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Forum: Battle scooters 07-12-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
2X for mine too...NO throttle at starting.

2X for mine too...NO throttle at starting.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
Not really a "ride" ... just a FYI on a pair of...

Not really a "ride" ... just a FYI on a pair of KLR types shopping and eating...a repost from another world:

...1:00PM meet time for lunch at Tippys today (SAT)? Likely I'll hit CycleGear about...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
Yes...our CT starts normally one or two kicks. I...

Yes...our CT starts normally one or two kicks. I think the best approach to good running is to focus on the fuel and carb...for me once I added inline fuel filters, cleaned carb and installed a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Shoot up Minnieville Road...I first look at the...

Shoot up Minnieville Road...I first look at the Exxon Station and Minnieville at Dale Blvd....if line is long I shoot up to the intersection of Minnieville at Smoketown and try the Sunoco or the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
If I elect to do a "rolling start" on my CT: I...

If I elect to do a "rolling start" on my CT: I just sit on the seat, put bike into neutral, peddle with my feet "Flintstone style", then sit back to transfer more weight to rear wheel, place bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-14-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Or a photo of his bike with a free range Key West...

Or a photo of his bike with a free range Key West chicken...so we know he's really there and not just a "sticker buyer":lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Memorial weekend spent doing the house/yard...

Memorial weekend spent doing the house/yard chores...figured we would skip the traffic and stress.

The weather looks decent so were running over to Chincoteague Island tomorrow for a couple of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
August in the Southwest USA = HOT...Really HOT! ...

August in the Southwest USA = HOT...Really HOT!

Go NORTH young man! Mosey up to Canada...run say from Niagara Falls up to Tobermory...then slide over to Quebec - visit the old quarter...follow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,208
Posted By FAW3
I'm not a OBX local...but I vacation there often....

I'm not a OBX local...but I vacation there often. The Corolla NC northern "end" of Route 12 leads to easy beach access. No permit required. To my knowledge no current access restrictions. Nice...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,675
Posted By FAW3
Great report so far Peter! Photos now too!!! ...

Great report so far Peter! Photos now too!!!

Glad to see you "hanging"...hopefully you'll find hammock sleeping to be easy to rig, comfortable, cool, and when needed a bit stealthy.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By FAW3
I've had some close calls doing it solo with my...

I've had some close calls doing it solo with my pig KLR. Changed straps to these and they are the way to go.

1: The hooks have snaps so it stays on.
2: Simple pull or release...no ratchet.
3:...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,418
Posted By FAW3
I can use the internal sun visor with no issues,...

I can use the internal sun visor with no issues, with or without prescription glasses. The visor is of course in your field of vision...I think what you want to know is if the bottom edge is in a...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,418
Posted By FAW3
I got my FX-41 recently thought I'd add my 2...

I got my FX-41 recently thought I'd add my 2 cents:

This is my first "adventure type" helmet. I previously rode the KLR or our DR with either a full face street helmet or a MX style helmet with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Apple House donuts...don't get me started.

Apple House donuts...don't get me started.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
17 F is COLD...snow twice this week...this winter...

17 F is COLD...snow twice this week...this winter is getting to me. I am starting to lust after Fahrenheit!

I find myself looking at weather forecasts for Ocala and Apalachicola National Forests...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
I worked the RT1 area for years....yes: photo is...

I worked the RT1 area for years....yes: photo is the old Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,412
Posted By FAW3
Great report and photos! Love the building...

Great report and photos! Love the building designs! Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
Good to see everyone...nice ride today - some...

Good to see everyone...nice ride today - some exciting times for me in the deeper mud! Good pizza too!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
An FYI cross post from KLR land...for a SUNDAY,...

An FYI cross post from KLR land...for a SUNDAY, FEB 23 ride:

Disclaimer first...I am dealing with a family issue that may bounce me out without much notice...that being said: If the sun...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,139,968
Posted By FAW3
Here is an article I'd like to see...invite some...

Here is an article I'd like to see...invite some experienced riders of large bikes that would likely never get caught dead on a bike of less than 1000cc...to "test ride" a selection of small...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Agreed...sweet looking BMW. But what saves me is...

Agreed...sweet looking BMW. But what saves me is thinking of it lying on it's side on Bust Head Road...sorta like a recent post, and I come to my senses (of both my riding skill & $$$). I'll keep...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Over the past many days riding opportunities have...

