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Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,942,928
Posted By The Dude Himself
On the same note, is there a write up of the...

On the same note, is there a write up of the easiest way to set up two complete sets of wheels: one street and one dirt, with appropriate rear sprockets and without breaking the chain apart for quick...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,942,928
Posted By The Dude Himself
Hey Dave! Took my XRR to the Broxton Bridge...

Hey Dave!

Took my XRR to the Broxton Bridge this Saturday, at 650 I was the biggest bike on the DS ride. Should have stuck to the adventure ride, less than 500' from the start I got stuck between...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
STOP! In the name of love....[emoji23] This...

STOP! In the name of love....[emoji23]

This has been ongoing for years, just finally bad enough to seek treatment. I chased Scot Harden all over West By God Virginia off road on my 11GS and 10mg...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
Been having back pain since Christmas (hit me out...

Been having back pain since Christmas (hit me out of nowhere). Went to get my medical release completed today and the Doc said he'd sign off if I had a clean MRI on my lumbar. Anyway the pictures...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By The Dude Himself
That's out of my budget. Guess I'll start...

That's out of my budget. Guess I'll start cruising ebay.


Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 01-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,177
Views: 566,185
Posted By The Dude Himself
I purchased a lot of XR650R tires/wheels off CL...

I purchased a lot of XR650R tires/wheels off CL for $100, but I noticed the rear hub had been cracked:
...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By The Dude Himself
PO put a few thousand miles on it like this...

PO put a few thousand miles on it like this off-road before the bearing exploded. I tried findings an OEM hub but they're difficult: whole new [used] wheel would be cheaper. Any aftermarket hub...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,540
Posted By The Dude Himself
Undercutting door frames is much easier done by...

Undercutting door frames is much easier done by hand with a jamb saw, but I do agree that Dremels aren't all the rage and the multi-tool is a godsend for the right job. I used one with a straight...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
If I was better at crossing rough terrain and...

If I was better at crossing rough terrain and dodging trees the cornering isn't necessary. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By The Dude Himself
Hub Repair/Replace

I purchased a lot of XR650R tires/wheels off CL for $100, but I noticed the rear hub has been cracked:
...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
Any tire recommendations for a XR650R? And...

Any tire recommendations for a XR650R?

And Anders: I could cover the technical to stream a GoPro feed from a quadcopter, minus the quadcopter. Anyone one here know a guy with a FPV rig that likes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,317
Posted By The Dude Himself
You coming up this year Bill?

You coming up this year Bill?
Forum: Racing 01-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
Just going down for the class and NOT racing?

Just going down for the class and NOT racing?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
For the DS Dude.

For the DS Dude.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Oh, and looks like myself and two buddies will be...

Oh, and looks like myself and two buddies will be heading to BB Saturday morning (Jan 17th) if anyone wants to join us for the ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
OT #2, anyone interested in riding the Wambaw...

OT #2, anyone interested in riding the Wambaw Trail this week? Figure a little later departure, early lunch on the way, back by dinner? I'm free all week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,317
Posted By The Dude Himself
I'm guessing you didn't sense my sarcasm. :-) ...

I'm guessing you didn't sense my sarcasm. :-)

Hit me up when you're back in the Carolinas, can't wait to ride with you again, or should I say chase your roost.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,317
Posted By The Dude Himself
That was a much more capable bike Chris - the GS...

That was a much more capable bike Chris - the GS had 550 more CC's than my XRR, ABS, and ELECTRIC START! :deal

You gonna be my personal sweep and make sure I make it to the finish?

:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,317
Posted By The Dude Himself
Where would a XR650R fall in the DS/ST spectrum?

Where would a XR650R fall in the DS/ST spectrum?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Anyone from CHS thinking about the Broxton...

Anyone from CHS thinking about the Broxton Bridge? I'm planning to run Saturday (fly to Vegas early Monday for work) and deciding if I should head over Friday night or make an early morning run.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
No, leave in the am. 7 hours to Norfolk,...

