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Forum: Hacks 04-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By jgiacobbe
Guys, I like all the feedback. I'm slowly coming...

Guys, I like all the feedback. I'm slowly coming around to not being too narrowly focused on what to buy. Several of you have also PMed or emailed me. I know why a couple decided to legitimately...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By jgiacobbe
I doubt I could afford just the car, much less...

I doubt I could afford just the car, much less the whole rig. I'm slowly coming around to the idea of just hacking my current dl650. If I want another 2 wheeled adventure bike I should be able to buy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 586,172
Posted By jgiacobbe
I put PR4s on mine recently. I don't have too...

I put PR4s on mine recently. I don't have too many miles on them yet. When I bought it, it had a medium compound shinko sportbike tire. It had horrible ridges that messed up the cornering enough to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33,081
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Posted By jgiacobbe
It was probably a few years ago. Those things...

It was probably a few years ago. Those things seem to slip by quickly now.

Swapping parts with Jdrocks sounds like a plan. Put a tarp or cover over it and be happy you have 2 bikes so that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33,081
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Posted By jgiacobbe
It was just after you swapped the carbs on the DR...

It was just after you swapped the carbs on the DR and didn't have the jetting correct. Just busting your chops.

Does it run better at higher RPMS? Are you having any more battery problems? I am...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By jgiacobbe
Of course, another day and other ideas to be...

Of course, another day and other ideas to be considered.

My friend with the cheap DL650 has sold it. Not sure I would want another DL650 anyway. Variety and all that. No point in owning the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I do remember being stopped on coffeetown while...

I do remember being stopped on coffeetown while you bitched and fiddled about the carb of dusty-trusty.

Is it still doing the dying under throttle thing?
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By jgiacobbe
Now that you mention that, I have a friend...

Now that you mention that, I have a friend selling one cheap.

Would a velorex 562 be too small of a chair? Something tells me yes. Anyone have recommendations for a chair to match a DL650?
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By jgiacobbe
Feedback on the options I am considering?

New to hackish things. Took the class last week and had a blast.

So to the meat of my post. I am trying to decide my path to hackdom. I have basically 2 major options I am considering.

1. Hack...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
What exactly is the doohickey on a KLR? Is it the...

What exactly is the doohickey on a KLR? Is it the cam chain tensioner or something else? I'll admit to having seen that bike on CL but didn't notice the price. Actually I passed it over just based on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I did use a hair dryer. It was required along...

I did use a hair dryer. It was required along with the pliers. I have a heat gun but I'm pretty sure it would of melted the cover. Instructions explicitly said not to use the heat gun.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Ouch my hand hurts. Cover is on. Took me 2 hours...

Ouch my hand hurts. Cover is on. Took me 2 hours with a new Bostitch pneumatic stapler. Had to use pliers to pull the material tight enough. Would of been nice if there had been another half inch of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 586,172
Posted By jgiacobbe
Unless you have been using the cheapest of tires...

Unless you have been using the cheapest of tires on your bikes, you've been using dual compound tires. Nothing to fear.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Upholstery shops?

So I looked up a local shop on the internet. Went by there at lunch. The guy there was real friendly but appearently didn't want the work since he quoted $175 to put on a seat cover. I was thinking...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
upholstery shop

Need a recommendation for an upholstery shop. Bought a saddlemen cushion and seat cover for the VFR. Cushion is on the pan but I've realized I lack the skill to get the cover on. I must admit defeat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I would assume if it is/was paddle shift, they...

I would assume if it is/was paddle shift, they have some extra cabling into the loom to allow the passenger to shift up/down using a couple of buttons. I'm sure they could do a lot more with some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I think it is hilarious that everyone else in the...

I think it is hilarious that everyone else in the picture is on a dual sport. If you don't mind, I might PM you a few questions as it comes closer to time to purchase anything.For now I am just going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I've seen his rig before. I like it but need a...

I've seen his rig before. I like it but need a more enclosed chair. I know most rigs are built with bigger and lower bikes but I'm paranoid about having too low of clearance on any two track vehicle....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Nope. I won't buy a Ural. Too many nonstandard...

Nope. I won't buy a Ural. Too many nonstandard parts. I read even the wheel spokes are one off made in their factory.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I don't think they would be good for a hack....

