Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    A good friend of my older daughter, who lives in Norfolk. just posted this on FB:

    "I've been in line to vote since 6...normally when you get this many black people together in a building at one time, it's called jail! lmao"

    For the record, she's black.

    :rofl

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  2. ddlewis

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    I guess you voted at Chester United Methodist too? We were probably there about the same time. That was a hella line.
  3. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Please people, I'm begging you. Let's keep the politcal crap out of this forum. You can say things that will damage friendships and this is supposed to be about riding. Or guns, or eating.... or anything but politics. :deal

    I have also done my patriotic duty and voted. I hope everyone does. That's what makes this country great. But I have no desire to hear your political views, nor who you voted for or why, today, tomorrow, or whenever, on this forum.

    Feel free to talk to me face to face though! Just ask Tony........ he and I have had some wonderfully energetic discussions!

    Now go vote! I'm going back to vote again this afternoon, and then maybe again tonight before the polls close..... :rofl

    jeff
  4. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Amen, brother. We all aren't cut from the same cloth, politically or religiously, but we do share food and bikes. We aren't going to change each others beliefs or leanings, so let's stick with what we do agree on.

    That BMWs are better. <ducking> :eek1
  5. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    oh no you didn't go there................................



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  6. toddzacker

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    Guy-
    I have a question for you or anyone that might know the answer:

    Nicole has a KLR250 no electric start. When she plugs in her heated gear it does not work long or at all...the first time she did it did fine but not since. Matter of fact her head light dims also. It just has regular wires going to the battery. Can I just run thicker wires or do I need a new higher amp/voltage alternated for that?

    No comments from the peanut gallery on volunteering to keep her warm...I already threw it out there so it's used...

    Thanks, Todd


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  7. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Todd,

    I don't know the KLR very well, but it sounds like a wattage issue. I'm guessing the bike only makes enough juice to keep the electrics going and to keep the battery charged. Adding the additional draw from heated gear overpowers what juice is available. Not doing your battery much good.

    The only way to bump that up, assuming this is the issue, is to get more juice from a larger stator. Not sure if a higher output one is available for the KLR, but I'm sure others will know. It's definitely not wiring. Larger ones won't help. You need more power from the source.
  8. ddlewis

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    :rofl


    that 250, like most little thumpers - except wr250r, doesn't have much excess charging capacity and you have to be revving it up to get that. so just putting around she may never get a lot of heat out of her gear. On the road turning some rpm's she may feel it warm up some.
  9. ddlewis

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    :rolleyes


    Sure is a lot of bavarian kool-aid being served up here lately. It's almost as if you guys need to keep reassuring each other. :wink:


    (somebody had to pee in the pool! :evil)
  10. toddzacker

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    Yes I thought that was the case, cause the first time we were running around 50-65 on a regular basis. But after she road around town for a couple days it never came back. Even after the run to Urbana, but I put the battery on the charger and filled the battery up with distilled water in the cells needed. We have not tried it since.

    I will research the higher output stator and weight the cost. Who am I kiddin'...if I want her to ride her bike before May '13...I will need to upgrade the stator.


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    You know the issue I'm having with the KLR...we road 2-up all day Saturday 400+ miles on the GS with both heated suits running...not a problem!!!

    Just saying...


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  12. higworld

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    I keed! I keed!

    Just wanted to throw a good example out there of "Things One Shouldn't Try To Make Others Believe". Goes along with (1) Toilet paper sloppily spewed over the top or placed neatly underneath where god intended it to be, and (2) Cream goes in the cup before the coffee, so it's mixed better.

    :deal :D
  13. Michhub

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    Remember where your posting....50 pages of KLR250 goodness for you to kill time with....

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340288
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    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    50/50 on that. Over the Top and cream before coffee:1drink



    Back in va mike?
  15. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Yup...
  16. Guy Young

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    In line a little before 10:00; out of the building at 11:29.

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  17. Guy Young

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    As others have mentioned, the charging system on that bike is minimal..... just enough to keep the battery charged up for the lights. The ignition is magneto driven and probably doesn't need the battery to run.... same as the earlier big KLRs.

    I also doubt that any heavier alternator/stator is available for that bike.... but check with Electrex to see.

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  18. jgiacobbe

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    Was that a dare to wire in my plug for my jacket? I doubt it will be an issue. My only problem is I am thinking about wiring in an Easter Beaver 3 circuit solution like on my DL650 and I have no idea where in the frame I can fit the actual fuse/relay box. Will need to google to see what others have done. I'm not a fan of just running all the leads to the battery. Last time I did that, I kept having connection issues with the battery.
  19. ddlewis

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    cream in first is an un-american commie plot! Always coffee then cream as the founding fathers intended.

    :D
  20. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Voted. The wait in line was maybe two minutes. :wings And here I was prepared with a good book to read for entertainment....