Raleigh/Fayetteville area riders??

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chad_NC, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Soooooooo
    I stand corrected.
    While my bike was trying to do an impression of a forest fire, (I wrapped the exhaust, and that Shit smoked something fierce at first) I met two guys that are riding from 15 minutes or so North of WF to the Virginia border via power lines.

    I mentioned some guys were talking about it on pigs, they laughed. Said 450 s were awful heavy to pick up from the mud along the route. He said they usually start riding by nine or so, and ride until dark.
    If I can get free I'm going to tag along on Saturday, and plot it via gps
  2. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Much appreciated. I'd like to get that track from you, or better yet, we plan a little lite weight DS ride on it sometime.

    Hate I missed you Boss, but really wasn't looking for anybody. Did you bring up your vintage iron?
  3. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    That seems more reasonable. Once you get to Henderson or up that way, it opens up a lot. I've thought about exploring it towards Butner a couple of times. 540 Toll monster kinda screwed up the going south from Raleigh routes.
  4. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    I'll go with you and even carry your extra tools and some extra gas seeing as your little orange putter doesn't have any place to put stuff and it'll be a distance ride. :rofl

    Have a brand new set of knobs all mounted up on spare wheels that could use the ride. I can also record/plot the route and host it up on my website if it turns out that this thing really actually exists and is legally passable.

    I'm sure we could get one or two raleigh ds riders to join us as well. :wink:

    Speaking of legal dirt - has anyone tried to ride the dirt road that parrallels 64 from Wendell to Hwy 95. From what I see as I'm passing that way there are miles and miles of it. Haven't taken the time to explore it yet though.
  5. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Yep, but it's not as legal as you might think. :wink:
  6. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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  7. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Stolen bike in Fayetteville.

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  8. Dirigo

    Dirigo Curious

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    Damn, another one?
    Any news on the last one that got stolen?
  9. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    There has been a rash of disappearing bikes in the burbs up here too.

    Thieves around here are lifting the bikes onto skateboards and rolling them off to a location where they can do some heavy lifting without anyone noticing.

    Just cause you lock your steering column and maybe even put a lock on the rotor so that the wheels can't spin doesn't mean they won't be able to wheel them off anymore. :cry

    I've used the skateboard trick to move everything from a hot tub to refrigerators. Never occurred to me that someone might steal a bike that way.

    Bad guys have gotten smart. We need to get smarter.
  10. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Nope still MIA.


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  11. Dirigo

    Dirigo Curious

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    Guess we could try the old Mad Max trick with the bomb under the rear fender. At least then you'd have the satisfaction of a small mushroom cloud..:evil

    But sheesh, how did someone move a bike as heavy as a Harley (even with a skate board) from in front of an apartment building without anyone taking notice? No cameras?
  12. moterbiker

    moterbiker Gypsy diver

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    Easier than you might think, a buddy saw some guys down in Daytona from a distance, 4 big guys pull up in a van, 2 guys each stick a pole through each wheel, lift it up, toss it in the van and drive away. Less than 2 minutes
  13. Dirigo

    Dirigo Curious

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    Pretty tricky buggers.. I remember watching a tv show that had some convicted thief showing people how easy it is to steal stuff. He ranged from cars to shoplifting. One segment covered motorcycles. One place he would never go was into someone's garage. Too many variables there, dogs, folks with guns and maybe even one of those chicks from the BSC Ex-wives thread in JM. Maybe the key is to have a bike so ugly and dirty nobody wants to steal it?
    :mully
  14. moterbiker

    moterbiker Gypsy diver

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    Or a BMW, nobody I ever rode with ever even took their keys with them :D
  15. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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  16. Alanjdoc

    Alanjdoc In it for FUN

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    I have just about talked myself into going the DS route. Needing to slow down the hardcore off road abuse. I'm really liking the idea of the KTM 690 Enduro just not a lot of those out there have never seen one in person or talked with a owner of one! Anyone here own one of have any insight? People I am in contact with ride or say KLR 650 is the way to go I just don't believe that's the bike for me don't get me wrong i think it's a great bike but I've had many many miles on orange and kinda want to stick there! :y0!
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Don't write off the Husqvarna TR650 Terra. It is gobs more fun than the DR650 and KLR650, and priced in the same range. Dynojet just did a side-by-side of the Husky compared to its competition, and the numbers were pretty astounding. It actually outperformed the KTM through most of the useable RPM range. Albeit, the KTM is significantly lighter.

    I rode the KTM a few times. I really liked it. However, I didn't like the price tag, or the comfort level. If I were spending 80% of my time in the dirt, then I'd have bought it. I was looking for something more 50/50 street/dirt, and the Husky just smoked the competition in that metric.

    I think Tarheel Wheeler has a KTM 690? He can probably chime in and offer more informaiton.
  18. Tarheel Wheeler

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    Had is the better word RD. I went the other way with my off road riding pleasure...450 with plates.

    Great bike that's much more capable than the KLR. Great HP to weight ratio, but they do have some issues. Most of those issues have been well documented on ADV Rider. What I didn't like...Rear fuel tank filler limits tail bag and rack options imho, and large capacity tank options are pricey. Fuel injection is sub-par compared to what we've come to expect on a modern day KTM or Husaberg. Stock seat is a torture device.

    Stay away from 2008 models, and look for a late model "R" bike with the longer suspension if you can find one. I've ridden a ton of 600cc+ ranged DS's and the KTM 690 is #1 in my book.

    Another option if you want an extremely dirt worthy large bore thumper DS is the Husaberg 570. Better EFI, better weight, single track worthy, but service intervals are shorter.

    Pm me with a # if you want to discuss further.
  19. Tarheel Wheeler

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    Some of us are thinking about doing the Armenia Dual Sport this Sunday (19 May) in Chester, SC. Talked to Marvin, and he said he'd squeeze any of the A51,52 and 53 gang in if we'd give him a head count by Friday.

    Check it out on the Carolina Dual Sport website.

    Hit me up if you're interested.
  20. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Is the Husaberg 570 still available?