Raleigh/Fayetteville area riders??

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chad_NC, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Most dealers are straight up good people. Not all employees are perfect. Profit margins on bikes are slim. Rent isn't free. Give them a break and get to know them.

    I think TPS and Barnetts are both great dealerships. I am glad they still have their doors open in times like this. Just my 2 cents
  2. cultureslayer

    cultureslayer geeky ninja

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    They sold me a charged battery for the 250 and didn't charge me a premium for it, even though I was pretty much stranded on campus and they could have. I called a few other places and most didn't even keep the batteries in stock (the 250 and a bunch of Yamahas take the same size battery).
  3. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Take donuts or a yo yo. Then you can negotiate:D
  4. RoverDan

    RoverDan Adventurer

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    I agree with the Sandhills recommendation. It is where I have taken my ST for services. Great team of folks. Plus, after stopping in, just head into to Pinehurst and hit up one of the pubs. Nice little break from reality.
  5. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Tuesday=page 2, I am beginning to sense a pattern here:lol3
  6. IT 400

    IT 400 Junk Collector

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  7. tactical-T

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    Yeah I miss you being the shortest FF of the crew. When you coming back to take some of the short jokes off of poor Joe and Brian :D

    Sup everyone? been out of town for a minute.
  8. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    So since the weather is going to be crappy Saturday.
    Anyone in the Raleigh area want to give me a hand replacing a stator on a 08 450xcf?
    It's the XCF motor, not the same as the EXC or XCFW so it's got the opposite flywheel apparently.
    I predict lots of profanity, some beer, and whatever a helper would want for food.
  9. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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    Don't want to help:lol3,but just curious,an upgrade or failure?
  10. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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    Brian does'nt take short joke hits.:lol3
  11. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Upgrade
    Stock is only 42 watt
    No way to cheat and get rid of the ac, cause it's only the 42 watt to charge the battery
    After market lights that pull about 40 watts and 55 on low beam means
    Battery dies
  12. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    5'5" and 175lbs of coiled spring steel here:lol3
  13. cultureslayer

    cultureslayer geeky ninja

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    When I graduate and get another bike I will have to ask you for advice. :D I'm 5'5" as well and it's one of the reasons I've given up on looking for a new bike for now.
  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    There are bikes out there for you, and plenty that can be modified for you. My wife is 5'1" and manages to get her feet down on several different bikes like the Triumph Bonneville and even the Suzuki DR650. I think her next move is a Honda CR230L though....a little something for the trails.
  15. ncTRAILBOSS

    ncTRAILBOSS A52 TOUR GUIDE

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    EDK ain't 5'5".175LBS,maybe,a spring,for sure.:lol3
  16. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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  17. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    I can flatfoot the Gas Gas:D:D:D
  18. cultureslayer

    cultureslayer geeky ninja

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    That's encouraging that she can deal with a dual sport. My problem is that I have balance issues, so I need the balls of both feet to touch as the absolute minimum. Preferably frame sliders or engine guards available (it's been annoying not having them on the 250, but I paid $500 for it so whatever). I won't be bike shopping for another year or two minimum since my car is dying (350k on it) and we're more or less gutting the house we just bought last fall. Plus the 250 is barely broken in at 33k and not worth selling so I feel obligated to ride it until it dies or I graduate.
  19. tactical-T

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    Holy shit dude!
    Grahm Jarvis! What a disapointment! This guy just can't cut a break. He's such a talented rider and he deserves a win at Erzberg. That just sucks. Johnny Walker is someone to watch though. This kid is good. Kind of interesting but nit suprising that one if the most technically demanding races known is dominated by trials riders!
  20. Tarheel Wheeler

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    Now you know what I'm thinkin. :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil:evil