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Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By troutwhisperer
Bike stripped down to the frame

Here's a shot of the bike stripped down to the frame. I spent all weekend disassembling the bike, being careful to document everything with plenty of pictures and keeping all of small parts stored in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By troutwhisperer
Troutwhisperer's 1982 XL500R build thread

Well guys and gals, since picking up my XL500R last month its time to get started rebuilding the ole big red pig. Here are a couple pictures prior to completely tearing down the bike.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,516
Posted By troutwhisperer
I plan on starting one since this will be my...

I plan on starting one since this will be my first build. Be prepared for a bunch of stupid questions from a newbie :D

First order of business is organizing my shop.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 636,065
Posted By troutwhisperer
2005 fxdx

Here's a couple pics of my 05 fxdx.

http://troutwhisperer.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2005-FXDX/i-stVQ6Rm/0/M/DSCN0116-M.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,516
Posted By troutwhisperer
Just picked this up

Here's my new to me 1982 XL500R I just picked up for $150.


http://troutwhisperer.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/new-old-1982-XL500R/i-XtMZ7B4/0/L/05-L.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,010
Posted By troutwhisperer
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557...

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557988_286205421457819_139191082825921_637496_1309090849_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By troutwhisperer
Santa needs your opinion

With Christmas just around the corner I would like to buy my 14 year daughter a bigger dirt bike than the one she currently rides now, which is a KLX 110. Locally I have found a 2006 CRF-100F for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31,265
Views: 1,791,190
Posted By troutwhisperer
Of all days to leave my bug out bag at home :lol3.

Of all days to leave my bug out bag at home :lol3.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30,256
Views: 1,753,484
Posted By troutwhisperer
Yep, an earthquake. It measured 5.8.

Yep, an earthquake. It measured 5.8.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By troutwhisperer
If you get your nerve up and visit Scottsville...

If you get your nerve up and visit Scottsville again you should check out the Hatton Ferry, the last poled ferry in America. It is pretty cool. http://www.thehattonferry.org/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 94,594
Posted By troutwhisperer
Welcome hubcap, I am in the other side of the...

Welcome hubcap, I am in the other side of the mountain in Amherst County. Lots of good riding in this area in the GW National Forest.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 94,594
Posted By troutwhisperer
vabuckaroo68, your post brought back memories for...

vabuckaroo68, your post brought back memories for me. I have not been back to the RWMA for several years now. It always held a special place in my heart as a great brookie fishery. I have take my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By troutwhisperer
Head down to Sandbridge for the day, which is...

Head down to Sandbridge for the day, which is about 10 miles South of VA Beach, to avoid the crowds.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,914
Posted By troutwhisperer
Just bought an 05 Dyna from a local dealer and he...

Just bought an 05 Dyna from a local dealer and he only had few new models on the floor to sell. Two roadkings, blackline fatboy and a couple of sporties. Go figure.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By troutwhisperer
Anyone headed to V-Strom Get-Together East IX

Just wondering if any inmates going to the V-Strom Get-Together East IX in May.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,078
Posted By troutwhisperer
As a 42 old dude who loves me some bacon and...

As a 42 old dude who loves me some bacon and homemade chicken pot pie, I choose the Wee.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By troutwhisperer
Jetboil Classic on clearance at Gander Mountain

Man, I love being at the right place at the right time and able to save a few bucks. I just picked up a Jetboil at Gander Mountain in Roanoke Va on clearance for $44.97 :clap. I am not sure if this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 94,594
Posted By troutwhisperer
Inmate checking in

Just thought I would say hello and check in. I am located in Western Amherst county and currently ride a 2005 DL650. As you may can tell, my other passion is fly fishing. I look forward to meeting...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,389
Posted By troutwhisperer
I brought a super clean 05 DL650 with 1900 miles...

I brought a super clean 05 DL650 with 1900 miles for $3500 four months which has proved to be a perfect bike for my needs: great for commuting to work, eats up highway miles, ocasional two up riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 173,875
Posted By troutwhisperer
Great idea! I live in Western part of Amherst...

Great idea! I live in Western part of Amherst County, so if you need someone to check and/or scout public access in this area let me know.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,236
Posted By troutwhisperer
Great photos. Whoever designed/built those roads...

