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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 01:35 PM
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Posted By HalfPlate
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Very proud of my nephew today!!!!! Took...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 11:39 AM
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Posted By HalfPlate
Yet another unforgettable Laurel Fork weekend. ...

Yet another unforgettable Laurel Fork weekend. Thanks to waynej for his mayorship!!

Btw the weather was typical lf. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:33 AM
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Posted By HalfPlate
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Spruce knob this morning. 27 degrees and freezing fog.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 46,858
Posted By HalfPlate
Dr whip. absolutely, We will see at 8:30.

Dr whip. absolutely, We will see at 8:30.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 46,858
Posted By HalfPlate
Myself and one other rider will be sitting at the...

Myself and one other rider will be sitting at the rest on I64 west mile marker 168 (just west of Short Pump) around 8am tomorrow morning. Anyone is welcome to join up there to head west.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
We had light snow showers last year, and the year...

We had light snow showers last year, and the year before that there where still huge snow drifts at the sinks. Once you cross the hill into wv it's a whole nother world. Up on dolly sods and into...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Todd, sorry hear you will not make it. Even more...

Todd, sorry hear you will not make it. Even more so because of the reason.

Dirtmonkey, Greenfly's son and I are getting a late start Thursday (11:00ish) if you want some company.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
The weather for laurel fork is always the same. ...

The weather for laurel fork is always the same. Cold and rainy, with the possibility of snow. I've been maybe 7-10 times and every time the weather is exactly the same. It will be cold at night...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By HalfPlate
Laurel Fork preview!! Oh that's gonna be fun on...

Laurel Fork preview!! Oh that's gonna be fun on the ole pig:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Smith Creek Rd....... Now there's a good one!! ...

Smith Creek Rd....... Now there's a good one!! Followed Greenfly and a KLR over that mountain a few years back. A fine example of WV riding heaven, just please make sure you close the gates.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 46,858
Posted By HalfPlate
Jeff B, That looks like a fun road for the GS! ...

Jeff B, That looks like a fun road for the GS! Where is it? :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By HalfPlate
I am headed west Thursday around noon.

I am headed west Thursday around noon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
30$ tractor supply led lights... These jokers are...

30$ tractor supply led lights... These jokers are bright! ...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 08:23 AM
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Views: 2,914,621
Posted By HalfPlate
The work tops are unfinished oak hardwood floors...

The work tops are unfinished oak hardwood floors laid over 3/4" plywood with a simi-gloss poly. I found a deal at lumber liquidators. They feel and behave like butcher block at 1/3 the cost. The...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,621
Posted By HalfPlate
Took me all winter but I am finally done! ...

Took me all winter but I am finally done! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
DD, Not that you need more advise but..... Check...

DD, Not that you need more advise but..... Check to make sure your secondary butterfly valves are opening and are in snyc with each other. My old DL1000 got all pissy with me when one got stuck, it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

I've got 25 acres in new kent with trails and some open areas. I have a big ole pile of 20' logs, some boulders, pallets, etc and a loader to move everything around and dig holes. Anyone who wants...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Bigloop, welcome to the asylum! Your request is...

Bigloop, welcome to the asylum! Your request is a bit broad...... It would take a few hundred pages to really give you a good answer. There's tons of info on riding areas in this thread as well...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

Rim, A real trails bike will be my next adventure. I been sniffing around for a good deal but there just aren't many out there. If anyone sees one let me know. I'd really like a '00 or newer...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

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A little trials on the xt was all I could get in Sunday before catching a flight to Pheniox for business. Stuck in a Hampton inn for three days....... This sucks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Yea flappy paddles. They just reach up and pop it...

Yea flappy paddles. They just reach up and pop it into 2nd for you. The track isn't big enough to get out of 2nd, but at 5800rpm I was running 80+ in a parking lot. It's a fun time but don't have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

The best tugs are big, heavy, slow, and low. The sportster I had was actually a really nice ride. Check out the hack side of the forum, theres a bunch a cool stuff over there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Dirtmonkey, So there's no play in the tree its...

Dirtmonkey, So there's no play in the tree its in the actual fork tubes?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
No springs or valves just some oil dampening.

No springs or valves just some oil dampening.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
The GS forks are strange cause they aren't shocks...

The GS forks are strange cause they aren't shocks just empty tubes. The shock sits behind them in an a-arm type setup. I took mine off the bike to make it easier but really you could have done it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

Don't worry about that. It freaked me out too, but the guys running it are super cool. They shift for you so the only way your going to over rev is if they let you. The thing revs so fast you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
My seals were just barely leaking. Never got a...

My seals were just barely leaking. Never got a run down the tubes just a thick film. Figured I should go ahead and do them before I scratched the tubes.

She's all done now, test ride showed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Guy, I wired them up right after I took that pic....

Guy, I wired them up right after I took that pic. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/559e526c50dbb3755ccb13641d799250.jpg

New fork seals are in and everything is back together. Now on to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
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Forks are off! Man that was easy, a lot easier then having to pull "real" forks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
She has been pining for one ever since we rented...

She has been pining for one ever since we rented a pair up in AK a few years back. She'll never admit it but, I don't think she ever forgave me for selling her SV650, so this was a nice Birthday...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
Richmond Va chatter

Picked up a xt250 for the wife a few weeks back. Gave it to her Monday for her birthday. I swear that thing hasn't stopped running since I gave her the key!

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Sharp looking GS Manganos. I've always liked...

Sharp looking GS Manganos. I've always liked those black engines
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
I'll be up there Thursday sometime. I'am...

I'll be up there Thursday sometime. I'am planning on doing the WayneJ special ride on Friday, the XT would be perfect for it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By HalfPlate
Looks like I may have started something :wink: ...

Looks like I may have started something :wink: Keep it in the back of your mind, and we'll throw something together this summer after all the big spring rides are done.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
That whole area from RT56 south to RT43 is...

That whole area from RT56 south to RT43 is beautiful, and perfect ADV riding. You could spend weeks lost up there, having the time of your life. Plus its close to Richmond so you don't have to slab...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
PM me location

PM me location
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Shoe Creek..... I would call it an Moderate to...

Shoe Creek..... I would call it an Moderate to Difficult Ride on anything larger than a KLR, KLR and smaller its a perfect off-road hoot. My fall down was caused by getting hung up on a 8" step...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33,196
Views: 2,026,171
Posted By HalfPlate
Started on it Saturday, did the easy stuff first....

Started on it Saturday, did the easy stuff first. Ill prob be doing final drive Wednesday night, then fork seals, tb sync, and temp fixer Thursday and Friday evenings. Let me know if you want to do...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
My wife gave me the green light it finish my Man...

My wife gave me the green light it finish my Man Cave / Garage for Christmas. So I've been spending all my free time this winter working on it, and just about got it finished. :clap
Major GS...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33,196
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Posted By HalfPlate
I'll be there, lets do it. You will like it. ...

I'll be there, lets do it. You will like it.

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