Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    Try this link, I've got 32 L.E.D.s on mine: http://www.hyperlites.com/


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    When they are blinking at 5 times/second
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  2. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    P3's from Skeene Designs, they are awesome!

    P.S. I hate the weatherman! :bash It's been gorgeous all day! At least the yard looks much better. If its nice tomorrow, we'll be headed to the CCDR track.
  3. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Thanks. That is what I was thinking they might be. Mickey, having seen both in person, the Skenes have a built in constant but variable flicker even when just functioning as a running light that is so annoying you have to notice it. As it stands I like both, I'll have to let my wallet decide which I go with.

    Also Eddy, it looks like the bottom is going to drop out here. Riding would be fine but I expect you would of being camping in the wet.
  4. Guy Young

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    Put those on the Connie and the KLR...
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    Both lasted about 2 years, then they took a dump. They replaced both under warranty and those lasted about 2 years, and they croaked too. One more time (for both). Those lasted a year and died.

    Ain't fookin' with those things any more.

    YMMV

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  5. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    I've had a lot better luck than you then. The first set of 16 that I put on the V Strom lasted about 2 years but they were on my 82' Honda Silverwing for about 12+ years before that. The current set of 32 have been on the V strom for 5 years now.
  6. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Good progress today....anybody want a thermarest, cheapy dry bag...or copy cat
    Crazy creek chair....
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  7. Hack

    Hack ......

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    Good luck Mike !

    Whats the price on the Therma-Rest?
  8. H14

    H14 I Gotta Go!

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    You got a nephew in the scouts or something?
  9. Hack

    Hack ......

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    :lol3 Lurker.
  10. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I tell you what...ddlewis was quickest on the thermarest...
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  11. Hack

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    No problem. Thanks anyway Mike. I will be faster when you mention the Honda. :lol3
  12. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Beaubier on a Yamaha won the Daytona 200 today. But the big news was that two, not one but two, women finished in the top 10. Wow. That is great.

    Daytona 200 results

    jeff
  13. jgiacobbe

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    Pulled the exhaust of the WR to clean it up. The header looked to be covered in dirt and rusting. I had plans for cleaning and then painting it with height temp header paint. I was surprised as I cleaned all the caked on dirt to discover it must be made of stainless.

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    I'm thinking I'll still finish cleaning it up and paint it. The parts back from the header has several sections of the finish rubbed off by sand dirt and mud from the rear tire.
  14. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    You must have forgotten about the rent a tent venture.
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  15. Hack

    Hack ......

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    :lol3
  16. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    LOL! Jeff...We were going to watch the 200 this afternoon on Speed Channel! Why did I log on this morning!? I should have known better! LOL! Oh well, it should still be fun to watch. :baldy
  17. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Ooops. My bad. Sorry Dude.

    jeff
  18. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    Why bother painting stainless? It's not going to rust. Just use a wire wheel or steel wool occasionally to clean the crud off.
  19. toddzacker

    toddzacker NO FILTER

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    Also, as you clean stainless steel, always use Scotchbrite or a woven material, never a wire wheel. If you can find a stainless brissel wire wheel, that would work, but woven products for cleaning are best.:deal

    If you use a carbon wire wheel(a standard wire wheel), the carbon and iron from it will deposit on the surface and you will get surface rust. It does not penetrate and cause harmful corrosion, but just cause it to look bad faster.

    I didn't think I would ever use my past life experiences for good...:pynd

    HAPPY ST. PATTIES DAY!!!:beer
  20. Guy Young

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    Soda-blasting also works well. Not too abrasive, but gets rid of the crud build-up and leaves a sparkling finish. :lol3

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