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Forum: Orange Crush 11-26-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,119
Posted By SpeedyR
We'll be doing something in north Georgia. Come...

We'll be doing something in north Georgia. Come on over!!! Good riding and hopefully some technical stuff if anyone is interested.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,525
Posted By SpeedyR
i have the 276C as others, as it was considered...

i have the 276C as others, as it was considered the gold standard for ADV GPS for a long time. Mine is 8-9 years old and has worked great but is on it's last legs (having a hard time loading maps...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By SpeedyR
pm sent..

pm sent..
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By SpeedyR
i agree that the 950 is a close cousin to the ADV...

i agree that the 950 is a close cousin to the ADV vs. the 690 is more a cousin to my 450 (both being single cylinder motors).

I have friends with the 690 and have ridden them a fair amount....
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,136
Posted By SpeedyR
the pocket in my jackets is pretty big. i would...

the pocket in my jackets is pretty big. i would guess an M&P might fit. I usually have a mustang pocketlite or a TCP in mine. plenty of room in a desantis holster. or just put it in a tank bag but I...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,136
Posted By SpeedyR
both of my riding jackets (tourmaster and...

both of my riding jackets (tourmaster and cortech) have a small zippered pocket about chest high that's what I always considered the "gun pocket". fits something small like a 380/38 pretty easily....
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By SpeedyR
you don't mention which version of the gopro you...

you don't mention which version of the gopro you have? also what about the video and sound quality?

I've run most of the generations of GoPro cameras and even if they have some drawbacks to me,...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By SpeedyR
it all depends upon what you want to do with the...

it all depends upon what you want to do with the bike and what you think the shortcomings of your existing bike is.

I have an SE and have ridden a few ADV's and once you are really riding off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30,499
Views: 2,333,377
Posted By SpeedyR
Harrison is always good and knows what he's...

Harrison is always good and knows what he's talking about with most of the bikes and parts. I didn't get my Street Triple R from them because they didn't have the color the wife wanted at the time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30,499
Views: 2,333,377
Posted By SpeedyR
I can attest to that! We got to hang out for a...

I can attest to that! We got to hang out for a while before the Highland Park Hare Scramble and afterwards as well. He was hauling the mail on that little XT. I had an old XT250 back when they were...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 249,354
Posted By SpeedyR
Highland Park Hare Scramble race on 950...

Well another hare scramble in the books. Had a great time at the last one or two (or three) and thought I'd give it another go. In spite of posting everywhere trying to drum up riders for the ADV...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,119
Posted By SpeedyR
just because of tire wear I tend to trailer my...

just because of tire wear I tend to trailer my bike places. I don't care. I make up for it when the riding gets fun. I have ridden my bike longer trips but unless it's dirt, droning down the freeway...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,119
Posted By SpeedyR
I know it's a ways off, but I could put together...

I know it's a ways off, but I could put together a weekend of riding around the Suches GA area. Base out of Two Wheels of Suches, do a nice long day ride thru north GA and into a touch of NC/SC...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,704
Views: 1,754,744
Posted By SpeedyR
awesome! another SE in the SE!! I run a rally for...

awesome! another SE in the SE!! I run a rally for the older Honda Hawk GT bikes in the fall but maybe I'll have to put together a South East Super Enduro rally in the spring or something.... I know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-11-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By SpeedyR
closest rental place is WOW cycles in marietta....

closest rental place is WOW cycles in marietta. eagle rider but good selection of bikes for all tastes.

as for shops, maybe Atlanta BMW/Ducati in Marietta (near WOW) and may as well stop by...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Poll: Liars
Views: 1,219
Posted By SpeedyR
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30,499
Views: 2,333,377
Posted By SpeedyR
it wasn't so much of a looped out bike on the...

it wasn't so much of a looped out bike on the hill as a nice pirouette at the crest, you just didn't quite stick the landing coming back down. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30,499
Views: 2,333,377
Posted By SpeedyR
i was getting a numb pinky and tingling in my...

i was getting a numb pinky and tingling in my left arm, that was getting worse as well. thought it was something in my arm from riding or sitting in a car all day, but turns out it was pinched nerve...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By SpeedyR
there should be plenty of folks to ride with. the...

there should be plenty of folks to ride with. the rental bikes are in very good condition, it's a good chance to try something different depending upon what you ride. if you ride a 2 stroke, try out...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By SpeedyR
I just put on a teraflex rear tire a week or so...

I just put on a teraflex rear tire a week or so ago. so far so good. really bad on the pavement as everyone said, but even on hard back dirt I found that it was pretty slick. if it's true loam or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30,499
Views: 2,333,377
Posted By SpeedyR
I'm stoked and ready for the first ice storm...

