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Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,798
Posted By hmmngwy
Sorry responded in the wrong thread - reposting update..

I did get a chance to ride another Bonnie... Cool bike. Nice and comfortable, and I think I could really enjoy owning one...

BUT - It just really didn't give me that "want to keep this ride going"...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,582
Posted By hmmngwy
Update...

I did get a chance to ride another Bonnie... Cool bike. Nice and comfortable, and I think I could really enjoy owning one...

BUT - It just really didn't give me that "want to keep this ride...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,798
Posted By hmmngwy
Thanks for the replies guys. I'll be doing...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I'll be doing some test riding...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,798
Posted By hmmngwy
Performance and Handling?

Looks like the Bonnie and the FXDX both have around 65ish hp but the Bonnie weighs 200# less.

Can you really feel the difference performance wise?

Also which bike is a better handling bike or...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,798
Posted By hmmngwy
HD FXDX or Bonneville Black?

Looking at both of these bikes again, both are for sale fairly locally at really good prices

As an all arounder and light tourer, which would you pick?

Disclaimer - I've owned a FXDX a while...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-28-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
Posted By hmmngwy
Hey Brock, Good to hear you're enjoying the...

Hey Brock,
Good to hear you're enjoying the adventure!
Let me know when you arrive home safely.
Allen
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,089
Posted By hmmngwy
I've owned both...

For pure fun factor - KTM hands down.

For all around with my style of riding being >85% road - the GS makes more sense.

IF I had unlimited funds...I'd own one of each and be happy.

What's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,037
Posted By hmmngwy
I have one....

My daughter gave it to me for Christmas one year when she was little.

She turns 24 tomorrow.

I keep it on whichever bike I ride the most because it makes me smile whenever I see it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,933
Posted By hmmngwy
My big boy dirt bike at the track..

Local BMW club Sport Touring School a couple of years ago. I wasn't terribly fast but I was having a blast.

If I missed my line and ended up in the dirt, I couldn't really tell much difference,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,562
Posted By hmmngwy
Too funny...Let's see...some of the ones I've...

Too funny...Let's see...some of the ones I've ridden/owned/borrowed....

FXDX, FLHT, FZ1, R1150GS, KTM 950ADV S, VFR800FI, VFR750F, FJR1300A, FJR1300, ST1300, ZZR1200, ZRX1100, XT600,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,562
Posted By hmmngwy
I have one...FXDX

Nice bike. Best balanced and best handling HD I've ridden (have not ridden a FXR). Easy to wrench, tweak and modify and change the configuration around.

I've put a few miles on mine this...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By hmmngwy
Owned 2 2004 950 ADV S bikes...

The tallest bike configuration I've ever been on. Felt the need to lower the first one and did.

Didn't lower the second one. Enjoyed it as is and loved it. After a while you just adapt...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By hmmngwy
Thanks to all

For the tips and advice.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By hmmngwy
Where is the breather? What am I looking for? ...

Where is the breather? What am I looking for? Is it replaced or cleaned?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By hmmngwy
Where to order 1150GS parts online?

I just bought a 2001 1150GS. It has 62k miles and is in great shape. The price was very reasonable. It gave me an affordable entry ticket to try a GS. If I like it I might buy a newer low mileage one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By hmmngwy
Enjoy your time with Bailey. It goes by too fast...

I just walked my daughter down the aisle yesterday.

I remember when she was Bailey's age like it was yesterday...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,979
Posted By hmmngwy
I've had both......do it.

I owned both at the same time.

Both are one of the best of their breed. The 950A leans enough towards the dirt side that there is little overlap with the FJR. The FJR is sooo good at eating up...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By hmmngwy
Thanks dch. The throttle side was no...

Thanks dch.

The throttle side was no problem. The left side was a bear. The instructions that come from Helibar suggest using rubbing alcohol. I think this actually caused the orings for the...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By hmmngwy
Throttlemeister Removal?

Need some help...

I have a VFR that came with Throttlemeisters.

I bought Heli Bars and installed them.

How do I take the Throttlemeisters off of the clip-ons?

Thx.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,452
Posted By hmmngwy
The TBS should be just the ticket.

The TBS should be just the ticket.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,452
Posted By hmmngwy
Tbs!

I've had 2 TBirds and one TBS. Also have quite a bit of time on a NH750.

