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General Discussion / Re: Why?
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:21:22 AM »
Beauty is in the eye of the headlight as this alleged iconic scooter is sorta  u  g  l  y.

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Technical | How To / Re: Stig gets the side-stand installed !
« on: October 21, 2017, 06:44:56 AM »
PS: the Liberty is the easiest center stand I've ever come across. Small girl in bare feet could put it down.

Made me chuckle as the center stand on my Goldwing was a beast. Had to step up on it with full body weight to rachet it up. One gent on a GW forum tried it in socks and hurt his foot pretty bad. A #900+ bike is a handful. Good thing it also had reverse.

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: My recent ride to Mount Mitchell
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:16:52 AM »
You got lucky on the weather. We were there in the Fall a few years back and rode over Mt. Mitchell in a complete whiteout with cold rain on our SW. We joined a meet and greet in Maggie Valley and rained everyday. We still had fun though. Wish we could have had your view from the BRP. Nice Helix too. A respectable ride for a pretty Fall day. You must have an iron butt.

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Epic Drives of the World
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:40:44 AM »
Nearly did the Cabot Trail but riding buddy moved off from Texas to Seattle. He wants me to ride up to him and both ride back across to NS. Sounds good but prob won't happen.

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General Discussion / Re: Scary scooter story...
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:39:09 AM »
Vespa's make nice yard ornaments.

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Valley of Fire a Nevada State Park
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:39:52 AM »
Nice ride area.

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General Discussion / Re: Downsizing
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:56:21 PM »
Lost mine as a carpenter with the percussion of a framing gun and my circular saw. Geez I hate spending money those things. Maybe I'll appreciate them once I can hear again. No doubt the first thing I'll probably say is why did I wait so long?

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: City lights
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:28:01 AM »
Wow, that cool all ready. 65 here this morning in East Texas and going to mid 80's. Still quite warm here. Didn't realize you drank your coffee outside Tom, the vertible night rider.

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General Discussion / Downsizing
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
After riding my SW to town yesterday to run to the bank and check out a job, I realized that my SW is the perfect scooter for me and like it more than any bike or scooter I have ever owned. The aftermarket Saddleman seat is extremely comfortable, has a perfect fit for my height and body size, has Goldwing like storage and is equally adept at putting around town or running at highway speeds on state highways. I find myself using the SW nearly all the time as the BW isn't being ridden as much. My SW is a keeper and will be my primary ride into my golden years. My wife has also hoped for a horse forever as we've been clearing a pasture and soon to fence off a section for a horse. So I told Deb I was going to sell the BW and use the funds for a horse for her. Being the pragmatic soul she is, she said not until you get a hearing aid. Dang aging thang.


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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Easy like Sunday morning....
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:27:35 AM »
Nice but what are the conditions of the road? Looks kinda rough in the pic with the red car.

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Foggy sunrise w/Liberty
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:42:55 AM »
Those lights look amazing. Don't know if I've used mine on my BW. You're the vertible night rider Tom.

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Grandvista 250 / Re: 'Total loss', says insurance. Keep for parts?
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:36:11 AM »
Even if you're not mechanical, some of the easy stuff to take off and sell will more than make your money back like the Givi top box. There also may be parts like the top box that can swap over to another scooter. Some folks like to buy handyman specials as you could make someone a good deal on it. Daughter lives in Portland and seems like a scooter friendly city as there should be some interest in this.

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Xciting 500 / Re: How much Money do you invest in your Xciting500 annually?
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:57:46 AM »
The bigger the  scoot the more cash needed to keep it running is what i have found,as every part is larger, and more expensive when compared to smaller  scoots.

Not true for me. I only spend about 30.00 a year on an oil change for my Honda SW 600cc. Have a car tire on rear that will go 40k so that's it except for fuel. Darn thing never breaks down or needs parts. Amazing scooter.

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General Discussion / Re: When do you ride?
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:49:31 AM »
There are a fair number of early risers. I tried using the scooter when I had it to run daytime errands, but the traffic here in the SF Bay Area has gotten bad. Folks are in a rush and safety and courtesy have gone out the window. Good for you all that can run around town to do errands and what not.

I know what you mean. Visited SF this summer and have to say the drivers there are the most agressive and rudest of any place we drove on our 5000 mile road trip. I would not want to ride there either. Used to live in Palo Alto. Don't miss living there. Sorry for you though having to navigate such a mess.

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Eye Candy | Videos and Pics / Re: Liberty - sun-up
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:25:43 AM »
Tom, our pitch man for Liberty. They ought to pay you to post her good buddy. BTW, nice pics.

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