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  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
Southerner

Replies: 57
Views: 14058

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:52 am   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
So sorry to hear this. I haven't been here in...I don't know how long... but this is terrible news to come back to.

My sympathies to her family.
  Topic: Dirty Deeds at Scooterworks?
Southerner

Replies: 37
Views: 7911

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:29 am   Subject: Dirty Deeds at Scooterworks?
Been away for a while.

So have there been any new developments?
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Southerner

Replies: 25
Views: 3269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:25 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
I don't know how I missed hearing about the Motra. It's almost like somebody outgrew his Mini-Trail and welded up a new chassis for an adult.
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Southerner

Replies: 25
Views: 3269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:45 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
For me, and with all the dirt roads around here, it would fit in pretty well.
  Topic: NBR: Corruption Ukraine style
Southerner

Replies: 12
Views: 1561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:40 am   Subject: NBR: Corruption Ukraine style
The Soviets copied pretty much anything they pleased, it's true, up to and including interned B-29s that had to force-land in Russian-controlled territory after a Japanese bombing raid.

As to the U ...
  Topic: NBR: Corruption Ukraine style
Southerner

Replies: 12
Views: 1561

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:27 am   Subject: NBR: Corruption Ukraine style
The nearer bike appeared to be a Jawa 2-stoke, which was once available here. The center bike with the fairing looked like a BMW but I couldn't see the engine so I wasn't sure. Couldn't see enough o ...
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Southerner

Replies: 25
Views: 3269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:18 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
It's like an updated version of the Honda Trail 90s and such. It would be nice to see that category return to the market.
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Southerner

Replies: 25
Views: 3269

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:27 am   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
As usual, I'm the last one to hear about anything. I just saw this thing on Gizmag this morning. Yes, this would be pretty cool, although some more top end would make the work commute a lot quicker. ...
  Topic: Made the local paper!
Southerner

Replies: 13
Views: 1726

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:44 pm   Subject: Made the local paper!
If I may jump into your sidecar discussion, how much of a top-end penalty does the hack exert?

Also, do scoots require a special flat profile tire when using a sidecar as on a motorcycle? And doe ...
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:35 am   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Ok. Won't be moving that.
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:48 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
I know nothing about the internals of either the manual or the automatic. On most bikes I've seen, the battery is simply suspended up in the frame but is usually high enough off the ground to prevent ...
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:20 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
It does? Open to spray and grit from the road?
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:18 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
But that leaves the issue of protecting the battery. Are the front and rear wheels still the same? If so, there are still several options for externally carrying a spare.
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:04 am   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
There's no spare? Why ever not?
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:47 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
I like it. I already know how to shift. If it dispenses with the need to replace cables, that's a point in its favor.
  Topic: NSR Anyone here suffer from BPV?
Southerner

Replies: 7
Views: 1071

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:52 am   Subject: NSR Anyone here suffer from BPV?
My sympathies. My mother has suffered with inner ear trouble for as long as I can remember. She's been taking antivert for about that long. Incidentally it's OTC now.
  Topic: Honda Dunk
Southerner

Replies: 30
Views: 2414

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:32 pm   Subject: Honda Dunk
Interesting they mention that liquid cooling is a new thing for scooters this small. The Met and the Ruckus have always been liquid cooled, iirc. The last air-cooled 50cc scoot Honda would have sold ...
  Topic: 2014 Hooligan pix leaked
Southerner

Replies: 10
Views: 1713

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:26 pm   Subject: 2014 Hooligan pix leaked
Gotta say I like it.
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:19 pm   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
My neighbor waits for parts all the time, well for the last 25 years or so since he started riding Ducati's and Moto Guzzi....

So I guess it's still true. I hate that.

Anybody here old enough t ...
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:57 pm   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
I meant like difficulties getting parts. I thought that was just a stereotype but keep hearing and reading things that make me believe that it is indeed true.

I would be happy to hear otherwise.
  Topic: Hooligan 170i
Southerner

Replies: 107
Views: 13663

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:55 am   Subject: Hooligan 170i
Nonsense, Southerner. It is the reason i use here at home every time I buy another scoot. Never know when gas will go to $10.00 a gallon do we?? Wink Wink

Yeah, but that's just the excuse we u ...
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:51 am   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Oh yeah, I forgot the new retro-UJM from Honda. Back when they were so common, we didn't appreciate them the way I can now.

Wouldn't mind a Vespa, but, like the Guzzi, there are the usual problems ...
  Topic: Hooligan 170i
Southerner

Replies: 107
Views: 13663

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:09 am   Subject: Hooligan 170i
It's not what I expected to see but I like it, probably because it's practical and makes sense.

Which is a terrible reason to buy a scooter! Razz
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:57 am   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
I think you must indeed be somewhat out of the ordinary, tats or not.

Which is not a bad thing.

I have never owned anything but Japanese in my life but have wanted a Harley since just a little t ...
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:17 am   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
I don't think you're typical of that particular crowd. The mere fact that you own a scooter makes me think so.

There's a difference between people who like, love or merely admire Harleys from a di ...
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:57 pm   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Street 500 - $6799
Street 750 - $7499

Delivery Schedule available in a week or two.

Per my local HD dealer today.
Wow. I could buy a GTV for that! ROFL


True, scooters are usually less ...
  Topic: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Southerner

Replies: 105
Views: 7873

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:33 am   Subject: 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 & 500
Glad to see Harley trying once again to broaden their product line. They see the need to get younger riders onboard and seem to have done their homework. I find the 750 interesting because it should ...
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Southerner

Replies: 20
Views: 2988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:46 am   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
I know tires can cost more or less. the install is really what is more expensive . That is why I learned how to change my own tires. Unlike a car you can change your own tires. I just put a rear tire ...
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Southerner

Replies: 20
Views: 2988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:24 am   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Oh, I understand the reasons why they have to cost more. I certainly don't want less-than-perfect tires when I depend on only two to hold me off the ground. I've ridden one sort or other of mc for ab ...
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Southerner

Replies: 20
Views: 2988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:53 am   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
This may not apply so much to scooters.

