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  Topic: So I know you were all worrying about me...
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 15
Views: 1132

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:04 pm   Subject: So I know you were all worrying about me...
Odd, I thought you had reached your goal of posts then found another personal goal to achieve.

Glad your new job/residence is going well for you.

Now, go out and void your warranty already, wo ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:25 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
OK - I checked the vavles last night (using olhogrider's tutorial!) and they seemed to be a little tight. I backed off the gap about 1 turn until the rocker wouldn't rock with the feeler gauge in the ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:10 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
Pics of my spark plug (sorry again for the lame camera, but the color is a good representation):

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x11/donpfeifer/for%20hosting/IMG00034.jpg

http://i186.photobuc ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:08 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
This thread will be a great reference for future troubleshooting searches.
Ha, like anyone searches for this stuff. They'll just start a new thread—I guarantee it! Wink

Ha!

I actually meant that ...
  Topic: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 56
Views: 3255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:42 pm   Subject: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
I am being told left and right that I should have called the cops...but am I the only one who would feel like that is a little over-dramatic if I am physically unharmed, with one broken plastic panel? ...
  Topic: Googlemap your routes...
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 34
Views: 2954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:33 pm   Subject: Googlemap your routes...
Let's Kaizen this Google Map process! Maybe we'll have a breakthrough.
ROFLMAO!

P.S. They won't let me shadow-box my parking spot! I had the blue tape all ready to go too!

Sad, and you were ju ...
  Topic: Googlemap your routes...
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 34
Views: 2954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:24 pm   Subject: Googlemap your routes...
Thats a really neat idea. Added my commute to that map.
Kaos! YOU ARE A STUD! That is a freaking unreal commute! How many miles have you racked up so far?

I work at Tektronix so we end up righ ...
  Topic: iGoogle theme request (NDirectlySR)
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 14
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:58 pm   Subject: iGoogle theme request (NDirectlySR)
Need ideas for the graphic across the top.

Steal MikieTaps' avatar...

I think he posted several options before he chose that one, maybe even a long landscape one? It is just inspiring.

~SITR ...
  Topic: iGoogle theme request (NDirectlySR)
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 14
Views: 1189

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:54 pm   Subject: iGoogle theme request (NDirectlySR)
Need ideas for the graphic across the top.

Steal MikieTaps' avatar...

I think he posted several options before he chose that one, maybe even a long landscape one? It is just inspiring.

~SITR
  Topic: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 56
Views: 3255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:35 pm   Subject: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
By the way - that dud sucks, I hope you don't have any latent physical problems, and OMG I check the mirrors like Rain Man.
  Topic: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 56
Views: 3255

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:34 pm   Subject: welp. got hit by an effing car on my scooter.
THERE ARE STILL TAURUSES ON THE ROAD??!??!??!!!!!!!?!?!??!

Shocked

They used to be like 1/10 cars I'd see, like in 1992-5. But now, near zero.

Good 'ol 'mercan engineering!
  Topic: Common Sense Quotient required for Driver's License ++
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 8
Views: 1041

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:43 pm   Subject: Common Sense Quotient required for Driver's License ++
I would have to argue that the cat is both alive AND dead until it is observed. Smile
It also may be a pepperoni pizza.

I would have to argue that the can is both full and not full of worms until it ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 62
Views: 3206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:39 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
So....

Would light sliders and no washers be a good thing? like quick off the line but good top speed?

I'm definitely looking at the Dr Pulley, and thinking of 10/11g+no (or 1) washers based on ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 62
Views: 3206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:25 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
I put in 2.

Did you apply any rules to arrive at 2, or was it just a guess?

Thanks
SITR
  Topic: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 62
Views: 3206

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:23 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 variator upgrade *with pictures*
One question -

What about the spacing washers? In the instructions, it sez to install the number of washers (up to 3) to change the behavior. Fewer washers gives higher top speed, more washers giv ...
  Topic: Deadlights to LEDlights!
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 14
Views: 1546

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:01 pm   Subject: Deadlights to LEDlights!
I'd love to see a pic from directly behind, to determine if the sideways red lights are a little bit visible as markers from behind. If not, one might consider bending the metal reflector bracket a bi ...
  Topic: [crash avoidance] How do you avoid that wreck?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 1935

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:36 pm   Subject: [crash avoidance] How do you avoid that wreck?
This reminds me of something I said in a music-listening related post, something about how there are more things to pay attention to on 2 wheels than in a cage.

