just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  2. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    :huh I do it all the time!




    Heck, I've even wrecked on a trailer..:lol3
  3. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    That's pretty clever, Silke! I've figured out lots of unorthodox fixes to various problems over the years - but I would never think of that on my own.
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    I was originally was thinking about puttin' it upside-down all the way :huh. Guess I truly can say: I had to lay her down :lol3
  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    not surprised :norton
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    BRRRAAAPP BRAAAAPPP BRAAAAPPPP !!!! :D

    it runs again!!! and after putting out a small fire in the airbox :huh (note to husband: easy on the magic juice :deal) I finally was able to do a little test ride in the neighborhood:

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    no ride report (even if it's just a short ride) is complete w/o a few old houses and barns :norton

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    up the Grapevine

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    and down the Grapevine

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    they even "fixed it up" for the winter :lol3

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    in case you ever wondered what to do with the old Satellite Dish (I love the idea)

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    Big Laurel

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    that's for Banjo - I raise your two barns and give you three :deal
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    and the one just down the road form us in progress of being stripped down

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    the light was def not in my favor.... I need to take some more pics before it's totally stripped

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    just a short ride... but enough to make me smile :D
  7. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    :thumb

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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  9. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    hey all...

    fyi,, wayehutta =Roy A Taylor ohv park (sylva) ,,est 30 miles of trails,,, that should close next week the 15th dec...

    so any folks want to meet next Sun-9th and or Monday-10th,, to sling some dirt!!!
    any off-road vechical ALLOWED,,if not tagged =must be hauled in...
    just need $5 and a helment, to ride all day..........

    will just meet in main parking lot of wayehutta about 10-12am,, to ride till dark or till you get tired....:evil

    we can go eat after wards,,if ya want too...:freaky


    anyone in/able ?????

    holler!!
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    are you reading my mind??? :huh

    I just posted about riding there next Sunday in fb group page. :deal (guess you talked to Shane :norton)
  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Thanks Cuttle.I joind the FB page.I ride WNC but I don't know all the nooks that you guys ride.
  12. Grizzlyman

    Grizzlyman Been here awhile

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    Nice pics as always. The DR looks good!
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Thanks

    Wayahutta Sunday? :evil
  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    NICE!
    I love woods riding this time of year. The topography of the surrounding area is plain to see w/o the leaves. Makes me appreciate it more.


    Side note... attn Hunter.
    If you recall we had a discussion a while ago about lithium mx batteries. I bought a Ballistic 8 cell for my F650gs thumper and was loving all that weight savings up top. Well... I rode out west to do the Continental Divide last summer and the first time I got into the washboard it failed. Story here.
    The other day, I finally remembered to tell Balistic that I had a problem, and they are sending me a new one, no questions asked. Actually pretty cool.
    Question now is... do I try it again?:lol3
  15. BDXMPL

    BDXMPL The Sheriff

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    Personally, I'm sticking with the NON-exploding type batteries.

    Of course, the weight savings is a huge plus if you have to push your bike home. :lol3

    Hunter
  16. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Breezed through your backyard on Tuesday, great day for a ride, and a piece of Pie in Hot Springs.
  17. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    Yes ,, all day rideing,, this sunday at wayehutta !!!!

    thinking of haul n, a tagged-klx ,cooler ,grill/food ,and maybe the pups..
    down about 10am...

    =IF you don't know= there is a central parking lot ,that all trails lead out of.. so easy to make loops, that bring ya back to the parking lot.. great for stopping for a cold drink :1drink,,gas up ,,pit stop ,,an hit n trail again:clap!!! or just sit out a bit :huh ??

    so any,, 4-wheeler ,ohv-4x4, pure dirt bike ,, has to be hauled in ,, BUT are welcomed too !!
    any tagged bike ,can ride on in!! = still $5 per rider/per vechical,, for all day pass ,,or (was) $30 for season = fyi..


    hope to see ya'll there !!!!
    -- close's 15th dec --
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Looking forward to it!

    See you by latest 11am in the parking lot :deal
  19. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    I know I'm not a Western NC person, but I have met one of you and hope to ride with you guys sometime in the future. I rode my new to me DR for the first time today and I had to post somewhere.

    I've had the DR since late October, but she needed a few things cleaned up, repaired, and adjusted. Took her out for my first real ride today. We covered about 60 miles of country road with a little city thrown in at the end.

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    I set out early this morning, but when I accelerated with a little vim, she cut out and in. Great, new bike and I've already got problems. I turned back towards home and tried to reproduce the cut out. Then I remembered the tip about bypassing the kickstand switch. I put my foot down by the kickstand and gave it a lift. No more cut out. I pulled into the driveway and got out the tools, I removed the switch, cut the wires, spliced them together with butt connector and tucked the loose wires away with a zip tie.

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    I started out again, heading northward from my home towards a few of my favorite quiet roads. Being the first ride on the DR, I didn't want to worry about traffic etc. as I settled in to the new bike.

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    We swung by a local lake and then headed downtown.

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    As with any bike, there are new sounds to worry about and little quirks that are different from my Nighthawk, but after an hour, I think I was feeling a little more confidence. I enjoyed the first ride.

    Observations are:
    • I think I'll get the 14 tooth sprocket.
      The lowering was successful, but my mounting and dismounting is still an ugly sight.
      That engine makes a lot of washing machine sounds. (add to worry list)
      I like the light weight (as compared to the Nighthawk) and she handles fine.
      The Seat Concepts install is a success.
      Need to get a windshield and reconfigure a dash.

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  20. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I like that high tech gazebo from the satellite dish.