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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,128
Posted By xKLR_John
I ride when I want, where I want, and with whom I...

I ride when I want, where I want, and with whom I want. :D

I suggest everyone do the same and not worry about what someone else may or may not be doing.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By xKLR_John
FWIW, I've run the 244s and the 270s. I like...

FWIW, I've run the 244s and the 270s. I like the 244s a lot better. The 270s have a fall in and squirm feel on the street. They never let me down but I never totally trusted them. I hear some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 97,569
Views: 18,522,015
Posted By xKLR_John
That was also my "solution" to the lean surge...

That was also my "solution" to the lean surge with the stock set up. :rofl I change speed or gear or throttle position to smooth it back out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
I placed that tag.

And after all that y'all tagged the wrong side of the river, but I didn't point that out at the time. :rofl

I ride through there occasionally and the've built another bridge so it's not a dead end...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-25-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
I own a 2009 DR650 and I think the video may...

I own a 2009 DR650 and I think the video may exaggerate just a little. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
Lost in youngsville

:rofl I went the same place as you (near Tractor Supply). Took a picture of my bike in front of a fake drawbridge. Got home and realized I had the wrong place. Oh well, it's all good. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
What?

That's not a NEW tag. I tagged it years ago.

With all the repeats and the dry cleaners, this game is hardly worth playing! Oh, wait. I'm not that guy. :rofl

Good to see the game is still...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 97,569
Views: 18,522,015
Posted By xKLR_John
That's true, but if your technique isn't that...

That's true, but if your technique isn't that hot, you're on a bad line, and you start losing momentum, the knobbier rear tire can hook up and bail you out. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5,098
Views: 283,710
Posted By xKLR_John
Excellent observations. I assume folks just...

Excellent observations. I assume folks just can't step back and look at the overall situation. It's obvious they haven't thought things through when you see the same folks on the interstate. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,098
Views: 283,710
Posted By xKLR_John
my 2 cents

I agree with your assertive riding strategy. If you're going to ride a bicycle on the street that's your best chance of surviving.

I disagree with your line about speed not mattering. The only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By xKLR_John
fyi

Doughton is closed.

http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/article_63faeb3c-b99f-11e2-90f1-0019bb30f31a.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
What this thread needs is...

More dry cleaners! That's the message, right? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
ha ha

Ok, clue is needed because photo is blurry.

Goldilocks and the 3 ____ acres

How's that?

~15 miles from downtown Wake Forest.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
No crazy clues... Keeping it simple

http://jsharper.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tag-Photos/i-FTcKCPz/0/L/tag_4_18-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
:rofl Patience! :D

:rofl Patience! :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
I got yer Brat right here!

http://jsharper.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tag-Photos/i-RWWdDt8/0/L/imagejpeg_2-L.jpg

They took breakfast off the sign and they weren't open for lunch, either.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
:D Somebody has to do it. I've been roasted...

:D Somebody has to do it. I've been roasted on here after 5 or 6 hours before I even hit the deadline. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
12 hours?

Where's the new tag?
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,557
Posted By xKLR_John
Nice vid. I like how they put in a few outtakes...

Nice vid. I like how they put in a few outtakes near the ends to show they're human. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By xKLR_John
I was about to say this happened 20 years ago,...

I was about to say this happened 20 years ago, but I reckon it's a little over 25. Old age! :eek1

I parked in park and ride lot for Metro. Came home from work to see a ticket on my car for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
I came out of hibernation but left the camera at...

I came out of hibernation but left the camera at home. No cleaners were tagged today. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 41,627
Posted By xKLR_John
I'm 6'2". When I first got my 919 it felt...

I'm 6'2". When I first got my 919 it felt cramped and my knees would hurt a little after several hours of riding. My body/brain adjusted and now I think it fits great!
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 97,569
Views: 18,522,015
Posted By xKLR_John
?

I can't quite tell in the pic... Is that the standard ball mount on the handlebar like this ?

http://www.dualsportarmory.com/product_details.php?category_id=176&item_id=708

I was looking at my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
I'm clueless. :ear

I'm clueless. :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,343
Posted By xKLR_John
I get it. I was describing how I felt. ...

I get it. I was describing how I felt. Feelings aren't rational or necessarily justified. :D

It's a bit like buying something from friends. Some folks will hook you up and give you a deal....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,343
Posted By xKLR_John
friendly negotiations

It's a give and take situation. There's a dealership in my area (likely the one wb is talking about) run by a couple of brothers. They're friendly. I've been in multiple times over the years to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 1,845,534
Posted By xKLR_John
I hope I didn't offend Clayton's mother. That...

I hope I didn't offend Clayton's mother. That was not my intent.

This thread started with him telling his story and I think it's appropriate that he end his own story.
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 77,124
Posted By xKLR_John
I don't know about skid plates but I like that...

I don't know about skid plates but I like that headlight you've got on yours. What is it?
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 77,124
Posted By xKLR_John
Wow. That must be relaxed riding. I get right...

Wow. That must be relaxed riding. I get right at 42mpg left to my own devices. Drops to the upper 30s if I ride with hooligan buddies. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By xKLR_John
Entertaining, but another downside for sure. ...

Entertaining, but another downside for sure. You have to convince all those little beads to flow into the tire through the valve stem. (after you remove the valve core, of course)
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By xKLR_John
I'm running them in my DR650 tires. I'm not...

I'm running them in my DR650 tires. I'm not sure if they work or not but... no vibes. Then again, I've had decent luck with mounting motorcycle tires with no weights, too. I will say that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 97,569
Views: 18,522,015
Posted By xKLR_John
Don't know about old but you're certainly...

Don't know about old but you're certainly sounding wise. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
it's all good

I was kidding! :rofl I did try to ride straight to it from the north but just detoured around when I came to the missing bridge. I had to bring it up because I think you're the one that ran...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
Tag 919

(I should have taken a photo with my other bike for this one.)

I was cruising through historic downtown W_K_ F_R_ST and spotted this place :
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
Found it

I won't go into a rant about missing bridges, road closed signs and construction zones; it added to the fun. :D

http://jsharper.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tag-Photos/i-zZj3DXR/0/L/PHTO0205-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17,565
Views: 666,719
Posted By xKLR_John
That's a good one to keep in mind. It's a free...

That's a good one to keep in mind. It's a free country, you can go for a ride any where and any time you want without a tag as a destination.

I'll go ahead and be ironic by whining about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24,340
Views: 1,490,727
Posted By xKLR_John
Big Lynn Lodge is nice and the room rate includes...

Big Lynn Lodge is nice and the room rate includes breakfast and dinner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,341
Posted By xKLR_John
If you keep using the boots two things will...

If you keep using the boots two things will happen. You'll get used to the feel and adapt, and the boots will soften a little. I always catch myself getting a little too much rear brake when I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 77,124
Posted By xKLR_John
rekindling the romance...

+1 I've been riding it more. The 919 rocks. :D

Like the other guy said, gotta wind it out a few times to go from bored to :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,926
Posted By xKLR_John
I'll 2nd the offroad thing, and another thing...

I'll 2nd the offroad thing, and another thing that helps with the slow handling (at least for me) is mountain biking. 99.9% of your motorcycle street mileage is going to be spent at speeds higher...
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