Northern VA Chatter Thread

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

  1. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    Yea, I was fighting with it all the way home. The things are -really- stiff.

    It's a $300 bike, but I ended up with 2 other complete parts bikes, an extra engine and all the other crap. I'm avoiding totaling everything up. :cry

    As my wife pointed out, my feet are worth more than the bike too.

    Maybe next year I'll look at Motoport...
  2. Beast Rider

    Beast Rider Beast Rider

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    This is what it looked like out my backyard about 10 minutes ago just after a huge Tstorm....pretty cool...

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  3. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    So I'm going to go look at a CB650SC tomorrow evening...

    It's a sickness I think.
  4. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Get down with the sickness :super
  5. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    I've got a Total Control class this month on the 22nd.

    I've been chasing gremlins with the CX for the past few weeks and am starting to have concerns about having a running bike for the class. (And the second engine I've been working on getting ready has valves of dubious quality.)

    Clearly the solution should involve a 25 year old bike to backstop my 32 year old bike, right?
  6. RC3094

    RC3094 Been here awhile

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    How's about next weekend?
    Sunday morning the 23rd say around 9am at the Live Stock Exchange...
  7. Elkhound

    Elkhound Hunting Dog

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    Should be good w/ me.
  8. BCjixer

    BCjixer Been here awhile

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    Does anyone ride offroad around here? Just moved up from FL...i have a KTM 450 with a FL plate, no blinkers, so may not be technically street legal here, not sure...but its mostly for offroad anyway...anyway is there any trail areas or anything, do any of you get together to do that sort of thing anywhere around here?
  9. RC3094

    RC3094 Been here awhile

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    There's not a lot of off-road areas in NOVA. Further west and south you can find a couple areas but nothing like you left in Florida.

    Technically, you don't need blinkers in VA. However, if the signals are present, they must work.
  10. LoCoMatt

    LoCoMatt Busy

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    I should be able to make the ride down (I just need to re-arrange my normal Sunday morning schedule).
  11. bbooker

    bbooker Been here awhile

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    So is the breakfast on Sunday happening? If so, how about someone in the know starting a new thread for it, including more info on the location?:deal
  12. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Next Sunday's also this year's Classic Motorcycle Day at Butler's Orchard in MD. If I recall correctly, BSA is the featured marque . . . . .
  13. RC3094

    RC3094 Been here awhile

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    Here's a new thread for the breakfast gathering...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12958467#post12958467

    First one this weekend at Fauquier Livestock Exchange
  14. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    Looks like I've bought myself a little more breathing room on the engine rebuild for the CX.

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    Besides a change of fluids all around, the only thing I think it really needs is a set of grips.
  15. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Ohhh,really really sweet!

    Nice bike, too. :wink:

    Seriously, that's a really cool bike. Congratulations on the find. Now I'll never be able to get a tag again 'cause you'll be there first on the Nighthawk.!! :clap

    Will you be riding the CBX while she's on the 'hawk?
  16. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    (Moved from the NoVA ToR thread...)
    After the V-twin, the I4 sounds funny.

    I've got the receipt for the tires that are currently on it.

    They've got 3126 and no real wear at all.

    They were installed in 1998. :eek1

    I'm going to take it easy until the new rubber arrives.
  17. RC3094

    RC3094 Been here awhile

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    Are you gonna spoon them on or take it to a shop?
  18. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    I'm gonna redneck them on in my back yard.

    Every time I get a set of tires I think "this will be the time I give up and go buy a HF tire changer."

    Usually 30 seconds later I've got the tire off and am thinking "oh, well that wasn't so bad."

    Swapping tires on the quad caused me to invent a few new swear words though.
  19. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    Anyone else spot something wrong here? :lol3

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  20. Elkhound

    Elkhound Hunting Dog

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    Your first time riding on pavement?