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  Topic: Someone is trying to beat my record
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 66
Views: 2410

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:06 am   Subject: Someone is trying to beat my record
Looks like a pseudo-factory effort to dethrone a privateer! Your accomplishments, Kaos, are like a private team winning the 24 Hours at Daytona over all the factory-sponsored and supported teams.

Y ...
  Topic: Stebel Air Horn
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 34
Views: 2665

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:22 am   Subject: Stebel Air Horn
I'll stick with the Magnum. Works for me.

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  Topic: Gear
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 2130

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:20 am   Subject: Gear
I won't get preachy, Eric.

1. The ground doesn't care what you're riding if you go down.

2. The ground doesn't care how fast you're going if you go down.

3. The ground doesn't care how far y ...
  Topic: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 17
Views: 1420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:11 am   Subject: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
Thanks for the kind words, folks. There are others out there who don't have a high opinion of me. Laughing

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  Topic: Livid isn't a strong enough word
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 45
Views: 2920

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:06 am   Subject: Livid isn't a strong enough word
Elm Creek Smith, I'll spare you my opinion,...

Too late. Remember? I'm "flat-out racist, hateful, and insensitive on several levels.'

That *wasn't* my opinion, that was a fact.

No, Bryan ...
  Topic: Livid isn't a strong enough word
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 45
Views: 2920

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:41 am   Subject: Livid isn't a strong enough word
With all due respect, Polianarchy, I'm taking it a step further and deleting ECS' post. It was just flat-out racist, hateful, and insensitive on several levels.

Nope. Not racist, not particularly ...
  Topic: Shipping Advice - Buddy 125 from NC to Hawaii?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 13
Views: 1686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:39 am   Subject: Shipping Advice - Buddy 125 from NC to Hawaii?
Drain the fluids and carry it on? Shocked

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  Topic: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 17
Views: 1420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:37 am   Subject: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
One of the guys at work has a 1968 Harley that doesn't have that many miles on it! He was kind of in awe when I told him how many miles I had on it. He wasn't amused when I talked about "posers a ...
  Topic: Stebel Air Horn
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 34
Views: 2665

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:33 am   Subject: Stebel Air Horn
I have the Stebel Magnum on my '06 Budd, and it's about as loud as the horn in my Chevy Colorado. I heard there were some issues with the Nautilus' longevity. True? Untrue?

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  Topic: Whats your longest ride 2up on your buddy?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 14
Views: 1348

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:16 am   Subject: Whats your longest ride 2up on your buddy?
Zero freakin' meters! The same distance as the maximum effective range of an excuse. My wife isn't interested, and I don't want to haul anyone else along.

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  Topic: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 17
Views: 1420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:07 am   Subject: Turned 14,000 miles over the weekend.
No "Iron Butt" rides, no "Cannonball Runs," mostly just back and forth to work or to Mom's house. I did have some down time during the winters when the docs told me I really didn't ...
  Topic: Vee Rubber Tire Review
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 39
Views: 14638

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:32 am   Subject: Vee Rubber Tire Review
Okay, I'm updating my Vee Rubber experience with the All Purpose tires. With the stock tires, I managed to scrape the lifting arm of the center stand on the left side a time or three. With the new Vee ...
  Topic: New rubber, belt, and Dr. Pulley weights
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 3
Views: 691

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:33 am   Subject: New rubber, belt, and Dr. Pulley weights
I didn't ask to see the 13,000 mile belt, but it didn't break before I had it changed. I don't recommend running it as long as I did.

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  Topic: Kudos to Scooterworks!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 8
Views: 1122

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:29 am   Subject: Kudos to Scooterworks!
I got the stuff on Thursday, dropped it and the Budd off at Tulsa Scooters on Friday, and they finished the work on Saturday! I, unfortunately, was at work so I didn't get the scoot picked up until Tu ...
  Topic: New rubber, belt, and Dr. Pulley weights
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 3
Views: 691

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:17 am   Subject: New rubber, belt, and Dr. Pulley weights
Got my new Vee Rubber All Purpose tires, Kevlar belt, and Dr. Pulley 12g weights installed at Tulsa Scooters. The All Purpose tires feel a little rougher than the stock Buddy tires, I assume due to th ...
  Topic: How to report somone who has knocked over your Buddy?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 18
Views: 2023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:50 am   Subject: How to report somone who has knocked over your Buddy?
Sound advice. Just worried about the guy. I know it is silly, but I don't like to get anyone in trouble. I feel terrible calling the cops on someone. I do wish I could just find him first, but then ag ...
  Topic: Ride from New York City to Pittsburgh PA
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 39
Views: 5456

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:54 am   Subject: Ride from New York City to Pittsburgh PA
Hey, nothing says that Amish girls aren't cute! I almost drove my Buddy into a ditch once passing an Amish buggy. If I wasn't old enough almost to be her grandfather and married almost twenty years lo ...
  Topic: Kudos to Scooterworks!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 8
Views: 1122

