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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 309,380
Posted By fullmonte
^ Brilliant.:clap:rofl

^ Brilliant.:clap:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 172,830
Posted By fullmonte
I asked my buddy if his Tuono could do that road....

I asked my buddy if his Tuono could do that road.
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/Other/2011-Rides/i-qqBN5nj/0/M/P1010229-M.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 172,830
Posted By fullmonte
That was quick. I was just about to pedal my...

That was quick. I was just about to pedal my bicycle 5 miles over there to grab it.:fits
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30,268
Views: 2,278,153
Posted By fullmonte
Saw the Cannonball bikes at Corky Coker's place...

Saw the Cannonball bikes at Corky Coker's place last Sunday. My 9 year old son loved it. The two Frera thumpers with Slovakian plates had me stumped. Never heard of those bikes before.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By fullmonte
Indeed. The VA State Police have a HQ in...

Indeed. The VA State Police have a HQ in Wytheville, so they patrol I-81 and I-77 quite heavily in that area. Unless things have changed in recent years, it's also a base for their special pursuit...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,665
Posted By fullmonte
I'm guessing you run dual rim locks or no rim...

I'm guessing you run dual rim locks or no rim locks on your dirt bikes. Or do you trailer your bikes to the trails? Trust me, at 60 mph on pavement, you're gonna feel an unbalanced knobby bouncing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By fullmonte
Pick your poison, the difference between the two...

Pick your poison, the difference between the two is topographical. Eddy Alvarez and XDragRacer nailed it on their descriptions of The Redneck Alps.:deal :rofl My advice would be to find a nice lake...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,780
Posted By fullmonte
I thought the Powertye straps were great, until...

I thought the Powertye straps were great, until one of the cam buckles slipped while trailering a buddy's KTM.:eek1 It had very little use and luckily I saw it in time to pull over. Now I have to use...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 538,116
Posted By fullmonte
I have the same inseam measurement and went with...

I have the same inseam measurement and went with the tall Seat Concepts. The saddle has enough give that I leave it in the high position and have no problems getting (the balls of) my feet down....
Forum: Orange Crush 07-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,188
Posted By fullmonte
Last time I rode with Hawk (which was over a year...

Last time I rode with Hawk (which was over a year ago) he had over 135k miles on his 950.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
I need to get the exterior of my house painted....

I need to get the exterior of my house painted. If you have someone you can recommend (who's sober:D), please send me their contact info.:deal
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,800,809
Posted By fullmonte
See if you can spot the 6k mile air filter?:evil ...

See if you can spot the 6k mile air filter?:evil
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/photos/i-fwqZxLp/0/M/i-fwqZxLp-M.jpg
Glad I bought the Uni when I swapped in a new one.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,831
Posted By fullmonte
Is "nuisances of human physiology" a euphemism...

Is "nuisances of human physiology" a euphemism for different head shapes?:evil
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 538,116
Posted By fullmonte
Speaking of OCD, you DO realize your crossbar is...

Speaking of OCD, you DO realize your crossbar is installed upside down… right?
:hide
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,991
Posted By fullmonte
I learned a valuable lesson with regards to...

I learned a valuable lesson with regards to riding alone that day.:lol3
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/Other/2012-Rides/i-r5HKPsV/0/M/IMG_20120930_165121-M.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,736
Posted By fullmonte
^Great pics.:clap Keep them coming.:deal I wish...

^Great pics.:clap Keep them coming.:deal I wish this sinus infection hadn't started kicking me in the head on Thursday.:huh Ugh.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,260
Posted By fullmonte
I went to college with a guy from Newport. Word...

I went to college with a guy from Newport. Word around campus was his daddy was in the redneck mafia.:deal His son was the biggest supplier of weed (or anything else)to the student body. I used to...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,650
Posted By fullmonte
Love my Seat Concepts Tall seat on the Tiger. ...

Love my Seat Concepts Tall seat on the Tiger.
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/photos/i-WZ6gjGF/0/M/i-WZ6gjGF-M.jpg
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/photos/i-8SPhM5q/0/M/i-8SPhM5q-M.jpg
I've ridden...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,666
Views: 183,696
Posted By fullmonte
During my first Tiger 800XC demo ride I got...

During my first Tiger 800XC demo ride I got nauseated and almost puked due to the excessive heat. I'm the type who enjoys getting out and riding my Specialized for 30+ miles during 100F+ days, so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,260
Posted By fullmonte
THIS^. I moved here 9 years ago and my only...

