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Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 407,053
Posted By archeranger
Imho

I ride a DL1K and have had Trailwings, Tourance, and 705s. The 705s have proven equal to the others on pavement. The 705s have proven better on any other surface. None of them are any good in mud,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 263,678
Posted By archeranger
Wedge

Yes, we do!
Highland on Friday night but Wedge and Highwire are favorites.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 263,678
Posted By archeranger
May 1-4

Inmates of the Asheville area Clan,

Reachwalker and I will be making our biannual pilgrimage to WNC May 1-4. :rofl
Any suggestions for forest roads or trails are open, which are closed, routes or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By archeranger
pics...

Now where did I put those? :D
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By archeranger
Addendum

With the advances in FRS tech and plummeting prices, my buddy got a pair of Motorola FRS/GMRS radios with a dual cradle charger for $50. We use them with the Starcomm and are pleased as punch. I have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By archeranger
Hurricane Creek Road

So my best friend and I searched for the eastern (up hill) end of Hurricane Creek Road last week and finally found it. :clap
Wesley Creek Rd is being used by a logging company and is "under...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By archeranger
MC show report

So I attended the show with my best friend, having spend three days stomping around WNC on our Vstroms. I have to say it was $12 well spent. I saw the '14 models, smoking hot spokesmodels, smoking...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By archeranger
Oh!

+1 on Time Warp Tearoom. You won't be there long but it's worth visiting.

The guy who doesn't drink? Let him drive! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By archeranger
KnoxVegas

Monday and Tuesday? Really?
IMHO the best steak is at The Peerless restaurant in west Knox, off Cedar Bluff Road, on North Peters Road (there's also a CycleGear close by if you need a motorcycle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By archeranger
No one?

So are there any other ADVr's out there attending the show?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By archeranger
Laugh Gripes: NO KTM! No Ducati fashion show. Grins:...

Gripes: NO KTM! No Ducati fashion show.
Grins: All the other bikes. Twisted Throttle ADV seminar (a.k.a. sales pitch...)

As the show goes to 2000 at night we may find some N. Georgia dirt to play...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By archeranger
Atlanta International Motorcycle Show!?

A buddy and I are going to finally make one of these shows. We'll be at the Atlanta show Nov. 16 and staying the night.
1. Anybody been to one of these? Are they worthwhile? Two hours of fun? Four?...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-03-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1,368
Sticky: Tet
Views: 127,656
Posted By archeranger
Got it!

I received the full TET GPS file.
Thank you!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,368
Sticky: Tet
Views: 127,656
Posted By archeranger
Got it!

Got the full TET .pdf
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,178
Sticky: TetS
Views: 102,126
Posted By archeranger
doc file

Received, thank you!
I hadn't realized the TETS didn't include TN and KY so I'd like to get the whole route please. Also looking forward to the GPS file.
-G
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By archeranger
Thanks for the update! I guess it won't be the...

Thanks for the update!
I guess it won't be the accomplishment it might have been but I look forward to knocking it out. Hmmm... still 12 weeks until the next ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By archeranger
Hurricane Creek Rd

Does anyone know if Hurricane Creek Rd is clear? May, 2012 my buddy and I headed north from I-40 and found a tree had fallen, completely blocking the trail about 1.5 miles in. :kboom
I'd like to...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,136
Posted By archeranger
DL, STenere, and the 800s

I ride Gypsy, my beloved '07 VStrom. She has 25K miles and has carried me places Suzuki never intended their 500 lb bike to go. That said, last fall I had the pleasure of being followed by an unknown...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 259,562
Posted By archeranger
hint, hint

While I applaud Suzuki's apparent return to the Adventure market with the "new" V-strom slated for 2014, I really wish they would do some market research on threads like this.
Make her 800cc, offer...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 175,082
Posted By archeranger
Done!

I saw these on Awesome Players and am glad to have found them!
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By archeranger
I love the axiom: Plan your ride, then take half...

I love the axiom: Plan your ride, then take half the gear and twice the $:rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By archeranger
Compressor and plug kit: check. My best friend...

