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Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By wheelbender6
BMW R11/1 Clone

This guy on EBay added a 110cc Lifan to a Honda Mini Trail 50 and gave it the beemer treatment. Achtung!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By wheelbender6
I spent Saturday afternoon there. Great bikes,...

I spent Saturday afternoon there. Great bikes, food and people watching. My boss was there all four days.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,992
Posted By wheelbender6
Beauty. I have a fascination with all the...

Beauty. I have a fascination with all the Magna/VFR bikes, but have never owned one. The new VFR based crossrunner looks a bit awkward. I like the older Magna cruisers. Muscle bike appearance.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,477
Posted By wheelbender6
Motorcycles are not cheap, but they are cheaper...

Motorcycles are not cheap, but they are cheaper than therapy.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,535
Posted By wheelbender6
"I don't get where you got "V4". The article...

"I don't get where you got "V4".
The article states "inline 4""
Exactly.
The article is about the Beemer.
I was pointing out that Honda is using their V4, unlike Kawasaki and BMW.
But, I wrote...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,217
Posted By wheelbender6
I think the Husky Scrambler could be a competent...

I think the Husky Scrambler could be a competent freeway commuter with the KTM 390 mill. The Yamaha SR 400, by comparison, is not a freeway commuter, as it was designed when we had a 55mph national...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 26,964
Posted By wheelbender6
Here are a couple more ADV Bonnies. I lifted the...

Here are a couple more ADV Bonnies. I lifted the pic from the "Beasts" sub-forum.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/001949607a64b5e7f702f082570c199d.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,535
Posted By wheelbender6
So BMW and Kawasaki are both offering adventure...

So BMW and Kawasaki are both offering adventure bikes with inline fours.
I guess Honda is using the Magna type V4 in their big ADV....
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By wheelbender6
Scandinavian Scrambler at EICMA

Husky is showing off some cool scramblers in Milan.
The design is far more utilitarian and less artistic than the Ducati Scrambler.
I'm assuming thats a 650cc or so thumper. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By wheelbender6
I like your tracker. Street Legal?

I like your tracker. Street Legal?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By wheelbender6
"You might wanna check the specs on the 2015 PCX,...

"You might wanna check the specs on the 2015 PCX, including the 2.1 gallon gas tank. "
"Oh...Never mind." -Emily Zatella
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,115
Posted By wheelbender6
I vote for fuel range. the SMax has a two gallon...

I vote for fuel range. the SMax has a two gallon tank, according to the press release.
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2015/2015-Yamaha-SMAX.htm
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 106,465
Posted By wheelbender6
The monoshock position does resemble the Scout....

The monoshock position does resemble the Scout. However, Ninja 650s were using that very same monoshock, in that same position long before anybody began to assemble the new Scout.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,136
Posted By wheelbender6
"They took a long look at the Indian Scout,...

"They took a long look at the Indian Scout, didn't they ?"
That single, laid down shock has been a part of the Ninja 650 for years.
I wouldn't call it plagiarism. Emulating the new scout is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 106,465
Posted By wheelbender6
The new Vulcan S has more motor but weighs only a...

The new Vulcan S has more motor but weighs only a bit more than the old Vulcan 500.
-The new Vulcan also has more of a "Fat Bike" appearance without a liter+ engine and corresponding mass. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 106,465
Posted By wheelbender6
New cruiser at AIMExpo

New Ninja Cruiser at the AIMExpo. Big improvement over the old Vulcan 500.
Looks like the HD Street is forcing the Japanese bike makers to step their game up.
More info at the link....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,309
Posted By wheelbender6
Auto bikes definitely lure new riders. I know...

Auto bikes definitely lure new riders. I know people that can drive a car with a manual transmission just fine, but can't seem to shift a motorcycle.
When the Honda DCTs and Aprilia Manas begin to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By wheelbender6
I discovered that drive while doing a DOT project...

