Hampton Roads Chatter

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    I will agree with POON, I have this on my XRR and they were great for up there. I have about 1000 miles on mine and they are at about 45% life remaining. I would say that 400 hasn't been pavement.
  2. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I recommend starting off with at least 1300cc's. Don't want her getting bored...........
  3. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat No Earthy Idea

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    and do you know where she might get 1 at?


    Thanks again for the tire oil and sprocket change yesterday, it gave the V a soul :clap :freaky
  4. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    But that wouldn't change with experience.
  5. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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  6. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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  7. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    I most likely will not be heading up until Friday myself. Was going to go up early, but have a lot going on at work and probably not a great idea to miss additional time.



    I am actually kicking the idea around of taking both bikes up there. :D
    Is the SE a competent DS bike? You bet your ass. But if there is ample mud, or slippery conditions, picking up a 450 lb moto loses its charm fast. I have ran some pretty nasty single track on it, and it does just fine, when there's traction.

    Any time you want to take her for a spin, let me know. If you have never ridden one, it is well worth the time. I have yet to ride another moto that compares to it. I have had 5 years to get her pretty well sorted. She is a little rich on the start/idle circuit (not enough to pull the carbs again :lol3) but absolutely rips in the mid and up top.


    Will have plenty of room in my truck and trailer for another bike and gear if anybody wants to save some money and "moto-pool" up. Plan on leaving out earlyish Friday and returning Sunday.

    Cheers :beer Ken
  8. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Never a bad idea to have a back up bike. The SE would do fine for Shen5. Hell you might even wanna do one day on both lol.

    But incase of a mechanical its always a good idea to have another optional bike. One of our guys missed the event completely last year due to a bike failing the day before up there.
  9. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Would rather spend my time riding than fixing a major issue. :D
  10. DirtViking

    DirtViking SKOL!

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    Agree with Daaang about a 2nd bike. Savetosave was literally saved last year by bringing his 2nd bike. It's a good insurance policy. I've thought about bringing my kdx as well, just not sure about the room though. Still working on those details.

    Would love to try out that big beast sometime. Thanks for the offer. Maybe us Shen guys could meet up for some type of ride before we head out to the mountains??? It wouldn't be a bad idea to place some faces to names...

    What kind of tires are you putting on your KTM? Just curious. I'm debating whether I should change my rear before going out there. I currently have a MX51 on it. It's great offroad, but suffers on the pavement. I'd hate to get anything that's good on pavement because I feel as though I'd lose something in the rough stuff. I may just replace it with the same tire. Haven't decided though.

    Jon



  11. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    :cry
  12. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Duly Noted! :lol3

    Cheers :beer Ken
  13. phil77

    phil77 Adventurer

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    A year later and the bike still does not work.:asshat
  14. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Standard Jason bike ownership HAHAHA
  15. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    :fyyff
  16. Beaniman

    Beaniman Adventurer

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    Just got my registration done, better late than never!

    Does anyone heading up that way have room on a trailer for a hitch hiker and his bike? More than willing to chip in for food & fuel.
  17. DirtViking

    DirtViking SKOL!

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    UPDATED 8/21/13

    Shenandoah500 - October 5th (Saturday) and 6th (Sunday)

    In -

    Daaang
    OMD - Old Man Daaang
    BD - Brother Daaang
    Xyloworks
    TRED
    DirtViking
    TCON
    Phill77
    hooliken
    Henderson757
    B.E. Coyote
    ptownjohnny
    Beaniman



    Did I miss anyone???

    Hey Falcon, time to sign up!



    Savetosave???
    Colby???


    Anyone else????????
  18. -TRED-

    -TRED- Been here awhile

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    Those on the fence should decide sooner rather than later. I have been getting emails from WATR stating that available spaces are filling up fast. I think the event will hit max entries before the deadline.


  19. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    We need roll chart holders, right?
  20. TCON

    TCON Been here awhile

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    Bring your own or pay $10 at the event.