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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,162
Posted By BaldKnob
I only have 2000 miles on the rear 805 so initial...

I only have 2000 miles on the rear 805 so initial results are mixed. Likes: rides smooth on the road and looks badass. Hooks up great off-road and seems to be better on wet pavement. Dislikes: not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By BaldKnob
Robbinsville has a place with some Stroms and a...

Robbinsville has a place with some Stroms and a KLR. Sportbikesforhire.com I think is their website. I don't know the name but they are located across from the Kickstand Campground, off of 28 in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,060
Posted By BaldKnob
The map I saw (from the 4x4 mag) had a new trail...

The map I saw (from the 4x4 mag) had a new trail starting at the Art Lilly parking area, down to the Hidden Lake and back up to the main entrance rd near Wolf Den. It would be nice if it were true...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Wow! You have a change of heart with the big ADV...

Wow! You have a change of heart with the big ADV bikes? or are you getting the new 1290?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
[QUOTE=spanknmy300;26505606]I'm going to be in on...

[QUOTE=spanknmy300;26505606]I'm going to be in on business in May and plan on bringing wife to ride 2 up and see your local sights. If you know some must see routes let me know. I will ride late...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Sorry to hear that Chris. I hope they find it, my...

Sorry to hear that Chris. I hope they find it, my friend's DRZ400 turned up in Leland a week after it was stolen. You never know.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By BaldKnob
+1 on Heintooga Rd. When that loop ends, get on...

+1 on Heintooga Rd. When that loop ends, get on Bunches Creek back towards the Parkway, then Jenkins Creek to 19. If you want to ride Winding Stairs, it's open. Very scenic 3 miles of gravel. Tellico...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
With the fan in place, you really shouldn't need...

With the fan in place, you really shouldn't need an overflow catch tank. Be careful, the stock KTM stator output is barely enough to keep the battery charged.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
That is a fuel reservoir for an RC plane...

That is a fuel reservoir for an RC plane purchased from a hobby store. I think it was $7. You just need to find a place to locate it. Mine fit nicely on the left side panel but I've seen others use...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By BaldKnob
This road was recently reopened. It had been...

This road was recently reopened. It had been gated since '08 or '09. I'm hoping DOT can open the Tatham Gap Rd but reports are the slide area is very extensive.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By BaldKnob
I'm going into year 3 with the Klim Traverse pant...

I'm going into year 3 with the Klim Traverse pant and it has been a great piece that would pair up nicely with the Misano jacket. So far they've been water tight, durable and comfortable. Excellent...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28,166
Views: 5,666,301
Posted By BaldKnob
A test ride isn't going to help that fever.

A test ride isn't going to help that fever.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,217
Posted By BaldKnob
Ostion, Underdog is a perfect description...

Ostion,

Underdog is a perfect description for the S10. It does it all with a relaxed, composed confidence while it's competitors are in a shootout to have the most HP or latest and greatest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By BaldKnob
If you roll west towards S. Toe river, look for...

If you roll west towards S. Toe river, look for Curtis Creek (just south of 80/BRP) and there is 6 or more miles of gravel. It turns to asphalt just before you get to Old Fort. The north side of Lake...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Yep, it was a good day to ride and the wet sand...

Yep, it was a good day to ride and the wet sand allowed for some crazy lean angles in the bowl turns.

Sux your tire went flat but you were haulin' the mail through that one section of tight...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,813
Posted By BaldKnob
I've been using the TuBliss system on a WR250F...

I've been using the TuBliss system on a WR250F and a 520EXC for the last 2+ yrs. Every tire I have used with the TuBliss is marked tube-type only yet they function just fine through very rugged...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9,531
Views: 2,265,810
Posted By BaldKnob
Brown Mt overlook? Love that place! Perfect area...

Brown Mt overlook? Love that place! Perfect area for a Tenere.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Nice! ETown will be good practice for the...

Nice! ETown will be good practice for the SandBlast. Hope you can make it out. My personal loop is over 8 miles using all the sgl-track and sandy dbl-track. You won't see many 4wheelers on these...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
I'm in ILM and bringing another with me. Look for...

I'm in ILM and bringing another with me. Look for 2 KTM's in the back of a silver GMC. Hoping to be there around 10am, let it warm up a little.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Matt, if the sand is wet, it will be excellent...

Matt, if the sand is wet, it will be excellent traction. The MX track may be sloppy and everything east of the track will be 4wheeler hog heaven but plenty of trails from the entrance to the track so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Thread revive!

