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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Birdmove
Where about do you live in the Pacific Northwest?...

Where about do you live in the Pacific Northwest? I lived in the Seattle/Tacoma area for 58 years. Grew up in Burien. Moved to Bonney Lake on Lake Tapps in 1978. Moved to Puyallup about 2005. To the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
I bought a new Royal Enfield 500 Bullet in 2007...

I bought a new Royal Enfield 500 Bullet in 2007 and rode it for about three years. Of course, that was the older model, but it was a five speed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Birdmove
A guy I knew owned one of these. His was fuel...

A guy I knew owned one of these. His was fuel injected. The FI ones get fantastic gas mileage for a 650 thumper. He loved his. Last I heard it had well over 40,000 miles. He did his own oil and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Birdmove
They look good to me.

They look good to me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 49,319
Posted By Birdmove
The dealer on the big island of Hawaii is in...

The dealer on the big island of Hawaii is in Kona, which is about 125 miles via the scenic route. They sell Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Victory, KTM, Kymco. Since they have no competition, they seldom...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,481
Views: 1,409,593
Posted By Birdmove
I posted this in it's own thread here too. Some...

I posted this in it's own thread here too. Some good news for Suzuki:

http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/article/suzuki-several-models-make-sales-headway-march

But, of course, the good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Birdmove
A bit of good news for Suzuki and dual sport riders

http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews/article/suzuki-several-models-make-sales-headway-march



The 3-4 Suzuki's I've owned over 53 years of riding have been fine motorcycles. And, the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
I hear you there! My early 1960's BSA 500 twin...

I hear you there! My early 1960's BSA 500 twin scrambler model had twin carbs, so wasn't a stump puller, but had a healthy top end......till it blew up many years ago. That was my ride in high school...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
I've never had the pleasure of riding any Guzzi...

I've never had the pleasure of riding any Guzzi or the W650. But, I've ridden and owned a few big twins over the years. An old BSA 500 twin, my best friends Kawasakl W2SS, which was a great copy of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Birdmove
Both of our scooters (as in my avatar/info in...

Both of our scooters (as in my avatar/info in each message) easily get well into the 80's. The darn Sym, even though it's got a bit bigger engine (an actual 172 cc's----not a real 200) can get into...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 49,319
Posted By Birdmove
For $2999.00, they are a steal!!

For $2999.00, they are a steal!!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-26-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 88,433
Posted By Birdmove
I do like the SYM Wolf, and our 2008 HD200 is...

I do like the SYM Wolf, and our 2008 HD200 is still being a great scooter with over 15,000 on it now. There is also the fine Suzuki TU250. SYM Symba. New Honda CB300F.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
The SR has some fine features. The center stand...

The SR has some fine features. The center stand is great when the bike needs maintenance, even on the road. I am capable of replacing tires, but, with no center stand (or mc lift etc), it becomes a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 275,168
Posted By Birdmove
Saw this craigslist ad this morning. Kahuli is on...

Saw this craigslist ad this morning. Kahuli is on Maui.

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/mcy/4987695572.html

And, this one:

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/mcy/4965142394.html

...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 275,168
Posted By Birdmove
I think the msrp is the same, but much more...

I think the msrp is the same, but much more freight. Don't know what the otd price is here. Most motorcycles, if I bought one from San Diego, I could ship it via Pasha for about $500, and get it tm...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 275,168
Posted By Birdmove
Here in Hawaii, owners seem to think they can...

Here in Hawaii, owners seem to think they can sell used Grom's for $5000.00. I've seen 3-4 different stock used ones on craigslist where they are asking that much. Bikes are more here, but that is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 313,603
Posted By Birdmove
I used to read a lot of the motorcycle magazines....

I used to read a lot of the motorcycle magazines. These days, the testers are so used to riding the more exotic and often super expensive bikes that I 1.have no interest in, and 2.could never afford...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,347
Posted By Birdmove
No word on probable pricing on this?

No word on probable pricing on this?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8,680
Views: 2,465,062
Posted By Birdmove
I had two Yamaha DT's. First, a first year 1968...

I had two Yamaha DT's. First, a first year 1968 (white) DT-1. Then, later, I got a 1972 DT250 (red). Two good friends of mine had a Yamaha AT-1 125 with electric start, and the other friend started...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,985
Posted By Birdmove
That is a Dong Fang that Barnone is riding in the...

That is a Dong Fang that Barnone is riding in the photo. It's got a 250 (actually a bit smaller) push rod engine. I think they sell at about $2400 or so.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,680
Views: 2,465,062
Posted By Birdmove
I bet that's going to be a good ride! Is it, as...

