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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 678,061
Posted By Howardr
Top end for a 2001 Ural

I have a top end set for for 2001 Ural for sale. 2 cCyclinders, pistons, rings, gaskets and a set of valve cover gaskets. I don't have the hack anymore but still have this. Make me an offer. I don't...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-03-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By Howardr
Those are 2 VERY different bikes. The PCX will...

Those are 2 VERY different bikes. The PCX will totally out perform the Yammie. We have a couple of PCX's in our club here and they are excellent bikes. I haven't ridden one but everyone says they are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 20,951
Posted By Howardr
I'm proud to ride with Stan here in Tucson. It's...

I'm proud to ride with Stan here in Tucson. It's always a pleasure. Ride ON, Stan. Also, these are, indeed, great ride reports. Can't wait to sit and visit with you when you get back to the Ol'...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Howardr
+1!. Sounds like a great time. I saw my first elk...

+1!. Sounds like a great time. I saw my first elk in the wild earlier this year when I was riding my Buddy scooter around the Grand Canyon area.

Howard
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Howardr
Scooters and dirt, mountain roads

A friend and I recently took a little road trip to Young, AZ. A little town the time forgot. It isn't accessible by any paved road and has only had outside electricity since 1965. I was on my SYM...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By Howardr
1100 miles to Roswell & back in 2 riding days

Just finished posting Part II of the ride to Roswell, NM and back. This part covers one of the most amazing roads I've ever ridden, NM County Rd 152.

A friend and I rode 1100 miles in 2 days. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By Howardr
Desert Road Riding - The Rest of the Story

I posted the video from my little ride a week or so ago. I have now posted a blog entry on skyislandriders.com about the same ride. This gives some details of the ride as well as details of the ride...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Howardr
The picture is rough at the 3:50 point because i...

The picture is rough at the 3:50 point because i had picked up speed, considerably. It was pretty careful and looking around a lot on the way in. The end of the video was taken on my way out. I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By Howardr
Desert Road Riding

Arizona Highways Magazine has a recent article about good drives. One of them is close to Tucson, so off I went. It was about 100 miles, total, from my house. About 40 miles of this were dirt road....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Howardr
Thank you for the kind words. One of my favorite...

Thank you for the kind words. One of my favorite things about living in the southwest is the huge number of great places to ride.

Howard
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Howardr
Cool2 It's never too far for a great ride

Just published the latest SIR's blog entry about riding 500 miles to Silver City, NM in order to ride Route 78. I went with Lori Powers, another "Rider." We had a blast. Pics and video included....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By Howardr
Thumb 550 Miles on my RV-250

Yesterday, I rode my SYM RV-250 about 550 miles through Arizona's high desert country. I wrote a blog entry about it on our Tucson scooter club's web page. I included pics and some Go-Pro video. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Howardr
Damn! You mean there has been one there all...

Damn! You mean there has been one there all along? My is a 2008, but I got it used and really haven't ridden much. Okay, that's a tad embarrassing. :huh

Howard
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Howardr
My little Genuine Buddy had a outlet to charge a...

My little Genuine Buddy had a outlet to charge a cell phone and one would think that a 250cc bike would have one as well. But, no.

I had nearly a full charge when I broke, but making 5-6 calls,...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Howardr
Stranded in the Desert

My last ride across the desert didn't go as well the previous one. apparently dirt roads with lots of washboards are hard on starters and my RV-250 failed to start after stopping to take a couple of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-05-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By Howardr
Now I've done it. I took the RV out on another...

Now I've done it. I took the RV out on another adventure 2 days ago. Another 25 or 39 miles of dirt road. I had just made it back to pavement, stopped to take a couple of pics and it wouldn't start....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-02-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By Howardr
Wicked A man, a scooter, 50 miles of dirt road

I took my RV-250 out on a 120 mile ride over Redington Pass, down to Benson and back to Tucson. Beautiful ride and fun too. 50 miles of dirt, rocks and washboards, though. I wrote about of on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Howardr
I just published Part XV of the Riding SoAZ...

I just published Part XV of the Riding SoAZ series. It covers the eastern part of Route 80 between Douglas and I-10. It covers two ghost towns, the village of Portal, Cave Creek Canyon and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Howardr
Just added Part XIV, covering the Sulphur Springs...

Just added Part XIV, covering the Sulphur Springs Valley. There is some nice dirt track riding in the hills around the ghost town of Gleeson. Watch for mine shafts, though.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-29-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,995
Posted By Howardr
I've been commuting for almost 3 years now. In...

I've been commuting for almost 3 years now. In that time, I've driven the cage fewer than 10 times. Generally, the only thing that keeps me from riding is the need to do some kind of errand either...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Howardr
Laugh Riding in Southern AZ

I don't know if this is the place for this or not. Moderator - Feel free to move it if indicated.

In the interest of making our scooter club's website more relevant for people riding, driving or...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,249
Posted By Howardr
Yup, got the certification with no problem. I've...

Yup, got the certification with no problem. I've been wearing the patch with pride.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,249
Posted By Howardr
Wicked I rode a Saddle Sore 1000 (one of the rides...

I rode a Saddle Sore 1000 (one of the rides sanctioned by the Iron Butt Association.) on my Genuine Buddy 150. Completed 1034 miles in 23 hours and 40 minutes.

I wrote a blow-by-blow account on my...
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