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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Glad a NOVA Weekend Ride...

:clap:clap:clap

Glad a NOVA Weekend Ride participant will make the next tag!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Seats for the flick, "A Most Violent Year" may be...

Seats for the flick, "A Most Violent Year" may be more available than those for, "American Sniper." Sold out for 5:00 and 5:40 performances; only front row seats for the 7:00 showing. Another time,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
See you replaced the spark plug, assume you...

See you replaced the spark plug, assume you checked out the spark plug wire also.

Perhaps the problem's not ignition-related; maybe fuel supply or carburetor?

Intermittent problems pose...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Why not grab the gator on your way to the Cracker...

Why not grab the gator on your way to the Cracker Barrel, and tag Ali somewhere along your ride, Nomad05? Or, SOMEONE on the ride?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 139,255
Posted By XDragRacer
Regrettably, I'll miss the ride, AND the meal! ...

Regrettably, I'll miss the ride, AND the meal!

How I'd love to dine on the vegetarian barbecue chef's pulled pork, at the Aldie Country Store!

Just watch out; he (the vegetarian barbecue...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
Less important with a proper skid plate, but . ....

Less important with a proper skid plate, but . . . stock drain plugs remain still vulnerable from sufficient rock impact.I've witnessed an example of KLR650 case damage from rock strike of stock...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
Outstanding technique and materials, Jeff! Your...

Outstanding technique and materials, Jeff! Your gift oil drain plug now has a happy home!

Congratulations on a sound and permanent solution to your problem; thanks for sharing!

I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Tag: ...

Tag:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232401_zps50bf208c.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/P1232401_zps50bf208c.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 274,227
Posted By XDragRacer
As mentioned, I 'm satisfied with the 14-tooth...

As mentioned, I 'm satisfied with the 14-tooth countershaft sprocket and the Trakmasters; didn't notice a particular difference in gearing when I switched from K270s, 5.10-17 to the 130/90-17...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Aye, true enough! Grab images, The Plains,...

Aye, true enough!

Grab images, The Plains, VA:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232388_zpsb7b63c98.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 274,227
Posted By XDragRacer
I installed Trakmasters on my KLR250, front and...

I installed Trakmasters on my KLR250, front and rear:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1232386_zpsa1bb3205.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
Let us know what's in the fresh kit. Good...

Let us know what's in the fresh kit.

Good luck; with your maintenance and upgrades, you should enjoy lots of trouble-free miles on your KLR650.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap :clap :clap Gainesville, right? ...

:clap :clap :clap

Gainesville, right?

Nice going!
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By XDragRacer
Excellent literary analysis . . . perhaps a hint...

Excellent literary analysis . . . perhaps a hint of Mark Twain in there, too!

A most entertaining and informative ride report; thanks for sharing, Oznay!
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
First, thanks for your service, and all the...

First, thanks for your service, and all the benefits we have enjoyed for the last 25 years since the Berlin Wall came a-tumblin' down!

The "classic" 22-cent mod can be detected; rotate carb...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 274,227
Posted By XDragRacer
Nice tool kit! Here's my arrangement: ...

Nice tool kit!

Here's my arrangement:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/DSCN1813-1.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/NVTrailRider/media/DSCN1813-1.jpg.html)

Moved...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Don't think the rules say anything about...

Don't think the rules say anything about motorcycles being mandatory.

Tags 'n' grabs have been made from ATVs of the "four-wheeler" persuasion.

Don't know of any from three-wheelers, or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Actually, hankmoody, once upon a time, a grab was...

Actually, hankmoody, once upon a time, a grab was made from a two-wheeled human-powered device, IIRC! The grabber was HBN, departing from his usual (at the time) Ruckus transport. (No particular...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Clue's both valid and elegant, IMHO, Tgiby3! ...

Clue's both valid and elegant, IMHO, Tgiby3!

Also, one or more guiding hints may reside in the text! :deal

WAIT! This just in! Ali has been GRABBED! (By an inmate on a BIKE, it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,643
Posted By XDragRacer
You're welcome! Glad your speedometer is working...

You're welcome! Glad your speedometer is working now.

Maybe the following has been covered in the conscientious advice you've received:

* If you're going off-road at all where any rocks may be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
slonny: "You're supposed to CHANGE the oil?" ...

slonny: "You're supposed to CHANGE the oil?"

