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Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
KTM could make them Pink and still sell out. ...

KTM could make them Pink and still sell out. When the adrenaline is flowing you forget that the bike is orange.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
IMaScot, Welcome to ADVrider. Thanks for...

IMaScot,

Welcome to ADVrider. Thanks for sharing the story & details about your beautiful bike. You did an exceptional job.

I will have to try the front tire you have next time. I have...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 67,726
Posted By GlennR
Not sure I needed a video on how to walk the bike...

Not sure I needed a video on how to walk the bike down hills that I can't ride. I learned that a loooong time ago.

There are a few around here where it's impossible to even keep the bike...
Forum: Regional Forums 06-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
I've tried kick starting the bike a few times...

I've tried kick starting the bike a few times without luck. My knee is good to walk on, but the kicking motion and any twisting is bad. I'll keep getting on the bike every few days, but at this...
Forum: Regional Forums 06-13-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
I just got back from the Black Bear Resort....

I just got back from the Black Bear Resort. Needed to return the crutches they'd lent me.

It's a pretty nice place when there's not a bunch of bikers everywhere. Drinkin' and having Big Wheel...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
That sounds like a good idea, except it will be a...

That sounds like a good idea, except it will be a bit heavy if you need to get into the trunk when it's full. Just keep you essentials in a tank bag and you shouldn't need to get in it til you've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
That sounds tricky. What's the common...

That sounds tricky.

What's the common way? Plug the ends & pressurize with air and gently torch the dent(s) with a large soft flame? (Like a weed burner)
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 112,838
Posted By GlennR
I think the bike trails you rode are separate, or...

I think the bike trails you rode are separate, or mostly separate. I'll look at a map for the access road names.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 112,838
Posted By GlennR
Did you see any moto tracks on Beech? There's a...

Did you see any moto tracks on Beech? There's a good bit of trails there, between Beech & Eagles Nest.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
Who cares if the wheels are black? Get out there...

Who cares if the wheels are black? Get out there and ride.

I tried to kick start my bike this morning and the knee is still too weak. I'm walking fine, but kicking the starter still scares...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 112,838
Posted By GlennR
I "thought" that my last two bikes needed...

I "thought" that my last two bikes needed radiator fans the first few times I rode them, but soon realized that it was "user error" that caused them to overheat. You've just got to keep em' moving....
Forum: Regional Forums 05-24-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
I had a "Chopperoo". It was longer than a Big...

I had a "Chopperoo". It was longer than a Big Wheel, had rear chain drive, and a rubber treaded front wheel. It had a lot of great improvements, and was a lot faster and more stable. Never saw...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
A few folks here have said the plastic welding...

A few folks here have said the plastic welding kits work very well. I used epoxy & fiberglass from the backside of the hairline cracks that have appeared over the years.

The stator is the only...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-24-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
Cool! I can see this evolving. Maybe a...

Cool!

I can see this evolving. Maybe a tandem class? :lol3
Forum: Regional Forums 05-24-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
How about a longer race course for the final...

How about a longer race course for the final heats? You know, something a little steeper and maybe with a few water bars? :wink:

I think we can probably find a road nearby without much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
They've got a lot of making up and catching up to...

They've got a lot of making up and catching up to do. It would be great to see more competition, especially from Japan.
Forum: Regional Forums 05-23-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
We can pour it in Aluminum. Everybody save your...

We can pour it in Aluminum. Everybody save your beer cans. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
One of the main jobs for the rear brake off road...

One of the main jobs for the rear brake off road is to keep the rear end "behind" you. If you've ever traversed steep downhill grades, on loose terrain, you know exactly what I'm referring too. ...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
Dmso

My knee is finally feeling better today. I actually took a ride on the street bike yesterday. The knee was stiff, and a little hard to get my foot on the peg at first, but it loosened up after a...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
I live in the mountains, so brakes & tires don't...

I live in the mountains, so brakes & tires don't last very long. The outer edges on our car tires wear quickly from the twisties that motorcycles riders crave. I use my gears as much as possible on...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
I think I got about 22K.

