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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #19111
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& where is the RTE address please might make it if my 11:30 meeting is short...

Here is the address... I plan to be there about 11:40 ish.

4028 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Mama+...98682&t=h&z=16
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:08 AM   #19112
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LOL!

Yes, I remember Bruce. Also worked with him for a couple of years at the old United Power.

Shoot, that was one of my "short" rides.

IIRC, I believe he bought a Connie at one point.

If you happen to see him again, please tell him I said, "Hi!"

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Sure will. I see him all the time, he's my best old buddy. We grew up together and he still lives right up the road.

About 15 years ago he did have a 95 Connie for a while, inspired by you. For the past few years he's been on an ST13. In May he hit a deer on 360 out near skin quarter which totaled that bike.. I mentioned it on this thread, but probably didn't give his name.. He wasn't hurt outside bumps/bruises but hasn't biked up again yet. Currently looking at a triumph scrambler and of course I'm egging him on as best as I can.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #19113
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Sure will. I see him all the time, he's my best old buddy. We grew up together and he still lives right up the road.

About 15 years ago he did have a 95 Connie for a while, inspired by you. For the past few years he's been on an ST13. In May he hit a deer on 360 out near skin quarter which totaled that bike.. I mentioned it on this thread, but probably didn't give his name.. He wasn't hurt outside bumps/bruises but hasn't biked up again yet. Currently looking at a triumph scrambler and of course I'm egging him on as best as I can.
Amazing how small this world really is.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:07 AM   #19114
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Strange Question on Wrenching

I was contemplating something last night. I'm pretty good when it comes to bolt-on stuff, but I'm not so great when it comes to actual repair/deep maintenance. Does anyone know if there a class/school/etc around Richmond that does motorcycle repair? I think it would be fun to spend a semester tearing into someone elses bike. LOL!

I looked at J Sarge, but they only do automotive. Google wasn't my friend either. Didn't know if any of ya'll had heard of something like that. I'm contemplating picking up a cheap project bike, but would like to know the basic skills are in place first.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #19115
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Good lunch today, thanks Buddy! We strolled in at 11:45 as folks were already starting to fill the place up.
They asked how many, I said 6-8, "Oh, do you have a reservation?"....nope....they had a resi for a party of 9 already.
Anyway, they seated us and we were soon surrounded by shirts & ties a touch fancier then our usual choices..
I'm not used to wine lists...

Me, The Smith's, Todd, Carl, Greg & Rick were in attendance. A few of us got the large Ravioli with two sauces.



Topics discussed, Tires: Heidenau K60 Scout's, Boots: Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex (mine came in from Biker-Land.de )
They also have an Ebay store fit like a glove right out of the box...saved over $130...
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #19116
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Todd?

Sorry for the brain fart ... but was it Todd who I was talking to about a Pelican Case?

If so, I've got a black 1450 collecting dust in the garage. I bought it for the XR, but took it off when I sold it. Barely used. Still has all the foam in it. No scratches. It was drilled on the bottom to mount on the Honda, but those holes could be re-used or filled pretty easily.

Not sure who you were asking for, but if you want it, I'd let it go for $75. I paid $109 for it, shipped.

Let me know.

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OUTSIDE: 16" x 13" x 6-7/8" (40.6 cm x 33 cm x 17.4 cm)
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #19117
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I was contemplating something last night. I'm pretty good when it comes to bolt-on stuff, but I'm not so great when it comes to actual repair/deep maintenance. Does anyone know if there a class/school/etc around Richmond that does motorcycle repair? I think it would be fun to spend a semester tearing into someone elses bike. LOL!

I looked at J Sarge, but they only do automotive. Google wasn't my friend either. Didn't know if any of ya'll had heard of something like that. I'm contemplating picking up a cheap project bike, but would like to know the basic skills are in place first.

In the grand scheme of things, I was actually considering putting a class together to do just that - teach the basics.

Still am, but just have not had the time to put a curriculum together. I taught several classes at Central Virginia Community College when I lived in Lynchburg (Motorcycle Repair and Maint, and Small engine Repair) on a continuing education basis in the evenings. They asked me to take over their automotive repair classes, but I turned it down (absolutely HATE working on cars).

If I can get some breathing room, I'll try and get my collective together to make it happen. The loft can easily be turned into a classroom. Lord knows I have enough tools on the ground floor to be able to rip stuff apart and play.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #19118
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Good lunch today, thanks Buddy! We strolled in at 11:45 as folks were already starting to fill the place up.
They asked how many, I said 6-8, "Oh, do you have a reservation?"....nope....they had a resi for a party of 9 already.
Anyway, they seated us and we were soon surrounded by shirts & ties a touch fancier then our usual choices..
I'm not used to wine lists...

Me, The Smith's, Todd, Carl, Greg & Rick were in attendance. A few of us got the large Ravioli with two sauces.



Topics discussed, Tires: Heidenau K60 Scout's, Boots: Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex (mine came in from Biker-Land.de )
They also have an Ebay store fit like a glove right out of the box...saved over $130...
I got buried working on a Royal Star, but some of that looks like food I could actually eat (teeth issue).