THIS^. I moved here 9 years ago and my only regret is not moving here sooner. If you're into the outdoors, there is a bunch of stuff to do here. The mountain bike trails are excellent. More live...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,736
Posted By fullmonte
Fixified for history's sake.:deal

Fixified for history's sake.:deal
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 125,562
Posted By fullmonte
I shaved 23lbs since I bought mine in 2011, but...

I shaved 23lbs since I bought mine in 2011, but it was all beer gut weight.:deal Is your 45lb figure all bike weight or is some of it personal, like mine?:D:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By fullmonte
It took my brother 5 days to cover the 469...

It took my brother 5 days to cover the 469 miles... but he was on a bicycle.:nod Hey OP, FreakinRT has some great advice for skipping the absurdly slow Skyline Drive part.:deal Back to the original...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
Stolen Bike Alert

Hey folks, two thieving scumbags broke into Griffith KTM on Monday night during the storms and made off with two new KTMs. With alarms going off all over town due to the weather, they got away. Be on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
Ahh, it's a small world. The Cohutta 100...

Ahh, it's a small world. The Cohutta 100 mountain bike race is this Saturday. The racers will be riding some of the fire roads to connect the single track trails, so be careful up there. :deal
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,931
Posted By fullmonte
"Zee motorrad is perfect. Operator error on zee...

"Zee motorrad is perfect. Operator error on zee part of zee rider." - Don't be shocked if this is the response you get… ad nauseam.:D Hope you heal up quick Blur.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
Too many Tims in this thread.:huh:D Another local...

Too many Tims in this thread.:huh:D Another local riding buddy (Tim C) said he rode with a group of guys up near Spring City last Saturday. Very good trials rider on a KTM 300EXC. I'm guessing he was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30,268
Views: 2,278,153
Posted By fullmonte
Make sure he's properly hung over and take him on...

Make sure he's properly hung over and take him on a bunch of outlaw trails covered in wet gorilla snot Georgia red clay… the morning after after a healthy thunderstorm.:deal I'll always cherish that...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By fullmonte
Make sure the wires going into the bike's ecu are...

Make sure the wires going into the bike's ecu are plugged in tight.:deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
Yeah man, the tunnel made the trip worthwhile. My...

Yeah man, the tunnel made the trip worthwhile. My feet were still wet when I got home.:D
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycle-Rides/i-NXStQjb/0/M/P1030379-M.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 618,563
Posted By fullmonte
There was no light at the other end of the...

There was no light at the other end of the tunnel.:evil
http://fullmonte.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Motorcycle-Rides/i-ZwtXpTg/0/M/P1030387-M.jpg
Riding through pitch black darkness in a foot of...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,800,809
Posted By fullmonte
Fixt to reflect the memory of yesterday's ride.:D

Fixt to reflect the memory of yesterday's ride.:D
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By fullmonte
It reduces nostril turbulence which can lead to...

It reduces nostril turbulence which can lead to fits of sneezing. That is especially important this time of year with local pollen counts being over 3000.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
Thanks for joining the fun guys. It's great to...

Thanks for joining the fun guys. It's great to have a group of riders who are on the pace so to speak.:evil As y'all figured out, the Rude Dude doesn't wait around on others.:rofl It was impressive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30,268
Views: 2,278,153
Posted By fullmonte
You should try the IRC TR8 Battle Rally front....

You should try the IRC TR8 Battle Rally front. Wider knob spacing than the TKC, stiffer sidewalls so you can run lower pressure, and about $40+ cheaper to boot. They grip like a street tire on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
We had 5 thumper riders show up for a fantastic...

We had 5 thumper riders show up for a fantastic ride today.:clap In attendance were Madlaw Dave, Don, Rude Dude, Tracy, and me. The pace was brisk and we had a blast. Odo said 197 miles with 98 of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 56,933
Posted By fullmonte
We are going to ride the entire Cohutta loop (75+...

We are going to ride the entire Cohutta loop (75+ miles of dirt) tomorrow. Meetup spot is the BP station on the corner of Ooltewah Ringgold & East Brainerd rd at 8:30. Bring a dual sport lunch...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 54,639
Posted By fullmonte
I can't see how the seat would be a deal breaker...

I can't see how the seat would be a deal breaker on a bike buying decision. Seats, like handlebars and wind screens, can be changed to fit the rider. BTW, I really like my Seat Concepts tall saddle...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 35,173
Posted By fullmonte
Do you guys use 3k rpm as a shift point like some...

Do you guys use 3k rpm as a shift point like some BMW riders I know? :ear Ever go past half throttle? Seriously.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By fullmonte
You're a long way from home. Did you bring a...

You're a long way from home. Did you bring a bike? We have a local Beta dealer and he's sold quite a few bikes. There was no KTM dealer in this town until Griffith Cycle (the Beta dealer) started...
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