Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Steve not only got the ECU replaced but also installed a throttle tamer to slow down the throttle response off idle.

    BTW, he got that bike, brand new with factory bags and hand guards for 8K OTD.
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  2. racerb

    racerb A Luddite Still Learning Supporter

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    congratulations on the retirement. Your Blog and pictures have been great. I hope to meet you some time I've been retired for a few years. Got good friends in Huntsville need to see them. Thanks for turning me on to scooters. Best money I ever spent.
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  3. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I'm always up for meeting other inmates. Let me know if you come to Huntsville. Or watch this thread for the next time I come to NC.
  4. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    That's a screaming deal. There are no deals like that in Canada. Hopefully your friend will hang in there. Likely he'll get used to it. I did. I had to learn not to ride the bike at 4000 rpms in the tight stuff like I was used to on smaller bikes. 4000 on that bike is the torque peak.
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    Thanks for the detailed response. I'm drawn to those tight, twisty roads as well. 60 north of TWOs and Hwy 28 between Tuskeegee Motel and the bridge are two of my favorites. The Desert Sled is marketed as a dual sport, and it is to some degree, but to me it's like an 800cc supermoto that looks retro. I've entertained the idea of purchasing some 17" wheels for it, but they are expensive. I find myself going slower on normal rides than I use to. Just don't have the desire to push it anymore. A good, brisk pace in the mountains is just enough to keep the edge.
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  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    From my last day of the trip.

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  7. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    With a bunch of family stuff going on I don't expect to be a be to do any long trips for a while. I haven't been on a bike for something like three days now:( I'm surprised I don't have PMS yet.

    At least I got to see some cool Moto stuff yesterday. I stopped at Lake Hill motors in Corinth, MS.

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    This is not your typical motorsports dealer. the front showroom looks typical but they have this back room.

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  8. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Mo cool old bikes.

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    At one time the CB125s was my dream bike. I'd still love to have one.

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  9. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    The most interesting thing for me in the new bike showroom was this tricked out Grom.

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    No price tag but with all this bling I'm sure it isn't cheap.

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  10. tonymarchman

    tonymarchman Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Great pics, Thanks for posting!
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    Grom is cool!

    I'd like fenders though, especially with dual-sporty tires.
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  12. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    Actually that one doesn't look especially trick. One can easily do a 180cc big bore motor with a four valve head, Ohlins suspension front and rear, a Yoshimura pipe and even a modified oil pump with extended pickup that will help prevent the engine from grenading during extended wheelies. This is serious money. The sensible would say," Why not just buy a bigger bike?" What would be the fun in that?
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  13. klaviator

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    Retirement is great! I can't believe how busy I have been. I can't say it's been nothing but road time. I just went three days without even getting on a bike. I broke that string by riding to Wally World today. Not a lot of road time but better than nothing especially since I won't be riding the next 3 or four days.

    On the plus side I got some good family time. I drove to the Memphis area for a wedding and got to see a lot of family. Here's a pic with the immediate family including my six month old Grand daughter.

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    This was my second time seeing them since they got back from a year long assignment in Poland. Next week I'll be helping my son with his new house and helping them move in.

    I planning on picking up My Like from the dealer next week. Maybe the following week I can get a ride or two in.
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    CROSSBOLT Been here awhile

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    Really nice photo album of Lake Hill museum! There is at least one of each of the three motorcycles I started with in the 60's! Was gonna do a story on that museum for an online motorcycle news but they lost interest. Glad to see this!
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    That's a good looking family photo klav... you've got that big sh!t eatin' grin going.... congrats...

    and that's the other side of retirement... "family..."
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    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Great family shot Win!

    I'm right behind ya bro, my oldest son & dil are expecting our first grandchild in Aug(girl also), this gettin' old stuff ain't so bad after all, except I'm still working.

    Congratulations grandpa!
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  17. 15's Pop

    15's Pop Been here awhile

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    :-), don't you just love pulling ah bike shop and surprise! they got stuff.
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    Lake Hill Motors is pretty unique. I've been there before and will stop there again as my wife has family in the Memphis area so we drive through Corinth when we go visit them. Without all the old bikes it would just be another dealer and not really very interesting. At least half of the new bike showroom is full of side by sides, ATVs and other non motorcycle stuff. If you are into vintage bikes it's well worth visiting.
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  19. Fast Ferris

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    Wow!
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  20. klaviator

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    That's what I thought the first time I went there.
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