Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Count me in....I have all this week off and I just finished 'checking' the 990's tires :D

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  2. tommyhof

    tommyhof Been here awhile

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    Too crazy, I'm sticking with two wheels, looks like you're hooked..................
  3. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Brenda ..... very nice ! :clap:clap You have some great photos there. Im still waiting to see the video. :clap:clap

    My jump was not as exciting. Elizabeth and I exited the Twin Otter sit flying. We stayed together for a few seconds then we chased each other across the sky doing flips and rolls. It was great to be back in the air after 1 1/2 years. Just like riding a bike.

    Mike and Dan .... Im off Monday and Tuesday. Lets go. Its got to be a lot less crowded during the week.
  4. ddlewis

    ddlewis squirrel

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    Brenda, that's very cool. :thumb Judging by that big grin guessing this won't be a one and done.

    BlueNun, y'all were standing right out front when we rode in? I remember waving to a couple dirtbikers there, I didn't get a close look at the bikes. Seems like one guy had on a black/orange jersey w/ short dark hair, was that one of your group.

    Michhub, by all means bring the 990.. and I'm definitely bringing a camera. :deal

    chuck, I work mon-wed. Fridays going to be my next chance to play.
  5. toddzacker

    toddzacker NO FILTER

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    Guy- Thats my brother and his family, my sister and her family, mom, dad, my kids, Nicole's father, aunt & uncle and their family, one of her brothers and his girl friend. If her other 5 siblings and her mom were coming, imagine that mess. :freaky

    My whole family are from the north and her's are from the south. When her father called to say he was coming, he said,"damn it will be like the civil war with all those yankees around!"

    Brenda- that looked like so much fun!!! Nicole was like, when do I get to go...:cry...Glad to see you had a good time...
  6. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Had a great ride with the RBMWRC today. Put about 200 twisty miles on the Adventure. :D Jeff thanks for the help with the CRF230 carb. After you and Teresa left I took it for a test ride and it performed flawlessly...15 minutes worth of work...priceless. :clap Can't wait to take it out to Foresthill. Sounds like Eddy and Dan had a blast. Chuck and Brenda, great pix. :thumb
  7. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Congratulations!!!

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  8. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Congrats Brenda! What a ear to ear grin! Glad you are back safe on terra firma.

    Chuck, about those crazy looking, padded leather condoms on your heads... Are they actually supposed to help in any way at all if you smack into the ground at 122+ mph from 5,000 feet? LOL!

    If I stay in town this weekend, I'm in for a DS ride on either Friday or Sat! I'll be sure to have on a new rear tire by then!:p3rry
  9. toddzacker

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    Eddy- keep me informed of any potential rides this weekend...I might need to hide from the family for a couple or 8 hrs maybe....
  10. toddzacker

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    Jeff- Crazy luck on the brake line...second time in the last 2 months I've seen or heard of one blowing at a safe point.

    Nicole's front brake line blow on our way back from Scottsville...we had put 300 miles on that day & we were talking at a light in Richmond, when she started rolling. She was hollering "NO BRAKES NO BRAKES". Good thing we were stopped. Easy ride back on 60 at 11 pm but hers blow mid line not even at a junction...
  11. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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  12. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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  13. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone. Yeah, I think I've found a new sport to add to the list, though discussion of -30F at altitude/velocity during the winter has me thinking I'll wait til spring... my ski clothes are more appropriate for +30F. :)
  14. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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  15. toddzacker

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    Nick got home from school this evening, had not seen his new bike yet. So after dinner he did the right thing, started to disassemble the whole bike. After washing every nook and cranny, he went over every part and made his list of replacement parts. Finished at 1:30 am, of course dad was not gonna miss out on this opportunity to help...it's bed time for me I'm going to bed...
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    I guess dads credit card will be burning up tomorrow at a couple different shops. I guess it could be worse, I could be bailing him out of jail!!!
  16. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    If you guys do a local DS ride Saturday let me know, I am overdue for a good ride.

    -HP
  17. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Depending on ride I'd be up for it. I am geared too low for long distance/ high speed.

    Anyone up for a lap around the lot behind Martins either of those days?
  18. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I was thinking/trying to go this afternoon to the Forest Hill Training grounds....I'm not geared for highway either...if today doesn't work out then I'm up for Saturday....:ear
  19. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    I am probably going to regret doing this as I have spent a bunch of time and money getting this bike exactly the way I want it but here goes...

    I may have the opportunity to purchase something much newer and with less miles than my faithful and trusty GS. If that opportunity arises, I want to be ready and have this bike already sold. I am going to detail the bike, take some snazzy pictures and post it in the flea market and on CL next week. But you, my dear friends, can have first dibs...

    2005 BMW R1200GS, 61,000 miles, runs flawlessly, has faithfully taken me on 1,000+ mile days, numerous trips to work and on many DS rides and unlike my wife, she never, ever, complained. Mechanically, bike is an A+, cosmetically, she looks like a loved GS that is almost 8 years old (and the way a GS of her age should look!) Except for scuffs on the engine guards (which will be repainted by me this weekend) she looks good and runs even better! There is some mild fraying on the front seams of the saddle. I wouldn't hesitate leaving for Tierra Del Fuego in the morning! As a precaution, final drive seals were replaced at 50,000 miles by dealer. Just inspected...

    Just from what I recall off the top of my head, this bike is LOADED with over $7000 in extras shown below! At this point, I do not want to go crazy taking the bike apart to sell farkles seperately but that may change and would be reflected in a lower price for the whole package...

    $7000 in farkles included (This does not take into account any of the $$$$ spent on installation):
    Front and rear Wilbur’s suspension with remote adjuster on rear. $1700
    Jesse Bags and Jesse topcase (with cool stickers and yards of SOLAS tape!) $1700
    AKS Cruise Control $140
    Mayer comfort saddle $450<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Aeroflow touring windshield $500
    Custom low cut summer shield $45
    Stock windsheild included $0
    BMW engine guards $300
    Hepco&Becker tank guards $275
    Headlight protector gel sheet $30
    Mr. Toad's LED spotlights and LED daytime running lights $140 (crazy bright!)
    Photon Blasters (front) $129<o:p></o:p>
    Front Fender extender $35<o:p></o:p>
    Jumbo Fastway foot pegs $160<o:p></o:p>
    Battery tender pigtail $13<o:p></o:p>
    Rox Risers $90<o:p></o:p>
    GS Adventure beak $60<o:p></o:p>
    Inner rear mudguard $35<o:p></o:p>
    Kickstand footprint enlarger $34<o:p></o:p>
    Wired for Zumo 550 (GPS and mount NOT included) $15<o:p></o:p>
    All three JVB GS videos $60<o:p></o:p>
    Fusebox (custom made and installed by electrical enginner, thanks Guy!) $100<o:p></o:p>
    Wolo &#8220;Bad boy&#8221; 139dB horn (very loud!) $40
    Touratech Head protectors $204<o:p></o:p>
    TKC&#8217;s with less than 500 miles $280
    Extra set of Shinko 705&#8217;s with less than 500 miles $180
    Wunderlich handlebar bag $60

    Plus more I am certain that I have forgotten...

    $9000

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  20. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    Maybe a saturday 9:30 chik fila for coffee and a biscuit and then a ride?