I finally had a puncture on my Honda motorcycle. Nothing happened on the road; instead, I noticed a low tire while it was parked and found a screw sticking ...
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:41 am   Subject: California lane-splitting
............I would like to see hard stats and facts that show its more dangerous then any other kind of riding on the road

Hopefully we will when this new study is completed.
  Topic: I don't have a problem, I can quit anytime I want....
Southerner

Replies: 32
Views: 2510

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:06 am   Subject: I don't have a problem, I can quit anytime I want....
They are dog-ugly but must be indestructible. Owners tend to be pretty loyal. Like my PC800, their extreme practicality and reliability makes them beautiful to those who own them.

Enjoy!
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:00 am   Subject: California lane-splitting
Your point about it not being prohibited reminds me. Somewhere in that video above, or maybe in some of my other reading, the state's attitude is that they don't recommend it just like they don't rec ...
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:13 pm   Subject: California lane-splitting
It would take a long time to educate the public around here. For instance, it's common among traffic engineers to want to introduce roundabouts to replace stoplights but planners in most jurisdiction ...
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:49 am   Subject: California lane-splitting
You understand, Southerner, having ridden here. When I drive in Atlanta I know which lane IU need to be in to get thru and I stay in it. 75 is terrible but 75 is not much better. When you follow the t ...
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:49 pm   Subject: California lane-splitting
I wonder what the accident ratio is for lane splitting? Fatal or otherwise. I have seen it done on the Atlanta downtown expressways. Usually crotch
rocket riders and they dart in and out in front of ...
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:45 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
I guess they are trying to stay with the "rough" image with these color choices but bright colors like that yellow one on the PGO website are common for dirt bikes and would make them more n ...
  Topic: California lane-splitting
Southerner

Replies: 47
Views: 3683

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:36 pm   Subject: California lane-splitting
I recently read an article saying that the authorities out there are running a study to ascertain from hard data whether there is a significantly higher risk of injury from lane-splitting. i am confu ...
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Southerner

Replies: 67
Views: 7328

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:24 pm   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
All this sounds good. I expected to be more interested in the auto Stella but the new Roughouse is a nice surprise. And it now becomes the most interesting thing in the Genuine lineup to me, unless ...
  Topic: $12.62 clock for my Stella
Southerner

Replies: 13
Views: 1475

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:26 pm   Subject: $12.62 clock for my Stella
Nice installs. Wise to go with analog as well. Years ago I mounted a cheap digital on my bike and can report that LCD displays do not handle extremes of heat and cold at all well.

The Formotions ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Southerner

Replies: 226
Views: 21466

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:18 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
"Idiotainment." I like that. Laughing

I see you're not easily amused, either. Every time my friends at work talk about some new "reality" series I'm glad I don't pay for cable.
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Southerner

Replies: 226
Views: 21466

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:24 pm   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
trying to read A Brief History of King Arthur but I don't recommend it because it is all about philology in England and it's nearly impossible to keep up with the where and the who because the names o ...
  Topic: NBR am I the only one that didn't know about new Cushmans?
Southerner

Replies: 85
Views: 6719

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:13 pm   Subject: NBR am I the only one that didn't know about new Cushmans?
I recall checking into that place and IIRC, it got started because the owner had ridden Cushmans years ago and wanted to start reproducing them. They have been just over the horizon for a very long t ...
  Topic: Scooter Economics
Southerner

Replies: 35
Views: 4068

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:25 pm   Subject: Scooter Economics
Well, all that sounds pretty economical. Repair and maintenance costs, particularly stuff like valve adjustments, have to represent a big chunk of costs on any properly maintained scoot or mc.
  Topic: Scooter Economics
Southerner

Replies: 35
Views: 4068

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:05 pm   Subject: Scooter Economics
The economy aspect is still a logical question but the answers are usually that the gap is surprisingly slight.

It appears that the most truly economical 2-wheelers are conventional single-cylinder ...
  Topic: Transporting your scooter in a mini van.
Southerner

Replies: 27
Views: 9311

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:59 am   Subject: Transporting your scooter in a mini van.
There's certainly no wasted space in there.
  Topic: Possible new small motorbike...
Southerner

Replies: 29
Views: 2564

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:08 am   Subject: Possible new small motorbike...
Yeah, but the other three...... Shocked
  Topic: Possible new small motorbike...
Southerner

Replies: 29
Views: 2564

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:35 am   Subject: Possible new small motorbike...
Yep. Cool

It's actually kinda fun to crank your bike, turn it off, then let a curious friend give it a try. Because it's not so much about brute strength as finesse.
  Topic: Possible new small motorbike...
Southerner

Replies: 29
Views: 2564

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:57 am   Subject: Possible new small motorbike...
The first is, by all appearances, a good, honest, bike. Can't expect an old bike to look like brand new and this one's appearance is pretty good. If actual inspection bears it out, this is a good bu ...
  Topic: NSR: A contest and a gripe
Southerner

Replies: 9
Views: 2051

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:30 am   Subject: NSR: A contest and a gripe
Thanks for reading the fine print. I just saw Facebook and balked. Funny that they would bury the alternatives like that.

For those choosing the texting route, please remember that STOP thing. Oth ...
 
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