I think I got about 22K.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
My right knee got hyper extended. I wasn't...

My right knee got hyper extended. I wasn't wearing knee pads, but they wouldn't have made any difference on this. I should get some more body protection, but I don't usually ride very fast.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
After getting my suspension rebuilt my bike feels...

After getting my suspension rebuilt my bike feels alien to me. It's much stiffer and the front end comes up much quicker.

This past weekend it got away from me. Not exactly how it happened,...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
Hopefully the Buzz Lightyear paint job is...

Hopefully the Buzz Lightyear paint job is plasti-dip and will peel off.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
One F*Ugly PC800

Just browsing Search Tempest and found this "beauty". :cry

Only $3800. :lol3:lol3:lol3

http://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_IQl6v9yhRg_600x450.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 10,416
Posted By GlennR
As soon as I can kick-start my bike again I'm IN....

As soon as I can kick-start my bike again I'm IN.

Btw, is this a different date than previous years?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,625
Posted By GlennR
Tiger ride? Did you guys have your ride...

Tiger ride?

Did you guys have your ride yet? If so, how was it?
Forum: Regional Forums 05-20-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
Considering how often it rains up here I agree...

Considering how often it rains up here I agree that decent indoor facilities are a must. (I can't imagine the "fun" I would have had trying to deal with a Porta Pottie on crutches. :cry)

I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 230,426
Posted By GlennR
Bluebone, Being in KS you'll definitely...

Bluebone,

Being in KS you'll definitely want to look into getting the VT1100 rear gears. It lowers the rpms at highway speeds, so the engine isn't so buzzy. It does make starting from a stop...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
[QUOTE=kalonji;26814908] Hope everyone...

[QUOTE=kalonji;26814908]


Hope everyone got home safe and those that were hurt heal quickly.

QUOTE]

I'm already walking without the crutches. :clap I'm still slow on stairs, but...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-18-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
I want to thank everybody that helped take care...

I want to thank everybody that helped take care of my crippled ass.

It was a bummer not being able to ride, but I really enjoyed hanging out with all the other folks who stuck around camp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
That fits well with my maintenance schedule. ...

That fits well with my maintenance schedule. :wink:


Btw, the suspension gurus said I should redo my forks & shock every 40-50 hours, so I won't have to replace the extra parts like I did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
Air Bleeders

The guys that worked on my shocks removed the little button style air bleeders from my forks, and put them in the old parts bag. They said I could reinstall them if I wanted to, but they didn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 21,668
Posted By GlennR
"A picture is worth 1000 words." You need a...

"A picture is worth 1000 words." You need a camera. :wink:

Glad you had a good time. There's a lot of great roads & trails to explore all through the mountains.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
Thanks for the explanation. Mine is an 05'. I...

Thanks for the explanation. Mine is an 05'. I don't mind the captive design, but the SKF ones were so tight that I had to drive them in with a hammer. When I tried to remove them a few days ago...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 35,115
Posted By GlennR
Art, Don't forget to try an ATV before you're...

Art, Don't forget to try an ATV before you're "tied to the recliner". They are "almost" as fun as dirt bikes, and the scenery moves a lot slower. I use them for doing trail work, and also for...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
I have to attend a family funeral in Charlotte on...

I have to attend a family funeral in Charlotte on Thursday :cry, so not sure exactly when I will be arriving at the Black Bear on Friday. I might arrive in more of a drinking mood than a riding mood,...
Forum: Regional Forums 05-10-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,379
Posted By GlennR
Weather Reports

Something must be wrong, but the weather reports are Looking Good for the RDV this year!!! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
I changed the front tire yesterday, and made sure...

I changed the front tire yesterday, and made sure the big bolt which keeps the spacers tight was torqued down. That keeps the axle from rolling in the spacers. There is still a very slight bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,995
Views: 396,926
Posted By GlennR
I think I have figured out what the problem is. ...

I think I have figured out what the problem is. I replaced the bearings with an SKF kit, which is a different design from OEM. The SKF spacers fit inside the bearings, and has a special seal that...
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