Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Extremenc, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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    That's nothing Cheap I had a buddy that had never owned any kind of bike. He bought and traded around and had 11 bikes in about 14 months! Started out with a v-rod ran it off the bank in his driveway, them decided it was too large so he bought a Suzuki 400 SM, then a 919 hornet, 650 BMW, HD Sportster, Yamaha Raider, HD street glide.
    Traded the glide for a ZX 1400, and HD softtail, and 250 kawi crotch rocket. Sold all those then bought a KLR ! Kept it a few weeks and sold it.. He finally gave it up! Lol
  2. Turismo9999

    Turismo9999 Adventurer Supporter

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    Holy moly:hung
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  3. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Never did figure out the bike wasn’t the problem. :D
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  4. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    :lol3

    Thanks lzeplin, definitely makes me feel a bit better. Mine usually stick around at least 4-6 months lol. Truth be told, ever since the triple, Ive just been stuck on trying a little bit of everything. Since 2010, I’ve owned a Connie14, Aprilia Tuono, Triumph Tiger1050, drz400sm stroked out, weestrom2, veestrom2, 09 GS, Africa Twin, very short lived ST1300 (I really only rode it home lol), and now the 13 GS. :D
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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I've had a DR650 since Dec 2005. I'm on the second one currently. A friend was selling his 2009, so I traded up from my '96. It makes me smile every time I ride it.
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  6. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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    Dang you've had several! I'm most interested in the stroked out wee strom? I've had a kawai zx9-r since 03, only has around 10k on it now! Lol It's only ridden a few hundred miles a year but it still puts a smile on my face!
    I have the ZX9, a 15 Klr, and last year I bought a new v-strom 1000.
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  7. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    I’ve had a few. GS is longest lived. I’ve got a 17.5 and it’s a Great bike, probably keep it awhile. Love to add something a little smaller and more fun on FS roads. The new KTM790 looks very nice too. I had a 450exc years ago and would love another like it.
  8. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    The new 1000 v-Strom looks very nice. I had an 03 1000 and liked it.
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  9. SuhthernBoy

    SuhthernBoy Curve junkie.

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    Well, @CheapB I see your GS is already for sale in the flea market, you must've already made your mind up. Short attention span much, need a little Ritalin or Adderall? I'm in agreement with @SidewinderX , great bike, not much protection, I'd add that you can probably do 2 up but not as comfortably. I've a friend who has 20+ bikes, have heard him say several times, if he could only have one, it'd be a GS or GSA. But, once you get the itch, there's only one cure, good luck on selling your GS, dibs on the Illium pegs :ricky.
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  10. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    Haha, sorry, I didn’t make that clear. It was the drz that had a big bore kit (think it was a 44- something) and stroked with hot cams and big ol mx carb on it. I bought it that way, it really was a hoot to ride, that’s why in some ways I could only imagine the 690! Even with all of that motor work on the drz, I’d say it probably put out around 50hp or so. This was my drz

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    Btw, I loved my vee2! Great bike! Only reason I sold it was the deal I found on the 09 GS! That’s what usually happens! I run across a deal to try a bike I’ve heard great things about and I just can’t control the urge. :lol3
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  11. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    Not a done deal until it’s a done deal. I’m still thinking, but never hurts to gauge the market while you’re thinking. That can help persuade me one way or another lol.
  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    rode up to Carver's Gap today image558.jpg
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    beautiful day for a ride
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  13. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Thought about going up to Buzzards Roost yesterday. Nope, not via this route anyway.

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  14. bnsutton

    bnsutton 2017 R1200 GSA

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    My parents live in Roan Mountain. Sutton Place Farm on 19E. Love the ride up to Carvers Gap and down the other side into NC. Just great road. Have you tried Smokey Mountain Bakers in Roan Mountain? Best place you'll ever find for breakfast, pizza, bread etc. Can't wait to get back up there to visit and of course ride!
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  15. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    we rode up to Carver's from Roan Mtn and went down the NC side. Lot sunnier and no ice on the NC roads. Down to Bakersville and then 226 (I think) to Unicoi, and back to JC

    The road into Bakersville from Carvers was great and the pavement was brand new recently.