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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep...

Sorry Jon, I just saw this. I was trying to keep up with the thread using my phone all weekend, and I think all the images that came after this made it scroll by too fast.

I'll be doing a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for...

Sounds like fun, but I have a commitment for Monday night already.
Coaching 2 kids' hockey teams is making it tough for me to do anything else on weeknights. That's why I keep missing the monthly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Riding Next week?

I am out of town this weekend, but I have Monday and Tuesday off from work. Looks like the weather should be perfect for some two-wheeled adventuring. Anyone want to ride Monday or Tuesday?
I have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By maffud
How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:

How about a street-legal WR450F? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,419
Posted By maffud
I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended...

I bought the trail pass just in case, but I ended up staying on the roads for the time I was up there. (That was fine - I consider it a donation toward park maintenance.)

I ran into another KLR...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,419
Posted By maffud
Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I...

Thanks, Leget & Nobrakes! That's helpful. I guess I need a pass to ride even the service roads, so I'll have to stop by the outpost to pay for that anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,419
Posted By maffud
Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie,...

Are there any unpaved forest roads in Uwharrie, or is all just paved roads and trails? And if there are unpaved roads, I would love some advice on how to find them. I've seen maps, but nothing shows...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Riding this weekend (10/25 - 10/26)?

Is anyone planning a ride this weekend? It looks like the weather should be fantastic. I'd really like to hit some unpaved stuff on the KLR. I have all day Saturday, so would be up for riding in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before...

Unfortunately I haven't done enough riding before or after the change to provide much more info. My Moab shock has the heavy duty spring, and that was the main improvement I could see right away....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
2014-10-18 Ride Report

I got out for a brief (2.5 hr) afternoon ride yesterday. I was frustrated with the route my GPS took me, despite my "no highways" selection. I wanted to go to Uwharrie but I ended up at Morrow Mtn...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
I may be up for this. I won't be at the meeting...

I may be up for this. I won't be at the meeting tonight, though, so please post up your plans.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
I didn't see this until after I posted, but I'm...

I didn't see this until after I posted, but I'm going to do something here on the east side anyway. I need to back home early, and I really want to hit some unpaved roads.

If anyone wants to join...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Sounds like there are a few riders up for a big...

Sounds like there are a few riders up for a big bike ride on Sunday, but no one has mentioned a specific place yet (unless I missed it).
I'm in as long as it's not too far away for me to get home...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Rides this weekend?? 10/11 - 10/12

It looks like I have a rare open weekend coming up, and I'd love to do some riding. Saturday is a little better for me, but I can do Sunday if I can be home by 3 PM.

I'd really like to explore...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
It's a mobile link, so it doesn't work on a PC. ...

It's a mobile link, so it doesn't work on a PC. I think this is the right one for a PC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUq1EXOxdLs
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
Yeah, no kidding! Too many bikes and not enough...

Yeah, no kidding! Too many bikes and not enough time to ride them!

I know tenders are not meant to charge dead batteries. That is what I was trying to say.
But, I actually had several bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
I just wanted to mention that I used to think...

I just wanted to mention that I used to think that a battery tender would be a reliable way to ensure a battery would hold a charge, but I have found that this is just not the case. A tender does...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
:D LOL. I didn't think the combination would be...

:D LOL. I didn't think the combination would be necessarily bad, or even worse than one or the other, but you probably could have gotten pretty close to the same improvement with either the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
I was under the impression that the emulators are...

I was under the impression that the emulators are meant to work with straight-rate springs rather than progressive springs. Both are designed to fix the same problem, so having both in the same forks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Monday Ride

I did some riding in Western NC yesterday on my day off. I stopped by Shooters Express to have a custom earplug remade, and then I stopped in Fletcher to see Rick at Cogent Dynamics. I dropped off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
I wish I could go! But I'll be in Atlanta where...

I wish I could go! But I'll be in Atlanta where my kid will be playing in several hockey games (I'm a coach, so I can't just send him there with his Mom).

I guess it might rain, but 75-80 degrees...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Holy over-engineering, Batman! Are you planning...

Holy over-engineering, Batman! Are you planning to build a space shuttle on it??
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Thanks for posting the pictures and ride map....

Thanks for posting the pictures and ride map. That was a fun ride!
Other than the last 90 minutes, which were just dull, muggy, and trafficky, it was a fantastic day on the bike. I have to say I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
7:30 means I have to hit the road by 6:30 AM....

7:30 means I have to hit the road by 6:30 AM. Ouch. But I am going to give it a shot anyway. Hope to see you guys tomorrow morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Well, the doohickey and the subframe bolt upgrade...

Well, the doohickey and the subframe bolt upgrade are both preventive maintenance for problems that have been partially addressed in the newer (2008+) models anyway. I am not too worried about either...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Thanks Bill! I am taking care of the more urgent...

Thanks Bill! I am taking care of the more urgent mods first. The bike has less than 5k on it, so the doo is not the top priority.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Well I'm not done yet. Do you have a Moab shock...

Well I'm not done yet. Do you have a Moab shock or cartridge emulators in there??
I also still have to install the new handguards, doohickey, and drill-through subframe bolt. But that stuff is less...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
KLR Upgrades

And the upgraded seat from Seat Concepts. I think I did a pretty good job with the foam & cover install...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
KLR upgrades

Because I am tired of Numa making me feel inadequate about my KLR....

New JNS Engineering skid plate. You can't see the brackets, which I also replaced with the stout ones from JNS.


I may...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Not sure exactly what I am doing with the...

Not sure exactly what I am doing with the suspension yet. Deciding between just the springs or CD shock and valving or something in the front. But it's not sufficient as it is, I know that much!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Thanks for the tip. I'll do that when I upgrade...

Thanks for the tip. I'll do that when I upgrade the suspension.

I may be up for that ride on Sunday. On the WR, not the KLR.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
I'd prefer Saturday, since it will be cooler...

I'd prefer Saturday, since it will be cooler (expected high of 93 on Sunday!), but I could ride on Sunday.
Did you have anything in particular in mind? I think I'd be up for pretty much anything on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Thanks. I ordered the complete kit that includes...

Thanks. I ordered the complete kit that includes the torsion spring, the rotor bolt, and the gaskets.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Sweet! Thanks! I'll contact you when I get...

Sweet! Thanks! I'll contact you when I get the parts and I'm ready to go.

-Dan
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Hey guys. Now that my 2011 KLR is officially mine...

Hey guys. Now that my 2011 KLR is officially mine (paperwork snafu is finally fixed), I want to get the doohickey replacement done among some other preventive maintenance and improvements. Can anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
Just FYI this not true. There has been a law in...

Just FYI this not true. There has been a law in place for decades that makes such a policy illegal. You are allowed to do maintenance on your own vehicle without voiding the warranty. I am stunned...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
Wow, that looks awesome! Too bad it doesn't come...

Wow, that looks awesome! Too bad it doesn't come any closer to Charlotte. Are there any maps of DS routes west out of Charlotte that could maybe be connected to the TET-S?

And did you see the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
8:30 works for me. Where?

8:30 works for me. Where?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,473
Views: 1,497,240
Posted By maffud
You're wrong about it feeling more perky. Higher...

You're wrong about it feeling more perky. Higher Octane does not equal more energy or more power. Octane is resistance to ignition, and a higher octane only helps when you would have pre-ignition...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 233,083
Posted By maffud
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