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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,834
Posted By FAW3
Have a great trip! Are your take along...

Have a great trip!

Are your take along clothes cotton? Suggest taking synthetic fabric instead. Easy to wash/dry...cotton takes more water to wash and longer to dry.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Dry Bag

I've had two of these for several years. $13.00. Simple, rugged, well made...I really see no appreciable difference from these and ones I've bought at REI. Field tested by me and teen kids on KLR,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Today around 1 PM...before rain...running clear...

Today around 1 PM...before rain...running clear and about 6".....tonight after the boomers...:eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
I bailed on the VAC tech day...my BIL with the...

I bailed on the VAC tech day...my BIL with the new KLR250 for 3 months had still not taken it on gravel or got the tires wet. So this AM I grabbed him, said let the damn grass grow and the paint...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,478,236
Posted By FAW3
We have a DR200 and it has given our family a lot...

We have a DR200 and it has given our family a lot of enjoyment over the past few years. For trail, forest road, and secondary road riding it has served us all very well. Runs great up to about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By FAW3
Great to hear...the bar has been set pretty high...

Great to hear...the bar has been set pretty high based on the first ADVMoto Rally...the entire package was first rate IMO, I had a great time and enjoyed it. Of course...winning that $200 KLIM...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
Fort Valley FYI

We took a quick trip to Fort Valley (6/10-11) and just for FYI:

1: The small store & gas station in Detrick (center of FV along RT678/Fort Valley Rd.) that had been closed/for sale last year has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Good rant... At the Woodbridge store my...

Good rant...

At the Woodbridge store my experience is limited to the parts counter for the most part...they free swap valve shims when I do my valve adjustments on my KLR.

I did buy a jacket...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
June 6-7 GWNF overnighter

The Weather: may be good camping run weather this weekend (June 6-7).
The Destination: GWNF near Newport, VA.
The Route:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
That was a nice ride! Had 6 of us total running...

That was a nice ride! Had 6 of us total running around, getting our feet wet and clothes dusty. We smelled the ribs at the Aldie Store and so that was where we ate.

Sorry DC you missed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
Tomorrow...Sunday, May 31, gonna be hot and...

Tomorrow...Sunday, May 31, gonna be hot and showers late...so, how about an early meet and ride to lunch? Thinking the Middleburg area (Logmill, Bull Run Mtn, Busthead, Oatlands...roam the gravel,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Welcome...keep an eye on this thread...I'm...

Welcome...keep an eye on this thread...I'm checking weather and applying for a off the porch permit:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472407&page=144
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,478,236
Posted By FAW3
Nice! Now get these: See post #8869 &...

Nice!

Now get these:

See post #8869 & 8872 for better, wider, & faster footpegs :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,345
Posted By FAW3
What a great spot! SteelB12 and I moseyed...

What a great spot!

SteelB12 and I moseyed up to the Knob Friday. Came in via Dunkle Hollow "road"...and yes, we could tell they had rain the day before...puddles & ponds galore...much fun!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,345
Posted By FAW3
I'm in for Friday/Saturday. I'll join up with...

I'm in for Friday/Saturday. I'll join up with Eric (SteelB12) and ride out. That's a great riding area and plenty of hammock hanging trees!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
1: thanks to all who came out...great to see...

1: thanks to all who came out...great to see everyone! Wonderful sights to see those warbirds go flying overhead.

2: Today for the first time I got to see a B-24 flying (seen ground...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
...and likely still sitting on his cell phone...

...and likely still sitting on his cell phone camera!!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Yes...this is the riverfront park on the East...

Yes...this is the riverfront park on the East side of the GW Parkway, the entrance is off the Parkway, just South of BelleHaven Road.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
UPDATE: Tomorrow Friday, May 8th the weather...

UPDATE: Tomorrow Friday, May 8th the weather forecast is good for the flyby to take place as planned. This should be a unique opportunity to see some beautiful vintage aircraft.

Location: ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
Normally I'd be on for this...but have a conflict...

