Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Lots of ADVers here at the Shenandoah 500. This will be fun.

    I know it.
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  2. k5mitch

    k5mitch Been here awhile

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    I'm heading to Stone for some growler fills and to pawn off a topbox on another inmate around noon tomorrow if anyone needs an excuse to go somewhere.
  3. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    I spent money, and a lot of time, to make this happen, so I hope you know that I was teasing. I wouldn't kill that bike, but I would have flipped it in a second! I was expecting an even stronger, more negative response. :D

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  4. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Thank goodness for the "backspace" button! I had the name "vulture" in there.
  5. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    You get a new throttle cable yet? I hope so. Stuck (wide open) throttles are not fun. Remember, there is no kill switch and the ignition (key) is down on the right side cover. Not easy to get to during a ride.

    If you turn that bike anytime soon I'll be sending you a bill.

    I'm still waiting for video of you riding it.


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  6. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I need to remove the clutch safety switch on the 14' WR250R. When I cut the wires and soldered them together, the bike will only start in neutral. Same with the wires not together. What it is going on?
  7. blalor

    blalor Been here awhile

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    Do you want the service manual? I've got the PDF for '08s.
  8. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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    I just unplugged mine and zip-tied it to the handlebars (switch still attached).
    Could it be there is a resistor or something that needs to be in the circuit?
  9. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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  10. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Zacker, Splitlanes, a few others, and I did an awesome A Route Saturday. Did a bunch of super fun roads north of West Augusta. Union Springs, Dunkle Hollow and a couple more. What a weekend!! Todd got some cool footage, so for your viewing pleasure.....





  11. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Thanks, might need to see that if I can't figure this out.
  12. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Does it have a side stand switch too?
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  13. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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  14. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    #12 is the side stand switch which I was going to remove next. #14 is the clutch switch. These diagrams are over my head. The clutch switch appears to be different. Anyone know how to jump this? I can solder the switch back but I read where even with them zip tied to the bars they still fail and the safety circuit had to be jumped.


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  15. rottenpossum

    rottenpossum Adventurer

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    Curious, what tires and pressure are you running for that terrain?


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  16. SplitLanesLikeMOSES

    SplitLanesLikeMOSES ....................

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    Most will air down +/- 20-25 P.S.I.

    I personally never do. I would rather puncture a tire than bend a rim.
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  17. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I read that one yesterday, but it did not help. Seems what he ended up doing was what I already did which did not work for me. Now that I think about it, I may not have put the side stand up when I tried to start it while in gear... Thought I did, but now second guessing myself so I will twist the wires together and try it again.
  18. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    I don't think #14 is a switch; not sure what it is.
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  19. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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    I removed my side stand switch and believe I soldered the wires together (was a long time ago).
    It could be like you said and you had your kick stand down.
  20. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    That's why I asked.

    I can hardly wait to see what happens. :confused
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