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Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,202
Posted By BUZZARD II
In your first post you list the options you want,...

In your first post you list the options you want, Bomber style, brown, but with tall collar not bomber style, pit zips, etc.

I too have a Langlitz Columbia, with certain options, goat skin,...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,524
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'll address your BMW maintenance part of the...

I'll address your BMW maintenance part of the post. Spend around $120. for a Cruz Tools, Road Tech Kit for BMW's. Available from Whitehorse Gear, Aerostich or Amazon. Do all your maintenance from...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By BUZZARD II
Depending on the type of crash bars you have,...

Depending on the type of crash bars you have, military sustainment bags should snap on. Or reinforce with zip ties. Anyway, a standard 1 gallon plastic jug fits perfect, cans too.

Woodland...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,016
Posted By BUZZARD II
Oh, one other thing. Have you tried Mobic? Bad...

Oh, one other thing. Have you tried Mobic? Bad for the liver but it can keep you going. Good luck, I feel your pain.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,016
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm a geezer with arthritis in both wrists and...

I'm a geezer with arthritis in both wrists and thumbs. I've also owned both a '01 Bonnie and a F-650 Dakar. Unless your really going to do a lot of dirt road riding I'd stick with the Triumph. It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,908
Posted By BUZZARD II
I have a FLHTC 96 cube twinky. It's my state to...

I have a FLHTC 96 cube twinky. It's my state to state and country to country bike. Also have a 14.5 NE KLR. It my back road/dirt road bike. The NE has a great seat the older ones not so good. ...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,138
Posted By BUZZARD II
Unless your camping, forget that $100 a day...

Unless your camping, forget that $100 a day budget. I'd go with the $200-250. What Tuckers said about the motel pricing is spot on. Don't forget the food bill goes uphill too. A very steep hill at...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'd head for the BRP too. Only taking Skyline...

I'd head for the BRP too. Only taking Skyline Drive first. Skyline you have to hit early in the morning and it's best on a weekday. If you've done Skyline and want to avoid it, take 55 west out of...
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By BUZZARD II
Maximus, Sorry I'm a geezer and a luddite. I am...

Maximus, Sorry I'm a geezer and a luddite. I am not hep to this computer wiz stuff. If I tried to post a photo or map my keyboard would meltdown or something.

Shoot me a PM with your e-mail...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By BUZZARD II
Long, cold winter evenings are when I do most of...

Long, cold winter evenings are when I do most of my planning. I use an atlas, I like the National Geographic Adventure Atlas myself. With highlighter in hand I mark up every interesting site that I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15,568
Views: 1,703,978
Posted By BUZZARD II
MetalBender, You bring up something that even...

MetalBender, You bring up something that even with your engine upgrades needs considering. Just how much power do you need to have to spin a tire in dirt or sand? I learned in the '60's, not...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By BUZZARD II
Since you mention 2-up touring I'll tell you that...

Since you mention 2-up touring I'll tell you that there are 22 paved passes over 10,000 foot. When marked off and highlighted they form sort of a double set of figure 8's with very little back...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
Morgans Ford Bridge. The last time I pulled a...

Morgans Ford Bridge. The last time I pulled a wheelie that long was in '73 on an Elsinore. I'm a geezer.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
So warm it was and I really wanted to take the...

So warm it was and I really wanted to take the Harley out to stir up the gas and oil. The roads were very wet so instead I rolled out the KLR. Grey muck looks so much better on a D/S.

5Punks,...
Forum: Americas 01-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By BUZZARD II
There is no way you can make solid plans at this...

There is no way you can make solid plans at this time. No one knows what the snow pack will be 3-4 months from now. Even with a reverse loop it could screw you. Also plan a southern route out and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-02-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
5punks, Since it's freak'in freezing out and it's...

5punks, Since it's freak'in freezing out and it's going to rain slush tomorrow, why not turn it into a "Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride" thread?

So for more localized interest, there's also Big...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
Windblown, For BBQ you have to head to...

Windblown, For BBQ you have to head to Berryville, that's where Mr. B's is.
Bvillebud, tell him about Mr. B's.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,568
Views: 1,703,978
Posted By BUZZARD II
psu75. A brand new 14.5 NE sells for 5G's here....

psu75. A brand new 14.5 NE sells for 5G's here. (Virginia) So keep that in mind when pricing out used bikes. $3,500. should buy a really nice bike. Nobody pays list.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
Hey S Ruffner, next time your orbiting 675 and...

Hey S Ruffner, next time your orbiting 675 and Zepp Rd area, check out Sal's Bistro at 675 and Rt.11 for lunch.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,397
Posted By BUZZARD II
Haulin; I'm a retired sergeant with more miles on...

