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Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By MQracing
there is very little vibration\harshness at 65 to...

there is very little vibration\harshness at 65 to 70 to maybee 75 mph. Or at least so little that I have never found it to be objectionable.

Rather I can remember my last trip down the NE...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,387
Posted By MQracing
i have a K7 400 with 11 thou miles on it and love...

i have a K7 400 with 11 thou miles on it and love it. Great bike. I've been up and down the NE ext of the PA turnpike and the Burgman does fine. Can run at about 80 indicated with comfort.

The...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 145,386
Posted By MQracing
and the other huge (imo) factor in favor of Honda...

and the other huge (imo) factor in favor of Honda is...

Honda will be here in 10, 20, 50 years... will Sym?

Honda parts support and extensive dealer network and service support materials is...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,527
Posted By MQracing
that's not an outrageous price level at all---...

that's not an outrageous price level at all--- compare it to the other "all metal" scooter available price wise :bow

They look pretty neat and appear from a distance to have good build quality...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,668
Posted By MQracing
Where do I sign up. I want. I want. :clap

Where do I sign up. I want. I want. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,203
Posted By MQracing
I'll second the comments made above. On any one...

I'll second the comments made above. On any one count you could find another scooter or motorcycle to "outrank" the Burg 400--- but as a "package" of merits and virtues it's the best thing going on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 45,899
Posted By MQracing
I'd buy the bike just to be able to adore that...

I'd buy the bike just to be able to adore that exhaust in person. :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By MQracing
Great video. Do you have a url for the next...

Great video. Do you have a url for the next rally?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-18-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,269
Posted By MQracing
I test rode a BV500 and was quite impressed... it...

I test rode a BV500 and was quite impressed... it has much more torque than the Burg 400. I liked the more upright seating position and IIRC it had "quicker" handling than the B400. Great scoot. And...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,269
Posted By MQracing
I'll join the choir and sing the praises of the...

I'll join the choir and sing the praises of the Burgman 400. I have a total of five bikes--- if I were forced somehow (by contempuous gods or something) to pare down to just one bike I'm afraid it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By MQracing
You heart your Zuma and have a "big" bike for...

You heart your Zuma and have a "big" bike for duties better suited for it.

I'd say stick with what you have. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 09-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,132
Posted By MQracing
Is this the common GY6 engine? Is so--- getting...

Is this the common GY6 engine? Is so--- getting a new camshaft is just a bit of googling away.

The one advantage of the chinese clones is that they are clones--- generic--- parts are actually...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By MQracing
Great eye candy. You do nice work. but you...

Great eye candy. You do nice work. but you shouldn't bee fishing ---- you know
what it is worth or how much you would want for it.

Otherwise my offer stands at $3186.45 delivered.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,100
Posted By MQracing
Don't count out the 400 to 500 cc scooters like...

Don't count out the 400 to 500 cc scooters like the Majesty, Burgman 400, BV500, scarabeo 500, etc.

I have a Burgman 400 and ride the PA turnpike (on my way upstate to my land) and can move right...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,673
Posted By MQracing
I too like the looks of the R1200R and might...

I too like the looks of the R1200R and might agree (based on looks) with Boxer-lust's comments about this bike being very practical. However I would never buy this or any other BMW--- too expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,620
Posted By MQracing
This is what the next gen Guzzi engine should...

This is what the next gen Guzzi engine should have been in both big block and small block versions.
Would have carried the brand another forty to fifty years.

MSL
Forum: Battle scooters 02-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,520
Posted By MQracing
IIRC the storage king amongst scooters is the...

IIRC the storage king amongst scooters is the Burgman 400 with 62 liters (?) under the seat storage. I've carried more than four full size shopping bags of groceries in that space.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-29-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 1,254,604
Posted By MQracing
:thumb:thumb:thumb Amen.

:thumb:thumb:thumb

Amen.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-29-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By MQracing
Alphabetadog hit the nail on the head. I...

Alphabetadog hit the nail on the head.

I too am fortunate enough to have a nice stable of bikes to pick from and ride. But--- God forbid--- I had to cut down to just one motorized two wheel...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,643
Posted By MQracing
If you take a quick look at the bikes in my...

