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Old 01-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #1336
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Just stopped by Jarman's. Don't bother unless they have something you need.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #1337
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So nothing has changed?

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:04 PM   #1338
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Just stopped by Jarman's. Don't bother unless they have something you desperately need.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #1339
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Not really. They say they will be reopening soon somewhere else.

They did have a nice looking late model 530 EXC w/ tags for $5k.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #1340
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Stopped in there also, saw Anton. SRG was right - not worth bothering, you can buy a Super Tenere for less elsewhere as an example. Gear? Helmets? Yeah, right.
They don't have a place lined up to move to, still looking, but plan to carry on.
Who knows what they're thinking.
KTM was a 2010, I believe it was $5,999. Anton looked good on it
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #1341
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They move around a lot don't they!? Didn't they use to be downtown on 10th street? And then down on Hwy 250 on the east side of town? I didn't even know that they'd moved again onto rt 29. Or am I mistaking them for a different shop?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:41 PM   #1342
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I used to race with Jimmy back in the day. (he was in A and I was in B 250's) They've always seemed like nice folks. Just lot's of bad luck. May be some bad decisions, too. It would be a shame to see them lose their business. Tough when you can't make a living doing what you love.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #1343
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vabuckaroo - James said that his dad Jimmy was 74 yesterday, "back in the day" must have been a looong time ago. James maybe (before he was injured)?
Van H. was an "A" 250 rider also, rode for Wayne's but later worked at Jarman's.

XC - Same shop, yes they move a lot. 10th street to 250 then 29 (just in Sept.). Many other locations over the years.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:02 AM   #1344
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Yep, really is a drag after all these years and iterations if this really is the end.
I bought my first powered two wheeler from Jarman's - a Rupp minibike w/ 2 1/2 hp Tecumseh engine and no suspension - in 1967.
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In 1969 we lived in Northern Va near MT Vernon. My Father told my brother and I to stand on the front porch and not to leave. About ten minutes later here he comes down Sherwood Hall Lane with the same Rupp same engine (ours was a cinnamon color), we were shocked! Changed my life and have loved bikes ever since.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 AM   #1345
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vabuckaroo - James said that his dad Jimmy was 74 yesterday, "back in the day" must have been a looong time ago. James maybe (before he was injured)?
Van H. was an "A" 250 rider also, rode for Wayne's but later worked at Jarman's.

XC - Same shop, yes they move a lot. 10th street to 250 then 29 (just in Sept.). Many other locations over the years.

James raced MX back in the 80's. He went by Jimmy then. ( I think) There was another guy, Jimmy Pigg, who also raced 250 A. I think his mom was D13 secretary or something.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 AM   #1346
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Cool. Must have been something about those Rupp's that caused us both to end up with Transalps!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:49 AM   #1347
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I went from a first bike Steens/Hodaka (backwards shift pattern) to Bultacos (wrong side shift) to Hondas - including a Transalp.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:15 AM   #1348
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This was one of my earliest strangest bikes. '65 M50. Don't know how my dad came up with this one. Wish I had it now...actually no, I don't...

What were some of your early bikes besides the famous Rupps?

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #1349
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OK, my pix aren't as pretty as hppyfngy's. My '66 Yamaha Trailmaster 100 (bought it about 200 yards form tuffstuff's house), Rupp, CX500, CB750 (bought it with those slightly extended forks - handled weird).



My YZ125, pix taken at the MX track in Waynesboro when there was one. My buddy Scott from Earlysville riding it just before I bought it, he bought a new Monoshocker when they first came out. That's a Rickman on the end - not sure why he's picking it up.



Pix of my TL125 Trials bike, others are on slides.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #1350
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Cool Ted. Did you weigh a buck even with your boots on?

I don't know if I have any actual pictures of my early bikes. Of course that pic wasn't my M50...
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