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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12,935
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Posted By XDragRacer
Tag: Thanks to Alexander Graham Bell, Philo...

Tag:

Thanks to Alexander Graham Bell, Philo Farnsworth, and . . . Al Gore (or so he says), this business and associated building exist:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of...

Grab:

Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Take heart, ye taggers and grabbers! A...

Take heart, ye taggers and grabbers!

A pristine, new-in-the-box, anatomically-correct Nile crocodile miniature sculpture (courtesy of NoVa Rider) is now in the custody of Smurfslayer!

I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Cool saddle bags, but . . . MIND THE EXHAUST...

Cool saddle bags, but . . . MIND THE EXHAUST SIDE!!!!!!!

Use some heat insulation, a pannier stand-off bracket (like the one in the image), or . . . as a minimum, you'll burn a hole in your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Please, Smurfslayer; not until after President...

Please, Smurfslayer; not until after President Obama announcemes his executive order nulifying immigration laws and offering amnesty to previous violators! Tune in, 8:00 p.m. EST, tonight.

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
A possibility, but in my view, a remote one! ...

A possibility, but in my view, a remote one!

We have a semi-isolated area; an apparently little-used and unpopulated wing of a warehouse complex; who would wander from their warm interior...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Small detail: The ProX website lists the KLR...

Small detail: The ProX website lists the KLR piston as forged.

From Page 4, "Street Bike" catalog:
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Clicking on the link, seeking a KLR650...

Clicking on the link, seeking a KLR650 application, this text appears in red letters: Yet . . . plugging in the part number, a quotation and indication of "in stock" status shows up.

Following, a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,864
Posted By XDragRacer
Thus saith Watt-man:[/LEFT] [/FONT]

Thus saith Watt-man:[/LEFT]
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
No "A?" As is our custom, Ali was buried...

No "A?"

As is our custom, Ali was buried immediately under the stick-figure "A."

Was the red plastic tube vertical, as in the tag image?

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Smurfslayer: Traditionally, one must post an...

Smurfslayer: Traditionally, one must post an IMAGE; otherwise, the Brucing never happened! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By XDragRacer
Your principled stand may be both patriotic and...

Your principled stand may be both patriotic and laudable, maty86suk; however . . . "globalization" appears to be an undeniable fact-of-life, today.

Is it not true, some BMW and Harley engines,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Bonus Clue

Quote:
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 134,848
Posted By XDragRacer
Bump!

BUMP!

Just sayin'; kinda quiet lately.

Anyone for a Saturday (11/15) ride?

Or . . . too cold? :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag! Imagine the brick-and-steel of a...

Tag!

Imagine the brick-and-steel of a non-descript building, looking westish from the street side:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PB142300_zpse865e6c0.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Think, "Gerbings," nortoncat! :rofl ...

Think, "Gerbings," nortoncat!

:rofl

Grab:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PB142288_zpse5f747b6.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 255,291
Posted By XDragRacer
On the other hand, the Cogent shock would be...

On the other hand, the Cogent shock would be dimensionally identical to the OEM KLR250 shock.

Don't know about the availability of a dimensionally-identical but stronger spring for the KLR250.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 255,291
Posted By XDragRacer
You beat me to it, JPB! :rofl

You beat me to it, JPB! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Oh, "D'oh."

Oh, "D'oh."
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Maybe, but . . . just me, perhaps . . . even...

Maybe, but . . . just me, perhaps . . . even solving for the location, I wouldn't know where Ali lies.

Could you provide some information regarding the exact hiding place of Ali? If these...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Nice going, Smurfslayer! ...

:clap:clap:clap

Nice going, Smurfslayer!

Tag was NOT a conscious destination; I'd never even HEARD of the Bay-Eva Castle, before I walked down the Fort Bennett Park trail. Hard to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Ali felt the defense perimeter was inadequate; so...

