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  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:35 am   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
This is the second version. Image stabilization works really well. Almost no vibration goes to the camera. For fun I rigged a mount for installing a gopro on an RC helicopter. All it did was make the ...
  Topic: How to keep your White Walls Clean?
olhogrider

Replies: 7
Views: 827

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:11 am   Subject: How to keep your White Walls Clean?
No preservatives like armorall. Simple Green is good but that won't do, Westley's Bleech White. Spray on, scrub and rinse right away. Don't let it soak and keep it off the wheels.
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:24 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
Not sure if the GoPro will do that. The JVC says I have 5 hours HD recording on a 32 GB card. It can be powered by USB but you have to leave the back open.
  Topic: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
olhogrider

Replies: 15
Views: 1829

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:19 pm   Subject: Who's put a Go-Pro camera on their Buddy?
The JVC has a Youtube setting and a live streaming Ustream function but I haven't tried them yet. With the gopro I posted some vid online but most of mine were me looking in the camera saying "is ...
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
olhogrider

Replies: 39
Views: 6420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:08 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
I have three GoPros and I hate them. Hard to use. I got a JVC Adixxion and I think it is great! It takes a 1/4 20 standard tripod mount. It has two mount holes. One on the side, one on the bottom. It ...
  Topic: Gasoline - differences among brands
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:10 pm   Subject: Gasoline - differences among brands
Aha! I missed the 170i part. It appears you are meticulous in your record keeping. I find the online help useful as I always have my phone with me. I am very interested in your results. Keep up the go ...
  Topic: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 1875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:18 pm   Subject: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
Obviously, none of what I just said applies to the 170i.
  Topic: New Buddy 170i Owner - Few Questions
olhogrider

Replies: 11
Views: 1365

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:15 pm   Subject: New Buddy 170i Owner - Few Questions
Welcome to the scooter world. It is possible that as the scoot warms up the intake is less dense which would result in less power. It is also possible you are just getting used to the power output.
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  Topic: Gasoline - differences among brands
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:08 pm   Subject: Gasoline - differences among brands
There are a lot of "seems to" type statements in your post. The only way to tell for sure is to run several tanks through and document each one accurately. Fuelly.com has a great website jus ...
  Topic: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 1875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:56 pm   Subject: Is the Hooligan 170i out yet?
Dkw, two strokes don't have poppet valves like four strokes do. Most use a reed type valve to keep the intake charge in the crankcase but doesn't require any maintenance. Some use a rotary valve but a ...
  Topic: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
olhogrider

Replies: 22
Views: 3078

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:48 pm   Subject: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
They do the same thing with cars. Insurance "totaled" my Miata which I then repaired for $300 in used parts and an afternoon of my labor. I made sure I got the old "wreck" from the ...
  Topic: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
olhogrider

Replies: 22
Views: 3078

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:11 pm   Subject: Stolen 170i - a lesson in locking up your scooter
They used to shoot horse thieves. They used to keel haul pirates. I guess good insurance is more humane. Sorry for your loss.
  Topic: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
olhogrider

Replies: 20
Views: 2753

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:42 pm   Subject: On the dis-economy of two-wheeling.
Just one more thought on tire cost. I buy mine from Cycle Gear. They offer a road hazard warranty. I always get it. I once put a new tire on the rear of a Ducati. The next day I picked up a nail. Cycl ...
  Topic: SS180 tail light on my Stella FINALLY!
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 3879

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:06 pm   Subject: SS180 tail light on my Stella FINALLY!
I love the shape of the light! Add to that the function of the LEDs and you have a great taillight.
  Topic: California lane-splitting
olhogrider

Replies: 47
Views: 3463

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:16 am   Subject: California lane-splitting
Recently the state released "guidelines" for lane sharing. It was their way of letting car divers know that it is legal. Unfortunately, some people will look at those as THE LAW. It is not. ...
  Topic: Full throttle down PCH What just happened?
olhogrider

Replies: 9
Views: 1808

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:20 pm   Subject: Full throttle down PCH What just happened?
I would suspect an electrical problem. Loss of volts can cause loss of spark and power for the gauge. Or it could be an unrelated coincidence.
  Topic: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
olhogrider

Replies: 33
Views: 2849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:51 pm   Subject: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
I have the AAA towing without their insurance in N.Cal.
  Topic: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
olhogrider

Replies: 33
Views: 2849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:20 pm   Subject: Taking my Buddy 125 on a nearly 3000 mile trip. Help?
AAA has roadside assistance but in N. Cal you have to buy RV coverage to get it. Carry some extra fuel and a can of flat fixer. Frogg Toggs are a paper-like rain suit. Check the website for closeouts. ...
  Topic: So why a Buddy?
olhogrider

