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Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By Ursa Major
Questions on last-gen Burgmen

I've always been a pretty obsessive motorcyclist (mostly GS's), thought scooters were interesting, esp. old Vespas, but I'm a big guy and never considered them personally. About 6 years ago my hips...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Ursa Major
Here's a start: ...

Here's a start:

http://dmv.utah.gov/registertitles.html

If nothing else, there'll be a link to a DMV number you can call in SLC. I have transferred bikes before that I bought, then sold before...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,826
Posted By Ursa Major
The dump truck driver admitted to bystanders that...

The dump truck driver admitted to bystanders that he was "fishing for papers" at the time of the crash. :(:
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 31,102
Posted By Ursa Major
Hmmm.....got anything in yellow?

Hmmm.....got anything in yellow?
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Ursa Major
The ZG1200 is the Voyager XII, Kawi's competitor...

The ZG1200 is the Voyager XII, Kawi's competitor for the GL1200 Wing. In typical Kawi fashion, they kept making it for something like 20 years through three Wing generations.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 39,282
Posted By Ursa Major
+1 Also the GB500, R80G/S, R90S, that sort...

+1

Also the GB500, R80G/S, R90S, that sort of thing. Bikes that were generally made for only a few years in relatively small numbers and have a following (and a price) today that's out of step...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 42,849
Posted By Ursa Major
If it turns out you hate it, PM me, I'm just one...

If it turns out you hate it, PM me, I'm just one state away. I've always had a thing for a 1200 standard (or 1100 in a pinch).
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,902
Posted By Ursa Major
If you don't mind saying, just how tall n' wide...

If you don't mind saying, just how tall n' wide are you? Was the issue legroom?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,545
Posted By Ursa Major
Actually, they do. Ron is a BMW Master Certified...

Actually, they do. Ron is a BMW Master Certified Tech who worked for 20 years at Brown's in Pomona. He moved to SLC, where he was the head of service at the local dealership before leaving to start...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 34,246
Posted By Ursa Major
RoadRash - what do you commute on/in? I walk past...

RoadRash - what do you commute on/in? I walk past your offices every morning to 'bux and most afternoons to Whole Foods; I do takeout from Red Rock when I'm too lazy to cook. I'll look out for you.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By Ursa Major
Factory low seat for 11X0GS?

I just bought an '01 1150GS, and I'm doing a fly n' ride on Friday. The seller, a woman who's shorter than me (but has a much longer inseam, oddly) says the bike has the factory low seat option for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 153,902
Posted By Ursa Major
I like this guy's attitude (ref. GS Resources): ...

I like this guy's attitude (ref. GS Resources):

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/mcy/1072260723.html

Rare 2-tone Honda CM400 - $6500 (Craigslist)
Reply to: see below
Date: 2009-03-12, 2:59PM...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
Btw, DRZ, a 78 like yours is the one SOHC I'd...

Btw, DRZ, a 78 like yours is the one SOHC I'd rather have than any other - I really like the look of the last couple of years of the SOHC K. That's a beautiful bike, love the color.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Ursa Major
Go to the forums on this site: ...

Go to the forums on this site:

http://choppercharles.com/cs/

Everything you'll ever want to know about CX500/CX650.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
KK, thanks, your post couldn't have been more...

KK, thanks, your post couldn't have been more timely. There's a '79 GS850G (which is, kind of, exactly what I want) on Seattle Craigslist and I've been trying to figure out how to check it out, buy...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
Those are fine bikes that have served many people...

Those are fine bikes that have served many people well, but they hold no appeal for me. I'm looking for a UJM from the era that came to an end with Honda's release of the Interceptors, Magnas, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
I'm learning that these bikes are pretty durable,...

I'm learning that these bikes are pretty durable, and pretty simple. That said, I don't have the time or the inclination for a rebuild, even of carbs, and the price difference to get the best is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
Nice summary of this process from my perspective....

Nice summary of this process from my perspective. I used to chuckle at the older baby boomers paying through the nose for a 57 Chevy like the one they wanted so badly when they were in high school;...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,228
Posted By Ursa Major
93 K11s also had the first-gen ABS 1. 94 and...

93 K11s also had the first-gen ABS 1. 94 and later had ABS 2.

www.k11og.org is a good source of info. I owned an LT (bought new) and 2 RS's over the years, great bikes that I regret selling...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
:thumb I traded PM's with Ed last night, I'll...