No, leave in the am. 7 hours to Norfolk, overnight in a hotel, 1 hour meeting, 7 hour drive home. And I'm on vacation this week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Doh. Gotta leave town for the night, but love...

Doh. Gotta leave town for the night, but love Mexican.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,287
Posted By The Dude Himself
Just picked up a Sticky holster for my XDm last...

Just picked up a Sticky holster for my XDm last week. Stays right where I put it, so far at 3 o'clock in my jeans under my riding pants, but with the 3.8c it fits a few pockets as well. In college I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,942,928
Posted By The Dude Himself
So I spent an hour looking into this - anyone...

So I spent an hour looking into this - anyone else try it? I've never popped my suspension apart, but I've rebuilt jet boats, Jeeps, diff's, and one time a spring-powered clock. Is the improvement...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,942,928
Posted By The Dude Himself
Hope that's a troll.

Hope that's a troll.
Forum: Trip Planning 12-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 68,138
Posted By The Dude Himself
I laughed so hard I cried several times. The wife...

I laughed so hard I cried several times. The wife came in - she thinks I've lost it as I tried to explain but can't stop laughing long enough.
Forum: Racing 11-27-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 20,571
Posted By The Dude Himself
I pre-ran last year's SBR on a TW200. Pro's: you...

I pre-ran last year's SBR on a TW200. Pro's: you don't need a ton of skill or throttle control. Pin it open and stay on the pegs. Cons: in sand, I was barely maintaining 35-50mph, slower in turns....
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 87,227
Posted By The Dude Himself
Congrats! What a life changer... but looks like...

Congrats! What a life changer... but looks like you've got time for the Sandblast?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Vegan's with thin skin (or nylon protective gear)...

Vegan's with thin skin (or nylon protective gear) stop reading here.

Fixified.

I'm free, but, well, not sure about the cuisine. With a 3-week-old I don't get many opportunities to get out; I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Wait... only vegan?

Wait... only vegan?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Will see. Have CDCA conference this week.

Will see. Have CDCA conference this week.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 222,006
Posted By The Dude Himself
What gauge wire where it melted? Any chance it...

What gauge wire where it melted? Any chance it chafed and shorted?
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 224,255
Posted By The Dude Himself
Same holds for Charleston. Off the highway a bit,...

Same holds for Charleston. Off the highway a bit, but pretty and worth the stop. Plus I have Casique, Imperial, and a real live Tica to cook for us - for training purposes. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 224,255
Posted By The Dude Himself
Reaver: Subscribed. My wife and her family...

Reaver:

Subscribed. My wife and her family are from Santa Ana, they still live there. I spent a month there in January and loved it, but it's hella expensive for Costa Rica. Santa Ana is the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,209
Posted By The Dude Himself
I started up that way but turned around when it...

I started up that way but turned around when it snow. Nope, I moved South to never ride in snow again, and this stator can't run my heated gear past low.

Ride safe guys, or just enjoy roasting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
Carolina Bay?

Carolina Bay?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,292
Views: 109,719
Posted By The Dude Himself
I saw the bikes in the lot... It's about a mile...

I saw the bikes in the lot... It's about a mile from me. Never heard of this insanity.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 17,209
Posted By The Dude Himself
I'll do my best but kiddo number 2 due two weeks...

I'll do my best but kiddo number 2 due two weeks prior.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22,914
Views: 2,942,928
Posted By The Dude Himself
Not entirely true. I have one of these:...

Not entirely true. I have one of these: http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3600-Lumen-H4-H6M-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html

The unit has three emitting surfaces, one for HB, and two for LB....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By The Dude Himself
Yeah, I grabbed the latest voice and that fixed...

Yeah, I grabbed the latest voice and that fixed it. Guess I had mismatched newer OSMand nightly with older voice content.
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