Here is what I am thinking about wh ...
  Topic: How far do you commute?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 100
Views: 4784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:10 pm   Subject: How far do you commute?
Mine is 13mi each way, sometimes 10miRT lunch or appointment trip. I've got nearly 1400mi since July8, have commuted all but about 6 days.

Only complaint is that I'd like a little more power from 5 ...
  Topic: Look what followed me home on Friday...
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 26
Views: 2237

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:23 pm   Subject: Look what followed me home on Friday...


As Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy, would say: Oh by the way, YOU'RE WELCOME! Laughing

Anyone?...

MOVE!

Smile
  Topic: How Bikes get Taken and how to prevent it.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 22
Views: 2066

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:55 pm   Subject: How Bikes get Taken and how to prevent it.
Okay, so I bought my scooter a few months ago, while I was still at home (super small town) and I have absolutly no worries about it being stollen while here...BUT in a few weeks I go back to school i ...
  Topic: Scumbag of the year!
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 21
Views: 1670

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:31 pm   Subject: Scumbag of the year!
I'd cast my vote for this dumb***t, too. I hope they catch the jerk, and plaster his name and photo all over the media. He deserves to be publicly shamed.

problem is, people like that have no con ...
  Topic: Gas for your buddy... what kind do you use?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 31
Views: 2033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:42 pm   Subject: Gas for your buddy... what kind do you use?
After 1200 miles I just put in a tank of "supreme" for kicks. Tony is louder, raspier, and slower.

It's back to 87 for me. Or else I'm having other problems, which may be likely.
  Topic: NOT freeway legal, my new scooter
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 22
Views: 1488

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:33 pm   Subject: NOT freeway legal, my new scooter
I was going to ask what grade of gas it takes, but it probably makes gas instead.
  Topic: Carbon Emissions Across the United States
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 28
Views: 1283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:15 am   Subject: Carbon Emissions Across the United States

Only so that we can provide the rest of the world with movies, tv, the Internet, scooter forums and… uh… avocados. Smile

Well, avocados are quite good.

...Cuz we all know the BEST internet comes ...
  Topic: Carbon Emissions Across the United States
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 28
Views: 1283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:46 pm   Subject: Carbon Emissions Across the United States
nice! Very Happy

Technically, it is "AT-AT" if you are a purist, but it works nonetheless.
  Topic: Carbon Emissions Across the United States
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 28
Views: 1283

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:39 pm   Subject: Carbon Emissions Across the United States
OFF TOPIC -

Dude, I just noticed MikieTaps's signature:

Ride Safe : Ride ATTATT

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x11/donpfeifer/for%20hosting/AT-AT005.jpg
  Topic: The world will end today.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 1992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:55 pm   Subject: The world will end today.

Was watching fox news this morning and they were talking about how it isnt working, they showed a animation of what would happen if it did work, europe got sucked into a hole and you could see the e ...
  Topic: The world will end today.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 1992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:50 pm   Subject: The world will end today.
I wonder what particles would be discovered if alienmeatsack and MikieTaps collided head-on at 299,792,458 m/s (indicated)?



wouldn't that be scooterdave?

Didn't want to start anything unne ...
  Topic: Buddy tires
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 22
Views: 2446

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:45 pm   Subject: Buddy tires
OK - bumpity-bump-bump.

Motorcycle Superstore has Michelin S1 tires for either $22.99 (90/90-10) or $30.99 (3.50-10).

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/5/32/404/5939/ITEM/Michelin-S1-Performa ...
  Topic: NBR: Anybody know what this is?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 16
Views: 1111

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:44 pm   Subject: NBR: Anybody know what this is?
Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon C-90 (1959-ish?)

Imported to the US by Rockford Scooter Co (IL represent! The Genuine of the 50s/60s!)

Also sold as the Rockford Silver Pigeon and by Montgomery Ward as ...
  Topic: The world will end today.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 1992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:29 pm   Subject: The world will end today.
I wonder what particles would be discovered if alienmeatsack and MikieTaps collided head-on at 299,792,458 m/s (indicated)?

Do zombies feed on dark matter?
  Topic: The world will end today.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 1992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:12 pm   Subject: The world will end today.

Was watching fox news this morning and they were talking about how it isnt working, they showed a animation of what would happen if it did work, europe got sucked into a hole and you could see the e ...
  Topic: Awesome ride!
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 15
Views: 954

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:01 pm   Subject: Awesome ride!
OK. That does it. Now I *HAVE* to come to the next meetup.

