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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 170,664
Posted By Skyclad
I have a Scala G4 that I am willing to part with...

I have a Scala G4 that I am willing to part with cheaply. I just did the ear bud modification to it. Works quite well. Too well, in fact. It is way too loud for me. So, if any of you old and deaf...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
Sunday night I start working night shift for the...

Sunday night I start working night shift for the rest of the month, so I figured today would be a good day to take a ride. I did a loop down the ocean side to Cape May, then circled back up along the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
Sounds like a plan. Could you do us a favor in...

Sounds like a plan. Could you do us a favor in the mean time? How about you toss some gravel around in there, maybe a few nice rocks?

Oh, and work on the drainage problem. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
That was the plan. Doesn't always work out...

That was the plan.

Doesn't always work out that way. The side of the center ridge collapsed while I was going through.

BTW, I will not be able to make it out with you on the 28th. I will be...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,603,960
Posted By Skyclad
Hey, I did the fire walking just fine. It was the...

Hey, I did the fire walking just fine. It was the fire grabbing that I had difficulties with. Besides that, what makes you think the little voices are telling me not to do stuff like that? I have no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
Will do

Will do
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,603,960
Posted By Skyclad
Once again, I was reminded that the 990 can...

Once again, I was reminded that the 990 can encourage somewhat less than intelligent decision making.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,085
Posted By Skyclad
Congrats and welcome to the family. The...

Congrats and welcome to the family. The maintenance can be a bitch sometimes, but every time you throw a leg over the beast and roll into that throttle on a fast dirt road you are reminded that it is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
Yeah, wheel bearings are new. Swingarm will be...

Yeah, wheel bearings are new. Swingarm will be done when I get home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
It is easy to figure out in the Pine Barrens. If...

It is easy to figure out in the Pine Barrens. If it is a puddle, you want to avoid it. :lol3

There is actually a path between the puddles. I didn't see it when I was approaching.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
The gas prices. Although I am staying just...

The gas prices.

Although I am staying just down the road from Atlantic City. There have been several casinos that have closed recently with a couple more closings possible in the near future....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
Not while traveling to the job. It was after I...

Not while traveling to the job. It was after I was released for the day. I would not take my bike into the Pine Barrens with full luggage. Crazy I may be, but I ain't stupid...usually.:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By Skyclad
The 990 may be a rally proven machine, but I...

The 990 may be a rally proven machine, but I would be willing to wager a fair sum of money that none of the KTM's that were proving their rally prowess were stock from the factory machines.

The...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
No AAA or any other assistance. I picked that...

No AAA or any other assistance. I picked that damn thing up out of the hole, laid it on its side and dragged it clear. Of course, it took me four times to get it to a place it didn't just dig in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 82,645
Posted By Skyclad
Ever wonder why Bastards prefer rocks and roots...

Ever wonder why Bastards prefer rocks and roots to sand and mud?

http://skyclad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Skyclads-Wandering-2014/i-Q6T5hmg/0/L/140909%20IMG_0079-L.jpg

Now you know.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
Howdy to you too. I just recently looked...

Howdy to you too.

I just recently looked back through your lap of America thread as well. Good times. It was a pleasure to have you visit and going to Gettysburg with you allowed me to see the...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,978
Posted By Skyclad
After this, I am questioning the listed weight...

After this, I am questioning the listed weight for the 990R as well.:rofl

http://skyclad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Skyclads-Wandering-2014/i-Q6T5hmg/0/L/140909%20IMG_0079-L.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
Well, my first day in Jersey went fairly well....

Well, my first day in Jersey went fairly well. The ride down was pleasant enough. Technically I was one the clock, so I took a reasonably direct route to Oyster Creek. Managed to make the four hour...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,270
Views: 1,849,328
Posted By Skyclad
Any time I am heading out to pick up a specific...

Any time I am heading out to pick up a specific part that is "in stock", I tell the parts man I am talking with that I want him to go back and pull it from stock right now, while I wait on the phone....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 194,118
Posted By Skyclad
Well, I was thinking I could use an automatic...

Well, I was thinking I could use an automatic lawn mower.