Great photos. Whoever designed/built those roads was a motorcyclist!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,153
Posted By troutwhisperer
Great report. I really enjoyed the photos. It is...

Great report. I really enjoyed the photos. It is a couple of weeks before the county fairs are in full swing here in Virginia.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,536
Posted By troutwhisperer
wibby, who makes that chair and where did you by...

wibby, who makes that chair and where did you by it?
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,747
Posted By troutwhisperer
Hello from the other Lynchburg...

...in Virginia.

They don't make JD here, but I think we have as many HD's :D . Enjoyed your RR.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,983
Posted By troutwhisperer
Quickie on the BRP

Took a short ride on the BRP near the house on Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours after I finished a few chores around the house. I have not posted any pictures of my 05 Wee since I bought it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By troutwhisperer
Enjoyed your RR. I would be more worried about...

Enjoyed your RR. I would be more worried about the bitting insects than the bears :rofl .
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,047
Posted By troutwhisperer
jparman, Congrats on the new wee. I have...

jparman,

Congrats on the new wee. I have had mine now for two weeks and loving it more each time I ride it.

Just ordered a Bestem trunk for it yesterday. Let the farkleing begin. :clap
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 18,692
Posted By troutwhisperer
Awesome job guys. It is great to know people like...

Awesome job guys. It is great to know people like you are still out there that are caring and will go to any lengths to help someone in need.

Mike
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By troutwhisperer
I rode down there Sunday and had a great time....

I rode down there Sunday and had a great time. This was the first time I have been to VIR. I definitely will be going again in the future.
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,047
Posted By troutwhisperer
Jim, I sold my Street Bob couple of months...

Jim,

I sold my Street Bob couple of months ago and just picked up a 05 Weestrom and have not looked back. I too enjoyed the low end grunt of the Harley, but the DL650 has more than enough power...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,033
Posted By troutwhisperer
Great RR and write up. Really enjoyed the pics....

Great RR and write up. Really enjoyed the pics. Looks like you and Mrs Liberia had a great time.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,800
Posted By troutwhisperer
Looks great guys. I wish I had trout streams that...

Looks great guys. I wish I had trout streams that size here in Central Va. You can leap across most trout streams here in the Blue Ridge Mtns :lol3 .

Tight Lines,

troutphisher
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,891
Posted By troutwhisperer
G650GS Sat on one at the dealer and it fit...

G650GS

Sat on one at the dealer and it fit me very good (6'-0" with 31 inseam). Seat height was perfect. Great mpg, not to heavy. Dealer said motor very smooth even for a single. Very upright...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,033
Posted By troutwhisperer
Great weather coming your way in Virginia

Looks like a great ride so far. You are in for some great riding weather this week in Virginia. Glad you was not coming thru here this past weekend. It was 98 - 100 degrees.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,033
Posted By troutwhisperer
Sounds like a great ride. If you need...

Sounds like a great ride.

If you need anything or assistance PM me. I am only about 10 miles east from the BRP on Rte 60 in Amherst, Virginia.

Let me know how you like the KLR for two up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,378
Posted By troutwhisperer
Enjoyed your ride report. Really loved the...

Enjoyed your ride report.

Really loved the video. Looks like you was moving pretty good through the twisties.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 842,691
Posted By troutwhisperer
Laugh Sweet bike fish!!!

NIce find for a great price fish. I sat on a 2003 at a dealer the other day. It was very comfortable when I sat on it. That would make a great middleweight sport tourer.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,260
Views: 3,653,983
Posted By troutwhisperer
257Bob, nice choice. how does the weestrom...

257Bob, nice choice. how does the weestrom compare to your Harley. I just sold my Street Bob and I am considering either the weestrom or tiger.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By troutwhisperer
Thanks for everyone's help.

Thanks for everyone's help. This is a great site, as I have been lurking for a while gathering info.

The tank has several pin holes on the underside. The bike needed alot of work, which I did not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By troutwhisperer
Gas tank for DR200?

I found a 1997 DR200 for sale at a cheap price but the gas tank is leaking. Does anyone know where the best place to get a replacment tank?

Thanks,

Mike
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