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by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very disturbing attack on scooterist
Replies: 18
Views: 1862

It could certainly happen here (the US), but discussing such topics would be counter-productive to this forum in general. Enough to say be careful where you ride out there.
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adjustable shock for Buddy 125?
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

I had a YSS on one of my Buddy 50s and it did improve the ride because of it's softer spring and you could adjust rebound. The best ride of all comes from purchasing a shock/spring combination that is compatable with the riders weight and has rebound control. Preload only sets the ride height (sag),...
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rollers
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Yep. What the big guy said.
I would reccommend, however, that you replace the stock rollers with 1/2 gram lighter Dr. Pulley slider weights. Your scooter will thank you.
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: how is rhe ride on a blur
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

Re: blur rough ride

[quote="ggs34"]so is the sport city 250 by aprilia a better choice than the blur?[/quote]

If you have no others parameters, it's the Aprilia, by far.
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over two weeks
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Secure in my masculinity, yes. And being north of 300lbs on a scooter takes some thick skin as well. ...people are so caring though. I've had several people suggest that I lose weight. I'm also waiting for the day I appear on break.com or failblog. I've been on more people's iPhones than I care to r...
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-paid Maintenance Plan... Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

I've had my Buddy for over 5 years and 7500 miles and haven't spent $725 for everything including dealer first service, regular self service, a new tire and crash repair. I do all my own work. It's very simple to work on the Buddy if you have a place and the tools. Well said, Taz. Doing your own wo...
by Mikie M.
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not sure my dealership understands scooters.
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

[quote="illnoise"][quote="Mikie M."]Neither the Honda dealership nor Genuine scooter really cares that much. [/quote] Unless you're speaking from experience with both these specific dealers, that seems like a totally unfounded conclusion. I know many dealers (scooters and/or moto...
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: how is rhe ride on a blur
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

[quote="irishtim"]The 220 is a true sport-cycle ride. Even on it's cushiest setting it is firm. The 13" wheels handle bumps, ruts, etc. quite well but I would never call it cushy.[/quote] If, by "true sport cycle ride", you mean as compared to a motorcycle, you couldn't be m...
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Variator weights effect maximum rpm?
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Probably not, although you would need to go from one to the other and compare notes to find out. Since the slider weights, due to their design, allows the belt to move slightly higher up the variator ramps, and if 14.0 gram weights were replaced with 14.0 gram slider weights, your scooter would gain...
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur 220 mods
Replies: 15
Views: 4250

There are no performance mods, other than variator weights and the adaptation of a HiT clutch. The folks at Genuine (PGO) dropped the ball bigtime on this one.
No, wait a minute, there's a small luggage rack available. Does that count?
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I rode to work... I rode home... nothing happened
Replies: 139
Views: 11356

Today I got up (on the wrong side of the bed) and broke my nose when I ran into the wall. I got ready to leave the house and the Buddy wouldn't start with the battery so I had to use the kick start. As I was pulling out onto the street I was struck broadside by a passing ice cream truck. The last th...
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-paid Maintenance Plan... Worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Maintenance plans, pre-paid or otherwise? NEVER!
by Mikie M.
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not sure my dealership understands scooters.
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

The sad truth, izark, is neither the Honda dealership nor Genuine scooter really cares that much. The dealership had an oppurtunity to add a small line of scooters to it's lineup, probabably at little or no cost. If it doesn't work for them, which it certainly may not, they can easily dump the scoot...
by Mikie M.
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Octane Experiment
Replies: 33
Views: 1949

[quote="flatblackbuddy"][quote="Silver Streak"]Your data set is too small and your controls are inadequate to establish much of anything from a scientific standpoint (retired US government laboratory director of research speaking here). It boils down to this: if the engine isn't ...
by Mikie M.
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in love
Replies: 33
Views: 5681

Raiderfn31 wrote:
Mikie M. wrote:
Raiderfn31 wrote:Wear a full face! But they look REALLY good............ :shock:
And you'll also realize that you've come in second place. :D
Im happy with coming in second place asshole. Go hiking in the Ozarks.
A little touchy, huh?
by Mikie M.
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in love
Replies: 33
Views: 5681

laxer wrote:Image

Full face, looks great, good to go.[/quot

Wrong post.
by Mikie M.
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am in love
Replies: 33
Views: 5681

Raiderfn31 wrote:Wear a full face! But they look REALLY good............ :shock:
And you'll also realize that you've come in second place. :D
by Mikie M.
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Variator Removal Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

I haven't personally.
by Mikie M.
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Buddy...
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Another Buddy...

