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  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Howardr

Replies: 10
Views: 279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:00 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Beautiful area. We went down there for one of the High Rollers rides. We ate a a pub down in the shopping area.
  Topic: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Howardr

Replies: 10
Views: 279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:24 am   Subject: A quick jaunt around the 'hood
Down near Lake Las Vegas?
  Topic: A Scooter Affair Podcast
Howardr

Replies: 2
Views: 194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:24 pm   Subject: A Scooter Affair Podcast
Solid first episode. I'll certainly be a regular listener.

Howard
  Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Howardr

Replies: 11
Views: 1401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 pm   Subject: Good Scooter Magazines?
Thanks for the heads up. I shall talk with my IT department (aka my son-in-law) about clearing that up.

Thanks for the subscription

Howard
  Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Howardr

Replies: 11
Views: 1401

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:26 pm   Subject: Good Scooter Magazines?
I know that I am resurrecting on old thread, but I wanted folks to know that there is, again, an American scooter magazine.

The Scooter 'Zine began in early 2019 and has been growing slowly and st ...
  Topic: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Howardr

Replies: 5
Views: 532

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:33 pm   Subject: Who remembers Alix and her 22,000 mile ride on a Buddy?
Honestly, I had mostly forgotten about the P.E.A.C.E. Ride. Alix rode her Buddy 125, named Audre, 22,000 miles over 189 days and rode a giant PEACE symbol over the US. This happened in 2007-2008

I ...
  Topic: The Scooter 'Zine #3
Howardr

Replies: 1
Views: 803

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:15 pm   Subject: The Scooter 'Zine #3
(Admin, if this is in the wrong area, please relocate)

The third issue of The Scooter 'Zine went to the printer today and will be mailed out next week.

First, I want to thank the kind folks ...
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Syd, email me at howard@skyislandriders.com. I need your mailing address and how you would like to pay.

Thank you, sir
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Over 60 sample copies of The Scooter 'Zine have been mailed out to 17 different states! We sure appreciate the interest.
There are still sample copies available to any who are interested. Email your ...
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
I've given out more than 50 FREE copies of the 'Zine. Email me your address and I can send you one, too.

howard@skyislandriders.com
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
I subscribed to Scoot! but have never heard of Scooter Rider. I currently subscribe to Rider. AS the name implies, it's mostly about the act of riding. They do reviews of bikes too, but of all kinds, ...
  Topic: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:59 pm   Subject: There's a new scooter oriented magazine?
Attention: Riders in UT, NM, AZ, NM and west TX!
I have been waiting for a magazine, newsletter or anything that was written for me and my favorite kind of people - Scooter People! "Scoot!" ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
Howardr

Replies: 42
Views: 5121

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooters Launches First Motorcycle, The G400C
There is one in our local Tucson showroom, but I don't know that they've sold one yet.
  Topic: what scooter clubs are there?
Howardr

Replies: 40
Views: 33564

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: what scooter clubs are there?
Yup start your Facebook group and run with it. Yahoo also has free groups, but not too many folks are still using Yahoo.
  Topic: Should I Quit My Job and Go On the Road?
Howardr

Replies: 18
Views: 2296

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:11 am   Subject: Should I Quit My Job and Go On the Road?
I'm glad to have a job that gives me sufficient vacation time that I can take several vacations yearly. Of course, to me, anything more than 3 days off constitutes a vacation for me.
At any rate, ...
  Topic: High Temps
Howardr

Replies: 29
Views: 4814

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:52 pm   Subject: High Temps
I draw the line at 110 degrees. At that point our incredibly dry air makes my eye balls feel like they are drying out and blinking becomes uncomfortable, even in my full face. Many folks don't care to ...
  Topic: curb ramps
Howardr

Replies: 10
Views: 2434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:26 pm   Subject: curb ramps
Buy a bag of asphalt and build a little ramp?

