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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
So I probably should edit that out of my initial...

So I probably should edit that out of my initial post. Went and visited a dealer today. Most likely ordering a cT in grey. In the end it seems to be the easiest way to get a cool little rig for the...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,235
Posted By jgiacobbe
No Ural expierence yet but with those bolts...

No Ural expierence yet but with those bolts loose, would the rotor of had more side to side play? If so, it could of been constantly rubbing the pads.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
I was thinking it was this weekend or next. Good...

I was thinking it was this weekend or next. Good luck. Did anyone else local go?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
:snore

:snore
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
This whole question is predicated on the idea...

This whole question is predicated on the idea that a Guzzi is normal or standard and that a BMW Boxer is a saggy version there of. Funny cartoon, yes. Not something to be overthought though.

BTW,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,352
Views: 592,348
Posted By jgiacobbe
Enough people on this thread are constantly...

Enough people on this thread are constantly searching for those. If you don't buy it someone else will.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
That is my question as well. I kind of assumed...

That is my question as well. I kind of assumed that perhaps you stepped off to the left when you realized it was going over. As you rode up to that spot, I just had a bad feeling. Then when it went...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Forgot in my last post. All of you going to LF,...

Forgot in my last post. All of you going to LF, stay warm. Just cam e in for a quick ride. Bike thermometer indicated 43 as I can up Pemberton. I'm sure you will have much colder temps out west.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Mom bought a genuine Buddy scooter from them. She...

Mom bought a genuine Buddy scooter from them. She seemed happy with them. They explained the whole oil and gas thing to her for the little 50cc two smoke. She takes it to them for service once a year...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
You just wanted to avoid the possible nickname...

You just wanted to avoid the possible nickname implications from your previous post. Good work getting it running and good luck with the Giro. Rimbenty, I think he needs one of the old school...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
New bling for the...

New bling for the Wee.http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/V-Strom/IMG_20150420_223430.jpg (http://s330.photobucket.com/user/jdgiacobbe/media/V-Strom/IMG_20150420_223430.jpg.html)
I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Nah, those are name brand. Be careful...

Nah, those are name brand.



Be careful with posts like this. If you end up a volunteer, people might give you the nickname fluffer. :evil

Anything we can do to help get the bike running? Not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
So how confident are you that you can get your...

So how confident are you that you can get your hog running? From the sidelines it looks a little tense.

Also, on an unrelated note I'm debating selling my Honda. It made me like Hondas but speed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Feel better Pete. Glad it only knocked the wind...

Feel better Pete. Glad it only knocked the wind out of you.
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
Guys, I like all the feedback. I'm slowly coming...

Guys, I like all the feedback. I'm slowly coming around to not being too narrowly focused on what to buy. Several of you have also PMed or emailed me. I know why a couple decided to legitimately...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
I doubt I could afford just the car, much less...

I doubt I could afford just the car, much less the whole rig. I'm slowly coming around to the idea of just hacking my current dl650. If I want another 2 wheeled adventure bike I should be able to buy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,352
Views: 592,348
Posted By jgiacobbe
I put PR4s on mine recently. I don't have too...

I put PR4s on mine recently. I don't have too many miles on them yet. When I bought it, it had a medium compound shinko sportbike tire. It had horrible ridges that messed up the cornering enough to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
It was probably a few years ago. Those things...

It was probably a few years ago. Those things seem to slip by quickly now.

Swapping parts with Jdrocks sounds like a plan. Put a tarp or cover over it and be happy you have 2 bikes so that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
It was just after you swapped the carbs on the DR...

It was just after you swapped the carbs on the DR and didn't have the jetting correct. Just busting your chops.

Does it run better at higher RPMS? Are you having any more battery problems? I am...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
Of course, another day and other ideas to be...

Of course, another day and other ideas to be considered.

My friend with the cheap DL650 has sold it. Not sure I would want another DL650 anyway. Variety and all that. No point in owning the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I do remember being stopped on coffeetown while...

I do remember being stopped on coffeetown while you bitched and fiddled about the carb of dusty-trusty.

Is it still doing the dying under throttle thing?
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
Now that you mention that, I have a friend...

