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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 160,461
Posted By rustynail
Got it

Planning to ride everything in April. I checked the MVUM and the gates open April 1.

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 160,461
Posted By rustynail
PM sent. I'd like the file too! :clap

PM sent. I'd like the file too!

:clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-09-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 107,709
Posted By rustynail
gpx

got the .doc. thank you kind sir.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-09-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,223
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,460
Posted By rustynail
rx'd

I received the .doc file, sir. Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,710
Posted By rustynail
Coast to Coast and TAT 2011

I will be out there. Starting from Va Beach in mid June.

Will be solo, but plan on linking up/riding with folks for a few days, then going separate ways again.

I will be on a 2009 XR650L with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
I don't think it will be as long as people stay...

I don't think it will be as long as people stay classy like Steve and share the grab and then ride the next tag together.

still, I'm bringin the wifes iPhone next time I go to grab.

what...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4872160119_94c...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4872160119_94c5d6651b.jpg

thanks for hanging out while I fixed the stuck float in the carb, Steve. notice the puddle forming near the kick stand in the grab pic...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
sorry for the repeat. I searched the site using...

sorry for the repeat. I searched the site using google and didn't find it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
Hint: It's not on the peninsula. I guess...

Hint:

It's not on the peninsula. I guess "witnessed" Jamestown burning was poor wording. It was around during that time, but it would have had to "look" north and across the river to see the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
blackwater road

blackwater road
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 10:00 AM
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Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
TAG Built Circa 1632

This structure (built c. 1632) was originally part of the church of England. It witnessed the burning of Jamestown and the Revolutionary War. After the Revolutionary War, it was abandoned for many...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,572
Posted By rustynail
GRAB Milldam Boardwalk

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddierussell/4827469000/" title="MIlldam Creek Boardwalk by eddierussell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4827469000_9a3f2b0bf0.jpg"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 75,509
Views: 7,982,020
Posted By rustynail
I have contemplated a 158 main, but I am not sure...

I have contemplated a 158 main, but I am not sure if this will get a stoichiometric ratio with a stock pipe and air filter. That would really be my only goal, if I were to crack into the carb ever. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 75,509
Views: 7,982,020
Posted By rustynail
I think long gravel roads. Anything better...

I think long gravel roads. Anything better closer? Dismal swamp area?
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 75,509
Views: 7,982,020
Posted By rustynail
Sure. Going down to the area around Lake...

Sure.

Going down to the area around Lake Mattamuskeet tomorrow, I think. Depends on if I check my valves today or not. I need to scout out some high-speed gravel. Been here 8 mos so don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 75,509
Views: 7,982,020
Posted By rustynail
I'll probably be attacked for my opinion, but I...

I'll probably be attacked for my opinion, but I don't plan on messing with the carb. I am happy with the power this bike has. I don't want to trade fuel economy for e few extra horses. I also like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 75,509
Views: 7,982,020
Posted By rustynail
My BRP

This is my XRL.

I'm prepping her for a coast to coast ride next summer using most of the TAT, starting in Virginia Beach and ending at Port Orford. You can follow along here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By rustynail
XR650L Valve Tappet Torque Specs

Hey all,

I searched the site and elsewhere but can't seem to come up with the torque specs for the lock nuts on the tappets and the covers on the XR650L. Plan on getting the service manual soon,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
Wasn't making a list... Was merely comparing how...

Wasn't making a list... Was merely comparing how it felt riding them both on road. I can make lists and compare specs all day long. It's how it feels that I am trying to convey. Oh, and with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
I am not worried about temps on an air cooled...

I am not worried about temps on an air cooled bike. You can find people on both sides of the fence on this one but I think for my own personal use, I will be fine.

I don't plan on changing the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
346 wet, but I am going to add a bit of weight...

346 wet, but I am going to add a bit of weight with an aluminum rack, 4.7 gal tank, and some other minor farkles. The extra two gallons of fuel and stuff will bring it to around 375 wet.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
I have several long trips on the KLR (1000 plus...

I have several long trips on the KLR (1000 plus count?). I am planning a few long rides on the XRL this year in prep for the TAT next year. From what I have seen so far, I stick by my initial...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
KLR 250 comparo to XRL

"How is the XLR compaired to the 250?"

The KLR 250 was under-suspended and a little under-powered. That is what prompted the KLR 650 for me in the first place. Too bad I still felt under...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
Yeah, I pretty much expected my XRL to be...

Yeah, I pretty much expected my XRL to be noticably worse than the KLR on the road. I was pleasantly surprised when riding it on the slab. I would even go so far go say that it is better than the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,240
Posted By rustynail
KLR to XRL

Okay, so I sold my KLR 650 last year. I didn't really care for it and found myself riding my KLR 250 more. Mostly because I found myself bypassing the gnarly stuff on the 650 and being more cautious....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,664
Posted By rustynail
My commute's 15 minutes. I still wear them. ...

My commute's 15 minutes. I still wear them. Started only about a month ago, and I love wearing earplugs. I feel more focused. I think that buffeting and other loud noises can be distracting. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,196
Posted By rustynail
:huh So you work at the factory there in...

:huh

So you work at the factory there in Thailand? Worried about the ol' job?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
Pissed I have run into the hunt club thing before too. ...

I have run into the hunt club thing before too. I love when the club owns the land on both sides of the road, and they post so many signs you think you could possibly be on a private road. But you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
Thumb Good to know.

Good to know.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
I talked to some guys that work for Southern...

I talked to some guys that work for Southern Power. They told me the power company really didn't care about riders in the right-of-way, they just posted signs to guard against liability. They...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
Poll Results So Far

Surprising poll results. Almost a dead even distribution at this point.

I think the thing that keeps me from using these roads for now is the fact that motorcyclists can participate in behavior...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
:lol2 Heck, no! I've seen the tracks a...

:lol2

Heck, no! I've seen the tracks a skidder can leave!


That is an interesting question. I just assume the major reason they don't want riders in there is to protect valuable property,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,693
Posted By rustynail
Sweet! We need some pics...

Sweet! We need some pics...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By rustynail
Question Private Logging Roads: Do You Ride 'em?

I recently moved to Eastern NC, and while there's a good bit of riding in the national forests and gamelands in my new neck of the woods, there are also millions of acres of timber company lands in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 228,088
Posted By rustynail
With both bikes, I manage to find their...

With both bikes, I manage to find their shortcomings. Sometimes I find myself wishing I had the other when I am out riding, but I feel this way much more often when I am riding the 650. I wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 24,151
Posted By rustynail
We're still looking at a reported dry weight (not...

We're still looking at a reported dry weight (not curb) of 386 pounds.

The '07 is lighter, even when you add up the fluid weights to both. Not the 49lbs (386-337) dry weight difference, but still...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,012
Posted By rustynail
freedom and independence

freedom and independence
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,702
Posted By rustynail
I would ask; "You made the 2008 more...

I would ask;

"You made the 2008 more street-worthy. Could you make a more dirt-worthy version and a super-moto version just as BMW has done with their X line?"
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By rustynail
Probably the best writeup on octane I have seen...

Probably the best writeup on octane I have seen in a while:

http://vettenet.org/octane.html

It is true that a KLR will run under load on 87 octane without pinging (pre-detonation). My 250 runs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,693
Posted By rustynail
Here is the link to the thread here: ...

Here is the link to the thread here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187246&highlight=sand+blast+rally

And the official external site:
http://sandblastrally.com/2007/index.php
...
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