Replies: 49
Views: 4163

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:07 pm   Subject: So why a Buddy?
Quality. Mine was as reliable as a hammer. 150 is the minimum size for CA freeways and all the bridges in the SF Bay are freeways. The two tone looks were a bonus! I got it for my daughter but she let ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
olhogrider

Replies: 55
Views: 7220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:46 pm   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
one more time.....just man up and get a scooter Razz

and who said scooters aren't as much fun to ride as this freak of nature? who said!?

someone said, i know it Crying or Very sad[/quote]

Scooters are ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
olhogrider

Replies: 55
Views: 7220

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:38 pm   Subject: Two New Honda Scoots =]
Maybe they should have named it Squid! I love this little thing. It is not freeway legal, weighs next to nothing and just looks like fun! I even like the ad. I can wheelie the Stella but it is clearly ...
  Topic: Eyes tearing up in the wind -
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 1949

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:21 pm   Subject: Eyes tearing up in the wind -
Check out mountaineering shops. Those guys wear what look like glasses with leather side curtains. Sometimes just the shape of the frames can be enough to make a difference. I have had good luck with ...
  Topic: Stella choices
olhogrider

Replies: 28
Views: 2190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:58 pm   Subject: Stella choices
Spud, if you are anywhere near PA make him an offer! Sounds like he got all the bugs worked out of it.

I bought mine with 9500 miles on it and its second engine. It is not my primary transportatio ...
  Topic: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
olhogrider

Replies: 41
Views: 5923

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:02 pm   Subject: I'm a dummy - locked my keys in the pet carrier
My Triumph came with a "wallet key". It is simply an ignition key without the big round part or any plastic. I have only used it once but it did keep me from leaving the bike when I got sepa ...
  Topic: Netflix Movie Reccomendation
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 1926

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:56 pm   Subject: Netflix Movie Reccomendation
Thanks for the news about Netflix. As for movies, Quadrophenia really shows the scooter scene in England in the early '60s. I just bought the Criterion DVD. It includes info on the remaster and some F ...
  Topic: Stowing gear in the summer
olhogrider

Replies: 15
Views: 1725

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:48 pm   Subject: Stowing gear in the summer
Cable lock. Luggage stores sell some pretty small ones.
  Topic: Traveling to Rome
olhogrider

Replies: 17
Views: 1887

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:45 pm   Subject: Traveling to Rome
On another forum, I wish I could remember which one, there was talk of people on an organized scooter tour. The problem was insurance. Turns out the renter wound up buying the wrecked scooter out of t ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
olhogrider

Replies: 36
Views: 2580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:01 pm   Subject: Buddy 125 a bit Squirrely, especially when turning left
Have someone else who rides scooters take it out. If they have the same problem it is the scoot. If not, the problem is you. A cheaper but sometimes more difficult fix.
  Topic: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
olhogrider

Replies: 51
Views: 4141

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:35 pm   Subject: Retirement Scooter Recommendations for My Wife??
Go for the 170. 150cc is the minimum for freeway in Ca and all the bridges are freeways. My daughter took the safety course offered at the old Alameda Navy base. For buzzing around town these things c ...
  Topic: Fast speedo
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 558

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:59 pm   Subject: Fast speedo
Thanks. I'll check it.
  Topic: Fast speedo
olhogrider

Replies: 2
Views: 558

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:13 pm   Subject: Fast speedo
Ok, I had the headset apart a few times. When I went for a ride the speedo was reading high. Not the usual 10% or so but clearly DOUBLE! When it pegged at over 70mph it just stuck there. It came back ...
  Topic: NSR - Torchwood / Dr. Who / Sherlock/ i.e. BBC Geek chat
olhogrider

Replies: 88
Views: 6573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:14 pm   Subject: NSR - Torchwood / Dr. Who / Sherlock/ i.e. BBC Geek chat
The Triumph guys were all asking what that mysterious box on the gas tank was. Turns out it allows him to ride up the side of a building! The new Scramblers are only available in flat matte green or ...
  Topic: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
olhogrider

Replies: 70
Views: 7161

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:29 am   Subject: Is This Why Some Diss Big Scoots?
I had a Buddy St Tropez and a GTS to choose from too! I liked them both but ultimately I found the Buddy to be much more reliable. Now I have a Stella and a Scrambler to chose from.
  Topic: Oil Leak?
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 1333

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:10 am   Subject: Oil Leak?
Thank! Sorry for the slow reply. I'm out of town but when I get back I'll check it out.
  Topic: wind?
olhogrider

