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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Birdmove
Matter of opinion. Though I have not ridden the...

Matter of opinion. Though I have not ridden the newer model, my 2005 was quite enjoyable to me. And, I take it, to many others, since Kawasaki has sold boatloads of them.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By Birdmove
We still have our 2009 People 150, and 2008 SYM...

We still have our 2009 People 150, and 2008 SYM HD200.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,912
Posted By Birdmove
Fix the famous "doohickey" once and for all, the...

Fix the famous "doohickey" once and for all, the right way. I understand the new bracket is a step up, but the spring is still the spindly, brittle, little pos it always was. Put a strong spring in...
Forum: Regional forums 02-23-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
I couldn't afford to live on Oahu myself. I am...

I couldn't afford to live on Oahu myself. I am flying over for a chess tournament in March though:

http://hawaiichessfestival.com/

Wish me luck. I'll need it.

We live on the big...
Forum: Regional forums 02-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
Greetings! I'm class of 1972 Highline High in...

Greetings! I'm class of 1972 Highline High in Burien, Washington. We moved to HPP in early September of 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,374,579
Posted By Birdmove
Maybe a year after we moved to the big isand of...

Maybe a year after we moved to the big isand of Hawaii, I met a gent at the Starbuck's in Hilo. He had a Honda Ruckus loaded to the gunwale. He also had a little dog, and there was a spot for the dog...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 93,590
Posted By Birdmove
Sorry to hear about your health problems. Nice to...

Sorry to hear about your health problems. Nice to have friends to lend a hand when needed! Hope you feel better, and am able to ride again soon. Keep us informed.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 290,923
Posted By Birdmove
I've kind of followed the Hyosung motorcycles. I...

I've kind of followed the Hyosung motorcycles. I saw a GT250 at a dealer in Seattle, Washington. I think the GT250 is my favorite. There is an active forum for these bikes called korider.com, I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Birdmove
I test rode a new Buell Blast when the Buell test...

I test rode a new Buell Blast when the Buell test fleet was at a dealer in Seattle. I also road an XB9R. Since I've been a thumper fan for many years, I was interested in the Blast. I really felt...
Forum: Regional forums 01-25-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
You youngsters!! Class of 1972 here. Highline...

You youngsters!! Class of 1972 here. Highline High, Burien, Washington (near Seattle).
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,494
Posted By Birdmove
Is that bad??

Is that bad??
Forum: Regional forums 01-24-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
I'm no expert on the islands. I have lived on the...

I'm no expert on the islands. I have lived on the big island for almost 4 1/2 years now, in the Puna District. We are about 6-7 miles from Pahoa, and 12 from Hilo. I fly to Oahu once in a while to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,318
Posted By Birdmove
Uh,...well,.....I don't have any great deals on...

Uh,...well,.....I don't have any great deals on motorcycles or cars. But, a few weeks ago, I did buy a used treadmill for $17.00 that works just fine. And our daughter bought one at the same place...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 61,242
Posted By Birdmove
I'm with this poster! If any motorcycle bores...

I'm with this poster! If any motorcycle bores you, it may be time to get out. I LOVE TO RIDE!! And, that's after 52+ years of it. Big bikes, small bikes, dual sports, street bikes, it doesn't matter.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,318
Posted By Birdmove
As long as you and your friend are having fun,...

As long as you and your friend are having fun, that's great! A motorcycle mechanic at a dealer in Kona, Hawaii, said he thought the Rebel engine was one of the most bulletproof engines Honda ever...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 36,006
Posted By Birdmove
I Like the concept of this bike. I've owned...

I Like the concept of this bike. I've owned plenty of motorcycles from 90cc's to 1000cc's, and, where I live now, I just don't need big power any more. We don't even ride two up any more. I got a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Birdmove
Sounds like the pilot jet may be partly plugged....

Sounds like the pilot jet may be partly plugged. Maybe run some Seafoam through the next tank full or two. Our SYM HD200 is ready to 15,000 miles any day now. I did replace the battery, and believe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,487
Posted By Birdmove
In fairly recent years I've owned a 2007 XT225...

In fairly recent years I've owned a 2007 XT225 and a 2001 Kawasaki KLR250, and a 2005 KLR650. You may be able to get by with a 250cc or so. That Yamaha XT225 should not be disrespected. I'm about...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 38,356
Posted By Birdmove
I had, I think it was, a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800...

I had, I think it was, a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. It had a nice engine in it. They also made a 1500 Vulcan styled like the old Indian's.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By Birdmove
This is a brilliant move by Kawasaki, and shows,...

