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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I think has just been a weird year for everyone. ...

I think has just been a weird year for everyone.

Merry Christmas everyone.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-23-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Don't they make a powder for that?:D Poor...

Don't they make a powder for that?:D

Poor little yami doesn't get any attention for months at a time. It is supposed to be warmish later this week. Go ride it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Needs new decal.

Needs new decal.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Since Jeff brought up the topic... I have...

Since Jeff brought up the topic...

I have not been shooting in several years. I have my .22 pistol and would like a cheap place to go shooting. I miss being able to drive to the range in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Wait for the imported from India version. It will...

Wait for the imported from India version. It will have a motor and seating for 3 on that frame.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 10:57 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Jeff has been posting on FB about Wreaths Across...

Jeff has been posting on FB about Wreaths Across America the last week or two.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Nope:eek1 God forbid he needed to turn or shift...

Nope:eek1 God forbid he needed to turn or shift out of first gear.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Needs pictures.

Needs pictures.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'm not going to debate here about the causes of...

I'm not going to debate here about the causes of gout and wether or not it can be cured solely by diet. There is a thread down in Jo mamma with a graphic image of the result of my ignoring it along...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Eddy, if you are letting it get to the point your...

Eddy, if you are letting it get to the point your foot complains, maybe you should be taking some allopurinol(sp?) to treat the cause.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'm smart enough to know nobody wants to see that...

I'm smart enough to know nobody wants to see that even now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Eye bleach, I didn't need to see that. This ain't...

Eye bleach, I didn't need to see that. This ain't JoMamma.:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-09-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
So this would be an independent dealership that...

So this would be an independent dealership that just sells used jacked up bikes? Thought we had one or two of those around here already? I think we would succeed just based on the name though. Would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
If you get $50 of shims beforehand, it is easy...

If you get $50 of shims beforehand, it is easy and can be done in a day. Get off your high horse and be a grown up. I didn't have to replace gaskets when I did mine but my bike was fairly new. For a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Easily doable in a weekend. Changed the ones on...

Easily doable in a weekend. Changed the ones on my Wee in a borrowed shed in two days. It was my first time with shim and bucket too. Previously my only valve adjustment experience had been the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I have to say thanks to Guy for helping (he...

I have to say thanks to Guy for helping (he pretty much did it all) mount my new tires for my VFR. Put the wheels back on and went for a little spin. It is much improved. Back to being a responsive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
That fight was the shinko on the back. Had almost...

That fight was the shinko on the back. Had almost as much trouble getting the front off. I think the whole tire was petrified. Any used bikes I buy from now on, I'm going to just plan on new tires...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
This is on my VFR. Never had too much trouble...

This is on my VFR. Never had too much trouble with the wheels on the Strom. Seems that they come off easily as long as I used some form of lube while putting them on. That and my C clamp easily fits...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Success. WD40, tire irons and a block of wood did...

Success. WD40, tire irons and a block of wood did it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Vstrom on lift with side stand on tire only...

Vstrom on lift with side stand on tire only resulted in having to pick up sleeping vstrom. :doh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Parked car on tire. Still didn't break the bead....

Parked car on tire. Still didn't break the bead. Might need new strategy. My C clamp is not big enough to fit around tire. Tire iron unable to budge the bead either.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I am pretty happy with the bikemaster heated...

I am pretty happy with the bikemaster heated grips I bought for the VFR. They can be had for about $54 on amazon and include a controller with 5 on settings and one off setting.

I still have the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Just finished working on my latest project. I had...

Just finished working on my latest project. I had to make this truck go a little slower.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/IMG_20141203_213535.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
The top of someone else's saddle bags? :hide ...

The top of someone else's saddle bags? :hide

Also I see them here (http://www.jesseluggage.com/suzuki-dl6501000-vstrom/) listed at the bottom of the page as De Loops.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I know that road from Buena Vista to Vesuvius....

I know that road from Buena Vista to Vesuvius. There is a section with a right then left sweeping S turn (going north). Something tells me you have not ridden with Madstrom too much. In the summer...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I wasn't looking for snow or gravel. Sounded like...

I wasn't looking for snow or gravel. Sounded like your group was going looking for snowy gravel roads. We were surprised to not see a group of bikes pass by on 60 heading west. We didn't leave flat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Snow started about a mile or two from Montebello....

Snow started about a mile or two from Montebello. It was melting fast. Never saw the Wawa crowd. Met Madstrom at Flat Rock at 9.

After I got home, I parked the wee and took the VFR to fill the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 06:00 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'll be staying local. I don't have any desire to...

I'll be staying local. I don't have any desire to get up early or find the snow.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I could do a central VA, localish street ride...

I could do a central VA, localish street ride Sunday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Sitting in MB SC, hanging with my 90 year old...

Sitting in MB SC, hanging with my 90 year old grandfather. Mom is asleep in the other recliner and there are three little dogs asleep in different parts of the room. What isn't to be thankful for?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Let me know when you find DOT compliant...

Let me know when you find DOT compliant flashlights. That GS looks like it would give somebody sunburn if they were in the vehicle in front of it if the stator could keep up.

I'm also afraid to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Pinesol?

Pinesol?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Didn't realize there was much difference between...

Didn't realize there was much difference between a park and a forest. Now I know.



Besides that you have one sitting there on the table, no. What are you doing with it?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 01:40 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
They drill down and then pump really high...

They drill down and then pump really high pressure water into the ground to fracture (hence the name) the bedrock to release oil and gas. It is thought to cause sinkholes and contribute in general to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Hbninja made the cover of the new Aerostich...

Hbninja made the cover of the new Aerostich catalog.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Wasn't really asking. Thought it was the reply to...

Wasn't really asking. Thought it was the reply to not get shot in the dark when queried. I watched The Longest Day too many times.:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
+1, Weekend is better. Evening are for getting...

+1, Weekend is better. Evening are for getting out of work after dark, eating dinner and hibernating.


Lightning?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31,648
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Posted By jgiacobbe
This is why I just nod my head and pretend to...

This is why I just nod my head and pretend to know when he is talking about roads. I totally cannot remember them like he does.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31,648
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'm thinking this is some crazy single track. ...

I'm thinking this is some crazy single track.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,303
Posted By jgiacobbe
Riding to work makes riding feel like work. So I...

Riding to work makes riding feel like work. So I don't.
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