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Old 12-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #196
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Hey Monte - Do you ever hear from Bert anymore?

He hasn't posted here in a looong time.
He was at the Brewhaus last Friday night, but he drove a cage there. As for riding motorcycles... well, let's just say it's been awhile.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:32 AM   #197
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Looks like someone is going to break the law! That there is for race only...
The only law I will break are those silly little guidelines on minimum altitude.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #198
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Riding today?

Anyone riding today (Saturday)?

I was thinking of going back out to Houston Valley. I am waiting on a skid plate and Recluse clutch for my KTM - so I can't be too crazy with the rocks - yet...
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #199
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Anyone riding today (Saturday)?
Yes. Check your voice mail. ABHulgan and I are meeting at the BP gas station at the corner of Ooltewah Ringgold road and East Brainerd road at noon. This will be a dual sport ride. Hawk had a prior engagement so we have a change of meet up spot.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #200
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is this more of a dr650 than a ktm 350 ride?
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:23 PM   #201
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Isn't it fun to have a quiver of bikes to choose from for rides! You guys should just automatically rate rides when you post them... I propose the following rating system for rides...

Technical - little bikes only reccommended
Mixed - not too much road and the technical part is doable by skilled big bike riders
Tour - gonna want the biggest bike you got.


Anyone second the motion?
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #202
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Isn't it fun to have a quiver of bikes to choose from for rides! You guys should just automatically rate rides when you post them... I propose the following rating system for rides...

Technical - little bikes only reccommended
Mixed - not too much road and the technical part is doable by skilled big bike riders
Tour - gonna want the biggest bike you got.


Anyone second the motion?
That's a very good idea. I'll try to remember that. If you had joined us today, you'd have been in BIG trouble.

FWIW - When I organize a ride, I do specify big bikes or small bikes.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #203
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is this more of a dr650 than a ktm 350 ride?
Yes, although your 350 would have done fine as we did not do any slab, just some bits of 64 and 68 to connect the fire roads. You would have left us for dead on the dirt, but the ice patches on Tumbling Creek road would have kept you on your toes. We kept it under 65 because of the cold. My odo said 148 miles with about 46 of those being dirt.
Here is a stop at Thunder Rock after descending the mountain.


Here is ABHulgan doing his best JKam impersonation on Kimsey Mtn road.

On the way back I took him past the elk farm in Bradley County, but it was too late to stop for pics. Saw a couple of big bulls with large racks in the field. Nice riding with you Brent.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #204
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Squirrely was wondering why I was not jumping curbs and riding over the cars in toys r us shopping hell. I got us to starbucks without taking off anyones fender! Well... not counting the fender quitar I knocked out of that womans hand over by guitar center.


Anyolehow... anybody know what this is I got in the mail today?


Something from "pool side" in CA.........curious what you think once installed.

I have the one from overseas.......
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 AM   #205
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What is it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:37 AM   #206
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What is it?
It's a wire thingy.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:28 AM   #207
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It's a wire thingy.
I can see that. I guess a better question is "what does it do"?

...and don't say "conduct electricity" or "move electrons"
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:14 AM   #208
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Monty and Abhuligan

I have ridden those roads a lot - great riding! I bought the National Geographic map that Mike at Tellico Outfitters recommends. He took a highlighter and marked out at least 10 days of riding on it!

I spent a second day at HV. Broke off a blinker - but not sure how... I don't remember hitting anything and I didn't drop the bike. All I can figure is I must have kicked it with my big new boots. (My first pair of riding boots - Gaerne SG12 - feel like ski boots!) My bike is so tall it takes a ninja like move to get my leg over it! Looks like flush mounts are the way to have blinkage on that bike.

BTW - how long does it take to get used to riding boots? I was slamming on brakes without even knowing it - and missing gears...

Monty - I also need to swap back my 14 tooth for 15 sprocket. Have you done that to yours? Maybe you could show me when we have the tire partay??

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:53 AM   #209
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I can see that. I guess a better question is "what does it do"?

...and don't say "conduct electricity" or "move electrons"

Slo-don was correct. It is an Ice-Air hand made in batches of 30 at a time. Only way to get one is to pay in advance and wait until he gets to you. I had to wait over 4 months for mine.

What it does is lie to the BMW and tell it the current temp
is lower than it is. (the outside temp, not the bikes temp) This little white lie essentially eliminates throttle lag when you "tip-in" the throttle. This device alters not the power when holding the gas at a certain level... it works on the transition area while going from one throttle position to a more open one. BMWs have a notorious lag in this area. The reason being that is the situation were your engine is apt to not burn all the fuel as fully so the electronics slow down how fast you can transition from one speed to another... accelerate. Unfortunately the pollution is anlittle higher with this device while accelerating but the bike accelerates much more crisper. The acceleration process is highly dependent on the temp of the incoming intake air so by adjusting what the electronics think that temp is you can effectively eliminate the bikes built in acceleration lag.

In other words my throttle can now be like the throttle on most dirt bikes... not like a throttle on a battleship lol.

I feel guilty over the slight increase in pollution but I like my bike to go when I need it to particularly when accelerating from idle on trails.

The device is said to totally transform the riding experience and throttle responsiveness.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #210
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Taco mamacita's at 7 tonight for the scenic city rides Christmas!
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