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  Topic: Weigh in on helmets!
ravenlore

Replies: 34
Views: 6197

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:51 pm   Subject: Weigh in on helmets!
By the way people think it's ludicrous when I tell them my helmet cost more than my scooter did. In fact all my safety gear I wear probably could buy me 2 or 3 used scooters.

HA!

I cant argue ...
  Topic: Kawasaki's making a Grom
ravenlore

Replies: 6
Views: 1580

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:54 am   Subject: Kawasaki's making a Grom
I am SERIOUSLY digging this trend of manufacturers sending their small bikes to the States. These are, imvho, ideal urban commuter bikes.

Edit: well, ideal within the motorcycle space. Obvs no mot ...
  Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
ravenlore

Replies: 49
Views: 6512

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:51 pm   Subject: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
$89.99 for Olympia gloves for a holiday gift for someone
  Topic: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
ravenlore

Replies: 49
Views: 6512

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:24 am   Subject: Ninth Annual SPEND-A-THON!!!!!!!
$69+tax for Corazzo Caldo gloves, because it just hasn't been quite cold enough to require the insulated Olympia gloves Very Happy
  Topic: Ooh, Genuine fills the gap left by the People 50!
ravenlore

Replies: 11
Views: 2367

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:41 pm   Subject: Ooh, Genuine fills the gap left by the People 50!
And Piaggio is bringing the Liberty (LT here in the States) back to the States with a new 150cc engine AND ABS brakes....

OOH, now THAT is news.
  Topic: Ooh, Genuine fills the gap left by the People 50!
ravenlore

Replies: 11
Views: 2367

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:38 pm   Subject: Ooh, Genuine fills the gap left by the People 50!
Check it out...big wheels.

http://scooterworkschicago.com/shop/genuine-scooter-company/venture/
  Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
ravenlore

Replies: 26
Views: 4953

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:07 pm   Subject: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
Which Sta-bil to add to non-oxy? Red or green (Marine). What's the difference?

Dude at the local shop told me to use green last year specifically because i use non-ox. i did, bike still runs. i d ...
  Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
ravenlore

Replies: 26
Views: 4953

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:43 pm   Subject: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
Heck, my ride is fuel injected, and I complete this ritual every year.

Just me, but if I owned a scoot with a carb I would drain the gas and get all I could out of the carb. I do this with my weed ...
  Topic: Genuine G400C
ravenlore

Replies: 487
Views: 68467

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:51 pm   Subject: Genuine G400C
YAAAAAAAASSSSSS.

This is the bike I would get if I ever went to a shifty. It's very simply perfect.
  Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
ravenlore

Replies: 26
Views: 4953

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:25 am   Subject: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
On the last day before it's forecast to snow and stay:
Go for a long long ride.
Pick up green Sta-bil along the way. (Substitute red Sta-bil if you don't use non-ox as described below)
Plan your ...
  Topic: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
ravenlore

Replies: 42
Views: 8682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:58 pm   Subject: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
Some of the specs are different than what was in the picture that was posted here earlier and some specs/descriptions look like they were copied from the regular Buddy 125. And the "sale" p ...
  Topic: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
ravenlore

Replies: 42
Views: 8682

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:41 pm   Subject: New Genuine Scooter Buddy Kick EFI
so somehow i managed to miss this thread til just now.

i'll second the request for a link, and therefore a source?
  Topic: MY GENUNIE BUDDY 125 DIES WHEN I HIT A BUMP
ravenlore

Replies: 4
Views: 972

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:59 pm   Subject: MY GENUNIE BUDDY 125 DIES WHEN I HIT A BUMP
Also check battery connections. i've had this happen to me. Over time the battery connection slowly works loose and suddenly you go over a sewer cover and the bike dies. Reboot is immediately successf ...
  Topic: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
ravenlore

Replies: 22
Views: 2910

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:28 pm   Subject: The Unintentional Absentee Landlord
Always take care of yourself first. Everything else can wait.

I hope you have things squared away to the point where you can enjoy life again.

Welcome back.

What he said.


We'll be here.
  Topic: 2012 Puma Cycles Valentine 150
ravenlore

Replies: 57
Views: 23420

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:17 pm   Subject: 2012 Puma Cycles Valentine 150
Necropost from 3 years ago resurrected by a first-time poster.


