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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
The Harley Rapido made it! I am now 2 for 3 at...

The Harley Rapido made it! I am now 2 for 3 at the Moto Giro, but this was my first finish on my own bike. 147 riders started. About 100 finished. Not sure yet, but I think I finished in the top...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Moto Giro East 2015

Here safely. Tons of great bikes rolling in. Weather looking perfect.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Richmond Chatter's Hall of Fame adventure ride

I nominate Macon's Laurel Fork solo adventure ride to this forum's hall of fame. Bad weather, cold, solo ride, gnarly chewed up roads, a 12 foot get-off over a ledge into a creek bottom, an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
You should be very proud Andrew. Did he get his...

You should be very proud Andrew. Did he get his training at his uncle's place? Something tells me you had something to do with this. :thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Macon, that was truly amazing. I've never seen...

Macon, that was truly amazing. I've never seen anyone do a barrel roll on a motorcycle, much less film it. I applaud you Sir. Not only for the recovery, but for persevering thru a wreck that would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I don't think you owe anyone an apology here. I...

I don't think you owe anyone an apology here. I think you chose well. If you ever have to choose between riding and family, you need to err on the side of family. They will (or should) be there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I think I'm ready now

Thanks to Tony's electrical guidance, the sissybar and Maltese Cross brake light are now installed and functional. Even found a way to mount the Maltese Cross left mirror too. The little Harley is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
It's alive!

It's alive! After 30+ years of silence, she roars with a mightly brrraaaaappppp! Yes, the little 1971 Harley Davidson Rapido has been poked, prodded, disassembled, greased, wired, scrubbed, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Laurel Fork weekend

Just as a heads up. It has rained here a lot. All the streams are up and many low water crossings are under water, but most should be okay by the weekend. However there are lots of springs pumping...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
A little tense? Hell, it is a LOT tense. At...

A little tense? Hell, it is a LOT tense. At this point I am 50-50 with the reality that I'm going to be a volunteer at the checkpoints for the Giro. There is nothing like paying a huge...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Planning ahead for the 2016 Moto Giro

I still don't have the '71 Harley Rapido running, titled, or plated and the Giro is 11 days away. But I've already found the next ex-Mrs. Giro bike. Just bought this a couple hours ago.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Glad you have priorities

Well as long as the bike is OK! :clap That scenario is a nightmare. Had a good friend dislocate his shoulder doing the same thing here at our place when the hay was up. Those rocks are now safely...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Lazy carb fix?

If it runs with full choke on, or at full throttle, then dies when you back off, or take it off choke, it is a plugged idle/pilot jet. It is very easy to fix.

See if you can loosen the carb...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Oh hell no. Even if I had the time, it is only...

Oh hell no. Even if I had the time, it is only an $800 bike, that will probably fail catastrophically from some other issue the first time I flog it. It just ain't worth the effort to pull the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Sandcast Italian cases

It actually only took me a couple of hours to find the parts to make my own pressure test kit. NAPA had the expandable plugs for the intake and exhaust. I bought a half a dozen sizes for future...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Pissed Bike frustration

Sorry to hear about this, but man I'm kinda happy someone else is pulling their hair out with bike problems. I'm down to 1.5 weeks from the Giro, and still do not have a running Giro bike. Had to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Sorry, but my selfie stick isn't long...

Sorry, but my selfie stick isn't long enough.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Spring PMS500 ?

Anyone interested in a spring weekend PMS500? I'm booked the first weekend in May with the Moto Giro, but am free after that. It would have to be in May, or very early June, to avoid conflicting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Oh happy days

Sweet bejebuss I am learning so much lately. These two little Harleys have been kicking my ass, trying to get them running for the Moto Giro in 3 weeks. BOTH are having issues. They run at idle,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Now I know what Jimmy Fallon is going to look...

Now I know what Jimmy Fallon is going to look like when he gets old and has a family!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Horizons Unlimited Traveler's meeting

Just got back in tonight. Had a fantastic time. Mike Garner, and Kurt and Sue Nordstrom were there too. Eddy gave an off road class. Learned a lot fo cool stuff, and laughed my ass off the whole...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Tenting for me

No cabin for me. Weather looks awesome. I am in a tent.

