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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,965
Posted By roborider
I have two bikes, one with and one without a...

I have two bikes, one with and one without a windscreen and have had several others in both configurations. Definitely prefer a windscreen. I like the protection it provides from bids, rocks...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,914
Views: 1,426,104
Posted By roborider
New to me - NC700x

This is the bike I want today - the one I just bought!

I sold my 2004 R1150GS Adventure with 54K and bought a 2012 Honda NC700x with 7K miles on it for the same amount of money. Both nicely...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,203
Posted By roborider
Plastic ones break easily. Metal ones don't. ...

Plastic ones break easily. Metal ones don't. Simple choice to avoid problems and risk of getting stranded or sprouting an unexpected leak.

As noted earlier Beemer Boneyard has good ones st...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,401
Posted By roborider
The only bike I've had that didn't exceed my...

The only bike I've had that didn't exceed my skill set was (maybe) my Suzuki TC185 in 1974... lol. And even then, I'm sure someone else could have gotten a lot more out of it than I did! Kind of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,400
Posted By roborider
Buy some ear plugs. They will block the wind...

Buy some ear plugs. They will block the wind noise and you will end up hearing better through your helmet speakers too. :-) You can get decent ones at any pharmacy. Well worth it!

Enjoy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,400
Posted By roborider
A free night's stay....

If you're coming through Southwest Virginia along your route (and I would highly recommend it), you're welcome to a spare room and breakfast in Galax VA (only a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway)!...
Forum: Americas 09-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By roborider
Pack your pants, glove and jacket in a small...

Pack your pants, glove and jacket in a small duffle as carry on. Or wear your jacket and boots. Carry your helmet in a helmet bag. Good to go.

Personally I would just pack all the gear and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By roborider
Auto parts stores carry these. Used for body...

Auto parts stores carry these. Used for body trim.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By roborider
Bump....

Bump....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 177,529
Posted By roborider
Got the files!

Got the files...

Now I just have to figure out which sections are possible for me and my 1150 GS Adventure! hehe....
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By roborider
Thanks

:bow I bow to the wisdom of all y'all responders. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By roborider
Want to Buy: Motorcycle Shipping from Virginia to California

Not sure if this is the best place to start this query, but it's a place...

I want to ship my KLR650 from Virginia/NC to California at the end of June.

Would appreciate suggestions on any or...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By roborider
Speaking of IOM 2015, my son and I are planning...

Speaking of IOM 2015, my son and I are planning to volunteer as track marshals for part of the event. Should be great fun!

Roborider phone
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By roborider
Travellers cheques are still a great way to carry...

Travellers cheques are still a great way to carry and transfer money during a trip. Just take them to the bank and cash them together with the owner after you find a bike.

However the bigger...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By roborider
On the road to Damascus...

Just a few pics from my solo ride from Galax VA to Damascus via dirt roads and two-lane twisties along the New River!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,888
Posted By roborider
Buy a 1200 GS - maybe this one - GREAT buy!

I'm not a BMW "veteran", by any stretch.

I've been riding motorcycles for 40+ years, though, and after owning one HD, several Hondas and Suzukis (185cc through 1000cc), a Concours, a couple of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,455,973
Posted By roborider
Blue Ridge Mountain Bike: 2004 R1150GS Adventure

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-b7ZMhbgxs8c/U02pMwyEqjI/AAAAAAAAw6Y/NVXsbu7ySCs/w960-h540-no/left+side.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,455,973
Posted By roborider
Thanks! It's a 2004 with 44K miles. It was...

Thanks! It's a 2004 with 44K miles. It was pretty nicely farkled when I got it last June, and I've added a few new ones recently, including:

- Migsel GPS Mount (puts it right above the speedo)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 410,793
Posted By roborider
Blue Ridge Parkway in Southwest Virginia

Not a single other vehicle on the Parkway early Sunday morning!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-b-ZF4zHgg4k/UwuneexHa1I/AAAAAAAAv4Q/se337iAfAX0/w960-h540-no/right+side.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,502
Views: 3,455,973
Posted By roborider
2004 R1150 GS Adventure - Blue Ridge Parkway Ride

Custom seat, color-coordinated powder-coated panniers, LED driving lights, and lots of other options - perfect for the mountain twisties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5,612
Views: 944,525
Posted By roborider
Installed my custom low seat on my 1150GSA, and...

