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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
There is a PR2 of indeteminite age on the front...

There is a PR2 of indeteminite age on the front and a medium compound shinko sport bike tire on the back. I've put maybe 3k on the bike. Shinko was new when I bought it. I may get a little over 1K...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Also there were a bunch of bicyclists all over...

Also there were a bunch of bicyclists all over Reddish Knob, Moyer Gap and Braley Bridge today. It was this event, http://alpineloopgranfondo.com
I was up on top of Reddish knob about noon. A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,216
Posted By jgiacobbe
Should of been good today.

Should of been good today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Beware, if you run over the various fruits that...

Beware, if you run over the various fruits that trees have dropped on the road, it makes a mess. Ask me how I know.

Also, do sport tourers eat tires? I'm kind of amazed at the amount of wear when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,216
Posted By jgiacobbe
Off Duval near Skinquarter.

Off Duval near Skinquarter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,216
Posted By jgiacobbe
Blob of light that is the sign up ahead says Have...

Blob of light that is the sign up ahead says Have Anna.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_201213.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,216
Posted By jgiacobbe
grab

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_190611.jpg (http://s330.photobucket.com/user/jdgiacobbe/media/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_190611.jpg.html)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
That is funny. I thought that was an Army...

That is funny. I thought that was an Army facility?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I took it as he was saying they had just stored...

I took it as he was saying they had just stored some big printers in that room, IE there is just office equipment in the boxes. Then I started to wonder if maybe they were like the office equipment...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I think Downer works there too, so you know,...

I think Downer works there too, so you know, there would be no denying it and well.

I know they at one time supplied maps for the rest of the military.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
There was a VSP moto behind me this morning...

There was a VSP moto behind me this morning getting off the expressway. Not sure if it was Maganos, but who ever it was had a serious case of cruiser face. It was severe enough, that it might turn...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Nah, I just get around.:D

Nah, I just get around.:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Wouldn't that be Ridetemberfest? I mean it isn't...

Wouldn't that be Ridetemberfest? I mean it isn't October yet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Anyone riding tomorrow?

I am planning on getting up at a decent time and getting out for the day. If anyone else is I retested send a PM. Oh and decent time for me means 9am or so getting on the road.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Eddy, I don't think free will even get rid of...

Eddy, I don't think free will even get rid of that monstrosity. You may have to pay to get someone to come take it from you. Are you sure someone didn't buy it for you as a gag gift or Halloween...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I have an Italian last name and a grandfather...

I have an Italian last name and a grandfather named Guido. Does that count?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Got up this morning with full plans to attend...

Got up this morning with full plans to attend BITB. While showering though, the water level started to rise and the toilet went glub glub. Main sewer line to the house decided to stop doing it's job....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I installed an eastern beaver kit on the DL650....

I installed an eastern beaver kit on the DL650. It made a very noticeable difference in brightness. VFR came from the factory using a relay so it wouldn't benefit much. All these little dual sports...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Chuck, I noticed the same thing when I would ride...

Chuck, I noticed the same thing when I would ride my WR vs the DL. The skinny dual sports with a single not but so bright headlight just don't seem to register with other drivers. Be careful.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
If you want to bring your wheel and tire by...

If you want to bring your wheel and tire by Saturday I'll help you. Also what tire are you mounting? I will say the Heidenau K76 I put on the back of my strom was so stiff, I ended up making a jig...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
As always, I'm a maybe but I typically oversleep.

As always, I'm a maybe but I typically oversleep.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30,635
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Posted By jgiacobbe
You two should just skip the whole smart phone...

You two should just skip the whole smart phone thing and just buy smart watches. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Anyone have a place local they prefer to get bike...

Anyone have a place local they prefer to get bike keys copied? I need to get some copies made for the VFR before something happens the the 1 key I have. Also, if they can make copies of giving style...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Rubber from old tube between the frame and plate....

Rubber from old tube between the frame and plate. Keeps it from rattling. Doesn't do anything for the reflected sound. Also hope you are using blue threadlock as you put things back. WR likes to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Price is $1,500. They should be in production...

Price is $1,500. They should be in production soon. I was dumb enough along with many others to apply for their beta program. As far as anyone can tell, that just means you volunteered for them to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,216
Posted By jgiacobbe
Pissed So where was this? Ignore the angry smilie in the...

So where was this? Ignore the angry smilie in the title. I must of hit something by accident.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I should of put a smilie. I wasn't really serious...

I should of put a smilie. I wasn't really serious about using a cutting board for a skid plate.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
That could of been $85 cheaper. ...

That could of been $85 cheaper.
http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t9384-diy-cutting-board-skidplate-recipe-499
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
:clap

:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Size of the tire iron doesn't make a difference....

Size of the tire iron doesn't make a difference. If you are forcing, then you don't have the opposite side of the bead in the narrow part of the rim. I don't know Eppa myself but I know many of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
That would be Guy or Eppa. It isn't easy to...

That would be Guy or Eppa. It isn't easy to change them. A lot of it is technique. If you don't have it down, t is pretty darn hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,107
Posted By jgiacobbe
I don't think some of these people have any idea...

I don't think some of these people have any idea how vicious Japanese Chin can be. This guy regular manages to guard any furniture we want to use while he is asleep.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I believe you should be fine.

I believe you should be fine.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,246
Posted By jgiacobbe
I have a 4 yr old RC onesie. I've worn it in...

I have a 4 yr old RC onesie. I've worn it in those temps but it really depends on the type of riding. Urban commuting with stop and go sucks. Pleasure riding to the mountains is fine. When it gets...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I've managed to keep myself from coming right out...

I've managed to keep myself from coming right out and saying it, but re-evaluate your last statement with a NSFW mindset.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I was trying not to scare him. I've heard...

I was trying not to scare him.

I've heard that women don't really remember the full pain of child birth and it is this that allows them to go ahead and have subsequent children. I think for me,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Some of the hardest for me ever tire changes were...

Some of the hardest for me ever tire changes were on the WR. I decided I don't like tubes. Make sure you have something to lube the beads of the tire. I've used turtle wax tire shine applied with by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Well we've proven BR has a great sense of humor. ...

Well we've proven BR has a great sense of humor.

BR, You'll catch on to working on the bike soon enough. They are both a little easier and a little harder than working on cars. Everything is a bit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
Don't worry I remember. But last time he came by,...

Don't worry I remember. But last time he came by, he was in a little Toyota or Honda sedan. I was looking for the Porsche to pull up though.

So by your logic, he needs a vintage KLR?:huh:rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30,635
Views: 1,702,479
Posted By jgiacobbe
I cannot believe you guys are pitching buying old...

I cannot believe you guys are pitching buying old bikes to the guy who cannot afford to buy a skid plate for his WR, and who is just learning to get through the challenge of changing his own tires....
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