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Old 08-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #25081
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I think the 19-20 October will work for me. Sounds awesome! Greg, I figured you were lurking in here from time to time. I have not ridden much in that area and would love to check it out and camping in October in the mountains is a bonus. Glad you have those tracks Greg.
Hey Macon, I tried talking you in to going last year but I think you had the new baby or were moving or something.


I'm available any weekend in October in case it gets changed. Also, my son will be there too. He's 18 and has his motorcycle license.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #25082
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Just found out the 2014 COG National Rally will be in Johnson City, TN.



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Me too, marked the date and will start putting routes together.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #25083
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Just found out the 2014 COG National Rally will be in Johnson City, TN.



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That's better than Idaho... I was interested this year, until I heard it was in BFE Idaho. Johnson City is much more do-able... I may be in for that.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:45 AM   #25084
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Okay, I say we put the mark on the calendar now. 19-20 October. Everyone start to chime in who wants to do it.
Drats! I'm out... Already had that weekend booked. But I'll be glad to take a rain check Jeff! Fall riding in the cooler weather is my favorite!
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:06 AM   #25085
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I will check with the wife to make sure I don't have anything going on in those weekends and post up soon.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:24 AM   #25086
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Trails behind Martins in Richmond off limits

Good Morning Everyone,

Just for everyones situational awareness the trails that are behind the martins in Richmond (forest hill ave) are off limits. I went there this past thursday looking to explore a little bit and I was greeted by a bunch of "no trespassing" and a police cruiser. Obviously we did not approach the trailhead after seeing this from a far. Just trying to get the word out.

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:18 AM   #25087
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Waaay too close

A missionary friend from Richmond working in Taiwan just put this up on FB:



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Old 08-31-2013, 09:52 AM   #25088
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WOW
That gives close call a new definition!
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:30 AM   #25089
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A missionary friend from Richmond working in Taiwan just put this up on FB:

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Saw "working in Taiwan" and thought it might be a motorcycle video from SEA (Always entertaining to watch). That's nuts! Guy in the car was lucky the initial surge pushed their car another 10 feet.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #25090
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #25091
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A missionary friend from Richmond working in Taiwan just put this up on FB:

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Old 08-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #25092
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Tool review...

Just replaced the chain and sprockets on my f800gs and feel I should comment on the tool I used. It's the Motion Pro PBR chain tool. The PBR stands for Press Break Rivet as it does all three. It's easy enough to look up on Amazon so I'll not post a link but I'll sum-up by saying it's worth every penny.
It is well built and comes in a nice carrying case. It's a tad bulky and heavy so I don't think I'll be carrying it in my on-board tool kit, but if I lose a chain on the road, I'll probably need more than a PBR tool anyway. The instructions make it easy to use as long as you have a little mechanical know how. As usual, I read through the instructions a couple of times when I received the tool and had a good idea of what to do before starting the job. It worked as promised and I actually look forward to using it again. The RK chain I used it on had a hollow nose rivet instead of a quad stake so that's the anvil I used but I imagine the stake anvil works just as well if not better. I'd used to fear the "no master-link chain replacement", but this made it too easy.
If anyone needs to replace a chain, just lemme know and I can put this thing to good use once again.

Eddy: I dropped the front sprocket down a tooth to 15. No difference in chain length, freeway performance is just peachy and low speed maneuvering is like butta'!!! I was planning on going back to 16 after the GS Trophy, but doubt I will.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #25093
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Wow that is the biggest free moving rock I've ever seen.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:41 PM   #25094
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Just replaced the chain and sprockets on my f800gs and feel I should comment on the tool I used. It's the Motion Pro PBR chain tool. The PBR stands for Press Break Rivet as it does all three. It's easy enough to look up on Amazon so I'll not post a link but I'll sum-up by saying it's worth every penny.
It is well built and comes in a nice carrying case. It's a tad bulky and heavy so I don't think I'll be carrying it in my on-board tool kit, but if I lose a chain on the road, I'll probably need more than a PBR tool anyway. The instructions make it easy to use as long as you have a little mechanical know how. As usual, I read through the instructions a couple of times when I received the tool and had a good idea of what to do before starting the job. It worked as promised and I actually look forward to using it again. The RK chain I used it on had a hollow nose rivet instead of a quad stake so that's the anvil I used but I imagine the stake anvil works just as well if not better. I'd used to fear the "no master-link chain replacement", but this made it too easy.
If anyone needs to replace a chain, just lemme know and I can put this thing to good use once again.

Eddy: I dropped the front sprocket down a tooth to 15. No difference in chain length, freeway performance is just peachy and low speed maneuvering is like butta'!!! I was planning on going back to 16 after the GS Trophy, but doubt I will.
I bought my chain tool back when I purchased my 2005 SV-650S, and it was one of the best investments I ever made. $100 well spent. I can't even remember how many chains I've installed. At least 4 on the SV. 2 on the Duc. BMW is going to need one shortly. Plus all the friends that I've helped or have borrowed it.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:08 PM   #25095
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Me too, marked the date and will start putting routes together.

BOOK THOSE ROOMS!!
Roger, keep on these blokes down I Va, this kz gonna be a landmark rally.... I'm gonna spend the better part kf this comkng year trying to find my old 86, just so I can take it down there.... if I can't find it, my silverdammit C14 will just have to do.....
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