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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 09:27 AM
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Views: 148,580
Posted By jdrocks
Patience, maybe, but a stronger Southern...

Patience, maybe, but a stronger Southern tradition is to stand fast to your obligations made under a gentleman"s agreement.
Forum: Canada 07-27-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By jdrocks
the FTR is a fantastic road, ride it like you...

the FTR is a fantastic road, ride it like you want, but like gravel anywhere, stupid can get you hurt.

i found the truck drivers on the road courteous, but they can drag dust and spray gravel, not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
now that you mention it, i think you're right,...

now that you mention it, i think you're right, probably lucky he did. he's a pretty good rider, don't know what happened.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
That looks like the same corner where Mike Powers...

That looks like the same corner where Mike Powers broke his new Connie in half a few years ago.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,565
Views: 1,436,273
Posted By jdrocks
He's talking about the primary M10 motor mount...

He's talking about the primary M10 motor mount bolts on the front, the front bracket bolts are M8s.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27,111
Views: 1,252,003
Posted By jdrocks
Are you going to take advantage of ScottyP's St....

Are you going to take advantage of ScottyP's St. Louis connections and coordinate the group buy on the Rams #96 jerseys?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,695
Posted By jdrocks
party foul...WTF, in SMIBville that's a fruity...

party foul...WTF, in SMIBville that's a fruity mixed drink with a paper umbrella garnish, and i could have sworn you dudes would be into that kinda stuff, ya know, judging from the tennies.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 148,580
Posted By jdrocks
if you read the BRT ride reports with Basecamp...

if you read the BRT ride reports with Basecamp up, there's not much mystery about the BRT route.

as EC stated many times, leave the big bike at home.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,921
Posted By jdrocks
i'd have to go back and check my tracks, but i'm...

i'd have to go back and check my tracks, but i'm pretty sure that the yellow loop in the center was gated. high grass behind the gates, barely 2 track.

had lunch with Bill, the Mayor of Little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,921
Posted By jdrocks
Some cool riding in there, but I ran into a...

Some cool riding in there, but I ran into a number of gated roads and needed to modify my route. Wrote about it in the "Paris" report riding with dljocky.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
Crazy, you're about 13 deg latitude farther...

Crazy, you're about 13 deg latitude farther north, but 20F warmer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,695
Posted By jdrocks
that's embedded code for Starbucks. i'd...

that's embedded code for Starbucks.


i'd ride over for the kick off planning meeting, but now that i know about your grass clipping policy, i've decided it's just too damn dangerous.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,695
Posted By jdrocks
yeah, that too, but i think you should demand...

yeah, that too, but i think you should demand that these new dudes declare their official position on grass clippings in the roadway. plus, might want to find out if they have crabs.

from the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
the XR uses the same style of 20mm shouldered...

the XR uses the same style of 20mm shouldered axle, so the question would be whether the shoulder is 25mm. if so, the procedure is the same.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-22-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
Maybe...but it hasn't affected your ability to...

Maybe...but it hasn't affected your ability to make it rain.
Forum: Alaska 07-22-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By jdrocks
I delivered an inmates bike from Denver to...

I delivered an inmates bike from Denver to Anchorage last season without difficulty, and there would be some details that would have to be worked out. As it happens, I reside in Virginia and don't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
to jog your memory... i use the EX650 (Ninja...

to jog your memory...

i use the EX650 (Ninja 650R) 20mm swingarm bolt, cheap, cheap. the Versys bolt is the same, so buy either for the best price. the 20mm rear axles for these bikes are long...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
let's be candid here, your cruise is Mach Chinese...

let's be candid here, your cruise is Mach Chinese scooter...

how's things in BC?

Mr. Fast knows this already, but other ptwin dudes may not. oil filters that fit this motor come in both long...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,232
Posted By jdrocks
the 19" wheel with tire is very close to the same...

the 19" wheel with tire is very close to the same diameter of a 21" wheel with tire.

since you have owned at least 2 bikes with 21" wheels, and are familiar with that setup, it's not a stretch for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
damn, I thought for sure you were going to ask me...

damn, I thought for sure you were going to ask me if I experienced any buffeting at that cruise speed.

was riding twisty pavement with bigger displacement bikes on this trip, no problem keeping...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,007
Views: 195,877
Posted By jdrocks
Wayne, Matt, and Tom at the decommissioned bridge...

