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Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98,366
Views: 18,738,377
Posted By tjoseph
I wonder what it feels like now

Pray for spring. I got restless over the long winter. I started taking stuff off my bike and replacing it. In the course of several cold winter months I took an essentially stock DR650 and bolted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 98,366
Views: 18,738,377
Posted By tjoseph
For future use: A box of ziplock freezer storage...

For future use: A box of ziplock freezer storage bags and a sharpie permanent marker pen are the best investments you'll ever make in wrenching.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 98,366
Views: 18,738,377
Posted By tjoseph
Serious question - how the heck do you manage...

Serious question - how the heck do you manage that? I have never, and I mean NEVER, got more than 4,000 miles out of any motorcycle tire I've ever had, and that's over 100+ bikes and 45 years of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 98,366
Views: 18,738,377
Posted By tjoseph
Oh boy! You're here giving free advice! (I just...

Oh boy! You're here giving free advice! (I just UPS'ed you my shock today). I'm hoping to have a whole new-feeling DR come springtime.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
Just in case anybody has parts lying around, I'd...

Just in case anybody has parts lying around, I'd like to add a kickstarter to my electric-start-only 99 DR350. Also put a WTB ad in the flea market. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 98,366
Views: 18,738,377
Posted By tjoseph
Doggone it, my timing stinks. I just ordered a...

Doggone it, my timing stinks. I just ordered a new set yesterday.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
I bought a DR350 that had a big wide grey rack on...

I bought a DR350 that had a big wide grey rack on it. I wanted the bike for almost exclusively off-road, so I took off the rack. I don't know if it was made specifically for the DR350, but it did...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By tjoseph
Ride a few

Seriously, sitting in the showroom is one thing, but try to get a ride on a few different mounts, and then decide what fits your riding style best. I've got 9 years on you, and I'm pretty...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Maybe I'll find a way to add some encouragement. ...

Maybe I'll find a way to add some encouragement. Gimme a few days to think about it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Grab

The dread pirate "Ned" had been hiding out for a while here, but he knew it was time to make a run for it.

http://tjoseph.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/tagorama/i-4QHRPhn/0/M/DSCF1175-M.jpg

He...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Beautiful. I've riden through Capon Bridge...

Beautiful. I've riden through Capon Bridge dozens of times, but never been on that road before. Thanks for giving me a reason to try it out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
No problem; I think it's funny as hell. I'd have...

No problem; I think it's funny as hell. I'd have done it to you except I went off on some dirt county road earlier in my ride, and ended up at a closed road, so I had to turn back. I spent too much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
On a black DR650, same one in the pic. I was in...

On a black DR650, same one in the pic. I was in a yellow RoadCrafter suit. I headed in from Yellow Spring, but probably should have gone in from Capon Bridge.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Oh you dirty rat! I must have been minutes behind...

Oh you dirty rat! I must have been minutes behind you. Your grab wasn't even up here when I started to post my tale of woe.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Whodoneit?

Who Bruced me on this chilly Sunday? Little Spaulding was nowhere to be found. BTW, I never could find the auction house, but I think this is the right house.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Dad gum it. I sort of lost track after Lucky was...

Dad gum it. I sort of lost track after Lucky was lost. If I'd have been reading, I could have grabbed it Spaulding last weekend. But I didn't. Maybe next weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
Success?

I think I've found a '99 DR350 SE, after looking for a while. If all works out I'll be picking it up this Sunday. They seem to come available in groups; I actually found two for sale in the MD/PA...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
Great info - many thanks. I'm still hopeful a...

Great info - many thanks. I'm still hopeful a '98 or '99 will come available soon. But if not, this is a good route.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
Thanks much for the info. Good stuff. I looked...

Thanks much for the info. Good stuff. I looked around and couldn'd find specifics anywhere. I sold my '93 DR350S a couple of years back because I found it too difficult to kick-start if I killed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,163,564
Posted By tjoseph
Improved suspension

Can somebody tell me what exactly was changed in the '98 and '99 DR350s? I'm considering a '96, but wondering if it's worth holding out for a '98 or '99. What was this big change, and is it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Gots-a-Sol - Bravo! Very clever; I laughed my...

