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Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,987
Posted By wheelbender6
After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree...

After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree with adoptamutt. An ebike could be laid on its side in the boat without worrying about spilling fuel.
The disadvantage of an ebike is that they...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,987
Posted By wheelbender6
If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I...

If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I would build a motorized bicycle.
A frame mounted, two stroke kit with a shift kit (powers the back wheel through the
derraileur) and some bolt on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By wheelbender6
Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford...

Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford Mustangs.
Adding a supercharger to a scooter or motorcycle is tougher
than adding one to a car because there is no existing external belt system
(no...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,687
Posted By wheelbender6
You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the...

You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the same money.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,687
Posted By wheelbender6
Over $10,000 for a 155cc scooter?

You could buy a 696 Ducati Monster and a whole lot of chianti for the same money.
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/07/31/manufacturers/vespa/vespa-launches-946-bellissima/...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,382
Posted By wheelbender6
Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in...

Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in the US with a 125cc engine and I agree. There are two many cars and pickups tailgating you until you get above 50mph where I live.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,722
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the...

Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the incredible sacrifices made by the Russian people in WWII until I took a course on Russian history in college (and that was during the cold war). The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.

Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By wheelbender6
Keep the updates coming.

Keep the updates coming.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics. I need to plan a trip to Big Bend.

Great pics. I need to plan a trip to Big Bend.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By wheelbender6
Thats a great ride report. Yuma reminds me of the...

Thats a great ride report. Yuma reminds me of the Persian Gulf part of Saudi Arabia, because it is considerably more humid than other southwestern deserts.
It was very hot in the Phoenix area,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By wheelbender6
Royal Enfield Plans big gains in USA?

The article at the link says Royal Enfield is getting serious about expanding market share in the USA. They offer a new cafe racer model now and they make a lot of customizing parts and kits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,417
Posted By wheelbender6
"They were made (the Harley cafe racer) for 3...

"They were made (the Harley cafe racer) for 3 years, 1977-79, and nobody bought them, just under 2000 were sold. They're quite collectible today."
Cafe racers "replicas" are still considered a...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By wheelbender6
Just my opinions. Air-cooled Chinese made...

Just my opinions. Air-cooled Chinese made scooters are OK with careful maintenance. The 250cc Sunny is water cooled so I don't recommend it either.
The CBR 250 Honda is a heck of a lot of fun for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,491
Posted By wheelbender6
Great trails and great pics. I'm going to take a...

Great trails and great pics. I'm going to take a stab at the unusual underground structures.
I think they are part of a Nike missile site. Nike missiles predate ICBMs and my military tour of duty....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By wheelbender6
I was always near the Persian Gulf while in Saudi...

I was always near the Persian Gulf while in Saudi Arabia. I would have liked to travel more inland but the opportunity never arrived.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By wheelbender6
Here is one way to do it with a removeable...

Here is one way to do it with a removeable insert.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/06/2014-harley-davidson-low-rider-first-look-review-photos-pricing/...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By wheelbender6
"IMHO a simple improvement (which some bikes...

"IMHO a simple improvement (which some bikes already have some of) would be more adjustable ergonomics."
I agree that an adjustable seat would help a lot with the cramps and sore back on long rides....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By wheelbender6
Cool. I have been to Saudi Arabia but not Dubai....

Cool. I have been to Saudi Arabia but not Dubai. The sand was blindingly white near Jubail.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 261,555
Posted By wheelbender6
My ship anchored off Pattaya Beach back in the...

My ship anchored off Pattaya Beach back in the 80s. I had an OP the following day so I wasn;t ashore very long.
I did visit Angeles City in the PI before Mount Pinatubo errupted. I guess it no...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By wheelbender6
All the race teams own a few ATVs so I think that...

All the race teams own a few ATVs so I think that helps to make it a good sponsorship opportunity for Kymco.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By wheelbender6
Scooter Company Sponsors NHRA pro stock dragster

You can't make this stuff up!
I was watching drag racing on ESPN and noticed an unusual sponsor on one of the cars. Kymco is also the official Scooter and ATV of the NHRA. Go Shane!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,417
Posted By wheelbender6
I think the Street 500 and 750 will succeed if...

I think the Street 500 and 750 will succeed if they have competitive power, handling, build quality and style. The Blast was missing two of those elements.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,417
Posted By wheelbender6
The top two selling motorcycles in 2013 in the US...

The top two selling motorcycles in 2013 in the US were the Harley Street Glide Special and the Harley Breakout. (link to press release below), The MSRPs are both over $18,000 so you can see why some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By wheelbender6
I must make a pilgrimage to the Big Bend. I heard...

I must make a pilgrimage to the Big Bend. I heard the weather is much better in the winter.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By wheelbender6
Was that 11 degrees celcius or farenheight?

Was that 11 degrees celcius or farenheight?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By wheelbender6
The article said it will have a multifuel engine,...

The article said it will have a multifuel engine, which is another way of saying diesel. when running on electric power alone, there would still be a good bit of gear noise. its a darpa project,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By wheelbender6
Hybrid Thumper BRD

Being a hybrid allows this dirt bike to run silent when needed, like a WWII submarine....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By wheelbender6
I lived in West Florida for a few years in the...

I lived in West Florida for a few years in the 80s. Your pics make me want to move back.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,248
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics. I will move back to the desert one...

Great pics. I will move back to the desert one day.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,481
Posted By wheelbender6
Worth the $10,999 MSRP? Not to me. ...

Worth the $10,999 MSRP? Not to me.
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/04/01/manufacturers/honda/2015-honda-nm4-coming-us-june-10999/
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,830
Posted By wheelbender6
Awesome pics and ride report. You rode the...

Awesome pics and ride report. You rode the Southern Crescent and then some.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By wheelbender6
Schnebly Hill road was on my list when I lived in...

Schnebly Hill road was on my list when I lived in AZ but I never got there. I was more obsessed with mountain biking back then and Sedona was a great place for it.
When my kids would stand in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By wheelbender6
The T-max would have made a good competitor in...

The T-max would have made a good competitor in the clutchless comparison. Alas, new half liter scooters are hard to find the USA. No more Aprilia Scarbeo 500's either.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By wheelbender6
Cool2 I enjoyed that clutchless machine comparison even...

I enjoyed that clutchless machine comparison even better than their "Uber Scooter" comparo last month. A few things surprised me:
-The $10,000+ Aprilia Mana has a CVT tranny vice DCP. I expected...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics. Were you riding in AZ or TX?

Great pics. Were you riding in AZ or TX?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,418
Posted By wheelbender6
Thanks for the report. What parts of Ireland have...

Thanks for the report. What parts of Ireland have you ridden so far on the Forza?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,481
Posted By wheelbender6
Honda seems to have this obsession with building...

Honda seems to have this obsession with building the "missing link" between motorcycle and scooter. Maybe they are trying to steal that huge "recumbent motorcycle" segment from Dan Gurney...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By wheelbender6
I agree with f0rk, that naked bikes are closer to...

I agree with f0rk, that naked bikes are closer to the new standard.
I love dual sport bikes, but their higher seat height can turn off potential buyers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,417
Posted By wheelbender6
Harley is doing some cool things on the Low Rider...

Harley is doing some cool things on the Low Rider to provide a more adjustable seating position. If it trickles down to the Sportsters, then a tall guy could get comfortable on one. ...
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