Asheville-WNC Adventure Rider

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by NCbub, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Just a stolen bike heads-up guys and gals
    I got phreakshack back in the divorce settlement, but my '92 TDM850 that was trapped in the garage has wandered off/been rustled.

    Anyone who sees one in the WNC being parted out or a red one (with safety wire stitching on the fairing and a NOISY homemade 2-into-1)
    Please please drop me a line!!

    Or if anyone works a parts counter and anyone is looking for PARTS for a TDM

    Sent from my dRoiD3 with the help of 44 cyber-enhanced dwarves
  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    that sucks big time! How long ago did you had last access to the garage?

    MR cycle may know (well, not really), but also check with Mary.
  3. lgajohnymac

    lgajohnymac (*)

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    Booooo! Will keep an eye out for that :huh and an ear :ear

    I have a question, does anyone have a recommendation for a wheel straightening shop? I found one over in TN, called frame straight, they do wheel repair.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
  4. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    I talked to MR, also Harper, Charlotte
    My buddy Sean has left MR (former Parts Mngr)
    Last access was mid-December
    Police report filed and as soon as I get a few minutes I'll be researching craigslist and ebay
    NCDMV says no action on VIN, so it's parting out or running another bike's plates

    Who is Mary?


    Sent from my dRoiD3 with the help of 44 cyber-enhanced dwarves
  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    Mary - former Stricks Cycle, now City Cycle on Merrimon. The place to go for parts in town!!!! :deal
  6. mopulga

    mopulga Been here awhile

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    Hey johnymac! Sorry this happened but glad you are ok.

    Remember my incident? I used this shop in TN and they did a good job (granted it was on a frame, not a wheel.) They seem to have the right equipment and the single man operation does a great job. I had some delays in timing - I believe his mother or father passed away, so it was ok. When I went there, he had wheels from all over the country being repaired. Seems like his work is sought after.

    Ivan



  7. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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  8. lgajohnymac

    lgajohnymac (*)

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    Badexample and cuttle. Glad to see you two back. Looks like you had a great ride to remember. Speaking of coming back, I have an interview back in WNC next week. Keeping my fingers crossed and studying up on some old shit I haven't done in a while.
  9. Taikimoto

    Taikimoto wheresthatgo?

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    Anyone know why Stoney Fork Rd in Barnardsville is closed on both ends?
  10. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Anybody know about this up coming dual sport ride called Pisgah Forest - Looking Glass- Wolf Creek Loop?
    Thanks,
  11. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Wifey and I will be puttering around WNC on our little dual-sports soon, and I already have some riding suggestions in a thread I started here a couple weeks ago.

    Before we head North again, we'll be going to Winston-Salem to visit my grandmother. Are there any excellent bike shops along the I-40 corridor between Asheville and W-S? Not really shopping, but we won't be in a big rush, and enjoy bike shops.

    Thanks!
  12. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    There's a tree down across the road (which is easily negotiated) and some washing that would probably make it rough for cars.

    I know this 'cause I'm a lawbreaker :lol3
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    and you are on the wild site - you stayed up till 11:44 :lol3
  14. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    All this walking on the wild side is wearing me down. I feel a mid-morning nap coming on. :lol3

    Sorry you're having to work today.
  15. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye Long timer

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    You may know this already but EuroSport in Asheville is an excellent shop. They mostly carry BMW, are a new KTM dealer and also my dealer for Husqvarna (even though there is one much closer). Not sure what you're riding but if you have the time there are some great trails to be found at Brushy Mountain and Brown Mountain between A'ville and W-S.
  16. Hotshot

    Hotshot Def

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    Haven't heard but interested. I'll be up there 8-26 til??? Any idea when it is and who's putting it on? WNC DirtyDozen has a route map for sale of it...
  17. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    I just got the map in the mail but I have no ideal who is putting it on or if it really exists. A riding buddy from FL mentioned it to me, maybe it is vaporware?
    If the Asheville bunch does not know about the ride then it probably does not exist.
  18. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Hi inmates, I am passing through Asheville and just lost the charging system on my 93 GSPD, I am trying to get a hold of Ivan at Motorrad unlimited to set up appointment hours tomorrow (Saturday) his site says he does sat appointments, to get some parts to get me back home. If you know how to get a hold of him please help me get in touch. Please PM me as it will push to my phone via e-mail alert or just call me my phone is still the local asheville area code from when I lived here years ago : eight to eight two 4 too to zero three 5

    Or if anyone has some used but functional airhead charging system parts I could use to limp home on and ship back and then order the enduralast parts I want I would be eternally grateful and buy you lots of beer and or bacon.

    My bike is in asheville and I am staying with a friend in brevad so I have access to tools, a trailer and spare vehicles but I am lacking the parts.

    Thanks :freaky
  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    I posted this on our local fb group for you... I'm sure something will come up.


    oh... and in case you decide to "ditch" your pd, I am sure I can find a spot for it :D
  20. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Awesome thanks for spreading the word, as for a new home the PD 200 miles from ticking over to 100k and it will get a full frame up refresh this winter. But it is the one bike I will never sell.