Haulin; I'm a retired sergeant with more miles on an FLHTP than I care to count. Still ride a Harley for touring state to state. I wanted to have a dual sport for riding the dirt and gravel here...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By BUZZARD II
The most beautiful place I ever camped was on the...

The most beautiful place I ever camped was on the coast in Los Padres National Forest. Pitched my tent next to the trail down to the beach.

Can't say I would want to do it in late winter.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,893
Posted By BUZZARD II
Would I attempt it? NO. I live in Virginia and...

Would I attempt it? NO. I live in Virginia and even in the summer I don't leave home without my electric vest. And both my bikes have grip heaters. At 3,000' on Skyline Dr. or 5-6,000' on the...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By BUZZARD II
Rather than a doggy hat how about you make some...

Rather than a doggy hat how about you make some earrings out of 8 oz. bank sinkers? Of course at 80+ that might beat the dogs ribs a bit.:D

Good luck and happy touring. I see some very happy...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By BUZZARD II
There seems to be a pattern here. I too am a...

There seems to be a pattern here. I too am a Ex-Offico fan. I like the Travel Smith gear as well. One poster told you to use cotton underpants. He left out the part about buying some Anti Monkey...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By BUZZARD II
I would get an atlas and research this carefully...

I would get an atlas and research this carefully over the winter planning two different trips. Why? Hot. Hell hole hot, or knee deep snow, depending on the weather when you leave. A trip to...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,845
Posted By BUZZARD II
Since this post was brought back to life I'll add...

Since this post was brought back to life I'll add this to the bug spray/net question.

Bring a good collection of rubber bands. You fit them over your pants cuffs, tight to your boots. Same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,772
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm with JerryH here. When you're 5,000 miles...

I'm with JerryH here. When you're 5,000 miles away from home a dependable, boring bike is very reassuring.

When I see those stupid "long way round/down" shows and then see the one guy pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 91,123
Posted By BUZZARD II
It's funny, if you read through a bunch of D/S...

It's funny, if you read through a bunch of D/S threads the DR and orange guys really hump on the KLR. A lot say it's a price point thing as to why the KLR outsells the others.

In the last few...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
dwildman, Thanks for your kind offer. I'm good...

dwildman, Thanks for your kind offer. I'm good and don't need any help. But I'm always looking to ride. On the street I'll go pretty much anywhere. (Sturgis, Colorado etc.) Just getting back onto...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
Whoa, sorry I missed those posts the last 2 weeks...

Whoa, sorry I missed those posts the last 2 weeks or so. I guess I got lost or busy or something. For the street I have an Electra Glide set up most of the time for solo riding with a police squad...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By BUZZARD II
I did a loop this past summer around Ontario,...

I did a loop this past summer around Ontario, then down the Mississippi. But I was on my Harley so it was all pavement. There are a lot of interesting dirt roads off of Rt. 17 that take you to the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,065
Posted By BUZZARD II
The KLR has been outselling the Suzuki and Honda...

The KLR has been outselling the Suzuki and Honda 650's combined for the last 27 years. Now why is that?
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By BUZZARD II
Ace has it right, you have to stay south of I-10....

Ace has it right, you have to stay south of I-10. If last winter was any indicator, you're screwed anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 30,222
Posted By BUZZARD II
Back to who's in or near FR. I'm in Geezerville...

Back to who's in or near FR. I'm in Geezerville (AKA Lake Frederick) 10 miles north of the Skyline entrance. Old, slow but still riding.
Forum: Americas 10-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By BUZZARD II
It's past the prime color season, but still...

It's past the prime color season, but still crowded with cars. Temps should be low 40's at night to mid 60's during the day.

Snow could close sections anytime from now till late April. Most...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By BUZZARD II
It was late May/early June, 1978. They had just...

It was late May/early June, 1978. They had just plowed out Tioga Pass for the Memorial Day weekend. The freakin' snow was piled 15 feet on the side of the road with no parking lots or turnouts...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By BUZZARD II
Heading out a bit late for that northern route. ...

Heading out a bit late for that northern route. I'd head south and stick to it. BTW get a copy of the scenic backroads of Virginia map at a Virginia Welcome Station, then follow all of the green...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By BUZZARD II
I started my touring career 48 years ago on a...

I started my touring career 48 years ago on a 50cc Honda Cub. 35 mph on the flat, in a tuck. Now I'm touring on an Electra Glide, before that a 1800 Gold Wing and many other's too.

Can't say...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By BUZZARD II
I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country...

I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country View Inn, in Fancy Gap, VA. It's about 2 miles from the BRP exit, $32. Right next to I-77.

The crappy motel that's "Biker Friendly" right at...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,850
Posted By BUZZARD II
Been there, done that, and plan to go one last...

Been there, done that, and plan to go one last time for the 75th. myself. The questions the Juice put out should be answered because bike size, comfort and time have a whole lot to do with riding to...
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