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Forum: Regional forums Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
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 Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
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: 4,965
Views: 947,302
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: 59
Views: 1,634
Posted By Birdmove
How nice for you.......It's still about $3.57...

How nice for you.......It's still about $3.57 here.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,875
Posted By Birdmove
Now with the new owners of Indian, you know they...

Now with the new owners of Indian, you know they are going to be there for a long time. I really like the looks of this new bike. I won't be buying one, but that's because 1. no dealers except on...
Forum: Regional forums 12-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
Beauty!!

Beauty!!
Forum: Regional forums 12-20-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
WE decided to try to get the fish and chips from...

WE decided to try to get the fish and chips from Pahoa Fish today after mowing and weed eating at our daughter's place in Ainaloa. I think we got there about 5:30. We only had maybe a 15-20 minute...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 261,106
Posted By Birdmove
I Live not far from Hilo, Hawaii. I've seen 2...

I Live not far from Hilo, Hawaii. I've seen 2 XT500's riding around here. One appears to be imaculate. The other, the owner has a cylindrical maybe aluminum gas tank on it. Haven't got a good look at...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By Birdmove
If you live in a state where you can take a dirt...

If you live in a state where you can take a dirt bike, and make it street legal, then, good for you. Here, in Hawaii, you can't do that any more. That leaves out the DR400E, XR650R.

The only...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,505
Posted By Birdmove
The specs I've seen have the XR650L at 37" even....

The specs I've seen have the XR650L at 37" even. Just checked the DRZ400S, and it's listed at 36.8. I had thought it was a bit shorter than that. I stand corrected.
Forum: Regional forums 12-16-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
I just read today, that the Malama Market will...

I just read today, that the Malama Market will close Thursday of this week. My wife and I are goimg to Pahoa Fish for lunch the next day or two.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Birdmove
Just wondering, what is the attraction of a foot...

Just wondering, what is the attraction of a foot clutch and hand shift on a motorcycle? I kind of value thebuse of both feet when coming to a stop. I rode an old Kawasaki W2SS (copy of a BSA pre-unit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,875
Posted By Birdmove
And that it is water cooled and DOHC. But, we...

And that it is water cooled and DOHC. But, we have to settle the gas mileage issue. We need more road tests of the Scout. I think it's a great looking bike.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,505
Posted By Birdmove
I had a generation one 2005 KLR650, and used it...

I had a generation one 2005 KLR650, and used it for all my transportation needs in the Seattle area. I think I am shorter than you, but I found that bike very comfortable to my 5'10" self. As in,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By Birdmove
I might be interested in the diesel...

I might be interested in the diesel scooter/generator.
Forum: Regional forums 12-14-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
It seems to be headed towards the Malama Market...

It seems to be headed towards the Malama Market area. Lots of businesses there. That is right where the best fish and chips place is, Pahoa Fish. My house is in HPP just on the far side of Kaloli,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4,965
Views: 947,302
Posted By Birdmove
I like those big tanked Custom models like the...

I like those big tanked Custom models like the one above. I test rode an XL883C, where the previous owner had took off the forward controls, and put on mids, and I liked it much better that way.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 134,875
Posted By Birdmove
Geez. I thought I'd read a review of the Scout,...

Geez. I thought I'd read a review of the Scout, and in it, it said mileage was like 48-50 or something. My self imposed standards will not let me buy a motorcycle that gets under 45 mpg. I had a 1984...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By Birdmove
That's correct. I knew there was a suspension...

That's correct. I knew there was a suspension update, but didn't know if this DRZ for sale was before, or after said update. I also assume the update was better, or more adjustable, that the previous...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By Birdmove
So, a 2009 DRZ400S. Does this have the later...

So, a 2009 DRZ400S. Does this have the later model suspension on it? Used one for sale not far away with 6500 miles, and seller is asking $3500.
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,345
Posted By Birdmove
I'm far from a beginner, and I like the Vulcan...

I'm far from a beginner, and I like the Vulcan S!! I hear the performance on that proven engine is on par with the fine Suzuki 650 v-twin motor. I only ride solo any more, and this bike would do me...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,314
Posted By Birdmove
When I look at that photo above, with the young...

