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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
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: 368
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: 716
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: 24
Views: 1,345
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: 100
Views: 5,891
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: 130
Views: 15,262
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: 1,365
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: 650
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: 650
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: 837
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: 21
Views: 1,876
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: 100
Views: 5,891
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: 2,514
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: 2,753
Views: 276,684
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. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By wheelbender6
It's back on for 2014

Looks like they worked something out.
http://www.sturgismsrally.com/noflash/index.php
http://www.sturgismsrally.com/images/header4.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By wheelbender6
I had read on a web site that the Sturgis, MS...

I had read on a web site that the Sturgis, MS city council voted to discontinue the annual motorcycle rally and it would not be held in 2014.. I'll check to see if anything has changed.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By wheelbender6
Harley provides more adjustable rider position

Harley is doing some interesting things on the Low Rider to help it fit more people.
http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/harley-davidson/2014-harley-davidson-low-rider-review.html...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,935
Posted By wheelbender6
I like thumpers and i dig the styling of the...

I like thumpers and i dig the styling of the current Enfields. I have an Enfield Rifle in my gun cabinet. You need to be able to do 80mph in our freeway HOV lanes at times, and I'm not convinced the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,806
Posted By wheelbender6
Adverb -Did advancing the exhaust cam reduce the...

Adverb -Did advancing the exhaust cam reduce the idle quality at all? You said it idled at a little higher rpm. Some supermotos will not idle below 2000 rpm.
-Sounds like the exhaust cam timing was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,527
Posted By wheelbender6
Part of the reputation of the Honda Civic comes...

Part of the reputation of the Honda Civic comes from the fact that it has been produced for so many years, since 1973. The only motorcycle model I can recall that has been produced that long, year...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By wheelbender6
I couldn't get my scoot in the picture without...

I couldn't get my scoot in the picture without making the sign unreadable.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/Mobile%20Uploads/mms_picture_zpsa60eb82d.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,806
Posted By wheelbender6
I am in awe of your KLR project. It's like you...

I am in awe of your KLR project. It's like you used the cafe racer recipe sans tail fairing and clip-ons. You even positioned the battery like a cafe racer.
The lighter weight will not increase top...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By wheelbender6
If the appearance of the stock Suzuki Savage/S40...

If the appearance of the stock Suzuki Savage/S40 doesn't appeal to you, Ryca makes several bolt on kits for it.
http://www.rycamotors.com/...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By wheelbender6
You could make it even more expensive with a...

You could make it even more expensive with a Ducati engine.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By wheelbender6
I think the Ramones did a song about that. ...

I think the Ramones did a song about that.
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ramones/iwannabesedated.html
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By wheelbender6
2 Wheel Ural ADV?

Ural teamed up with a design house to make this ADV concept, the Quartermaster.
If Ural never produces the Quartermaster or brings it too the states, there is an alternative.
You can build your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,676
Posted By wheelbender6
Like one of the early replies, the only thing I...

Like one of the early replies, the only thing I really hate is small fuel tanks. You shouldn't have to stop for fuel every day when commuting.
I would like to add a new category to to the standard...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By wheelbender6
I rode motorcycles for years but my scooter is...

I rode motorcycles for years but my scooter is more fun for non-freeway/highway riding and commuting. That;s a nice looking silver scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By wheelbender6
The YBR looks cool. 150cc?

The YBR looks cool. 150cc?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,530
Posted By wheelbender6
I have only seen it from I-10. Looking forward to...

I have only seen it from I-10. Looking forward to your reports.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By wheelbender6
Post your scoot in front of the bar

The bar or your favorite eatery if you don't imbibe.
I borrowed this pic from the "Vietnam top to Bottom" thread. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By wheelbender6
Yes. Cleator is at the turn off to Meyer. The...

Yes. Cleator is at the turn off to Meyer. The smooth road goes to Meyer. The rough road leads to Crown King.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By wheelbender6
When I lived in CA, some of the locals would tell...

When I lived in CA, some of the locals would tell me about water skiing in the Salton Sea when they were in high school. That was before all the oxygen bubbled out of the sea.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By wheelbender6
Cool. I love watching WRC on the TV.

Cool. I love watching WRC on the TV.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By wheelbender6
I attempted to drive to Crown King in my SUV...

I attempted to drive to Crown King in my SUV once. I made it no further than the watering hole in Cleator. That was the grumpiest bar tender I had ever met. My kids loved him.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By wheelbender6
Dang. Beat me buy two days.

Dang. Beat me buy two days.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By wheelbender6
Piaggio MP3 with aluminum body

Deco-Tripod A Piaggio MP3 with an aluminum body
http://www.randygrubb.com/decopod-tri-pod/
http://www.randygrubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Deco-Tripod-MP3-top-view.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,380
Posted By wheelbender6
The article gives me the impression that the 500...

The article gives me the impression that the 500 twin is targeted for India. I'd like to see the 500 offered in the States too.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,380
Posted By wheelbender6
New KTM twins coming

KTM is going parallel with new 500 and 800cc motors.
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/02/05/manufacturers/ktm/ktm-developing-500cc-800cc-twins/...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By wheelbender6
Thank you. That was an awesome trip.

Thank you. That was an awesome trip.
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