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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
I had to try twice. Bickerstaff road is one of...

I had to try twice. Bickerstaff road is one of those Richmond roads that has been cut in half and disappears for a bit. I found the wrong part yesterday. Today after looking at the map it wasn't hard...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Just looked it up on Google maps. I remember them...

Just looked it up on Google maps. I remember them clearing a bit of that land where it borders 288 about 5 years ago. At the time I thought they were going to build something but Google maps shows it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29,709
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Posted By jgiacobbe
Is it fixed yet?

Is it fixed yet?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Put it back together and went for a...

Put it back together and went for a ride.http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/VFR/IMG_20140717_220610.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Deleted.

Deleted.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Thanks for letting me know it is waterproof. It...

Thanks for letting me know it is waterproof. It wasn't clear on the advmonster thread or website. I had asked in the thread but didn't get a response. Yes the lip around it is pretty small so yeah...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
I bought the panel mount version and...

I bought the panel mount version and drilled/cut/filed a hole in the plastic piece the correct size. For the waterproof version I would just figure out a semi flat surface where you would want it and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Getting closer. Clear coated the gas tank and...

Getting closer. Clear coated the gas tank and installed a fuse panel/relay on the VFR along with an advmomster voltmeter. Genmar risers should arrive in the mail tomorrow. I figure I will have it put...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Ouch. Know how that feels. Be careful and find a...

Ouch. Know how that feels. Be careful and find a fairly smooth riding vehicle for the trip home. Luckily he is young and will heal up quick.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Rick, you know you are free to come over and use...

Rick, you know you are free to come over and use the garage. Also, didn't know if you saw on FB or not, but I have a "spare" battery that I am not using. It is the same size as the one in my Vstrom....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,462
Posted By jgiacobbe
Look it up with your states DMV. In VA you can go...

Look it up with your states DMV. In VA you can go online and get a temp plate for driving the vehicle home from out of state for like $10. You do need the VIN in advance but for a fly and ride I'd...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
No riding for me this weekend. I did pull the...

No riding for me this weekend. I did pull the tank off the viffer and strip it. One coat of sandable primer at the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
No BITB for me. We have company. Pulled the VFR...

No BITB for me. We have company. Pulled the VFR gas tank off today and sprayed it with striper. Amazing how shiny the bare metal is. Didn't get all the paint off the whole thing though, so I will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Maganos is a recovering technophile. On the...

Maganos is a recovering technophile.

On the Vstroms, don't bother preaching them to this crowd. I'd say over half own or have owned one at one time. Min ehas earned its spot in the garage. I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
There was a nice green one at Men's that caught...

There was a nice green one at Men's that caught my eye when I was getting inspections at the beginning of last month.

Eddy, for that list I'll take that last one pictured.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Eddy, I think we need to start a chapter of...

Eddy, I think we need to start a chapter of Craigslist anonymous for you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
There are people south of the border who will...

There are people south of the border who will tell you every bike has storage space in the tank. But yeah I've seen the CS.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Is that one belt drive or is that just the 800ST...

Is that one belt drive or is that just the 800ST that is?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Hate to tell you it probably isn't allergies....

Hate to tell you it probably isn't allergies. Some kind of nasal/sore throat crud going around. All my coworkers have had it and my wife has it now. She tried to get an appointment with her Dr but he...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Probably 10. Doubt you get in tonight.

Probably 10. Doubt you get in tonight.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Yep. They have a van parked next to the cactus...

Yep. They have a van parked next to the cactus with their name on it to help advertise. You cannot see it because of my bike. I used to go there every year for my birthday but haven't the last couple...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 488,075
Posted By jgiacobbe
Nah, wheels stay black. White wheels require too...

Nah, wheels stay black. White wheels require too much washing and would ruin the "interceptor" black and white cop special theme. Did order some decals for it through.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 488,075
Posted By jgiacobbe
Well here she is in a little bit better...

Well here she is in a little bit better condition. Not the greatest of paint jobs but better than before. Need to ride it and get the tank close to empty before pulling it to be painted....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
I think the 20ft air gap between the house and...

I think the 20ft air gap between the house and garage will keep the house safe. Garage is concrete slab with unfinished cinder block walls. It will be fine too. At some point I need to finish...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Bottom of the back wall is below grade. Roof...

Bottom of the back wall is below grade. Roof slants to sides of the garage. I think it is capillary effect from the bit that is below ground. It always looks like that and it is only the back wall.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Grabbed. Stanley's store at Ashland Rd and 33. ...

Grabbed. Stanley's store at Ashland Rd and 33.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l425/jdgiacobbe/commuter%20tag/IMG_20140705_192454.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
OK, enough of the old folks talk. So I've...

OK, enough of the old folks talk.

So I've been in the garage working on the ugly bike. Tried my hand at vinyl wrapping. Didn't turn out how I liked. So this morning I pulled all the vinyl that I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Vinyl wrap is hard. Rethinking the plan. Bike...

Vinyl wrap is hard. Rethinking the plan. Bike might just get some sanding and another rattle can paint job for now. Just with the plastic off the bike this time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
"Tower" road is just the part of Wiggins spring...

"Tower" road is just the part of Wiggins spring north from Alhambra. At the top are some FAA radio towers.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,878
Views: 488,075
Posted By jgiacobbe
Check over on VFR discussion or VFR world. Just...

Check over on VFR discussion or VFR world. Just bought a 2002 myself. I think it should be fine 2 up but I have not tested. From the number of people still riding the earlier generations, it appears...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
If only I had checked the thread when i was out...

If only I had checked the thread when i was out riding last night. Passed right by it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Kind of upsetting in a couple ways since I liked...

Kind of upsetting in a couple ways since I liked the food and regularly left 20 to 40% tips.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Points system is the same as what was used on the...

Points system is the same as what was used on the old "Who's line is it anyway" show. Go look up the rules. They were stated at the beginning of each episode.

Now where is the new tag before we...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Tube is yours. It is either a HD or ultra HD tube.

Tube is yours. It is either a HD or ultra HD tube.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
It is yours. I should be home by 6:30. I updated...

It is yours. I should be home by 6:30. I updated the original post with names of who has dibs on what.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Free stuff

Inspired buy receiving free stuff and the fact I am cleaning up my garage, I have some free stuff to give to whomever wants it.

1. WR250R sized rear tube. New in box. I forget exact size.
2....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,171
Posted By jgiacobbe
Site is called adventure RIDER for a reason....

Site is called adventure RIDER for a reason. Besides nobody has told us where the tag is so a determination as to if it is in or out of bounds cannot be made. If it is out of bounds we will just fine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,476
Posted By jgiacobbe
Stop using the bike to commute. When you do, it...

Stop using the bike to commute. When you do, it becomes associated in your mind with work and is no longer fun. This is the reason my car goes to work every day. A week or so ofcaging and you'll want...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29,709
Views: 1,581,702
Posted By jgiacobbe
Now where is MotoMujer when we want her to buy a...

Now where is MotoMujer when we want her to buy a bike? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,250
Posted By jgiacobbe
This is the stuff to use now. The Dupont...

This is the stuff to use now. The Dupont multipurpose stuff no longer has a wax in it so isn't usable for chains anymore. The new can is almost identical.
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