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Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By BlueLghtning
I like these NRS type single cam straps to tie...

I like these NRS type single cam straps to tie bags to motorcycles. They come in various sizes and widths, but unlike a ratchet strap, you probably aren't going to break anything. They do hold bags...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,218
Posted By BlueLghtning
If phreakingeek isn't interested in making this a...

If phreakingeek isn't interested in making this a big hobby/job for him, I'm sure corrado113 with Storm Industries would be happy to make one and once one person sends him the bag, he'll have a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,999
Posted By BlueLghtning
Balance your rim next time without a tire on it....

Balance your rim next time without a tire on it. Then re-check after you mount a tire. You might find it better. Maybe some tires still take some weight, but it might be better.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 33,563
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yes, I've been quite surprised at how smooth they...

Yes, I've been quite surprised at how smooth they are. Smoother than the K60's ever were, and as you found smoother than the 705's. I guess the jury is out if they stay smooth through their life.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,021
Posted By BlueLghtning
Cool, parts coming in is always good! :freaky

Cool, parts coming in is always good! :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,945
Posted By BlueLghtning
Newnan Bike Night Group - Sharpsburg (04/22/15)

This week for bike night we are headed back to Dickey's BBQ in Sharpsburg. It's looking like a nice evening to ride in. They have a great menu and food and do a great job hosting us. Oh yeah don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 33,563
Posted By BlueLghtning
Isn't your rear tire a 150/70-17? You should be...

Isn't your rear tire a 150/70-17? You should be looking for a 17" tube, not a 15" tube. Revzilla sells them in that size.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 24,844
Posted By BlueLghtning
What about on the bottom of the case outside the...

What about on the bottom of the case outside the bike? It appears you have plenty of room on the left, the right may be tight, but it could work?

The other option may be seeing if you have room...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 228,300
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1. I have 2 trailers, neither are HF so not a...

+1. I have 2 trailers, neither are HF so not a direct comparison, but the 5 lug trailer is so much smoother both loaded and unloaded. I'm debating on changing the hubs on the 4 lug so I can mount 5...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 24,844
Posted By BlueLghtning
I'm slowly making progress. I'm still in the...

I'm slowly making progress. I'm still in the first brace with no weight bearing and on crutches. It's been just over 4 weeks and I have about 2 weeks go I think. I've got my extension to zero, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 24,844
Posted By BlueLghtning
14/49 or 14/50 seems to be the best gearing for...

14/49 or 14/50 seems to be the best gearing for the WRR's here on the East coast. Drop to a 13 if you take it to CO and high elevation or take it to a place like HP or OHV where you need lower...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By BlueLghtning
See my answers in red

See my answers in red
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 33,563
Posted By BlueLghtning
Just for comparison, what have you gotten out of...

Just for comparison, what have you gotten out of other rear knobby tires and I'm not sure what bike you are running these one?
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,736
Posted By BlueLghtning
Hey I know that guy! Kevin's a good guy. I got to...

Hey I know that guy! Kevin's a good guy. I got to ride with him last year out of Tellico for a long weekend. They look like they are having fun even in the rain!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1. Shinko 804/805. You can buy a set for under...

+1. Shinko 804/805. You can buy a set for under $200 and so far everyone has really like them and mileage has been impressive.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008133...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By BlueLghtning
+1. The WRR is one of those bikes I just don't...

+1. The WRR is one of those bikes I just don't see the point in buying new since you can find some really nice used ones with low mileage.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yes, because the G9 can be the bridge and you'll...

Yes, because the G9 can be the bridge and you'll probably have better results if the Q3's aren't paired to each other, but you can see how that works for you.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By BlueLghtning
The manufactures break in was written by lawyers...

The manufactures break in was written by lawyers to protect them, plain and simple. It does nothing to really help you break in your motor. You obviously won't blow up your motor following the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,999
Posted By BlueLghtning
That is because generally speaking, you'll have...

That is because generally speaking, you'll have more braking forces on the front tire and more acceleration forces on the rear.

All 705's I've ever installed since the early bias ones have always...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
I think that is probably subjective and depends a...

I think that is probably subjective and depends a lot on the helmet and type of base being used. Plus you would have to find someone that has had both models.

I know the sound quality is really...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
Unfortunately, I think it's just the par for...

Unfortunately, I think it's just the par for making headsets backwards compatible. It works in theory, but doesn't always work in practice. As I said, we had the same issues with 2 Q2's and G4. It...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
So I'm not familiar with the Q3's at all, but if...

