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Forum: Battle scooters 05-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,910
Posted By HappyPuppy
I had one and I really liked it. Weather...

I had one and I really liked it. Weather protection was even better than on my FJR. the only drawback is they are heavy. Don't tip one over, the smaller tires make getting it upright a bear
Forum: Americas 05-11-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By HappyPuppy
I did it I'm 2009 on a 2008 FJR. I live in the...

I did it I'm 2009 on a 2008 FJR. I live in the PNW. And am not use to that sort of heat , but it was brutally hot. It hit 112 one day ( late Spring). The bike did fine but I was not too crazy on it.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By HappyPuppy
I use mine with the Zggmate keyboard case. ...

I use mine with the Zggmate keyboard case. http://www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggmate-ipad-case The reason is I use it mostly to review photos email, video movies & books - that sort of thing.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,433
Posted By HappyPuppy
+1 on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 . A great...

+1 on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 . A great travel camera. Fits in pocket, great optical zoom etc. I am a big believer in the best camera is the one with you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By HappyPuppy
In WA anyway , they use the NADA to set the tax....

In WA anyway , they use the NADA to set the tax. If both bikes are of the same or close in value,the tax is often small, or nothing.

Most of the time it is if they are looking for a specific type...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By HappyPuppy
I use a SPOT but if you want to get a "check-in"...

I use a SPOT but if you want to get a "check-in" use Google Latitude. The problem with Instamapper is it has to run in the foreground , transfers a fair amount of data and unless you have a unlimited...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By HappyPuppy
It depends how you define offroad. They are great...

It depends how you define offroad. They are great on Forest Service, Gravel , packed dirt. Keep in mind like any beast, if they take a dirt nap they are 400+ lbs you have to get up. I agree with all...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,886
Posted By HappyPuppy
Neil Johnston did a trip down to Baja on them ...

Neil Johnston did a trip down to Baja on them
http://www.onewheeldrive.net/2010/06/08/tijuana-and-rosarito/

IMO they are very much like the wee-stroms. Nice bikes, good for 90/10 or 85/15 if you...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,461
Posted By HappyPuppy
They are now made in the USA 100%. It look...

They are now made in the USA 100%. It look longer to get production started in the USA. The Canada boots were made years ago and the company changed hands . They are made to the Canadian Military...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,486
Posted By HappyPuppy
One way to look at it is no one bought new, there...

One way to look at it is no one bought new, there would be none used. I have done both ,. I only pay cash either way. The deprecation hit is huge on new. I sold a like new condition FJR I bought...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 49,632
Posted By HappyPuppy
This is a great video. How to be alone ...

This is a great video. How to be alone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs&feature=player_embedded

I first saw it on Atlasrider.com so props to him for finding it and posting it in his...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By HappyPuppy
It is almost Tulip time , plan a trip up to...

It is almost Tulip time , plan a trip up to Skagit County soon and hit Chuckanut Drive. It is longer but she will love it guaranteed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 395,150
Posted By HappyPuppy
Dark patches on tarmac are seldom good (Oil,Black...

Dark patches on tarmac are seldom good (Oil,Black Ice etc.). Avoid them
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By HappyPuppy
When looking at jackets look at added chest &...

When looking at jackets look at added chest & back protection. I wear a combo chest back vest under my jacket , or others where it on top. Most common injures are due to blunt trauma. It sounds like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,085
Posted By HappyPuppy
I tested the 800 and liked it better than the 650...

I tested the 800 and liked it better than the 650 as it was smoother. Neither I liked as well as the 1200's. I went with an FJR and then Strom 650. I am not a off road rider, a FS / Gravel packed...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,777
Posted By HappyPuppy
I wore short hiking boots 5 years or so ago when...

I wore short hiking boots 5 years or so ago when I low sided in gravel doing about 35 mph. My foot was pinned under the beast , and my ankle got the brunt of the damage , the rest of my body was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,200
Posted By HappyPuppy
+1 on Belize. The blue hole is awesome. I like...

+1 on Belize. The blue hole is awesome. I like your planning, I was a member of the "just wing it" school. Post Vietnam a buddy and I were in San Diego and had no place to go or real prospects. We...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By HappyPuppy
Just fantastic. Great post

Just fantastic. Great post
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,696
Posted By HappyPuppy
The only think I have found effective is to...

The only think I have found effective is to increase your lateral visibility cone with lights. Deer will look towards sound and their eyes in daybreak or dusk reflect light fairly well.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By HappyPuppy
Adrian at Shiny Side Up in Everett. Excellent...

Adrian at Shiny Side Up in Everett. Excellent work and knowledge. He is the only guy that touches my bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,320
Posted By HappyPuppy
One Crazy Ride & Riding Solo to the top of the world

*** SOLD***
A really well down Adv set of DVD's in India. Really gets to what Adv riding is all about. 30.00 for both. I will mail them if you want also. Watch the trailers ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,320
Posted By HappyPuppy
WTB Crash bars for '06 Suzuki DL1000

Yesterday ,, on a nice ride just had my 15k service done and over 100 miles on my new Trailwing Front. Hit some gravel and it still washed me out. I am lucky , I have a $250.00 deductible it looks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,711
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,194,320
Posted By HappyPuppy
Cruiserworks Ladies boots 2 pairs and new

Size 8 M Lady Zip
Size 8 1/2 Lady Rider

Visit the cruiserworks.com web site for details , reviews and photos. 100% waterproof ( yes really!)
$75.00 a pair
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By HappyPuppy
Best time - After the 4th of July Short Trips...

Best time - After the 4th of July
Short Trips the Falls up I-90
The Cascade loop ( all day)
Any of the Islands are nice via ferry
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 23,550
Posted By HappyPuppy
I had a universal Givi mount from my FJR. I...

I had a universal Givi mount from my FJR. I mounted it on the 'Strom DL1000
and the Sears large fit perfect and is very solid.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,420
Posted By HappyPuppy
I started in '73 with a Honda CB 350 and as i am...

I started in '73 with a Honda CB 350 and as i am older now and starting to creak switched to scooters. I have had 2 Reflexes , a Burger 650 and a Majesty 400. The 650 burger was nice but very heavy....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By HappyPuppy
Go to Zino.com and get Twist n go (TNG) out of...

Go to Zino.com and get Twist n go (TNG) out of the UK. It is in electronic format , and by far the best
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