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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By skychs
Kids

Eddy,
My daughter started riding with me when she was ten. At 23 she still rides with her dad. She rode on the back of my GS to Alhambra and Scat Rd last month. It's something we do to spend time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
shocks

You guys are killing me with the light photos .....:rofl

Anyway ..... I need a new rear shock on the 1990 XT600. Is there anyone out there that can rebuild them? Thought I would try that first...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 04:11 AM
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Posted By skychs
lights

You may be right. I hardly ever get that on the GS or GL1800. Maybe I let my guard down and need to be more alert on the XT.



Thanks Eddy. I will keep that in mind. I still have a lot of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Xt600

Sounds like a lot going on here. Wish I could join you guys this weekend but I have to work Sunday.

Y'all need to take Jeff up on his offer. If you haven't been to the old homestead it's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Thats where I got it, from Charles. MrWhipit...

Thats where I got it, from Charles. MrWhipit himself.



No SC or BL yet. I have a lot to do before then. General MX for now. Hand guards, definitely! It has an engine "frame" quard but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By skychs
Xt600

Patience my friend. You are absolutely correct, these are not the tires for Shoe Creek or Big Levels but they will get my feet wet until Im comfortable on the bike to make the change. Im old...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Xt600

I got her all put back together then took her for a spin. It held the road pretty nice despite needing new steering head bearings. Lots of power. The front end comes up a lot easier than my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
New ride in the garage

I added a new bike to the garage today. Its a 1990 Yamaha XT600EA. It needs some work like fork seals, stearing head bearings and a good going over but its a solid bike with plenty of power for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Video

Macon......
I just got a quick look but awesome video! I'm thinking we can be a lot more creative in the future. Videos are great but videos with a story go a lot further.

Now ..... Did I see...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By skychs
Pilot

So ..... did you buy it? :rofl I have a garage.



If I didn't have to work in the AM I would consider it. Rumor yesterday was someone saw a parachute. Now with a locator beacon going off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Video

It was a great weekend, despite the rain on Saturday. The bonus was having mostly grass at the camp site instead of dirt and mud like most of the sites on Alhambra. The more I camp there the more I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels

I did one with and without music. Let me try this one first.


<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VkQ19e8Xlck" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
IT Help

Big Levels.....

The Scat camp Big Levels video is done. Its just over 7 min long and is HD. I can't post it to Youtube because I added some music to it. I saved it to my Desktop.

Can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Mortons

I can take you up there Thursday if you want to. Hmmmmm Am I riding or driving. I can't picture you on the back of the GL1800. Not a good site. I guess I will have to drive. Let me know.
chuck...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Ahhhhh The truth comes out. When we got back from riding we noticed all the wood stacked up in the fire pit. Macon noticed it right away.

Sorry we missed you. Would have been nice having...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

It doesn't matter now. I have a new REI Flexlite chair just like everyone else. If this one takes a crap Im getting a Kermit chair. This Flexlite chair however, has different feet. Not round end...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By skychs
Here is a short clip of Big Levels in the rain. ...

Here is a short clip of Big Levels in the rain. Matt (splitter) is doing a great job considering the conditions.

Jeff ..... Seriously, I don't believe Kraken had anything to do with the chair...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Just for the record ..... That was a chair...

Just for the record ..... That was a chair malfunction and not a Kraken event. Brand new chair from REI. It snapped at one of the joints. Its going back today.

Madstrom .... that damn Kermit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 05:39 AM
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Im not afraid of the rain........

On my way, I will let you know. Spot and weather.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

ok ......
Why don't we do this. We can meet at Scat Camp. Unload the bikes then run over to Alhambra and check the two spots right before the switch back. If there is enough water and the spot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By skychs
GoPro

Thanks Jeff. I had the original app on my iPhone but not the one you can watch the videos. Its now downloaded and working. That makes a huge difference. Thanks.

Macon .... keep us posted.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By skychs
big Levels on the 23rd.

Shoe Creek on the GS ..... not going to happen this weekend. Maybe, just maybe up to the second creek crossing but not the top half. I will wait for you on the other side. I plan on setting up the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 09:21 AM
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Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Im charging the GoPro now. I have some great ideas for some water crossings. Im rubbing my hands together as I type. :loll

Im not getting a good feeling about this. Everyone is bringing their...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 04:02 AM
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Hey Charles ....
Whats the word on the 800GS? Finished yet? Taking it this weekend?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Camping....

Today my daughter Danielle (23 y/o) and I rode out to Alhambra and Wiggins Spring Road looking for camp sites. I think she actually enjoyed the big GS off road. When we hit scat road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Video

B.E. Coyote

Very nice video. Looks like you experienced a lot of good weather. The experience with your son .... priceless.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Wow......
I'm not sure how I did it but I now have the next 10 days off. For the first time in my aviation career the company acknowledge the hard work and awarded some paid time off. I now have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels 23rd

Hey guys....
I'm done working tomorrow afternoon. Once again I'm planning on riding over to look for a good spot. Anyone available Tue or Wed and not afraid of the rain?

In regards to a grill...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
jumper cables

I have a tool kit, tire kit, air pump, jumper cables, extra straps and a pressure gauge in my left saddle bag. What gets used the most?

Jumper cables! If you ride a lot you have to have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By skychs
Pms 500

Hey Jeff ....

Is the PMS 500 big bike friendly? What is the date?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 07:03 AM
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Posted By skychs
Rts

There you go......
A RTS ..... Ride to sail. It could happen.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By skychs
Wheel

Sailing ....... Had a great time on the water yesterday. Maybe one day we can turn it into a RTS. Ride to Sail.

Matt ... its not looking good today for a ride over to Alhambra. I start a 6...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Weather permitting Im riding over Friday night on the 22nd. Hopefully Ill get over there before then to check it out. Tuesday is the first chance I can do that.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Macon.....
Monday may work. Im still waiting to hear back from my brother regarding going fishing. If I don't go to the shore lets do it.

Anyone else interested in going?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Wow.....
Sorry for the delay responding. I have been working and it wasn't fun. I had a landing gear malfunction yesterday. An electrical circuit board took a crap so my landing gear with 80...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Crabtree Falls Campground is nice off season but during season its VERY crowded. I wouldn't recommend staying there this time. There is also a camping fee, per person.

Ohhh .... just for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

All are welcome. Where we camp will determine what we need. Thanks for the offer. Some of the popular spots on Alhambra are pretty trashed, glass and trash everywhere. Since we have around two...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 30,521
Views: 1,686,158
Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

Hmmmmmmm
Sounds like this is turning into a SMALL bike adventure. If that happens I'm going to be the slacker. I hate being the slacker. I guess I'll strip it down at the campground to lighten...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

I don't think we are doing Shoe Creek. Big Levels is what we want. If we get up there early enough we can set up camp then ride. After the ride I'm sure we will be hungry and thirsty.

Anyone...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30,521
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Posted By skychs
Big Levels on the 23rd.

I'm working on it Dan. I would have to use a couple sickation days but it may be worth it.

Dr WhipIt ...... Charles, does that work for you?
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