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Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,615
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb Long Rides on the Burgman 650

I have done long single day rides (many over 500 and one over 1,000 miles) as well as toured on the Burgman 650. I have even taken it on mediocre dirt roads and it isn't that bad.

I have made a...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,021
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Mad Bastard and Iron Butt

My longest single day ride was an Iron Butt 1,00 all within NYS. We did 1018 miles in just over 18 hours. There were a couple of cruiser, a VStrom 650 and me on a Burgman 650.

I've also done the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've switched to an IMac, now what?

After decades of PC use I have switched to an IMAC. Garmin seems to say that its software is available for the MAC but writes in tech speak. What do I need to think about before downloading GARMIN...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some IBA 1,000 thoughts

I completed a SoreButt 1,000 a few weeks ago in upstate NY, so I'll kick in some thoughts. If I had a choice I would limit the group to four or less. We had six riders and were pretty disciplined...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,622
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Best solutiomn I've found

I've tried beaded seats, sheepskins, and keep putting the Airhawk back on my Burgman 650. It can be tricky getting the inflation just right and I find it a little squirmy but I have ridden beyond...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Yep I'm Joining the IBA

Yep I'm Joining the IBA. I want to ride the Great Lakes 100 and the Four Corners Tour as well.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Laugh Sorebutt 1,000 on a Burgman 650

I did it, hooray. Yesterday I took my Burgie and with five friends rode an unclosed circle route around upper New York State. No pictures, I mean who has time to stop and shoot pictures on a 1,000...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some Nolan Craziness

:nortonOK, when it comes to electronics I am not the brightest bulb in the chandelier but I think that Nolan has surpassed me. I recently purchased the n-com b1 for my Nolan 104 and followed the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Anybody done the IBA Great Lakes 100?

Has anybody done the Great Lakes 100? I've been playing with maps and a calculator and keep coming up with about 2500 miles to loop all the lakes (Watertown, NY to Watertown, NY).

Assuming that...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Kenna vs Hannigan for a Burgman 650

In a few weeks I'll finish an IBA 1,000 and then it is time to put a sidecar on the Burgman 650 so my wife can ride with me again; but which one (sidecar not wife).

I really like the Hannigan...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Love my Burgie 650

I have an older Burgman 650 with a lot of miles on it and think it's a great bike. I have not been able to ride the other maxis except for the Burgman 400 and for long distance and superslab prefer...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try to get a "real" trip at least once a year

I am not sure I qualify for the 55/60 club as I ride a Burgman 650 but I try and get a least one multi-day trip a year. I live in the Capital District of NY and in recent years have hit Maine, ...
Forum: Hacks 11-21-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've seen it also.

Yep, when I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law a few months back I passed one parked in that neighborhood as well. Greg says he doesn't know the rider but if he says he he'll give a "hi and...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By Mohawk Badger
A great idea

Please keep up up to date on the project. As it progresses I'd love to ride up to see what you are doing.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,704
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Go for it.

I'm a Burgman 650 owner and like my machine; no problems. However I have ridden the Silverwing and it's a great bike. I don't think you can go wrong with either. In fact if I had to make the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,170
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Tried on out

I rode one last year for about ten miles in city traffic and was very impressed. Comfortable, very nimble and the acceleration wasn't that bad. I don't think I got it over 40 but I also don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,229
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Think of a tunnel bag

I have a tunnel bag on my Burg. 650. Between the large trunk on the bag, under seat storage and the tunnel bag I and a passenger van do a long weekend. If I add a small back on the pillion seat I...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,364
Posted By Mohawk Badger
It depends where and how you ride.

