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  Topic: went on the 101 (SF)
schlagle

Replies: 9
Views: 1026

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:35 am   Subject: went on the 101 (SF)
I hit a pothole on 80 doing about 75 mph on my mp3. The hit was so hard it knocked my gps HOLDER out of it's mounting sockets. Thank god the power cable kept it on board.

Some potholes are just goi ...
  Topic: Waiting and waiting at traffic lights ...
schlagle

Replies: 24
Views: 1849

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:38 am   Subject: Waiting and waiting at traffic lights ...
My MSF teacher told me that in CA it was lagal to run them after two full cycles (every other directions goes twice) had passed and you had not gotten the green light.

I have scoured the vehicle co ...
  Topic: Rear Wheel Spins When Starting?
schlagle

Replies: 10
Views: 1906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:32 am   Subject: Rear Wheel Spins When Starting?
I grab the rear brake just before I take it off the rear stand. I don't want to run the risk of the wheel catching and throwing me off balance when it comes down.

But that's just me being overly ca ...
  Topic: Piaggio MP3
schlagle

Replies: 19
Views: 1381

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:00 pm   Subject: Piaggio MP3
I got my MP3 500 shortly after we bought my wife's buddy. The buddy is still first choice for quick trips around town. Longer rides or two up the MP3 is the way to go.

LIke everyone says, it rides ...
  Topic: Knee protection--who's got what?
schlagle

Replies: 34
Views: 2888

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:05 pm   Subject: Knee protection--who's got what?
I wear these:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/1/40/2674/ITEM/Firstgear-HT-20-Overpants.aspx

I would say they are the bare minimum in knee protection tho. Just a bit of padding, no real ar ...
  Topic: SO F***N' HEATED RIGHT NOW!!
schlagle

Replies: 38
Views: 3323

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:01 pm   Subject: SO F***N' HEATED RIGHT NOW!!
No I didn't misread a thing - I know someone else kicked the scooter into the car. It does not matter how his scooter hit the car. Comparing using my helmet to hit someone is ridiculous.

His/her sc ...
  Topic: I am so heated right now re: Denver fatal crash
schlagle

Replies: 45
Views: 2793

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:51 am   Subject: I am so heated right now re: Denver fatal crash
Has the entire nation forgotten that the word 'Limit' means highest extent? Our society has somehow gotten it into their heads that the 'Speed Limit' is the minimum speed to travel at.

I don't t ...
  Topic: Remember when...
schlagle

Replies: 9
Views: 956

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:45 pm   Subject: Remember when...
I remember when I could read every new post for the entire day in one sitting. Not I'm lucky to get through a couple of threads. And that was only a few months ago!

Congrats to ericalm for the succ ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
schlagle

Replies: 1282
Views: 104549

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:07 am   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
I love it! Great photo. IT captures a lot about the whole scootering experience. Now I have to try to get this one. If only I had a friend.....
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
schlagle

Replies: 1282
Views: 104549

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:47 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
I might have to go and get this one. Hopefully I'll have time today. Can't let the game die Very Happy
  Topic: Do you protect your hearing while riding?
schlagle

Replies: 21
Views: 1159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:28 pm   Subject: Do you protect your hearing while riding?
Yes earbuds are illegal here in CA. As for safety, I wouldn't recommend wearing them at low speed because you can still here things and that is a safety factor. But at highway speeds you're not going ...
  Topic: [WOT] - mp3 player suggestions
schlagle

Replies: 27
Views: 1917

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:22 pm   Subject: [WOT] - mp3 player suggestions
Yikes! A device that does only ONE thing?!? That's sooooo 20th century

A device that does onlly one thing usuallly does that one thing better then an all-in-one device. See any mutlifuntion printer ...
  Topic: Do you protect your hearing while riding?
schlagle

Replies: 21
Views: 1159

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:55 pm   Subject: Do you protect your hearing while riding?
I would HIGHLY recommend noise protection for any sustained high speed riding. You will damge your hearing with prolonged exposure to loud noise.

I personally use these plugged into my mp3 player, ...
  Topic: [WOT] - mp3 player suggestions
schlagle

Replies: 27
Views: 1917

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:53 pm   Subject: [WOT] - mp3 player suggestions
Yikes! A device that does only ONE thing?!? That's sooooo 20th century
  Topic: Unsatisfactory experience with genuine
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:31 am   Subject: Unsatisfactory experience with genuine
Thanks for clarifying rickko. I didn't know they had other issues that contributed to the problem. But the boom is also clearly contributing to the problem.

Just be glad you don't own an italian bi ...
  Topic: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:42 am   Subject: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
Well, the wife is either playing really coy (she's been known to do that) or i'm pronouncing it wrong. She just looks at me like i'm a moron. And not the normal moron look she gives me Very Happy
  Topic: What gloves do you wear, or do you?
schlagle

Replies: 52
Views: 3650

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:38 am   Subject: What gloves do you wear, or do you?
I use Held Air in the summer and have yet to find a winter glove because I haven't needed any yet.

