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Forum: Beasts 07-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,235
Posted By Ham
There is a brand new white 500 X at the Bozeman,...

There is a brand new white 500 X at the Bozeman, Mt. dealership. Tell John I sent you.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Maybe because its Canada but last March down I...

Maybe because its Canada but last March down I Phoenix you couldn't find a Stelvio for any price. It was the hottest selling machine in the City.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,564
Posted By Ham
I don't think I remembered to comment on the...

I don't think I remembered to comment on the latest mods, which I finally got to try out on this fine day. That would be a new Renazco seat and the Rox Risers he recommended. Just those two things...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,564
Posted By Ham
Well Spring has sprung out here on the eastern...

Well Spring has sprung out here on the eastern plains of Montana. Lots of rain makes lots of green. I have had a fun time exploring the area around Miles City.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,857
Views: 3,107,356
Posted By Ham
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=318870&stc=1&d=1400554993

Old memeories. I remember sitting on those red rocks studying Organic Chem while at Colorado College. My how...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
We also had some time for other things. ...

We also had some time for other things.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x441/ham5254/IMG_20140327_112444_226_zpsaaf3422a.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
But it wasn't long before we were out and about. ...

But it wasn't long before we were out and about. This pic is near Queen Valley road.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x441/ham5254/IMG_20140307_124507_943_zps3aaf7d1f.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Well once again we made the journey to the...

Well once again we made the journey to the desert. This time we spent a night at Zion.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x441/ham5254/IMG_20140227_174947_797_zps2f5577e0.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Noticed your comment. I have completed my second...

Noticed your comment. I have completed my second stay down here in the valley of the Sun, other than that I ride primarily in Montana. This motorcycle is hard to find problems with after you have...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Back in Chandler, AZ (Phoenix) and riding all...

Back in Chandler, AZ (Phoenix) and riding all over in the orange. Will repeat it....with weather like this where the hell is everybody. My wife and I put on about 150 mile rides every day possible...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 673,714
Posted By Ham
I'll say it again.....what's with the valve...

I'll say it again.....what's with the valve checks these days. I have ridden for over 40 years....never had a bike's valves checked, never...yes I know the recommendations but really folks, maybe on...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
500 miles....no sweat here.

500 miles....no sweat here.
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 673,714
Posted By Ham
You guys are always going on about the larger...

You guys are always going on about the larger front wheel. I think that is what makes my Dakar feel unwieldy. Not a given that 19 inches is better. Unless you are going to make this thing way way...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Danketchpel, You and your wife look so much...

Danketchpel,

You and your wife look so much like my wife and myself and have nearly the exact same motorcycle except the lip. I think I will just frame that one and call it us!
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Invicta, I am confident you will be riding...

Invicta,

I am confident you will be riding a Stelvio. You go right by my old stomping grounds of Haxtun.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Hey Invicta. Apparently you are coming in off...

Hey Invicta. Apparently you are coming in off the eastern plains....where do you call home?

I Love my Stevio.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By Ham
So why won't a belt work on an adventure bike?

So why won't a belt work on an adventure bike?
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Certainly seats are an individual choice but my...

Certainly seats are an individual choice but my impression, including my own buttocks, is this is one of the best stock seats going.
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Thumb Well there certainly has been a lot of technical...

Well there certainly has been a lot of technical material on this site lately.

I would like to add more pictures but the riding has been so good I hate to stop.

I did have a thought...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Sorry folks. New computer and Windows 8.

Sorry folks. New computer and Windows 8.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x441/ham5254/I...

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x441/ham5254/IMG_20130914_123735_073_zps7ca1e487.jpg (http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/ham5254/media/IMG_20130914_123735_073_zps7ca1e487.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Had a nice ride today southwest of Miles City....

Had a nice ride today southwest of Miles City. Here is an interesting sign.

[URL=http://s1182.photobucket.com/user/ham5254/media/IMG_20130914_123735_073_zps7ca1e487.jpg.html]

Earlier riding...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,516
Posted By Ham
I get such a kick out of you "suspension" guys. ...

