ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 171
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Qaz
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,069
Posted By Qaz
At this point in my life I find ripping around on...

At this point in my life I find ripping around on a small bike (R3 or KTM 390) much more enjoyable than lugging and short shifting a big bike to ride it. They are every bit the super bike that the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Qaz
A) Batteries need to cycle to stay at their best...

A) Batteries need to cycle to stay at their best and a tender will not keep a battery in the best condition if used for long periods. The fuel cleaner should help it run smoother but may not help it...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Qaz
Cruise would work fine on a Burgman650, but I...

Cruise would work fine on a Burgman650, but I doubt it would do well on a CVT equipped scooter. Too many variable going on in that transmission to maintain a constant speed and cruise is not that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,159
Posted By Qaz
The japanese do what they do best and that is...

The japanese do what they do best and that is taking another manufacturers design and making it reliable and better engineered, case in point, the XS 650 or the VTR1000. A 650 twin that didn't leak...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Qaz
Dbzeag- If you or a previous owner tried to...

Dbzeag- If you or a previous owner tried to change the final drive gearing on the NC700 DCT, that is what is causing your problems.
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 179,100
Posted By Qaz
Ladies, I have enjoyed following you on this...

Ladies, I have enjoyed following you on this trip, BUT!!
I only have 5 more years until I can draw my full retirement from work and you are making it hard not to load my bike up again and follow...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,048
Posted By Qaz
You mentioned that something happened in...

You mentioned that something happened in Austrailia that spooked you about camping in certain places. I read back but could find nothing. What happened?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Qaz
If I had the skill, I would make my own brackets...

If I had the skill, I would make my own brackets and add a rubber bushing if I thought it would help and not hurt anything.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,729
Posted By Qaz
Not to be picking at Moto, but the above is a...

Not to be picking at Moto, but the above is a good example of what I was talking about. Yes, the 305 had good performance in 1966, but it did not for 1976 and was even farther behind in 1986 and so...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Qaz
I would do the West coast ride, but do it by...

I would do the West coast ride, but do it by myself at another time. If it takes you days to get from Colorado to Indy, then you are going to be a royal pain in the ass for the motorcycles to ride...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,729
Posted By Qaz
In the part of the country that I live we call...

In the part of the country that I live we call them nit-wits! Because after you spend the time, money and effort to bring it up to state of the art and it is still not, you have spent enough money or...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Qaz
That depends on if you are going to ride it or...

That depends on if you are going to ride it or look at it. If you are going to park it in the living room, it is reliable. If you are going to ride it much, then it is an old motorcycle, even if it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,971
Posted By Qaz
No, it is not!!! The problem with using...

No, it is not!!!


The problem with using the DCT off road is if you change the gearing, it wrecks havoc on the Black Brain. Info from Mother Honda by way of local dealer. I have been told that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,975
Posted By Qaz
It is beyond me why anyone would be dumb enough...

It is beyond me why anyone would be dumb enough to remove the battery and auto-lube system from a 2-stroke. Sure it will start but the battery adds that extra oomph for easier starting. By removing...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,734
Posted By Qaz
How many RPM's does the C600 turn at 60mph?

How many RPM's does the C600 turn at 60mph?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,754
Posted By Qaz
I have a 2005 400 and I like it very much. It is...

I have a 2005 400 and I like it very much. It is probably one of the most well rounded vehicles on the road. Great around town, I have done some light touring on it, haul 50lb bags of dog food on it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,720
Posted By Qaz
The buying public/YOU, created this niche in the...

The buying public/YOU, created this niche in the market when you started buying bikes that were very capable of being ridden anywhere in the world and you only ride them around town or you take them...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,049
Posted By Qaz
A service every 10,000km seems excessive and...

A service every 10,000km seems excessive and expensive if done at dealership.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 28,245
Posted By Qaz
If it had not been for the feds in the 80's, we...

If it had not been for the feds in the 80's, we would not be having this conversation. And because of that, 10 years from now Harley will be doing the same thing that they are doing now, NOTHING!...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,345
Posted By Qaz
The first ADV bike I ever rode was a Honda Super...

The first ADV bike I ever rode was a Honda Super 90 with universal tread and dented muffler. That bike was ridden places the KLR and GS crowd would fear to go. One of the other guys rode a Ducati 250...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 87,688
Posted By Qaz
Shannon- I feel for you! I have been tagged...

Shannon- I feel for you! I have been tagged twice, once on each leg and did not get medical help either time, which was a mistake. I have two scars from the tissue being dissolved by the venom as a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 179,100
Posted By Qaz
Girls, I have been following your adventure long...

