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Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By BaldKnob
^^^ This takes a couple of months to cross the...

^^^ This takes a couple of months to cross the border but Yamaha makes Us wait 2yrs for the Super Tenere! Thx for the link, I'll look at a closer dealer and see if I can score a test ride. Supposed...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By BaldKnob
Maybe in Canada but it is a 2015 model for the US...

Maybe in Canada but it is a 2015 model for the US of A.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By BaldKnob
If you like that, Pete, you're in luck because...

If you like that, Pete, you're in luck because Yamaha is bringing that to the States next year. This is the engine we hope they build an XTZ around. Could be a winner if weight and price is right.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By BaldKnob
Let's be realistic, there is no way in Hades...

Let's be realistic, there is no way in Hades Yamaha can build this thing and have it weigh in at 400 lbs. It has to be robust enough to carry a passenger and gear across rough terrain so that...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,906
Posted By BaldKnob
This could be a worthy replacement for the 660...

This could be a worthy replacement for the 660 Tenere. Keep it close to 450lbs and maybe bump displacement to 750-800cc and I'm in. I love my SuperTenere but it can be a handful in messy situations.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By BaldKnob
Go early...

if you go at all. The crowds will be mind numbing, it will most likely be hot and the city folk will be stopping (in the middle of the road) to geegaw at mundane things like a deer or hedgehog. If...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By BaldKnob
Mile High Campground is right off the Parkway, 10...

Mile High Campground is right off the Parkway, 10 minutes from Maggie Valley and maybe an hour from the Gap. There is a gravel road (BIA 407) that exits the CG that leads to more gravel (Bunches...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 265,170
Posted By BaldKnob
Hi Randy, welcome back to trail riding. You sure...

Hi Randy, welcome back to trail riding. You sure that 500 is gonna have enough power for you? Hang on tight is all I'm sayin'! You live in dual-sport heaven and have an awesome machine to get around...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 265,170
Posted By BaldKnob
Very nice bike, Randy. Built to attack...

Very nice bike, Randy. Built to attack single-track and climb snotty, rock strewn hills. I can't ride next Sunday but can the following Sun (May 4).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 265,170
Posted By BaldKnob
200, 250 or 300?

Either way, you can't go wrong as they are all fine machines. A guy I ride with down here just got the 300XC and loves it. DirtBike has a review of the 300 in the latest issue and they had trouble...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,652
Views: 433,584
Posted By BaldKnob
Using the S10 for tight trails is like using a...

Using the S10 for tight trails is like using a bazooka for plinking cans and target practice. The wrong tool. That said, despite tall gearing, the engine's copious amounts of torque will lug down a...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,824
Posted By BaldKnob
Something else to consider...

Using the KTM as a daily driver in Georgia will expose you to much more engine heat than the Yamaha puts out. This is a non-issue with some people but when the source is 2" from your cross-member,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 265,170
Posted By BaldKnob
That looks orange

Did somebody get themselves a new KTM 2-stroker? If so, nice. If not, why not?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By BaldKnob
Just got back

and trails are in great shape but dust was abundant! Could use a little rain. You should call the park before driving there as it is only open to the public Fri-Sun and only if there is no heavy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,654
Posted By BaldKnob
Maybe later this year Randy. I get up that way 3...

Maybe later this year Randy. I get up that way 3 or 4 times a season for the ORV, gravel roads and Wilson Creek. Very underrated part of the State.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,307
Posted By BaldKnob
Been a long time waiting for these tires to hit...

Been a long time waiting for these tires to hit the shelves. I've read they will come in 150/70-17 and 110/80-19 sizes for other ADV applications. Did you happen to get a price on these bad boys?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By BaldKnob
Going to Brown Mt this weekend. It is probably...

Going to Brown Mt this weekend. It is probably 2.5-3hr drive from Rock Hill but is worth the drive. Great dirt, awesome hill climbs and only $5/day to ride. If you were thinking about riding the KDX...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,756
Posted By BaldKnob
Demo rides

Velvet, check the Yamaha website for a S10 demo ride. 3 dealers in NM are listed that participate. I took one for a ride in 2012 and was signing papers shortly after. That being said, I didn't...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By BaldKnob
Ride the S10

You may find it easier to manage at low speeds compared to the FJR. The Tenere has a lower COG and the wide bars give you a lot of leverage. While I am on my tiptoes (boots with thick soles help),...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,654
Posted By BaldKnob
Early forecasts look promising

I was planning to ride Brown Mt ORV Sat/Sun. Opening weekend is usually pretty good because 3 months have passed without a quad tilling up the dirt, dislodging rocks and wallering out the few mud...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By BaldKnob
Whatever you do...

