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  Topic: [NBR] EICMA '08, new scooters!
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 92
Views: 15520

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:39 pm   Subject: [NBR] EICMA '08, new scooters!
Taking a look at some of the photos on the sight got me wondering, why would the 4T have a fuel shut off lever, manual choke and oil sight glass?

The Bajaj Chetak had the fuel tap and manual choke ...
  Topic: What is so attractive about the Stella?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 76
Views: 8443

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: What is so attractive about the Stella?
What is so attractive about the Stella?
I really donít get it, I think they are sort of funky looking, performance is low, they are high polluters, and you have to shift.

The Stella is a P-serie ...
  Topic: Buddy International 150 vs. Buddy 125 Quoted Speed
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 17
Views: 1810

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:46 am   Subject: Buddy International 150 vs. Buddy 125 Quoted Speed
It would be pretty wasteful and time-consuming to just take 125s and basically pre-install a cylinder kit in them.
isn't that what they did with the rattler 110, though? kitted 50cc?

The 110 may ...
  Topic: Keeway Matrx vs Genuine Blur
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 2
Views: 1676

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:17 am   Subject: Keeway Matrx vs Genuine Blur
Just looking at the specs, the Keeway lacks the rear disc brake of the Blur. It also doesn't have the excellent rear suspension system that makes the Blur's handling so sublime.

I've not tested the ...
  Topic: Scooter World's Rattler review
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 6
Views: 952

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:37 am   Subject: Re: Scooter World's Rattler review
My only unanswered question regarding Bryce's review, was a lack of discussion regarding the "trip-meter" on that zoot digital gauge, which on MY Rattler is measured in (worthless to me) 100 ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy colors?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 43
Views: 4540

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:53 am   Subject: 2008 Buddy colors?
The red and italia are marketed as models exported to the US with the 2007 features as modifications as required by the US market and regulations.

That strikes me as tremendously funny. Seems like ...
  Topic: "the man" should'nt have dropped out.
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 19
Views: 2357

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:27 am   Subject: "the man" should'nt have dropped out.
I guess I was lucky, permits were $20 a year at the University of Kansas when I went there a few years back.
  Topic: Pandora's Roundup Picture HEAVY
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 2210

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:26 pm   Subject: Pandora's Roundup Picture HEAVY
that ruckus is owned by a friend of mine. his name is dean. he was crazy enough to shoehorn a Silverwing motor onto his ruckus. it's a sick setup for sure. i own a ruckus as well but i am in the p ...
  Topic: What is the best way to secure your Buddy to a carrier?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 11
Views: 1499

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:37 am   Subject: What is the best way to secure your Buddy to a carrier?
I'd recommend a Canyon Dancer on the bars instead of hooking the straps directly to the grips. Saw a Buddy grip come off in that situation once.
  Topic: 2007 stebel install nightmare
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 21
Views: 1735

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:28 am   Subject: 2007 stebel install nightmare
I think at one point, there was a nice little tutuorial on how to install one. But I believe the admins got rid of them and the author. Rolling Eyes

For which you should be eternally grateful. There was ...
  Topic: Rattler 110cc 2-stroke... Anyone got it?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 17
Views: 2348

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:28 pm   Subject: Rattler 110cc 2-stroke... Anyone got it?
I've got one right now. In brief:

- It really leaps off the line.

- The seating position is strange, but the front footrests are kind of cool.

- The gas tank is small, and a little more susce ...
  Topic: 1st dealer service is a HUGE SCAM!!!
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 47
Views: 3260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:31 am   Subject: 1st dealer service is a HUGE SCAM!!!
I'll try to explain. I was informed that I was required to go back to my dealer for the 1st service or my warranty would be void. After the 1st service, I can change the oil myself. Because the dealer ...
  Topic: 1st dealer service is a HUGE SCAM!!!
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 47
Views: 3260

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:59 am   Subject: 1st dealer service is a HUGE SCAM!!!
Genuine doesn't set the prices on maintenance service. That is up to each individual dealer based on local costs and factors.
  Topic: Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka Kansas Scooter Facebook group
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 2
Views: 632

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:30 am   Subject: Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka Kansas Scooter Facebook group
The Belated? As in the same The Belated as that of one of the DJs at 96.5?
  Topic: New buddies in topeka!! I saw you!!
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 9
Views: 1286

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:55 pm   Subject: New buddies in topeka!! I saw you!!
Glad you got another one. Hope to see you out here sometime again soon. Next time the MTSC heads to Lawrence, we'll give you a call so you we can all meet up there.
  Topic: Scooter Magazines
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 9
Views: 1290

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:49 pm   Subject: Scooter Magazines
Scooter World is nice. Well written.

