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Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,803
Posted By WVa Dualsport
50mm Prime f 1.2 It works in almost any lighting...

50mm Prime f 1.2 It works in almost any lighting condition you are likely to find and it's about as fast as anything out there. However, if I could only carry one lens, it would be my goto fav(part...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I run a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front. Love...

I run a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front. Love it. BTW, find a Pirelli front you like and run it. All Pirelli front tires are DOT IIRC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
There was still snow in MD. Between Thomas and...

There was still snow in MD. Between Thomas and Rt 50.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
That road is in a hell of a shape. I stuffed all...

That road is in a hell of a shape. I stuffed all my gear in the trunk and headed for the house after that pic. I hit rain at Nestersville.....all the way home. Everything was dry except for about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
My happy place: from today ...

My happy place: from today

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/wvdualsport/bike%20pics/20150402_122402_zpsh1jb9yhr.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I have both ends of the spectrum covered with the...

I have both ends of the spectrum covered with the 450EXC and the DL1000. Not much in between though. After owning the 450 KTM, I know for a fact that I won't ever own a less dirt worthy dual sport....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I'll likely stay in and warm tomorrow, but I'll...

I'll likely stay in and warm tomorrow, but I'll likely ride the big bike on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Spring in the Mountain State. We know the drill....

Spring in the Mountain State. We know the drill. 70s to snow in a day and a half.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By WVa Dualsport
That's great to hear. I logged on to let...

That's great to hear. I logged on to let everyone know that I rode down there yesterday (around 1:00 pm). The parking lot was empty, the lights were out and the door was locked. No notes or hours...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By WVa Dualsport
If I head south tomorrow, I'll report back. I'm...

If I head south tomorrow, I'll report back. I'm up in the air as to where I'm heading tomorrow now that the rain has been removed from the forecast. Might head down rt. 20. Might head to...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,049
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I don't have a photo readily handy with me and...

I don't have a photo readily handy with me and the bike, but here is one of the bike, new helmet, and the Sena 20s installed. (and yes, my neighbor, Mr. Gruesome, collects old ratty metal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I'm 205lbs. I added Sonic 1.0 fork springs,...

I'm 205lbs. I added Sonic 1.0 fork springs, Racetech gold valves, and stiffer Eibach rear shock spring. I also raised the forks about 3/8ths of an inch in the triples when going back together. All...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
A few of us are riding out of Buckhannon Saturday...

A few of us are riding out of Buckhannon Saturday morning and heading for the Maple Syrup Festival in Pickens. Anyone else headed that way?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I'm on my second MT43 rear. Two rim locks (lite...

I'm on my second MT43 rear. Two rim locks (lite locks). UHD tube. 8 - 12 psi over the life of the tire 1500 miles (compared to around 450 out of a Trackmaster II). Incredible grip. At 15 psi and...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,151
Posted By WVa Dualsport
2010 450 EXC I'd like to try one of your...

2010 450 EXC

I'd like to try one of your Underbar stabilizer mounts (Scotts) with about 1" of rise.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 3,863,005
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Crappy cell phone pic from Thursdays' shake down...

Crappy cell phone pic from Thursdays' shake down run on the new GT-Air and Sena 20s combo.

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/wvdualsport/bike%20pics/20150312_132757_zpskf3hcet0.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,049
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Super customer service. Great pricing. Prompt...

Super customer service. Great pricing. Prompt delivery. So far the Sena 20s is everything I hoped it would be. It almost fell into a new Shoei GT Air. 5 minute installation. The weather...
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 216,030
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Mine are here and should be going on tomorrow,...

Mine are here and should be going on tomorrow, along with the EB PC-8. Ah, Christmas.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Newest farkle for the Pumpkin due in May! ...

Newest farkle for the Pumpkin due in May!

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/wvdualsport/bike%20pics/Junk/10426754_10204576967802152_8665413269401872583_n_zps9a8c9d5b.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I got in a good 100+ mile ride yesterday...

I got in a good 100+ mile ride yesterday afternoon. If I weren't so busy with Christmas festivities this afternoon, I'd get the KTM out and go play.

Merry Christmas to all the Mountain State...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By WVa Dualsport
The biggest issue I have with any of these apps...