When I look at that photo above, with the young boy sitiing on the bike, and the little girl in the sidecar, I am reminded how I got hooked on motorcycles in the first place. I was 5 years old, when...
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,314
Posted By Birdmove
You poor devil, you!!

You poor devil, you!!
Forum: Hacks 12-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,314
Posted By Birdmove
Wow! You hit the garage with her antique car?? Is...

Wow! You hit the garage with her antique car?? Is she using that against you, as in: "Remember the time you......"?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 78,932
Views: 8,655,149
Posted By Birdmove
I was just wondering how many miles are on that...

I was just wondering how many miles are on that countershaft? Were you using the stock HOnda sprocket, or aftermarket ones on the countershaft? I have heard that this is an issue on the XR650L's.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 78,932
Views: 8,655,149
Posted By Birdmove
Most mechanics, and I was a truck mechanic for 24...

Most mechanics, and I was a truck mechanic for 24 years (as in Kenworths, Freightlliners, Petebilts, IH's, etc), are taught that, while it's fine to use compressed air to blow out bearings as long as...
Forum: Hacks 12-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,314
Posted By Birdmove
Well, at least you got it over with (the first...

Well, at least you got it over with (the first scratch).
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,569
Posted By Birdmove
I test rode an MUZ Travelor, and was quite...

I test rode an MUZ Travelor, and was quite impressed. As said above, soon after they went out of business.
Forum: Regional forums 12-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
I was in Pahoa a couple days ago. My wife is...

I was in Pahoa a couple days ago. My wife is picking up our 4 year old grand daughter and taking her to the Crristmas parade in Pahoa this morning. When I go there it is not crowded. I'm quite sure...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 81,252
Posted By Birdmove
It had about 15,000 when I traded it in.

It had about 15,000 when I traded it in.
Forum: Regional forums 12-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 131,564
Posted By Birdmove
That's a problem on the big island. We have a...

That's a problem on the big island. We have a Suzuki distributer (they sell bikes, but are not a "dealer-don't really know the difference) called Montgomery Motors (there is one on Oahu also). In the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,219
Posted By Birdmove
I am a Sportster fan. I've owned two. First, a...

I am a Sportster fan. I've owned two. First, a 1984 XLX1000 bought new that year. They were chain driven and 4 speeds back then. A very fun ride! Makes me scoff at big twin HD riders whining because...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,176
Posted By Birdmove
Thanks, Jerry. I'll check their prices out. I can...

Thanks, Jerry. I'll check their prices out. I can see that, for instance, a C50 for $5000 is WAY cheaper than our Suzuki shop in Hilo. They want over $8000 for one.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 81,252
Posted By Birdmove
I always defend the KLR650. MIne was a 2005 and I...

I always defend the KLR650. MIne was a 2005 and I left it all stock. One of the best motorcycles I've owned in 52+ years of riding. What I didn't expect, was for the big KLR to be one of the most...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,176
Posted By Birdmove
Jerry, what dealer are ypu talking about? I...

Jerry, what dealer are ypu talking about? I wonder if they will ship a DR200?

Thanks, Jon
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,569
Posted By Birdmove
Nothing exotic. But I got to ride my old friends...

Nothing exotic. But I got to ride my old friends 1968 (??) Kawasaki W2SS, which was basically a copy of the old BSA 650 twin pre-unit construction. My friends version had a single carb, and it was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 29,176
Posted By Birdmove
Most Chinese built dual sports are geared way too...

Most Chinese built dual sports are geared way too low. One of the first things new owners do is a sprocket change.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,101
Posted By Birdmove
I know this is an old thread. But, for anyone...

I know this is an old thread. But, for anyone buying a used Ruckus, there was a problem with the earlier models and the cranckcase ventilation system. This problem could cause the crank bearing to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,221
Posted By Birdmove
I was going to say that, where I live, there are...

I was going to say that, where I live, there are no MG dealers, so I would buy the Yamaha. Even there, ther dealer is about 125 miles away. But the original poster lives in Tacoma, Wa., which is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By Birdmove
nd, I am a living example that a guy can go on...

nd, I am a living example that a guy can go on multi-state camping trips with full gear (tent, sleeping,bags, etc) on a 1974 Honda XL350 dual sport thumper, and not just survive, but have a friggin...
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