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Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,855
Posted By gregbenner
Please include me as well! Any chance you could...

Please include me as well! Any chance you could email me?? I will be traveling and dont always check the forum.

Gregkbenner@yahoo.com


Either way I want them.

Thx!

Greg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
Does the Burgy shield work the same as the BMW? ...

Does the Burgy shield work the same as the BMW? Sort of eliptical?

Also, do you know if the scheduled maintenance is on the easy to do, or super complex?
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
In Europe. Not even offered in the US, at least...

In Europe. Not even offered in the US, at least per the magazines, Burgman forum and the Suzuki rep at the Long Beach Moto Show.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,968
Posted By gregbenner
First, wear what you are comfortable with. ...

First, wear what you are comfortable with.

I wear mostly full gear on my motos, but on the scooters I wear a helmet and boots. I use the scooter for running errands, shopping etx. I would take...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
The Suzuki Burgman cost $10,000, and they do not...

The Suzuki Burgman cost $10,000, and they do not even offer heated grips or a heated seat. Many scooter riders use their scooters year round for daily transportation.

BMW also has their wondeful...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
I gather you have not spent too much time in...

I gather you have not spent too much time in Germany. Das Germans dvo vat de vant!. You vill Ajust!. Not dem.

Same reason they used goofy turn signals for a hundred years, have a 32" seat height...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,247
Posted By gregbenner
I currently have a Burgy 650, had a Burgy 400...

I currently have a Burgy 650, had a Burgy 400 before. The 400 was nice, untill I rode the 650!

I plan to get a 2013 Maxi, have ridden the new BMW C650GT a few times and like it a lot, but will...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By gregbenner
I currently have a DL1000' as well as a Burgy...

I currently have a DL1000' as well as a Burgy 650. Had a Burgy 400 before the 650.

I loved the 400' untill I rode the 650. The difference in throttle response is beyond belief.

Definitely go...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,334
Posted By gregbenner
My wife is Asian, 4'11". Ended up getting her a...

My wife is Asian, 4'11". Ended up getting her a Chinese scooter, 125cc, but still had to get the seat cut down (which I thought was surprising, and kinda funny).

The trouble is that the scooter is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
There was a similar review in Cycle World ( I.e....

There was a similar review in Cycle World ( I.e. same group of journalists, different author). Similar positive conclusion.

Thx for the heads up on MCN review, they are one of my favorites!
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,554
Posted By gregbenner
And you haven't even mentioned replacement...

And you haven't even mentioned replacement cost:rofl:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,554
Posted By gregbenner
I currently have a Burgy 650 and love it. Plan...

I currently have a Burgy 650 and love it. Plan to order the new Beemer C650GT as soon as the low seat option is available.

I have looked carefully at the new 2013 Burgy, but by the time I add...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-30-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By gregbenner
I live in Los Angeles, and I know it's a...

I live in Los Angeles, and I know it's a city:evil

I have a Burgman 650, and plan to get the new Beemer in a couple months. For me, in LA, a maxi is perfect. Lane splitting is legal, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,691
Posted By gregbenner
A scooter, cruiser, and tourer. Currently I...

A scooter, cruiser, and tourer. Currently I have a Burgman 650, a Dyna, and a Victory Cross Country.

Only I would (will) change is the Burgman, to the new BMW C650GT.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,392
Posted By gregbenner
Nice write up. I WANT ONE :clap

Nice write up. I WANT ONE :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,870
Posted By gregbenner
Do you know whether they will modify the heated...

Do you know whether they will modify the heated seat, or just the regular seat? There is a hard plstic piece right in front of the seat, part of the body plastic which seemed to be as high as the...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,870
Posted By gregbenner
+2. Thanks guys:clap

+2. Thanks guys:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,870
Posted By gregbenner
I have now taken two test rides, different...

I have now taken two test rides, different dealers, both on the GT. I have an older Burgy and definitely plan a new scooter, mostly for in town use. The GT is really nice! Also probably too tall,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,870
Posted By gregbenner
Suzuki lists 38 MPG. The speedos and odos are...

Suzuki lists 38 MPG. The speedos and odos are extremely optimistic, which probably helps inflate the numbers.

Most road tests are in the mid to hi 30s or so.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By gregbenner
What is a C650GS? I am aware of BMWs F650GS,...

What is a C650GS? I am aware of BMWs F650GS, C650 GT, and c650Sport, but not familiar with this one.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,870
Posted By gregbenner
I have a 650 Burgy, get maybe 35 mpg. My 400 got...

I have a 650 Burgy, get maybe 35 mpg. My 400 got 55-60.


Going to test ride the Beamer next week.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 28,522
Posted By gregbenner
If you can't afford one, don't buy one....

