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Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 341,356
Posted By ward
My dealer, Surdyke, in Missouri, asked me if I...

My dealer, Surdyke, in Missouri, asked me if I wanted to have the handles and passenger pegs installed, when the bike was going through final assembly, at their shop.
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 74,231
Posted By ward
The rubber mounted Harleys are VERY SMOOTH at...

The rubber mounted Harleys are VERY SMOOTH at speed, anyway. I've had 31 motorcycles, five of those were Harleys. I've had three rubber mounted Harleys and two hard mounted Harleys and at idle,...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By ward
Weight to HP

I read in a M/C magazine, somewhere, that the weight to HP ratio is 9 to 1. So, if you or your bike (or you and your bike) lose a little more than 9 Lbs, then your bike will be gaining the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,056
Posted By ward
2014 690 Enduro R

I got my 690 Enduro R about 3 weeks ago. The first thing that I noticed is that the turning radius is very wide. I wouldn't want to ride it on tight trails. I haven't looked yet, but I bet the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 341,356
Posted By ward
Ordered last week.

I ordered one last week.
The 690's that have come to the US the last several years, have had different tires than the ones sold in Europe.
In the Visor Down article it said that an "optional...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,738
Posted By ward
Moto Guzzi

It is a fine machine. The ''Sports" are beautiful. Just remember, what it is, is what it is.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 732,534
Posted By ward
I went to 'Big St. Charles Motorsports' today. I...

I went to 'Big St. Charles Motorsports' today. I saw a new 2012 Yamaha Tenere' with no luggage, for US $14,999. Next to it sat (2), new 2012, DL1000 Suzuki V-Stroms. The DL with Suzuki matching...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,116
Posted By ward
Very nice ride. Some pretty twisty roads in...

Very nice ride. Some pretty twisty roads in Illinois. The gravel was challenging but not bad. The food was very good. Thx!
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,361
Posted By ward
I bought a 2009 XR1200 with 2000 miles on it. ...

I bought a 2009 XR1200 with 2000 miles on it. I'm 6'1" and fit great on it. That was #1. I live in a city so torque was important to me; long flat high torque curve takes care of #2. Occasional...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,954
Posted By ward
I just got a KLR 650, a 2006. I rode one about...

I just got a KLR 650, a 2006. I rode one about 10 years ago and it was a piece of milk-toast. It did everything (a good thing) but it wasn't good at anything.

So when I saw this bright green...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 27,598
Posted By ward
best of both

The best of both would be a 2009 Husky TE450 with a 30 litre BMW gas tank and an Kawasaki accessory doohicky.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,012,052
Posted By ward
Old knobby tires and hex screws on the back, old...

Old knobby tires and hex screws on the back, old knobbies in the front with short wood screws in the front. Use a battery powered impact driver for the installation and removal from the knobs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24,821
Views: 4,338,579
Posted By ward
THANKS, BDR1!:pope

THANKS, BDR1!:pope
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24,821
Views: 4,338,579
Posted By ward
"I would like to know if the IRC-1302 Enduro 4.60...

"I would like to know if the IRC-1302 Enduro 4.60 x 17" rear tire will fit on a DRZ400SM."

Well, never mind.:becca



Maybe someone could tell me what the rear wheel rim size is on a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24,821
Views: 4,338,579
Posted By ward
IRC-1302 Enduro Tires

I am sorry to bump this to a new subject but before I think about buying a BMW Xchallange, I would like to know if the IRC-1302 Enduro 4.60 x 17" rear tire will fit on a DRZ400SM.

Since you are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24,821
Views: 4,338,579
Posted By ward
I don't know if anyone has brought this up..... ...

I don't know if anyone has brought this up.....

At Walmart there is a (4) wheeler padded seat cover for about $19.00 including tax. Several of the riders from the club I belong to, use them. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,283
Posted By ward
I have had good luck with Gateway to the West...

I have had good luck with Gateway to the West Harley Davidson in St. Louis. They have a great service group and they are always willing to let you test ride a Buell. They also have a good...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,094
Posted By ward
Laugh Smoky Mountain National Forest

Harley FLHTPI. It was great fun until most of that water came over the wind shield and landed in my lap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 223,005
Posted By ward
Emily's north of the Gap

Welll, it was an adventure and it was a motorcycle (the white one) and it was a place to eat and it was veeeerrrrrrrryyyyy good thick pizza. It is north of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,396
Posted By ward
Wicked Buell Ulysses, My Ownership

I owned my Ulysses for 6 months. It is/was a 2006.

Likes:

The second most entertaining motorcycle that I have EVER ridden (out of 32 that I have owned.)
My wife liked to ride on the passenger...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,910
Posted By ward
My take

After having a 2006 Uly for 3 weeks and 800 miles, I need to respond to the first part of the thread.

I bought the bike to ride in Colorado after trailering it there from St. Louis. If I didn't...
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