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Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,789
Posted By bobw
Somebody mentioned tractors :deal Kinda slow, but...

Somebody mentioned tractors :deal Kinda slow, but they'll get on down the road :D

Riding around the home turf or a planned "off road" trip I can appreciate a real dirt bike for the job, but the O...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,644
Posted By bobw
I guess I wasn't clear in my post, but that is...

I guess I wasn't clear in my post, but that is why I mentioned friends with personal shipping, a large volume used dealer and then BMW on new vehicle costs. I have heard the same per car cost...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,644
Posted By bobw
A discount no, nor b.s. up charges from list...

A discount no, nor b.s. up charges from list either.

$1100.00 for freight sounds pretty high even for a heavy bike. I've had friends ship bikes across the country and I just looked at National...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 169,811
Posted By bobw
danger dave, I think you have been working way...

danger dave, I think you have been working way too hard so I am volunteering to cover your motorcycle duties and you could then go take a long holiday, really long :D


Did the paint shop use gold...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,684
Posted By bobw
Great group and fantastic area to enjoy the ride,...

Great group and fantastic area to enjoy the ride, thanks for sharing!

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,385
Posted By bobw
I love my BMW(s), but also many other bikes I...

I love my BMW(s), but also many other bikes I have enjoyed over the years. I don't like trolls on any thread, be it BMW, HD or any other, but BMW seems to have more kool aid drinkers than most. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By bobw
They sure have been distancing themselves from...

They sure have been distancing themselves from the slant 1200/1300 bikes while embracing the rest of the engines with updates and new platforms.

It seems like the flagship(?) engine has been...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,480
Posted By bobw
Great journey and ready for another update...

Great journey and ready for another update :1drink

BTW, you may be able to have a shop with a decent press and some soft jaws
put a little love on the bent fork tube. Just a little kiss may...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,111
Posted By bobw
SPOAT Thanks, your comments are right on...

SPOAT

Thanks, your comments are right on target as I have enjoyed many motorcycles over the years, but I really have enjoyed my BMWs. I only have one bike at a time any more and I love to travel,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,630
Posted By bobw
"When the going get's tough"................... ...

"When the going get's tough"...................

Great job, glad you're OK and the bike will be good as new with minor tending.

Safe travels and Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,111
Posted By bobw
Finance Minister supports a new bike :D and I...

Finance Minister supports a new bike :D and I have narrowed it down to a very short list of a dozen or so which is pretty good for me :rofl I want to buy American made this time so that eliminates a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By bobw
:evil gracias!

:evil gracias!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By bobw
Thanks patmo I have eaten at the Loveless...

Thanks patmo

I have eaten at the Loveless Cafe with a friend several years ago, but as time was short we headed out with only a very, very short spin on the Natchez Tr. I figured it was close...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 21,291
Posted By bobw
Well said and a great report! I'm only a few...

Well said and a great report! I'm only a few years older, but this was about the time I started to feed my need to stop "next year" excuses and just go. I wasted several years waiting on others and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By bobw
Excellent, thanks!

Excellent, thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By bobw
best route Natchez Tr to Cherohala area

I've got a couple of friends riding from AZ to FL and they are trying to spend time enjoying some of our great roads. Unfortunately they don't have enough time just to explore so I am trying to get...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 847,610
Posted By bobw
I am happy you are home, yet it is so troubling...

I am happy you are home, yet it is so troubling to read again this all too common occurrence. We have so many nice back roads to enjoy around here, but on some days I have literally lost track of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 41,480
Posted By bobw
Attitude is everything and you all have it! Safe...

Attitude is everything and you all have it! Safe travels and enjoy :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By bobw
Loverly looking, the script on the tank is nicely...

Loverly looking, the script on the tank is nicely done and the colors give a classy feel to her. Every time I see a Sporty with her nice clean lines it makes me wonder why the pirates look down on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,950
Posted By bobw
Yamaha makes a great bike and while shorter local...

Yamaha makes a great bike and while shorter local rides allow tolerance of "issues" a bike may have the biggest thing on a long trip is comfort and reliability.

