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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I'd research that a little further if I were you....

I'd research that a little further if I were you. It could be a very rare, early 60's, experimental Honda Trials bike. :rofl

Don't let Andrew see it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Memories aside, because people don't want to buy...

Memories aside, because people don't want to buy the memories..... if he has the title, it might be worth $500 to the right buyer. You could be surprised at how easy it might be to get started. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2015, 04:31 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
We will be in the mtns all weekend. A couple of...

We will be in the mtns all weekend. A couple of riders are coming over. B.E. Coyote and family, tg4360, GByoung, and jgiacobbe are coming. We'll have a big grill-out on Sunday. Come join us for a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I saw the light

Just like that old time bluegrass song. After years of poo-pawing the idea of having a BMW rally in a hotel, I have seen the light! With nearly 220-230 in attendence, do you know how many wives and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 04:54 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Morton's Spring Fling?

Andrew, Charles, Bob,
Teresa and I are riding over that way about noon tomorrow. Will be going the back roads. Be there around 3-4 pm. See you all at the beer and brats get together!

Anyone...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I don't care who you are, now THAT's funny. :rofl

I don't care who you are, now THAT's funny. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2015, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I have got to get one of these

The first throw and shoot drone. What a concept. Only $500 too. Wow. It is limited to 25 mph top speed though.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Morton's Spring Fling?

Is anyone from around here going to the Spring Fling?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Reddish Knob is closed

Cough-cough. The Forest Service is doing a controlled burn (oxymoron?) of 5600 acres around Reddish Knob. We are choked with smoke now, and have been all day. Until mid-week, the road up over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
New generation euphemisms?

A "YZ-on"? Is that what they are calling it nowadays? Never heard that one before..... and I know what a dirty Sanchez is. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Via ferrata at Nelson Rocks

Macon, I last seriously lead climbed 30 years ago. I too am 40+ lbs beyond my best. But the Via Ferrata isn't really climbing. It is climbing a stainless steel ladder bolted to the cliff side, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
PMS500 date?

Jeremy, you are welcome to join us at the start of your week trip. We'd love that.

I have not set a date for the PMS500 because not many have indicated they wanted to do it. I'd still be up for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Memorial Weekend 23-25 May

Hey everyone, don't forget that Memorial weekend is early this year. It is Monday the 25th, not the last weekend in May.

Speaking of that. Teresa and I will be at the home place in WV that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Don't forget to flush the oil a couple of times

Chuck, great job. Those early Hondas are nearly indestructible. Don't forget to flush the oil a second time after running it up to to operating temps. If a bike has sat for years, the oil in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Speaking of getting new bikes

I think I just found my next adventure travel bike. Mike Saunders, curse you! You've made minimalistic travel the next challenge!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
new bike chuck?

Very nice. Should be no problem to get back running. I've heard there are a couple of people on this forum that are good with old Hondas........
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 10:06 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Qualified bikes in the Giro?

The link Jeremy posted explains it all very well, including the ABILITY sections. My bad, I thought they said Agility.

Basically they must be 1968 or earlier models. 305cc or smaller. Later...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2015, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
The ability sections are skills tests. Done...

The ability sections are skills tests. Done usually at the checkpoints around the beginning and end of each road section. They are a variety of obstacle courses, done with traffic cones. Each has a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Tony, Greg and I have now done several. Chuck is...

Tony, Greg and I have now done several. Chuck is actively looking for a suitable bike. Part of the fun is finding an old one and getting it ready, then praying it doesn't blow up during the ride. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Timed road course. 300 miles over two days. ...

Timed road course. 300 miles over two days. Timed checks and stamped (blind) checks. 8 scored ability courses too. Timing was to thousandths of seconds in the agility. Points are bad and are for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Final Moto Giro results posted

Thanks Chuck. The DNF monkey is finally off my back, and I'm proud to say I did it on a rescue bike, brought back from the dead.

Today they finally posted the results from the Moto Giro. (On...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
The Harley Rapido made it! I am now 2 for 3 at...

The Harley Rapido made it! I am now 2 for 3 at the Moto Giro, but this was my first finish on my own bike. 147 riders started. About 100 finished. Not sure yet, but I think I finished in the top...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Moto Giro East 2015

Here safely. Tons of great bikes rolling in. Weather looking perfect.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Richmond Chatter's Hall of Fame adventure ride

I nominate Macon's Laurel Fork solo adventure ride to this forum's hall of fame. Bad weather, cold, solo ride, gnarly chewed up roads, a 12 foot get-off over a ledge into a creek bottom, an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
You should be very proud Andrew. Did he get his...

You should be very proud Andrew. Did he get his training at his uncle's place? Something tells me you had something to do with this. :thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Macon, that was truly amazing. I've never seen...

Macon, that was truly amazing. I've never seen anyone do a barrel roll on a motorcycle, much less film it. I applaud you Sir. Not only for the recovery, but for persevering thru a wreck that would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I don't think you owe anyone an apology here. I...

I don't think you owe anyone an apology here. I think you chose well. If you ever have to choose between riding and family, you need to err on the side of family. They will (or should) be there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I think I'm ready now

Thanks to Tony's electrical guidance, the sissybar and Maltese Cross brake light are now installed and functional. Even found a way to mount the Maltese Cross left mirror too. The little Harley is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
It's alive!

It's alive! After 30+ years of silence, she roars with a mightly brrraaaaappppp! Yes, the little 1971 Harley Davidson Rapido has been poked, prodded, disassembled, greased, wired, scrubbed, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Laurel Fork weekend

Just as a heads up. It has rained here a lot. All the streams are up and many low water crossings are under water, but most should be okay by the weekend. However there are lots of springs pumping...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
A little tense? Hell, it is a LOT tense. At...

A little tense? Hell, it is a LOT tense. At this point I am 50-50 with the reality that I'm going to be a volunteer at the checkpoints for the Giro. There is nothing like paying a huge...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Planning ahead for the 2016 Moto Giro

I still don't have the '71 Harley Rapido running, titled, or plated and the Giro is 11 days away. But I've already found the next ex-Mrs. Giro bike. Just bought this a couple hours ago.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Glad you have priorities

Well as long as the bike is OK! :clap That scenario is a nightmare. Had a good friend dislocate his shoulder doing the same thing here at our place when the hay was up. Those rocks are now safely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Lazy carb fix?

If it runs with full choke on, or at full throttle, then dies when you back off, or take it off choke, it is a plugged idle/pilot jet. It is very easy to fix.

See if you can loosen the carb...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Oh hell no. Even if I had the time, it is only...

Oh hell no. Even if I had the time, it is only an $800 bike, that will probably fail catastrophically from some other issue the first time I flog it. It just ain't worth the effort to pull the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Sandcast Italian cases

It actually only took me a couple of hours to find the parts to make my own pressure test kit. NAPA had the expandable plugs for the intake and exhaust. I bought a half a dozen sizes for future...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Pissed Bike frustration

Sorry to hear about this, but man I'm kinda happy someone else is pulling their hair out with bike problems. I'm down to 1.5 weeks from the Giro, and still do not have a running Giro bike. Had to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Sorry, but my selfie stick isn't long...

Sorry, but my selfie stick isn't long enough.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Spring PMS500 ?

Anyone interested in a spring weekend PMS500? I'm booked the first weekend in May with the Moto Giro, but am free after that. It would have to be in May, or very early June, to avoid conflicting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Oh happy days

Sweet bejebuss I am learning so much lately. These two little Harleys have been kicking my ass, trying to get them running for the Moto Giro in 3 weeks. BOTH are having issues. They run at idle,...
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