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:32 am   Subject: Kudos to Scooterworks!
I ordered two new tires, Vee Rubber All Purpose 3.50x10, a new Kevlar belt, and new 12g Dr. Pulley weights, from Scooterworks at 11:00 pm on Monday, and the UPS driver ran them into my garage today wh ...
  Topic: Another flat tire!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 1174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:36 am   Subject: Another flat tire!
Hi, pugbuddy! Still here, still scootin'. Wish I could Amerivespa this year, but we (not MetLife) lost a worker to reassignment and are getting ready to lose another temporarily when his wife has her ...
  Topic: Another flat tire!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 1174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:49 pm   Subject: Another flat tire!
It's my second back tire. Wha? The new ones will be number three on the back and number two on the front. Yeah, I know I've been pushing my luck. No longer.

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  Topic: Please Join Me In A Cathartic Piss and Moan
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 60
Views: 4586

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:52 am   Subject: Please Join Me In A Cathartic Piss and Moan
Getting fired after almost 14 years sucks.

Getting a new job in less than 3 weeks doesn't suck.

Working a floating schedule sucks.

Getting called at 7:13 am on a day you aren't scheduled to w ...
  Topic: Another flat tire!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 1174

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:24 am   Subject: Another flat tire!
Well, I lost my back tire again, and my Budd only has 13,000+ miles on it! Since I'm still on the original (!) front tire, I decided to give the Vee Rubber All-Purpose tire a try. I just ordered two o ...
  Topic: Scooter Ladies!! Safe Scooter Shoes??
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 56
Views: 19014

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:19 pm   Subject: Scooter Ladies!! Safe Scooter Shoes??
Not one of the ladies, but you might look at these:

http://www.drmartens.com/ProductList.asp?Type=Boot

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  Topic: Cool scifi idea: is there an engineer in the house?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 28
Views: 2435

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:31 am   Subject: Cool scifi idea: is there an engineer in the house?
The power to the wheels of a hybrid comes from the electric motor; the gas engine runs to recharge the batteries and to provide extra current to the electric motor as it demands it. There would be no ...
  Topic: NSR: 'Firefly'/'Serenity'
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 64
Views: 4584

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:31 am   Subject: NSR: 'Firefly'/'Serenity'
Serenity was on TV again last night. Great show. Bummer that Hoban Washburne, Mr. Universe, and the Shepherd died. It was good to see Ron Glass on the screen again, though. Gina Torres, hot in a kick- ...
  Topic: Worst Thing to Happen So Far On A Scooter
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 16
Views: 1459

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:08 am   Subject: Re: Worst Thing to Happen So Far On A Scooter

I am not sure how it is in the rest of the country, but in Ohio, when an emergency vehicle turns on their siren, we move out of their way. We typically do not turn around and glare at them as they p ...
  Topic: slid out in rain - tires partly to blame?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 26
Views: 2932

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:44 am   Subject: slid out in rain - tires partly to blame?
I know quite a few responsible scooterists—every day riders—who don't check their pressure regularly and discover they're riding with 15 PSI.

+1

I hadn't ridden for a while due to weather/health ...
  Topic: Busted Buddy :(
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 16
Views: 1768

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:40 am   Subject: Re: Busted Buddy :(
we were parallel parked near the curb and so we thought, what a nice lady, she left her name and number, we called and turned out to be a false number,...

Okay, the number might have turned out to ...
  Topic: great science study on helmet use
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 4
Views: 768

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:25 am   Subject: great science study on helmet use
I live in a state that only mandates helmets for those under age 18, but I'm an ATGATT kinda guy who favors full-face, modular helmets. I took to heart the study showing where most people's heads hi ...
  Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 1751
Views: 149907

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:06 am   Subject: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
I won't whitewash it. I utterly despise those big hulking piles of crap and have nothing but contempt for the unskilled "drivers" who menace the rest of society with them.

Then don't both ...
  Topic: route recommendations. it's beautiful in OKC.
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 8
Views: 904

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:00 am   Subject: route recommendations. it's beautiful in OKC.
Ride up 66 to Tulsa. Be sure to stop at the Rock House Restaurant in Stroud for a burger.

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  Topic: {NBR} I'm in love with another!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 10
Views: 985

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:39 am   Subject: {NBR} I'm in love with another!
Red unless you like riding an avocado.

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  Topic: a sad day for motorcycles.
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 39
Views: 2809

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:49 am   Subject: a sad day for motorcycles.
Too bad about Buell biting the dust.

As for Harleys, I don't want to ride like I'm in a Superbike race; I want to sit up and be comfortable. I'm considering an 883 for just plain ol' riding.

