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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
There was some time the NC folks were playing...

There was some time the NC folks were playing more than the TN folks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,736
Posted By machinebuilder
I'm out ill be at my nieces wedding......... In...

I'm out ill be at my nieces wedding......... In Buffalo
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By machinebuilder
I'm glad you got it figured out. FWIW I pulled...

I'm glad you got it figured out. FWIW I pulled the scorpions off before I wore them out. IMHO they suck on pavement and they suck off road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By machinebuilder
This is a common subject..........the search...

This is a common subject..........the search function sucks, you'll get better results with google (site:advrider.com whatever you're searching for)


to BRIEFLY summarize the more common...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,419
Posted By machinebuilder
The box on an electrical motor where the wires...

The box on an electrical motor where the wires are connected is commonly referred to as the pecker head.


I used to know one person that called it a weather head.


I've never used anything...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 114,000
Posted By machinebuilder
Appalachian Tag-O-Rama for those that think vertically.

I was referring to the previous tag and others that people use pretty obscure clues.

Bush beans is not hard to find they're on almost every stores shelf. ;)

Those are cool trucks. They belong...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 114,000
Posted By machinebuilder
:fpalm I never would have looked in Wears Valley,...

:fpalm I never would have looked in Wears Valley, TN, Highlands NC is quite a ways away






:deal:deal

the goal is to get people out riding.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
I know where it is, I had too much to do last...

I know where it is, I had too much to do last weekend, and for me bikes and storms don't mix well, I've had monsoons 6 out of the last 7 days.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
OK spill...........is this on Oswald Dome road? ...

OK spill...........is this on Oswald Dome road?

Chilhowee Mountain was confusing...........to me (and others) Chilhowee Mountain is in BLOUNT County, not POLK county where this tag is.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 42,680
Posted By machinebuilder
It depends on how bent they are. there are...

It depends on how bent they are.

there are other people around that straighten rims.

When I bent my front, I took the opurtunity to put a stronger rim on.

Sun rim, Black anodized, $245,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
hmm, Good tag, I don't think I've been there...

hmm, Good tag, I don't think I've been there either.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,410
Posted By machinebuilder
Nice story....................did you burn the...

Nice story....................did you burn the ethanol out of the copper tubing before it fouled the injectors:lol3




Pictures or it didn't happen:evil

No really I'd like to see pictures...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
Bruced

I waited till I got home........................

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-jGGnfp2/0/M/i-jGGnfp2-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
where's the new tag?

where's the new tag?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By machinebuilder
OK I won't tell you to talk to MiniMike (He...

OK I won't tell you to talk to MiniMike (He retired, Tellico moto outfitters is closed)

Where are you going to base out of?

Go to Coker Creek, turn on Joe Brown Highway, take any turn off of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
I'm pretty sure it was after I turned onto Kimsey...

I'm pretty sure it was after I turned onto Kimsey MT RD,

I'll try to get my track off of my GPS and pinpoint it better.

EDIT:

Garmin is calling it Mcfarland road

N 35 07.76 W 84 26.57
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By machinebuilder
MiniMike is enjoying the retired life now. they...

MiniMike is enjoying the retired life now. they also closed the icecream shop.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,736
Posted By machinebuilder
I like the Meet and Eat idea, BUT because I...

I like the Meet and Eat idea,

BUT because I work in Vonore, and typically get home between 4:30-6:00 and then take care of the dogs, many times things Monday to Friday don't work so well.
I can...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,780
Posted By machinebuilder
It sucks to have bad eye sight. that's a really...

It sucks to have bad eye sight. that's a really high cylinder. My prescription is about -12.5x1.75, and I am not a good candidate for Lasiks, I'm waiting to have cataracts and get corrective...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,780
Posted By machinebuilder
First RUN don't walk away from Lenscrafters ...

First RUN don't walk away from Lenscrafters

I am going to assume the 10.5 you are talking about is the Diopter (first number in the prescription), Mine is a -12.5 (severe myopia...nearsighted) and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By machinebuilder
For mild off road, there is no reason to pay the...