Yes, but they acknowledged they were posting to an old thread. And they added to the thread with their very on-topic experience.
...
  Topic: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
ravenlore

Replies: 39
Views: 5614

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:57 pm   Subject: 250cc or 300cc Scooter
I remember hearing about a Sym Fiddle III 200cc model last year, looks like everything the Kymco Like should have been. Haven't seen much since for the US market, I think it's been available in Europe ...
  Topic: Zheng Chinese scooters
ravenlore

Replies: 43
Views: 7596

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:12 pm   Subject: Zheng Chinese scooters
Chinascoots are gateway drugs.

I bought a 150cc Chinascoot in September of 2011. I bought a NOS 250cc Vespa six months later. Wink

I gave the Chinascoot to my sister. We found her a NOS 250cc Kym ...
  Topic: New and Scared
ravenlore

Replies: 40
Views: 17321

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:03 pm   Subject: New and Scared
Thanks for all the replies...



I have a very bright rain jacket, that is a great windbreaker as well. I wore it in the desert at night, walking back and forth from the campfires, and people alwa ...
  Topic: New and Scared
ravenlore

Replies: 40
Views: 17321

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:25 pm   Subject: New and Scared
Welcome!!!

I'm going to echo some of what's been said...with modification.

I think THIS CURRENT GIG/LOCATION is not conducive for learning to ride. I think you'll be fine and on a normal learnin ...
  Topic: Gender Poll
ravenlore

Replies: 53
Views: 6676

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:47 am   Subject: Gender Poll
Thanks, sunshinen, and everyone else, for your excellent posts on this matter. I simply don't think that the "SC" thread fits with the friendly, all-inclusive tone of the MB community. Like ...
  Topic: Genuine 300?
ravenlore

Replies: 16
Views: 2198

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:58 pm   Subject: Genuine 300?
would love to hear the story.

SYM Is coming out with a 200cc Fiddle 3 I believe....

Its time for Genuine to step up the game. The 170i is nice, but I'm just not feeling it. ( And yes I have s ...
  Topic: Genuine 300?
ravenlore

Replies: 16
Views: 2198

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:03 pm   Subject: Genuine 300?
I'm going to link to the previous thread about this. Not to be a snarky wiseass, but so i don't end up blathering stuff i've already blatherd.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28175 ...
  Topic: More criminals ride scooters than motorcycles
ravenlore

Replies: 10
Views: 1797

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:16 pm   Subject: More criminals ride scooters than motorcycles
I suspect those stats will vary wildly, state to state, depending on scooter/moped laws in each state. NC laws were pretty loose with that kind of thing.

Here in OH, all scooters must be titled an ...
  Topic: considering buying a scooter-help me decide :)
ravenlore

Replies: 36
Views: 3409

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:20 pm   Subject: considering buying a scooter-help me decide :)
...


3) am I prepared to buy far too much scooter gear in order to be a) safe, b) comfortable, and c) look good?

...




Truer words were never spoken/typed.
  Topic: That's twice in 3 weeks
ravenlore

Replies: 9
Views: 1875

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:18 pm   Subject: That's twice in 3 weeks
better than the scoot being taken I guess!

I wonder if it's just people being jerks, or if they have a purpose?

You can run a cable lock through if you want a little extra security. won't help ...
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
ravenlore

Replies: 23
Views: 2913

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: post reply
I second Denver. All of what Skully said plus two huge 4-day rallies each summer. Well over 100 scooters on some of the rides.

Which you somehow enjoy despite the fact that you don't drink. Ma ...
  Topic: How does your town rate for scooting?
ravenlore

Replies: 23
Views: 2913

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:30 am   Subject: Re: How does your town rate for scooting?
How would you rate your town or city for scooter riding?
Are there interesting places to ride and explore?
Is there a "scooter culture" or places riders may congregate?
Are there scooter ...
  Topic: Whipping it...
ravenlore

Replies: 9
Views: 1649

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:02 am   Subject: Whipping it...
Did you wear a flowerpot as a helmet? Wink
  Topic: No oil=sad buddy
ravenlore

Replies: 25
Views: 2086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:22 pm   Subject: No oil=sad buddy
Sadly they have done me wrong, along with several others in my circle. I'm not sure who is still there though...

I'll just do the basics myself. I have most of the tools now and some friends to s ...
  Topic: No oil=sad buddy
ravenlore

Replies: 25
Views: 2086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:47 pm   Subject: No oil=sad buddy
Psst....Scooter Lab has never done us wrong.

/Jus' sayin'
  Topic: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
ravenlore

Replies: 18
Views: 1888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:01 pm   Subject: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
I like the ride reports on MV. Its a bit like ADVrider for scooters.
I don't see myself ever buying a Vespa.

The ONLY reason I have one is because the TGB Bellavita isn't sold in the US.

