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Old 06-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #2776
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Yea, I would love to hear the story behind this ride.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #2777
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Alright. I was on the fence about writing it, but now that I know you guys want it, I'll write it up. Good use for the 1000+ photos I took. Coming in a few days in rides report section.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:29 PM   #2778
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Alright. I was on the fence about writing it, but now that I know you guys want it, I'll write it up. Good use for the 1000+ photos I took. Coming in a few days in rides report section.
Can't wait.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:02 AM   #2779
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Alright. I was on the fence about writing it, but now that I know you guys want it, I'll write it up.
What are you.. new here?!


GET TO WORK!

Sheesh.. kids these days..
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #2780
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Well, after way too long I am going to post a couple of pictures of my most recent two scooters. The first picture is of my '01 Helix, a bike I recently sold and I regret selling it. It was a great scooter and delivered for me as I rode it throughout the American Southeast. I picked it up in '05 and kept it until I was enticed away by my new scooter, a 2009 Burgman 650 Executive that I bought with only 2000 miles on it two months ago:



And that is the second picture. As you can see, I have already started farkling it and have taken it on one road trip to do the north part of the Natchez Trace. Cut me some slack on this bike, I have only owned it two months. And now my Burgman:

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #2781
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Well, after way too long I am going to post a couple of pictures of my most recent two scooters. The first picture is of my '01 Helix, a bike I recently sold and I regret selling it. It was a great scooter and delivered for me as I rode it throughout the American Southeast. I picked it up in '05 and kept it until I was enticed away by my new scooter, a 2009 Burgman 650 Executive that I bought with only 2000 miles on it two months ago:



And that is the second picture. As you can see, I have already started farkling it and have taken it on one road trip to do the north part of the Natchez Trace. Cut me some slack on this bike, I have only owned it two months. And now my Burgman:

move over I wanna see the beautiful Transalp in the back. :)
You say you regret selling the Helix, why? The Burgman not what you thought it would be?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #2782
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Well, after way too long I am going to post a couple of pictures of my most recent two scooters. The first picture is of my '01 Helix, a bike I recently sold and I regret selling it. It was a great scooter and delivered for me as I rode it throughout the American Southeast. I picked it up in '05 and kept it until I was enticed away by my new scooter, a 2009 Burgman 650 Executive that I bought with only 2000 miles on it two months ago:



And that is the second picture. As you can see, I have already started farkling it and have taken it on one road trip to do the north part of the Natchez Trace. Cut me some slack on this bike, I have only owned it two months. And now my Burgman:

Nice Doug , now you have the best travlin scoot there is .

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #2783
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move over I wanna see the beautiful Transalp in the back. :)
You say you regret selling the Helix, why? The Burgman not what you thought it would be?
Not at all. It is just that the Helix was really handy for around town. The Burgman with the added weight is not so much so although I expect that I will get used to it. Out of the City, the Burgman wins hands down.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #2784
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move over I wanna see the beautiful Transalp in the back. :)
You want to see my riding buddy's Transalp? It is a cool machine for sure. Here, I will show you another picture. It is my friend Dale and his Transalp on the same trip that my Helix picture was taken from.



He still owns and rides the bike by the way. He also owns and rides a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #2785
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #2786
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You want to see my riding buddy's Transalp? It is a cool machine for sure. Here, I will show you another picture. It is my friend Dale and his Transalp on the same trip that my Helix picture was taken from.



He still owns and rides the bike by the way. He also owns and rides a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast.

A Helix & a transalp , now there's an odd couple if I've ever seen one .

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #2787
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A Helix & a transalp , now there's an odd couple if I've ever seen one .

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They do have something in common. Both are old Honda's that have developed a cult following. IMO they are both classics.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #2788
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A Helix & a transalp , now there's an odd couple if I've ever seen one .

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I also have a V-Strom 650 fully kitted. I actually prefer riding a scooter because of the step-through because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I know, sucks to be me but I am still riding (52 years). I enjoy it as much today as I did at 11 when my uncle let me ride his Vespa. It is part of who I am. I have owned a bunch of scooters over the years. Seems as if I have more fun on them than I do on my motorcycles. I still have a old 1980 Honda Express NC50 that I put a 70cc jug on out in my shop. Get it out on occasion and ride it around the neighborhood. Don't take it further as it gets kind of scary at 40mph on the main roads. That speed is way beyond what it was designed to do and the frame flex is amazing. The brakes aren't too good either, drum brakes all around and Honda cut a lot of corners making that bike as cheap as they could but I do love that bike too. Makes me grin when riding it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #2789
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How can Scooter pics! drop off the front page of Battlescooters. Come on people get your act together....



My SYM GTS 250/RV 250 on a recent trip around the Northland region of New Zealand

More pics here http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=1756.0 for those that are interested
Having seen your trip in symforum, have to say what a wonderful country with those beaches and so few people: all the road and the beach for a single person; that´s paradise.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #2790
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If I could ever figure out and understand how to post pictures, I'd gladly show off my Burgman with its custom seat .

( by the way the Lardy is listed for sale )
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