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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
RTE and Old Planes...May 8th

I'll put this up now just for awareness...

Ride to eat & see historic aircraft fly by?

On Friday, May 8th at Noon (time may change & weather permitting – see website below on day of event) a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
I find all my son's MC stuff on Craigslist and...

I find all my son's MC stuff on Craigslist and Ebay. He wears some nice Klim mesh pants in the summer that I scored for as I recall $45.00 shipped. Start looking!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
True, you may be buying discount beer for...

True, you may be buying discount beer for awhile....but you will look fantastic laying in the mud of Bust Head Road!!!

Hope you ordered based on actual measured size...not the size you wore "back...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,482
Posted By FAW3
As always...wonderful photos Peter. Thanks!

As always...wonderful photos Peter.

Thanks!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,025
Views: 826,468
Posted By FAW3
Nice vid! Thanks!

Nice vid! Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 146,020
Posted By FAW3
I was yapping about fishing at Thompson WMA out...

I was yapping about fishing at Thompson WMA out near Linden, VA. on another thread...anyway...tomorrow Saturday I'm going out to fish, ride and eat. Come out, join up, and ride

I'll likely head...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Oh well...between the rain and my teen's...my...

Oh well...between the rain and my teen's...my plans have been deferred until tomorrow!

I'll hit Thompson Lake off of Leeds Manor Road in the AM Saturday then look for lunch on the road. You can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Weather is looking good for Friday...and it seems...

Weather is looking good for Friday...and it seems that VA. DGIF has just stocked the pond at Thompsons WMA with trout.

Planning on running out that way and fishing, then roaming up to Berryville...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
Humm...voltage seems a bit low?

Humm...voltage seems a bit low?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
To get your bike running with the least headache...

To get your bike running with the least headache after long term neglectful storage:

Fuel system: the advice to get a new set of jets is spot on. The very small size of the jets in a small bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
My question is, do you guys know what socket...

My question is, do you guys know what socket sizes I would need for the front and rear axles of the DR200 so I can make sure to have them on hand?

12mm (F), 17mm (R).
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
Welcome!!! Risers are an easy install for...

Welcome!!!

Risers are an easy install for minimal cost. My "logic" on the OEM bars is that once I bend them bad...I'll get some higher ones!!!:evil

As to footpegs...several of us have tried...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By FAW3
The route South from VA to FL. Trying to...

The route South from VA to FL. Trying to minimize the mind numbing drone of RT95 I tried to use State Highways and found this much more enjoyable.

I forgot to mention that for years I'd seen the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,695
Posted By FAW3
Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are...

Fantastic! Thanks so much. My wife and I are thinking of a similar run with this outfitter and it's nice to get another good perspective on the company and Ecuador.

I thought the B&W photos were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Ride report and some video of my "get warm run"...

Ride report and some video of my "get warm run" down to Ocala NF in Florida last week:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26210509#post26210509

I'm about ready to go back!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By FAW3
Virginia to Ocala NF...a quick run to get warm!!!

Thought I'd post this up and hopefully inspire someone else to beat the winter cold.

The “winter chills” were getting to me! I had the urge to leave the cold behind me and seek a warmer climate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort":...

1: I tried various windscreens. For "comfort": all are dependant on screen and rider size. Downside is that riding off road bigger screens just caught more branches and risked damage in dirt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it...

Got back today via AutoTrain with the KLR....it hurt getting off the train into this cold! At least the roads were good.

Had a nice "mosey" ride down via Rt301 to Ocala Nat. Forest, ran the NF...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday...

Should be running around Ocala Nat. Forest Monday afternoon. Hoping it won't be too hot:evil Then sliding over to Cedar Key and my favorite tiki bar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket...

I bought a used '07 KLR that had an aftermarket AGM battery. I've never put a tender on it and it has always started fine. This is with up to a month of non use in winter.

My preference over a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
Over the years I've found some decent farkle...

Over the years I've found some decent farkle items for the DR...normally on ebay and normally without any sort of marketing name attached.

