Come on Paul we need some stories and pictures
Hope you convinced them to become active members of the forums.pauljo said:I met at least a dozen folks who have posted on BurgmanUSA - and others who have browsed the site without becoming active. Comments regarding the site were all very positive. It is recognised as a great resource for Burgman enthusiasts.
I was wondering how you had a Clearview again on your bike on the way home. Thought you still had the Gustafsson.pauljo said:I purchased a nice half cover for my scoot ($40)and a original style large Clearview windscreen ($115) at the rally. Long story, but Doug is now riding around with my ex-Gustafsson on his 650.
That is exceptional. Rare to find vendors like that anymore. I'd be inclined to do more business with people like that.pauljo said:Bill and Mary at the big vendor tent were unbelievable. They don't take credit cards, but they will mail you a bill after the rally rather than cutting in to your rally cash. They did that for a lot of folks including me. You won't find that kind of trust at Sturgis or Daytona motorcycle events - and it speaks well for the caliber of the group that attends Scootercade.
Sounds like really good prices. Too bad they don't have an online shop. (I just looked)pauljo said:There is a leather shop downtown that has unbelievably low prices (Sonya's).
They have leather jackets starting at $29.95 (some really nice ones for about $50)
I can't remember meeting anyone from North Carolina. As far as I know, I was the only one there from Nebraska. But two guys rode Honda 250cc Helixes from California - one of them received the longest distance award. There were also 6 folks from Canada, and a couple from Rhode Island, so people do ride considerable distances to get to the event. Hope you can make it there next year! If you can split the ride into 2 days each way, it should be very manageable.Wasquid said:Start: Home ( Raleigh, NC)
End: Scootercade (Eureka Springs, AR)
Totals: 1000.1 miles, 19 hours 59 min, 54 turns (Fastest Route). So, I could do it. Did you notice any people who rode their scooters from NC to the event?
Bruce,bwdbrn1 said:Paul, I got the chance to look over your bike, but you were never around when I was. Nice job on the seat. Is it as comfortable as it looks?
Rock Island, IL
Yep. There isn't a hardly piece of level ground in that town. It's definitely a Southern state, and defintely "Bible Belt" - the religious attractions draw quite a few people, and there are underground caves to tour, two excellent shows (country, bluegrass and gospel music and excellent comedy), and much more to see and do. The local people were very friendly.NormanB said:Paul
Thanks for the report and the photos. It looks really good out there and 'kinda quaint' around Eureka.
Ha! You DO have to ride the distance on your scooter to qualify for the award.... Somebody at Scootercade told me about a guy who went around the world twice on a scooter. He went down the Nile river on it. Fabricated a raft and strapped paddles to his rear wheel to power it....NormanB said:So if I turned up next year do you think I would be in with a chance on the distance award?
Just turning my mind to the flotation chambers/water jet modification :wink: