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  Topic: Right Way
pocphil

Replies: 9
Views: 1148

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:18 pm   Subject: Right Way
Just realizing I typed that wrong:

Screw the PGO's and Piaggio's
Dip the Japanese and Kymcos.


Thanks for the heads up.
  Topic: Short people got ... carved seats?
pocphil

Replies: 12
Views: 2040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:09 pm   Subject: Short people got ... carved seats?
Contact your local dealer and have them order the Lower seat and lower shock kit. You'll find these two items will lower your bike around 3~4". We have a customer who is 4'10" and has no pro ...
  Topic: Right Way
pocphil

Replies: 9
Views: 1148

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:08 pm   Subject: Right Way
Screw the PGO's
Dip the Japanese and Piaggios.
  Topic: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
pocphil

Replies: 39
Views: 6775

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:37 pm   Subject: Anyone like a non-GoPro Camera? [NBR]
We had Dustin *DJelliott review several different models including the contour on our latest ClevelandMoto podcast and he came up with the same conclusion...

The company he works for does professio ...
  Topic: So, why is it called a Brit?
pocphil

Replies: 14
Views: 1590

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:29 pm   Subject: So, why is it called a Brit?
Tardis Buddy is my new favorite Buddy of all time.

Soooooo Cooool.
  Topic: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
pocphil

Replies: 25
Views: 3285

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 pm   Subject: New Zombie Apocalypse Scoot? {NBR}
Here's a short incomplete history of perfect Zombie Apocalypse Scooters:

The Honda CT90 and later CT110 - It carries a spare gas tank - FROM THE FACTORY!!! has a luggage rack you can bolt ANYTHING ...
  Topic: So, why is it called a Brit?
pocphil

Replies: 14
Views: 1590

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:03 pm   Subject: So, why is it called a Brit?
As a bit of an authority on Tardis Blue, this bike is too shiny and bright.
  Topic: So, why is it called a Brit?
pocphil

Replies: 14
Views: 1590

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:08 pm   Subject: So, why is it called a Brit?
I'd like to start by saying I'm very surprised the Buddy 170i Brit and Hooligan are not yet on the Genuine website.

Especially since I uncrated a brand new Brit yesterday and put it on my showroom ...
  Topic: NBR - Price for 2009 Piaggio BV250?
pocphil

Replies: 15
Views: 2752

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 pm   Subject: NBR - Price for 2009 Piaggio BV250?
We've got a BV500 at our Mentor Store with 2200 original miles, Piaggo Top Case and windshield and not a scratch on it. $2900.

Just sayin'

http://www.clevelandmoto.com/id20.html

I'd think ab ...
  Topic: Whatever happened to ...
pocphil

Replies: 31
Views: 3116

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:22 pm   Subject: Whatever happened to ...
I've been SLAMMED since opening the second shop www.clevelandmoto.com

We try to stay on top of the podcast, our goal is to drop a new one every week...it ends up being every other week at best.
...
  Topic: Cocoa Beach Scooter Rally Shipping - CLE to Cocoa
pocphil

Replies: 1
Views: 1195

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:23 pm   Subject: Only 3 spaces remain!
We have 3 spaces left for shipping bikes to the Cocoa Beach Rally. We are picking up bikes in Columbus, Pittsburgh, DC and anywhere between DC and Cocoa Beach. If you want to get in on the fun, get in ...
  Topic: Cocoa Beach Scooter Rally Shipping - CLE to Cocoa
pocphil

Replies: 1
Views: 1195

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:41 pm   Subject: Cocoa Beach Scooter Rally Shipping - CLE to Cocoa
http://www.facebook.com/events/304655232927724/

The Cocoa Beach Scooter Rally is fast approaching, and if you misssed it last time...you suck.

It was tons o' fun, and I did NOT expect there to ...
  Topic: Stella 4T POC Exhaust Prototype Spotted
pocphil

Replies: 14
Views: 3976

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:36 pm   Subject: Stella 4T POC Exhaust Prototype Spotted
Ok, I guess irony and humor doesn't translate well to the interweb.

