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Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.
:huh I do it all the time!
Heck, I've even wrecked on a trailer..
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.
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
BRRRAAAPP BRAAAAPPP BRAAAAPPPP !!!!
it runs again!!! and after putting out a small fire in the airbox :huh (note to husband: easy on the magic juice ) I finally was able to do a little test ride in the neighborhood:
no ride report (even if it's just a short ride) is complete w/o a few old houses and barns
up the Grapevine
and down the Grapevine
they even "fixed it up" for the winter
in case you ever wondered what to do with the old Satellite Dish (I love the idea)
that's for Banjo - I raise your two barns and give you three
and the one just down the road form us in progress of being stripped down
the light was def not in my favor.... I need to take some more pics before it's totally stripped
just a short ride... but enough to make me smile
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....
we can go eat after wards,,if ya want too...
anyone in/able ?????
are you reading my mind??? :huh
I just posted about riding there next Sunday in fb group page. (guess you talked to Shane )
Thanks Cuttle.I joind the FB page.I ride WNC but I don't know all the nooks that you guys ride.
Nice pics as always. The DR looks good!
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?
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.
Breezed through your backyard on Tuesday, great day for a ride, and a piece of Pie in Hot Springs.
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 ,,gas up ,,pit stop ,,an hit n trail again!!! 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 --
Looking forward to it!
See you by latest 11am in the parking lot
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.
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.
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.
We swung by a local lake and then headed downtown.
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.
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.
I like that high tech gazebo from the satellite dish.