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post #1 of 7 Old 06-08-2016, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Trying out the KLR after installing the new wiring harness

So, I was able to get my KLR back last friday after having a new wiring harness installed. I rode about 125 miles Monday and 135 today. Toady I was able to ride Chimney Mountain in Sautee Nacoochee, and Swalllows Creek in Hiawassee.







Headwaters of the Chattahoochee River


Came around the corner of the road and met about 6 1/2 foot long Mr No Shoulders Timber Rattler. My questions for ya'll Chuck, Les, Dave, Phil,,,, If you can't get stopped, do you run over the middle, the tail or go for the head. Luckily I was able to get stopped in time.



And I was able to finish off the day with a nice cold Honey Badger from Appalachian Mountain Brewery



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I guess I will go with....the tail. Get as far away from the head as possible...plus he may sliver out of range by the time you get there. Of course, my luck, his tail would get caught in the tire and sling his fangs into my leg or something.

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Chuck, that is what I was thinking. But like you, with my luck I would wind up losing a leg because he was somehow able to bite me. I just about shot him where he laid. I guess I should have, I am sure people will argue with me, but I see no purpose for them things whatsoever.
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I just about shot him where he laid. I guess I should have, I am sure people will argue with me, but I see no purpose for them things whatsoever.
Thinking of frostbitevinnie and the deer, no real use for them and after you let it go you wonder if you will meet again in the wrong way.

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The scary thing about the timber rattlers in the mountains up here now is that thanks to the Feral Hogs, they (snakes) don't "rattle" to let you know they are close. I actually got within about 5 feet of this one and he never coiled, rattled or did anything else except freak me out. Those things have no shoulders and crawl on the ground, there is definitely something wrong with that.
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