ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-11-2014, 11:21 AM   #29176
OldnoGPS
Just a sightseer
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Earlysville, Virginia
Oddometer: 1,279
Wasn't as hot and muggy this am as I thought it would be.



I just put a new chain on the DRZ Friday, wasn't looking for another bike. Figured until my vision issues are more stable/fixed having one bike was plenty.
However - My buddy Bob contacted me Sat. and said he'd make me a super duper deal on my old SE. Well...it was a whirlwind transaction.
He gave me two pieces of advice when I picked it up:
1. Don't drop it in Buck Mountain Ford again.
2. It's down a tooth on the countershaft from when I had it and "it's pretty snappy" (aka behave myself).

Yep, it's pretty snappy alright. Had a ball riding it this am, only rode it two miles home Sun and up the hill to the inspection station yesterday.
Those Michelin Deserts aren't the hot setup for 33 but she's a sweety on gravel. Yeeehaa.
OldnoGPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 11:29 AM   #29177
bwalsh
Beastly Adventurer
 
bwalsh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Hell town
Oddometer: 10,839
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldnoGPS View Post
Wasn't as hot and muggy this am as I thought it would be.



I just put a new chain on the DRZ Friday, wasn't looking for another bike. Figured until my vision issues are more stable/fixed having one bike was plenty.
However - My buddy Bob contacted me Sat. and said he'd make me a super duper deal on my old SE. Well...it was a whirlwind transaction.
He gave me two pieces of advice when I picked it up:
1. Don't drop it in Buck Mountain Ford again.
2. It's down a tooth on the countershaft from when I had it and "it's pretty snappy" (aka behave myself).

Yep, it's pretty snappy alright. Had a ball riding it this am, only rode it two miles home Sun and up the hill to the inspection station yesterday.
Those Michelin Deserts aren't the hot setup for 33 but she's a sweety on gravel. Yeeehaa.
This reminds me of the expression,"you can't keep a good man down."!

So I'm assuming the DRZ is up for sale, or will be soon?
__________________
2004 XR650L / 2001 R1150GS
NWVA TAG NWVA TAG MAP RTE THREAD & IN LIST



bwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 11:40 AM   #29178
OldnoGPS
Just a sightseer
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Earlysville, Virginia
Oddometer: 1,279
Hah! Nope, I like the DRZ a lot, it's low mileage in good shape. I'll probably ride the DRZ mostly and keep the SE for longer rides, probably go back to stock gearing. Maybe I'll try some T63's on the SE after I smoke the Michelins off.
OldnoGPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #29179
hppyfngy
not dead yet
 
hppyfngy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the Skyline meets the BRP
Oddometer: 4,079
It's about time.
__________________
Some say I'm apathetic, but I don't care. - Randy

'13 KLR 650 For Sale!
hppyfngy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:03 PM   #29180
Blixa
Derelicte
 
Blixa's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Oddometer: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldnoGPS View Post

That's a hot bike.

And speaking of hot bikes, I'm super interested in the new Honda...
http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/...t-b-1589397465
Blixa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #29181
stinkycheezmonky
Deep Fried Monkey
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Winchester, VA
Oddometer: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gimmeslack View Post
http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/4485361988.html

My son's bike. These were imported for MSF and otherwise not available in US, though i hear you can still order parts for them. He's trying to sell to fund trip out west. Potentially a good beginner bike or cafe mini-racer?

