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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Last time I was in there Morton's BMW in...

Last time I was in there Morton's BMW in Fredericksburg has XD4's in stock. Might want to call them before trekking up there to be sure they have an XL in stock - 540-891-9844.

BD
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By BDRichmond
My daily rides are pretty short - about 7 miles...

My daily rides are pretty short - about 7 miles each way. I haven't added any new electronic devices lately. The battery is a Yuasa YTX14BS. I have been doing some research and found out about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By BDRichmond
Thanks for all the replies. I put it on a...

Thanks for all the replies. I put it on a battery tender and it came back on and started. I'm charging the battery now.

I should have checked that first before posting here but I just never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By BDRichmond
Dead bike

I have a 2009 GSA with about 33K miles that I ride daily. I just came out to start it up and when I put the key in and turned it nothing happens. I mean nothing happens - the screen is blank and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Places to leave a truck

Related to this, does anyone know good spots to leave a truck that are on the east side of the area and close to Alhambra? We've been parking at the post office on 56 but we would like to explore...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
PM sent re. the big gas tank... :y0! BD

PM sent re. the big gas tank... :y0!

BD
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75,591
Views: 7,999,874
Posted By BDRichmond
Excellent! Thanks for the reply. :clap

Excellent! Thanks for the reply. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 75,591
Views: 7,999,874
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Where to find cage for Uni filter

I wanted to order a Uni filter for my '08 XR650L and I'm assuming I need a cage since the stock air filter is a one-piece filter but I can't find anywhere to buy it. All of the bike sites that I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 75,591
Views: 7,999,874
Posted By BDRichmond
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I can slowly roll on...

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I can slowly roll on the throttle and it doesn't skip but if I grab a handful it burps. I'll try the smaller main jet. Do you think it would help to go with an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 75,591
Views: 7,999,874
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Need help diagnosing

I have a new to me 2008 XR650L. When I bought it it was completely stock. Recently I did the Dave's Mods, de-smogged it, and installed an FMF Q4 pipe. I used 55/158 jets. The air box and air filter...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,374
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Question about longest gas range needed for TAT

I'm planning for a TAT run next summer and getting the bike ready (XR650L). One of the last things I need for the bike is a bigger tank and I'm trying to figure out what size to get. I'd like to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
No, I live in Glen Allen so I take 295 to 64. I...

No, I live in Glen Allen so I take 295 to 64. I hate driving in heavy early morning traffic, too, even though I feel like on the GSA that sits up so high I'm pretty visible. I usually get in to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
That would be me - I ride to work almost every...

That would be me - I ride to work almost every day...

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
I just saw this 2009 GSA go up on Craigslist -...

I just saw this 2009 GSA go up on Craigslist - http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4445863584.html - and it looks like a very good deal depending on what options are on the bike. Less than 5,000...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,357
Posted By BDRichmond
Question GPS recommendation

Sorry for the basic question but is there a consensus on what the best GPS is to handle these files? I am new to GPS, especially regarding loading tracks and routes, and have little experience other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Speaking of that, a few weeks ago I got pulled...

Speaking of that, a few weeks ago I got pulled over by a Henrico PD on my XR650L. I thought I was getting pulled for speeding but he said "you can't ride a dirt bike on the street." I laughed and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Alright, who got their picture in the paper?

This must be someone here... :rofl

"A motorcyclist navigated Studley Road in Hanover County during an earlier snowfall this winter...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Eppa (CycleDoc59 on here) changes tires for a lot...

Eppa (CycleDoc59 on here) changes tires for a lot less than that and does a great job. He might be quite a distance from you but it would be a scenic ride out to him and IMO its worth it.

BD
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,338
Posted By BDRichmond
I use Startron with ethanol gas and that has...

I use Startron with ethanol gas and that has worked well to avoid problems. But I wouldn't use it with ethanol free gas. No real reason to.

Where is this gas station with 91 ethanol free gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By BDRichmond
I have the same bike and had the same problem. I...