Gonna be interesting this evening. Daughter and I are taking my wife out to eat for her birthday (past Tuesday - turned 60), and Ruby Tuesday was her selection. If I get out of there without losing any choppers, it'll be a great night.

By copy to Greg: need to get up with you for a consultation. The time is near.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #19119
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I'd also be interested in something like this if you get a class going.



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In the grand scheme of things, I was actually considering putting a class together to do just that - teach the basics.

Still am, but just have not had the time to put a curriculum together. I taught several classes at Central Virginia Community College when I lived in Lynchburg (Motorcycle Repair and Maint, and Small engine Repair) on a continuing education basis in the evenings. They asked me to take over their automotive repair classes, but I turned it down (absolutely HATE working on cars).

If I can get some breathing room, I'll try and get my collective together to make it happen. The loft can easily be turned into a classroom. Lord knows I have enough tools on the ground floor to be able to rip stuff apart and play.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #19120
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By copy to Greg: need to get up with you for a consultation. The time is near.
Hey, I just thought of something. We could have a RTWGGTTD. (Ride To Watch Guy Go To The Dentist). Maybe we could even help out. You know, everyone bring a favorite tool and take a tooth.

Could be fun.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #19121
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Hey, I just thought of something. We could have a RTWGGTTD. (Ride To Watch Guy Go To The Dentist). Maybe we could even help out. You know, everyone bring a favorite tool and take a tooth.

Could be fun.
Very funny!

Actually, I'm not laughing. In all seriousness, I could probably poke 50% of my remaining teeth out with my tongue - IF - I had the gnads to do so and didn't want to deprive my dentist of putting in that second swimming pool, or farkle for a GS.

Lord knows, and I pray that none of you ever have to go through this. The very thought of what lays before me scares me to death. If I lived in WV (like I really wanted to do), it would be an everyday occurrence and we'd all look the same.

Enough of that...........

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #19122
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Very funny!

Actually, I'm not laughing. In all seriousness, I could probably poke 50% of my remaining teeth out with my tongue - IF - I had the gnads to do so and didn't want to deprive my dentist of putting in that second swimming pool, or farkle for a GS.

Lord knows, and I pray that none of you ever have to go through this. The very thought of what lays before me scares me to death. If I lived in WV (like I really wanted to do), it would be an everyday occurrence and we'd all look the same.

Enough of that...........

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Sorry, I certainly wasn't trying to make fun of a bad situation. Sometimes my humor goes too far.

I went through something similar a few years back, although not to this degree. I've had a long time fear/dislike of dentists (and it showed). After lots of $$ and "discomfort", I learned maintenance is better than repair.

I hope it all turns out well for you. I'm sure Greg can help with whatever questions/issues you may have. Let us know what (if anything) we can do.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #19123
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Sorry, I certainly wasn't trying to make fun of a bad situation. Sometimes my humor goes too far.

I went through something similar a few years back, although not to this degree. I've had a long time fear/dislike of dentists (and it showed). After lots of $$ and "discomfort", I learned maintenance is better than repair.

I hope it all turns out well for you. I'm sure Greg can help with whatever questions/issues you may have. Let us know what (if anything) we can do.

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No problem Rick. With my owns sick sense of humor, I can certainly appreciate what you were saying...... NOT to imply that you are "sick."

Well, maybe.......................

After my initial "quad" surgery to try and arrest the problem, I was on a meticulous maintenance routine for close to 25 years. Even with all of that, I occasionally had (painful) infections set in.... usually after a thorough procedure of the cleaning by my dentist at the time.

A few years ago (8??), I finally said fook it. I've paid all this money over the years, and for what? Gonna let nature take it's course and we'll deal with the consequences later - whatever they may be.

As anticipated, it has.... but now it's time to cross the Rubicon... and we're gonna have to move forward from here.

I have a pretty high threshold of pain, but quite frankly, the future procedure (whatever it entails) scares the shit out of me. I'll find out all of that after I talk with Greg.

In the interim, I'm going out to dinner tonight with my lovely wife and daughter. Regardless of all the other 'stuff," I'm gonna enjoy it.

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #19124
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No problem Rick. With my owns sick sense of humor, I can certainly appreciate what you were saying...... NOT to imply that you are "sick."

Well, maybe.......................

After my initial "quad" surgery to try and arrest the problem, I was on a meticulous maintenance routine for close to 25 years. Even with all of that, I occasionally had (painful) infections set in.... usually after a thorough procedure of the cleaning by my dentist at the time.

A few years ago (8??), I finally said fook it. I've paid all this money over the years, and for what? Gonna let nature take it's course and we'll deal with the consequences later - whatever they may be.

As anticipated, it has.... but now it's time to cross the Rubicon... and we're gonna have to move forward from here.

I have a pretty high threshold of pain, but quite frankly, the future procedure (whatever it entails) scares the shit out of me. I'll find out all of that after I talk with Greg.

In the interim, I'm going out to dinner tonight with my lovely wife and daughter. Regardless of all the other 'stuff," I'm gonna enjoy it.

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Guy, we've chatted in pm about dental stuff and my recent dental surgery was painless. Nothing like the old days.

Maybe you can make a pair of these on your Bridgeport?

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #19125
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