stupid people that cant differentiate between a video game or ...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] COD6: Modern Warfare 2
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

All these "shooter" games creeps me out...!! :shock: Training our kids as to how much fun it is to go around shooting people? You'd think that after Columbine, Viginia Tech, and now Ft. Hood, people would be sick and tired already of this kind of murderous 'playing'? :evil: You wanna find ...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR* Happy Thanksgiving! -How are you spending it?
Replies: 39
Views: 2989

NSR* Happy Thanksgiving! -How are you spending it?

Watcha doing for Thanksgiving? In my area of NJ there's a great Italian restuarant called Giamanos, and the owner there is a wonderful person. She and her family and staff prepare a ton of turkey and alla trimmings for a community feed for people in less fortunate circumstances, and many local churc...
by Drumwoulf
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool scifi idea: is there an engineer in the house?
Replies: 28
Views: 2495

Methinks a small, switchable turbo charger would get you the same effect, w/o all the engineering and added weight penalities of additional cylinders? Works on motorcycles okay, and I think I did see a turbo-charged scooter in Scoot mag once or twice? My single cylinder GT200 now gets atound 70 MPG....
by Drumwoulf
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scooter un muffed
Replies: 5
Views: 786

I liked the other u-tube flic there; where someone throws food garbage out of their car window and the following scooter rider stops and picks it up, catches the car, and pitches the garbage right back into the car window!

~KARMA~! :lol:
by Drumwoulf
Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New style helmets now more available in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

I don't get it. I'd rather just wear my full face helmet then any of the hybrid nonsese. Check put the difference betrween the Triology's eye opening and those found on your FF helmets... Then you might get it? I like great ability to SEE out of my helmets; I don't wanna hafta swing my head around ...
by Drumwoulf
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New style helmets now more available in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

New style helmets now more available in USA

I like the idea of a 3/4 helmet with an added chin bar,
and it seems that noe Nolan is selling a street legal one in the USA market!

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcyc ... rilogy.htm

Damn! -More $$$ spent? -Prolly.... :wink:
by Drumwoulf
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does my Buddy have the power? (electrical, that is)
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

I wouldn't put too much of a draw on the Buddy's power supply, myself. When my '07 125 is not running at speed and idling, just the slight extra draw of the 55/65W Silverstar bulb I put in the headlight will cause it to go way down dim, at least until I rev up the throttle again..! :wink:
by Drumwoulf
Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: headlight on high
Replies: 32
Views: 2537

Another good reason for high beams at night in my neighborhood; all the $%#@#& deer! High beams give me more of a chance of seeing them and maybe also catching their eye-gleams at the sides of the roads, then low ones ever could..! Plus IMO the 2007 Buddy's headlight is neither very large nor ve...
by Drumwoulf
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't mind at all...
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Ray Knobs wrote:You get the award for most clever way to revive a locked thread.
But... I agree with what you said. If you are worried about a cop behind you sell your scoot and take the bus.
Moi? :oops:
by Drumwoulf
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: headlight on high
Replies: 32
Views: 2537

More interested in being clearly seen than worried about 'annoying' someone! You might change your mind when you've "annoyed" somebody into accidentally slamming into you because they couldn't see properly with your light in their eyes. Temporarily blinding other drivers does not actually...
by Drumwoulf
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: headlight on high
Replies: 32
Views: 2537

I run high beams all the time unless someone oncoming flashes theirs at me. Then I dim for them. One other exception is when I am behind someone at a traffice light and the bright light is obviously hitting them and their inside rearview mirror. Then I dim them. Mostly for compact pickups and small...
by Drumwoulf
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't mind at all...
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Don't mind at all...

Didn't mind at all... That sometime back I had a local town cop follow me thru a county road jus o/s of town for a bit. They didn't know me then, and had no way of knowing whether my small scoot was legal for on-road, middle-of-the-road riding, or not? (NJ says all specially-licensed scoots and mope...
by Drumwoulf
Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Halloween, show us your costumes!
Replies: 62
Views: 7016

My girlfriend and I went in a Christmas Story motif, Ralphie in the bunny suit, and the leg lamp. <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v356/unionzac/?action=view¤t=BunnyCostume.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/unionzac/BunnyCostume...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slid out in rain - tires partly to blame?
Replies: 26
Views: 3037

Re: slid out in rain - tires partly to blame?

