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  1. Last Friday was my last day of employment. After the weekend, I've now spent 2 days as an official retiree and I think I'm going to like it. I bumped the date ahead by 7 weeks from my original plan because my (now former) employer had put me on the road in Holland, MI for 19 weeks since early March with no end in sight. After 80 nights in a hotel, the manager gave me a gift bag and a card signed by all the staff. That's how you can tell you've been on the road too long. I have 2 cars that have been asking for attention - just routine maintenance. And the yard is a mess - I was able to keep it mowed, but nothing else. THEN I can get back to finishing my bike engine swap and hopefully start riding again for the fall season. Hope to meet you guys on the road!
    6 points
  2. Hello sleeping strangers. Your weekly wake-up call is rapidly approaching.
    6 points
  3. 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
    5 points
  4. In-line 4. Not a R-E-A-L BMW.... 😏
    4 points
  5. Made it back home. Kinda missed the place.
    4 points
  6. Ride 300 miles today on the FJR.
    4 points
  7. Rode 1800+miles of 7 states back roads . 1st stop herpes infested motel $80 Somewhere I don’t remember manage to find the Blue Ridge Parkway ride it till it was closed and then got back on it ran out of gas 12 miles up in the mountains coasted to a gas station yes it’s possible to coast 12 miles down a mountain ,Second stop for 3 days of family actually rented a boat on the lake clearest water you’ll ever see and it was hot though there’s an Airbnb house First house out of Fontana out of the backside road less then a mile recommend it for anybody there’s a garage inside is clean & nice . Third stop breaks interstate motel thought they would have food they didn’t they wanted 120 bucks a night and there was nobody even there I said screw this no food, then it started to pour then I found the interstate motel $60 a night 2 miles from the brakes interstate motel someone just bought it so they’re remodeling but the room was clean and I ate chips , Then drove through flooded back roads
    4 points
  8. Almost home after a 2000 mile ride on Poplar and untamed back roads in wv/oh/pa/nc/va/ky/tn
    4 points
  9. I get what you are saying. I would only add this....her irresponsibility cost you. Get her suspended, yes she will drive again...and when she harms the next person they will have the history on her to drop a hammer. It is your civic duty to fuck with her! 🤣
    4 points
  10. It's officially a sport tourer now
    3 points
  11. Couple pics from Nelsons last weekend.
    3 points
  12. Burned the chicken strips off the ol sixfiddy doing sumo stuff on knobbies last night in Hocking.
    3 points
  13. You missed the best option. Get an 18+. Faster, more ground clearance and better suspension. Pegs drag way before anything else.
    3 points
  14. 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.
    3 points
  15. Prepped the Wing for a weekend trip to Deals Gap with my daughter. It might our last long trip in this big girl.
    2 points
  16. Helped my brother in-law with his SV650 today. Installed new tires, new valve stem in the rear tire, new front brake pads, adjusted the clutch, threaded an over sized bolt for his seat that had stripped out threads, new chain and sprockets. Not a terrible way to spend a few hours in the garage.
    2 points
  17. Little clean up after a ride over into PA today.
    2 points
  18. Nah. It's a Beemer. Same as a GW. Made for slow old fat guys.... 😂
    2 points
  19. Not sure if they're stainless or electroless nickle plated. I would have to test them with a magnet. I installed my Clearwater Darlas onto the RS, so the Wunderlich bars are off the table for me, as well.
    2 points
  20. We were on the Cheohala Thursday.
    2 points
  21. 2 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
    2 points
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. You mean never tested positive for it. A lot of people that get it are asymptomatic.
    2 points
  27. 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.
    2 points
  28. 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.
    2 points
  29. ALT 74 from Lake Lure to Asheville. Holy crap. Looks like a ton of great roads over by Lake Lure.
    2 points
  30. Lol fuck I95. Never again. Tomorrow the fun starts, first with the Outer Banks.
    2 points
  31. Sell it to @durk He needs your better suspension.
    2 points
  32. Spyder lady and I returned from our Little Switzerland, NC. 13-18th. trip yesterday afternoon. "1623miles total" just missing the rain by minutes. We decided to blast back 429miles via Interstate 77&64 to beat the rain and not do a overnight in-route. Had a great time riding the curves of the NC/TN area with local knowledge routes set up by the "MSTA" org. The Big Lyn Lodge was fan f'in fantastic with great meals and accommodations. MSTA provided a great local classic rock band outside overlooking the mountains on Saturday night that caused me to over consume the wine and beer, but I was still able to dance outside with Spyder lady while wearing flip flop's. We road over to Erwin, TN. area to visit the Unaka Mountain Overlook, that I found when I road the Smokey Mountain 1000 adventure section. So I was able to make it up to the top on the Z1K but Spyder made it 3/4 and waited for me to get the photo. FYI, Erwin, TN. is another good base to do ADV stuff. Great time. The Z1k work well with soft bags strapped on we had no issues.
    2 points
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Highway pegs are not for twisties... squid.
    1 point
  36. I want to live here.
    1 point
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