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Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,551
Posted By knucklehead90
I've been following your other thread where you...

I've been following your other thread where you were planning for this ride - good to see you're on the road. While I'd love to be tooling down the road in a distant state I think I'd very quickly...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,356
Posted By knucklehead90
I've been on 14 and 14A (alternate) between Cody...

I've been on 14 and 14A (alternate) between Cody and Sheridan Wyoming. In all the roads I've ever traveled I've never seen such a sight as what you see heading east as you begin descending down to...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 9,270
Posted By knucklehead90
You never know when and where you might fall. I...

You never know when and where you might fall. I fell off a roof - an extension ladder with a bad hook let go and I was the unlucky guy who was on it when the hook decided to fail. I fell 17' and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
I know all those little towns - its Newhalem -...

I know all those little towns - its Newhalem - one word. It wouldn't be worth the ride when there is smoke in the area. The whole point of the ride is the scenery.

There are a bunch of videos of...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
Laugh There is only one problem with Chuckanut Dr. -...

There is only one problem with Chuckanut Dr. - its just too damned short for a decent ride. Great way to get to Bellingham however. I would encourage you to take a ride up highway 20 into the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By knucklehead90
I have a 2007 Majesty - I'll gladly trade it off...

I have a 2007 Majesty - I'll gladly trade it off for a B400. Its a decent scooter but everything about it is just smaller than the Burgman. Which is why I ended up with a B650.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,999
Posted By knucklehead90
I've got a nephew that is a '1%'er' - he was...

I've got a nephew that is a '1%'er' - he was looking for a new ride and called me up to see if I still had my FLHTCUI for sale. I told him I had sold it and bought a Burgman. He asked me WTF is a...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
If you *have* to work you picked a true paradise...

If you *have* to work you picked a true paradise in which to do it. Really - I'm not sure how you can call what you do 'work'! :huh I haven't been in the San Juan islands in about 15 years. I need to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
Wow! Gorgeous picture Captn. You...

Wow! Gorgeous picture Captn.



You can do that ride in one ferry ride - just ride south on Whidbey Island and follow the signs to the Port Townsend ferry dock. Thats about a 30 mile ride and...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
That road along the water from Mt. Vernon to...

That road along the water from Mt. Vernon to Bellingham is called Chuckanut Drive. Been there many times. It overlooks a national marine park - the name of which escapes me ATM. Thats another one you...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By knucklehead90
If I were in Redding today I'd head for the...

If I were in Redding today I'd head for the coast! Kind of hot there eh? 100* or so.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,150
Posted By knucklehead90
If you have a full day to yourself you owe it to...

If you have a full day to yourself you owe it to yourself to get on the scooters and head off the islands to Anacortes - you'll be on Highway 20 - simply follow it until you find yourself on top of...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,388
Posted By knucklehead90
Wrap some duct tape around the top - a couple of...

Wrap some duct tape around the top - a couple of laps and it should be good to go for a year or two in the sun before it dries out.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,342
Posted By knucklehead90
Finally caught up with this thread

Great stories guys n gals. The only thing more fun and entertaining than reading real life stories like you guys have written is going out and living my own.

I managed to get out on the Burgman...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,388
Posted By knucklehead90
My 650 Burgman is very handy for errands around...

My 650 Burgman is very handy for errands around town. I used it to run to the hardware store for a bolt I needed on the Ghia today - then took the Ghia for a cruise.

I've used it several times to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,530
Posted By knucklehead90
http://c1gas2org.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/201...

http://c1gas2org.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2014/02/hero-buell_diesel-motorcycle.jpg

That thing looks like it was built to pull a plow. Put two of em side by side with the right tires and I bet...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,342
Posted By knucklehead90
I'm 66 and been retired since 2003. I enjoy...

I'm 66 and been retired since 2003. I enjoy riding - been doing that since I was 17 and bought my first ride - a well used Yamaha 80cc rotary valve two stroke. I've only been riding scooters for two...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By knucklehead90
A good place to find answers to your questions is...

A good place to find answers to your questions is http://burgmanusa.com - and yes the left hand brake is the rear brake and they aren't linked. The 06 and earlier 400 Burgmans had problems with oil...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,907
Posted By knucklehead90
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23852383#post23852383
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By knucklehead90
There are three basic types of valves - those...

There are three basic types of valves - those that have adjusters and those that take shims/pads that aren't adjustable other than by removing and replacing pads of different thickness - and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 28,305
Posted By knucklehead90
Seeing that Royal Enfield reminds me of a few of...