May I make an observation that has nothing to do with tires? When I read your post, I basically never got past this sentence. I made a split-second decision... Here's my thing. Have you ever watched a a MotoGP or WSBK race where they are racing in the rain? Those guys can lap the tracks at amazing ...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Series
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

NSR- Not always sunny in Philly! ">})

The NY Yankees sure are heartbreakers tho... 3 runs in the 9th inning, started with a two base steal? Got a feeling it ain't gonna be always sunny in Philly soon! :P Usta live in the Bronx only 7 blocks from (the original) Yankee Stadium; I often walked there to watch games as a kid. On a summer wee...
by Drumwoulf
Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Halloween, show us your costumes!
Replies: 62
Views: 7016

Alright... I'll jump in... http://www.creth.com/mb/hween3.jpg A few of us did the darker/kink side of Alice in Wonderland. If you can't figure it out, I'm the Cheshire Cat... with the Duchess and her pig-baby ;) C2 Y'know, this would look sooooo much better with the costumes reversed? :shock: Sorry...
by Drumwoulf
Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: awful
Replies: 37
Views: 2223

kneil67@yahoo.com wrote:walky08 post it got pretty ugly
Huh?

Looked to me like that Shakespearian thing; you know, "Much ado about nuthin'"?
And it also looks to me like you want to start it up again? :wink:
Why, for heaven's sake? Isn't there enough silliness posted there already? :roll:
by Drumwoulf
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a newbie out! Textile vs. Leather Jackets
Replies: 31
Views: 4593

I have a textile Joe Rocket jacket for sale in the Sales section here.
Judging by your avatar pic tho it definitely wouldn't fit you, as it's a men's XL-XXL. :lol:
However I did put a lot of info out there about a good textile jacket's benefits, what it's like, etc...
by Drumwoulf
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Series
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

This year's World Series is like a battle between cancer and the swine flu, I'm just rooting for the team I hate less (oh, and rooting for injuries, lots n' lots of injuries :twisted: ). I guess atheletes ain't really human beans then? :( I'd hate to be riding with a scooter club you weren't fond o...
by Drumwoulf
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR - "Motorcycle" traffic jam
Replies: 5
Views: 790

that jam is cool, unless you're in the middle of it. The best scooter story I've heard comes from Hanoi, Vietnam. At night, the scooter trash race through the city streets, with the cops shooting their pistols randomly into the packs of scooters. Boredom knows no political affiliation. From what I'...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new windshield makes the engine LOUDER!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

DennisD wrote:Bye bye wind noise, hello motor! 8)
You got some good points there in your signature!
Some good things to chew on while mulling deep thoughts? :lol:
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought used 2007 Buddy 125 - now what?
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

one.

Replace that weak headlight bulb with a Sylvania SilverStar 55/65W one. Ride it. Keep it on a battery tender when not riding. Ride it. Keep your tire pressures set to where you like them. Ride it. Get a windshield, or a front rack, or a rear rack for it. (Or get all three?) Get a topcase for it too....
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My new windshield makes the engine LOUDER!
Replies: 5
Views: 841

My new windshield makes the engine LOUDER!

The new SlipStreamer 66 w/s on my '07 Buddy has actually increased the buzzy growl of this scoot's peppy
125cc mill to a loud buzzy SNARrRRrLL! :twisted:
(So who needs an after-market pipe anyway?) :lol:
by Drumwoulf
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYC Scooter Hipsters
Replies: 5
Views: 986

What you have to remember here is that NYC has got their traffic ideas totally ass-backwards, and instead of encouraging scooters, mopeds, motorcycles, (and even bicycles) to help eliminate some of the city's vast traffic congestion and pollution problems, the authorities instead go to war with two ...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] No more dog as of last night. UPDATE - new dog
Replies: 40
Views: 3147

i'm sorry for your loss. i teared up at my desk too reading the poem. pretzels the dog was a senior dog when i adopted her at the estimated age of 9yrs. Now, 4 years later she's maybe 13. she's got shaky back legs and starting to get cataracts. i've never had an older dog, and i'm not looking forwa...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooterworks has Prima riding jacket on sale..?
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Scooterworks has Prima riding jacket on sale..?

Anybody own this one?
Any opinions, recommendations?
Seems like I'd have to order an XXL instead of my usual XL, from the way they describe it...

http://www.scooterworks.com/1_Prima_Pul ... 47C345.cfm

On sale now for $105, from Scooterworks..

Thanks,
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: brain bucket
Replies: 17
Views: 1651

Matter of personal preference... But this particular ~cheap~ helmet looks in the pics like it has a huge lower chin guard area and a resultant very small eye opening. I would never buy something like this w/o trying it on first to see how well I could see out of it! 8) Also ~cheap~ helmets sometimes...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Honda onewheel
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

This device may work fine for a 90lb 20-year-old Japanese girl. What about your typical 40 year-old plus American weighing a bit more? Despite our feelings that we in the USA are at the center of the universe, not everything worth designing is designed for the typical overweight American... :roll: ...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite for helping Scoot 66 windshield?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

BuddyRaton wrote:Blue Loctite is medium strength. It will help prevent screws from vibrating loose. Once set, if you move the screw you will need to reapply.