I have ridden bikes with linked brakes and without. Frankly on pavement I think linked brakes work just fine but I can't describe how bad they are on a dirt road. I am not talking off road riding...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,153
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Vstrom to Burgman

I had the Vstrom 650 until my hips made it hard to get on the bike. I switched to the Burgman 650 and love it. I can commute (55mph top speed 14 miles), run errands or load it up and take a three...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try Campmor

You're in NYC so get over to Campmor in NJ. It's not that far. The store has everything you can imagine and the people there are helpful. I have used Campmor for decades and they have sold me minor...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mohawk Badger
How about a Tuk Tuk

Take a look at a tuk tuk. These three wheeled scooter derivative utility vehicles rule South Asia.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Mohawk Badger
No bolts or screws

The plasticware is held on by plastic clips and little "pop" plugs.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Question Parts Falling Off Burgman - Help

Okay I probably ride my Burgman 650 in ways it was not meant to be ridden, such as this past week's trip on dirt roads in Vermont. The trouble is that the plasticware has a tendency to be jarred...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Is It Fantasy

I was in Aix en Provence a few weeks ago and as always was blown away by the great selection of two wheeled vehicles the Europeans have. But this guy and his mount stole my...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Try a SIGG Bottle

I carry a one liter SIGG bottle on my Burgman (that will give me about 13 miles). SIGG bottles are made in Switzerland and extremely tough.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,743
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Heated Grips and the Burgman

I've been wanting to put heated grips on the Burgie 650. I settled on Hotgrips and went to my local independent motorcycle shop to see what it would cost to install them. They said it would take...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Question Source for Jett Battery Vest??

I am looking for a source for the Jett battery vest. I'd rather not order one from Australia. I send the Jett people in Australia a question about sizing and dealers in the USA and got no reply.
Forum: Regional forums 10-30-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 102,079
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Always Depends on Work

Hey, if I can get away from work I'm there.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mohawk Badger
I've had good experiences with Givi

I've had good experiences with Givi. I mounted Givis of different sizes on a VStrom and a Burgman 650 and I am not gentle with my bikes. The boxes have held up well and remain watertight after many...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-16-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Trouble uploading to ZUMO 220

I have just run into a problem. In the past I was able to create a route on my computer using MapSource and transfer it to my ZUMO. Now it says the transfer was successful but the route isn't on the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,384
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Inside of a wine box

I have used the collapsible sack that comes inside wine boxes. Not only is getting it fun (if you like wine) but it works pretty well. Now I have a dromedary bladder, but that's because it was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-17-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,665
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb Hard to go wrong

I think you wouldn't go wrong with any of the bikes. I'm a Burgman fan but that's a matter of taste.

If I was lucky enough to be making the choice I'd base it on two issues.
1. Which seat and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,155
Posted By Mohawk Badger
From a Burgman 650 Rider

I almost always wear everything. Pants with armor or a one-piece riding suit, a jacket with elbow, shoulder and spine pads, good boots, good gloves and a full face helmet. Occasionally if it is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,482
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Thumb British Seagull Rocks

Sounds like a delicious trip. Thanks for the pictures. The British Seagull is possibly the best outboard ever made. Yes they were low powered but they pushed some very large boats. I had a friend...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Sigg Bottles

I carry 1 liter Sigg Bottles. The aluminum made-for-fuel bottles are a bit expensive and a pain in the butt to fill but I am positive they will survive and accident without leaking. Also because...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,517
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Scooting, whenever I can

I ride the twelve miles to work on my Burgman 650 when the weather is good and I and my wife (we own a business together) isn't on the same schedule. She won't ride with me no more (damn).
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,789
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Yes if you will go at any speed

I think you should balance the wheels/tires. This is especially the case if you plan to go at any speed (30mph+). High speed oscillation may not be dangerous if it isn't too bad but it will cause...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,666
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Some hat ideas

Rather than recommend an individual hat (I'll do that later) I'd rather make a few comments.

Do you need a visor. It's good against sun but catches wind.
A pull down hat or ear flaps? Ear flaps...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,277
Posted By Mohawk Badger
50 to 51 mpg on the B 650

I'm averaging 50-51 MPG on my Burgman and it's pretty consistent across all kinds of riding. I usually use it for commuting and errands but have taken it on a number of 300+ mile days with luggage....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 12-04-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Mohawk Badger
Topo Maps For Japan

Does anybody know where I can get Topo maps for my Garmin that cover Japan. I need Kyushu and Shikoku.

Because my Kanji is very lacking (like I know maybe 30) I need romanji (english) labelling....
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