Never mind.
by Mikie M.
Tue May 03, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

Okay, forgive me for being a total scooter noob, but what the heck are these "sliders' you're talking about? I see the pics, but I don't understand what they are. ~SM "Sliders", or sliding variator weights that take the place of the variator "rollers". Because of their desi...
by Mikie M.
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

It seems that Buggy Parts NW only lists them in 12 and 14. Are they going to stock (or re-stock) the 13.5 ones? http://www.buggypartsnw.com/index.php?keyword=UNI-SR-20x15-1&Search=Search&Itemid=2&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse They do not keep them in stock. Call Mike, at Bu...
by Mikie M.
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

Scooterworks shows the weights at 3.5 and 6.5 grams respectively. http://www.scooterworks.com/Roller-Weight-Set-Prima-19-x-155-mm-6-per-set-P5589C516.aspx Is that a typo? I wonder if it's supposed to be 13.5 and 16.5 g Scooter Works, to my knowledge, does not stock variator weights for the SS220i. ...
by Mikie M.
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: BLUR 220i EXHAUST FROM JAPAN
Replies: 22
Views: 9299

Good for you, rattler. You're going to really like it. At first service be sure and put in full-synthetic motor oil, and full-synthetic gear lube. And, if you want your new SS to come alive install some 13.5 gram Dr. Pulley sliders in the variator while you're at it. Accelleration will improve and ...
by Mikie M.
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: BLUR 220i EXHAUST FROM JAPAN
Replies: 22
Views: 9299

Good for you, rattler. You're going to really like it. At first service be sure and put in full-synthetic motor oil, and full-synthetic gear lube. And, if you want your new SS to come alive install some 13.5 gram Dr. Pulley sliders in the variator while you're at it. Accelleration will improve and y...
by Mikie M.
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
Replies: 57
Views: 6586

A 5th hour Senior bookeeping class, for me.
by Mikie M.
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
Replies: 57
Views: 6586

All right youse guys. Top this one.
I was sitting on the floor in front of the television set when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, and if memory serves they sang "I Want To Hold Your Hand." :)
by Mikie M.
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: BLUR 220i EXHAUST FROM JAPAN
Replies: 22
Views: 9299

Warning, Will Robinson! The Blur engine, like all modern FI engines, is a lean burn motor. I would not want to run this exhaust can without an ECU re-map, and I for one don't know if the Blur can be re-mapped, or even if the software is available for a re-map. It does look pretty spiffy though.
by Mikie M.
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
Replies: 57
Views: 6586

I remember, as a very young child, lying in my bed and listening to Sgt. Preston of the Yukon on the radio. Sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company, these were not re-runs, mind you, but live syndicated studio broadcasts. Sgt. Preston's ever faihful sidekick was his dog King and they chased the bad guy...
by Mikie M.
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Mikie's new bikie...
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

Mikie's new bikie...

Never mind.
by Mikie M.
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Reliability
Replies: 53
Views: 6880

Please forgive my gaff as to gender. For you young ladies who happen to be a Genuine scooter owner/operator, remember; when you ride down the boulevard women will glare with envy, small children will cheer, and men will tip their hats. Enjoy.
by Mikie M.
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Reliability
Replies: 53
Views: 6880

There is such a thing as bad luck, of course, but the odds are heavily stacked in your favor as an owner/operator of a Genuine Scooter. They (Genuines) are at the top of the heap and far superior to anything produced by Piaggio, Honda, Yamaha, or Lambretta. I grudgingly put Genuine Scooters on par w...
by Mikie M.
Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Are You A Hipster?
Replies: 62
Views: 4615

The classic example of a "hipster", and arguably their leader, is Kramer.
And, according to Elaine, he is also a "dufuss".
by Mikie M.
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS220i seat..
Replies: 18
Views: 5978

When I bought a new seat to replace the failed "gel-pad" experiment I went to Scooter Lounge first. Their OEM Blur seats where $89, but they were out of stock at the time. I then called Scooterworks, who had the seats in stock, and asked if they would meet, or beat the $89 and they sold it...
by Mikie M.
Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

