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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by EOD3MC, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    That's funny...we planned on stopping by there on the way as well...
    Must be that great minds thing. :D
  2. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    RTE. Who would have thought they were so educational..

    First, the ruby red slippers aren't nearly that ugly, if you present them correctly:
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    Secondly, we all have tramatic childhood stories. Moral of the story is stinky hamsters shouldn't be bathed, and if they are bathed, don't blow dry them..

    If you are a really lucky hamster, you might live in this palace, but you would probably be too fat to get up the steep ramps.
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    I don't think that wet nuts and cherries means you are "innocent"
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    Oh, and you best not do anything stupid that requires use of a urine container. If you do, get a wide-mouth one.

    :)

    Thanks for the live entertainment tonight!
  3. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    :vardy


    Proposal for January RTE

    <a href="http://www.roccosinlittleitaly.com/">Rocco's</a> for dinner in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Italy,_Baltimore">Baltimore's Little Italy</a>
    846 Fawn Street
    Little Italy
    Baltimore, MD, 21202

    Followed by <a href="http://www.vaccarospastry.com/locations.jsp">Vaccaro's</a> for dessert.
    222 Albemarle Street
    Baltimore, Maryland

    BEST, NON-HOOD ROUTE
    Make your best way to I-395, to where it dumps you out near the Inner Harbor. Continue on Howard St. 1 block. Turn right on Pratt Street. Go straight on Pratt Street until you come to President Street. Right on President St. Go 3 blocks, turn left on Eastern Ave. Little Italy is in the block of streets on your left. Find a place to park, walk to Fawn St. Neighborhood is very safe.

    Date; Saturday, January <del>5th?</del> 12h @ 6pm

    And now I'm gonna go eat some pumpkin bread. :D
  4. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Just had a breakfast slice of P-Bread. Very Yummy P-Girl!

    VAC
  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    I just checked the calendar of events and the Hare Scramble is on Sunday, would you mind pushing a weekend as I am sure a couple of us will be getting ready for the ride? Both places look really good though!

    Good to meet you and Gumme last night and good to see and chat with old friends!!
  6. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Sure! jan 12th?
  7. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Ain't that the truth. :clap Spread some cream cheese on it..and MMMMM.

    I love a RTE/KSTE that ends with more FOOD!

    IN
    Blaster
    Chisenhallw
    Dorito
    Dynamick
    EOD3MC
    Philygal

    Mebbe
    Gastone
  8. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    If I'm not mistaken the wife is out of town on that day...

    Iffin that's the case, I'm in.

    Edit: just got clarification and it looks like I'm on baby duty that weekend. So unless I get myself a sitter, I'm out. I'll know more later.
  9. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Philygal and I are in as well....

    Glad she made extra pumkin bread for us...
  10. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Updated Calendar on post #2:

    Added: 12 Jan RTE (Baltimore)
    Added: 19 Apr Advanced Cornering Clinic (Quantico)

    And I registered for the hare scramble. No money paid, just name on a list...

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  11. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Cheyenne and I are registered...

    BreeAnna is stuck in the middle to young to ride her bike and too big to ride Cheyenne's.
  12. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Got started on some overdue maintenance on the KTM today.
    First part was the transformation from fully assembled
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    To stripped down...
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    First thing to do was swap out the headlight bulbs...with the commutes to work being pretty much in the dark for the next couple months, I was hoping to get a bit more light so I'm upgrading them to PIAA Super Plasmas. We'll see how well these work.

    Then on to the oil change. This time i'm installing an oil tank drain hose so future oil changes won't require pulling the fuel tanks and associated hardware.

    Before
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    After
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    (The extra wrap of tape is a little protection for where the hose bends near the bash plate)

    The Magnetic drain plug for the tank had me had me a bit concerned...but the filters and other drain plug were clean...
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    I'd post the picture of everything reassembled...but it's not...figured I'd finish tomorrow...Still plan to re-connect the O-2 sensors and complete a couple other tweaks I've been meaning to do...

    Overall...nice day :D
  13. macaroni

    macaroni Been here awhile

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    Damn nice setup for the drain hose, I'll have to remember that one. If I had known you were wrenching today I would have come lend a hand.

    Nice seeing everyone last night at the RTE!
  14. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Matt...if you plan to go with the drain hose, you will only need the fittings. I have enough hose left over for another one and your welcome to it.
  15. macaroni

    macaroni Been here awhile

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    Awesome! :clap
  16. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Hey Dave-O...the boot is on top of the trash can, feel free to stop by and pick it up anytime. Also when I get the DRZ back together I need you to take it for a ride so we can trouble shoot that noise...I think its one of the speedometer related parts. No more wheelies though! I need to finish that thing up...I am getting tired of taking it a part. I still need to do the rear wheel bearings, lube the rear suspension linkage, rebuild the shock, change the oil, and flush/ bleed the brakes. It won't be long until I am able to ride again and I still have a lot of shit to do!!
  17. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I am guessing no one will oogle my personal best of 2:45..:rofl
  18. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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  19. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Got the KTM back together today...accomplished a good bit of maintenance done.

    Upgraded the headlight bulbs
    Changed the oil and filters
    Cleaned the air filters
    Cleaned and oiled the chain
    Checked chain tension
    Installed an oil tank drain hose (no more pulling the tank to change the oil)
    checked the wiring for wear spots and found a good one on the main power lead where it had been rubbing on the bash plate
    (repaired, armored and tightened up so it's no longer rubbing the bash plate)


    Also reconnected the O2 sensors...let's see if that helps the gas mileage...
  20. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    I mailed the check today for the xchallenge. Hopefully it will clear, he can send me the title, and then I can get the bike shipped. I'm shooting for a mid-december delivery, but could be the 3rd week. I've done a little research and in the future I'll probably use escrow.com to handle these transactions.