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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By bk brkr baker
Linville Falls is worth a stop. Hopefully they'll...

Linville Falls is worth a stop. Hopefully they'll be open for visitors.
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By bk brkr baker
Their claim of 13.5 hp from 150cc diesel motor...

Their claim of 13.5 hp from 150cc diesel motor puts all their claims in the huh ? category.
Also claiming to double the hp by adding a turbo is dubious too. More likely to show a 50 % improvement...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 20,991
Posted By bk brkr baker
Is this all a part of "Homeland Security" ? I...

Is this all a part of "Homeland Security" ?
I feel so safe from foreign moto parts .
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachme...

http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=336513&stc=1&d=1425377263


Does the center leg attach in a meaningful way to the triple trees {yokes} ?
Not seen one like this before.
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,065
Views: 2,640,235
Posted By bk brkr baker
Do you think you'll get to keep the house ? ...

Do you think you'll get to keep the house ?

Likely your wife is a good housekeeper, in more ways than one.

Best start looking for a big tent , big enough to park the rig inside ,with room...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By bk brkr baker
Several years back Classic Bike did a feature on...

Several years back Classic Bike did a feature on a Commando that had it's motor replaced by a Yamaha 500 single. It filled the space pretty well.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,660
Views: 751,279
Posted By bk brkr baker
CS's ad states, Cruises on the freeway...

CS's ad states,
Cruises on the freeway wonderfully.
Handles corners and rain easily.
An absolute joy to drive.


And yet it's covered an average of 333.33 miles per year. Less than 1...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9,379
Views: 1,558,733
Posted By bk brkr baker
I bought a used one of these ,when I was 20. I...

I bought a used one of these ,when I was 20. I should have been at my peak physical condition and with peak reaction times , all the advantages of youth.
And yet I was defeated time after time by...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By bk brkr baker
The body looks like an S.O.A. Spirit-Eagle , the...

The body looks like an S.O.A. Spirit-Eagle , the frame has been modified. The Eagle comes with suspension and this one has been reworked to eliminate that and has a much larger tire-wheel than stock....
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,763
Posted By bk brkr baker
Uh , not the way I heard it The cords...

Uh , not the way I heard it

The cords are lain out one way in the rear ,because it's primary purpose is to drive the bike forward. And the other way for the front tire because the larger...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By bk brkr baker
Ihttp://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/...

Ihttp://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/pic_9.jpg


http://tr1.de/misc/press/books/yamaha_xv-1997_na/pic_8.jpg



TR-1 Yamaha
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,388
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbik...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbikes-BOTT/i-pwvLQLq/0/L/DocImage000000625-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/superbikes-BOTT/27739410_dgS4f4#!i=2340696571&k=pwvLQLq)
...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,830
Posted By bk brkr baker
Well, to start with, it looks sharp ! Since I...

Well, to start with, it looks sharp !
Since I didn't want to sign up to see the original ad , here's my guess.
Sputnik body , full custom frame , not a Kawasaki wheel on the chair and it looks...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,830
Posted By bk brkr baker
Looks interesting. I'd like to see more detail...

Looks interesting. I'd like to see more detail pics of the frame and mounting set-up.
Thanks, Kenneth
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,069
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my-vehicles/i-JCxWJjv/0/L/DocImage000000099-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/my-vehicles/27192729_KwzFMj#!i=2283920481&k=JCxWJjv)...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By bk brkr baker
Riding in temps of 90 or higher I can drink the 3...

Riding in temps of 90 or higher I can drink the 3 liters of water from my Camelbak without a dire need to pee.
For your trip you it may be a good idea to get something you'll never need in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 178,451
Posted By bk brkr baker
Master of understatement.

Master of understatement.
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By bk brkr baker
I'll be going with a group from the Lexington...

I'll be going with a group from the Lexington area , again , not our first or third rodeo.
If you are planning to go through the Cumberland Gap tunnel look for Tn. 63 on your left a few miles into...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4,660
Views: 751,279
Posted By bk brkr baker
On the pics of the HP Kaw. just be patient and...

On the pics of the HP Kaw. just be patient and the resizing magically happens with no input.
I know the build team, if the lottery lightning strikes............
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,830
Posted By bk brkr baker
KLR , mostly because that's what I have. Through...

KLR , mostly because that's what I have. Through the years I've picked up 3-' 92 models for less than $3000 total.
When some warmer air moves in I'm going back to work on one , adding a DMC...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By bk brkr baker
I've had Ducatis since 1979, and really like...

