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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,340
Posted By BigWrench
Basics 1st

Push right-go right. Push left-go left, push further left-go harder left. Look through the curve as far as possible (I know it's not far, but DO IT instead of looking down front). Do all your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12,870
Views: 1,228,287
Posted By BigWrench
Congrats and Enjoy

Glad to see you got your dream bike (and black too), it may not be too great on the highway but your gonna love being able to go places where before you could only look out and wish there was a road.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12,870
Views: 1,228,287
Posted By BigWrench
BAD Bearings, BAD

Bearing failure is usually from lack of oil/oil pressure. Most KLRs would suffer a cam-cap seizure before main bearing failure. Sorry to here your having such trouble but glad to here you finished...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,362
Posted By BigWrench
Look forward to your updates. Hope you have a...

Look forward to your updates. Hope you
have a great time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Another Tuesday Evening Ride 7/8/14 also Wednesday

Also Wednesday evening 7/9/14 this week
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Sunday (Today) afternoon ride

Leaving James Island Harborview Exxon at 2:30 headed to the Gas Station at
HWY 41 and the WANDO RIVER bridge, be there around 3:10 leaving for Willow Hall and Guirins Bridge intersection should be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
begin loop

It's a short, medium packed practice area suited to young people just getting started. It's about the only place at Wambaw that is not sugar sand. If your son is a new rider it seems a good place...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday Evening Ride June 24,2014

Wambaw, see last tuesday for more detail.
See u there.
I'm on the Green KLR650
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Wet trail

YES it was a major downpour for a short while, it did wonders for the KLRs sand manners, but I still dropped the bike three times. All 5 of us rode both full loops and finished before dark. Great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday Evening Riding Op. June 17,2014

If you said next time, it's next time now I think I will only be riding the south loop, planning on about 1hr 20min or so. Rode Durty Dabbers in PA a couple of weeks ago and Coal Creek this past...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday May 27 evening ride

Deja vu- Leaving Auto Repair Experts garage in Goose Creek at 5:30 PM Tuesday evening to ride the Wambaw cycle trail on the green KLR 650, hope to arrive up there about 7pm taking the FUN route up....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Tuesday May 13 2014 PM and Sunday May 18th ALL DAY

Leaving Auto Repair Experts garage in Goose Creek at 5:30 PM Tuesday evening to ride the Wambaw cycle trail on the green KLR 650, hope to arrive up there about 7pm taking the FUN route up. Bring $5...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Clues ya say

HWY 601 at the boat launch (destroyed by the ice storm) on the colleten co end
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Ride

The tags don't come to you. You ride your motorcycle to go grab them.
Hope that is helps. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 04-01-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,547
Posted By BigWrench
Thanks for sharing, Glad your OK

Thanks for sharing, Glad your OK
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- the ramp here was devastated by the ICE storm this year

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/DSCN3515_zps2e366a55.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/DSCN3515_zps2e366a55.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Grab- Limehouse Landing on Main near River- St. Johns Island

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_210_zps26fe5175.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_210_zps26fe5175.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- still in reach for you southerners

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_36_zps47427396.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_36_zps47427396.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
Grab - Yemasee Amtrack station on railroad dr

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_29_zpsd0865c13.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_29_zpsd0865c13.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag- 1 block exactly before the last tag

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_28_zps056e87ef.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_28_zps056e87ef.jpg.html)

True, but hard to believe story. My wife...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
Grab 206 W. Hudson Folly Beach, SC

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_111_zps09086d41.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_111_zps09086d41.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Pick-up lines

this is why I always try to invite other riders to come along

it only weighs 409#
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Wambaw plus on Sat Mar. 22, 2014

The GRN KLR 650 is going to be displaying slow trail riding technique on the Wambaw trail Sat. mar 22, 2014. Should be starting at the trailhead about 11am. Bring $5 for the box and ride along if you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Re-tag sales

It's OK, if someone dont like it, they can grab before you and do their own post their own way. Some of the early post pics have expired and its hard to tell if some have been done or not. Glad the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag on St. James Island

used to be "Sunrise Park" the gate closes in the early evening

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Grab- 175 Ashley Ave. Charleston, SC

The Museum of Dental History at MUSC

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...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag

For street bikes.The street end of this road
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_26_zps62f6d378.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 363,775
Posted By BigWrench
Grab-The UFO Welcome Center in Bowman, SC

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_34_zpsf72adb21.jpg (http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/kenmking/media/photo_34_zpsf72adb21.jpg.html)

Great fun to see from a safe distance.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Eric, see you at Hampton Park basketball court...

Eric, see you at Hampton Park basketball court ~10am
Leaving from the James Island McDonald's (hope some others show) ~9:40
If we hit Willow Hall and some other FS roads we should be at
Wambaw...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
New Tag

As far North in Charleston County as 17 goes. 2.5 miles from Hampton Plantation and 3.3 miles from Hopesewee. Park under the overhang at your own risk
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 68,577
Posted By BigWrench
Talking Grab- Apache Peir

Finally got up there Ace- great day for a ride, but a cold ride home
240 miles round trip ~60 unpaved
http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r518/kenmking/photo_54_zps347b9d54.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Saturday Feb 8, 2014

How 'bout riding Saturday. Any of y'all want to meet up and ride some dirt roads and such post up and let's get rollin'. I'll be starting from James Island but could head any direction (except east).
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12,870
Views: 1,228,287
Posted By BigWrench
cush clearance

the sprocket carrier does not butt up solid against the hub,
some clearance is left so that the cush can do its job, the
sprocket should be able to rotate back and forth (within the
chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,345
Posted By BigWrench
New tire feels funny

I put new D606s on the KLR about every 3500 miles or so and every time it feels
like I added power steering. Its real easy to oversteer for the first 100 or so miles of getting used to them. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,574
Posted By BigWrench
Guard rail vs KLR

I rode notarally this fall on my GRNKLR 650. I rode the harder ride with the small KTMs and such. My KLR and Todds look alot alike but I broke off my tupperware handguards in the first week and I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,574
Posted By BigWrench
Funnest rides

I did the harder rides at Notarally 2012 and 2013, some of the best stuff I've ever ridden, other great rides so far include Armenia Dual Sport, and of course Broxton Bridge Dual Sport. Rons Steel...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
sunday jan 12 2pm 6pm

meeting the CMA group for a group ride open to all, meets at 2pm at the
Goose Creek Sonic on HWY176 (St. James Avenue) ride leaves by 2:30,
ride an hour or so to stop and eat at St. James Place...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 29,702
Posted By BigWrench
Broxton Bridge Dual Sport

Broxton Bridge Dual Sport is Jan. 18,19 2014
If you ride a dual-sport 530 and smaller this is
a MUST ride. I'll be there again on the GRN KLR 650
and last year it was tough but still fun. This...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,574
Posted By BigWrench
I've been a few times and it's been great every...

I've been a few times and it's been great every year, a little too tight for the GRN KLR 650 in some sections but even a Triumph Tiger 800 made it through one time (neither are recommended). The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,875
Posted By BigWrench
I Love my KLR

I love my KLR, but I don't think the KLR is for you.
Get the Tenere
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