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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-19-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well, it happens to the best of us. I violated my...

Well, it happens to the best of us. I violated my own #1 rule of never making it a race. I saw you in my mirror & said "I,m not gonna let him catch me!". The KLR can be a fun machine until you try to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Eleven days after my "big crash", the wrist is...

Eleven days after my "big crash", the wrist is still pretty sore so I got an X-ray today....... NO BROKEN WRIST! :clap Dr. said the bone was probably just bruised & it will just take time to heal.
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Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 25,312
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Gotta keep it "swoopy" man. If your after...

Gotta keep it "swoopy" man. If your after "useable space" you could just go with ammo cans but, nobody would ever give you a compliment on how "swoopy" those are. "Swoopy" is the new assless chaps....
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,345
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I've sat on the new edition but, never ridden it....

I've sat on the new edition but, never ridden it. Sitting on it, it does feel better but the old seat is very comfortable (until you've droned down the highway for 2 hours) as well.

The real...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,486
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Perhaps the FZ-07 is simply the "test model" for...

Perhaps the FZ-07 is simply the "test model" for the new 689cc P-twin? No reason to crank out multiple models based on a bad motor. Not that the FZ-07 power plant is looking like a strike out....
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,486
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Well..... How does it compare with the P-twin of...

Well..... How does it compare with the P-twin of the S-10, which is ONLY used in an Advbike? I've never actually compared the two but, I assumed the -07 was simply a scaled down version of the S-10.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 805,489
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
You & me both! I'm far more interested in a more...

You & me both! I'm far more interested in a more highway capable dual sport that retains it's off road ability than a RTW freightliner. My KLR does the job but, it's 30 year old tech. & it wouldn't...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 805,489
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
My concern is the lack of engine braking on a...

My concern is the lack of engine braking on a steep down hill. Especially on a heavy bike. Wouldn't the DCT just upshift on you as you picked up speed?

I'm hoping for a manual version of it as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I got in 162 miles of great LBL gravel on Friday...

I got in 162 miles of great LBL gravel on Friday & had a blast until that part at the end where I went over the bars. Watched the entire series of video 3 times now, too bad the Gopro died just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8,891
Views: 1,414,793
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I can't get this bike out of my head! Still...

I can't get this bike out of my head! Still hoping Yamaha builds the XTZ-07 but, if this comes in light enough I'll probably end up with the Africa Twin. Not ready for a new bike purchase yet so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I won't be needing "Lectricity" this time. I...

I won't be needing "Lectricity" this time. I finally took your advise & got a second Gopro battery & charger that works from the trucks power.

Going through the final "check up" for forgotten...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 45,647
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I think this is the sexiest advbike (visually)...

I think this is the sexiest advbike (visually) out of any others. That pipe has a lot to do with it (IMO) so I hope they don't hang some god awful "Gladius" type pipe on the production model.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
First ride is usually shortly after breakfast....

First ride is usually shortly after breakfast. I've never checked my time piece but, I'm guessing 8 or 9ish. I'd give you my number but, I've lost my phone. Text someone & we'll meet up on the trail...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 805,489
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
If it's under 500 lbs. I'm willing to compromise...

If it's under 500 lbs. I'm willing to compromise but, light weight is a MAJOR factor in what I want. I don't care about gadgets & electronic whiz bangs. I'd much rather keep weight down & spend money...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 805,489
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The prototype looks sexy as HELL! If it's under...

The prototype looks sexy as HELL! If it's under 475 lbs. wet & comes with manual transmission I want one! I won't be new bike shopping for a year or two & hopefully Yamaha will be offering an XTZ-07...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,345
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have a 1st gen. KLR & a (same motor as the...

I have a 1st gen. KLR & a (same motor as the 500X) CB 500F. For anything more than gravel roads you'll have to do some modding to either bike.

I LOVE my KLR but it's almost 30 year old tech....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
A high performance machine doesn't run on an...

A high performance machine doesn't run on an empty tank. A good breakfast helps us all ride harder so I'm bringing chicken fruit, 2 loafs of wheat bread & a toaster, tub of country crock, 2 blocks of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Is the "In List" up to date? 14 people doesn't...

Is the "In List" up to date? 14 people doesn't seem like a lot, especially when the weather is looking to be so good. I just picked chicken fruit & got 48. Should be NO PROBLEM to have everyone...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
After I totaled my first KLR I didn't think I'd...

After I totaled my first KLR I didn't think I'd ever ride street again so I replaced her with an '05 450 EXC. If your half way decent off road on a KLR, the KTM will make you think you're a super...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 180,758
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The Versys 650 ABS is listed at 476, so the 650...

The Versys 650 ABS is listed at 476, so the 650 LT will probably be right around 500.

