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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21,397
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Posted By Red Sand
I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned...

I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned several motorcycles, but never anything like this motorcycle

Yes, it's heavy
Yes, it's slow

Heavy has advantages when racking up lots of miles - the...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Rode mine to work today I truly love my job...

Rode mine to work today

I truly love my job but knowing the machine is in the parking lot somehow makes my day just that much better

Had to adjust the chain before I left - easy
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would...

Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would sell easier if the stock tank was installed?

I have the IMS 4.7 tank on mine and I've received little interest in my sale - wondering if I should...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Page 35 of my manual indicates: Last...

Page 35 of my manual indicates:



Last night I returned home from Sears with a lift (it was on sale) and yesterday afternoon I ordered the Haynes manual.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
I've also searched for a similar thread but...

I've also searched for a similar thread but couldn't find one

The similar thread I use for my WR250R has been incredibly useful

Really great idea - someone should make one
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Which gasoline? Owners manual says 87...

Which gasoline?

Owners manual says 87 octane is okay
My dealer suggested 91 octane
I've been compromising and using 89 octane

In case it matters, my machine only has about 450 miles on it...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their...

According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their 2-into-1 exhaust system can be fitted for Scramblers but with some modification (LINK (http://www.tecbikeparts.com/Triumph_parts_page5_6F4Y.html))

How...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
I put 210 miles on the machine today - got into...

I put 210 miles on the machine today - got into the mountains of North Georgia!

I hit some heavy rain on my way into Dahlonega, it cleared and was nice, overcast and cool, just a few sprinkles...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
Sometimes I feel like dirt, sometimes I prefer...

Sometimes I feel like dirt, sometimes I prefer pavement only

With so many of us who also have road bikes shouldn't there also be a R.R.O.G. Road Riders Of Georgia - or something like that?

Or,...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Well, woke up this morning with these keys on my...

Well, woke up this morning with these keys on my desk.
Whose keys? What keys? Where the hell did I ride?
Must have been a dream I don't believe where I've been.
Come on, let's do it again.
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
I now have a Scrambler in the garage! :clap

I now have a Scrambler in the garage!
:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Mega-thanks everyone

Mega-thanks everyone
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
(lol) I've read that riding two-up bottoms...

(lol)

I've read that riding two-up bottoms out the shocks easily

Do the stock shocks make the Scrambler unsafe for two-up riding?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
I'm bringing home the Scrambler this afternoon ...

I'm bringing home the Scrambler this afternoon

Wifey will demand going out for a ride with me

I've read that the shocks are lousy - are the shocks so bad that I should tell her no?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
Mine will be in the garage tomorrow night A...

Mine will be in the garage tomorrow night

A friend called me with a killer deal - he said I'd be stupid if I didn't buy it

I'm not stupid, so . . . woo hoo!
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 6,188,227
Posted By Red Sand
I'm thinking of getting a Scrambler this week -...

I'm thinking of getting a Scrambler this week - maybe today

Any "must do" or "must have" accessories from the dealer before I sign?

I hope the machine has decent on-road handling. I have a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster. ...

I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster.

I'm probably only going ~60 mph so ya, everyone passes me but . . . I don't have a trailer, or a truck, and maybe there's something wrong with me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
What's the best way to determine a fair selling...

What's the best way to determine a fair selling price - is there an accurate list of WR's, what they sold for, and their descriptions (accessories, mileage, year, et cetera)?

With my job security...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on...

Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on Sunday morning, 06-July-2014?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
This was just one of those days - completely,...

This was just one of those days - completely, totally, amazing, super-awesome ride!

Went up to Conesauga Lake (?), then over to Murrays Lake

I saw a bear cub - I was within 20 feet of the dang...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
Welcome elsi86

Welcome elsi86
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm...

That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm going on a long trip I will fill it up for the highway miles and if I'm going to do some short, off road stuff I'll put in ~2 1/2 gallons. My...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
Sunday, 08-Jun-2014 I'm riding in the...

Sunday, 08-Jun-2014

I'm riding in the mountains

Weather --> LINK (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.62730785600047&lon=-84.19352772299965&site=all&smap=1#.U5PNU_ldWSo)

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 477,942
Posted By Red Sand
Sometimes I wonder . . . If all I had was a...

Sometimes I wonder . . .

If all I had was a lousy, old, slow, relic of a DS bike would I still use it?

Would I look forward to being out there, doing it?

Or would I subject myself to arguing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 477,942
Posted By Red Sand
World of difference - each has pros & cons . . ....

World of difference - each has pros & cons . . . like the NFL . . .
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 477,942
Posted By Red Sand
Like lots of others, my only regret is not...

Like lots of others, my only regret is not getting one sooner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
Anyone riding this weekend 31-May or 01-Jun-2014?

If so, let me know

AtlantaViking will be riding one handed?

thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By Red Sand
Done 34-28

Done

34-28
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
I knew that when I bought mine because I did a...

I knew that when I bought mine because I did a lot of research prior to buying my WR

If I had to do it over again, I would have only done it sooner, not gotten a different machine

And, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
I'm not so sure this is true Rider...

I'm not so sure this is true

Rider experience, gearing, tire choice, overall weight, suspension, modifications - there are lots of factors determining how fast the machine will accelerate but when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By Red Sand
I ordered a set of Shinko 244's but I made the...

I ordered a set of Shinko 244's but I made the mistake of getting a 4" rear instead of 4 1/2"

As it turns out, the narrower tire works great - just had it up on the mountain forest roads after ~74...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 42,144
Posted By Red Sand
rdv?

rdv?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 42,144
Posted By Red Sand
I've never done an overnighter so that's my goal...

I've never done an overnighter so that's my goal - simple, one night thing
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone have a link for calculating "close"...

Does anyone have a link for calculating "close" speed - based on variable tire sizes?

Yesterday I rode ~120 highway miles and kept it at ~72 mph. I kept thinking, "I'm probably only going 60...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
I ended up going with wifey yesterday (Bear Creek...

I ended up going with wifey yesterday (Bear Creek hike)

Today I went to Conasauga Lake (?) - it was truly a spectacular trip.

The new tires were great!

Woo hoo!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
I hope to see some of y'all up around Springer...

I hope to see some of y'all up around Springer Mountain today - woo hoo!

If you see an old man riding slow, be nice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
Thank you very much to all those who encouraged...

Thank you very much to all those who encouraged me to change my own damn tires - I actually did it! :clap

I removed the top of the wet-dry vac - worked good enough as a tire changing stand
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
. . . attached image in case anyone finds it...

. . . attached image in case anyone finds it helpful . . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30,229
Views: 2,270,198
Posted By Red Sand
I painted my sight glass so now it's always...

I painted my sight glass so now it's always showing the proper amount of oil and it never shows dirty oil.



Clean sight glass w/alcohol
Use 400 sand paper on sight glass
Mask area around...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44,846
Views: 8,679,213
Posted By Red Sand
I have the IMS tank - got the "natural" plastic...

I have the IMS tank - got the "natural" plastic color - it's hideously ugly but I love it - the range is very nice, makes long rides in the wilderness enjoyable, less worrisome.

The IMS tank was...
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