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Forum: Road Warriors 11-27-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By motorhead748
congrats

I have a '00 I bought new. it had a few issues at first but nothing major. it has 46K on it now.
Maybe more than any bike ive owned it hates worn tires. the early models had quirky handling. this...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By motorhead748
duc 796

ive been thinking I want a smaller bike. I don't need anything and I certainly don't need a 3rd ducati. talk me out of it or not
Forum: Face Plant 04-11-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,045
Posted By motorhead748
I concur with what has been said above. This...

I concur with what has been said above.
This happened to me a couple of months ago on my ural. Lady turns in front of me, I swerve but end up hitting her front bumper with the left rear shock area...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 29,038
Posted By motorhead748
I have had 2 concours, `99& `06 with a combined...

I have had 2 concours, `99& `06 with a combined total of 250K, both had about 125K on them when traded.
Other than oil & tires I bought 1 battery and 2 speedo cables.
Forum: Racing 03-17-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 30,338
Posted By motorhead748
this may be a great race at a great venue but...

this may be a great race at a great venue but they sure arnt fan friendly. I think I will pass.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,436
Posted By motorhead748
mostly long trips.. Maintenance isnt much of an...

mostly long trips.. Maintenance isnt much of an issue as I do my own. Ducs included , I have a 1098 & a 748.
Insurance wont be much different as state farm goes by CC. But if I did trade 2 for 1 it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,436
Posted By motorhead748
`12 1K strom vs `13 1200Multistrada

I come to the assylm for advice.
Last year after 250K on an older generation concours I replaced it with a `12 Strom 1K adv. I liked it, it was more comfortable run good enuff ....and was cheap....
Forum: Face Plant 02-16-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By motorhead748
Its my turn

I generally ride about 30K/yr and havnt had an incident in 10 yr
This past tuesday evening I was riding the Ural to look at a friends truck. I was headed north, She was headed south and made a left...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By motorhead748
24,632 on my fleet. My lowest in several years.

24,632 on my fleet. My lowest in several years.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-30-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,913
Posted By motorhead748
But owning/riding a boring bike can kind of be...

But owning/riding a boring bike can kind of be like dating a fat chick. She will go out of her way to be sure and never let you down and will do things with/to you that no supermodel ever would. So a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By motorhead748
^^ ditto the 1098.. wait I live in ohio....where...

^^ ditto the 1098.. wait I live in ohio....where can I get a cable shortener?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-12-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By motorhead748
I got to thinking... If a mazda rotary is worth...

I got to thinking... If a mazda rotary is worth 2-6 cylinders just because of the cool factor ( I agree) then what about some of the other cool engines? ie: flathead fords with 3-97`s or a 327...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-10-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By motorhead748
I do like the part about putting your age in the...

I do like the part about putting your age in the equation. I had never seen that before.
I`m 54 which would make my CI = 2.74
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By motorhead748
gearhead cylinder index

Maybe your worth to the gearhead world can be judged by the # of cylinders you own/support. start counting, anything internal combustion, running or not spare engines , weed eaters etc. they all...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By motorhead748
kaw 90 charging?

I have a pretty nice 72 kaw 90 streetbike (dont know the model).
It doesnt seem to be charging correctly. It has a new battery which according to my DVM shows about 6.25V with key off. As soon as I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,459
Posted By motorhead748
They are a great bike, I`ve owned 2. A `99 that I...

They are a great bike, I`ve owned 2. A `99 that I put over 120K on and my `06 that is approaching 120K. Between both bikes I`ve spent less than $100 on repairs. I`ve never had any kind of issues on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By motorhead748
625 charging?

I rode my `04 smc 625 The other day in the dark. I may have had this problem a while and not noticed since I hadnt ridden this bike at nite ina while. The headlite brightness goes up and down. I put...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,340
Posted By motorhead748
I`m thinking I`m in as long as the weather is...

I`m thinking I`m in as long as the weather is reasonable, ie: temps above freezing and reasonably dry. and if I come my brother and buddy will most likely come. I would most likely ride the KLR...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By motorhead748
Im in sharonville. pm me when you get here.

Im in sharonville. pm me when you get here.
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,424
Posted By motorhead748
I have a MG V11 sport and a gear up. Both are...

I have a MG V11 sport and a gear up. Both are great for their intended uses. You will have a blast on the ural.
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,424
Posted By motorhead748
I have a MG V11 sport and a gear up. Both are...

I have a MG V11 sport and a gear up. Both are great for their intended uses. You will have a blast on the ural.
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