Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Hey Mickey
    Sorry about that. I was trying to get that posted in between flights. Make that 7 intrepid adventurers. Wouldn't want it any other way. I just got back to RIC. Lots to do tonight. See you in the morning.
  2. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    No problem :lol3.

    Here's a little inspiration for the ride out tomorrow.

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  3. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    You guys have fun and be careful over in WV this weekend.

    PS: This is a pic from Canaan Valley last weekend. Not sure how much snow Spruce has but if Canaan is an indication you should see 18"-24".

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  4. kwn306

    kwn306 Been here awhile

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    Try starting the bike and letting it get good and hot, that has always worked for me when I get a stuck plug.
  5. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Well, after wrestling with my ATGATT and rain suit for 15 mintes I'm finally ready.Bikes packed and ready to roll.Here's to good friends, good roads and good riding. See you FF's in a few. Cheers! :lol3
  6. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    When the plugs/bolts do start moving don't try to bring them straight out. Work them back and forth applying more penetrating lube. Out a bit, spray, back in, out a bit more, spray, back in...A little precaution to help prevent more trouble. I use Deep Creep which is made by Sea Foam. Same formula I think and it sure won't hurt being in the cylinder. It runs into the threads so fast you may see a whirlpool. If the bike will run you may want to see if it is any easier with a warm engine.
  7. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I think you guys are in for more adventure than you expect. I wish I was going!
  8. toddzacker

    toddzacker Just the Shame

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    I'm so jealous guys...Morton's said next week if I'm lucky...be safe have fun & toast one for me cause I'll be wishing I was there...enjoy!
  9. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Don't know if "real" mechanics are for it or not, have to ask Guy. When a bolt or sparkplug is stuck I try everything. Penetrant+time, heat, tapping and sometimes like you say -alternate tighten a smidge with lefty loose-y. not much just a little bump to the right.
  10. MikeD.

    MikeD. mmm, Chicken Strips

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    Dr. WhipIt is correct. I had the same problem and having it professionally cleaned/augured out actually relieved the problem for a quite a while. Mine didn't back up again for a year after having it cleaned. It was only when it backed up a second time that I called a 'real' plumber who scoped it and determined it was roots. If you get it cleaned out it should work fine until you figure out how you want to proceed.

    Definitely call the county and have it looked at also. Henrico county was very helpful when I had a problem and sent crews out to flush the lines and replace the connection to the mainline. Unfortunately the county was only responsible for the short distance from the meter to the curb.
  11. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    I was jealous last night looking at Mickeys picture. Less so today looking at reality of the actual weather up there. High of 41, rain and snow.
  12. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Ooooh, lucky! Yeah I'd love to have em. Tried a couple love taps on my bars with a 5lb hammer yesterday and it didn't bend a millimeter. So I actually put a bid on some real cheap ones from ebay last night, but if I get outbid then I'll let ya know. No sense in having 2 sets if there's someone else out there who needs 'em. And I guess I'll see you at Poe's in the morning! I think I'll probably try to go on the early side, maybe 10am because my girl has to work about 12.




    I'm jealous, brother. I'm going to find the time to do something like this in spring though. You guys ride safe, and take lots of pictures! Haha... Especially when things get hairy. :lol3

    I've got a big smile on my face knowing the fun you guys are going to have. Cheers!
  13. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Please take some photos, those cabins seem like a nice place to take the family in the spring.
  14. jwray76

    jwray76 Been here awhile

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    Hae fun and be safe fellas. On one hand I am jealous because I have prior obligations...but down deep I think I like the ide of a much warmer and drier cage ride out west with the fam,
  15. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Maybe if it was clay or PVC pipe I was dealing with. I have cast iron sewer pipes. I doubt even after digging things up that I would be able to cut it with a hack saw. At this point I'm waiting to see what the plumber the home warranty company is sending out says.
  16. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    hacksaw? :huh You can cut it with a sawzall.. ask me how I know. :evil

    +1 on the wait for home warranty guys. My guess is that if it's covered at all expect to see the root clearing guys, NOT a replacement sewer line.

    but like others have said, you can limp along with periodic power auger treatment for years if not forever. also there's stuff you can put in to kill/retard root growth. "rootx" is one.
  17. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Cut it with a hammer and a cold chisel. Basically score it all the way around.

    Or go rent one of these.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MACjeUJx2c
  18. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    Guys, I hope you are having fun and are safe. Call me what you want, but I gotta bail.

    Looks like I will busy with the Pinewood Derby until lunch tomorrow and I forgot that it's also my best friend's birthday party tomorrow night. And besides that, a gentleman from TN is picking up my GS this evening...I am NOT driving to Jeff farm on the DRZ without heated gear, a windsheild or saddlebags to carry my stuff!

    Maybe next time, I'll text you all and try to leave a message on the answering machine at the farm! I will pay may share of the cabin and buy a round the next time we are out!
  19. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Did you forget you were selling your GS? As far as heated gear on the DRZ, that is what they make those hot hands packs for. I don't have much to say about the windshield aspect. Just waiting to see what you buy next.
  20. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I use the MRA Roadshield on my DR650 and like it. I fold it down flat, towards me, for riding off road so it does not try and hit me in the face or throat. I have KTM folding mirrors on my bike and the shield lays down on top of those no problem. The shield takes all the pressure off my chest and I point the wind blast at my neck and it is quiet and smooth. They sell a smaller Streetshield too.