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Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By trainman
One thing that I have found out over the past 15...

One thing that I have found out over the past 15 years of my 45 years of riding is that back pain is in just about every bike that I ride. Since pain is something that I have learned to deal with on...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By trainman
I think the KLR 650 is a comfortable bike to ride...

I think the KLR 650 is a comfortable bike to ride as long as I stay under 200 miles per day. Those days can have some off road riding included in that 200 miles. I don't own a 400, but I do have a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By trainman
It becomes this, do you want to ride, or work on...

It becomes this, do you want to ride, or work on the bike. The KLR 650, DR 650, KTM 690E, plus other bikes will work just fine. Even the Yamaha WR250R or the Honda CRF250L will get the job done, just...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,874
Posted By trainman
Being a Dual Sport bike rider, I now just have a...

Being a Dual Sport bike rider, I now just have a Burgman 650 and I love it, but I sure want to add another dual sport bike to my rides. I think a KTM 690 would do the trick, oh, I'm only 69 and just...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By trainman
I've had two 650 V-Stroms and one 650 Burgman,...

I've had two 650 V-Stroms and one 650 Burgman, I've never owned a Burgman 400. I consider the 650 V-Stroms one of the best bikes I have ever owned and the 650 Burgman falls right in behind the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,996
Posted By trainman
Being a dual sport rider I purchased a 650...

Being a dual sport rider I purchased a 650 Burgman for just having fun on something different, it is truly fun to ride and it is different. I was surprised on how well it handles and how everything...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,513
Posted By trainman
This is the reason I'm done with carbureted...

This is the reason I'm done with carbureted bikes, UTV's, whatever, It's Fuel Injection for me from now on. If we have to go the 15% ethanol we can just park or carbureted bike in a museum.

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By trainman
Lowering a KTM 690E

Just wanting to know what is the easiest way to lower the KTM 690E. Can I slide the forks up and change the lowering links. Cutting off the kick stand is no problem either. I will use the bike for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By trainman
Lowering a KTM 690E

Just wanting to know what is the easiest way to lower the KTM 690E. Can I slide the forks up and change the lowering links. Cutting off the kick stand is no problem either. I will use the bike for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By trainman
I know we all want what is not available here in...

I know we all want what is not available here in the U.S. at this time, it's the American Way of thinking, so I'm with the rest, where is the Honda Integra 750, I want one.

John
Forum: Battle scooters 01-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,464
Posted By trainman
I'm waiting for the ugly Integra to come to the...

I'm waiting for the ugly Integra to come to the U.S., personally I like what Honda has done with the 700 and DCT transmissions.

John
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By trainman
I've owned four KLR 650's and one BMW Dakar 650....

I've owned four KLR 650's and one BMW Dakar 650. First let me say that I've owned a lot of bikes over the years and at times three at a time, so bikes come and go with me. First let me say that of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By trainman
I've ridden all over Colorado on my DS bikes,...

I've ridden all over Colorado on my DS bikes, mainly on KLR 650's, BMW 650"s, and the new CRF250L which I did this last summer. The new Honda CRF250L did very well in the higher elevations, mainly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,048
Posted By trainman
Now I know why they make KTM's, for those who...

Now I know why they make KTM's, for those who want all the performance upgrades and are willing to pay for it. I personally think that adding FI to the Japaneses bikes would do it for me, I can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,048
Posted By trainman
Which ever Japanese manufacture that can re-due...

Which ever Japanese manufacture that can re-due their 650 dual sport first will take the led with a bike that everyone wants. Be it the, DR 650, KLR 650, or the XR650L Were talking, 6-speed trans,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,587
Posted By trainman
Well I can tell you after owing several Goldwings...

Well I can tell you after owing several Goldwings and now a 650 Burgman, plus my dual sport bikes that the 650 Burgman is truly a fun scooter to ride. Never thought I would tour on it, but it will do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 810,830
Posted By trainman
I always site my chain with the sprockets, that...

I always site my chain with the sprockets, that is, make sure that the chain is coming off the sprockets straight with no bend to the right or left. Most bikes today I have had the marks on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By trainman
I would think that a good dealer could get it...

I would think that a good dealer could get it covered under warranty, but they don't have to do it, some dealers will help out their customers better then others. Also I'm sure you have insurance on...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,107
Posted By trainman
Never had any problems handling the 650 Burgman,...