Ali felt the defense perimeter was inadequate; so . . . we repaired to a proximate fort:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/aa4733b0-9786-4695-b854-752bb0a8a615_zps068650b4.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: ...

Grab:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PB112277_zps4445cc8e.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/PB112277_zps4445cc8e.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By XDragRacer
The 685 kit only increases displacement 5 %;...

The 685 kit only increases displacement 5 %; expecting great power increase from this modest change seems unrealistic, to me.

Consumers report lower oil consumption, especially compared to that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Homage to the recent clues: "McLean" is...

Homage to the recent clues:

"McLean" is the name of the man in whose kitchen he received incoming fire during the First Battle of Manassas; advisedly he moved, not wanting to live in a war...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Another thread might be more lucrative (this one...

Another thread might be more lucrative (this one more-or-less dedicated to Tag-o-rama and its addicts); but . . . would help you if I could.

Can't say I have a 12 mm hex key; in your position I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Posts # 12796 and # 12800 above handle the...

Posts # 12796 and # 12800 above handle the situation nicely, dgreen1069!

Glad to have you and your co-pilot on board!

:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Welcome to the game, dgreen1069! Didn't...

Welcome to the game, dgreen1069!

Didn't see your grab or your tag post; no "approval" required, only: Images must be posted from "hosts," such as Photobucket, SmugMug, etc., on this website.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14,424
Views: 1,488,864
Posted By XDragRacer
OEM piston working o.k.; good power and no...

OEM piston working o.k.; good power and no excessive oil consumption?

Not.

But, I'm not you; only you can answer the question.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By XDragRacer
Quite the savior of mankind, with your doomsday...

Quite the savior of mankind, with your doomsday warning of the perils of KLR650 ownership, are you not, 670ccc?

:rofl

Generations yet unborn shall be grateful to you 'til the end of their days,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Much as I'd like to take credit, I deduced...

Much as I'd like to take credit, I deduced nothing! The sleuth-like duo of SteelB12 and NoVa Rider did all the heavy thinking on this one!

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12,935
Views: 634,307
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab; 22030 Henderson Road, Clifton, VA: ...

Grab; 22030 Henderson Road, Clifton, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PA302269_zpsf2c2bc54.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,335
Posted By XDragRacer
Good on ya, Evan! Your charitable...

Good on ya, Evan!

Your charitable behavior toward a wayfaring stranger corroborates my positive impression of you and your business ethic.

Your super-cool (or, should that be,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By XDragRacer
Instrumentation required: Thermometer, pan of...

Instrumentation required: Thermometer, pan of water, stove top, ohmmeter. Water boils at 212 degrees F.; so . . . won't need your thermometer for that data point.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By XDragRacer
Should you wish to calibrate your temperature...

Should you wish to calibrate your temperature sensor, it goes like this:

INTERNAL RESISTANCE OF WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR

176 DEGREES F. - About 130 ohms

212 DEGREES F. - About 70...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By XDragRacer
Well, I won't go that far, but . . . can tell...

Well, I won't go that far, but . . . can tell you, thanks to the indicator light, my KLR250 fan does NOT activate, except during exceptionally hot ambient (90 degrees F. +) temperatures and at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By XDragRacer
In my view, the increase in survivability easily...

In my view, the increase in survivability easily outweighs the negligible weight increase. A hole in an engine case, or in a radiator, say in the middle of the Gobi desert, could present a problem. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 69,257
Posted By XDragRacer
Just a suggestion, Peter: Why not engage someone...

Just a suggestion, Peter: Why not engage someone to tutor you in Spanish?

Your tutor doesn't even have to speak English, although in the former "British Honduras," I'd expect many residents do.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By XDragRacer
Installed manual fan switch and indicator light...

Installed manual fan switch and indicator light on my KLR250:

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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By XDragRacer
Here's one inmate's approach: ...

Here's one inmate's approach:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/0409140955_zps67f8bdeb.jpg...
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