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  Topic: Heated Gloves.
Cheshire

Replies: 11
Views: 1589

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:53 am   Subject: Heated Gloves.
No experience with the Volts, but my Gerbings got their maiden voyage this past winter. I set a new personal record: 9F for 16 miles: round trip to the local coffee shop and back...that's where the ...
  Topic: New member/owner, A few Questions too!
Cheshire

Replies: 11
Views: 2064

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 am   Subject: New member/owner, A few Questions too!
For cargo, I keep a few things on hand. First option is under the seat. If it doesn't fit there, I use a backpack. (I really like my Marmot bag that folds up to stow in the pet carrier when not bei ...
  Topic: What is the most important thing you learned in MSF?
Cheshire

Replies: 25
Views: 2595

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:07 am   Subject: What is the most important thing you learned in MSF?
Short answer: just about all of it.
If I HAD to pick something...emergency stopping, especially in a curve.
The MSF instructor nick-named the stopping in a curve "Oh-****-it's-a-moose!!!" ...
  Topic: What's better: leather or miracle textile?
Cheshire

Replies: 9
Views: 1145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:54 am   Subject: What's better: leather or miracle textile?
Personally, I wear textile. If I want hi-viz, I got a vest for that that goes over the jacket. I gave up on relying on the jacket for rain protection: sure, it's got a waterproof membrane, but the ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Cheshire

Replies: 39
Views: 6772

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:54 am   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
I have a DriftHD. I wanted the option for a helmet mic, so I was choosing between a Drift and a GoPro. The drift is water resistant out of the box...the gopro needs a case. Also, the drift looks be ...
  Topic: Christmas Lights At MV!!
Cheshire

Replies: 12
Views: 1582

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:50 am   Subject: Christmas Lights At MV!!
That's not JUST coal.
-Place on seat.
-Ride.
If, at end of ride, your coal has changed into a precious gem, you have indeed experienced a pucker-factor moment. Sell refined item, pay any aquired m ...
  Topic: Fuel tank cracked - twice
Cheshire

Replies: 17
Views: 2063

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:45 pm   Subject: Fuel tank cracked - twice
Excessive vibration was my downfall. Regularly traveling a multi-mile stretch of fire road on one of my commute routes cracked the tank on a B125 at the fuel tap. New tank never had he issue repeat: ...
  Topic: Is your scoot your only vehicle?
Cheshire

Replies: 37
Views: 3214

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:01 am   Subject: Is your scoot your only vehicle?
I sold my car end of January...I also have an 85lb rottweiler.
Cargo nets with metal hooks are amazing. So are luggage straps. Dog food bags are easy this way. If nothing else, a large enough mess ...
  Topic: getting into motovlogging
Cheshire

Replies: 8
Views: 3922

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:47 pm   Subject: getting into motovlogging
Thanks, y'all. Smile
Johnson City is just a couple hours away. Drop me a line if you're in the area and want to go riding, if you like. My schedule shifts pretty frequently, but if I'm able....

Ca ...
  Topic: getting into motovlogging
Cheshire

Replies: 8
Views: 3922

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:45 pm   Subject: getting into motovlogging
As part of my car-free experiment, among other reasons (and justifications for another hobby), I got a Drift HD helmet camera a couple months ago. I'm still trying to find a way to run the microphone ...
  Topic: Need a lighter scooter for touring
Cheshire

Replies: 17
Views: 1789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:18 pm   Subject: Need a lighter scooter for touring
A couple thoughts crossed my mind upon reading the OP.

1) My right leg is mostly paralyzed from the knee down, so I can definately understand the weight-bearing issue. Out of curiosity, where doe ...
  Topic: good scooter tires?
Cheshire

Replies: 24
Views: 5658

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:14 am   Subject: good scooter tires?
Having ridden 10", 12", 16", and 17" tires all at 60+ mph for multi-hour rides...the smaller tires do just fine.

Every now and then I'd consider replacing the valve stem because ...
  Topic: I broke every cardinal rule. Whoops. Now what?
Cheshire

Replies: 8
Views: 1511

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:03 pm   Subject: I broke every cardinal rule. Whoops. Now what?
If it were me, I would. Your call though. Smile
If it had just been sitting, I would just change the oil at normal intervals. My reasoning for suggesting a 500 mile interval is this: at 6,000 miles ...
  Topic: Is it just me, or is MV down?
Cheshire

Replies: 12
Views: 1266

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Is it just me, or is MV down?
I know several users here are members over at the sister site. I lost MV this morning and haven't been able to get back, so I suspect it is down.

Can anyone confirm this?
Did the saucer of cream ...
  Topic: I broke every cardinal rule. Whoops. Now what?
Cheshire

Replies: 8
Views: 1511

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:10 pm   Subject: I broke every cardinal rule. Whoops. Now what?
On the oil: I would recommend changing the oil AGAIN after 500 miles.
The oil's pretty dirty and, after sitting undisturbed that long, all the gunk in it has had a chance to settle to the bottom. C ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
Cheshire

Replies: 36
Views: 2734

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:20 am   Subject: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
Tire pressure needs to be checked COLD. If you don't have one, get a tire gauge. I keep one in the scooter at all times, next to my luggage straps and a flashlight.

