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Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:08 PM
Replies: 274
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Posted By jdrocks
got a call from Brewer's office, something about...

got a call from Brewer's office, something about deportation, but i didn't tell them where you were located...yet.
Forum: Ride reports Today, 04:03 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
yeah, i know, i was out of town for almost a...

yeah, i know, i was out of town for almost a week, now i'm trying to get caught up.

it's was interesting looking over my notes for the next chapter, not that anything happened...hah.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30,698
Views: 1,480,877
Posted By jdrocks
that's a Christmas gift right there.

that's a Christmas gift right there.
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
some swingarm talk... a page back i posted...

some swingarm talk...

a page back i posted the photo of the Versys frame with the 3rd generation ER6 swingarm, like this

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-vG6BKGS/0/M/i-vG6BKGS-M.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,978
Posted By jdrocks
there's most likely more to this story.

there's most likely more to this story.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
sure, pick it up in Virginia, be home for dinner...

sure, pick it up in Virginia, be home for dinner in Toronto.


i'm going to finish cleaning it up from the trip out west, touch up the paint, oil change and check the air filters, then you might...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
there's a thread on ADV about this type of thing.

there's a thread on ADV about this type of thing.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
The little outpost at the Winona exit had lots of...

The little outpost at the Winona exit had lots of people coming and going, a combination of locals and those off I40, in for a break, or breakdown, fuel, or quikmart sustenance. Not much food was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
Lots of parts out there when you start poking...

Lots of parts out there when you start poking around, but every one of the parts bikes I have found has had some kind of weird back story, the only difference being how off the wall the story is as...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,978
Posted By jdrocks
are you the rider that asked the same question on...

are you the rider that asked the same question on the Versys forum?


i agree with the shop, swap in a used engine, Versys or EX650. the shop did you a favor by making that recommendation. even if...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
the new parts bike, 1,848 miles... ...

the new parts bike, 1,848 miles...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-VMcZ8dJ/0/M/i-VMcZ8dJ-M.jpg (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/31504400_45Hm9T#!i=3762237283&k=VMcZ8dJ&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,830,187
Posted By jdrocks
Don't need to prove anything to me, I've seen ya...

Don't need to prove anything to me, I've seen ya ride.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Day Eleven: Wednesday, October 29 It...

Day Eleven: Wednesday, October 29

It definitely cooled overnight, even in the tent the air felt crisp and sharp edged, a sure sign of frost. Senor Fast was making a racket again at 4:45AM local,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
hah, haven't seen that since high school Latin....

hah, haven't seen that since high school Latin. so stay caught up, or someone in a black robe will come along and whack ya in the head with a ruler.
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
no bike is ever done. i located a low mile...

no bike is ever done.

i located a low mile bike, just wanted the motor out of it, and sell the rest. i'll put some stuff in the build thread when i get to it. keeps me occupied over the winter.
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
thanks Jack, i'd have even more photos if i knew...

thanks Jack, i'd have even more photos if i knew how my cameras worked. i love roaming that country.

can't make the RTE, been out of town all week visiting the kids, say hello to everyone for me.
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By jdrocks
Just plain stupid, there's no other conclusion.

Just plain stupid, there's no other conclusion.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30,698
Views: 1,480,877
Posted By jdrocks
there ya go. prayers and best wishes from way...

there ya go. prayers and best wishes from way over here in the east.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,550,978
Posted By jdrocks
that's right, i know of a few myself, including...

that's right, i know of a few myself, including one in particular that might get done if the builder would quit screwing around and finish it up.

...then he could rip around and post some photos...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
had to go pick up a bike, more on the way as soon...

had to go pick up a bike, more on the way as soon as the dust settles.

the next chapter, 7AM, Eduardo says... "Dave, got a big problem here".
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30,698
Views: 1,480,877
Posted By jdrocks
let me know, i can crew, got saws.

let me know, i can crew, got saws.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 10,784
Posted By jdrocks
BMW rondel and a guy with the tools out, might as...

BMW rondel and a guy with the tools out, might as well save some time and call the rollback.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
i'd seen your report, great writeup. i have some...

i'd seen your report, great writeup. i have some of the same photos from the other direction, but no matter how many photos are taken of the roads out there, it still doesn't really convey the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Wayne, it's the wild west, put you money on Coors.

Wayne, it's the wild west, put you money on Coors.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Past the burn, and we found 87 only a short...

Past the burn, and we found 87 only a short distance ahead, crossed the road, we were now on FS82, the same sort of graded gravel to start, although that would change quickly as we got farther north....
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Day Ten: Tuesday, October 28 I’d been dozing...

Day Ten: Tuesday, October 28

I’d been dozing since 3AM local time, then finally climbed out when I could hear Eduardo rustling around at 5AM, the parade of hunter 4wheelers rolled by thirty...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
thanks, more photos on the way. plenty of...

thanks, more photos on the way.

plenty of summer heat here in Virginia, so i had a little advantage. it was a tough day, then a tough night, but i never doubted i would get out of there...even if...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
i'd rather ascend than descend on those...

i'd rather ascend than descend on those no-holds-barred sections.

i was ok on the V649, plenty of suspension and ground clearance, but i admit to being surprised that Eduardo got through there on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Northwest out of Winkleman on 77, and we were...

Northwest out of Winkleman on 77, and we were soon up to the turn west on Dripping Springs, Eduardo had been on at least part of this road previously, and also had some intel from other Canuck riders...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30,698
Views: 1,480,877
Posted By jdrocks
glad you're ok. did a lot of night driving to...

glad you're ok. did a lot of night driving to Texas and back, hated every mile.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Day Nine: Monday, October 27 Once more I...

Day Nine: Monday, October 27

Once more I awoke on eastern time, everything quiet in the Senor Fast casa, except me, I was rummaging around like a freakin’ burglar, can’t find anything the way I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
hey Patrick, welcome, i followed one of your...

hey Patrick, welcome, i followed one of your routes once upon a time.


more here...not that it's out of the frying pan and into the fire.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
Geeeeez Eduardo, that's not a good visual.

Geeeeez Eduardo, that's not a good visual.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
bring the limes, gin, and tonic...plus a haiku...

bring the limes, gin, and tonic...plus a haiku for the Brits who turned the administration of an anti malarial into cocktail hour. after all, on your Great Western Expedition, ya just never know when...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
didn't have to worry about how much or how...

didn't have to worry about how much or how little, i don't think i pissed for a day and a half.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 28,739
Posted By jdrocks
i thought about that suggestion for a minute,...

i thought about that suggestion for a minute, trying to remember if i've ever sipped something in my entire life...might have, but i don't recall what it would have been, certainly not water.

put...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
nope, maybe someday, but there isn't the parts...

nope, maybe someday, but there isn't the parts volume out there yet to make those a budget build, whereas, the supply of parts for the ER6 series bikes looks infinite...and cheap.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31,600
Views: 1,830,187
Posted By jdrocks
Shannon posting at 4AM, lookin' good man, he's...

Shannon posting at 4AM, lookin' good man, he's back.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
nah, i think i'll find a tub, build a hack with a...

nah, i think i'll find a tub, build a hack with a big suspension.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,063
Posted By jdrocks
it's either landing gear or air bags...

it's either landing gear or air bags...
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