Thanks for the compliments there, on behalf of all the SW writers.

Small.

We've been steadily working on that. We're bigger than we once were, and we've ...
  Topic: If you didn't get a Buddy...what would have been your choice
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 38
Views: 2455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:44 pm   Subject: If you didn't get a Buddy...what would have been your choice
Vespa PX200, or a Stella with a Malossi 210.
  Topic: Louder, non-Stebel, horn..?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 26
Views: 2686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:49 pm   Subject: Louder, non-Stebel, horn..?


Will that fit in a Buddy, you think?

Someone on MV put a FIAMM Freeway Blaster into an LX150, so it ought to fit into the Buddy.
  Topic: Louder, non-Stebel, horn..?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 26
Views: 2686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:15 am   Subject: Louder, non-Stebel, horn..?
[url=http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Fiamm-Freeway-Blaster-Horn-p-17137.html]FIAMM Freeway Blasters are $15 on the Aerostich website. You'll probably want to spend the extra $3 to get the relay fo ...
  Topic: A magical milestone
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 29
Views: 2085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:58 am   Subject: A magical milestone
I just put my wife's Helix over the 10,000 mile mark, but my Buddy is still only 9000.

That's pretty amazing, considering the Buddy has only been out a couple of years. You ride more than I do, wel ...
  Topic: why you should feel like a 14-year-old tiawanese girl...
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 3
Views: 846

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:56 am   Subject: why you should feel like a 14-year-old tiawanese girl...
Genuine has immensely better taste in colors, badging, and presentation.
  Topic: Dr. Pulley Roller Weights
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1816

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:19 am   Subject: Dr. Pulley Roller Weights
I know a reasonably simple way to figure out if they'll work. Measure the ones you've got now and compare that to the Dr. Pulley ones.
  Topic: Ordered a Blur...
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1909

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:16 am   Subject: Ordered a Blur...
I hope you are delighted with it. It's a great scooter. Is yours black or orange?
  Topic: Buddy 250
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 27
Views: 2377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:03 am   Subject: Buddy 250
Cut it out, Bryce! You know I'd do it!! Let's see...who has an aircooled 250.....hmmm??..?

--Keys Cool

Heck, if you can find a way to make the G-Max 200 cylinder fit on the Buddy case, I'll buy ...
  Topic: Blur or Laser R9
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 2
Views: 1438

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:04 pm   Subject: Blur or Laser R9
The Blur is more powerful, handles better, has better brakes, etc. It's also more expensive. If you are wanting something sporting, the Blur is probably the way to go. $4200 out the door seems a bit h ...
  Topic: whitewalls vs. stock
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 14
Views: 1579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:52 pm   Subject: whitewalls vs. stock
I definitely want whitewalls. So, about the paint, do you have to remove the tires to paint them? That's a little too complex for me.

I'm not sure you would have to, but the result would certainl ...
  Topic: Buddy 250
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 27
Views: 2377

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:50 pm   Subject: Buddy 250
I thought some crazy person stuffed a 250 into a Buddy. Actually, I'd like to see something like that. I'll buy a beer for the first person who does it and lives to tell the tale.
  Topic: "Throw a kit"
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:04 pm   Subject: "Throw a kit"
Because the bridge on Chouteau is closed, I usually take Gardner to Front St. to the interstate. But when there is a train, I just follow Gardner down to Independence. The stretch I drive isn't somewh ...
  Topic: "Throw a kit"
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:27 pm   Subject: "Throw a kit"
I can't believe this isn't blowing up. I freaking LOVE it.

You and me both. I was driving down Independence Ave. on the way home from work yesterday and totally thought of you riding through there ...
  Topic: Thinking about getting a blur
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 13
Views: 2294

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:38 pm   Subject: Thinking about getting a blur
In terms of top speed and acceleration the Blur does reasonably well for a 150, but any 250 will likely outrun it. At least on a straight road. Sure, in terms of top speed the Blur is no match for an ...
  Topic: "Throw a kit"
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:26 am   Subject: "Throw a kit"
The Breakfast Mafia thing was fun. The ride was a bit chaotic, but with as many new riders as they have I wasn't surprised. I am surprised that there was only one crash.
  Topic: Thinking about getting a blur
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 13
Views: 2294

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:55 am   Subject: Thinking about getting a blur
In terms of top speed and acceleration the Blur does reasonably well for a 150, but any 250 will likely outrun it. At least on a straight road. The brakes and handling of the Blur are its best feature ...
  Topic: "Throw a kit"
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 8
Views: 1230

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:52 am   Subject: "Throw a kit"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=w_kIUSr7-is

Just went to a moped rally yesterday, so finding this was incredibly timely.
  Topic: A magical milestone
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 29
Views: 2085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:07 pm   Subject: A magical milestone
dosend pugeot have the supercharged scooter? id like to take one of those for a spin.

