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Old 04-12-2005, 02:19 PM   #16
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Event is 9AM to 4PM this Saturday. Weather forecast is 60 degrees and partly sunny. If you show up on an airhead or pre-1995 K bike, come on over and park with us! You don't have to get there at 9AM or stay all day. Remember - wash and polish your bike so I'll have the grubbiest bike and win the grubbiest bike award!
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:05 AM   #17
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We'll be there with Janet's Granada Red SWB 1973 R75/5 toaster, "Melba".

It has ~18,000 miles, is unrestored and is for sale.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:15 PM   #18
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Get there before 11 or so to make sure you get a BBQ ticket
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:54 PM   #19
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Get there before 11 or so to make sure you get a BBQ ticket
If I get up early I might make it the 10mi. from my house to Mortons in time.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:35 PM   #20
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Event is 9AM to 4PM this Saturday. Weather forecast is 60 degrees and partly sunny. If you show up on an airhead or pre-1995 K bike, come on over and park with us! You don't have to get there at 9AM or stay all day. Remember - wash and polish your bike so I'll have the grubbiest bike and win the grubbiest bike award!

grubby bike award?? what time?

I just may do a loop down to Adventure and then up to Morton's
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:24 PM   #21
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grubby bike award?? what time?

I just may do a loop down to Adventure and then up to Morton's
And from there, head on up to Battley's... The HOG boys will prolly have beer and chicks in bikini's.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:45 AM   #22
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I am planning to get there early... Like 9:00 since I have to head out before lunch. Anyone interested in hitting Denny's (or some other slop house) for breakfast beforehand?
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:21 PM   #23
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Adventure's Open house is from 10 to 4. They open at 9. I'm thinking about getting there around 9:00 or so, checking out the bikes and hitting the road at 10 to 10:30 and head towards F-burg. I should be there around 1:00pm ish
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:26 PM   #24
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Nice crowd today at Morton's.

Nice price on an Arai Quantum f: $314.00!
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:02 PM   #25
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Wish we could have gone and met up with you guys, Freak called me when I was on my way to the Rite Aid in the cage to get more drugs - polen sucks
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:58 PM   #26
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Nice crowd today at Morton's.

Nice price on an Arai Quantum f: $314.00!

I was there too. Saw an ADV tshirt on someone too. Looked like a shorter, hairier faced version of steverino (no offense intended) ;)
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:01 PM   #27
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I was there too. Saw an ADV tshirt on someone too. Looked like a shorter, hairier faced version of steverino (no offense intended) ;)
None taken. It wasn't me.
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:12 AM   #28
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had breakfast at Adventure in Chesapeake and lunch at Morton's good riding day.

ran into 1100Rick in in f-burg. phil ya missed a stop at Hooters
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Old 04-17-2005, 08:12 AM   #29
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I geuss the shorter hairy faced version of steve would be me .Steve's such a handsome man isn't he!
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:16 AM   #30
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Got there too late

Considering that I had to reassemble both bikes after getting home from South Dakota on Friday, one of which hasn't run since we bought it, we were probably doing well to arrive at all.

The /3 was pretty straightforward, but I did have to rig a different battery since the stock one was shot. The rebuilt carb and the cleaned-out tank went on, and the bike fired right up. Just amazing.

The /5 needed a transmission and everything else that goes on after that. Somehow it came together also but then the battery was dead, then there was no spark. I jiggled the wire to the points and it fired up. OK, we're off.

OK, now I'm freezing because I didn't put the liners in my suit. I spot some plastic grocery bags on the side of the road and stop to stuff them in my suit, but they are all nasty. However, the bike takes the opportunity to topple off the centerstand and go completely upside down in the ditch. We're talking mud in the ignition key here.

Meredith stalled the /3 near Lake Anna and the bike wouldn't restart for a half hour. It was probably at least 3:00 or 3:30 when we got to Morton's and found the judging to be over. I saw the "grubby bike" and believe me, that award was mine.


What was the nicest/oldest bike there? Meredith probably had a shot at that one.


We swapped bikes for the ride home. The /3 got to about 145kph indicated, and the speedo seemed to be accurate at 100kph. The air filter came loose near Orange, and I shut the engine off to reassemble it and then found that it wouldn't start for another half hour. Then a few miles from home it went on reserve and stalled (poor timing, on a slow uphill with a car in back of me) and wouldn't restart. We were expected at our neighbors' for dinner so I just rode the /5 home and came back with a truck.

Overall it was a successful debut of the /3 although I think the problem is in the ignition. We went on this 160-mile shakedown ride without even a toolkit or a cell phone, so I couldn't really diagnose it on the road.
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