Now that you mention that, I have a friend selling one cheap.

Would a velorex 562 be too small of a chair? Something tells me yes. Anyone have recommendations for a chair to match a DL650?
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By jgiacobbe
Feedback on the options I am considering?

New to hackish things. Took the class last week and had a blast.

So to the meat of my post. I am trying to decide my path to hackdom. I have basically 2 major options I am considering.

1. Hack...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
What exactly is the doohickey on a KLR? Is it the...

What exactly is the doohickey on a KLR? Is it the cam chain tensioner or something else? I'll admit to having seen that bike on CL but didn't notice the price. Actually I passed it over just based on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I did use a hair dryer. It was required along...

I did use a hair dryer. It was required along with the pliers. I have a heat gun but I'm pretty sure it would of melted the cover. Instructions explicitly said not to use the heat gun.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Ouch my hand hurts. Cover is on. Took me 2 hours...

Ouch my hand hurts. Cover is on. Took me 2 hours with a new Bostitch pneumatic stapler. Had to use pliers to pull the material tight enough. Would of been nice if there had been another half inch of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,352
Views: 592,348
Posted By jgiacobbe
Unless you have been using the cheapest of tires...

Unless you have been using the cheapest of tires on your bikes, you've been using dual compound tires. Nothing to fear.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Upholstery shops?

So I looked up a local shop on the internet. Went by there at lunch. The guy there was real friendly but appearently didn't want the work since he quoted $175 to put on a seat cover. I was thinking...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
upholstery shop

Need a recommendation for an upholstery shop. Bought a saddlemen cushion and seat cover for the VFR. Cushion is on the pan but I've realized I lack the skill to get the cover on. I must admit defeat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33,240
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I would assume if it is/was paddle shift, they...

I would assume if it is/was paddle shift, they have some extra cabling into the loom to allow the passenger to shift up/down using a couple of buttons. I'm sure they could do a lot more with some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
I think it is hilarious that everyone else in the...

I think it is hilarious that everyone else in the picture is on a dual sport. If you don't mind, I might PM you a few questions as it comes closer to time to purchase anything.For now I am just going...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
I've seen his rig before. I like it but need a...

I've seen his rig before. I like it but need a more enclosed chair. I know most rigs are built with bigger and lower bikes but I'm paranoid about having too low of clearance on any two track vehicle....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Nope. I won't buy a Ural. Too many nonstandard...

Nope. I won't buy a Ural. Too many nonstandard parts. I read even the wheel spokes are one off made in their factory.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
I don't think they would be good for a hack....

I don't think they would be good for a hack. Being so top heavy, I expect right turns would be tippy unless you had a really heavy or wide sidecar. I've only seen a couple people talk about having...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Guy, glad to hear you got out for a bit. I...

Guy, glad to hear you got out for a bit.

I spent the weekend taking the MSF 3 wheeled motorcycle thingy course. I know it has a real name that is a long abbreviation but I cannot remember it. Had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
I know whose bike that is. He had mentioned it...

I know whose bike that is. He had mentioned it leaking. Glad it wasn't anything worse.

Spent the day puttering around on a nighthawk250 with a car attached. It is different. Also got to see a lot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33,240
Views: 2,038,954
Posted By jgiacobbe
Taking a class at MSCVA both days this weekend so...

Taking a class at MSCVA both days this weekend so no Poe's or ferry rides for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,201
Posted By jgiacobbe
Are we asking NET or GROSS? Net I am probably in...

Are we asking NET or GROSS? Net I am probably in for around 20K.

I've owned:
2007 Ninja 250 - $3,200, sold for $1,900 with 18K extra miles on it.
2009 DL650 - $7,900 new in 2009 with extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By jgiacobbe
Yes the squids are in bloom. Had one decide to...

Yes the squids are in bloom. Had one decide to lane share with me a few times the other day at 60 MPH in traffic while reving at an estimated 9k on his CBR600. He had the jeans, sneakers and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,095
Posted By jgiacobbe
You know a new tag could wait. I cannot even tell...

You know a new tag could wait. I cannot even tell if there is a bike in that pic.
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