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  Topic: Scooter dreams
tbonestone

Replies: 44
Views: 2661

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:34 pm   Subject: Scooter dreams
Do nightmares count? Stella had motor troubles in real life. My dream was a lift i n the ER she flat lined and bled out 2t all over me!
  Topic: Service in the Denver area?
tbonestone

Replies: 3
Views: 636

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:38 pm   Subject: Service in the Denver area?
I know in denver there is some company (not sportique) that does mobile service, if they can mount tires I don't know. Check craigslist, I think they advertise there.
  Topic: Tee Hee ;~)
tbonestone

Replies: 23
Views: 1236

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:51 am   Subject: Tee Hee ;~)
I only pull that trick with friends.
  Topic: Ride Leaders: Your Opinions, Please
tbonestone

Replies: 19
Views: 1628

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:19 pm   Subject: Ride Leaders: Your Opinions, Please
Never bag on a ride when there are riders willing to ride. I agree to be polite to the 50cc rider asking them not to attend. I've lead a bunch of rides, was a traffic blocker on other rides, and just ...
  Topic: Chicago western suburbs
tbonestone

Replies: 10
Views: 2034

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:07 am   Subject: Chicago western suburbs
Definitely something worth considering. I wasn't sure about attending Amerivespa, even for a day trip... But hey, whatever. We've got tons of time between now and then. I sold off my helix, but will b ...
  Topic: There's No Motor In My Scooter
tbonestone

Replies: 18
Views: 1988

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:35 pm   Subject: There's No Motor In My Scooter
are you working with a dealer or DIY? Has your dealer contacted Genuine? an entire motor is going to be quite the pretty penny if you're going OEM. if its a few parts broken; why not replace what is b ...
  Topic: Chicago western suburbs
tbonestone

Replies: 10
Views: 2034

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:51 pm   Subject: Chicago western suburbs
Hey there Modern Buddy-ites of the Chicago Western Suburbs. When the spring finally springs, is there any interest for a weekly ride night? I'm aiming for a non denominational ride night since I have ...
  Topic: oops...new buddy
tbonestone

Replies: 24
Views: 2027

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:13 pm   Subject: oops...new buddy
What scent did you get for the fuel treatement? I hope not the weed scented one. LOL
  Topic: Orders from Scrappy___ scooter.
tbonestone

Replies: 7
Views: 1284

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:23 pm   Subject: Orders from Scrappy___ scooter.
They're so lousy! I bought a carb on their website, only to find they had it on their ebay account for $10 less. I emailed asking for the difference back. Never got it... I wont buy from them again.
  Topic: "Poor man" saddlebags
tbonestone

Replies: 27
Views: 2374

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:59 pm   Subject: "Poor man" saddlebags
Swiss army surplus "bread bags" work great and are super cheap.
  Topic: Really crummy service at Scooterworks Chicago (Damen Ave.)
tbonestone

Replies: 5
Views: 1714

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:42 pm   Subject: Really crummy service at Scooterworks Chicago (Damen Ave.)
Amychicago, Sorry to hear your experiences there. There's a reason I myself don't ride Vintage any more. I refuse to let them take my money any more. I now ride a big Honda Helix just so I can use Hel ...
  Topic: How long do you keep a helmet?
tbonestone

Replies: 31
Views: 2248

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:08 pm   Subject: How long do you keep a helmet?
I replace every season. Neurotic I know, but it's how i roll.
  Topic: SCOOTERS: Genuine Stella 4T: 3,000mi. review
tbonestone

Replies: 50
Views: 78479

PostForum: Reviews   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:06 pm   Subject: SCOOTERS: Genuine Stella 4T: 3,000mi. review
Question for Ericalm:

I wasn't able to compare the seat on the 4t to a 2t seat, but i know the 4t has that raised gas tank. Do you think there will be a way to put one of the Super Corsa seats on t ...
  Topic: replacing the Stella Battery
tbonestone

Replies: 15
Views: 5711

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:11 pm   Subject: replacing the Stella Battery
Just kick it. I rode my stella 3+ years with a dead battery. key on, neutral, fuel, choke, kick, run. not that hard.
  Topic: Goodbye to the Rattler 110?
tbonestone

Replies: 9
Views: 4122

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:44 pm   Subject: Goodbye to the Rattler 110?
It wasn't one of their best sellers. The only way i'd rock a rattler is if it could compete with the Zuma 125: 4stroker, EFI, and great looks.

