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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
I'll eventually start playing again. I've been...

I'll eventually start playing again. I've been spending all of my spare time wiring up welders and maintaining the fleet. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,681
Posted By wjfawb0
I remember blowing bubbles in the -20*F to -30*F...

I remember blowing bubbles in the -20*F to -30*F temps during the 1993 blizzard. They froze before they hit the ground. It was awesome as long as you didn't have to shovel snow. :( I lived near...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45,870
Views: 9,073,966
Posted By wjfawb0
Mine only has racks, guards, etc. I have no...

Mine only has racks, guards, etc. I have no power or drivetrain mods. I ride light offroad, fire roads, mountain roads, and a lot of pavement getting there. I went on a reunion ride in the hills...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45,870
Views: 9,073,966
Posted By wjfawb0
I think it'll work just fine. I've welded quite...

I think it'll work just fine. I've welded quite a bit, and I'd have no problem taking a homemade tool out on the trail. It's just steel, right?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
I'd like to get up that way, but I have been out...

I'd like to get up that way, but I have been out of town on bike ride reunions of sorts on the weekends. Maybe this weekend. The area looks nice on maps. I figure the upcoming notarally has people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,681
Posted By wjfawb0
I will be at a biker reunion in Berea, KY on the...

I will be at a biker reunion in Berea, KY on the morning of the 20th, but you guys have fun.

http://itsybitsyfoodies.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/IMG_6768.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
Turn left 90* to see this. ...

Turn left 90* to see this.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/14/db4315db1c3ecff0465864a2f387b567.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
Head a little bit east to this place. Come back...

Head a little bit east to this place. Come back with your mtn bike or walking stick.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/14/f2027b872865d734cf0bfc60f704a6fd.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
Grab south of South Pittsburg where they love...

Grab south of South Pittsburg where they love their football.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/14/bf23f87512b2178f9ec04adb1b6dacf8.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 59,918
Posted By wjfawb0
I took a jeep to Lusk Point and Snoopers Rock and...

I took a jeep to Lusk Point and Snoopers Rock and several trails on the east side of prentice cooper's main drag yesterday. Everything there was pretty easy for two wheels. Then I took Haley's all...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45,870
Views: 9,073,966
Posted By wjfawb0
I know the fan is working when I feel a hot...

I know the fan is working when I feel a hot sensation on my right leg at stop lights. Of course I have to look down to make sure I didn't piss myself. So far it's always been the fan. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By wjfawb0
My John Deere tractor's paper work tube had about...

My John Deere tractor's paper work tube had about two inches of water in it after sitting in a dealer lot for a year. They can condensate internally, so make sure you open them up every now and again.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
I have to deliver my 5 year old daughter up there...

I have to deliver my 5 year old daughter up there sometime this weekend. Looks like a neat place. Baa. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34,980
Views: 8,712,998
Posted By wjfawb0
Here's my DOT knobby line from 8-30-14: ...

Here's my DOT knobby line from 8-30-14:

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2014_8_30_dragon/2014_9_2_dragon_3_small.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34,980
Views: 8,712,998
Posted By wjfawb0
I actually used that signal (pat helmet to signal...

I actually used that signal (pat helmet to signal cops ahead) on the west side of 129 last time I rode the dragon (two weeks ago?). That reminds me, I paid for my pictures, but I haven't downloaded...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
If I could replace my WRR right now I'd get...

If I could replace my WRR right now I'd get another FZ bike for longer distance photo tag and travel. I bought the WRR as a jack of all trades bike. I don't have much time to ride. Maybe in 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,364
Views: 347,427
Posted By wjfawb0
I blame the violent video games for my anger...

I blame the violent video games for my anger issues. Well, even though I never played them, they looked neat. Just think how good my aim would be if I had killed more on an Xbox. [/sarcasm]
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
I wired one of the CTEK quick charge indicating...

I wired one of the CTEK quick charge indicating ports to the battery. I hook a cigarette lighter outlet to it in order to run the GPS, USB charging ports, or an inverter. Unfortunately, I don't walk...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
I regret leaving my Garmin plugged in to my...

I regret leaving my Garmin plugged in to my WR250R for the last week in the basement. The bike is hooked up to the CTEK charger right now. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,294
Posted By wjfawb0
One of the biggest advantages of a three wheeled...

One of the biggest advantages of a three wheeled vehicle is that it is legally considered a motorcycle and does not have to meet most of the crash and safety standards of a 4+ wheel auto. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,364
Views: 347,427
Posted By wjfawb0
Damn bikers are crazy. :D I live on a pretty...

