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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,280
Posted By VStromNC
Another reason why majority of my riding is solo...

Another reason why majority of my riding is solo as I don't ride with Noobs.
I'd hate to be the guy riding in opposite direction and getting hit by this freaking Noob!



Jon
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Joey, Not sure if I should say sorry to hear...

Joey,

Not sure if I should say sorry to hear about your impending move. Good luck and be very defensive riding down in FL. Probably the worst place to ride a bike imo due to high population of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
I left Charlotte around 9:00am on Wednesday. Talk...

I left Charlotte around 9:00am on Wednesday. Talk about perfect weather. Did not run into any showers or rain. However, around Savannah, I had to stop to take off my Gerbing Jacket and my Freeze...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Kevin, I PM'd you with my cell as I believe...

Kevin,

I PM'd you with my cell as I believe you are planning to arrive on Thursday.

I am going to try heading down tomorrow morning as it is calling for rain/shower latter part of day. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Too bad. I am also watching the weather but the...

Too bad. I am also watching the weather but the forecast is calling for showers as I head south from Charlotte. I am still planning to leave Wednesday morning.

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,719
Posted By VStromNC
I just pulled a trigger on a set of IRC TR8...

I just pulled a trigger on a set of IRC TR8 Battle Rally. Definitely leaning more toward off road riding but still rideable on the road....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Just 2 weeks to go before I depart. I called...

Just 2 weeks to go before I depart. I called 1800 PITSHOP yesterday and purchased my tix for Thursday and Friday Flat Track racing which also allows me to camp for free at the Speedway.

Again,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,719
Posted By VStromNC
I ran across this comparison/specification. ...

I ran across this comparison/specification.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/16394496880_b2501b4fdf_b.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/16394496900_553ae5607b_b.jpg


Jon
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,719
Posted By VStromNC
I wonder if your windscreen is the OEM Tall...

I wonder if your windscreen is the OEM Tall version. This is what came on my bike. Not really a windscreen. Little taller would help.

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,719
Posted By VStromNC
Mossy-Back, What windscreen are you using? ...

Mossy-Back,

What windscreen are you using? Does it just use stock mounting holes?

Thx.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Looks like I missed couple of great rides. ...

Looks like I missed couple of great rides.

Unfortunately, with the weather finally in the 60's on Sunday, I decided to tackle a leak that developed on my VStrom 1K by the shifter shaft. It...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,834
Posted By VStromNC
Ditto as I would not recommend either the 650 or...

Ditto as I would not recommend either the 650 or the 1000 as a first bike and certainly not for first time off road rider.

If your wife can pick up a 480+Lb wet weight of a DL650, I commend her. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-05-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Hooters is always a good place to meet as right...

Hooters is always a good place to meet as right across from the Speedway. Maybe we can setup a meet and greet at Hooters this year for the ADVrider crowd.

I would not recommend the other "wing"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-05-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Kevin, At this point, it looks like I will...

Kevin,

At this point, it looks like I will be headed down Wednesday, 03/11 and coming back on Sat., 03/14.

Let me know if this works for you. Would be happy to meet others en route and ride...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
Went riding on local trails last Sat. AF-XIED...

Went riding on local trails last Sat. AF-XIED was set to setting #9. Bike ran strong from idle all the way to the top end. I didn't even think about it on the trails as majority of the trails...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
BTW, I ran into a guy riding an XR600 or similar...

BTW, I ran into a guy riding an XR600 or similar as I was exiting the trail. I didn't catch his name but he was looking for your group. I pointed the way for him before I took off but not sure if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Definitely little bike and you need...

Definitely little bike and you need knobbies!:deal

Chris, Sorry for wimping out early but after the stock tires quickly caked up with mud. My front and rear was just like riding on slicks as I was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
I am going to try to make it to a local group...

I am going to try to make it to a local group trail ride this weekend. I will bump it up to setting#9 on the AF-XIED.

Thanks.

Jon
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Kevin, Cool. I haven't locked in any dates...

Kevin,

Cool. I haven't locked in any dates yet but I maybe going down mid-week and coming back Sat or Sunday.

I would suggest that we buy our tix beforehand so that we don't get held hostage...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Chris, I will try to make it as I've wanted...

Chris,

I will try to make it as I've wanted to checkout this area for sometime now. Weather looks good for Sat. I hope that it is not too muddy as I still have stock on/off road tires on my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 40,044
Posted By VStromNC
Just a lurker but interested in the product. I...