:thumb I traded PM's with Ed last night, I'll speak with him this afternoon. That one may be the answer.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
James, I won't rule out chain, but I'd rather...

James, I won't rule out chain, but I'd rather have shaft for the reasons you mention (and after many, many BMWs). Suzuki, in particular, had the 850, 1000 and 650 in shaft form in the early 80s...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
That they were, attractive on both counts.

That they were, attractive on both counts.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
I'm in Park City, Utah, up the hill from Salt...

I'm in Park City, Utah, up the hill from Salt Lake City. There's no other major metro area for hundreds of miles in any direction, so its a fairly insulated market. SLC Craigslist is pretty weak for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Ursa Major
www.yamaha-triples.org :deal

www.yamaha-triples.org :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
If I could find a GS850 in excellent condition,...

If I could find a GS850 in excellent condition, the search would be over - after years of BMWs, the shaft is a plus. I'd also pay up for the blue/white GS1000S, but those are expensive collectors'...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ursa Major
Squish, that's a serously beautiful bike. Screw...

Squish, that's a serously beautiful bike. Screw an old Jap bike, I want an old Guzzi. After half a dozen airheads, I'm used to cults. I even have an old edition of Guzziology on the shelf..
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
Thanks to everyone who's replied, I appreciate...

Thanks to everyone who's replied, I appreciate the perspectives, and there were some models in there that I'd forgotten about. I agree that these aren't the best handling bikes by today's standards,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
I was going to mention the XS650. I loved the...

I was going to mention the XS650. I loved the looks of that bike in the pre-Special era, but I've heard they don't handle especially well and vibrate like crazy - true?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,582
Posted By Ursa Major
What 70s/80s Japanese bike should I get?

I'm assuming this is the place for this rather than Road Warriors.

Nosing around the local classifieds, it struck me that the high gas prices last spring brought a bunch of old Japanese bikes out...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,935
Posted By Ursa Major
+1 I've put 90+% of my miles on big GS's...

+1

I've put 90+% of my miles on big GS's since I bought an R100GS new in '92, almost all of them road miles. For the same reasons your friend identified, the GS is the perfect road bike for me....
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,372
Posted By Ursa Major
Link? :ear I'm hoping to be bored at work...

Link? :ear

I'm hoping to be bored at work tomorrow.. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Ursa Major
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I guess I'll check...

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I guess I'll check the road conditions before I go; maybe I'll just take the southern route, though 15 was closed in California for a couple of days in a few places,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By Ursa Major
Sierras in Snow - How likely to need chains on 80?

I'm planning to drive from UT to NoCal tomorrow, the forecast is for snow starting tonight and all day tomorrow in the Reno/Tahoe area. I've read the Caltrans rules re. the three stages of chain...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,871
Posted By Ursa Major
Nor did I. That goes on the to do list next...

Nor did I. That goes on the to do list next spring.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,617
Posted By Ursa Major
That's a nice find. I've often thought about...

That's a nice find. I've often thought about picking up one of the naked GL1200s or even 1100s; there weren't that many sold, esp. by the time the 1200 came out. I've see nice low mileage 1200s going...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 287,451
Posted By Ursa Major
That's silk blue, a predecessor to Capri. I...

That's silk blue, a predecessor to Capri. I bought a '94 LT in that color new with a $2k rebate from BMW for MOA members as they pushed hard in December to sell a whole 3,000 bikes in the US that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Ursa Major
Keyboard Motorcycle Shipping. They started as...

Keyboard Motorcycle Shipping. They started as piano shippers, they have a nice cradle system that protects the bikes on the truck. I've used them three times, couldn't be happier. I call them by...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By Ursa Major
Beautiful photos, thanks for posting those (hmm,...

Beautiful photos, thanks for posting those (hmm, wallpaper on my computer?) Sitting here on a cold, rainy day in the Utah mountains, already missing the summer, you're just making it worse. :cry :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ursa Major
That kind of sums it up, it's a matter of how...

That kind of sums it up, it's a matter of how firm you like your seats. I bought my late, lamented R1150RT with a Sargent seat, and rode it around 800 miles home in one day squirming like crazy near...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,042
Posted By Ursa Major
Speed Triple has been around forever (currently...

Speed Triple has been around forever (currently in 4th gen, I think), it's a streetfighter/naked bike built on the largest Triumph Triple of the day, currently the 1050. The Street Triple is a couple...
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