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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Thanks for the Castro shot... oh, the memories...

Thanks for the Castro shot... oh, the memories that burble up.

I was there for Halloween once, probably mid-90's. Saw 25, possibly 30 Marilyn Monroe replicates in drag; all dancing and lip...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,897
Posted By bmwloco
I have a vivid memory of multiple Britten's doing...

I have a vivid memory of multiple Britten's doing wheelies, abreast, on the high wall at Daytona - and accelerating the entire way around.

The raw performance and beauty of it all... bliss.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,892
Posted By bmwloco
Caught in the entropy of home. Did some projects...

Caught in the entropy of home. Did some projects that really need to be done before it gets cold.

See you all in the spring.

Or at Nathan's.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,892
Posted By bmwloco
Bitch of a day at work. Got stopped by touristas...

Bitch of a day at work. Got stopped by touristas on the way home, for 30 minutes in Biltmore. Less than a mile from my house, I can't get home.

Construction going on here. I just stroked a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
JerryH, you nailed it. Half a continent away and...

JerryH, you nailed it. Half a continent away and feel the same way.

Happily the Asheville Tourist baseball stadium is just a mountain away. Nice trail, too. I like going no "thirsty thursdays"...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,348
Posted By bmwloco
If the auto driver is at fault, and you are te...

If the auto driver is at fault, and you are te aggrieved party, under no circumstances take their first offer.

Do your homework. Find BMWs like yours, and find the sale prices. Goes without...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Go Giants indeed! Not that I am into...

Go Giants indeed!

Not that I am into baseball, or god forbid football fan. Too many thug genetic mutants.

Though I do have a soft spot for the Raiders. Al Daavis was my dad's football coach...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,892
Posted By bmwloco
Weather looks primo. I plan to roll out post...

Weather looks primo. I plan to roll out post work at 3:30pm. R850R is still packed from Barber, so it should be an easy departure.

Just have to re-stuff the tent into the bag and roll.
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 828
Posted By bmwloco
My first BMW, a 1977 R75/7 had a color matched...

My first BMW, a 1977 R75/7 had a color matched (burnt orange metallic NLA) S faring with gauges. It also had a 2 into 1 Luftmiester (Happily NLA).

Great bike. I put 80,000 miles on it before...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,892
Posted By bmwloco
Historic rain on this side of the mountains. ...

Historic rain on this side of the mountains. Everything should blow through by this morning, so this weekend?

Clear and nice ;)
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
This is a dial up the way-back story... I...

This is a dial up the way-back story...

I was dating Bonnie. Punkish; green hair, green eyes, a real hellion. She wanted a scooter, bad. So I pull out Walneks... and the one she zeros in on? A...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Red, Yes, Barber Vintage Festival is...

Red,



Yes, Barber Vintage Festival is always the second weekend in October. It is an amazing track. Mr. Barber (Barber Dairy) founded the Sierra Club in Alabama, but has always been into...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Back from Barber. 75 photos - two full rows of...

Back from Barber. 75 photos - two full rows of nothing but Honda Scooter, Trail, and 125 through 500cc motorcycles of all shapes and sizes.

One Aero 125 sold for $250 (no title) Trail 90's all...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,594
Posted By bmwloco
When I used to live in Atlanta (long time ago)...

When I used to live in Atlanta (long time ago) The Yacht Club used to have bike nights on Wed. Nights.

Still happening, or gone like I am?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
Posted By bmwloco
I have a two stroke Aprilia Scarabeo and...

I have a two stroke Aprilia Scarabeo and absolutely love it. Quick, great fuel economy, and the big wheels (16") make handling more like a motorcycle than a 10" wheeled scooter.

And I have owned...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By bmwloco
Just ping 'em on eBay when you give feedback.

Just ping 'em on eBay when you give feedback.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,634
Posted By bmwloco
Nope. I was in a yurt at Nantahala with the dogs...

