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by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Is it worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

I have seen this site recommended alot for gear:

http://www.newenough.com/
by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Rattler MPG?
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

My trip and odo is in miles... just no decimal point between the actual miles and tenths of miles. I guess that one decimal point would have broke the bank! is this in regard to the trip meter? My odo is obviously in miles, but I have noticed the trip meter is in something else. It would make sense...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

You would have to set it up differently, but I do think the trailer could handle it.

You would have to back them in like I did.
by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

- The trailer I bought was not on the internet, but it was like this one without the gate in the back and I bought it new from the local Lowes for $298 http://tinyurl.com/zn4wt - I cut out a 6" piece of metal from the front so I could move the rear wheel out onto the bar a little to move the we...
by luckyleighton
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

I will try and post more about parts when I can find links.... As for the carrier pic....I could see that working for some. But for me the tongue weight was too much. Also Carrying it with the minivan it only cleared the ground by like 2". That was not enough to make me feel safe. I bought one ...
by luckyleighton
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

I have finally finished modding and using the trailer....it worked great. Its a $300 trailer from Lowes, with about $100 of extra hardware to stabilize the wheels.

I also carried a bike and a stroller on it, so it came in real handy. I drove it about 600 miles round trip, no hiccups...thank God.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bugs in face - Myth?
Replies: 44
Views: 2222

NSR, but love bugs are super annoying. Not only do they fly in swarms, but they seem to not go anywhere and just float there to get hit. Growing up on MS I can remember learning how to drive on country roads and killing like thousands on a two mile stretch. You only know your killing them from the w...
by luckyleighton
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trailer in a bag?
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

I think it is awesome, but it is too pricey. I am modifying a small trailer to carry my rattler now. I have to have it done in a week, but I am thinking when I am done I will have spent $400, and have a small trailer that could carry something else (less than 5' in length. Of course it will take up ...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For men mainly: Scooters and typcasting as a wimp
Replies: 44
Views: 2230

I have always kind of gone to a different beat...so when people heard I was getting a scooter I got looks and questions why? But I don't care, actually I think my personality chooses the things I wear and do based on getting those looks from people. Only dudes do that...chicks like the scooter, its ...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooter carrier for trailer hitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Thanks for the topic and links....I am going through the process of coming up with a tow/haul method now for my rattler.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Gas Reaches $7/Gal.....
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

I will be celebrating Christmas in 2008 if there is some conflict in Iran! :( I have dreamed up a plan to somehow haul the scoot on my wife's car and ride most of the way with her and then get on the scoot and go to work from there. There is some interstate between our work and house, and I would no...
by luckyleighton
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hey, I'm new
Replies: 5
Views: 866

welcome....lots of good info here for new scooterists.

Why does it say you joined the 2nd of July...That's odd!
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

I went ahead and bought that basket carrier on Saturday and tried it out. I drive a mini-van, so the hitch is maybe 8" off the ground. With the weight of the scooter and the natural decline of the basket it was only about 2" off the ground without moving. This will not work, the slightest ...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Age, Sex, Location of BCat, RAT & RHouse owners
Replies: 98
Views: 9382

2007 Rattler 110
Age 32
Huntsville, AL
Male
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

That what I was looking at...I bought one (not the exact one) and it had a warning on carrying scoots or motorcycles. It was undefined beyond that. The guy earlier warned against based on suspension problems and I could see that with an unbalanced load on small vehicles (like mine). The warning may ...
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most honest listing ever on Craigs list
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Sounds like a prank I would pull if I were pissed off at some dealer. You may have hit it on the nose.
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

I think I have been convinced to drop the basket, there is a 5X5 wheeled trailer at a local HW store that may work. I would add some supports to it for the wheels, I may go that way. Perkussion, I am coming your way on labor day (just FYI). I am from Pensacola and will be visiting my sisters family ...
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

My initial idea was to put one of the 2' X 5' trays that just hang supported by the vehicle. They are supposed to be good up to 500lbs (and the scooter was way under that). But when I opened it the very first line was "Do not put motorcycle or Scooter on this!". My species usually ignores ...
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hauling the scooter
Replies: 27
Views: 8105

Hauling the scooter

I just put a hitch on my minivan and I am looking for options for hauling the scooter. I want to carry it on trips to visit family and ride it while I am there, but i have to haul the family as well. Is anybody out there now hauling there scoot long distances, currently my only idea is to get a smal...
by luckyleighton
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check out this Ebay seller.
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

http://tinyurl.com/44ve34

Just posting the link for quick access.
by luckyleighton
Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motocross Helmets?
Replies: 10
Views: 852

This may sound stupid, but what does that flap do on a that helmet? I can't figure out what protection it is supposed to provide.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorcycle, scooter laws changing
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

The thing is that driving a truck over a car is less likely to kill the inhabitant. Its the driver's that the cycle laws protect.

The semi can be dangerous is well, that's why there is a separate license.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Title
Replies: 5
Views: 435

The dealership won't be on it....as long as the type of vehicle and your name/info is on it it is ok. if it has a lien on it, the banks information is sometimes included. When you sell it you will sign it with the buyer, but do not sign it now. Congratulations on the scoot though. I am picking mine ...
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Title
Replies: 5
Views: 435

it hs to be signed to sell, but if you are the first owner I do not think it needs your sig. It has your name on it right?
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motorcycle, scooter laws changing
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

Well laws are drastically different depending on where you live. I got my M license yesterday in AL, only had to take a written test. I thought that some 16 yr old can do this and then think its time to take a crotch rocket out on the interstate at 100mph. I think a road test should be minimal, just...
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Scooter Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

thanks guys...so it 200+...I can work with that.
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion
Topic: Scooter Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Scooter Weight

I was wondering how much a rattler 110 weighs?

