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Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,308
Posted By luckyduck
There is no KTM Duke 400. It is a 125 in Europe...

There is no KTM Duke 400. It is a 125 in Europe with talk of a 250-300 cc version for the states next year. The 125 wieghs 282lb WET with 3 gallons of gas. KTM talking heads say a 250 would be same...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,308
Posted By luckyduck
Nobody except for me. I am looking at trading my...

Nobody except for me. I am looking at trading my Versys for a WR250x. Similarly spec'd components and price. The WR is 150lbs lighter and has the motorized bicycle feeling that I miss with a big,...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6,801
Views: 1,533,499
Posted By luckyduck
Don't forget, the European folks might use the...

Don't forget, the European folks might use the Imperial Gallons instead of our plebian US gallons.

I get 45mpg around town and 55mpg at 60mph, ~45mpg at 75mph. That is US gallons with stock...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By luckyduck
Those look awesome. I need to get up the...

Those look awesome.

I need to get up the nerve to put the fatty on front of my V.

Paul
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 85,470
Posted By luckyduck
"I have never ridden a Versys. I would like a...

"I have never ridden a Versys. I would like a bike that can pick up the front tire in a small power wheelie from time to time. Does this 650 have the right stuff?"

Yes to the wheelies. It is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By luckyduck
If you are asking others to describe thier dream...

If you are asking others to describe thier dream bikes, which is how I read it, here is mine. Funny that it is pretty close to what I ride now.

325lbs dry
40-50hp at useable rpms
Fuel injected...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 227,355
Posted By luckyduck
For moving the footpegs, Try...

For moving the footpegs,

Try http://motowerk.com/loweringfootpegsblocks.aspx

They made alot of difference by moving the pegs down an inch and forward a hair. The controls could adjust far...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,243
Posted By luckyduck
Those sound like key words for union busting and...

Those sound like key words for union busting and firing all the old guys at the top of the wage scale with lots of vacation.

Or at least the threat of that to get concessions from the state and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By luckyduck
I looked at a www.suckerpunchsallys.com...

I looked at a www.suckerpunchsallys.com (http://www.suckerpunchsallys.com) kit for a while, they seem to understand the idea of a simple bike that doesn't need a 120" motor. Then I helped a friend...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,315
Posted By luckyduck
I see it is up on the IMZ website. The spec sheet...

I see it is up on the IMZ website. The spec sheet sure looks like it is reasonable as an every day bike. 40hp is sort of my ideal, 460lbs is a bit heavy, wide ratio 4 speed is great. Now it is up to...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,801
Views: 1,533,499
Posted By luckyduck
Sieg, Thanks for the info. That...

Sieg,

Thanks for the info.

That fatty front tire really looks great. I'd like to do the Conti Trail Attack 130/80 on front and the Road Attack 170/60 on the back for a real fat tire look. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,801
Views: 1,533,499
Posted By luckyduck
Seig, How did you mount your fender that...

Seig,

How did you mount your fender that way?

I am thinking drill and tap that cast flange on the fork and the a little bracketology to mount the top hole?

That looks really nice with it...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,920
Posted By luckyduck
Cool picks on the slushy part. That 2C and rain...

Cool picks on the slushy part. That 2C and rain sounds like not so much fun to me. Today in DBQ it is 50F, (12C?) and windy. My ride was shorter on the V, but fun. Gotta love this bike with the...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By luckyduck
OK, I have a shipping question as I am hoping to...

OK, I have a shipping question as I am hoping to ship my Versys to Seattle so I can ride it during a 3 week class in May and then ride it home to Iowa.

When you ship a bike, how do yo work out...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,898
Posted By luckyduck
Just checked some tire sizes on the Avon...

Just checked some tire sizes on the Avon Distanzia chart:

130/80-17 is rated at 26.1 inch diameter and is a known good fit.
110/80-19 is rated at 26.1 inch diameter and should fit good, too.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,141
Posted By luckyduck
Gotta stand up for my Versys here. Funny how many...

Gotta stand up for my Versys here. Funny how many people have really strong opinions about bikes they walked past at the dealer once. I've owned the V for 1.5 years.

Yes, it is a modern bike with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By luckyduck
I hounded Buell for a couple years to do an XB6...

I hounded Buell for a couple years to do an XB6 to replace the Blast and got no positive response.

Call thier marketing and customer feedback guys if you want your opinion heard. It would be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 366,656
Posted By luckyduck
Hey, Anybody going to meet me in DBQ on...

Hey,

Anybody going to meet me in DBQ on Saturday at 1 at the Village Inn on JFK? I saw a KLR and a KTM go past my house on S. Grandview today while digging the goopy clay out of the alley so the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 366,656
Posted By luckyduck
Dbq M&g

Oh man,

If it wasn't on a Saturday morning I'd scoot over and meet you all. That is the only day of the week I have scheduled work. Guess now I have to set one up for DBQ.

How about lunch at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 366,656
Posted By luckyduck
Another Dubuquer here. Haven't seen many...

Another Dubuquer here.