I have the same bike and had the same problem. I ordered this socket from Rocky Mountain for $10 and it works perfectly:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Anyone see this Craigslist ad? Very funny

Looks like Bob White over at Cycle Barn either needs to sell his Harley or his wife - one's got to go: http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4222709971.html. Very funny... :rofl

Bernie
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Thanks for the reply and the offer and info. And...

Thanks for the reply and the offer and info. And I think you're probably right about the availability of scrap and challenge I'll have finding it.

Bernie
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Scrap steel for welding practice

This is OT but I got my son a wire welder for his birthday and now I'm looking for some inexpensive steel, quarter inch or smaller, for him to practice with. Anyone know of a good source in RVA for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,129
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Does anyone know if the GW Nat'l Forest is...

Does anyone know if the GW Nat'l Forest is legally off limits right now? Or is it just "closed" meaning no services, no rangers around? If it's legally off limits it would seem there are no park...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,129
Posted By BDRichmond
I've ridden it more times than I can remember and...

I've ridden it more times than I can remember and while I don't know the splits for sure, I would say it was usually about 60% dirt, 30% gravel, and 10% pavement.

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,129
Posted By BDRichmond
Yikes, does this mean it's just asphalt (60%) and...

Yikes, does this mean it's just asphalt (60%) and gravel (40%) and no dirt?? I sure hope not... :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By BDRichmond
Roger, Thank you very much - you were...

Roger,

Thank you very much - you were correct, it was a plug cap not seated properly. I appreciate the help. :clap

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-21-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,129
Posted By BDRichmond
I think that's a great idea, too, and would like...

I think that's a great idea, too, and would like to check it out at lunch. Count me as a yes vote...

BD
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Rough running after 24K service

I have a 2009 GSA and, for the first time, tackled the 24K service, including adjusting the valves and replacing the spark plugs. The bike idles fine but has a hesitation/hiccup/burble at rpm's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Thanks for all of the great info everyone - it is...

Thanks for all of the great info everyone - it is much appreciated! We're going to head to that area Sunday morning to explore.

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Question George Washington Forest starting point?

I'm looking to head out for some forest road riding in the GWNF this weekend with my son but have only gone to the official offroad/ATV trails before where you can ride non-street-legal bikes. Now,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
You ride about 300 km on Saturday and 200 km on...

You ride about 300 km on Saturday and 200 km on Sunday (Sunday is a bit shorter day so you can pack up and leave but is still a riding day).

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Thumb Registration for the Shenandoah 500 is live now -...

Registration for the Shenandoah 500 is live now - http://watr.webs.com/. Spots are still open but no idea for how long (it sells out every year) so if you're interested I'd head over there right...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Thumbs down Actually just headed over there this morning with...

Actually just headed over there this morning with my son. We hadn't been in a couple of months and, after the posts on here, had started to park at the elem school on the other side rather than go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Shenandoah 500

I think the Shenandoah 500 is good. I've ridden it about 6-7 times over the last 20 years. Very well organized and well run and gives you access to some areas that are only opened to MC's for that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By BDRichmond
Question Gas: which is better: 93 with ethanol or 87 pure gas

I have a 2009 GSA that I fill with 93 octane (with 10% ethanol) and use Startron to try to compensate for the junk ethanol. I know I'm supposed to use high octane but I have access to pure gas with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
I was at Tech in the late '80's and had a Honda...

I was at Tech in the late '80's and had a Honda XL250R dual sport that I rode all over those mountains. My housemates all had dual sports and we spent more time off road around Blacksburg than we...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 161,357
Posted By BDRichmond
Thumb Thanks!

I received the files you sent - thanks a lot! :clap:freaky

BD
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Just an idea but if you were open to delivering...

Just an idea but if you were open to delivering the bike to falls church, as he requested, then I would suggest you take a small good faith deposit by Paypal before you travel to NOVA and then have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30,559
Views: 1,692,327
Posted By BDRichmond
Orlando to New Orleans

I rode from Orlando to New Orleans hugging the gulf coast and going through a few nice state forests and thought it was a great ride with nice scenery and not much traffic/congestion once out of...
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