I am installing an after-market hitch kit on my minivan to carry it around with the family on trips. I am getting on at the end of July and I wanted to test the kit to make sure it can handle weights on the highway similar to the Rattler.
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things are taking a dark turn
Replies: 117
Views: 5161

I have been on watching this site for a few weeks now and I am entertained for the most part and informed more so about random scooter things than on other sites. I haven't seen the bigotry yet. As for the MSF course, I have not had it yet, but see the need being a Noob. I got my license in AL witho...
by luckyleighton
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's this for gear?
Replies: 38
Views: 1963

regarding the cuteness of very cute and barely clothed girls on scooters, this is something i put in another thred:.......i know you guys are just playing, but i'd hope ya'll would rather we ladies were safe than "attractive" on a scooter for the onlooker's sake... :roll: My logical brain...
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's this for gear?
Replies: 38
Views: 1963

It is a personal choice...Without road rash she looks good :lol: .

Honestly, on a nice day its tempting to risk it and enjoy the weather. Helmet and Gloves all the time of course. :wink:
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy Life Expectancy
Replies: 23
Views: 2069

This is good general question too about scooters...How many miles can one expect out of a well maintained, quality scoot? I talked to a motorcycle dealer that said current generation motorcycles can get 100k+ if taken care of properly.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy has a Buddy forsale. No title, what to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 1504

I am going through title headaches now....I bought a rattler that was given to a company by genuine as a bonus. I am buying it and it has no title only a certificate of origin. The state of AL says it needs a certificate of origin in my name in order to issue me a title. It is not in my name, so the...
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For multiple scooter owners
Replies: 44
Views: 2455

it is about priorities for some.

I am one of the nuts who doesn't have cable.
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For multiple scooter owners
Replies: 44
Views: 2455

I have a 02 nissan minivan, a 96 honda, a 03 honda and 1 scooter. I have two little kids and a mortgage. We both have decent jobs. We have no debt other than our mortgage. I always look at it like scooters are cheap that are not from Italy. Being half-Italian it hurts my feelings. I am new to this a...
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Unless you live in a really urban area, I can imagine you will need to keep a second vehicle for weather conditions and freeway driving (Although San Diego has wonderful weather). Do pay attention to the costs mentioned above, with a full face helmet, gloves, jacket, etc, you can easily drop another...
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Synthetic oil taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 1396

I am interested in this thread....I have never tasted oil before. Can someone answer this?
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are more reasons than fun and saving money...
Replies: 9
Views: 739

I am a realist..I understand that vehicles serve many purposes that scooters (or motorcycles) cannot.

But I would love to see our streets look like European streets cluttered with scooters.
by luckyleighton
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the tail light AC or DC?
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

All voltages should be DC (voltage and current)....

An alternator produces AC voltage, but it is rectified into DC before it leaves to power up the vehicle (car or whatever). A multi-meter will provide the answer without doubt.
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments on "Helmet Basics & Buying"
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

I have the biggest head I have ever seen and squeeze it into an XL. You sir are an inspiration. :lol:
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waiting on my new buddy
Replies: 36
Views: 2851

I bought mine last week.....I have to wait until late July to get it and I am crazily excited (not dealer's fault just circumstances). I can't contain myself. I bought my helmet and some gloves today.
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has ridden a Buddy for a while, and HASN'T crashed?!
Replies: 45
Views: 3190

Years ago a friends bought a scooter and let me ride. I got on it for my first two wheeled experience, went off and my brain did not know to tell my hands to brake, so I went into the curb and fell.

So I was about 15ft and 5s into it.
by luckyleighton
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! i added lights and have blown 3 fuses so far
Replies: 13
Views: 899

If it is not a short, you have bought a light that was not designed for your scoot's electrical system. A fuse is to prevent fire and damage to electrical components (because of a short). If its just a bit more powerful than your old light no biggie, just get a slightly bigger fuse and move on. But ...
by luckyleighton
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding Gear Sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

I appreciate the advice...I am in the deep south so I will not see weather too much less than freezing (and that will only be a few weeks a year). Looking over things there is a wide variety in price on each item, how important is quality vs price? I know that the more expensive stuff is better, but...
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding Gear Sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Protective jackets and Boots right now...I would like some advice as well if someone has any. Things like are gloves needed for scootering, what types of jackets and boots are preferred. if anyone has an opinion (which is usually not hard to find).
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding Gear Sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

I was looking for places to shop...and it looks like I may have gotten it.
by luckyleighton
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riding Gear Sites?
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Riding Gear Sites?

Any recommendations on websites for gear? I am looking for riding jackets and boots, but any sites will be appreciated. I need something else to spend money on. :twisted:
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Financing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1901

This is turning into a finance post....I try not to judge people, everyone has different means. But I am with the last poster. My wife and I decided a few years ago that we were done borrowing money. Just tired of worrying about it, so we pay as we go. It makes us cheap and more careful when purchas...
by luckyleighton
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Financing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1901

if you are planning on paying it off in a matter of months, the interest difference in negligible anyways. &7000@5% for 8 mos is $233 &7000@10% for 8 mos is $466 Paying for it is obviously the best, but f you are looking for a short term loan you are only talking a few hundred dollars more i...
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those considering their first scooter
Replies: 22
Views: 1453

I thought that diesel did not burn clean enough...and that is why it was limited in the marketplace for passenger cars.

But I may be wrong.
by luckyleighton
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Scooters?
Replies: 13
Views: 767

All this is awesome information. I can see where dual motors would be beneficial if range was an issue. I figured there would be something since scootering is considered by some to be a conservation activity.