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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Dynamick, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    "Completely different experience from the "powersports megastore" that I've experienced too many times over. I would absolutely travel up there for anything I need simply because of the atmosphere and excellent customer service. I cannot remember the last time I went to a shop where people just hung out and shot the breeze."

    Stealing a Saturday away from the shop for myself is not something that happens often but this week end it did.
    I went to 2 Open-House events on Saturday. 1st. was Bob's, got there around 9am, lite crowd, swap-meet section, food truck (not too pricey), a few vendors and BMW factory rep to explain why YOU NEED the new Bagger. Talked to a few folks, I can be a talker, had a good time. Bought something shiny...
    The 2nd. one was Battley's. They were showing 2018 Harleys and had demos to ride. Soon after I had my sidestand down a Battleys person (waited till my helmet was off) invited me around the front where they had a grill going, to offer hotdogs, burgers and sodas. I went inside and looked around. They have done a complete remodel, was told 2015, since the last time I'd been there. Was very nice, the HD secton was the largest. BMW and Ducati shared a space about the same size but to get from on to the other you had to walk past Motus. Their used section was in it own room. The loft was clothing and the helmets had their own sections as well. I hung out and shot the breeze.
  2. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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    So, time to fess up. What did you buy?

    I showed you mine so you should show me yours.
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  3. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    I bought these Red Pears.
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    And took them home in my old Timbuktu carrier bag.
    While riding this,
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    The blue one :-).
  4. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Say whaaaa?
  5. laylow3down

    laylow3down dirt bike mike

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    I went to Battley's Cycle about a month ago.. very nice show room they have there.. I believe they also sale Aprilia too...
  6. lawdogmd

    lawdogmd Been here awhile

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    Throw up the ADV signal next time. You probably drove right by my house and I could have used an excuse to go to Battley. I often plan Saturday lunch around their frequent open houses! Enjoy the new ride!
  7. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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    sweeeeeeeeeeeettttt! like the color scheme!
  8. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I had a good weekend at the AIMExpo trade show in Columbus Ohio, the AMA Bike Night, and blasting around Ohio backroads. Did my annual dinner at the folks graves on a ridge. PERFECT weather for once!

    Have photos of me and later of my kids, all as toddlers on that canon.
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    Suicidal turkey died in an explosion of pin-feathers. Too bad I couldn't keep it till Thanksgiving.
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    Ironic to have THIS business:
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    On this road. The arrow even points toward the company.
    :grim
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  9. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Very pretty!
    Congrats!!!
  10. bigfoot2222

    bigfoot2222 FNG

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    Glad you and bike are ok after the encounter of the feathered kind @Wreckchecker

    Safe trip home. :ricky
  11. morsetaper2

    morsetaper2 Been here awhile

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    Why didn't I think of this when my deck went in...

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  12. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    So when are you buying a Ural?
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  13. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    A sidecar understanding has been reached. No other comments at this time.
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  14. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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  15. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    I worked an accident recently, in which we were told that the two occupants were dragged out and survived. Imagine our shock when we then were going through the burned-out remnants of the wreck and there's what looked to be a bony hand and forearm visible on the floor behind a seat.

    WTF? :eek7:eekers

    They were for the guy's Halloween preparations.
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  16. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    Found a color matched top case.
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  17. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    It won't look right when you're cruising Starbucks in your whale foreskin suit.
  18. Dynamick

    Dynamick לעזאזל עם הנאצים

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    I've got this in my pocket ...
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    and this on order from ebay.
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  19. KneeDrachen

    KneeDrachen Long timer

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    Not a KLR!
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  20. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    That took way too long. I move away and y'all start slipping. *tsk tsk*