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Rich Maund

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About Rich Maund

  • Birthday 03/14/1961

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chesapeake, Va. USA
  • Interests
    Anything to do with three wheels and motors!

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  • My Bike(s)
    2003 Ural Retro

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  1. Nah. Not an end of an era. Just changing channels.
  2. My trusty Retro went to a new home Saturday. Nephew of a club member here. Sunday I picked this up. 2003 RE 500 Classic with (non working) electric start. I'm just about done servicing it up. Very easy to kick start (luckily!). I finally found something even simpler than a Ural to maintain!
  3. Mark. Check the ground wire and the disconnect switch if your bike has one of those! I have seen poor grounds kill bikes before. I'm sure your Beemer will be well received there. Us peasants like seeing space ships from time to time. I'm sure we won't chase you off with pitch forks!
  4. We are packed and ready to go. No bike this year. Couldn't get a good bleed on the Guzzi's rear brake after changing out the lines yesterday. So we'll tow our tny camper down like last year. Bringing some home brewed "Kitty Hawk Porter" to share too!
  5. Donna and I reserved site CC2. Right next to where we were last year. See you all Friday!
  6. I'll be there! Donna will have to check her schedule to see if she can get off then.
  7. Folks We are here now at the Asheville East KOA. We'll be at the Berliner Kindl Restaurant in Black mountain at 6:30 pm. I'll be cooking up the soup tomorrow and dinner is at 6 pm tomorrow. Hope to see some of you here! We have about a dozen folks here now and more trickling in. We 're in site CC3 which is right behind the bath house along the river. Plenty of room back here!
  8. Looks pretty racy for our crowd. What do you sell to fit old out of shape sidecarrists in their 40's through 70's?
  9. Just glad to hear you're OK Ken. We missed you at the rally. Tell us how your day in court goes!
  10. Rally is happening now folks! We had 16 people come to the dinner at the Berliner Kindl restaurant in Black Mountain. It was an awesome meal. Good thing we called for reservations too because a party of six came in right after us with no reservations. Had we not called we may not have gotten seated! Talked one of the waitresses into a sidecar ride afterwards. She had a lot of fun and half the staff came out to see her enjoy it. Some of those folks may drop by tomorrow for our Borcht dinner at 6 pm. We'll try to repeat the group ride from last year for those who wish to come. For you late comers, we'll have dinner ready at 6 pm tomorrow. Had twenty people here this evening. Should be busier tomorrow! They're calling for nice weather the rest of the weekend. The leaves are near their peak too!
  11. It'll be good to see you again Ken!
  12. George We bought this toy hauler (18') last summer for $8900. 2008 model. It is 3/4 ton towable, but we have a E350 van to tow it just to be sure. That handles it well even out in the mountains. Granted, it is a small and basic trailer, but we find it just fine as a KISS camper for two people. Pic: As heavy duty trucks go, the big passenger vans are the unwanted step children of trucks. They don't fetch the prices that pickups do. You can get great deals on them new-used after a leasing company has used them for a year. Our "white elephant" van was just 9 months old when I got it. Saved $11k over the price of a new one. I've had it a year and a half now. Its a great truck. 14-15 mph city. 18-19 out on the hiway. And 10-12 towing a 6500 lb. tall trailer. Insurance is cheap on the van. Really cheap on the trailer. It has incredible suspension and brakes. But rides better than any p/u truck I have owned. We are frugal folks. We got a lot of bang for the buck on this combo.
  13. I would never consider it. Being a assymetrical load it will want to go sideways. You'll wear out the tires and bearings fast and probably the rear drive too. You'll wind up arriving with what's left of the wreckage still attached to your hit and a whole bunch of pissed off drivers behind you! At least get a 6 foot wide trailer you can drive it up onto, tie it down and then pull that behind the RV. We did that for years. Works great. But an open trailer behind an RV in bad weather will trash your rig! An enclosed trailer will protect it better. If you go enclosed, get a 7 foot wide one so you have access to climb around it and to tie it down. This is one reason we now have a toy hauler trailer. Drive the rig in and then tie it down and shut the rear hatch and go! Take the rig out when you get there and you have a roomy trailer to live in. You can even un-hitch the van and use it at your destination if the weather is really bad. Good flexibility in the use of it compared to ouur old C Class RV and open cargo trailer.
  14. Yep, I'm still around and in business. But just doing it part time as of today. I took a full time job in a tool room starting today. But I have evenings and weekends for upholstery stuff. You can contact me at maunds@verizon.net No web site. Sorry. Just a huge collection of pics on Photo Bucket. http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/rgmaund/Richs%20Seats/
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