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by scooter12
Sat May 25, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BC lady kills rider, gets one day in jail
Replies: 15
Views: 3854

Re: BC lady kills rider, gets one day in jail

That just is wrong. She killed a innocent person- vehicular homicide.. In Missouri, she would have atleast gotten 7 years in prison, for vehicular homicide. But I recall another case from 1990's. A fire chief got drunk and ran off the road into a lady and her new born child. Drove her through a bric...
by scooter12
Sat May 25, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I rode my motorcycle today...
Replies: 15
Views: 3542

Re: I rode my motorcycle today...

Ya, I went for a ride yesterday. It was exciting. I just rode back highways, but it was fun still. The back highways have hills and curves, that make things a little more exciting. 70 mph highways are mainly straight and fun too, but my scooter will only do 70 mph- so it is no fun being passed by ev...
by scooter12
Sat May 25, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Alarm bought for $9.15 from Amazon
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

Alarm bought for $9.15 from Amazon



Bought this cool alarm for $9.15 on Amazon. It is vibration sensitive and can be hidden anywhere.
by scooter12
Thu May 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Tripping In China
Replies: 3
Views: 7562

Re: Tripping In China

China has the largest motorcycle/ scooter industry in the world. They are known for scooters, because they sale new in the crate, for a dirt cheap price..lol... It is not scooters, that they copy..lol.. They make copies of everything- thus Americans have a lot to choose from. Think about it. Walmart...
by scooter12
Thu May 23, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I got a new machine to play with!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3719

Re: I got a new machine to play with!!!!

Nice looking Suzuki.. It is pretty cool looking. I like Honda a lot and am thinking of getting the Honda Forza 300cc scooter. They do 86+ mph, a well respected name, and are new in 2014. They cost $5600.. I like the Suzuki Burgman too, but the 400cc and $6700.
by scooter12
Sat May 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How fast did you break in a motorcycle?
Replies: 6
Views: 5661

How fast did you break in a motorcycle?

See, my wife has a little over 100 miles on her Honda Rebel.. Had it 6 months.. She wants to break it in right, but don't ride enough.. I don't say anything, because I don't want to hurt her feelings, but a bike required riding to break in properly. My 250cc scooter was broke in within 1 month. Chan...
by scooter12
Sat May 18, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Honda Rebel 250-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1546

Re: Honda Rebel 250-2009

She owned a scooter for a few months, around 2 years ago. It was a Yamaha Zuma 2008.. She liked it, but the neighbor rode it more. She still isn't sure of herself on it yet. Scared to ride over 40 mph still. The Honda dealer sold her it, 6 months ago. I realize, she want to break it in gently but to...
by scooter12
Sat May 18, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: when do you lock it up?
Replies: 22
Views: 17416

Re: when do you lock it up?

I have never locked up my scooter, except for when new. It has always had full coverage insurance on it. I did buy a security alarm for it, 4 days ago. I also have a lock that fits front disk. But seriously, thieves will try to steal anything. I mean, I am lucky to have lived in all small towns of 2...
by scooter12
Fri May 17, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Ride all winter long (?)
Replies: 16
Views: 18286

Re: Ride all winter long (?)

I ride a 250cc scooter year around. I don't ride in snow or freezing rain, but there is warm days in mid winter.
by scooter12
Fri May 17, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Locks and security systems
Replies: 9
Views: 3939

Re: Locks and security systems

I put a master lock on front disk... That generally will stop anyone from stealing it.. But thieve are persistent so I bought a 120 db alarm system, that has its own power source with key chain on and off. It sounds if shocked, vibration... It only cost $9...
by scooter12
Fri May 17, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Freeway riding: Right or Left lane?
Replies: 11
Views: 5674

Re: Freeway riding: Right or Left lane?

I tend to ride in the slow lane on the freeway- when 70 mph due to my Chinese 250cc scooter will not do but 70 mph... I stay up with traffic but must keep my eyes open more, for cars pulling on the freeway, cars pulling off, cars passing me, ect.. I constantly adjust speed to which situation I have....
by scooter12
Fri May 17, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 775
Views: 360902

Re: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

My wife is the Honda owner.. I owned a Yamaha and 2 Chinese scoots. It is funny, but the Yamaha I owned first. I brought it in to the dealer because the engine started making a weird noise. The scooter was under warranty and had extended warranty. Well, the dealer really did not want to find the pro...
by scooter12
Fri May 17, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Registered scooter today
Replies: 0
Views: 1575

Registered scooter today

I woke up and slapped on my jean pants, a shirt, and steel toe boots.. Grabbed my leather jacket and helmet and felt tired still. So I drank a Coke and felt a little bit better. Went outside and uncovered my scooter. It is a 250cc scoot. Put everything on and took off. I started down 54 Expressway- ...
by scooter12
Thu May 16, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Normal riding RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 11206

Re: Normal riding RPM

I do all the work to my own bike. Adjusting valves is a must, to keeping a machine running good. I tune by ear. I know when it sounds right or wrong.
by scooter12
Thu May 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Buying my first jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 9823

Re: Buying my first jacket

Ya, armor is number one. Two would be comfort.. You sure as heck don't want to feel uncomfortable. Three would be how cool it is.. like you don't want to sweat to death..lol... I have been thinking of getting a mesh jacket, armor is removable, comes is a variety of colors. I am looking at www.leathe...
by scooter12
Thu May 16, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Nervous on open highways
Replies: 22
Views: 12507

Re: Nervous on open highways

I rode 10 miles on the expressway today, registering my scooter. Oh, it was so much fun.. Rode to Larry's Honda, where they inspected it. Riding 70 mph or close to it, is exciting to me. :cowboy: It isn't bad as people think. The wind wasn't bad, it was a 4 lane expressway. The wind on a scooter, is...
by scooter12
Wed May 15, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Is a Yamaha V950 a good starter bike
Replies: 7
Views: 6218

Re: Is a Yamaha V950 a good starter bike

A 250cc motorcycle is a starter bike. A 950cc you will most likely crash it. Start small and gradually work your way up..
by scooter12
Wed May 15, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HELP! Sun Glare
Replies: 13
Views: 14881

Re: HELP! Sun Glare

Full face helmets do more protecting. It keeps your face warmer in the cold months.. My wife has a tinted visor on her helmet. I am thinking of getting mine tinted.
by scooter12
Wed May 15, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Why not ride a trike?
Replies: 1
Views: 4707

Why not ride a trike?

Often friends ask, why not ride a trike verses a scooter? The trike, I feel, ruins the true two wheel experience. This is because a trike handles differently than a motorcycle. The scooter handles pretty much the same way as a motorcycle- both have 2 wheels, both you must lean into corners. The larg...