I'm stoked and ready for the first ice storm already.. bring on the studded tires!!!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By SpeedyR
i have the no-mar as well and if you are putting...

i have the no-mar as well and if you are putting more street oriented tires on the bike often, it might be worth a look but it's a lot more $$ and I can do the changes with my MRP stand quicker if I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By SpeedyR
when you put the ratchet strap around the tire it...

when you put the ratchet strap around the tire it presses the bead out against the rim and makes it hold air and then you can inflate the tire.

an easy way to demonstrate this is next time you...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,603
Posted By SpeedyR
I change all my own tires and usually my friends....

I change all my own tires and usually my friends. it's simple once you get the basics down.

I have an MRP (Mikes Racing Products) stand and three motion pro spoons (the ones with the metal loop at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By SpeedyR
you could look into riding sections of the Trans...

you could look into riding sections of the Trans America Trail (TAT) as that would start about 2 hours north of Atlanta and goes west. it normally goes north of texas but it would be at least a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By SpeedyR
950 SE suspension settings?

so I just had my rear shock rebuilt with new gaskets, fluids and nitrogen. I had time to get the shock reinstalled and then headed off for a hare scramble last sunday. I have no idea what the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By SpeedyR
if you can find a map of the area, pretty much...

if you can find a map of the area, pretty much all of the roads are gravel roads so you can ride around on all of them. sometimes more of the gates are open which gives you more chance for exploring...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By SpeedyR
plenty of places to ride dual sport roads if you...

plenty of places to ride dual sport roads if you head north. Look for Suches GA and just about any of the FS roads in that area will get you started. Plus you might find folks to ride with at Two...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 166,304
Posted By SpeedyR
Tire swap goes a long way to being more fun off...

Tire swap goes a long way to being more fun off road. I can't even think about riding my 950 off road (where I ride) with street oriented tires. just consider it cheaper than bodywork insurance. :)
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Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,400
Posted By SpeedyR
i have the REI chair. if you are a member a...

i have the REI chair. if you are a member a couple of times a year they send you a 20% off coupon for anything in the store (except GPS or something). made my cost about $56. plus warranty and CS....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By SpeedyR
I don't live there but have traveled thru there a...

I don't live there but have traveled thru there a few times. very good riding opportunities nearby (within an hour or two, good tracks, off road riding areas, DS, etc).

nice town, I'm sure there...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,421
Views: 320,079
Posted By SpeedyR
I guess I need to take a closer look at my SE. I...

I guess I need to take a closer look at my SE. I have the BDCW plate and safari and do tend to ride hard. My rear shock had bottomed enough that the bottom out rubber thing had extruded thru the gap...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By SpeedyR
i have a tagged 450XC and my 950 Super Enduro....

i have a tagged 450XC and my 950 Super Enduro. Next to add to the stable will probably be the 1290SD. I think then I will have all bases covered (I have a road king as well, and a 140l for pit/play...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By SpeedyR
where are you located? in the US or somewhere...

where are you located? in the US or somewhere else?

I know my local dealer had a 1190 (don't remember which version) for about $13k and they usually don't have many/any extra fees tacked on top...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By SpeedyR
see if there's a drug store nearby and get a baby...

see if there's a drug store nearby and get a baby medicine syringe and some tubing.

I use either 5 wt fork oil or ATF. both work fine. I know on an older Aprilia I had I used to have to bleed the...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,129
Posted By SpeedyR
from their posts on FB it sounds like the...

from their posts on FB it sounds like the HeavyWeights did about 9 laps but with the mud decided to call it. Smart move IMHO. the big bikes just don't work if it's very muddy. too much weight and too...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,658
Posted By SpeedyR
just read the .pdf. Looks good to me. shield...

just read the .pdf. Looks good to me.

shield removes without tools- big step in the right direction!
pinlock- the hornet really needed this
peak/visor removes without tools- this is good.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-25-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By SpeedyR
Local guy put in a few seals and new fluid and...

Local guy put in a few seals and new fluid and nitrogen. No more clunking!!! Wasn't too bad reinstalling the lower bolt, I bought a 12mm 1/2" drive Allen so that helped.

Rode around a bit in the...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,129
Posted By SpeedyR
I appreciate any updates but understand it's not...

I appreciate any updates but understand it's not your priority. :)

The blue bike is a stripped adventure. Pretty cool build if you get a chance to look it over.

I'm headed to do a two hour...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,129
Posted By SpeedyR
Glad to see the heavyweights back at it. If you...

Glad to see the heavyweights back at it. If you can post any updates on them that would be great!

Good job on the ironman/woman! I did a team 24 hour MTB race back in 92 in Canaan valley WV and...
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