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  Topic: About to complain, tell me if out of line
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 35
Views: 3389

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:25 pm   Subject: About to complain, tell me if out of line
The rest of you commenters have a lot of free time.

I didn't see if you posted how much $$$ you're into this at the moment, but take a moment and seriously consider how much TIME you're into it. T ...
  Topic: Price you Paid for your Buddy 50
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 20
Views: 3050

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:13 pm   Subject: Price you Paid for your Buddy 50
Sigh.

Welcome STLBuddy.

I want to assure you and remind myself that this is an amazing discussion board full of people whose intentions are overwhelmingly good. There are few places on the int ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 487
Views: 68859

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:43 am   Subject: Genuine G400C


Let me restate my thoughts. I tend to be more brand loyal when I find a product or service I like. You may notice I ride a BMW motorcycle from my signature block. When I wanted to add a scooter ...
  Topic: Cargo net on buddy 50?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 4
Views: 1125

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:18 pm   Subject: Cargo net on buddy 50?
It sounds like maybe you have a teeny cargo net? I have placed things at least as big as a full face helmet on the passenger portion of the seat, on the optional rear-rack, and on the floor board (to ...
  Topic: Yamaha SMAX - Fact or Fiction?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 12
Views: 3065

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:01 pm   Subject: Yamaha SMAX - Fact or Fiction?
I'm guessing they won't let you test ride it?

This guy gets 72mph from gps (80 speedo):

https://youtu.be/fitqoI03TQw?t=2m19s

And this guy's speedo reads a fair bit higher than previous guy: ...
  Topic: Alternatives to top case or basket on scoot. Suggestions?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 15
Views: 2631

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:45 am   Subject: Alternatives to top case or basket on scoot. Suggestions?
I have a vintage train case on my Buddy. From a suggestion here I used some beeswax-based waterproofing on it (though I have a hi-viz rain cover from an old bicycle pannier that I like to use for the ...
  Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 42
Views: 4040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:44 pm   Subject: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
I got an email today reminding me to take my company's yearly "culture survey." Thanks, but no thanks. Last year this company threw away everything we stood for previously and turned us into ...
  Topic: trailer
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 11
Views: 1516

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:58 pm   Subject: trailer
You can hang 2-4 grocery bags from the helmet hooks on a Buddy. One of my biggest disappointments with the Super 8 is that if you try to do that on that bike, your grocery bags 'fall' inward toward th ...
  Topic: Paradise, CA move, a Great Buddy Riding experience!
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 6
Views: 1199

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:07 pm   Subject: Paradise, CA move, a Great Buddy Riding experience!
What, no pictures?
  Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 42
Views: 4040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:46 am   Subject: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
What's a "raise?"
  Topic: Good Buy?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 34
Views: 2593

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:34 am   Subject: Good Buy?
How it looks to fans of 50cc:

"I'm going to buy a scooter!"
"YOU NEED AN SUV!!!!! What if you want to haul a couch, or a family of sixteen, or start a driving-billboard company?&qu ...
  Topic: Reminder: Have an escape route
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 1
Views: 756

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:36 pm   Subject: Reminder: Have an escape route
I hope you all can forgive me for this brief Grandpa Vadimus lecture on safety and awareness.

Before they took the pictures down, I saw on a local news site today what happens when a motorcyclist s ...
  Topic: MI way... again
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 243
Views: 76643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:22 am   Subject: MI way... again
I don't know if the effects carry that far north, TVB, but I can tell you that I plan on grilling on Saturday. Records indicate a direct relationship between grilling intentions on a day (X) and heavy ...
  Topic: Red Light Ticket
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 35
Views: 3267

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:23 am   Subject: Red Light Ticket
Everything you ever wanted to know about inductive-loop detector systems. Just a heads-up that it's not weight, but magnetic field disturbance, that trips most sensors. Not much practical difference w ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 53
Views: 11744

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:09 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Octane Update (All Models!)
I could swear I watched a Genuine-produced youtube vid of a Buddy 50 prep at a dealer, wherein they said to use 89. I'd been using 87 prior to that.
  Topic: New scooter classification in Indiana
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 11
Views: 1392

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:54 am   Subject: New scooter classification in Indiana
Maybe this is the key:

Upon all roadways, a motor driven cycle shall be driven as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except when overtaking and passin ...
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 25
Views: 3293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:29 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}


I don't know what I would do with it, but that's not relevant...

Yes, this.

