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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Its this awesome Spring weather. Everyone is out...

Its this awesome Spring weather. Everyone is out riding.
Over the last week, I've logged many miles.
200 miles off-road on XRL
400 on-road Stroming
150 off-road last night on VStrom
25 miles on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,843
Posted By TN3Sport
Was thinking of going to the VStrom rally in May,...

Was thinking of going to the VStrom rally in May, but if there's a big-bike/slow-bike contingent in the works, I'd rather hit the beaver. Only so many days I can take off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,843
Posted By TN3Sport
Are you suggesting 'Rosie' is too big for these...

Are you suggesting 'Rosie' is too big for these rides?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8fZeaUHsjw
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By TN3Sport
While I appreciate the information, it...

While I appreciate the information, it immediately raised some concerns.
You're delicately implying the polyester mesh is not safe.
I had to do some reading on Tour Master's 1680 denier ballistic...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By TN3Sport
Outstanding review you put out there on the...

Outstanding review you put out there on the Firstgear Adventure Mesh Jacket.

Would you please buy the TourMaster Sonora and do the same review???... and then a comparison???:D

On the Firstgear,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70,422
Views: 7,034,569
Posted By TN3Sport
I raised my handlebars in two steps. 1) Added a...

I raised my handlebars in two steps.
1) Added a 1.25 inch extender. Had decent results and used it that way for about 2 years with the stock bars.
2) Recently, I added Fly Racing Mini Steel bars....
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By TN3Sport
Summer protective mesh gear?

Looking for some help with protective mesh for summer riding.
Living in the south, it gets hot, and mesh is the only real option.

I've had success using Klim mesh pants (Mohave) and a mesh...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By TN3Sport
I used the same setup for about a year. Different...

I used the same setup for about a year. Different brands, but almost identical setup. (Thor 50/50 boot with shin/knee guards)
I ride in gravel and rocky areas and the protection was spot on. I could...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By TN3Sport
All advise above is spot on... They provide...

All advise above is spot on... They provide balanced heat to both sides.
You can wire them directly into the Vstrom factory heated grip plug tapped to the upper left side of radiator. No relays...
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,995
Posted By TN3Sport
Sorry about your accident. Glad to hear it wasn't...

Sorry about your accident. Glad to hear it wasn't more serious.
Hope you'll get back to riding soon.

I have a question as there are a zillion deer in the forest near me here in east Tennessee. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 70,422
Views: 7,034,569
Posted By TN3Sport
Running the same (14/48) I can cruise at 65 no...

Running the same (14/48) I can cruise at 65 no problem. Occasionally hitting 70. I left the chain stock chain guide in. Stock chain set at 12 on the tensioner dial. However, I have nearly 10k miles...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29,445
Views: 2,121,975
Posted By TN3Sport
Saw the same accident. When I went by there was a...

Saw the same accident. When I went by there was a single LEO truck directing traffic, but no emergency personnel there yet. Couldn't really tell what happened....Just the result...

Great day for...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,031
Posted By TN3Sport
As said before, Nashville traffic sucks. So,...

As said before, Nashville traffic sucks. So, unless you have a reason for going there (the night life is pretty good) I would by-pass it to the south and go through Chattanooga.

After taking the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
I cut my balls off today. Talked it over with...

I cut my balls off today.
Talked it over with the wife and she was fully supportive of the decision.

I will not be taking my balls with me on any future rides.

If you are the least bit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Great riding w/ you guys today. Enjoyed every...

Great riding w/ you guys today. Enjoyed every minute of it. Weather ended up being fantastic.

We were making quite a few stops throughout the ride. So, I decided I would play with the rear...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
These OHV areas have no charge. Hardee's has...

These OHV areas have no charge.
Hardee's has an extended lot where I've parked my trailer several times. No charge for that, but I usually eat there and leave a Hardee's coffee cup on the dash.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29,445
Views: 2,121,975
Posted By TN3Sport
Chattsworth Saturday March 22

North Georgia ride posted in Scenic City forum for Saturday March 22.
10am Chattsworth Hardees.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837457&page=67
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Saturday 3/22 Chattsworth Hardees

Saturday March 22. (suggest 650's and smaller)

Chattsworth Hardees at 10am. Have parked trailers at Hardee's numerous times with no problem in their extended lot, but never asked for permission......
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By TN3Sport
A good single day loop: - Tellico Plains...

A good single day loop:
- Tellico Plains (you'll see zillions of riders here).
- Cherohola Skyway which spits you out on 129 (dragon).
- Deals Gap and Dragon (129)
- Foothills parkway.
-...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Riding Saturday 3/8

Riding northern Cohuttas on Saturday March 8

8:30am is the meetup time at the:
Kangaroo BP station on corner of E. Brainerd Rd and Ooltewah-Ringgold Rd.

