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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By EricV
Anyone traveling north from the Martinsville VA area around 12/28?

Hi all-

Hope you don't mind another reach out on this. Let me preface this by saying I don't mind a little driving, but doesn't hurt to ask what with all the holiday traveling folks have coming...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Last bump- I promise. I do have it out on...

Last bump- I promise. I do have it out on uShip...pretty neat service but so far the bids aren't as good as what I was hoping for. Thanks to all who have read/considered/responded!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Hi gang. Me again - the guy with the Husky engine...

Hi gang. Me again - the guy with the Husky engine that's currently down in Greenville, S.C. Huge, and sincere, thanks to Matt here on adv...hell of a guy who brought the engine down to Greenville for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Hi all- just keeping this alive a little longer....

Hi all- just keeping this alive a little longer. Chiknmunkey has been very kind- he's connecting me with his brother who is making a run sometime this month from Greenville to Rocky Mount, VA....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Huge thanks man. PM sent!

Huge thanks man. PM sent!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
This could be good- Rocky Mount, Va, right? Near...

This could be good- Rocky Mount, Va, right? Near Roanoke. That'd be about 2:20 one way drive time from where I am- I'd be up for that. I'm late getting in and gotta get up early- I'll pop you a PM...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Just giving myself one more bump. :) I did talk...

Just giving myself one more bump. :) I did talk to the shop yesterday and the fella expects the work will be done within one week. That could be good timing, in the event that someone down that way...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Hey man- I really appreciate your...

Hey man- I really appreciate your consideration/effort. That'll still be about 6 hours round trip (and still open minded to that) so I'll keep you in mind and keep you posted. Don't misunderstand me...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Update: I do have a potential taker, but wanted...

Update: I do have a potential taker, but wanted to keep this request alive. Reason being...

So the kind inmate willing to help me will be heading towards the Norfolk, VA area. That's not too far...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Thanks man- I appreciate it...and thanks for the...

Thanks man- I appreciate it...and thanks for the bump!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Hey man- huge thanks to you, also, for being...

Hey man- huge thanks to you, also, for being willing to explore this. The thing is, though, that it's just the engine...not the complete bike- so again my hope is to stumble across a fellow inmate...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Hey man- thanks for showing an open mind! When...

Hey man- thanks for showing an open mind! When are you going to be traveling? The first thing will be to see if the engine will be done by the time you make the trip. I can certainly travel to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Bump for a good guy. :) (No worries gang- I...

Bump for a good guy. :)

(No worries gang- I won't do this frequently...just wanna keep it alive for a bit.)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By EricV
Upstate S. Carolina help request

Hi all- Long shot here, but doesn't hurt to put a feeler out. I'm an inmate in central VA (Charlottesville, VA.) I have a Husky TE630 and, sadly, the engine grenaded in late September. The place...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By EricV
Mine was similar to what Flstffxe did, but done...

Mine was similar to what Flstffxe did, but done with cable. It was a pretty neat/simple rig. Picture this (as I've moved and can't take pics)- instead of his top bars I had a cable at each end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By EricV
The recurring message you'll hear is that it is,...

The recurring message you'll hear is that it is, after all, all about compromise. In your case this will certainly apply as you're stating you wanna do tight trails, and also long hauling on slab...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By EricV
Have you considered the Husky TE610 or 630? Great...

Have you considered the Husky TE610 or 630? Great bikes known for a good balance of street and off-road capabilities. Once the dual cans are ditched you can get the weight down closer to 305-310 or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
I'm afraid I can't tag along but sure would like...

I'm afraid I can't tag along but sure would like to! Very much looking forward to seeing this one.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Hi- Matt- I sent you a PM a few days ago....not...

Hi- Matt- I sent you a PM a few days ago....not sure how else to reach you. Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Huge thanks for the advice and also the offer of...

Huge thanks for the advice and also the offer of help! Means a Lot. I'm going to start pulling the engine this weekend (as weather permits...don't have a garage.) If I make great progress I'll look...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Anyone ever run south anywhere near Greenville S....

Anyone ever run south anywhere near Greenville S. Carolina? Doesn't hurt to ask, I suppose :) ...asking in the off chance that anyone makes a run near there for work or something. Reason I ask is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Cameron and Vabuckaroo- really appreciate the...

Cameron and Vabuckaroo- really appreciate the feedback, thanks. Yes- you make the right point in thinking it through even deeper- that even if the obvious case damage is reparable it's not unlikely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Gang- this is an appeal for...

Gang- this is an appeal for insight/guidance/possible resources. My apologies I've not been tiiiigght w/ you guys, I tend to be a solitary rider (simply owing to a busy lifestyle what with work,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 735,136
Posted By EricV
I think you're ultimately heading towards being a...

I think you're ultimately heading towards being a two bike guy. :) Nothing wrong with that- shoot, I'd do that if I had the time, could justify the money, and the space for it...so I get the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
Went out for a ride Saturday...a couple of...

Went out for a ride Saturday...a couple of things:

1.) Who has the nice TE610 I saw parked near Fellini's downtown? It was around 8 that evening. Very nice bike- precisely what I'd been lusting...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By EricV
Navin- I gotta admit you had me a little freaked....

Navin- I gotta admit you had me a little freaked. :)

Huge thanks guys...I'm impressed with the speed at which this useless little mystery was solved- should have thought to post here long ago!
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By EricV
Ha! At least now I no longer suffer alone. :) ...

Ha! At least now I no longer suffer alone. :)

If it helps the inscription/stamping that is barely visible says, I think (as it's fairly beat), "Brooks U.P." I googled around that a year or so ago...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,807
Posted By EricV
What is this part/thingie?

Hi Gang. This isn't bike related, but figured I'd throw this out to this gang as there are folks here from all walks of life/occupations. This is along the lines of "for sh*ts and giggles."

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 735,136
Posted By EricV
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By EricV
That is cool, vabuckaroo. I love my Husky but...

That is cool, vabuckaroo. I love my Husky but would love to have a vintage one to rehab. Let us know if you post a progress thread in the "old's cool"
or "some assembly required" forums here on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 602,532
Posted By EricV
Crappy phone pics. :) ...

Crappy phone pics. :)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/erv5er/Mobile%20Uploads/photo1_zps353556e2.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 54,743
Posted By EricV
Just stumbled upon this thread. Here's a crappy...

Just stumbled upon this thread. Here's a crappy iPhone pic. :)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/erv5er/photo_zpsd8b0105d.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,036,352
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 735,136
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, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 62,680
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,004
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, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,991
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,611
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 08-10-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 735,136
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.
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