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  Topic: NSR - OMG Pizza Scooter!
BlueMark

Replies: 5
Views: 1010

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:01 pm   Subject: NSR - OMG Pizza Scooter!
Only Three Left!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81dYlYuES4L._SL1500_.jpg

[url=http://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-II-Motorino-Pizza-Cutter/dp/B0096643J8/?tag=vglnkc7195-20]Amazon
  Topic: Thinking of buying a Blur 150
BlueMark

Replies: 13
Views: 2103

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:25 pm   Subject: Thinking of buying a Blur 150
Question: Does the blur have an oil filter? I looking for it, but couldn't find it.

Yes, it is up front behind the wheel next to the oil cooler. A bit hard to get a grip on - you'll be removing so ...
  Topic: Engine Oil? Add Boric Acid WTF?
BlueMark

Replies: 57
Views: 7347

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:40 pm   Subject: Engine Oil? Add Boric Acid WTF?
You guys are so mean. If I had a discount Chinese scooter, I'd try the boric acid powder in the oil, I mean why not? And maybe some bromo-seltzer too - to get a good cylinder head foam going.

In co ...
  Topic: Hi Vis: Silver Vs White (Helmet)
BlueMark

Replies: 50
Views: 7382

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:04 pm   Subject: Hi Vis: Silver Vs White (Helmet)
White may be the most visible normal solid color, but it isn't going to be as high viz as a day-glo or neon color. Color doesn't matter at night - for that you need reflective - of the type that refle ...
  Topic: Riding Music?
BlueMark

Replies: 54
Views: 5503

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:18 am   Subject: Riding Music?
I'm not against listening to music, or radio, while riding. It is nearly universal in cars - can you believe it, they even sell the damn things with stereo systems installed as standard equipment!

...
  Topic: Check yer rack!
BlueMark

Replies: 17
Views: 3375

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:07 pm   Subject: Check yer rack!
This is a good informative thread, but I gotta admit I was a little disappointed after clicking on that promising title.
  Topic: MI way... again
BlueMark

Replies: 243
Views: 76479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:09 am   Subject: MI way... again

I'm already a Dropbox user, but it wouldn't have helped me with my photo loss last year because I don't carry a computer when I ride, just my phone. iCloud can backup the photos on that, but until ...
  Topic: Funny interactions with motorcycle riders?
BlueMark

Replies: 236
Views: 19987

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:23 am   Subject: Funny interactions with motorcycle riders?
My experience around here is that the Harley guys almost always wave, The Goldwingers usually do, and the crotch rockets and squid kids don't.
  Topic: Prima Roll or S/X Appeal top case, any thoughts
BlueMark

Replies: 42
Views: 5333

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:32 pm   Subject: Prima Roll or S/X Appeal top case, any thoughts
I had the S/X bag and it served me well. It is surprising how huge the space is inside it - yes you can fit a case of beer, or diet soda, in there - or two helmets. And surprisingly it was fairly wate ...
  Topic: My bad - Blur 220 and octane
BlueMark

Replies: 60
Views: 10802

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:29 am   Subject: My bad - Blur 220 and octane
使用燃料 92無鉛汽油以上*

Well ... that's helpful.

Does the engine knock on regular? If not, that's what you should use.

If it does ...
  Topic: Winter riding
BlueMark

Replies: 20
Views: 3540

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:37 am   Subject: Winter riding
No winter riding going on around here. No winter.
  Topic: Non Newtonian armor
BlueMark

Replies: 5
Views: 1441

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:25 pm   Subject: Non Newtonian armor
Nothing new about "non-newtonian" armor, most soft armor is made of the stuff. It really isn't all that revolutionary, many common materials have this property under the right circumstances ...
  Topic: [NBR] Self-balancing enclosed motorcycle, cargo scooter
BlueMark

Replies: 18
Views: 1742

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:18 pm   Subject: [NBR] Self-balancing enclosed motorcycle, cargo scooter
I remember the Quasar. It was also very pricey. Such recumbent motorcycles have never caught on. There must be a good reason.

