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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
Weekends coming up! Should be a nice ride down to...

Weekends coming up! Should be a nice ride down to an area almost exactly between Culpeper & Harrisonburg to get this tag. ;)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29,507
Views: 1,631,866
Posted By windblown101
Man... That looks like some fine rock practice...

Man... That looks like some fine rock practice right there!

I've got to start keeping an eye out for your rides. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 52,687
Posted By windblown101
Just get a triple and have the benefits of both....

Just get a triple and have the benefits of both. LOL

Seriously though, there seems to be a desire here to pin down the advantages and disadvantages of each design based on cylinder count but there...
Forum: Racing 07-22-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,700
Posted By windblown101
For trackdays almost anything works. You might...

For trackdays almost anything works. You might want to try a track day on your street bike first to see if it's even something you would be interested in pursuing further. Just don't let your right...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By windblown101
I'd bet dollars to donuts you now have a fuel...

I'd bet dollars to donuts you now have a fuel pump issue.

You had a bike that was cutting out randomly and occasionally failing to run the starter from time to time. That could have been two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,659
Posted By windblown101
I use a cinch strap from about a third of the way...

I use a cinch strap from about a third of the way down the ramp to the bumper (or chain hooks) on the truck to keep the ramps from sliding off the tailgate. With my old wood ramps I just depended on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By windblown101
Bikes, dirt, water, boats, and seafood... Hard to...

Bikes, dirt, water, boats, and seafood... Hard to beat that combo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,260
Posted By windblown101
So you're saying you are in favor of following...

So you're saying you are in favor of following the letter of the law versus the intent of law?

I disagree.

Life and circumstances are far to complex to put into print an absolute law for every...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,132
Posted By windblown101
Glad you're ok. Parking lots require common...

Glad you're ok.

Parking lots require common sense & courtesy... As a result, in many areas of the country they are disasters waiting to happen. LOL

I keep an eagle eye out for reverse lights...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By windblown101
I'm thinking you may have created a 2nd problem...

I'm thinking you may have created a 2nd problem trying to solve the first one.

The symptoms you describe before replacing the fuel pump sure sound like an intermittent side stand switch issue as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By windblown101
+1 I shot Alan a message when I saw the OPs...

+1

I shot Alan a message when I saw the OPs post. Being a Sunday and knowing he had some things he had planned I wasn't sure if he would be able to assist. Figures he'd take time out on his day...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By windblown101
Maybe im doing it wrong then. I don't recall...

Maybe im doing it wrong then. I don't recall having an issue with routes on pavement but quite frequently run into issues when the desired route is off pavement, even with no avoidances set. Given...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By windblown101
How about converting the individual route...

How about converting the individual route segments into tracks, then combine the tracks into one big track and use that? I've never seen a GPS that could be trusted not to recalculate a route (which...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By windblown101
I'd run it. If it's noticeably worse at the next...

I'd run it. If it's noticeably worse at the next valve check toss one in then.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,509
Posted By windblown101
I sympathize with your frustration and...

I sympathize with your frustration and disappointment in KTM. I so wanted an 1190R (which is probably why I find myself reading 1190R threads so much...) However I bought a 13' 990 SM-T right before...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-17-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By windblown101
I've been through a few Garmin units. I recommend...

I've been through a few Garmin units. I recommend the Montana 600 or 650. I wouldn't bother with the 650 myself but if it has the features you want then by all means that's the unit to get. I can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
Looking at the pic I had visions of the "A-Team"...

Looking at the pic I had visions of the "A-Team" jumping out of it. Hahaha.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,574
Posted By windblown101
Sorry to hear. Having something stolen and...

Sorry to hear.

Having something stolen and being powerless to retaliate against the unknown persons involved is the definition high stress.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,222
Posted By windblown101
I used to wear a smoke tinted visor on my Shoei...

I used to wear a smoke tinted visor on my Shoei on the street quite often. I never found it to be a big problem to slip my clear visor in the tail pack and swap out visors if I was out after dark.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By windblown101
Had some friends down there this past weekend....

Had some friends down there this past weekend. Wish I could have gone. :(

Glad to hear you had fun! Seems everyone that takes it does. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By windblown101
Don't know what your raingear is but for staying...

