Finally Bought An F750GS...

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HeyWhatever, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    ... put in over 600 miles last weekend. I guess the only question is where to go next. I live in central North Carolina. :)
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  2. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    Yes... it is green... lol Named him Oscar... I am a 5'4" female.
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  3. DannoT

    DannoT Just A Poser

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    Congrats! I bought a 750GS (White) last month and have had a great time riding it, but my butt doesn't like the seat too much so I'll probably consider an aftermarket seat if things don't improve after more miles...

    Have fun adding stuff to it :)
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  4. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    lol yeah... the seat is rough... I plan on adding an AlaskaLeather sheepskin buttpad... for trips and such...
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  5. whisperquiet

    whisperquiet Motorcyclist Supporter

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    Ride all over N.C., eastern TN, eastern Ky, and south eastern OH.......you will never run out of great roads.
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  6. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    Of course... I went up to southern Virginia and Northern NC this weekend... no more will I be wondering if a road will run out of asphalt... lol
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  7. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Define central NC!... I live in Charlotte, in an hour I can be in Uwharrie Natl forest, nice easy Forest Service dirt roads there to practice off pavement.
    I also recommend the large area west of I-77, and north of Lake Norman, even if you can't make it all the way to the mountains. Especially Vashti area, up to Jefferson. Nice fun paved and dirt roads around there!


    Gravelmap.com is a great tool to find unpaved roads.

    Congrats!!
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  8. jmcarter

    jmcarter Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ve a Sargent low seat on my 850, night and day difference compared to the stock torture pan. We were on the BlueRidge last week (in car for sake of wife and dogs) and traffic was surprisingly light. Will go on up the Skyline with the bike as soon as I can. Enjoy the 750!
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  9. PSYOP SGM

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    I picked up the same bike about 2 weeks ago, I've only got 450 miles on her so far and haven't named her yet LOL

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  10. ROMAD

    ROMAD Been here awhile

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    Nice bike, like the color too! 37F I take it?
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  11. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    Yeah... the color... is... a bit... off... hence naming it after Oscar the Grouch... Folks at the dealership in Greensboro recommend Uwharrie... I will probably check it out with them to give me a little more confidence. I just want to ride for a good ten days and camp away from all this insanity! It is ironic that it took the world falling apart and really great stroke of luck getting a new job for me to finally buy the bike I wanted for the last 16 years... :imaposer
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  12. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    Yep, retired.
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  13. PSYOP SGM

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    Uwharrie would be fun. Lots of curvy backroads and a good variety of trails.
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  14. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    You're be fine on 98% of those FS roads, they are typically well groomed, easy going.
    There may be a few bumps in isolated areas, and at least one in particular gets steeper and variable at the end as it descends to the water front.
    There's probably ~30 miles of FS roads there, and other fun back roads.

    If you would rather not ride them alone, I try to get out there occasionally. Feel free to pm me. Nice to bring a sandwich and lunch by there lake.
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  15. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I highly recommend training. The best far KLR you can buy yourself. The performance center is in your own backyard. I have been using Barb’s Butt Pads for years. If you mention my name when ordering you might get to pay extra!! She is really good people and enjoyed my time in Alaska.
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  16. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    You really brought the Drunk with that post!
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  17. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Auto correct changed Farkle to for KLR. Should have noticed before posting.
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  18. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever HTFU !

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    I am waiting on MotoMark1 to get his off road riding school up and going again... unfortunately NC is getting hammered with the covid and it is shut down for now... These guys offer quality instruction as retired law enforcement folks... https://www.motomark1.com/
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  19. Chris_KitKat_Green

    Chris_KitKat_Green Adventurer

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    Same here, I’m in Seven Lakes and ride out there a couple of times a week. We’re working on getting a bike for my wife that she can ride off road a little better.
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  20. Wrastler

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    I have the same bike, really enjoying it. I would recommend the Sargent low seat, pretty comfortable, but didn't find the OEM seat bad just wanted a slightly lower seat since I'm only 5'7". I have a son in Raleigh and going to bring the bike down. Is there any good riding around Raleigh?
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