Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. SplitLanesLikeMOSES

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

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    Bought it wrecked w/ 42,500 on the gauge.
  2. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Used jb waterweld putty for that job and it worked well. I've heard of people using teflon tape too.
  3. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    CONGRATS, Ryan!!! How many of those miles were done on one wheel?:rofl:evil:lol3
  4. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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  5. MitchV

    MitchV Adventurer

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    Voted - good luck!
  6. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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  7. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Voted! Even posted on my wall. Maybe I can get a few non-BMW friends to jump on the bandwagon ...
  8. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Priorities, man! Where are your priorities?? :deal:ricky:beer
  9. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    I know, I know...missing these RTE's is killing me!! LOL, Rick and Guy. :D
  10. tg4360

    tg4360 Misfit Toy

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    What's the normal show time for a RTE?
  11. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    11:30
  12. tg4360

    tg4360 Misfit Toy

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    Rodger.
  13. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Over, Over.
  14. Jersey

    Jersey Adventurer

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    Good day for a long run.[​IMG][​IMG]
  15. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Looks like you had a great ride!

    Eppa was telling me the other day about your bearing failure and how your bike is not really an off road bike....:evil:rofl:lol3
  16. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    A famous spot.
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  17. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Now that I am Farkle-Complete (well, almost, still need a new rear tire), I decided to take the XRL out for a little giddy-up tonight. Man, is that a different beast than the GS! Completely different ... everything. I got used to it semi-quickly though ... and then sat on my GS. LOL! Who would have thought that I would feel like I was on a low-slung cruiser on ole Max? Compared to that 37" perch on the XRL, the GS seems incredibly short. And fat. LOL! But I love that old bike. Let's see how well I adapt to the different riding styles.

    I'm thinking of taking an easy ride out West Point way this Sunday. And let me emphasize the "easy" part. I want to see how my "Thumper Legs" do in a basic environment. If anyone is interested in watching me fall and struggle, let me know. LOL!
  18. Hack

    Hack ......

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    Must be going around. After only 56k miles on my Strom I blew out a right rear wheel bearing coming down I95 the other day. Guy Young to the rescue. :clap Thanks again Guy.

    Got a nifty peice of art out of the deal as well. :lol3 Outer race was all that was left in the wheel after I removed it using all I had, my tool kit, Guy had to take it from there.

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  19. Mbarr

    Mbarr Adventurer

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    I am sort of a rookie at posting, but I have met many of you at various times. I have a couple of questions that perhaps you guys/gals can help me with. I just got my new to me DRZ400E titled and registered yesterday for an upcoming ride to the mountains with Eddie and Chuck. I purchased a new tail light and other stuff to get my bike inspected, but I think that they will probably ask that I turn my tail light into a brake light. There is an extra red wire that came with the assembly, but I don't know what other "stuff" I need to wire it to the brakes, if that's even possible. Does Guy or anyone have a suggestion?

    Last question, I have 5 bikes in my garage (some dirt bikes). I am constantly having to take the dirt bikes to get the carburetors cleaned or something. I have always wanted to learn the mysteries of the carb, if anyone would like to show me how to remove and clean a carb (1995 Honda XR100 specifically), I would pay for your time.

    Thanks

    Mike
  20. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    That extra wire is probably for the brake light. Not knowing exactly what a stock "E" has in the way of a wiring harness and other bits, you may need to add in, and wire a brake light switch to activate the brake light. May need a switch for the front brake lever too. Not sure if VA requires that.

    To pass inspection, you'll need a horn, high and low beam headlight, and at least one LH mounted mirror.

    I read on some of the forums that folks just get a complete "S" wiring harness which just kinda makes it a plug and play once the (electro) mechanical bits are in place. eBay might be your friend there.

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