That video was shot with an exhaust having no baffle / core whatsoever! Notice the guys in the background running out of the way ...
  Topic: Stella 4T POC Exhaust Prototype Spotted
pocphil

Replies: 14
Views: 3976

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:22 pm   Subject: Stella 4T POC Exhaust Prototype Spotted
After sampling the Polini Stella 4T Exhaust (very, very quiet) and sampling the Pinasco 4T exhaust (very, very expensive, but still kinda quiet). We've decided to go ahead with R&D on a new Stella ...
  Topic: Buddy 170i vs Buddy 150 Shoot out!
pocphil

Replies: 15
Views: 3061

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:07 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i vs Buddy 150 Shoot out!
With equal(ish) riders at an average of 210 lbs. we ran both bikes with both riders in both directions thereby eliminating as many variables as possible.

The Verdict:

The Buddy 170i got out to ...
  Topic: Des Moines Trailer Parking needed
pocphil

Replies: 2
Views: 591

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:58 pm   Subject: Des Moines Trailer Parking needed
I'm going to be doing some cross country scooter pick ups and deliveries and I need a spot to store my car-sized trailer.

We will be dropping the trailer this sunday Sep. 26th around 10AM.

We ...
  Topic: Skulls are so 2009...
pocphil

Replies: 23
Views: 2180

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:22 pm   Subject: Skulls are so 2009...
Icon - notorious for shifting gears and going from the "I like to ride my bike" marketing to the "I want to look like I've already died on my bike" marketing has decided to go all ...
  Topic: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
pocphil

Replies: 111
Views: 11901

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:34 pm   Subject: New SYM Fiddle clone from Lance Powersports???
I'm with Beeb 100% on this one. I'll beat SYM or Lance's reduced price on either of the 2 (red or green) Fiddle 125's I have left in my inventory. Seriously...if someone is interested in getting one.. ...
  Topic: Internet scooter purchases
pocphil

Replies: 52
Views: 4307

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:31 pm   Subject: Internet scooter purchases
Within the past 6 months or so MANY dealers have been dropped by their distributors. I can think of one here in Ohio who has been advertising VERY aggressively on Ebay and Craigs bikes WAY below msrp ...
  Topic: Fading paint already?
pocphil

Replies: 13
Views: 1281

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:10 pm   Subject: Fading paint already?
Today we had a customer bring in a tangerine '08 Buddy 125. This customer leaves the bike parked outside 24/7. I was able to discern a little fading between the headset top we removed and the replacem ...
  Topic: Kilts
pocphil

Replies: 36
Views: 3445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:06 pm   Subject: Kilts
"Redneck asshole throwing starbucks" So, he'd be a hipster-redneck-asshole?
  Topic: Genuine Price Cuts Coming
pocphil

Replies: 61
Views: 5231

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:01 pm   Subject: Genuine Price Cuts Coming
On the Blur: I've had 4 Blur SS 220i 's on my floor for nearly a month now...I love them and if you want to see a quickie video go here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaVl2tKiK8s

On the disc ...
  Topic: Kilts
pocphil

Replies: 36
Views: 3445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:13 pm   Subject: Kilts
I'm definitely in the "Stow and Go" camp. I've worn the kilt on a number of rides and the "Blow Up" factor is just too unmanageable on anything other than a full 9 yarder.

You ...
  Topic: Google Maps Street View I MADE IT ON!!!
pocphil

Replies: 92
Views: 19806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:31 am   Subject: Google Maps Street View I MADE IT ON!!!
I have no idea what happened there...love your avatar btw. Still can't get used to Dr. #11.


http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&q=18636+Detroit+Rd.+Lakewood,+OH&oe=UTF-8&ie=UT ...
  Topic: Fading paint already?
pocphil

Replies: 13
Views: 1281

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:56 am   Subject: Fading paint already?
I've got several customers with well over 20,000 miles on their '06 and '07 Buddy scooters and I can't say that I've noticed paint fade as dramatic as your image shows. Most of these are commuter scoo ...
  Topic: Cleveland Mods Vs Rockers this weekend!!!
pocphil

Replies: 1
Views: 579

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:41 am   Subject: Cleveland Mods Vs Rockers this weekend!!!
First Call for Mods Vs Rockers Cleveland this weekend.