Yes they do, and I too would love to take one out for a spin. It wasn't out when Peugeots were being imported.
  Topic: A magical milestone
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 29
Views: 2085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:04 am   Subject: A magical milestone
Peugeot?

Yup, a Looxor 150.
  Topic: A magical milestone
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 29
Views: 2085

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:47 am   Subject: A magical milestone
This happened right as I rolled up to my driveway tonight after a group ride. After splitting off from the group I went directly home without any meandering to get it to roll.

http://img.photobucke ...
  Topic: Sidecar or Sissybar for Buddy?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 5
Views: 1643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:43 am   Subject: Sidecar or Sissybar for Buddy?
There isn't any readily available sidecar that attaches to the Buddy, nor are there readily available attachment points for it. It probably would really slow the bike down quite a bit too.
  Topic: Taking the long, less-traveled road
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 15
Views: 1010

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:41 am   Subject: Taking the long, less-traveled road
Riding onto a ferry is pretty sweet. I did that on the free ferry between Galveston and Port Bolivar. I rode around there for a bit and rode the ferry back. It was lots of fun. It was made especially ...
  Topic: Vatican Issues 10 Commandments for Drivers!
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 4
Views: 619

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:37 am   Subject: Vatican Issues 10 Commandments for Drivers!
Those are all commandments I have no problem with.
  Topic: Other PGO scoots?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 12
Views: 1356

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:56 pm   Subject: Other PGO scoots?
Some dealers want to work on the brands they sell because getting parts is easier, the service and repairs are more routine, and it's a pretty well known thing. It basically takes them less time to do ...
  Topic: Do you ever have problems with...
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 21
Views: 1672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:47 am   Subject: Do you ever have problems with...
One trick I've found to work with some reliability is touching your center or side stand to the pavement. There is a trick to placing the bike so you can get close to the wires, but it works most of t ...
  Topic: Dark Side of the Scoot Rally
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 18
Views: 1700

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:56 am   Subject: Dark Side of the Scoot Rally
Maybe next year I can get up to KC for the rally there!

We'd love to have you.
  Topic: 10K
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 24
Views: 1863

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:54 am   Subject: 10K
Awesome! I've had my scoot for 3.5 years and I'm only going to roll over 10k on it sometime this week.
  Topic: WIN a Pink Buddy
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 20
Views: 2040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:02 pm   Subject: WIN a Pink Buddy
My cure for the pink would involve paint and graphics. I was thinking satin black, but that's really been done to death. A high gloss white with silver and gold leaf graphics and satin blue pinstripes ...
  Topic: Grace & The Art of Scooter Maintenance
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 10
Views: 1134

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:32 pm   Subject: Grace & The Art of Scooter Maintenance
You didn't test the horn before riding? Man, if I installed a Stebel I would be blasting it all the time just for kicks. That's great that you're getting good help around the garage and spending some ...
  Topic: Crash bars
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 6
Views: 1098

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:33 pm   Subject: Crash bars
Someone mentioned to me that Scooterworks has http://www.scooterworks.com/images/Product_Images/std/CPBUD1.jpg

Pretty cool. I didn't see front leg shield bars available though.
  Topic: Small Scooter Touring
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 10
Views: 2718

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 5:30 pm   Subject: Small Scooter Touring
I did a ride with my scooter club from Kansas City to St. Louis last summer. We're planning another ride of similar distance this summer. I really like doing that, but you really need a 3 day weekend ...
  Topic: How much are you really saving?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 20
Views: 2275

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:52 am   Subject: How much are you really saving?
Oil and filters are only one part of maintenance. You will also need to be sure that you get your valves adjusted, belt and roller weights changed, brakes checked and pads or shoes replaced. If you ca ...
  Topic: Need Help/Info about a Scooter
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 18
Views: 1308

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:48 am   Subject: Need Help/Info about a Scooter
Maybe a TNG Verona 150?

http://www.tngscooters.com

I've met a guy who sells them and also rides one himself. He's not 6'4 but he is taller than me (5'9) and looked pretty comfortable. Test drove ...
  Topic: I'm moping. Has anyone else seen this?
Bryce-O-Rama

Replies: 37
Views: 3510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:42 am   Subject: I'm moping. Has anyone else seen this?
FYI - A guy over on urbanscootin just said he waited over a month for Honda Metropolitan handlebars

Maybe it is just the motorcycle/scooter market in general that doesn't have enough support here.. ...
 
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