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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Put in a new spark plug and see what happens....

Put in a new spark plug and see what happens. Cross off the easy stuff first. What affect does the choke have in full or half positions? Not sure of your year or preset condition, but I pulled this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
All the talk about SS and alum had me searching...

All the talk about SS and alum had me searching some. Found this and thought it was interesting enough to share:


""I found this chart on another site. I was told that the farther away two metals...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28,284
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
AB13's gun comment was funny as hell though. I...

AB13's gun comment was funny as hell though. I cracked up out loud. If you believe your vehicle to be less valuable than their assessed value you have to get a letter from a mechanic, at least before...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Looks like needle nose vice grips may get a hold...

Looks like needle nose vice grips may get a hold of that.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Probably very little room to cut a groove. Don't...

Probably very little room to cut a groove. Don't want to even score the flat mating surface for the o-ring. I am assuming it is like a DR in this respect. How small of a cut-off wheel do you have or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I hear ya. It may want to turn easily if it can...

I hear ya. It may want to turn easily if it can be accessed. Needle nose vice grip pliers may work best if there is any material fully exposed. They can clamp down,get a good bite and hold on while...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Burtonrider- I can take a diameter in either mm...

Burtonrider- I can take a diameter in either mm or inches. Inches are probably easier for me. I have no metric measuring tools or bits. How many quarter inch thick pieces will you need. I think I...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Hmm. Mine was always on the left. (2012 XC- white)

Hmm. Mine was always on the left. (2012 XC- white)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Burtonrider- INot sure but I have 1/4 aluminum...

Burtonrider- INot sure but I have 1/4 aluminum plate to make more. Let me know the diameter of your bolt so I know what size holes to drill. Also, how many pieces will it take? 1, 2, or 3? And...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
And he was clearly copying the looks of my Tiger...

And he was clearly copying the looks of my Tiger on his second Frankenbike.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oyddLCTIVhc/U0qKMauFi0I/AAAAAAAAC4c/tcgeGO-XsZc/s640/IMG_3225.JPG
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 05:56 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I couldn't help but think of you often yesterday,...

I couldn't help but think of you often yesterday, Shannon. When the calendar calms down we head for the hills with the wives.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Someone may have mentioned it before, but T-Bone...

Someone may have mentioned it before, but T-Bone Tooters is open. Or it was yesterday at least. I didn't stop in and get the scoop. I stopped there to call my wife with an ETL (Estimated Time of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 04:21 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Lighting

It is a good thing you added the rear marker lights. The running light on the tail light assembly is barely visible in daylight. Plenty bright with the brakes applied though. Nice build. I never saw...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Yeah. Don't rush it to the shop. Check these few...

Yeah. Don't rush it to the shop. Check these few things out. A hose may have just come lose. The kick switch needs to go anyway so it doesn't hang you up some place. Doing mine next week.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28,284
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Okay. I can ride tomorrow. My wife seems to want...

Okay. I can ride tomorrow. My wife seems to want me to go. I will need to be at Jumpology at Va Center by 6PM. Do you think we can be back this way by then? PM sent as well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Most work will wait, but the hornets will not. We...

Most work will wait, but the hornets will not. We had a European Hornet infestation in our attic last summer. It looks like they entered through a weep hole at the bottom corner of the gable vent. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I MAY, but likely not, be able to join in on a...

I MAY, but likely not, be able to join in on a Sunday ride. A lot of home maintenance to get done. And the yard stuff too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I wish I could, but I cannot. I do what to get...

I wish I could, but I cannot. I do what to get out West with you one day. Have fun and be safe. I am sure you will pick up some good company.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I didn't know they moved. Seems like a bad move...

I didn't know they moved. Seems like a bad move going out of town. I never cared for them anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I bought a mesh jacket with rain and thermal...

I bought a mesh jacket with rain and thermal liner off the FM that I will probably never use. I will eventually put it back on the FM. I will try to remember to look at it tonight and give you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Those Morton's guys are very good. I was in there...

Those Morton's guys are very good. I was in there last week during a work delivery trying on some Klim gear and remembered I had my wheels and new tires with me. I was trying to drop them at Richmond...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Dlewis, I got her all back together at 1 AM...

Dlewis,
I got her all back together at 1 AM last "night". It only looked like that for a couple of days, but it was nerve wracking worrying if my son would get into the parts pile, etc. I finally...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I actually have four bikes. Three running. (...

I actually have four bikes. Three running. ( Tiger 800XC, DR650, 2- DR350'S) I agree that one is never enough. I will probably poke around one night this weekend on the DR650 which is in its strictly...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28,284
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
About the weather

You guys can thank me while you are out riding in this perfect weather this weekend. I was too wimpy this winter to go into the cold garage at ten in the evening to get work on the bikes done. With a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Sounds like fun, but I plan on being in Laurel...

Sounds like fun, but I plan on being in Laurel Fork getting rained on. Maybe next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
One day... Man it even looks nice. Wow. Can you...

One day... Man it even looks nice. Wow. Can you imagine having rebound adjustment on a DR? I am going to finish killing mine first. It already seems to have less dampening. i think I am making...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
That is weird. That road is always in great...

That is weird. That road is always in great shape. It seems to be graded mreo than necessary and it holds up well. It is probably the smoothest road in the area. I was on it a few weeks ago. It was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Hmmm. I can possibly make that trip. It will...

Hmmm. I can possibly make that trip. It will depend on how my shoulders and elbows are doing. I rode offroad less than ten miles one night this past weekend and my tendonitis flared up like never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
If I am thinking of the right guy, I believe he...

If I am thinking of the right guy, I believe he lives in the Williamsburg area or further East. You may want to try posting on the Hampton Roads Chatter if he has not found you. You talking about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Did you get the header bolt taken care of yet? I...

Did you get the header bolt taken care of yet? I am looking forward to a test drive on the new suspension. When mine wears out I will be making the same upgrades. Did you get the Cogent reworked...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2014, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I am sorry to hear about your friend. You guys...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. You guys are in my thoughts and I am hoping for the best.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28,284
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I have a Kobalt easy out set you can borrow....

I have a Kobalt easy out set you can borrow. Being Kobalt you better be careful not to snap the hardened steel off in there. When I was rebuilding the 90' DR350, one of the pinch bolts on the triple...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
^ My exact thoughts.

^ My exact thoughts.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Anyone doing any long day trips this weekend? I'd...

Anyone doing any long day trips this weekend? I'd like to get out to the mountains. I am going to run it by the wife tonight and see if I can get away from sun up to sun down.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I have E-07's in the garage snickering at me and...

I have E-07's in the garage snickering at me and the bike every time we come back covered in mud. I am trying to kill off at least the rear before swapping. The rear is pretty much gone now and I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28,284
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
February Night Ride

Feeling the temperature rise into the 60's today I got excited and went for a night ride leaving home as the sun was starting to set. I took Genito to the West and then graveled North towards...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 05:09 AM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Does it come with the eye patch? I used to have a...

Does it come with the eye patch? I used to have a black and chrome ACE 750. No floor boards though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Let us see how he Hades Scoot does with ice!

Let us see how he Hades Scoot does with ice!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
Looks like a scooter.

Looks like a scooter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Dirtmonkey8
I rode by there at about 10 AM and there were two...

I rode by there at about 10 AM and there were two sport bikes parked out front and a car or two. I just kept riding. The wife let me out for a couple of hours and I just figured I'd ride around...
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