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  Topic: Ride Report: CANNONBALL RUN
jess

Replies: 37
Views: 3150

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:13 am   Subject: Ride Report: CANNONBALL RUN
Rob - I am ultra-impressed at your accomplishment on Cannonball. It sucks that it died so close to the finish line, but please know that we were all rooting for you and were all awed by the amount of ...
  Topic: modern vespa hacked?
jess

Replies: 40
Views: 4274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:56 am   Subject: modern vespa hacked?
Hey, Jess, what's up? Nice to see you. Have a nice Cannonball? It was particularly exciting from the sidelines. Inspiring, even.
Yeah, it was fun. Well... actually it was hard work and a grueling rac ...
  Topic: modern vespa hacked?
jess

Replies: 40
Views: 4274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:53 am   Subject: modern vespa hacked?
Wow... I was kinda thinking it was more about some of the postings than an actual hack attack. Been watching a few get outta control the last week or so. But shut down the entire site? That is not ...
  Topic: modern vespa hacked?
jess

Replies: 40
Views: 4274

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:20 pm   Subject: modern vespa hacked?
Not hacked. I got fed up with all the infantile adults sniping at each other. It's offline until I convince myself that there's any point to keeping it up.
  Topic: A Fond Farewell
jess

Replies: 17
Views: 1789

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:40 am   Subject: A Fond Farewell
All,

I've just finished moving Modern Buddy from my account (where Modern Vespa is hosted) to a new server, owned by Eric.

<doctor>
Well, actually, it's the same server. Well, actually, i ...
  Topic: Modern Buddy -- Change in Ownership
jess

Replies: 22
Views: 1931

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:01 pm   Subject: Modern Buddy -- Change in Ownership
All,

Effective today, Modern Buddy will be changing hands. It's clear to me (and has been clear to me for a while now) that I've got too many things on my plate to continue to give Modern Buddy the ...
  Topic: Possible to make this commute?
jess

Replies: 21
Views: 2113

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:23 am   Subject: Possible to make this commute?
Tbone- The Vespa LX150 is legal on the freeway in California.

According to the CHP officers and other law enforcement agents my wife spoke with at the CA capitol, the Vespa LX 150 is actually a 149 ...
  Topic: What happened to the Stebel horn post??
jess

Replies: 15
Views: 1656

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:55 am   Subject: Re: What happened to the Stebel horn post??
He then tore down the thread.
The thread was taken down because it got argumentative.

For the record, jrsjr was right: you cannot (reliably) wire a Stebel Nautilus air horn directly to the existin ...
  Topic: Buddy, Kymco or Vespa?
jess

Replies: 31
Views: 8624

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:37 am   Subject: Buddy, Kymco or Vespa?
Speaking as someone who owns and loves a Vespa GTS, I would suggest crossing the Vespas off your list. Not because they're bad bikes (they're certainly not) but they're expensive to buy, expensive to ...
  Topic: Buddy Spotting: Cupertino, Stevens Creek & De Anza
jess

Replies: 1
Views: 811

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:00 am   Subject: Buddy Spotting: Cupertino, Stevens Creek & De Anza
Spotted someone on an orange buddy today at lunchtime headed East on Stevens Creek @ De Anza Blvd. I was on my Moto Guzzi, sitting at the light as you whizzed by.

Anyone here?
  Topic: Worst Drop Yet
jess

Replies: 10
Views: 1295

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:48 pm   Subject: Worst Drop Yet
Oh dear. Always sorry to hear about someone going down. I hope you heal well. I'm still recovering from a nasty spill myself, and it was a month ago.

(Ibuprofen, Ibuprofen, Ibuprofen).
  Topic: Buddy Sized Tires- In Colors!
jess

Replies: 16
Views: 2063

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:17 am   Subject: Buddy Sized Tires- In Colors!
I heard somewhere that the colored tires, for cars, are illegal in California. Something about deposits when they wear? Just random hearsay, but doublecheck.
I think it had to do with their use in bu ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:00 pm   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
Fixed. Sorry about that, folks. And apologies to Barry, too...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:52 pm   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
Okay, I must be stupid. Let me go fix that.
  Topic: Tech Reference
jess

Replies: 4
Views: 989

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: Tech Reference
How about a tech reference section of the forum? Something like the one on MV.
I've been resisting doing so because turning posts into complete articles, even when the posts were pretty good to start ...
  Topic: New Buddy Seat Cover Template
jess

Replies: 4
Views: 2018

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:45 pm   Subject: New Buddy Seat Cover Template
If it helps at all, Crystal (of scooterseatcovers.com) will happily work with you on custom fabrics and other customization...
  Topic: To MODERATOR: Is there a problem with older postings?
jess

Replies: 9
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:58 pm   Subject: To MODERATOR: Is there a problem with older postings?
Okay, I think I might know what was causing the problem. We had a similar problem reported some time ago on Modern Vespa, and I made a change there that seems to have fixed it. I believe the problem w ...
  Topic: To MODERATOR: Is there a problem with older postings?
jess

Replies: 9
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:27 pm   Subject: To MODERATOR: Is there a problem with older postings?
Try it now.

