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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,893
Posted By scoutDad
Check out the thread in my signature for some...

Check out the thread in my signature for some ideas on trip prep for bikes, hammock camping, and some great places to see in CO.

My sons and I did this in 2014. Our trip was 95% off pavement,...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-25-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By scoutDad
Brake fluid turns yellow to dark brown when it...

Brake fluid turns yellow to dark brown when it absorbs moisture from the air. Master cylinders caps are vented to the atmosphere and the heating cooling cycles of the brake and clutch fluid pulls and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,893
Posted By scoutDad
In!

In!
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By scoutDad
I like your idea of building the KX, but another...

I like your idea of building the KX, but another path occured to me as I read your posts.....

Does anyone offer a performance expansion chamber for the Freeride? That and a jetting session...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-14-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,391
Posted By scoutDad
Dirtwoman! Sorry that we missed the PMDS ride...

Dirtwoman!
Sorry that we missed the PMDS ride this time, but even more sorry that we did not get to be there to ride with you, Mark, Brooke, Gary, and the rest of yor crew!

My sons were...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By scoutDad
I have owned an DRZ400S and liked it a lot, but...

I have owned an DRZ400S and liked it a lot, but IMO it is not the right choice for the application you described.

When my sons wanted to join me for dual sport riding, I got them a couple of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,391
Posted By scoutDad
Bummed that we cannot make this ride. We had a...

Bummed that we cannot make this ride. We had a blast last year.

But the date for this year falls on a MTB race weekend for us. My sons are doing the new Alabama League High School Mountian...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,259
Posted By scoutDad
Hope he has a great new year riding the bike!

Hope he has a great new year riding the bike!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-31-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
Biggest event yet!

The weather man said sunny and low 60's, but he missed it.
Overcast and high 40's, but the turnout was GREAT!

We had over 750 bikes show up, the largest crowd EVER for the Annual Last Ride of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-27-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
Weather forecast looks pretty good for Tuesday!

The current weather forecast for Dec 30th looks pretty good. Sunny and in the 50's.

Hope to see a lot of ADVers at the Stagecoach Cafe on Tuesday to celebrate the 18th Annual Last Ride of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12,289
Views: 2,703,314
Posted By scoutDad
I rounded off the top corners to clear the tank....

I rounded off the top corners to clear the tank. The support bracket on the left side had to be re-angled (bent) a little to clear the underside of the Acerbis tank.

There are 3 pretty close up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,502
Posted By scoutDad
Hey Jimmy! Sounds like fun! I will check my...

Hey Jimmy! Sounds like fun! I will check my calendar and see if we can make it. Thanks for the heads up. I will look forward to seeing you at Stagecoach on Dec 30th.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
The Last Ride of the Year was started by some...

The Last Ride of the Year was started by some long distance riders and that was the core for many years. We still get a large number of LD riders and if you want to win the longest distance ridden to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
The event is "The Last Ride of the Year" and was...

The event is "The Last Ride of the Year" and was originally on Dec 30th and has traditionally been held on the 30th to allow riders to return home in time for their New Year's celebrations.

We...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
The website is now updated, although the photo...

The website is now updated, although the photo links have not been added yet.
www.thelastrideoftheyear.com (http://www.thelastrideoftheyear.com)

Thanks for posting to the ST forum!
We...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
Excellent! I hope all the ADV folks...

Excellent!

I hope all the ADV folks will track me down and introduce yourselves when you are there.

I always try to get around to saying hello and welcoming everyone personally, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
Craig, The waitress is not correct. The...

Craig,

The waitress is not correct. The Last Ride of the Year is ALWAYS on December 30th.

Hope you can join us!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,170
Posted By scoutDad
Congrats on a difficult way to get a Saddlesore...

Congrats on a difficult way to get a Saddlesore 1K done!
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,259
Posted By scoutDad
Yes, that is correct. Off the top of my head I...

Yes, that is correct. Off the top of my head I was thinking "R" for dual sport, "X" for the off road model, should have checked before typing.
Thanks for the correction Auto-X Fil.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,259
Posted By scoutDad
With the quoted height and inseam, IMO the...

With the quoted height and inseam, IMO the KDX200/220 is the smallest bike that you should be considering.

