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Old 08-25-2009, 07:07 PM   #3331
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Just got back from four days riding around AK. Hope to have a full report up soon

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Old 08-25-2009, 07:17 PM   #3332
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:46 PM   #3333
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good news today

I'm heading back out to CA next month. I think there will be another run at Malibu and Decker Canyons!! I'd really like to ride something other than my friends Bonneville or GS....so I think I'm gonna rent an r1200r for three days and do some extended touring!! So do any of you have advise about rentals, extra insurance, etc.....
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #3334
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Ran into this IBR guy today while I was at AutoZone getting some fuses. On his way to Maine and his bike kept cutting out since 10AM this morning. He was trying to let a little oil out (level too high) and look what happened...
From VDST - Rock Mtn

Not sure if he thought the excess oil was getting into the air filter or why this would be something to pull over for. He had the most ridiculous electronic setup I had ever seen. Truly incredible. Wonder if the excess load could have been the culprit? After helping him with an impromptu oil change, he departed - all the while this kid was asking if he was going to clean up the mess. Classic.
Sadly, I believe I know him too. If he called himself the "Irish Spanner", he also belongs to the Richmond BMW club. Or did. I've only ever seen him on a massively tricked out BMW GS, setup for IB rides. I had no idea he had switched to a Connie. The last time I spoke with him at Poe's, he said he was in training to compete in the real Iron Butt competition (if he was selected). No matter, there is no excuse for doing that in a parking lot. If anyone wants his name, I can provide it. The next time I meet him I will pointedly ask him about it.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #3335
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Just got back from four days riding around AK. Hope to have a full report up soon...
Hold on there...tell us how, what, where......thats an epic location for a teaser
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:57 AM   #3336
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Alright Mud! Awaiting the story, give us a heads up when you post.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:03 AM   #3337
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I started a ride report, nothing to good yet. I hope to have everything done in the next couple of days, between our two cameras I am having to go through 400 pictures. It is taking forever

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500062
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #3338
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Thumbs down I figured....he'll be getting an earfull I'm sure

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Sadly, I believe I know him too. If he called himself the "Irish Spanner", he also belongs to the Richmond BMW club. Or did. I've only ever seen him on a massively tricked out BMW GS, setup for IB rides. I had no idea he had switched to a Connie. The last time I spoke with him at Poe's, he said he was in training to compete in the real Iron Butt competition (if he was selected). No matter, there is no excuse for doing that in a parking lot. If anyone wants his name, I can provide it. The next time I meet him I will pointedly ask him about it.

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I figured you would know him also Jeff, seeing as he was big in B'mer land around here as far as connections go.
We worked together for a couple years (he was an elect test tech, I was Mech Engineer for a power quality company) , he used to work for Morton's, and has setup a few IBR bikes for past competitors. He called me when he got the "big show" call, and asked me about the C14 and picked my brain, seeing as both his GS's are older, and he didn't trust trying to make the IBR on either of them.
He picked the Conni up last year, and I lost touch with him (his website is down, and he never returned all my calls) while I was trying to help him in setting the bike up (seeing as I've had mine over 2 years now)..I can see him doing something like this, he's extremely impatiant, and twitchy. When things do go "perfect" he gets really freaked out....I'll give him an earfull and let him know he's now the infamous "Exxon Valdez" of Va.

He likely changed his oil 5 minutes before leaving the house, and used an older PureOne filter from Autozone, there were a bunch of them that got manufactured incorrectly and the pressure relief function on them was hosed....and caused oil starvation and the oil light to stick on....this problem has been researched by us on COG forum already where it came into light.

Either way it really didn't matter that is was a CONNI, it just makes me madder that I know the dude, and that it IS a Conni....making a rather highly regarded group (COG) wear his badge of shame....(oh, he never sent in a COG membership....go figgure)



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Yeah Jeff.....it's Roger.....
http://www.ironbuttrally.com/IBR/2009.cfm

only 2 C14's in this year, the other one is fellow COG'r from "down-under" Aussie Davo, sent his bike over here last month to get prepped.... Good Luck DAVO!!!!

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Old 08-26-2009, 12:44 PM   #3339
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Antique and Vintage Motorcycle Exhibition 17 Oct?

Is there anyone who would be interested in helping me run a one day, Antique and Vintage motorcycle show here in Petersburg?

The Chamber of Commerce will no longer host the Nostalgia Days Festival here (formerly a 3 day event), but now has changed it to the "Petersburg Fall and Family Festival, and made it a one day event. Tentatively set for Saturday 17 Oct.

I've been asked if I would set it up and host it. I'm thinking something really low key like a vintage and antique ride-in, with maybe a People's Choice Award at day's end.

Mainly it would involve a lot of sitting around and BS'ing about old bikes during the day. Doing registration and taking ballots for the voting.

Even if you can't help with running it, who can I count on to ride one of their pre-1985 bikes down and fill the streets? I'd be happy to have a vintage dirt bike section too if you wanted to come Pete! I'll throw out my/your 1984 XT600 too.

Any reaction or willingness to participate? We could post this at Poe's, at Velocity, etc and try to get a good turn-out.

Anyone?

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:16 PM   #3340
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Jeff I'd love to give ya a hand but my cousin is getting married at that time. Maybe I can come by in a tux though ;)
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #3341
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Jeff,

Like Chris, I'd love to help you out but I too have a wedding that day. I won't have a tux... just a pulpit robe.



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Old 08-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #3342
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Jeff:

That date's open right now. I can bring 1973 MX360, 1981 YZ465, 1979 SR500 (if I fix the carb), 1988 DT50. I think these all qualify.

Marking it on the calendar.....

Offer free eats and a lot of people will come! Brats?
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:55 PM   #3343
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Sadly, I believe I know him too. If he called himself the "Irish Spanner", he also belongs to the Richmond BMW club. Or did. I've only ever seen him on a massively tricked out BMW GS, setup for IB rides. I had no idea he had switched to a Connie. The last time I spoke with him at Poe's, he said he was in training to compete in the real Iron Butt competition (if he was selected). No matter, there is no excuse for doing that in a parking lot. If anyone wants his name, I can provide it. The next time I meet him I will pointedly ask him about it.

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WTF, is this guy that afraid of getting lost. It looks like he has 4 or 5 GPS units. Also is that big hexigonal box an extension of the gas tank?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #3344
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Are you familiar with 10K mi in 10 days Yes that is a supplemental, probably gravity fed, fuel supply.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:16 PM   #3345
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WTF, is this guy that afraid of getting lost. It looks like he has 4 or 5 GPS units. Also is that big hexigonal box an extension of the gas tank?
Multiple GPS's probably all loaded with the same routes and bonus points. Would suck to be trying to do 10,000 miles in 10 days and lose your gps navigation. Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy..

That's probably why he's draining the oil onto the ground, can never do too many oil changes.
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