Lynchburg, VA (and outlying areas, Forest, Evington, Madison Heights, etc)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Mava, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    If you're looking to buy OEM, Ron Ayers.
    http://www.ronayers.com/ . Use the Parts look-up.

    The Thumper Talk store has OEM and aftermarket.
    http://https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/

    I've also bought aftermarket stuff from Jake Wilson.
    http://www.jakewilson.com

    Or Alan, aka AB13, can probably fix you up.

    I got a cig lighter socket from Ace Hardware. It had alligator clips on it that I cut off, added wire to it, and wired it to the battery. Put an in-line fuse in the wire if you do this.
  2. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    My first crappy cell phone pic. :-) on top of Liberty Mountain.
  3. Mava

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    Wow, front and rear? What's the mileage?

    I haven't done pads yet but I like HT and will probably buy the Galfers when the time comes: http://www.happy-trail.com/Departments/bFind-Your-Bikeb/Kawasaki/KLR650E-08-plus-/Brakes.aspx

    EM has EBC as well. Don't know the differences, but EagleMike is great: http://www.eaglemike.com/EBC-brake-pads-ebc-bp.htm


    This is what I have on mine. It's jury rigged, but it's zip-tied to the handlebar. Works for me.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041CDPQO/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
    http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-6-Terminal-Disconnect/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=pd_sim_auto_1
  4. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    I picked it up with +/- 13,020. I've put a something like 30+ on it.

    Mava, the yahoo at Kerr Tire failed the inspection because the front break was very worn and the rear would be less than acceptable soon. Not to mention my buddy somehow managed to melt the right rear turn signal. It still works mind you, all be it a bit gnarled. :D

    Right now I've got Continentals mounted. The front is great but the rear is about worn out so I'll be replacing those this spring as well. I'm dying for some panniers but I can't see the wife going for $1,000+ right now.

    Should be ordering breaks, oil filter, turn signal and the lighter plug today or tomorrow.



    When do you guys typically start your riding season? Mava I know you ride every day.
  5. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Most of us on this site ride all year.

    Some of us are wusses and have heated gear. :D
  6. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    If it wasn't for Gerbings having a warehouse in Stoneville, NC, I probably would still be duking it out in the cold. Now that I have gloves and the vest, I can ride forever.
  7. Mava

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    I get by with a good jacket, long Johns below 25F, and, a balaclava heated grips.
  8. late-apex

    late-apex XR650L

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    Air cooled engines will keep you warm if you go slow :evil
  9. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Who goes slow?
  10. late-apex

    late-apex XR650L

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    I'm still a newb on dirt so I do.....but not for long :kat
  11. Mava

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    I'm a novice on dirt too but I think something other than a KLR might help that.
  12. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    Same here. I have to say that I'm looking forward to learning with you guys. Yesterday I took a short ride to the top of Liberty Mt. and though it was brief and only a gravel road, it felt great!

    There's a trail north of here, Piney River I think, that would be a great group ride. Its popular with 4x4s and takes you up a mountain and back down the other side.




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  13. Mava

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    Not sure what you're referring to specifically. The South Pedlar ATV trail I see is referred to as the Piney Trail ( I guess?), but that's not terribly close to Piney River.
  14. kwdunn

    kwdunn n00b

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    There are some good jeep trails and gravel roads in the National Forest north of Lynchburg that you should check out to get some dirt experience. You may want to buy a good map...I use the National Geographic Trail's unlimited map #789 for that area. Most of the gates are closed this time of year but will reopen around April 1.:clap Congrads on getting bikes and your new adventure! You will have fun.
    Ride on!
    Ken
  15. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    if it looks like decent weather, anyone up for a day after Easter ride on South Peddlar, Amherst trails/whatever they are called these days?
    (Obviously this is a bit far out, but figure put it out there and see if others would want to take a day off of work.)
  16. Mava

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    I'd like to of course, but I'm about to be limited on time/PTO. Having a child in the spring.
  17. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Time to get a sidecar rig. :evil
  18. Mava

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    Already mentioned it. Didn't thrill the wife
  19. Rocktruggy03

    Rocktruggy03 No re-tread here...

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    That's awesome Mava. We are expecting our first in late August


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  20. Mava

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    Congrats. Ours will be here mid April. Excited/overwhelmed. Looking forward to it. Don't know the gender and won't be finding out (s/he made it impossible to tell during the ultrasound, but was completely healthy).