Charlottesville Riders...where are ya?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by gasgaseffinfast, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Normally I would be up for it but I'm trying to heal my shoulder from an off last weekend. Probably need another week or two. Plus I want to get my new front tire and pegs on before the next small bike adventure. Truck camping locally this weekend. At other times I'm also into bigger bike rides.
  2. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    Truck camping and trail riding. This will be my 1st trip with the camper top.The bike is an old ktm400, so it's "small bike" with the dual sporters and big pig with the enduro guys.
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  3. Jape147

    Jape147 Adventurer

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    That camper shell cargo box thing is rad! Where can I get one? I like my regular sized shell on my truck but I have to chose between that or carrying the bike


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  4. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    I got it off Craiglist. Its a "DCU" or commercial camper shell used for work trucks. Finding a Hi-top version is rare though. I also like the full side tool doors so I grab shit without crawling in the truck. I removed one toolbox for access and kept the other for the stinky gear and the misc gas and oil stuff.
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  5. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Great set up man! My old pick up is a little lifted and I ride the bike up my triple ramp! I never saw the need to push it until now but at least yours fits. You've solved the age-old dilemma. :-)
  6. kneeslider

    kneeslider Long timer

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  7. 2 spoke

    2 spoke Been here awhile

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    Tomorrow a friend and I are heading to the GW for a beginner level ride . Planning to ride some forest service roads west of Harrisonburg. Meeting up at the beginning of Long Run/FR 72 and 612/613 . This is the beginning of the access road up to Rocky Run ATV park . 10 am ish for approx 3 hr loop
  8. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    STFU! They paved the Coal Road?!? How much of it? :dirtdog

    I'm never coming back again.

    How ya doin' SRG? :wave
  9. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Yo, HFG!

    Yep, pavement on Coal Rd. - the first couple of miles at each end. More worrisome to me are the speed limit signs (25MPH). Doing 60 might not have been the best idea before, but it might be a really bad idea now.

    Everything is good here, a little quiet though. I guess the old crowd is getting (ahem) old.

    Where are you now? Out camping?

    Maybe I'll run over to Coal Rd. tomorrow, might even man up and take the jeep trail - anyone interested?
  10. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    SRG- I'm interested. What are you riding? I have not done the jeep trail. OK for KLR or should I take the 250? I'm not the earliest riser so would 10 or 11 work?
  11. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Hey KS - watching the F1 parade now.

    I was going in the afternoon, maybe Afton at 1? or is it too late?

    I'm on a Husaberg 450 w/ D/S tires. KLR should be OK.
  12. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Afton at 1 is perfect. Meet at the popcorn stand? I was thinking KLR today anyway and if I have to turn it around that's fine. It does really well I just don't have a bash plate or hand guards on it.
  13. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    F1 parade over. Hamilton again.

    See you at the P corn stand.
  14. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Running a little late
  15. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Well, that was interesting.

    KS - you got home alright, right? You can tell the story if you like. I did go back via the Sherando to Afton trail, but didn't see your shoe.

    For anyone else going over there:

    Speed limit (25) signs still up on the new sections pavement of Coal Rd. I did pass a Ranger on the gravel on way back. I saw him in time to slow a bit, but obviously was not doing 25. He didn't mind.

    The Jeep trail was as rocky as ever, but the surprize was the mudholes - unusually deep, over the boot deep, maybe over your knees deep. This was experimentally confirmed, twice.

    We'll have to try it again soon.
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  16. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Just leaving my shop. That was interesting for sure. Unfortunately we didn't get any footage of the water holes or my sad diving experiment. Amazing the KLR kept going. I just went through most of it. Actually not washing it immediately was helpful so as not to introduce more water. I just let it dry and cloth dusted everything. All in all I think my bike will dry out. I am going to vacuum the dirt that used to be mud out of the air box and continue going through the bottom end and front. Good way to get to know my bike. Otherwise I was very pleased with the performance and making it to the top even if soaked. The best part is I went back to that first leg and found my f****** shoe!:wings
  17. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    Excellent, no wonder I didn't see it.

    Vacuum idea is a good one. I've used a smaller fuel line sized piece of hose at the end of the vacs hose to get into tight spots. Get the "clean" side of the airbox as clean as you can get it and clean and reoil the airfilter.

    The Berg, my jacket and my boots all got powerwashed.
  18. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Good thinking to get some flex on the vac. I need to wash the funk off of my stuff still. Had no issues riding home and was blessed with a few hours of sun to dry stuff out.

    @Austin hayes Question for you or anyone: If brown water went through air box and carb but eventually seemed to blow through and out (as in I was finally able to start it and ride home) do you think I need to do anything else besides air box/air filter and oil/oil filter change regarding the engine?:hmmmmm I am cleaning everything top to bottom.
  19. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Is the oil milky ?
  20. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    I'll check tomorrow. If it is do I need more than an oil change?