Oh, nevermind.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 25,630
Posted By Skyclad
So, I found out Thursday morning that I am going...

So, I found out Thursday morning that I am going at the Oyster Creek nuke plant for their refueling outage. I have to be there tomorrow. Gotta love it when you find out you will be leaving for three...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-06-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By Skyclad
I also recommend the G2 throttle tube. I have the...

I also recommend the G2 throttle tube. I have the 400 series on my '11 990R and love the change.

For those keeping notes, my current set-up is Leo Vince exhaust with spark arrestors installed,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7,173
Views: 2,400,286
Posted By Skyclad
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a...

And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,978
Posted By Skyclad
Well...actually...if one uses the dirt settings...

Well...actually...if one uses the dirt settings on the 1190, my 990R would be making more power. The 1190 output is dropped to about 90 hp IIRC. The 990R puts out about 115. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9,270
Views: 1,849,328
Posted By Skyclad
Wouldn't that be a divot? ...

Wouldn't that be a divot?







:hide
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,978
Posted By Skyclad
I think one of my favorites in this category was...

I think one of my favorites in this category was a day in the sand a few years back. I was on the 990; the next largest bike was a Husaberg 450. Yeah, I was beat by the end of the day, and not...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,978
Posted By Skyclad
Again, people say the same thing about the 990...

Again, people say the same thing about the 990 compared to "real" dual sports.

I have both a 990 and a 520. I will fully admit the 520 is better suited to the "roads" and trails I often find...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,978
Posted By Skyclad
You know, there are still lots of people who say...

You know, there are still lots of people who say the same thing about the 990's. I will wait a bit to pass judgement on the 1190.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,026,369
Posted By Skyclad
Rt 16? Terrible road...boring boring...

Rt 16? Terrible road...boring boring boring...gravel strewn through every turn, all two of them...no reason to go there :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,142
Posted By Skyclad
Fast buggers too. They can hit 60 mph

Fast buggers too. They can hit 60 mph
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9,270
Views: 1,849,328
Posted By Skyclad
Sure wish they would start doing that again.

Sure wish they would start doing that again.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,213
Posted By Skyclad
Maybe it isn't so much a case of changing his...

Maybe it isn't so much a case of changing his mind as coming to the conclusion that wheel spin can be fun,:evil (says the guy that follows that Oso philosophy on motorcycle selection)
Forum: Orange Crush 08-31-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,085
Posted By Skyclad
Nope, mine is a 990R. Even with the SUB mount and...

Nope, mine is a 990R. Even with the SUB mount and 2" Rox Risers, I have not had any problems with any cables/hoses. I wouldn't want to go any further with the stock lengths, but so far. so good. One...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 226,481
Posted By Skyclad
:lol3 That's a good start

:lol3

That's a good start
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 226,481
Posted By Skyclad
Ya know, I was thinking about it. I bet we could...

Ya know, I was thinking about it. I bet we could get a set of knobbies on that thing....:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 226,481
Posted By Skyclad
Ouch...sad Oso indeed. :ear ...

Ouch...sad Oso indeed.





:ear

Will BigWan be riding the keyboard again....pleasepleaseplease
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,085
Posted By Skyclad
After this little incident, ...

After this little incident,
http://skyclad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/7Mts-Campout-2014/i-SDvJ4c2/0/L/20140816%20others%204-L.jpg
I had a few minor pieces to replace. So I did that, and added a few...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11,439
Views: 707,894
Posted By Skyclad
Today was farkle day...tomorrow is replacing...

Today was farkle day...tomorrow is replacing messed up parts day.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/34cf646867b5cfac5446fb6b20025fe1.jpg
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Skyclad
Those coordinates are pretty close. These...

Those coordinates are pretty close.

These will put in in the campground according to Google and Garmin

N38 44.431 W79 41.533

Great place to spend a weekend. Beautiful and quiet (unless you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11,439
Views: 707,894
Posted By Skyclad
Man, you are behind the times. Read that rule...

Man, you are behind the times. Read that rule again.:lol3



Getting the wording the way I want it takes a few tried sometimes.

Oh, and when I say "big bike friendly", I don't mean in the...
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