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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30,560
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Posted By SpeedyR
so any DS rides planned in north GA between...

so any DS rides planned in north GA between christmas and new years? have a few days where I might be able to get free and some new rubbers I want to test out... :evil:eek1:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
pretty sure they are out of the rental business. ...

pretty sure they are out of the rental business.

The only places I know that rent bikes:
WOW Motorcycles in Marietta, Atlanta (north side of ATL)

Highland Park rents KTMs for use at their off...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,516
Posted By SpeedyR
I've been in the store a few times and while...

I've been in the store a few times and while small they do a very good job and the parts department has a few guys that know bikes well. Like all small businesses I'm sure they are capable of...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By SpeedyR
Old cotton tube sock and against the inside of my...

Old cotton tube sock and against the inside of my tank bag to help keep shape and easy to find if I need it.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By SpeedyR
too old

check the manfuactured date on the helmet. on the shoei it should be on the liner.

Every 5 years they re-write the standard, so in 2015 there should be a new "SNELL standard. that's probably why...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,477
Posted By SpeedyR
pretty much they need to make something like the...

pretty much they need to make something like the 690 enduro but with a 800cc v-twin w/ 80hp. presto. instant sales. enduro version and an ADV version please. I'll take a bit less hp for easier/longer...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
here's some video from trail 192J at Whissenhunt....

here's some video from trail 192J at Whissenhunt. I'm on my 950. I haven't been in maybe 4 or 5 years but I had a good time. Not much traffic so that was good as they are all two way trails... got...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,670
Posted By SpeedyR
Whissenhunt trails

went to a local riding area this past sunday after Thanksgiving. Missed hooking up with some friends riding little bikes so I explored a bit on my own. good fun and nice trails. When May 2015 comes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,477
Posted By SpeedyR
make a lighter super enduro with an 80hp 800cc...

make a lighter super enduro with an 80hp 800cc v-twin that comes in under 400 lbs with 5 gallons of fuel, full spec suspension, and I'll buy one. don't care about the price.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
I had a nice ride sunday at Whissenhunt. Was...

I had a nice ride sunday at Whissenhunt. Was headed up to meet some friends but got a late start (not feeling great) so I got to ride by myself for part of the day. I rode the 950 and really enjoyed...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By SpeedyR
Haven't used either. I have used the klim otb...

Haven't used either. I have used the klim otb pants, mesh and textile. Both work awesome. No regrets and they are on sale now on the klim website and atomic Moto.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 10,303
Posted By SpeedyR
I will probably be headed to wissenhunt. I'll be...

I will probably be headed to wissenhunt. I'll be on a 950 more than likely with some friends on little bikes.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-26-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By SpeedyR
We'll be doing something in north Georgia. Come...

We'll be doing something in north Georgia. Come on over!!! Good riding and hopefully some technical stuff if anyone is interested.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,502
Posted By SpeedyR
i have the 276C as others, as it was considered...

i have the 276C as others, as it was considered the gold standard for ADV GPS for a long time. Mine is 8-9 years old and has worked great but is on it's last legs (having a hard time loading maps...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By SpeedyR
pm sent..

pm sent..
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By SpeedyR
i agree that the 950 is a close cousin to the ADV...

i agree that the 950 is a close cousin to the ADV vs. the 690 is more a cousin to my 450 (both being single cylinder motors).

I have friends with the 690 and have ridden them a fair amount....
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,952
Posted By SpeedyR
the pocket in my jackets is pretty big. i would...

the pocket in my jackets is pretty big. i would guess an M&P might fit. I usually have a mustang pocketlite or a TCP in mine. plenty of room in a desantis holster. or just put it in a tank bag but I...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,952
Posted By SpeedyR
both of my riding jackets (tourmaster and...

both of my riding jackets (tourmaster and cortech) have a small zippered pocket about chest high that's what I always considered the "gun pocket". fits something small like a 380/38 pretty easily....
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By SpeedyR
you don't mention which version of the gopro you...

you don't mention which version of the gopro you have? also what about the video and sound quality?

I've run most of the generations of GoPro cameras and even if they have some drawbacks to me,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By SpeedyR
it all depends upon what you want to do with the...

it all depends upon what you want to do with the bike and what you think the shortcomings of your existing bike is.

I have an SE and have ridden a few ADV's and once you are really riding off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
Harrison is always good and knows what he's...