Haven't seen many bikes out lately. Just Jennaliegh on her Metro 50 all winter long. She complained it stalls at sub zero, but insists there is no need for a car.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,253
Posted By luckyduck
Been back in Iowa, (Dubuque) 2.5 years now. The...

Been back in Iowa, (Dubuque) 2.5 years now. The winters suck and I ended up with a bigger bike for the wide open spaces here.

The frost heaves definitely bite.

The back roads around DeWitt...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,505
Posted By luckyduck
I had a Buell and now have the Versys. The V is...

I had a Buell and now have the Versys. The V is way, way better. It has enough ground clearance to run over a curb or rail road track without ripping the exhaust apart. The suspension is way...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,801
Views: 1,533,499
Posted By luckyduck
Picked up my new Versys 2 days ago. 50 miles in...

Picked up my new Versys 2 days ago. 50 miles in the rain and then 15 miles 2 up around town is all it has so far. Compared to my Buell Blast, it is amazing beyond words. Not only in terms of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,079
Posted By luckyduck
In my 2 years of owning a Buell experience, you...

In my 2 years of owning a Buell experience, you had better be handy if you get one. I have had something break on average on once per 700 miles. Only stranded a couple times due to not carrying the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,802
Posted By luckyduck
+1 on the Buell Blast. I have 4900 miles (yes 49...

+1 on the Buell Blast. I have 4900 miles (yes 49 hundred, not thousand) on my '06 and it has only broken down 7 times so far. 3 times leaving me stranded, 4 times being able to limp home or fix it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,800
Posted By luckyduck
I also really like and appreciate a top case...

I also really like and appreciate a top case instead of a back pack. The only downside is that my friend Rebecca teases me about a motorcycle with top case being the ideal man purse. It holds your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,173
Posted By luckyduck
This is a good topic and sounds a lot like taking...

This is a good topic and sounds a lot like taking a class where you do wheelies, stoppies, maybe push the locked front wheel along, even slide it sideways. Just that you are doing it alone.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,381
Posted By luckyduck
Buell Blast (the best American made single...

Buell Blast (the best American made single cylinder sport bike:1drink )

Worst ever, 80mph into 30mph headwind: 48mpg

Best ever, coming back from above: 75mpg

Average about 62 mpg for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By luckyduck
Ok,I'll bite on this one. Even though my Buell...

Ok,I'll bite on this one. Even though my Buell Blast is not officially a scooter, it runs a 16" rear tire. There is a premant tire thread at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,685
Posted By luckyduck
Here is my '02. Sold it for the Blast to get a...

Here is my '02. Sold it for the Blast to get a better bike for 300 mile days here on the great plains.

153764

Paul
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,266
Posted By luckyduck
Hi MAZ, Since I did the work this week and...

Hi MAZ,

Since I did the work this week and live in Iowa, I have not ridden it. The sound in the driveway is good, not too loud. Luckily it has only snowed an inch in the last 24 hours here in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,266
Posted By luckyduck
Hey EZ, The header is painted with VHT...

Hey EZ,

The header is painted with VHT ceramic spray paint from J&P Cycles. It turns out I should have used the primer to get a smoother finish, but from 20 feet away it looks good. If it keeps...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,266
Posted By luckyduck
Hey EZ, good to see you out and about. I...

Hey EZ, good to see you out and about.

I have my Blast here, too. 4k miles on it, since selling my car last summer it is my main motor vehicle. For Christmas it got the bar end mirrors, Jardine...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,716
Posted By luckyduck
Wow, a lot of hostility toward the Blast by...

Wow, a lot of hostility toward the Blast by people who do not own them or ride them. Funny how that works. I think a lot of it may come from trying those poorly maintained and maladjusted Riders Edge...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By luckyduck
Isn't it also against the law to go over the...

Isn't it also against the law to go over the speed limit? It sounds like a broken logic loop where everyone gets stuck. Something along the lines of, if you are speeding in the fast lane you get a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 83,709
Posted By luckyduck
Hey Everyone, Been travelling for the...

Hey Everyone,

Been travelling for the holidays and missed the Blast questions a page or 2 back..

Here is the forum for them...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,861
Posted By luckyduck
We are about the same size a you guys and we...

We are about the same size a you guys and we easily do Sunday afternoon type rides 2 up on the Buell Blast with Corbin seat. So I think a Sportster would be luxury indeed. Don't listen to all the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 83,709
Posted By luckyduck
An oldy

My friend has one of these, not this nice. It is fun and quirky to ride. With an optimistic 13hp it is not great on the highway. The earls fork is creepy at first as the front end rises with braking....
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 83,709
Posted By luckyduck
My Road Single

My Blast. It is my only bike for now. Loaded up for a 600 mile weekend outing. 31 RWHP is a lot more fun that you might think.

144170


Paul
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By luckyduck
I hope they build it as I am a fan of the...

I hope they build it as I am a fan of the lightweight 500cc single class of road bikes, of which there is currently 1 for sale in the USA.

No fairing would be better, though.

Paul
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