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Old 12-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #2176
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Damn that sucks Eric. I love my GS and it's spare fuel bottles

I have died at that same intersaction on my Stella but it was for entirely different reasons; Italian designed, Indian produced electronics
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:22 AM   #2177
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Damn Eric, hell of an adventure; and it was CCCCCcccoooOOOooolllllllddd that night returning home after the party!

Glad it was only a gas issue; and look at it this way, what a helluva of story!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:08 AM   #2178
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So....WTF are you doing out after dark on a Lucas bike? You know the old saying....

"A gentleman never motors about at night without petrol".... or something like that.....

Sure, blame Skippii....you shoudda prayed with the "Jesus Prayer Squad"
Shit what am i doing on a Lucas bike anytime! It's been love hate since I got her. And yes I shoulda prayed right then and there.


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Damn Eric, hell of an adventure; and it was CCCCCcccoooOOOooolllllllddd that night returning home after the party!

Glad it was only a gas issue; and look at it this way, what a helluva of story!

Thanks for sharing.
I was damn cold especially in those low spots along the Potomac. I think though the cold is what made every detail of what happened so vivid in my memory, froze it there!


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Old 12-03-2012, 05:10 AM   #2179
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I know most of those stations & they are usually open even late at night... Weird. Glad you made it home. Eventually.
I thought the same, usually open esp. on a Sat night.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:15 AM   #2180
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Otoh . . . .

. . . . a normal commute home wouldn't have provided such a memorable story!


I used to snow camp, climb, and ski-mountaineer, back in the olden days when men were men and sheep were nervous. I've been cold, but never colder than on a motorcycle in the right (wrong) conditions.

Now that I'm officially an old fart and camp curmudgeon, I have to say I really, no I mean really love heated gear and bikes that put out enough 'tron's to run it.

BTW, while the /5 is short on extra 'trons, the Dubya has enough to let me run some heated gear! Love it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 AM   #2181
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Wow Eric. What a work out. You would rather push a Bonnie than ride a klr.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #2182
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Wow Eric. What a work out. You would rather push a Bonnie than ride a klr.
Have yet to need to push the KLR...shit I better start that praying ASAP
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #2183
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Hi all -
I figured I'd introduce myself - I live in NoVA and ride an '05 F650GS Dakar. It's my first bike - I took the MSF class in June and bought it in July. I always see quite a few riders in the area on adventure bikes so I may have run into one or more of you (hopefully just figuratively) at some point this year. So just saying hello - if you see a chick on a Dakar, feel free to wave, but no pointing or laughing
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #2184
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Have yet to need to push the KLR...shit I better start that praying ASAP
Sorry to hear about that Eric. Funny story, glad you made it out alright.

Funny thing is, I pushed a KLR a mile through the Nutley exit of 66 on a cold sunday night in December last year because it ran out of gas. It died just as I exited the freeway heading westbound, but I still had a mile to go before I could really get off the freeway, as that exit has a collector system. I knew I had gas in the reserve so I turned my petcock to what I thought was reserve and cranked the battery dead to no avail. I thought something was really wrong so I got my phone out and took a look at the petcock - sure enough it was in the "off" position, not "res." The bike still had half a gallon in it but I nevertheless had to push it a mile just to get off the freeway.

Cars were whizzing by the whole time as I pushed the KLR in the dark. Crossing each individual exit while pushing a KLR was akin to trying to make it to the pasture fence in 9 seconds because a bull could do it 10. Fun times.

Anyway, I finally get off the freeway but still have a mile to my house. I thought I would try cranking the KLR one more time, and viola - it comes to life. Apparently pushing the KLR for a mile was enough to get a good charge to the battery. I rode directly to a gas station.

So what was my lesson learned? Don't leave church early to get Taco Bell, because you might need that gas.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #2185
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Have yet to need to push the KLR
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Hi all -
I figured I'd introduce myself - I live in NoVA and ride an '05 F650GS Dakar. It's my first bike - I took the MSF class in June and bought it in July. I always see quite a few riders in the area on adventure bikes so I may have run into one or more of you (hopefully just figuratively) at some point this year. So just saying hello - if you see a chick on a Dakar, feel free to wave, but no pointing or laughing
Welcome to ADV!
Lots of inmates in NOVA.
There is this thread, a NOVA weekend rides thread, and other miscellaneous BS threads that may interest you. Actually there is a lot more of the later...

Don't forget to check out the Tag-0-rama threads. You can discover a lot of new roads playing those games.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #2186
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Cars were whizzing by the whole time as I pushed the KLR in the dark. Crossing each individual exit while pushing a KLR was akin to trying to make it to the pasture fence in 9 seconds because a bull could do it 10. Fun times.
Yikes! Glad you made it across the lanes without getting hit!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #2187
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Hi all -
I figured I'd introduce myself - I live in NoVA and ride an '05 F650GS Dakar. It's my first bike - I took the MSF class in June and bought it in July. I always see quite a few riders in the area on adventure bikes so I may have run into one or more of you (hopefully just figuratively) at some point this year. So just saying hello - if you see a chick on a Dakar, feel free to wave, but no pointing or laughing
Hi there.

My first bike was an 03 Dakar that I actually just sold a couple of weeks ago. Great bike.

As you can see from the recent pics, some of us crazies in the RLD get together from time to time. We have frequent/infrequent garage nights at my place in Alex. All are always welcome, so shoot me a PM if your interested in stopping by some time. We also do ride our bikes occasionally (well, the ones that are running anyway...).
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #2188
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Welcome to ADV!
Lots of inmates in NOVA.
There is this thread, a NOVA weekend rides thread, and other miscellaneous BS threads that may interest you. Actually there is a lot more of the later...

Don't forget to check out the Tag-0-rama threads. You can discover a lot of new roads playing those games.
Thanks! I'll make sure to check out those threads. I gotta figure out what these tag threads are all about. I've been a lurker on this one every so often but figured I should say hi for once and for all. You guys always seem to have something fun going on.

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Hi there.

My first bike was an 03 Dakar that I actually just sold a couple of weeks ago. Great bike.

As you can see from the recent pics, some of us crazies in the RLD get together from time to time. We have frequent/infrequent garage nights at my place in Alex. All are always welcome, so shoot me a PM if your interested in stopping by some time. We also do ride our bikes occasionally (well, the ones that are running anyway...).
Thanks for letting me know. Nice to hear there are local meets. I always welcome an opportunity to hear some riding advice and learn more about bikes. I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #2189
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I figured I'd introduce myself - I live in NoVA and ride an '05 F650GS Dakar. It's my first bike - I took the MSF class in June and bought it in July. I always see quite a few riders in the area on adventure bikes so I may have run into one or more of you (hopefully just figuratively) at some point this year. So just saying hello - if you see a chick on a Dakar, feel free to wave, but no pointing or laughing
Welcome to the rabble... Keep an eye out for a hot red head on a white rallye GS. That is banshee..
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:15 AM   #2190
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Welcome to the rabble... Keep an eye out for a hot red head on a white rallye GS. That is banshee..
Banshee...that's what it's gonna sound like if you hear her screaming by. You are probably not likely to see her. Zoom zoom.
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