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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30,231
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Posted By henecton
Speaking of not being able to get enough of the...

Speaking of not being able to get enough of the chatty Dutch guy, on my way home as I was heading down 263 he pulled out from 42 about a 1/2 mile in front of me. I normally would have proceeded to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,602
Posted By henecton
I would look for a used bike in either case...

I would look for a used bike in either case because you will probably get bored with either due to the fact both are underpowered. The Sportster can be made a lot faster thanks to HD and aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,889
Posted By henecton
V-strom all the way. Cheap to buy used or new,...

V-strom all the way. Cheap to buy used or new, bullet proof, large dealer network, and lots of aftermarket farkles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,497
Posted By henecton
HD management is not dumb enough to move out of...

HD management is not dumb enough to move out of Milwaukee, but they are definately smart enough to strong arm the union and the state of Wisconsin. They will ask the union for wage reductions and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Are you knocking my maintenance schedule HBN?...

Are you knocking my maintenance schedule HBN? :lol3

Probably that redline synthetic $10/qt stuff. 6k mi?

Hey Ducati says I can go 7500 miles between oil changes. However considering most of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Yeah I wish I would checked here before my...

Yeah I wish I would checked here before my Hotmail account, got spammed as well. Oh well.

You are definately a lot braver than I am opening up the engine to work on the valves Mike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By henecton
Monsters are great bikes and as for carbs or fuel...

Monsters are great bikes and as for carbs or fuel injected, stick with fuel injection. I have yet to see when carbs are better than FI, regardless of what people say about soul :lol3 . I am unaware...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Gear for sale

Since I have lost weight I have some jackets and a pair of pants that no longer fit, all gear is in good to excellent shape. If anyone is interested I can e-mail pics or deliver the garments to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30,231
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Posted By henecton
Yeah Skippii and I were getting ready to roll...

Yeah Skippii and I were getting ready to roll hard down a sweet section of 42 when I came around the corner there was a Shenandoah county deputy
sheriff. The deputy told us there was a bad...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30,231
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Posted By henecton
Street rides

I am strictly a street rider Derelict and from HBninja's pic he still has his Beemer so street rides are in order for the summer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 30,231
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Posted By henecton
music

Speaking of music Chris Knight is coming to Harrisonburg at the end of April. If you are into Americana singer/songwriters this guy is the real deal and should not be missed. I am planning to attend...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Ducati will be pushing the new Multistrada pretty...

Ducati will be pushing the new Multistrada pretty hard so I imagine dealers will have demo bikes available. When the Streetfighter was introduced most dealers had bikes available to ride. Usually the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Now we are talking! :lol3 I am waiting until the...

Now we are talking! :lol3 I am waiting until the weather breaks to maybe ride the 796 Hypermotard. I have ridden the 1100S Hyper, and have logged 11,000 miles on my Multistrada 1100, love that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
[QUOTE] Upon arrival I discovered my boots are...

[QUOTE] Upon arrival I discovered my boots are not as waterproof as I thought. [QUOTE]



In a pinch you can use garbage bags as liners in your boots to make them waterproof.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By henecton
When I had a Sportster there was a turbo/carb...

When I had a Sportster there was a turbo/carb setup from Aerocharger. Supposedly worked well, but in the end I dumped the Sporty, because it would cost more to make it what I wanted than a ready made...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
I gave up deer hunting a couple of years ago...

I gave up deer hunting a couple of years ago because the only property available for me to hunt was National Forest. I still enjoy small game hunting and will wait for the end of rifle season to go...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
I live about 4 miles from where the photo of all...

I live about 4 miles from where the photo of all the bikes was taken (Blue Ridge Truss company).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
I enjoyed the visit as well Mike. On the way home...

I enjoyed the visit as well Mike. On the way home I went and explored a few roads that had been calling to me. If you are travelling North Mountain Road take a right on Wine Store road and it will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Thanks to Mike and his Dad for helping me pull...

Thanks to Mike and his Dad for helping me pull the belt cover off the Strada. I noticed when I stopped to call Mike for directions to their storage unit that the spark plug wire was loose. When I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
[QUOTE][/Felt great but I know Lady Draco:nono...

[QUOTE][/Felt great but I know Lady Draco:nono :uhoh I'm not riding till my body is back to normal :nod<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->QUOTE]

I think as soon as you feel up to riding you are ready...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
I was thinking about meeting at the Sheetz off of...

