red bud's tripp'n

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by red bud, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    ok I can't get the pic's and print to go together

    but i'm betting you can pick up what im putting down

    :lol3


    something that I've left out is some time this afternoon Matt had emailed me

    no throttle cables, I didn't see it till after MAX bmw closed

    so i'm sorta sweating it now
  2. red bud

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    lol and vice e versa
  3. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    ps, I put out a thread on old's cool about needing cables near denver

    got several pm's of help

    love this place

    Friday morning I started calling max bmw at 7 Colorado time 9 their time

    got some on on line about 8:30 or 9

    dude that had took my order Saturday had put my order on hold wtf :hair


    guy I talked to Friday was super help full, but he kept trying to talk me into calling somebody in grand junction he knew 10 years ago

    he placed the order & was over nighting em :thumb


    I was still calling around trying to find one local

    in the mean time we'd ate breakfast, came in last night and saw this poster

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    made me smile to see the r90s

    finally denver bmw said they had em, in their hand & would hold em

    i still didn't cancel the ones from max

    robin hung out in the shade
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  4. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    we went by walgreens got some cheap souviours, new earbuds and robin some shades to replace the ones she broke

    how could we be in avon and not stop by beaver liquar store


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    after that one more loop around the round about


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    and we're off


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  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    over vail pass

    we both got cold

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    down the other side we stopped in silver throne

    at the dam brewery

    I had a flight, we had the chili dip and fish dip


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    this guy reminded me of me on the /5 30 yrs ago

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    i don't know why???


    we had our jackets on when we left there


    longest tunnel i've ever been tru

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  7. red bud

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    at a stop at a visitors center

    we saw our first long horn sheep and mt goat of the trip


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    we rolled into Denver and stopped

    made it by 2 wrecks

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  8. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    man we were pushing getting to Denver bmw before they closed,

    we got there I ran up to the parts counter

    said I was there for the throttle cables, 2 guys said we have em


    :clap

    a little while before we close if you wanta look around

    well, yea i'd like to

    I touched the cables called the dude at max

    and told him to cancel my order(they hadn't left yet)

    he said no problem (In a lot of words :lol3)

    robin showed me all the back seats she liked

    I think i'm falling in love with one of these

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    it's gravel ready, light and tibble, i can put both feet on the ground


    most important i can pick it out of all the bikes in front of the bar or starbucks :super



    10 years from now when the price has dropped i might get one

    now a long time ago when i was planning this trip

    and shopping rooms for the first night and the last night

    a room at the marriot popped up for right at 100$

    so I booked it, planned to crash with friends friday

    but now with everything we had to do saturday I booked it for another night but they wouldn't give us the same deal

    when we checked in

    I didn't realize we'd booked a studio apartment


    :wings

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    robin did laundry

    i drank beer and smoked a cigar, looked at pics that i wanted to post here

    then the gal at the desk recommended a resturant across the street we walked over

    holy shhit, like the room we are out of our element


    killer calimari


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    the night got dark & wicked

    my phone kept saying rain was about to hit


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    we crashed quick

    we was tired

    (but we had throttle cables in our hand)

    another good day
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  10. red bud

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    the plan was pick up rental car, turn in bike

    take cables to matt, jump on the bike ride it back to back to the storage unit

    hook up with jamiez and squirrellygirl and brian


    but....…..it went like this

    we picked up car, which took longer than it should have

    passed these guys having a bad day


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    dropped the bike off at mile high harley

    which was a good experience

    headed south

    got to matts, he installed cables hit the switch and said starters bad

    :doh


    :lol3


    he tore into it we did some running around, came back and said he 'd ordered starter be there tuesday

    I said we'll be back in ga,

    we stood around and scratched our heads

    I talked to the guy that matt had ordered starter from & was about to ride back to Denver grab it and come back

    when matt came out of the shop with a oilhead starter

    he took both apart and got it to work :clap



    back together bike wouldn't start

    while he tried ever thing he could

    I looked at his wheel and forks where he'd got blown off the road last year

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    damn




    this went on

    i texted @SquirrelyGrl & @Jamie Z we were going to be a little later than planned


    changing bean can, plugs etc........


    we went to the store and met a new freind


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    later that afternoon i texted em again we were going to be a lot later


    then jamie said he was out he had to work

    dang bike still won't start


    it was getting close to 5

    and we were all fustrated

    i said how bout i rent a storage unit close by, when you get it fixed you ride it over there and leave it


    matt was good with that plan

    we got new unit in colorado springs

    hauled ass towards denver

    brian had found a brewery in aurora


    we swung by old storage unit cleaned it out

    then onto station 26

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    beer, pizza and friends doesn't get much better than that


    glad we were able to get together

    back at the room

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    early flight out


    back at home and back into the same old rind



    thx for tagging along ya'll :wave
  13. knybanjo

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    Looks like y'all managed to salvage a pretty good vacation despite the ol purple people eater's troubles. :thumb

    What's the current status of that ol bimmer...is it all fixed and back in storage until next year?
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  14. red bud

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    yea it all turned out good, it's the troubles that make ya really love the good times :lol3


    one eyed one horned purple people eater

    somethings wrong with the timing, he's tried all kinds of stuff and can't figure it out, it's setting in his shop till he gets back

    he and the missus are riding around the alps right now

    on 2 airheads

    some folks just have it made :D
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    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for takin the time to do this......always enjoyable!! Hope you get the bike sorted!!
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  16. YesRush

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    I’ve read if cables aren’t seated right it won’t start.Beemer boneyard has a video on that on ytube.
    Awesome vacation dude!
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    Am I mistaken or were all the vacation pics devoid of the famous thumb? Looks like Robin and you had a good trip except for the unco-operative BMW.
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    thanks for coming along, im sure matt'll figure it out it's something quirkey
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    wow, i'd never heard that before

    i'll look it up

    thx
  20. red bud

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    I know it took long enough for me to figure that out didn't it

    actually I took so many pic's that I could leave those out :lol3
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