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Old 07-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #16
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Burgman 650 has 54 hp. But it should handle curves like a beached whale.
Not true.

It's not a BMW, for sure...but I've ridden worse; and by that I mean machines with the gas tank where it "should" be; clutch and gearshift..."proper" motorcycles.

The 650 Burgman is heavy. But it's low weight; and it does respond to setting-up for curves. I haven't pushed it, because that's not my style; not at this point in life. But I have had it across the country; took the Million-Dollar Highway in Colorado...the only fear I had was that the rear tire was wearing faster than I thought I could get to the dealer; and the rain (and snow!) clouds coming in even faster. Hydroplaning wouldn't be something I'd want to include on a vacation.

...No. Do NOT start preaching about the mileage from car tires, tractor tires, pedal-car tires. Not going there. And if I cannot afford specified tires for it, then it's time to park it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #17
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I went out again last night trying to find that disrespect us scooter riders are supposed to get from motorcycle riders. I rode to bike night at the Cycle Gear in Huntsville. Just to be sure I would get laughed at and disrespected I rode my Super 8 instead of my more "exotic" Aprilia.



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There was a pretty good turnout. I really didn't get a good pic showing all the bikes. There was a good mix, Hondas, kawasakis, suzukis, yamahas, harleys, an aprilia, a triumph, and a moto guzzi. There where cruisers, touring bikes, sport bikes, adventure bikes, dual sports, and even a trike. There where two bikes that really stood out. First was my scooter which was the only scooter, the only Kymco and by far the smallest bike there. The other was this 52 Vincent:



I can't understand why people where looking at and taking pics of the Vincent and ignoring my Kymco








I never did find that disrespect. I guess I'll just have to keep looking.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #18
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Free food???? I'd take the chance.
That old song about a Vincent Black Shadow comes to mind.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #19
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If you get a chance to hear one of these fire up, you are in for a treat.


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Old 07-03-2013, 05:21 PM   #20
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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I went to a bike night at my local Cycle Gear a few months ago. Well over 90% crotch rockets. A few Harleys, but they were outnumbered more than 10-1. Our local Cycle Gear is totally focused on crotch rockets and MX bikes. They have very little in the way of parts or gear for cruisers or touring riders/bikes. All of the employees ride crotch rockets to work, and they have all been crashed. They do wear gear, but they also expect to crash. In fact they will tell you they know they will crash again, they just don't know when/where.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #22
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If you get a chance to hear one of these fire up, you are in for a treat.



Ah, a Squariel. There are a few Youtube videos of those running. I doubt there are many in running condition, because there is not likely a single part for them to be found anywhere.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #23
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Ah, a Squariel. There are a few Youtube videos of those running. I doubt there are many in running condition, because there is not likely a single part for them to be found anywhere.





Last post from me.


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Old 07-03-2013, 07:36 PM   #24
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Lots of pictures, posters, magazine ads and tests, some manuals, several gas tanks, a few pistons, and what look like universal mufflers. Certainly not enough parts to keep such a bike going. You can buy enough reproduction parts to practically build a vintage Indian out of. Check out Kiwi Indian. They have even reproduced the complete original vintage Indian v-twin engine.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #25
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Hey Win, a little thread jack.


I see you made it down to TWoS. What did you think of the place?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #26
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I see you made it down to TWoS. What did you think of the place?


The place is looking good.
A few tent camping, a few eating.
I hope it draws like it did in the past.
Really cleaned up on the inside.


Going to BRMC this weekend.
Looks like rain every day.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #27
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Thanks. I have a basic digital also, but recently bought a mount for it. Just trying to figure the best way to go about it.
I have a ram mount ball on the left mirror stem and use a camera tripod ball mount. Most of the photos on my blog like the ones on this page http://cheryldwise.com/?p=176 were taken with it. One click to turn it on and another to take a photo. If I want to switch to video I make that change at a stop.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #28
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Mmorable

The "guy on the scooter" will be the only stand-out memory of any bike on the ride, by anyone.

Congratulations. Scooters rock.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #29
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #30
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Went for another "motorcycle" ride on my scooter.



There's some nice scenery here in Alabama.


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There's a forum here called Bama Rides. I've ridden with guys on this forum a few times now. There is normally a mixed group on all kinds of bikes although so far I've been the only scooter. Nobody gives anyone grief because of the brand or type of bike they ride.

More details and pics here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...647784&page=25
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