Compressor and plug kit: check. My best friend and riding buddy got me the Aerostich mini compressor for Christmas one year. On our spring ride HE got a flat and I got to fix it.

How's that for...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,464
Posted By archeranger
What could I do with $500?

He may be jealous of your neotec but I bet he enjoys having $500 for the best farkle ever... Gas!

Or a snazzy new riding jacket...
Or a gift for his wife to keep her happy during his ride to...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By archeranger
Excellent suggestions, many of them are part of...

Excellent suggestions, many of them are part of the pack, thank you!

I may not adequately understand DC voltage but for a 12V 12A battery, from what I can tell I'd only need 18 gauge wire for...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By archeranger
Amen my brother. Mine's a Coleman, tough enough...

Amen my brother. Mine's a Coleman, tough enough to use as a kickstand base in mud if necessary...:rofl
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By archeranger
the other half

I've got my bike pretty well farkled.
And I've got myself covered too: functional first aid kit, tools, micro-compressor, tire patch kit...
So what am I missing? What are the priceless tools/kit...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,410
Posted By archeranger
V-Strom

I also have to offer up the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom. I'm on my second (the first was murdered by a Honda mini-van) and it is reliable, low-maintenance, 87 octane drinking, no oil leaking, easy chain...
Forum: Americas 11-18-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By archeranger
Pissed Comedy of errors

Ride has been over for a week now. I'll provide a penny version here and hazard a more complete write up in the Regional section soon but:

Day one was great, over on Mt. Sterling Rd and eventually...
Forum: Americas 11-09-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By archeranger
The romp is on

Well, as my buddy and I pull out there are 80+ views and no replies so I can only assume there are no better ideas in the combined wisdom of ADVRider for western NC than what we have planned. If...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By archeranger
Western NC romp

By best buddy and I are taking five days in Asheville, NC (Nov. 6 - 13) to romp in the general area. Any suggestions of great trails for experienced riders on beasts? We're looking for two track,...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By archeranger
The Midlands are CB's, not FRS. 5 watts that eat...

The Midlands are CB's, not FRS. 5 watts that eat 6 AA batteries in about 20 minutes. So the Midlands are running off 12V with the Starcom.
Yes, we tried various methods of electronic and voltage...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By archeranger
StarCom1: good, bad and ugly

I bought a StarCom1 about two years ago along with a Midland 75-822 and firestick NGP antenna to expand my audio/communications. I chose the StarCom1 first and, based on their suggestion, chose the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By archeranger
Gravel fun

A friend and I rode Old Santeela & the National Forest road that is north of 143 about a year ago on our V-Stroms, both running OEM Bridgestone Trailwings at about 20 psi. The road is very well...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By archeranger
The Promised Land

Western NC is a rider's paradise, especially on an adventure bike. My buddy and I have taken our V-Stroms to play in the area at least once a year for the last few. US421, US321, NC209, NC221, NC226,...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,504
Views: 638,433
Posted By archeranger
addicted

I got an '03 V last May when my '99 Concours slid out from under me.
I'd been lusting after the Strom for about a year for all the typical reasons. I loved it.
Then this past March 5 a neighbor...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,566
Posted By archeranger
Talking Best bike I've owned

I picked up my '03 1000 for $4500 in May of '09 with 17K on the clock. I've put on about 3K so far and she's the best bike I've owned. I haven't experienced any of the issues "popular" among other 1K...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,942
Posted By archeranger
This looks good!

Looking forward to reading and the pics!:freaky
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By archeranger
Question Any experience with MI34 intercom??

I stumbled into the MI34 Motorcycle Intercom at
http://helmetaudio.com/khxc/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=MI34

Does anyone have any experience of them? Yes, they look kinda cheap but...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,314
Posted By archeranger
On the subject of top opening: how about a "lid"...

On the subject of top opening: how about a "lid" that encompasses the top and some (say, 1/4 the overall height) of the side? That would provide a larger, easier access opening but still be secure,...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By archeranger
Annoyance

I'm with Cam on this one. I find modulators very annoying and the only time I notice is when one is in my rear-view mirror. As motorcyclists we have to accept that we're nearly invisible in this...
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