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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Wow, that response, and he's actually pretty...

Wow, that response, and he's actually pretty close to Gloucester, but apparently he decided to just dump it at Redline (he was on the road back from WA, apparently stopped on his way home). Shame...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Anybody have a ramp a buddy of mine could borrow...

Anybody have a ramp a buddy of mine could borrow to get a motorcycle out of the bed of his truck?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 19,821
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Revzilla fixed the price. Still very high prices,...

Revzilla fixed the price. Still very high prices, and only a T-rating for the pre-LC rear tire.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Speed is a function of rpms, gearing, and outer...

Speed is a function of rpms, gearing, and outer tire diameter.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
If you're saying what I think you're saying, I...

If you're saying what I think you're saying, I feel I should mention that in a given gear the speed will always be the same at a given engine speed.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Every time you put the caps on it will of course...

Every time you put the caps on it will of course push air out the hole in the bleeder which, because the bleeder is closed, will push the air up past the threads. The seal not by the threads, but by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Ah, no way I can do trails on my current worn out...

Ah, no way I can do trails on my current worn out tires. And I guess really I should be responsible and stay home doing home stuff anyway...
I wish we had fireroads around here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
What kind of ride were you guys talking about?

What kind of ride were you guys talking about?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,371
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I think people are too quick to confuse lighter...

I think people are too quick to confuse lighter and thinner for weaker. Plastics have gotten very advanced. Metallurgy is always improving. I just finished up the BMW 2 day off-road school. There are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,019
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Where did you get this idea? There are MANY more...

Where did you get this idea? There are MANY more things involved in the prices of medicine than insurance costs.

German tools are the same way - much cheaper to buy oversees and pay the shipping...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
What is the symptom of loose splines? Just a lot...

What is the symptom of loose splines? Just a lot of driveline slack?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Anybody in the area have a motorcycle or parts...

Anybody in the area have a motorcycle or parts stolen lately that has not been recovered to your knowledge? If so, PM me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Guy on the phone lied to me! :splat

Guy on the phone lied to me! :splat
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
So apparently I need a chest protector for the...

So apparently I need a chest protector for the class. Did not expect that.
Anybody local have one that would fit 6'2" me (I wear a size L in Rev'It) that I could borrow?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,205
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Anybody want to do the BMW 2 day off road school...

Anybody want to do the BMW 2 day off road school Sept 6 and 7? They provide the bike. I've got it half price ($795) - buddy and I split it back in Feb when they did a limited time buy 1 get 1, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
For what it's worth, looks like it would be all...

For what it's worth, looks like it would be all yours if you wanted now.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,566
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I can tell you the 1200 is goooood stuff.

I can tell you the 1200 is goooood stuff.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
They split you into groups, so from what I've...

They split you into groups, so from what I've heard they keep it fun for every level.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
There has now developed a first dibs and second...

There has now developed a first dibs and second dibs ahead of you, but both of those are still "need to talk to the wife" dibs. I expect to hear from the first guy tomorrow or the day after, and the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,922
Views: 279,358
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I bought the BMW 2 day off road course at the BMW...

I bought the BMW 2 day off road course at the BMW Performance Center in SC back when they were doing buy one get one, but my buddy had to cancel because of things out of his control. $795, this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30,519
Views: 1,685,143
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I bought the BMW 2 day off road course at the BMW...

I bought the BMW 2 day off road course at the BMW Performance Center in SC back when they were doing buy one get one, but my buddy had to cancel because of things out of his control. $795, this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No takers for the half price 2 day BMW off road...

No takers for the half price 2 day BMW off road school? Apparently as of last Friday it became too late to reschedule (I wish they reminded me about that when I called them a couple of weeks ago...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Glad you said something. I need to move some...

Glad you said something. I need to move some things around to make that happen.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
They allow rescheduling. I'm waiting to hear back...

They allow rescheduling. I'm waiting to hear back from Beani if he can reschedule or just can't do it at all anymore (he gets first crack for obvious reasons), but if need be I can reschedule it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The way they told me is we can reserve bikes (so...

The way they told me is we can reserve bikes (so we did, R1200GS), but we don't have to reserve the same bike or we can just not reserve a bike and take whatever. But yes, this is the one at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No, that's the price to use their bike. I think...

No, that's the price to use their bike. I think we have to use their bike for the deal. As it sits, that slot is signed up for a 2013 R1200GS.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20,542
Views: 1,034,778
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Beaniman can't make it to the BMW off road school...

Beaniman can't make it to the BMW off road school we signed up for back when it was half price. Sept 6 and 7. Anybody want to take his place? $795, which I will forward to him since he already paid...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The one shim is too loose, just barely.

The one shim is too loose, just barely.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Camhead valve shim sizes?

One of my valves has finally gotten out of clearance. I took the old one out to see what size I need, and the old one says 5.425X, which isn't a listed size in the fiche. What gives?

Also, these...
Forum: Vendors 07-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
A new jacket? No. They have some sort of...

A new jacket? No. They have some sort of repellant on them when new it seems.
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Any problem washing the outers in Tide? I find it...

Any problem washing the outers in Tide? I find it gets things much cleaner than Tech Wash. I then spray with NikWax TX Direct.

Also, should I be spraying the liners with NikWax periodically as...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,566
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
A mesh jacket is a world away in terms of staying...

A mesh jacket is a world away in terms of staying cool in a humid environment or any environment below 96F, but I just got back from a trip around the country (as cold as 28F and as hot as 116F) in...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
You can put a small ziptie in the little loop...

You can put a small ziptie in the little loop that made it to the production jacket for the hydration bag hose.
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Since it is marketed to people on adventure bikes...

Since it is marketed to people on adventure bikes I would say it is unnecessary since you stand when off road anyway on the big adventure bikes. That said, a fix would just be to make the patches big...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
So I'm u in the middle of day 4 of back to back...

So I'm u in the middle of day 4 of back to back 500+ mile days, and would like to suggest removing the leather patches from the seat of the Sand 2. They are a source of a pressure point eventually. ...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,116
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
It should still be there, it just got tiny. I ran...

It should still be there, it just got tiny. I ran a small ziptie through mine to make it functional.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,566
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
It's not break away, but a very skinny zip tie...

It's not break away, but a very skinny zip tie works perfectly.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Women's helmets are just helmets with graphics...

Women's helmets are just helmets with graphics that women are supposed to like.
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 31,566
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Let us know if it fits, because if it does I can...

Let us know if it fits, because if it does I can always just change to the larger bladder, and would love to be able to do so.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I wouldn't forego the hard knuckle, just get a...

I wouldn't forego the hard knuckle, just get a nice one. My girl loves here A* SMX-2 Stella gloves, but the Rev'it Chevron is even nicer. I would be very surprised if the knuckly protector of the...
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