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  Topic: New
KCScooterDude

Replies: 9
Views: 1383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:41 pm   Subject: New
Welcome Boneyard. This is a great community. IMHO, a windscreen is the best investment you can make. Adds stability (especially in a headwind), does wonders for gas milage and helps with fatigue on lo ...
  Topic: What scoot to commute? Help, please.
KCScooterDude

Replies: 15
Views: 2292

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:42 pm   Subject: What scoot to commute? Help, please.
Haven't been on the forums for a while. Thanks to an anticipated windfall, I'm considering buying a new scooter.

Curious as to anyone's thoughts about the appropriateness of a Stella or Blur 220i a ...
  Topic: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
KCScooterDude

Replies: 8
Views: 2969

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:03 pm   Subject: Blur 150 Mods, accessories and sourcing info please
I'm talking the motorcycle repair class at my community college this fall. A treat to myself for some hard work getting into nursing school.

I've got a stock '07 Blur 150 and I'm looking to trick i ...
  Topic: Goodbye Modern Buddy
KCScooterDude

Replies: 2
Views: 1839

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:57 pm   Subject: Goodbye Modern Buddy
Godspeed Blurblaine!
  Topic: In Praise of Small Scooters!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 48
Views: 3510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:59 am   Subject: In Praise of Small Scooters!

i am a big guy so no "starter bike" for me. its gonna have a full size frame w/e it is. i just want to look forward to it, not dread it.(

You might be surprised. I used to go about 320 ...
  Topic: In Praise of Small Scooters!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 48
Views: 3510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:44 pm   Subject: In Praise of Small Scooters!
Motorcycles and scooters. Both are fun. I have a Blur, which rides different than most scooters I've been on, but I will say I do enjoy the scooter around town much more than a motorcycle. On the open ...
  Topic: In Praise of Small Scooters!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 48
Views: 3510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:18 am   Subject: In Praise of Small Scooters!
Can't wait for the review, Eric. I hear you on the smaller bikes. I used to own a early '80s Suzuki GS550, and I much preferred it over my friend's GS1100. When I eventually graduate from nursing sch ...
  Topic: New Blur owner in So-Cal
KCScooterDude

Replies: 27
Views: 4474

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:11 am   Subject: New Blur owner in So-Cal
Nice. I need to do the light mod. I've always thought the Blur is the perfect scooter for an underlighting project. Welcome to Blur ownership.
  Topic: Two years between fill ups
KCScooterDude

Replies: 0
Views: 1336

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:22 am   Subject: Two years between fill ups
So, I have a 150. I had a serious illness over the winter of 2010/2011 and never winterized the Blur. I got out of the habit of commuting on the scooter and it sat in the garage, neglected. Ran it onc ...
  Topic: How to tell the missus...I want a bigger scoot...
KCScooterDude

Replies: 24
Views: 2114

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:11 am   Subject: How to tell the missus...I want a bigger scoot...
Whatever she says when you tell her, I find this response works best: "Yeah, but it's not a motorcycle."
  Topic: Blur owners' opinions
KCScooterDude

Replies: 29
Views: 4510

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:20 pm   Subject: Original Blur owner
I thought I would chime in. I'm an owner of the original 150 Blur and it's a great scoot. I can only imagine the fuel injected 220 makes it that much better. I have an OEM rack, by the way, and I've h ...
  Topic: Givi Top Box
KCScooterDude

Replies: 1
Views: 694

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:30 pm   Subject: Givi Top Box
Anyone put a Givi E55 top box on your Buddy. I am wondering what your experience is if you have. I use a 40 liter on my Blur, which begs another question: Are the Monokey and Monolock plates interchan ...
  Topic: Givi Top Box
KCScooterDude

Replies: 2
Views: 1307

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:27 pm   Subject: Givi Top Box
Thinking of getting a Givi E55 Maxia and putting it on my Blur. Anyone think it might be too big? I have a Blur rack from genuine with a Givi mounting plate installed. I use it with a 30 liter Monoloc ...
  Topic: 150cc Blur Rack
KCScooterDude

Replies: 5
Views: 1528

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:21 pm   Subject: 150cc Blur Rack
Scooterworks won't steer you wrong. Just ask them. But, I can tell you that looks exactly like the one on my 150cc Blur.
  Topic: Need riding pics!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 14
Views: 7467

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:34 pm   Subject: Need riding pics!
Being a six footer myself, I can tell you it's a great fit on the Blur and you sit up higher than most drivers (SUVs aside) so people can see you real well. The only problem I have is that after an ho ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 1269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:18 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 Question
Just make sure you order another kill switch assembly now if you intend to keep your scooter for ten years. After working on old motorcycles I can tell you using the kill switch will leave you strande ...
  Topic: Buddy 50 Question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 1269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:03 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 Question
A word of advice. Always take the key out when you leave the scoot parked. I do this because I never use the kill switch. I always shut the engine by turning the key off. Why? Let me put it this way. ...
  Topic: New Blur 150 owner!!!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 5
Views: 3155