And +1 to everyone who points out how important gloves are. It's not only artistic types who fear ...
  Topic: Unsatisfactory experience with genuine
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:27 am   Subject: Re: Genuine Buddy parts availablity; my pet peeve!

Don't be so cavalier in writing off the parts problem as a 'boom' issue. Philip said he was gearing up almost a year ago but seemingly that's not been the priority he made it appear in his message. ...
  Topic: NBR: Leeroy goes down @ the track (PIX!)
schlagle

Replies: 31
Views: 1728

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:09 am   Subject: NBR: Leeroy goes down @ the track (PIX!)
Oh man. Glad you're ok. Guess you're going for the sympathy vote in the avatar contest now right? Razz

Your shoulder pic is great. I've been trying to explain to my wife that you CAN get road rash ...
  Topic: Unsatisfactory experience with genuine
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:02 am   Subject: Unsatisfactory experience with genuine
It's not only parts that are back ordered. Scooters are too. They're just really popular. Everybody wants one and everybody wants parts.

Sucks yes, but it's only temporary. And just think about all ...
  Topic: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:35 am   Subject: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
Thanks! I'll let you know how much trouble I get in. And I'll keep your name out of it. Very Happy
  Topic: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:17 am   Subject: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
Yes! I'm gonna try it out tonight. Can you give me some context for it? Is it Mandarin or Taiwanese?

And don't get me started on the whole Taiwan and One China policy. It's forbidden to talk about ...
  Topic: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 921

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:56 am   Subject: NSR: Taiwan Olympic Flag
I was watching the opening ceremonies with my wife and her 2 friends, all of which are Taiwanese. It was not a pretty sight when that flag popped onto the screen.

I don't know any Taiwanese or Mand ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
schlagle

Replies: 1282
Views: 104549

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:28 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
That's what I like about this specific game. Rural buddies can play too.
  Topic: The Sweet Spot
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1209

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:30 am   Subject: The Sweet Spot
All bikes, actually all vehicles, have a vibration speed. It's usually a narrow band of speed where everything just kinda resonates throughout the whole vehicle. Just avoid that speed or you could sta ...
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
schlagle

Replies: 1282
Views: 104549

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:13 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Scoot with Bar, sign and Motorcycle


Very clever how you got the motorcycle in there.
  Topic: WorldWide Scooter Tag
schlagle

Replies: 1282
Views: 104549

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:59 pm   Subject: WorldWide Scooter Tag
Great job getting this started 7eregrine. This should be really fun. Gives me a chance to play with my wife's buddy since I can do local stuff. The scooter tag games I play in require 50 mile round tr ...
  Topic: Any Buddies Play Tag?
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:38 am   Subject: Any Buddies Play Tag?
I don't post a whole lot to this forum these days, but I've really gotten to LOVE the scavenger hunt. It's what keeps me coming back, constantly checking for other people's pics. It's fun because I've ...
  Topic: Any Buddies Play Tag?
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:56 pm   Subject: Any Buddies Play Tag?
Can anyone think of a way to remove those regional limits? Without it just turning into another "Here's a pic of my Bud" thread?

MikieTaps up above did. I think it's a great idea. It co ...
  Topic: Any Buddies Play Tag?
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:32 pm   Subject: Any Buddies Play Tag?
Scavenger Hunt going on in the

Cool! I had no idea. Learn something new every day Very Happy
  Topic: Any Buddies Play Tag?
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1120

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:19 pm   Subject: Any Buddies Play Tag?
I was wondering how many of you here participate in scooter tag.

If you don't know what that is you can browse this link:

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic24282

Basically you try to find ...
  Topic: Handheld GPS
schlagle

Replies: 20
Views: 1212

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:23 am   Subject: Handheld GPS
I mounted my Garmin Nuvi 200 to a handmade bracket that attached to the mirror posts on my wife's Buddy.

Very handy just having the visual indicators for direction.

My mount required me to dest ...
  Topic: Full face flip up helmet with glasses
schlagle

Replies: 15
Views: 1404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:18 am   Subject: Full face flip up helmet with glasses
I'm very sensitive to bright light so I wear sunglasses almost religiously. My Nolan N102 modular allows me to wear them without taking them on and off when I flip up or remove the helmet.

