NC Tag O Rama is here

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Ridge-Runner, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I installed some of the $29 heated grips on my other Aprilia. They were just the elements that wrap around the bar, under your grips. I felt they were great on cool days, but I also found that the more insulated my winter gloves were, the less I felt the heat. Wearing my summer gloves allowed me to feel the heat, but my fingers still froze. Around that time though, I was trying to find some decent gloves, and was going through at least a pair a month.

    I'm not at all opposed to putting them on my current ride, but I will admit, I HATE installing them.
  2. lonewolf97

    lonewolf97 Long timer

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    WB is OK with my wrong bldg tag I'll post one dead center.
    State Capitol bldg roof can be seen in the background.
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    Harley says happy new year
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  3. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Be careful out there in downtown tonight folks..
  4. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    This is tempting, but i'm too likely to get bruced.

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  5. PinkMoose

    PinkMoose Been here awhile

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    Grab. Happy New Year All!

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    I'm celebrating one year of riding my motorcycle! I really wanted to put my bike on top of that thing like Lone Wolf, but upon seeing it decided to wait until my 2 year anniversary...or later...or never. :)
  6. PinkMoose

    PinkMoose Been here awhile

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    New Tag

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    You won’t find this tag in the Lost Horizon’s Himalayas or at Doris Duke’s mansion in Hawaii....(yes, I’ve been googling) but you will find it in central NC. It’s a real Roadside America attraction. We really enjoyed visiting here and imagining how much Mr. Warren must have enjoyed working on this. There is a visitor log on a post standing near it. You can sign in and we really enjoyed reading how people from all over came to see this.

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  7. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    I see they're going out of business. Not sure how they would work on my bike anyways with clip ons and no hand guards.

    I may just get heated gloves and be done with it.

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  8. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    i have a pair of gerbings G3 Gloves. I like them very much they are quite warm and i dont even have them hooked up to my bike(s)...but I am still comtemplating buying the harness and temp troller and going all the way. The gloves were slightly used from a friend for $60...:clap The harness and troller would set me back another $100 or so...:deal
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Technically, you don't need the 'troller. You can set them up on a simple on/off switch, which works great if you do short rides. You could also buy a resistor to create a Hi/Lo/Off type switch.

    You could also just go with a Variable Heat Controller from Hot Grips and wire that in. It is simply a PWM module that cycles power. I run one on my grips and it works great. They run around $30.

    The harness itself is only $10. They Y connector is another $17. The switch assembly could be done for $5 at Radio Shack.

    Edit: Come to think about it, I may have a harness laying around. Let me do some digging.
  10. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    That's neat RD...I'm not much of a diy-er especially when it comes to electrical stuff... I like plug and play... LOL. Thanks for the suggestions ;-)

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  11. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    That place is just cool...
    Used to stop there all the time on the way to/from Va. You guys should have grabbed the triangle tag on your ride.. :D
  12. Forrest6775

    Forrest6775 Been here awhile

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    Man. I rode right by this on my way to an from grabbing the VA tag.
  13. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    This is a tempting tag. Some of my favorite roads are up that way. We'll see if it makes it to the weekend.

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  14. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    I ordered a pair of Hippo Hands before I left AK, man they're bigger than I thought :eek1
    well made, but I haven't fitted them yet, after going to Jacksonville/Wilmington to see the new Grandson and family, I just haven't had time (since I had to squeeze some riding in before I head back tomorrow:cry)
    I'll mount 'em up when I get back the end of Jan and let you know how they work.

    for me it's all about fingers and toes now.

    my ultra-lite areostich, tourmaster jacket liner, olympia wind proof liner and the micro fleece aerostich zipover pants over jeans did me just fine coming home a couple nights ago from TN down around 27-28 degF.

    somewhere in the move home the heated glove liners disappeared :huh and man I miss 'em

    grip heaters do not heat the tips of my fingers nor the ever frozen right thumb :vardy
  15. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    If you've never seen it, you have to go. Tag or not. It's really one of the neatest things I think... Just impressive
  16. BHW

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    So tempting this AM. but the threat of getting rained on in the 40s, is keeping me from making a dash for it! :huh
  17. BlueM00se

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  18. Forrest6775

    Forrest6775 Been here awhile

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    Grab.

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  19. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    got the bike maintainence done sooner than expected...:clap took her out for the first ride of the new year...just a short one ...but long enough to get her good and hot...well warmed up...LOL...rode a loop of backroads around here and it started to sprinkle lightly...so we're back in the stable high and dry...:freaky
  20. Forrest6775

    Forrest6775 Been here awhile

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    Tag.

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    Can't read the sign over the door. It's flat river cafe/ hurdle mills butcher shop.
    Hamburger steak for lunch, rib eyes to go.