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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Yep, he's a lucky kid. Good stuff Eddy.

Yep, he's a lucky kid. Good stuff Eddy.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
I like Marked For Death followed by Magnetic...

I like Marked For Death followed by Magnetic Frequency Detector. Take your pick:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/MFD.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 04:07 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Pete works there. He could probably tell us all...

Pete works there. He could probably tell us all about it but then he'd have to.. you know..
:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
:fpalm ..yep there really is one in every crowd. ...

:fpalm ..yep there really is one in every crowd.



:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm telling you - you would LOVE it. That area...

I'm telling you - you would LOVE it. That area has the maximum awesome road density of any place I know of.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Chuck the 'ol XT looks great.. Armor it up a...

Chuck the 'ol XT looks great.. Armor it up a little and you'll be good to go. We both know you can keep up with me.. But good luck with that Macon character.

I had a great trip down to the TN...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By ddlewis
Used to ride my kids on the street bikes a fair...

Used to ride my kids on the street bikes a fair amount when they were smaller. This 10 years ago when they were 8-12 yrs old. I was less of a worry wart then so no it didn't really bother me but I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 05:20 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
This is something I would conceivably buy. A...

This is something I would conceivably buy. A "real" tire changer bolted to my garage floor is too much money and space investment. pretty nifty.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Sorry I didn't get to go to Poes or the car...

Sorry I didn't get to go to Poes or the car show.. it was a stick around the house and do whatever my wife wants weekend. Prepayment for later this week.



you'll probably be amazed how...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
The XT could supply about 3/4 power to any one of...

The XT could supply about 3/4 power to any one of those extra lights.

Doesn't matter - the XT is a GO-boat, not one of those Bavarian LookAtMe show-boats..
:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
The trick of running power direct from battery to...

The trick of running power direct from battery to headlight makes a huge difference. Twice as bright on the DR vs before. Use the existing headlight wires to open a relay and the current flows...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Riding! ~500mi. About 150 ugly interstate 40, ...

Riding! ~500mi. About 150 ugly interstate 40, the rest is good riding. Think about it..
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
FJ Rally - TN

Getting late but I'll toss it out one more time. Wed morning of next week I'm headed to Tellico Plains TN, camping, back Sunday. Anybody want to ride along let me know. Great area with easy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Mostly these days I can change tires pretty easy....

Mostly these days I can change tires pretty easy. but it hasn't always been that way. and still every now and then run up against a mother.

I have three ~18" pieces of 2x4 I lay in a triangle, 3...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Let it bake in the sun all day and get soft. ...

Let it bake in the sun all day and get soft. Lube it up good. Those two things help a lot.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I took the Kaw out for longest ride yet on Sat.....

I took the Kaw out for longest ride yet on Sat.. it was HOT. From Chester down towards Pburg, out Namozine and up to Amelia Courthouse. Then north up to 522 and West on Cosby.. between...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 07:30 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I've been fighting that same battle myself for...

I've been fighting that same battle myself for sometime.. Don't know how much longer I can hold out. :uhoh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
That's cool Chuck, I like it. Is that Charles'...

That's cool Chuck, I like it. Is that Charles' (former) XT?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm going to make a road loop tomorrow. Want...

I'm going to make a road loop tomorrow. Want shake down the new wheels before the big trip. I'm ashamed to say barely have run one tank of gas through it. A few hours, Probably leave 8-9 and back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Same here.. need more clues on the zip tie trick.

Same here.. need more clues on the zip tie trick.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 05:04 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
You know what's a mother of a job? Installing a...

You know what's a mother of a job? Installing a new Kickstand return spring with no spring pulling tool, like you'd use in a drum brake. (I have that durn tool somewhere but couldn't find it....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 03:36 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Earplugs. :evil Ive used bedliner. Also covered...

Earplugs. :evil Ive used bedliner. Also covered in a thin layer of rtv. Seems to help some. Not a big deal either way, you get used to it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 06:36 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Nice. :clap I agree, the rearward camera...

Nice. :clap

I agree, the rearward camera shots are cool!
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 06:29 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
I heard on the news the pilot did not survive. ...

I heard on the news the pilot did not survive. Not sure of the details.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
off is easy part.. :evil

off is easy part.. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
wow that is cool! I know jack squat about old...

wow that is cool! I know jack squat about old moto guzzis but man that looks good for $2500.

Also the current owner guy has maint records AND curtains in his garage, clearly he has his act...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:59 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Feel ya. As much as I love my thumpers,...

Feel ya. As much as I love my thumpers, sometimes you just want a little overkill.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Eddy - lmao! that is definitely something...

Eddy - lmao!

that is definitely something you'll want to show Gabriels girlfriends when he gets older. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
How about this, more portable than an oak log and...

How about this, more portable than an oak log and equally impervious to Kracken-gravity. Carry it in your jesse bag and it will give you better traction in mud. :evil

I call it the Chuck Chair...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
What!? the wonder-chair broke? That marvel of...

What!? the wonder-chair broke? That marvel of camp-chair technology?

Chuck Smith: "my chair is better.. my chair is sturdy.. my chair legs don't sink in the ground.. my chair cost half as much".....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
didn't take the first picture either.. Macon and...

didn't take the first picture either.. Macon and Chuck have that covered I'm sure.

got a late start out of town Friday, say 4:20. Headed west not sure of where to go exactly. And two hours...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
how about if it's too humid or too windy? What...

how about if it's too humid or too windy? What if there are mosquitoes? :D

Thanks for the invite, I'll try and catch up with you soon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Hope somebody can bring ropes/tarps. Looks like...

Hope somebody can bring ropes/tarps. Looks like rainy night.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Titans, toss your camp-crap in Macon Bacon's...

Titans, toss your camp-crap in Macon Bacon's vehicle and ride up. Too hot for a windshield. That stock seat does suck, but its only ~100 miles, all back roads. You can stand up for half the way....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Doc either you have the patience of a saint or...

Doc either you have the patience of a saint or you are on the verge of a major rant.. We'll get a couple beers in you and see which it is. :evil

still planning to ride out tomorrow after work. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 06:51 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
:clap You're a pretty cool dad..

:clap

You're a pretty cool dad..
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30,640
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Posted By ddlewis
I've been on vacation this week, no taking next...

I've been on vacation this week, no taking next Friday off. Ill load up the night before work from home and roll by 3:30 though.. Charles if you'll bring extra grub I'm in w cash too. Anybody else...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm with Eddy.. Katana. :nah I would definitely...

I'm with Eddy.. Katana. :nah I would definitely go with the little ninja.

I was in sort of the same space recently. Wanted something light and revvy but still roadtrip worthy. prefer a twin. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 09:06 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Looking good for me.

Looking good for me.
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