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Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,157
Posted By XDragRacer
+ 1! Yes, Peter; what worked well, what...

+ 1!

Yes, Peter; what worked well, what not so much; things you would change or do differently, were you repeating your journey now.

The scope of your posts, and the quality of your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
Well, we did, but actually some days after...

Well, we did, but actually some days after Tsotsie's flame-out. He drew his fuel from the non-ethanol pump, while I ignorantly coasted up to the "10 % ethanol" nozzle.

As we then traveled down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
Indeed! Several days after Tsotsie's 4-hour...

Indeed! Several days after Tsotsie's 4-hour roadside stand-down, I rode with him a ways through western Virginia, en route to West Virginia. However, cold, fog, and monsoon-quality rain showers...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Meal was great; roast chicken burrito, Tuesday...

Meal was great; roast chicken burrito, Tuesday special . . .

Except . . . Ali began singing, in a very loud voice, a Marty Robbins ballad:

"Out in the west Texas town of . . . "

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
With no images, your Bruce did not happen,...

With no images, your Bruce did not happen, rgc1248!

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag: Wondering where to go next, Ali stopped...

Tag:

Wondering where to go next, Ali stopped these People on the street, asking for a suggestion:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
How true! Grab, Lot K, Patriot Center,...

How true!

Grab, Lot K, Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P4152518_zpsbojvmrfp.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
Reckon it's possible, but . . . haven't heard of...

Reckon it's possible, but . . . haven't heard of stator/pickup coil/neutral switch wires becoming ensnared in the drive chain. Grommets play a role in cable routing, IIRC.

Of course, should...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 299,458
Posted By XDragRacer
Not I; however . . . a CV carburetor...

Not I; however . . . a CV carburetor automatically compensates to some degree for elevation changes; I doubt you'd need to re-jet from sea level.

If any starting/idle problems occur, you might...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRi...

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/Kawasaki-KLR650-Venezuela-600x400_zpstzxgzpae.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap, vonT! Been there; nice...

:clap:clap:clap, vonT!

Been there; nice little climb to the top of the hill IIRC; worth the effort. Remarkable views and signage, reflecting the gruesome Union slaughter.

This war...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
I wasn't whining, bwalsh! Don't want to...

I wasn't whining, bwalsh!

Don't want to exceed your attention span, but . . . DANG! Did it already!

:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
From Post # 1 (emphasis added): "Rule #2 One...

From Post # 1 (emphasis added):

"Rule #2 One tag at a time and county roads are acceptable (no dirt) but the tag must be findable. No whining . . ."
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
I'm unfamiliar with 2-jet fixed-venturi...

I'm unfamiliar with 2-jet fixed-venturi carburetors; a CVK40 may indeed be an upgrade over such a design; however . . . the absence of an accelerator pump on a CVK40 may still be a disadvantage for a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab; Hillside Circle at Watson Road, Lenah, VA: ...

Grab; Hillside Circle at Watson Road, Lenah, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P4012497_zpsp4b6g8sf.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
I think significant differences exist between the...

I think significant differences exist between the Keihin 40 mm carbs used on Harleys and on KLR650s.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, DU, the Harley Keihin CV40 (NOTE: No "K" in CV40)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Elementary, my dear Tgiby3! :rofl ...

Elementary, my dear Tgiby3!

:rofl

[OOPS! Snopes tells me I allude to, well, a false, yet popular, allusion!]
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,157
Posted By XDragRacer
Peter (center), with friends Bob and Frank, after...

Peter (center), with friends Bob and Frank, after Day 1, "maiden voyage" on this ride for the Redverz tent:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/PeterSendoff7_zpsed5f99d7.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
Generation 2: ...

Generation 2:

http://www.desmoparts.com/products/parts-catalog/kawasaki/kawasaki-klr650-2008-stainless-steel-screw-kit

Generation 1:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
This might suffice as a grab image, nortoncat;...

This might suffice as a grab image, nortoncat; certainly, it serves as a BRUCED (by 10 minutes) image!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P3292496_zpsivusl0uh.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Nice going, Nomad05! :clap:clap:clap But...

Nice going, Nomad05! :clap:clap:clap

But . . . we can't go on, meeting like this!