Howard
  Topic: We rode where?
Howardr

Replies: 7
Views: 1405

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:29 am   Subject: We rode where?
A couple of friends and I rode to tiny 11 Mile Corner, AZ yesterday. We discovered strangely organized roads, an old post office, a German POW Camp and learned about gourds. Plus, we had a great 10 mi ...
  Topic: Fundraising Ride - where to start?
Howardr

Replies: 8
Views: 1977

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:55 am   Subject: Fundraising Ride - where to start?
I have found that a surprising number of businesses and people with donate money for something by just being asked. Avoid national corporations, but if you hit a bunch of local places and ask for mone ...
  Topic: 2015 Year in Review
Howardr

Replies: 2
Views: 1348

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:08 am   Subject: 2015 Year in Review
I made a video of our scooter club's (The Sky Island Riders) rides and events for 2015. Thanks for watching it.

https://youtu.be/Ni8KdK4IYpc

Howard
  Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Howardr

Replies: 49
Views: 6601

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:43 am   Subject: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Wow! That is kind of sad. Spending is WAY down.

Howard
  Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Howardr

Replies: 32
Views: 11236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:38 pm   Subject: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
No significance, to the frog, Eric. It was just the biggest stuffed animal I could find. It did get a lot of attention during the parade, though.

Howard
  Topic: 125/150 Buddy belt size contradiction - let's clear this up!
Howardr

Replies: 22
Views: 3988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:49 am   Subject: 125/150 Buddy belt size contradiction - let's clear this up!
Deleted. didn't realize this was a necro-post
  Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Howardr

Replies: 49
Views: 6601

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:26 pm   Subject: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Bestem T-Box 929 topcase with light kit and liner -$175

I'm looking at another scooter, but may not make the deal before the spend-a-thon is over.

Howard
  Topic: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Howardr

Replies: 32
Views: 11236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:08 am   Subject: MB FARKLEFEST CONTEST! PRIZES!
Here are my Helix and I at Tucson's Parade of Lights.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1vBUFlknTCq0yk-ABujnczX6DRBmqNI3gAkN03ZlbK0_y3Mcbg7ozWNoo2sy4uOwT_gpSXmGaNJ-hJS1LO2te5gVWwVpmZpu058jcPMfuNnO1 ...
  Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
Howardr

Replies: 49
Views: 6601

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:37 am   Subject: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
$403 - Clutch and driven face for my Helix
$60 helix belt
$35 helix bystarter

Total $498
  Topic: Gear Spotting
Howardr

Replies: 3
Views: 1062

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:16 am   Subject: Gear Spotting
I have spent the last month or so doing some research on the types and amounts of gear worn by different riders. It is a comparison and contrast of the riders of Street Bikes, Cruisers and Scooterists ...
  Topic: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
Howardr

Replies: 39
Views: 5719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:14 pm   Subject: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
Charlie55 hit the nail on the head. If you want the most comfortable, inexpensive to buy, easy and cheap to maintain, you want a Honda helix. Honda sold a zillion of them, so there are plenty to be ha ...
  Topic: movies tv shows or documentaires
Howardr

Replies: 4
Views: 1129

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:10 am   Subject: movies tv shows or documentaires
https://youtu.be/hAjlV2DdC5o

Ed March is amazing. buy his first film and follow his newest exploits on youtube

Howard
  Topic: Tucson's Sky Island Riders ride to Kitt Peak
Howardr

Replies: 0
Views: 2492

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:39 pm   Subject: Tucson's Sky Island Riders ride to Kitt Peak
https://www.facebook.com/events/656229641170187/

Howard
  Topic: Wingscribe and the Curb of Doom!!!
Howardr

Replies: 10
Views: 1603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:37 pm   Subject: Wingscribe and the Curb of Doom!!!
If you goose the throttle as your front wheel his the top of the curb, you can wheelie a bit and get the rest of the bike over. Very Happy

Howard
  Topic: Wide Open Throttle, How Long?
Howardr

Replies: 23
Views: 3588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:21 am   Subject: Wide Open Throttle, How Long?
AS mentioned above, I rode a stock Buddy 150 WOT a tad over 1000 miles on I-10 and I-20 stopping only long enough to fill the tank and ride on. This was essentially about an hour to 90 minutes at a t ...
  Topic: 3 scooters, 3 days, 4 friends, 1000 miles and pie
Howardr

Replies: 2
Views: 781

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 5:19 pm   Subject: 3 scooters, 3 days, 4 friends, 1000 miles and pie
I love pie. What could be better than riding to a place named Pie Town to get a piece of pie? Finding some of the best riding roads in the country and use them to get there and back, that would be be ...
  Topic: Flaky horn
Howardr

Replies: 5
Views: 1006

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:04 pm   Subject: Flaky horn
Check your battery connection.

