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Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Sleeping pads

I am a big fan of sleeping pads under a very light bag and a fleece blanket for extra warmth. Thermarest makes a nice lightweight pad that rolls up to about 8"X20".

My summer set up uses a liner...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,938
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Not a deal breaker but important

I have an older Burgman 650 with no ABS and a Vstrom 650 with ABS and have ridden a few other bikes with and without. I really like ABS but I don;t think it should be the deciding issue on a choice...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By Mohawk Badger
It's warm

The VStrom has heated grips and a cord for my heated vest. With my one piece suit and the vest I'm good down to about 25f.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By Mohawk Badger
The New Baby Has Arrived

Here is my new ride. It is a Hannigan Dual Sport Hack on a (lightly used) VStrom 650. There is an antisway bar, Disk Brake on the hack (linked into the rear brake on the bike and some other odds...
Forum: Hacks 09-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mohawk Badger

I'm a mechanical klutz (despite keeping a Royal Enfield running for a number of years) so I am having Holsapple Vehicles in Bearsville NY put the rig together.

The choices on this DS rig were made...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some experience

I have a little experience on the roads and took the side car course.

As for the DMC legs for the VStrom that is something I will look at next year.

Photos, seeing that I don't use any of the...
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb I did it, I pulled the trigger

Hooray. Last week I picked up a VSTROM 650 2010 with only 1,300 miles on it (the owner realized he couldn't climb onto the bike). Hannigan is getting ready to send a Dual Sport sidecar with EEC,...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Opinions Needed, tug and ECC

I am finally ready to pull the trigger. I've taken the sidecar course and ridden a friends 500cc scooter with a Cozy a coupe of times. Now I want one of my own. I've decided to go with a Conte...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,813
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb Long Rides on the Burgman 650

I have done long single day rides (many over 500 and one over 1,000 miles) as well as toured on the Burgman 650. I have even taken it on mediocre dirt roads and it isn't that bad.

I have made a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,678
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Mad Bastard and Iron Butt

My longest single day ride was an Iron Butt 1,00 all within NYS. We did 1018 miles in just over 18 hours. There were a couple of cruiser, a VStrom 650 and me on a Burgman 650.

I've also done the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've switched to an IMac, now what?

After decades of PC use I have switched to an IMAC. Garmin seems to say that its software is available for the MAC but writes in tech speak. What do I need to think about before downloading GARMIN...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some IBA 1,000 thoughts

I completed a SoreButt 1,000 a few weeks ago in upstate NY, so I'll kick in some thoughts. If I had a choice I would limit the group to four or less. We had six riders and were pretty disciplined...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,826
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Best solutiomn I've found

I've tried beaded seats, sheepskins, and keep putting the Airhawk back on my Burgman 650. It can be tricky getting the inflation just right and I find it a little squirmy but I have ridden beyond...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Yep I'm Joining the IBA

Yep I'm Joining the IBA. I want to ride the Great Lakes 100 and the Four Corners Tour as well.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Laugh Sorebutt 1,000 on a Burgman 650

I did it, hooray. Yesterday I took my Burgie and with five friends rode an unclosed circle route around upper New York State. No pictures, I mean who has time to stop and shoot pictures on a 1,000...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some Nolan Craziness

:nortonOK, when it comes to electronics I am not the brightest bulb in the chandelier but I think that Nolan has surpassed me. I recently purchased the n-com b1 for my Nolan 104 and followed the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Anybody done the IBA Great Lakes 100?

Has anybody done the Great Lakes 100? I've been playing with maps and a calculator and keep coming up with about 2500 miles to loop all the lakes (Watertown, NY to Watertown, NY).

Assuming that...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Kenna vs Hannigan for a Burgman 650

In a few weeks I'll finish an IBA 1,000 and then it is time to put a sidecar on the Burgman 650 so my wife can ride with me again; but which one (sidecar not wife).

