West Virginia Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by disconnected, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    Dammit, you just had to put this one in my back yard.

    Honestly, I'm a bit concerned that if I grab this I will stall the game again.
  2. TheInfamousDrBholmes

    TheInfamousDrBholmes Long timer

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    Grab and go bro! Good weather is here i doubt youll stall the game to much. The riders are gettin on the move for the summer. As long as you place a tag its the other lazy arses that stall the game!

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  3. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    [​IMG]

    Salem church of the brethen. Just north of Bruceton Mills.
  4. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    Oh, and I saw Fasnacht on the way to the next tag. That bike really stands out.
  5. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Where did it move to? :ear
  6. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    NEW TAG
    [​IMG]

    This bridge is one of the only privately owned toll bridges left in the country. Toll is $.50 for cars and $.25 for bikes.

    This tag is easily reachable from four states and D.C. In fact, the other side of the bridge was once a tag for one of them.

    [​IMG]

    Toll booth. But, you can't use this as the tag.
  7. TheInfamousDrBholmes

    TheInfamousDrBholmes Long timer

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    I'm confused a little dude, what's the new tag? The toll both?
  8. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    The bridge pic is the tag. The toll booth, on the other side, cannot be the tag.
  9. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Groovy new tag!

    Hey, a quick question for the guys with BMWs in the north-central, WV area....Where do you like to go to get any wrench work done that you don't do yourself?

    I am a novice wrench, and I encountered a problem Sunday that has my bike trailered...:(: :puke1

    Was on it pretty good on a bumpy, but not overly bumpy dirt/gravel road...having fun and bike running good mostly between 2nd and 3rd on that beast, when it just wallowed out...poof...no electric start...battery good, terminals good...nothing...on top of a big hill, so drift start and it would catch but wallow everytime I touched the throttle until it would quit...Did this several times, and nothing...could not even limp home. Had to call for the cavalry and trailer it home...

    I have taken it to Mathias BMW in New Philadelphia, OH before, and had a good experience with those guys, but am just wondering if anybody here has a good recommendation....

    Thanks.
  10. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    Got mine at Velocity Cycles in Mechanicsburg, PA. That was 2007 and 47K ago. Never been back except for a recall. So, I guess I'm not a good resource.
  11. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Actually, Velocity is in town in what we call the near the "near west end."

    http://www.velocityvintage.com/

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  12. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys...Going to spend a little time poking around with it this evening, but probably call up Mathias tomorrow, unless somebody has another recommendation...

    I have to get an additional bike...too much fun riding to be in the shop...sigh.
  13. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    What do you need done??

    I happen to know this independent shop in Richmond that does bike work: GB Young Services, LLC. :lol3

    Seriously, what needs looked at??

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  14. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Guy, thanks, that is a very cool offer....All I know at this point are the symptoms I described a couple posts above...I have my Clymers and have been doing some reading, and if Richmond were a bit closer, I would meet up to at least chat about it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, my work schedule, life in general, and novice skills preclude me from opening anything up...This will change in the future, as this bike has really brought an old interest for me roaring back to life...
  15. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Sorry, missed that.

    Are you sure the battery is good?? Not sure what's in there, but almost sounds like the infamous Yuasa Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS)..... which is caused by the cracking of an inner cell connector. You may have lights, but any heavy loads like trying to start, or in your case, also trying to keep the fuel pump running - no go.

    Personally, I would try jumping the bike with a known good battery... like from a car. Some folks poo-poo this idea saying it will destroy stuff, but the bike's system is only going to draw what is necessary, and the additional available current from a car battery will not cause any problems.

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  16. TheInfamousDrBholmes

    TheInfamousDrBholmes Long timer

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    My dad has always dealt with mathias and loves them. I do all my own wrench work. Two things i would look at is 1 the battery as guy mentioned and check the battery ground with an ohm meter. See what the resistance is from the negative battery terminal to the chassis

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  17. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Guy and b, great info...Thank you. I will investigate that further before loading this thing up...and will definitely try a jump...Didn't cross my mind as the battery has always been spot on, and there were no problems day of with it at all. Further, that was the first thing I looked at after the problems started...Lights, horn, indicator lights all still worked, but not even a whisper from the starter. However, when there is an "infamous" condition out there that is a "Sudden Death Syndrome," then definitely worth checking into further...:rofl...

    And thanks for the confirmation on Mathias, I had a great experience with them, but don't really know who else might be out there.
  18. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    An additional comment:

    Now knowing that, if the lights and all remain working when you poke the starer, then the battery (and its connections) are probably okay and something else is causing the problem..... most likely a loose connection in one of the connectors. Only way to know would be to pull them apart one at a time, check for corrosion/dirt, etc., then reassemble.

    Think we're all interested to find out what's pooped out.

    Good luck with it.

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  19. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    I am interested too...lol...and thanks again. I will definitely provide some details when this thing gets worked out...My hope is that that won't be too long from now, but if it is shop bound, it might take some time for me to be able to get it up there, and they always seem to have a lot of bikes crammed in....We'll see.
  20. DuckWV

    DuckWV Been here awhile

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    I have had two similar problems on my DR. First time it quit charging. After checking everything myself, I took it to the shop, they disconnected the stator to test it, tested fine, plugged it back in, and everything worked. The second time was in a camp ground in Colorado. I shut the bike off and when I went to start it, I had nothing to the starter. :huh I traced it down to a connection under the tank.
    Both time the connections weren't loose, but after 15 years, they just quit making connection. Cleaned them and put them back together and everything was fine. :1drink
    You just never know.