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Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By machinebuilder
My preference are the National Geographic Trails...

My preference are the National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps..............BUT the Southeast Butler Maps is coming out Monday:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,001
Posted By machinebuilder
THANKS...................you just gave me another...

THANKS...................you just gave me another excuse for wrecking and losing control:evil


I've had my road version through some pretty rough terrain, NOT haveing one is a bigger safety...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,541
Posted By machinebuilder
They can tell from the damage done inside the...

They can tell from the damage done inside the engine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 204,541
Posted By machinebuilder
THIS COMMENT IS NOT ABOUT OUR BIKES As far...

THIS COMMENT IS NOT ABOUT OUR BIKES

As far as the more recent car and truck engines requiring lower weight oils. USE THE RECOMMENDED VISCOSITY AND GRADE. these engines are built much tighter and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 159,930
Posted By machinebuilder
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm 98% sure I know...

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm 98% sure I know exactly where it is from the picture........and looking at Google earth I'm right.


Nice shots at Baby Falls
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 159,930
Posted By machinebuilder
THis is the original post that defined the...

THis is the original post that defined the boundries, As i said before it has been stretched some.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 159,930
Posted By machinebuilder
It's in. I've stretched a little further...

It's in.

I've stretched a little further west at least once.:evil (the cemetary on Calfkiller rd...........REALLY great road)
I figure if you're still on top of the plateau you're ok, unless...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By machinebuilder
Sorry to hear you crashed................good...

Sorry to hear you crashed................good attitude about it

Why don't you take this opportunity to upgrade to a fat bar?

It's easy to find adapter/bar risers to go from the 7/8" to 1 1/8"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-06-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,519
Posted By machinebuilder
++++many I didn't know any better and bought...

++++many

I didn't know any better and bought the road version because I ride more pavement to get to the dirt/gravel than the gravel.

while it may not be the "correct" one for offroad it helps...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By machinebuilder
IMHO the Karoo 3. I hated the stock Pirelli...

IMHO the Karoo 3.

I hated the stock Pirelli Scorpian trail's, the truely sucked on pavement and on dirt/gravel

I tried the K60's (pre scout) 140/80 size, it was ok for about 5000 mi then got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By machinebuilder
Tell garmin to avoid interstates and unpaved....

Tell garmin to avoid interstates and unpaved. Then pick some small towns to route between and watch your gas
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 159,930
Posted By machinebuilder
The boundary is posted in the first couple pages....

The boundary is posted in the first couple pages. I'm not going to try to link it with my phone
It has been stretched west but it stays in tn. One of the tags was the extreme north east corner...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 287
Views: 18,557
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: 1,577
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: 1,577
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: 763
Views: 122,147
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: 1,951
Views: 117,383
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: 1,951
Views: 117,383
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 43,648
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 124
Views: 7,531
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 727
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 1,004
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: 287
Views: 18,557
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: 13,074
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: 13,074
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: 507
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: 287
Views: 18,557
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 123
Views: 16,001
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: 123
Views: 16,001
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 2,790
Views: 159,930
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: 763
Views: 122,147
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,...
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