Damn bikers are crazy. :D I live on a pretty popular bike route in east TN, and I find that most of the spandex riders obey the rules and are courteous. The families of folks who can barely...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45,870
Views: 9,073,966
Posted By wjfawb0
I did 350 miles on Friday doing phototag, riding...

I did 350 miles on Friday doing phototag, riding the dragon at deals gap, and then finishing up on the Cherohala Skyway at night, in a thunderstorm. My butt is still recovering from that. :D I did...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45,870
Views: 9,073,966
Posted By wjfawb0
I was on the interstate yesterday and had some...

I was on the interstate yesterday and had some head shake on my stock WR250R above 70mph, but it only seemed to happen with traffic in front of me. In clean air it wasn't a problem. The shake was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34,980
Views: 8,712,998
Posted By wjfawb0
I was only surprised by one sportbike yesterday...

I was only surprised by one sportbike yesterday on the dragon who was passing everybody without slowing down. I'm glad he didn't get hit head on in the blind curves while he was over the line.

A...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
The joys of WR250R ownership. You like the...

The joys of WR250R ownership. You like the ziplock bag over the Garmin Nuvi? I was able to maintain 70mph up a 4% grade several times today. I even got it over 80mph a few times. The speedo was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
New tag. I put about 350 miles on the bike today....

New tag. I put about 350 miles on the bike today. Deals Gap wasn't that crowded, but riding the Cherohala in the dark during a thunderstorm was exciting.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 187,560
Posted By wjfawb0
Grab. ...

Grab.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/30/88925dc59f896dcda6b098f7b217e8e0.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,387
Posted By wjfawb0
I use this stove setup: ...

I use this stove setup:

http://www.backcountrygear.com/snow-peak-gigapower-stove.html?gclid=CIfI9uKgssACFUoS7Aod7mkAPg#.U_0vYvldUrk

I use this pot and bowl set. The fuel and burner fit inside,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34,980
Views: 8,712,998
Posted By wjfawb0
Not on the dragon, but comparable to the...

Not on the dragon, but comparable to the "dresser" bike above in class.

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2010_7_10_phototag/2010_8_2_bike_nuts.JPG
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 59,918
Posted By wjfawb0
Here are some of the pics from the Saturday meet....

Here are some of the pics from the Saturday meet. I was helping a friend move into a new house. :cry

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880313&page=16
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By wjfawb0
I lived about two miles north of the ky horse...

I lived about two miles north of the ky horse park for 8 years, and I never visited the place. I hear some people enjoy it. :D If you're going from Bowling Green to Lexington, you'll likely take...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
I think I'm going to trade my WR250R in for a...

I think I'm going to trade my WR250R in for a real dirt bike--another CRF50F. I could go anywhere on that thing (except up steep hills). :D
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34,980
Views: 8,712,998
Posted By wjfawb0
What's the difference between the peace sign and...

What's the difference between the peace sign and victory sign? According to wikipedia it's the time frame it is used in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_sign
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 67,859
Posted By wjfawb0
After following your story, I think the odds of a...

After following your story, I think the odds of a GS ever being in my garage went from slim to none. Hopefully your luck changes for the better in a big way and soon.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,260
Posted By wjfawb0
For the webbing and short ropes I often use a...

For the webbing and short ropes I often use a chain sinnet or monkey braid to keep things tangle free and quick to deploy.

http://www.animatedknots.com/chainsinnet/index.php?Categ=decorative
...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,260
Posted By wjfawb0
I used to camp with a target special tent my wife...

I used to camp with a target special tent my wife gave me one year for hiking trips and bike camping. One Christmas I bought a hiking buddy a cheap $20 hammock off of Amazon. He's now been using that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
Krabill, you'll like this picture, then: ...

Krabill, you'll like this picture, then:

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2009_5_23_campout/2009_5_23_campout3.jpg

And this video:

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2008_2_10_dyno/wjfawb0s_50.wmv
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
There are a lot of folks who buy Honda CRF50s and...

There are a lot of folks who buy Honda CRF50s and install heavy springs, slick tires, and BMX bars on them to stunt with. The grom is like a larger street legal version. Scooters are much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By wjfawb0
The article said his leg got pinned between the...

The article said his leg got pinned between the bike and car, right? There was contact.

"A 52-year-old Muskegon man laid down his motorcycle to avoid a crash when a car pulled out in front of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12,017
Views: 599,120
Posted By wjfawb0
I'm pretty sure the Consumer Product Safety...

I'm pretty sure the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is why you don't see pit bikes anymore. They contain lead and other banned substances and were classified as toys. Customs was...
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