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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
I don't think the service writer appreciated the...

I don't think the service writer appreciated the "patina" of my Dakar. Nothing but "scratch", "rub", "crack", "oil", "gouge", and worst of all, "well worn". Obviously has no understanding of an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
He's still working on it. Three more semesters I...

He's still working on it. Three more semesters I believe.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
Caught up with Barrett (Rob Feature, remember...

Caught up with Barrett (Rob Feature, remember him?) in Denver and we took the mountain bikes up near Steamboat Springs for 3 days of camping and riding....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
An extremely sophisticate device called an iPhone...

An extremely sophisticate device called an iPhone 4S and a 10 year old Olympus point 'n shoot set on auto cuz I'm no photographer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
It's ok, I cried the whole trip.

It's ok, I cried the whole trip.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
And it was cold even in August. ...

And it was cold even in August.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BeartoothPass2014/i-NsqB2H7/0/XL/IMG_0599-XL.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
And there's no room at the inn. ...

And there's no room at the inn.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BeartoothPass2014/i-V2k7Qrp/0/XL/IMG_0676-XL.jpg
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
And thy scenery sucketh. ...

And thy scenery sucketh.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BeartoothPass2014/i-rTrSJfD/0/XL/P1010083-XL.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
It's ok though, there's no good riding out there...

It's ok though, there's no good riding out there anyway.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BeartoothPass2014/i-nX53xsv/0/XL/P1010160-XL.jpg

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
I think I've worn Colorado and Wyoming plumb out....

I think I've worn Colorado and Wyoming plumb out.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BeartoothPass2014/i-sMXDbSC/0/XL/IMG_0686-XL.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
Stay calm, there's no threat of KLR replacement! ...

Stay calm, there's no threat of KLR replacement!

Had to find a UHaul truck. On a Sunday. In a small town. One that has no cell service.

A local woman hooked me up with the nearest UHaul...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
Classic left turn into the invisible motorcycle....

Classic left turn into the invisible motorcycle. I went over the hood and landed near where the ambulance is. Good gear and plenty of it saved the day.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12,863
Views: 607,944
Posted By SScratch
"Shambles" needed stitches (and more) after my...

"Shambles" needed stitches (and more) after my close encounter of the Buick kind in West Virginia back in June. Almost back on the road now. Leaving for the far west soon.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15,073
Views: 1,754,449
Posted By SScratch
Great fabrication skills steady bear! I used...

Great fabrication skills steady bear!

I used to run tire pressures in the high teens for sandy stuff, but have had trouble with ripping out valve stems without rim locks. Also, if rocks are in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15,073
Views: 1,754,449
Posted By SScratch
It was a knee jerk reaction, literally! ...

It was a knee jerk reaction, literally!

At $635 for a 600 mile ride in a uhaul, I would have ridden it home if at all possible. It's the first time in 40 years I broke a bike bad enough to have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15,073
Views: 1,754,449
Posted By SScratch
Not sure of the structural integrity of the...

Not sure of the structural integrity of the header, but no match for steel or Buick.

I think I will go with a new skid plate this time around, as well as some other mods I have been thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15,073
Views: 1,754,449
Posted By SScratch
Just a bump on the wrist where I sheared the...

Just a bump on the wrist where I sheared the mirror off, but it's even gone now. I did a superman over the hood and landed on hundreds of dollars of pads and armor. Not even sore. Guess I still...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15,073
Views: 1,754,449
Posted By SScratch
I bought my 2001 Dakar new. The only two options...

I bought my 2001 Dakar new. The only two options I requested were the engine guard and the powerlet port. The weight of the guard and the necessity of removing it for oil changes had me second...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 68,764
Posted By SScratch
Here's a couple pics of the hillclimb on Blue's...

Here's a couple pics of the hillclimb on Blue's (Bloo, Bleau?) ride.

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MMM2014/i-8wjPnQS/0/L/IMG_0249-L.jpg

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
Who you callin' old, Jerseyboy? We need...

Who you callin' old, Jerseyboy?

We need to sink up our rev limiters in WV at the Hoot coming up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
Coletrain, there's a shine tasting in WV coming...

Coletrain, there's a shine tasting in WV coming up, you in?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
Ariat waterproof work boots don't match the...

Ariat waterproof work boots don't match the jacket, but all-day comfortable on and off the bike. Besides, I broke my ankle in motocross boots anyway so what the hell.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
You lose. Cortech Kevlar jeans with Bohn Armor...

You lose. Cortech Kevlar jeans with Bohn Armor underneath. More stealthy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
Running low octane, ethanol fuel, you ate at a...

Running low octane, ethanol fuel, you ate at a chain restaurant for lunch and you're humming Michael Bolton tunes in your helmet. Yeah, I'm that good.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
Can't get anything by you!

Can't get anything by you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32,248
Views: 7,833,513
Posted By SScratch
http://dp1ue7sx944ra.cloudfront.net/large_thumbs/t...

http://dp1ue7sx944ra.cloudfront.net/large_thumbs/thumb_1399163296DL2U9577.JPG

Noob on Knobs
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 4,901,411
Posted By SScratch
Shock options

So what are the (cheaper) options for rebuilding/replacing the original whooped-out stock 51,000 mile shock on my '89 600? What other shocks from other bikes will fit without changing the original...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 230,155
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellane...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-7b7VqwF/0/O/74GT80.jpg
1974 Yamaha 80GT
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,561
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellane...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-88Rrvx9/0/L/SScratch2-L.jpg

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-Q2MhwFQ/0/O/SScratch3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,318
Posted By SScratch
My first 1989 Honda Transalp, also gone now. ...

My first 1989 Honda Transalp, also gone now.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-vqkcbFm/0/L/TransAlp2-L.jpg

But I have a second one now, restoration in process....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,318
Posted By SScratch
1974 Yamaha DT125, long gone. ...

1974 Yamaha DT125, long gone.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-BCPHWHH/0/O/47b4d605b3127cce99a8f8c5357200000016108EcNW7Fq1be%5B1%5D.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 31,993
Posted By SScratch
Or bike inside a bar... ...

Or bike inside a bar...
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Club-Ride-3-7-10/i-MHw5hn4/0/L/winter2010%20035-L.jpg

Things got a little fuzzy later....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 394,103
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bighorns20...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bighorns2013/i-cHzVGvT/0/XL/P1010173-XL.jpg
Big Horn Mountains, WY
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 258,314
Posted By SScratch
Snowies in the Medicine Bow, WY ...

Snowies in the Medicine Bow, WY
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Wyoming/i-t88qkgw/0/XL/Wyoming%20030-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 21,303
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellane...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-vqkcbFm/0/L/TransAlp2-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 106,598
Posted By SScratch
The Sin-And-Repent Center in Ruidosa, TX. Cantina...

The Sin-And-Repent Center in Ruidosa, TX. Cantina with Chapel right next door.
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend/i-qMkbjjt/0/L/Big%20Bend%20078-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,604
Posted By SScratch
New Mexico ...

New Mexico
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Colorado-2004/i-2GkwCgP/0/L/Whadja%20feed%20them%20cows-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 32,630
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BlackHills...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BlackHills2010/i-sx5wj34/0/L/BH1%20112-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16,979
Views: 4,901,411
Posted By SScratch
Here is a quick reference for US XL600V model...

Here is a quick reference for US XL600V model specs. Old news to some, I know, but good to bookmark.
http://www.gummycarbs.com/wiki/index.php?title=Honda_Transalp_XL600V
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,286
Posted By SScratch
http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellane...

http://sscratch.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Miscellaneous/i-Q2MhwFQ/0/M/SScratch3-M.jpg
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