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Old 10-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #17746
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Hey there, new guy here checking in. My names Garrett and I recently sold my car and bought a 94 XR650L. It's my first bike and I couldn't be happier! It's been a few years since I've ridden a bike but it's all coming back to me. My brother rides a BMW GS and I think we may go on an extended ride at some point.



Welcome to the Rchmond Chapter of the Asylum!

Andrew, I voted for you at my office and did so with my wifes' computer at home as well. Good luck!

Regarding the RTE this week, That's a negative for me. I'll be in Williamsburg for the day for a continuing education class on dentistry. Hope to join you all next week.
Then you'll only have 31 to go.................

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #17747
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We only have 3 more days to vote for the finalist in the BMW Trophy Challenge. Polls close Friday 10/12. This is my last shameless plea for everyone to get the word out and vote for Andrew Lacy (myself) to go on to the South America Finals.

Hopefully I will know one way or another just in time for the party at BWDR this weekend. So either it will be a celebration or a commiseration ride for me. /

Here is a direct link to the voting app in case you need it: https://www.facebook.com/BMWMotorrad...64801563554262 To vote simply click on my picture.


--Thanks, Andrew Lacy

Voted! Even posted on my wall. Maybe I can get a few non-BMW friends to jump on the bandwagon ...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #17748
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Regarding the RTE this week, That's a negative for me. I'll be in Williamsburg for the day for a continuing education class on dentistry. Hope to join you all next week.
Priorities, man! Where are your priorities??
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:49 PM   #17749
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Priorities, man! Where are your priorities??
I know, I know...missing these RTE's is killing me!! LOL, Rick and Guy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #17750
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What's the normal show time for a RTE?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:33 PM   #17751
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what's the normal show time for a rte?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #17752
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #17753
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #17754
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #17755
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Good day for a long run.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
Looks like you had a great ride!

Eppa was telling me the other day about your bearing failure and how your bike is not really an off road bike....
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #17756
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #17757
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Hmmmm ... Interesting

Now that I am Farkle-Complete (well, almost, still need a new rear tire), I decided to take the XRL out for a little giddy-up tonight. Man, is that a different beast than the GS! Completely different ... everything. I got used to it semi-quickly though ... and then sat on my GS. LOL! Who would have thought that I would feel like I was on a low-slung cruiser on ole Max? Compared to that 37" perch on the XRL, the GS seems incredibly short. And fat. LOL! But I love that old bike. Let's see how well I adapt to the different riding styles.

I'm thinking of taking an easy ride out West Point way this Sunday. And let me emphasize the "easy" part. I want to see how my "Thumper Legs" do in a basic environment. If anyone is interested in watching me fall and struggle, let me know. LOL!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #17758
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Eppa was telling me the other day about your bearing failure
Must be going around. After only 56k miles on my Strom I blew out a right rear wheel bearing coming down I95 the other day. Guy Young to the rescue. Thanks again Guy.

Got a nifty peice of art out of the deal as well. Outer race was all that was left in the wheel after I removed it using all I had, my tool kit, Guy had to take it from there.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:28 AM   #17759
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I am sort of a rookie at posting, but I have met many of you at various times. I have a couple of questions that perhaps you guys/gals can help me with. I just got my new to me DRZ400E titled and registered yesterday for an upcoming ride to the mountains with Eddie and Chuck. I purchased a new tail light and other stuff to get my bike inspected, but I think that they will probably ask that I turn my tail light into a brake light. There is an extra red wire that came with the assembly, but I don't know what other "stuff" I need to wire it to the brakes, if that's even possible. Does Guy or anyone have a suggestion?

Last question, I have 5 bikes in my garage (some dirt bikes). I am constantly having to take the dirt bikes to get the carburetors cleaned or something. I have always wanted to learn the mysteries of the carb, if anyone would like to show me how to remove and clean a carb (1995 Honda XR100 specifically), I would pay for your time.

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #17760
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I am sort of a rookie at posting, but I have met many of you at various times. I have a couple of questions that perhaps you guys/gals can help me with. I just got my new to me DRZ400E titled and registered yesterday for an upcoming ride to the mountains with Eddie and Chuck. I purchased a new tail light and other stuff to get my bike inspected, but I think that they will probably ask that I turn my tail light into a brake light. There is an extra red wire that came with the assembly, but I don't know what other "stuff" I need to wire it to the brakes, if that's even possible. Does Guy or anyone have a suggestion?

Last question, I have 5 bikes in my garage (some dirt bikes). I am constantly having to take the dirt bikes to get the carburetors cleaned or something. I have always wanted to learn the mysteries of the carb, if anyone would like to show me how to remove and clean a carb (1995 Honda XR100 specifically), I would pay for your time.

Thanks

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That extra wire is probably for the brake light. Not knowing exactly what a stock "E" has in the way of a wiring harness and other bits, you may need to add in, and wire a brake light switch to activate the brake light. May need a switch for the front brake lever too. Not sure if VA requires that.

To pass inspection, you'll need a horn, high and low beam headlight, and at least one LH mounted mirror.

I read on some of the forums that folks just get a complete "S" wiring harness which just kinda makes it a plug and play once the (electro) mechanical bits are in place. eBay might be your friend there.

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