TBS all the way! More soul, more fun.

One of my tests is...if you catch yourself looking back at your bike as you...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By hmmngwy
Here in NE Florida, you just don't see to many...

Here in NE Florida, you just don't see to many KTM 950's, either standard models or S's. And to see one for sale is even rarer.

I am not a hard core dirt guy and would have probably preferred a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By hmmngwy
2004 950 Adventure S - Redo

Last year I bought a 2004 Adventure S. Tweaked it, lowered it, swapped suspensions, learned a lot from this forum and from great guys like dlrides. Had a lot of fun, explored a bit, even rode it at a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By hmmngwy
Anyone know a shop in Deland?

Anybody know about a small BMW shop in Deland? Any contact info?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By hmmngwy
thanks bpeckm...

I'm sure I'll be asking a bunch of questions soon...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By hmmngwy
Recommended Vendors/Parts sources for a R50/5

Hello.
Just starting a project that's been sitting around here for a while, a complete but not running 1970 R50/5. Electrics work, engine turns, over, but the bike has been sitting in storage since...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,712
Posted By hmmngwy
Not sure it counts as a "cruiser"....

But I vote for a Bonnie....Triumph Bonneville. Not too heavy, fairly easy to pick up.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,459
Posted By hmmngwy
Fz1/zrx/vfr

I've owned all three. All great bikes.

Overall the (1st gen) FZ1 wins by a nose. Speed, braking, comfortable ergos +1.

The VFR is close, love the looks, the sound of the motor, and the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,543
Posted By hmmngwy
My Bonnie Black

Here's mine....pretty much stock. AIS removed, trying to decide which air box mod route to take.

I like it better than I initially thought I would. It really quietly grows on you. Light,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By hmmngwy
In the same boat...kinda

I just picked up a 1994 XR650L the other day. 11k miles. Tagged. It runs, shifts, stops. Corbin seat, IMS tank, running lights, multi-colored cheap paint job plastics, homemade rack and skidplate...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,252
Posted By hmmngwy
Can you paint an IMS tank?

Just picked up an older XR650L. It has a natural colored IMS tank that looks out of place.

Can you paint an IMS tank? Any recommendations on paint and/or process?

Has anyone done it? How...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By hmmngwy
Canadian KTMs Spotted in Jacksonville, Florida

Canadian KTMs Spotted in Jacksonville, Florida
<HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Today at around 11:00 am I spotted a black KTM 950 Adv and a Orange 640 (?)...
Forum: Canada 12-16-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By hmmngwy
Canadian KTMs Spotted in Jacksonville, Florida

Today at around 11:00 am I spotted a black KTM 950 Adv and a Orange 640 (?) with bags and Canadian plates. Went from I95 South to I10 West.
Looked cool.


Anyone from this board?

Whoever...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,592
Posted By hmmngwy
Here are some new ones...from local Sunday afternoon rides.

Haven't been able to get away for a long trip, but these are from my Sunday decompression rides.....

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j86/AAnd1/ADVKTMRodmanDam1.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,520
Posted By hmmngwy
I loved this thread...

Great pics and writing...Be sure to do another one when the weather clears up north.

Safe travels.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 597,872
Posted By hmmngwy
Coming out of the closet....I like HDs.

I've owned one or two...

FLHT, Electra Glide Standard, the big comfy couch...Stripped it down as far as I could, then the Street Glides came out. They are more polished and cooler than mine. Went...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,592
Posted By hmmngwy
Thanks for the kind words irelage.

Thanks for the kind words irelage.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By hmmngwy
+2 on the non-S swap...Go for it!

Post it and they will come. You'd be surprised at the response.

My swap worked out great. I swapped my 2004 "S" suspension for dlrides's 2004 "non-S". It lowered my bike by 1.5", then I swapped...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,592
Posted By hmmngwy
I like my bike!

I was thinking of selling my ADV. I actually listed it for sale in the Flea Market and had some interested buyers. Recently I've had some personal things to work out, so I put the sale on hold and...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By hmmngwy
Whose 990 ADV was parked behind Bruce Rossmeyers HD in Destination Daytona on Friday?

Rode down there with a friend of mine for lunch on Friday. Saw a KTM 990 (?) with aluminum panniers parked behind the HD shop. Must be someone that works there. Pretty cool seeing it there.

Kinda...
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