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Forum: Face plant 11-08-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,545
Posted By TN3Sport
I read this a little different than some of the...

I read this a little different than some of the other responses.
I think you actually knew enough to look ahead into the approaching road, but your point is that you distracted yourself with your...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By TN3Sport
Low, on the forks or high on the handlebars. ...

Low, on the forks or high on the handlebars.
Here's why: Have you ever approached an intersection or side road and wonder if the stopped car about to pull out in your line see's you???
Well, as...
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,997
Posted By TN3Sport
I think you said you would have no traveling...

I think you said you would have no traveling access to internet for repair guidance.
You can pickup a Kindle Fire HD for < $100. Got my 7" for $75 as a refurb from Walmart. Works great. I use free...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
While camping/sitting around the fire at Blue...

While camping/sitting around the fire at Blue Ridge Moto Campground a couple weeks ago, I go into this heated little debate with a pirate rider about Harley and cruiser riding versus dual...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By TN3Sport
Klim Mojave are on closeout at Revzilla at a very...

Klim Mojave are on closeout at Revzilla at a very good price. Others have mentioned their benefits which I concur with. So, I will not repeat them.
I'll add that the hip pockets on both sides are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,220
Posted By TN3Sport
Easy and inexpensive fix: Go to ADVMonster and...

Easy and inexpensive fix:
Go to ADVMonster and order a set of aux lights. I think their model 30 is the best application. Model 50 is just too bright.
Get a handlebar switch off ebay and mount them...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,258
Posted By TN3Sport
I have a DL, my friend has the Tiger 800. I...

I have a DL, my friend has the Tiger 800.
I think the Tiger 800 just flat out looks awesome; however, he complains about the local Triumph service department and lack of authorized factory service...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By TN3Sport
Hey, I was up there the same weekend. Was...

Hey, I was up there the same weekend.
Was really cool seeing the cloud layers in the mountain ranges at the overlooks.

Next time in the area, call over to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. Its...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By TN3Sport
Did you actually go down that trail where the...

Did you actually go down that trail where the "motorcycles only picture" was taken? If so, it would of spit you out on the Windy Gap OHV trails.
We refer to that trail as Windy Gap. Although there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By TN3Sport
The town is trying to drive out black biker week....

The town is trying to drive out black biker week. The governor is behind the initiative, but has been unsuccessful and an all out ban. So, many of the resort owners are creating policies that will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
Camping off the Vstrom Friday night at Blue Ridge...

Camping off the Vstrom Friday night at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground.
Taking the scenic route to get there from Chatta-vegas.
I'm leaving as early as I can get out of work on Friday.

I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By TN3Sport
I rode both last weekend. I own a 2013 DL650 and...

I rode both last weekend. I own a 2013 DL650 and rode my buddy's 2004 w/ power commander.
I was as objective as I could be while riding but feel the 2013 is a little more refined. It carves up the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By TN3Sport
Hey, I park at the Visitor's Center. Its about...

Hey, I park at the Visitor's Center. Its about halfway around the reservoir. But, honestly have not been in a while. I've just been reading about the break-ins on various MTB forums and most happen...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By TN3Sport
Don't park on the East Brow at Raccoon. The car...

Don't park on the East Brow at Raccoon. The car break-ins are bad there...

Two races on Saturday. The first at 10am, the next at 2pm. Central time. Each race has about 2 hours of constant action....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By TN3Sport
Going Saturday. Once I get my fill of spectating,...

Going Saturday. Once I get my fill of spectating, I'm going riding and will miss Sunday (Pro day). Forecast for the weekend looks fabulous.
Will be the one on the Vstrom loaded for camping...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,132
Posted By TN3Sport
Rosie

My XR650l is called "Rosie".

"she ain't exactly pretty, she ain't exactly small"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8fZeaUHsjw
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
Sorry I missed the Sunday ride. Wife vetoed my...

Sorry I missed the Sunday ride. Wife vetoed my plans. But, got several hours in on Saturday.
Last time I was at Windy Gap, ole Doulos kicked a hornet nest that had fallen on the trail. By the time I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
I should be able to join you Sunday 9am Windy Gap...

I should be able to join you Sunday 9am Windy Gap parking lot.
I've seen that creek crossing a couple times. Doulos and I studied it for a while. I don't see a way across it. He does, but it was a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
Would likely start on the Southern or lower side...

Would likely start on the Southern or lower side of Windy Gap OHV. Then, ride UP Tibbs. There were numerous quads out there last weekend and they are starting to create some 'cheat' trails around the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
Count me in. Rosy, with tools and fully fueled...

Count me in.
Rosy, with tools and fully fueled is likely coming in around 360 pounds.
But, she hasn't failed to tote my carcass around most obstacles. All is fine until I have to pick the bitch...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,919
Posted By TN3Sport
Lived in a relatively high crime section of Tampa...

