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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By RidingBInWV
Of course, today when my fiance's brother comes...

Of course, today when my fiance's brother comes by to check out my bike to see if he can figure out why she's leaking, she DOESN'T leak at all... HOWEVER, I will be keeping all of these suggestions...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
With some help, the carbs were finally put back...

With some help, the carbs were finally put back onto my bike. She has oil, and gas, so I decided to try to get her to start tonight. No battery on her yet, so I tried to kick start. Turned the fuel...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
Well, with help from my SO's younger brother, the...

Well, with help from my SO's younger brother, the carbs were put back on the bike, oil was put in, and tonight I put some gasoline in the tank. No battery yet, but she has a kick starter as well, so...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
Thanks, doxiedog! She's definitely a keeper in my...

Thanks, doxiedog! She's definitely a keeper in my eyes! Taking the carb to my SO's dad today so he can take a look at it all as well. He has much more experience here than I do, so I'm excited about...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
Thanks for both of these website links! They are...

Thanks for both of these website links! They are helpful, and should I have to, I can definitely use them for help along the way. They offer quite a bit in parts, but unfortunately not the one I am...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Yep, pretty clean on the inside. I haven't pulled...

Yep, pretty clean on the inside. I haven't pulled all of the jets out yet. Need a smaller screwdriver. Probably need to replace at least one of the gaskets. I will need two jet keeper plates instead...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
This is what I did today. Thankfully before the...

This is what I did today. Thankfully before the rain hit. Still waiting on the jet I need though, so I'll be doing some cleaning, and inspecting until then.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
I'll definitely be removing the carbs this...

I'll definitely be removing the carbs this weekend (hopefully) and taking a peek at the jets. Depending on what it looks like from there, I'm either going to be replacing parts or making a trip to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
I have indeed found the kz400.com site. It's...

I have indeed found the kz400.com site. It's proven to be a nice resource so far, and I'll continue to use it along the road.
I'm hoping that the body is still in good shape. I would think the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
I'm hoping that I can learn. I was able to figure...

I'm hoping that I can learn. I was able to figure out what parts they were by using this schematic from http://www.kz400.com.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/firequill_memo/Page4.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Thanks for the recommendations. I will be keeping...

Thanks for the recommendations. I will be keeping both in mind, and looking up some numbers. I'm probably going to have to lease out a trailer from somewhere like u-haul anyway if I really want to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,987
Posted By RidingBInWV
New Rider, First Bike, Need Help

Alright folks, as the title says, I'm a new rider, and I just got my first bike. A 1976 Kawasaki KZ400. I was originally going for a completely different bike as a starter bike, but I was acquainted...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
I think it has two carbs. That's what it looks...

I think it has two carbs. That's what it looks like, anyway. I don't know much about the mechanics of a motorcycle, and what little I do know I've read on the internet mostly... When I look at my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
I have good news!! I have finally gotten my first...

I have good news!! I have finally gotten my first bike!! A 1976 Kawasaki KZ400. Not quite what I was originally going for, but it was a deal I couldn't pass up.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Alright, I haven't posted in here in awhile, but...

Alright, I haven't posted in here in awhile, but just wanted to say that I've finally got my eye on one particular bike. Still working out the details. I have all the info on the bike itself, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
I was stalking the Flea Market threads for a bit,...

I was stalking the Flea Market threads for a bit, but kinda had to ban myself away from it because of my lack of monies... I'll get back to lookin' though!

I have somewhat big feet for a woman. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,298
Posted By RidingBInWV
Definitely go for the BRC!! I completed the...

Definitely go for the BRC!! I completed the course today, and loved it! Even more excited about getting a bike now than I was before. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Thanks WVhillbilly! Have been looking a little...

Thanks WVhillbilly! Have been looking a little into gear, and man the prices can be steep. Granted, I know it's all for good purposes and I won't go cheap when my life is on the line. It's just gonna...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
I have officially completed the MSF basic rider...

I have officially completed the MSF basic rider course!! Finished it up this afternoon around 1pm or so, and everyone in the class passed both the written test and riding evaluation. I had a blast,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,298
Posted By RidingBInWV
Thanks! I definitely will be, and there will be...

Thanks! I definitely will be, and there will be no trying to impress anyone or anything!! I want to learn all that I can so I can get myself safely out on the road to have fun. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,298
Posted By RidingBInWV
I'm so glad I found this thread today! Very...