:rofl

Just messing with you, slonny!

When you DO change your oil, go easy replacing the drain plug: Torque spec is about 17 foot-pounds; don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
Thanks for the heads-up! The "deceleration...

Thanks for the heads-up!

The "deceleration valve" may also be known as the air cut valve, coasting enricher, or . . . backfire preventer. Fuel-enriches mixture when throttle is chopped, to . . ....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Welcome to the game, Druglas! Customarily...

Welcome to the game, Druglas!

Customarily the grabber posts the ADDRESS, or some iconic location of the grab. In your case, Heflin's Store,
5310 Blantye Road (Route 628), Broad Run, VA.

To...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 98,846
Posted By XDragRacer
Congratulations, Peter! :clap:clap:clap ...

Congratulations, Peter! :clap:clap:clap

I join all your fans in celebrating your accomplishment.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
The battery circuit of a Generation 1 has...

The battery circuit of a Generation 1 has absolutely nothing to do with the ignition circuit; the latter powered by alternating current from the stator exciter coils. Thus, the charging system seems...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 274,227
Posted By XDragRacer
Price seems in line with condition, IMHO. ...

Price seems in line with condition, IMHO.

Battery is insignificant (about $ 30 at Cycle Gear); only used to keep lights on when engine is dead (kickstart only; AC-powered ignition circuit). And,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
The tachs appear very sensitive to the main power...

The tachs appear very sensitive to the main power supply; make sure you have solid + 12 VDC and steady, low-resistance ground connection to the tach, not to mention a good connection to the CDI.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
hankmoody; please check your PMs!

hankmoody; please check your PMs!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Nice grab, Nomad05! ...

:clap:clap:clap

Nice grab, Nomad05! Especially, since . . . this development is so new, I'm not sure even GoogleMaps knows of it.

Looking forward to your tag!
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,727
Posted By XDragRacer
Oh, "Sweet" Lorraine! (Apologies to Nat "King"...

Oh, "Sweet" Lorraine! (Apologies to Nat "King" Cole). You revive a thread, whose last previous post was made in 2003; for what purpose?

Seriously, what action do you expect readers to take,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Your libel (published false statement damaging to...

Your libel (published false statement damaging to a person's reputation; written defamation) never sleeps! :lol3

I expressed no ecological preference for hybrids; Ali did! (Just for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Grab; 5 Guys; 6541 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA! ...

Grab; 5 Guys; 6541 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x466/NVTrailRider/P1132372_zps53ed1489.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By XDragRacer
The intermittent nature of your problem suggests...

The intermittent nature of your problem suggests to me a questionable connection, or an intermittent short/open in the wiring harness. (Could be a faulty switch, as you suggest.)

Intermittent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By XDragRacer
Shoulda kicked the tires and sat on the Kawasaki...

Shoulda kicked the tires and sat on the Kawasaki Versys 1000! :lol3

Ergos close to those of the KLR650, but . . . with 116 or so horsepower!

Not that the Versys 650 isn't a comfortable...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,200
Posted By XDragRacer
Let us know how this works out for you, among...

Let us know how this works out for you, among those "guerrilla armies" you mention.

Wishing you a safe journey.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,125
Posted By XDragRacer
You're selling your KLR650? GREAT NEWS! No need...

You're selling your KLR650? GREAT NEWS! No need to let buyer's remorse ruin your life, lorraine78!

But . . . you only learned of the existence of the doohickey, and its bugbear reputation AFTER...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
:clap:clap:clap Great grab 'n' tag,...

:clap:clap:clap

Great grab 'n' tag, inhousebob!
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
My guess, battery depletion. New battery...

My guess, battery depletion.

New battery not fully charged.

Try jumping it with a known hot battery (as in, automobile battery). If it starts readily so jumped, charge new battery and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15,405
Views: 1,685,427
Posted By XDragRacer
Infinite possibilities! One caution: ...

Infinite possibilities!

One caution: Mind the heat from the exhaust. Must have sufficient rack stand-off or insulation to prevent incineration.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13,445
Views: 666,631
Posted By XDragRacer
Interesting suggestion! A...

Interesting suggestion!

A counter-suggestion: If you're offended by the inclusion of the Beltway in the Northern VA Tag-o-rama boundaries, YOU start a game, excluding this geographical region!...
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