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Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By gec343
You are very generous, and a gentleman!:clap

You are very generous, and a gentleman!:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=taranaki;26638619]Low-miles Diablo on a...

[QUOTE=taranaki;26638619]Low-miles Diablo on a Burgman 400. Screw entered about midway between center and shoulder. Deflated after I parked it - no sidewall damage.

Some say never patch a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By gec343
I agree on all points!

I agree on all points!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Thanks, Simbaboy. I am planning on taking you up...

Thanks, Simbaboy. I am planning on taking you up on that offer, but have not yet been on my Wing. I live on a dirt/gravel road, still muddy, etc.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By gec343
I've stopped at three Suzuki dealers in the last...

I've stopped at three Suzuki dealers in the last few months. The salesman knew almost zero about the Burgman, but took my phone number, said they'd research it, get back with me, etc. No Burgman's...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 195,974
Posted By gec343
You are a lucky man! Nothing like getting an...

You are a lucky man! Nothing like getting an excellent deal!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By gec343
I have zero doubt but what you're right. ...

I have zero doubt but what you're right. However, I already have a Vespa 250, so need something for long distance touring. My only pillion passenger is my 33# Pug, but we still have to carry...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By gec343
I would consider the Burgman 400, but being a...

I would consider the Burgman 400, but being a single cylinder turns me off. I like the smoothness of twins, plus I still tour cross country, so the 650 fits in better.

In reality, I want a new...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Scott, Thanks much for your opinion, much...

Scott,

Thanks much for your opinion, much appreciated. I am aware of the engine braking on the Burgman 650, but will be getting a new one, so they say it has a lot less of the "jerkiness".

I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
It appears as though the Silverwing will not be...

It appears as though the Silverwing will not be replaced, so seriously considering a Burgman 650.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-03-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,432
Posted By gec343
Did you test ride a Burgman 650 before buying the...

Did you test ride a Burgman 650 before buying the BMW? Just wondering, since I'll be test riding both of those soon.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,622
Posted By gec343
Thanks for the excellent review. I'm planning on...

Thanks for the excellent review. I'm planning on switching from my present Gold Wing to a new Burgman, probably this Spring. I've not ridden the Burgman 650 yet.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,700
Posted By gec343
Glad to hear you have no injuries. In my...

Glad to hear you have no injuries. In my opinion, ABS brakes are a must have on any scooter or motorcycle.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
[QUOTE=Shepski;26471675]My Wife loves Maxi...

[QUOTE=Shepski;26471675]My Wife loves Maxi Scooters, she now rides the Silverwing all the time, and wants a T Max. We were talking about bike stereotypes the other day she said and this is only her...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Yes, Gold Wing's are addictive. I actually live...

Yes, Gold Wing's are addictive. I actually live South of Evart, so Dewitt would be less than a two hour ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
My riding buddy, Pugsley: ...

My riding buddy, Pugsley: http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc418/treeman1941/PA010346-1.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Hi Simba, You sir, are a gentleman. I may...

Hi Simba,

You sir, are a gentleman. I may take you up on your kind offer when the weather warms up a bit. I just put new plates on the Gold Wing yesterday, so maybe I'll ride down there, then we...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Good point, and may be a possibility. My Honda...

Good point, and may be a possibility. My Honda sales manager thinks the NM4 replaced the Silverwing. I hope he's wrong.

If Honda doesn't replace the Silverwing soon I'll be riding a new Burgman...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,328
Posted By gec343
Any new rumors?

Any new rumors?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 30,304
Posted By gec343
I'm hoping that starting with the 2013 Burgman...

I'm hoping that starting with the 2013 Burgman 650's revamped CVT the problem is solved. I'm planning on switching from my Gold Wing to a new 2015 Burgman 650 this year. I will get the extended...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
No doubt, you are right. I've owned several Gold...

No doubt, you are right. I've owned several Gold Wing's in the past, and know how great they are. However, at almost 72, feel I need something lighter, plus my normal 15000 yearly miles dropped to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
Your comment "smaller & lighter more fun to ride"...

Your comment "smaller & lighter more fun to ride" is true, at least for me. I love my Wing for touring, but in reality, my little Vespa GTS250 is much more fun for short rides.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
I'm planning on replacing my Gold Wing with a new...

I'm planning on replacing my Gold Wing with a new 2015 Burgman 650 sometime this Spring. Last week, I called the Suzuki/Honda shop in my area seeking additional information on the Burgman 650,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 30,304
Posted By gec343
No, but you're probably familiar with the...

No, but you're probably familiar with the Burgmanusa forum.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,131
Posted By gec343
I agree, but just wish it were a DCT! Us old...

I agree, but just wish it were a DCT! Us old guys (73) need the DCT!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
Actually, we were not treated with any...

Actually, we were not treated with any disrespect, just total lack of contact with any other BMW riders. We did get some curious looks, like why are you here? No, we were not wearing leathers or...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,269
Posted By gec343
Back in 1991, I rode my Harley Classic to...

Back in 1991, I rode my Harley Classic to Sturgis. Not wanting to be in a noisy campground, I stayed at a BMWMOA member campground, since I have a BMW, a member of the club at that time, etc.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 30,304
Posted By gec343
I am planning on switching from my Gold Wing to a...

I am planning on switching from my Gold Wing to a new 2015 Burgman 650 this Spring. Am I nuts?
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By gec343
EcoScooter

http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/ecoreco-m3-e-scooter-review-notes
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 185,643
Posted By gec343
Mike is a nice looking dog. Yes, you'll find...

Mike is a nice looking dog. Yes, you'll find aggressiveness regarding dogs on bikes, but I believe that dogs love motorcycles at least as much as us humans. I often go riding with my Pug, even if I...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By gec343
I appreciate your comments on the Burgman 650's...

I appreciate your comments on the Burgman 650's CVT, since I'll be switching from my Wing to one of those soon, unless of course, Honda comes out with something equal to it. I have heard of some...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By gec343
In my opinion, the DCT would be superior to any...

In my opinion, the DCT would be superior to any CVT. I keep hoping that Honda will replace the old Silverwing with a DCT revamped Silverwing.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,337
Posted By gec343
Gotta agree!

Gotta agree!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,526
Posted By gec343
I envy you. What a deal!

I envy you. What a deal!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,526
Posted By gec343
Congratulations on that beautiful scooter. I...

Congratulations on that beautiful scooter. I have zero knowledge of a Rotax engine in any motor scooter. They are excellent engines.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,337
Posted By gec343
I totally agree. Chain drive is a deal killer...

I totally agree. Chain drive is a deal killer for me, any motorcycle or scooter. It just seems incredibly stupid!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,337
Posted By gec343
This is interesting, since I don't consider the...

This is interesting, since I don't consider the NM4 a scooter. However, when I asked my Honda Sales manager if the Silverwing was going to be replaced, he said that in his opinion, the NM4 was the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,472
Posted By gec343
I presently ride a Gold Wing, which I love, but...

I presently ride a Gold Wing, which I love, but at almost 73, realize that I'll have to downsize soon. I love Honda Quality, would like a new revamped Silverwing, Integra, etc.

However, I'm...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,678
Posted By gec343
I agree. I will never consider any motorcycle or...

I agree. I will never consider any motorcycle or maxi scooter without ABS brakes!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 185,643
Posted By gec343
I think you need something bigger, a Gold Wing,...

I think you need something bigger, a Gold Wing, etc. My Pug loves the pillion of my Wing. I saw a Gold Wing rider with a Golden Lab sitting on the pillion a year ago. He/she seemed to be having a...
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