Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. chethro

    chethro Long timer

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    Glad to finally make this thread. I have been lurking here for quite a long time. It is a beautiful place to ride with fantastic roads! I can't wait to do it again!

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  2. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    What was the outcome?
  3. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Towed by jeep that was going the same way to the parking area. Friend rode back to Asheville to get his truck and hauled it back to Asheville. Have not fixed yet. Found tube between airbox and carb 1/2 open when broke down. Will not run above an idle, with or without choke. Current guess dirt in carb preventing it to open up. Have not pulled carb yet.
  4. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    That’s a bummer, hope it’s an easy fix.
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  5. jt3nsb

    jt3nsb Adventurer

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    Short ride day, but managed a little Pisgah forest gravel and part of the BRP north. ADA8480F-8720-4E05-862A-F414129DC573.jpeg 0F8B2075-DE2F-43A5-B2E8-6719FEE62170.jpeg
  6. ronandkat

    ronandkat Been here awhile

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    WHat I said the first time I headed up there to ride with those folks..My crew will definitley be back! We were riding in WV this weekend near beaver Creek, Laurel Fork, and associated areas putting a loop together,and were talking about maybe heading back up this fall. Looks like you guys had a great time!
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  7. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    First real ride on the 890 yesterday… man, what a bike! I really am digging this machine.

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    Had to stop for a apple pie/ice cream break :D

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  8. taliv

    taliv Adventurer

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    Where is that?
  9. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    most of that is just off the Parkway near Meadows of Dan, VA...
  10. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Turns out the big needle valve became disconnected.
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  11. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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  12. ncroadtoad

    ncroadtoad No Use to Society Supporter

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    Great pictures, beauties... Did you run by Willville?
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  13. WACO OLD TIMER

    WACO OLD TIMER Adventurer Supporter

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    Nice looking bike... looking for more pics.
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  14. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Nice pics and great bike ! Isn't it nice starting a new relationship?
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  15. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    When it comes to 2 wheels, Cheap is afraid of Commitment. I give it two months.
  16. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Which one bit the dust to make way for the new one?
  17. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    no I didn't. I really need to go by there sometime soon, have some guys wanting to possibly plan a fall gathering... :)
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  18. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    :lol3 come on Ken, I had speedy a whole 5 years! Not sure how much of it you can count actually riding it, as she was broke down 1/3 of the time. :photog

    Speaking of... I'm supposed to be picking up the last year of the round eye sometime real soon. Buying Wile-Boar's 2011 SE model. :bmwrider

    I sold the GS on a Wednesday, picked this up on that Friday. If something leaves the garage, I get the itch real quick like. :lol3
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  19. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    I understand. I just sold the 690.

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    Still have the 1290. Think I’ll wait for the 22 890R??
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  20. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    if you decided to sell that 690 again before I bought this 890... it would have been a no brainer. Although, I still say it might be hard to beat a 1290/690 combo...

    but yeah, if I was buying new, I would have went for the R. Just couldn't pass this one up as usual lol. :lol3
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