Google suspended our AdSense account yesterday, but won't say why. We were still serving up ads, and they were blank, apparently causing a momentary screen flash.

Of course, that mig ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:18 am   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
Jess - I run a community website as had a similar problem with google ads not having any clue what my page was about. I've had a lot better luck with Project Wonderful than Google Ads... Project Wonde ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:49 am   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
d'oh, just realized that you have them already, at the bottom of the page..

Smile

Unfortunately, Google AdSense is having a really hard time figuring out what we're talking about in this forum. App ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:47 am   Subject: Re: how does the advertising work?
Jess Do you get the same amount of money for having the ads on the site even if we never click on them? If you get more money for the number of people who click on them, I am not opposed to helping ou ...
  Topic: $$$ lesson replacing 1156A rear turn signals. Prev. Thread
jess

Replies: 21
Views: 1986

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:45 am   Subject: $$$ lesson replacing 1156A rear turn signals. Prev. Thread
Civility, gentlemen. Please let's have some civility.
  Topic: I'm Going to Get Loud
jess

Replies: 62
Views: 7182

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:44 pm   Subject: I'm Going to Get Loud
I second the vote for the Posi-Lock connectors. They're not especially cheap, but they're very effective and re-usable. They can also be disconnected without cutting any more wire, so it makes wiring ...
  Topic: My First Accident
jess

Replies: 11
Views: 1955

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:42 pm   Subject: My First Accident
Ouch, casey, sorry to hear that. Heal fast.

As is usually the case, we all would really like to know what gear you were wearing. Not to criticize, but to do a kind of post-mortem on what worked and ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:42 am   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
I may be imagining it (or perhaps my computer is just old and tired), but it seems that the reload after posting is a bit slower now. Perhaps because it's fetching a new ad from somewhere?
I would be ...
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:44 pm   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
Besides Teh Google, I've got one advertiser lined up and ready to advertise here. I don't have banner artwork for them yet, though, so Google will have to suffice for the moment.
  Topic: Advertising on Modern Buddy
jess

Replies: 24
Views: 2650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:26 pm   Subject: Advertising on Modern Buddy
I'm experimenting around (as I have been on Modern Vespa) with some advertising. It's an experiment, and if it proves too intrusive, I'll pull it.

Besides paying for the hosting for MB and MV, this ...
  Topic: Bay Bridge Buddy
jess

Replies: 12
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:26 pm   Subject: Bay Bridge Buddy
Meanwhile, I will continue to practice simple street-crossing. Laughing
Embarassed

I think I should shoulder some of the blame or that. It was my brilliant idea to sneak through San Francisco's rathe ...
  Topic: Bay Bridge Buddy
jess

Replies: 12
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: Bay Bridge Buddy
I don't even like going across that bridge in the car! I always end up with visions of collapsed spans going through my head Shocked
Only one or two road panels from the Bay Bridge collapsed during ...
  Topic: Bay Bridge Buddy
jess

Replies: 12
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:27 pm   Subject: Bay Bridge Buddy
How many scooters does your wife have, or do you have more than one wife?
Two. One stays in Oakland and one stays in San Francisco.

Which was 1st, the LX150 or the Buddy?
Not sure if you mean whi ...
  Topic: Bay Bridge Buddy
jess

Replies: 12
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:09 pm   Subject: Bay Bridge Buddy
I had the opportunity (and necessity) to ride my wife's Buddy across the San Francisco Bay Bridge this weekend. Legalities aside, it was an easy ride. As it happens, I had ridden my wife's LX150 the o ...
  Topic: Red Buddy
jess

Replies: 41
Views: 3518

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:18 am   Subject: Red Buddy
http://www.modernvespa.com/pix/worthless.gif
  Topic: Moderator!!!
jess

Replies: 5
Views: 1102

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:44 pm   Subject: Moderator!!!
Kudos to Ellen for handling this.
Clap Clap Clap
  Topic: Who is this dodo
jess

