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Old 02-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #15391
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #15392
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I am such a fan of working midnights, having a 24hour walmart around..and having my wife work an opposite shift in the same building. It makes these chick holidays so much easier to deal with... 15 minutes of shopping (because I stopped to look at the 70 inch led TVs), sign the card, drop it and the flowers off on her desk. BANG ! DONE ! I'm good for another year!
Success is measured in the fact that IF you can make her feel guilty because she didn't get you enough cheap, useless crap then you win!....and that translates into motorcycles and parts down the road...
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #15393
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(because I stopped to look at the 70 inch led TVs),
Wait, what?!?! 70 inches?

If sequestration doesn't happen, it's definitely time for a shopping trip.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #15394
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Wait, what?!?! 70 inches?
We got some 80s for work instead of projectors. They are pretty sweet but way to big for my living room.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #15395
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Pretty sure I just saw Theworstkind go through the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville 5 min ago. I was in the cage.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #15396
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Yup, that was me. Had lunch at Jebs after a PDW (MSF/VRTP continuing education), then headed home to beat the weather.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #15397
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Snow, rain, and sleet, all on the commute home from work. Miserable riding.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #15398
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Got my "new" Sportster on the road yesterday for a

couple of hours before the snow started. It ran great with fully tightened battery connections on a new battery but still carb-farted a couple of times. It's definitely running slightly lean because the farts stopped completely when I engaged the choke a tad while riding. Of course it was like 38 degrees out too so that may be a factor.
I gotta tell ya this bike is FUN. It handles better than I thought it would and it's actually hard to ride slow from light to light around town. That low-end grunt really put a grin on my face every time I cracked into it .
Getting ready to go out into the cold to install my factory (quieter) pipes now. Restoring a bit of backpressure may help its lean condition too.

Ya'll keep warm today.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:41 AM   #15399
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couple of hours before the snow started. It ran great with fully tightened battery connections on a new battery but still carb-farted a couple of times. It's definitely running slightly lean because the farts stopped completely when I engaged the choke a tad while riding. Of course it was like 38 degrees out too so that may be a factor.
I gotta tell ya this bike is FUN. It handles better than I thought it would and it's actually hard to ride slow from light to light around town. That low-end grunt really put a grin on my face every time I cracked into it .
Getting ready to go out into the cold to install my factory (quieter) pipes now. Restoring a bit of backpressure may help its lean condition too.

Ya'll keep warm today.
were you scooting back and forth on Colley ave?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #15400
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Could be a real good deal on a drz400. I was getting ready to call him myself but I just have too much going on right now.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/mcy/3623824188.html
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #15401
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Got the Screaming Eagle mufflers off the Sportster today

and put the OEM mufflers I got off of ebay on the bike. Looks better and sounds more refined too. As a matter of fact, as I was buttoning the bike back up a limo pulled up in front of the house, the window came down and a distinguished gentleman of years politely asked: " Pardon me, isn't that the new GS?"

















Next weekend I'll be putting 13" Road King air shocks on the rear (another ebay find) to bring the bike up a tad and increase travel and improve handling a bit.. It's really LOW right now ... especially after riding the DR650 around for a whille!

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #15402
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There and behind ODU on the Powatan dragstrip ...

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #15403
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Hey all, just wanted to introduce myself. I just picked up a 650GS Sertao a couple days ago. I'll mostly be using it to commute back and forth to work, but I'm also looking forward to some adventure riding this summer. I don't know all the lingo, but that will come with time I'm sure. I've owned 2 sport bikes, a Harley and now a dual sport. Looking forward to reading through the forums and learning as much as possible.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #15404
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Hey all, just wanted to introduce myself. I just picked up a 650GS Sertao a couple days ago. I'll mostly be using it to commute back and forth to work, but I'm also looking forward to some adventure riding this summer. I don't know all the lingo, but that will come with time I'm sure. I've owned 2 sport bikes, a Harley and now a dual sport. Looking forward to reading through the forums and learning as much as possible.
Welcome sir. Great bike choice, my brother has the same and loves it. What area of HR are you in?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #15405
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Welcome and watch out these guys will drag you into Dam Neck.

Check out the Tag-O-Rama. A good way to learn the area.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=Tag-O-Roma

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...15193&page=287

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...573918&page=52
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