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Forum: Regional forums 06-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,710
Views: 583,790
Posted By Shwafish
I was about to get excited and say if you want to...

I was about to get excited and say if you want to meet up for a ride when you get down here let me know, then I sadly remembered that my bike is out of commission[emoji22]
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
He was referring to the fact that you said you...

He was referring to the fact that you said you weigh 2,405 lbs. You may be a big guy but I don't think you are that big.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
23,XXX miles. It has a manual cam chain tensioner...

23,XXX miles. It has a manual cam chain tensioner on it and one of the first things I noticed when I was looking at the engine on the side of the road was that the part on the end of the tensioner is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Thanks for the encouraging words. I am not...

Thanks for the encouraging words.
I am not good at describing sounds but I would say metallic grinding with occasional banging?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Near Asheville.

Near Asheville.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
So I was heading to work yesterday doing an...

So I was heading to work yesterday doing an indicated 70mph down the interstate when suddenly my bike starts making a horrible noise and losses power. I got it to the shoulder safely. I was able to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 26,644
Posted By Shwafish
just don't go jumpin around looking for...

just don't go jumpin around looking for clues[emoji6]
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Thanks I will try this next time.

Thanks I will try this next time.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Just out of curiosity would draining the carb...

Just out of curiosity would draining the carb once you get the bike back up help? I almost killed my battery the other day trying to start my bike after a tip over.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
There is a lot of hate for the oem handelbars and...

There is a lot of hate for the oem handelbars and I hear this said a lot but mine have taken quite a few hard hits and have not bent at all.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
It sounds to me like something has gotten into...

It sounds to me like something has gotten into your carb and clogged one of the jets (I am guessing the main). I would pull and clean the carb to start.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 26,644
Posted By Shwafish
Not my tag but because it has day for a while I...

Not my tag but because it has day for a while I will give a clue. It is very near viking mountain road.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I am by no means an expert (or even a very...

I am by no means an expert (or even a very experienced) dirt rider but it sounds to me like you might be putting to much weight on your front wheel in the mud. Try shifting your weight towards the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I really enjoyed watching this video because it...

I really enjoyed watching this video because it was a good example of different riding mentalities for me. The whole time my mind was saying "more throttle" when you where going slow through the mud...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,317
Views: 272,624
Posted By Shwafish
I might be able to go Sunday. I will need to...

I might be able to go Sunday. I will need to check with the wife and see if she has already made plans I don't know about.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
My clutch lever already had the end broken off...

My clutch lever already had the end broken off when I bought the bike so I did not have the dilemma of whether to cut it or not.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I like being able to keep my index and birdie...

I like being able to keep my index and birdie finger wrapped around the handlebar and work the the clutch with my ring and pinky fingers. I know this is not how most people do it but it is what I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Yesterday I went from wanting to get new mirrors...

Yesterday I went from wanting to get new mirrors to needing to get new mirrors. I am thinking about getting the KTM folding mirrors but was wondering about the length. Even the long ones look pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
That sounds like a great deal to me. I would jump...

That sounds like a great deal to me. I would jump on it as long as nothing major is wrong with it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Here are a few picks of my rack mounted on the US...

Here are a few picks of my rack mounted on the US '07. I have more if there is an angel I did not include that you would like to see. Also a few posts up someone posted a pic of there modified seat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Earthscape is correct. The US '07 bike has a tail...

Earthscape is correct. The US '07 bike has a tail rack and the Dirtbagz bars use that mounting point. I can get a picture of how mine are mounted if you think it would help you come up with something.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I'm kinda with sweetwater on this one

My '07 has about 23,000 miles on it. I don't think the original owner took very good care of it and I feel it might need a top end rebuild soon. I plan on continuing to thrash it and hope that when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
That was a fast grab. This game is getting...

That was a fast grab. This game is getting competitive again.
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,338
Posted By Shwafish
Can these still be picked up at Black Dome?

I live near Asheville and am kinda a map junkie. I would love to pick up a couple of these and was just curious if they are still available at Black Dome. I am fairly new to dual sport riding and am...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I came across those in my Internet searching and...

I came across those in my Internet searching and I like the idea of them but I don't think they would be to keen on me setting one up in the apartment parking lot.

I bit the bullet and ordered a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I like the sewing velcro straps to it idea....

I like the sewing velcro straps to it idea. Thanks:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Bike cover

Due to some uncontrollable circumstances I am having to move into an apartment complex where I will not be able to park my bike inside. I want to get a cover for it but I have never bought a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,317
Views: 272,624
Posted By Shwafish
I might be able to go Saturday. I will warn you I...

I might be able to go Saturday. I will warn you I am not very experienced on dirt. I would like to find people to ride off road with so I can get better because I am kinda paranoid about going alone.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
Any chance of a hint? There are lots of fire...

Any chance of a hint? There are lots of fire towers around here. It looks like it might be hurricane gap but I cannot tell for sure.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
Supposedly Flag Pond was named after a pond that...

Supposedly Flag Pond was named after a pond that had a lot of what locals referred to as "flag" flowers growing around it. Now that I think about it that clue might have been a bit obscure.

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
Not that it matters anymore but it was in Flag...

Not that it matters anymore but it was in Flag Pond at the corner of Old Asheville Hwy. and Rice Creek Rd.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
new tag

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p797/shwafish/20130909_151540_zpsc4cfe912.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/shwafish/media/20130909_151540_zpsc4cfe912.jpg.html)

This is in a small...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
grab

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p797/shwafish/20130909_132831_RichtoneHDR_zps2467af15.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/shwafish/media/20130909_132831_RichtoneHDR_zps2467af15.jpg.html)
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,416
Posted By Shwafish
I came across these at the store today and was...

I came across these at the store today and was very impressed. They are incredibly light weight and they seem well made. My favorite parts where the sun visor and the fact that when you flip the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 21,152
Posted By Shwafish
Suzuki Samurai: small, light weight, good off...

Suzuki Samurai: small, light weight, good off road, terrible on the highway, prone to tipping over. Yep sounds like my KLX. :rofl
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Shwafish
Verizon is defiantly coverage king in TN, if you...

Verizon is defiantly coverage king in TN, if you have AT&T you will probably hit some dead spots.

I also struggle with where to carry. I don't like not having my gun actually attached to me but I...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Shwafish
If you do come through Asheville you could head...

If you do come through Asheville you could head to Hot Springs ( http://www.hotspringsnc.org/ ) and have a soak in a mineral spring fed hot tub. There is lots of good riding and lots of good beer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
Anyone know the thread pitch for the exhaust...

Anyone know the thread pitch for the exhaust mounting bolts on the KLX. I do not have any stock ones left and 81.25 seems really close but not exactly right and it is definitely not 81. These are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 2,342,370
Posted By Shwafish
I have not lowered mine and I would suggest that...

I have not lowered mine and I would suggest that you let him see if he really needs it lowered before you do anything. I have a 27" inseam and was planing on lowering mine but then decided not to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,805
Views: 163,409
Posted By Shwafish
New Tag

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p797/shwafish/2013-04-09_14-38-29_518_zps2bd49d81.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/shwafish/media/2013-04-09_14-38-29_518_zps2bd49d81.jpg.html)

I am sure...
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