This is a brilliant move by Kawasaki, and shows, not just good marketing, but real concern for the rider. Don't expect Harley-Davidson to follow suit. Just look through their ever expanding Parts and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,806
Posted By Birdmove
Never owned or ridden one. I think they looked...

Never owned or ridden one. I think they looked great. I've read about them. Supposedly, they had the biggest production carburetors of any motorcycle (at least up to the time the article was...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By Birdmove
kraven, I rode an older Ninja 500, and really...

kraven, I rode an older Ninja 500, and really liked it. A coworker pestered me till I finally sold it to him just to shut him up. Really nice 500cc engine. Fast enough for me for solo riding. 66 mpg....
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Birdmove
I test rode the newer generation 600 Katana, and...

I test rode the newer generation 600 Katana, and I thought it to be a very fun ride. I wouldn't mind finding a nice one and making it mine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 295,193
Posted By Birdmove
Go here: http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/

Go here:

http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,771
Posted By Birdmove
I wouldn't take either one. A 700 pound...

I wouldn't take either one. A 700 pound motorcycle has no interest to me. The 48 is a great looker, but not too practical. HD no longer makes a Sportster that I would buy, and I'm a big fan of them,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By Birdmove
For sure peek into the tank and look for crud and...

For sure peek into the tank and look for crud and rust. What model is this? Tell him to NOT start it before you get there. You want it stone cold to see how it starts. Fuel injected or carbureted?...
Forum: Regional forums 01-05-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
We did pretty well here in HPP on 23rd near...

We did pretty well here in HPP on 23rd near Kaloli. Hurricane Isselle bashed us much worse. We had 4-5 trees from our neighbor's lot fall onto our carport roof during that one. This time no trees...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By Birdmove
I live on the big island of Hawaii, not far from...

I live on the big island of Hawaii, not far from the encroaching lava flow. The Honda XR650R is a dirt bike and cannot be made street legal here. The XR650L has a big following and a huge thread...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,318
Posted By Birdmove
Yeah, check out the other thread mentioned above....

Yeah, check out the other thread mentioned above. I am pretty sure I read that the foot peg position is easily adjustable on this new Vulcan S. I like it a lot. I have heard nothing but good things...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 295,193
Posted By Birdmove
[QUOTE=brucifer;25826942]Ah, don't let other...

[QUOTE=brucifer;25826942]Ah, don't let other peoples opinions get to ya, man. There's a lot more to a sportster than quarter mile times and top speed. I think they're a good looking bike and I'm sure...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 163,648
Posted By Birdmove
If the Cycle World guys are getting 42, I'd...

If the Cycle World guys are getting 42, I'd probably get 50+.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,437
Posted By Birdmove
Had a 2001 KLR250 I bought new that year. It...

Had a 2001 KLR250 I bought new that year. It would often miss the shift from 1st into 2nd, and would go in to neutral, unless I did a way slow deliberate shift. I tried the Mobile one 10W-40 of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,374,579
Posted By Birdmove
Back in 2013, I added another China SuperCub...

Back in 2013, I added another China SuperCub clone to my garage,
currently w/6k mi. on it,
it's my everyday errand-runner between Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queen.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Birdmove
There's been some good suggestions here. That...

There's been some good suggestions here. That Honda CB300F seems like a good choice. As is the Suzuki TU250.The Yamaha SR400 is expensive for what you get, but you are riding an XS650 that's from the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,439
Posted By Birdmove
Seems that the thing about, when you blow up a...

Seems that the thing about, when you blow up a Japanese engine under warranty they give you a new one, is a myth. In over 52 years of riding motorcycles, and lots of bikes from the Japanese big four,...
Forum: Regional forums 12-25-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
I remember Tiny's fruit stand in Cashmere. And...

I remember Tiny's fruit stand in Cashmere. And went camping on the Icicle river near Leavenworth when I was in high school (class of 1972).
Forum: Regional forums 12-24-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
1911fan, where are you from in Washington State?...

1911fan, where are you from in Washington State? I was born in Seattle in 1953, and grew up in Burien. Lived in Bonney Lake on Lake Tapps for 24 years, then moved to Puyallup for 5-6. Then retired...
Forum: Regional forums 12-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,710
Posted By Birdmove
The advance of the flow has stalled now. Could...

The advance of the flow has stalled now. Could just be a short temporary stall. Could be the beginning of another breakout farther up. Anything could happen. Many of the businesses in the area where...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5,087
Views: 1,008,389
Posted By Birdmove
You're looking at a used bike, as these R models...

You're looking at a used bike, as these R models are no longer made and sold in the US. Oddly, they were still selling them in the UK and Europe. Guess those riders are like me, and like some decent...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,167
Posted By Birdmove
How nice for you.......It's still about $3.57...

How nice for you.......It's still about $3.57 here.
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