"Recumbent" cycles are pretty common. Really just an alter ...
  Topic: NSR: Wanting a bike
BlueMark

Replies: 11
Views: 1282

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:55 pm   Subject: Go to a bike shop.
Department store bikes and bike shop bikes are completely different animals.

If you plan to actually ride the bike, and not just haul it out of the garage twice a year, do not buy a mass market big ...
  Topic: Soooo, when is PGO updating the Gmax/Blur?
BlueMark

Replies: 7
Views: 2117

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:38 pm   Subject: Soooo, when is PGO updating the Gmax/Blur?
When are they updating the Blur? ... Ummmmmm .... last year?

OK, other than the nifty all white color now available, that was a mechanical upgrade.

I'm not aware that scooters are changed each y ...
  Topic: Cell phone holder, anyone use anything like this?
BlueMark

Replies: 16
Views: 4359

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:06 am   Subject: Cell phone holder, anyone use anything like this?
Oh gee ... I hope you only want to use it for GPS, otherwise you might need this[url=http://www.gulfcoastfishingconnection.com/forums/attachments/forum42/19045d1312562623-full_body_cast_1.jpg] accesso ...
  Topic: filler up!
BlueMark

Replies: 98
Views: 16496

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:59 pm   Subject: filler up!
Octane is measured differently in other countries (Taiwan), Our regular octane (87) fuel is considered higher octane there - 92 or 93, depending ... what octane you need is determined by the compressi ...
  Topic: Scooter crash in San Diego...plus odd outcome
BlueMark

Replies: 18
Views: 1906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:26 pm   Subject: Scooter crash in San Diego...plus odd outcome
Motorcyclists (including scooters), teenagers, and pizza delivery guys are always at fault, even when they aren't.
  Topic: Red Light Laws by State
BlueMark

Replies: 19
Views: 2509

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:26 pm   Subject: Red Light Laws by State
Can someone please translate "You can proceed through a red light after waiting for "two complete cycles of the traffic light." for me?

If the light remains red, at what point is the ...
  Topic: Would you (did you?) buy without a test ride?
BlueMark

Replies: 23
Views: 4408

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:29 pm   Subject: Would you (did you?) buy without a test ride?
I would definitely buy a new Blur without a test drive - but I've ridden Blurs (150s) and many many other scooters and know what to expect with the Blur.

I really can't imagine making a good decisi ...
  Topic: awesome scooter I found on craigslist
BlueMark

Replies: 15
Views: 2027

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:59 am   Subject: awesome scooter I found on craigslist
Give this to your favorite Buckeye for Christmas!You can give it to me, even though I'm a Buckeye through and through. I'll even promise not to repaint it.

This is a sweet machine. I looked it over ...
  Topic: [NBR] I couldn't wait for the cruiser any longer
BlueMark

Replies: 19
Views: 1505

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 am   Subject: Re: [NBR] I couldn't wait for the cruiser any longer

Down here we calls them Powerweasels; popular
with the older generation. Usually seen in
grocery stores and random parking lots...

I don't see any power in that weasel - in fact I'm wondering ...
  Topic: No Start Issue
BlueMark

Replies: 14
Views: 1683

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:21 am   Subject: No Start Issue
I had very similar symptoms with my 150. Sometimes it worked fine. Sometimes not. Battery had a full charge, fuses good.

It was solved by tightening the battery terminal connections. What seemed li ...
  Topic: Insurance
BlueMark

Replies: 38
Views: 3034

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:39 pm   Subject: Insurance
Your rates literally depend on what neighborhood you live in. Some people can get motorcycle insurance for $100 a year, and others get the very same coverage from the very same company for $1000 a yea ...
  Topic: NSR...Yet...but who knows where it will lead!
BlueMark

Replies: 12
Views: 1164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:28 pm   Subject: NSR...Yet...but who knows where it will lead!
hmmmmmmmmmm put me down for a hover scooter please. Very Happy