And b ...
  Topic: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
ravenlore

Replies: 18
Views: 1888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:25 am   Subject: Eric, know what's going on over at the sister station?
I noticed it down before 10am ct friday. While i always have both sites open in tabs (not joking, there are tabs for MV and MB on home laptop, work laptop mobile phone and tablet) i'm more active over ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:13 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
This year's first award goes to

ravenlore

"BEST SCOOTER ACCESSORY"

image clipped out

How can you beat Antlers and Reins???!!!

Well, i did add another accessory for Christmas E ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:39 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
$300 for Kevlar fabric.
  Topic: The Hooligan
ravenlore

Replies: 9
Views: 1604

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:56 pm   Subject: The Hooligan
I just saw a Hooligan this past weekend. Size-wise I'm impressed. didn't ride it (too cold), but if the performance is good this may turn into a second scoot.

I test-rode one this past summer. I ...
  Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you all a joyous holiday!
ravenlore

Replies: 12
Views: 1844

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:21 pm   Subject: Philip McCaleb wishes you all a joyous holiday!
Happy Holidays to you Phil!

I hope your new chapter is a good one!
  Topic: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
ravenlore

Replies: 38
Views: 4042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:00 pm   Subject: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
I'm still waiting on the Stella 200.

I've said it before and I'll say it again; an automatic Stella 200- as far as I'm concerned- WOULD be the Genuine Cruiser. Ok, maybe not, but it would be a good ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:15 am   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
The antlers and reins are definitely in! That looks great! I bet everyone smiles as you scoot by!

Just needs a red nose! Mr. Green

I got some smiles at Target Smile

But of course, fifty degr ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:20 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Gas $3.45

Antlers and reins $3
  Topic: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
ravenlore

Replies: 5
Views: 1507

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:10 am   Subject: [NBR] Madass on a rollercoaster
What The? Wha?
  Topic: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
ravenlore

Replies: 38
Views: 4042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:34 pm   Subject: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
There is NO WAY that Piaggio would let Genuine import a scooter with one of their (Piaggio) engines in it....
And that's the answer to my question, "Why the Hell Not?"


Indeed.

Piagg ...
  Topic: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
ravenlore

Replies: 38
Views: 4042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:04 pm   Subject: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
That is the thing. Genuine doesn't make any scooters. They just brand and distribute them.


That's why hooking up with Scomadi would be so awesome. Like the dude says in the Op-Ed I linked above, ...
  Topic: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
ravenlore

Replies: 38
Views: 4042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:48 pm   Subject: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
Too bad they couldn't hook up with Scomadi.

Presto, instant Genuine Cruiser.
I don't know where that rumor started but sign me up. Smile

It's not a rumor, just an opinion.

a couple opinions, a ...
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:36 am   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
$275 on gifts that i'm not disclosing just in case the recipient finally decides to join the site.

And $40 on ScootrLogic saddlebags...but i'm going to have to put felt or fleece on them or somethi ...
  Topic: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
ravenlore

Replies: 38
Views: 4042

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:26 am   Subject: Odds of Genuine offering a 300cc scoot
Too bad they couldn't hook up with Scomadi.

Presto, instant Genuine Cruiser.
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:05 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
Pink valve caps: $5.42
Jumpstarter/air compressor: $79
Gogo Gear Leggings and Hoodie: $318

I technically paid for the Gogo stuff too early, but both were limited time preorders that I didn't hav ...
  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
ravenlore

Replies: 57
Views: 14094

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:27 pm   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
Shocked Oh NO.

Thoughts for her family and friends.





She truly added to this site with every post.
  Topic: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
ravenlore

Replies: 65
Views: 9162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:19 pm   Subject: Eighth Annual SPEND-A-THON
It doesn't count, because I got them last week...but I can't help but share my joy that they FIT!!!

http://www.compacc.com/p/forma-ivory-waterproof-womens-touring-boots

(they were actually purch ...
  Topic: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
ravenlore

Replies: 14
Views: 2732

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:21 am   Subject: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
I think I'll skip the leggings but the Kevlar hoodie sounds like a cool idea. Does anybody have any feedback on their products? They aren't cheap but nothing that is good is.

Edit-Oh yeah, welcome ...
  Topic: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies
ravenlore

Replies: 14
Views: 2732

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:56 am   Subject: GoGo Gear leggings and colorful hoodies


TL:DR
I'm so fricking excited, y'all.


As am I. But you had probably figured that out already.


(seriously, i'm trying on boots next week specifically to wear with skirts and these legg ...
 
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