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Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,674
Posted By gec343
You could be right on modern chains being...

You could be right on modern chains being "foolproof". However, I live on a dirt road, so it would be difficult keeping a chain somewhat clean.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,674
Posted By gec343
The NM4 is beginning to grow on me. However, I...

The NM4 is beginning to grow on me. However, I am still baffled as to why a chain rather than belt. It seems the belt would be lighter, more maintenance free, etc. No doubt, Honda has a reason,...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Thanks for your comments, Cortez. I stopped at...

Thanks for your comments, Cortez. I stopped at the Honda dealership yesterday. The manager wasn't there, but I inquired as to the Silverwing replacement to a couple of saleman.

Amazing, how...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
No, I do not know. However, my dealer (owner)...

No, I do not know. However, my dealer (owner) says it will be here sometime this Spring/Summer, but he has zero information other than hints by factory reps. This was before the new NM4 was...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Anyone have any new information on the Silverwing...

Anyone have any new information on the Silverwing 600 replacement? :norton
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,674
Posted By gec343
"I sure hope this is not Honda's replacement for...

"I sure hope this is not Honda's replacement for the Silverwing"

I agree. However, I fear thst could be Honda's plan!!:huh
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,674
Posted By gec343
I've looked at the pictures of the NM4 many...

I've looked at the pictures of the NM4 many times, and am starting to like it, at least somewhat. My hope is that Honda replaces the Silverwing 600 Scooter with the same engine, DCT, etc.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By gec343
Very interesting. Thanks for your opinion on...

Very interesting. Thanks for your opinion on those scooters.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,323
Posted By gec343
Yes, Doug, you are a "lucky man". I too, love...

Yes, Doug, you are a "lucky man". I too, love all of my bikes. I cannot imagine life without a bike, but at age 72 (today), know that the years on this Earth are running short. Just hope I can...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,234
Posted By gec343
In 1958, I bought a new Allstate Crusaire, a...

In 1958, I bought a new Allstate Crusaire, a bullet proof reliable machine. At age 16, the day I drove that crusaire out of the Sears garage, may very well have been the happiest day of my life. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,323
Posted By gec343
Your opinion is much appreciated. And now you've...

Your opinion is much appreciated. And now you've done it, got me all excted about a new Burgman 650. The high temperature today is in the 20 degree area, over a foot of snow on the ground, etc,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,323
Posted By gec343
Thanks for your opinion, Knuclehead90. You're...

Thanks for your opinion, Knuclehead90. You're right on my need for a test ride, and also that I'll "be hooked". That is exactly what I'm afraid of with the Burgman.

After the Burgman purchase,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,323
Posted By gec343
I've never owned a Burgman, and Suzuki is one of...

I've never owned a Burgman, and Suzuki is one of the few bikes I've not ever owned. However, I will be switching from my present Gold Wing to a maxi scooter in the near furure, and the Burgman 650...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,590
Posted By gec343
Nice picture. When Pugsley was about 2 years...

Nice picture. When Pugsley was about 2 years old, I bought a Ural Tourist, thinking he would like the sidecar better than the pet cage he was riding in at the time. When in the sidecar, he always...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,590
Posted By gec343
Beautiful dog, and thanks for rescuing the...

Beautiful dog, and thanks for rescuing the rascal. I have Doggles for my Pug, but he dislikes them. However, if demanded, he will wear them. My Pug rides directly behind me on the pillion, so...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By gec343
Excellent. Thanks for the link!!:norton

Excellent. Thanks for the link!!:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 02-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,137
Posted By gec343
I'm with you on the need for ABS brakes. At...

I'm with you on the need for ABS brakes. At almost age 72, I need all the help I can get. A few years ago, ABS saved me from going down on a panic stop in Kansas while riding my BMW R1150RT. If...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Gotta say, man, I really respect people like you....

Gotta say, man, I really respect people like you. I seriously considered a RoadTrek at one time, and may again. What a great outfit for traveling with our beloved dogs!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=windburn;23534813]I enjoyed my 40k miles...

[QUOTE=windburn;23534813]I enjoyed my 40k miles on my Silverwing

Excellent pictures. Seemed good to see those pictures, since we have tons of snow here in Michigan,
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
You have a wonderful family of dogs there. ...

You have a wonderful family of dogs there. However, as much as I love dogs, no way will I give up bike riding so I can have more dogs. However, when and if I get too old to ride, then would love to...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=knucklehead90;23525286]gec343 - thanks for...