http://www.modsvsrockerscle.com/


Friday Night:
Meet n' Greet at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W. 117TH ST, CLEVELAND, OH 44107


Saturday ...
  Topic: Google Maps Street View I MADE IT ON!!!
pocphil

Replies: 92
Views: 19806

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:34 am   Subject: Google Maps Street View I MADE IT ON!!!
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=1010+Lavaca+Street,+Austin,+TX&sll=47.618687,-122.34631&sspn=0.00286,0.004823&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1010+Lav ...
  Topic: Scooterist Killed in Cleveland Accident
pocphil

Replies: 6
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:17 am   Subject: Scooterist Killed in Cleveland Accident
Tim was a regular at the shop. From the first time we saw the NASCAR treatment on his brand new Stella we knew we had a guy who was up for a good time. I don't care how silly the ride, or what lame ex ...
  Topic: Geared Vespa Coming?
pocphil

Replies: 49
Views: 4837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:23 pm   Subject: Geared Vespa Coming?
I can't believe we're even speculating on this.

This is Piaggio we're talking about...

The MP3 Hybrid will be out next year! We heard that 5 years ago.

The GTS500 will be out next year! We ...
  Topic: liquid cooled, too much antifreeze?
pocphil

Replies: 8
Views: 2471

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:09 pm   Subject: liquid cooled, too much antifreeze?
There are two different types of cooling systems used on modern liquid cooled scooters.

Why is this important?

Most engines run best at around 200~240 degrees, but water boils at 212. Coolant a ...
  Topic: OMG- Need Advice- Dealership DUMPED my scooter!
pocphil

Replies: 54
Views: 3837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:01 pm   Subject: OMG- Need Advice- Dealership DUMPED my scooter!
Just be glad you weren't riding it when it happened. Scooter shop employees are exposed to way more risk than the average rider b/c of the amount of time we spend riding service bikes and bikes being ...
  Topic: Quick Test of the New Stella 4T
pocphil

Replies: 11
Views: 3787

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:11 am   Subject: Quick Test of the New Stella 4T
While down at the Cincinnati XYL Scooter rally we took some time on Sunday to test the new 4T Stella currently on display at Metro Scooters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Kkjf9zI98

http://ww ...
  Topic: Gremlin bells
pocphil

Replies: 31
Views: 2245

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:14 pm   Subject: Gremlin bells
Gremlin Bells - Lore created by farkle salesmen at m/c shows to sell cheap bells for $20 - Added stinger "more effective if you buy it for someone else".

The real deal - Gremlin Bells wer ...
  Topic: Has anyone run an air/fuel ratio meter on their Buddy??
pocphil

Replies: 25
Views: 3490

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:03 am   Subject: Has anyone run an air/fuel ratio meter on their Buddy??
I only use the probe O2 meter when we're on the dyno, for permanent installs we run EGT gauges. correctly installed you get a VERY fast response picture of what's going on with your mix, and keeping i ...
  Topic: cool military vintage 3 wheeler
pocphil

Replies: 39
Views: 2845

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:32 pm   Subject: cool military vintage 3 wheeler
10+ years ago you could buy a Ural (or a Dnepr) complete for under $5000 - They were cheap, in every sense of the word. The Dnepr factory locked their doors in Russia (Kiev Motorcycle Factory) in 2001 ...
  Topic: Stella 4T 2010 is GO! for CA
pocphil

Replies: 43
Views: 6327

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:47 pm   Subject: Stella 4T 2010 is GO! for CA
The Stella 4T's were on our 2010 Order sheet and it looks like availability will be in April.