My TAT presentation is Thursday night 8:30 pm
My London to Istanbul show is Friday 7:30 pm
My TAT final showing is Saturday 3:30 pm
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Jim knows his stuff. That would be an excellent...

Jim knows his stuff. That would be an excellent reason to get out and ride, and learn some new things too.

jeff
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-03-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Don't come this way. They are calling for snow...

Don't come this way. They are calling for snow sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning here. Tomorrow looks miserable, but Sunday looks better.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Jeremy, we are so glad to hear your wife is doing...

Jeremy, we are so glad to hear your wife is doing better. It i good to know the causes and now you can be better prepared in the future. May she never have another episode.



That is a great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
If you and Chuck get farther west, we are here...

If you and Chuck get farther west, we are here now for the first time in a month. Cabin is empty. No camping required. I've got my new (to me) CRF250L sitting in the basement.

I do have a ton of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
No thanks. Have worked on V engine bikes before,...

No thanks. Have worked on V engine bikes before, with carbs between the cylinders. No mas. Don't think I'll ever want to do that again. What a PITA. :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Nice. My Ohlins from my GS are in NC being...

Nice. My Ohlins from my GS are in NC being rebuilt right now. They've been sitting on my shelve for over two years. Can't wait to get them back on on the GS so I can start pushing it a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
This is a perfect example of why if someone...

This is a perfect example of why if someone choses to work on their own bike, they NEED to invest in a Shop Service manual, know torque specs, and own a quality torque wrench.

Can I get an Amen?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
BW Recalls almost 50,000 motorcycles for rear wheel issues

The story on Consumer Affairs can be found here (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/bmw-recalls-motorcycles-with-rear-wheel-issue-032715.html),

But it does affect most R1200GS bikes, among...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Reminder

Had a great ride yesterday with Senor Eddy, out to the Horizons Unlimited Meeting location in Appomattox. The site is very nice. Right on Holiday Lake, and adjacent to Holiday Lake State Park. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I will always go to Morton's BMW because they...

I will always go to Morton's BMW because they host things like this.



Tonight I got to watch Dave Swisher be awarded his 1.7 million mile award from BMW of North America . Morton's BMW hosted...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
I guess that depends on your timing and needs. ...

I guess that depends on your timing and needs. All things being equal, I'll give my money to Morton's every time. They will go way above and beyond for their customers.

jeff

BTW, anyone else...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Man I am sorry to hear that. But I would love to...

Man I am sorry to hear that. But I would love to ride down and spend a weekend riding that area with you. I need to extend my range down south.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
I think I remember him. He came to Laurel Fork a...

I think I remember him. He came to Laurel Fork a couple of times, and loved 6 cylinder Honda CBX's. Think he had several, didn't he?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Chuck, you may want to call the service manager...

Chuck, you may want to call the service manager at Morton's. I believe the bolts holding the rotors are one-time use only. They deform when installed, and once removed cannot be used again. At...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33,256
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Posted By Jeff Munn
Okay, in the interest of mental well-being

Some of us have a lot of time in the military, but most know someone who has served, or know someone who wishes they had been in Spec Ops. Coming back from a deployment can be hard, and sometimes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
They didn't want me to do my world trip. I'm...

They didn't want me to do my world trip. I'm just doing an hour on prepping for and riding the TAT. So you all have already seen the best of what I've got. My presentation will be a condensed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33,256
Views: 2,041,641
Posted By Jeff Munn
Okay, this is a crying shame

Once again it has been over 24 hrs and there have not been any posts to this forum. I know we're all bored, we're all focused on the weather, and damn few of us have ridden in the last month.

So...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Jeff Munn
You know I'm in. How fast and how far will...

You know I'm in. How fast and how far will determine which bike I ride. Time to detach the R50/2 from the sidecar and get it back on the road again.

Chuck, you need to come see the 1964 Honda...
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