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  Topic: My first ever crash, help diagnosing damage?
redcass

Replies: 8
Views: 2082

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:01 pm   Subject: My first ever crash, help diagnosing damage?
No, just laid it down on the road, and the bike slid for a little while, as I rolled ahead of it.

The headlight housing is broken, that seemed to be the brunt of the impact.
  Topic: My first ever crash, help diagnosing damage?
redcass

Replies: 8
Views: 2082

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:54 pm   Subject: My first ever crash, help diagnosing damage?
Had my first crash yesterday (damnit). I'm okay, except bruises, but the shop tells me I need a new front wheel and fork and headlight housing. First question: I didn't see any damage to the wheel or ...
  Topic: Philadelphia Scooter and MC parking REVOLUTION
redcass

Replies: 2
Views: 933

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:58 pm   Subject: Philadelphia Scooter and MC parking REVOLUTION
Hello! If you live in or near Philadelphia and ride your scooter and/or MC in the city, the recent PPA actions have likely made your life more difficult. If you are like me, and want to see FAIR and ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:06 am   Subject: treadless tire? oops
Totally!
I just went on a ride today

Gotta love Coal Creek Cyn Rd - my brother lives way up at the top, just over the line into (nominal) Bolder...

STOP IT!!!! I MEAN IT!!!!
I'm jealous enoug ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:08 pm   Subject: Re: treadless tire? oops
realized the middle 2 inches or so has no tread left.
You need to turn more, to even out the wear pattern. Laughing

DUDE!!!! That is so right! If I keep going around in circles, I'll probably be ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 pm   Subject: treadless tire? oops
I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.


You don't look like Frank Razz

Nice. Wink
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:14 pm   Subject: treadless tire? oops
The 100/90 10's tend to be just a little wider than the 3.5X10's.
I dunno, just makes me feel better having a little more "rubber on the road".
I think they look better being a little wide ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:07 pm   Subject: treadless tire? oops
The 100/90 10's tend to be just a little wider than the 3.5X10's.
I dunno, just makes me feel better having a little more "rubber on the road".
I think they look better being a little wide ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:51 pm   Subject: treadless tire? oops
Yikes! Be careful!
I now stick with the Michelin S1's because they come in 100/90X10 which I prefer over the 3.5X10 size tires

Thanks! Why do you prefer that size? Are they easier to fit? I'm ...
  Topic: treadless tire? oops
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1527

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:19 pm   Subject: treadless tire? oops
I have no good excuse...but in my defense, my beloved Buddy was running just fine for so long....

I've been feeling swervy in the past couple weeks, and finally looked at my rear tire--realized the ...
  Topic: Helmet Hook?
redcass

Replies: 35
Views: 4662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:11 pm   Subject: Helmet Hook?
My complaint about these are that it's hard to ride with the helmet hanging on the peg - it gets in the way of my leg.

Yeah - it's Buddy's way of saying "wear your helmet"


Other uses ...
  Topic: Helmet Hook?
redcass

Replies: 35
Views: 4662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:20 am   Subject: Helmet Hook?
My complaint about these are that it's hard to ride with the helmet hanging on the peg - it gets in the way of my leg.

Yeah - it's Buddy's way of saying "wear your helmet"


Other uses ...
  Topic: Helmet Hook?
redcass

Replies: 35
Views: 4662

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:25 pm   Subject: Helmet Hook?
My complaint about these are that it's hard to ride with the helmet hanging on the peg - it gets in the way of my leg.

Yeah - it's Buddy's way of saying "wear your helmet"


Other uses ...
  Topic: Time for a new rear tire...
redcass

Replies: 39
Views: 5831

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:22 pm   Subject: Time for a new rear tire...
I don't think anyone is getting much more than 4800 out of the Prima whitewalls.

I hated the ones that came with my Italia.

But admittedly, I don't get the appeal. I think they look cheap.

( ...
  Topic: just ordered a Cheeky Seats cover for my buddy...
redcass

Replies: 20
Views: 3358

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:18 pm   Subject: just ordered a Cheeky Seats cover for my buddy...
Thanks for this thread! (I haven't been back to MB in a while...)

I was totally looking into getting my Italia (125cc, apparently I'm old school) seat done at an upholstery shop in town.

