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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Laugh Great work man! I can't wait to catch up down...

Great work man! I can't wait to catch up down the road.

I turned over 15'000 on the Top of the World Hwy two days ago. Now at 13'300 since May. Amazing you've gone so far in such a short amt...
Forum: Alaska 08-13-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By HBN
Eek It's me!

Howdy everyone!

I am that loon riding a 49cc scooter across North America. I am humbled by the kind words and encouragement you've shown me here on this post. Wow.

Sure I have an 1150GS in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Wicked I don't think so. If they are, tell them to...

I don't think so. If they are, tell them to rewind the stator so I can run a heated jacket!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Usually that is the case but ever since I've been...

Usually that is the case but ever since I've been in AK, I'm only getting 38 max. I was down to 30mph on The Dalton until I learned my belt had fallen to shreds. I replaced it and can only make 38...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Cold tasty beverage you say? I'll be right there...

Cold tasty beverage you say? I'll be right there :evil

Thanks for the overwhelming support folks. It has been a great trip so far and I think it is only just getting started. The more I ride,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
:wave That was my attempt at a thumbs up with...

:wave That was my attempt at a thumbs up with frozen fingers crossing Aitgun Pass. Temp was 24F with a 30 mph headwind and blowing snow. I could barely see the road through my fogged visor as it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Met these amazing folks today at Northern Power...

Met these amazing folks today at Northern Power Sports while I changed out my rear tire. Clare lent me a hand spooning on the tire and a few magazines for me to read while sitting in my tent avoiding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Thanks for the kind words everyone! I swapped out...

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I swapped out my tire in Fairbanks today and had a local shop weld up my cracked fuel rack on the front. The ruck is back to "normal" again without the constant...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,162
Posted By HBN
Thanks for posting! I've ridden a few of those...

Thanks for posting! I've ridden a few of those roads before but not that far down. The familiar sights of home and the green lush Chesapeake watershed makes me long for home. Well done on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Alaska and beyond

It has been way too long since I stopped in to say hello to my herdn' family. I'm writing you from Fairbanks, AK. After over 9500 mi of traveling by 50cc / 30mph avg, I've travelled from VA to Key...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By HBN
Thanks for posting! This trip looks like a blast...

Thanks for posting! This trip looks like a blast and you really gotta see some sights along the way. It's always nice to break away from the city. I'm happy you got your handlebar switch figured...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By HBN
Thanks! It was a wire inside the grip...

Thanks!

It was a wire inside the grip assembly. All set!! Taking off for Manitoba two hours late. Safe riding everyone!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By HBN
Eh? Help--'96 1100 down on road trip, won't start now

Hey all--this is ridin gaijin posting from HBN's acct while the admins sort out some pw issues. In Duluth MN. Bike has been on and off road for past 5 days but went down in driveway (...of course)...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,092
Posted By HBN
Laugh I'm so glad you finally made it down there. Good...

I'm so glad you finally made it down there. Good thing my site recommendation worked out for you. I absolutely love those mountains and the people in them. Next time say hi to Ken and Melissa at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
:wave from beautiful Boulder, CO. Flat Iron...

:wave from beautiful Boulder, CO.

Flat Iron #2
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10455443_10101769420114779_5443796291569396023_n.jpg

Elevation is really a wind sucker up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
I would add: Water purification tablets ...

I would add:

Water purification tablets
First aid kit
Gorilla Tape
Bailing wire of various widths
Spare throttle cable
Spare master fuses
Two sets of wheel bearings (fr and rr)
A front...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Twit for TAT His RR should be epic: will...

Twit for TAT

His RR should be epic: will make you laugh, feel sorry for him, scratch your head at the quantity of JB Weld and reach for a milkshake.

Talked to Andy Goldfine today of Aerostich...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
Dan, I can't wait to have you show me around! ...

Dan, I can't wait to have you show me around! So excited that you can finally live the dream of recreation with your love. That area may suck me in forever, you may have a crusty neighbor if I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
Cool2 :wave I'm alive and well. Yes I actually...

