Richmond Va chatter

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mikeinrichmond, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Hmmm, you and others make a good point. Why hit my Paypal? His family can take the transfer, get the cash, and hand it to me. I'd deliver it up there for that. Good ideas!
  2. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    Rick,
    Sounds bogus...Have patience my friend. Your bike will sell locally or to a fly-n-ride ADV'er. Just remember that it's mid winter and 90% of the motorcycling population doesn't have bike buying on the brain right now...
  3. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Yep, why chance it.. It's a great bike at a good price, somebody will come along with cash and happily take it away. The deposit plus delivery to NoVa for balance in cash would probably be ok though.

    Not sure about the 90% of us not having bike buying on the brain.. This is the worst time for me. Can't ride much and just sit around looking at CL and flea market. :deal Also I am crushing google maps and google earth daily.
  4. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Actually, just talked (OK, emailed) with the guy some more. The deal will probably exclude Paypal. He sends check. Check clears while I hold bike and title. He flys out in a month or so and gets bike. No "Paypal disputes". No worries. I just get to keep the bike in the back of the garage for a month or two. We'll see. Not desperate .. it's been only two days since it was put up for sale. Just don't want to get screwed. Don't want to pass up on a sale either. Thanks all for the sounding board.
  5. btblueskies

    btblueskies BTBlueSkies

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    If the check was from a locally available bank, then when you get the check you should take it to that bank and get the cash directly. Then you will not have any liability if it 'clears' your bank only to later get flagged as bogus.

    Just an idea.

    This seems sketchy somehow... not sure how though.
  6. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    I agree about the paypal stuff. The email didn't quite set off my bullshit detector but there's really no good reason to do it that way. Hey Higworld, are you in a hurry to sell? You could probably get more money for it if you wait a little bit until spring rather than trying to get rid of it in the coldest month of the year.

    Finding anything interesting on the map lately DD? I'd really like to find some long meandering dirt paths or gravel roads for this Monday or Tuesday. I'm waiting on hitting the training ground until my case savers arrive in the mail but it might be early next week.

    Is anyone else free meet up behind the Martin's on Monday or Tuesday? It'd be nice to go out there with someone who knows their way around a bit better if I could.
  7. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Not anymore. You can wish for cataracts. :evil not really but one eye was getting bad. A new prescription every few months. 20 years ago I asked my eye doctor about that laser stuff. We would joke about cataracts. Watch what you wish for you just may get it.
  8. teeter

    teeter Frank Zappa the 6th

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    Good morning all! I'm posting from my phone using Tapatalk because the normal site seems broken. Maybe it's my work net-nannies causing the trouble.

    Anyway, for the first time in ages my bike wouldn't start this morning. It was about 14-15f, so it's not a total surprise. I ride it daily so I've never worried about trickle charging. Maybe I should start. The battery is buried under the (full) tank. Think I could plug a charger into the coax connector for my heated gear? It's wired to the battery directly and there's a fuse in-line (not sure the amperage off hand.)

    It sucks driving on a beautiful day like this. Grrrr
  9. kwn306

    kwn306 Been here awhile

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    Yup, plug in a trickle charger in to the Gerbings connection, it will work, the fuse should be a 15 amp.
  10. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    My DR had a heck of a time starting this am also, finally it did after several tries. 19F.
  11. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    You rode in today? :bow
  12. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Yeah, lots.. too bad the days are so short and cold. I got the BRT gps tracks from Error Cooled and have been going over those.
  13. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Yep. :evil



  14. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Lets do it when it warms up!


  15. Guy Young

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    What Kurt said, but just make sure the polarity is correct.

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  16. jgiacobbe

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    I didn't want to walk the dog this morning much less ride. Besides spending that much time getting bundled and geared up is no fun just to go to work.

    I'm jealous. If I go ride those with you in the spring, you'll have to share. Short cold days are good for playing video games or spending time with the family without feeling like I am missing good riding.

    Teeter, be careful on the polarity thing. I blew up a GPS charger not paying attention to that and not realizing the colors had reversed going through a couple SAE plugs that had been installed by a PO. I was lucky it was just the GPS charger I smoked.
  17. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I wouldn't consider it a lot of fun riding at 0500 in those temps, but it's a stress reliever for me. And right now, I have a lot of stressor's going on.



  18. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I want in on that trip. Just give me enough time to get enough ass kissing done.
  19. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    I missed very few days of commuting by bike (over 22+ years) back when I was working full time. 12-1/2 miles of temps like those here today would get your attention, but definitely worth it due to the stress-relief factor.

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  20. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Forecast for International Falls, MN tonight is -42. BRRRR!!

    We ain't there (thank gawd!!), but it was cold enough out there here today I passed on doing anything in the garage. I have stuff to do and I have a heat source, but with no insulation it would have been a losing proposition and a waste of good propane and $$.

    We'll hit it tomorrow. I have an AR10 lower I need to get machined. :thumb

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