I discovered that drive while doing a DOT project in Parker. Don't let a wheel leave the pavement or you may find yourself stuck in the sand.
The Bluewater Casino is a great place to watch the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,436
Posted By wheelbender6
That's great that your dad is still out there...

That's great that your dad is still out there riding. That Victory is a real beauty too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By wheelbender6
I love Oatman. It's a little escape from the...

I love Oatman. It's a little escape from the modern world.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By wheelbender6
have always loved that style frame. The upswept...

have always loved that style frame. The upswept exhaust it what makes it a C110 (vice S110)?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By wheelbender6
Wow. Most of its contemporaries were belt drive,...

Wow. Most of its contemporaries were belt drive, making them pretty useless in wet weather.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,919
Posted By wheelbender6
I think its cool that Aprilia is making a more...

I think its cool that Aprilia is making a more serious ADV now. I don't suppose it has anything to do with Ducati bringing back a scrambler model....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,719
Posted By wheelbender6
I think people that buy a Blur 220 for freeway...

I think people that buy a Blur 220 for freeway use end up disappointed. It seems to have neither the grunt nor suspension for cruise speeds above 70mph. The Blur 220 seems to be well suited for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By wheelbender6
I forget which leadership book it was, but it...

I forget which leadership book it was, but it said to "Catch employees in the act of doing something good". They will be more positively affected by positive reinforcement.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By wheelbender6
I'm very jealous. We used to drive through the...

I'm very jealous. We used to drive through the Fort Apache Res on our way to Show Low.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By wheelbender6
Early 600cc Shadows had dual carbs and more...

Early 600cc Shadows had dual carbs and more recent ones have a single jug.
If top speed is most important to you, an earlier, dual carb Shadow may work better for you.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,040
Posted By wheelbender6
My Buddy 125 has 2000 miles on it now. It has...

My Buddy 125 has 2000 miles on it now. It has been dead reliable and a lot of fun.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh31/wheelbender/Mobile%20Uploads/mms_picture_zps317ba750.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,150
Posted By wheelbender6
Thanks to your post, a ride through the western...

Thanks to your post, a ride through the western Adriatic countries is on my bucket list.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By wheelbender6
Vegas Baby! "Go down gamblin!" -Blood Sweat and...

Vegas Baby!
"Go down gamblin!" -Blood Sweat and Tears
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By wheelbender6
Looks like Refokus was trying to pull off the old...

Looks like Refokus was trying to pull off the old "Guinness in a coffee cup" trick.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By wheelbender6
After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree...

After some reconsideration, I'm inclined to agree with adoptamutt. An ebike could be laid on its side in the boat without worrying about spilling fuel.
The disadvantage of an ebike is that they...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By wheelbender6
If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I...

If I had to lug it in and out of a row boat, I would build a motorized bicycle.
A frame mounted, two stroke kit with a shift kit (powers the back wheel through the
derraileur) and some bolt on...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,947
Posted By wheelbender6
Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford...

Superchargers seem to work well on the Ford Mustangs.
Adding a supercharger to a scooter or motorcycle is tougher
than adding one to a car because there is no existing external belt system
(no...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,712
Posted By wheelbender6
You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the...

You can by a pair of new Vespa S150's for the same money.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,712
Posted By wheelbender6
Over $10,000 for a 155cc scooter?

You could buy a 696 Ducati Monster and a whole lot of chianti for the same money.
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/07/31/manufacturers/vespa/vespa-launches-946-bellissima/...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 34,494
Posted By wheelbender6
Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in...

Captain Obvious says the C3 would sell better in the US with a 125cc engine and I agree. There are two many cars and pickups tailgating you until you get above 50mph where I live.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,445
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the...

Great pics and narration. I had no idea of the incredible sacrifices made by the Russian people in WWII until I took a course on Russian history in college (and that was during the cold war). The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,235
Posted By wheelbender6
Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.

Great pics, I really miss living in the desert.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By wheelbender6
Keep the updates coming.

Keep the updates coming.
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