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Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,772
Posted By scoutDad
Hope he has a great new year riding the bike!

Hope he has a great new year riding the bike!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-31-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
Biggest event yet!

The weather man said sunny and low 60's, but he missed it.
Overcast and high 40's, but the turnout was GREAT!

We had over 750 bikes show up, the largest crowd EVER for the Annual Last Ride of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
Weather forecast looks pretty good for Tuesday!

The current weather forecast for Dec 30th looks pretty good. Sunny and in the 50's.

Hope to see a lot of ADVers at the Stagecoach Cafe on Tuesday to celebrate the 18th Annual Last Ride of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11,910
Views: 2,569,861
Posted By scoutDad
I rounded off the top corners to clear the tank....

I rounded off the top corners to clear the tank. The support bracket on the left side had to be re-angled (bent) a little to clear the underside of the Acerbis tank.

There are 3 pretty close up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Jimmy! Sounds like fun! I will check my...

Hey Jimmy! Sounds like fun! I will check my calendar and see if we can make it. Thanks for the heads up. I will look forward to seeing you at Stagecoach on Dec 30th.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
The Last Ride of the Year was started by some...

The Last Ride of the Year was started by some long distance riders and that was the core for many years. We still get a large number of LD riders and if you want to win the longest distance ridden to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
The event is "The Last Ride of the Year" and was...

The event is "The Last Ride of the Year" and was originally on Dec 30th and has traditionally been held on the 30th to allow riders to return home in time for their New Year's celebrations.

We...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
The website is now updated, although the photo...

The website is now updated, although the photo links have not been added yet.
www.thelastrideoftheyear.com (http://www.thelastrideoftheyear.com)

Thanks for posting to the ST forum!
We...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
Excellent! I hope all the ADV folks...

Excellent!

I hope all the ADV folks will track me down and introduce yourselves when you are there.

I always try to get around to saying hello and welcoming everyone personally, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
Craig, The waitress is not correct. The...

Craig,

The waitress is not correct. The Last Ride of the Year is ALWAYS on December 30th.

Hope you can join us!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By scoutDad
Congrats on a difficult way to get a Saddlesore...

Congrats on a difficult way to get a Saddlesore 1K done!
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,772
Posted By scoutDad
Yes, that is correct. Off the top of my head I...

Yes, that is correct. Off the top of my head I was thinking "R" for dual sport, "X" for the off road model, should have checked before typing.
Thanks for the correction Auto-X Fil.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,772
Posted By scoutDad
With the quoted height and inseam, IMO the...

With the quoted height and inseam, IMO the KDX200/220 is the smallest bike that you should be considering.

I have owned a KDX220 and it was a great bike, they do not need the frequent top end...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks motowest!

Thanks motowest!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,865
Posted By scoutDad
My 2006 Tiger 955i would get better than 50mpg on...

My 2006 Tiger 955i would get better than 50mpg on backroads as long as the speeds were below 65mph. MPG dropped significantly at speeds above 65mph.

My 2001 BMW K1200LT would average better than...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Bryangla. It really does not get much...

Thanks Bryangla. It really does not get much better than dads making time to share adventures with their sons.

I have been really busy, but I do still plan to add the evaluation to close out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,617
Posted By scoutDad
My longest documented day: 1,800+ miles in just...

My longest documented day:
1,800+ miles in just under 24 hours during a Nevada endurance rally.... on a rental bike.

My longest consecutive days:
12,034 miles in 11 days during an Iron Butt...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Hoodlum, thanks for the compliments. I will try...

Hoodlum, thanks for the compliments. I will try to get them to post something during the holiday break from school. They are REALLY busy with all their school activities right now. :deal

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Jason, Congrats on working with your son...

Jason,
Congrats on working with your son toward his Eagle! I am glad you enjoyed our report. I hope you will get to take him on a father/son trip when he is older too. But being an Eagle, I am...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-08-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 155,008
Posted By scoutDad
Late to the party, but just got done reading the...

