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  Topic: How fast will this Leo Vince exhaust make my Buddy go?
Lostmycage

Replies: 20
Views: 3686

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:15 am   Subject: How fast will this Leo Vince exhaust make my Buddy go?
And, no, a Leo Vince pipe won't make your scooter more reliable.

Sounds like a classic case of your needs/desires being met better by a larger engine (as someone famously said - "there has nev ...
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Lostmycage

Replies: 20
Views: 2585

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:05 am   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Back before I retired I ran a Honda Mcy. dealers service dept.
Obviously this discusson occured two or three times a week.
But, I took the time to better explain 'Insurance Liability and Tire prices ...
  Topic: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
Lostmycage

Replies: 38
Views: 5002

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:12 am   Subject: What kind of helmet do you wear and why
For Winter riding, get a model that has a Pinlock insert. It's essential for cold weather riding. I can sit at a stoplight for minutes on end (you can run them after 2 minutes in VA if it's safe) in 3 ...
  Topic: Joined Club Helix
Lostmycage

Replies: 35
Views: 4103

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:11 am   Subject: Joined Club Helix
That's an awesome score! I think that seat will win you the Cannonball no matter how or when you finish. That thing is ugly as hell, but in a beautiful way.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Lostmycage

Replies: 2390
Views: 166385

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:43 am   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
I saw both a white Buddy and a white Blur on my way home Friday. I think they were both on John Rolfe Parkway. I couldn't help but grin and wave. The geeky part of me wanted to give them a big thumbs ...
  Topic: Roughouse 170i
Lostmycage

Replies: 51
Views: 4107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:40 am   Subject: Roughouse 170i
That would be kinda badass.

You should however be concerned that birds are "talking" to you. Goofy
  Topic: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
Lostmycage

Replies: 112
Views: 9124

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:44 am   Subject: [NSR] Winter-worthy motorcycle
If they can produce the advertised product at the advertised price, my household would purchase at the absolute minimum 1 and most likely 2. I think this is an awesome product with HUGE potential.
...
  Topic: Final Gear Ratio Modifications to increase top end speed
Lostmycage

Replies: 13
Views: 2531

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:40 am   Subject: Final Gear Ratio Modifications to increase top end speed
I'm not sure many have found it worth it to change the top end speed. Buddies can hit 70mph pretty easily in stock configuration if the rider isn't too... average(?) sized. The real fun of the Buddy i ...
  Topic: Bluntly asking, am I to fat for a buddy 170i?
Lostmycage

Replies: 15
Views: 2273

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:37 am   Subject: Bluntly asking, am I to fat for a buddy 170i?
It'll handle you fine on level ground. I wouldn't suggest you have passengers often and I wouldn't advise you to go riding in the mountains or in any hilly areas. If you're just using it around town, ...
  Topic: (NBR) Scooter Haiku
Lostmycage

Replies: 21
Views: 1962

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:01 am   Subject: (NBR) Scooter Haiku
Open faced helmet
Riding fast hit a large bug
It smelled like a peach?

True story, still have no idea what the heck kind of bug that was.

Pulled up to gas pump
I spent more time ungearing
...
  Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Lostmycage

Replies: 8
Views: 1057

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:33 am   Subject: NCY clutch dragging ...
I found I liked a lighter contra spring and the middle tension shoe springs. I also highly preferred the retaining nut fully tightened. Wink

Thx. I'll start with the retaining nut. Always start ...
  Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Lostmycage

Replies: 8
Views: 1057

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:48 am   Subject: NCY clutch dragging ...
I found I liked a lighter contra spring and the middle tension shoe springs. I also highly preferred the retaining nut fully tightened. Wink
  Topic: NCY clutch dragging ...
Lostmycage

Replies: 8
Views: 1057

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 am   Subject: NCY clutch dragging ...
If you're having too much engine braking then the Contra spring is too stiff. If your clutch is disengaging too late, your shoe springs are too light. If it feels like it never fully disengages, then ...
  Topic: Can you visually diagnose my issue?
Lostmycage

Replies: 6
Views: 731

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:06 am   Subject: Can you visually diagnose my issue?
That's a new level of being a d#$%. The person could have at least left you a note saying something like:

"Hey, I want to apologize right off. I was in a bad spot and National Security was at ...
  Topic: What Other Scooters Do You Have A Crush On?
Lostmycage

Replies: 59
Views: 9023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:06 am   Subject: What Other Scooters Do You Have A Crush On?