Replies: 17
Views: 5042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:35 pm   Subject: wind?
Nobody told me there would be math! I found my 150 would do 65 flat ground, no wind. In stiff 25-30 mph headwinds I got as low as 55 but never less. I did duck down. Your speed may vary as I'm a bit s ...
  Topic: Oil Leak?
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 1333

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:55 am   Subject: Oil Leak?
My next step is to pull the fuel tank and look at the oil feed. '04 Stella, no leaks when riding and I don't see any obviuos leaks at the engine. I'm thinking that it must be from the oil reservoir. I ...
  Topic: Brand, spanking, super new!- A few questions....
olhogrider

Replies: 13
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:58 pm   Subject: Brand, spanking, super new!- A few questions....
Congrats on the Buddy and welcome to scootering! Before you outfit it with racks and such, try it the way it comes. The "pet carrier" under seat storage holds quite a bit. Then there is the ...
  Topic: Topcase concerns
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 2254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:33 pm   Subject: Topcase concerns
My bad. I meant the electroluminescent led tape in the link. Aerostich is where I got my SOLAS tape.
  Topic: Topcase concerns
olhogrider

Replies: 21
Views: 2254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:27 pm   Subject: Topcase concerns
The Givi top case light kits are uber cool. There are contact points on the mounting bracket and the bottom of the case. That way you can still remove the case and take it with you without having to ...
  Topic: the long ride home
olhogrider

Replies: 4
Views: 860

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:54 am   Subject: the long ride home
A team ride for the Scooter Cannonball! The riders could take turns riding or resting. With a big enough fuel tank it might even make it nonstop coast to coast.
  Topic: Be safe out there guys.
olhogrider

Replies: 9
Views: 1807

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 am   Subject: Be safe out there guys.
Riding in the right lane is ok but DON'T ride in the right tire track of that lane for the reasons Eric listed but also many car drivers see that as an invitation to share your lane. They treat you li ...
  Topic: Invention of the 2 cycle engine
olhogrider

Replies: 1
Views: 1044

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:13 pm   Subject: Invention of the 2 cycle engine
Thanks for that. Joe Day should be a motorhead holiday. The article is 12 years old and it shows. Since it was written the two stroke has been phased out of most motorsports and most production vehicl ...
  Topic: Newbies to scooters
olhogrider

Replies: 10
Views: 1070

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:01 pm   Subject: Newbies to scooters
I am a big fan of the Aerostich catalog. In it you will find all kinds of neat stuff that will make your ride more fun. You don't need full race leathers, but I see too many people in flip-flops and s ...
  Topic: Seems Like a Good Price
olhogrider

Replies: 3
Views: 767

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:59 pm   Subject: Seems Like a Good Price
It is a good price and he is exaggerating. You can't put a helmet in the glove box either.
  Topic: I'm Back!
olhogrider

Replies: 5
Views: 953

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:04 am   Subject: I'm Back!
As soon as I remember how to post a pic I will. Bought it, rode it home. Now I have to leave for a week. Too bad I'm out of sick time. So far it needs turn signal lenses and a new seat (bought from eB ...
  Topic: Seat Cushions/Pads
olhogrider

Replies: 8
Views: 2068

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:12 am   Subject: Seat Cushions/Pads
Eric, I tried an Airhawk on my Triumph with a flat style seat. I didn't like it. When I put enough air in it to have any effect, it felt like I was floating, disconnected above the bike. Some people l ...
  Topic: miles per quart of oil 2T
olhogrider

Replies: 18
Views: 2394

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:46 am   Subject: miles per quart of oil 2T
Marvel Mystery Oil is known to help old four stroke engines with sticky valves. It is a mystery what good it would do in a two stroke. Years ago, POC Phil told me that they don't run fancy syn oil in ...
  Topic: I'm Back!
olhogrider

Replies: 5
Views: 953

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:38 am   Subject: I'm Back!
After my romp with scooters, including Vespa and Buddy, I went back to motorcycles. For most of my riding they still suit me but I really do miss scoots. I thought I was going to buy a good used Buddy ...
  Topic: Whatever happened to ...
olhogrider

Replies: 31
Views: 2977

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:07 pm   Subject: Whatever happened to ...
I went back to big bikes. Currently riding a Triumph Scrambler. I have been commuting from S.F. to Miami but starting in May I'll be working in L.A. The need for two wheeled transport in Socal brought ...
  Topic: Replace Stella Emblems?
olhogrider

Replies: 14
Views: 1760

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:09 pm   Subject: Replace Stella Emblems?
When I got my cheap Chinese scooter I put on a license plate frame from my local Harley dealer. When I stopped in they said "You're the reason people keep calling here asking about scooters!" ...
 
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