Don't know what your raingear is but for staying dry for an extended amount of time in the rain I prefer a rain jacket that has a high neck gaiter and a hood. The hood goes inside the helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,733
Posted By windblown101
Short of riding a dirt bike to help when those...

Short of riding a dirt bike to help when those moments occur (and they will), I got nothing.

I feel your pain. My faith in tires sucks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
A full size van would be a handful up there in...

A full size van would be a handful up there in some spots!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
Doooo it. :)

Doooo it. :)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
Well... Good thing I didn't specify how long...

Well... Good thing I didn't specify how long after daybreak. Sheesh, I really got carried away exploring around a bit. Moved the tag a bit south from the area it's been hanging out in lately.

TAG...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,092
Views: 127,219
Posted By windblown101
Grab. Wardensville Community Center. ...

Grab.

Wardensville Community Center.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/Windblown101/DSCN1713_zpsjqulsl3b.jpg

Standby for a new tag somewhere to the SE of the game after daybreak. :)
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By windblown101
I use my pressure washer on them when they get...

I use my pressure washer on them when they get super-nasty at the same time I'm cleaning the bike and let them drip dry in the sun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,980
Posted By windblown101
My apologies for any harm done. It's WRs fault....

My apologies for any harm done. It's WRs fault. :)

But in the grand scheme of things how is the term "weight" of much significance since it's a variable. I mean... I might need to calculate all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By windblown101
Watch a police motorcycle rodeo in slow motion! ...

Watch a police motorcycle rodeo in slow motion! Those folks know how to turn a big bike on a dime. ;)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29,507
Views: 1,631,866
Posted By windblown101
Nice to see kids out riding! I go through the...

Nice to see kids out riding! I go through the same trouble getting my daughter to wear enough gear.

On the bright side, if holy jeans are still in style she just raised the value of those pants...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,980
Posted By windblown101
While you're pondering the question of mass...

While you're pondering the question of mass versus downforce portion keep in mind that downforce is static. IE: Your bike puts the same amount downward force to the ground based on it's weight (mass)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,980
Posted By windblown101
Not that it really matters when it comes to ones...

Not that it really matters when it comes to ones personal preferences but there is more to it than just the amount of force one has to apply to the bars.

Inertia is a powerful thing. A heavier...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 261,910
Posted By windblown101
I don't have a problem with bicyclists. I have a...

I don't have a problem with bicyclists. I have a problem with self entitled assholes.

I don't care if you're in a sports car, a sports bike, a cruiser, an 18 wheeler, a bicycle, a horse, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,335
Posted By windblown101
I'm a HUGE fan of sealed chains. Their advantage...

I'm a HUGE fan of sealed chains. Their advantage is in keeping dirt and water away from the inner pins and destroying a chain from the inside out.

Chains are made of steel though and unprotected...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31,075
Views: 7,525,001
Posted By windblown101
Agreed. I couldn't help but smile myself when I...

Agreed. I couldn't help but smile myself when I saw the pic. The joy that they show comes right through the picture and is rather infectious. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,808
Posted By windblown101
My '03 FZ1 Bumble-Bee is likely to stay with me...

My '03 FZ1 Bumble-Bee is likely to stay with me for a long time. Other bikes have come and gone and more yet will come and go. This one I may never sell. It's taken me to a lot of places and never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,980
Posted By windblown101
A big +1 After balancing the tires and...

A big +1

After balancing the tires and adjusting the forks to be absolutely true my KTM was very stable up to 80+ MPH running an MT43 tire up front and a knobby in the back. Then I replaced the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,595
Posted By windblown101
Or look up hands free riding on youtube and watch...

Or look up hands free riding on youtube and watch a motorcycle rider run through some slow sweepers without touching the bars. Or watch a vid with stunters steering a bike while standing on top of it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By windblown101
I'd do an internet search on speeding ticket &...

I'd do an internet search on speeding ticket & Monterey, VA. The state revenuers down there are rather infamous. I'd probably opt for a local lawyer to take care of it so I wouldn't have to go down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,595
Posted By windblown101
To one degree or another you can accomplish the...

To one degree or another you can accomplish the act of turning a motorcycle at speed with any or a combination of the following:

1) Counter-steer.
2) Push the bike down in the direction of the...
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