I recommend avoiding Deal's Gap on any major holiday weekend. Go during the week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By BaldKnob
I don't know Jack

JackPot, but if you guys are near Little Switzerland (BlueRidgePkwy) take 226A to 221 then go south about 4mi to Tom's Creek Rd. That will take you to 80 North back to the Pkwy. Fun loop and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 206,460
Posted By BaldKnob
Brake, are you sure that is a RevLoc? It looks...

Brake, are you sure that is a RevLoc? It looks almost exactly like my Rekluse Z-Start clutch. The old system is much harder to assemble than their latest effort.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 206,460
Posted By BaldKnob
Every KTM I have ridden has felt nervous at...

Every KTM I have ridden has felt nervous at speed. I run the GPR sub-mount on my 520 and it does a great job at making big hits smaller and high speeds less dramatic. If you ride in rocky conditions,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,104
Posted By BaldKnob
Not a big Ducati fan but that was a beautiful...

Not a big Ducati fan but that was a beautiful bike for its time. It looks like this was in the Barber Motorsports complex. Internal combustion porn.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 528,016
Posted By BaldKnob
^^^ What he said and get the braided steel brake...

^^^ What he said and get the braided steel brake hose. Big difference.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By BaldKnob
2nd what AC said about the front tire. Very odd...

2nd what AC said about the front tire. Very odd that it wore so quickly. However, the rear would have made 10,000mi had I left it on there. Great on road traction, confident handling on wet roads and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,654
Posted By BaldKnob
Brushy Mt High...Carolina

Yo Randy, good to meet and ride with you and Dan Friday. Your timing in the parking lot was perfect. Thanks for leading the way, most of those trails I had never ridden before. I got about 5 hrs of...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8,418
Views: 1,613,083
Posted By BaldKnob
Want a softer fall? Try sand. More forgiving and...

Want a softer fall? Try sand. More forgiving and doesn't leave any unsightly stains. Except the ones in your shorts!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By BaldKnob
Good to know. I'm only able to get over that way...

Good to know. I'm only able to get over that way a couple of times a year so I am slowly learning the dirt/Forest roads. Now I can piece together a decent ride and not get lost.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,654
Posted By BaldKnob
Camping at Brushy and riding there...

Camping at Brushy and riding there Friday/Saturday. Taking off Sunday afternoon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By BaldKnob
Thanks, I will tread lightly! I want to check out...

Thanks, I will tread lightly! I want to check out the "new" Tellico ORV someday, hopefully it will be similar to the old area. Sounds like more of a Jeep trail network right now but still worth...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,914
Posted By BaldKnob
Don't stop at Asheville

Some of the best stuff is south of the 'Ville! Lots of tunnels, great views and very twisty.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,201
Views: 153,133
Posted By BaldKnob
Going to Brushy Mt

Any HARDCORE inmates riding this weekend? Got two from the coast heading up on Friday and plan on riding Saturday as well. Both bikes are tagged and quasi-legal but we're planning on just riding in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By BaldKnob
Very confusing

I'm trying to connect the dots... from Andrews, Beaver Creek Rd meanders westerly then at the Porterfield Gap there look to be several "roads" leading northish towards Little Snowbird. Those roads...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,654
Posted By BaldKnob
Sposed to be rolling in Friday about 1pm. IceCold...

Sposed to be rolling in Friday about 1pm. IceCold Dan and I are camping and riding Saturday as well. The weather looks like it will be perfect and hopefully it won't be that muddy. Dan's got the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,548
Posted By BaldKnob
YamaStrong

Very nice bike. I've read the engine is impressive and efficient. Now, can somebody, PLEASE, shoehorn that mill into the Tenere 660 chassis? And sell it to all of North America? Keep it around...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,885
Posted By BaldKnob
Sigh... I wish it were that easy. 4 screws and...

Sigh... I wish it were that easy. 4 screws and change out the sideplates so probably under 2 minutes if you hustle. Suboptimal. 1st World problem. Then you have one goofy looking lid. Still, too...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,236
Posted By BaldKnob
I like that ^^^ style machine but would rather...

I like that ^^^ style machine but would rather have the 700 inline twin from the Euro-spec MT-07. Build it, Yamaha and I will buy it.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,004
Posted By BaldKnob
I've had mine for a couple of weeks and no...

I've had mine for a couple of weeks and no regrets whatsoever. They felt comfortable out of the box, look very protective (but light weight) and not so bulky in the toe box to require adjusting my...
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