I'm so glad I found this thread today! Very thankful for all the info and good suggestions, as I'm starting my MSF basic rider course today!! Classroom portion is tonight, starting at 6pm. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Heavy-hearted tonight after learning about a...

Heavy-hearted tonight after learning about a fatal accident that happened in an intersection in Barboursville late Friday evening. It involved a motorcyclist running a red light and hitting a turning...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Gents, I take my MSF course in 7 days and...

Gents, I take my MSF course in 7 days and counting... Already excited and nervous all at the same time, but so ready for the 29th to be here! :D

Have fun riding this weekend Britt and whoever...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,105
Posted By RidingBInWV
Ah, okay. Well, that's really not all that far...

Ah, okay. Well, that's really not all that far away!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Would love to tag along with any of you guys...

Would love to tag along with any of you guys that'd let me if I could. Got a ways yet though before I really can. I'll be watching out for any pics from rides though and drinking them all in....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,105
Posted By RidingBInWV
I would love to, but it would have to wait until...

I would love to, but it would have to wait until after I've found another job. My pockets are bare, and my 20 year old truck is a massive gas guzzler. :waysad

What area do you live in, anyway?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,105
Posted By RidingBInWV
Very nice website. :thumb I really hope I can...

Very nice website. :thumb I really hope I can help you out some when I'm finally up and on my feet on a bike! Until then, I'll continue to lurk everywhere and live vicariously through all the...
Forum: Regional forums 06-02-2012, 07:04 PM
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Views: 502,096
Posted By RidingBInWV
I'm in the Huntington area. Meh.

I'm in the Huntington area. Meh.
Forum: Regional forums 06-02-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 502,096
Posted By RidingBInWV
Hi ADV ladies! Just poking my head in a bit and...

Hi ADV ladies! Just poking my head in a bit and saying hello to everyone. :wave
I'm a complete n00b, both to the board and motorcycles themselves. Wanting desperately to ride and taking the MSF...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Seriously considering just going for tent/hammock...

Seriously considering just going for tent/hammock living...if only I weren't now jobless. Although, that could be all the more reason to! :baldy
When it rains, it pours...

And bholmes, very nice...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
If I could go out right now and do it, I would...

If I could go out right now and do it, I would have a bike within the week. Especially considering that the vehicle I'm currently driving has to go back to it's true owner by mid July and I'll be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Oh, I am quite sure I'll tip over quite a few...

Oh, I am quite sure I'll tip over quite a few times and drop my bike all the same as I'm learning and even when I'm not. I've kept that in mind as I've been looking around.
And indeed, I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Man! If I had my funds worked out already, I'd be...

Man! If I had my funds worked out already, I'd be on that in a heartbeat...I keep seeing such good bikes, it's starting to drive me batty that I'm still trying to figure things out fund-wise.
:baldy
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Hmmm, I use Photobucket as well, but I use my...

Hmmm, I use Photobucket as well, but I use my iPhone and all it's many apps for most of my internet goings and such. I've noticed that usually it re-sizes all of the photos I upload. But, this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Definitely not underestimating any MC's, I'm just...

Definitely not underestimating any MC's, I'm just still learning about it all. There seems to be so much to learn (and that I WANT to learn) sometimes, that it gets a little overwhelming. Just don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
That doesn't mean I don't appreciate all the...

That doesn't mean I don't appreciate all the suggestions though!! The bikes I don't recognize, I always look up. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
I keep looking at bikes like KLR's and the...

I keep looking at bikes like KLR's and the V-Strom because, while I want to be able to do a little bit of everything. I want to travel, explore WV and other states more thoroughly, play in the dirt...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Yeah, where I live tends to make a few things a...

Yeah, where I live tends to make a few things a bit on the complicated side. Wouldn't ya know it... :fitz

I keep looking at KLR's, but seat height worries me a little. I'm around 5'7", so I'm not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
:lol3 I'm in the Huntington area.

:lol3
I'm in the Huntington area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 558,500
Posted By RidingBInWV
Happy Memorial Day everyone. Thank you to those...

Happy Memorial Day everyone. Thank you to those that have fought for our freedom, and to those who continue to do so. You'll always be remembered.
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