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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:53 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
No, surprisingly, bars still look straight.. ...

No, surprisingly, bars still look straight.. they're aftermarket aluminum oversized "fat" bars. Cheapies (tusk) but still apparently pretty strong.. those bar clamp bolts were M10 grade 7's and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 08:17 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
hit a pot hole on the way to church. no I'm...

hit a pot hole on the way to church.

no I'm sure it was that crash. Same side.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 07:08 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
for a while now I've had this weird steering...

for a while now I've had this weird steering thing.. if I line the wheel up straight the bars are slightly off and if I get the bars straight the wheel is a tad off.. tried loosening the tubes and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
doohickey! :evil j/k. you can take a soda...

doohickey! :evil

j/k. you can take a soda straw full of gas, dump it right in the spark plug hole and crank it.. if it runs for a second or two then your ignition is off the hook.

you're...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 09:41 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
yup. I wonder if these OE bolts were designed to...

yup. I wonder if these OE bolts were designed to be sacrificial.. how does a steel bolt wring off so easy? You'd think it would pull the threads out of the case first.

This seems like a good...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
+1 on the cut a slot in the remaining piece and...

+1 on the cut a slot in the remaining piece and use a screwdriver. I have a dremel with cut-off wheel that does well at that.. failing that this is probably a decent application for a ez out, since...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
trials bike fever

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcd/4396226430.html

Colonial heights, is this one of us?

http://images.craigslist.org/00606_5d3qIzg3SCT_600x450.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm picturing 3 screws holding a cover over oil...

I'm picturing 3 screws holding a cover over oil filter?

Is there enough of the broken nub sticking out to get a bite on with a vise grip? (after you take the other screws out and the cover off) ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
my bike is in one piece again.. :clap Unless...

my bike is in one piece again.. :clap Unless something goes south at work tomorrow morning I'm in for rte.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Yeah we do - courtesy Michhub.. it expired but...

Yeah we do - courtesy Michhub.. it expired but still worth something I think. I'll try to get up there Fri with it, if not I'll email it to you. You may already have it, I think he sent it to both...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
Ha - mine too! The photography in that thread is...

Ha - mine too! The photography in that thread is fantastic.

I had to scan through to see what he was using.. Canon EOS 20/30/40D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
My bike has been up on a lift for 2 months...

My bike has been up on a lift for 2 months looking just like this. Actually worse with no swingarm or forks.

All parts are in and things are about to change!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I had a love/fear relationship like this once...

I had a love/fear relationship like this once with a hopped up/plated XR650R. :uhoh

Should be a pretty hot seller, especially with the tags. Easy to find a next victim.. I mean owner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
It was pretty thoroughly killed. Around 20k,...

It was pretty thoroughly killed. Around 20k, started weeping a little oil and just seemed to be getting limp. Last Fall at Jeffs chasing you guys around made it clear that something had to happen.....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
My shock finally made it back home all rebuilt...

My shock finally made it back home all rebuilt and fancied up. Greased up all my linkage needle bearings and swingarm yesterday.. Just a few more things on the to do list. Should have her back on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
thanks for the info.. I'll at least get a letter...

thanks for the info.. I'll at least get a letter out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
That swift creek resevoir area probably the...

That swift creek resevoir area probably the fastest growing part of the county in recent years. Lots of new housing to pick from. Has really built up and has the newest schools, shopping etc. Of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Hey you scofflaw! I know we talked about...

Hey you scofflaw! I know we talked about autocross and always meant to try it but never got around to it. I would not hesitate to run the snot out of the old Miata, but I might be a little :uhoh...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
:rolleyes

:rolleyes
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Been thinking about it for years, but not done it...

Been thinking about it for years, but not done it yet. Not a dedicated BRT trip anyway. We ride pieces of it every year - Rough run/shoe creek, etc. I'd like to take a long weekend and check out...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
:clap. Glad to hear!

:clap. Glad to hear!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-12-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Very sorry to hear. Sounds like she is a best...

Very sorry to hear. Sounds like she is a best case for strong spirit/character/attitude to deal with it though. If I were ever in a spot like that only hope that I could be half that positive about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm looking forward to a test ride too! Have...

I'm looking forward to a test ride too! Have been dealing direct with Rick at Cogent and have a set of his cartridge emulator like thingies coming too. Apparently I waited too late in the winter...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Bumpy, curvy, narrow, no shoulder, full of...

Bumpy, curvy, narrow, no shoulder, full of gravel.. Just like Norwood. but I still like 'em.

Saw motorcycles everywhere yesterday. My bike still apart, no shock yet. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2014, 06:39 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Dang Mike, sorry to hear about your friend. ...

Dang Mike, sorry to hear about your friend. How's she doing now? Did she hit ice?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
lol.. that's pretty funny. Did you move...

lol.. that's pretty funny.

Did you move recently? I thought you lived between "Your Boss" and "active white people with canoes and crocs" which is just north of "brave white people"
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
I like Colonial Heights, nice little town. In...

I like Colonial Heights, nice little town. In the same general area along I95 there are: Petersburg, Walthall, Enon, Chester.

Not a bad drive at all to downtown from any of these. (Getting to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Yeah with this weather it's gonna be dicey...

Yeah with this weather it's gonna be dicey alright.. Good luck, hope you get in. I know you'd like to get it over with.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Thanks Pete.. I'd need to borrow you and the o/a...

Thanks Pete.. I'd need to borrow you and the o/a torch though. I have v/little experience with "real" torches.. afraid of doing Wayne J said, head becomes boat anchor.

It's too late for that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
Thanks everybody.. DM, I originally took the...

Thanks everybody.. DM, I originally took the exhaust loose to make clearance to get my shock out.

Have spent almost one full plumbers sized propane bottle heating the bolt area with torch over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By ddlewis
I'm spending some serious time on google maps.. ...

I'm spending some serious time on google maps.. new sights would be cool, but I don't even care if it's the same great old places, I just want to go. The Boone camp out is third week of May if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
Yup, I got it too - Raspberry weight loss...

Yup, I got it too - Raspberry weight loss supplement..

At first I thought Pete was trying to tell me something :D, before I figured out it was hijack/spam.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2014, 07:28 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
re: weather, you're welcome. Last week in...

re: weather, you're welcome.

Last week in what seemed like the dead of winter - I sent my bike shock off for rebuild and sell my convertible. Then bam! 70F.. :bluduh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By ddlewis
http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Lei...

http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Leisure/2009/lotus-superbike-660.gif

Wow, that's cool - but where would I mount my milk crate? I could probably drill some holes in that carbon...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
That's what I thought... until I knocked an e21...

That's what I thought... until I knocked an e21 off my weestrom.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
Lol! "Experience is something you don't get...

Lol!

"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.".

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28,217
Views: 1,434,665
Posted By ddlewis
Wow, that is cool.. I'm trying to sell this one...

Wow, that is cool.. I'm trying to sell this one too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28,217
Views: 1,434,665
Posted By ddlewis
Eye patch with tassles on order. I'm glad you...

Eye patch with tassles on order. I'm glad you get it DM..

:D

Not really..but I am half looking for some sort of street bike. No crf-x leg breaker. dl650 is a great bike, but btdt for 7 years...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28,217
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Posted By ddlewis
Got my eye on a shadow 750 ACE w floorboards. ...

Got my eye on a shadow 750 ACE w floorboards. It's sweet.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28,217
Views: 1,434,665
Posted By ddlewis
Sold my Miata. Now sitting on bike money and a...

Sold my Miata. Now sitting on bike money and a big empty spot in the garage. :evil

Also working on selling that Bandit!
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