I keep a bicycle floor pump ne ...
  Topic: The minimum touring scooter displacement
Cheshire

Replies: 33
Views: 3200

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:20 pm   Subject: The minimum touring scooter displacement
If you call riding on the highway "touring", you are doing it wrong.

If you're going by the definition of highway you're doing it right. If you mean "interstate" when you say & ...
  Topic: To All Buddy Owners,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Cheshire

Replies: 20
Views: 2895

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:16 pm   Subject: To All Buddy Owners,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Didn't realize it was open season for flaming. The russians are coming and are after our scooters!! Rolling Eyes
Free publicity that might open others to looking at scooters. What's the big deal?
  Topic: '09 Buddy Sputters & Dies
Cheshire

Replies: 9
Views: 1076

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:12 pm   Subject: '09 Buddy Sputters & Dies
If you inadvertently overfilled it, you may have flooded the charcoal canister that's part of the emissions stuff. I did that on my '09 B125. Embarassed
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:53 pm   Subject: Going back to a scooter
i understand completely.i would like a bigger bike for road trips but as long as 90% or better of my trips are in the city i will stick with the blur.btw the blur is fast enough for road trips but has ...
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:30 am   Subject: Going back to a scooter
100 miles already and a couple tests of the new helmet cam. OMG this thing is comfortable!! First fueling at 95 miles: 1.5 gal and $5.65. Ahh...That's one of the things I missed: not having to bu ...
  Topic: Oil Change - Torque Wrench - Zombies
Cheshire

Replies: 27
Views: 2398

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:47 pm   Subject: Oil Change - Torque Wrench - Zombies
Zombie...crap? Shocked
BLASPHEMER!!! Evil or Very Mad



Laughing Smile
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:41 am   Subject: Going back to a scooter
Here it is!
Soooooo beautiful! Shocked But, this doesn't mean you are going to abandon us for that other site, does it?

Laughing Not voluntarily. (Please don't ban me...please?) Smile
I looked long ...
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:13 am   Subject: Going back to a scooter
Here it is! I got home to find my Drift HD camera also arrived, so tomorrow things start getting really fun! Very Happy

  Topic: HEY CHESHIRE!!!
Cheshire

Replies: 2
Views: 612

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:58 pm   Subject: HEY CHESHIRE!!!
I started this thread yesterday. Smile
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic24212.html

Thanks for noticing the update on the "for sale" thread! Yes, I'm very excited. Mr. Green
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:27 pm   Subject: Going back to a scooter
It didn't help that the Triumph shop (also a Ducati dealer) in the area upped their labor rate to way out of my budget.
Did they go above $100? When my local HD shop went to $98/hr years back, I thou ...
  Topic: Something that really grinds my gears...
Cheshire

Replies: 9
Views: 1247

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:57 pm   Subject: Something that really grinds my gears...
OP: I hear ya. The other one that gets me is walk-in's. If you know you have a service interval coming up or your tires are wearing thin...order and schedule in advance! Tread depth is measurable. ...
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:42 pm   Subject: Going back to a scooter
Huh! Why go from the Bonnie to the 300?

The very short answer is personal preference. Smile

I adore my Bonnie, it's just not the "best tool for the job" at this point in my life. It did ...
  Topic: My Buddy's Back!!!
Cheshire

Replies: 12
Views: 991

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:54 am   Subject: My Buddy's Back!!!
Woohoo! Mr. Green
  Topic: Going back to a scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 28
Views: 2447

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:52 am   Subject: Going back to a scooter
I sold my car a few weeks ago and have been motorcycle-only. Tomorrow, I'm trading the Bonnie in for a Vespa GTS 300ie. Very Happy
I miss scooters. Laughing
  Topic: Glove Advice?
Cheshire

Replies: 19
Views: 1965

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:48 am   Subject: Glove Advice?
When it's brutally cold, I give myself extra time and stop a time or two for hot chocolate at a warm convenience store. Smile Barring that, I have a pair of Gerbings that I use on long rides late at ni ...
  Topic: helmet ID
Cheshire

Replies: 6
Views: 1239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:30 am   Subject: helmet ID
On both sides of the chin guard it says, "N10". My guess is an old Nolan, but I could be wrong. Smile
  Topic: wow; didn't expect this.
Cheshire

Replies: 45
Views: 3076

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:00 pm   Subject: wow; didn't expect this.
Did you get a real-world perspective from the rider of the black 220i? What did he think of the plastics?
  Topic: International Motorcycle Shows 2012-2013
Cheshire

Replies: 52
Views: 5038

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:20 pm   Subject: International Motorcycle Shows 2012-2013
The tour started in Atlanta, GA at the beginning of the month. They're in the SW right now. Smile I think they're in CA at the moment.
  Topic: Greetings!   New to forum and have a new a 4T that leaks gas
Cheshire