Normally I'd be on for this...but have a conflict with a Dr's appt.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
RTE and Old Planes...May 8th

I'll put this up now just for awareness...

Ride to eat & see historic aircraft fly by?

On Friday, May 8th at Noon (time may change & weather permitting – see website below on day of event) a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
I find all my son's MC stuff on Craigslist and...

I find all my son's MC stuff on Craigslist and Ebay. He wears some nice Klim mesh pants in the summer that I scored for as I recall $45.00 shipped. Start looking!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
True, you may be buying discount beer for...

True, you may be buying discount beer for awhile....but you will look fantastic laying in the mud of Bust Head Road!!!

Hope you ordered based on actual measured size...not the size you wore "back...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-09-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 148,793
Posted By FAW3
As always...wonderful photos Peter. Thanks!

As always...wonderful photos Peter.

Thanks!
Forum: Photos 04-09-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,196
Views: 878,649
Posted By FAW3
Nice vid! Thanks!

Nice vid! Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 152,929
Posted By FAW3
I was yapping about fishing at Thompson WMA out...

I was yapping about fishing at Thompson WMA out near Linden, VA. on another thread...anyway...tomorrow Saturday I'm going out to fish, ride and eat. Come out, join up, and ride

I'll likely head...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Oh well...between the rain and my teen's...my...

Oh well...between the rain and my teen's...my plans have been deferred until tomorrow!

I'll hit Thompson Lake off of Leeds Manor Road in the AM Saturday then look for lunch on the road. You can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Weather is looking good for Friday...and it seems...

Weather is looking good for Friday...and it seems that VA. DGIF has just stocked the pond at Thompsons WMA with trout.

Planning on running out that way and fishing, then roaming up to Berryville...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17,449
Views: 2,081,729
Posted By FAW3
Humm...voltage seems a bit low?

Humm...voltage seems a bit low?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,478,236
Posted By FAW3
To get your bike running with the least headache...

To get your bike running with the least headache after long term neglectful storage:

Fuel system: the advice to get a new set of jets is spot on. The very small size of the jets in a small bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,478,236
Posted By FAW3
My question is, do you guys know what socket...

My question is, do you guys know what socket sizes I would need for the front and rear axles of the DR200 so I can make sure to have them on hand?

12mm (F), 17mm (R).
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 1,478,236
Posted By FAW3
Welcome!!! Risers are an easy install for...

Welcome!!!

Risers are an easy install for minimal cost. My "logic" on the OEM bars is that once I bend them bad...I'll get some higher ones!!!:evil

As to footpegs...several of us have tried...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By FAW3
The route South from VA to FL. Trying to...

The route South from VA to FL. Trying to minimize the mind numbing drone of RT95 I tried to use State Highways and found this much more enjoyable.

I forgot to mention that for years I'd seen the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,313
Posted By FAW3
Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are...

Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are thinking of a similar run with this outfitter and it's nice to get another good perspective on the company and Ecuador.

I thought the B&W photos were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Ride report and some video of my "get warm run"...

Ride report and some video of my "get warm run" down to Ocala NF in Florida last week:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26210509#post26210509

I'm about ready to go back!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By FAW3
Virginia to Ocala NF...a quick run to get warm!!!

Thought I'd post this up and hopefully inspire someone else to beat the winter cold.

The “winter chills” were getting to me! I had the urge to leave the cold behind me and seek a warmer climate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 17,449
Views: 2,081,729
Posted By FAW3
1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort":...

1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort": all are dependant on screen and rider size. Downside is that riding off road bigger screens just caught more branches and risked damage in dirt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it...

Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it hurt getting off the train into this cold! At least the roads were good.

Had a nice "mosey" ride down via Rt301 to Ocala Nat. Forest, ran the NF...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 411,173
Posted By FAW3
Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday...

Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday afternoon. Hoping it won't be too hot:evil Then sliding over to Cedar Key and my favorite tiki bar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17,449
Views: 2,081,729
Posted By FAW3
I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket...

I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket AGM battery. I've never put a tender on it and it has always started fine. This is with up to a month of non use in winter.

My preference over a...
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