Seems like it'd make a great camping scoot, though. You could hook up your satellite tv to the generator and use ...
  Topic: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 13
Views: 2475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:01 am   Subject: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
How far and where did that Ruckus go? I just rewatched "Long Way Down" and have an itch...
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 25
Views: 3293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:09 am   Subject: Re: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}


You know HERO is bigger than every company in the entire world's US sales combined, right? Billions and billions of dollars, and millions and millions of customers. Sure hope they can 'make a na ...
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 25
Views: 3293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:09 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
ps: do the scooter historians in here have any interesting tidbits about diesel engines being used in scoots?
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 25
Views: 3293

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:09 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
The diesel engine, optional generator, optional 2WD with an electric hub motor on the front wheel, optional detachable headlight (to function as work light) and tons of strap-down space. It's got 'con ...
  Topic: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 14
Views: 2951

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:42 pm   Subject: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Those 3-wheelers are pretty cool, but I'd still take a Reliant Robin over one of them any day of the week.
The subject of my second-favorite episode of "Top Gear". Smile
http://www.topgear.co ...
  Topic: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 14
Views: 2951

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:56 am   Subject: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
it tops at exactly 30MPH (according to the traffic control signs with radar & a display)

Sounds like a restricted 50.

Those 3-wheelers are pretty cool, but I'd still take a Reliant Robin ove ...
  Topic: Buddy 50, Stumbles under load
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 9
Views: 1073

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:23 am   Subject: Buddy 50, Stumbles under load
Dear Quo, come back to this thread next year when the ice melts.

Yours always,

Quo.
  Topic: 2014 Hooligan pix leaked
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 10
Views: 1725

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:22 pm   Subject: 2014 Hooligan pix leaked
While I've never had a problem hooking my bungees under either of my scoots, those dedicated hooks are pretty awesome. I love it when the simplest of design changes make something much more user frien ...
  Topic: [NSR] Kawa concept transforming "3"-wheeler
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 0
Views: 657

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:21 pm   Subject: [NSR] Kawa concept transforming "3"-wheeler
Well, this is another one of those "it'll never happen" things, but it's fun to look at.

article http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/kawasakij.JPG

http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg ...
  Topic: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 9
Views: 2117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:22 pm   Subject: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
I agree that dealers should be in charge of warranty work, but if the customer is making a sincere and concerted effort to go that route and something in the system is failing to even respond in any w ...
  Topic: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 9
Views: 2117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:58 am   Subject: Failure to Fulfill Warranty
There's a phone number listed here, though I'm not sure where or how often they get their info. They've got the right address, so maybe.

http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/company.cfm?company=8 ...
  Topic: Now those are pretty helmets
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 1
Views: 703

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:01 am   Subject: Now those are pretty helmets
Content of above facebook link in case anyone's still free of FB's clutches:

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1394398_661381280569546_277360772_n.jpg

"3D helmet ...
  Topic: Peugeot Django... Oh So Pretty!
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 27
Views: 3604

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:54 pm   Subject: Peugeot Django... Oh So Pretty!
Just be careful not to leave this Django ... unchained.

Clap

can't believe it took that long.
  Topic: NBR: Unbelievable
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 43
Views: 2561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:52 am   Subject: NBR: Unbelievable
It looked to me like the rider believed he had something to communicate to the suv driver (get out of the middle of our pack), and that he believed he could communicate it by physically endangering hi ...
  Topic: Best 50cc Touring Scooter?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 8
Views: 2796

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:06 pm   Subject: Re: Best 50cc Touring Scooter?
The info seems to be starting to get lost to the ether (the 'earlier threads' links

Oh, actually if you change the 'phpbb2' to 'phpbb3' in the urls, you can still get to all the chatter. Wink
  Topic: Best 50cc Touring Scooter?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 8
Views: 2796

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:00 pm   Subject: Re: Best 50cc Touring Scooter?
There was that guy doing a huge trip on a Ruckus... Wan (thanks Google!). The info seems to be starting to get lost to the ether (the 'earlier threads' links http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff63/dr ...
  Topic: interesting point about speeding (nbr)
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 5
Views: 1207

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:31 pm   Subject: interesting point about speeding (nbr)

In Michigan the law says that posted speed limits are supposed to be based on the actual speeds of most drivers on a given road. So if x% of people naturally drive around 45mph on it, that should b ...
  Topic: Buddy50 losing speed
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 10
Views: 1280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:02 pm   Subject: Buddy50 losing speed
I'll say that this has happened to my Buddy 50, and it's gotten pretty putzy, especially uphill, but due to whatnot and soforth, I have not found the reason. I have been intending to replace the rolle ...
  Topic: Whats up with Scooterworks & Genuine? -not playing toget
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 50
Views: 7488

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:52 pm   Subject: Whats up with Scooterworks & Genuine? -not playing toget
Sorry, scooterlounge lost me with the opening page showing the lady
riding wearing high heel shoes. I a, a 'safety nut' and that looks like an accident looking for a place to happen. Rolling Eyes

If you ...
  Topic: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 18
Views: 2139

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:23 am   Subject: Full face helmets that fit under the Buddy seat
As I'm about to directly contradict the subject, I hope I'm not being UNhelpful, but... why? If you use the helmet pegs, you get to save the pet carrier for tools/first aid kit/poncho/kittens.