Installed my custom low seat on my 1150GSA, and then my two tone red and silver freshly powder coated happy trail panniers. And then my top case platform. Will get some pics posted tomorrow.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By roborider
Buy and tag it in your home state. Most states...

Buy and tag it in your home state. Most states only allow registration if your home address is there and drivers license to prove it, I think. And since you're not exceeding the 30 day limit in a...
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,312
Posted By roborider
Rating on this product??

No recent postings - should I even consider UClear products? Doesn't look positive from the previous comments...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By roborider
Locks and security

As to the effectiveness of locks, you'll hear from multiple camps on this one. To lock or not to lock, what type of lock, etc. Good luck sorting it out!

For me, I have two disc locks, both...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By roborider
I don't know about these, but they don't look any...

I don't know about these, but they don't look any different than the $25 ones on fleabay you can find by searching "CREE 10W offroad lights"
Forum: Trip Planning 11-17-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 123,307
Posted By roborider
National Forest Campsites across the USA

List of National Forest campsites in every state, including descriptions and rates (ranging from free to $5 and up, depending on facilities and location).
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By roborider
Crooked Road Riders - Carroll / Grayson Co VA

Any inmates that would like to explore some of the many Crooked Roads around here?

Maybe have a meet - n - greet somewhere even though it's a bit chilly and start planning some rides for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4,319
Views: 284,399
Posted By roborider
Just search on Google Maps. It's there, in...

Just search on Google Maps. It's there, in Candler NC. :-)

Roborider - 1150 GS Adventurer - Galax VA
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By roborider
Also check out the national forest service motor...

Also check out the national forest service motor vehicle use maps for the states, especially since you're looking for some dirt and off road... Jefferson National forest has some great trails and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By roborider
Virginia

Suggest you check out a few of these roads, especially Highway 16 and Highway 58.

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/motorbike-rides-in-united-states-/virginia-/va-16--wv-_cffd90.html
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,612
Views: 944,525
Posted By roborider
If you combine a set of Skull Candy earbuds ($30)...

If you combine a set of Skull Candy earbuds ($30) with a custom earplug kit, ($13) you get the best of both worlds. Super quiet and great music at low volume levels!

Roborider - 1150 GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,238
Posted By roborider
When I bought my Shorai Lithium battery it came...

When I bought my Shorai Lithium battery it came with several foam inserts in the box. Used those to fill in the extra space in the battery box without hacking it.



Roborider - 1150 GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5,612
Views: 944,525
Posted By roborider
Had similar issues and decided to try a Laminar...

Had similar issues and decided to try a Laminar Lip. Best 80 bucks I've spent on my GSA. Practically eliminated head buffeting and reduced noise tremendously.





Roborider - 1150 GS...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-22-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By roborider
I had asked the same question. .. and *** got an...

I had asked the same question. .. and *** got an answer, if anyone else is interested: There are A, B and C routes, so I was advised that one can choose from "mild to wild", so riders of all sizes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By roborider
Are there options around the single-track?

Have requested an info packet, but does anyone know if there are multiple routes, ones that bypass the tough single-track?

I'm not quite experienced enough or sufficiently capable to wrestle my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30,480
Views: 1,783,191
Posted By roborider
Virginia National Forest Maps

In case y'all Cat Herders aren't aware of these, here are links to Virginia - George Washington and Jefferson NF Maps. Some great rides up your way!

Great resource - 56 maps that not only show...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 187,557
Posted By roborider
Photos and crash bar mounting?

Same "photos" question for my 2004 GSA with crash bars.

Would like to see/learn about options (if available) for mounting to the crash bars.

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,686,734
Posted By roborider
I have a 05 well farkled Wee for sale in the...

I have a 05 well farkled Wee for sale in the Advrider fleamarket if you're looking for one in SW VA...

PM me if interested...

Roborider - V-Strommer in Galax VA
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By roborider
Inmates in Galax area? Rob Osborne - Galax VA

Inmates in Galax area?

Rob Osborne - Galax VA
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By roborider
I moved back to the area after 39 years of...

I moved back to the area after 39 years of traveling, and the first thing I did was buy a V-Strom 650 and now have an 1150GS Adventure, and still reacquainting myself with some of the great twisties...
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