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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,461
Posted By allanmca
Got the files. Thanks - can't wait to try these...

Got the files. Thanks - can't wait to try these trails.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 30,865
Posted By allanmca
Dammit, can't make it after all. The other riders...

Dammit, can't make it after all. The other riders are bailing out and I might need to jump on a plane for Europe.
Have a great weekend riding.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 30,865
Posted By allanmca
You room for three more riders? Trying to clear...

You room for three more riders? Trying to clear our schedule for this.
Myself (a Scot on an ambitious KLR650), an Englishman on an X-Challenge, and an American on a sweet new KTM 500. All based in...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By allanmca
You're right totally right. It's a POS. Just...

You're right totally right. It's a POS. Just returned it and ordered the MotionPro tool.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By allanmca
Thanks guys. Wish me luck. Might try to find an...

Thanks guys. Wish me luck. Might try to find an old chain I can test it with first, just to see how it goes.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By allanmca
How do I use a chain rivet tool?

Getting round to some winter-time maintenance and replacing a chain for the first time.

Bought one of these chain rivet tools but no instructions came and I'm not sure how to use it....
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By allanmca
Thanks guys, just turned out to be a toasted...

Thanks guys, just turned out to be a toasted battery. I thought I had a sealed unit, but it wasn't, and I never topped it up. Serves me right for being a tool!
Got a new sealed battery and all was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By allanmca
Disnt sound like a backfire,more like something...

Disnt sound like a backfire,more like something electrical. I'll check the fuses.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By allanmca
KLR went pop- any ideas?

Riding yesterday on 2007 KR650 and I turned key and hit started and heard a loud pop. No power and nothing out the battery.
I replaced the battery today and now I've got power to lights and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By allanmca
Ride this weekend - Sat 12th Nov

If anyone is interested we're doing a dual-sport ride this weekend. Sat 12th Nov. Kicking off from Riders Hill at 0930. Come along, it's a good group.
Should be some fire roads and dirt with our...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By allanmca
ADVRiders in Atlanta - Good group to ride with.

Anyone in Atlanta area looking for a meetup group. Come join this group, meeting at Zuffys, once a month and trying to organise more rides.
http://www.meetup.com/atlantaadventureriders/
Forum: Americas 05-27-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By allanmca
I've rented from Long Beach BMW in LA or AZRide...

I've rented from Long Beach BMW in LA or AZRide in Scottsdale, AZ. Either were good. When we rented in LA we rode up through Joshua Tree desert to Vegas and back through Death Valley. If you ride in...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,809
Posted By allanmca
Anyone riding TAT just now have trail condition reports?

Just hit the 3 week countdown to ride eastern section of TAT from Murfreesboro, TN, out to Oklahoma City. I know there's been alot of flooding around Mississippi river, and the tornados this week...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,500
Posted By allanmca
How many is enough...

If money was no object, and space wasn't a problem, I'd love to have 5 or 6 to cover everything...or maybe 7 or 8.
But for now I've only got the one, but hopefully that changes in about 4hrs when I...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By allanmca
Been a dead post for a while, but the planning is...

Been a dead post for a while, but the planning is starting today. (I'm on the KLR he mentions in the initial post).
If we ride in May or June, whats the opinion on riding from Arkansas to New...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
Thanks. For the water pump seal - whats the...

Thanks.
For the water pump seal - whats the effort on swapping this out? I'm not very technically minded but comfortable with minor mods.

Seen some other posts about the tank venting - is the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
I think it sounds like a deal. He's asking $6400...

I think it sounds like a deal. He's asking $6400 for it and says over $10k of upgrades and work has been done on it, so I'm thinking all the original issues have been sorted. For that kind of money...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
You've got me trying to figure out the solution...

You've got me trying to figure out the solution now. Whats the better way to equalize the tanks?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
No worries, I just realised you need the VIN for...

No worries, I just realised you need the VIN for the TSB check at ktm.com. I asked the dealer for a list of what TSB's have been done. I'll post them up here whe I get a list if anyone spots anything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
Cheers, I just got similar stories from friend of...

Cheers, I just got similar stories from friend of a friend.

Waterpump seals
Clutch slave
Fuel pump

Anyone got a link for the TSBs?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
That doesn't too good. Is the 04 a dog? What if...

That doesn't too good. Is the 04 a dog?
What if it's had 'the issues' fixed? Would be good to know what to look out for.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By allanmca
Looking at 2004 950Adventure - what do I need to know?