I get such a kick out of you "suspension" guys. You are on every thread of every bike...but if the number of you were really calculated you are very few, and very few of you even can ride the bike...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Yes I learned from this. Thanks for the info...

Yes I learned from this. Thanks for the info guys.

I meant that when factories charge you for ECU updates etc. To me that should be free.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
"reflash" produces "tons" of difference. I don't...

"reflash" produces "tons" of difference. I don't mean to be argumentative but whether we are talking pickups or motorcycles.....I....just....don't ....buy it. The factories don't have any incentive...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 601,560
Posted By Ham
I hate to be stupid but is there a classified...

I hate to be stupid but is there a classified section here? And I am not talking about the CIA:)
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,564
Posted By Ham
Well I have made a tough decision. I think I am...

Well I have made a tough decision. I think I am going to sell my 2001 Dakar. 8K miles, C Bailey screen, Renazco seat, Rox risers, Good nobbies, Engine guards, tail rack, original bags. I just love...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By Ham
Its a pity. I have had an XT 350 with new...

Its a pity. I have had an XT 350 with new chains, sprockets, new tires all working electrics, etc for sale for 1200$ for over a year at a consignment, busy, motorcycle shop and still no takers. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,570
Posted By Ham
No I didn't notice this was a revived old...

No I didn't notice this was a revived old thread...though I did wonder why he didn't just post on the main thread.

I don't know...I just have it in my head that Hondas don't break much...as a kid...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,570
Posted By Ham
Nice job. Ask a simple question and get a...

Nice job. Ask a simple question and get a firestorm. Yes I own a 2012 Stelvio...orange. And I have read about a thousand blogs on everyone elses. I own a 2001 Dakar. Those are my bonifieds.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ham
The reason the mileage is so low is that I...

The reason the mileage is so low is that I purchased it just before my kids hit high school sports then college...finally got my life back:)
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ham
I have a 2001 Dakar with 8,000 miles. C Bailey...

I have a 2001 Dakar with 8,000 miles. C Bailey windshield, engine guards, saddle bags(a bit bruised), nearly new knobbies, tail rack, lithium iron battery (1lb vs 10 lb.), new Renazco seat (very...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
MotoG5...to some degree shit happens. I find...

MotoG5...to some degree shit happens. I find that todays electric heavy machine of all kinds task the battery and connections and simply require a fair amount of monitoring.

On the subject of...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,800
Posted By Ham
2001 owner and rider of Dakar and has long term...

2001 owner and rider of Dakar and has long term tested a Honda 700.

Are you nuts. Get the Honda. Comfortable. Power where it should be. Low center of gravity, excellent mileage, smooth. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
No pics. For once we just did the ride. And I...

No pics. For once we just did the ride. And I still find it a pain to post pics on here.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 3,099,670
Posted By Ham
I meant higher torque at lower RPM for the SL. ...

I meant higher torque at lower RPM for the SL. Gees.

I sold the SL for a CB360....I should have bought a 500 four.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 3,099,670
Posted By Ham
Well ya Scrivens if you are talking 40K miles. I...

Well ya Scrivens if you are talking 40K miles. I guess in my day if you could get 10,000 miles out of even a Honda of this size you did well. So kudos to you.

I loved that SL. So much I have a...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 673,714
Posted By Ham
Funny. Not one dealership has closed in Montana.

Funny. Not one dealership has closed in Montana.
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10,301
Views: 1,330,289
Posted By Ham
Thought I would mention my blond beauty and I...

Thought I would mention my blond beauty and I rode over to West Yellowstone last weekend. Averaged 70 mph (yes broke the law through that small area through Yellowstone). Averaged 54 mpg. I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,958
Views: 3,099,670
Posted By Ham
Oh, and Scrivens, I should mention I too had a...

Oh, and Scrivens, I should mention I too had a SL350, candy apple red.
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