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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh ADV riding event in Winchester somewhere 9/26 - 28

We're engaged then but I'd do this in a heartbeat! Looks like great learning opportunities, good sponsors and good swag. Should be fun.

http://advmotorally.com/

Someone tell me how it was!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Cry Noooooooooooo...

Noooooooooooo (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-24/burger-king-in-talks-to-acquire-tim-hortons-restaurant-chain.html)!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 05:49 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
We really wanted to love them. The people were...

We really wanted to love them. The people were super-nice and we got some free merch too. We'd had some of the first barrel of beer they ever sold (at Crozet's Buddhist Biker Bar), last year; and...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,060
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Toad...do you know of anyone who put these on an...

Toad...do you know of anyone who put these on an old GS? I wonder what's involved. (Yes I read the other thread.)

Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
+1! Or a similarly unfashionable relic. On...

+1! Or a similarly unfashionable relic.

On the beer thing, we had a funny experience at Three Notch'd in Charlottesville. We drank the hell out of their Hydraulian Red while Anton was doing his...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 04:26 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh Anyone else going to Hot August...

Anyone else going to Hot August (http://www.hotaugustmusicfestival.com/home)?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
The statie who pulled me over was doing about 30...

The statie who pulled me over was doing about 30 through the far right lane, closed for construction, of I-66, which I thought was pretty remarkable behavior. So he had a clear lane to drive in;...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Talking One of my high school chums' dad had an orange...

One of my high school chums' dad had an orange Thing--it was a blast to ride in! Have fun fragile.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Update--LEDs on handguards as turn signals

This is a follow-up to prior posts and work done by Ravenslair and Gruesome. Ravenslair helped me with patient advice and suggestions. I have movies, but 30 minutes spent trying to learn how to embed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Same here but back when they were adding the...

Same here but back when they were adding the extra lane on 66W in Arlington. Also a reckless. 6 points and I don't remember how much at court. (sigh):dunno
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Crossroads cycle might?

Crossroads cycle might?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 06:54 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Hey does anyone know where in NoVA I can get...

Hey does anyone know where in NoVA I can get Posi-Lock stuff (http://www.posi-lock.com/)? I'm calling car parts stores and coming up dry...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 04:58 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Blixa!

http://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/VA-to-CA-5800-mi-72014/i-MwgbTg5/0/M/Elizabeth-M.jpghttp://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/VA-to-CA-5800-mi-72014/i-Z2Bsgn6/0/M/Tommy-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By ridin gaijin
Conditions turned out to be profoundly windy for...

Conditions turned out to be profoundly windy for the first week of the ride; it was pretty punishing. A lot of other riders in MI, WI and MN commented on how unusual it was, and in MB they had had a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Coming up on ten years, and although every so...

Coming up on ten years, and although every so often I give something else a shot, I'm still stuck on cRAsH. Lack of imagination? :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks Blixa! The show was the most intense I'd...

Thanks Blixa! The show was the most intense I'd been to, because we were front row right against the stage...and there was no security. LOTS of fluids and red wine all over everything. Lisa got some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks all. --I still don't know about the locker...

Thanks all. --I still don't know about the locker factory. The building looked too small to be a manufacturing plant for lockers, and located in the downtown area besides. Could it have been...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 209,381
Posted By ridin gaijin
Hey guys, thought I'd share some feedback for...

Hey guys, thought I'd share some feedback for REV'IT. After some trying on and exchanging of various things, I bought an Excalibur and a pair of Tornados from you a few months back. (Completely happy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
I'm back. Whew. Casual ride report and a few...

I'm back. Whew.

Casual ride report and a few pics. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24649907#post24649907)

That was a lot of riding. Next trip will be more mellow--September, to the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By ridin gaijin
"What are you doing *here*?!" - 5800 mi around US and CA, '96 R1100GS

Just a few pics from ride completed yesterday (started 7/4). The weather sure has become unpredictable. Avoiding Interstates, my route was:

VA - MD - PA - NY - ON - QB (casual drivers, but great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 10:15 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
I've never bothered getting one. YMMV. ...

I've never bothered getting one. YMMV.





ええ、大学で学んだ。大学生の時、全日本 を回りました〜スズキの400ccで。一年間かかりました。本当の冒険。

:norton
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
I'm a slut for REI. I know, I know, it can be...