Howard
  Topic: Hill Climb with a Buddy 170i
Howardr

Replies: 4
Views: 1362

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:37 pm   Subject: Hill Climb with a Buddy 170i
Many of us Tucson scooter riders have ridden Mt Lemmon. I have done it several times on my Buddy 150, as well as a couple of times on my Stella. If you are on Facebook, come over and check out the Sky ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Howardr

Replies: 65
Views: 9313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:15 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Took my Super Stella in for service and to have a new starter installed and to have the left cowl replaced. headlight assembly replaced:

$268

Howard
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Howardr

Replies: 65
Views: 9313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:05 am   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Had new belt and sliders installed in my '98 Helix. $79

Howard
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Howardr

Replies: 65
Views: 9313

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:54 am   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Bought a '99 Helix a couple of months ago. It had an oil leak and some other issues.
Service on the Helix - $186
New rollers and a new belth for the same bike - $110
New belt and misc parts for my ...
  Topic: Kick start issues. Is there a way to fix/make easier..
Howardr

Replies: 12
Views: 2910

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:35 am   Subject: Kick start issues. Is there a way to fix/make easier..
I had a Buddy 150 and could RARELY get it started with teh kicker. I had other bikes and had no difficulty, but the Buddy was terrible. Get the igition fixed.

Howard
  Topic: Ya Ever Get In A "Scooter Funk"?
Howardr

Replies: 15
Views: 2047

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:29 pm   Subject: Ya Ever Get In A "Scooter Funk"?
Uh... nope, not yet. But I've only been riding for 6 years or so.

Howard
  Topic: Is the stella worth it?
Howardr

Replies: 22
Views: 2966

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:31 pm   Subject: Is the stella worth it?
Honda PCX

Howard
  Topic: Buddy slotted oil filter
Howardr

Replies: 7
Views: 1024

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:04 pm   Subject: Buddy slotted oil filter
Aren't those slotted things awful. That is the only one my local shop carries. I have gotten them in a pinch, but prefer to order the other kind from Scooter Works.

I generally used a short screwdr ...
  Topic: Red Light Ticket
Howardr

Replies: 35
Views: 3326

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:02 pm   Subject: Red Light Ticket
I have a similar issue with the stoplight at the gate of my place of work. If there isn't another vehicle there, I can't trigger it. My solution: I make a right turn, go a couple hunder feet, make a U ...
  Topic: Reading map while riding
Howardr

Replies: 4
Views: 1088

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:07 pm   Subject: Reading map while riding
I haven't tried it yet, but thought of getting on of those things that quarterbacks put on the forearms that list different plays. Has anyone tried those?

I have used the paper, taped to the insi ...
  Topic: Where did you ride your scooter today (or recently)?
Howardr

Replies: 16
Views: 1960

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:11 pm   Subject: Where did you ride your scooter today (or recently)?
The first week of this month I rode 1771 miles from Tucson to Yuma to Las Vegas to Four Corners to Springerville, AZ and back to Tucson.

Good times

Howard
  Topic: Going on a little ride AROUND Arizona
Howardr

Replies: 5
Views: 797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:44 am   Subject: Going on a little ride AROUND Arizona
No, I don't mean we will be sight-seeing a bunch of places in AZ. I mean we are riding the perimeter (give or take a bit) of the state. A couple of other scooter friends (include MB'er Honda John) and ...
  Topic: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
Howardr

Replies: 37
Views: 3411

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:04 am   Subject: Genuine for Driving Cross Country?
I would stay well away from the Stellauto. It's brand new, dealers aren't familiar with them and parts are probably very difficult to find should you need any. It is for the parts availability issue t ...
  Topic: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
Howardr

Replies: 26
Views: 2979

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:43 pm   Subject: (NSR) Ridley Motorcycles
I can't believe no one has mentioned Honda's CTX series. They have the same auto transmission as the NC-700 but are styled more like a cruiser. They also have ABS.
http://rideapart.com/2013/05/rideap ...
  Topic: Help Buddy hive mind New Mexico Bound
Howardr

Replies: 17
Views: 2002

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:46 pm   Subject: Help Buddy hive mind New Mexico Bound
What type of weather do you want to live in? If you want warmerer, year round riding, look to the southern part of the state. Th draw back is there are a lot more straight, flat areas in the south. Al ...
  Topic: Left the Snow Behind
Howardr

Replies: 2
Views: 1550

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:03 am   Subject: Left the Snow Behind
Salton Sea?
 
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