Ride backroads to Cisco, GA and enter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By TN3Sport
Notice the large gap above a correctly aimed...

Notice the large gap above a correctly aimed light.
This is not my bike, but mine looks about the same.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/honda-headlight.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By TN3Sport
I would not relate the headlight aiming with...

I would not relate the headlight aiming with suspension setting.
I would first setup your suspension with typical load, including yourself wearing your gear. Then, move to adjust your headlight.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,189
Posted By TN3Sport
Worth the read. Thanks for that.

Worth the read. Thanks for that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,390
Posted By TN3Sport
Zero. I don't speed a whole lot in urban areas. ...

Zero. I don't speed a whole lot in urban areas.

Plus...
I ride a jap bike. The digital speedo's on jap bikes run high. As much as 7% high. That likely creates a bit of psychological limiter for...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Did you try on the Shark Evo? They seem to fit a...

Did you try on the Shark Evo? They seem to fit a head that is more round than oval. I have the Shark Evo 2 and wear glasses. The Evo 3 is their current model. Biggest benefit to the Shark is that you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29,445
Views: 2,121,975
Posted By TN3Sport
Through March 14: ...

Through March 14:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5112480.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Doulos and I are meeting at the Hardee's in...

Doulos and I are meeting at the Hardee's in Chattsworth
10am Saturday morning.
The plan is to ride either Rock Creek OHV or Windy Gap OHV. Both trailheads are relatively close by.

Other than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By TN3Sport
Sorry that I can't make recommendations for your...

Sorry that I can't make recommendations for your stay at the OB.
However, your trip is inspiring my own spring planning...

Are you taking route 64 for the entire ride? Looks like that might be a...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,897
Posted By TN3Sport
I have the Shark Evo 2. The EVO 3 is the current...

I have the Shark Evo 2. The EVO 3 is the current model, selling at current model prices. I got the Evo 2 discounted about 50% since its the older model.

Love the helmet. Biggest benefit being that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Before doing a rebuild or messing with the carb,...

Before doing a rebuild or messing with the carb, I would pull the petcock from the tank and make sure its not clogged or varnished over from old fuel. Its a 5 minute exercise, but eliminates a simple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,689
Posted By TN3Sport
The cop's actions seemed reasonable. Its all...

The cop's actions seemed reasonable. Its all likely just part of an awareness PR campaign. Some locals probably filed motorcycle complaints and the flashing lights with two motorcycles pulled over in...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By TN3Sport
So, its to replace a worn valve guide seal...

So, its to replace a worn valve guide seal without removing the head. (Engine still installed in the frame, etc.) Rope keeps the valves from dropping down into the cylinder once the keepers and...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,029
Posted By TN3Sport
If space is of concern: Keep the knife and...

If space is of concern:
Keep the knife and consider a hand held chain saw to replace the folding saw.
It basically looks like a small chain saw chain with blades in both directions. The ends have T...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By TN3Sport
Tell NGK to watch the documentary Long Way Round...

Tell NGK to watch the documentary Long Way Round and take note of another 3 letter company that declined sponsorship....
Then, ask them to reconsider...

There are water crossings within the first...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By TN3Sport
Paint the bus, or at least remove the "M" from...

Paint the bus, or at least remove the "M" from the existing lettering...

Water crossings in the middle states might be a challenge. Buddy of mine on an XR650L had his bike swept out from under him...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 3,364,701
Posted By TN3Sport
Not to ruin the moment, but Cruise is sitting on...

Not to ruin the moment, but Cruise is sitting on a bike strapped down in a pickup truck for this scene... Still, a great movie and likely lead to the sell of a lot of motorcycles...and bomber...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29,445
Views: 2,121,975
Posted By TN3Sport
Great video. Enjoyed riding with ya. Riding...

Great video. Enjoyed riding with ya.
Riding the pine ridge alternative trail off Rocky Flats was my favorite. Along with just about any and every creek crossing. Everything else was just too slick...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 18,516
Posted By TN3Sport
Thinking about coming down from Tennessee and...

Thinking about coming down from Tennessee and doing this rally. Would be my first rally. Working on logistics and likely staying in St. Augustine. Then riding down Saturday morning on my XR650L.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Redneck Tire Chains

Here's one for you fellow southerners....

Its been snowing pretty much all day. My daughter calls and says her school bus has been hit by several cars and can't move. "Come get me."

I live at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 44,006
Posted By TN3Sport
Rosie - "She ain't exactly pretty, she ain't...

Rosie - "She ain't exactly pretty, she ain't exactly small..." Long live Angus - AC/DC

More quotes from the day:

"Feather that vise grip and give it some gas..."
"Broke my clutch lever again" ...
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