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by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Scooters?
Replies: 13
Views: 753

A generator would need gas though (or something). I guess I was wondering about rechargeable models.
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I PASSED my MSF class today!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

These MSF classes are popular, I just looked into taking one and there is like a two month wait list at every place that teaches it. :cry:
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Scooters?
Replies: 13
Views: 753

I suspected range would be a problem. I bet its tough because good batteries are heavy, and heavy is not good for torque and quickness in a small package.
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Scooters?
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Electric Scooters?

I am starting this topic to see if anyone has heard if there is any scooter/motorcycle electric technologies. I know range is an issue for electric cars, but I am guessing scooter riders may not (on average) regularly go that far from home. This was motivated by all the gas threads over the last few...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those considering their first scooter
Replies: 22
Views: 1424

I have three cages and a scooter. I bought a 1996 Honda Accord for $4500 3 years ago and it has never given me any problems. It has about 175k miles on it now and going strong. If you are smart you can find something cheap and reliable. People have created an irrational fear about used cars because ...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doh! Took off disc brake and now it's seized up. Any ideas?
Replies: 16
Views: 945

I have not fooled with the Scooter's caliper, but if you can not push the piston down with a clap or something, I think you may have a bad caliper. If the brakes needed bleeding it would not cause that symptom.

At least on a car you would.
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you on the fence . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 897

That may be the case for Genuine, but my local Vespa dealer has lots of those and the Piaggo models. Could be the cost keeping those in Stock.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: butt sweat (specifically) - let's talk about it
Replies: 50
Views: 14706

How bought a big adult diaper, would that help?
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your favorite Ale/Brew tripled in price overnight
Replies: 47
Views: 1746

I would still drink it as often and just be poorer...Make the kids save up on their own for college.

A man has to have priorities.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a stupid what if by me
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Name calling on issues like this is ridiculous. If someone has a polar opposite view of someone else on an issue, all name calling will do is make them feel better about themselves and flame more discussion. Then I can sit back and laugh.

Its entertaining, but not worth getting all spun up about.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a stupid what if by me
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Its funny how topics become so political so quick. There is no telling where gas will level off. In the 70's when the supply shortages were manipulated, the US controlled the global demand and the prices sunk after supply came back. Now the US makes up like 40% of the market and is less likely to co...
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank Goodness for Scooters!
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

I know two people who own Diesel Jetta's and love them to death. The pick up and gas mileage is the reason. One of them told me he drove like 600 miles on a tank one time and that was his record.

Unbelievable.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a stupid what if by me
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

I wholeheartedly agree. There are ways to protect the wildlife and drill. Of course it won't be perfect, but why not use the resources natural to our country.

Even if all the oil we could use came from Alaska, I like how people think about finding more effeceint ways of transportation.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a stupid what if by me
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

This $20/gal idea is making me laugh. I get pictures of a Mad Max World. Who needs nuclear fallout for that, all we need is a oil crisis. This really spells out how the US needs to end this oil dependence on the middle east.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank Goodness for Scooters!
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

It depends on how may kids.... I have a civic and an accord and if room is important, an accord might be better. With 4 cyl it gets good gas mileage, is roomier and rides better. I do like the Civic's though. This is not brand flame bate either, the Toyota equivalents are good cars as well. The good...
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a stupid what if by me
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

$20 a gallon = Mass Chaos

It scares me to think about it (shakes it off). At $20 a gallon I would drive my scooter to work everyday, it would still not be enough to ride a bike.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank Goodness for Scooters!
Replies: 21
Views: 1580

I know a few people with Diesel VW's and they love it. There are lots of choices for cars in that range that are not diesel as well. Civics, Corrolla's, etc all get mid 30's on average mpg. I didn't buy my scooter because of the gas crunch, I just wanted a toy. I drive an accord to work (My wife dri...
by luckyleighton
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Speedo error (finally checked mine)
Replies: 12
Views: 1973

On the accuracy of GPS, it is extremely accurate if you take into account the short delay between transmitting and receiving the data. But if you maintained a speed for a few seconds it would be more accurate than any RPM based speedometer.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: rattler 110 and weight
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

rattler 110 and weight

I am getting a rattler 110 soon and I weigh about 225. I am new to scootering and I am wondering how this will affect the top speed of it. Will it mean I can expect a regulated 55 mph top speed, or will it be reduced.

I am excited about the new arrival!
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Think I paid way too much!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3331

I have been looking at scooters/motorcycles now for a few months. I had decided that a motorcycle was the way to go for street transportation because the $$ per CC ratio seemed much lower.

I have lucked into a rattler for really cheap. But this was luck, but it gives me the toy I was looking for.
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tech help 50cc
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Its a genuine buddy 50cc
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tech help 50cc
Replies: 4
Views: 767

tech help 50cc

I have just lucked into a 50cc scooter and I am looking for ways to improve performace. Could I get some links on deregulation and other things to help me out.

Thanks, excited about getting it!