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Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Weldman
I feel pretty good about my last one. I passed up...

I feel pretty good about my last one. I passed up a very nice 2004 KLR650,with low miles that was only $2200. I damn near bought it, but I resisted because I really wanted another DR. Two weeks later...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 103,754
Views: 20,508,873
Posted By Weldman
Hey what are you doing up? Scouring craigslist? :D

Hey what are you doing up? Scouring craigslist? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
I still remember the powerband on that H2. It...

I still remember the powerband on that H2. It pulled Hard up to 7 grand ... at 7000 it just SCREAMED up to redline very, very quickly! The smokescreen out the back was unbelievable too. Nothing quite...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21,176
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Posted By Weldman
Back in the day, one buddy of mine had the Kaw H1...

Back in the day, one buddy of mine had the Kaw H1 (500cc) and another friend of mine had an H2 (750 cc) 2-stroke. I've got some stories ....

Those bikes were fast as hell, and couldn't stop or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Well I did just get my rack and top box mounted...

Well I did just get my rack and top box mounted (pelican-type knock off).
So the day wasn't wasted. My Keintech mixture hand screw showed up in today's mail too....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Well I just discovered that the choke isn't...

Well I just discovered that the choke isn't coming off without me pulling the tank etc. off again. There is no space to get a wrench on that little plastic nut without some disassembling and my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Yeah I had the DR carb apart on the top side last...

Yeah I had the DR carb apart on the top side last weekend. Drilled the slide and shimmed the needle. The rain quit long enough for me to test ride and discover that I've still got a bog right off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Another gorgeous riding day! God I hate winters...

Another gorgeous riding day! God I hate winters here. :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
I've always liked the orange ones too, yup.

I've always liked the orange ones too, yup.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 103,754
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Posted By Weldman
Jesus fuck. I ride both a DR650 and a Harley....

Jesus fuck. I ride both a DR650 and a Harley. When did this thread degenerate into another Harley bash? Can't we just all ride and talk bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 103,754
Views: 20,508,873
Posted By Weldman
OMG that's fucking amazing! Because we all know...

OMG that's fucking amazing! Because we all know that Sportster 883's are built for speed!
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By Weldman
Yes. That's why I own a Sportster and a DR650.

Yes. That's why I own a Sportster and a DR650.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Depends on what you mean by "out" ... heh! :rofl ...

Depends on what you mean by "out" ... heh! :rofl

hey nice work on your DR over in the thumpers forum.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
S'okay. I don't really have a black leather vest...

S'okay. I don't really have a black leather vest either.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
I've been riding the Sportster to work without a...

I've been riding the Sportster to work without a shirt, overtly flexing my Harley manliness, but this morning was nippy enough that I was forced to cover up with my black leather vest.






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Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 103,754
Views: 20,508,873
Posted By Weldman
I need an idea for a slight choke knob extension

the DR I just bought has the choke knob right on the carb, which I like vs. the cable-knob, but the knob is hard to grab since it sits right between the throttle cables. What can I attach to the knob...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Ordered my MT63s from Revzilla to replace the...

Ordered my MT63s from Revzilla to replace the stock Trailwings today. Oh yeah ... :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Shit no. But thanks again!

Shit no. But thanks again!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Thanks Shannon. Hope you and yours are doing...

Thanks Shannon.
Hope you and yours are doing well!
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 103,754
Views: 20,508,873
Posted By Weldman
So I'm back on a DR. I sold my last one when I...

So I'm back on a DR. I sold my last one when I bought my Sportster a couple of years ago. After sellers remorse kicked in I hunted long and hard before landing this 2006 (same year as my last one)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Apparently I like DRs

because I just brought this home. It's a 2006 and virtually identical to my last one. I thought my Sportster would be enough, but you know you gotta have a dual sport around too. :D
Thanks Brian for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Happy New Year all! :clap Let's be careful...

Happy New Year all! :clap

Let's be careful out there.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9,089
Views: 1,488,142
Posted By Weldman
I want a small dirtbike I can stuff into the back...

I want a small dirtbike I can stuff into the back of my Subaru wagon, and also something inexpensive that will rip my face off when I get into it, like a Bandit 1200S. Now if only Craigslist will...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9,089
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Posted By Weldman
Yer a dumbass. :D

Yer a dumbass. :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
Thumb RE: JEFFS77 pic. That bike has an older...

RE: JEFFS77 pic.

That bike has an older aesthetic look with a more modern engine. I like it quite a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:44 PM
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Views: 1,488,142
Posted By Weldman
My God that RK is gorgeous!

My God that RK is gorgeous!
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,584
Posted By Weldman
Listen if you're hankering for a Sportster that's...

Listen if you're hankering for a Sportster that's an itch you're going to have to scratch sometime. May as well do it now. I bought my '99 883 after riding a KLR 650 and a DR650 most recently. I love...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
Just to follow up: I rode the 1200S but didn't...

Just to follow up: I rode the 1200S but didn't buy it. It had a lot more grunt than my 883, but that was all that seemed blatantly better about it. (Yes I've done suspension work to mine). I just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
I got a line on a 2003 Sportster Sport 1200S I...

I got a line on a 2003 Sportster Sport 1200S I can get for $4000. It's got less than 5K on it and looks to be in excellent shape. I love my '99 883 but this Sport model is intriguing ....

Anybody...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
Well sir that's more my style. I'd rather be...

Well sir that's more my style. I'd rather be riding than overanalizing (no that's not a misspelling) gear "systems." :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
Your post is bogus. That would never work. You...

Your post is bogus. That would never work. You don't even have one piece of Twisted Throttle equipment on those bikes. Strapping shit on and just going somewhere ... what an absurd idea. :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 31,871
Posted By Weldman
Thanks again for another great RR on another...

Thanks again for another great RR on another great Sportster. I sure do appreciate your taking the time and effort to document your wanderings. I remember Ocala National Forest's roads, huge live...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,271
Views: 204,755
Posted By Weldman
Hey this is Weldman from Norfolk VA and my wife...

Hey this is Weldman from Norfolk VA and my wife and I just got back from Asheville, Erwin, Johnson City, Wytheville, Blacksburg etc. on a car trip. Just beat the snow.
Anyhow, MY GOD y'all have got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
We took a couple of sandwiches to

Merchant's Millpond Park today in NC. Good times :D.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMGP0985_2_.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMGP0983_2_.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Yeah 20 ft lbs. more torque could be fun ... O.K....

Yeah 20 ft lbs. more torque could be fun ... O.K. fuck it sign me up :lol3.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
You know, I really like it. It's the first screen...

You know, I really like it. It's the first screen I've tried that doesn't buffet my head around at high speeds that actually takes some wind off my chest. I'm going to experiment with a bigger one...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
Nope. Sorry. I refuse to yield to the mindset...

Nope. Sorry. I refuse to yield to the mindset that every Sportster should be a 1200. Mine's got minimal vibration, noise, and eats less gas than a 1200. It has plenty of grunt to haul me and my wife...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 977,568
Posted By Weldman
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMGP0977_2_...

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/IMGP0977_2_.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
A state of mind, not a motorcycle. That's exactly...

A state of mind, not a motorcycle. That's exactly right, Mr Poon.

Just got home from a morning ride in Carolina. The fields are cut; the air is sweet ... best riding weather ever!...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,125,022
Posted By Weldman
I ride all the time, but y'all don't pay me any...

I ride all the time, but y'all don't pay me any mind since I sold my dual-sports and bought a Sportster ... :rofl
S'okay though, I understand.
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