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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 08:57 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I think Mike's headlights might be aimed a little...

I think Mike's headlights might be aimed a little high by that bungie cord in that picture.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:52 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Crap. Does that mean I am part hipster for...

Crap. Does that mean I am part hipster for thinking a Grom would be really fun? I mean, I wouldn't buy one new but in a couple years I'd consider a used one.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:20 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Wait? Did I miss that Dan bought (or almost...

Wait? Did I miss that Dan bought (or almost bought) a street bike?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:55 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Alright, enough about my weekend. Lets talk about...

Alright, enough about my weekend. Lets talk about something else..

Like riding and not about how bad ass we are when we ride through gravel and don't fall down. Most here have this figured out by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:38 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Chuck, in this case the rider who went down was...

Chuck, in this case the rider who went down was out riding his sight lines and in general pushing a bit too hard. When he came upon that gravel, not only did he not recognize it for what it was, he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Yes. That was us.

Yes. That was us.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
No guard rail, just a berm. Water washes grit...

No guard rail, just a berm. Water washes grit from the left hand ditch across the road. It is about halfway up the mountain. Seems to always be dirty in that spot. For some reason, I thought that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Yeah, I was a bit nervous about these guys. Lots...

Yeah, I was a bit nervous about these guys. Lots of talk about tickets and having gone down. Seems they have the going fast part down pretty quick but totally missed the don't out ride your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Goshen pass appeared to be open but with what...

Goshen pass appeared to be open but with what looked like a nice new section of road to replace part that looked like it could of slid into the river. Lots of road work in that area.

Besides the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
You decide. luckily, I didn't crash so for me it...

You decide. luckily, I didn't crash so for me it is a ride report.



Luckily no injuries for anyone.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
What an..... interesting day for a ride.

Britishbulldog and I left Henrico at 7:45 this morning to meet up with a couple VFRs on 151 at 9AM. From there went south on 151 to 56 and had a fun but uneventful ride that eventually wound its way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,121
Posted By jgiacobbe
really?

I usually don't pile on this kind of thing but dude. Your math states you F'd up by not reading the situation right. You put the bikes barely in front of the Semi with your calculation. There youh...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
15v sounds high. On my VFR, I push 14.25 volts at...

15v sounds high. On my VFR, I push 14.25 volts at highway speed and 13.5 at idle I'm thinking you have a R/R issue. Not familiar with the systems on that model but I know there are a few people on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'll admit to being a sucker too.

I'll admit to being a sucker too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,350
Posted By jgiacobbe
I had to try twice. Bickerstaff road is one of...

I had to try twice. Bickerstaff road is one of those Richmond roads that has been cut in half and disappears for a bit. I found the wrong part yesterday. Today after looking at the map it wasn't hard...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Just looked it up on Google maps. I remember them...

Just looked it up on Google maps. I remember them clearing a bit of that land where it borders 288 about 5 years ago. At the time I thought they were going to build something but Google maps shows it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Is it fixed yet?

Is it fixed yet?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Put it back together and went for a...

Put it back together and went for a ride.http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/VFR/IMG_20140717_220610.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Deleted.

Deleted.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Thanks for letting me know it is waterproof. It...

Thanks for letting me know it is waterproof. It wasn't clear on the advmonster thread or website. I had asked in the thread but didn't get a response. Yes the lip around it is pretty small so yeah...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I bought the panel mount version and...

I bought the panel mount version and drilled/cut/filed a hole in the plastic piece the correct size. For the waterproof version I would just figure out a semi flat surface where you would want it and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Getting closer. Clear coated the gas tank and...

Getting closer. Clear coated the gas tank and installed a fuse panel/relay on the VFR along with an advmomster voltmeter. Genmar risers should arrive in the mail tomorrow. I figure I will have it put...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Ouch. Know how that feels. Be careful and find a...

Ouch. Know how that feels. Be careful and find a fairly smooth riding vehicle for the trip home. Luckily he is young and will heal up quick.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Rick, you know you are free to come over and use...

Rick, you know you are free to come over and use the garage. Also, didn't know if you saw on FB or not, but I have a "spare" battery that I am not using. It is the same size as the one in my Vstrom....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,544
Posted By jgiacobbe
Look it up with your states DMV. In VA you can go...

Look it up with your states DMV. In VA you can go online and get a temp plate for driving the vehicle home from out of state for like $10. You do need the VIN in advance but for a fly and ride I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
No riding for me this weekend. I did pull the...

No riding for me this weekend. I did pull the tank off the viffer and strip it. One coat of sandable primer at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29,809
Views: 1,593,766
Posted By jgiacobbe
No BITB for me. We have company. Pulled the VFR...

No BITB for me. We have company. Pulled the VFR gas tank off today and sprayed it with striper. Amazing how shiny the bare metal is. Didn't get all the paint off the whole thing though, so I will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Maganos is a recovering technophile. On the...

Maganos is a recovering technophile.

On the Vstroms, don't bother preaching them to this crowd. I'd say over half own or have owned one at one time. Min ehas earned its spot in the garage. I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
There was a nice green one at Men's that caught...

There was a nice green one at Men's that caught my eye when I was getting inspections at the beginning of last month.

Eddy, for that list I'll take that last one pictured.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Eddy, I think we need to start a chapter of...

Eddy, I think we need to start a chapter of Craigslist anonymous for you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29,809
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Posted By jgiacobbe
There are people south of the border who will...

There are people south of the border who will tell you every bike has storage space in the tank. But yeah I've seen the CS.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29,809
Views: 1,593,766
Posted By jgiacobbe
Is that one belt drive or is that just the 800ST...

Is that one belt drive or is that just the 800ST that is?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,350
Posted By jgiacobbe
Hate to tell you it probably isn't allergies....

Hate to tell you it probably isn't allergies. Some kind of nasal/sore throat crud going around. All my coworkers have had it and my wife has it now. She tried to get an appointment with her Dr but he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,350
Posted By jgiacobbe
Probably 10. Doubt you get in tonight.

Probably 10. Doubt you get in tonight.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,350
Posted By jgiacobbe
Yep. They have a van parked next to the cactus...

Yep. They have a van parked next to the cactus with their name on it to help advertise. You cannot see it because of my bike. I used to go there every year for my birthday but haven't the last couple...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,797
Posted By jgiacobbe
Nah, wheels stay black. White wheels require too...

Nah, wheels stay black. White wheels require too much washing and would ruin the "interceptor" black and white cop special theme. Did order some decals for it through.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,797
Posted By jgiacobbe
Well here she is in a little bit better...

Well here she is in a little bit better condition. Not the greatest of paint jobs but better than before. Need to ride it and get the tank close to empty before pulling it to be painted....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29,809
Views: 1,593,766
Posted By jgiacobbe
I think the 20ft air gap between the house and...

I think the 20ft air gap between the house and garage will keep the house safe. Garage is concrete slab with unfinished cinder block walls. It will be fine too. At some point I need to finish...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29,809
Views: 1,593,766
Posted By jgiacobbe
Bottom of the back wall is below grade. Roof...

Bottom of the back wall is below grade. Roof slants to sides of the garage. I think it is capillary effect from the bit that is below ground. It always looks like that and it is only the back wall.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,350
Posted By jgiacobbe
Grabbed. Stanley's store at Ashland Rd and 33. ...

Grabbed. Stanley's store at Ashland Rd and 33.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140705_192454.jpg...
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