OK, I think I may have a way to do this. Note that only the superconductor needs to be cooled (until we have practical high temperature super ...
  Topic: OK I am finally going to cave in and ask
BlueMark

Replies: 17
Views: 1861

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:08 pm   Subject: OK I am finally going to cave in and ask
I have seen the pet carrier used as a cooler with ice at an event...pretty nice application. LOL

That is super simple to do with a softsided cooler. I had a motorcycle buddy ask me why anyone would ...
  Topic: Buddy's and Earthquakes
BlueMark

Replies: 22
Views: 1936

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:36 am   Subject: Buddy's and Earthquakes
I live in a part of the country where a really big quake is one you can actually feel. Been through a few of those. The garbage truck emptying the dumpster is worse.
  Topic: Evolve electric scooters.
BlueMark

Replies: 17
Views: 1164

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:10 am   Subject: Evolve electric scooters.

Automotive chargers based off of wind or solar are simply not feasible. Once manufacturers can hit a 200 mile REAL WORLD range, then we will start to see legit sales.

The E-Tracer, winner of the ...
  Topic: SSR - Scooter Cartoon!
BlueMark

Replies: 55
Views: 4300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:40 pm   Subject: SSR - Scooter Cartoon!
[url=http://content.comicskingdom.net/Rex_Morgan/Rex_Morgan.20111019_small.gif]19 Wednesday

Think he even knows how to fill the gas tank on his "recent acquisition"?

And the next week ...
  Topic: New PGO JBuBu
BlueMark

Replies: 81
Views: 13579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:31 pm   Subject: New PGO JBuBu
I'm semi-meh ... what's with the (barely) hidden bulk under the floor?

Here's how the styling hits me - it's like they took a Fisher-Price plastic toy version of a Vespa, and a real Vespa, and paus ...
  Topic: Mythbusters Car vs. Motorcycle
BlueMark

Replies: 83
Views: 6087

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:41 pm   Subject: Mythbusters Car vs. Motorcycle
They called the myth busted but the results showed that the only column where the bike was "lacking" was overall greenhouse emissions.
No ... the two wheelers were much better in "gre ...
  Topic: Blur Tank Bag?
BlueMark

Replies: 7
Views: 2339

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Blur Tank Bag?
Anyone know of a tank bag type setup that works on the Blur? I wish I had the ability to store things while I'm riding... Other scooters, without the gas tank in the middle, commonly have a hook for g ...
  Topic: Mythbusters Car vs. Motorcycle
BlueMark

Replies: 83
Views: 6087

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:21 am   Subject: Mythbusters Car vs. Motorcycle
If you calculate emissions per passenger mile on the road motor vehicles, you just can't beat a full size passenger bus. Doesn't even have to be particularly "clean". Doesn't matter if it is ...
  Topic: Having regrets for buying the Blur
BlueMark

Replies: 16
Views: 15263

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:30 pm   Subject: Having regrets for buying the Blur
Don't keep living with regrets. Sell it and buy something you'll love.
  Topic: want to do an upgrade my buddy 50 to a 150cc motor swap!!!!
BlueMark

Replies: 4
Views: 830

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:40 am   Subject: want to do an upgrade my buddy 50 to a 150cc motor swap!!!!
Probably the most cost effective way to upgrade a 50 to a 150 is to sell the 50 and use the proceeds to help pay for a good used 150 Buddy.
  Topic: How do you keep your cool?
BlueMark

Replies: 119
Views: 5454

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:26 pm   Subject: How do you keep your cool?
You want to deal with a REALLY inconsiderate driver? Look for a bicyclist.

Without a doubt, bicyclists are the most arrogant, selfish scofflaws on the road around here. Their "greener than t ...
  Topic: Some Things Should be Left Alone-Cushman Rebirth?
BlueMark

Replies: 114
Views: 10493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:14 am   Subject: Some Things Should be Left Alone-Cushman Rebirth?
Looks to me like this is the height of 1950s agricultural engineering. Bent tubes, flat panels and simple single radius curves.