Replies: 5
Views: 1017

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:34 pm   Subject: Greetings!   New to forum and have a new a 4T that leaks gas
How full did you fill the tank? Any chance you overfilled?
  Topic: Oil filter buddy 125
Cheshire

Replies: 5
Views: 1345

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:26 pm   Subject: Oil filter buddy 125
I'm not sure, but I always got mine from my dealership. Barring that, you could get it from Scooterworks. I prefer the one with the hex-head fitting, as opposed to the slot-style.
(Edit to add: )
...
  Topic: Commuting on a Buddy 170i
Cheshire

Replies: 2
Views: 990

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:15 pm   Subject: Commuting on a Buddy 170i
By "state highway", are you referring to interstate or non-interstate roads? If you're referring to non-interstate with 55 mph speed limits, that's what 80% of the riding I did on my B125. ...
  Topic: Test ride
Cheshire

Replies: 6
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:17 pm   Subject: Test ride
Nothing wrong with the Bonnie: of the 3 motorcycles I've had since my B125, the Bonnie is my favorite. If I were to stay with motorcycles, I'd be perfectly content with the bonneville.

That said, ...
  Topic: Test ride
Cheshire

Replies: 6
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:53 pm   Subject: Test ride
As you already owned a Buddy 125, I presume a Buddy 170i would not be TOO big a surprise. So, are we talking about the Blur here? If so, there is a fair amount of competition in that segment of the ma ...
  Topic: Test ride
Cheshire

Replies: 6
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:44 pm   Subject: Test ride
I...don't know. That's going to take some thought.
The 170 felt like "home", but I don't know if it's because the seating position is more favorable to my riding style or if it's because I ...
  Topic: Test ride
Cheshire

Replies: 6
Views: 948

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:23 pm   Subject: Test ride
This summer I managed to get a job at the triumph/ducati dealership. The Genuine rep just stopped by and I not only got to see the current models, but I just got to test ride a Blur 220i and a Buddy ...
  Topic: Muffler - Buddy 170i Pace Scooter
Cheshire

Replies: 15
Views: 1551

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:01 pm   Subject: Muffler - Buddy 170i Pace Scooter
Is your son drafting you or pacing? If pacing, him riding a foot to one side or the other would help with fumes as well as training. (Gets him out of the wind eddy so he's doing the work instead of ...
  Topic: Blur 220 on mountain roads?
Cheshire

Replies: 23
Views: 4137

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:11 pm   Subject: Blur 220 on mountain roads?
The 250cc rule is state-specific. Here in NC, as long as you can MAINTAIN the 45mph legal interstate minimum you're good in the eyes of the law.

I took my Buddy 125 on the I-240 bypass in Ashevill ...
  Topic: My Christmas Wish...
Cheshire

Replies: 26
Views: 2667

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:15 pm   Subject: My Christmas Wish...
wish? 250cc Buddy, plz Very Happy
They call it "Blur". Wink
  Topic: Cold Weather, Carburetors, & Top Speed (?)
Cheshire

Replies: 13
Views: 2067

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 pm   Subject: Cold Weather, Carburetors, & Top Speed (?)
Do you have a wind screen on your Buddy?
I had one on mine and didn't notice a performance decrease during winter, but my first (working...I had a botch for a summer) motorcycle didn't have a windscr ...
  Topic: 170i wouldnt start this morning
Cheshire

Replies: 16
Views: 2689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:55 pm   Subject: 170i wouldnt start this morning
so the scooter started right up yesterday when i got home from work (no time to go ride it unfortunately) but wouldnt start again this morning. i just bought one of those light timers and im planning ...
  Topic: 170i wouldnt start this morning
Cheshire

Replies: 16
Views: 2689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:50 pm   Subject: 170i wouldnt start this morning
If most of your trips are less than 10 miles one-way...go for a fun ride. Explore alternate routes to get where you usually go. Take an hour and just go play. Smile

Spoken like someone who lives in ...
  Topic: 170i wouldnt start this morning
Cheshire

Replies: 16
Views: 2689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:21 am   Subject: 170i wouldnt start this morning
Another tip if you find your battery is having trouble holding a charge: take the long way home or just go wandering once in a while...seriously.
If your trips are regularly less than about 10 miles ...
  Topic: motorcycle/scooter junkyards.. do they exist?
Cheshire

Replies: 12
Views: 2344

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:38 pm   Subject: motorcycle/scooter junkyards.. do they exist?
Around here, your best bet is tow yards or checking with towing companies, especially the ones with city lot or police contracts. Just a thought for another option. Smile
  Topic: [SSR] Please, please check your tire pressure
Cheshire

Replies: 16
Views: 1750

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:16 pm   Subject: [SSR] Please, please check your tire pressure
If dealing with an air compressor is a hassle (I hate noisy powertools), a bicycle floor pump works wonderfully and is cheap. Mine's lived outside for 4 years now and still works just fine. No reaso ...
 
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