BTW What part of Downers are you in? I'm near Roundhe ...
  Topic: On the fence between Buddy 125 and MadAss 125...
tbonestone

Replies: 50
Views: 7006

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 pm   Subject: On the fence between Buddy 125 and MadAss 125...
http://www.madassarmy.com/ can lead you to other riders of the madass, but part of me seems to recall a problem with the electrics on a madass. Spend some time read the forum to be sure. But the dude ...
  Topic: [NSR] any nerf nerds out there?
tbonestone

Replies: 24
Views: 1548

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:16 pm   Subject: [NSR] any nerf nerds out there?
WOW... I feel completely relieved to see this thread. I'm also 28, one of my christmas gifts was a small nerf six shooter pistol style gun in clear green. Our neighborhood nerf wars were fairly epic a ...
  Topic: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
tbonestone

Replies: 57
Views: 5879

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:30 am   Subject: Am I old because I remember this TV show?
I wasn't even a twinkle in my parents eye, but i'm partial to Hogan's Heroes and McHale's Navy myself.
  Topic: Weird burning smell from my buddy...
tbonestone

Replies: 15
Views: 2992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:17 pm   Subject: Weird burning smell from my buddy...
how many miles are on the bike? When they're brand new the buddy is shipped with paraffin on the exhaust to keep it from rusting in transit. You'll really notice it when the bike is brand new and full ...
  Topic: 125's and oil cooler capability?
tbonestone

Replies: 6
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:36 pm   Subject: 125's and oil cooler capability?
Scootertrash: Interesting way to mount that cooler! Does it work despite not getting the forced air blowing through at speed?
  Topic: 125's and oil cooler capability?
tbonestone

Replies: 6
Views: 1928

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:34 pm   Subject: 125's and oil cooler capability?
Can the 125's have the same oil cooler system that is found on the 150cc bikes?

I know it'd help with the engine temperature. I'm asking because that post about the Cannonball 2012 is keeping me u ...
  Topic: CA to require MSF for under 21 riders
tbonestone

Replies: 24
Views: 1744

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:21 pm   Subject: CA to require MSF for under 21 riders
Not a bad idea whatsoever. Taking my MSF course has been one of the best things i've ever done for myself. I had lots of experience on 49cc mopeds and scoots; walked in to the class feeling like i was ...
  Topic: Rubber on Stella
tbonestone

Replies: 8
Views: 2535

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:00 pm   Subject: Rubber on Stella
I didn't really concern myself with the rubber bits. My stella was a rider, not a show bike. I made sure everything that was important to me was always fresh and clean, like tires, air bellows.
  Topic: Cannonball 2012
tbonestone

Replies: 38
Views: 3064

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:06 pm   Subject: Cannonball 2012
This whole thing has been tempting me since the first announcement I heard in '06. At the moment it's a little ways off; not to mention i don't have a bike i would make it. Santa has two visits betwee ...
  Topic: Cannonball 2012
tbonestone

Replies: 38
Views: 3064

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:06 am   Subject: Cannonball 2012
so... you gain points for having a little smaller motor, but you lose points for having a newer bike? Am i getting the gist?

I'm just not getting it. blame the dyslexic moment. I'm just plugging in ...
  Topic: Blur 220 out-the-door price?
tbonestone

Replies: 12
Views: 3946

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:09 pm   Subject: Blur 220 out-the-door price?
Many dealers are dropping Aprillia for sales, and some i know really don't want to take one in for service any more. They're rolling headaches. Riders ride and if that's your style get the Blur.
  Topic: To buy or not to buy?
tbonestone

Replies: 9
Views: 1372

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:44 pm   Subject: To buy or not to buy?
Having previously owned a vespa ciao, among many other mopeds before i joined scootering... $400 for a non-runner is way too high. Honestly i picked up a few for $100 non-running; and only paid $500 f ...
  Topic: amazing
tbonestone

Replies: 18
Views: 2812

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:30 pm   Subject: amazing
you gotta have down time... Winter projects mean fresh fodder for the phallus measuring contest come spring when your stella is running 75mph or that rusty hulk in the garage comes out shiny and runni ...
  Topic: Scooter Boot
tbonestone

Replies: 17
Views: 2034

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:47 pm   Subject: Scooter Boot
those single wheel trailers can still be obtained I know they're offered through alibaba.com. Not sure of a stateside resource, but those trailers are copies of the PAV single wheel trailer. Super coo ...
  Topic: Ice racing Buddies and Rough House ....
tbonestone

Replies: 8
Views: 963

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:13 pm   Subject: Ice racing Buddies and Rough House ....
I'm not sayin' i'm just sayin' I expected more out of shoppy........
  Topic: Blur performance lowndown forks?
tbonestone

Replies: 14
Views: 3452

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:39 pm   Subject: Blur performance lowndown forks?
I've heard of people trimming a coil or two on the springs inside the forks. A dude with a zuma did it on the Totalruckus board. Looks awesome!
  Topic: [NSR] My local restaurant is psychic
tbonestone

Replies: 21
Views: 1202

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:17 pm   Subject: [NSR] My local restaurant is psychic
"you may or may not enjoy the virtues of gardening"
  Topic: Tomorrow is warranty expiration day!
tbonestone

Replies: 4
Views: 1778

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:48 pm   Subject: Tomorrow is warranty expiration day!
Jump over to stellaspeed forums to find out for sure. But i hear the "de-blue" of the air filter has become a no-no on that forum. Don't remember why.
  Topic: Honda PCX (2011)
tbonestone