For mild off road, there is no reason to pay the fees at Windrock, or have a permit for Royal Blue.

the closest to Oak Ridge is Catoosa WMA, take 62 to Wartburg, Nemo RD cross the Emory River and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,736
Posted By machinebuilder
++++++ Some day I'll find a way to have...

++++++

Some day I'll find a way to have enough time
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
DAMN, I figured this one would go stale:lol3 ...

DAMN, I figured this one would go stale:lol3

Great Grabbin,:clap:clap

I guess I'll have to come up with a better challenge next time

What am I doing this weekend:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,269
Posted By machinebuilder
I've hit loose sand, and loose rocks, and loose...

I've hit loose sand, and loose rocks, and loose gravel, sometimes at a pretty good clip.:eek1

never having had a steering damper before I can't say if the offroad would be better, BUT I know it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,269
Posted By machinebuilder
It works for me. I think it depends on what you...

It works for me. I think it depends on what you are looking for, as I understand the off road model is free return to center, the road is damped in both directions.

But if you set the resistance...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
New tag

ok for all those complaining about how this game doesn't move,

GET OVER IT

the thread killer

NEW TAG

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-S7DkFk7/0/M/i-S7DkFk7-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
Grabbed

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZL8Tmfx/0/M/i-ZL8Tmfx-M.jpg

Easy Grab
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,419
Posted By machinebuilder
A word of warning for the Loctite...

A word of warning for the Loctite 660................

BE VERY CAREFUL
When you have a bearing that is very loose in the bore, and very loose on the shaft

DO NOT use 660 on the OD and the ID,...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By machinebuilder
cool, this branch is about 16" dia, it had to be...

cool, this branch is about 16" dia, it had to be trimmed because it was too close to my power lines

I have 2 in my yard, the small one is 60-70' tall
The big one is 80-90' tall and 144" around.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By machinebuilder
So if I cut some pieces off of the large branch I...

So if I cut some pieces off of the large branch I just trimmed off one of my catalpa's it won't crack?

Interesting I'll have to try it.

I had ZERO luck with a large oak round I tried to make a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,736
Posted By machinebuilder
or just the event of the week at Deals Gap, then...

or just the event of the week at Deals Gap, then we could know what to avoid on the road:amazon:pot
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 142,577
Posted By machinebuilder
good grab and tag Rusty, I almost went over...

good grab and tag Rusty,

I almost went over the weekend but Sunday was spent riding in the woods...........I got a great file tag to challenge ya'll

Wow I just looked up when I used the fire...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By machinebuilder
are you talking about fr82? it parallels the...

are you talking about fr82? it parallels the skyway on the NC side.

I haven't rode it in a while but it is semi maintained, the upper part tends to be a little rougher and looser, if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-27-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,927
Posted By machinebuilder
It's great to see a review/compare, Thanks I...

It's great to see a review/compare, Thanks

I think any of the upgrades are so much better then stock no one will be disappointed, but what you are hinting at is there is less reason to spend the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By machinebuilder
Look at Buchanan spoke and rim, they manufacture...

Look at Buchanan spoke and rim, they manufacture Sun rims and drill them to order. I used them when I replaced my bent front rim
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By machinebuilder
Thanks, Just remember YMMV, and its probably...

Thanks,

Just remember YMMV, and its probably a good idea to check these mounts regularly if you do much riding in rough stuff.

I hated to spend almost $500 to replace a radiator that doesn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By machinebuilder
I took measurements off the bike, and guessed at...

I took measurements off the bike, and guessed at a few.
I didn't have an intact radiator to borrow.

That's probably why I seem to be slightly out of position with it
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By machinebuilder
I've finally quit procrastinating and am...

I've finally quit procrastinating and am finishing the write up on my repairs

after several misstarts fabing a lower mount

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-L2cWptp/0/M/i-L2cWptp-M.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By machinebuilder
Why do you think they would be different in a...

Why do you think they would be different in a F650 twin than a F800 twin?:ear

as far as attitude ...........it is advrider
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By machinebuilder
There's a karoo 3 thread here. I like them...

There's a karoo 3 thread here.

I like them much more than the K60's.

See the other thread for more details
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