I bet that's going to be a good ride! Is it, as so many Chinese motorcycles, geared too low?
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,092
Posted By Birdmove
Yes, the Ruckus, and the SYM DD50 two stroke are...

Yes, the Ruckus, and the SYM DD50 two stroke are about the most popular here. Before a certain year, the Rucks were classed as mopeds, so no license tags needed, no insurance, no mc license. Then...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 35,092
Posted By Birdmove
Not a Ruckus, but my 2008 SYM HD200 is...

Not a Ruckus, but my 2008 SYM HD200 is approaching 15,000 miles with the original belt and rollers. Also the original tries, and they still have good tread left.

I did ride a Ruckus for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,483
Posted By Birdmove
Just tell the wife that you need it to run...

Just tell the wife that you need it to run supplies for her "honeydo's".
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8,680
Views: 2,465,062
Posted By Birdmove
hugemoth, that sounds like it's been a great bike...

hugemoth, that sounds like it's been a great bike for you. What are you getting now?. I know that Lifan quit exporting motorcycles to the US. I have heard that they are supposed to be coming back to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
A couple of weeks ago, we had to take my wife in...

A couple of weeks ago, we had to take my wife in to a doctor's appointment. We live near Hilo, but this doctor was in Kona. It was at 9:00 am, so we took the Saddle Road over. It's about a two hour...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Birdmove
Matter of opinion. Though I have not ridden the...

Matter of opinion. Though I have not ridden the newer model, my 2005 was quite enjoyable to me. And, I take it, to many others, since Kawasaki has sold boatloads of them.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Birdmove
We still have our 2009 People 150, and 2008 SYM...

We still have our 2009 People 150, and 2008 SYM HD200.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,475
Posted By Birdmove
Fix the famous "doohickey" once and for all, the...

Fix the famous "doohickey" once and for all, the right way. I understand the new bracket is a step up, but the spring is still the spindly, brittle, little pos it always was. Put a strong spring in...
Forum: Regional forums 02-23-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 144,484
Posted By Birdmove
I couldn't afford to live on Oahu myself. I am...

I couldn't afford to live on Oahu myself. I am flying over for a chess tournament in March though:

http://hawaiichessfestival.com/

Wish me luck. I'll need it.

We live on the big...
Forum: Regional forums 02-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 144,484
Posted By Birdmove
Greetings! I'm class of 1972 Highline High in...

Greetings! I'm class of 1972 Highline High in Burien, Washington. We moved to HPP in early September of 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8,680
Views: 2,465,062
Posted By Birdmove
Maybe a year after we moved to the big isand of...

Maybe a year after we moved to the big isand of Hawaii, I met a gent at the Starbuck's in Hilo. He had a Honda Ruckus loaded to the gunwale. He also had a little dog, and there was a spot for the dog...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 96,986
Posted By Birdmove
Sorry to hear about your health problems. Nice to...

Sorry to hear about your health problems. Nice to have friends to lend a hand when needed! Hope you feel better, and am able to ride again soon. Keep us informed.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 325,804
Posted By Birdmove
I've kind of followed the Hyosung motorcycles. I...

I've kind of followed the Hyosung motorcycles. I saw a GT250 at a dealer in Seattle, Washington. I think the GT250 is my favorite. There is an active forum for these bikes called korider.com, I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Birdmove
I test rode a new Buell Blast when the Buell test...

I test rode a new Buell Blast when the Buell test fleet was at a dealer in Seattle. I also road an XB9R. Since I've been a thumper fan for many years, I was interested in the Blast. I really felt...
Forum: Regional forums 01-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 144,484
Posted By Birdmove
You youngsters!! Class of 1972 here. Highline...

You youngsters!! Class of 1972 here. Highline High, Burien, Washington (near Seattle).
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,766
Posted By Birdmove
Is that bad??

Is that bad??
Forum: Regional forums 01-24-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 144,484
Posted By Birdmove
I'm no expert on the islands. I have lived on the...

I'm no expert on the islands. I have lived on the big island for almost 4 1/2 years now, in the Puna District. We are about 6-7 miles from Pahoa, and 12 from Hilo. I fly to Oahu once in a while to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,880
Posted By Birdmove
Uh,...well,.....I don't have any great deals on...

Uh,...well,.....I don't have any great deals on motorcycles or cars. But, a few weeks ago, I did buy a used treadmill for $17.00 that works just fine. And our daughter bought one at the same place...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,600
Posted By Birdmove
I'm with this poster! If any motorcycle bores...

I'm with this poster! If any motorcycle bores you, it may be time to get out. I LOVE TO RIDE!! And, that's after 52+ years of it. Big bikes, small bikes, dual sports, street bikes, it doesn't matter.
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