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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,939
Views: 447,893
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
What GI Joe said

I paid $1200 for a XT350 in fine shape. Kick start and dual carbs to sync.
Paid $1800 for a XT225, 10 yrs newer with estart and single carb. I like the XT225 much more.
F w/D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Slow Burn

Unfortunately I think I'll be missing the Wed slow burn. I'll be driving 7 hrs to the beach. Ya'll have fun and Happy Fourth!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
I am trying to be realistic which is why I asked...

I am trying to be realistic which is why I asked for advice. When its all laid out, if I get told "don't do it" regardless of what "it" is I think I'll abide. I knew I'd get some "what the f@@k are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-26-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Point taken

This project makes no sense. There are plenty of bikes I could buy to meet my needs. I could actually buy a nighthawk 450 and build off it but not interested in that at this time. I am fully prepared...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Update

I'm trying to convince brother to commit to pumper carb and possible performance upgrade on parts bike. He wants to upgrade to wr250. Knowing him I suggest plated tt250, half the cost and less...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
I like my burns slow

I knew I was in for trouble when I saw all that Orange with big numbers. I was hoping my crash was on video. I still don't know how I tore the front of my pack off. Its also interesting that my bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Thanks for all the feedback

I'll take all comments into consideration before I go tearing the parts bike apart. The rebuild and performance mods on the 225 may be a consideration as well as something in the 400cc range. I'll...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
It may seem like a waste of some time and energy...

It may seem like a waste of some time and energy but if I don't spend a fortune and it comes out ok I'll be happy. The XT is in great shape other than a tired carb and aged motor. It already had a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
I'm small framed also, thats why I like it. I...

I'm small framed also, thats why I like it. I have a grinder and know a good welder. If I get a DR650 I'd have three bikes, two too many rather than one.
Yes, I'm flirtin with disaster, everyday.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,781
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
XT 225 needing 600+cc Advice?

My primary bike is an 04 XT225. Perfect for my current rides and my size, but I'm wanting something with more umph for back road travel and such. I bought a 94 xt 225 for parts and possibly for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Will join the Sun am ride.

The family's gone to Grandmas so I'm staying put for some rare quiet time, but thanks. I also haven't yet created my ac'd camping accomodations, although I'm working on it. I'll plan to see ya'll Sun...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Night or early am ride Fastburn/slow scenic

Ya'll doing a night time ride or early am? Fastburn or other? I may try to come join you guys.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Dirt route from Pensacola to Sopchoppy area

Been searching google but thought I'd ask if anyone has a specific route from Pensacola to Sopchoppy area on mostly dirt. Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
F w/D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5,939
Views: 447,893
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Dirt track from Pensacola to Sopchoppy area

Posted in wrong section:

Been searching google but thought I'd ask if anyone has a specific route from Pensacola to Sopchoppy area on mostly dirt. Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
F w/D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Still watching weather

Looks like some storms N of BW around 5ish. Still possible.

Too iffy. Will ride neighborhoods 'til another day.

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Anyone riding Saturday 5/10

Kids soccer should end around lunch and weather permitting I may try some Blackwater riding. Anyone else consider going?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-21-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Durhamtown

Been hearing about and looking at Dtown online. Give us report, thinking of going during spring break if I make it to middle GA.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
The XT 225

The XT is alive and riding.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 21,624
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
You could catch Hwy 98 in LA (lower Alabama) just...

You could catch Hwy 98 in LA (lower Alabama) just west of Florida and ride the coast all the way to Tampa. No big cities between the two. Meander down to the keys, head up the east coast on Hwy 1 and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
I-75 sux

Unless its Fri 5 o'clock the traffic on the 29/113 I-65/I-85 route is much less than Dothan/Eufala/I-75. I-75 seems to have endless construction and an overload of semis haulin'. Mileage to Macon/Atl...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
All was good.

Rode BW Sunday and it was nice. Perfect temps. We did about 50 miles and saw one other vehicle. Enjoy these cooler days while they last. We all know they're shortlived around here.

What time you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 19,411
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Nice time of year to be riding the south. Doesn't...

Nice time of year to be riding the south. Doesn't take long to go from winter to summer. If you make it back this way and need anything in the Florida Panhandle or middle AL shout out.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
My adventures have to be scheduled between family...

My adventures have to be scheduled between family time nowadays but any chance I get I try to fit them in. I knew starting a family would put most of them on hold for awhile but the kids are getting...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Great area to visit for a few days of riding

Thanks, definately met to exceeded my expectations. Certainly a great place to ride a few days offering different options from offroad difficult to easier to mtn roads and hwys. Would love to come...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Visited Phoenix area and had a blast

I had a four day business conference in Scottsdale and hated to travel so far and not partake in some desert riding. I reached out to the Western inmates in the Regional forums and they certainly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Extreme Arizona

I rented a Wr250 and Dodge Dakota. They have gear, water bottles and spot trackers if you want them. They were very accommodating and easy to deal with.
Ride report here:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Wr 250

I will ask about the spark arrestor but bike is not tagged. I couldn't find a rental place that had smaller tagged bikes. All were bigger BMW's and street bikes. No thanks. I was told an OHV sticker...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Riding 11/6 -7

Thanks for the invite but I won't be riding til Wed/Thur the next week. Welcome to join me if possible.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-24-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,939
Views: 447,893
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Tw200

Loved the TW for its size and fun, everybody should try one. Painfully slow! Sold and replaced with xt225 and much happier. Lt weight and 6 speed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Out of Cave City

Tonto Natl forest is suggested but will investigate prior to trip. Any suggestions? Will have a truck and untagged bike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Thanks for the help

I rented a vehicle and a bike and am looking forward to my first time riding the desert. Can't wait!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Visiting Pheonix area and wanting to ride

I have a business conference in Phoenix in early November and am trying to do some desert riding while there. Does anyone know of a rental agency that has tagged dualsport bikes? All I can find are...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-08-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Testing

I think it may be heat induced. I ordered the kick start kit so once its installed I will atleast have a back up starting plan. No more parking on hills and roll starting.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-08-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Sunday am ride

I'd be up for a Sunday am ride if anyone wants company. Not a fastburner, but not grandpa either. Dont have time to get an Eglin permit so BW it'll be.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-29-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Great day!

Great ride today. Thanks for leading the pack Vic and showing us around. Nice to meet everyone and look forward to doing it again soon.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Sounds fun

Would like to join y'all. White wagon with trailer. I'll send vico my #.
Thanks
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-28-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29,278
Views: 2,156,554
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Kurick lake ride dirt or pavement?

Vico, is Kurick ride dirt?
Thanks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Early 1970's Blue Ribbon Moto Park East Montgomery

Any inmates ever race at Blue Ribbon Moto Park in East Montgomery back in the day? Helluva hare scramble. Pics would be great!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
suggestions on areas to ride around Carlsbad,NM

I am planning on visiting friends that recently relocated to Carlsbad, NM and want to take the bike (TW200) to include some trail riding. I'm looking to do mostly day trips but since I'll have...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-05-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,200
Sticky: TetS
Views: 105,394
Posted By Flirtin w/Disaster
Got it. Thanks so much!

Got it. Thanks so much!
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