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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 30,062
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Posted By Red Sand
I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster. ...

I ride I-575 because it gets me there faster.

I'm probably only going ~60 mph so ya, everyone passes me but . . . I don't have a trailer, or a truck, and maybe there's something wrong with me...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
What's the best way to determine a fair selling...

What's the best way to determine a fair selling price - is there an accurate list of WR's, what they sold for, and their descriptions (accessories, mileage, year, et cetera)?

With my job security...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on...

Anyone riding roads around Lake Conasauga on Sunday morning, 06-July-2014?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
This was just one of those days - completely,...

This was just one of those days - completely, totally, amazing, super-awesome ride!

Went up to Conesauga Lake (?), then over to Murrays Lake

I saw a bear cub - I was within 20 feet of the dang...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Welcome elsi86

Welcome elsi86
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm...

That's what I have on mine and I love it - if I'm going on a long trip I will fill it up for the highway miles and if I'm going to do some short, off road stuff I'll put in ~2 1/2 gallons. My...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Sunday, 08-Jun-2014 I'm riding in the...

Sunday, 08-Jun-2014

I'm riding in the mountains

Weather --> LINK (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=34.62730785600047&lon=-84.19352772299965&site=all&smap=1#.U5PNU_ldWSo)

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,434
Views: 409,816
Posted By Red Sand
Sometimes I wonder . . . If all I had was a...

Sometimes I wonder . . .

If all I had was a lousy, old, slow, relic of a DS bike would I still use it?

Would I look forward to being out there, doing it?

Or would I subject myself to arguing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9,434
Views: 409,816
Posted By Red Sand
World of difference - each has pros & cons . . ....

World of difference - each has pros & cons . . . like the NFL . . .
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9,434
Views: 409,816
Posted By Red Sand
Like lots of others, my only regret is not...

Like lots of others, my only regret is not getting one sooner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Anyone riding this weekend 31-May or 01-Jun-2014?

If so, let me know

AtlantaViking will be riding one handed?

thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By Red Sand
Done 34-28

Done

34-28
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
I knew that when I bought mine because I did a...

I knew that when I bought mine because I did a lot of research prior to buying my WR

If I had to do it over again, I would have only done it sooner, not gotten a different machine

And, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
I'm not so sure this is true Rider...

I'm not so sure this is true

Rider experience, gearing, tire choice, overall weight, suspension, modifications - there are lots of factors determining how fast the machine will accelerate but when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Red Sand
I ordered a set of Shinko 244's but I made the...

I ordered a set of Shinko 244's but I made the mistake of getting a 4" rear instead of 4 1/2"

As it turns out, the narrower tire works great - just had it up on the mountain forest roads after ~74...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 41,483
Posted By Red Sand
rdv?

rdv?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 41,483
Posted By Red Sand
I've never done an overnighter so that's my goal...

I've never done an overnighter so that's my goal - simple, one night thing
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone have a link for calculating "close"...

Does anyone have a link for calculating "close" speed - based on variable tire sizes?

Yesterday I rode ~120 highway miles and kept it at ~72 mph. I kept thinking, "I'm probably only going 60...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
I ended up going with wifey yesterday (Bear Creek...

I ended up going with wifey yesterday (Bear Creek hike)

Today I went to Conasauga Lake (?) - it was truly a spectacular trip.

The new tires were great!

Woo hoo!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
I hope to see some of y'all up around Springer...

I hope to see some of y'all up around Springer Mountain today - woo hoo!

If you see an old man riding slow, be nice.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Thank you very much to all those who encouraged...

Thank you very much to all those who encouraged me to change my own damn tires - I actually did it! :clap

I removed the top of the wet-dry vac - worked good enough as a tire changing stand
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
. . . attached image in case anyone finds it...

. . . attached image in case anyone finds it helpful . . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
I painted my sight glass so now it's always...

I painted my sight glass so now it's always showing the proper amount of oil and it never shows dirty oil.



Clean sight glass w/alcohol
Use 400 sand paper on sight glass
Mask area around...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
I have the IMS tank - got the "natural" plastic...

I have the IMS tank - got the "natural" plastic color - it's hideously ugly but I love it - the range is very nice, makes long rides in the wilderness enjoyable, less worrisome.

The IMS tank was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Congratulations! I'll always miss my R1200GS...

Congratulations!

I'll always miss my R1200GS - fun ride, never got cozy with the aesthetics but you can't have everything in life, eh?

Post photos of it muddy
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Damn . . . what have I done . . . I'll rip off...

Damn . . . what have I done . . . I'll rip off the 4.1 and toss on a 4.5 if it means we can return to normal WR chatter . . .


:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Well then, I reckon I'll be known from now on as...

Well then, I reckon I'll be known from now on as "that skinny tire guy"

Could be worse
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
I'm changing tires today Before anyone...

I'm changing tires today

Before anyone disses me for not putting more miles on this machine, let me explain I've had health problems and I used to work three jobs (had 3 kids in college at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
I also have a John Deere lawn tractor - the cost...

I also have a John Deere lawn tractor - the cost of maintenance probably gave that guy his heart attack.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
If anybody would want some drone-view video...

If anybody would want some drone-view video shots, let me know

I'm certainly not an expert but I enjoy flying them

I have four aircraft that are airworthy . . . but only "marginal" cameras and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
If I get these tires changed I may make a...

If I get these tires changed I may make a suggestion to do a western-GA trip taking dirt roads around the Treat Mtn. area which also goes into Alabama
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
IF I can manage to change my tires, I was...

IF I can manage to change my tires, I was thinking about the same area we rode last time but going on some roads I've never been on before - there are many places I've never been to in that network...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Should we form a posse and ride the forest roads...

Should we form a posse and ride the forest roads on Sunday?

Weather --> LINK...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 3,128,317
Posted By Red Sand
Put this in the garage yesterday - after riding...

Put this in the garage yesterday - after riding it around first, of course. ;)

1983 Yamaha XT250, 3490 miles

No major plans - after thorough inspection and some routine maintenance I'll be...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Red Sand
She's home! Woo hoo! ...

She's home!

Woo hoo!

http://www.blokessportbike.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10766&d=1392489634
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Red Sand
Thanks very much!

Thanks very much!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Red Sand
1983 Yamaha XT250

I purchased an '83 Yamaha XT250 for my wife last night. She learned how to ride - just a little bit - on my SV650 ~12 years ago. This will be like learning for the first time for her.

It has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30,062
Views: 2,239,880
Posted By Red Sand
Welcome vman1313! Nice video - I should have...

Welcome vman1313!

Nice video - I should have done that too - my only excuse was a back tire that's almost bald . . . oh yeah, and being intoxicated
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Looks good Maybe ditching the seat strap...

Looks good

Maybe ditching the seat strap would make it look even better?
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44,231
Views: 8,470,178
Posted By Red Sand
Haven't posted here in a while - just a brief...

Haven't posted here in a while - just a brief update:

Ordered two Shinko 244 tires*, three Motion Pro tools, and two oil filters today. I was telling BlueLightning how I won $500 with a lottery...
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