Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    I saw this one as well but I have a 1965 YG1 that needs reassembly. Lucky you if the guy has a title since mine does not. :)
  2. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Very nice! And priced right for once.
  3. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    this Friday RTE :yikes

    Friday Rain, mainly before 11am. High near 52. Northeast wind around 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  4. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Monday afternoon I had my 2nd Refractive Lensectomy and 2 days later seeing 20/20. Wow, what a difference being able to see clearly and at a great distance than before! For the first time in 50 odd years No more glasses! :D
    If you go with just Lasik Cullom in Williamsburg is discounting 900 clams ($450/eye). Since I wasn't a Lasik candidate they honored the discount for the Lensectomy which was cool. :D
  5. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Sweet deal. Glad you made out well when everything was said and done. I've been considering laser surgery for a long time.

    Managed to ride the DRZ back home from Powhatan. Needed to straighten out the forks a bit and still need to bend back the handlebar some but otherwise she's looking pretty good. We've gotta do a ride to eat on Sunday, OK?? Who's with me?!
    :ear


  6. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Long timer

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    Check your PM.
  7. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I believe Poe's is this coming Sunday...so far weather looks decent...
  8. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Now if I can only remember until Sunday and get up at a decent time.
  9. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Ah, I think I remember some talk of that last week. What time do you guys usually meet up there? I might bring my old lady if it's early enough.

    Thanks

  10. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Starts @ 9:30 if I recall. Crowd generally doesn't show up early this time of year..
  11. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Quick question for ya ... say you were changing spark plugs, and the old plugs were stuck tight. You could assume that (a) they are left handed or (b) monkey-fisted in place. (Don't laugh, I've cranked so hard on wrong-sided bolts they broke off). I'm going with option B here.

    Will it hurt anything to spray a little PB Blaster in there to loosen them up? Or is there another suggestion, besides ignoring them? (And yes, I already miss the extended jugs on the boxer engine. Man were they easy to access. LOL!)

    Thanks gents.

    Now to go clean and oil the K&N that was in there. Then change the oils. Then ... :-)
  12. Guy Young

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    If you're talking about the Connie, they are standard thread (lefty loosey; righty tightey) threads.

    Sounds like they might be overly tightened, of have enough carbon build-up and keeping them "seized" in place.

    You can try the PB Blaster, but have found that Kroil works the best since it is "The oil that creeps."

    .
  13. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Well.....
    The cabin is full and six intrepid adventurers, on overly large bikes are departing Richmond Friday morning in the cold rain. Our goal is to stay warm and dry (wish us luck with that) and ride to the highest point in WV in February (Spruce Knob). That's six bikes, six riders and a cabin heated only by a wood fireplace. By any standards this should be an epic adventure. Throw in our favorite spirits, vittles and fire side stories it should be something to remember.

    The manly adventurers are Greg, Bobby, Chuck, Jeff, Guy and Eddy. Thanks guys for making it happen.
  14. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    :wave What am I, chopped liver? :lol3
  15. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    It does seem to imply you are either not manly or not an adventurer.:rofl

    Thanks I needed the laugh. This morning I noticed that all the drains in the house were backed up. Called the plumber, they came out and said the sewer line is blocked by tree roots. This evening got an estimate for a new sewer line. Let's just say it was some $$$.

    I'm still waiting to hear what the home warranty will do for me but that doesn't help the lack of usable plumbing at the moment.
  16. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Well, that isn't happening tonight. Guess they need some serious time to soak. Not a one of them is moving. Sigh.

    On the plus side, I did manage to remove two thousand fasteners to get to the dash so I could change a light bulb!

    Actually, I'm kinda having fun taking things off and on. Good to get to know the old girl. I learned several things so far. One is don't fill up a 7.5 gallon tank to the brim, raise the bike on a lift, and THEN remove the tank. Might have been easier to do that one at sea level. Another is that it's easier to remove things that are in the way (can you say coils) rather than cuss and fight to get small things out of smaller places.

    OK, just popped a beer. I'll continue to play tomorrow.
  17. Guy Young

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    Yup, there is a sequence one must follow when digging in the bowels of these things. From what I hear, the C14 is much worse.

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  18. ddlewis

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    So that's six intrepid adventurers..... and Mickey. :D Sounds like a good time. :freaky

    I'm on call so have to stay close but I'm up for Poe's at least. Also run at the park Sat morning still on.

    Been out in the garage mounting up new handlebars.. fat 1 1/18" bars on a powermadd 2" riser. looks good and should make stand-up way more comfortable.

    BastardB. this frees up a set of un-bent 7/8 aluminum bars. KX high bend i believe. They're tusk brand cheapies but they're straight and sturdy and better than bent ones. have at em if you want em.
  19. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    Did the plumber say it couldn't be rooted? That's relatively cheap. Also, see if you can find out how close to the main sewer line the blockage is. If it's close enough, it's the county's problem and they will jump on it. It happened to me and the blockage was close enough to the main that the county came out and dug up their end of the line, replaced it, and installed a clean-out, no cost to me.
  20. jwray76

    jwray76 Been here awhile

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    If it is your responsibility and the plumber let's you know where it is it wont be so bad with a spad shovel in this wet soil. Just dig it up cut out the section of pipe and replace with some PVC and a couple of furnco couplings.