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Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By DirtDabber
I don't have a suggestion other than yes the...

I don't have a suggestion other than yes the whole equation is sloped toward the dealer making money and in the last ten years or so they have increased the slope.

The only reason a dealer would...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,051
Posted By DirtDabber
DeepSea I did quite a bit of research on...

DeepSea

I did quite a bit of research on what would work best for me and in the end decided to sell my Spot and get a PLB for emergency use as it is the most reliable and keep researching for...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By DirtDabber
Be aware that "Invoice" pricing of today is not...

Be aware that "Invoice" pricing of today is not the same as "Invoice" pricing of a decade ago.

As consumers started shopping the invoice price the invoice price has crept up each year and is now...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 36,051
Posted By DirtDabber
This item has me considering a sat phone. I have...

This item has me considering a sat phone. I have a PLB for emergency use, When I had a Spot my wife would only get my messages when she turned on her phone or checked email, which was sometimes the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
I have had three hacks and with a little planning...

I have had three hacks and with a little planning never needed a reverse. If a parking space is sloped down you just spin around and back in.

Two wheel drive will just get you in bigger...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
What size is it? I have a few other worn out...

What size is it? I have a few other worn out tires from other brands I could send you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 341,311
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmm, I was close by a couple weeks ago following...

Hmmm, I was close by a couple weeks ago following SuchesRider..... She's just so damn fast I don't have any time to look around. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 341,311
Posted By DirtDabber
???? No idea where this is.... ...

????



No idea where this is....


Anyone want to go get it Tuesday? :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Word on the street is Flux figured out how his...

Word on the street is Flux figured out how his special purpose worked.....


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yJJA6WRpvlg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
I can send you a an extra bag or two of...

I can send you a an extra bag or two of whitworth....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Someone asked me tonight when I put my bikes away...

Someone asked me tonight when I put my bikes away for the Winter.


There was a long pause as he realized the foolishness of his question.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,017,930
Posted By DirtDabber
I don't really like tool rolls. To me they are...

I don't really like tool rolls. To me they are bulky and limited by the number of slots. I like oil bottles and also carry a large rag as a drop cloth. You have a place to put tools and parts and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,017,930
Posted By DirtDabber
KLR tool kit.... ...

KLR tool kit....


http://janclay.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-Reports/Am-I-insane-DirtDabbers-Wonky/i-LR5q2qx/0/L/IMG_1021-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Just a little wet for now

Just a little wet for now
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,203
Posted By DirtDabber
The reason insurance companies don't want wood...

The reason insurance companies don't want wood stoves in a garage is fuel fumes are heavier than air. That is why you typically see heaters hanging from the ceiling.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
I will stop and call a wrecker for you while you...

I will stop and call a wrecker for you while you are sitting on the side of the road trying to tie a note to your homing pigeon....
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmmm, great question. Skype says yes....

Hmmmm, great question.


Skype says yes. $2.62 - $6.80 a minute for Inmarsat depending on what platform.

You type Inmarsat in for the country code
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By DirtDabber
Here is a synopsis of what I have read and a...

Here is a synopsis of what I have read and a pretty good overview of what is out there in case someone wants/needs the info. In no way am I an expert but....


Spot runs on Globalstar satellites....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
I have done a ton of reading on the different...

I have done a ton of reading on the different systems and in no way am I an expert but....


Spot runs on Globalstar satellites. Globalstar had some issues with satellites dying mid 2000's and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
I have his #, I will shoot him a message. ...

I have his #, I will shoot him a message.

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Hey Jud, I remember answering some questions on...

Hey Jud, I remember answering some questions on your thread. It was the another nail in the Spot coffin for me...


Here is the thread I started with a pretty good synopsis of what I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Any Dogs using a Sat Phone? I am...

Any Dogs using a Sat Phone?


I am considering getting one. I sold my Spot device and looked at the Delorme InReach (Communication) to replace it along with an ACR ResQLink (Rescue)

However...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By DirtDabber
I sold my Spot today and went ahead and ordered...

I sold my Spot today and went ahead and ordered an ACR ResQLink to replace it.


I started reading about Ham and am leaning more toward the Sat Phone due to ease of use. If I go with a prepaid...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By DirtDabber
Hmmmm, I will talk to my buddy who is a Ham...

Hmmmm, I will talk to my buddy who is a Ham fanatic. I did have two way radios with a phone link in the trucks about 10 years ago before we had cell phone service here. It is an option. The only...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By DirtDabber
PLB / Inreach / Sat Phone

I am ditching the Spot device and looking to upgrade to something "better".

Most of my travels are in the Southeastern US with one trip a year further West. Combination of Dual Sporting,...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By DirtDabber
Look at some of the agricultural buildings from...

Look at some of the agricultural buildings from Farmtek. There are a lot of options from lambing sheds, greenhouses to farm sheds. They are made of bent metal poles and durable tarps tensioned with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
See, that's the beauty of the Terra, it is just a...

See, that's the beauty of the Terra, it is just a newer Dakar,with more horsepower. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 64,970
Posted By DirtDabber
I told Jan about the boxtops for education find...

I told Jan about the boxtops for education find and we were cracking up because she is the same way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Yeah and it was only a few miles from my house....

Yeah and it was only a few miles from my house. :D


I started doing some measurements with the F650 Dakar and it looks like quite a bit of the bling will transfer over to the Terra. Brake and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By DirtDabber
WOW in Marietta rents bikes. ...

WOW in Marietta rents bikes.

http://www.eaglerider.com/atlanta/motorcycle-rental.aspx


And another near Knoxville

http://gsmmotorent.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
It's my new work commuter..... :lol3

It's my new work commuter..... :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Twisty, where did you stay. I like the Tellico...

Twisty, where did you stay. I like the Tellico Plains area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
That is one of the ATV seat covers.

That is one of the ATV seat covers.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Run out of gas?????.... ...

Run out of gas?????....


http://janclay.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADV-Pics/i-LvgNDsP/0/XL/Terra-XL.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 64,970
Posted By DirtDabber
Good seeing you Tuna

Good seeing you Tuna
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30,498
Views: 2,331,684
Posted By DirtDabber
Twisty, that's cheaper than a KOA. :deal

Twisty, that's cheaper than a KOA. :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 64,970
Posted By DirtDabber
Who is Chuck? :hide

Who is Chuck?







:hide
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By DirtDabber
A friend had Superplush drop her 990 2". It...

A friend had Superplush drop her 990 2". It works great.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 64,970
Posted By DirtDabber
Made it home safely, got a little distracted...

Made it home safely, got a little distracted leaving Del Rio and almost wound up in Mexico....



http://janclay.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADV-Pics/i-hggbRrH/0/XL/Mexico-XL.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 64,970
Posted By DirtDabber
I just delegated my job...... Going to go...

I just delegated my job......


Going to go sign pay checks and load the bike.
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