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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,813
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Nice video and commentary! What mic did you use?...

Nice video and commentary! What mic did you use? Crystal clear.

I didn't have the chance to watch the whole thing, but I spent more time watching than I should have! I am looking to do the Iron...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,582
Posted By Ruis_Rider
BRT video

Hey people. I just wanted to post up a video I just made of a ride on the Blue Ridge Trail a week ago. I probably won't get around to doing a full ride report since the rides were just one-day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,582
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Just got the updated file (mine was dated). ...

Just got the updated file (mine was dated). Thanks, Error_cooled! :D

I'm tentatively planning on riding the trail from south to north this fall.

Here is a ride report from a short section...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Thanks for your comments! :freaky I had no...

Thanks for your comments! :freaky

I had no idea that rattlesnakes were in VA until I saw that one with my own eyes! I let him be once I took the photo and I did not dare get too close! He...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Mr. Responsible plays hooky...

I have a young family so riding has taken a back seat lately. However, due to a series of fortunate events today I was able to take the "long way" to work...about 80 miles instead of 6. It was...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,432
Posted By Ruis_Rider
It's alive! ALIVE!!! Hoo hoo haa hah haaah

Boohoo ha ha ha! My frankenbike is alive! :eek1

After a carb rebuild, cleaning the rust out and lining the tank, a backwoods-worthy starter motor and starter-gears rebuild, some cleaned up...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,729
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Great report so far! Keep it coming! -R

Great report so far! Keep it coming!

-R
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Ruis_Rider
While I don't have experience with the 250s vs...

While I don't have experience with the 250s vs 450s, I am a suspension guy so I just wanted to chime in. I agree that it doesn't sound like you need to do anything, given that it seems the fork...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 75,225
Posted By Ruis_Rider
So I just ran across the ride report of the...

So I just ran across the ride report of the family in the Land Cruiser! It's on expedition portal (and it is a family of five)!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,337
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Pete & Caf, Sorry I have no contacts for you...

Pete & Caf,
Sorry I have no contacts for you but you may be able to get it repaired at a typical auto shop if it is just a O-ring problem (leaking from the body). More likely it is a rod seal and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,337
Posted By Ruis_Rider
My friends '00 or '01 (not sure...) KTM 640 LC4...

My friends '00 or '01 (not sure...) KTM 640 LC4 has the 27mm nuts that works for the Xch. These nuts have a flange on them and the OD of this flange causes the rear axle nut to not sit against the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,582
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Short RR of a section of the BRT

Here's a ride report about our short BRT ride. If lucky, we may be able to update this with video...

http://advrider.com/forums/<wbr>showthread.php?p=19785092#<wbr>post19785092...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ruis_Rider
A short stab at the Blue Ridge Trail and then some...

Just wanted to write up a little blurb about a short section of the Blue Ridge Trail that a friend and I did while in route to meet up with some other motorcyclists for a bike-camping weekend in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,582
Posted By Ruis_Rider
took the BRT from VA 460 near Eggleston to I77 near Bastian, VA

Rode the BRT from VA 460 near Eggleston to 612 near I77 / Bastian, VA with a buddy on Friday. All sections were open. I was on a BMW XChallenge loaded for a weekend of camping. The other bike was...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 50,929
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Just thought I'd add my perspective to this...

Just thought I'd add my perspective to this thread. I ordered a Juggernaut last month. After about 10 days (paypal had been charged & an automated email had been sent on day one) I still had no...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,039
Posted By Ruis_Rider
I know nothing about the Forma boots, but I did...

I know nothing about the Forma boots, but I did just get some Gaerne Midland boots.

I am very pleased with the Gaerne boots. They are very comfortable and require little "break-in". I initially...
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,632
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Glad to hear you are OK. Reading this post...

Glad to hear you are OK.

Reading this post and others just reinforces why I also just bought quality motorcycle boots! I hope I never have to test them like this, though!
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 75,225
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Entertaining read, great pics, and go Hokies! ...

Entertaining read, great pics, and go Hokies!

Keep shreddin, bro!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,415
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Wow...keep riding strong.

Wow...keep riding strong.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 83,432
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Motivation needed...

Hey adventurers, I've had this XV for years waiting for some love. Just thought I'd throw up some pictures to show everyone the state of disrepair... I have all the parts in boxes, but have never...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Ruis_Rider
For the new dad's out there...

Repurposed baby paraphernalia.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7322111280_8d09c8a3b7_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35775883@N07/7322111280/)
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,056,802
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Cheers Erik! Thanks for the dims. :D Now I...

Cheers Erik!

Thanks for the dims. :D Now I just have to find the time to make it...

And I'll have to tell my wife what you said... maybe she's right when she says I'm spending too much time...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,056,802
Posted By Ruis_Rider
I got my X used from a fellow on this forum...

I got my X used from a fellow on this forum (well-used!) and it just has the canister removed and the wiring disconnected. I don't think jumpering anything is necessary. I've had no problems,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,056,802
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Thank you for your response, Erik. However, my...

Thank you for your response, Erik. However, my bike is ABS equipped and I see online that there is an ABS and non-ABS version of this part! :cry

Anybody have the measurements for the ABS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,056,802
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Front wheel spacer length?

Could somebody give me the precise length of the front wheel spacer (2007 XChallenge)? I seemed to have misplaced it during a tire swap and I need to machine a steel one anyway! I understand the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 295,176
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Awesome RR

Nathan,

I started reading this report last year (where does the time go!) and life preventing me from reading through it all until just now! It has been great. Unfortunately, your last video is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 31,240
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Thanks for the RR, it's great! I only...

Thanks for the RR, it's great!

I only recently found out that my great-grandfather was a tunneler in the Australian army during the Great War, but where at I'm not sure. Perhaps Ypres? I'll have...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,995
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Pretty autumn leaves in hidden deep ruts = surgery

This post is in regards to my buddy that had a get-off in front of me today. We happened to be the furthest from civilization possible along the entirety of our ride in Jefferson National forest...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,759,752
Posted By Ruis_Rider
This ride report continues to be an awesome read....

This ride report continues to be an awesome read. Keep it up and good luck with the return trip!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,876
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Nice report! I can't wait to get out and do some...

Nice report! I can't wait to get out and do some more exploring on some of these roads! :D

BTW, Mtn Lake went completely dry about two years ago...there was little rainfall coupled with a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,582
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Got the file this morning, too. Thanks!

Got the file this morning, too. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 18,992
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Awesome RR with outstanding pics! Thanks for...

Awesome RR with outstanding pics! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By Ruis_Rider
That totally sucks. I'll keep a lookout in...

That totally sucks. I'll keep a lookout in BBurg. Although unlikely, you could set up a search on searchtempest.com to do a wide search area for a specific thing (like "XR80" or something). Worth...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,337
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Thanks for the info on the toolkit. I didn't...

Thanks for the info on the toolkit. I didn't realize it was crap.

What about a good online source for OE parts (the front brake line)? I saw the recent thread by others about upgrading the brake...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,337
Posted By Ruis_Rider
Question Noob check-in and questions...

Hello all. I'm brand new to the XChallenge family and just got mine on Saturday from fellow inmate Dagwood. It was a bit risky to buy a bike sight unseen but Dagwood was a nice guy, really helpful,...
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