Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. klaviator

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    :rofl:rofl
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  2. The Virginian

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    Always a treat to see your adventures! I hope to make it your way next spring.
  3. cheapeto

    cheapeto Been here awhile

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    WOW what great ride and write up!!
    I've had a burning desire to ride and fish that area for a couple of years now.
    Great photos!!
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  4. klaviator

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    I really don't know the name of that road. I could look it up but then I'd be lying if said I didn't remember the name:D

    On top of that I don't want the T shirt vendors to give it a name and ruin it.
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  5. klaviator

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    I went to Midway Cycles and picked up a new spark plug and cap. This one has a much better grip on the plug than the last one. So I decided to start it before I put everything back together.

    It cranked but wouldn't start. CRAP!!! It was the same problem as before. No check engine light and no fuel pump running. OK, maybe I should sell this piece of crap!

    So I called Max Motorsports and talked to Mathew, the tech and scooter guru down there. He told me to try jiggling the wires to the injector and see if that did anything.

    NOPE! No Go:(

    Then he asked me to check the Kill Switch.

    DUH!!!

    Well I felt pretty stupid....make that really stupid!

    Let me say that Max Motorsports and Mathew in particular have been great. I just wish they weren't 110 miles away.
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    I was drinking my morning coffee and almost snorted it instead when I read that LOL...
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    Can't say I "Like" this behavior all that much, but I sure am like this far more often than I'd like!
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  8. Bar None

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    "Then he asked me to check the Kill Switch.":lol3
    My now gone 2012 Royal Enfield would not start in neutral without pulling the clutch lever.
    Many times...:gerg
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  9. klaviator

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    The Like will crank with the kill switch in Off but it won't start. I never use the Kill switch so I didn't think about it.
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    That is really confusing.
  11. millican

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    This was a nice read. You stopped and did a lot more than I did. I was wondering if you guys got some of the rain I hit on the last part of the Natchez Trace through Alabama and Tennessee. It wasn't drenching, but more than enough to make everything misty, which was a treat. When it's wet like that, you can really smell the trees around you. It was very nice after being used to the salty, methane-like smells of the coast.
    How's the spotted fever treatment coming? That's what my wife had when I decided to head back after the end of the Trace. She had gone to the doctor for a swollen tick bite, but they mis-diagnosed it and were giving a medication that did nothing while she got worse.
    After telling my wife about the different things I rode past, she wants to go through the area too, with more time for stopping. I whole-heartedly agree, except that she wants to take her Prius. At least then the dog can go too.
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  12. klaviator

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    I splurged and bought one of the pics US129 Photos took of me as I was chasing the Z125.

    [​IMG]

    This pic shows one of the biggest limitations of a scooter on a twisty road. I'm not really leaned over very far but I'm pretty close to start dragging hard parts. Oh well, it forces me to slow down and it's still fun riding on twisty roads.
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  13. MYUMPH

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    That's a great picture!
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    ZigzagguzzI Been here awhile Supporter

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    Jacking up the suspension may help with clearance.
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    It would but I doubt it would be easy to do. I could put bigger tires on it which would have the same effect but I don't know what that would do to the ABS. There is a warning about not using non standard tires.

    I'll just live with it the way it is. If I want to ride fast I'll ride my Versys.
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  17. klaviator

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    That's one solution to having limited cornering clearance. I do sometimes shift my weight to the inside but not as far as the guy in the pic.....I'm getting a little old for that:D
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    Put the rear preload to max if possible.
  19. klaviator

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    The treatment for the RMSF was 10 days of doxycycline. That was done around three weeks ago but it took another two weeks after that to get back to normal. I don't know if that was the disease or side effects of the antibiotics or maybe a bit of both. I felt better once I went on this last trip so the secret of recovering from being sick is to go on a scooter trip!
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  20. Steve_h

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    Getting out to ride a little always makes one feel better.
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