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Old 01-30-2013, 10:13 PM   #1366
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Works for me, however I've seen you ride, you can probably leave me in the dust.
Ha! I'm no speedy but if this works out it'll be fun.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:46 AM   #1367
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I know next Sat I have a couple of horse appointments. Sunday could work though.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #1368
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Before you all get too rowdy to remember thanks to some silly game tomorrow I wanted to drop a reminder about movie night at Black Market Moto Saloon on Wednesday.

Here is this months theme:



Spread the word, lets get lots folks out.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:58 PM   #1369
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First Bike Pic

Hey, saw the pics of first bikes, so I went on a search for a picture of mine, finally found it on my Dad's Google Plus page.

Honda 50Z, mini bike.
Three speed clutchless
I had a head on collison with kid on a Honda 80 and broke a finger
My friend broke his arm pretty bad....and my parents sold it.
Sure had a lot of fun riding around the (then) private roads of the subdivision in which I now live (Greene Acres). Miles of gravel roads, friends with bikes, it was all we did all weekend long.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:04 AM   #1370
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Great shot f&b. Quest for air.


Every kid's first thought with a bike. "Must build a ramp.."
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:10 AM   #1371
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That's a great shot FB! As hppyfngy said, had to have a ramp, bump or something to fly over. My hardtail Rupp was a kidney killer, the Yamaha with it's 2" of undamped suspension was a huge improvement.
I could ride across the road from my parent's driveway into a trail network that took me almost to the Keswick Hunt Club. From there, I would push the bike a couple of hundred yards to the Keswick club entrance and ride all over there (times have changed). We had trails in the back near Blackcat Rd., before 64 was built we could ride all the way to 250. Club access went all the way to Blackcat then (not where the rear entrance is now). When they were building 64, they closed our road (731) to build the bridge over 64. We could ride up to the bridge construction, down the ditch, up the embankment and onto 64 on dirt or later on gravel. We would ride into Pantops to a friend's farm at the end of the frontage road that now goes past the entrance to Ashcroft (no Ashcroft then). The bridges over 22/231 and farm entrances were built several feet above grade and had ramps up and over on one side. You could jump WAY up onto the bridges if you hit those ramps fast enough .
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #1372
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Ahh, those were the days alright. Where I grew up we had a series of trails that went for mile and miles. Through the woods, down a dirt road, across a farmers field, back in the woods and so on and so on.

Made me pretty sad teaching kids to ride here recently in a half acre field. But they didn't know any better. They just built a ramp.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #1373
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Headlight Switch

Do any of you C'ville folks happen to have an Enduro headlight switch laying around? I'm trying to put lights back on my EXC. The multi-function (950/LC4) switch isn't working. It checks out OK with the multi-tester, but I can't get it wired up correctly. I'm thinking a simpler switch might be easier to get working.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #1374
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Ahh, those were the days alright.
You guys might also remember the tract of land in front of Forrest Lakes where there is now a Food Lion, McDonalds, Timberwood Grill, etc. That used to be dirt bike heaven. Trails, jumps, banked turns, bowls. We took our bikes, and a friend's 3-wheelers there several times and spent the whole day there. Too fun! There were also power line trails back behind before they built yuppie ville.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #1375
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I don't have a headlight specific handlebar switch. I do have some generic switches - on/off (2 spade connectors) and off/low/hi (3 spade connectors). I also have a couple of mounting plates for the switches.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:20 AM   #1376
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I know next Sat I have a couple of horse appointments. Sunday could work though.
Turns out this coming Saturday is not going to work for me either, I'll probably be playing Disc Golf out at Walnut Creek. It could all depend on the weather. Sunday is out for me, I work most Sundays. I'll keep watch to see what y'all are doing and may decide to ride instead of play disc golf if you guys go out on Saturday, but don't count on me this time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #1377
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You guys might also remember the tract of land in front of Forrest Lakes where there is now a Food Lion, McDonalds, Timberwood Grill, etc. That used to be dirt bike heaven. Trails, jumps, banked turns, bowls. We took our bikes, and a friend's 3-wheelers there several times and spent the whole day there. Too fun! There were also power line trails back behind before they built yuppie ville.
Yeah, I remember. I designed the "lakes" at Forest Lakes, did several Site Plans on the parcel you're talking about (carwash, bank), the townhouses behind Food Lion, etc. etc. I've moved millions of cubic yards of dirt with a pencil.
Before those days, I used to take walks during lunch on the farm where Seminole Square is now. There was still a drive-in theater where the Hydraulic Rd. Kroger sits
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #1378
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Hey, saw the pics of first bikes, so I went on a search for a picture of mine, finally found it on my Dad's Google Plus page.

Honda 50Z, mini bike.
Three speed clutchless
I had a head on collison with kid on a Honda 80 and broke a finger
My friend broke his arm pretty bad....and my parents sold it.
Sure had a lot of fun riding around the (then) private roads of the subdivision in which I now live (Greene Acres). Miles of gravel roads, friends with bikes, it was all we did all weekend long.
This is the first bike I ever rode too! Friends of mine had one on their farm and we all took turns riding it. I was 10 and had no clue what I was doing. Never took the bike out of first gear and almost burnt it up but wiped out on a cow pie. That's when I decided I better let them teach me how to ride. Such a fun bike.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #1379
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Do any of you C'ville folks happen to have an Enduro headlight switch laying around? I'm trying to put lights back on my EXC. The multi-function (950/LC4) switch isn't working. It checks out OK with the multi-tester, but I can't get it wired up correctly. I'm thinking a simpler switch might be easier to get working.
I would be happy to help you get that switch working, we might just need to buy a relay and build a harness. I was able to figure out the crazy switch wiring on my authority model RT which after several days of fiddling resulted in a much better understanding of how to make OEM switches work in creative ways.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #1380
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I would be happy to help you get that switch working, we might just need to buy a relay and build a harness. I was able to figure out the crazy switch wiring on my authority model RT which after several days of fiddling resulted in a much better understanding of how to make OEM switches work in creative ways.
That would be cool. Electronics is not really my thing. The tail light works OK, though. I hooked it into what's left of the original wiring harness.
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