I've ordered a pile of them. If they actually arrive in April it will be an absolute coup in the scoote ...
  Topic: Prima Brand White Wall Tires
pocphil

Replies: 21
Views: 3280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:34 pm   Subject: Prima Brand White Wall Tires
I incorrectly reported that these tires were made by Vee rubber, but I have it on good authority they're made specifically for Prima right down to them owning their own moldings/tooling. It's not unco ...
  Topic: Best Snow Tires for Winter?
pocphil

Replies: 29
Views: 6940

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:38 pm   Subject: Best Snow Tires for Winter?
No kidding! Hey, I did my part. Once you've been warned, if you wanna buy snow tires, a 5' tall windshield, or a sidecar and trailer for your buddy, it's on you. I found the more I tried to keep peop ...
  Topic: Best Snow Tires for Winter?
pocphil

Replies: 29
Views: 6940

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:16 pm   Subject: Best Snow Tires for Winter?
The 120/70x10 Snowtex does not fit on a buddy scooter. It rubs the swingarm pretty aggressively. The Schwalbe Weatherman 3.50x10 is the correct fit (available in whitewall too - special order) if you ...
  Topic: It's November - Time for the International Motorcycle Show!
pocphil

Replies: 31
Views: 2166

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:11 pm   Subject: It's November - Time for the International Motorcycle Show!
The Cleveland show is this weekend.

Kymco - No massive booth this year - see below
Piaggio/Guzzi/Aprilia/Vespa - out
BMW - out
Triumph - out (but they haven't shown up in years)

Kymco is pay ...
  Topic: BEWARE PM Spam!
pocphil

Replies: 56
Views: 3888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:41 pm   Subject: BEWARE PM Spam!
From: ModernLadyX
To: pocphil
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:37 am
Subject: Virus Alert!
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  Topic: Prima Brand White Wall Tires
pocphil

Replies: 21
Views: 3280

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:14 pm   Subject: Prima Brand White Wall Tires
The Prima sport whitewall appears to be made by Vee rubber, which has an excellent reputation for quality in the m/c world. I've got a set for my Stella, but I haven't mounted them up yet. I too ran C ...
  Topic: NBR: 5 Days of Storms Comin' to SoCal
pocphil

Replies: 33
Views: 1710

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:43 pm   Subject: NBR: 5 Days of Storms Comin' to SoCal
AAARGH - We had our January thaw - it was over 40 for a few days in a row. The lake thawed and it was cool to see the icebergs floating around out there. Of course it was still below freezing at nigh ...
  Topic: Dropped Buddy - Where to get parts?
pocphil

Replies: 3
Views: 706

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:21 pm   Subject: Dropped Buddy - Where to get parts?
Definitely go to your local dealer, if they're like us they'll have the body parts you need in ALL colors. If you get jammed up and need parts overnighted you can contact us, or Sportique in Denver. W ...
  Topic: P.O.C. Battery Seminar.
pocphil

Replies: 13
Views: 4294

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:08 pm   Subject: P.O.C. Battery Seminar.
Question we get a thousand times each spring "HEY...why did my nearly-new battery die over just one winter?".

Question we get each winter "What can I do to keep from buying ANOTHER ...
  Topic: Speedometer Thread
pocphil

Replies: 31
Views: 2398

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:35 am   Subject: Speedometer Thread
Ghetto Buddy is 73 mph GPS when indicated 80 on the speedo. With shinko whitewalls mounted.
  Topic: NBR MadAss Madness
pocphil

Replies: 6
Views: 1479

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:50 pm   Subject: NBR MadAss Madness
Phil & James have left Cleveland headed for Motorsport Scooters in San Diego where they'll start their cross-country odyssey on a SAchs MadAss 125. Keep track of their adventures on www.DrMadass.c ...
  Topic: Mad Ass 125
pocphil

Replies: 40
Views: 4081

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:16 pm   Subject: Mad Ass 125
We've been racking up some serious miles on our MadAss 125's around here.

I was also suspicious of the quality, we actually went down to Georgia and tried the bikes out first hand before signing o ...
  Topic: [NBR] HONDA SUPER MAGNA 700cc
pocphil

Replies: 10
Views: 1748

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:44 pm   Subject: [NBR] HONDA SUPER MAGNA 700cc
I've got one in my garage right now. I've owned 3 over the years.

The '88 model with the actual 750cc motor is a bit more desirable, but that's not taking anything away from the 700cc "tariff ...
  Topic: Monkey Bikes....
pocphil

Replies: 4
Views: 696

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:04 pm   Subject: Monkey Bikes....
Because I love all of you and want you to LAUGH!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Afz6oTHAbo&feature=related

The accelleration of that thing is remarkable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...
 
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