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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Chalk this up to weird crap you learn on...

Chalk this up to weird crap you learn on Facebook. I have a cousin who for legal reasons no longer visits VA. He does ride a motorcycle. In the past he was an addict, a skinhead and a dealer. It...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Last weekend I rode my VFR out to West Va....

Last weekend I rode my VFR out to West Va. Saturday I hit a low of 44 while riding but then the temps were moslty around 50. Sunday started at 40 but we saw 35 at the top of Reddish knob. I was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I really meant to take more photos this weekend....

I really meant to take more photos this weekend. These are all I took.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/IMG_20141017_201053.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-19-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Jeff thanks for having us up. Home safe now. And...

Jeff thanks for having us up. Home safe now. And to all of you that bailed out Saturday, :fitz
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-17-2014, 06:13 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'll see many of you tomorrow evening. Planning...

I'll see many of you tomorrow evening. Planning to be at the Munn farm an hour or two before dark tomorrow. Packing the bike now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Heated grip fixed on the DL650. Hopefully glue...

Heated grip fixed on the DL650. Hopefully glue will hold on the grip. It was a little loose. Also started on the VFR. Pulled the clutch actuator rode out and lubed it. It was pretty clean though....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
And this is how we became the thread in the...

And this is how we became the thread in the southeast regional forum with the most replies.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I didn't realize it was that kind of...

I didn't realize it was that kind of camping.:eek1 Maybe I should stay home. I don't want to be around while Eddy receives any of those.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
When I put it on in 2010, I used hair spray to...

When I put it on in 2010, I used hair spray to lube it enough to get it on, so no glue. It is open ended. When I did grips for the VFR I tried the compressed air trick. On the DL650 I am replacing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Passed my certification exam this morning so all...

Passed my certification exam this morning so all my current Cisco certifications stay valid another 3 years. Now I just need to complete work on one or both bikes and broach the subject of my being...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'm pretty sure I am out. Waiting on new clutch...

I'm pretty sure I am out. Waiting on new clutch parts for the VFR and the DL650 is awaiting throttle tube surgery to replace a failed heated grip and it looks like Friday evening before I will look...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Yay. Finally.

Yay. Finally.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I am back on the maybe list. If I make it out,...

I am back on the maybe list. If I make it out, I'll just be camping and street riding. I have an upcoming certification exam that I just moved up to next Thursday instead of the week after. Still...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-10-2014, 06:08 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
His wife?

His wife?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-09-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I have a feeling that perhaps Eddy is going to be...

I have a feeling that perhaps Eddy is going to be a real hard negotiator for a bit when it comes to selling that 800.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,391
Posted By jgiacobbe
Look, all I did was state that a FF helmet...

Look, all I did was state that a FF helmet doesn't fit in a panier. No need for anyone to get their painties knotted up over it. Oh and in most of the US, we cannot legally filter anyway so we...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Not even a scooter.

Not even a scooter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I'm out then. I might make it riding for a day...

I'm out then. I might make it riding for a day but cannot commit to an entire weekend.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Ouch Whitfield. Glad your family was able to get...

Ouch Whitfield. Glad your family was able to get everything packed and get you off tot he ER to get checked out.

I came down the back of Reddish knob a little after 1PM on Sunday on the Wee via FR...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By jgiacobbe
If you make sure the coupler between the liner...

If you make sure the coupler between the liner and the heatroller is inside the zipper, you won't lose it even if you knock it off. I've gotten off the bike and forgotten to disconnect it plenty of...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By jgiacobbe
I just stick it to the velcro on the left leg of...

I just stick it to the velcro on the left leg of the RC 1pc. Run the cable through the left hip access zipper with disconnect on the inside. Never had issue with it. I usually run the cord from the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
So Eddy, I'm confused. You had a F650GS that you...

So Eddy, I'm confused. You had a F650GS that you I sold and bought a 1200GS. Then you sold the 1200GS and bought a F800GS. Then you bought the F650ST. Now you are selling both the F650ST and the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Looks all 6th gen to me. See the white one above.

Looks all 6th gen to me. See the white one above.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I guess it is that time. You've bought another...

I guess it is that time. You've bought another bike or two and the garage is a little full so it is time for the oldest to go out on its own. That and bike show season has you lusting after new to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 06:52 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Link was invisible to me until I quoted. Then I...

Link was invisible to me until I quoted. Then I linked it again so it could be seen. On your post, there was no text associated with the link.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 520,391
Posted By jgiacobbe
Yes, they remove easily and have suitcase...

Yes, they remove easily and have suitcase handles. I tend to just put my stuff in a bad and then put that in a the case. They are also very waterproof. I found that out when I had a Gatorade bottle...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 05:56 PM
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Views: 520,391
Posted By jgiacobbe
Factory bags are nice. They sit nice and tight...

Factory bags are nice. They sit nice and tight against the bike. They are not big enough to hold my 2xl helmet though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Just because I own "old man" bikes, doesn't mean...

Just because I own "old man" bikes, doesn't mean I am old.:gerg Now get off my lawn ya wipper snappers.


Thanks for the birthday wishes guys.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:37 AM
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Views: 520,391
Posted By jgiacobbe
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe...

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/VFR/IMG_20140928_130752.jpg (http://s330.photobucket.com/user/jdgiacobbe/media/VFR/IMG_20140928_130752.jpg.html)
From my ride last Sunday.
This is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
I've come to the realization I am either going to...

I've come to the realization I am either going to sew some Velcro to the pocket to keep it closed or just duct tape it closed and live with it for now. That way I can wait until the dead of winter to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Well I emailed Aerostich support looking for a...

Well I emailed Aerostich support looking for a cost estimate and a turn around time. They won't give an estimate without seeing the suit, but the kicker is they said their repair process currently...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Anyone here ever get local repairs to a...

Anyone here ever get local repairs to a roadcrafter? I gave my RC its yearly washing. When I was removing one of the knee pads, one side of the liner pocket ripped loose. The photo is with the pad...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Jeff, that is the thing, my DL650 routinely gets...

Jeff, that is the thing, my DL650 routinely gets 8 to 10K from a cheap shinko 705 rear and my last front, a Shinko 705, had close to 18K on it when I changed it. I didn't change it because it was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2014, 08:36 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
There is a PR2 of indeteminite age on the front...

There is a PR2 of indeteminite age on the front and a medium compound shinko sport bike tire on the back. I've put maybe 3k on the bike. Shinko was new when I bought it. I may get a little over 1K...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Also there were a bunch of bicyclists all over...

Also there were a bunch of bicyclists all over Reddish Knob, Moyer Gap and Braley Bridge today. It was this event, http://alpineloopgranfondo.com
I was up on top of Reddish knob about noon. A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,012
Posted By jgiacobbe
Should of been good today.

Should of been good today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Beware, if you run over the various fruits that...

Beware, if you run over the various fruits that trees have dropped on the road, it makes a mess. Ask me how I know.

Also, do sport tourers eat tires? I'm kind of amazed at the amount of wear when...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,012
Posted By jgiacobbe
Off Duval near Skinquarter.

Off Duval near Skinquarter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,012
Posted By jgiacobbe
Blob of light that is the sign up ahead says Have...

Blob of light that is the sign up ahead says Have Anna.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_201213.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 04:08 PM
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Views: 9,012
Posted By jgiacobbe
grab

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_190611.jpg (http://s330.photobucket.com/user/jdgiacobbe/media/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140926_190611.jpg.html)
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