I like the Versys 1000 but, I can't imagine myself on anything over 500 LBS. I had an '81 GPZ 1100 which...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,486
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The 650 Terra had me the most excited out of any...

The 650 Terra had me the most excited out of any bike in the last 10 years. I might have gotten one if there was a dealership within a 2 hour drive of my house. I might have still eventually gotten...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,486
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Something like this is EXACTLY what I want!!!...

Something like this is EXACTLY what I want!!! More of a highway capable dual sport than an adventure bike. If Yamaha can sell the FZ-07 under $7,000 than they should be able to build something like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 662,058
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
That's cool I like to see how fast I can make the...

That's cool I like to see how fast I can make the entire loop without stopping & you can never do that on a buddy ride. What's Jeff got in the way of dirt bikes, I thought he only had big ADVbikes?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,453
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Looks like I'll be riding Loretta's. It's my...

Looks like I'll be riding Loretta's. It's my favorite 2 rides of the year on the KTM, with a nice flowing track that's just challenging enough without making me all scared & stuff. :lol3

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 662,058
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Rode the CB 500F into Abernathy's, picked up...

Rode the CB 500F into Abernathy's, picked up petcock. Nice ride home. Petcock installed W/no leaks. :clap Battery dead & on charger as I write. Should be ready for tomorrow.

I'll be in day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 662,058
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
If my petcock comes in at Abernathy's TODAY I'll...

If my petcock comes in at Abernathy's TODAY I'll see you at Loretta Lynn's. If not I'm heading over to Ribfest.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,486
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I too hope for a single track capable XTZ-07 but,...

I too hope for a single track capable XTZ-07 but, as long as it's at least equal to a KLR 650 in dirt worthiness I will buy it. If it ends up just another heavy pig with an OFF road "look" then I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 38,999
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Very good point. My daughter has a CB 500F that I...

Very good point. My daughter has a CB 500F that I ride more than she does. It's a great bike & I enjoy riding it very much but, for myself I'm praying that Yamaha puts the FZ-07 power plant in an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,453
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I'm hoping to ride Loretta Lynn's this weekend...

I'm hoping to ride Loretta Lynn's this weekend but, if my petcock for the KTM doesn't show up at Abernathy's today...... I'm going to bring Godzilla on Friday to do Rib fest. The schedule only has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I live in West Tennessee & ride year round as...

I live in West Tennessee & ride year round as long as there's no snow/ice on the road. Usually able to get at least 1 or 2 rides in every month of winter as snow doesn't usually stick for longer than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
We switched the land line over to run Wi-Fi. Got...

We switched the land line over to run Wi-Fi. Got one of them new kind of phones that you carry around in your pocket now. If anyone who had my old number is interested send me a P.M. & I'll share my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 11,415
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
If I did it right Godzilla & I just reserved B-5,...

If I did it right Godzilla & I just reserved B-5, so count me in. I'll bring chicken fruit if someone brings a hot plate or grill that makes fire. :pot :super
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 196,232
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have the CB 500F & I agree that it is the model...

I have the CB 500F & I agree that it is the model to compare to the FZ-07. I wasn't trying to "set you straight", I was just commenting on the CB 500X not being a true ADVbike in general as it had...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 196,232
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
CB 500R/F & X are all the exact same bike with...

CB 500R/F & X are all the exact same bike with different plastics. The X is one inch taller due to extra seat foam. The CB 500 power plant is an EXCELENT motor to base a serious ADVbike on but,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,434
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
We have the CB 500F & it's a great little bike...

We have the CB 500F & it's a great little bike for sure. No regrets on getting it for my daughter. I tool around on it in 6th. gear most of the time trying to get the best mileage. I find the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 196,232
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I have bad knees & would also like to see someone...

I have bad knees & would also like to see someone design a set of highway pegs for the FZ-07. I don't see how it could be done though.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 196,232
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I got a CB500F for my daughter. It's a great...

I got a CB500F for my daughter. It's a great little bike & plenty of fun in the twisties. As a commuter it's all the bike anyone would ever need but, not all the bike anyone could ever want. It has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 662,058
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
I believe that's called "Hero Worship". :lol3 ...

I believe that's called "Hero Worship". :lol3

He's a pretty good rider though. I've been riding as long as he has & I can only keep him in sight when he let's me.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,542
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
The KLR is very top heavy, so if the XT-07...

The KLR is very top heavy, so if the XT-07 carry's it's weight down low & has a good enough suspension it could probably equal a KLR in off road performance even at 450 lbs.. Hopefully it will have a...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,542
Posted By Wallachian Spikes
Shaft drive would probably add weight as well &...

Shaft drive would probably add weight as well & I'm not interested in it if it's not at least as off road capable as a KLR 650. That's not a high bar to set, even though a KLR in the right hands can...
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