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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 1,583,564
Posted By EricV
Often, when grabbing a bite to eat or walking...

Often, when grabbing a bite to eat or walking along, someone sees the helmet and asks "hey- whaddaya ride?" I usually respond with:

"It's a Schwinn, but it's really fast...haven't had a Harley...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
One hell of a bike man- congrats. I do a fair...

One hell of a bike man- congrats. I do a fair amount of road riding and (owing to necessity/laziness) like the longer maintenance intervals of the 630...otherwise I'd have loved to have snagged up a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
I was there today- great day for it. I didn't do...

I was there today- great day for it. I didn't do the grab- knew I'd be out way too long before posting the new tag...so grabbed a pic and went on my way.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,472
Posted By EricV
We'll, I'm not gonna kid anyone...it's not like...

We'll, I'm not gonna kid anyone...it's not like I've read all responses so I'm sure this has been said.

To me- someone who has ridden since 7- it's not so much a conscious choice. It's a way of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By EricV
I just stumbled upon this section of advrider...

I just stumbled upon this section of advrider yesterday (usually in the Thumpers forum- have a Husky TE630.) Just wanted to say this was a great read, great pics, and I really admire what you've done...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By EricV
Thanks guys. I read it as HapHazard did and since...

Thanks guys. I read it as HapHazard did and since have read up more and yeah, I also think it's the hydrogen concern (though not likely an issue w/ a AGM and being on float charge.)
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By EricV
Forgive my resurrecting this one, but here's what...

Forgive my resurrecting this one, but here's what I posted a few minutes ago on Cafe Husky...perhaps it'll get better view-age here:

Hi gang. This is probably a stupid question or concern, but...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
Man, sounds like a hell of a deal...mine has 6K...

Man, sounds like a hell of a deal...mine has 6K on it. If I didn't have one this would be a stand out deal compared to what I've seen. Good luck- I'm sure it'll go quick.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
These are great, helpful, replies guys- I really...

These are great, helpful, replies guys- I really appreciate it!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
Hi all. I don't chime in much- more of a lurker...

Hi all. I don't chime in much- more of a lurker but appreciate this thread/group. I have a question you guys can help with if you've got a minute...may seem unrelated but its related as far as I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
Was it an inmate from here I saw on Park Street...

Was it an inmate from here I saw on Park Street today at around 2 this afternoon on a WR? It looked like a 450, but I didn't think those are street legal. I'd be interested in hearing which WR it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
OldnoGPS- Great YZ125 from a few pages...

OldnoGPS-

Great YZ125 from a few pages back. I had the same bike way back when (first bike was a Yamaha GT80.) My father bought the YZ125 off a neighbor who had formerly raced it and man was that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
SRG- Glad I ran into you...great meeting you....

SRG- Glad I ran into you...great meeting you. Nice Berg!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
I didn't try to find the tag this weekend, but...

I didn't try to find the tag this weekend, but thanks to LXDDLE I did stop by to have a look at the place w/ the bicycle fence. That was a fun ride and cool to see. Hope others got out to enjoy the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
Ridge Road saw quite some dual sport traffic this...

Ridge Road saw quite some dual sport traffic this past weekend. I also went by, verified the duck was still in place, but passed on the grab as I didn't have much time to ride and wouldn't have been...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
What kind of 'Berg was it that went missing...

What kind of 'Berg was it that went missing (stolen)? That was posted back around page 61 of this thread. There's a 2006 on C'ville Craigslist right now in Glouchester, VA:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
That would be a good deal- in my opinion foolish...

That would be a good deal- in my opinion foolish to pass up. The old XR is no doubt a durable machine known for longevity, but the reality is that at 22K the thing has a limited life and you'd be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
Nope- no one has grabbed it. I stopped there...

Nope- no one has grabbed it. I stopped there yesterday and verified it still sits, but passed on taking it so as to give another a chance to grab/tag.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
I was out in that neck of the woods over the...

I was out in that neck of the woods over the weekend and sure enough the duck is still there. What's been added by someone else is a half full trial sized liquor bottle. It's half full of what looks...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
Who was that in front of me on Route 20 N on...

Who was that in front of me on Route 20 N on Saturday afternoon? Looked like a XR650. You rode well, my friend. Me- I was under attired and not inclined to dog it hard. You pull over and I went past,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
Thanks fella. It is all good - I sure can...

