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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bucho
Greatdog pretty much covered it. I've ridden...

Greatdog pretty much covered it. I've ridden with him, he more or less knows what he is talking about.

But just to add my 2 cents.
I'm a big fan of carrying water. I like the camel back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bucho
Gas stops are built into the route. ( two...

Gas stops are built into the route. ( two strokes have pack their own oil to self mix in the tank)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bucho
This is the option that goes through the atv area...

This is the option that goes through the atv area right?
Its a good one. Best for 650's and smaller bikes set up for offroad.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bucho
Yes, call Natural Chimneys about it. Doubling up...

Yes, call Natural Chimneys about it. Doubling up in campsites is okay. If you are by yourself then find a campsite buddy to split it with.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bucho
I'm in, this is my fourth year I think. I"m...

I'm in, this is my fourth year I think. I"m bringing along a buddy who is just getting started this season with a dirt/dualsporting.
I'm not sure if I will bring my plated smoker (kinda overkill...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,409
Posted By Bucho
I have a 300. I like the down low torque. I...

I have a 300. I like the down low torque. I ride lots of tight stuff. I tend to lug the bike most of the time and only get on the pipe when going up a hill or something.

That said, Ive ridden...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,211
Posted By Bucho
Pretty much what the above posters have said. ...

Pretty much what the above posters have said.

Find a quiet parking lot and just do it. Act responsibly.
Unless there are some wierd local ordinances, the worst they can do is ask you to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Bucho
I was certainly putting my feet down. I didnt...

I was certainly putting my feet down. I didnt mean clean in the trials sense. I more meant just without stopping. I stalled a few times and twice had to get off the bike and move it around just to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Bucho
Taskers Gap/Peters Mill Run, VA

I hadn't been there in a long time. But went to Taskers Gap ohv area this past weekend. It was really fun!
It is pretty rocky and many of the trails aren't great for noobs. But it really had...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,381
Posted By Bucho
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6,444
Views: 2,378,114
Posted By Bucho
I do a little monkeying for a buddy who races a...

I do a little monkeying for a buddy who races a P3 rig. Depending on how often you plan on racing you might want to try and line up multiple people who are able to step in for monkey duty.
Its a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,207
Posted By Bucho
Being old really helps. Full gear and looking...

Being old really helps. Full gear and looking like a responsible rider matters to me but probably not some cops.

Its kind of a crap shoot. I dont write many tickets but some officers pretty much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Bucho
Im an east coast tight woods/single track guy so...

Im an east coast tight woods/single track guy so I dont know much about desert riding. But why would you NOT wear knee armor? Its like $20 for knee/shin armor.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Bucho
Someone who knows what they are doing to help you...

Someone who knows what they are doing to help you is key. If you have lots of experienced riding buddies then great. Either way actual dirt bike training is probably well worth it.

Dont...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Bucho
I have no sympathy for the bike thief. The only...

I have no sympathy for the bike thief.
The only reason I wouldnt shoot a bike thief is bc the state of MD would send me to jail for it.
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6,444
Views: 2,378,114
Posted By Bucho
Awesome! Im not super proficient but I can...

Awesome!
Im not super proficient but I can fly the chair a little bit. Did this for a friend once and he says, " Whoa! Its like a sidecar wheelie!"
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 307,639
Posted By Bucho
Sounds like you gave him a great life.

Sounds like you gave him a great life.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 709,464
Posted By Bucho
Nobody seems to want it

Nobody seems to want it
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 709,464
Posted By Bucho
I havnt tagged in a long time. Ill try to grab...

I havnt tagged in a long time. Ill try to grab it Friday morning.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,114
Views: 304,722
Posted By Bucho
Really nice Yamahas!

Really nice Yamahas!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Bucho
What is an AT? If you dont have any friends...

What is an AT?

If you dont have any friends to ride off road with. You might be better off taking some sort of offroad course/class and paying for instruction.

Not that its impossible to do it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
Looks pretty cool. I've never made it out to the...

Looks pretty cool. I've never made it out to the West w/ my dirtbike.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Bucho
Happy Easter!

After Church I took the family for an ambling ride along some dirt roads that followed a creek. We stopped a few times to get out and play.



...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,151
Posted By Bucho
Wow Rob, that is quite a system! If it works for...

Wow Rob, that is quite a system! If it works for you then awesome.

My normal bike to drop is a KTM300 smoker. Not much technique needed to lift it up.
Though 2 weeks ago I was doing a police...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,151
Posted By Bucho
Yeah, you are missing something in the technique....

Yeah, you are missing something in the technique. Really shouldnt be that hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bucho
Those tire pressures sound on the high side. You...

Those tire pressures sound on the high side. You could easily run more like 32/36. That is still plenty high enough for street/high speed riding.
Loose gravel is loose gravel not too much is...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,444
Views: 2,378,114
Posted By Bucho
I have used that manuever before. It works with...

I have used that manuever before. It works with your solo bike too, (its just a little trickier to balance).
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
Yes, you can get away with taller gearing if you...

Yes, you can get away with taller gearing if you run an auto clutch. Or at least my buddy does and it seems to work for him.
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 20,155
Posted By Bucho
Got my first hack last year. I was 34.

Got my first hack last year. I was 34.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
Posted By Bucho
Proper boots, elbow/knee armor. The buddy...

Proper boots, elbow/knee armor.

The buddy who knows what he is doing is a really good idea.

Im not saying this to disuade you, but the KLR is a pretty big heavy bike for offroad. Is very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
I think most KTMs could benefit from a steering...

I think most KTMs could benefit from a steering stabilizer. Though I've made it a few years without putting one on my bike. But that is more bc Im kinda cheap. They arent NEEDED, but they are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
12 pounds of air sounds really high for the...

12 pounds of air sounds really high for the pirelli mt43. You might like it better with less air. Imho about 8lbs works good.
Ill have to check out the vee rubber, Im not familiar with it.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 35,141
Posted By Bucho
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
I've become a pretty big fan of the Pirelli...

I've become a pretty big fan of the Pirelli trials tire on the rear. The only disadvantage I can feel is under braking, especially when going downhill. I also don't think they work good for some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,928
Posted By Bucho
You are more or less right. Perhaps overthinking...

You are more or less right. Perhaps overthinking the whole thing. But if we are here to discuss motorcycles then lets do it.

For years I had nothing but a DR650. It was my "do everything" bike....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Bucho
damn quads

damn quads
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 232,929
Posted By Bucho
I grew up in Merrimack NH and learned to ride a...

I grew up in Merrimack NH and learned to ride a street bike there. I wanted to deliver pizza via motorbike when I worked at Mr G's Pizza.

Sorry to thread jack.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 35,141
Posted By Bucho
That 400 looks awesome. Id be tempted if lived...

That 400 looks awesome. Id be tempted if lived closer.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Bucho
Thanks for all input. From what I could find...

Thanks for all input. From what I could find online it does appear that a majority of the trails are quads only. Thats dissapointing. It seems that at the "pay to ride" places I go, quads/utvs...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,464
Posted By Bucho
Ill more or less agree with you. My other bikes...

Ill more or less agree with you. My other bikes are both Jap bikes and they are great bikes.
But for a street legal two stroke enduro/woods bike, the Japs arent building them. KTM or the other...
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