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:55 pm   Subject: New Blur 150 owner!!!
Great scoot. I keep going back to it. Love it so much I sold my motorcycle. I have a gray one. You will get hours of fun out of that thing.
  Topic: Thoughts on a People 250s
KCScooterDude

Replies: 22
Views: 3398

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:52 pm   Subject: Thoughts on a People 250s
Check out www.justgottascoot.com Dave has done a review on them. He also like the scooter so much that he bought the one that was run for 24 hours as an endurance test. I almost bought one last year ...
  Topic: Thoughts on a People 250s
KCScooterDude

Replies: 22
Views: 3398

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:50 pm   Subject: Thoughts on a People 250s
I test rode one and they are excellent. I like the styling of the People 250 over the People 250s, but they don't make it anymore. Might find one used cheep. I would make the 250s my next scoot if I w ...
  Topic: Battery dies out during a long ride, not getting a charge?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 8
Views: 1255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:45 pm   Subject: Battery dies out during a long ride, not getting a charge?
When I have had this problem it has always been the battery. Has it been cold where you are? And by cold, I mean around freezing. Do you leave the battery on a trickle charger when it sits for a while ...
  Topic: If I Lose 50lbs Will My Scoot Gain Top Speed?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 20
Views: 1821

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:34 am   Subject: If I Lose 50lbs Will My Scoot Gain Top Speed?
I agree that a windscreen makes a huge difference. As for weight, I'll let you know. I recently lost 50 pounds due to a gall stone that got stuck and caused pancreatitis. I plan to lose more as all th ...
  Topic: Can't wait to try out my new performance mod
KCScooterDude

Replies: 7
Views: 900

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:58 pm   Subject: Can't wait to try out my new performance mod
On Oct 19. I had a severe attack of pancreatitis caused by gall stones. Anyone who has had this knows it's a tough thing to get over. I was in ICU for eight days. I'm still getting over the complicati ...
  Topic: NBR, someone went on a rant, Harley-related
KCScooterDude

Replies: 13
Views: 1332

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:40 pm   Subject: NBR, someone went on a rant, Harley-related
There was a funny Harley-related post on Craigslist in Kansas City a while back. The poster wanted to trade (a pickup truck, I think) for a Harley. Several times during the post, and I mean half of it ...
  Topic: North Hollywood Scooters got a Blur 220 in stock today!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 8
Views: 3162

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:28 pm   Subject: North Hollywood Scooters got a Blur 220 in stock today!
I saw one at my local dealer in KC the other day. I have say I don't like the white, the dorky turn signals and the cuff thingy over the rear wheel. I'll stick to my Blur 150. I would highly recommend ...
  Topic: I love my Blur 220...but...
KCScooterDude

Replies: 28
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:25 pm   Subject: I love my Blur 220...but...
you know, I used to think I wanted a buch of different scooters and motorbikes and mopeds, just tons of toys. After buying the sh150i I've realized that I actually ahve to remind myself to ride the Bu ...
  Topic: I love my Blur 220...but...
KCScooterDude

Replies: 28
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:32 pm   Subject: I love my Blur 220...but...
I've always said that my tastes are simple, I just want one of each! Not surprisingly, my wife disagrees!

I have that same problem. I want one each of:

1. Modern Vespa.
2. Vintage Vespa or Stel ...
  Topic: I love my Blur 220...but...
KCScooterDude

Replies: 28
Views: 2897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:27 pm   Subject: I love my Blur 220...but...
I flirt with other bikes and scooters all the time, but I keep coming back to my Blur (the 150cc version). As for the Vespa, there are scooters, then there are Vespas. There's just nothing else like r ...
  Topic: Seized my Blur's engine!
KCScooterDude

Replies: 210
Views: 40647

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:02 pm   Subject: Seized my Blur's engine!
Mileage?
  Topic: Is there such a thing as a cold-weather scooter?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 30
Views: 3627

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:56 pm   Subject: Is there such a thing as a cold-weather scooter?
My wind chill estimation was almost dead on! Vic, good advice. I will refer back to it if I decide to climb K2. Smile

Obviously you need to dress for the weather. That's what this is all about. If you ...
  Topic: Is there such a thing as a cold-weather scooter?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 30
Views: 3627

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:47 pm   Subject: Is there such a thing as a cold-weather scooter?
I'd rather ride in January than in July, actually. I don't like to gear up in the plus 95 weather.

In selecting a scooter with cold weather in mind, you might want to consider a maxi scooter like a ...
  Topic: what gives with Givi?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 4
Views: 915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:16 pm   Subject: what gives with Givi?
You should be able to get just about anything from your local dealer. If you don't have a local source, twistedthrottle.com is a very good source for Givi. I think they sell just about everything Givi ...
  Topic: Genuine Price Cuts Coming
KCScooterDude

Replies: 61
Views: 5239

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:01 pm   Subject: Genuine Price Cuts Coming
RE Manufacturers in trouble. Just look at Suzuki. They only imported a few 2010 models to clear out inventory. It's worked. There are lots of 2011 models coming over from Hamamatsu. What Genuine is do ...
  Topic: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 4719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: TU250X
http://www.moto-log.com/catalog/autorimessa/book74/index.html#page=112 is a link to a Japanese catalog showing a rear rack. Someone has put a small Givi case on one ... says works fine.

http://grou ...
  Topic: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 4719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:15 pm   Subject: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
BTW, I'm surprised that it's not available in California. It is a four-stroke fuel injected engine. Maybe the new model.
  Topic: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 4719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:12 pm   Subject: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
Nice bike Gearhead.