I don't think they would be good for a hack. Being so top heavy, I expect right turns would be tippy unless you had a really heavy or wide sidecar. I've only seen a couple people talk about having...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Guy, glad to hear you got out for a bit. I...

Guy, glad to hear you got out for a bit.

I spent the weekend taking the MSF 3 wheeled motorcycle thingy course. I know it has a real name that is a long abbreviation but I cannot remember it. Had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I know whose bike that is. He had mentioned it...

I know whose bike that is. He had mentioned it leaking. Glad it wasn't anything worse.

Spent the day puttering around on a nighthawk250 with a car attached. It is different. Also got to see a lot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Taking a class at MSCVA both days this weekend so...

Taking a class at MSCVA both days this weekend so no Poe's or ferry rides for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,843
Posted By jgiacobbe
Are we asking NET or GROSS? Net I am probably in...

Are we asking NET or GROSS? Net I am probably in for around 20K.

I've owned:
2007 Ninja 250 - $3,200, sold for $1,900 with 18K extra miles on it.
2009 DL650 - $7,900 new in 2009 with extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 543,548
Posted By jgiacobbe
Yes the squids are in bloom. Had one decide to...

Yes the squids are in bloom. Had one decide to lane share with me a few times the other day at 60 MPH in traffic while reving at an estimated 9k on his CBR600. He had the jeans, sneakers and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,860
Posted By jgiacobbe
You know a new tag could wait. I cannot even tell...

You know a new tag could wait. I cannot even tell if there is a bike in that pic.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
True but if you are not following Madstrom and...

True but if you are not following Madstrom and you are trying to remember the turns, but don't remember them all, you get a little more adventure out of it. I think I enjoyed it because we started...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
From Richmond, There is no need to slab it out...

From Richmond, There is no need to slab it out there. There isn't even a need to drone along on 60, 6 or 250.

Saturday, Dirtdoctor and I rode out there. We didn't touch highways unless I made a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
:rofl Thanks. I needed that laugh. Glad we...

:rofl

Thanks. I needed that laugh. Glad we can sense of humor about it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Pissed I sincerely hope that there was an officer...

I sincerely hope that there was an officer sitting on 64 west towards Short pump this evening. Some ass hat on a CBR was splitting lanes at 70 while reving 9k or better. He was cool in his tank top...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I have that paperback. Hard to imagine the glossy...

I have that paperback. Hard to imagine the glossy photo section transferred to audio book format very well.

I'll have to check pit audible though. Used the media player on my Zump 660 for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
He didn't even complain about all the wrong turns...

He didn't even complain about all the wrong turns I took. I guess that is the bonus when you don't share the route beforehand. Although that one time when I blew by one and ended up in neutral mid...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I hate changing tires but the closest I've come...

I hate changing tires but the closest I've come to paying a shop was to take the bare wheels and new tires over to Guy's. Luckily on the DL650 tires last long enough I forget how much of a pain they...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
Just signed up for the MSCVA sidecar course. My...

Just signed up for the MSCVA sidecar course. My jonesing for a sidecar has let up now that spring is here, but I might as well do it for the expierence. I don't have a budget for a rig at the moment...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
MAP 28 from the MUVM guide that was posted. ...

MAP 28 from the MUVM guide that was posted.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5392127.pdf
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
No problem. Just between the name and posting at...

No problem. Just between the name and posting at 3:44AM with a short message promoting an event seemed suscpicious. I looked and saw that you posted several similar but not identical messages in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I've been told by our local member VSP not to go...

I've been told by our local member VSP not to go over those mounds in this thread. Not sure if we are getting the water bars confused with the mounds they'll put up across the entrances to trails...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33,081
Views: 2,013,202
Posted By jgiacobbe
I believe it is just east of Wiggins Spring. Look...

I believe it is just east of Wiggins Spring. Look on Google maps between RT 60 and RT 56 west of 151.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 543,548
Posted By jgiacobbe
What he said. In fact most of the rigs now have...

What he said. In fact most of the rigs now have cameras. If you identify the unit number and the time, they will review the footage and if needed have a talk with their driver. Bus systems do take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 543,548
Posted By jgiacobbe
It was always fun to get someone their first day....

It was always fun to get someone their first day. You would do loops around the garage in a 40' bus for an hour or so. Once they got the hang of not turning too soon, we would leave the lot and drive...
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