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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Posted By BlueLghtning
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll probably start...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll probably start working on some routes next week. I'll probably need A, B, C, D just so have some backups for the weather.

Just keep your fingers crossed there's no...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30,807
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Posted By BlueLghtning
Yes, it's probably not the full suspension travel...

Yes, it's probably not the full suspension travel of a normal 950/990. He was a shorter guy at 5'8"/31" inseam so that was his main purpose to build this bike and also something he could pick up on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep, bought a ticket for Friday March 13th into...

Yep, bought a ticket for Friday March 13th into PHX. :eek1

I'm giving myself 7-8 days to get back and I could easily extend that without too much trouble.

We'll see how the weather holds out,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
I'm bringing an awesome KTM back East!

I'm still in shocked it worked out this morning, but if you never saw this Build Thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992337), JerryK took a KTM 950 adv frame, added in a Suzuki SV650...
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 157,248
Posted By BlueLghtning
Jerry, I can't even tell you how excited I am to...

Jerry, I can't even tell you how excited I am to own such a great looking bike and such a unique machine that you have built with your talent and time. I really feel bad you never really got to enjoy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By BlueLghtning
Oh yeah, forgot the XT250 became FI a year or two...

Oh yeah, forgot the XT250 became FI a year or two ago. That will definitely help out. It's a trip to do for sure and definitely experience. The main jeep trails are not that bad overall, but the the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By BlueLghtning
If you follow he COBDR, you'll see how kinds of...

If you follow he COBDR, you'll see how kinds of great stuff in CO. It's a good route see everything CO has to offer and 2 weeks is a good time frame to see a lot. Between Ouray & Lake City are he...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 114,529
Posted By BlueLghtning
I think that would be nice. The good thing...

I think that would be nice.

The good thing is I don't have worry about the TE going anywhere. It turns out a buddy of mine ended up buying that TE250. This adds to his current 2012 WR250R, 2010...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 68,178
Posted By BlueLghtning
It's the first time you were even attempting a...

It's the first time you were even attempting a firmware update on that PC and you had an issue and threw in the towel that quickly? :ear

It probably was either self induced or doing something...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,874
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Senoia Bike Night 2/25/2015

This week for bike night we are going back to "Matt's Smalltown Pizza" in Senoia. It's just across Main Street from MaGuires's. You can park on Seavy St along the side the building if you are on a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,745
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, I'm running the Shinko 804/805 on my Vstrom...

Yeah, I'm running the Shinko 804/805 on my Vstrom 650 and I'm amazed at what this tire setup will do and you can't beat the price. It actually has pretty nice road performance but man does it just...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 02-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,034
Posted By BlueLghtning
We were riding Trail 81 south from McFarland Rd....

We were riding Trail 81 south from McFarland Rd. This is just past where the Azteck Ruins are on the NW corner of McFarland near the river. You hit the first tree not too far in to the trail just...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 114,529
Posted By BlueLghtning
Thanks for that info. Yeah, I'm sure rider...

Thanks for that info. Yeah, I'm sure rider weight plays a lot into it as I'm big guy for sure on the WRR. :) I've always liked the rekluse clutches too and I bet my wife would love that as she's...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 02-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,034
Posted By BlueLghtning
Trail 82 is the easier of the two and a good...

Trail 82 is the easier of the two and a good rider would have no issues with it. It does get a little slick in spots when its muddy. I think I would skip 81 especially since it sounds like it still...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 114,529
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah there is both the Thumper Racing 280cc kit...

Yeah there is both the Thumper Racing 280cc kit and an Athena 290cc kit. They each have their advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage to the TR 280cc kit is its a much lighter piston and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 114,529
Posted By BlueLghtning
Cool thanks for the info. I had read about the...

Cool thanks for the info. I had read about the flameouts and such. Not sure if this one had anything or not, but like I said the FI seemed pretty smooth.



Thanks, that's what I keep coming...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 114,529
Posted By BlueLghtning
2011 TE250 questions

Hey guys, I'm new too this thread and sorry for maybe asking stuff that probably has been answered in here.

I've owned a 2009 TE610 in the past and looking to pick up an 08 TE610 I found this...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,773
Posted By BlueLghtning
What version? The SMH10's have long been proven...

What version? The SMH10's have long been proven by many on here and have several years of hard use.

Yes, Sena has had some growing pains with the 20S units, but really the only ones making noise...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 02-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,880
Posted By BlueLghtning
I'm pretty sure when he said ST1200, he meant the...