If you can't afford one, don't buy one. Or,.....get a better job?:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 28,522
Posted By gregbenner
I am also quite interested. I currently have...

I am also quite interested. I currently have several motorcycles, including a 650 Burgie. Hopefully the hesitation you refer to off the line is not a characteristic. Stop light performance is...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By gregbenner
/-I thought they looked pretty cool. BMWs seem to...

/-I thought they looked pretty cool. BMWs seem to have higher maintenance, etc, but after owning a BMW R1200GS and a Suzuki Vstrom DL1000 at the same time (different locations) i can tell you the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By gregbenner
Thx for the replies. I sold it yesterday to a...

Thx for the replies. I sold it yesterday to a customer of Claude's, Chris M. He seems like a great guy, who will appreciate the rig.

I would have loved to keep it, but without usage it just...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By gregbenner
Honda GL1800/Hannigan GTL sidecar

I plan to put this on Ebay tomorrow nite, Jun 15.
Greg 213-300-3730
"
2007 Goldwing1800/Sidecar Rig NO RESERVER!
$14,995 opening bid, 15995 Buy It Now
Motorcycle purchased new in Mar 2007 (?)....
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By gregbenner
No Mar Tire Changer

I have the complete system, with all the extras, the Classic tire changer, wheel balancer with cones for large (BMW GS) and small axles, 4 of the extra 16 spoons and 4 posi clamps for changing...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,113
Posted By gregbenner
Nice pIcs, great rig! I have a DL1000/Ural,...

Nice pIcs, great rig!

I have a DL1000/Ural, built by Dauntless 3 years ago. I don't ride it as much as I should, too many other toys, but the rig has never failed me. I did regear it, and used...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,446
Posted By gregbenner
My first hack was a new 2005 Ural. Replace it...

My first hack was a new 2005 Ural. Replace it with a DL1000/Ural car built by Dauntless. I have "leading legs" for reduced trail, rigs handles well.

I intalled a Scottoiler when I changed chains...
Forum: Hacks 03-05-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By gregbenner
+1 I have a WIlbur HD spring on the stock...

+1

I have a WIlbur HD spring on the stock shock, and a sway bar as well on my V Strom. WOrks well.
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By gregbenner
What will your friends be riding? Sidecars or...

What will your friends be riding? Sidecars or motos, and if motos, what type.

Also, what type roads will you riding?

A Ural might have difficulty keeping up with more modern motos,...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By gregbenner
Sounds like a blast!. I gather you both are...

Sounds like a blast!. I gather you both are "fluidez en espanol".

Have you been to Central or South America before? I realize your web site refers to you as Latinos, but am curious about your...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,956
Posted By gregbenner
I added a sway bar to my VStrom/Ural rig. Claude...

I added a sway bar to my VStrom/Ural rig. Claude walked me thru the concept and a buddy did the work (Claude's shop is a little far). Not expensive, bought a bar from a local place that sells them...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By gregbenner
During an extended hack trip to New Zealand, I...

During an extended hack trip to New Zealand, I rode a Goldwing trike for a day. I agree with your comments generally. Trikes are fun if they do what you want.

Unfortunately they don't really...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,228
Posted By gregbenner
The GW has several features which make it a great...

The GW has several features which make it a great choice as a tug. These were the items I looked in selecting the wWing.

1. Biggest engine (1800cc and 6 cilynders). Lots and lots of low end...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 23,740
Posted By gregbenner
Not an easy question. I also have a DL1000...

Not an easy question.

I also have a DL1000 with a Ural car, similar to Gordons. I also had a Wee (no sidecar) for several years, as well as a Ural rig.

For me, the Strom rig has adequate...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,228
Posted By gregbenner
I have a 2007 GoldWing with a Hannigan GTL...

I have a 2007 GoldWing with a Hannigan GTL sidecar. Have about 20k miles on it.

Great tug, incredible torque. Have never had any issues.

I also have a V Strom (Vtwin Suzuki, comparable...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,157
Posted By gregbenner
Have read this thread with interest. Beth, I...

Have read this thread with interest. Beth, I think you made a great choice.

I had Hannigan install their GTL model on my Goldwing, and was most pleased.

Their installer, David Keessee is a...
Forum: Hacks 11-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By gregbenner
Last year when Connie and I were traveling along...

Last year when Connie and I were traveling along the Atlantic French coast, while riding thru a very small town, we saw a shop with several of these. Their english was on par with my french, so never...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,322
Posted By gregbenner
Really appreciate all the replies. I will have to...

Really appreciate all the replies. I will have to put a car battery in the trunk since I have large Happy Trails side cases.

Re: the comments on limited charging, I do have sufficient capacity...
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