They are obviously not using a scooter engine ... do you suppose it i ...
  Topic: I got love tapped?? while riding today what to do?
BlueMark

Replies: 39
Views: 2156

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:14 pm   Subject: I got love tapped?? while riding today what to do?
If you can do it safely, take out your phone and take a picture.
  Topic: Sobering trip to work
BlueMark

Replies: 15
Views: 1628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:12 am   Subject: Sobering trip to work
A friend of mine has the Hit Air jacket. Pretty interesting
...
Fortunately, I don't know anyone who's worn one and had it deploy.

Looks like a great safety device ... but I'd be afraid that I'd ...
  Topic: aprilia sr300 max
BlueMark

Replies: 18
Views: 3853

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:30 pm   Subject: aprilia sr300 max
The styling is strikingly similar to the Blur (which is even more strikingly similar to the Peugeot Jetforce), but it lacks the trick suspension. The engine is liquid cooled and slightly larger (59cc) ...
  Topic: My new Blur 220i
BlueMark

Replies: 12
Views: 2511

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:13 am   Subject: My new Blur 220i
Just be aware that a modulated headlight is illegal in many states. And, its not a little thing like non-DOT turn signals. In Md. you will get jacked for a modulated headlight.

Under [url=http://ww ...
  Topic: My new Blur 220i
BlueMark

Replies: 12
Views: 2511

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:33 pm   Subject: My new Blur 220i
A headlight modulator is a safety device that makes your daytime headlight rapidly cycle through dim and bright states - by law they do not work at night. Reportedly they make your bike 200% more noti ...
  Topic: My new Blur 220i
BlueMark

Replies: 12
Views: 2511

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:59 pm   Subject: My new Blur 220i
Suggestions?

Add the windshield. It is small and doesn't shield your face, but it will noticeably increase your top speed and improve mileage (based on my experience on the 150).

For safety, l ...
  Topic: Thinking of installing one of these by my front walkway...
BlueMark

Replies: 58
Views: 5544

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:11 am   Subject: Thinking of installing one of these by my front walkway...

Getting a small GPS device and hiding it may not work because a lot of those little GPS units need pretty good line of sight and won't work hidden under the scoot or even in the body work.

LoJack ...
  Topic: Thinking of installing one of these by my front walkway...
BlueMark

Replies: 58
Views: 5544

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:18 pm   Subject: Thinking of installing one of these by my front walkway...
There are LoJack and LoJack-like services available for motorcycles and scooters. They aren't cheap.

IF you don't mind paying for an extra cell-phone charge on your mobile plan, you can permanently ...
  Topic: [SSR] Faith in Humanity: Restored
BlueMark

Replies: 38
Views: 3097

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:16 am   Subject: [SSR] Faith in Humanity: Restored
little follow up.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=157&sid=17224974


Great story, but there is a bit of Hollywood fallacy in there. Burning cars don't explode, except in films. The fuel is al ...
  Topic: [NSR] Call me a jerk, but.....
BlueMark

Replies: 49
Views: 3352

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:37 pm   Subject: [NSR] Call me a jerk, but.....
You know, I don't think T-Shirts count in the over-branding mania department, nor fertilizer caps. But it is ridiculous when every article of clothing, plus sunglass cases, diaper bags, and toothbrush ...
  Topic: [NSR] Call me a jerk, but.....
BlueMark

Replies: 49
Views: 3352

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:00 am   Subject: Call me a jerk, but.....
OK, You're a jerk! But ... I agree with you 100%
  Topic: Stella or P200e?
BlueMark

Replies: 38
Views: 5456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:57 pm   Subject: Stella or P200e?
For those interested: It's a done deal. Deposit paid, and the bike will be ready for pickup next Thursday or so Cool

And yes... I got the P200eSweet!
  Topic: Stella or P200e?
BlueMark

Replies: 38
Views: 5456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:20 am   Subject: Stella or P200e?
Sorry..but a Stella is not a Vespa P. It is a clone. While many parts are interchangable there are major differences. The quality, and therefore thickness, of the frame steel is different for exam ...
 
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