So I'm not familiar with the Q3's at all, but if they don't allow 4 way conferencing, my bet is they don't have the ability to open 2 channels at once which is required to have more than 2 people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31,059
Views: 2,462,722
Posted By BlueLghtning
This is just a small snippet of it, but this is...

This is just a small snippet of it, but this is all dirt and there are dirt roads that run off of these. If I have this correct, there are 4-5 water crossings on these roads too. -...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31,059
Views: 2,462,722
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yes, with 4-5 good water crossings. The road that...

Yes, with 4-5 good water crossings. The road that runs just north of 190 is gravel. Let me see if I can map it out on Google Maps. I have lots of good roads down here on the south side. You don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31,059
Views: 2,462,722
Posted By BlueLghtning
In my best foghorn leghorn voice... "Son, you are...

In my best foghorn leghorn voice... "Son, you are going to need you a GPS if you want to follow others dual sport tracks" :lol3

https://i.vimeocdn.com/portrait/3874231_300x300.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,945
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 4/15/15

Bike night this week is going to be at the Redneck Gourmet (http://www.redneckgourmet.com/) on the square in Newnan. We usually park on the side of the street near the courthouse.

Come out and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,452
Posted By BlueLghtning
I would think a bent front axle would only happen...

I would think a bent front axle would only happen from a front end impact? I would think if that happened, the forks might be impacted too?

Did you have trouble pulling that axle out?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By BlueLghtning
A fly and ride is always a risk with an unknown...

A fly and ride is always a risk with an unknown bike, but if you have the time, don't let the risk stop you. Some guys wouldn't take the risk, but I have done several fly and rides and always had a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31,059
Views: 2,462,722
Posted By BlueLghtning
You got a Garmin GPS? Do you know how to import...

You got a Garmin GPS? Do you know how to import GPX files with tracks? I can send you a GPX file for a Pine Mtn run that's pretty easy and just takes a couple hours?

I also have a Lineville AL /...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
Correct, the Q2 can have 2 other users paired,...

Correct, the Q2 can have 2 other users paired, but you can't open both channels at the same time. This is something that changed on the later models where the A & B channels can be open at the same...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,218
Posted By BlueLghtning
Mine showed up sometime over the weekend or today...

Mine showed up sometime over the weekend or today as we were out of town, but like everyone else has said, it is a stout bag! Way more heavy duty than I thought it would be!
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
You can hear everyone. Every rider that is a...

You can hear everyone. Every rider that is a bridge between 2 other riders is basically connecting those 2 riders together. It's like being on a big conference call and is actually a lot of fun.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
His initial idea of only upgrading 1 unit to a G9...

His initial idea of only upgrading 1 unit to a G9 while leaving the others all having Q2's wouldn't have worked though. The Q2's were just a 1 to 1 connection and don't have an A & B channel and why...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By BlueLghtning
I owned the Q2 & the G4 in the past, never had...

I owned the Q2 & the G4 in the past, never had the G9. I know the G4 could do a bridge connection and basically be the bridge between 2 units. We found out though this was very tough to accomplish...
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 38,841
Posted By BlueLghtning
Which method are you using to put the Sena in...

Which method are you using to put the Sena in pairing mode for the phone? You should be holding the phone button on the back of the unit for about 5 seconds until you hear your unit say "Phone...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By BlueLghtning
I went down about 6-7 years ago in my Olympia...

I went down about 6-7 years ago in my Olympia Airglide jacket and & pants. The only thing I had on underneath them was a dress shirt and Khaki pants. I was maybe going 25-30mph when I low sided on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,353
Posted By BlueLghtning
Unfortunately, I haven't really had a chance to...

Unfortunately, I haven't really had a chance to push the 804/805's in the wet and i'm currently recovering from ACL surgery, so I won't be any time soon.

However, I've seen other very positive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 24,844
Posted By BlueLghtning
The 4.7 IMS is nice for the WRR because you get...

The 4.7 IMS is nice for the WRR because you get 150-170 mile range before the fuel light which comes on at 3gals. The reason I chose this tank over the 3 gal was that it helps keep the fuel pump cool...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,353
Posted By BlueLghtning
I just found this thread, but I had posted...

I just found this thread, but I had posted reviews and pics over here in the Shinko 805 equipment thread - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008133

I have the full set 804/805 on my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By BlueLghtning
I ran a rear K60 on my Strom and got about 7k on...

I ran a rear K60 on my Strom and got about 7k on it. I never did try the front as my friends weren't crazy about it, so I ran a TKC front with the K60 rear, sometimes the 705 front.

The K60's were...
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