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Old 06-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #7606
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I think I just passed you going the other way on 54 near Durham. Glad I have this cool dialup smartphone to check on such nonsense now.
Yep. I figured it was you too! Getting way too HOT to head to the HAW.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #7607
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TriTOR TAG #775

Before someone mocks me I would guess this is a repeat TAG. Not while I have been actively playing in the past many weeks though.

It's HOT, make it EASY to find.

No hint needed I imagine. It is a well known landmark.



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Old 06-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #7608
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folks dont underestimate the toll excessive heat can cause on you...stay hydrated better yet avoid the hottest part of the day. Once you've had heatstroke you are more susceptable to repeat it if one doesnt take some precautions. Its only a tag game and one should always be mindful of the hazards that one will encounter out there...
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #7609
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775 grab

775 grab off Gresham Lake.

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #7610
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Tag 776

Tag 776 - very close to the last tag. Think I saw a sign saying this park closes at 9. If you're night tagging, get a picture of the entrance sign, but make sure it's the right entrance.





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Old 06-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #7611
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Come on, folks. It's barely in the triple digits. LET'S RIDE!

Sitting in the house waiting for you all to grab tags sucks.

Going riding. See ya.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #7612
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What he said. I just got done with around 200 miles. The weather if fantastic. I decided to use non-motorcycle oil in the DR at the last oil change. First time I've ever put oil in a bike that wasn't made for bikes. Decided to try Rotella T6 super high temp oil. TOTALLY happy I did. The DR is running better in this heat than any bike I've ever owned. It's eating it up. Never thought an air-cooled thumper would like triple digits so much.

Oh...Lonewolf and Easy...send me a PM...found new ride worthy dirt very close to Raleigh...single track and double track, several miles worth...and NO muddy river bank riding involved. Thought I got a video of some of it but apparently I forgot to hit the record button.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #7613
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Speaking of DR's, I need one. Mama says I can't get a DR until the Honda is sold though. Boooooo!

So, I'll piss off the mods and give a shameless plug. My '73 CB750 is on consignment at Hotrodz in Fayettville. And yes, the mileage is correct for the engine. The engine came out of a bike that the owner wrecked the day he bought it. Scared him so bad the bike sat unrepaired in his garage for decades until a friend told me about it when I was engine shopping.

PM me if you are interested. There is some wiggle room on the pricing as determined by the dealership.

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Old 06-30-2012, 12:57 PM   #7614
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That's a great looking CB. The boss in the house won't let me buy another bike right now but I've always liked cafe racers.

DR is awesome! Great bike.Bone stock they are OK. However with some mods they really come into their own. I swear mine has more power, better handling, and more manageable street and off-road manners than that piece of crap BMW F800 that cost me close to 20 grand with farkles. It'll certainly go faster than the F800 and handles the highway better, gets 10+ mpg better gas mileage and at highway speeds it gets 20 mpg better than the F800. And it hands down is a better off-road and dual sporting bike than the F800 could have ever been. The only thing the F800 had over the DR is acceleration out of the gate. F8 could fly to 60 in no time with the front wheel skimming the ground (it was a street bike). DR can't. But DR has more high end power and acceleration than the F800 (and more low end power at trail speeds)...the DR has the gearing that the F800 should have had if anyone at BMW was paying attention when they engineered the bike.

DR is a great bike. You should definitely get one.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #7615
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DR is a great bike. You should definitely get one.
Thanks! I definitely want a DR. I thought I wanted one for a while, but never really found one around here to look at. One popped up used at Sandhills Cycle Center and I spent about an hour looking at it last weekend. It was much more comfortable than I had imagined, and I love the simplicity of the machine. I'm a five motorcycle house right now, and I can't keep any more around than that. So something has to go.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #7616
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rotella is actually JASO certified, so it's a good one for motorcycles. It's all I use - when I had a diesel, in the truck, in all the motorcycles. I use the normal, not the synthetic, but both are good.

no friction modifiers, so it won't slip a wet clutch.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:20 PM   #7617
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Sitting in traffic on super hot days scared me on the dr. But, there isn't a median that doesn't like a dr. so not really an issue. ;)

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:18 PM   #7618
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What he said. I just got done with around 200 miles. The weather if fantastic. I decided to use non-motorcycle oil in the DR at the last oil change. First time I've ever put oil in a bike that wasn't made for bikes. Decided to try Rotella T6 super high temp oil. TOTALLY happy I did. The DR is running better in this heat than any bike I've ever owned. It's eating it up. Never thought an air-cooled thumper would like triple digits so much.
On the advice of several engine builders, I've been running Rotella synthetic in just about everything for years now. Never done a top end on anything. Not unusual for street bikes, I reckon, but very good for the dirt bikes. I did run Amsoil Severe Gear oil in my son's KTM 200 (2 stroke) and it was probably the smoothest shifting bike I've had around here in, well, forever. After I run though the rest of my Rotella - think I've got one more oil change worth - I'm going to try Amsoil in this and compare them.

Anything with the JASO MA2 spec is good for bikes. Most oils formulated for diesel engines carry this spec.

Just got done with ~150-200 miles:
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #7619
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I just walked to the fridge and back.

Does that count?

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #7620
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I just walked to the fridge and back.

Does that count?
Hell yes!!!!! That probably burned enough calories to require another beer(s). For nourishment!

HYDRATE!
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