Indeed. We would also watch TV.
My favorite show was "The Rockford Files".
by Mikie M.
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

I'm old enough to remember when they were made out of wood. Ah, those carefree days as a child when I would spend an evening with the family sitting around the phonograph in the cave, by the fire. Our first phonograh was a used SP Model 3. The SP stood for Super Pterodactyl, and Dad got it while on ...
by Mikie M.
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

Well, my crystal ball is just as hazy as the next guy's, but I think something has to give, and soon. In the last couple of months I've been to Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, and multi-brand motorcycle dealerships all around the area where I live and each time I was the only person on the showroom floor. S...
by Mikie M.
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

It surely is, Cheshire. I've seen some pictures of the XC, and read a couple of reports, and it looks to be a great bike. It's built for a more off-road environment than the 1050 which has evolved more toward the street. I like those spoked wheels and fatter tires. PM me in the Spring and see if I s...
by Mikie M.
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

Thank you.
I know this sounds a bit doom and gloomy, but owning a scooter or a motorcycle, may be a good thing to have one of these days. Either to get around Dodge, or to get the hell out of.
by Mikie M.
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

That was the point of my observation. Scooters prices go up as the price of gas goes up. Both new and used scooters. Above four bucks a gallon and it's a sellers market again so if your in the market for a new or used scooter, and have the money, now may be the best time to buy. I personally am gett...
by Mikie M.
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gas Prices...
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

Gas Prices...

I've had my 2011 Blur SS for sale for the past several weeks with the price as low as two-thousand dollars with no takers. You would think that I would have had more activity on a scooter that had sold new for just over forty-one hundred dollars, but in the middle of winter during a very sluggish ec...
by Mikie M.
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

This thread is about me finding a set of 13.5 gram DP sliders and how I was able to get a couple more mph out of it. Just take it for what it's worth.
by Mikie M.
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

Tailwinds and inclines don't count. Well, wind, weather and inclines do count in the real world where I ride. Let us know when you find a wind-less, billiard-table-flat, temperature, altitude and humidity corrected, smooth surface with no traffic and no speed limit for your testing. That actually s...
by Mikie M.
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Blur Discussion
Topic: Blur SS 220i variator weights...
Replies: 55
Views: 13339

Perhaps he was taking it easy? I know that I did for the first 1000. Soon after that, I was safely blasting along the interstate at WOT with speeds ranging from about 73 to 86 or so (indicated) depending on the wind and incline. Very exciting! And no, not something that I'd do every day. I'm much m...
by Mikie M.
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't wait to try out my new performance mod
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Glad you're felling better, fellow Mizzou fan.
Back in my drag racing days we used to figure for every 100 pounds lighter we built our cars we gained a one-tenth quicker ET in the quarter mile.
A half a tenth ain't bad, but it was kind of expensive though, wasn't it?
by Mikie M.
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Girl Out!
Replies: 28
Views: 3240

If your scooter is running properly you do not need to continually use Seafoam. As a matter-of-fact, the only time I would recommend it's use would be as a winterizer (fuel stabilizer) when the scooter is under the cover in the corner of the garage. The only benefit from using Seafoam is it's abilit...
by Mikie M.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 27
Views: 4060

I disagree. I ride my scooter to work every day, 4 miles each day, year round. After 2 years of this, I was having sputtering and dying problems. Sea Foam seemed to have fixed it.[/quote] What you describe sounds more like an obstruction in the fuel delivery system, ie; dirt, piece of fuel line hose...
by Mikie M.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 27
Views: 4060

I agree.
by Mikie M.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 27
Views: 4060

To tell you the truth I wouldn't worry too much about your gas degrading by letting your scooter sit idle for only a couple of weeks. If you were putting her away for three or four months then you might follow the directions for stabilizing the fuel in the tank. And make sure the tank is full when y...
by Mikie M.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BlackJack and Dr. Pulley sliders
Replies: 18
Views: 2045

Usually, the best place to start is one gram lighter than stock. If your OEM rollers are 13 gram then try 12 gram sliders. If, however, you are a very heavy individual then you might try 1.5 to 2 grams less. For a higher top-end speed try stock weight sliders. With sliders that are one gram less tha...
by Mikie M.
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 27
Views: 4060

Just follow the directions on the can. :)