The biggest issue I have with any of these apps is the fact that they will not work without a cellular signal. Your phone cannot transmit gps signals, only receive them. That location info is then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I might be up for dragging the wheelie machine...

I might be up for dragging the wheelie machine out of the building on Sunday afternoon. I've been putting miles on the DL 1000 and the KTM is staring to feel neglected. It all depends on how much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I tend to keep a nice patina of mud on my 450 all...

I tend to keep a nice patina of mud on my 450 all winter long. I have ridden my KTM at least once each and every month that I have owned it (April 2010). Put a battery tender pig tail on the bike. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,426
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Don't be afraid of the Aprillia. They say my KTM...

Don't be afraid of the Aprillia. They say my KTM is high maintenance too. That's not entirely true. In fact other than oil changes every ten to fifteen hours and two to four rear tires a summer it...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,886
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I have an old 1080HD and a Roam (that I upgraded...

I have an old 1080HD and a Roam (that I upgraded to a Roam2 with free firmware...and a Youtube video). I'm a fan of the form factor. I have tried all manner of mounts and found what works best for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-27-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,966
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Here in the mountain counties of WV, one up, no...

Here in the mountain counties of WV, one up, no luggage, while riding my usual semi-aggressive pace I average about 39 to 40 mpg on my 2012 Vee. I'm sure that if I rode at or below the posted...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
These weren't roads, for the most part. I was...

These weren't roads, for the most part. I was riding part of an old GNCC track which is actually in Randolph Co, an old rail road grade from Long Run to Cassidy, I hit dirt roads coming and going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I rode the 450 EXC today. It's rained enough...

I rode the 450 EXC today. It's rained enough lately that the gnarly stuff is extra gnarly right now and the rivers are a little too high for fording them in most instances. I think I'll drag the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Left the 450EXC parked and took the new Vstrrom...

Left the 450EXC parked and took the new Vstrrom out for a spin on Friday to enjoy the great weather. Just in case you were curious, Rella's peanut butter pie is still awesome.

450EXC, Rekluse,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9,599
Views: 3,863,005
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I picked up a new 2012 last week. I had the...

I picked up a new 2012 last week. I had the front in the air with six miles on the odo. It's easier than it should be at speed.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I just picked up a new 2012 DL1K V-Strom. Great...

I just picked up a new 2012 DL1K V-Strom. Great price. Couldn't pass it up. S, with the 450 EXC, I have both ends of the dual sport spectrum pretty well covered.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Wow! I'm at a loss for words. Rest in peace...

Wow! I'm at a loss for words. Rest in peace Jesse.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I'd second Buckhannon. I am a little biased...

I'd second Buckhannon. I am a little biased though.

Here is a link with a little info on the town. It finished #3 in this poll: ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Here is a pic of most of the crew from yesterday...

Here is a pic of most of the crew from yesterday morning's ride in Buckhannon.

http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/wvdualsport/Temp/20140712_103951_zpsaa68b3a9.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I'll be out riding both days this weekend, in...

I'll be out riding both days this weekend, in case any of you are up( or down) this way.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,237,848
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I did the same thing as previously mentioned. ...

I did the same thing as previously mentioned. Direct to the battery, fused. Then I actually started using my GPS when riding. I now know that I can ride every day of a week long vacation on two AA...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,237,848
Posted By WVa Dualsport
I took an old bark buster mount for 7/8th bars,...

I took an old bark buster mount for 7/8th bars, reshaped it a little, and welded a 1 1/8 long section of (old, bent) handle bar to it. I got the initial idea from a thread over on KTMTalk. Works...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,237,848
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Not a Montana, but you get the idea. I used a...

Not a Montana, but you get the idea. I used a 45 ball mount (bolted to the hole where the OEM turn signals were mounted) and a 3" arm. You can also wee a 45 ball on the right side in the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,323
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Well that does suck. Hopefully when spring...

Well that does suck.

Hopefully when spring arrives she can make another go of it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-31-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,465
Views: 683,691
Posted By WVa Dualsport
Happy New Year! Remember it's almost time for...

Happy New Year! Remember it's almost time for new Inspection stickers, and warmer riding weather.
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