I really like the Hannigan...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,014
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Love my Burgie 650

I have an older Burgman 650 with a lot of miles on it and think it's a great bike. I have not been able to ride the other maxis except for the Burgman 400 and for long distance and superslab prefer...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,987
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try to get a "real" trip at least once a year

I am not sure I qualify for the 55/60 club as I ride a Burgman 650 but I try and get a least one multi-day trip a year. I live in the Capital District of NY and in recent years have hit Maine, ...
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've seen it also.

Yep, when I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law a few months back I passed one parked in that neighborhood as well. Greg says he doesn't know the rider but if he says he he'll give a "hi and...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By Mohawk Badger
A great idea

Please keep up up to date on the project. As it progresses I'd love to ride up to see what you are doing.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,433
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Go for it.

I'm a Burgman 650 owner and like my machine; no problems. However I have ridden the Silverwing and it's a great bike. I don't think you can go wrong with either. In fact if I had to make the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,348
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Tried on out

I rode one last year for about ten miles in city traffic and was very impressed. Comfortable, very nimble and the acceleration wasn't that bad. I don't think I got it over 40 but I also don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,279
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Think of a tunnel bag

I have a tunnel bag on my Burg. 650. Between the large trunk on the bag, under seat storage and the tunnel bag I and a passenger van do a long weekend. If I add a small back on the pillion seat I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,695
Posted By Mohawk Badger
It depends where and how you ride.

I have ridden bikes with linked brakes and without. Frankly on pavement I think linked brakes work just fine but I can't describe how bad they are on a dirt road. I am not talking off road riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,964
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Vstrom to Burgman

I had the Vstrom 650 until my hips made it hard to get on the bike. I switched to the Burgman 650 and love it. I can commute (55mph top speed 14 miles), run errands or load it up and take a three...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try Campmor

You're in NYC so get over to Campmor in NJ. It's not that far. The store has everything you can imagine and the people there are helpful. I have used Campmor for decades and they have sold me minor...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By Mohawk Badger
How about a Tuk Tuk

Take a look at a tuk tuk. These three wheeled scooter derivative utility vehicles rule South Asia.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mohawk Badger
No bolts or screws

The plasticware is held on by plastic clips and little "pop" plugs.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Question Parts Falling Off Burgman - Help

Okay I probably ride my Burgman 650 in ways it was not meant to be ridden, such as this past week's trip on dirt roads in Vermont. The trouble is that the plasticware has a tendency to be jarred...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Is It Fantasy

I was in Aix en Provence a few weeks ago and as always was blown away by the great selection of two wheeled vehicles the Europeans have. But this guy and his mount stole my...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try a SIGG Bottle

I carry a one liter SIGG bottle on my Burgman (that will give me about 13 miles). SIGG bottles are made in Switzerland and extremely tough.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,113
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Heated Grips and the Burgman

I've been wanting to put heated grips on the Burgie 650. I settled on Hotgrips and went to my local independent motorcycle shop to see what it would cost to install them. They said it would take...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Question Source for Jett Battery Vest??

I am looking for a source for the Jett battery vest. I'd rather not order one from Australia. I send the Jett people in Australia a question about sizing and dealers in the USA and got no reply.
Forum: Regional forums 10-30-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 119,745
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Always Depends on Work

Hey, if I can get away from work I'm there.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,105
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've had good experiences with Givi

I've had good experiences with Givi. I mounted Givis of different sizes on a VStrom and a Burgman 650 and I am not gentle with my bikes. The boxes have held up well and remain watertight after many...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-16-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Trouble uploading to ZUMO 220

I have just run into a problem. In the past I was able to create a route on my computer using MapSource and transfer it to my ZUMO. Now it says the transfer was successful but the route isn't on the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,694
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Inside of a wine box

I have used the collapsible sack that comes inside wine boxes. Not only is getting it fun (if you like wine) but it works pretty well. Now I have a dromedary bladder, but that's because it was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,716
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb Hard to go wrong

I think you wouldn't go wrong with any of the bikes. I'm a Burgman fan but that's a matter of taste.

If I was lucky enough to be making the choice I'd base it on two issues.
1. Which seat and...
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