Northern VA Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. TH

    TH There and Here

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    I'm personally not a fan of Pete's Cycles in Baltimore, but 20% off is a good deal for parts and supplies if you need them. I have purchased Triumph oil filters that way.

    http://petescycle.reachlocal.net/index.htm
  2. geoff2k

    geoff2k Been here awhile

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  3. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    How is this not better then super moto? I would be addicted to the Speed Channel if this was a weekly Sunday event. NASCAR be damned... These rider have no fear or sense of mortality. Thanks for sharing.
  4. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    totally agree 1000%, to me this is racing at its purest and there is virtually zero prize money. So it's all about preparing yourself and the bike, pushing the limits, risking death all be be crowned the King of the Isle.

    p.s. I had to watch it again cuz it's so f'ing BADASS!
  5. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    +1 Super Moto GP is cool and all, but I just don't find it all that exciting with the whole track thing. I love watching Isle of Man TT because of the fact that they run on every day street and that brings along certain irregularities in the road surface that are not present on a track and other irregularities that force the drivers to deal with them. Thanks for sharing this vid! :clap
  6. pglc

    pglc 2B1ask1

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    Looking for a mech in the local area, I don't need one right now but I know in the future I will. Any recommendation would be great. Plan on adding LED driving lights to the Vstrom, it one of those things I think I can I think I can but would like someone knows.
  7. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    I like Khanh's/EUBMW in Alexandria. He works mostly on beemers but he services other makes as well. I've never owned a Suzuki and am not familiar with local Suzuki-specific indies. There are some dealerships that I think service Suzukis nearby (Coleman's in Falls Church and Woodbridge), but I can't vouch for their service depts.
  8. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Bob Siegel, my next door neighbor before I moved out west, now works for MFI in Woodbridge. Guy can fix about anything. Shane, the half owner/service manager, would be one to talk to. They're not a Suzuki dealer of course, but Shane told me several times that, depending on the job, they'd work on other bikes. He's an honest guy and worth discussing issues with. Tell them Dan referred you . . . . maybe they'll claim me . . . :lol3

    George at Beemers Uber Alles in Manassas is fantastic--but sticks mostly to beemers and Urals. Still worth your dropping by to chat. You could again risk using me as a referral . . .

    Heard excellent things about Khan, but never went there.
  9. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Sorry buddy that was sarcasm... I'm with you. Just imagine the carnage if Isle of Man was on any given Sunday. :eek1 Damn!

    DCrider got it!
  10. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Lance what were you doing in the Blacksburg area, maybe ya had to make sure the fine VT coeds are disaster prepped :wink:
  11. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Guilty as charged... but no I was doing this... Not as fun as coeds in purple and orange but I got paid :D
  12. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Looks like a job for a tech day..
  13. TH

    TH There and Here

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    I'm going to be selling my 2001 Triumph Sprint ST. I just thought I would post it here first to see if anyone had intrest before I put it on the flea market and or fleabay.

    Bought new in December 2003

    Just turned 68,000 miles on the odometer

    Runs great - IMO

    New tire on back, front tire is in great shape. Continental Road Attack 2's

    Triumph carbon fiber exhaust with the TOR tune, I still have the original exhaust too.

    Corbin Seat

    Handle bar risers

    Mirror extenders

    Triumph Hugger and front fender extender.

    Wear is pretty good for a 68k mile bike. Never crashed, but dropped three times.

    Aftermarket shock on the back (Wilburs).

    $2,500

    I'll post more pictures later...

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  14. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    heck of a deal on a nice sport tourer. Long in the tooth but well maintained and should last much longer :thumb
  15. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Thanks HBN - It still doesn't burn oil! I average in the low 40's for my MPG, but then I also have managed to get 12k out of a set of Conti Road Attacks before.
  16. ridin gaijin

    ridin gaijin riding > posting

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    Admire the black brute's weatherproof, reinforced, highly puncture-resistant Adventure Seat Cover!

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    Now, as envious as you all must surely be, unbelievably, I'd like to downgrade the beast to a regular normal seat cover--mainly so the other motorcycles in the parking lot don't keep thinking it's a knife-wielding hobo and wetting themselves with coolant. Underneath this meticulously custom-fitted cover is a Corbin saddle with modesty issues.

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    Can anyone recommend an outfit near Falls Church (Tysons) that can do me a driver & passenger seat re-covery operation? Anything fancier than Durable Matte Black is just frippery; and faster is better because the beast gets even surlier when not ridden.

    Thanks! :wave
  17. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Riteris Dessert Runner

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  19. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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  20. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Just called them. They do work on motorcycle seats. $90 hourly rate though seems steep. You could send it off and have it rebuillt for something in the price range I'd imagine you'd end up.