Replies: 8
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:23 pm   Subject: Who is this dodo
Jess, looks like some are still coming, all from same IP. Can you block?
Which one? Did I miss a spam account?
  Topic: Who is this dodo
jess

Replies: 8
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:56 pm   Subject: Who is this dodo
I just play here on this site and I am entertained with the clean fun

thanx you guys for keeping fun and clean.
Thanks go especially to Ellen, for doing all the heavy lifting of removing the spam ...
  Topic: New Outfit for Hobbes
jess

Replies: 18
Views: 1974

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:17 pm   Subject: New Outfit for Hobbes
After seeing Hobbes' new outfit the other night at the Toy Drive, I've decided "Spike" definitely needs a style upgrade. He's currently exhibiting an Oakland Raiders vibe (thank you Jess for ...
  Topic: Who is this dodo
jess

Replies: 8
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:15 pm   Subject: Who is this dodo
It's a very specific kind of spam attack, where the user registers and posts exactly five times before moving on to a new account.

Trying to come up with a filter...
  Topic: Scooter Trailer
jess

Replies: 9
Views: 1470

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:11 am   Subject: Scooter Trailer
I drive a Subaru Stationwagon and it has a hitch. I'm actually not sure what the rating is on it. I'll have to check.
I like the idea of not needing a second person to get the scoot on the ramp. ...
  Topic: Bike Barn?
jess

Replies: 2
Views: 930

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:51 am   Subject: Bike Barn?
I've been thinking of getting a couple of them, but guess I must have missed the free shipping. Bollocks.
  Topic: its not a buddy buttttttttt
jess

Replies: 3
Views: 996

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:06 am   Subject: its not a buddy buttttttttt
Nothing wrong with Kymcos. Good scooters, by all accounts. Have fun with it!
  Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
jess

Replies: 15
Views: 1420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:24 am   Subject: Happy Thanksgiving
Is it so wrong if not only do I love the look and style of old cars, but I also love the smells they exude?
The Blackhawk museum is a real treat, and definitely not to be missed on an extended tour o ...
  Topic: mirrors
jess

Replies: 36
Views: 3331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: Mirrors -
So you work for the company and are against a recall on mirrors.
Just say so. Don't start an arguement with me on something that doesn't even affect you, unless it does (that's what causes I think yo ...
  Topic: 2500 in the (almost) buff....
jess

Replies: 9
Views: 1443

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:54 pm   Subject: 2500 in the (almost) buff....
What, no pictures?
  Topic: Damn the Fuzz!
jess

Replies: 12
Views: 1555

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:16 pm   Subject: Damn the Fuzz!
Nearly every motorcycle or scooter speedo is optimistic. They never underestimate speed, always overestimate. It seems to be an industry standard for all two wheel vehicles. I once heard a (possibly a ...
  Topic: "deceptively high confidence"
jess

Replies: 11
Views: 2603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:54 pm   Subject: "deceptively high confidence"
I actually think there's more to the overconfidence factor with the Buddy. For one thing, a lot of people say the Buddy is much lighter than a Vespa or Kymco, when, in fact, the Buddy weighs almost th ...
  Topic: "deceptively high confidence"
jess

Replies: 11
Views: 2603

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:48 am   Subject: "deceptively high confidence"
Excellent points, guys.
  Topic: crash. darn.
jess

Replies: 31
Views: 3682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:24 pm   Subject: crash. darn.
Youch, sorry to hear it, Eric. Glad it wasn't worse. Still, a torn ligament sucks.

The one time I wrecked (this past April 15th, on my motorcycle) I had the same reaction -- I jumped up from the gr ...
  Topic: Has anyone on the West Coast have accessories yet?
jess

Replies: 18
Views: 1607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:40 am   Subject: Has anyone on the West Coast have accessories yet?
Already got the rack and the basket mounted. Ha!
  Topic: Has anyone on the West Coast have accessories yet?
jess

Replies: 18
Views: 1607

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:15 am   Subject: Has anyone on the West Coast have accessories yet?
I did give Barry a call and still nothing.

Barry got a shipment of Buddy accessories today. My wife picked up a rack and a basket.
  Topic: LET'S TALK ABOUT FASCISM!
jess

Replies: 30
Views: 2970

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:49 am   Subject: Re: I'm gone
Jess, I notice by your language that you are just not my kind of people. I' gone.
I'd love to hear what parts you find objectionable, Bert.

Honestly, I've been asking myself if it's worth continui ...
 
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