Just a lurker but interested in the product. I noticed an update from Earl site dated 01/27/15.

http://www.meetearl.com/updates/

I am also not sure if this is new but posted on Youtube and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By VStromNC
Do the easy thing- Just get it notarized. Go to...

Do the easy thing- Just get it notarized. Go to a local bank with the seller and get the seller title notarized for free or pay few bucks. You will also need a Bill of Sale.

This will prevent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Yup, there's some great riding up in Tellico. I...

Yup, there's some great riding up in Tellico. I used to go to the Beaver events in Murphy, NC before it shut down. Organized ride in Tellico and visit the Outfitters- now closed.

Anyway, good...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,478
Posted By VStromNC
Jonathan, I don't see any blood so you must...

Jonathan,

I don't see any blood so you must have bailed off ok.


Jon
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-20-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By VStromNC
I have a Zumo 590 but probably the same method. ...

I have a Zumo 590 but probably the same method.

Import the GPX file into Basecamp and then send it from the Basecamp to your Zumo. You will find the GPX in your imported route list in your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
I was able to find scheduled 2015 Daytona...

I was able to find scheduled 2015 Daytona International Speedway races. Refer to link below. However, this does not mention these following races:

1) Supercross race- 03/07
2) Flat track...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
Thanks. I will try that next. Fuel stops were...

Thanks. I will try that next. Fuel stops were very limited during the event and so, I brought along an extra gallon of fuel but never used it as I averaged 50+ MPG throughout the ride. The TR...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
I rode the ADV event at the Broxton, SC last...

I rode the ADV event at the Broxton, SC last Saturday. It was definitely not the DS event that I rode last year on my KLX450R. The DS event was tight single tracks with trees spaced at about 32"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
I am also always up for a ride. I just need...

I am also always up for a ride. I just need little bit of a notice. Just got back riding in mud and sand at the Broxton, SC ADV ride. The dual sport tires definitely did not like mud or deep sand....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,478
Posted By VStromNC
Enjoyed it. I did the ADV ride on my Husky 650. ...

Enjoyed it. I did the ADV ride on my Husky 650. I was also hoping for more tight stuff. Thanks to the few in our ADV group that actually had roll charts for the rest of us to simply follow along. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
On a DRZ? Hardcore! Jon

On a DRZ? Hardcore!


Jon
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,719
Posted By VStromNC
I have a stupid question. Getting ready to ride...

I have a stupid question. Getting ready to ride my TR in an ADV event this Saturday. Changed my oil by following this thread.

Two stupid questions:

1) Is the oil level 2000cc as described in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Good stuff. Where are you all staying? I am...

Good stuff. Where are you all staying?

I am currently planning to camp at the Speedway as they offer free camping with a paid ticket for that day event. I am most likely going to order my tix in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,456
Posted By VStromNC
Heck, I know it is subzero temperature outside...

Heck, I know it is subzero temperature outside but Daytona Bike Week is only little over a month and half away!:clap

Bike Week starts off with Supercross on 03/07 and closes with Daytona 200 on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,478
Posted By VStromNC
Bob, Great. Flag me down when you see me. ...

Bob,

Great. Flag me down when you see me. I will be on a red/white Husky 650.

Jon
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
Ditto as I was freakin worn out after a day last...

Ditto as I was freakin worn out after a day last year. KLX ran great and easily handled the terrain, it was me that could not keep up the pace.

I could not see myself doing that on a bike 150...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,361
Posted By VStromNC
GlennR, Yeah, I did recall seeing lot of...

GlennR,

Yeah, I did recall seeing lot of plated Orange 2 lungers blasting through the woods.

I guess it was all legal.

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
Thanks. So, I just have to turn the power on vs....

Thanks. So, I just have to turn the power on vs. starting the bike? I will check again but it is flashing 8 times as soon as I start the motor.

Jon
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 46,394
Posted By VStromNC
Roger/Charlie, I took the TR for a quick...

Roger/Charlie,

I took the TR for a quick ride today. Yes, it was 20 degrees today but I had to get my bike inspected at the local Kawi shop to renew my registration.

Anyway, I warmed it up for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,478
Posted By VStromNC
I am sending in my registration and check today...

I am sending in my registration and check today for the ADV ride.

Looking forward to it.


Jon
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