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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
great, comprehensive review and summary. thank...

great, comprehensive review and summary. thank you.

cheers

dave
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By Cactus Dave
Great comments, suggestions and responses. Thank...

Great comments, suggestions and responses. Thank you.

I have read the other "is-Klim-worth-it" threads, altho' I must admit some became interminably long and my attention to detail waned.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By Cactus Dave
Alternative to Badlands Pro . . . ?

Ok, so I see on the Klim website that they are offering the Badlands Pro jacket for $200 off . . . . I'm interested and really want to buy this bad ass jacket, if I can . . . .

I call Klim...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,629
Posted By Cactus Dave
Stop thru the road race pits and say hello. #23...

Stop thru the road race pits and say hello. #23 - probably racing a BSA B50 and a Suzuki SV650, and most likely will be on the lower level, toward the turn 14 end (away from the tower). All "ADV...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
Mike - It would have been a good ride to...

Mike -

It would have been a good ride to have you along. However, I seem to recall the last big bike ride I did with you several years ago, and the back of the bike always seemed sideways,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
Hmmm, I don't remember it being that nice . . . ....

Hmmm, I don't remember it being that nice . . . . :evil

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Cactus Dave
Thanks Speedy. I may have to get the big bike...

Thanks Speedy. I may have to get the big bike ready . . . . No dirt yet this year, only road racing. Hmmmm, that could be interesting . . . big bike, . . . dirt, . . . rusty as Hell . . . . ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By Cactus Dave
Gentlemen - Thanks for allowing me to...

Gentlemen -

Thanks for allowing me to join you. A great day to ride and a most excellent ride. A wee bit chilly early on, and the heavy fog along the TN River at the base of Racoon Mtn left a...
Forum: Racing 11-03-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,144
Posted By Cactus Dave
There may be a truck traveling from Atlanta, GA ....

There may be a truck traveling from Atlanta, GA . . . .

PM me for interest.

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,096
Posted By Cactus Dave
We'll be there . . . racing . . . a 1971...

We'll be there . . . racing . . .

a 1971 BSA B50 in Sportsman 500
http://darutherford.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/B50/i-hgZv4pk/0/L/130202%20B50%201-L.jpg

a 1959 DBD34 Gold Star 500 in Classic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34,311
Views: 8,426,857
Posted By Cactus Dave
Watch the slo mo portion late in the video. He...

Watch the slo mo portion late in the video. He is hard on the front brake - the front end is fully compressed as he moves right across the double yellow. There is reduced traction on the paint, and...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,172
Posted By Cactus Dave
I'm loathe to discourage anyone from racing...

I'm loathe to discourage anyone from racing PPIHC. It is a great event, run by great folks, with great participants. However, I don't think the KLR idea will be well received - either by the race...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,493
Posted By Cactus Dave
Anyone have a vehicle heading to San Diego...

Anyone have a vehicle heading to San Diego Sunday, Oct. 6? I'll be supporting John Henson, but I have to leave earlier than desired to catch a late Sunday afternoon flight. Jus' askin' . . . .
...
Forum: Racing 05-01-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 18,456
Posted By Cactus Dave
I think the combination of a tight track with...

I think the combination of a tight track with elbows flyin' and fairings scraping plus a Yamaha-favorable venue dictates that Crutchlow will win with VR 2d and JL 3d. MM crashes and DP gets pushed...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Cactus Dave
Yep, been racing WERA, principally Vintage, since...

Yep, been racing WERA, principally Vintage, since 1997. What do you want to know? PM me and I'll contact you and we can speak off line.

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,371
Posted By Cactus Dave
Yossarian - Watcha' ridin'? Cheers, ...

Yossarian -

Watcha' ridin'?

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Racing 04-02-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,371
Posted By Cactus Dave
The race is Sunday, June 30, 2013. I'll be...

The race is Sunday, June 30, 2013.

I'll be there on a BSA . . . will it have one or two cylinders . . . ?

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Racing 03-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 69,493
Posted By Cactus Dave
I see a Rutherford Performance Motos entry in the...

I see a Rutherford Performance Motos entry in the making . . . .

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
DOGS - Mint Honda CRF230L in the Flea...

DOGS -

Mint Honda CRF230L in the Flea Market: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864703 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864703)

Jus' sayin' . . . . .
...
Forum: Racing 12-21-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 80,635
Posted By Cactus Dave
No, it's a Gold Star 500 . . . a DBD34. The...

No, it's a Gold Star 500 . . . a DBD34. The winningest motorcycle of all time. From the mid-30's to 1961 (the 1971 B50 "Gold Stars" don't count as real Goldies), the Gold star was road raced, dirt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,253
Posted By Cactus Dave
Pilot jet. Thru tire and tube at Pikes Peak...