Replies: 23
Views: 4130

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:47 pm   Subject: Honda PCX (2011)
But you're getting a water cooled fuel injected 125. Price seems right on for me. I am totally excited about this scoot. But i'm no loyalist to one brand. I just buy what i dig at the time. I know the ...
  Topic: two stoke oil questions ( not again right?)
tbonestone

Replies: 6
Views: 2802

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:38 pm   Subject: two stoke oil questions ( not again right?)
Is the motor kitted? If so that shot of oil doesn't hurt the cause. Those injectors are set for a 50:1 on a 50cc.
  Topic: Skulls are so 2009...
tbonestone

Replies: 23
Views: 2046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:53 pm   Subject: Skulls are so 2009...
but will they do a Rocketeer helmet?!? That's what i really want!
  Topic: Definately don't want a 2t, but...
tbonestone

Replies: 52
Views: 5843

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:35 pm   Subject: Definately don't want a 2t, but...
My two cents... I ride up to 80mi a day on a stella for my commute. Get to know the carb, cable adjusters, and how to change a tire. My first flat i looked like a monkey humping a football... Now I ca ...
  Topic: What's your scooter's name....and why?
tbonestone

Replies: 84
Views: 6637

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:10 pm   Subject: What's your scooter's name....and why?
So i just bought yet another scoot. This brings the grand total to 3 bikes in two states... Anyways, this latest edition is a 1966 sears allstate A.K.A. 1966 vespa sprint... Having said that; it's all ...
  Topic: The Ultimate Rally Vehicle
tbonestone

Replies: 8
Views: 930

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:01 am   Subject: The Ultimate Rally Vehicle
I'm still looking for a cushman truckster to do an american version. It's not so easy coming by an Ape in the states.
  Topic: Anyone traveling through Colorado this weekend?
tbonestone

Replies: 0
Views: 474

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:02 am   Subject: Anyone traveling through Colorado this weekend?
Hello Everyone.
I'm just wondering if anyone is traveling through Colorado this weekend. I found a scoot in Grand Junction that I really really want, and i know i'm being impulsive, but it doesn't c ...
  Topic: Denver August 19-22 The Lil' Somethin' Somethin' 2
tbonestone

Replies: 3
Views: 2473

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:55 pm   Subject: Denver August 19-22 The Lil' Somethin' Somethin' 2
Bump It's this weekend. Plan to be there. It's gonna be epic!
  Topic: R50 engine type
tbonestone

Replies: 4
Views: 3055

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:56 pm   Subject: R50 engine type
That blows the doors wide open then, given some of the dimensions of output shafts are exactly the same size as a Zuma 50. Sounds kinda exciting all the sudden. Razz
  Topic: R50 engine type
tbonestone

Replies: 4
Views: 3055

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:43 pm   Subject: R50 engine type
Oh, and an exhaust that doesn't drive me up the wall. The prima pipe for the rough house/buddy 50's make me absolutely crazy. They're louder than my stella with a simonini expansion chamber! Shocked
  Topic: R50 engine type
tbonestone

Replies: 4
Views: 3055

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:36 pm   Subject: R50 engine type
Is the Rough House 50 a horizontal minarelli style engine? I saw a Daytona variator that came in for a disturbingly reasonable price.
  Topic: 125 big bore
tbonestone

Replies: 20
Views: 5146

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:58 pm   Subject: 125 big bore
I know something similar was done to a Yamaha Grand Axis on the Total Ruckus board. There might have been some shenanigans to get it to fit, but i think it worked after something or some-other.
  Topic: How big is gas tank?
tbonestone

Replies: 11
Views: 1588

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:05 pm   Subject: How big is gas tank?
Never trust the gas gauge, no matter what on a new or old bike. I kept a visual check on the level before i left for a ride.
Also, go hit up a camping store or army surplus and buy the 1L steel fuel ...
  Topic: Funny interactions with motorcycle riders?
tbonestone

Replies: 236
Views: 19470

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:55 pm   Subject: Funny interactions with motorcycle riders?
I was up in the Central City area of Colorado one time filling up for the ride back to town. A harley dude was talking about pimpin' out a stella with all these exhaust parts from a brand that doesn't ...
  Topic: Scooterworks "Truck"
tbonestone

Replies: 11
Views: 1976

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:42 pm   Subject: Scooterworks "Truck"
So I take it you were there... long way from home?

Oh... HAHA I guess i'm on so many forums that i forget to update all of my profiles. I'm living in Downers Grove right now; but looking to get bac ...
  Topic: MSF in Colorado anyone?
tbonestone

Replies: 22
Views: 2098

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:00 pm   Subject: MSF in Colorado anyone?
I took mine through Black Bag. Honestly i went to learn how to shift so i was prepared to ride a Stella. There is absolutely nothing to get nervous about. I had been riding 50's for a few years, there ...
  Topic: Scooterworks "Truck"
tbonestone

Replies: 11
Views: 1976

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:23 pm   Subject: Scooterworks "Truck"
HAHAHA Did you just drop off a Rattler 50 with a grenaded motor? I was gonna bring up modern buddy... But didnt...
 
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