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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chad_NC, Aug 6, 2006.
Was someone riding in on a 800 BMW with barkbusters up Reilly rd this morning? Nice bike!
There are a few F800GS's on Bragg. One black and yellow one that I see quite frequently. Sadly though, I don't know any of the pilots.
I went out for a run at lunch. Passed by the motorcycle parking area and saw a 1200 GS with ADV stickers on it. I jogged back inside and left a sticky note on the windshield. I've seen a few of the 800s riding to and from work, but that was the first bike I've seen with an ADV sticker. Guess I need to place a sticker order, just need to figure out how paypal works now..
I just can't bring myself to put a sticker on a bike.
I fly my ADV flag on my helmet, in the form of a FYYFF sticker. If you are following close enough to read it, I've got something to tell you.
What command did you see it parked at? Probably know who's it is. PM me if you don't want to name the command on the thread.
You know, there are quite a few inmates on post. Maybe we should consider doing an occasional lunch meetup.
In other news, the barn door windscreen for the tenere showed up today. Up to 80mph (courtesy of a very friendly or very apathetic hoke county deputy) with visor up and NO buffeting and completely dead air. I felt for the sides of the air pocket coming down 401 (and getting strange looks) and it's hitting right outside my shoulders, just over my head, and the little bit of air coming up between the fairing past the handlebars disipates before it hits my chest. Only complaint is the top of the screen is right at my line of sight and it'll be in the way if I do any technical offroad, which I won't do on a 650lbs pig. I think this is what a touring bike is supposed to feel like.
Obligatory garage door shot
And compared to stock
Thanks for the info! One of the hardest things about this PCS is leaving my current riding buddy/group behind. Fellow riders (especially trials) that can actually go out riding not easy to find. Not looking at replacing current group, just make it easier knowing some fellow inmates down there.
I am not familiar with Tim Pullman, I am still fairly new to trials scene, but some of my riding group members probably do.
Thanks again, will have to link up this summer.
Instead of lunch I recommend meeting up for a lunch time ride.
GER, Too easy to link up and ride some Trials.
If it is anything like a normal day at Bragg, that would mean riding out the gate at 1130 and turning right back around to get back in line so you can get back to work by 1300.
I mean it's just to get on a military base. It's not like anyone is paying attention
I have only lane split to get on base once. And that was to get past traffic for one gate to get to another gate. I can't do it. It's not like cutting off some jackass in a Lexus on the way into an office park. And the problem with not riding sport bikes and always being ATGATT is either of my bikes or my space man suit are instantly recognizable. It's a problem sometimes.
Sounds like you were backed up at the Yadkin gate trying to get to the Reilly gate.
So how does lane splitting work on the Super Ten with those hard cases? :eek1 I'm guessing scary enough to only try once.
I don't have my cases yet, but I'd guess they make little difference. That is of course if they are not wider then the bars.
Passed on the shoulder heading towards the chicken gate to get to longstreet. A couple people riding the line made it interesting. The cases are still inside the bars. Now once the crash bars show up this thing will have the dimensions of an ATV with half the wheels.
I'm figuring out the luggage options for the Husky right now. The bike is pretty narrow, and I like that. Throwing decent sized hard cases on it would make it much wider, so I'm looking at soft bags. I don't lane split often, but I feel the need to around Fayetteville.
Next set of soft luggage I get is going to be Giant Loop. I got dirtbagz for the DRZ and they work well but I could have gotten more space for less money with Giant Loop. Also if I ever need to fit more shit on the Tenere, or luggage and passenger, it's getting a Giant Loop.
The Wolfman's are pretty nice. I have the waterproof ones on my DR and love them. Nelson Rigg has some nice soft bags too but not waterproof, plus the price is hard to beat.
Walter Colebatch's Adventure Spec bags are awesome. However, they are probably a little overkill for commuting. I'm honestly just looking at slapping a set of Ortlieb QLR2 bags on. Those would make it pretty convenient for commuting. If I need to haul more, I'll just take the hack.
Just waiting on someone to make loops for the Husky. The owner of Happy Trails just bought a Terra, so I'm sure they'll offer something before I get home.
Speaking of bars, my rumbux are on the truck for delivery today. Yay! I can stop being a wuss and get this beast into more off-tarmac fun.