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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Just a quick bump since I'm jealous I can't ride...

Just a quick bump since I'm jealous I can't ride yet - The KLR still has the knobbies on but I'm stuck working in Canada for the next three weeks :huh

When I get back though I'll be in need of a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,529
Posted By Whitebread117
Last week, my last ride of 2013 ...

Last week, my last ride of 2013


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafranklin/ADV%20General/KLR_OBX_edit.jpg~original
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,221,929
Posted By Whitebread117
As others have mentioned, north of 75k miles. ...

As others have mentioned, north of 75k miles. There's plenty of examples of 100k miles on original motor. My 99 has 42k miles on it right now with no issues, and I take it places where it was never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Yes, absolutely :D Am I actually available...

Yes, absolutely :D

Am I actually available to ride then, no...:cry

Are you around on a somewhat regular basis? Or is that the only weekend you'll be in town?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
By all means go get it. You can't hardly go...

By all means go get it. You can't hardly go farther east so most anywhere you move it will be an improvement.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
:eek1 Sucks about the bike, but could have...

:eek1

Sucks about the bike, but could have been much worse I guess. I was looking at the Terra earlier this year - it seems like an ideal platform.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,221,929
Posted By Whitebread117
Critical or not is a question best left for the...

Critical or not is a question best left for the bench racers. There are bikes out that are/were run for years and years on the original doo. There are others that find issues at less than 10k...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
I'm out for Saturday unfortunately. Though we...

I'm out for Saturday unfortunately. Though we need to catch up before long. If you picked up a husky, did you sell the dakar?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24,210
Views: 1,472,895
Posted By Whitebread117
....meh, too far....(and flat). Cool tag, not...

....meh, too far....(and flat). Cool tag, not taking anything away from that. Definitely new and unique. But the location leaves a bit to be desired. Someone punt it somewhere interesting.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
I'm down, just a matter of timing. My schedule...

I'm down, just a matter of timing. My schedule gets pretty busy this time of year.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Whitebread117
:clap:clap:clap Great Job!

:clap:clap:clap

Great Job!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
NEW TAG This is the Tag Photo :deal ...

NEW TAG

This is the Tag Photo :deal

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafranklin/ADV%20Tags/36c16784-6680-4448-8143-640d6caa5ce3.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
TAG ...

TAG


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafranklin/ADV%20Tags/IMAG0709.jpg

East Fork Rd between Brevard and Rosman. A real nice ride except for summer weekends - East Fork is heavily...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
:y0!

:y0!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 98,529
Posted By Whitebread117
Don't have the latest mobile equipment, just a...

Don't have the latest mobile equipment, just a droid incredible 2. The super low light played hell with the sensor, had to tone map it to get the bike details to show up:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31,113
Views: 7,542,976
Posted By Whitebread117
douche-tacular. It's really not that hard of...

douche-tacular.

It's really not that hard of a road to ride, especially compared to others in the area.

But I bet he stopped in and got his Dragon Slayer sticker :deal

PS - to the Rex rider....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
Thanks joe. Good luck to your daughter, and we...

Thanks joe. Good luck to your daughter, and we need to catch up to ride sometime soon. It's been far too long.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
Good grab, thanks for keeping it moving. Maybe...

Good grab, thanks for keeping it moving. Maybe it's just my PC, but the tag photo comes up pretty small - too small to read the sign behind the bike.

Not that it matters since I've been sick in...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-06-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,687
Posted By Whitebread117
:ear:ear any progress? I've got a 92 I'm...

:ear:ear
any progress?

I've got a 92 I'm cleaning up to put around on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
looks like I missed a good one. I'll have to get...

looks like I missed a good one. I'll have to get you to show me that place some time.

I spent most of the day getting to this point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkCnedQ03MY
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
I'd like to go, but I've got to get my wife's...

I'd like to go, but I've got to get my wife's bike plate-able. It'll be a wrenching-not-riding weekend for me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 18,404
Posted By Whitebread117
:(: As to the tag, couple hours each way...

:(:

As to the tag, couple hours each way from me, hard to do during the work week. But if you let it sit long enough I might be forced to act....:deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 246,608
Posted By Whitebread117
Undisclosed location in North Carolina: ...

Undisclosed location in North Carolina:

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafranklin/ADV%20General/CliffPanorama_tonemapped.jpg

one more:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,221,929
Posted By Whitebread117
:beer:

:beer:
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,221,929
Posted By Whitebread117
99 KLR, 42,000 miles I average 53mpg running...

99 KLR, 42,000 miles

I average 53mpg running 45-70mph indicated for mixed commuting (typically cruise around 4k rpm)

Backroad sunday afternoon cruising I'll be upper 50s, highest I've noted was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 114,795
Posted By Whitebread117
Yes,....south. To paraphrase: It puts the (tag)...

Yes,....south. To paraphrase: It puts the (tag) in the (western north carolina) basket.......:evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,221,929
Posted By Whitebread117
15,000 miles on these (generic Chinese cast steel...

15,000 miles on these (generic Chinese cast steel footpegs).
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6,986
Views: 2,341,724
Posted By Whitebread117
It's a road through a conservation area that does...

It's a road through a conservation area that does not allow hunting, but is the access road to an area that does.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,986
Views: 2,341,724
Posted By Whitebread117
down the road from my house, Western NC

down the road from my house, Western NC
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,986
Views: 2,341,724
Posted By Whitebread117
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafrankli...

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w153/akafranklin/ADV%20General/d96f302f-7ba0-4213-ad64-2b18b6afa1e6_zps95a1f4e9.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Video link below. Like I said, didn't take any...

Video link below. Like I said, didn't take any pictures. First ride I've been on in a while where I wasn't leading the whole way or riding sweep to pick up the stragglers, so wasn't prepared to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Definitely a good day. Whoever has photos of the...

Definitely a good day. Whoever has photos of the rattler post them up. I neglected to take any.

Hope everyone had fun.

I didn't get my camera charged last night so I only took one short video...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Wicked By my count we've got 4 definites and 6...

By my count we've got 4 definites and 6 maybe/probably. Like I said it's a public road but it doesn't take a lot of complaints to get the forest service real pissy, so lets not all meet in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
You'll be fine I'm sure. Gorges is a good place...

You'll be fine I'm sure. Gorges is a good place to get more comfortable offroad unless it's really wet, then it gets interesting. We haven't had enough rain recently to get it sloppy in there so it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
I believe the detour takes you around toward East...

I believe the detour takes you around toward East Fork/Glady Creek and 276, which is the opposite direction from Gorges.

For those coming up from SC, plan on coming straight up 281.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
I was going to say yes you'll make it fine, then...

I was going to say yes you'll make it fine, then I realized it's the Country Store at 178 instead of one near Kiowee. I'll plan on being at the lower parking lot around 11:15 or a little after. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Gorges gets 93" of rain on an average year (it's...

Gorges gets 93" of rain on an average year (it's officially a temperate rainforest :huh) and this has been a much wetter than average year. However here in Brevard we've been dry for several days in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 33,869
Posted By Whitebread117
Scratch the maybe, I'll be there. Been out of...

Scratch the maybe, I'll be there. Been out of town for several weeks and the KLR needs some exercise.

Does anyone have a route planned? I've got my commuter gearing installed at the moment but...
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