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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:32 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Geeze man! I'm running a WeeStrom, so, while it's...

Geeze man! I'm running a WeeStrom, so, while it's nice to know that performance report, I'll have to take your word for it.

FWIW, I found a '69 Honda CL 350 on craigslist in what looks like very...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:16 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Beautiful man. Holler when you are over this way...

Beautiful man. Holler when you are over this way sometime. I'd love to give you a hug...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 10:15 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
Well, I got (most of) the beads in the tires....

Well, I got (most of) the beads in the tires. Little buggers want to go everywhere except down the valve stem. If I have some notable performance (good or bad) I'll post it up here.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:29 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Thanks Bob

Thanks Bob
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:05 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
This is why I ask for input. Appreciate it

This is why I ask for input. Appreciate it
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:04 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Cheating? ...

Cheating?

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b403/valongbeard/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150327_215852619_zpskrjnhfhm.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:48 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Thanks for the explanation Wayne. So you choose...

Thanks for the explanation Wayne. So you choose stick on wheel weights rather than beads?

I've never done anything to balance my wheels. Had stick on weights when I bought it and through two tire...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:13 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
:ear

:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:04 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Somebody help a brother out. What's the common...

Somebody help a brother out. What's the common thought on tire balance through dynabeads? I picked up a similar product from the Honda shop today, planning to install tomorrow. Excellent idea or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:44 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
!!! Beautiful Rhonda.

!!!

Beautiful Rhonda.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
ditto !

ditto



!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2015, 03:46 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
Dang XC! I don't know whether to call you an...

Dang XC! I don't know whether to call you an inspiration or an instigator. Beautiful picture either way. I'd love to hear your stories around a fire or table sometime.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,610
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Posted By valongbeard
Wonderful news Kevin. I'm so happy for you and...

Wonderful news Kevin. I'm so happy for you and mostly for Rhonda. Go get 'em.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
G'morning Billy Fuch! (I swear I wonder if I...

G'morning Billy Fuch! (I swear I wonder if I really know who you are :lol3) Awaiting a stellar report with you. . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Try to rest big man. Your woman's gonna need you....

Try to rest big man. Your woman's gonna need you. We're here to support you. Peace, love and happiness my friend.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
:augie

:augie
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 04:50 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
You reap what you sow Kevin. You and Rhonda have...

You reap what you sow Kevin. You and Rhonda have sown a lot of LOVE. Don't be surprised to see it come back to you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
Sorry to hear of your loss Bob. That's a hard...

Sorry to hear of your loss Bob. That's a hard thing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
:clap

:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
I'm so happy to hear the good report on the MRI. ...

I'm so happy to hear the good report on the MRI. Once Rhonda passes that swallow test, I'd like to buy her that first steak.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
I started to sweat a little bit here, but then,...

I started to sweat a little bit here, but then, like the hero he is, Jax comes along and saves the day. :pynd Thanks fella.

I have found what works for my style and budget. Your results may vary.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 05:23 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
Paging Unwtrmy... Nice to see you on two wheels...

Paging Unwtrmy... Nice to see you on two wheels this morning. A little frost on the tulips, but a pretty morning to ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 07:34 PM
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Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
You brought a huge smile to my face Kevin. I can...

You brought a huge smile to my face Kevin. I can only imagine how you make Rhonda feel. You are awesome.

I am so IN to whatever get together you decide to plan. I'll do whatever I can to help. You...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Funny. It's hard to tell which comes first, but I...

Funny. It's hard to tell which comes first, but I think I see the headlight while the guy is running away, so the guy runs away and is followed by the bike? Either way, the guy at the right of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Here's a distant electronic *HUG*, but not like...

Here's a distant electronic *HUG*, but not like one of those creepy ones... eeeew.

Praying for a good night.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,610
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Posted By valongbeard
I'm happy to hear of her cold feet. :clap ...

I'm happy to hear of her cold feet. :clap

Keep fighting the fight Rhonda.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 04:55 AM
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Posted By valongbeard
:wave G'Mornin. Jax makes me smile. I hope...

:wave G'Mornin.

Jax makes me smile. I hope he does the same for Rhonda.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2015, 04:38 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
I'm so sorry to hear of your continued work woes....

I'm so sorry to hear of your continued work woes. I hope that your girl on the inside can get this straightened out for you. Absolutely not what you need to be worried about right now.

Thanks for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
Can't remember, but I buy it at the airport.

Can't remember, but I buy it at the airport.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By valongbeard
Fine points OnO. For now, I'm done talking about...

Fine points OnO. For now, I'm done talking about tires.

I also need an oil change. Anybody care to recommend a good oil?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
They are. The last comparison I used was Ken's...

They are. The last comparison I used was Ken's 9k on A2's against my 7k on Shinko 705. He ended up getting a slightly better return on his money, so I bought the Anakee 2 the next time. The Anakee...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-13-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
Ya, Bob, I've run the 705 before. My results...

Ya, Bob, I've run the 705 before. My results weren't quite as good as yours. I got something less than 7k out of my rear and traded the front to H14 with 40-50% tread life. I liked them, but the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
I respect you very much Kevin. Thanks for...

I respect you very much Kevin. Thanks for sharing. We want to be in this with you. Rest well.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
I have Shinko 705 in my cart, but didn't pull the...

I have Shinko 705 in my cart, but didn't pull the trigger. I looked at the 804/805 knobs, but can't justify the short life and poor (ish) handling for my riding style. Knobs belong on a DR, not a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
SWEET! New room number? linky for...

SWEET!

New room number?

linky for e-cards:
http://patients.uvahealth.com/ecard/
(stolen from LD)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
I might soon need another demonstration on just...

I might soon need another demonstration on just how handy that tire changer is. . .
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
That is an AWESOME picture of you two. I love...

That is an AWESOME picture of you two. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

No smart comments. I'm all out of smart.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31,469
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Posted By valongbeard
Looks like fun. I see the GoPro. When's the...

Looks like fun. I see the GoPro. When's the video release party?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
Need any help on the home front while you and Dan...

Need any help on the home front while you and Dan are both over the hill? Walk a Dixie?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 45,911
Posted By valongbeard
I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a little...

I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a little rockier than that. That John Denver is full of sh!t.

Have a great trip Denis! Send back some good stories for Rhonda to read.
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