Skippii, this would be so badass chopped and lowered

Ok, back to our regular programming (and lurking).
Damn! I'd be there cash in hand today if I had the money. Sadly, I'm broke as hell :(
stinkycheezmonky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:27 PM   #29182
frickenmotarded
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frickenmotarded's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: NoVa, Alexandria
Oddometer: 284
NICE couldn't stay away from the Super Enduro huh Looking good man We'll have to get together and punish people I have new rubber for my SE showing up tomorrow. Went T63 front Mefo Super Explorer rear, I'll let you know how it goes. I had mine on every square inch of Uwharrie National Forest this past weekend. Good times were had by all. I'm fully in love with this thing it's a BEAST; and I agree with Blixa it's damn sexy!
__________________
I refuse to tip toe through life only to arrive safely at death!
frickenmotarded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 02:51 PM   #29183
goosecreek
a desk prop
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: chauffeuring the kids
Oddometer: 2,298
How did you like Uwharrie I had a trip planned but had to cancel, still intend on going sometime?
goosecreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 03:37 PM   #29184
OldnoGPS
Just a sightseer
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Earlysville, Virginia
Oddometer: 1,279
Quote:
Originally Posted by frickenmotarded View Post
NICE couldn't stay away from the Super Enduro huh Looking good man We'll have to get together and punish people I have new rubber for my SE showing up tomorrow. Went T63 front Mefo Super Explorer rear, I'll let you know how it goes. I had mine on every square inch of Uwharrie National Forest this past weekend. Good times were had by all. I'm fully in love with this thing it's a BEAST; and I agree with Blixa it's damn sexy!
Thanks guys.
I'd be interested in what you think of the tires. I had T63's on my WRR and were pretty pleased with them, never tried any MEFO's.
SE's are beasts for sure. That long wheelbase tames choppy stuff, great until you need to turn around in a tight space with that limited steering angle. My favorite thing is how comfy it is standing on the pegs. Relaxed position, my knees are in just the right place to grip the seat and this bike has huge pegs so it's kind to my feet.
It RIPS

Blixa - just looked at that Honda link. I hope they really bring the new Africa Twin here, I suspect there are lots of people who would prefer a more dirt focused bike. I've had two Transalps (great bikes), a modern Africa Twin should be really nice.

OldnoGPS screwed with this post 06-11-2014 at 03:47 PM
OldnoGPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #29185
6USMC6
R.I.P. Party Boss
 
6USMC6's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The "Upper" Valley of the Shenandoah.
Oddometer: 4,498
A word of advice on the Mefo's (this came directly from the manufacturer) :

do NOT air them down. They should be run at the specified pressure (36lbs iirc). If you air them down you will drastically decrease the life and you run the risk of having sections of the tread rip out at the belts inside.
__________________
Mike -

"For those who fight for it life has a flavor the protected never know."
USMC 65-68 RVN 66-67
6USMC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 06:42 PM   #29186
frickenmotarded
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frickenmotarded's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: NoVa, Alexandria
Oddometer: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6USMC6 View Post
A word of advice on the Mefo's (this came directly from the manufacturer) :

do NOT air them down. They should be run at the specified pressure (36lbs iirc). If you air them down you will drastically decrease the life and you run the risk of having sections of the tread rip out at the belts inside.
Thanks, I've heard that as well. There used to be apparently fairly severe issues with it. They've made some changes, but still don't recommend airing down.
__________________
I refuse to tip toe through life only to arrive safely at death!
frickenmotarded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #29187
6USMC6
R.I.P. Party Boss
 
6USMC6's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The "Upper" Valley of the Shenandoah.
Oddometer: 4,498
Link to the Mefo Explorer thread I started several years ago.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691992

The tires in the thread were run at the specified pressure and the damage came from a different failure. I understand that the problem has been fixed.
__________________
Mike -

"For those who fight for it life has a flavor the protected never know."
USMC 65-68 RVN 66-67
6USMC6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #29188
frickenmotarded
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frickenmotarded's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: NoVa, Alexandria
Oddometer: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by goosecreek View Post
How did you like Uwharrie I had a trip planned but had to cancel, still intend on going sometime?
It was pretty cool, most of the trails are pretty whored out by jeeps and crawlers; not the best for 2 wheels. I prefer fast flowing double track. We can get up for a trip if you feel like catching rocks
__________________
I refuse to tip toe through life only to arrive safely at death!
frickenmotarded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 09:41 PM   #29189
windblown101
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Star Tannery, VA
Oddometer: 677
Love those 950 Enduro pics. So jelly!

Was a nice night to get out and and ride about in Shenandoah County and let the little KTM Brrraaaap at the moon. Needed the break from the hustle.






windblown101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2014, 10:39 PM   #29190
Skippii
Hookers, my lad.
 
Skippii's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 6,506
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6USMC6 View Post
Link to the Mefo Explorer thread I started several years ago.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691992

The tires in the thread were run at the specified pressure and the damage came from a different failure. I understand that the problem has been fixed.

I won't be buying those.
__________________
"Umm be careful what you say, this is Skippii....
You may get it delivered in the form of a shake or some interperative dance routine that involves nakedness, pizza and a stuffed raccoon..." -DCrider
Skippii is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014