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Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,531
Posted By bobw
Great trip and report, and phucking thieves...

Great trip and report, and phucking thieves should be hung or at least be publicly stoned :norton

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,943
Posted By bobw
Well SAM, I would think it is because they want...

Well SAM, I would think it is because they want to and can :D



Horses for courses and all that. My Dad had me on the back of Harley when I was a wee boy and I have loved motorcycles ever since....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,388
Posted By bobw
Beautiful photos of the area and you did have...

Beautiful photos of the area and you did have great timing with the foliage.

There are some excellent camping spots all around there and it's definitely worth exploring more of the back roads next...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,143
Posted By bobw
Funny how simple it is to quote a total sale...

Funny how simple it is to quote a total sale price and how difficult some places make it seem especially when you both know if you guzzled from the Kool Aid jug and said I'll take it and also add...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,051
Posted By bobw
Not surprised this was their final call as it was...

Not surprised this was their final call as it was taking too long to reply. Their very weak shit explanation is worse than "because" due to the insulting dismissal of the very simple "facts" you just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,051
Posted By bobw
Old Pete, not sure if that reply was to me?, but...

Old Pete, not sure if that reply was to me?, but you make good points and for me I hope I was clear that I enjoy my BMW miles, but also am aware they have had continual troubles with quality control...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 97,051
Posted By bobw
Agree, BUT! the bike has approximately 10,000...

Agree, BUT! the bike has approximately 10,000 miles on it and is 2 days and a few hours past the warranty. If ever "Good Faith" could be easily offered this would be a "no brain er".

I have owned...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By bobw
Always good to hear about a rider surviving a...

Always good to hear about a rider surviving a crash like that and being able to climb back on the horse. Couple of good HD threads and Dyna specifically if you do a little searching.

Popping is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,143
Posted By bobw
I agree it's the time for the shock to be...

I agree it's the time for the shock to be available/replaced that made it a time waiting for the repair lemon law bike. Anyone that is looking at buying one of these bikes and has any genuine...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By bobw
Enjoyed checking your site out, good fun! ...

Enjoyed checking your site out, good fun!

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By bobw
Nice write up and your paragraph on deceleration...

Nice write up and your paragraph on deceleration is exactly what I experienced.

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By bobw
Doesn't get much better than a K75 comparison. I...

Doesn't get much better than a K75 comparison. I was so impressed by the overall performance of the LC, but this literally was like one "aw shit" cancelling all the "atta boys". I'll see if they can...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By bobw
Bump this thread for an update from anyone? ...

Bump this thread for an update from anyone?


I took a nice test ride on a beautiful 2013 GSLC with recent 12K dealer service for appx 40 miles in our area mountains. Amazing bike in all areas...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,096
Posted By bobw
Somebody mentioned tractors :deal Kinda slow, but...

Somebody mentioned tractors :deal Kinda slow, but they'll get on down the road :D

Riding around the home turf or a planned "off road" trip I can appreciate a real dirt bike for the job, but the O...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,419
Posted By bobw
I guess I wasn't clear in my post, but that is...

I guess I wasn't clear in my post, but that is why I mentioned friends with personal shipping, a large volume used dealer and then BMW on new vehicle costs. I have heard the same per car cost...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,419
Posted By bobw
A discount no, nor b.s. up charges from list...

A discount no, nor b.s. up charges from list either.

$1100.00 for freight sounds pretty high even for a heavy bike. I've had friends ship bikes across the country and I just looked at National...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,695
Posted By bobw
danger dave, I think you have been working way...

danger dave, I think you have been working way too hard so I am volunteering to cover your motorcycle duties and you could then go take a long holiday, really long :D


Did the paint shop use gold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,661
Posted By bobw
Great group and fantastic area to enjoy the ride,...

Great group and fantastic area to enjoy the ride, thanks for sharing!

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,721
Posted By bobw
I love my BMW(s), but also many other bikes I...