Yeah, the new models have a two-part seat and I'm sure the back can be removed, but I'm not sure if you can affix a rack to it.

The 2009 models were a killer red color. The 2 ...
  Topic: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
KCScooterDude

Replies: 10
Views: 4719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:23 pm   Subject: NBR, NSR: Hey Suzuki TU250 owners I have a question
I know there are a few Suzuki TU250 owners around here and I have a question.

Can one pop off the rear seat and mount a Givi topcase?

If anyone has a picture with the rear seat removed and/or th ...
  Topic: Upgrades/Accessories
KCScooterDude

Replies: 55
Views: 10758

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:18 pm   Subject: Upgrades/Accessories
I'm getting excited to do some mods! I put it off all summer, and now that the weather is cooler I'll be on the bike more. Thanks to everyone posting in this thread.
  Topic: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
KCScooterDude

Replies: 44
Views: 3374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:54 pm   Subject: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
GR8DOG,

How much storage in that T-Max. Did you look at the Majesty or Burgmans. What made you choose the T-Max?
  Topic: Upgrades/Accessories
KCScooterDude

Replies: 55
Views: 10758

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:15 am   Subject: Upgrades/Accessories

so just how do you know when the rollers are wearing? i have twice the mileage as you, so i probably need to take care of that eh?

Seems like they are slipping a bit when I'm starting off. Nothi ...
  Topic: Cross country on a blur?
KCScooterDude

Replies: 17
Views: 2290

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:10 pm   Subject: Cross country on a blur?
I dropped off the Blur today, to get the oil chained and have checked out.

I plan to leave next tuesday. I bought some bike shorts. Hopefully that will help. I will wear them under my mesh ridin ...
  Topic: Shop Manual for Blur
KCScooterDude

Replies: 8
Views: 5309

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:19 pm   Subject: Shop Manual for Blur
I want to start doing my own maintenance. Is there a shop manual available?
  Topic: Upgrades/Accessories
KCScooterDude

Replies: 55
Views: 10758

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:17 pm   Subject: Upgrades/Accessories
+1 on Stebel Nautilus air horn.

I know they look dorky, but the best thing I did for fuel mileage was to install a Genuine windscreen for the Blur. HUGE difference. You can take it off if you want ...
  Topic: swamp ass
KCScooterDude

Replies: 58
Views: 6111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:11 pm   Subject: swamp ass
We call it wolf grease.

Briefs work better than boxers, which tend to make the problem, uhm, migrate to other areas? Okay, that's good. Use your imagination.

Seriously, though, Under Armor makes ...
  Topic: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
KCScooterDude

Replies: 44
Views: 3374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:27 pm   Subject: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
I agree that scooters and motorcycles both have their merits. And I totally understand wanting high-end power if freeway cruising or commuting is something you do a lot.

Personally, I don't. I most ...
  Topic: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
KCScooterDude

Replies: 44
Views: 3374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
Your advice to others is simply based on where you are at at this time in your motorcycling "career", and not necessarily "right advice" for everyone....I think that needs to be cl ...
  Topic: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
KCScooterDude

Replies: 44
Views: 3374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:34 pm   Subject: Motorcycles versus scooters: My Verdict
So I sold my motorcycle. The wife and I decided we could use a little extra money, so I volunteered selling the Suzuki. I paid $425 for it (it did not run) and all told I had about $800 into it when I ...
  Topic: Dog Daze please go away
KCScooterDude

Replies: 14
Views: 1283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:14 pm   Subject: Dog Daze please go away
iMoses, you are braver than I am. I just hope you guys are going to schedule rides when it's cooler. I'm up for anything between about 15 and 89, and that's F, not C!
  Topic: Dog Daze please go away
KCScooterDude

Replies: 14
Views: 1283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:24 pm   Subject: Dog Daze please go away
I can't wait until winter so I can ride again.

It is going to hit 100 again today in Kansas City. There is a heat warning in 18 states today! I haven't been on the scooter for just over a month. Th ...
  Topic: JustGottaScoot: Don't Buy SYM, for now (Carter Bros Saga)
KCScooterDude

Replies: 44
Views: 7876

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:54 pm   Subject: JustGottaScoot: Don't Buy SYM, for now (Carter Bros Saga)
I hate to throw gasoline on the fire (no pun intended), but when I heard about the fire at the Carter Brothers facility my immediate reaction was, "Well, there is no way I'd by a Sym scooter now. ...
 
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