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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
Michigan Outdoors

Yep, that's a beautiful area out that way. Don't know if I've ridden those two stretches of road or not, but I've spent a lot of time out in that general area over the years. As a matter of fact, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-04-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
Just missed you

Man, I must have just missed you - I got to the Swap Meet around 11:30am. My nephew and I drove down there together in my car. I was a little disappointed. It seemed like it was one big, loud...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,571
Posted By HandKPhil
Ride Quality

How is the ride quality - specifically the rear suspension? Just wondering how it might compare to a Yamaha Majesty or a Honda Forza, which both have rather jarring rear ends.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
KLR regret is a B**ch!

Yep, we will have to meet someday, and show off our Gs's:D

You going to the bike swap meet this Sunday, down at the Monroe County Fairgrounds? I'm going to take my two young nephews. You can get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
Too many bikes, not enough time....

Hey, how's it going? I just sold the KLR, and I'm already regretting it.:D

I've still got the DR350, and with my old Suzuki GS450 and the F700, that makes three bikes in one tiny garage. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
Stock Seat

I've already received my build date for my Russell Daylong:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
Too short

I'm about 6'-1", but I have a long upper body. I went with the 18", and now the windblast hits me square in the forehead. I should have went with the 20". I'm going to think about adding a spoiler at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
A fine steed

Here she is, in all her Bavarian glory:
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n153/handkphil/20150428_192543_zpsjgegmppg.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By HandKPhil
We've Bonded.

Picked up my very low-mileage 2014 F700GS a few weeks ago, and so far I've probably put on 600-700 miles. I've added a Madstad windshield, BMW handguards, a smaller front sprocket, and most...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,028
Posted By HandKPhil
A Real Bulldog

Don't let it get out, but I already have a Bulldog. Mine's got a 450 cc engine, a 2-speed automatic transmission, shaft drive, lots of chrome, and cool, retro 80's style. I'm heading out to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By HandKPhil
Nice Red Ride

Awesome bike you've got there. I picked up my 2014 a few weeks ago. I'm 50, and new to BMW's too. Been slowly adding doo-dads to my bike, while waiting for Spring to spring here in Michigan. So far...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,565
Posted By HandKPhil
Good review

Nice review and write up, UKRider. I just bought the same bike you did, for almost exactly the same reasons. I also thought the 650 V-Strom was going to be the perfect bike, and like you I decided it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By HandKPhil
Good advice

Well you both helped tremendously. My bike did not come with an owner's manual, so I downloaded one after seeing both of your responses to my original post.

As Geek said, the manual recommends...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By HandKPhil
F700GS Front Suspension too stiff? (...or is it just me?)

So I picked up a 2014, very lightly used F700GS recently. I've only put around 500 miles on it, and while I like the bike overall, it has seemed liked the front suspension is awfully stiff. Keep in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By HandKPhil
Neither

Read up on this:

http://sales.nightrider.com/F700_c_134.html

I've got one on my 2014 F700GS - works great. Cheap, easy, does what it's supposed to do.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By HandKPhil
My SHinko 705 experience

I went through one set on my 2003 KLR250, and I loved them so much I have a second, brand new set for my KLR in my spare bedroom. I also have a brand new set of them put aside for my '99 DR350SE, for...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,579
Posted By HandKPhil
Crickets Chirping....

Wow, that was apparently the most thread-killing idea in the entire history of thread killing ideas.... :rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,579
Posted By HandKPhil
Redneck Scooter Crowd Funding

I just had an idea!

I imagine that most of you are a lot like me, in that you've probably owned multiple motorcycles/scooters over the last few years. Well every time I sell a bike, a few weeks...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,579
Posted By HandKPhil
Thieves Suck!

I'm down with contributing towards replacing your scooter too. Many years ago, when I was a lad of about 15, I worked as a busboy. Hard, dirty work, long hours and crummy pay. Over a six month period...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 43,483
Posted By HandKPhil
AF-Xied on my new (to me) F700GS

Just bought a very lightly used, 2014 F700GS, last week. On the first couple of rides after bringing it home I was a little unhappy with the off-idle stumble and generally snatchy throttle at low...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 196,708
Posted By HandKPhil
Nice review, Daniel. The Forza looks like a great...

