Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    I do, but I'm not in P-town right now. Won't be back before you go. However, I may be over here to ride with you two, if I can swing it. Hopefully the streams will be back down by then.

    But if I'm in town and you need it, it is yours.

    Jeff
  2. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Eddie,

    Woody's is the right answer. My front wheel was bashed out of round and I had a ton of weights hung on it to balance it out. I could check my weight supply and see if I could get you through to winter. I'm a good balancer and could help it I bet. Let me know. I have also beaten a bad spot down with care, improving it. You'd be surprised with how smooth a bent rim can be. You have nothing to lose trying at this point.

    Heavy bikes need much more air too. I say air up hard until it pushes in the turns on gravel then back off until it sticks. In heavy rocks air is more better.

    In the short term safety is the only concern here, re the bead.


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  3. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    I have one your welcome to use anytime, seeing as I sold all the little bikes. Its behind the shed beside the house, stop by and grab it.
  4. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    I just have the stock, postage stamp on rubbers type. You would think ripping it off twice would have learned me good.
  5. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Eddy,

    Talk to Whipit about your wheel and shock bolt. He laced an excel and said it wasn't as bad as you would think. I have actually been thinking about going to a 21" up front, maybe we need to have a lace party this winter..... :wink::rofl He also had said something about changing that shock bolt, not sure if his bent or not.
  6. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    Let me know I will see if I can get you both a deal on skidplates and Eddy a rim. After last weekend I would think Eddy would be looking for a 950se :D AB :D
  7. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Don't know if anyone has seen this, but Rt 250 is closed right now, up near Durbin. Logging truck ran the lights and slammed into the Tygart Flyer passenger train out of Durbin. The train derailed and flipped. 1 dead , dozens injured.

    Tygart Flyer train accident

    jeff
  8. Guy Young

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    That's really sad. Only one place I'm aware of where the tracks cross the road in that stretch. Going west (north?), the lights would be pretty obvious; not so much going east (south?) as the crossing is less obvious due to the R.H. down hill curve in the road, and the bridge immediately before the tracks.

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  9. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    Chester-Dakar or the Mud Road on the little bikes? :ear
  10. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Fixed. It is still raining here. Plus isn't it bow season now? If so Sunday is better.
  11. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I would do mud road, but I'm booked up until the 2nd weekend in November.
  12. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Thanks to TomC and Chuck's wife for tips on how to get past the energy wall I faced earlier this week: made it through my first 10-miler today! 1 hr, 47 mins, 11 secs.
  13. fahrenheit

    fahrenheit Been here awhile

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    Congrats! :clap
  14. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    good job B!

    Tomorrow morning supposed to meet other slow/old/fat guys at Henricus for the loop if you, or anyone else, is interested. ..and it's not raining. We're funny that way as you know. planning on 8a. I'll post up here by 7:30a if rained out.
  15. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Thanks, and sounds good. re: rain, check your PM.
  16. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Hey ya fuckin' fucks, I'm back! For a little while at least. In a few weeks I'm moving somewhere with much better riding. I don't think I'll miss Richmond except for the good folks I've met here. If you're reading this, you know who you are! Maybe I can get in on one more group ride if the rain will ever let up...

    And for those of you who find my presence distasteful:


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    GFY





    BTW, How many wheels are you folks gonna bend on those F800s before you give up on em? Get a real off road machine, willya?


  17. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Banned Bastard.. long time no ranting and raving! :evil I've actually buzzed the carwash a couple times but you haven't been around. So where you headed?

    Somewhere with better riding than Richmond? hmm that really narrows it down...
  18. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Sorry you missed me! Defaultgateway has been visiting here and there, and I got to see Mark's new Supertenere the other day too. Pretty sweet. I'm headed to beautiful Seattle WA!
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    Between Mt Ranier and all the state forests around there I'm going to be pretty busy! Capitol state forest near Olympia is 90,000 acres full of trails, one and two track, fully open to motorcyclists year round.

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  19. Defaultgateway

    Defaultgateway Adventurer

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    TKC's are decent compromise on/off road tires, but on the front the sidewalls are very soft, so when running tkc's with less than 32 lbs/in^2 + heavy bikes and rocks are a possibility puts the front rim in peril.
  20. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    You mean like a DRZ400 or a KTM 525? I don't know, those real off road bikes are too scary for me! :eek1 Despite my recent frustration, the F800GS really is a great bike. The problem is that all big dual sport bikes are like women, you need to spend a lot of money and time on them making them happy or they will complain. Me and most of the guys I ride with are much harder on our 800's/1200's than the majority of GS owners out there. It's a compromise.