Hard to buy a bad bike these days...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,644
Posted By bobw
^ Good points, but just like the HD build it...

^ Good points, but just like the HD build it program, Polaris (and HD, et al) could offer components that they could easily deliver and be paid for by those of "us" that want a more standard...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,578
Posted By bobw
No arguement from me. I feel each motorcycle...

No arguement from me. I feel each motorcycle should call to the owner as you describe. I just find it funny that even though their motorcycles are very good motorcycles IMO, and can be ridden as such...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,578
Posted By bobw
http://rideapart.com/2011/04/how-to-sell-a-harley-...

http://rideapart.com/2011/04/how-to-sell-a-harley-davidson/

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By bobw
Congrats on the new bike. Some great info on the...

Congrats on the new bike. Some great info on the XR1200 owners group site.
Tire plug kit, couple fuses and a spare relay will handle most road side fixes and your phone and a credit card will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 169,811
Posted By bobw
my appologies

my appologies
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 169,811
Posted By bobw
He was being a troll.

He was being a troll.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,147
Posted By bobw
Great trip so far and hope the final miles are...

Great trip so far and hope the final miles are "icing on the cake" for you. Being a "melancholy" type myself, I resemble your remarks on the minor crises. Nothing better than a great woman in our...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,111
Posted By bobw
I love the cleaner look of the 8 Ball (same with...

I love the cleaner look of the 8 Ball (same with Road King vs Ultra, etc.), that's the rub. I never listen to the radio on my RT and haven't had to use the abs on it either, but it's there if I want...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,111
Posted By bobw
+1. Makes absolutely no sense. Allow me to...

+1. Makes absolutely no sense. Allow me to spec/option an 8 Ball and I also want to like/purchase the Cross Roads Classic, but the real deal killer is tubed rims and why bias mixed with radial tires?...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By bobw
Beautiful scenery and what a great trip with your...

Beautiful scenery and what a great trip with your son! Best part is his looking forward to more motorcycling with you.

Safe travels and Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,917
Posted By bobw
Congrats, she looks great. Fat Bob is one of...

Congrats, she looks great.

Fat Bob is one of the Harleys that keeps calling to me since they came out. I liked the look and the twin front disk set up, etc., and a big reason was that my stump...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10,953
Views: 1,423,710
Posted By bobw
allen wrench is cheap, cut one to length and try...

allen wrench is cheap, cut one to length and try to snug it up before doing a major surgery.

good luck
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,182
Posted By bobw
Checking off items on the "Bucket List" is a very...

Checking off items on the "Bucket List" is a very satisfying accomplishment (for me at least)!

Great photos, looking forward to the rest of the report.

Cheers
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,511
Posted By bobw
R I F I must be missing something from what...

R I F

I must be missing something from what I am reading in these last two posts I believe are refering to leafmans post.

He simply addressed heat and "most issues" can be handled by a dealer...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,703
Posted By bobw
Dogs and Hacks, what's not to like! Good call on...

Dogs and Hacks, what's not to like! Good call on rigging a way to keep plenty of water available for the both of you. Hydrating continually is critical especially this time of year.

You'll have a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,917
Posted By bobw
See?, that was easy! :rofl Congrats on the...

See?, that was easy! :rofl

Congrats on the new bike and def get a quality exhaust on it. Noise at the cost of real tuning and tone is as you said, a pain to listen to not only for the rider, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By bobw
Haha, just saw this report, sometimes I read...

Haha, just saw this report, sometimes I read almost every one and others I catch up in Winter. Congrats to SWMBO for getting back on the horse and to you both for being able to share the trip this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By bobw
CB750 :freaky Excellent choice and trip!

CB750 :freaky

Excellent choice and trip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,955
Posted By bobw
Great photos, good luck with the repairs!

Great photos, good luck with the repairs!
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,432
Posted By bobw
I have only ridden the can am spyder and not a...

I have only ridden the can am spyder and not a "conventional" trike, but have ridden hundreds of miles in the Smoky's and Blue Ridge with an older long time rider on a HD trike both one up and with...
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