Girls, I have been following your adventure long before I saw your first post on ADV, found it on youtube 2 days after your first video was posted. I am a big fan and love watching the adventure....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,712
Posted By Qaz
Although the 150's are legal for highway use,...

Although the 150's are legal for highway use, after riding one on the interstate for a few miles, IMO they are not safe for that use. If you are planning to tour on a scooter at all, get at least a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,009
Posted By Qaz
Please do us all a favor and stop riding on two...

Please do us all a favor and stop riding on two wheels, you are now a hazard to the rest of us on the road! When you start second guessing or doubting you should be riding, you need to stop because...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,984
Posted By Qaz
I toured the UP so I was also wandering where the...

I toured the UP so I was also wandering where the curvy roads were. I was hoping to see some on the video, but it was not to be. Those are straight roads, barely even a curve. Go to Colorado, any of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,481
Posted By Qaz
We can dismiss the looks, that is a matter of...

We can dismiss the looks, that is a matter of taste. At this time I find it hard to believe that it is a practical solution in the US. Diesel engines are heavy in motorcycles and do not get...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By Qaz
Husky is a Briggs & Straton engine. I don't see...

Husky is a Briggs & Straton engine. I don't see much difference between this and the first mini bike I had. Both could be licenced and by the looks of it, my mini-bike was better built. The CVT they...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 34,669
Posted By Qaz
I have ridden both the 350 and 500 models of the...

I have ridden both the 350 and 500 models of the RE, and it is certainly not about the performance of the bikes. If you think the 500 lacks modern performance, try a 350! It is truely about the ride,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,359
Posted By Qaz
At my local shops, the guy that does most of the...

At my local shops, the guy that does most of the things you mentioned above is the set-up guy. He is usually some kid that is still trying to figure out how much pimple cream to use on his face. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,037
Posted By Qaz
That was confusing, I hope you don't mind and I...

That was confusing, I hope you don't mind and I hope this is in the spirit of what he said. R.I.P Joey :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,661
Posted By Qaz
I regret that Kawasaki doesn't feel a need to fix...

I regret that Kawasaki doesn't feel a need to fix the niggling problems ( Oil usage, Doo Hickey, Suspension, engine power) on what really is a great foundation. Yes, it would raise the price some,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,559
Posted By Qaz
The NC700 is a KLR replacement if you don't take...

The NC700 is a KLR replacement if you don't take it off road. Now that is a laugh. How can it replace a bike that it can not equal? Neither is a particularly good street bike, but the KLR is superior...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,332
Posted By Qaz
I am looking forward to the build, but I think...

I am looking forward to the build, but I think you have already made your first mistake. The humped seat with the snap on seat cover is really unattractive, but the seat and rear cowl that came on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,604
Posted By Qaz
The time taken to do the stunt, be it ten minutes...

The time taken to do the stunt, be it ten minutes or ten years, makes it no less of a stunt. When the R1 is modified to make it more suitable for the adverse conditions for RTW, (ie. bars, tires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,604
Posted By Qaz
It does harken back to the day when a motorcycle...

It does harken back to the day when a motorcycle was a do all machine, but the R1 is not one of them! That was just a stunt, kind of like when a person hunts dangerous game with a bow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,604
Posted By Qaz
I posted this in "some assembly required" because...

I posted this in "some assembly required" because it seemed to fit that heading best in my mind. It was moved to this location and from the thread, I am not so sure that this is the right place, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,906
Posted By Qaz
I was getting gas one day and noticed a Goldwing...

I was getting gas one day and noticed a Goldwing pulling a trailer. When I finished filling my bike I walked over to look at it. After he topped off the bikes tank, he walked back to the trailer and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 17,219
Posted By Qaz
"When u ride your motorcycle the motor should...

"When u ride your motorcycle the motor should always be "In the Pipe""

In the pipe may be a pothead term, I don't know!:wink: But the motorcycle term is "On the pipe" and it refers to when a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,906
Posted By Qaz
If you do much traveling, you need 200+ mile...

If you do much traveling, you need 200+ mile range on a bike. There are many places out west and even in Minnisota that gas stations are far and few between, trust me I know. I have sweated bullets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,604
Posted By Qaz
What attribute make a good/great ADV bike

I have been reading these builds for about a year and like everyone else, I think: Man that is a good idea or I wouldn't do that. Let's face it, the BMW GS is a street bike and although the old...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 171

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015