I have owned a KDX220 and it was a great bike, they do not need the frequent top end...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,502
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks motowest!

Thanks motowest!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,474
Posted By scoutDad
My 2006 Tiger 955i would get better than 50mpg on...

My 2006 Tiger 955i would get better than 50mpg on backroads as long as the speeds were below 65mph. MPG dropped significantly at speeds above 65mph.

My 2001 BMW K1200LT would average better than...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,502
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Bryangla. It really does not get much...

Thanks Bryangla. It really does not get much better than dads making time to share adventures with their sons.

I have been really busy, but I do still plan to add the evaluation to close out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,078
Posted By scoutDad
My longest documented day: 1,800+ miles in just...

My longest documented day:
1,800+ miles in just under 24 hours during a Nevada endurance rally.... on a rental bike.

My longest consecutive days:
12,034 miles in 11 days during an Iron Butt...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,502
Posted By scoutDad
Hoodlum, thanks for the compliments. I will try...

Hoodlum, thanks for the compliments. I will try to get them to post something during the holiday break from school. They are REALLY busy with all their school activities right now. :deal

...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 28,502
Posted By scoutDad
Jason, Congrats on working with your son...

Jason,
Congrats on working with your son toward his Eagle! I am glad you enjoyed our report. I hope you will get to take him on a father/son trip when he is older too. But being an Eagle, I am...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-08-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 245,143
Posted By scoutDad
Late to the party, but just got done reading the...

Late to the party, but just got done reading the website for the 1290 SA.
I used to ride BMW's, but never got addicted to the blue Koolaid. For a variety of reasons, I have never gotten addicted to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 247,261
Posted By scoutDad
Cut a hole, add a plastic bag and you have a...

Cut a hole, add a plastic bag and you have a porta potty....:eek1
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 119,368
Posted By scoutDad
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl OK Stu, I'll play.... ...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
OK Stu, I'll play....

Cause generalizations are easy and facts are hard?

On the other hand it may be because some of the survey results that have been posted on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,296
Posted By scoutDad
KLX for the suspension, lighter weight, better...

KLX for the suspension, lighter weight, better aftermarket support.

Plus, due to it being in production longer, good used parts are a lot more plentiful if you were to have a get off and need...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 84,562
Posted By scoutDad
It looks like the ridges on the wheels that hold...

It looks like the ridges on the wheels that hold the spokes might also hold mud, so tire balance on the ride home from the "adventure" might have some potential to be a little unbalanced.
:norton
...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,559
Posted By scoutDad
More info on your trip plans would be helpful on...

More info on your trip plans would be helpful on giving bike advice.
:ear

I have done LOTS of trips across the country (been riding over 40 years) plus lots of dual sport riding. Have owned over...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 68,101
Posted By scoutDad
If it is a triple, what is the fourth spark plug...

If it is a triple, what is the fourth spark plug for?
:huh
At least the photo I saw sure looks like 4 plugs.
:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By scoutDad
link to 2014 thread

Go here for the 2014 thread....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25132931#post25132931 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25132931#post25132931)

We should have the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By scoutDad
Stagecoach RTE- The Annual Last Ride of the Year

Announcing the 18th annual Stagecoach RTE - The Annual Last Ride of the Year:
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www.thelastrideoftheyear.com...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-22-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,779
Posted By scoutDad
Thanks Andy!

Thanks Andy!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 188,398
Posted By scoutDad
http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/i-...

http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/i-Bcdznbq/0/M/IMG_1882-M.jpg (http://iba203.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CO2014-JH/43091842_dRWfz9#!i=3404744476&k=Bcdznbq&lb=1&s=A)

Silverton, CO
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,988
Posted By scoutDad
Planning to be there, I try very hard to never...

Planning to be there, I try very hard to never miss this event. It is definitely my favorite big event at Barber. I will be volunteering in the Museum part of the day on Saturday, but will be...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,876
Posted By scoutDad
Wow, that is looking great! Hopefully the bone...

Wow, that is looking great! Hopefully the bone will heal quickly too.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,854
Posted By scoutDad
I own a 1974 Kawasaki KS125 dual sport. I have...

I own a 1974 Kawasaki KS125 dual sport. I have owned it since new, as it was my first brand new bike.

It was an all new design in 1974 and was the latest and greatest rotary valve design from...
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