Over the past many days riding opportunities have been sorta sparse...so today seeing that it was "ride today or else"...

I grabbed the DR200 and strapped on the hitch carrier behind the truck and...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
Funny...at age 14 so many of us thought the CT90 ...

Funny...at age 14 so many of us thought the CT90 or similar could do anything we could dream...

At 20...would'nt get caught dead on one...

Then later...we sit around dreaming of finding a nice...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Your welcome to any of my KLR tools: hammer,...

Your welcome to any of my KLR tools: hammer, crescent wrench, locktight juice in red AND blue....sad to say, I don't even know what your asking for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
I lived most of my life with only one bike at a...

I lived most of my life with only one bike at a time...only later did I learn the wisdom and fun of having a thumper also in the garage.

I think you will be well taken care of with a 250-650 cc...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By FAW3
Great photos!!! Was in Greece this past summer...

Great photos!!! Was in Greece this past summer and loved it...alas...on a tour with my kids, no motorcycle.

Typical summer Greek AGATT: Full helmet, riding helmet, gloves....and shorts & sandals! ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
Sorry and all that...but a family situation has...

Sorry and all that...but a family situation has come up and I'm now OUT. Fingers crossed for another nice day soon and we can try again.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
Monday Ride???

Monday, Nov. 11th...forecasted to be a mostly sunny day, mid 50F...ideal for a local ride .

We could do a meet at the RT234 Cracker Barrel in Manassas (just North of RT66 on Rt234). Say 0830 to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,139,968
Posted By FAW3
If your of average size...very nice! I'm a...

If your of average size...very nice!

I'm a bit bigger than that and just last week did just over 100 miles of forest road and ATV trail riding. A friend brought his wife's TW200 and I had my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 104,583
Posted By FAW3
There is a lot to chew on and consider over this...

There is a lot to chew on and consider over this entire incident.

This ride is mob mentality demonstrated at it's best...the group behavior sinks to the lowest level of the individuals...and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 1,214,588
Posted By FAW3
Yep....easy for you to do. Using the crush...

Yep....easy for you to do. Using the crush washer helps prevent leaks when bolt is torqued down per spec. Yes - you can get it leak proof without it...but at edge of stripping the bolt threads. So...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
For me...not so much Manassas...but up in the...

For me...not so much Manassas...but up in the Middleburg area there are many gravel roads to enjoy. For example...Bust Head Road and Bull Run Mountain Road...check them out on Google Maps.

Might...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,869
Posted By FAW3
Great trip and post! My son was about 10 or...

Great trip and post!

My son was about 10 or 11 when I scored a nice Honda Trail 70 for him. After a few months of riding round the house we hauled the Trail 70 and my KLR up to a easy riding area...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 1,214,588
Posted By FAW3
I was lucky...bought mine used and was already...

I was lucky...bought mine used and was already done. This may help/answer your question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26oSOrvv_e8
Forum: Battle scooters 09-08-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
Very nice! Just as an FYI...I struggled...

Very nice!

Just as an FYI...I struggled for some time with my CT90 to get it to run right and start easily. After all was said and done, I should have done these three things first: Clean the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 120,953
Posted By FAW3
Jim, that was a great ride! Thanks for coming...

Jim, that was a great ride! Thanks for coming along as always.

Sorry the "working folks" had to miss it - put hopefully the weekend and good weather will bring them out.

If you have not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
There are at least 2 of us free...so, just FYI:...

There are at least 2 of us free...so, just FYI: On Wednesday, we meet at Cracker Barrel just North of RT66 at RT234 at 0900.

Run out Rt66 West to Front Royal and cut down via Rt55 to Fort Valley...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,662
Views: 253,199
Posted By FAW3
Fort Valley mid week???

Humm...mid week weather forecast the Luray/Fort Valley area is looking great. Anyone off for some riding? Day run or an overnight.

Weatherbug: Luray, VA 22835


MON
50% Chance of Storms
91...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,274
Posted By FAW3
At Corolla Light, NC

Our extended family rented a home at Corolla, NC at the beach. The small bike bug finally bit another member of our herd so this year we had the both the CT90 and a Vespa FLY150 along for the week. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,010
Posted By FAW3
My wife and I were riding along Freezeland...

My wife and I were riding along Freezeland Road/Fire Trail Road in Linden, VA a while back...we entered a stretch where were were on gravel and both sides of the lane were very heavily bushed up...no...
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