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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21,968
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Posted By k5mitch
I wear a Tourmaster Transition Series 3 year...

I wear a Tourmaster Transition Series 3 year round. It vents well when you're moving. Don't expect it to last long though. I've had mine for 2 years and about 20k miles. I think I'll be replacing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Any of you FFs on 199W this morning warning me...

Any of you FFs on 199W this morning warning me about a trooper camping out? :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 212,252
Posted By k5mitch
Check the steering bearings by putting the bike...

Check the steering bearings by putting the bike on the centerstand. Sit on the pilion seat to lift the front wheel. Check for notches or grinding. Steering should be real smooth with the front...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Fiamm Freeway Blaster from your local auto parts...

Fiamm Freeway Blaster from your local auto parts store.

Both tones. I have them on my ST. It sounds like a late 70's land barge.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
That's a nice area. There was a house in Rolling...

That's a nice area. There was a house in Rolling Woods that we were going to put an offer on, but waited just a bit too long. All for the better, though. "Voyager II" is in your neck of the woods,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
"Lightly Used" might be an...

"Lightly Used" might be an overstatement.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Heather and I moved to our first home in Toano...

Heather and I moved to our first home in Toano this weekend. What a pleasant change of pace from Grafton and Newport News.

I know I married a good one: Heather is insisting I buy a proper toolbox...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 212,252
Posted By k5mitch
Still have the original hoses installed? The...

Still have the original hoses installed? The hoses could be expanding, some air could have got in the system, or your master cylinder could be bypassing. It wouldn't hurt to flush the fluid as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3,723
Views: 559,289
Posted By k5mitch
I had a job at the BT when I got out of the...

I had a job at the BT when I got out of the military. I was an aircraft mechanic, and had plenty of experience with big and heavy vehicles (buses, deicers, tow tractors, etc). I ended up leaving...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Someone kept muttering about CVS or Rite Aid,...

Someone kept muttering about CVS or Rite Aid, couldn't figure out which. :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21,968
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Posted By k5mitch
I tried to sneak an ADV salute in there, was just...

I tried to sneak an ADV salute in there, was just a little too slow :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Checked on a motorcyclist stopped on the side of...

Checked on a motorcyclist stopped on the side of the road today.

Ended up finding Phonic. We then discussed important issues like what kind of oil to use, chain drive vs. shaft drive, and fair...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 212,252
Posted By k5mitch
"Fiddly" isn't really any more different than any...

"Fiddly" isn't really any more different than any other bike with luggage. On my ST1300, my ignition key also unlocks the panniers. My topbox key is on the same keyring. A similar sequence of...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,899
Posted By k5mitch
It's likely that battery tender harnesses have...

It's likely that battery tender harnesses have smaller gauge wire, because a tender is a trickle charger. The smaller gauge wire of the battery tender harness is insufficient for a full load of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Heather and I are moving to our first house just...

Heather and I are moving to our first house just a few miles from there next month.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Bike is upside down... on the other side of the...

Bike is upside down... on the other side of the world?

:rofl

Tough lot here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33,284
Views: 2,045,358
Posted By k5mitch
Thanks. I could ride on hunt club property if I...

Thanks. I could ride on hunt club property if I wanted. I was just curious.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33,284
Views: 2,045,358
Posted By k5mitch
I'm thinking about adding a dualsport to the...

I'm thinking about adding a dualsport to the stable after my wife and I close on our house in Toano.

I'm looking for some experts on where one may find such places to ride in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
So, hypothetically speaking, let's say I get this...

So, hypothetically speaking, let's say I get this DS bike.

Where to ride around Toano/Lanexa/Providence Forge/West Point?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if...

Hello,
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?

Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
Well, I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Good to hear. Like Ken said, let us...

Good to hear.



Like Ken said, let us know if there's anything we can do for you in the meantime.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
One of my acquaintances from the Motorcycle Club...

One of my acquaintances from the Motorcycle Club @ Virginia Tech is opening an indoor kart/mini-moto track in Pulaski.

https://peakcreekgp.tilt.com/peak-creek-grand-prix

This would be great for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By k5mitch
Hmmm once this snow stuff clears I might have to...

Hmmm once this snow stuff clears I might have to take you up on that.

I know at one point I had your face-to-handle, were we at the same table by chance? I was sitting with the other ST rider (I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Thanks for the input. We've met a couple times...

Thanks for the input. We've met a couple times before. You offered to let me take your Sherco around Ken's back yard.

I'm just mainly looking for something that will be a different kind of fun...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21,968
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Posted By k5mitch
This sounds like a plot to get me to drink the...

This sounds like a plot to get me to drink the orange and black kool aid.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
I like where this is going. I've always said...

I like where this is going. I've always said I'll hold on to the civic until its wheels fall off :rofl:rofl

A quick google search shows I can get a Class I for the civic for under $200 :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 04:59 PM
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Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Also, FWIW... If I were to ride to the...

Also, FWIW...

If I were to ride to the mountains, it likely won't be for DS trails... at least not for several years, and only if I were to develop a love for dirt and gravel that exceeded a love...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
See... that's my problem. I have nothing to...

See... that's my problem. I have nothing to trailer with. Maybe I need to get a truck, too. Horsetrade the civic for a taco :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Yeah, me too. I'm a total newb to off-road...

Yeah, me too. I'm a total newb to off-road motorcycles. I have some decent single-track mountain biking experience, and that's been a lifesaver for me on the road believe it or not, but I think...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Got a personalized plate for the ST. I'm not...

Got a personalized plate for the ST. I'm not brave enough to take it out in the snow/slush/ice.

http://i.imgur.com/22k1ii7l.jpg (http://imgur.com/22k1ii7)

My wife and I are buying a house out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 47,434
Posted By k5mitch
Tag. Still some daylight left to enjoy this...

Tag.

Still some daylight left to enjoy this free community garden in Williamsburg.

http://i.imgur.com/bqdVxL0l.jpg (http://imgur.com/bqdVxL0)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 47,434
Posted By k5mitch
Grab, Sign is pretty self explanatory. ...

Grab,

Sign is pretty self explanatory.

http://i.imgur.com/K2kfSoAl.jpg (http://imgur.com/K2kfSoA)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Anyone have a recommended home inspector in the...

Anyone have a recommended home inspector in the Williamsburg area?

I'm sure our realtor "has a guy," but I'd rather enlist the services of someone with no interest in the deal.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Fair enough, I meant no harm in my question. In...

Fair enough, I meant no harm in my question. In a state such as ours that has its roots in centuries of commonlaw, sometimes its worse-off to codify permitted activities, as precedent and caselaw is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Is it currently illegal to stand on pegs? If...

Is it currently illegal to stand on pegs?

If not, why do we need a law enumerating it as a "permitted" act?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
Oh, you *could* have all the tools... just get an...

Oh, you *could* have all the tools... just get an account :deal Then you get to see your friendly local tool truck every week!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
You have to go drilling for it :lol3

You have to go drilling for it :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
The best kind: Beaver Oil ...

The best kind: Beaver Oil

http://i.imgur.com/xwbwaI5.jpg (http://imgur.com/xwbwaI5)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21,968
Views: 1,200,079
Posted By k5mitch
We'd rather sit around and wring our hands in the...

We'd rather sit around and wring our hands in the Killboy and bad parking threads... :lol3 :freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 47,434
Posted By k5mitch
Yeah... maybe I needed more smileys on that...

Yeah... maybe I needed more smileys on that statement :lol3
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