Thanks fella. It is all good - I sure can understand the frustration as I've felt it myself with so little time to ride.

It's a TE630. I had a drz which had been great to me (fun, totally...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
I'd agree also, but at least same day plant....

I'd agree also, but at least same day plant. Sure, I would have liked to have posted pics and tag closer to real time, but was busy the rest of the evening and easier to use my laptop. Sorry.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 48,982
Posted By EricV
ADV Inmates: I have your duck. If you wish...

ADV Inmates:

I have your duck. If you wish to see him alive (uh, make that, "in one piece") you'll meet my demands precisely. Or I can just say I finally made a grab. Nice day for Sugar Hollow....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
SoStBrew- I know it's a long shot but did you...

SoStBrew- I know it's a long shot but did you find out anything about your swiped Triumph? Couldn't help but be curious. Shoot you may not want it back- I'm in the camp that says as much as it hurts...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
OK, I'll bite: Please don't do that. Just...

OK, I'll bite: Please don't do that.

Just teasing, of course! I'm a firm believer in "to each their own"- so good for you for doing what works for you. I'll imagine you do a fair amount of road...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
I'd agree w/ Blakebird's comment above. I'm in...

I'd agree w/ Blakebird's comment above. I'm in the camp that says the 630, overall, fits me quite well, though I have to admit I wish it were just a tad bit longer in the legs (more like the 610.)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
I can understand wanting to get it in the...

I can understand wanting to get it in the ballpark. What I once did (past bike) was to ask the shop to have one of their guys (of the approx same weight as I am) sit on it to set the sag, before I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
Well, I sure appreciate you posting the heads...

Well, I sure appreciate you posting the heads up/warning. Unfortunately I have to park outside, but it's tucked away ( up against my house, off street) at least, covered, double locked and a disc...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 74,667
Posted By EricV
OldnoGPS: I had a blue bike parked on that...

OldnoGPS:

I had a blue bike parked on that bridge once, then replaced the blue w/ a red one and took it out to that great break spot as well...
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
Same here. Mine hasn't really changed, but I...

Same here. Mine hasn't really changed, but I asked the dealer to mail me a new one anyway (when they sent me the new nylock sprocket nuts and the new clutch push rod) and they threw it in.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
This guy says he found a new 630 for 5500 but...

This guy says he found a new 630 for 5500 but doesn't want to spend that much. Me thinks he's nuts not to take the leap (I felt great getting mine at 6100.)
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
Looks like these guys still have one, it's where...

Looks like these guys still have one, it's where I got mine for 6100 OTD:

http://www.ridersvillecycle.com/showcaseproductdetail.htm?ID=10960068&Brand=501&Type=1514
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
I've got the same set up jTemple had before his...

I've got the same set up jTemple had before his fix-it-or-ticket incident and have been expecting the same here in VA. Last night I got pulled over and issued a performance award for something...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
There's a good thread going on CH about tire...

There's a good thread going on CH about tire choice for the 630:

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te630-rear-tire-replacement.20723/
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
That holds a lot of appeal, no doubt. Now I know...

That holds a lot of appeal, no doubt. Now I know you're a bit more tech savvy than many here, but how easy would you say it is for a layperson to use? I'm your standard word, excel, iTunes, basic...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
That's funny...I would have thought they would...

That's funny...I would have thought they would have sold that one already. I bought the second to the last one from them and picked it up on July 16th. Same price. I know a few ADV'ers were inquiring...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,394
Posted By EricV
I'd suggest visiting the drz forum on...

I'd suggest visiting the drz forum on thumpertalk- good folks there. I had one and it's a solid and fun bike that performs quite well, but yeah for extended 70+ mph rides it leaves you wanting a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
Then simply introduce it w/ the link to the CH...

Then simply introduce it w/ the link to the CH thread instead of requesting input by asking pointed and clear questions...just makes things more simple.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
This may be helpful: ...

This may be helpful:

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/new-fi-tuner-on-my-sm-630.18398/
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 636,494
Posted By EricV
Related but unrelated...anyone know if the xr650L...

Related but unrelated...anyone know if the xr650L has more (or less) butt-dyno low end grunt than a powered up stock 630? Just curious...have a bud who has one that I may ride with soon.
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