It sucks being so far away living in the burbs. Except for all the peace and quiet, and yards, and parks, etc...(I know, not very GREEN t ...
  Topic: So, it was clear and sunny this morning and now the skies
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 22
Views: 1107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 pm   Subject: So, it was clear and sunny this morning and now the skies
Yay! Now you can move to Seattle!
  Topic: aye aye aye. scooter video in press.
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 11
Views: 904

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:59 pm   Subject: aye aye aye. scooter video in press.
Drink espresso out of a demitasse with your pinky out. Say things like ciao bella and tres bien.

yes! this and the baguette! excellent suggestions. maybe i will invest in a front rack and basket, j ...
  Topic: So, it was clear and sunny this morning and now the skies
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 22
Views: 1107

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: So, it was clear and sunny this morning and now the skie
I don't drive in the rain, much less ride in it.

That approach would bring this part of the world to a grinding halt. Smile

My advice - go for it, slow down, enjoy the wet.

~SITR
  Topic: The Modern Buddy Cards
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 39
Views: 3669

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:14 pm   Subject: Re: The Modern Buddy Cards
…are here! Or will be soon. I had them sent directly to SF for their rally, but will have some in my hands soon. Some will go to dealers, and I'll have info on how you can get some, too. The backs are ...
  Topic: UPDATE: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters, etc
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 36
Views: 2785

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:10 pm   Subject: UPDATE: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters, etc
I love how many saintly perfect members there are here...and not at all quick to judge!


Rolling Eyes

dump the boyfriend? give me a break, people.

She bettah drop that zeeeero and geterself a he ...
  Topic: NSR: I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 68
Views: 2631

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:58 pm   Subject: NSR: I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
I ride my buddy on 520 all the time... it aint no thang! Very Happy

You, sir, are insane and also my hero.

...and I'm just remembering something you posted about going 70 on the Aurora bridge.

You ...
  Topic: UPDATE: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters, etc
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 36
Views: 2785

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:13 am   Subject: Re: Crazy night: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters,

...I had no idea how many he'd had before the bank trip. I wish I had known...

Umm...

Do I read this correctly, that your boyfriend was already tipsy, then drank some more, then you all kept ...
  Topic: NSR: I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 68
Views: 2631

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:11 am   Subject: NSR: I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
You rock, Mikie! But, now your commute will be un-Buddyable, unless you go around Kenmore or, say it ain't so, Renton *shudder*


OR - I was thinking of getting on the list now at DucSea for WHATEV ...
  Topic: UPDATE: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters, etc
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 36
Views: 2785

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:58 am   Subject: Re: Crazy night: Buddy, Lambretta, Beer, Cops, Bolt Cutters,

...I had no idea how many he'd had before the bank trip. I wish I had known...

Umm...

Do I read this correctly, that your boyfriend was already tipsy, then drank some more, then you all kept ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 at 50 MPH
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 42
Views: 2817

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:58 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 at 50 MPH
I go over 50 mph everyday. I feel more comfortable at those speeds than I do at 20mph... just my $0.02

Yep. I went 50+ for about 40% of my 30-minute commute today, and every day both directions. T ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:54 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
putting in a larger jet

Did you do this to assist the other mods, the Prima pipe, etc? Did it help?
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:08 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
It still could have been carb or fuel flow issues, adding new gas might have sloshed around debris in the tank, fuel filter, or carb. Or additives in the "brand-name" gas might have helped c ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:39 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
This thread will be a great reference for future troubleshooting searches.
Ha, like anyone searches for this stuff. They'll just start a new thread—I guarantee it! Wink

Ha!

I actually meant that ...
  Topic: Who are you in real life?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 792
Views: 79748

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:44 pm   Subject: Who are you in real life?
Hey Virtual Cyber Forum Peoples!

I posted already, waaaaaaaaayyyyyy back on page 7, but I just thought I would say:

IT'S MY FRIGGIN' BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! Woo HOOO!!!

...guess my age and win a wi ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:23 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
So it was bad gas? I was going to say check your air filter. Eric, yes the buddy has a rev limiter. There are other CDI's out there that remove it though. I haven't heard any reviews about these thing ...
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:57 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
Darn it Mikie!!! You opened it!!!!
  Topic: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
ScootingInTheRain

Replies: 38
Views: 2127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:47 pm   Subject: Almost stalls 0 to 5bmph, is it me?
Bibbity-bump! (and update)

Definitely gas related.

The hesitation DISAPPEARED after half a tank of "brand name" gas. I had been using grocery store gas because it is close and cheap, b ...
 
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