I've had Ducatis since 1979, and really like them. But. I'm not blind to other manufacturers efforts. I haven't ridden a Multi-12 either.
But , I took a demo ride on a KTM 1190 and when we got...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,660
Views: 751,279
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/05-1015-DH750-1...

http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/05-1015-DH750-1006.jpg

Dong Hai


Confusedus , say DongHigh for Fun
DongLow to take a pee
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By bk brkr baker
Move. To Harlan County , Kentucky , U.S.A. ...

Move.
To Harlan County , Kentucky , U.S.A.
They run the roads with impunity , no cops stop them. It's called Adventure Tourism.
The lax approach to enforcing the laws has spread to other...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By bk brkr baker
How hard is it to bring an old bike to the US...

How hard is it to bring an old bike to the US from Quebec ?
Not me, but , maybe you?
His asking price is $4000 Canadian which with the exchange rate drops way down to $3181 US.
A little motor...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By bk brkr baker
A friend bought an Earls forked 2wd Dnepr in...

A friend bought an Earls forked 2wd Dnepr in Florida a few years ago. It had just a few kilometers on it , less than 200. The only paperwork with it was in Cyrillic , he found someone who could read...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 178,451
Posted By bk brkr baker
I read the motorcycle USA test and all 3 of the...

I read the motorcycle USA test and all 3 of the testers said the Scrambler was softly sprung.
Then the April issue of Motorcyclist shows up with an impression by Jessica Prokup who says the stiff...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By bk brkr baker
For a non-alcohol ,no gluten experience stop by...

For a non-alcohol ,no gluten experience stop by the Wheels through Time Museum n Maggie Valley, N. C. , not far from the BRP.
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 166,864
Posted By bk brkr baker
Buenos Aires ? Hmmm, Tango lessons ? Ole !

Buenos Aires ? Hmmm, Tango lessons ? Ole !
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7,065
Views: 2,640,235
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://www.gespannservice.de/s/cc_images/cache_241...

http://www.gespannservice.de/s/cc_images/cache_2414401238.jpg?t=1303084385

Dave , do you see where the length of the nose of this body will cause problems in off -road situations ?

I mean,...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,087
Posted By bk brkr baker
First ,I have not built LL forks, so for what...

First ,I have not built LL forks, so for what it's worth.

Every thing I've read says the axle should be higher than the pivot point for the swing arm. This is so the wheel goes up and over bumps ,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By bk brkr baker
C-100 Honda 50 step -thru , the most popular...

C-100 Honda 50 step -thru , the most popular motorcycle in the world. It'll haul you, a gas can and the population of a small Vietnamese village.
With the auto clutch you can steady the gas can...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By bk brkr baker
I think you're free to walk in and see and...

I think you're free to walk in and see and enjoy. The bikes that are shown are by invitation.
I was in Austin last year but, didn't know of the show in time. The year before I went to the One Show...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7,065
Views: 2,640,235
Posted By bk brkr baker
Dan, Dan ,Dan , So soon old, So late...

Dan, Dan ,Dan ,

So soon old,
So late smart.


The only rule you need to remember is,

It's easier to get forgiveness,
Than it is to get permission.
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,344
Posted By bk brkr baker
8 above 0 when I went to start the Kubota to feed...

8 above 0 when I went to start the Kubota to feed the cows yesterday. While I was out it dropped to 6.
Last night we had -14 . The dogs were on the sun porch and this morning the water bowl was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr-Teds/i-Jmk6n4p/0/L/P3080170-L.jpg (http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Mr-Teds/4646613_bqH44D#!i=288437309&k=Jmk6n4p)

...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By bk brkr baker
Try Trip Planning America , do the trip , then...

Try Trip Planning America , do the trip , then write a report for Ride reports.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,660
Views: 751,279
Posted By bk brkr baker
Decent KLR plus Corbin or Sargent seat plus $650...

Decent KLR plus Corbin or Sargent seat plus $650 Woody's 18"er front wheel plus the mounting sub-frame.
The Sputnik sidecars aren't real thick on the ground , may have to go with your higher end on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,161
Posted By bk brkr baker
Going 80 mph on a 2 lane road. I see something...

Going 80 mph on a 2 lane road. I see something moving on the edge of the road. I roll off and steer to the center as the something takes flight. It makes contact with my headlight, then the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By bk brkr baker
http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/10-08-to...

http://bikebreakerbaker.smugmug.com/Other/10-08-to-4-09/i-4sL97WM/0/L/Pictures%2010-08%20to%204-09%20089-L.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 44,423
Posted By bk brkr baker
A time or two , well I wasn't sure. But ,...

A time or two , well I wasn't sure.

But , now I'm a believer .:D
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