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Forum: Hacks Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,649
Views: 749,145
Posted By bk brkr baker
CS's ad states, Cruises on the freeway...

CS's ad states,
Cruises on the freeway wonderfully.
Handles corners and rain easily.
An absolute joy to drive.


And yet it's covered an average of 333.33 miles per year. Less than 1...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9,359
Views: 1,554,002
Posted By bk brkr baker
I bought a used one of these ,when I was 20. I...

I bought a used one of these ,when I was 20. I should have been at my peak physical condition and with peak reaction times , all the advantages of youth.
And yet I was defeated time after time by...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By bk brkr baker
The body looks like an S.O.A. Spirit-Eagle , the...

The body looks like an S.O.A. Spirit-Eagle , the frame has been modified. The Eagle comes with suspension and this one has been reworked to eliminate that and has a much larger tire-wheel than stock....
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,493
Posted By bk brkr baker
Uh , not the way I heard it The cords...

Uh , not the way I heard it

The cords are lain out one way in the rear ,because it's primary purpose is to drive the bike forward. And the other way for the front tire because the larger...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By bk brkr baker
Ihttp://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/...

Ihttp://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/pic_9.jpg


http://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/pic_8.jpg



TR-1 Yamaha
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbik...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbikes-BOTT/i-pwvLQLq/0/L/DocImage000000625-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbikes-BOTT/27739410_dgS4f4#!i=2340696571&k=pwvLQLq)
...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By bk brkr baker
Well, to start with, it looks sharp ! Since I...

Well, to start with, it looks sharp !
Since I didn't want to sign up to see the original ad , here's my guess.
Sputnik body , full custom frame , not a Kawasaki wheel on the chair and it looks...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By bk brkr baker
Looks interesting. I'd like to see more detail...

Looks interesting. I'd like to see more detail pics of the frame and mounting set-up.
Thanks, Kenneth
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,762
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my-vehicles/i-JCxWJjv/0/L/DocImage000000099-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my-vehicles/27192729_KwzFMj#!i=2283920481&k=JCxWJjv)...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By bk brkr baker
Riding in temps of 90 or higher I can drink the 3...

Riding in temps of 90 or higher I can drink the 3 liters of water from my Camelbak without a dire need to pee.
For your trip you it may be a good idea to get something you'll never need in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 176,656
Posted By bk brkr baker
Master of understatement.

Master of understatement.
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By bk brkr baker
I'll be going with a group from the Lexington...

I'll be going with a group from the Lexington area , again , not our first or third rodeo.
If you are planning to go through the Cumberland Gap tunnel look for Tn. 63 on your left a few miles into...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,649
Views: 749,145
Posted By bk brkr baker
On the pics of the HP Kaw. just be patient and...

On the pics of the HP Kaw. just be patient and the resizing magically happens with no input.
I know the build team, if the lottery lightning strikes............
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By bk brkr baker
KLR , mostly because that's what I have. Through...

KLR , mostly because that's what I have. Through the years I've picked up 3-' 92 models for less than $3000 total.
When some warmer air moves in I'm going back to work on one , adding a DMC...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By bk brkr baker
I've had Ducatis since 1979, and really like...

I've had Ducatis since 1979, and really like them. But. I'm not blind to other manufacturers efforts. I haven't ridden a Multi-12 either.
But , I took a demo ride on a KTM 1190 and when we got...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,649
Views: 749,145
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/05-1015-DH750-1...

http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/05-1015-DH750-1006.jpg

Dong Hai


Confusedus , say DongHigh for Fun
DongLow to take a pee
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By bk brkr baker
Move. To Harlan County , Kentucky , U.S.A. ...

Move.
To Harlan County , Kentucky , U.S.A.
They run the roads with impunity , no cops stop them. It's called Adventure Tourism.
The lax approach to enforcing the laws has spread to other...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By bk brkr baker
How hard is it to bring an old bike to the US...

How hard is it to bring an old bike to the US from Quebec ?
Not me, but , maybe you?
His asking price is $4000 Canadian which with the exchange rate drops way down to $3181 US.
A little motor...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By bk brkr baker
A friend bought an Earls forked 2wd Dnepr in...

A friend bought an Earls forked 2wd Dnepr in Florida a few years ago. It had just a few kilometers on it , less than 200. The only paperwork with it was in Cyrillic , he found someone who could read...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 176,656
Posted By bk brkr baker
I read the motorcycle USA test and all 3 of the...