But so ...
  Topic: Speedometer Thread
redcass

Replies: 31
Views: 2434

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:52 pm   Subject: Speedometer Thread
I think they explained the "why" pretty clearly. They calibrate the speedometer to read high because they have read studies that show that it leads to fewer accidents. You disagree with th ...
  Topic: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
redcass

Replies: 136
Views: 30433

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:54 pm   Subject: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
redcass,

Genuine ran an advertisement in the most recent edition of Scoot Magazine with pictures of Genuine scooter owners. In Genuine’s ad was that your picture with your Buddy Italia?

yep, tha ...
  Topic: The Modern Buddy Cards
redcass

Replies: 39
Views: 3823

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:34 pm   Subject: The Modern Buddy Cards
I'd also like to get my hands on that pdf if you find it, eric.
  Topic: I'm officially a winter rider
redcass

Replies: 7
Views: 1169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:02 pm   Subject: I'm officially a winter rider
My girlfriend threatened to beat up a security guard at her work because he was giving her crap about parking her Scarabeo in the parking deck. She went all Barracuda on his butt. Now she can not only ...
  Topic: I'm officially a winter rider
redcass

Replies: 7
Views: 1169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:20 pm   Subject: I'm officially a winter rider
I'd love to ride right now, our hi temps are above freezing for the first time in weeks!
But our 2-wheeler lot is where they dumped all the snow, so there's no place to park! Shocked
What's stoppi ...
  Topic: How Long?
redcass

Replies: 12
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:19 pm   Subject: How Long?
You all are selling me on the Aprilia. And I even found a dealer <1hr away!

neato.
  Topic: women who commute on their scooter: what to wear?
redcass

Replies: 27
Views: 5391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:29 am   Subject: women who commute on their scooter: what to wear?
If I'm going to wear a skirt, I pack it with me. I leave a few pairs of work shoes in my office, and always wear trouser socks/tights/pantyhose under my jeans. If it's a hot day, and I know I'll swe ...
  Topic: I'm officially a winter rider
redcass

Replies: 7
Views: 1169

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:19 am   Subject: I'm officially a winter rider
I'd love to ride right now, our hi temps are above freezing for the first time in weeks!

But our 2-wheeler lot is where they dumped all the snow, so there's no place to park! Shocked
  Topic: How Long?
redcass

Replies: 12
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:13 am   Subject: How Long?
Gosh, I just am not in love with the MP3, it looks too much like snowmobile-meets-ATV. However, my hwy scooter scoot-dream IS a Piaggio--a BV tourer 500.

That said, I can comfortably hold my own o ...
  Topic: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
redcass

Replies: 136
Views: 30433

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:29 pm   Subject: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
When was that? Had to be a little while ago cuz it's snowing now right?! At least not spaghetti-strap weather for sure! Razz

Yes, that was a summer trip. Very Happy
  Topic: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
redcass

Replies: 136
Views: 30433

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:53 pm   Subject: Italia Owners Club ~ The IOC
These photos are in Bloomington, IN. I drove my Italia from Bloomington IL to Bloomington IN with all my gear for a 10-day workshop.
  Topic: Serious respect for those of you who ride in the cold
redcass

Replies: 43
Views: 2275

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:39 pm   Subject: Serious respect for those of you who ride in the cold
I'm still trying to get heated gear to work without killing my battery. I'm building a battery pack outa an old jump box, we'll see how long that keeps my gear toasty.

Hey--let us know how that goe ...
  Topic: Reflections on 5 months with scooter as sole transport
redcass

Replies: 17
Views: 2236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:19 pm   Subject: Reflections on 5 months with scooter as sole transport
Yeah, I should get a shot all geared up with snow on the ground. But, it's cold ya know? Smile
  Topic: MB Scooterist New Year Resolutions
redcass

Replies: 46
Views: 2915

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:48 pm   Subject: MB Scooterist New Year Resolutions
1. Drive my scooter even more, like for errands when I usually take the car.
2. Take a camping trip with my scooter.
3. Take a long scooter trip (at least 150-200 miles away).
  Topic: Reflections on 5 months with scooter as sole transport
redcass

Replies: 17
Views: 2236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:39 pm   Subject: Reflections on 5 months with scooter as sole transport
I've recently returned home to Illinois after my sabbatical in Ithaca NY. Now it's 2 degrees outside, and my beloved scooter is plugged in to the tender in my garage.

I didn't have a car in Ithaca ...
  Topic: Love from, and to, Genuine (and me)
redcass

Replies: 12
Views: 1468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:06 pm   Subject: Love from, and to, Genuine (and me)
Sure is way cool for Genuine to do this for us! (And I'm tickled to be in the ad.)

This is a fabulous forum, particularly for newbies.

W00t!
  Topic: Battery
redcass

Replies: 6
Views: 1194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:36 pm   Subject: Battery
I'm not close to a dealer, unfortunately. And I had a heck of a time finding something. After much searching, I got a square nut and accompanying bolt at Agway. Not a perfect fit, but it's okay for ...
  Topic: Battery
redcass

Replies: 6
Views: 1194

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:55 pm   Subject: Battery
One of the little nuts has fallen out. Any quick fixes?
  Topic: I passed!!
redcass

Replies: 14
Views: 1145

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:18 pm   Subject: I passed!!
Congratulations! Clap
  Topic: lovely neighbor-beeoch!
redcass

Replies: 15
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:53 pm   Subject: lovely neighbor-beeoch!
Well obviously, its not the BUDDY she needs to walk around, but the enormous bubble of AWESOME it exudes. That could be quite an inconvienience to get around in any parking garage.

