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Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 93,172
Posted By wheelbender6
The monoshock position does resemble the Scout....

The monoshock position does resemble the Scout. However, Ninja 650s were using that very same monoshock, in that same position long before anybody began to assemble the new Scout.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,486
Posted By wheelbender6
"They took a long look at the Indian Scout,...

"They took a long look at the Indian Scout, didn't they ?"
That single, laid down shock has been a part of the Ninja 650 for years.
I wouldn't call it plagiarism. Emulating the new scout is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 93,172
Posted By wheelbender6
The new Vulcan S has more motor but weighs only a...

The new Vulcan S has more motor but weighs only a bit more than the old Vulcan 500.
-The new Vulcan also has more of a "Fat Bike" appearance without a liter+ engine and corresponding mass. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 93,172
Posted By wheelbender6
New cruiser at AIMExpo

New Ninja Cruiser at the AIMExpo. Big improvement over the old Vulcan 500.
Looks like the HD Street is forcing the Japanese bike makers to step their game up.
More info at the link....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,840
Posted By wheelbender6
Auto bikes definitely lure new riders. I know...

Auto bikes definitely lure new riders. I know people that can drive a car with a manual transmission just fine, but can't seem to shift a motorcycle.
When the Honda DCTs and Aprilia Manas begin to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By wheelbender6
I discovered that drive while doing a DOT project...

I discovered that drive while doing a DOT project in Parker. Don't let a wheel leave the pavement or you may find yourself stuck in the sand.
The Bluewater Casino is a great place to watch the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By wheelbender6
That's great that your dad is still out there...

That's great that your dad is still out there riding. That Victory is a real beauty too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By wheelbender6
I love Oatman. It's a little escape from the...

I love Oatman. It's a little escape from the modern world.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By wheelbender6
have always loved that style frame. The upswept...

have always loved that style frame. The upswept exhaust it what makes it a C110 (vice S110)?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By wheelbender6
Wow. Most of its contemporaries were belt drive,...

Wow. Most of its contemporaries were belt drive, making them pretty useless in wet weather.
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By wheelbender6
I think its cool that Aprilia is making a more...

I think its cool that Aprilia is making a more serious ADV now. I don't suppose it has anything to do with Ducati bringing back a scrambler model....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,222
Posted By wheelbender6
I think people that buy a Blur 220 for freeway...

I think people that buy a Blur 220 for freeway use end up disappointed. It seems to have neither the grunt nor suspension for cruise speeds above 70mph. The Blur 220 seems to be well suited for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,681
Posted By wheelbender6
I forget which leadership book it was, but it...

I forget which leadership book it was, but it said to "Catch employees in the act of doing something good". They will be more positively affected by positive reinforcement.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By wheelbender6
I'm very jealous. We used to drive through the...

I'm very jealous. We used to drive through the Fort Apache Res on our way to Show Low.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By wheelbender6
Early 600cc Shadows had dual carbs and more...

Early 600cc Shadows had dual carbs and more recent ones have a single jug.
If top speed is most important to you, an earlier, dual carb Shadow may work better for you.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,556
Posted By wheelbender6
My Buddy 125 has 2000 miles on it now. It has...

My Buddy 125 has 2000 miles on it now. It has been dead reliable and a lot of fun.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/Mobile%20Uploads/mms_picture_zps317ba750.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,131
Posted By wheelbender6
Thanks to your post, a ride through the western...

Thanks to your post, a ride through the western Adriatic countries is on my bucket list.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By wheelbender6
Vegas Baby! "Go down gamblin!" -Blood Sweat and...

Vegas Baby!
"Go down gamblin!" -Blood Sweat and Tears
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By wheelbender6
Looks like Refokus was trying to pull off the old...

Looks like Refokus was trying to pull off the old "Guinness in a coffee cup" trick.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,649
Posted By wheelbender6
After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree...

After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree with adoptamutt. An ebike could be laid on its side in the boat without worrying about spilling fuel.
The disadvantage of an ebike is that they...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,649
Posted By wheelbender6
If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I...

If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I would build a motorized bicycle.
A frame mounted, two stroke kit with a shift kit (powers the back wheel through the
derraileur) and some bolt on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,769
Posted By wheelbender6
Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford...

Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford Mustangs.
Adding a supercharger to a scooter or motorcycle is tougher
than adding one to a car because there is no existing external belt system
(no...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,015
Posted By wheelbender6
You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the...

You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the same money.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,015
Posted By wheelbender6
Over $10,000 for a 155cc scooter?

You could buy a 696 Ducati Monster and a whole lot of chianti for the same money.
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/07/31/manufacturers/vespa/vespa-launches-946-bellissima/...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 32,838
Posted By wheelbender6
Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in...

Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in the US with a 125cc engine and I agree. There are two many cars and pickups tailgating you until you get above 50mph where I live.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,090
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the...

Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the incredible sacrifices made by the Russian people in WWII until I took a course on Russian history in college (and that was during the cold war). The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.

Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By wheelbender6
Keep the updates coming.

Keep the updates coming.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics. I need to plan a trip to Big Bend.

Great pics. I need to plan a trip to Big Bend.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By wheelbender6
Thats a great ride report. Yuma reminds me of the...

Thats a great ride report. Yuma reminds me of the Persian Gulf part of Saudi Arabia, because it is considerably more humid than other southwestern deserts.
It was very hot in the Phoenix area,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By wheelbender6
Royal Enfield Plans big gains in USA?

The article at the link says Royal Enfield is getting serious about expanding market share in the USA. They offer a new cafe racer model now and they make a lot of customizing parts and kits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,969
Posted By wheelbender6
"They were made (the Harley cafe racer) for 3...

"They were made (the Harley cafe racer) for 3 years, 1977-79, and nobody bought them, just under 2000 were sold. They're quite collectible today."
Cafe racers "replicas" are still considered a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By wheelbender6
Just my opinions. Air-cooled Chinese made...

Just my opinions. Air-cooled Chinese made scooters are OK with careful maintenance. The 250cc Sunny is water cooled so I don't recommend it either.
The CBR 250 Honda is a heck of a lot of fun for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,674
Posted By wheelbender6
Great trails and great pics. I'm going to take a...

Great trails and great pics. I'm going to take a stab at the unusual underground structures.
I think they are part of a Nike missile site. Nike missiles predate ICBMs and my military tour of duty....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By wheelbender6
I was always near the Persian Gulf while in Saudi...

I was always near the Persian Gulf while in Saudi Arabia. I would have liked to travel more inland but the opportunity never arrived.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,324
Posted By wheelbender6
Here is one way to do it with a removeable...

Here is one way to do it with a removeable insert.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/06/2014-harley-davidson-low-rider-first-look-review-photos-pricing/...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,324
Posted By wheelbender6
"IMHO a simple improvement (which some bikes...

"IMHO a simple improvement (which some bikes already have some of) would be more adjustable ergonomics."
I agree that an adjustable seat would help a lot with the cramps and sore back on long rides....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,576
Posted By wheelbender6
Cool. I have been to Saudi Arabia but not Dubai....

Cool. I have been to Saudi Arabia but not Dubai. The sand was blindingly white near Jubail.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 280,311
Posted By wheelbender6
My ship anchored off Pattaya Beach back in the...

My ship anchored off Pattaya Beach back in the 80s. I had an OP the following day so I wasn;t ashore very long.
I did visit Angeles City in the PI before Mount Pinatubo errupted. I guess it no...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By wheelbender6
All the race teams own a few ATVs so I think that...

All the race teams own a few ATVs so I think that helps to make it a good sponsorship opportunity for Kymco.
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