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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By pplassm
I rescued this yesterday. Engine feels good, but...

I rescued this yesterday. Engine feels good, but it's got 30 year old mud on it.
:eek1

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/24248808@N00/17459622294" title="IMG_0517[1] by Pete Plassmann, on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Get a 200. I had an IT490 in OH. Way too big. ...

Get a 200. I had an IT490 in OH. Way too big. Just about died in the Little Burr 1983.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2015, 03:40 PM
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Posted By pplassm
There's more if you veer off to the west and ride...

There's more if you veer off to the west and ride the stuff between the main line and the BRP. Can't get out that way, though. We tried. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By pplassm
I AM overdue. :D

I AM overdue. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By pplassm
The '05 KTM 450 EXC keeps soldiering on. I...

The '05 KTM 450 EXC keeps soldiering on.

I managed to put some pants on. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By pplassm
So I went trail riding with some fast guys in the...

So I went trail riding with some fast guys in the national forest today. A "Snake in the grass", a microwave sized rock in shin high grass, destroyed me.

Hit that sucker at about 35 MPH. The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By pplassm
More from Sunday here: ...

More from Sunday here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/24248808@N00/sets/72157649623914703/

Got a nice "performance award" getting there, too. :huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I'm confused.... <a...

I'm confused....

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/24248808@N00/16932826017" title="IMG_0488 by Pete Plassmann, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By pplassm
See you there! :clap

See you there! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 04:50 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Been there, done that, got the ticket. Small...

Been there, done that, got the ticket. Small price to pay for 15 years of riding. Ranger Smith is still out there.

He hates dope smokers worse than dirt bikers, FWIW.

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 05:38 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I've been using rockymountainmc.com for OEM stuff...

I've been using rockymountainmc.com for OEM stuff lately. Probably no cheaper, but they have stuff in stock.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By pplassm
You guys go to dealers? Why? :huh

You guys go to dealers? Why? :huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Love that bike. :drif

Love that bike. :drif
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 04:42 PM
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Posted By pplassm
John Ryland is very talented, and has a vision he...

John Ryland is very talented, and has a vision he chased to success. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By pplassm
They got my Leatherman micro on my last trip. ...

They got my Leatherman micro on my last trip. That things been on dozens of flights.

On traveling with gear, always checked it. Some gear bags may be oversize. Beware.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By pplassm
Yes. No e-start until 2003.

Yes. No e-start until 2003.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I saw what looked like a grey F800 at the traffic...

I saw what looked like a grey F800 at the traffic circle by the winery. I saluted.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2015, 02:51 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I was riding around the eastern part of the...

I was riding around the eastern part of the territory today. Did I see any of you guys? Saw several BeeeEmmmVeeees. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2015, 07:16 AM
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Posted By pplassm
I join CCDR every year and ride my MXer there a...

I join CCDR every year and ride my MXer there a couple of times a year. There's also a limited amount of trails there. Stop in at the bike barn and talk to Bob. He'll likely let you take a test...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2015, 08:13 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I rode one all over Europe in the 80s. It's...

I rode one all over Europe in the 80s. It's still parked in the back of the garage. I'll get to it someday. Yeah. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By pplassm
You're kidding, right? :rofl There's not...

You're kidding, right? :rofl

There's not much out here. I know of a few private places that charge, but they are either tracks or tight woods trails for race training.

Most folks head for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By pplassm
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/24248808@N00/16045394444" title="Spock Cycle by Pete Plassmann, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8567/16045394444_143e0dd23b_o.jpg"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By pplassm
Awesome! :clap

Awesome! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By pplassm
WTF? I went out at lunch time to excavate...

WTF?

I went out at lunch time to excavate the cars (teleworking), and managed to tear a rotator cuff!

Right arm doesn't work very well right now, but the meds are nice.:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Be careful. They eventually tear out. ...

Be careful. They eventually tear out. Supergluing them in helps.

If you're stuck in the woods with no more screws, well, you're screwed. BTDT :lol3

And those don't look anywhere long enough....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I hear the limbs cracking in New Kent. :ear

I hear the limbs cracking in New Kent. :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By pplassm
My wife and I bought our daughter a headset to do...

My wife and I bought our daughter a headset to do that a couple of years back. I think it relied on audio transmission through the cheekbones or something. She used it a few times and gave up. She...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Yeah, I might stop in. :D Gonna be a great...

Yeah, I might stop in. :D

Gonna be a great day! :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-05-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By pplassm
That's been for sale for quite a while. I think...

That's been for sale for quite a while. I think you could talk him down.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-03-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By pplassm
Title, especially for something that old, is not...

Title, especially for something that old, is not a big deal. I may have to get that 69
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Bummer. I have a BIG conflict on that weekend. ...

Bummer. I have a BIG conflict on that weekend.

For the best, though, or I'd go get that '69 CT-1 in Charlottesville.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I use 12v at 2 amps. Cleaning depends on how...

I use 12v at 2 amps. Cleaning depends on how much rust you have. You may be cleaning frequently. Check every 2-3 hours.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By pplassm
I may have something. BTW, I've done the...

I may have something.

BTW, I've done the electrolysis thing a few times. Works well!
Want my battery charger?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By pplassm
What a great party! Wonderful to see you all! ...

What a great party! Wonderful to see you all!

Ravi was amazing.

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Hey Jeff, Can Jeanne and I come, too? This looks...

Hey Jeff, Can Jeanne and I come, too? This looks to be THE social event of the season. We will bring pie, and maybe a protein appetizer.

:norton
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Nah. Suzuki. Ask Ken Roczen. :rofl

Nah. Suzuki. Ask Ken Roczen. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 03:51 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Not Legos, but

Not Legos, but models I built a long time ago. They're a little dusty. :-)

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/24248808@N00/16014456687" title="IMG_3030 by Pete Plassmann, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By pplassm
Is that still an available option?

Is that still an available option?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By pplassm
Merry Christmas everybody. This year has...

Merry Christmas everybody.

This year has been weirder than most for my family. I'll let you know how it all turns out next year.:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By pplassm
When my TLR clutch sticks, I stomp it into gear,...

When my TLR clutch sticks, I stomp it into gear, and get it up into sixth with the lever pulled. Then I pin the throttle. That breaks the plates lose quickly. :eek1
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