ROFL ROFL ...
  Topic: Let's Ride Naked!! (warning, graphic nudity inside)
redcass

Replies: 33
Views: 3423

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:19 pm   Subject: Let's Ride Naked!! (warning, graphic nudity inside)
That looks fantastic. I'd make one suggestion, new grips. I've had "ProGrips" on both my Buddy and my Blur and they feel a ton better than the stock. Plus, the dye from the leather in your g ...
  Topic: Good reading for scooterists
redcass

Replies: 8
Views: 1033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:59 pm   Subject: Re: Good reading for scooterists
http://www.motorcyclebasics.com/blind-spots.html

love your photo, Dave.
  Topic: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
redcass

Replies: 2390
Views: 180641

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:58 pm   Subject: Buddy sightings in YOUR area!
Red 125 on Cayuga in Ithaca, Saturday evening.

I ran up to meet the driver--my first sighting here! Asked if she was on MB, suggested she joined. You here yet???

RedCass
  Topic: Deer Hazards
redcass

Replies: 20
Views: 1117

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:53 pm   Subject: Deer Hazards
Hmmm, I wonder if they make something that you could put on your bike. IE a noise maker, or some kind of detector. I don't think I'm in any threat in Long Beach, but hey.

Yeah, this reminds me of ...
  Topic: thoughts on scooter theft (directors cut, aka long)
redcass

Replies: 80
Views: 35812

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:27 pm   Subject: thoughts on scooter theft (directors cut, aka long)
The Spring is held on by one bolt. We've seen a lot more prepared theif around Richmond. If they case your scooter, they'll find out what size the bolt is and be prepared the next time they come.

...
  Topic: thoughts on scooter theft (directors cut, aka long)
redcass

Replies: 80
Views: 35812

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:39 pm   Subject: thoughts on scooter theft (directors cut, aka long)
I've had my scooter for 2 yrs, and when I use my chain lock I put it around here (see photo). It's worked so far, but does anybody see any issues with this?

Thanks!
  Topic: using front rack
redcass

Replies: 20
Views: 1398

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:25 pm   Subject: using front rack
To continue with this thread...I'm thinking about getting a front rack.

I have a Givi for my back rack, so for anything too wide, I need to bungee it over my seat. I'd like to not do that, hence t ...
  Topic: Arrivederci Italia :(
redcass

Replies: 13
Views: 1210

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:11 pm   Subject: Arrivederci Italia :(
Aw, how sad! But life just happens sometimes....
  Topic: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
redcass

Replies: 18
Views: 1462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: DON'T RIDE IT
pay to have a scooter dealer change the oil so they are responsible if it falls out.

Sure, if you have a dealer in driving distance.

And, having a dealer do the oil change (in a town over an hou ...
  Topic: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
redcass

Replies: 18
Views: 1462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:49 pm   Subject: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
But I put so much work into it: the sounds of sizzling flesh, a cranium rebounding off the handlebars into a Honda Odyssey, all topped off with the stringing together of 50 or so choice expletives as ...
  Topic: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
redcass

Replies: 18
Views: 1462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:01 am   Subject: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
If you thought that was brilliant, tune in for my next weekly tip: "Locating hot exhaust pipes in zero visibility conditions".


last time I give you a compliment, Charlie
Razz
  Topic: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
redcass

Replies: 18
Views: 1462

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:37 pm   Subject: please help! can't tighten gear oil bolt
I don't know what the recommended setting for the gear oil drain bolt is in the Buddy and I tend not to trust the numbers given in the service/maintenance manuals for my Blur.

You can get round th ...
  Topic: Bella my new love
redcass

Replies: 16
Views: 1990

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:19 pm   Subject: Re: Bella my new love
Hi everyone I sold my truck and just bought my first scooter, the '09 Italia, and here's a pic of me and Bella. I will be giving her many new accessories in the coming months, but right now she is a ...
  Topic: Woohoo! Back from a very wet 2-wheeled camping trip
redcass

Replies: 8
Views: 918

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:16 pm   Subject: Re: Woohoo! Back from a very wet 2-wheeled camping trip
the guy was all over the BMW and was a little look-down-the-nose at my scoot until I pointed out to him that I'm carrying more crap and doing it with only 150ccs.

in spite of everyone teasing me ab ...
  Topic: Love my new Zippys
redcass

Replies: 40
Views: 2247

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:12 pm   Subject: Love my new Zippys
so here's what my shop knows about me: I love my scooter. It's my only means of transport and I'm on a budget but need my scooter to be kept on the road and safely.

I'm clocking 1.1k a month on ave ...
 
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