Pilot jet. Thru tire and tube at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in my teammate's bike. 1st practice run, he gets to the end of the section and the tire is flat. Had to have picked it up in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-11-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By Cactus Dave
It was an epic TAT day: started in Moab, lunch at...

It was an epic TAT day: started in Moab, lunch at Ray's in Green River, lesson in picking up a 500 lb moto repeatedly in Black Dragon, sand washes thru Cat Canyon, under the I-80 bridge and up the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-11-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By Cactus Dave
Stock seat isn't bad. A little soft perhaps, but...

Stock seat isn't bad. A little soft perhaps, but on the TAT, you'll spend plenty of time standing, and when you want to sit, you'll be too tired to be particular. I have a Renazco now, and it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,253
Posted By Cactus Dave
Ditto Bigger Al: smooth, smooth, smooth. Work up...

Ditto Bigger Al: smooth, smooth, smooth. Work up to the limits gradually and feel where they are braking, cornering and exiting on the gas. I'd focus on braking and exiting first as they are the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,235
Posted By Cactus Dave
Dunlop 606 front (90/90-21) and Dunlop 908 rear...

Dunlop 606 front (90/90-21) and Dunlop 908 rear (140/_ - 18). 4 of us rode from Clayton, NM to Port Orford, OR last Summer on the TAT. 9 days. I was on a 990R; a friend was on a 990; another on a...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,492
Posted By Cactus Dave
Hell yes! I've been several times and it is...

Hell yes!

I've been several times and it is simply the best. Great racing. Modern and vintage bikes. None of the TT crowds, and the same great hospitality and venue that makes the Island a unique...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Cactus Dave
Thanks Barry. Good to hear from ya'. If helping...

Thanks Barry. Good to hear from ya'. If helping with transport & accomodations will sway your decision to run again in 2013 (race is June 30, 2013), let me know and I'll see what I can do to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 61,227
Posted By Cactus Dave
Al - I'm thinking of my next project, once...

Al -

I'm thinking of my next project, once the Harris moves along. Because I have a plethora of SRX's (mostly 600's, but I do have a cherry 250), I'm thinking of trying to find an SRX mono-shock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
That is a bunch of miles on a 640 - vibratin'...

That is a bunch of miles on a 640 - vibratin' bastards that they can be. I spent two weeks, 25 years ago, on a 1982 Honda Ascot 500. But, (1) it was counterbalanced and vibrated far less than a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
Mr. Dirtdabber - I don't suggest that there...

Mr. Dirtdabber -

I don't suggest that there is "anything wrong" with riding a KTM 690 from San Francisco, CA to Atlanta, GA. My point is it is simply one helluva a long way to ride a single...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 61,227
Posted By Cactus Dave
Thanks guys. Here are a few more shots: ...

Thanks guys. Here are a few more shots:

http://darutherford.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Harris-SRX/i-swh8HPf/0/L/Harris%20SRX%20001-L.jpg

I've replaced the pipe shown above with one I designed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
Let me understand this: you rode a KTM 690 from...

Let me understand this: you rode a KTM 690 from san Francisco, CA to Atlanta, GA?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 61,227
Posted By Cactus Dave
Harris framed SRX600 road racer: ...

Harris framed SRX600 road racer:



http://darutherford.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Harris-SRX/i-VnV2gdJ/0/L/Harris%20SRX%20016-L.jpg


These were made for the British Singles championship in...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Cactus Dave
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

All -

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) has decided, after eliminating it, to add back the Vintage class for motorcycles. I won't go into all the details right now, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
Thanks for the vids.:clap

Thanks for the vids.:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
I hear ya'. I have a track day scheduled Monday...

I hear ya'. I have a track day scheduled Monday to scratch my itch in the off season. Heal and we'll ride soon. Have fun tomorrow. I thought about entering the 990R in the big bike class - it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30,366
Views: 2,299,162
Posted By Cactus Dave
BS Crane - you get the rush by backin' 'er in...

BS Crane - you get the rush by backin' 'er in every corner you can when "dual sportin' . . . . At least I get the rush following you.:D

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,770
Posted By Cactus Dave
I prefer the Scorpions for an all-around tire. I...

I prefer the Scorpions for an all-around tire. I used a 606/908 to run dirt to the Pacific and mounted Trail Attacks for the slab back. They were OK, but I consider them to be a slab tire. As they...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,376
Posted By Cactus Dave
Thumb Dunlop 908.

Dunlop 908.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,510
Posted By Cactus Dave
Done. Cheers, Dave

Done.

Cheers,

Dave
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