Kind of an update of the Achilles 175, which is also on my "not quite a scooter" list:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LiDCr-5Gf-s/TSe8sr6iAOI/AAAAAAAACOc/mliG-7W5_eU/s1600/Achilles_7103650_n. ...
  Topic: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
Lostmycage

Replies: 51
Views: 3983

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 am   Subject: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
This is awesome. I wish you and your beloved many happy (s)miles.
  Topic: Sticky Clutch (or something) - Buddy 125 - any ideas?
Lostmycage

Replies: 6
Views: 1322

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:17 am   Subject: Sticky Clutch (or something) - Buddy 125 - any ideas?
This sounds like the retainer nut on the clutch assembly having come loose. When this happens, the pulleys can move further apart and the shoes are pushed into the cupped portion of the clutch bell. T ...
  Topic: home built lift
Lostmycage

Replies: 22
Views: 7558

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 am   Subject: home built lift
24" or less? 24". Assuming that you're constraints are 4'x8' plywood sheets, then plan your framing/upright measurements for 23 7/8" to 23 15/16" (ideally) since you have to take i ...
  Topic: NBR: Wife passed her riding course
Lostmycage

Replies: 8
Views: 673

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:09 am   Subject: NBR: Wife passed her riding course
Congrats to your missus!

Boo on getting rid of your truck! Everyone should have a truck! Mainly so people don't single out the guy who has a truck when they need to move something. Some things are ...
  Topic: Spring is in the air
Lostmycage

Replies: 30
Views: 1775

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:24 am   Subject: Spring is in the air
I'm trying out a new spider deterrent. I read somewhere that spiders do not like the scent of peppermint. It was suggested that you leave peppermint oil out to keep spiders away.

I'd taken a numbe ...
  Topic: Interesting new factory bobber MC from Yamaha
Lostmycage

Replies: 17
Views: 2209

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:10 am   Subject: Interesting new factory bobber MC from Yamaha
I like that Yamaha. I don't love it, but if I had the garage space and money, I could see myself making room for it.
  Topic: NBR: Want a long range bike, doesn't have to be a scoot
Lostmycage

Replies: 30
Views: 2146

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:53 am   Subject: NBR: Want a long range bike, doesn't have to be a scoot
I couldn't recommend the NC700X high enough. The "gutless" comment baffles me as I associate torque with guts. The NC has lots of torque with a very flat and always available torque band. It ...
  Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Lostmycage

Replies: 77
Views: 8801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:47 am   Subject: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
I do think it's better looking than the NC700X
Picture clipped

I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's just my opinion). The NC700X looks fantastic in person and ...
  Topic: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
Lostmycage

Replies: 23
Views: 3051

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:31 am   Subject: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
That's good news indeed. I was looking for a horn to replace the meep-meep version on my new Honda.
  Topic: What's this from Bell
Lostmycage

Replies: 9
Views: 879

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:21 am   Subject: What's this from Bell
I like that even though it isn't available and they are only taking pre-orders it has a 5-star review!

Hell yeah!

Wait...

Wut?

Actually... after watching the Revzilla Review... I kinda li ...
  Topic: Scooter shed
Lostmycage

Replies: 23
Views: 3944

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:14 am   Subject: Scooter shed
In my county, they go by the foundation construction and square footage. If memory serves me correctly (which it might not), you can go up to 150 sqft without any permits or the like. If you go over t ...
  Topic: Got a new ride replete with CVT!
Lostmycage

Replies: 15
Views: 1479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:45 am   Subject: Got a new ride replete with CVT!
Nice. Congrats!
  Topic: Blur 220i custom seat? Want a lower seat height?
Lostmycage

Replies: 10
Views: 2595

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 am   Subject: Blur 220i custom seat? Want a lower seat height?
I think Davelhunter is offering this one (already cut down) in trade for a stock seat. It sounds like you could save some money if you two talk. Might be something to think about...
  Topic: First Ride of the Year
Lostmycage

Replies: 24
Views: 1575

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:56 pm   Subject: First Ride of the Year
If you can find the model number equivalent for the battery that the Buddy uses, you can order it online from Advance Auto Parts (not sure if you have one of those out there). They have a coupon code ...
  Topic: Ever Get A Speeding Ticket On Scoot Or MC?
Lostmycage

Replies: 35
Views: 3289

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:57 am   Subject: Ever Get A Speeding Ticket On Scoot Or MC?
^ enemy in our midst....ENEMY IN OUR MIDST!!! helmet

Wha?

Yeah, not so much. I'm more of the mindset that the Multi-DUI unregistered and uninsured "liquor-cycle" rider is the en ...
  Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Lostmycage

Replies: 80
Views: 7911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:01 pm   Subject: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
It's a sweet ride! Saying it's scooter related would be a bit pushing it! Mr. Green

That's what I thought as well, but try mentioning it on ANY motorcycle forum.

