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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,782
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Posted By maffud
Anson County Tag. 341942 I was hoping...

Anson County Tag.
341942


I was hoping to get something more interesting, but I couldn't find much outside of Wadesboro.
If you grab this one on a dirt-capable bike, it is at the start of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,782
Views: 93,844
Posted By maffud
It was very convenient that the tag was sitting...

It was very convenient that the tag was sitting only 10 miles from my Mom's house on Mothers' Day weekend. 😀
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,782
Views: 93,844
Posted By maffud
Grab! ...

Grab!

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/09/0dc33c49d4843557410fe0472116ff86.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,974,185
Posted By maffud
Actually, the best way that I found to tighten...

Actually, the best way that I found to tighten that bolt is to use a butterfly impact wrench like this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By maffud
Saturday

I had a great time on Saturday riding with ob1quixote and his buddies. I didn't start out with them, but I caught them when they got to a place where I had lost the way on the route sheet about 30...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
For years I just ignored the motorcycle add-on...

For years I just ignored the motorcycle add-on parts for the HF changer, and just used it to hold the wheel in place. The last couple of times, I used the whole thing after watching this video...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Uwharrie ride Saturday

I'm planning to take another short ride up to Uwharrie tomorrow morning to hit some dirt roads. Planning to leave around 9:30 or 10:00 AM, getting back to Indian Trail somewhere around 2:00 PM.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Dude, you've already made me feel inadequate with...

Dude, you've already made me feel inadequate with the pictures of your fancy garage. You don't need to rub my face in it. :cry

Seriously, after I got the KLR, I just didn't feel any urge to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
My WR sold today. I am now officially down to...

My WR sold today.
I am now officially down to just 2 bikes. Let's see how long that lasts.... :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
WR450F for sale

If anyone is (or knows someone who is) interested in a street-legal WR450F, I just posted mine for sale on Craigslist. Discount for ADVRider folks. Send me a PM.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I'm probably going to go out for a short-ish ride...

I'm probably going to go out for a short-ish ride tomorrow toward Uwharrie. If it doesn't look too sloppy I may hit some of the dirt roads up there, too.
I'll probably get going around 10.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I can't say for sure, but it looks a lot like...

I can't say for sure, but it looks a lot like Garmin's Mapsource. I thought I was the only one still using it. ☺
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Sunday Ride

Well, I'm out for Sunday. Or at least I can't do a long-day ride. I would need to be back home by 3:30 PM. If we can shorten it and start early enough for me to be back in Indian Trail by 3:30,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
OK, that's not the same Table Rock that I found...

OK, that's not the same Table Rock that I found when I looked it up. But this one is also 2.5 hrs away, so I didn't sound like the dope that I am. :-)

I've ridden Maple Sally once and and a bunch...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Sunday works for me. It looks like table rock...

Sunday works for me.
It looks like table rock is about 2.5 hours from here. I've never been. Are there decent roads to get out there? Could be a very long day...?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I think F, G, D means forest roads, gravel, dirt,...

I think F, G, D means forest roads, gravel, dirt, but that's just my guess. This will be my first time on this ride.

Yeah, I'm not equipped to camp in good weather, let alone in potentially...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I'm signed up for the first day only. Have...

I'm signed up for the first day only. Have reservations for both nights at a nearby hotel. I'll just head home the 2nd morning, unless I feel really good about riding for day 2.
Looking forward to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,974,185
Posted By maffud
I had them rebuild a Moab shock that I bought...

I had them rebuild a Moab shock that I bought used a few months ago. I brought it to their shop and they shipped it to me a few days later.
They are located in the NC mountains, so the weather...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I rode up to concorde this afternoon to donate...

I rode up to concorde this afternoon to donate platelets at the blood center. It was a good test for my new heated gloves. They worked great. Now I just need to devise a way to hold the wires in my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Was this referring to the Slate Creek ride, or...

Was this referring to the Slate Creek ride, or something else?
I figured April in the elevations would be cold, but I have gear to deal with it.

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It's also going to be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Slate Creek 2015

Anyone here familiar with the Slate Creek 500 Adventure Ride (https://carolinadualsporters.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/slate-creek-2015-pdf.pdf) ? Anyone (familiar with it or not) interested in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
He said earlier that it was a small bike ride, so...

He said earlier that it was a small bike ride, so I'm assuming that still stands.

I'm planning to do a big bike ride tomorrow, either all paved or maybe hitting some forest roads.
I'll just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Dang! That is some bad luck, right there. Sorry...

Dang! That is some bad luck, right there. Sorry man. Here's to hoping for the best.


And by the way, thanks for loaning me the tools to "do the Doo." I got it all done last week. I figured I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,974,185
Posted By maffud
That's definitely an aftermarket Doo. I just did...

That's definitely an aftermarket Doo. I just did mine last week. The original piece looks like this:
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16,989
Views: 1,974,185
Posted By maffud
I got some black spray paint from the local...

I got some black spray paint from the local hardware store that was specifically labeled as "bonds to plastic." It is called Krylon Fusion, but I am sure there are others that also work fine. I used...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Darn! I wish I had seen the ADV ride info ...

Darn! I wish I had seen the ADV ride info earlier!
I did the ride last year on my wr450. I signed up for both days but was too worn out from the first day to ride the second.

I definitely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
My evening has just unexpectedly freed up, so I...

My evening has just unexpectedly freed up, so I will be there tonight!
I'll probably be on the KLR for change.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I'm going to skip this today. Just not feeling up...

I'm going to skip this today. Just not feeling up to it. Hope you guys have a great time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
ride Saturday

I'm having some second thoughts about the ride tomorrow, after doing about 40 minutes of riding this evening and realizing that my fingers were really cold.
My bike is equipped for heated gear, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Glad to hear that, Bill! I actually...

Glad to hear that, Bill!



I actually spent some quality time with my Step-Dad today finishing up the installation of the Progressive Monotube cartridges in the KLR. I took it for a quick...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep...

Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep up with the thread using my phone all weekend, and I think all the images that came after this made it scroll by too fast.

I'll be doing a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for...

Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for Monday night already.
Coaching 2 kids' hockey teams is making it tough for me to do anything else on weeknights. That's why I keep missing the monthly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Riding Next week?

I am out of town this weekend, but I have Monday and Tuesday off from work. Looks like the weather should be perfect for some two-wheeled adventuring. Anyone want to ride Monday or Tuesday?
I have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By maffud
How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:

How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,852
Posted By maffud
I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended...

I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended up staying on the roads for the time I was up there. (That was fine - I consider it a donation toward park maintenance.)

I ran into another KLR...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,852
Posted By maffud
Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I...

Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I guess I need a pass to ride even the service roads, so I'll have to stop by the outpost to pay for that anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,852
Posted By maffud
Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie,...

Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie, or is all just paved roads and trails? And if there are unpaved roads, I would love some advice on how to find them. I've seen maps, but nothing shows...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Riding this weekend (10/25 - 10/26)?

Is anyone planning a ride this weekend? It looks like the weather should be fantastic. I'd really like to hit some unpaved stuff on the KLR. I have all day Saturday, so would be up for riding in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,434
Views: 300,679
Posted By maffud
Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before...

Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before or after the change to provide much more info. My Moab shock has the heavy duty spring, and that was the main improvement I could see right away....
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