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Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13,495
Views: 1,333,637
Posted By patbrown
Thanks or the offer. In reading about this I feel...

Thanks or the offer. In reading about this I feel like the way to go is to install the torsional spring. I'm going to order one and put it back together and cross my fingers.
Thanks again for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13,495
Views: 1,333,637
Posted By patbrown
Thanks for the reply, I take a closer look at the...

Thanks for the reply, I take a closer look at the guide bars and engine case. Before I broke the long bolt loose that holds the doohickey I noticed the loose spring so when the mod was made the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13,495
Views: 1,333,637
Posted By patbrown
2006 KLR 650 doohickey spring is loose

So I have a new to me 2006 KLR650 30,000ish miles. I was riding and the bike suddenly lost power and the wheel locked up, I pulled in the clutch to avoid a fall.

Pull over and settle my self and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Thanks for the reply. After meeting up with the...

Thanks for the reply. After meeting up with the guys in Va and seeing their bikes I need to stay off gravel.
Any thoughts on cutting around that section and still maximize parkway time?
Edit. This...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Anyone know if Stoney Fork Rd south of...

Anyone know if Stoney Fork Rd south of Barnardsville is paved or gravel?
Working a route around the BRP closure between MP 355-364.
Thought 80 north to 197 then drop down Stoney Fork back to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 929,576
Posted By patbrown
Here is a pic. Looked at them again and they are...

Here is a pic. Looked at them again and they are shattered. They are very brittle I'm suprised no one has had this issue.
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag90/NC_MULE/IMG_0624_zps31ba7cd1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 929,576
Posted By patbrown
1984 650 nighthawk

Picked up a well worn night hawk and pulled the carbs for a cleaning. Going to make the #4 washer mod while I have everything apart. The carbs didn't want to come off the intake boots so I went...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
These are in my neck of the woods, pulled out my...

These are in my neck of the woods, pulled out my NC gazetteer and I see what you are talking about. Others may know your answer and are free to reply. I'm at the beach next week but the week after...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Since no one objected go ahead and post your...

Since no one objected go ahead and post your questions here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Your about 2 hours from where I do my off...

Your about 2 hours from where I do my off roading. Caney Fork is close to where you will be, haven't been but heard that it's a good place to ride or use to be I also heard they have gone under the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By patbrown
Another thought. I'm pretty new to the area but...

Another thought. I'm pretty new to the area but wondering if riders have organized any sort of volunteer trail maintenance day/schedule with the Forest Service. May be we can minimize the closures...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By patbrown
Thanks for the heads up. I'm interested in...

Thanks for the heads up. I'm interested in attending a meeting, please post any new info on this thread.
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Yup, weather is not looking good. Post up if...

Yup, weather is not looking good. Post up if anyone heads over to brown or anywhere in the Wilson creek area. I can ride mid week so if someone is taking time off for the holidays and wants to ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
9:30 at the trail head? I'm in as long as the...

9:30 at the trail head? I'm in as long as the "light wintry mix" they are calling for on Saturday doesn't mess up the roads for sunday.
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Hey man, at 8am I was headed your way hoping to...

Hey man, at 8am I was headed your way hoping to make it at the gas station by 9:20. Broadstone was nice and dry but 105 in Seven Devils turned to wet pavement and the whole, "is that ice" game...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Thanks for the heads up on the Collettsville gas...

Thanks for the heads up on the Collettsville gas station, didn't know about that one. I drove the route today trying to figure out if I could make it, that gas stop will give me what I need. I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
mctaggert, you still ridding tomorrow? I'm in...

mctaggert, you still ridding tomorrow? I'm in Banner Elk and was thinking about getting out, only catch is I sold my tow vehicle last month and have not added a hitch to my new ride. My bike is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Sounds sweet, one question. I've got a 50-60 mile...

Sounds sweet, one question. I've got a 50-60 mile range will that be a problem? I'll brain storm, I might be able to carry an extra gallon which would get me to 80 miles/tank. Thoughts?
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
I'll be out Sunday, I could do DS or street bike...

I'll be out Sunday, I could do DS or street bike stuff. I'm in boone.
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
I've been exporing (Boone) , so far I've found...

I've been exporing (Boone) , so far I've found lots of gravel but looking for some single track. When you mean Pisgah are you talking about Brown Mtn? Thats on my list to check out but I prefer to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
[quote=lgajohnymac]These pics are so WNC:lol3 ...

[quote=lgajohnymac]These pics are so WNC:lol3

Wanted to intro myself to the HARDCORE group. I bought a 04 KTM 250 EXC today and I am returning to the DS side after 20 years off. I burned through...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Gulf of Mexico/ Natchez Trace

Here are a few pics of my Gulf and Natchez trip. Took back roads to Ocean Springs MS to visit my parents then took the Natchez Trace (south to North) The Trace is cool if your into history, several...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
Thanks dlrides! Already enjoying all the great...

Thanks dlrides! Already enjoying all the great roads in WNC
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 155,935
Posted By patbrown
New to NC/Boone ??'s about NC DMV

Just moved to the area, Boone. I've been watching this thread and hope to meet up with you guys and do some ridding. My question is about NC motorcycle inspection. I have a 1999 KTM 380 SX, I dual...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By patbrown
This isn't sand dunes but it is racing in the...

This isn't sand dunes but it is racing in the sand. The terrain in this part of SC is all sand.
http://www.rallymoto.com/?q=node/25

It's in SC and spoke to a guy who raced it this year, sounds...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-05-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,370
Posted By patbrown
Anyone planning on getting together tonight? I'm...

Anyone planning on getting together tonight? I'm down, I'll log in again late afternoon to check if anyone else is free.
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,864
Posted By patbrown
Hey mark, I just got my D-sport plated. I'd...

Hey mark,

I just got my D-sport plated. I'd love to follow you on some trails. I've still got a few things to sort out like how far I can make it on a tank and I want to make one small jetting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,370
Posted By patbrown
First timer wants to meet up with you guys....

First timer wants to meet up with you guys. Golden Corral/ anything in Cherrydale/ anything in the Greenville area is cool with me.
pb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,864
Posted By patbrown
Sorry Wildhair you gave me an invite to ride and...

Sorry Wildhair you gave me an invite to ride and I never came back to the thread. My buddy googled "upstate dual sport" and this came up and then sent it to me. I'm now a subscriber so I will keep...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,864
Posted By patbrown
I live in Greenville as well, have a street bike....

I live in Greenville as well, have a street bike. I know some good paved roads but not much about off road. I do have a sheet with a bunch of website and dual sport info in the area. I'll be glad to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By patbrown
Question AMA Race April 18,19,20 Barber Museum

A gang from NY/NC and SC are headed west to Birmingham for the AMA Superbike race/ Barber Museum weekend in April. Anyone have any good roads that run east/west across GA and or cool towns/things to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By patbrown
Sun Valley Saw Tooth Nat. Forest mc trails???

The past few years I've visited Sun Valley ID for Snowboarding and always spent a day or 2 snowmobiling in the Saw Tooth forest near Stanley. I always wondered if the summer replaced the snowmobile...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By patbrown
make your way to Waynesville Va, where you can...

make your way to Waynesville Va, where you can jump on the Blue Ridge Parkway that will take you south thru NC and into TN, once it ends you can hit Deals Gap and play in the Western NC East TN...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By patbrown
I live in Greenville sc about a 100 miles from...

I live in Greenville sc about a 100 miles from you, in the process of getting a hitch on my car so I can trailer my yz125 it's an 87 model but it runs great and is tough as nails. Perfect bike for...
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