[QUOTE=knucklehead90;23525286]gec343 - thanks for the kind words. I find it difficult to put into words just what it means to rescue a dog that has been so abused for the first 4-5 years of his life....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Milo looks like a wonderful little character. My...

Milo looks like a wonderful little character. My next dog, if I live long enough, will be a rescue dog. Every rescue dog I've ever met seem to be very special, and appreciative of being "rescued". ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Maddie is a beautiful little dog. Incredible,...

Maddie is a beautiful little dog. Incredible, the joy these little rascals bring into our lives. I will check out the Forza soon. One must have for me is ABS, since us older fellas need the extra...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
I have thought of the Forza, but being just...

I have thought of the Forza, but being just 300cc, and a one cylinder, thought it is just too small. I could be wrong, and will look at one the next dealer visit. I appreciate your input.

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Really, not surprised, since I've been...

Really, not surprised, since I've been researching the Burgman 650 for the last few years, spend time on the www.burgmanusa.com site, etc. I once met an old guy riding a Burgman 650. He was a former...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
In a nushell, I want that DCT transmission, and...

In a nushell, I want that DCT transmission, and may go with this: http://powersports.honda.com/ctx.aspx?from=http://ctx.honda.com/
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
I have zero medical issues, other than a mild...

I have zero medical issues, other than a mild heart attack 10 years ago. However, at almost age 72, realize that my body is deteriorating, lack of strength, less attentive, slower reflexes, etc. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Yes, I will be test riding the Burgman 650 when...

Yes, I will be test riding the Burgman 650 when Spring arrives. I had an adjustable windshield on my ST1300, and once you have one, you're hooked!!!! Another must have is ABS brakes!!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
FWIW I'd be interested in any scooter Honda comes...

FWIW I'd be interested in any scooter Honda comes out with to replace the Silver Wing. IMO to be competitive with the Burgman it should have an adjustable windshield - cruise control - radio - and an...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,901
Posted By gec343
Honda Silverwing (Replacement??)

I plan on switching from my present Gold Wing to a maxi scooter this Spring. I really want to stick with Honda for obvious reasons, large dealer network, reliability, etc, etc.

I'm wondering if...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-12-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,590
Posted By gec343
I cannot say enough good about people like you. ...

I cannot say enough good about people like you. You, sir, are a gentleman.

Years ago, while riding in a remote mountain area of Montana, I found a stranded/lost kitten crying by a rock. I placed...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,259
Posted By gec343
If the new Honda Integra or redesigned Silverwing...

If the new Honda Integra or redesigned Silverwing don't make it here, undoubtedly, I'll be getting a new Burgman 650. Here is an excellent road test: ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-03-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,590
Posted By gec343
Excellent set up. I started carrying my Pug in a...

Excellent set up. I started carrying my Pug in a Roadhound Pet Carrier attached to my ST1300's luggage rack. He loveed it, but at times seemed a little too windy for him. He now rides directly on...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,259
Posted By gec343
New 750 Honda Integra!:norton

New 750 Honda Integra!:norton
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,093
Posted By gec343
Thanks much for your input, much appreciated!! I...

Thanks much for your input, much appreciated!! I do like the Burgman 650, but due to long distance touring, feel that Honda's vast dealer network would be a great advantage. I rode a BMW R1150RT...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,093
Posted By gec343
Good point. I normally ride about 10,000 miles...

Good point. I normally ride about 10,000 miles yearly, always carry my Pug dog on pillion, harnessed and double strapped to the Gold Wings armrests. I carry camping gear, since many motels won't...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,093
Posted By gec343
I am considering a maxi scooter, so resurrecting...

I am considering a maxi scooter, so resurrecting this thread!!:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,590
Posted By gec343
I agree. Dogs are far superior to us humans!!!

I agree. Dogs are far superior to us humans!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,137
Posted By gec343
Thanks for that information. However, I find it...

Thanks for that information. However, I find it difficult to believe that that a Silverwing replacement will not arrive here in the U.S. If it doesn't happen, then it will be a new Burgman for me,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,137
Posted By gec343
Excellent article. I'm still waiting for the...

Excellent article. I'm still waiting for the Silverwing replacement, but if that doesn't happen, then a new 2014 Burgman 650 it will be! :clap
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