Never had any problems handling the 650 Burgman, easier then my 1800 Goldwing at slow speeds and tight maneuvers. Since I ride dual sport bikes all the time in tight off road condition, it's pretty...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By trainman
Your dealer is the only one that thinks that way...

Your dealer is the only one that thinks that way on the Integra, at this time the Integra is not being sent to the U.S. for sales in 2014.

John
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By trainman
I do see the Integra replacing the Silverwing,...

I do see the Integra replacing the Silverwing, but not till Honda sells through their Silverwings. This may take till the 2015 models come out to clean out their warehouses and dealer supply of...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,107
Posted By trainman
I have a 650 Burgman and truly enjoy the...

I have a 650 Burgman and truly enjoy the scooter, I have also have had two Goldwings in the past, so I know where you are coming form. The Burgman forum is pretty informative and it tends to be very...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By trainman
These pics might give you a better perspective of...

These pics might give you a better perspective of what it look like....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,407
Posted By trainman
What's it with chains anyway, for some reason...

What's it with chains anyway, for some reason scooter people just don't like them. I come from the motorcycle side of riding and I personally think chain drive is great these days, but go back 30...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By trainman
I hope here in the US we get the Integra, I'm...

I hope here in the US we get the Integra, I'm holding out for one.

John
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By trainman
Did you ever look into upgrading the stock...

Did you ever look into upgrading the stock headlights bulbs, just a thought.

John
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,407
Posted By trainman
I was looking at the NC700X DCT ABS, list price...

I was looking at the NC700X DCT ABS, list price US $8499.00. I would think that the Integra with DCT ABS would be priced pretty much the same, maybe $500.00 more. I do not see that Honda has offered...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By trainman
Dunlop 606's on a KTM 990 Adventure

Is there some reason that the Dunlop 606 is not recommended for the KTM 990 Adventure. I have used these tires on several 650's with success, so what gives here. I want a tire to go with the rear...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By trainman
Dunlop 606's on a 990 Adventure

Sorry, I moved this post to Orange Crush where it belongs. If I could delete this I would, but I don't see an option for that.

John
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,586
Posted By trainman
I'm looking at purchasing a new 2013 990...

I'm looking at purchasing a new 2013 990 Adventure Baja. I asked the sales manage about the tires and he said that they could change them out for me and he was aware of the problem. He said he would...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By trainman
I just sold my CRF250L, what a great bike, but...

I just sold my CRF250L, what a great bike, but just a little too small and underpowered for my liking, but other that that a great bike. All the time I was riding the 250 I was thinking that if this...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By trainman
Insurance, just a question on the 990

I always check the insurance premium's before purchasing a bike. I ran the online quote with Dairyland and it can out to $337.00 per year for a new 2013 990 Adventure, Liability, Collision, Comp....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By trainman
I'm still hoping Honda will send the Integra to...

I'm still hoping Honda will send the Integra to the US in the future, 2014 would suit me just fine. I've test rode the NC700X DTC ABS and I really like the bike, in fact I almost purchased one...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,604
Posted By trainman
I've been reading all the post on the NC700X DCT...

I've been reading all the post on the NC700X DCT ABS models and I think the bike is what I'm looking for. At 68 and having had some 40 plus bikes and 45 years of riding bikes, this could just be the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,448
Posted By trainman
After owning several of the bikes that you listed...

After owning several of the bikes that you listed I'm now riding a CRF250L as my trail bike. Looks like you by the bikes you listed are just wanting a bike for off road and trail riding, not a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By trainman
The Dallas market has them, this is the biggest...

The Dallas market has them, this is the biggest dealer in the DFW area.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcd/3968071282.html

The price I would think has to do with Honda incentives somewhere...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By trainman
I would think it would be in the $7500 range here...

I would think it would be in the $7500 range here in the US, it's hard to look at pricing across the pond, as everything cost more there. At this price the bike/scooter would be less them the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,977
Posted By trainman
Will the US get the Honda NC700D

Just wondering if the US will get the new Honda NC700D scooter here. Is this the reason Silver Wings are being closed out, or is it just the year end thing for them. Maybe it will be like my 2013...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,341
Posted By trainman
When I change or add a bike to the collection my...

When I change or add a bike to the collection my wife always asks are you happy now and my reply is always, for a day or so.

John
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,626
Posted By trainman
I see BMW scooters have a $1000.00 rebate on...

I see BMW scooters have a $1000.00 rebate on them, that still makes them the highest price scooter out there. Burgman's at $10,999 are high, but Suzuki dealers will deal.

John
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