On the e ...
  Topic: [NSR] Cowboy Bebop Live Action Movie!
schlagle

Replies: 7
Views: 666

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:00 am   Subject: [NSR] Cowboy Bebop Live Action Movie!
wow, you two aren't filling me with a lot of confidence about this project with all your facts and stuff Wink

I honestly think it will blow. The track record for these things just isn't promisi ...
  Topic: Helmet Skinz...........interesting
schlagle

Replies: 11
Views: 795

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:36 pm   Subject: Helmet Skinz...........interesting
Good grief! It takes 17.431 clicks to get to the darn things.
  Topic: Helmet Skinz...........interesting
schlagle

Replies: 11
Views: 795

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:34 pm   Subject: Helmet Skinz...........interesting
Nice catch! I think I might try one. I like to change things up, but I already have 3 helmets. If I buy anymore my wife will kill me, so this is a good solution.
  Topic: Bugs in face - Myth?
schlagle

Replies: 44
Views: 1845

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:57 pm   Subject: Bugs in face - Myth?
I took a bee head on at 70mph once. It hit me right below my eye (open faced helmet). The pain was excruciating, I instantly could not see out of the eye since it was watering like crazy and quickly s ...
  Topic: Wife wears a skirt
schlagle

Replies: 33
Views: 2076

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:40 am   Subject: Wife wears a skirt
My wife just wears this with her dresses/skirts. It provides protection and keeps the wind and eyeballs from between her legs.

http://corazzo.net/?q=node/191
  Topic: [NSR] Cowboy Bebop Live Action Movie!
schlagle

Replies: 7
Views: 666

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:22 am   Subject: [NSR] Cowboy Bebop Live Action Movie!
Please, please, please let them not screw this up.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/22/fox-developing-cowboy-bebop-live-action-feature-film/
  Topic: Fess Up. How many?
schlagle

Replies: 79
Views: 4523

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:55 pm   Subject: Fess Up. How many?
2

mandarine Buddy 125 for the wife
MP3 500 for me
  Topic: Kevlar jeans-protect knees and behind better
schlagle

Replies: 7
Views: 784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:59 am   Subject: Kevlar jeans-protect knees and behind better
on the plus side the kevlar may help with the bullets flying around the bay area here lately Shocked
  Topic: My buddy is great but.....
schlagle

Replies: 27
Views: 1636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:51 pm   Subject: My buddy is great but.....
schlagle: I've really never understood people wanting to touch tattoos. People have asked me several times to touch mine. They feel like the rest of your skin after healing, and heck if I'm letting yo ...
  Topic: My buddy is great but.....
schlagle

Replies: 27
Views: 1636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:50 pm   Subject: My buddy is great but.....
Maybe we should start a "Dear MikieTaps..." forum that resembles those ridiculous stories from the adult mags. Er.. uh.. at least I hear they are ridiculous. Wouldn't know myself, yeah, that ...
  Topic: My buddy is great but.....
schlagle

Replies: 27
Views: 1636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:45 pm   Subject: My buddy is great but.....
Don't tell my wife, but ink on a woman is HOT HOT HOT! The more the better. Nice work pdxer.

And, am I the only one that wants to touch tattoos? I know it sounds weird because they're really not ta ...
  Topic: Kevlar jeans-protect knees and behind better
schlagle

Replies: 7
Views: 784

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:37 pm   Subject: Kevlar jeans-protect knees and behind better
These protect ONLY from abrasion or road rash. If you're serious about protection consider something with armor for the knees and hips in addition to abrasion resistance.

That being said, I've been ...
  Topic: crazy use of a scoot!!!
schlagle

Replies: 14
Views: 966

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:10 pm   Subject: crazy use of a scoot!!!
Wow, visiting Taiwan every year I have seen some wild scooter things. This tops them all! AND he has a flat tire!
  Topic: Don't be dumb like me when walking your scooter, could hurt
schlagle

Replies: 20
Views: 1254

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:49 pm   Subject: Don't be dumb like me when walking your scooter, could hurt
You also have to watch out for the flesh burning tail pipe when walking a bike. I've got a few scars from my younger days when I'd try to squeeze it into a tight spot. I hate the smell of burning fles ...
  Topic: teenager on a cell phone
schlagle

Replies: 22
Views: 1287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:52 am   Subject: teenager on a cell phone
k1dude... Shocked Those are the kind of days I just tell myself "abort" and go home. Good to hear you're unscathed.

I have to agree wholeheartedly here. I'm glad you're safe, and was sma ...
  Topic: Bay to Tahoe ride
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 711

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:18 am   Subject: Bay to Tahoe ride
Thanks for completely clearing that up Alix. I should have asked you earlier. I've been following your travels but it never occurred to me to ask you about this. Sometimes the path is right in front o ...
  Topic: Bay to Tahoe ride
schlagle

Replies: 13
Views: 711

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:19 pm   Subject: Bay to Tahoe ride
Lucky was talking about vintage oil burners. "Modern" engines are jetted so lean that I doubt a rejet is in order. Last year Binh rode his 50cc Honda Metropolitan up from San Jose. I was imp ...
 
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