I'm a slut for REI. I know, I know, it can be expensive compared to Sierra Trading, etc. But I've been a member for years and they have most everything I need. I'd consider checking our Flea Market,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 07:17 PM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Good point! I did arrange for my Canadian...

Good point! I did arrange for my Canadian insurance card, so that's all tucked away with the other. But yeah, passport...just found out today about that. I feel...safer...yeah, that's it. :lol3
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Thumb Ready to let 'im rip

Here's the Black Brute, fully loaded for my trip, just after a 45 minute shakedown ride.

http://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/Other/Siegfried-4-Sale/i-j5KZjs9/0/L/ready2-L.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 05:20 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh HBN says Hi to all YFFs. Sort of. ...

HBN says Hi to all YFFs. Sort of.

http://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/Other/Siegfried-4-Sale/i-JFS6knZ/0/M/IMG_9131-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 09:38 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Heh, thx Wayne. Looks pretty much the same as...

Heh, thx Wayne. Looks pretty much the same as mine except I got the big wheels in back and no side grass catcher. I'm a believer in "mulch 'n leave" so I can return carbon to the lawn or something...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Bandit for sure. Just take less crap. :nod ...

Bandit for sure. Just take less crap. :nod

For example, avoiding interstates is a noble goal and one I follow myself, but you can easily get to 60mph for hours on secondaries.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2014, 06:07 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
Yeah this is how this one works. Dr. Beard...

Yeah this is how this one works.

Dr. Beard and I dicked with the air gap and I agree with the notion that was unlikely to have been the culprit. We blew out the cylinder and it started and ran!...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
OK on it. Whatever the gap presently is, it's...

OK on it. Whatever the gap presently is, it's supposed to be 0.15 - 0.36 mm according to the manual. It's too tight now to fit a business card in though! (Nice and shiny anyway...) I have the round...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 07:43 AM
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Posted By ridin gaijin
How can I tell? Yesterday I checked the...

How can I tell?

Yesterday I checked the connections between the engine stop bar and the engine (operating smoothly), but the line from the starter to the spark plug goes through a little sealed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 07:15 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks Wayne. The patient is a MTD model #...

Thanks Wayne. The patient is a MTD model # 11A-B1BE729, this guy:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Yard-Machines-21-in-140-cc-Gas-Walk-Behind-Lawn-Mower-11A-B1BE729/204686133?N=5yc1vZc5ahZ1z0zy8m

Has...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 05:04 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Lawnmower WTF

Last week I bought a new MTD 21" mower. Daughter 2 and I assembled it out of the box and it mowed my yard like a champ for an hour. Then I hosed it off and put it beneath the deck. Friday I fired it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 09:25 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Longtime birdwatcher here. Black vultures...

Longtime birdwatcher here. Black vultures (darker, gray faces) and Turkey vultures (red faces) aren't the same animal. Both are year-round inhabitants of our area, and both are listed as "least...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By ridin gaijin
Talking THREAD RESURRECTION 1. Hagons are now...

THREAD RESURRECTION


1. Hagons are now available for our bikes in the US. Pricing is far better than Ohlins, Wilburs, etc.: I know because I spent a lot of time looking at this.

2. Possibly a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
The only thing to fear is fear itself. --That,...

The only thing to fear is fear itself. --That, and the fucking thing falling on me while installing. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 04:32 AM
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Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
http://www.hogwild.net/images/Misc/oktoberfest-gir...

http://www.hogwild.net/images/Misc/oktoberfest-girls.jpg



/she approves


:rayof
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Wicked Probably the shiniest thing to happen to the...

Probably the shiniest thing to happen to the Beast this century.

http://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/Other/Siegfried-4-Sale/i-qmrxFrL/0/M/hagon-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Dang, is it something in the water?! Everyone new...

Dang, is it something in the water?! Everyone new is here!

Ibanez, ever visit Greensides? On your side of the Sandias, run by JayBob (inmate). Awesome guy, great food, had a few trail adventures...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 272,573
Posted By ridin gaijin
Welcome! Where in NM? I used to live in SF and...

Welcome! Where in NM? I used to live in SF and Duke City, have on and off-roaded all over the state.




Do NOT let your guard down even for a moment. It's just as hazardous here--just different...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,098
Posted By ridin gaijin
Cry Would LOVE to take advantage of this awesome...

Would LOVE to take advantage of this awesome offer of know-how and hospitality...and would even like to thank Mr. Skene for the "Oh God my retinas" P3 TSs recently installed. I have a set of Hagons...
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