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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
Garage Sale

Hey guys,

I am gearing down and I will be throwing some gear in the flea-market or ebay. I have a wheel stand and swingarm stand that I would rather not ship so I thought that I would mention it...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
It looks good, fits in with that minimalist vibe....

It looks good, fits in with that minimalist vibe. You should tell your Dad that you ordered it from the UK at great expense!
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
Ha, Ha...Burn! But seriously Dethrok I dig...

Ha, Ha...Burn!

But seriously Dethrok I dig the low pipes. Is that a custom header with a shorty stuffed in it or what?
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
Indeed we are but I haven't really taken...

Indeed we are but I haven't really taken advantage of it yet, only a few short blasts around town running errands. Lack of regular use is the main reason that I have my bike in the flea market right...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
So Long Shorty

I guess it does still have hope of a useful future.

Mike
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
Short Alloy Fender

Like Really Short. Anybody want this thing or is it trash?

I installed an alloy fender from a blank so I cut off almost 12" to make it a length I found appropriate. I was going to toss the...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
A Little Help

When you took the sidestand off are you remembering before or after you removed the spring? Mine feels pretty solid if I move it with my hand but if I pull hard enough to stretch the spring I can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
:ear My Scrambler is in the Flea Market... ...

:ear

My Scrambler is in the Flea Market...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948835

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/24/spx2.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0ospx2j)
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
I wasn't going to weigh in because it was on a...

I wasn't going to weigh in because it was on a different bike rather than the Scram but I actually had the same result as Boola-Boola with the same size combination on my F650. Switched from Anakees...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
I'll put in my 2 cents: 1. Startup and cold...

I'll put in my 2 cents:

1. Startup and cold driving causes more wear and tear in an engine than full operating temperature running. That means that an engine with 1000 x 1mi trips will have much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
I assume 'other shock' is the original mounted on...

I assume 'other shock' is the original mounted on the other side of the bike. If the bike is on a lift such that you can lift the rear tire slightly off of the ground, you should be able to remove...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
I have a low-mileage synthetic -10deg bag you can...

I have a low-mileage synthetic -10deg bag you can use if you need it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
Dr. WhipIt is correct. I had the same problem and...

Dr. WhipIt is correct. I had the same problem and having it professionally cleaned/augured out actually relieved the problem for a quite a while. Mine didn't back up again for a year after having it...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
I have never actually done it but I can say that...

I have never actually done it but I can say that the Scrambler has a different right-side cover to clear the exhaust which is about $150 and you will have to additionally weld a mounting point under...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
RE: Rectifier

I used to have a BMW F650 which has the rectifier mounted under the seat and it stayed very hot there. Most owners over on F650.com relocate it to prevent heat related failures. I moved mine out from...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 50,524
Posted By MikeD.
Out

I am out. I'll have to catch you next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
Thanks Eddie

I wanted to thank Eddie for the loan of the straps and wheel chock - made transporting the new Scram a breeze. DMV says 5-7 days on getting the salvage title sorted out and in my name and then I will...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
Are they red and/or black down in the tank also?...

Are they red and/or black down in the tank also? I kind of expected that it would just be raw steel.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22,023
Views: 6,525,260
Posted By MikeD.
Tank Sealant?

I just purchased a used 2007 Triumph Scrambler and the tank doesn’t look very good inside. It looks like the whole interior is painted red with a white coating around the filler. The red is scratched...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
I don't mind buying ramps and straps if they are...

I don't mind buying ramps and straps if they are available locally in the next 24 hours otherwise I would take you up on your generous offer.

I don't know about the brakes but the shocks are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
According to the information I have available the...

According to the information I have available the bike is 47.5" tall x 87" long and the cargo space is 49.4" tall x 153" long. No divider so if the van comes to a sudden and unexpected stop I guess I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
Thanks DD. I like the retro look of the Scram's...

Thanks DD. I like the retro look of the Scram's and, when I look at the actual amount of dirt-time my F650 saw, I think the Scram will take me everywhere I want to go.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
New Wheels!

Follow up: I have a check in hand for 13's 2007 Scrambler in Long Island and I have rented a Cargo Van for the round trip this weekend. Any insight as to what I need to secure it/get it into the van...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
New Wheels?

It looks like I am getting new wheels:
http://13a.smugmug.com/photos/i-n3qFGrH/0/L/i-n3qFGrH-L.jpg

400 miles away and I haven't actually given 13 the money yet or told my wife but otherwise it's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbd...

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_000233.pdf

Buena Vista is on MAP 29.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,555
Posted By MikeD.
Gaerne Balance Oiled

I have had the Balance Oiled boots above for about 6 months and I can say that they are absolutely waterproof so far (including wading in to a creek to gauge the depth). I find them to be extremely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31,651
Views: 1,842,542
Posted By MikeD.
Waterproof Gear

Chuck,

I don't like changing back and forth either and I don't like having the waterproof part on the inside so I ride with the Olympia AST Jacket and Ranger Pants. As long as you are moving the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 50,524
Posted By MikeD.
In

You guys really know what you are doing work wise in October?? LF is next weekend and I don't have a work schedule yet to confirm when I am heading for that. So with that being said it doesn't...
Forum: Regional forums 04-14-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 194,298
Posted By MikeD.
Cuttle, Shred the old check. New check is...

Cuttle,

Shred the old check. New check is in the mail today.

MikeD. XL plus shot glass
Forum: Regional forums 04-13-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 194,298
Posted By MikeD.
payment

Cuttle

The check that I originally sent to Rick has still not been cashed. I am headed home from a business trip today so I can mail a new check Saturday or send PayPal. Whatever you prefer as it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 141,256
Posted By MikeD.
Agreed. Thanks to all involved, had a great time...

Agreed. Thanks to all involved, had a great time and enjoyed the food and the loop. I had to break off at the gas stop,120 miles from home at 6PM with the dark smoke shield on and I had told the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 141,256
Posted By MikeD.
In

hopefully the is room for one more.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 76,115
Posted By MikeD.
Looking forward to it

New Ohlins shock and TKC80s on the Thunduro (thanks Guy). Ready to get it dirty. tick-tock, tick-tock

Flounder.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 76,115
Posted By MikeD.
In!

You can put me on the IN list...
Forum: Regional forums 03-09-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 194,298
Posted By MikeD.
The check is in the mail

I have no idea what my schedule will be like in May but I am paying my money and hoping for the best.

MikeD. XL
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 76,115
Posted By MikeD.
In?

What??? These things can fill up? I hate to officially commit to anything, but if it is still open I would like to be on the IN list. I have this on my calendar and a new set of TKCs in the garage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,235
Views: 228,915
Posted By MikeD.
Ohlins Group Buy

Blooch,

I had an e-mail exchange with David yesterday. Ohlins has discontinued the part specifically for my bike and the new part number is for the GS, David did some digging and said that there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-17-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,235
Views: 228,915
Posted By MikeD.
Hey Party Boss, Have you looked into this...

Hey Party Boss,

Have you looked into this yet? I also have a '99 and I was wondering what part number you were ordering. I sent David an e-mail and he said that there is no application for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20,983
Views: 1,101,983
Posted By MikeD.
From:...

From: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742063



I believe this is the correct information.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-23-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20,983
Views: 1,101,983
Posted By MikeD.
Rockin' the Classic

BMW F650 on Anakees.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2859/f650resize.jpg
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