:rofl

Regrets about the Bruce, but . . . "He that liveth by the Bruce, so shall he be Bruced...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab: VA Runner 14210 Smoketown Rd ...

Grab:

VA Runner

14210 Smoketown Rd

Woodbridge VA 22192

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P3262494_zpsupdijytt.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Yes, unless Otto the Orkin Man, or one of the...

Yes, unless Otto the Orkin Man, or one of the local resident dogs or cats, grabbed the gator.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,394,931
Posted By XDragRacer
Cool, DU! If you want to split the cases to...

Cool, DU! If you want to split the cases to "permanently fix" an oil drain that doesn't leak, your bike.
Assume you will drill and tap the hole for the insert while the cases are together, then...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,394,931
Posted By XDragRacer
If your drain plug seals, I'd conclude you...

If your drain plug seals, I'd conclude you ALREADY have a permanent fix.

Regardless, agree with astrolump above, splitting cases isn't necessary when installing an insert.

If the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By XDragRacer
1. Limits on turning radius are the lock-to-lock...

1. Limits on turning radius are the lock-to-lock stops, not the mobility of the headlight or windscreen.

2. Huh?

3. (See # 2, above.)

Summarizing, a dealer might say, to all...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,394,931
Posted By XDragRacer
Don't see how an impact driver or impact wrench,...

Don't see how an impact driver or impact wrench, applied to a screwdriver bit addressing the drain plug, could crack the aluminum engine cases. But, it's your bike, and . . . can't offer you a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By XDragRacer
Not BMW final drive bearing-related, but . . ....

Not BMW final drive bearing-related, but . . . I'll add a compliment to Asheville Eurosport, for prompt and expert tire service on a modest Versys, while on the Three Men of Leisure tour of the area...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Ali was briefed thoroughly; no snacking! :D ...

Ali was briefed thoroughly; no snacking! :D


+ 1; keep the gator moving, nortoncat!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab 'n' Tag Grab: Intersection...

Grab 'n' Tag

Grab:

Intersection of West Ox Road and Monument Drive:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P3232478_zpsisv16c5l.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
DON'T LISTEN TO THAT!!!! That's just...

DON'T LISTEN TO THAT!!!!

That's just WESTERN BLOC propaganda!

The boundaries remain clearly defined in Post # 1 on this thread.

Except when, . . . oh, never mind!

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,394,931
Posted By XDragRacer
I'd let Mr. Moto Tool cut a slot (as you...

I'd let Mr. Moto Tool cut a slot (as you mention), then . . . use a broad flat-blade bit and an impact driver or an electric- or compressed air-powered impact wrench to unscrew the plug.

Hope the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By XDragRacer
Don't throw away your factory tool kit; you may...

Don't throw away your factory tool kit; you may need the spark plug socket (as Beezer says above), plus . . . besides the three wrench sizes in the first post on the thread, you'll need a 17 mm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Need to work on your image-posting technique,...

Need to work on your image-posting technique, nortoncat!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/WTRFRJT_zpskm95hbxt.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
Good grab! Actually, the location's...

Good grab!

Actually, the location's complete name is, "Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial." A distinction existed between contrabands and freedmen. (Fun fact.) :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,903,219
Posted By XDragRacer
Good find, nvklr! I think this is the set I...

Good find, nvklr!

I think this is the set I bought:The cost, however, has increased dramatically, since I bought mine about 3 years ago.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,700
Posted By XDragRacer
You express a valid concern, Britome! The...

You express a valid concern, Britome!

The Washington Area Trail Riders (WATR) are working with the AMA to insure our access and use of George Washington National Forest is preserved and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
For the record: Yesterday EVENING, I took...

For the record:

Yesterday EVENING, I took off the Hippo Hands.

What do we get this morning? SNOW and SLEET!

Once more, a prediction fulfilled.

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
We've discussed the history; the latter, IMHO, in...

We've discussed the history; the latter, IMHO, in the broad context! (Don't want to give away any clues, beyond those offered by the tagger.)



From recent Internet discussions, I realized...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13,911
Views: 704,380
Posted By XDragRacer
I hear you, FSTU! Understood. I tagged in...

I hear you, FSTU! Understood. I tagged in ignorance; made an unqualified assumption about the poles' purpose; and in trying to tag with adequate concealment, but easily located, I may have put yet...
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