Gots-a-Sol - Bravo! Very clever; I laughed my ass off. Who knew our little Lucky had so many different personas?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
I will do it. Jim lives on Detour Road, just...

I will do it. Jim lives on Detour Road, just about another 1/2 mile up from Orleans Rd. He was likely heading home from a ride. He rides that CB750 Nighthawk, or a CB750 Nighthawk with sidecar, or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
FalconX84, that was likely to be Jim. I live in...

FalconX84, that was likely to be Jim. I live in Washington, DC, but have a weekend home in WV. Jim lives there full time, plus he's retired so he rides just about every day. He's a really great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Land of the Giants

This duck is one Lucky one. Found him hanging around in Robin Hood's neighborhood.


http://tjoseph.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/tagorama/i-nS6jPXC/0/M/DSCF1091-M.jpg
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
I'm tempted too, because I just gotta see dem...

I'm tempted too, because I just gotta see dem tats.:evil Unfortunately, I have family visiting this weekend so I probably won't be going for it. Although my nephew did express an interest in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Aw, fess up. You just wanted a ducky with you in...

Aw, fess up. You just wanted a ducky with you in your bubble bath, didn't ya?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
DOH! No wonder lucky wasn't there when I was,...

DOH! No wonder lucky wasn't there when I was, around 2:00 PM Saturday. But at least I got the consolation prize of riding through a thunderstorm home! :)
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,190
Posted By tjoseph
Yea, usually. In DC it's a whole other story. ...

Yea, usually. In DC it's a whole other story. Let me tell you three of my favorites.

#1 - meter is broken and won't take money. I leave a note on the meter, and on my windshield. I call in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
I have to admit Back Creek was deeper than it...

I have to admit Back Creek was deeper than it appeared. The water was so clear I could see the bottom, so it appeared to be pretty shallow. Once out there I realized it was deeper, but by then I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
New Tag

First Lucky went to visit his old Navy buddy.

http://tjoseph.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/tagorama/i-ZJVVXWH/0/M/DSCF0957-M.jpg

They talked about old times, and went here for a drink:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Grab

Lucky had an exciting weekend. First a grab:

http://tjoseph.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/tagorama/i-wGPGpgH/0/M/DSCF0946-M.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
I may make a try this weekend. Depends on my...

I may make a try this weekend. Depends on my chores schedule.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By tjoseph
You can cross the Potomac at Oldtown, MD, on a...

You can cross the Potomac at Oldtown, MD, on a private low-water bridge (costs 25 cents for a motorcycle, or 50 cents for a car). It connects to Green Spring, WV.

Cacapon State Park isn't that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Well then you've got to make a date to go back...

Well then you've got to make a date to go back when it cools down, and take the fun ride. When the leaves start to change that ride is gorgeous.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
All right! Glad someone rescued Lucky.

All right! Glad someone rescued Lucky.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Do it, Gene. Go for it. I promise you'll enjoy...

Do it, Gene. Go for it. I promise you'll enjoy the ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Sorry I didn't see this until late. Because of...

Sorry I didn't see this until late. Because of the heat I hit the road at 6:30 AM and ended when it started to heat up. Some other weekend, when it's not quite so hot, would like to get together...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Aw, come on. What's a little rattlesnake...

Aw, come on. What's a little rattlesnake handling? Besides, if you go on Saturday there's nobody near the place. It's a truly beautiful ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 47,222
Posted By tjoseph
Lucky's sat a month! Come on, you eastern...

Lucky's sat a month! Come on, you eastern panhandlers, someone take a beautiful ride and rescue this fellow. If I get a chance this weekend I'll check to see that he's still there.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By tjoseph
Oh no! Another shameful member of the "two...

Oh no! Another shameful member of the "two times" club. Our club patch is just that - a brand-new inner tube with a patch on it. Our motto: "Pinches make perfect." Our club book: "Once is not...
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