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Forum: Equipment 04-22-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By philmore
Thanks for the replies. I think its probably...

Thanks for the replies. I think its probably pretty close to what you are stating already. I am glad to be back on the road riding again!
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By philmore
Took this in the rain and wind with my cellphone...

Took this in the rain and wind with my cellphone - I really need to get a camera or a new phone! :D

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/machairaphotos/0419121754a1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By philmore
Windshield question

Sorry if this is a stupid question:
Recently purchased a 2003 Suzuki Volusia. This is the first bike I have ridden with an adjustable windshield, the others being naked or small fixed windscreen....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 69,193
Posted By philmore
7.5 hours on your 125? That is a great ride by my...

7.5 hours on your 125? That is a great ride by my standard!

Beautiful country - I hope to see Scotland one day. My condolences on the loss of your father. I am glad you got to spend that time...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,499
Posted By philmore
Really great photos. The photos at the lower...

Really great photos. The photos at the lower elevations look a lot like the area I live in around North Carolina. The higher elevations remind me of sections of Colorado I have seen. Interesting...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By philmore
Well, pulled the trigger on the Volusia. The...

Well, pulled the trigger on the Volusia. The Yamaha was nice but I think the Suzuki just handled better to me. Low mileage, good price on it too. For cruising around locally it will be great and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By philmore
Thanks for the input folks. I like both of these...

Thanks for the input folks. I like both of these and they are both local bikes with local service history. Sounds like I could go either way and be fine so it'll be after a ride to make the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By philmore
Suzuki Volusia vs Yamaha VStar 1100

Looking at one of these for local cruising that'll include two up riding maybe 50% of the time. No real long trips so mainly just riding the local backroads and maybe an occaisional highway ride to...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By philmore
Coulda been a combination I guess of the...

Coulda been a combination I guess of the pre-load, death grip, light bike, rough road - it was un-nerving to watch.
Rebels are pretty good bikes for what they are - 250's, easy to handle and...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By philmore
question about something I saw

Heading down I-77 towards Charlotte this week (just got home or I'd have posted sooner) and I saw a young woman riding a Honda Rebel merge on beside of me. Due to traffic she moved on ahead, running...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By philmore
:cry We've had our share - bad years in...

:cry We've had our share - bad years in basketball and football.

Anyway, I know another jnance who is a CE. I have a degree in Horticultural Science - one of the bushmen. I gravitated towards...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By philmore
I was there from '78 to '83 - on the 5 year plan!...

I was there from '78 to '83 - on the 5 year plan!

Good part was getting to watch the Cardiac Pack win the Nat'l Championship in '83. It was worth staying around there for that.

I noticed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By philmore
Remembering those stands

I haven't been that way in a few years. I'd bet most of the roadside stands are still there. We usually hit one down around Calabash if you get that far south on Hwy 17.
I love to get a good...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By philmore
Price checking on new bikes......

Local shop has given me this price on a new KLX 250 - $4999.00 out the door price.
Also quoted me $5499.00 out the door on a new DR 650.

He said he could do a little better on the KLX 250 since...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By philmore
Hi....a Newb here. Checkin' in

:eek1 Lots of good info here! Checkin' in from NC. Still in the Piedmont but right at the edge of the mountains. Lotsa good backroads to ride on around here. Oh yeah - and Happy Fathers Day to...
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