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  1. Couple pics from Nelsons last weekend.
    3 points
  2. We were on the Cheohala Thursday.
    2 points
  3. We drove through Maggie OTW to Cherokee. We stayed at the casino there. Wednesday morning around 930 was when we hit the Dragon, on the way out. Didn't see a car or a bike until we got through it and stopped at the overlook. It was great.
    2 points
  4. https://www.rideapart.com/news/600819/bmw-gs-cardan-shaft-recall/ It's not a recall and I had not planned on having it inspected by a dealership because I inspect my final drive every spring. I drain the fluid, drop the differential, remove the driveshaft, clean and lubricate the splines and then reassemble. I then refill the final drive with 180mL of synthetic gear lube via a graduated fill bottle. I have installed a breather tube that runs up the swing arm and into the subframe to keep water from entering the hollow swingarm. I also installed an upgraded magnetic, stainless steel drain plug to catch and hold any shavings or debris. The final drive of my bike is not even remotely a concern for me, but I am not opposed to dropping it off at a dealership to get a stamp of approval from a certified BMW mechanic.
    2 points
  5. 7/31/2022 Sunday Temporary/road repair: 676 (Lancaster St.) coming out of Marietta, OH. in-route Watertown is closed at 14174 676. use gravel 126 Turkeyhen rd. to 55 Rauch rd. to detour around.
    2 points
  6. 20600 miles. Runs 100%. Mechanically 100%. Premium build with every option available. Dynamic ESA, Auto Ride Height, with self-leveling sag, Ride Modes Pro, 6" full color TFT display, NAV 5 Garmin installed, Shift Assist Pro, ABS Pro (cornering ABS), heated grips, cruise control, Keyless Ride, LED headlight/tail light, LED Nano auxiliary lights, BMW aluminum panniers and trunk. Panniers come with Kathy's Designs Cordura liners. All locks keyed to match bike, TPMS. Good tires, plus a spare set. All original parts come with the bike, (saddles, windshield, foot pegs). Touratech Sport Saddle (lowest height because I am vertically challenged). Touratech Medium and Large (installed) windscreens. Touratech waterproof dual-USB outlet. Givi handguard extenders, (not installed). Akrapovic Titanium/Carbon slip on. Slight damage to left pannier from a gravel drive tip over. Closes and functions as it should. Some minor scratches to the left handguard from the same tio over. Nothing is broken. Sometimes GSAs fall down. This is easily the finest motorcycle I have ever ridden. It does everything very well. Fast, comfortable, excellent weather protection, perfect suspension, incredible brakes, every creature comfort.
    1 point
  7. Good for you Bubba, great bike man.
    1 point
  8. Nice. 2018 will have the updated quick shifter package. You should notice right away that it functions better than the 2016. It's sharp. Sucks that you had to buy it, but congrats nonetheless.
    1 point
  9. Hmmm. Not what the missus said. Of course, I deserved that comment because I asked her what she thought. She can be brutally honest, but at least I always know where I stand. 🤣 I pulled the trigger on an '18 Premium Edition RS for sale in St Louis at Gateway BMW. More cubic zirconium than I was looking to spend but a clean low mileage bike that they're gonna put new tires on and perform the 6K mile service before it goes out the door. Have to tap a bud to do a drive-n-ride with me to get it home, but cheaper than having it shipped. I should be good for a 10-hour RT in the truck pretty soon. https://www.gatewaybmw.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=12540182&p=2&s=Year&d=D&fr=xPreOwnedInventory
    1 point
  10. Looks like a great trip. The Dragon was pretty empty last Tuesday and Wednesday. We were in Maggie Valley for the week. Glad you're home safe, but the Vid can suck it. I've got to get my wife on the back of a wing some time.
    1 point
  11. It disappears as soon as you get over 10mph. My short self was able to ride this without too much trouble with the short person seat installed.
    1 point
  12. You have me convinced. I just bought crash bars for my RS not five minutes ago.
    1 point
  13. Highway pegs are not for twisties... squid.
    1 point
  14. Assuming you’ve already gone, but you got to get some crab bisque from that place where the ferry drops off and I don’t think there’s a beach on the island but I may be wrong. Their crab bisque is 10 times better than that gas station in Franklin FYI. . Make sure you hit the frosty bar for a T-shirt
    1 point
  15. Free to good home, must pick up, Aurora, OH Gloves, both size XL, A Star is waterproof textile. The other set is leather Fieldsheer. Fly off road riding pants, size 38, like new AGV Sport mesh jacket, XL XL motorcycle cover
    1 point
  16. For a mere 250 extra pounds you can have a Goldwing.
    1 point
  17. Pushing 600lbs with all 3 boxes and 8 gallons in the tank. https://bikez.com/motorcycles/bmw_r_1200_gs_adventure_2018.php
    1 point
  18. Thanks to Dan, Tim and the rest of N2 for putting these days on even with light attendance. For anyone wanting almost one on one coaching for $165 you can't beat these days at Nelson's. I hope they are back for '23
    1 point
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  20. Rode 450 miles with Pauly and Muckles on 7-30 route 9/148/145/556/7/wv2/180/18/23/50/74/47/16/oh7/archer fork rd/26/800/22/9/164/43/9 great roads
    1 point
  21. You mean never tested positive for it. A lot of people that get it are asymptomatic.
    1 point
  22. Ok, always thought Asheville sucked. I was wrong. The Biltmore Village area where we are staying is amazing.
    1 point
  23. I've ridden that area once a few years ago, after the Labor Day slow down. Still a big tourist draw with slow lines of cars and motorhomes on Alt74 in the Lake Lure/Bat Cave area. Just a heads up. No idea what you'll find. Obviously, 80 is hoot, 197 between Barnardsville and Burnsville is nice but there's about a 3-4 mile section of well graded gravel on the west side of the climb. Not sure you want to do that on the luxo-barge two-up. Roan Mtn 261/143 from Bakersville is a great road.
    1 point
  24. So Deb and I seek very good cool restaurants on our trips. For the last four or five years our favorite appetizer was from a restaurant in Santa Fe NM. It was BBQ quail tacos. The tacos have been dethroned. Holy smokes are these mushrooms good.
    1 point
  25. ALT 74 from Lake Lure to Asheville. Holy crap. Looks like a ton of great roads over by Lake Lure.
    1 point
  26. Betting that since the onset of COVID--and the unraveling of basic societal behavior norms--it's far higher, prolly approaching 30-40%. Worse yet in the west and SW and FL. Personal accountability has been thrown out the window as a result of the progressive policies being pushed across the nation.
    1 point
  27. Oh man, glad it is going to get better. You can file a simple form with the State. They will suspend her license until she sets up a payment system with you and sticks to it. You want the Security claim section. I have used it, it worked. But make sure there isn't longer term issues, maybe lawyer up. https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/susp-ins-noncomply.aspx
    1 point
  28. Don't forget, 374 to Thompson Ridge. Also 278 & 356 all in the HH area.
    1 point
  29. SR 676: Sections of fast sweepers, scrape a peg and kiss your butt turns, moderate straights and technical curves. Runs from 555 to Ohio 7 in Marietta.
    1 point
  30. I can see those guards are necessary if you're gonna use the GS for anything more than a Starbucks run. I proved just how vulnerable the jugs are when I crashed my RS three weeks ago.
    0 points
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