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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 262,341
Posted By 6USMC6
Looks like you all had a good time. Sorry we...

Looks like you all had a good time. Sorry we missed it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 827,519
Posted By 6USMC6
You should consider getting a Leatt Neck Brace. I...

You should consider getting a Leatt Neck Brace. I had 4 vertebra fused and the Leatt is insurance so it doesn't happen again. As a vet, you can join Promotive and save a considerable amount of money....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,773
Views: 827,519
Posted By 6USMC6
Neck surgery must be a Marine Corps thing. I...

Neck surgery must be a Marine Corps thing.

I had mine done a year ago in September.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 65,585
Posted By 6USMC6
Safe travels Todd!

Safe travels Todd!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 271,699
Posted By 6USMC6
You should be able to remove light rust from your...

You should be able to remove light rust from your forks the same way it is removed from a blued firearm.

Use 0000 (4 "0") steel wool and a light machine or gun oil. I still have a pint of Nye oil...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 125,006
Posted By 6USMC6
There is nothing I can say that hasn't already...

There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said.

Kevin, Beth and Dan, you have our deepest sympathies.

Mike & Mary
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
I travel 2up and I carry 2 sets of MSR Adjustable...

I travel 2up and I carry 2 sets of MSR Adjustable Tent Poles

http://www.backcountry.com/msr-adjustable-tent-poles?s=a
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
The only "extra" I take is a decent ground cloth...

The only "extra" I take is a decent ground cloth - generally a space blanket.

The tarp makes a tent (I already carry two telescoping poles); my hammock has a bug net.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,685
Posted By 6USMC6
That, my friends is a fact.

That, my friends is a fact.
Forum: Rallies 06-15-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 145,103
Posted By 6USMC6
I plan on it Kenny.

I plan on it Kenny.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-15-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,685
Posted By 6USMC6
You, Sir, aren't not wrapped right!

You, Sir, aren't not wrapped right!
Forum: Rallies 06-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 145,103
Posted By 6USMC6
I've seen what you can do with a tent! The...

I've seen what you can do with a tent!

The thought of you setting up my hammock is terrifying!
Forum: Rallies 06-14-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 145,103
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks everyone. Especially the offers of a ride....

Thanks everyone. Especially the offers of a ride. I have a truck and if I'm healed enough to travel by then, we'll come down - at least for an overnight.

Every time one of my docs tells me "Slow...
Forum: Regional Forums 06-14-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,081
Posted By 6USMC6
Congrats for clearing another one!

Congrats for clearing another one!
Forum: Rallies 06-14-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 145,103
Posted By 6USMC6
Mary and I are out. A tipover in the rain, on an...

Mary and I are out. A tipover in the rain, on an oil slicked side street cost me a couple of severed muscles ruptures in the rest of the ligaments and tendons attached to my rotator cuff. So much for...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
Some time ago I was at a BP match, camped about...

Some time ago I was at a BP match, camped about 75 yards from a large tree, in the middle of a field, on top of a 15' or so ridge.

Around 0130 a severe storm strarted with lots of lightening -...
Forum: Rallies 06-07-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,927
Posted By 6USMC6
$500 for the first maintenance? I thought it...

$500 for the first maintenance?

I thought it was KTM, not a bloody BMW!
Forum: Rallies 06-06-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Hey everybody - especially Blue Mule, Roy and...

Hey everybody - especially Blue Mule, Roy and pigjockey - and everyone else who offered help and advise -

A tip over on an oil soaked road on the way back from RDV and a simple landing on a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 9,685
Posted By 6USMC6
$1,000,100 You forgot the 1% carrying fee.

$1,000,100

You forgot the 1% carrying fee.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,340
Views: 125,006
Posted By 6USMC6
It's already been said Kevin - there are no words.

It's already been said Kevin - there are no words.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32,471
Views: 1,994,783
Posted By 6USMC6
You can feed the breather hose(s) into the air...

You can feed the breather hose(s) into the air box the same way you did when you polled the smog crap off or your 950. Drill a hole(s) in the floor of the box, feed the hose in, put epoxy putty...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32,471
Views: 1,994,783
Posted By 6USMC6
Dean - Find a screw (or something that is an...

Dean -
Find a screw (or something that is an interference fit in the hose).
Plug the hoses - one at a time - and ride. Which ever plugged hose makes the bike run shitty is the vacuum/breather hose....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,927
Posted By 6USMC6
I think most of the SDR owners figure that since...

I think most of the SDR owners figure that since they don't ride dirt, they're safe. They're not safe though. There were 1190 riders that had problems and they never rode dirt either. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,927
Posted By 6USMC6
Go read some of the posts on the 1190. KTM has...

Go read some of the posts on the 1190. KTM has had to go so far as to replace engines that were ruined by dust incursion from poorly designed air boxes. And the 2014 "improvement" still sucks -...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
Full coverage bug net that fits over the...

Full coverage bug net that fits over the bag/hammock - UQ/OQ:

https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/product/GUARDIANSL.html
Forum: Regional Forums 05-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,081
Posted By 6USMC6
in !

in !
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
I threw the hammock bag out simply as an idea,...

I threw the hammock bag out simply as an idea, primarily as a way to get novice hangers started. When used with an ENO or similar hammock it is relatively inexpensive. It should work well in a area...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 416,775
Posted By 6USMC6
Hammock compatable sleeping bag

Sleeping bag specifically designed to use with a sleeping bag.

Should work well on the ground too.

http://www.droold.com/i/1108-Hammock-Compatible-Sleeping-Bag
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-26-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 262,341
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks. Columbus Day is Monday the 12th.

Thanks. Columbus Day is Monday the 12th.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32,471
Views: 1,994,783
Posted By 6USMC6
No it wasn't. I'd tried everything possible to...

No it wasn't. I'd tried everything possible to get the dog to stop pissing on the desk leg. It was the vet's idea and it worked. He never pissed in the house again.
Forum: Rallies 05-25-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Thank you Sir! I'll give them a call as soon as I...

Thank you Sir! I'll give them a call as soon as I get back.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32,471
Views: 1,994,783
Posted By 6USMC6
I had a dog who liked to piss on the metal leg of...

I had a dog who liked to piss on the metal leg of my desk.

I put a piece of sheet metal on the floor under the desk leg; isolated it with a piece of phenolic resin.

Then I wired a 540 V Hot...
Forum: Rallies 05-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 262,341
Posted By 6USMC6
Blooch - Have you picked the dates for the...

Blooch -

Have you picked the dates for the BWDR Rally?

I have 9 through 11 Oct listed but need to confirm.
Forum: Rallies 05-24-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Three years ago a freak early snow storm (29 Oct)...

Three years ago a freak early snow storm (29 Oct) brought a 100+ foot oak (over 48" at the base) down - on the end of my house. It took out 1/3rd of my house. The tree was healthy but had extremely...
Forum: Rallies 05-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks! I imagine finding two trucks with...

Thanks! I imagine finding two trucks with similar bumper heights shouldn't be a big problem. I hate to put you to a lot of trouble though so let me get hold of the folks at the camp ground and see...
Forum: Rallies 05-23-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 53,564
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,927
Posted By 6USMC6
Thanks GB!

Thanks GB!
Forum: Regional Forums 05-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,081
Posted By 6USMC6
Bronze!?!?!? Hell, that much aluminum will...

Bronze!?!?!?

Hell, that much aluminum will take five guys to lift!
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