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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,400
Posted By travlin
thanks for the info. I believe I'll try the...

thanks for the info. I believe I'll try the brushy fork route this Friday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,400
Posted By travlin
I saw some discussion here awhile back about...

I saw some discussion here awhile back about Reddish Knob, and think I'll check it out. What's the best way to come in from the west side on a GS? I like dirt, but don't want a route that will test...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,400
Posted By travlin
The more accurate Mason Dixon Line in WV. is Flat...

The more accurate Mason Dixon Line in WV. is Flat Top Mountain along the borders of Raleigh, Mercer, and Wyoming Counties. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 569,476
Posted By travlin
Frontline Eurosports in Salem Va. has Urals. Good...

Frontline Eurosports in Salem Va. has Urals. Good people to deal with too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By travlin
Wow! I've been going there for a lot of years,...

Wow! I've been going there for a lot of years, started when Henry ran the place. He was a cranky old fart, but a pretty good guy. As for the locals, I've never noticed anything unusual. Of course I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By travlin
I would recommend the Blue Ridge Motorcycle...

I would recommend the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. Great people, excellent food, right in the heart of fantastic riding. What more could you ask for? I always swing by at least once a year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,843
Posted By travlin
Is she open on Sunday? Thinking about stopping by...

Is she open on Sunday? Thinking about stopping by tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,044
Posted By travlin
I have a like new set of black happy trails I'll...

I have a like new set of black happy trails I'll sell you for the deal of the day. They were only on my bike a few months and I won a set of Jesse's at the Rally in Bloomsburg. They've been sitting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,899
Posted By travlin
Yeah, that was my bad on the spelling. A nice...

Yeah, that was my bad on the spelling. A nice section of the Appalachian trail goes through the same area, if anyone is into hiking too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,899
Posted By travlin
Sorry for being vague, Suiter is where you come...

Sorry for being vague, Suiter is where you come back into civilization on the Round Mountain end of the ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,899
Posted By travlin
I rode from Burkes Garden to Suitor a couple...

I rode from Burkes Garden to Suitor a couple years ago. It was pretty easy on my GS, but there were some greasy places. Lots of side routes between Burkes Garden and Round Mtn. You could probably...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10,638
Views: 569,476
Posted By travlin
SWV is a fine place, if you know where to go.

SWV is a fine place, if you know where to go.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By travlin
Thanks for the feedback. I feel a lot better...

Thanks for the feedback. I feel a lot better about my decision. I was going to by a pair of combat boots from Aerostitch until I read their recommended break in procedure.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By travlin
BMW Santiago boots

I'm a tad late with this thread, but I ordered a pair of Santiago boots today. Anyone out there have a pair? If so, how are they holding up, comfort, etc.?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,614
Posted By travlin
I may have to try that. Lose several lbs. and...

I may have to try that. Lose several lbs. and still relatively quiet.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By travlin
Thanks, I'll see that it gets the attention it...

Thanks, I'll see that it gets the attention it needs.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By travlin
2005 GS1200 engine noise.

I know I have a problem, but I'd like some thoughts on the severity. While on a recent road trip a few hundred miles from home the following occurred. When I started my bike after filling up, a noise...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By travlin
I'm a friend of coal even if it is a dirty word...

I'm a friend of coal even if it is a dirty word to some people. But, it keeps the lights on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By travlin
Thumb Another vote for Willville.

Another vote for Willville.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By travlin
Thanks, it's good to have a lot of options.

Thanks, it's good to have a lot of options.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By travlin
I'd never heard of Chester, so I googled it. Now...

I'd never heard of Chester, so I googled it. Now I know why, that's about as far away from my house you can be and still be in West Virginia.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By travlin
Yep, just west of there.

Yep, just west of there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By travlin
I appreciate the info. Looking forward to next...

I appreciate the info. Looking forward to next weekend. I love that area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By travlin
Forest Road 475

I'm heading down to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground on the 17th. Looking at a map I thought I might explore forest road 475 in Pisgah National Forest. Any thoughts, comments, etc., about riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By travlin
I really can't complain about my 05. I bought it...

I really can't complain about my 05. I bought it used with a little over 20K on her. It now has 51K with no electrical problems other than the gear sensor. It may even still have the original...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By travlin
I'm very satisfied with Rox, good investment.

I'm very satisfied with Rox, good investment.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By travlin
That's how mine started. If it starts displaying...

That's how mine started. If it starts displaying a gear other than the correct one, it probably won't last much longer. At least mine didn't.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By travlin
I believe I will, just to be on the safe side....

I believe I will, just to be on the safe side. Concerning the gear position sensor, yeah, if your gear display starts acting funny don't do like I did. Replace it!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By travlin
Thanks, I didn't want to make the same mistake...

Thanks, I didn't want to make the same mistake twice. Last year the gear display started reading erratically and I wasn't concerned. When the sensor grounded out it left me on the side of the road,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By travlin
2005 1200GS question

When I got my bike out this spring the symbol for the security battery was showing half full. What happens if that battery goes dead? Is it a pain to replace?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By travlin
Then continue south along the river to Prince via...

Then continue south along the river to Prince via Thayer. That is if your on a bike that likes dirt roads. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By travlin
The new bridge is on U.S. 19 a little over twenty...

The new bridge is on U.S. 19 a little over twenty miles north of Beckley. The old bridge is on Fayette Station Road. If you stop at the visitors center which is on the right immediately after...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By travlin
Here's another loop that includes the New River...

Here's another loop that includes the New River Gorge and the Highland Scenic Highway. Be sure to stop at the visitors center at the gorge bridge and the Cranberry Glades visitors center....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By travlin
Here's a good loop. Be sure to stop at the Cheese...

Here's a good loop. Be sure to stop at the Cheese and More Store in Gap Mills, and the Swinging Bridge restaurant in Paint Bank. I would go out on the two lane and return via 460 and 77. If you're...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By travlin
I've wanted to attend the last two years, got of...

I've wanted to attend the last two years, got of my butt and registered this year before it sold out. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By travlin
92 in wv, an 220 north of Roanoke in va are also...

92 in wv, an 220 north of Roanoke in va are also good routes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 156,400
Posted By travlin
Got it! Looking forward to some exploration in my...

Got it! Looking forward to some exploration in my area this spring.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By travlin
What piling wall? Are you saying there was a...

What piling wall? Are you saying there was a piling wall in place before the slide? We have occurrences like this often on our older roads in WV. I have never seen a failure where a piling wall is in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,022
Posted By travlin
Mount Vernon? That was an off the riders path...

Mount Vernon? That was an off the riders path place for a bike museum. I've only been there once, oddly enough a pivot stop on an iron butt ride.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By travlin
Agree 100%! Blue Ridge is my favorite campground...

Agree 100%! Blue Ridge is my favorite campground smack in the middle of the best section of the parkway. I also agree with the post on WV. A great ride is pick up 220 in Covington VA. Heading north...
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