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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Budman
K1200lt

I rode a BMW K1200LT when I went a few years ago. If I had it to do again I'd take a BMW GS with cruise control for the long interstate ride to get there from NC but to have the dirt/bad road...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Time for a new shock.

Looks like the bike will need a new shock. Im told it will take about 3 hours to install. They ordered the parts today so we will see how long it takes to get them in.

My plan for the weekend was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
oil leak

I have an appointment first thing Friday morning to bring it in and let them look at it. I had an Ironhead Sportster years ago that liked to mark its territory but this is the first time I have had...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Rear Shock Leak?

I have recently painted and sealed my garage floor. I noticed an oil spot on the floor just back of the center stand. As I look up under the bike it appears to be coming from to rear shock. The black...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31,607
Views: 7,720,625
Posted By Budman
This Sucks!

It only sucks if the blue lights come on!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Budman
Ace Cafe

Yes, I thought the Ace Cafe was worth the extra money. Ann and I will likely go back this year, we missed last year. I like to spend a day or two in Helen Ga on the way down or back from home.
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Budman
Pr 4 gt

Im looking for a PR 4 GT for the rear of a 2012 BMW R1200 RT

Anybody have any idea where I can get one ???

Thanks,

Bud
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Budman
D Day

I'm going to honor Paw Paw Cole. A wonderful man from the greatest generation. Not many of them left. Just seems like the right thing to do.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Budman
D Day Memorial

Anyone headed to the D Day Memorial next week. The 70th anniversery is Friday.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Budman
Spot

I have a friend that is riding all over the southeast picking up National Park and National monument stamps for an Iron Butt run. Im able to keep up with her and get her help as needed with traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31,607
Views: 7,720,625
Posted By Budman
Death at the Gap

Was there a bike crash and death at the Gap today.A riding friend called from the Knoxville area and mentioned that he saw something on the news but I cant find anything.

Bud
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By Budman
Ride the track

If you go to the vintage days in October you can ride the track. Ann and I have done it on a GTL and an RT. What a hoot. Two up she loved it. She couldn't hardly speak into the com system. It's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,934
Posted By Budman
R1200rt

Forgot to mention that we ride a R1200RT. She loves the heated seat and I can adjust the windshield to her liking. I have a VStream and she likes it more than the standard.

The more comfortable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,934
Posted By Budman
Get the right gear.

The first time I took Ann for a ride it was a fairly short one. She was pretty nervous for about 15 miles, then she settled in. Once she realized she liked it I bought her some "cute" boots and a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,170
Views: 184,366
Posted By Budman
Thanks

Thanks for keeping the lights on!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,132
Posted By Budman
Pisgah Inn

Try to have time for a meal at the Pisgah Inn. If you get to Maggie Valley be sure to make a stop at Wheels Through Time. A stop at Grandfather Mountain is a nice diversion as is the ride to the top...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Cables

Im kinda with you on the $60 bucks. Ive wasted more money than that on the bike. I cant imagine that it can hurt anything and if it produces results all the better. I was hoping that someone had some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Question Starter Cables 1200 RT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-R1200RT-R1200-Starting-Upgrade-Kit-/150426318471

Anyone ever use this or have an experience with this product?

Thanks,

Bud
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,238
Posted By Budman
Cb160

15 years old. A new family moved into the neighborhood and the guy that was my age had a black Honda CB160. He let me ride it around the back yard. One came for sale in the paper. I picked it up for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,170
Views: 184,366
Posted By Budman
Sorry for being stupid.

Got it NOON!

Sorry for the stupidity.

Bud
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,170
Views: 184,366
Posted By Budman
Lunch

What time in Clover???
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Budman
Fine 10 Months

This past summer was very rainy. You will be more concerned with the heat and humidity than the cold. AUGUST can be sweltering and you need to keep hydrated. I like to spend my riding time in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
1100rt/1200rt

I bought a 1100RT when I got back into riding in 1997. Loved the bike, and never had any issues with it. No surging, no final drive failure, no windshield motor issues. Sold it to a friend with about...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-10-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By Budman
Key West

Im planning to leave home in Denver NC on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I should be in Key West Wednesday afternoon. Ill spend Wed and Thursday there and leave fro home on Friday.

What the now...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By Budman
Keep an eye out.

Keep an eye out for weather reports. Mt Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain got a light dusting of snow this past weekend but this week has been relatively warmish. IF my bike gets out of the shop Im...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,690
Posted By Budman
WTF do you really know?

In NC if you are operating a motor vehicle and you have an equipment violation or any infraction the Officer has the authority to ask for your license and registration. You do not have the option to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,690
Posted By Budman
Take the helmet Off

Turn the bike off.
Take the helmet off.
Put the side stand down.
Do not put your hands in your pocket to retrieve anything, how do I know what your going after.
Keep your hands on the bar.
Tell...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Budman
Thanks

Thanks, gentlemen!

Looks like Ill be altering my plan.

Bud
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Budman
Cooper Rd near Cades Cove

Im planning a trip this weekend to Cades Cove and the surrounding area. Can anyone tell me if Cooper Rd. is a paved road or hard packed gravel. Im on an RT so Im good with hard pack but want to stay...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Miles to go

The miles to go moves up and down pretty dramatically as well. It doesn't happen much when the tank us full but when it gets to about a third it goes nutz.

I guess we will see what they come up...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Computer problems

As I said in an earlier post I have been having issues with the fuel gauge. Goes up and sown at will. Took it in for the 12,000 mile service, they could not find anything wrong. Unplugged it and then...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Thanks

Will have the 12,000 service next Thursday at 9am. I have informed the dealership about the problem. They say it happens from time to time and will be fixed during the service. It is the first...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Fuel Indicator

Ive got 12,000 trouble free miles on my 2012 RT....till today. Not a big deal but the fuel indicator and fuel remaining indicator went crazy. The filler bars started going up and down while I was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Talking Parkway is Open

The Parkway is open from end to end. The Asheville area reopened this past weekend. Your best time to ride it is in the middle of the week. Now that the kids are back in school there is even less...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
Rain???

Ann and I got really lucky this past Sunday. Went up to Price Lake on the Parkway. Good ride, went canoeing at the lake for about an hour then went back to Blowing Rock for a nice lunch. No rain for...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 32,650
Posted By Budman
Almond Brothers

Almond Brothers:

Midnight Rider
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By Budman
I dont camp so>>>

I dont camp so take this with a grain of salt.

I get the top box, Ann gets both side cases of the R1200RT. Top box is great for her to lean against and holds all that I need. I keep the rain gear...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,573
Posted By Budman
I may leave the topcase off from now on, I dont...

I may leave the topcase off from now on, I dont think I will do without the side cases since I cary my raingear in one of them. With the rain we have had here in NC this year I hate to be without....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Budman
Thanks

Thanks for the follow up.

Bud
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Budman
Scenic ChooChoo

I am making plans for an extended bike trip for the fall. I want to take in a scenic RR trip in WVa. Ive seen several options online. Does anyone have any experience and which one is best. Im...
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