Anybody up for a late Saturday morning/ early afternoon ride at ETown? We're supposed to see some sun tomorrow and with the recent rain, the trails should be in good shape. I was thinking about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By BaldKnob
I'm gonna tell you now... Maple Sally is a lot of...

I'm gonna tell you now... Maple Sally is a lot of work with a big bike. Just sayin'.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By BaldKnob
No engine braking with the 2t. Takes a little...

No engine braking with the 2t. Takes a little getting used to. You'll probably be shifting more as the engine doesn't rev as high as the 4t.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By BaldKnob
Curvy? NC 80 from Marion to BRP. 226A from Little...

Curvy? NC 80 from Marion to BRP. 226A from Little Switzerland. Freshly repaved last year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By BaldKnob
Here's a good day ride...

Whatup Tiger? I'm not sure why all the silence... it's no secret North Carolina has some great backroads and gravel roads. From your campsite, it's a short ride west to Blowing Rock then take Globe...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By BaldKnob
+1 for Brown Mountain when it opens. Twin...

+1 for Brown Mountain when it opens.

Twin Oaks MX is off of 64 on your way to Asheboro. They have around 5 miles of trail and a couple tracks. Small place but worth the drive. Uwharrie is an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,060
Posted By BaldKnob
Yeah, it's a very simple track and easy to get...

Yeah, it's a very simple track and easy to get around if there is traffic. My problem is he waters it ever morning so you can't really get good traction till noon and by then the quads have buggered...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,060
Posted By BaldKnob
Call Richard at Brushy Mountain before you haul....

Call Richard at Brushy Mountain before you haul. He closes the park if wet or if weather is possible. Great trail network and lots of it but super dusty if dry and slick as snot when wet. Much like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By BaldKnob
Worth the money

Hoover,

You will not be disappointed with the system. Easier to mount tires, plug flat repairs and ride with flat capability. Plus, you can use crazy low air pressure without pinch flats. TuBliss...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-23-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,131
Posted By BaldKnob
Yes and my 650 turbo went tits up around 30,000...

Yes and my 650 turbo went tits up around 30,000 miles. It's an expensive part and hard to get to so long term it can become an issue.

I'm sure the engineers at Honda could do a CX revision with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,060
Posted By BaldKnob
They usually keep the gates open until last...

They usually keep the gates open until last weekend of the year. You can call ahead either the Ranger or Eldorado Outpost. Your biggest concern may be how much rain will fall next week? URE is a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Next week is bad, what with Christmas and all. It...

Next week is bad, what with Christmas and all. It will be after the new year before I can get some ride time.

You like dirt but have no real dirt bike? I've got an '08 WR250F for sale if you want...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,514
Views: 121,510
Posted By BaldKnob
Congrats on the latest ride in your stable! Are...

Congrats on the latest ride in your stable! Are you talking about getting it dirty? or scrubbing chickenstrips off yer hoops? I'd prefer both and can ride this Sunday... late afternoonish. Holly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By BaldKnob
Think I may have read the same article as you...

Think I may have read the same article as you about Winding Stairs and it mentioned the road will now be maintained by the campground owners. I hope they don't make it a private road.

Shame...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By BaldKnob
Sweet! It's probably only 4 miles long but very...

Sweet! It's probably only 4 miles long but very scenic and not far from Otter Crk Rd. Last time I rolled through there, a large tree blocked passage about a half mile from the lake.

Have you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By BaldKnob
I will check this out next time I'm in the area....

I will check this out next time I'm in the area. Thanks, always looking for more gravel to ride. Love,love,love riding that part of NC.

Another nearby gravel road is the Tuni Gap Rd on the west...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28,166
Views: 5,666,301
Posted By BaldKnob
BikeBandit has a discount for AMA members,...

BikeBandit has a discount for AMA members, RockyMtATV free shipping over $99 and MotorcycleSuperstore has a great web/mag with vids of new bikes and gear.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,386,337
Posted By BaldKnob
I believe Honda can make respectable power from a...

I believe Honda can make respectable power from a modern, naturally aspirated CX 700/750/800, that the turbo would be for an up-spec version. While the 2 stroke 690 would be considerably lighter, one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,386,337
Posted By BaldKnob
If you liked the 500, you would have shat...

If you liked the 500, you would have shat yourself twisting the 650's throttle! What a rush! I traded my '89 Transalp for the 650Turbo that supposedly had a recent engine swap by my local Honda...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-22-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 143,333
Posted By BaldKnob
Judging from the silence, I take it no...

Judging from the silence, I take it no XT700/750/800Z at the NEC?
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