Loctite is your friend!
Thanks -Thas just what I was hoping to hear... :D
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite for helping Scoot 66 windshield?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Loctite for helping Scoot 66 windshield?

The tightening knob wheels on my SlipStreamer Scoot 66 windshield tend to loosen occasionally with vibration, and I was wondering if using Blue Loctite on them would improve matters? I should still be able to twist the knob handles loose when I need to, iffen I use the Blue stuff, right? Other than ...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: windy day vs. new rider
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

A windscreen will amplify crosswind. :) Can't say I find that to be true at all... Neither on my Buddy nor my Vespa GT. In fact I think because of the windshields increasing the aerodynamics, the scoots handle even better in all kinds of weather, including windy! However I've only used the Genuine ...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubber ducky, you're the one.
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

WTF do you care?
-What'a you, some kind of anal clean-it-up bug?

:lol:

Actually I just polished the chrome bezel on my headlight earlier tonight, as it's starting to pit a bit!
First time I took a cleaning rag to my '07 tho... :oops:
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MCs vs Scoots
Replies: 23
Views: 2048

Re: MCs vs Scoots

First off... I don't want to offend any of my “dual riding” MB brother and sisters with my upcoming rant. These are just some observations I have noticed since I began riding. My commute to and from work is about 15 miles round trip. Along the way I usually see about 5-7 MCs. When I first started d...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mirror question for people with windshields
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Not sure why yours would vibrate so badly. Mine are very usable at idling speed all the way through full throttle. I've never had any vibration problem with them and the installation was by the instructions (such as they were!) with no mods. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/onederdog/100_2855...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold Weather Gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

I got my gloves from cabelas. They are warm and affordable when compared to other motorcycle gloves. Maybe a bit bulky but I still have no problem pulling the brakes or twisting the throttle. http://www.cabelas.com/p-0040164960280a.shtml I think I have an older pair of 130g thinsulate, might get th...
by Drumwoulf
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putting the scoot away for the winter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Imagine what it will be like when winter really sets in. There will be some really testy folks around February. That would be a good time to ask about what kind of oil to use. :mrgreen: LOL! :lol: What's the best oil? -Jeez, that question would surely get all of us warmed up enough to get us thru w...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putting the scoot away for the winter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Re: Whoa! Hold your horses

Drumwoulf As always, I have high expectations of the discussions and someone always fails to live to that expectation. There is no reason to become ”anal“ , angry or reactive about a clarification request. It means you cannot handle either pressure or someone thinking the opposite way. I sincerely ...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putting the scoot away for the winter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Re: Stabil question

Is the stabilizer easily found in stores??? :cry: Everywhere! Wall Mart, K-Mart, Strauss, Pep Boys; anywhere auto/bike supplies are sold. And you can also ride the scoot occasionally too if you use Stabil instead of Sea Foam, so I suspect they're both the same thing! :roll: This is contrary to what...
by Drumwoulf
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putting the scoot away for the winter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Re: Stabil question

walky08 wrote:Is the stabilizer easily found in stores??? :cry:
Everywhere! Wall Mart, K-Mart, Strauss, Pep Boys; anywhere auto/bike supplies are sold.
And you can also ride the scoot occasionally too if you use Stabil instead of Sea Foam, so I suspect they're both the same thing! :roll:
by Drumwoulf
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: putting the scoot away for the winter questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2502

Re: putting the scoot away for the winter questions

I was reading the topic on winterizing the scooter for the season and i have a question about step number 4. Step #4 states: "With the engine off, drain the float bowl on the carb. Be sure to re-tighten the drain screw" Where do i find the float bowl on the carb and what is the purpose of...
by Drumwoulf
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflective Graphics on BlackJack
Replies: 4
Views: 884

That looks sweet. I could imagine that takes patience and a steady arm. :shock: I don't know how the 3M tape works, but I put reflective tape on mine from this outfit http://www.streetglo.net/ . Streetglo reflective tape (and stickers) you put on after you wet down the metal/plastic surface it's go...
by Drumwoulf
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst-case test of windshield: successful.
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Well, normally I don't believe in public execution. Killing people to teach people not to kill people makes no sense to me..? But I gotta say I'm not too sad that they're gonna pull the plug on that cretin who rode around with a kid who he had murdering people by shooting them from a hole in the tru...