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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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  2. stoked steve

    stoked steve Tag-o-holic

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    That is a pretty bike...

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  3. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    That thing has style for miles :D
  4. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    funny thing happened tonight. I went to start the beast to further diagnose the "cough" I experienced while riding it home. I turned the key and the lights etc. flicked on for a second but then nothing. No start. Bad battery, damn! Got to wiggling the terminals that I thought were tight and sonnaofbitch one was just BARELY wiggly. So I held it while turning the key and the bike fired right up. I'm hoping that the "carb problem" I was experiencing on the ride home was nothing more than a loose battery connection vibrating on/off while I rode. I've got my fingers crossed ... :D
  5. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    That thing still has a oil leak.....:rofl:evil
  6. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    I was greeted when I got home to a box that said CORBIN!!!

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    I also decide since I cant get the Damn XR right, Then I can always clean it some more :lol3
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    And Yes I know the Air filter is HORRIBLE :rofl Got a new one intransit
  7. TCON

    TCON Been here awhile

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    That motor is super clean. Hardly any wear on the side cases. It has a Mikuni TM40 pumper carb (supposed to be the best aftermarked carb you can get. Don't know anything about tuning that one but we'll get that Pig fired up.
  8. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    actually it's my Subaru that leaks oil, but I'm working on it. :rofl
  9. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    Yea but the oil the Subaru leaks helps Trees grow and makes birds sing :lol3
  10. toddzacker

    toddzacker Just the Shame

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    It just gives me the warm & fuzzies, when I get home and see the boxes. I get gitty like a school girl!!!
  11. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    :rofl
  12. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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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! :clap
    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...
  13. Laughingdawg

    Laughingdawg Been here awhile

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    Wait, what?!?! 70 inches?

    If sequestration doesn't happen, it's definitely time for a shopping trip. :evil
  14. PatrickInVA

    PatrickInVA Been here awhile

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    We got some 80s for work instead of projectors. They are pretty sweet but way to big for my living room.
  15. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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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.
  16. TheWorstKind

    TheWorstKind In the Wind

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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.
  17. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    Snow, rain, and sleet, all on the commute home from work. Miserable riding.
  18. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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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 :D.
    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.
  19. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    were you scooting back and forth on Colley ave?
  20. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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