I love my BMW(s), but also many other bikes I have enjoyed over the years. I don't like trolls on any thread, be it BMW, HD or any other, but BMW seems to have more kool aid drinkers than most. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By bobw
They sure have been distancing themselves from...

They sure have been distancing themselves from the slant 1200/1300 bikes while embracing the rest of the engines with updates and new platforms.

It seems like the flagship(?) engine has been...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,355
Posted By bobw
Great journey and ready for another update...

Great journey and ready for another update :1drink

BTW, you may be able to have a shop with a decent press and some soft jaws
put a little love on the bent fork tube. Just a little kiss may...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 285,346
Posted By bobw
SPOAT Thanks, your comments are right on...

SPOAT

Thanks, your comments are right on target as I have enjoyed many motorcycles over the years, but I really have enjoyed my BMWs. I only have one bike at a time any more and I love to travel,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,154
Posted By bobw
"When the going get's tough"................... ...

"When the going get's tough"...................

Great job, glad you're OK and the bike will be good as new with minor tending.

Safe travels and Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 285,346
Posted By bobw
Finance Minister supports a new bike :D and I...

Finance Minister supports a new bike :D and I have narrowed it down to a very short list of a dozen or so which is pretty good for me :rofl I want to buy American made this time so that eliminates a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By bobw
:evil gracias!

:evil gracias!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By bobw
Thanks patmo I have eaten at the Loveless...

Thanks patmo

I have eaten at the Loveless Cafe with a friend several years ago, but as time was short we headed out with only a very, very short spin on the Natchez Tr. I figured it was close...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,049
Posted By bobw
Well said and a great report! I'm only a few...

Well said and a great report! I'm only a few years older, but this was about the time I started to feed my need to stop "next year" excuses and just go. I wasted several years waiting on others and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By bobw
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By bobw
best route Natchez Tr to Cherohala area

I've got a couple of friends riding from AZ to FL and they are trying to spend time enjoying some of our great roads. Unfortunately they don't have enough time just to explore so I am trying to get...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,149
Posted By bobw
I am happy you are home, yet it is so troubling...

I am happy you are home, yet it is so troubling to read again this all too common occurrence. We have so many nice back roads to enjoy around here, but on some days I have literally lost track of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,355
Posted By bobw
Attitude is everything and you all have it! Safe...

Attitude is everything and you all have it! Safe travels and enjoy :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By bobw
Loverly looking, the script on the tank is nicely...

Loverly looking, the script on the tank is nicely done and the colors give a classy feel to her. Every time I see a Sporty with her nice clean lines it makes me wonder why the pirates look down on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By bobw
Yamaha makes a great bike and while shorter local...

Yamaha makes a great bike and while shorter local rides allow tolerance of "issues" a bike may have the biggest thing on a long trip is comfort and reliability.

Hard to buy a bad bike these days...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,419
Posted By bobw
^ Good points, but just like the HD build it...

^ Good points, but just like the HD build it program, Polaris (and HD, et al) could offer components that they could easily deliver and be paid for by those of "us" that want a more standard...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,370
Posted By bobw
No arguement from me. I feel each motorcycle...

No arguement from me. I feel each motorcycle should call to the owner as you describe. I just find it funny that even though their motorcycles are very good motorcycles IMO, and can be ridden as such...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,370
Posted By bobw
http://rideapart.com/2011/04/how-to-sell-a-harley-...

http://rideapart.com/2011/04/how-to-sell-a-harley-davidson/

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By bobw
Congrats on the new bike. Some great info on the...

Congrats on the new bike. Some great info on the XR1200 owners group site.
Tire plug kit, couple fuses and a spare relay will handle most road side fixes and your phone and a credit card will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,695
Posted By bobw
my appologies

my appologies
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,695
Posted By bobw
He was being a troll.

He was being a troll.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 24,727
Posted By bobw
Great trip so far and hope the final miles are...

Great trip so far and hope the final miles are "icing on the cake" for you. Being a "melancholy" type myself, I resemble your remarks on the minor crises. Nothing better than a great woman in our...
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