I do ...
  Topic: NSR: Nexus 7 awaits! Share your fave android apps
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 15
Views: 5516

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:21 pm   Subject: NSR: Nexus 7 awaits! Share your fave android apps
My biggest gripe with tablets is my fumblefingeredness with onscreen keyboards.

My biggest gripe was no arrow keys on the standard Jelly Bean keyboard. That's fine for a cell phone - you're not goi ...
  Topic: MI way... again
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 243
Views: 76643

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:20 am   Subject: MI way... again
I'm probably too late, but if you happen to like sour beer, stop at Jolly Pumpkin up there! Also pretty good pizza.
  Topic: What the heck is this???
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 20
Views: 1453

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:42 am   Subject: What the heck is this???
Good eye. Guessing it went down/into a wall and the owner ordered 'black' panels? sides don't necessarily look glossy.
  Topic: What Other Scooters Do You Have A Crush On?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 59
Views: 9841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:08 pm   Subject: What Other Scooters Do You Have A Crush On?
TVB and I agree again. Too much history and brilliance in this bike not to want one. I also think it's pretty.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3084/3153665632_102bcfd7eb.jpg
  Topic: (NSR) New bike... and the most unlikely for me
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 17
Views: 1813

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:55 pm   Subject: (NSR) New bike... and the most unlikely for me
Yep. Mechanical simplicity. We've only had, oh, a century or so to perfect the coaster technology, but them newfangled coasters must be unreliable.

I do NOT get the hipster / courier-wannabe fa ...
  Topic: Backpack and Scooter?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 20
Views: 4294

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:09 am   Subject: Backpack and Scooter?
I've ridden with some slightly larger objects on the floor (as you describe in option 1). There are some great spots under the scoot to anchor bungees to - I bet you could make it work securely. The p ...
  Topic: Need some tricks of the trade on public roads
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 13
Views: 1595

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:39 am   Subject: Need some tricks of the trade on public roads
"Getting a more powerful scooter is not an option."

Deleted other, much longer post because I know I've had a long week and am prone to TILT, but sheesh with the MOAR POWER!!!!! proselyti ...
  Topic: 2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3v... It's official.... it's here!!!
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 59
Views: 6438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:28 pm   Subject: 2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3v... It's official.... it's here!!!
But, the experience at a Vespa dealer was the same kind you get when you walk into an Apple store and aren't dressed as a power broker or a hipster with $300 skinny jeans and designer lens less eyegla ...
  Topic: 2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3v... It's official.... it's here!!!
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 59
Views: 6438

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:11 am   Subject: 2014 Piaggio Fly 150 3v... It's official.... it's here!!!
I am pretty excited about this guy. HOWEVER...

I assume that original post on MV is from a dealer, who claims '6k service intervals,' which I assumed to mean prescribed service intervals every 6,00 ...
  Topic: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 41
Views: 6193

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:22 am   Subject: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
There's apparently a super-secret way of getting to your keys that only a few people know and which doesn't get posted here so as to protect us from thieves. Maybe try contacting ericalm if it happens ...
  Topic: NSR Any one here try to walk daily?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 18
Views: 1798

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:51 pm   Subject: NSR Any one here try to walk daily?
With the pug, I get walks every day except for (usually) one weekend day when the wife isn't too worn out by her running training. Of course, the pug maxes out around 1.7 miles, so I started adding we ...
  Topic: Is it just me, or is MV down?
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 12
Views: 1268

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:45 pm   Subject: Is it just me, or is MV down?
FYI, there's a convenient little service to answer that question for most any site:

http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

they also have the shorter url 'isup.me' but I find the long one easi ...
  Topic: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
Quo Vadimus

Replies: 26
Views: 2433

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:24 pm   Subject: NSR: Motor Trend Car of the Year
Neo, I think the argument you'll get is that the Chrysler takes eight minutes to refuel whereas an electric car takes hours. This argument is valid unless someone invents some way to pay a nominal fee ...
 
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