I'm pretty sure when he said ST1200, he meant the Super Tenere 1200 which is the same bike CannonShot road. I was confused at first also and thought maybe he meant like a sport touring bike, but then...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,235
Posted By BlueLghtning
I've been playing on my WR250R lately, so the...

I've been playing on my WR250R lately, so the Strom hasn't got much love. I'm still very happy with them though.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 02-19-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,880
Posted By BlueLghtning
Have you seen CannonShot's ride report Jeff...

Have you seen CannonShot's ride report Jeff linked in the first thread? He was on a Tenere and his buddy was on a KTM 990 I think. It should give you a good idea of what you are up against. -...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-18-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By BlueLghtning
Glad everything turned out okay. :clap I...

Glad everything turned out okay. :clap

I could imagine some of the panic going through your mind when you lost site of her.

I ride with my wife quite a bit and I got to say its a whole lot...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 625,264
Posted By BlueLghtning
Sure. This is assuming your audio books can be...

Sure. This is assuming your audio books can be played by your cell phone with a music app or some other player, than that should be no issue at all.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,220
Posted By BlueLghtning
Interesting, just saw this in an e-mail

Interesting, just saw this in an e-mail
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,702
Posted By BlueLghtning
Marco, I'm glad you and your son decided to take...

Marco, I'm glad you and your son decided to take on this project! :freaky

The Blur has been sitting on jack stands since I pulled the motor and has lived in various rooms of my house (kitchen &...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,711
Posted By BlueLghtning
If it was me, I'd go for the 2gb cards from the...

If it was me, I'd go for the 2gb cards from the member on this forum that is selling them. There have been enough good reports that it seems legit. Of course you still need an older card to take...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,874
Posted By BlueLghtning
SouthWest Newnan Bike Night 02/18/15

This week for bike night, we will be going back to Firehouse Subs in Newnan. Come out and join us for a good time with friends.

Fire House Subs is located in Ashley Park near the Movie Theater...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-15-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
Frank, Mike P that you have worked with came...

Frank,

Mike P that you have worked with came out to join us for my ds ride on Saturday. He sold his 690 and was on a ktm 500. It seemed like he had a good time and he's a good rider.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
Sounds like my buddy that just bought a 690, but...

Sounds like my buddy that just bought a 690, but traded in his 500exc to get it. He only had like 2k miles on the 500 as we took it to CO last year and he had it setup with a nice rack and all this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,353
Posted By BlueLghtning
Great report. I got a little busy, but wanted to...

Great report. I got a little busy, but wanted to finish it up this evening which I did.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By BlueLghtning
Gortex all the way for me. It breathes great and...

Gortex all the way for me. It breathes great and keeps you dry!

I have the Latitude 840 with the D30 armor (upgrade as you said) and it's been a great jacket for the past 2+ years.

I've been...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,212
Posted By BlueLghtning
First off, there are so many GPS's out there and...

First off, there are so many GPS's out there and so many differences between them, its hard to rely on someone just to provide you with an SD card with them on there. Keep in mind that Sam is very...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
You had to follow Kevin's lead, huh? :D :evil

You had to follow Kevin's lead, huh? :D :evil
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,212
Posted By BlueLghtning
Sam's maps you get are very detailed oriented....

Sam's maps you get are very detailed oriented. You get several maps for one state as many are zoomed into a level that you can see all the little roads around you.

I thought that when you bought...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yeah, I went to CO this past year (2nd row in a...

Yeah, I went to CO this past year (2nd row in a year) with my WR250R and my buddy had a 500EXC. I've owned bigger bikes like that in the past, but man that extra power up at elevation was nice.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,220
Posted By BlueLghtning
Yep, the Baofengs are horrible to program...

Yep, the Baofengs are horrible to program manually. I can program my Yaesu VX-5R pretty much from memory using the buttons, but the Baoefengs drive me nuts.

And yeah, I hear you on the time. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 14,220
Posted By BlueLghtning
Are there more than one club in your area? Around...

Are there more than one club in your area? Around me there are about 3-4 and I've found 1 club I don't really care for while the others are pretty nice. Also usually there is a diversity of members...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,235
Posted By BlueLghtning
It is and you can see that you'd be changing the...

It is and you can see that you'd be changing the tread pattern if you reversed it. Even the rear has directional arrows even though it looks symmetrical.

If I remember right, the TKC front had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 2,413,344
Posted By BlueLghtning
In case we have any scooter fanatics in the DOG...

In case we have any scooter fanatics in the DOG thread. I'm giving away my 2006 Genuine Blur 150cc scooter with a blown engine in the Good Kharma thread. I already PM'd Klaviator, not sure if we have...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,235
Posted By BlueLghtning
What pressures you going to start at?

What pressures you going to start at?
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