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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
New Tag, this use to be a good place to eat but I...

New Tag, this use to be a good place to eat but I have not been in a few years and when I got there they were closed; in any event, its a nice ride in the country.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Grab, Albaro Pizza just North of West Point. ...

Grab, Albaro Pizza just North of West Point.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,542
Posted By NickW1
:poser

:poser
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,073
Posted By NickW1
Bingo! Give Garp a Cigar he's spot on, BMW NA is...

Bingo! Give Garp a Cigar he's spot on, BMW NA is not culpable, The Miami Dealer is. However, BMW NA should be applying heat to Miami and they most probably are behind the scene. :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
I'm Little confused (nothing new) the above site...

I'm Little confused (nothing new) the above site states:

"No motorized vehicles on gated roads/trails (open or closed). Sold in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry."

...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,073
Posted By NickW1
Lost me there:huh

Lost me there:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 208,741
Posted By NickW1
I tried like hell and could not find the damn...

I tried like hell and could not find the damn thing. Good Grab!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,073
Posted By NickW1
Let me preference my remarks by saying I am a BMW...

Let me preference my remarks by saying I am a BMW owner, I am on my third BMW and have had very little issues with any of them because I'm a good wrench and a maintenance freak; in any event, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
I already mentioned it but we also had to have...

I already mentioned it but we also had to have our throttle wrist at a slight downward cant so that you could roll off the throttle and grab a hand full of brake at almost the same time. I find the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
So if I understand you correctly... 1/3 of the...

So if I understand you correctly... 1/3 of the trained riders died while the remaining 2/3 fatalities came from untrained riders. That speaks for itself!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
Andy, what percentage of your classes on avg do...

Andy, what percentage of your classes on avg do you think are there to just punch the clock to get something done? Lets face it they are all there to get their license but what percentage want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,073
Posted By NickW1
Damn but this has been a sad thread. My guess is...

Damn but this has been a sad thread. My guess is that they will offer to pay for the FD, Housing, boot and that's it. Anything done by any other dealer they will not touch. I hope I'm wrong.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
New Tag: Behind A rose by any other name. ...

New Tag: Behind A rose by any other name.

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...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Grab. Old Mrs. Ware's Property on Mt. Pleasant...

Grab. Old Mrs. Ware's Property on Mt. Pleasant rd.

Thanks for the treasure.

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/NickW3/DiascundReachTag_zpsa3650d90.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By NickW1
+1 No brainer for me and try and get them down a...

+1 No brainer for me and try and get them down a wee bit for the cost of a top box. Good Luck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,524
Posted By NickW1
OK I gotta know the proper pronunciation of...

OK I gotta know the proper pronunciation of Aprilia???

I say it thus:

A pre lee a

The a's are short and the e's are long.

Is this correct?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By NickW1
+1 Yes, the FD drain plug is a nice...

+1

Yes, the FD drain plug is a nice addition; however, changing the FD oil in the 07 forces you to inspect and relube the rear Drive Shaft splines which is a good thing. Other than that I can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
Great response Andy, I now have a better...

Great response Andy, I now have a better understanding of what you guys are going through and the time constraints you’re under. Like I said before when I took the course I had years of experience as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
I’m not so much arguing as to trying to...

I’m not so much arguing as to trying to understand why the curriculum was changed and now I think I know. In a nut shell the new method is easier on the Bikes, Students and Instructors. Please...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Hint: :photog ...

Hint: :photog
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/NickW3/100_4535_zps9c2c9ee3.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/NickW3/media/100_4535_zps9c2c9ee3.jpg.html)

:freaky:freaky:freaky
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
You can do it, clamp the throttle between thumb,...

You can do it, clamp the throttle between thumb, palm and either the ring or pinky fingers. The clutch is covered with all four. It will become second nature after awhile.

What I'm trying to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
John what I mean when I say ride covered is that...

John what I mean when I say ride covered is that both the clutch and brake levers are "covered" by the fingers at all times. Just resting on the levers not applying pressure to them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
Yes it is, I understand what you and Andy are...

Yes it is, I understand what you and Andy are saying and why its taught; however, I still think the complete novice would be better served to learn these valuable riding skills from the get go....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
Sorry cat. Accidents happened when you...

Sorry cat.

Accidents happened when you least expect them; thus, I would think you would always ride covered. What possible advantage could you have riding uncovered if you were taught to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
Accidents happened when you least expect them;...

Accidents happened when you least expect them; thus, I would think you would always ride covered. What possible advantage could you have riding uncovered if you were taught to ride covered during...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,459
Posted By NickW1
BRC Question

30+ years ago when I took the BRC (I don’t even think they even called it the “BRC” back then) I was taught to always ride with the brake and clutch covered and to have a slight downward cant to the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
New Tag: In keeping with the current...

New Tag: In keeping with the current theme:<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
I don’t think “The Mayor Of Casterbridge” would approve of all...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Grab! Cafe Provencal Wessex Hundred Williamsburg,...

Grab! Cafe Provencal Wessex Hundred Williamsburg, VA 23185

Next to the BillsBurg Winery
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/NickW3/100_4529_zpsb544d827.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,982
Posted By NickW1
Mick FWIW: Load of shite about starting...

Mick FWIW:

Load of shite about starting on a tiny Bike, what matters is what’s between your ears. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Any...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By NickW1
Happy Trails BMW GS Crash Bars Install

Well the Happy Trails Crash Bars for my 07 GS arrived yesterday and I installed them this morning. Over all they are very good bars, very robust maybe even a little too robust because they weighed in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By NickW1
Yes, all the quirkyness aside they are the do it...

Yes, all the quirkyness aside they are the do it all in one motor bike. Good luck in your search.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By NickW1
I used a mityvac in the past but they were all...

I used a mityvac in the past but they were all non-ABS brakes. Mines an 07 thus non-servo. I will have to investigate these speed bleeders that you speak off. Thanks for tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By NickW1
Damn, my Haynes manual gives dire warnings if the...

Damn, my Haynes manual gives dire warnings if the brakes are not serviced with special BMW brake gizmos, thats all there is to it? I will do it myself, thanks JVB. And thanks to all who gave...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Cry I have to work long hours for the next few days,...

I have to work long hours for the next few days, I would dearly love to go for some soft serve, sadly no time till Friday.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By NickW1
Never thought about tight valves being quieter...

Never thought about tight valves being quieter but it makes sense. Right now I'm getting a little over 46 mpg on my 72 mile to work and back jaunt everyday, thats loaded up with all the shite I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By NickW1
11kish. Coming up to the 12k service; thus, the...

11kish. Coming up to the 12k service; thus, the brake service.

Of course I know they want the money, I just thought there may be something to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By NickW1
If It Works Don't Fix It?

With regards to scheduled TB synchronization and valve adjustment, is there any reason it has to be performed when your bike is running perfectly, getting great fuel mileage and hummingbird quiet?...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
New Tag. ...

New Tag.

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 40,830
Posted By NickW1
Grab. Elthams Layby on Famers Drive in New Kent...

Grab. Elthams Layby on Famers Drive in New Kent County.

http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad249/NickW3/FamersRdBattle1_zpsc397b6b6.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By NickW1
No, but I can see it happening. If everything is...

No, but I can see it happening. If everything is not in its place i.e. the side latch not closed, the yellow tag not fully down the case not seated on the top ball etc... if that's not all perfect...
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