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Forum: Battle Scooters 07-01-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By westnash
For every older Burgman 650 w/ 80,000 miles there...

For every older Burgman 650 w/ 80,000 miles there are horror stories like my friends w/ 22,000 miles and CVT failure costing $2,500 - 4,500.

The newer ones post '13 seem to have solved this...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-28-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By westnash
I wouldn't want an '03 Burgman 650 even if free. ...

I wouldn't want an '03 Burgman 650 even if free. I suggest a 07 or newer Burgman 400.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
See below that things are not quite as you...

See below that things are not quite as you describe, either. Maybe a bit less trolling in order.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
Puts a bit of a different light on it.

Puts a bit of a different light on it.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-25-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
If not, don't complain on a forum until you try...

If not, don't complain on a forum until you try and get it corrected w/ the seller.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-25-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
Have you been in touch with seller, like every...

Have you been in touch with seller, like every day or every hour?
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-21-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,028
Posted By westnash
Glad to hear you won. Maybe now that will put an...

Glad to hear you won. Maybe now that will put an end to the 3 sneaky Bros and you can also put this saga to rest!
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-21-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,418
Posted By westnash
Planning consecutive 350 miles days on it is not...

Planning consecutive 350 miles days on it is not very realistic in my book. Maybe you are Harley or Goldwing material.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-21-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,418
Posted By westnash
Right, you may make it on time, you may break...

Right, you may make it on time, you may break down, you may hit an elk, or an RV. There are no guarantees. The high elevation climbs will cool you but will be very hard on the scooter. But people...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-13-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,882
Posted By westnash
Scooters should be white!

Scooters should be white!
Forum: Regional Forums 06-09-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By westnash
Gathering of the Clans BMW - Boone NC June 12-14

23rd Annual this weekend in beautiful Boone NC. Be there, especially if you have an or are a Airhead, or be very Square:

http://www.bmwmoa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=597460
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,882
Posted By westnash
How many miles on the BMW and what maint. costs...

How many miles on the BMW and what maint. costs have you had thus far? Any problems? I am looking to see if BMW has made them better since intro and what the costs are compared to Burgmans.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
I guess I missed the part where you rode it 200...

I guess I missed the part where you rode it 200 miles. I agree that until you at least give him a chance to respond, that more on here would be inappropriate.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,328
Posted By westnash
1,100 might be a bit early to switch to syn. I...

1,100 might be a bit early to switch to syn. I would investigate that. I would bet that others will have oil filters to fit this 200...but not many are out yet.

It should really get loosened...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,867
Posted By westnash
I read the threads on the Aprilla mirrors. Can...

I read the threads on the Aprilla mirrors. Can the difference in mirrors (and I have handguards) really make so much difference?
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
I bought a Burg 650 scooter from an acquaintance...

I bought a Burg 650 scooter from an acquaintance (not on ADV Rider) but knew it had previously had a new CVT installed by a Suzuki dealer. I bought it at a price less than retail and assumed it was...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-24-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
Sure, we all know about crooked car dealers. But...

Sure, we all know about crooked car dealers. But this is ADV Rider and we assume anyone on here would at the minimum state a true condition, to the best of their knowledge. Shit happens, but one...
Forum: Latin America 05-24-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
Good luck to him on the return. Did he not have...

Good luck to him on the return. Did he not have any luck in trying to sell the KLR in CR or just decide to move on as quickly as possible?
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-23-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
Sure but there is a real difference to a problem...

Sure but there is a real difference to a problem developing later from a common issue in a model than a machine being advertised in "flawless" condition and something like this occurring when it is...
Forum: Latin America 05-23-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
Makes sense then and a good lesson for all the...

Makes sense then and a good lesson for all the readers, even at the expense of the guy with the problem.

2 lessons then:

1. Insure the paperwork is correct and you have everything if...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-23-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
Why not email him direct before it goes much...

Why not email him direct before it goes much further on this forum. Since it was someone from ADV Rider for so long I hardly think it is fraud but the not of "as is" makes me a bit skeptical.
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-22-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,673
Posted By westnash
I wouldn't wait a month and would get his email...