Nice review, Daniel. The Forza looks like a great bike. I've sat on it a couple of times at my local dealership. and the fit and finish is typical Honda high quality. I had a Majesty 400 a couple of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By HandKPhil
2012 numbers

From the 2012 MIC numbers:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2/15436/Motorcycle-Article/2012-US-Motorcycle-Sales-Tally-452-386.aspx
Forum: Battle scooters 12-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By HandKPhil
Scooter sales down for 2013

The Motorcycle Industry Council says that scooter sales were down for 2013 (the last year that data is available for). Total U.S. sales of "major" manufacturers (not including Chinese) was around...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By HandKPhil
140 m.p.h. from a 250 c.c. bobber!

Followed by this ad from that same bike's previous owner:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4814456696.html
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By HandKPhil
140 miles an hour?

Here's another humorous one from yesterday:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4814414257.html
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By HandKPhil
Awesome Craigslist Ad

Satire is not dead, at least not on my local Craigslist.

Warning: This ad contains a crude word for a part of the female anatomy. If you're easily offended, please do not click on the link below....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,079
Posted By HandKPhil
my two cents

First of all, I'm not sure if there was some specific infraction(s) recently that earned him the boot, but I didn't find his posts too irritating. He usually just espoused an opinion that was...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-29-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By HandKPhil
I tend to agree with you on the outrageous...

I tend to agree with you on the outrageous freight and doc fees Jerry, but at first glance those fees didn't seem too bad on the HD200 I looked at. Then I heard from several guys (including yourself)...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 47,555
Posted By HandKPhil
Miscategorized

The "Motorcycle And Scooters For Sale" section of the Detroit Craigslist is becoming absolutely overloaded with snowmobiles, jet skis, ATV's, barstool racers, and worst of all "mobility scooters"....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By HandKPhil
OTD on a 2013 Kymco GTi300

Just got this price from another local guy, for a '13 Kymco Gti 300 complete and out the door: $4375

I think that's way too high.....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By HandKPhil
Dealer Info

I think it was called "Blackbeard Motorsports", Bob. It's on Groesbeck, in Fraser, MI
Forum: Battle scooters 10-28-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By HandKPhil
SYM Prices in SE Michigan

Yesterday I stopped in at a newish "Powersports" dealer here, in an East Side 'burb of Detroit. They had every kind of scooter you could imagine, from Stellas and Buddies, to Chinese and Tomos, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,778
Posted By HandKPhil
Similar, but different

Hmmm....similar to this Cleveland Cycle Works machine, except for the pedals:

http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/cleveland-fxx/
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,730
Posted By HandKPhil
Not quite convinced

I love the concept of the CCM, but the 30 lb./ft. of torque and a 5-speed really makes me hesitate, especially when we're talking about a price that would get you a low-mileage, year-old Triumph 800...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 47,555
Posted By HandKPhil
I agree. Nothing wrong with a water-cooled 250...

I agree. Nothing wrong with a water-cooled 250 for touring/adventuring. I wouldn't even mind the small wheels. I would just choose a different bike. Something along the lines of this:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-19-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 47,555
Posted By HandKPhil
The Zong Way 'Round

Well actually, the WR250R is a dual-sport. You might be thinking of the WR250F. Plenty of people put a rack and some bags on the R model, and go adventuring. As far as comfort, I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 47,555
Posted By HandKPhil
Seriously?

First off, no offense to the guy (or guys) in this thread who're trying to make a living selling this bike. Second, no offense to China, the Chinese people, or anyone who's ever bought a Chinese bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By HandKPhil
Super Kart!

Yeah, but are your 600's in super-sweet condition, like this 90 m.p.h. beast?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4663163672.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,606
Posted By HandKPhil
Bonnies and Scrams

I test drove a '14 Bonnie the same day I test drove the Tiger 800 XC. It was quite an interesting bike. Believe it or not, if I hadn't bought the Tiger, I was considering a Scrambler. I had...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,606
Posted By HandKPhil
Versys versus

Ok, here's one of the few replies you're going to get from someone who's actually ridden both bikes: I owned an '08 Versys for about 3 years, and I'm 6'0" with a 33 inch inseam. Stock seat is...
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