:wave

I'm alive and well. Yes I actually completed the first leg of my 50cc adventure to Key West. That was the easy part. I have yet to be pulled over (REMARKABLE!). The more harrowing part...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Neat. Honestly, I very very very rarely pay for...

Neat. Honestly, I very very very rarely pay for a campsite and would choose a bush or church to camp behind every time to keep the $20 in my pocket. I do plan to tour the parks and probably go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Cool! THanks LD, added to the list :D

Cool! THanks LD, added to the list :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Ha! I need all the help I can get :) Fortunately...

Ha! I need all the help I can get :) Fortunately I've had more waves and strange looks than unhappy truckers. I'm sticking to the far back roads with grass growing in between the cracks of red...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
:wave Howdy from Georgia. The crops are two...

:wave

Howdy from Georgia. The crops are two months ahead of you and so is the humidity. Chillaxin' here for the week then the "serious" part of my trip starts. 1000mi to Key West and 6000 NW. ...
Forum: Americas 06-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By HBN
I'm currently in Charlotte NC. I'm heading to...

I'm currently in Charlotte NC. I'm heading to Atlanta this week then straight to Key West. From there I'm off 6000mi to Prudhoe Bay.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 38,471
Posted By HBN
Cool2 Great friends

I can't begin to explain my gratitude for all the warm wishes and excellent displays of friendship. For those of you I've had the honor of staying with and speaking long into the night, thank you. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Hey OnO, I actually leave this morning for...

Hey OnO,

I actually leave this morning for the ruckus odyssey. You can follow me on my blog in sig line. Will you be around next Mon or Tue? Shoot me a pm!

Yeah...I haven't researched each...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
:clap Now comes the nail biting hoping it...

:clap Now comes the nail biting hoping it doesn't reoccur. Best of luck out there!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
Yeah...I should not have completed the last 25 mi...

Yeah...I should not have completed the last 25 mi of the Maryland Challenge in a day with a sprained ankle. That one took weeks to heal. :norton


Any word on SteelB12?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
Just wait till the fuel pump fails or your hall...

Just wait till the fuel pump fails or your hall effect sensor shits the bed. Always a pro/con with any setup unless you are walking or bicycling.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844591
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
Where you at? PM me if you want to troubleshoot. ...

Where you at? PM me if you want to troubleshoot.
703-795-7005

Sounds like a petcock issue. inspect your lines to the petcock and try swapping to reserve to see if the crud is in the main petcock...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Take a gander at The Jefferson Pools in Warm...

Take a gander at The Jefferson Pools in Warm Springs
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1THOJzUSogk/S8uFfp4K7vI/AAAAAAAATrY/vG9fRX40cqM/w768-h576-no/100_8473.JPG

You are going to love the ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,751
Posted By HBN
I dunno if Pork Butt has ever been there but I...

I dunno if Pork Butt has ever been there but I recall that he had access to a screen printing type machine for vinyl :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,856
Views: 267,239
Posted By HBN
MVUM: ...

MVUM:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/maps-pubs/?cid=fsbdev3_000547

Don't forget to save this to your phone or print off the pages. Knowing where certain gates are locked can be an asset when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
If you can't poke fun at yourself... ...

If you can't poke fun at yourself...

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10309353_10101683145824149_1350324900961043863_n.jpg

The folks at work have no clue what to think. Take...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4,070
Views: 203,093
Posted By HBN
I'm undecided there. I will purposefully be...

I'm undecided there. I will purposefully be leaving my chromebook behind and don't plan to do any photo editing on the road. Most of my updates will likely be on the blog since I can easily do that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Hondas Rule! At our garage, we swore off...

Hondas Rule!

At our garage, we swore off working on any pre 90's Suzuki, Yamaha or Kawi after repeated frustrations and failures in their parts. All our custom and cafe bikes have been antique...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,070
Views: 203,093
Posted By HBN
Yeah...Bastian (eventually!) Leaving my job...

Yeah...Bastian (eventually!)

Leaving my job Friday to raise a Ruckus around the nation.

lostwithmike.weebly.com
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
Not with you on it :augie

Not with you on it :augie
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29,643
Views: 1,655,830
Posted By HBN
:bow

:bow
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