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Old 06-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #23911
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Is there some list of thread rules somewhere that I've missed?
No rules, per se. But certain topics don't inspire creative debate. Rather, they inflame. So we try to keep subjects on the less volatile side. I know I personally differ from the majority here when it comes to religion, politics, etc. But I'm also not here to recruit or debate for my side. Eventually, everyone will come around without my encouragement. Lol!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #23912
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Oh, the Jamestown Ferry is free too. Runs about every 20 minutes during peak times. But be advised, it is guarded and all vehicles are subject to inspection by Homeland Security. If you are carrying a weapon, make sure you do it in full compliance with Va law.

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I'm finally responding with a ride report, thanks to you, biker128pedal and others for your suggestions.

i rode 95 down to Petersburg where it meets 460. I had left DC around 3 and was surprisingly able to run really well, so I stuck with it. At 460, I ate at Kings BBQ, a tasty stop. I ran 460 to Suffolk then 32, which both rolled very well with little traffic. Then picked up 158 east (passed Grave Digger) with no traffic until I turned on 12 north which even late on a Wednesday evening was slow, or maybe I was spoiled from riding fairly open.

My return was also a great ride. I stopped at Wright Brothers - a place I have always wanted to visit and was not disappointed - and rode 64 west. What a nice ride. At Plymouth, I headed north on 45, picked up 158 west and took 35 north at Conway. What a nice surprise. A small two lane through open country. It was just me on the road and was able to roll very well. It brought me just south of Petersburg where I was able to pick up 95 and join the parking lot at 5 pm on a Saturday (WTF) at Fredricksburg

Still, it was a great ride - thanks for the tips

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #23913
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Sounds like we have a winner. Yes, they're mesh everywhere but the waist and knees. Very cool. They just fit me like a second skin. Not a pretty sight.

I can certainly bring them to a meal.
Cool!

Now we just need an RTE loc. Last time I suggested a place, we went there. I need something new.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #23914
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No rules, per se. But certain topics don't inspire creative debate. Rather, they inflame. So we try to keep subjects on the less volatile side. I know I personally differ from the majority here when it comes to religion, politics, etc. But I'm also not here to recruit or debate for my side. Eventually, everyone will come around without my encouragement. Lol!
Wise words. Besides, those topics don't die easy. They really never reach a conclusion. Cough-hero-cough-cough-traitor-cough-both-cough-cough

We do have pretty good and active thread here. I know when I first started peeking in here I did not find anything interesting and it was months or years before I peeked again, found a ride to take and became active. We should probably try to keep the conversations inviting.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #23915
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Hey guys and gals! If the weather holds out would anyone care to go for a trail ride on Friday or Saturday? Unfortunately I am new to the area so I don't have (know) anywhere to ride yet. I ride a 250 so I would love as little highway as possible to get there!

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #23916
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Hey guys and gals! If the weather holds out would anyone care to go for a trail ride on Friday or Saturday? Unfortunately I am new to the area so I don't have (know) anywhere to ride yet. I ride a 250 so I would love as little highway as possible to get there!

-Cody

Send HalfPlate a PM and ask about maybe doing some of the trials stuff this Saturday!



Everyone else: No more real talk from me today, but rest assured that I'll be true to my name and back again with another controversial topic that will make everyone uncomfortable and be ignored again in another month or so.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #23917
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Send HalfPlate a PM and ask about maybe doing some of the trials stuff this Saturday!



Everyone else: No more real talk from me today, but rest assured that I'll be true to my name and back again with another controversial topic that will make everyone uncomfortable and be ignored again in another month or so.

To quote Bright Eyes:

Taylor: That's the spirit...keep 'em flying.
Lucius: What?
Taylor: The flags of discontent. Remember, never trust anyone over thirty.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:26 PM   #23918
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An odd request

I know as a newbie user this may seem kind of an ambitious question, but I was was wondering if anyone would have any interest in helping me take a look at/possibly wrenching away at some thing with me and showing me the ropes of some of the things that I don't know but that I should? I could provide beer/pay (not very much seeing as I am kind of broke) but if anyone was interested it would be so awesome. I am located in the VCU/richmond area. If not I totally understand seeing as it is an odd request, I just thought I would throw it out there.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #23919
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Good pictures. Should be a fun project.



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Alright, you asked for 'em, don't judge me too harshly I got it for $240 and it runs...not well, it can't shift into first gear, and it leaks oil like a son of a bitch, but it runs.

This is when I first got it off the truck and back home

This is after we cleaned the carbs and got it running.


This is the SR241 I mounted on the back and am waiting to get balnaced/trued once I find someone who won't completly gouge me on the labor costs.



As it stands I have cleaned (but not rebuilt) the carbs, replaced the rear tire/tube/rim strip on the back wheel, installed new rear brake pads, installed OEM airboxes and filters. I know it runs but because of my lack of knowledge and the large amount of oil it is leaking I am left in a rough spot. My friend who got me into motorcycles knows a bunch but there doesn't seem to be much that he can help me with in tearing the enginge apart and replacing the gaskets/ checking the internals for anything else that may be wrong.

*sorry for the large images, I tried to resize them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:04 AM   #23920
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Was talking to someone who works for Polaris today at Cisco Live. Turns out Klim rhymes with time. I been saying it wrong all along. Sounds weird to me.

OK back to bikes and trips but no politics. Oh and why run over Dora?
Yep! I realized the first time when I asked if a shop in WI sold "Klim" (pronounced like it is spelled like Slim). Dude got a little uppity when he replied "Do you mean climb (Klim). And all I could think when he said it was [Klay].
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #23921
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I know as a newbie user this may seem kind of an ambitious question, but I was was wondering if anyone would have any interest in helping me take a look at/possibly wrenching away at some thing with me and showing me the ropes of some of the things that I don't know but that I should? I could provide beer/pay (not very much seeing as I am kind of broke) but if anyone was interested it would be so awesome. I am located in the VCU/richmond area. If not I totally understand seeing as it is an odd request, I just thought I would throw it out there.

I'm always willing to lend a hand and I live in Bellevue which is pretty close. What work are you hoping to do? Anything specifically you want to learn about?



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Old 06-27-2013, 06:43 AM   #23922
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Was talking to someone who works for Polaris today at Cisco Live. Turns out Klim rhymes with time. I been saying it wrong all along. Sounds weird to me.

OK back to bikes and trips but no politics. Oh and why run over Dora?
Happens to me all the time, and yep I also thought Klim rhymned with "slim"
Other examples: Polaris parent co. Bombadier (snowmobiles/jetskis) is really bum-BARD-ee-ay not BOMB-a-deer.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #23923
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Yea but the real question is how do you pronounce ARAI SIDI and Pannier?

I have heard the following:
a rye, ar e i, a ray, and just plan arrrrrr
seedy, sigh digh, sidy
Panner, pan your, pan ear, saddle bags

And if you really want a head trip go hang out with some uppity BMW boys, I swear they just make up exotic ways to say crap for the heck of it. Of course I can say that because I is one.

From my experience refer to GreenFlyFarmer for all pronunciation questions.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:14 AM   #23924
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:15 AM   #23925
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I thought I should add one more for all the long time Richmonders:

So is it po white, or pow hite

"was that a yea sure or yes sir.... yea sure sir...... candy baaaars.....oky silly doky oh, I am an idiot" That is all for meow
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