I used these and have had good service for well over a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 146,020
Posted By FAW3
Sorry...busy or I would run out and join up. ...

Sorry...busy or I would run out and join up.

Don't be surprised to find some ice along the higher sections of Bull Run Mtn. road...that entire area on your map is full of fun public gravel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
The limitations in VA are the lack of thousands...

The limitations in VA are the lack of thousands of sq. miles of open land you find out West. Fantastic National Forest and public gravel roads abound...but going "cross country" legally is a hard...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 146,020
Posted By FAW3
Thanks to all who made the ride! A nice...

Thanks to all who made the ride!

A nice day to ride and the 6 of us got dirty and had some great BBQ!

One note: I checked my tire air pressure this AM...and apparently got a balancing bead in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 138,482
Posted By FAW3
Everytime I see your KLR fully packed I have to...

Everytime I see your KLR fully packed I have to smile.

I thought for sure that after a bit you would thin things out a bit - if anything you seem to have "fluffed out" even more!

You have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
This is THE BEST!!!

This is THE BEST!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
WTOP forecast for Sunday the 25th is cloudy and...

WTOP forecast for Sunday the 25th is cloudy and 48F.

If you "dirt virgins" want some...let's go!

See post just up at: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472407
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 146,020
Posted By FAW3
IF not now...when? Sunday, Feb 25 gravel tour

We have a forecasted cloudy 48 for tomorrow, Sunday the 25th. We also have some expressed interest for some folks to get some mild gravel road time....

I propose a meet at the Cracker Barrel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
I have to admit I don't wheel around much below...

I have to admit I don't wheel around much below 40F...old bones syndrome. That being said...you should subscribe to the NOVA weekend rides thread ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472407...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,753
Posted By FAW3
Over the years (60) like many here I've enjoyed a...

Over the years (60) like many here I've enjoyed a range of MC's...all offered a lot of fun, just varied in flavor.

My main bike now is a KLR - as mentioned: a simple bike that does about...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
I can't comment on these specific...

I can't comment on these specific rucksacks...likely as not side racks or some stand off of some type is needed for anything near the exhaust or near an open wheel.

If you're going to try to mount...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Humm...that went well

So...it's too cold to do much outside. Figured I'd just ease the rear wheel off the KLR and replace the brake pads and mount up the new Kenda. Of course I knew the tire job would be a lot easier...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
Welcome! See post #8869 & 8872. Shipping...

Welcome!

See post #8869 & 8872. Shipping to OZ might be an issue. But these were a straight install and feel great!!!

I love the look of the OZ version...no fairing. But what is the thought...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 81,536
Posted By FAW3
Thats a fact for sure...this IS your only ride. ...

Thats a fact for sure...this IS your only ride. Love life and make it count for you and the ones you love!

I'm 60 as of last week. Old enough to have some of my family and friends die already...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,197
Posted By FAW3
I vote North. Already some good suggestions,...

I vote North. Already some good suggestions, especially to include a penetration of Canada.

For the majority of the time in mid/late summer in the upper north of this area you will find...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
A bit of both...I might be tempted by the blue...

A bit of both...I might be tempted by the blue koolaid again.

But I ain't ever selling my KLR!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,272
Views: 376,627
Posted By FAW3
Eric...seeing that photo, with the weather here...

Eric...seeing that photo, with the weather here today...cruel man, just cruel!
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16,667
Views: 1,908,286
Posted By FAW3
Clearly such high standards of materials, design...

Clearly such high standards of materials, design and function simply cannot be well served by a KLR. Trying to is just as they say "putting lipstick on a pig" (the bike...not you).

As a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
That is close to or exactly what is shown in my...

That is close to or exactly what is shown in my photo. Just a last chance to stop crud from clogging a jet...and the jets on small thumpers like the DR are tiny.

My DR had some flakey crud in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,443
Views: 1,401,650
Posted By FAW3
DR200 Petcock replacement

I received the replacement petcock I ordered from:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4ZPN0W/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1418475868&sr=1&keywords=dr200+fuel+petcock

I installed today and it was a...
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