Late to the party, but just got done reading the website for the 1290 SA.
I used to ride BMW's, but never got addicted to the blue Koolaid. For a variety of reasons, I have never gotten addicted to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,826
Posted By scoutDad
Cut a hole, add a plastic bag and you have a...

Cut a hole, add a plastic bag and you have a porta potty....:eek1
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 109,039
Posted By scoutDad
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl OK Stu, I'll play.... ...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
OK Stu, I'll play....

Cause generalizations are easy and facts are hard?

On the other hand it may be because some of the survey results that have been posted on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By scoutDad
KLX for the suspension, lighter weight, better...

KLX for the suspension, lighter weight, better aftermarket support.

Plus, due to it being in production longer, good used parts are a lot more plentiful if you were to have a get off and need...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 61,064
Posted By scoutDad
It looks like the ridges on the wheels that hold...

It looks like the ridges on the wheels that hold the spokes might also hold mud, so tire balance on the ride home from the "adventure" might have some potential to be a little unbalanced.
:norton
...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By scoutDad
More info on your trip plans would be helpful on...

More info on your trip plans would be helpful on giving bike advice.
:ear

I have done LOTS of trips across the country (been riding over 40 years) plus lots of dual sport riding. Have owned over...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 54,783
Posted By scoutDad
If it is a triple, what is the fourth spark plug...

If it is a triple, what is the fourth spark plug for?
:huh
At least the photo I saw sure looks like 4 plugs.
:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By scoutDad
link to 2014 thread

Go here for the 2014 thread....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25132931#post25132931 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25132931#post25132931)

We should have the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By scoutDad
Stagecoach RTE- The Annual Last Ride of the Year

Announcing the 18th annual Stagecoach RTE - The Annual Last Ride of the Year:
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www.thelastrideoftheyear.com...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,468
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Andy!

Thanks Andy!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 176,935
Posted By scoutDad
http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/i-...

http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/i-Bcdznbq/0/M/IMG_1882-M.jpg (http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/43091842_dRWfz9#!i=3404744476&k=Bcdznbq&lb=1&s=A)

Silverton, CO
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,287
Posted By scoutDad
Planning to be there, I try very hard to never...

Planning to be there, I try very hard to never miss this event. It is definitely my favorite big event at Barber. I will be volunteering in the Museum part of the day on Saturday, but will be...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,435
Posted By scoutDad
Wow, that is looking great! Hopefully the bone...

Wow, that is looking great! Hopefully the bone will heal quickly too.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,537
Posted By scoutDad
I own a 1974 Kawasaki KS125 dual sport. I have...

I own a 1974 Kawasaki KS125 dual sport. I have owned it since new, as it was my first brand new bike.

It was an all new design in 1974 and was the latest and greatest rotary valve design from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Dang Matt! I just read your thread in Face...

Dang Matt! I just read your thread in Face Plant. OUCH!
A lot of folks would have passed out from shock with an injury like that.
Glad to read that you are healing from that!

We had a great...
Forum: Face plant 08-13-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,435
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Matt, Late to the party, but glad to...

Hey Matt,

Late to the party, but glad to see that the doc is optimistic on it healing properly! That is certainly good news.

Having that sweet little yankee scooter gal along to help out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Jack. And just to clarify, Eagle 1 is the...

Thanks Jack. And just to clarify, Eagle 1 is the diabetic. He has overcome a lot of challenges and we have tried to keep it from being a limitation to the extent possible. But it is still a tough...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
The extra half gallon in the Acerbis is useable,...

The extra half gallon in the Acerbis is useable, but you have to stop and tilt the bike over to slosh the fuel trapped in the wings over to the center sump (where the petcock is located). We sorta...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Ed! Putting the Acerbis tank on...

Thanks Ed!

Putting the Acerbis tank on the 06-07 bikes is the same and is pretty straightforward. I trimmed the choke knobs to clear the sump on the tank and drilled the choke shaft to add a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Andy! We did cover a lot of ground, but I...

Hey Andy! We did cover a lot of ground, but I wanted my guys to get a good feel for the different areas of CO.

The next time we get a chance to go out there, we will do it more like what you...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 25,994
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Shogs.

Thanks Shogs.
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