Wayne, Matt, and Tom at the decommissioned bridge on Smoke Hole for a short break, great riding with you guys...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-MZ4kkXw/0/M/i-MZ4kkXw-M.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,007
Views: 195,877
Posted By jdrocks
I forgot my rear tire stickum on 33 east of the...

I forgot my rear tire stickum on 33 east of the summit, luckily Mr. Wayne marked the spot, not sure how, but he did.

...makes a great WayneJ story anyway.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
two day run out to western Virginia and into West...

two day run out to western Virginia and into West Virginia, camped on private land on the banks of the Shenandoah River, great setting. 600+ mile day heading back, including a 168 mile run between...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27,111
Views: 1,252,003
Posted By jdrocks
low risk to SMIBS on the WV gravel, the huggers...

low risk to SMIBS on the WV gravel, the huggers would run the risk of being caught out there by the meth cookers, weed farmers, moonshiners, and poachers...then they would wish they had been caught...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
the panel mount unit is epoxy filled and...

the panel mount unit is epoxy filled and waterproof. i added an aluminum bracket that also accommodates the switch for the aux lights. like this...

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
don't know about the high res stuff, but i try to...

don't know about the high res stuff, but i try to include a photo or two where i think it might help.

here's a few more it case anyone is unaware of the bearing issues...

aftermarket tapered...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By jdrocks
the fuel pumps were directly across the road from...

the fuel pumps were directly across the road from the hotel which burned to the ground over a year ago. i heard the pumps at that location were damaged, but there's 5-600 people in Cartwright, so...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
i've put tire rub marks on all of them, but never...

i've put tire rub marks on all of them, but never broke one before chasing around on damn rough roads with zero preload.

when you're as slim as i am, stuff tends to break, even with the 16kg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27,111
Views: 1,252,003
Posted By jdrocks
have seen these boats being built at both...

have seen these boats being built at both Deltaville and Tangier, sadly, most of the old time boat builders have passed. no two were exactly alike, although each builder had a signature style, and...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,565
Views: 1,436,273
Posted By jdrocks
while i do think the Versys runs fine with the...

while i do think the Versys runs fine with the OEM motor, i'm also convinced that Kawasaki made a big mistake not using the EX650 motor in the Versys. having many miles on both Versys versions, i...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
pretty easy to run through a diagnosis if you...

pretty easy to run through a diagnosis if you have a multimeter, even the inexpensive digitals are full featured these days.
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By jdrocks
Riding into Cartwright now makes the route...

Riding into Cartwright now makes the route between that stop and HVGB the longest leg between fuel.
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By jdrocks
Big trip for you dudes, but it sounds like you've...

Big trip for you dudes, but it sounds like you've never bothered to even glance at a map.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
there might be a TV on there somewhere, it takes...

there might be a TV on there somewhere, it takes a big solar cell to keep up with the electronics.

regarding the Wolfman Expeditions, the top straps do carry most of the weight, although the side...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27,111
Views: 1,252,003
Posted By jdrocks
fantastic, glad they worked for you.

fantastic, glad they worked for you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27,111
Views: 1,252,003
Posted By jdrocks
Fixed...sorta

Fixed...sorta
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
if he ever sees how either of you guys ride your...

if he ever sees how either of you guys ride your own bikes, he won't let you near it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 582,064
Posted By jdrocks
the Guzzi was in the northwest BC jungle, and...

the Guzzi was in the northwest BC jungle, and when i found it, i had been on the road for for something like 650 miles, still a ways to go. from the report, here's what i wrote...

I detoured into...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29,777
Views: 1,592,086
Posted By jdrocks
XC is way too slow, at least that's my...

XC is way too slow, at least that's my observation from the tail light end...if i happen to get a look at the tail light.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By jdrocks
sorry if you think this is OT, but this is a 2...

sorry if you think this is OT, but this is a 2 camera trip. one is a WP P&S like WYO suggests that fits in your pocket or on a lanyard, while the second is the best of the two you already have.

to...
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