I read the motorcycle USA test and all 3 of the testers said the Scrambler was softly sprung.
Then the April issue of Motorcyclist shows up with an impression by Jessica Prokup who says the stiff...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By bk brkr baker
For a non-alcohol ,no gluten experience stop by...

For a non-alcohol ,no gluten experience stop by the Wheels through Time Museum n Maggie Valley, N. C. , not far from the BRP.
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 166,388
Posted By bk brkr baker
Buenos Aires ? Hmmm, Tango lessons ? Ole !

Buenos Aires ? Hmmm, Tango lessons ? Ole !
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,035
Views: 2,635,583
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://www.gespannservice.de/s/cc_images/cache_241...

http://www.gespannservice.de/s/cc_images/cache_2414401238.jpg?t=1303084385

Dave , do you see where the length of the nose of this body will cause problems in off -road situations ?

I mean,...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 19,887
Posted By bk brkr baker
First ,I have not built LL forks, so for what...

First ,I have not built LL forks, so for what it's worth.

Every thing I've read says the axle should be higher than the pivot point for the swing arm. This is so the wheel goes up and over bumps ,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By bk brkr baker
C-100 Honda 50 step -thru , the most popular...

C-100 Honda 50 step -thru , the most popular motorcycle in the world. It'll haul you, a gas can and the population of a small Vietnamese village.
With the auto clutch you can steady the gas can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By bk brkr baker
I think you're free to walk in and see and...

I think you're free to walk in and see and enjoy. The bikes that are shown are by invitation.
I was in Austin last year but, didn't know of the show in time. The year before I went to the One Show...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,035
Views: 2,635,583
Posted By bk brkr baker
Dan, Dan ,Dan , So soon old, So late...

Dan, Dan ,Dan ,

So soon old,
So late smart.


The only rule you need to remember is,

It's easier to get forgiveness,
Than it is to get permission.
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,087
Posted By bk brkr baker
8 above 0 when I went to start the Kubota to feed...

8 above 0 when I went to start the Kubota to feed the cows yesterday. While I was out it dropped to 6.
Last night we had -14 . The dogs were on the sun porch and this morning the water bowl was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,608
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr-Teds/i-Jmk6n4p/0/L/P3080170-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr-Teds/4646613_bqH44D#!i=288437309&k=Jmk6n4p)

...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By bk brkr baker
Try Trip Planning America , do the trip , then...

Try Trip Planning America , do the trip , then write a report for Ride reports.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,649
Views: 749,145
Posted By bk brkr baker
Decent KLR plus Corbin or Sargent seat plus $650...

Decent KLR plus Corbin or Sargent seat plus $650 Woody's 18"er front wheel plus the mounting sub-frame.
The Sputnik sidecars aren't real thick on the ground , may have to go with your higher end on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By bk brkr baker
Going 80 mph on a 2 lane road. I see something...

Going 80 mph on a 2 lane road. I see something moving on the edge of the road. I roll off and steer to the center as the something takes flight. It makes contact with my headlight, then the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,608
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/10-08-to...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/10-08-to-4-09/i-4sL97WM/0/L/Pictures%2010-08%20to%204-09%20089-L.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 43,323
Posted By bk brkr baker
A time or two , well I wasn't sure. But ,...

A time or two , well I wasn't sure.

But , now I'm a believer .:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By bk brkr baker
I live where I work so, no commute. I average...

I live where I work so, no commute. I average 10,000 miles per year , but , they're mostly weekend or evening rides. in '11 I took a couple of long trips that bumped the mileage up to 20,000. That...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,457
Posted By bk brkr baker
As Joni sang, Don't it always seem to go, ...

As Joni sang,
Don't it always seem to go,
You don't know what you've got ,
'til it's gone.
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,660
Posted By bk brkr baker
I see in your Facebook page you have a pic of...

I see in your Facebook page you have a pic of Hubert's Ural . Have you read all of Hubert's preparations he and his French Uralista pals did to get the rig ready ? And the extra work done when he...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By bk brkr baker
So, how about a critique ,evaluation of the ...

So, how about a critique ,evaluation of the Jialing ? If it were for sale in your country , would you consider it ? How well did the steering sidecar wheel work in the dirt ?
I'd like to get one...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/20...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2008-10-11/i-DsWnW3n/0/L/New%20Road%20King%20030-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,322
Posted By bk brkr baker
Yamaha makes a sweet big single. I have one of...

Yamaha makes a sweet big single. I have one of their older 5 valve 2 carb version in a MZ Skorpion. The newer version is a 4 valve motor ,the one that's in the Raptor 4 wheeler.
Too bad Yamaha...
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