You won't hurt my feelings if ...
  Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Lostmycage

Replies: 80
Views: 7911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:43 am   Subject: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
New Battery for my motorcycle (that's been severely neglected because of scooters) so it'll sell easier in the Spring:
$88.17 (with some coupon and filler trickery)
  Topic: Touring Scooter
Lostmycage

Replies: 33
Views: 3581

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:01 am   Subject: Touring Scooter
The Beo 500 (second gen pictured above) carries it weight VERY low.The center of gravity of a bike is one thing they always negate to mention when discussing the pros and cons of different models. The ...
  Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Lostmycage

Replies: 80
Views: 7911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:32 pm   Subject: Sixth Annual Spendathon!


Very interested in a ride report. I dig that bike!

Me too on both counts! Laughing
  Topic: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Lostmycage

Replies: 80
Views: 7911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:08 pm   Subject: Sixth Annual Spendathon!
Tack on $9k from me.
http://cdn-8.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/NewVehicles/2012/NV283346_0.jpg

Got it on the way through a town 120 miles away on my way to visit family for delayed holiday g ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Lostmycage

Replies: 18
Views: 1773

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:31 am   Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
Blah, blah, blah and to all a good night.

Whatever you celebrate or observe, I sincerely hope you are at peace and I wish you many fortunes for the new Apocalypse-free new year.

That last part ...
  Topic: Obligatory Holiday loot- what did you get? (early for some)
Lostmycage

Replies: 33
Views: 2383

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:49 am   Subject: Obligatory Holiday loot- what did you get? (early for some)
I got the OK to get a new bike. Twisted Evil
  Topic: Counter-Challenge to 2SB's "Cold Weather Challenge"
Lostmycage

Replies: 28
Views: 2405

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:15 am   Subject: Counter-Challenge to 2SB's "Cold Weather Challenge"
I supposed if a gave a shit, I could ride the wifey's Buddy on a cold morning...
...if we ever have another cold morning in Richmond. Shocked

(I keed, of course, but it is a little strange to be ...
  Topic: Slider Damage
Lostmycage

Replies: 11
Views: 947

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:38 am   Subject: Slider Damage
You know, there's a compartment under the seat that's heated by the engine. It's pretty much perfect for take out.
  Topic: I am creating a Two-Wheel Awareness Event. You're Invited.
Lostmycage

Replies: 11
Views: 1323

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:35 am   Subject: I am creating a Two-Wheel Awareness Event. You're Invited.
Check with Channel 12. They eat that kind of story up! They're also pretty decent people to work with.
  Topic: 161 kits, word of warning..
Lostmycage

Replies: 47
Views: 4656

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:27 am   Subject: 161 kits, word of warning..
Ticking (depending on who is actually describing the sound) is often valve related. Check the valves, you may need to replace the top end as well if they weren't set right. The tick could be the valve ...
  Topic: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Lostmycage

Replies: 59
Views: 5478

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:18 am   Subject: Enter to win a Deadlight Adapter or Brake Light Modulator!
Very generous of you!

I'm in. Very Happy
  Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Lostmycage

Replies: 28
Views: 2391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:34 am   Subject: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
If all you have in the bank is $200 and you're offering that up to buy a scrapheap of a scooter while you have a perfectly functional scooter... Hell, I can't offer you any advice you'd actually follo ...
  Topic: Variator Damage from Sliders?
Lostmycage

Replies: 27
Views: 3897

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:51 am   Subject: Variator Damage from Sliders?
This can only happen if you use an over-range driven pulley. The only part that gets worn is the part of the ramp that touches during idle, but even that won't "wear through"; it stops once ...
  Topic: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
Lostmycage

Replies: 26
Views: 2154

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:21 am   Subject: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
If I had the budget for it, I'd totally buy a Telsa! I need something with a bit more utility to it, so I'm just thankful for the folks that have helped push Telsa out of the startup red and set them ...
  Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Lostmycage

Replies: 77
Views: 8801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:04 pm   Subject: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff


I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's just my opinion). The NC700X looks fantastic in person and with real world reports of 72+ mpg (per an actual owner) I've ...
  Topic: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
Lostmycage

Replies: 23
Views: 3051

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:18 am   Subject: Successor to the Discontinued Stebel Nautilus
I like the Banshee, but wasn't able to jump in on their kickstarter buy in. The concept seems pretty awesome. Let us know your impressions.
  Topic: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
Lostmycage

Replies: 77
Views: 8801

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:18 am   Subject: Honda Unveils Some New Stuff
I do think it's better looking than the NC700X
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o73/BigT12045/12_NC700X_Beauty_14.jpg

I'm gonna have to completely disagree with you (and that's cool cause it's j ...
  Topic: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
Lostmycage

Replies: 87
Views: 7886

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:45 pm   Subject: NBR: kiddo is hacking into parental controls
I meant literally lock up the router.
  Topic: 100 Accidents, 100 Lessons.
Lostmycage

Replies: 14
Views: 1689

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:21 am   Subject: 100 Accidents, 100 Lessons.
I'm gonna second the "don't ride like a jackass" methodology. Pretty sound. Ericalm has a super accurate statistical breakdown.
 
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