Going to look at a 950 Adventure (2004) this weekend and hoping for some pointers on what problems/issues to look out for?

Riding a KLR just now so I know my maintenance costs are going to...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,227
Posted By allanmca
I hear ya Ragin. I'm still enjoying the KLR, but...

I hear ya Ragin. I'm still enjoying the KLR, but its underpowered. Perfect for the offroad I ride though.
I put an 800GS through hell this year in Cali. 130mph on highway, then offroad torture...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,227
Posted By allanmca
Just spoke with dealer in Atlanta. They'll have...

Just spoke with dealer in Atlanta. They'll have them in January. Expecting $10k for 800 and $11k for 800 XC. He's getting updated from his Triumph rep every few weeks and they'll let me know the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,513
Posted By allanmca
Great report

As a Scot, now living in Atlanta, this only makes me wish I'd ridden a bike in Scotland. I know every place you went and every road you travelled over there but I've only done that in a car. It makes...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By allanmca
Cheers, I'll take a look at the site and see what...

Cheers, I'll take a look at the site and see what I can find.
Thanks for the info.

You taking it offroad? I love the versatility of the KLR and it's offroad abilities, but I've taken a 1200GS...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By allanmca
Looking at 2006 Tiger - what do i need to watch out for?

Found a nice deal on a 2006 Tiger 955i and going to look at it in the next day or two. Only ever rode KLR's and GS so not sure what to look out for with Tigers.
Can anyone give me any things to keep...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By allanmca
The fun starts in two weeks

I'm just counting the days until next Friday when we fly out to SF to start this years trip.
And what sucks is that I'm healing from having my tonsils out a few days ago and it hurts like a beatch!...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By allanmca
Wrong Way Round 2010

It was a bit late in life I started riding - mid 30s - but I've been hooked since then and been organising an annual ride for some mates. I moved to Atlanta from Scotland about 9 years ago and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30,554
Views: 2,352,567
Posted By allanmca
Excellent

At last, I've found the irresponsible thread I've been looking for!
Count me in.:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,750
Posted By allanmca
Nice report

For all the epic rides we want to do, and may be lucky enough to do someday, it's these few day escapes that make us love being on 2 wheels!

I'm in Marietta and can get up to North GA for the...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By allanmca
Anyone ridder Lost Coast in Northern CA between HoneyDew and Hardy

Heading out to Norther GA in a couple of month. Starting off leaving SF and riding over to Yosemite. Last leg of trip will be riding the Loast Coast Roads between HoneyDew and Hardy, via Shelter...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,140
Views: 995,410
Posted By allanmca
You're killing me with these pictures! I'm from...

You're killing me with these pictures!
I'm from Mt Vernon in Glasgow and been in US since Sept 2001. I get back every year, but it's amazing to see these brilliant pictures of everything I know from...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,746
Posted By allanmca
The trip of your life

Sounds like a great idea - I hope it works out for you, and I look forward to reading the ride reports for years to come.

If you're planning on teaching English in Europe, Africa and Middle East...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,892
Posted By allanmca
It's all about choice

I had a DR - although it was a 350 - and I loved it. Great offroad, but so underpowered on tarmac. I now have an 07 KLR. Love it. Had it on some mild dirt roads, but about to take it on a mixed ride...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 87,854
Posted By allanmca
Loved the report

Great RR. Been reading it for days. I'll keep an eye out for you at Vortex - would love to hear more of this story. Swap you a beer for the unedited version!
Forum: Americas 03-19-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By allanmca
Thanks

Thanks Manfu - is that Mt Rogers Rec Area area you're talking about, near Turkey Fork?
Forum: Americas 03-19-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By allanmca
Looking for dualsport recommendations for NC, TN and VA

I'm setting up a ride for May 09 for a group of buddies - KLR, BMW XChallenge and V-Stroms. We'll be riding around North Carolina, Tennessee and up into Virginia, but I'm really struggling to find...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By allanmca
Raising a 650

You could always lose a bit of weight fatboy! :D

And if you dont you'll be trailing the back of the pack in May for this years epic ride! That's okay - we've been used to you being at the back...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 3,345,790
Posted By allanmca
Monument Valley 07 - third time lucky

Having a total brian fart today and cant get the embedded pic to work. Hope it was worth it!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/3174877388_2497d8d0ed.jpg
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