If you take a quick look at the bikes in my stable you might get a hint that in fact I do value handling.

though rarely do I brag about beating x, y, and z bikes in the curves and rarely do I...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,696
Posted By MQracing
Beautiful :1drink

Beautiful :1drink
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,643
Posted By MQracing
At the assured risk of insulting you--- the above...

At the assured risk of insulting you--- the above text strikes me as just simple juvenile inspired prose.

Who cares if you drag your pipes--- does that make you any better of a rider? Who cares...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,643
Posted By MQracing
Yes... I think we should compare "new against...

Yes... I think we should compare "new against new" unless we're talking about used scooters.

I have zero against Kymco --- maybee it was a bit of the rah-rah that I was reacting too...

I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,643
Posted By MQracing
I'm from Missouri on that statement. The Majesty...

I'm from Missouri on that statement. The Majesty is no slouch on ANY front or design consideration. I'd be interested in who your sources or references are to support that conclusion.

And......
Forum: Battle scooters 02-08-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,643
Posted By MQracing
If there's no catches that's a GREAT price on a...

If there's no catches that's a GREAT price on a new Downtown 300i.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,986
Posted By MQracing
Why didn't Aprilia go with a belt drive for this...

Why didn't Aprilia go with a belt drive for this (SRV 850) or the Mana?

MSL
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 140,376
Posted By MQracing
Nonsense. There are many counterexamples to...

Nonsense. There are many counterexamples to refute this claim. Cortez (in a later post on this thread) offers one such counterexample.

And a closer to home strong counterexample of a "decades...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 140,376
Posted By MQracing
I like the spoked wheels on the current (modern)...

I like the spoked wheels on the current (modern) lineup of the V7's--- but
wish that they had spec'd in some really beautiful shouldered alloy rims
instead of chrome plated steel rims.

That...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By MQracing
'm 300 miles or so away from changing the CVT ...

'm 300 miles or so away from changing the CVT tranny oil--- I have an 07 Burgman 400--- the owners book sez to use 10w/40--- I keep wondering why I couldn't (or shouldn't) use a "traditional" gear...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By MQracing
Heck, by now it should have a patina on it--- the...

Heck, by now it should have a patina on it--- the crash and rebuild was in the spring of 07. :eek1

But thanks for the comp... it was an expensive way in both dollars and pain to get a speed triple...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By MQracing
Thanks for the compliment and yes--- that's TWT...

Thanks for the compliment and yes--- that's TWT at the Abbaye!

MSL
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,404
Posted By MQracing
Trade it my way! But I think you've been having...

Trade it my way! But I think you've been having too, too much fun to get rid of it :wink:

I often wonder if the delays that some people have at some dealerships isn't the "dealer"---
maybe...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,404
Posted By MQracing
Skipping the V&H "upgrades" would be the easiest...

Skipping the V&H "upgrades" would be the easiest and happiest $3500 + savings ever.

Personally I like the looks as supplied by HD way more.

My only pick (inquiry) on the XR is why aren't the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 26,365
Posted By MQracing
Amen. :thumb :happay

Amen.

:thumb

:happay
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By MQracing
I like them. They fit properly and installed...

I like them. They fit properly and installed correctly without any undue hassles. They are machined and finished well.
All of the products that I've bought from Skyking have fully met my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By MQracing
Pics: my Daytona 955i fighter....

2004 Triumph Daytona 955i fighter.

See if I can remember the goodies;

Tomaselli adj. clubman bars

Rizoma Sportline billet grips

LSL billet top triple tree
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4,689
Views: 697,319
Posted By MQracing
Question Bee-oootiful. Can anyone ID this machine? I've...

Bee-oootiful. Can anyone ID this machine? I've never seen such a large speedo.

MSL
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,737
Posted By MQracing
I'd love to see a pic of the green one when your...

I'd love to see a pic of the green one when your finished.

What a neat find. And you seem to be gettin' a really great
kick out of restoring them.

MSL
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By MQracing
Reporting in from the Keystone state with my 07...

Reporting in from the Keystone state with my 07 Burgman 400.

I love this scoot. Just the right size. Strong enough to run 80 plus
mph. Yet (I live in the city) it is just as happy creeping...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,536
Posted By MQracing
Did I see the 883R back in the lineup? :clap

Did I see the 883R back in the lineup? :clap
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