Seeing that Royal Enfield reminds me of a few of the Brit bikes I've owned that stand out. The last one was a 68 Triumph Bonneville. It was fairly fast for the times - faster than a Sportster by a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 595
Posted By knucklehead90
I doubt if a diesel powered scooter/bike will...

I doubt if a diesel powered scooter/bike will ever be imported into the USA unless the EPA raises the allowable soot content in the exhaust. The pollution controls on my diesel VW are mostly there...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 28,305
Posted By knucklehead90
Royal Enfield made some pretty good bikes 'back...

Royal Enfield made some pretty good bikes 'back in the day'. I remember taking a test ride on a lightly used 650 (I think it was 650cc) twin. I don't remember the year it was made. My first...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By knucklehead90
I've never rode the 400 Burgman but from...

I've never rode the 400 Burgman but from everything I've read the ergonomics are nearly identical to the 650 I have. I also have a 400 Majesty. Unless you are of smaller stature than me - I'm 5'10" -...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By knucklehead90
That first link mentions its geared for city use....

That first link mentions its geared for city use. Might be nice for someone looking for a scooter for a city with hills - probably would max out on rpms at or before 50.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By knucklehead90
You don't know what you're missing! Those are...

You don't know what you're missing! Those are good out of a lake but I prefer them from a cold mountain creek. Good stuff!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,693
Posted By knucklehead90
Ha! After a 6 pack all I want to do is sleep.

Ha! After a 6 pack all I want to do is sleep.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,693
Posted By knucklehead90
I know what you mean about the looks of the...

I know what you mean about the looks of the Burgman. I'll lump the BMW scooter in there too. I'm none too fond of most maxi scooters in the looks department. But I'm reminded of a few women I've...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,693
Posted By knucklehead90
I'm pretty sure the 650 is speced at 52hp. Zero...

I'm pretty sure the 650 is speced at 52hp. Zero to 60 is done in 8.3 seconds. Not lighting fast but adequate for all but a speed demon.

While you can argue the merits of BMW vs 650 Burgman all...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By knucklehead90
Total suspension travel is a large part of a good...

Total suspension travel is a large part of a good ride - as is how soft or hard the shocks are - along with tire size. The 650 Burgman has a short travel and works great on smooth roads but then so...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,693
Posted By knucklehead90
I've eyed the Royal Enfield a few times lately....

I've eyed the Royal Enfield a few times lately. There is nothing quite like the torque of a big 500cc single.

It reminds me of the 66 Matchless 500cc G80 single I once owned. I don't miss the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By knucklehead90
You might try what I've done a few times. In 1995...

You might try what I've done a few times. In 1995 friends and I went to Sturgis - on the way we ran into some 105*F temps. I wore a heavy sweat shirt over a tee shirt and was nice and cool. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By knucklehead90
A 2008 Vespa with ONE oil change in it's...

A 2008 Vespa with ONE oil change in it's lifetime? I'd look elsewhere. What else hasn't been looked after? It is low miles but any contaminates in the oil have had a long time to work their magic.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By knucklehead90
When its really hot here - 95 and up - I use one...

When its really hot here - 95 and up - I use one of these (http://www.amazon.com/NECK-COOLING-SCARF-WRAP-Bandana/dp/B004XX4X9E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394429723&sr=8-1&keywords=neck+cooling+scarf)...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,892
Posted By knucklehead90
Don't forget to test ride a Silverwing before or...

Don't forget to test ride a Silverwing before or after. That way you'll have a direct comparison. I test rode a used Silverwing with about the same mileage as the Burgman I ended up with - 6500 miles...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,892
Posted By knucklehead90
It doesn't look like Honda is going to put money...

It doesn't look like Honda is going to put money into the Silverwing. I'd guess they might give it a cosmetic clean up at best given the rather dated look of its current design. The Honda's normal...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,238
Posted By knucklehead90
WTF is that monster? I'm familiar with the H1 and...

WTF is that monster? I'm familiar with the H1 and H2 - and owned the 498th H1 made (1969) - the so-called Blue Streak - white with blue stripes on the tank.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By knucklehead90
This guy has no mirrors - and no use for them if...

This guy has no mirrors - and no use for them if he did. I'm still trying to figure out which guy is doing what.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By knucklehead90
Who needs a motor when you're hauling styrofoam? ...

Who needs a motor when you're hauling styrofoam?

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr258/knuckleheadjones/portada-mas-sobre-geofoam-transporte_zps6c81eff4.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By knucklehead90
Rowdy bunch of scooter riders eh?

Rowdy bunch of scooter riders eh?
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