Lived in a relatively high crime section of Tampa once.

One night, two vehicles pulled into the apartment complex and stole 9 bikes in under an hour. (By police estimates...)
The first vehicle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
They call it Mr. Tibbs

The conditions on upper Tibbs have deteriorated. If you start at the bottom and work your way up, it gets worse as you get closer to the top. Something to remember if you are having issues in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
Rumor has it Doulos is putting together a Sunday...

Rumor has it Doulos is putting together a Sunday ride. I'm in DC until Saturday, so don't have any details, but I mentioned the mysterious road halfway up Tibbs and I think there is some interest. If...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
Yeah, sure. I'll bring the zip line... cause...

Yeah, sure. I'll bring the zip line... cause that's about the only way I'd make it across that stream. But, I do wanna know where that road goes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,427
Posted By TN3Sport
It depends on what you want to spend. S10 is in a...

It depends on what you want to spend. S10 is in a different category. I think all in all its the better bike for 2 up riding.

However, its not uncommon to find the DL650 at dealers for $7,300 USD....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,196
Posted By TN3Sport
Great looking bike. What side cases are those? I...

Great looking bike. What side cases are those? I dont see those on the GIVIUSA website. They look like a top open plastic case. How do you like them?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,985
Posted By TN3Sport
Had a very similar ride myself today. Same...

Had a very similar ride myself today. Same roads. How about that grapefruit sized gravel on FS 630. That stuff sucks.

Noticed Rocky Flats OHV was closed...

Saw a bear on the road leading...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
Cohutta loop

Did the Cohutta loop on the XRL yesterday.

The two bridges (large earth covered culverts) on the eastern side are complete. The heavy equipment was loading up as I mosied by. So, you can do the...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,018
Posted By TN3Sport
Im interested in seeing where this thread goes as...

Im interested in seeing where this thread goes as I'm drawing some unfortunate conclusions in my reality that I can't likely drop everything and take a big adventure.

Hard to drop everything when...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By TN3Sport
When you hit Tellico Plains, its worth the day...

When you hit Tellico Plains, its worth the day trip to take 68 (subtle twisty, low traffic, wide sweeping turns) south to the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Eat lunch in Blue Ridge, GA on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,727
Posted By TN3Sport
I've lived in three different states for...

I've lived in three different states for significant amounts of time and like eastern TN the best.

One thing you have to get over is that TN, as a whole, ranks low in almost every national...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 463,861
Posted By TN3Sport
Hey, those sidecases look sharp. I was...

Hey, those sidecases look sharp. I was considering traditional rectangular aluminum cases until I saw these photos.

How did you get the color on them? Did Givi offer a color-coded option or did...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 751,987
Posted By TN3Sport
I use ADVMonster lights. They have a discount...

I use ADVMonster lights. They have a discount code in the vendor section. Ive had them on my XRL for over a year with no problems. That's my off-road abuse bike. So, I know they are pretty durable. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 751,987
Posted By TN3Sport
I think the Vstrom stock lighting is excellent....

I think the Vstrom stock lighting is excellent. Especially compared to other dual sport type bikes. However, many of my one day sorties mean a return trip home through the Cherokee and Nantahala...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 751,987
Posted By TN3Sport
Yep. I was hesitant to order it, given the price....

Yep. I was hesitant to order it, given the price.
But, I finally did when I started reading about wiring up aux lights. I figured once I was in there wiring up my aux lights, I could use the relays...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 751,987
Posted By TN3Sport
Folks, I added the relay based light wiring kit....

Folks, I added the relay based light wiring kit. It inserts two relays to drive the lights. The stock system does not have relays. I've heard to melting wires and light failure. So, this is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,126
Posted By TN3Sport
I think you mean well in your suggestion and it...

I think you mean well in your suggestion and it has me thinking.

We have the same debate in a bicycling racing forum I follow. The frequency that our peers are getting killed on a national or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,834
Posted By TN3Sport
I had to ride during major feed time last night...

I had to ride during major feed time last night through a section of N. Carolina that is a deer-strike target rich environment. i.e. dense woods with well groomed DOT supplied grassy areas adjacent...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,672
Posted By TN3Sport
Looking forward to the reports. How about some...

Looking forward to the reports.
How about some background info? i.e. bikes, bike setup, gear carried, maybe even some info on your ages, plans for food, recently retired???, is this your first...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,555
Posted By TN3Sport
Its this awesome Spring weather. Everyone is out...

Its this awesome Spring weather. Everyone is out riding.
Over the last week, I've logged many miles.
200 miles off-road on XRL
400 on-road Stroming
150 off-road last night on VStrom
25 miles on...
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