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  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 2390
Views: 178828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:07 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Sunday evening in Tulsa at E 21st ST and Garnett Ave, I saw an orange buddy waiting at the red light to continue west. I was in my red Chevy truck turning left to go north. Nice scoot. Rider was weari ...
  Topic: ride to work day
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 45
Views: 2915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:17 pm   Subject: ride to work day
Well, I'm a NO-GO at this station. Didn't go to work today. Figured throwing up in my helmet would be bad form. On the other hand, throwing up in my truck would be a problem as well.

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  Topic: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 15
Views: 1605

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:04 am   Subject: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
As usual we'll find out when we get there. I'll have a full tank of gas.

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  Topic: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 15
Views: 1605

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:47 am   Subject: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
The wife is closing tomorrow night, so count me in. Where are we going?

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  Topic: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 15
Views: 1605

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:17 am   Subject: Ride to Work: June 15, 2009 (Monday)
Rode to work today for the first time in months. Beautiful morning. Rode home in light rain with occasional thunder. RoadToads by FroggToggs worked like a champ.

I plan on riding pretty much very d ...
  Topic: Tulsa's Dust Bowl Weekend Scooter Rally 2009
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 4
Views: 1399

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:20 am   Subject: Tulsa's Dust Bowl Weekend Scooter Rally 2009
Well, guess I missed it. I've been truck-bound for a while, but the Bud is back in service. I'm just glad to be here.

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  Topic: Frogg Toggs rain gear
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 2135

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:29 am   Subject: Frogg Toggs rain gear
I have a set of Road Toads by Frogg Toggs. They're black, but they have white reflective piping which makes you look like a stick figure in someone's headlights.

I've used them for over 18 months i ...
  Topic: Tonight's Tulsa TV ride!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 23
Views: 2126

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:57 am   Subject: Tonight's Tulsa TV ride!
It was a nice ride. Coney Beach was a nice place to eat dinner, too. I won't make it this coming Thursday since my wife's store is getting inventoried. I have to hold down the home front that evening. ...
  Topic: Tonight's Tulsa TV ride!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 23
Views: 2126

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:21 am   Subject: Tonight's Tulsa TV ride!
Geez. I met Brandon at the first Tulsa Scooters rally I attended. Didn't know he was an alleged perv. (Gotta watch out for libel laws, y'know.) He did bug me by riding like an idiot on the TV ride and ...
  Topic: Caution! Valve stem cover L.E.D cause of serious crash?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 42
Views: 5268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:25 am   Subject: Caution! Valve stem cover L.E.D cause of serious crash?
I just bought some of those "Gas Saver" things to put on the valve stems. Has anyone had an issue with those? After reading this post, I'm a little concerned.

Howard

I wouldn't use the ...
  Topic: Providence Police to ride scooters
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 29
Views: 2672

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:18 pm   Subject: Re: Providence Police to ride scooters
So you are going half or less of the distance a Buddy will do on one tank of gas but at less than 1/10th the fuel cost. (assuming I got these numbers right)

Then you get to wait 4-6 hours before g ...
  Topic: Lack of Manufacturing = Scooter Shops out of Business?!!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 29
Views: 2239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:08 pm   Subject: Lack of Manufacturing = Scooter Shops out of Business?!!
We just had a new scooter shop open in Tulsa. It's an "Authorized SunL Dealer" called "Affordable Scooters."

I can't wait to see how long it is before they start having to deal ...
  Topic: Economic Discussion, Scooter Boom!
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 42
Views: 2083

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:31 am   Subject: Economic Discussion, Scooter Boom!
Gas is down to $3.54 here. Cool I bought my Budd before the great "gas crisis" of 2008. Cool

What I find interesting is that the same people who say drilling here, drilling now won't have ...
  Topic: Its come to my attention
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 67
Views: 3894

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:05 am   Subject: Its come to my attention
I've already changed the world. Now I'm working on something a bit harder, myself.

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  Topic: Wonder if it's legal on the street
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 13
Views: 1185

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:39 am   Subject: Wonder if it's legal on the street
I'd still rather have one of these:

http://www.arielatom.com/images/homepage/home-top.jpg

You can get an idea of what it can do from a youtube video provided previously by Smiziley:

http://ww ...
  Topic: [NSR] Room 12a
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 48
Views: 1417

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:56 am   Subject: [NSR] Room 12a
Black Budds are faster because black absorbs sunlight heating the air immediately above the surface. Hot air is less dense than cooler air allowing the Black Budd to go faster since there is less aero ...
  Topic: What does this part do?
Elm Creek Smith

Replies: 24
Views: 1418

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:41 am   Subject: What does this part do?
That's the warp field generator. If the plasma relays aren't fluxed properly it can cause the generator to decouple. That can result in a deterioration of the dilithium crystals, restricting you to em ...
 
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