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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By maffud
Monday Ride

I did some riding in Western NC yesterday on my day off. I stopped by Shooters Express to have a custom earplug remade, and then I stopped in Fletcher to see Rick at Cogent Dynamics. I dropped off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 11:59 AM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I wish I could go! But I'll be in Atlanta where...

I wish I could go! But I'll be in Atlanta where my kid will be playing in several hockey games (I'm a coach, so I can't just send him there with his Mom).

I guess it might rain, but 75-80 degrees...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By maffud
Holy over-engineering, Batman! Are you planning...

Holy over-engineering, Batman! Are you planning to build a space shuttle on it??
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By maffud
Thanks for posting the pictures and ride map....

Thanks for posting the pictures and ride map. That was a fun ride!
Other than the last 90 minutes, which were just dull, muggy, and trafficky, it was a fantastic day on the bike. I have to say I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
7:30 means I have to hit the road by 6:30 AM....

7:30 means I have to hit the road by 6:30 AM. Ouch. But I am going to give it a shot anyway. Hope to see you guys tomorrow morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Well, the doohickey and the subframe bolt upgrade...

Well, the doohickey and the subframe bolt upgrade are both preventive maintenance for problems that have been partially addressed in the newer (2008+) models anyway. I am not too worried about either...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Thanks Bill! I am taking care of the more urgent...

Thanks Bill! I am taking care of the more urgent mods first. The bike has less than 5k on it, so the doo is not the top priority.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Well I'm not done yet. Do you have a Moab shock...

Well I'm not done yet. Do you have a Moab shock or cartridge emulators in there??
I also still have to install the new handguards, doohickey, and drill-through subframe bolt. But that stuff is less...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
KLR Upgrades

And the upgraded seat from Seat Concepts. I think I did a pretty good job with the foam & cover install...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 11:27 AM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
KLR upgrades

Because I am tired of Numa making me feel inadequate about my KLR....

New JNS Engineering skid plate. You can't see the brackets, which I also replaced with the stout ones from JNS.


I may...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Not sure exactly what I am doing with the...

Not sure exactly what I am doing with the suspension yet. Deciding between just the springs or CD shock and valving or something in the front. But it's not sufficient as it is, I know that much!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Thanks for the tip. I'll do that when I upgrade...

Thanks for the tip. I'll do that when I upgrade the suspension.

I may be up for that ride on Sunday. On the WR, not the KLR.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I'd prefer Saturday, since it will be cooler...

I'd prefer Saturday, since it will be cooler (expected high of 93 on Sunday!), but I could ride on Sunday.
Did you have anything in particular in mind? I think I'd be up for pretty much anything on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Thanks. I ordered the complete kit that includes...

Thanks. I ordered the complete kit that includes the torsion spring, the rotor bolt, and the gaskets.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 05:11 PM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Sweet! Thanks! I'll contact you when I get...

Sweet! Thanks! I'll contact you when I get the parts and I'm ready to go.

-Dan
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Hey guys. Now that my 2011 KLR is officially mine...

Hey guys. Now that my 2011 KLR is officially mine (paperwork snafu is finally fixed), I want to get the doohickey replacement done among some other preventive maintenance and improvements. Can anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,096
Posted By maffud
Just FYI this not true. There has been a law in...

Just FYI this not true. There has been a law in place for decades that makes such a policy illegal. You are allowed to do maintenance on your own vehicle without voiding the warranty. I am stunned...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Wow, that looks awesome! Too bad it doesn't come...

Wow, that looks awesome! Too bad it doesn't come any closer to Charlotte. Are there any maps of DS routes west out of Charlotte that could maybe be connected to the TET-S?

And did you see the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 09:06 PM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
8:30 works for me. Where?

8:30 works for me. Where?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:57 PM
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Views: 1,335,096
Posted By maffud
You're wrong about it feeling more perky. Higher...

You're wrong about it feeling more perky. Higher Octane does not equal more energy or more power. Octane is resistance to ignition, and a higher octane only helps when you would have pre-ignition...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By maffud
:clap :clap

:clap :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 04:21 PM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I'm in for this, as long as it's all paved.

I'm in for this, as long as it's all paved.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 12:02 PM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
:lol3 Thanks, guys. I appreciate the...

:lol3


Thanks, guys. I appreciate the input. Maybe I'll just enjoy the ride up to Harrisburg when the time comes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 10:23 AM
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Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
When I first registered my vehicles here last...

When I first registered my vehicles here last year, I used the Charlotte office on 74. Definitely won't do that again! Does anyone know how the Monroe office compares? Would I be better off going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
A question for you guys who have been in NC for a...

A question for you guys who have been in NC for a lot longer than I....

Is there any way to register/title a vehicle in NC without spending HOURS in line at those awful, outsourced DMV license...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Thanks, guys. It photographs better than it...

Thanks, guys. It photographs better than it looks in person - it definitely has some "imperfections." But it's super low miles (4850) and it felt very good on the road. I like that it has the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I bought a 2011 KLR650 yesterday. ...

I bought a 2011 KLR650 yesterday. http://i.imgur.com/1kZXrZDl.jpg

Here's my lesson of the day: when buying a vehicle, ALWAYS check the VIN on the title against the VIN on the vehicle!

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
We started here....

We started here....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Adverb - if you can contact Josh from the ride...

Adverb - if you can contact Josh from the ride today, tell him I'm sorry if I lost him at 218. I made a left thru a yellow light and then a quick right. I Waited where I thought he'd see me, but he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I am planning to meet you there. I'll be on my...

I am planning to meet you there. I'll be on my wr450.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Thanks for the tips! I may have to make time to...

Thanks for the tips! I may have to make time to go to Monroe on Monday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I'm out. I'll be in NY that weekend.

I'm out. I'll be in NY that weekend.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Ok. Count me in too. I'll be on the wr and...

Ok. Count me in too. I'll be on the wr and hauling it to a nearby starting point.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Well, I'm chickening out. Rain is too hard, and I...

Well, I'm chickening out. Rain is too hard, and I don't really want to drive in it, either.
Sorry guys. Have fun. Hopefully I can make it next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Maybe you should reserve the free beer for those...

Maybe you should reserve the free beer for those who brave the rain to ride there! It looks like it is going to be a very wet day.

So far, I am planning to ride, rain or shine. But I won't be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Uwharrie tomorrow

So is anyone still going riding at Uwharrie tomorrow? And if so, at what time are you meeting?
Sorry if this was already discussed and I missed it. I've been away from the discussion for a while...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Numa - Thanks for leading the ride! It was a...

Numa - Thanks for leading the ride! It was a good time, and I don't think we could have asked for better weather.

Going to have to start hitting the mountains to get out of the heat now...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
I'm (tentatively) in for this.

I'm (tentatively) in for this.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Yeah, I saw the video. But in my experience,...

Yeah, I saw the video. But in my experience, there is a BIG difference in difficulty between one lock and two. The problem is that the instructions often (as they do with the no-pinch tool) tell you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,374
Views: 200,276
Posted By maffud
Does anyone know if this tool would work if the...

Does anyone know if this tool would work if the wheel has two rim locks? I have a Harbor Freight tire-changing tool, but with my WR the rear wheel has 2 rim locks, and I found it to be nearly...
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