I was thinking about meeting at the Sheetz off of 33 (the one next to Ciro's lasagna house) in Harrisonburg at 11:00 AM. If you are interested MICA send me an e-mail at lehmanmike@hotmail.com today...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Street ride Sunday

Anyone interested in meeting in Harrisonburg and hitting the backroads for a street ride? I was thinking of meeting at the Sheetz off of 33 and head North into Shenandoah county.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
You are correct Blue Thunder. I missed a really...

You are correct Blue Thunder. I missed a really cool shot by two minutes, on the hill was a buggy travelling the road but by the time I got the camera out of the tank bag I was too late.

As for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Here is a riddle for those familar with the...

Here is a riddle for those familar with the valley, what is this lake called?

http://www.mad-ducati.com/GalleryShow.php?SeqId=1&GalleryId=736
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Last year I tried to get a group ride organized...

Last year I tried to get a group ride organized for January 1st as a way to kick off the New Year, HBninja was the only taker last year. I am trying to make it kind of an annual thing from now on,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
HBninja I am glad to see you are healing up....

HBninja I am glad to see you are healing up. Hopefully you will be in riding shape for the January 1st Viking ride.:wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Anyone looking for a cheap sport bike?

I was just cruising down 42 today when I spotted a sport bike clad in Repsol bodywork for sale. On the way home I decided to stop and take a look, it turned out to be a 2000 Honda Fireblade that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-25-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Thanks for the offer HBNinja but that is a little...

Thanks for the offer HBNinja but that is a little further away than I was planning to ride today, need to be home before 1 PM. Ride safe today everyone.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Street ride

I am planning on going for a short street ride tomorrow. Anyone interested in meeting in Mount Jackson or Broadway and hit some back roads for an hour or two? Just reply back if interested.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 56,130
Posted By henecton
The Multistrada is not a hard core sport bike but...

The Multistrada is not a hard core sport bike but a sport tourer, same as the Buell Ulysses. The Multistrada is actually lighter than the Ulysses and the 1100DS motor produces 95 HP so they are quite...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,674
Posted By henecton
I am a loyal Ducati owner but as far as the dry...

I am a loyal Ducati owner but as far as the dry clutch goes I am glad my Multistrada has a wet clutch. The older Monsters and Super Sports can be somewhat needy that doesn't mean I still do not want...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 56,130
Posted By henecton
Buell's biggest mistake was sticking with an...

Buell's biggest mistake was sticking with an outdated under powered engine design. If the company would have made the switch sooner to a more competent and refined engine I think they still maybe...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
I've heard that operating a vehicle with tires...

I've heard that operating a vehicle with tires which are not DOT approved on a public highway is a citable offense.

Technically they can cite you if they catch it during a traffic stop but I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Yeah it was a good ride today HBN. One of the...

Yeah it was a good ride today HBN. One of the riders told me there was bike show in Manassas, that is possibly why there were no real classics today. The Royal Enfield was kind of neat, hard to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Updated meeting spot for Italian Motofest.

I realize that most will be heading to the campout, however for anyone interested myself and another rider will be meeting in Mount Jackson, VA at the Sheetz at 8 AM on Sunday. We will ride to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,951
Posted By henecton
I have ridden a Hyper and have to say I much...

I have ridden a Hyper and have to say I much prefer it to a Monster, I currently own an 07 Multistrada. I had a 2007 Monster (old style) and have sat on the new Monster many times and I find both a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Mid Atlantic Italian Motofest

If anyone is interested I am putting together a ride to the Mid Atlantic Motofest in Shepherdstown, WV on Sunday the 27th. This is a great little show of some rare classic Italian bikes along with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Sunday ride

Anyone interested in meeting Sunday in Broadway, VA for a ride through the valley? I was thinking of meeting at 3:30 PM or so. Please post up if interested
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
[QUOTE][Initial impressions: Cylinder 1 has 80%...

[QUOTE][Initial impressions: Cylinder 1 has 80% compression. Not good.
Cylinder 2 has 30% compression. Really bad.
/QUOTE]

I am guessing the rings are gone. The real concern is if the bores...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30,231
Views: 1,751,616
Posted By henecton
Sunday ride

I know there was not a lot of interest expressed in this ride but in case anyone changes their minds or is lurking. Barring terrible weather I am riding from Strasburg, VA to Seneca Rocks, WV on...
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