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Forum: Hacks 11-28-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 321,967
Posted By Burton Briggs
Death Valley

Thanks for the info. Didn't know how to contact you, but saw your last post and gave it a try. Sorry to all for hijacking the thread. Will go to Soviet Steeds.
Regards,
Burton
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 321,967
Posted By Burton Briggs
Mr. Cobb

Will there be a rally in Death Valley this year?
Burton Briggs
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,362
Posted By Burton Briggs
You even brought clothes pins--now that is...

You even brought clothes pins--now that is thinking ahead.:rofl Must have done it before!
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,362
Posted By Burton Briggs
Mr. Cob, Wonderful videos of you three coming...

Mr. Cob,
Wonderful videos of you three coming over the pass. Great riding over a tough road. Here's to you three.:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,855
Posted By Burton Briggs
I have a HD 200 but only have about 600 miles in...

I have a HD 200 but only have about 600 miles in 3 months-off it for 6 weeks for a hip replacemet. Great little maching for 'running around the town etc'. Beats the cars at every stoplight and will...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,418
Posted By Burton Briggs
Question Is it a left hand or right hand turning nut?

Is it a left hand or right hand turning nut?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By Burton Briggs
90% of people die in bed!. Pick your poison. I...

90% of people die in bed!. Pick your poison. I prefer to be riding.:D

Have you noticed that flat bed trailer height is at neck level!
Cows and horses change their mind in the middle of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 164,392
Posted By Burton Briggs
I just could not resist posting this. ...

I just could not resist posting this.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/bbriggs-2/IMG_0865.jpg

Taken on the way to the San Juan Islands this summer. On San Juan Island, we rented a 3...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-07-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Hi Doug, I haven't been disappointed-real...

Hi Doug,

I haven't been disappointed-real milage for a oneway 23 mile commute is about 66 mpg.

I think you would enjoy this scoot.
BAB
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Burton Briggs
Thanks TM, I just took what they offered. BAB

Thanks TM,
I just took what they offered.
BAB
Forum: Battle scooters 11-05-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Bugtussle: Thanks for the information.

Bugtussle:
Thanks for the information.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Burton Briggs
Fascinating discussion about all of the...

Fascinating discussion about all of the permutaions in trying to get insurance.

Being a member of AARP (age 69) I gave them a call and the rate for 1 year was 1/2 half the rate with Progressive. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Burton Briggs
Photog: Thanks-yes -California has only the 2...

Photog:
Thanks-yes -California has only the 2 classifications-mopeds and motorcycles.
BAB
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Burton Briggs
Hi Tall Man: While talking with the USAA...

Hi Tall Man:

While talking with the USAA reps-they took the time to go the SYM web site and look at the pictures of the scoot-so they knew exactly what vehicle we were talking about. I guess I...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Bugtussle: Thanks for confirming my impression....

Bugtussle:
Thanks for confirming my impression. I have been pleasantly surprised at the 'power' from such a 'small' engine and the good fuel economy also. How has the wind screen worked for you? ...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Burton Briggs
Scooter insurance

Talked with my insurance co. (USAA) today and found out that they will not insure scooters. They will insure mopeds and motorcycles but not scooters. :evil

Any suggestions as to good companies...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Wambo, You are RIGHT-they are a hoot to ride. ...

Wambo,
You are RIGHT-they are a hoot to ride. Amazing how fast one can carve the corners!! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Hi Ed, The asking price was $3795. He gave me...

Hi Ed,
The asking price was $3795. He gave me $200 off :D and didn't charge for setup. I paid for shipping, sales tax and DMV= $4110.55 out the door. I felt good about that, considering the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
emmettken: I liked the Piaggio but quite a bit...

emmettken:
I liked the Piaggio but quite a bit more $$$$. They were also heavier and harder for the wife to learn on. I rode the mp3 400 and mp3 500, great machines, lots of power and the 3...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Question Hi Ed, Good to hear from you. Hadn't even...

Hi Ed,
Good to hear from you. Hadn't even given thoughts to 'pegs' yet--Just got it Thursday.!! Doubt that the distances will be so long as to have to change leg positions that much-but now that...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By Burton Briggs
Question New Scoot

Well, I went and did it. All of the bikes in the stable are either tall or big heavy bikes, (Buell Uly, KTM 950, BMW 1150RT, BMW K1200LT, and a KTM LC4-640) and with my hip arthritis (getting the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,241
Posted By Burton Briggs
She is prittier than the scoot !!

