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Forum: Just Rides 08-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,745
Posted By Vision28
Re: Saturday ride

Were going to NE GA hwy 76 to TN 68 and back through Cherohala Skyway. I'll be on a silver Bandit 1200 and my brother on a black FZ1. Just guessing we will probably be through Clayton around 11:00
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 10-11-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,111
Posted By Vision28
Re: any ideas?

If the engine is out of the frame I'd drain the oil out of the transmission and try and find a drain plug with a magnet in it and roll the engine around. Hopefully the magnet will snag the loose...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 10-05-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,579
Posted By Vision28
Re: Hwy. 178 is OPEN again !

The BRP is open but the facilities are closed. Rode the BRP today from 215 south to the end in Cherokee. Traffic was light and it was a great day to ride not too hot not too cold..........just...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 09-28-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 38,698
Posted By Vision28
Re: TAG game

Its on River Road at the very western edge of Oconee county. Take the last road to the right off HWY 123 before you cross the lake into GA. You go under the the railroad through a one lane culvert....
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 09-27-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 38,698
Posted By Vision28
Re: TAG game

http://www.carolinariders.com/forums/imagehosting/thum_266552456bc94f915.jpg ('http://www.carolinariders.com/forums/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=482')

Here it is. It took a little while to run...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 09-26-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,555
Posted By Vision28
Re: Vicki Got Crashed...

I'll second that horses are way more dangerous than motorcycles. They have no stop button! I have personal experience with this. :dance3:
Forum: Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts 08-14-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,271
Posted By Vision28
Re: old 2-stroke streetbike overhaul

I'll give a second to Rick at Motorcycle Parts Plus. I've known Rick for 30+ years he's worked on more than a few 2 strokes. The only complicated part to build one of these engines in rebuilding...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 08-13-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By Vision28
Re: Photos from Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Rally Helen, GA

Ryan,
What exactly do you want to know about your RD? Or as we called them back in the day RD = Rapid Death in the hands of inexperienced riders. I've worked on a few RDs & RZs and ridden...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 08-11-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,366
Posted By Vision28
Photos from Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Rally Helen, GA

These pictures were taken at the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Rally in Helen, GA back in June. Sorry it took a while to post...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 05-26-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,404
Posted By Vision28
Goat in the road Hwy 178

Riding today on 178 just over the NC line there was a goat about the size of a small deer in the road. Would have a been a bad day to hit that one at speed. There appeared to be no fence in the...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 10-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,546
Posted By Vision28
End of the world ride or "Ride to the Worlds End"?

Since Stretch is planning a ride the for "end of the world" I thought I would ride to the Worlds End! Here's a picture of what it looks like and they even had a sign to...
Forum: The Service Department 10-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,958
Posted By Vision28
Re: Cleaning a Nikasil Cylinder

As an old 2 stroke mechanic from "Back in the day" we used muratic acid all the time to remove lightly seized aluminum from cylinder walls on dirt bikes, RDs and Kawi triples. Some of the dirt bikes...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 07-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,008
Posted By Vision28
Re: any body loose a key?

I lost a motorcycle tire last year to a needle bearing roller out of somebody's U-joint so anything is possible. I have to admit the key is a new one on me. Most bizarre one I've had was a flat...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 07-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,205
Posted By Vision28
Re: entrapment

I live about 4 miles from "The Store" but 178 from March through October on the weekends is pretty much a NO GO zone for me due this sort of behavior. Stretch did you notice if this was the Highway...
Forum: Greasy Garage and Happy Thoughts 11-30-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,531
Posted By Vision28
Motorcycle Dealership Employee....Stories from behind the counter

I am sure everyone has horror stories from the customer side of the counter. Since its winter and we need a little humor I'd thought I'd lighten the mood and share stories from the other side of the...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 11-15-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,439
Posted By Vision28
Re: Used Motorcycle Engine warranty?

Yes extended warranties on anything are pure profit to the seller. I would not do it. A car I bought one time the dealer would not quit trying to sell me an extended warranty after being to told no...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 09-25-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,798
Posted By Vision28
Re: Legal Video Questions?

For those inquiring minds that want to know I am a registered professional engineer in several states. Because of the sorts of projects I deal with (high voltage electricity, large scale exothermic...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 09-22-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,798
Posted By Vision28
Cool Re: Legal Video Questions?

Do you believe "EVERYTHING" that comes up in a Google search? :bb: There are lots of urban legends on the internet that have no basis in fact.....People repeat these and then all of a sudden they...
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 08-20-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,301
Posted By Vision28
Re: cutting edge tire technology from shinko

This is probably a great product for my former neighbors. They came from the more noise it makes the faster it must go school of mechanics......:newrofl: They cut the mufflers off everything!!!
Forum: SC - Mountains/Greenville-Spartanburg 08-07-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,621
Posted By Vision28
Re: Ride Picture Thread

Buddyholly & Vision28 - Bandits at Roans Mountain 7/2/2011http://www.carolinariders.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1530&stc=1&d=1312740340
Forum: Motorcycle News, Special Events, Workshops, Riding Gear 08-07-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,729
Posted By Vision28
Re: Tractor Trailer Kills Motorcyclist at Deals Gap

Along with Buddyholly I was riding in Deal's Gap 25 years ago when NOBODY but a few Carolina and North Georgia locals even knew the place existed. It was a wonderful place to ride THEN. Deal's Gap...
Forum: Just Rides 07-07-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,683
Posted By Vision28
Thumbs up Re: 2 days, 720 miles

Looks like you had a nice safe trip. It was good meeting you Saturday in Little Switzerland and riding with you a little ways. (I was riding the silver Bandit 1200S). Next time you are in the area...
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