I wouldn't wait a month and would get his email address as well as the shops estimate of repairs and possible cause (running water as coolant) and email it to him and start to work on a solution...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,867
Posted By westnash
What I have found strange on my Strom is that...

What I have found strange on my Strom is that there seems no rhyme or reason, one time it handles just fine in a crosswind and the next time almost scary. I have run tires just a little above...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-22-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By westnash
It is a great state to ride in. Eastern KY, too!

It is a great state to ride in. Eastern KY, too!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By westnash
Well, "not to get too political", it helps the...

Well, "not to get too political", it helps the average ones that do not have the drive or inclination to move or go to work for themselves, with a job that pays a lot more than tourism and has paid...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-21-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By westnash
That's all well and good but in today's world the...

That's all well and good but in today's world the land has to be reclaimed after it is mined. The facts are that timber and coal are a resource that should not be hidden or protested against by...
Forum: Latin America 05-20-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
Doesn't sound right as many people, at least in...

Doesn't sound right as many people, at least in the past, get one going North to South and terminate at South end and then get another one in the opposite direction on the way back and terminate at...
Forum: Latin America 05-20-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
Isn't the morale of the story that it is the...

Isn't the morale of the story that it is the responsibility of the bike owner to make sure the paperwork is correct before leaving the entry point? Rather than just suspending the permit, would it...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-18-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By westnash
Nice sites. All motorcyclists should visit...

Nice sites. All motorcyclists should visit Eastern Ky and W Virginia. Both as a way a way to help a struggling economy plus ride some of the most scenic roads in the USA.

The Greenies who...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-18-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 782
Posted By westnash
Great Chicken Rally - Dunlap TN - May 22-24

Thanks Richard,

26th Annual rally in a great area for riding in Southeast Tennessee:

http://www.bmwmoal.org/rally.php
Forum: Regional Forums 05-18-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,566
Posted By westnash
Congrats Bill and thanks to all who support!

Congrats Bill and thanks to all who support!
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-17-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,392
Posted By westnash
I am very skeptical that in a major accident,...

I am very skeptical that in a major accident, where the insurance company of either side could be liable for a major claim, that running a car tire on a motorcycle would not give them a major out and...
Forum: Latin America 05-17-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
Glad he is ok. After paying all the...

Glad he is ok.

After paying all the above, would he have not been legal to sell his KLR like some suggested for a high price and then catch a plane back to Oh Canada?
Forum: Regional Forums 05-16-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,566
Posted By westnash
Looks like another rainy Burkesville Rally!

Looks like another rainy Burkesville Rally!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-15-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 93,777
Posted By westnash
Has anyone ever made a kit to lower the muffler...

Has anyone ever made a kit to lower the muffler to allow for more bag options for the SV650?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 93,777
Posted By westnash
Great thread and a great value in bikes. Does...

Great thread and a great value in bikes. Does the SV 650 get twitchy in sidewinds like the Vstrom 650 does?
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-13-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 16,028
Posted By westnash
Like many others, I laughed at friends on maxi...

Like many others, I laughed at friends on maxi scooters for many years. Then I bought one and saw how wrong I was. I hardly ride my motorcycles any more and have 2 maxi scooters.

As I say...
Forum: Latin America 05-13-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,765
Posted By westnash
Don't you think that it is worthwhile then to...

Don't you think that it is worthwhile then to visit a pro and make sure your jetting is ok, rather than taking a chance on ruining your trip and your bike if it is not? Did this not occur to you...
Forum: Latin America 05-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,872
Posted By westnash
That is just money for a new Mercedes fund for a...

That is just money for a new Mercedes fund for a lawyer!
Forum: Latin America 05-13-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By westnash
And maybe if it was a dealer or shop and you...

And maybe if it was a dealer or shop and you needed some work done in the meanwhile you could work out a deal that didn't cost too much for either. Any recc's on a shop that works on KLRs or a Kawi...
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