She is prittier than the scoot !!
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By Burton Briggs
Mr. Cobb, Thanks-it is far enough in the future...

Mr. Cobb,
Thanks-it is far enough in the future so that we can get it on the schedule.
BAB
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By Burton Briggs
Oh Mr. Cobb, What about a R1100GS with ural...

Oh Mr. Cobb,

What about a R1100GS with ural side car-does that qualify me to come--and bring the beautiful wife??
BAB
Forum: Hacks 09-28-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By Burton Briggs
Laugh With that load, he needs a winch!:rofl

With that load, he needs a winch!:rofl
Forum: Hacks 05-23-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 57,054
Posted By Burton Briggs
The clutch assembly does look like the one in the...

The clutch assembly does look like the one in the pic. I will try looseing the adjustment a little. Still want to get enough excursion to completely disengage the clutch during shifting however. ...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 57,054
Posted By Burton Briggs
Redmenace, Speaking of learning to drive the...

Redmenace,

Speaking of learning to drive the hack rig, I took my wife down to the local church parking lot and turned her loose on the rig. (R1100 GS with ural). Her problem is that her hand is...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
Good Morning RedMenace, Here is what I...

Good Morning RedMenace,

Here is what I found-setting the lift adjuster so that the steering was in the sweet spot, the right handlebar was 3 inches higher than the left. On checking the...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
RedMenace: That is essentially what I have been...

RedMenace:
That is essentially what I have been doing, using the "tilt" to adjust for load, speed, and road contitions. It seamed that with an empty car, I was having to raise the adjuster (more...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
RedMenace- Thanks for the reply and video. ...

RedMenace-
Thanks for the reply and video. Great information and fills in my ignorance gap!!

Cheers,
Burton
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
Claude, There is no evidence of unusual tire...

Claude,
There is no evidence of unusual tire wear with the current settings, so I suspect that the toe in is close to correct, (I usually adjust the elevation of the car so that the steering is...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
Uncle Ernie, The question I have is, after you...

Uncle Ernie,
The question I have is, after you set your pieces of Alumninum against the two wheels of the bike and against the side car wheel-where do you take your measurement for the 'toe in'-at...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
Thanks Uncle Ernie and RedMenace, The 'lift...

Thanks Uncle Ernie and RedMenace,

The 'lift the side car' is done with an electric motor that raises and lowers the car in relation to the car's wheel.

Red Menice, I will check the toe in and...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Burton Briggs
Hack adjustment

I have a 95 R1100 GS and ural sidecar-Dauntless assembly-with the adjustable 'lift; on the car. For the bikes steering to be neutral, I have to raise the sidecar quite a bit, (otherwise it tends to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Burton Briggs
Plastic Tank

My metal tank was full of loose pieces of lining. So, having a plastic tank, I coated the outside of the plastic tank with "Line-X" and put it back on. It hasn't peeled yet.
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,847
Posted By Burton Briggs
Comment to Hotmamandme- I have the 1100GS...

Comment to Hotmamandme-

I have the 1100GS with the ural sidecar, that Jay at Dauntless put together. Last summer I went 800 miles on dirt roads etc, up through New Mexico, along the continental...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,452
Posted By Burton Briggs
Here is a link to a trip my wife and I took last...

Here is a link to a trip my wife and I took last May, in New Mexico. Hope to continue the trip when the snow melts.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240303&highlight=hack

Burton
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,579
Posted By Burton Briggs
kentucky guy-how did you make the diagnosis at...

kentucky guy-how did you make the diagnosis at the roadside?
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,579
Posted By Burton Briggs
After a little low level flying with the...

After a little low level flying with the hack-managed to 'taco' the wheel.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/bbriggs-2/27.jpg

Off comes the wheel
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By Burton Briggs
Hi Teeds, Thanks for the comments. I thought a...

Hi Teeds,
Thanks for the comments. I thought a long time before making the jump to a hack. I have been plesantly surprised by how well it does 'off road'. I am not a hard core 'single tracker',...
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