Harrison is always good and knows what he's talking about with most of the bikes and parts. I didn't get my Street Triple R from them because they didn't have the color the wife wanted at the time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
I can attest to that! We got to hang out for a...

I can attest to that! We got to hang out for a while before the Highland Park Hare Scramble and afterwards as well. He was hauling the mail on that little XT. I had an old XT250 back when they were...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,319
Views: 251,670
Posted By SpeedyR
Highland Park Hare Scramble race on 950...

Well another hare scramble in the books. Had a great time at the last one or two (or three) and thought I'd give it another go. In spite of posting everywhere trying to drum up riders for the ADV...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By SpeedyR
just because of tire wear I tend to trailer my...

just because of tire wear I tend to trailer my bike places. I don't care. I make up for it when the riding gets fun. I have ridden my bike longer trips but unless it's dirt, droning down the freeway...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By SpeedyR
I know it's a ways off, but I could put together...

I know it's a ways off, but I could put together a weekend of riding around the Suches GA area. Base out of Two Wheels of Suches, do a nice long day ride thru north GA and into a touch of NC/SC...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,752
Views: 1,775,804
Posted By SpeedyR
awesome! another SE in the SE!! I run a rally for...

awesome! another SE in the SE!! I run a rally for the older Honda Hawk GT bikes in the fall but maybe I'll have to put together a South East Super Enduro rally in the spring or something.... I know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By SpeedyR
closest rental place is WOW cycles in marietta....

closest rental place is WOW cycles in marietta. eagle rider but good selection of bikes for all tastes.

as for shops, maybe Atlanta BMW/Ducati in Marietta (near WOW) and may as well stop by...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Liars
Views: 1,283
Posted By SpeedyR
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
it wasn't so much of a looped out bike on the...

it wasn't so much of a looped out bike on the hill as a nice pirouette at the crest, you just didn't quite stick the landing coming back down. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
i was getting a numb pinky and tingling in my...

i was getting a numb pinky and tingling in my left arm, that was getting worse as well. thought it was something in my arm from riding or sitting in a car all day, but turns out it was pinched nerve...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By SpeedyR
there should be plenty of folks to ride with. the...

there should be plenty of folks to ride with. the rental bikes are in very good condition, it's a good chance to try something different depending upon what you ride. if you ride a 2 stroke, try out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By SpeedyR
I just put on a teraflex rear tire a week or so...

I just put on a teraflex rear tire a week or so ago. so far so good. really bad on the pavement as everyone said, but even on hard back dirt I found that it was pretty slick. if it's true loam or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,733
Posted By SpeedyR
I'm stoked and ready for the first ice storm...

I'm stoked and ready for the first ice storm already.. bring on the studded tires!!!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,189
Posted By SpeedyR
i have the no-mar as well and if you are putting...

i have the no-mar as well and if you are putting more street oriented tires on the bike often, it might be worth a look but it's a lot more $$ and I can do the changes with my MRP stand quicker if I...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,189
Posted By SpeedyR
when you put the ratchet strap around the tire it...

when you put the ratchet strap around the tire it presses the bead out against the rim and makes it hold air and then you can inflate the tire.

an easy way to demonstrate this is next time you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-05-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,189
Posted By SpeedyR
I change all my own tires and usually my friends....

I change all my own tires and usually my friends. it's simple once you get the basics down.

I have an MRP (Mikes Racing Products) stand and three motion pro spoons (the ones with the metal loop at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By SpeedyR
you could look into riding sections of the Trans...

you could look into riding sections of the Trans America Trail (TAT) as that would start about 2 hours north of Atlanta and goes west. it normally goes north of texas but it would be at least a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By SpeedyR
950 SE suspension settings?

so I just had my rear shock rebuilt with new gaskets, fluids and nitrogen. I had time to get the shock reinstalled and then headed off for a hare scramble last sunday. I have no idea what the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By SpeedyR
if you can find a map of the area, pretty much...

if you can find a map of the area, pretty much all of the roads are gravel roads so you can ride around on all of them. sometimes more of the gates are open which gives you more chance for exploring...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By SpeedyR
plenty of places to ride dual sport roads if you...

plenty of places to ride dual sport roads if you head north. Look for Suches GA and just about any of the FS roads in that area will get you started. Plus you might find folks to ride with at Two...
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