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Old 09-07-2012, 03:56 PM   #2491
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rode in the wrong way on Old Cades cove rd. which is gravel pissed a few tourist off but who cares.
Is Old Cades Cove rd supposed to be one way? It's part of my route for next week, and it doesn't make mention of direction on my maps. I plan to do just what you did, come down Old Cades Cove, around the back of Cades Cove, and out Parsons Branch.



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Old 09-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #2492
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And I broke another part

OK, I'm in. How did you manage that one?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:40 PM   #2493
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Is Old Cades Cove rd supposed to be one way? It's part of my route for next week, and it doesn't make mention of direction on my maps. I plan to do just what you did, come down Old Cades Cove, around the back of Cades Cove, and out Parsons Branch.
Yes Old Cades Cove rd is one way from the townsend side. I was hesitant about doing it backwards for obvious reasons, big federal fine but my easy going break the law side forced me into it. Met one guy in a jeep who reminded me it was one way. I lied told him it was three of use and we went back looking for number three. He was cool with that. Met one asshole in a SUV loaded with idiots hanging out every window who was not so friendly, I flipped him off and then tried to sling some gravel on his shit but TCS1 was on It's about 9 miles long and narrow. If its not a holiday just go in the normal direction from townsend. You will still most likely have to go around some jacksass's that can't read a thing that says don't block the road because you see a squirrel in the woods. Trust me the place is drive through wild life viewing at it's worst. Parson branch road is fun but their are assholes in low riding cars and vans on that road too, must deal with it.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #2494
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...And I broke another part ...

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #2495
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #2496
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OK, I'm in. How did you manage that one?
A nasty quad trail. Had a hell of a detour around a downed tree and I didn't pull it off. Bike tipped over, and due to VERY uneven ground, odd parts hit first; most notably the luggage rack, which cannot support the 600 pound bike, just FYI.

Somehow I managed to pick the thing up from it's precarious position alone again, which was no easy task. And I didn't get a picture because I was pissed, dehydrated, and not sure how in the hell I was going to get out of there.

I managed my way out without needing to call in backup, and I told myself these things (again)

1) always wear the camel back.
2) don't do this shit alone!
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3) I really really really need a skid plate and crash bars.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #2497
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A nasty quad trail. Had a hell of a detour around a downed tree and I didn't pull it off. Bike tipped over, and due to VERY uneven ground, odd parts hit first; most notably the luggage rack, which cannot support the 600 pound bike, just FYI.

Somehow I managed to pick the thing up from it's precarious position alone again, which was no easy task. And I didn't get a picture because I was pissed, dehydrated, and not sure how in the hell I was going to get out of there.

I managed my way out without needing to call in backup, and I told myself these things (again)

1) always wear the camel back.
2) don't do this shit alone!
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3) I really really really need a skid plate and crash bars.
4) And an Altrider rack.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #2498
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Yeah, but is that the top case rack or just the luggage rack the bike comes with? Actually, I can't remember if the top case rack was sold separately "a la bmw". What does the blue sticker notice read? (Notice: Right side may snap off? )

I figured you were at a standstill when that broke. I did the most (and only) damage to my S10 at 0mph where it hit an odd tree and the mirror broke off.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:54 AM   #2499
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4) And an Altrider rack.
I've seen the Micatech prototype and really like it. Price is pretty good too. Perhaps this winter.

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Yeah, but is that the top case rack or just the luggage rack the bike comes with? Actually, I can't remember if the top case rack was sold separately "a la bmw". What does the blue sticker notice read? (Notice: Right side may snap off? )

I figured you were at a standstill when that broke. I did the most (and only) damage to my S10 at 0mph where it hit an odd tree and the mirror broke off.
It's the thin plastic luggage rack, without the support (top case mount) beneath it. I removed the support because I'm running without a back seat for the extended luggage rack setup. The bike comes from the factory with both parts. I was stopped when it hit the ground, but that was after an impressive (failed) attack at a curved steep hill, when my momentum decided to disappear extremely quickly.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #2500
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #2501
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #2502
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #2503
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #2504
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Some additional mods

Well, I had to try it so I bought Altrider's engine guard and installed it without removing the OEM engine guard, except the upper part which has no use but installed the fog lights on the empty stud ... so, this are the photos that prove it and also the front attachment of the sump guard (Hepco Becker - Krauser) modified ...








And for the rear with the 18" wheel had to modify the Hugger from Pyramids Plastics




finally I installed the Duck Tail with some modifications


That's all folks ... until the next upgrade to my Black Pearl 'Super World Crosser'
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #2505
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Hey Roberto
You are a fibre carbon master. Are you doing this side panels?
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