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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 26,133
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I've always been a Honda fan and had narrowed my...

I've always been a Honda fan and had narrowed my choice to these two. Then I sat on the Honda and decided it was too tall for me, and I'm 6'3".

That being said, it really depends on how you are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 38,223
Posted By wvdirtbiker
WOW, awesome RR. I'm not sure how I missed this...

WOW, awesome RR. I'm not sure how I missed this one until today. Very inspirational.

I hope this is appropriate since there are obviously many veterans here, but is there a site where you can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good idea! I hear that allows you to ride...

Good idea! I hear that allows you to ride faster, less wind resistance lol.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good find, it should restore well. A CB-160 was...

Good find, it should restore well.
A CB-160 was my first bike but I found I liked dirt biking more than street, so I made a dirt bike out of it. I put a CL-175 engine in it and that engine with a 5...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,097
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Fascinating project! Can't wait to see the final...

Fascinating project! Can't wait to see the final product.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Snow on the ground here this morning. If I had...

Snow on the ground here this morning. If I had known that spring was only going to last three days, I would have enjoyed it more!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Awesome pictures and beautiful scenery, but where...

Awesome pictures and beautiful scenery, but where are the trees?
What mountains are those?
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 106,753
Views: 21,236,753
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Thanks RR, that's tempting!

Thanks RR, that's tempting!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 30,453
Posted By wvdirtbiker
That must have been the same day the wife & I...

That must have been the same day the wife & I were there, Sunday of the first weekend, but we weren't on the bike. It was a bit windy at times.

We saw five bikes that day and I talked briefly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Saturday Ride

GRABO & I rode 60 miles Saturday around the New River Gorge.
He saw a couple of other DS's after we split up at the end of the ride but didn't recognize either of them.

It was a little sloppy in...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 120,021
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good race on a really tough track. Tomac was...

Good race on a really tough track. Tomac was fastest all night.
Hate to see two more top riders go down (Canard & Wymer) and possibly Peik and Anderson.
I'm beginning to think SX is just too...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,325
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I have been following this thread and wish you...

I have been following this thread and wish you the best in keeping your FS roads open and reopening closed ones.
My experience with the Mononghela NF in WV is that for years they have been...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By wvdirtbiker
There is also one in Oak Hill now but it's not...

There is also one in Oak Hill now but it's not open in the evenings.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By wvdirtbiker
All good advice from H14. I'm just a few...

All good advice from H14.

I'm just a few miles south of the Gorge Bridge, I can show you the places H14 mentioned and a few others as long as you don't mind back roads.

If you are interested,...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 120,021
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good question. If I'm not mistaken, RD has never...

Good question. If I'm not mistaken, RD has never beaten RV in a series indoor or outdoor when RV contested the complete series.
That being said, RD is riding the best of his career. I can't help...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31,524
Views: 1,880,198
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Water systems at part time residences can be a...

Water systems at part time residences can be a PITA. I went to my place Sunday for the first time this year. It's always winterized in late Nov or early Dec by draining the water lines and hot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I'll have to try those lower pressures for the...

I'll have to try those lower pressures for the street. I've always run the recommended pressure of about 25psi (rear) but am only getting 3000 miles out of a K270 or Shinko 244. It would be great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Off road traction on any 50/50 tire is mainly a...

Off road traction on any 50/50 tire is mainly a function of tire pressure. 22 PSI is about what I run in mine, but to get any real traction off road, the pressure needs to be below 15psi. But then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good looking tire Brian. I'm curious to see what...

Good looking tire Brian. I'm curious to see what mileage you get out of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 681,127
Posted By wvdirtbiker
WOW, great thread. I have had three of the early...

WOW, great thread. I have had three of the early 70's XL-250's and and the first year of the XL-350. I wish now that I had kept the 350. It would make a great dual sport for the gravel Forest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31,524
Views: 1,880,198
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Looks like fun on the right bike. Reddish...

Looks like fun on the right bike.

Reddish Knob is on my "to do" list for this year, it's been four years since I have been there.
Forum: Racing 03-10-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I'd love to see Knight or Juha or one of the...

I'd love to see Knight or Juha or one of the other top tier European riders come here to race the GNCC again.
I would even settle for one of the Americans stepping up to give KR a run for his money....
Forum: Racing 03-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I think age has taken a toll on Juha and the...

I think age has taken a toll on Juha and the Knighter. KR MIGHT be faster than them now, but not faster than they were when they won their GNCC titles.
No doubt Juha and David Knight will go down...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,854
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Now that's the Villapoto we're used to seeing.

Now that's the Villapoto we're used to seeing.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 106,753
Views: 21,236,753
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I got about 20,000 miles out of the Cush hub...

I got about 20,000 miles out of the Cush hub bumpers, although they were shimmed with rubber a couple of thousand miles before that.

I also replaced the Cush hub bearing when the new bumpers were...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 120,021
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Pretty hard to call the Daytona winner but as...

Pretty hard to call the Daytona winner but as long as this race is, the cream will rise to the top, barring any falls. Plenty of passing back in the pack, but little if any for the top guys at the...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Exactly right and well said.

Exactly right and well said.
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By wvdirtbiker
KR is going to be hard to beat this year and he...

KR is going to be hard to beat this year and he is just hitting his stride. If he stays healthy, I can't see anybody seriously challenging him.

I'm a big David Knight fan, but when all is said...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
No need to be in a hurry Jason. It looks like...

No need to be in a hurry Jason. It looks like the snow will still be on the ground in Pocahontas County till Father's Day.
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By wvdirtbiker
It will be great to have more racing to watch. ...

It will be great to have more racing to watch.

I hope the TV coverage is better this year. Last year both M/C and ATV were covered in the same half hour. They need to go back to a half hour for...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,854
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I realize it's been almost a year since he raced,...

I realize it's been almost a year since he raced, but I really expected better results than that.
If the next race is not substantially better, his title hopes for this year are slim.

Hasn't he...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,996
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Sorry about the upside down picture. It wasn't...

Sorry about the upside down picture. It wasn't like that in the preview.
Wish I could figure out why that happens.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,996
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Shop Press

I had always wanted a shop press but was just too cheap to buy one. I only have a single car garage and not much available floor space, so I decided on a bench mount press.

It's made of scrap...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,463
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Excellent advice. I've been looking for a good...

Excellent advice. I've been looking for a good excuse to buy a Harbor Freight heat gun!
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,463
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Agreed. The pressure on the new bearing should...

Agreed. The pressure on the new bearing should be completely on the OUTSIDE bearing race. I use a socket with an outside diameter just slightly smaller that the OD of the bearing.

Good idea on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Not much activity on this thread. I guess it's...

Not much activity on this thread. I guess it's hard to be enthusiastic about riding when there is 24" of rock solid snow on the ground.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,173
Posted By wvdirtbiker
I've never had more than two dogs at a time run...

I've never had more than two dogs at a time run out at me.

I always slow down to about 10 or 15 mph and if the dog is not overly aggressive, I just point my boot at them and accelerate once I'm...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 120,021
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Good race. OK, tell the truth, who picked the...

Good race. OK, tell the truth, who picked the top three tonight?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
Weekend Ride

I took advantage of the great weather Sunday for a 70 mile ride in and around Fayette County.

Here is a pic from the upper bridge at Thurmond:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11,262
Views: 659,040
Posted By wvdirtbiker
That first picture is on the road from Buffalo...

That first picture is on the road from Buffalo Lake to Blue Grass, VA. It's about a mile from Blue Grass.

The third picture is at Elleber Knob, not far from Top Of Allegheny. The road is only...
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