Nope. I was in a yurt at Nantahala with the dogs and bride. Our 12th anniversary, my birthday. Just hiked, enjoyed good food, and slept like a log.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,634
Posted By bmwloco
Well... In the end, you buy the ticket and...

Well...

In the end, you buy the ticket and take the ride...

Some rides are better than others. I have owned some short term but very memorable bikes. They all blew my skirt up for a time.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,939
Posted By bmwloco
I ride an Aprilia Scarbeo 50cc two stroke. ...

I ride an Aprilia Scarbeo 50cc two stroke. Formerly a pit bike for an Aprilia race team. It has a gas shock, disc brakes, and runs 50 mph on the flats and 40+ running up hills.

I have no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,634
Posted By bmwloco
I used to sell them. BMW is NOT your friend....

I used to sell them.

BMW is NOT your friend. Corporately, not at all. Bad Germans.

After I quadrupled sales at the shop in one year, I left (I got a job in Antarctica).

But the experience...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,251
Posted By bmwloco
Back to the original question... I have...

Back to the original question...

I have owned 4 RS's.

The later Mono shock is a great bike.

The earlier bikes had 40mm exhaust; vroom fast.

I personally prefer the dual shock models. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,892
Posted By bmwloco
Friday for me as well; and I'm only riding, oh,...

Friday for me as well; and I'm only riding, oh, maybe 40 miles from Asheville...

Oh, wait... Tellico. Strike that. It's more like 90-100 or so. I'll get there oh, whenever :)
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Truly hope the move is going well, you get...

Truly hope the move is going well, you get settled in, then have a great time exploring the area - or whatever order you want to put it all in :D

Loading up the new R850R to head to Barber Vintage...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Thank goodness for technology. Back before...

Thank goodness for technology.

Back before cell phones, GPS, etc. I was moving with a U-Haul back from Vermont to North Carolina. While driving through Connecticut, the U-Haul trailer had a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Most folks have a Shoei head or Arai head. I am...

Most folks have a Shoei head or Arai head. I am a Shoei head; though Bell and Biefee fit well.

I have a Souumy scooter helmet, open face, that I like to ride the Scarabeo.

Trust the move...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
My briide went downn on her Triumph Legend TT...

My briide went downn on her Triumph Legend TT when a woman left turned in front of her.

A new Aerostich and full face Arai probably saved her life.

And she is stiill riding.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By bmwloco
I like Coleman Multi-fuel.. You can burn...

I like Coleman Multi-fuel.. You can burn gasoline in them too. Very handy when on extended tour on a airhead or any gravity fed system.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,566
Posted By bmwloco
Uh, I was there for the BMW RA this past spring. ...

Uh, I was there for the BMW RA this past spring. That Chevroon was rockiing Dales Pale Ale and some delicious locall brew.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By bmwloco
Just curious, but at what elevation where you...

Just curious, but at what elevation where you riding?

I only ask 'cause K75 and K100's came stock with a "altitude" plug to add if you were riding over 8,000 feet. They were delivered with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Currently cooling out in a 30ft yurt... ...

Currently cooling out in a 30ft yurt...

Watching hawks play over Great Smoky Mountain NP. Not a bad way to live. Good space, high ceilings.

Add a hot tub and a 4 car garage, I'm in.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Looks like you will be traveling in some pretty...

Looks like you will be traveling in some pretty epic country. I rode through that area about oh, 20 years ago.

I hope all your things and especially your scooters, arrive safely.

Onward!
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,634
Posted By bmwloco
Your attitude is commendable and your wife is a...

Your attitude is commendable and your wife is a keeper!

I truly hope everything works out well for you.

Regardless of what happens, ride.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
The bride grew up with air cooled beetles. Drove...

The bride grew up with air cooled beetles. Drove them from the get go, all through her teen, twenties, and early 30's.

When the new Beetle came out, in that color, she was hooked. A turbo and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
Just up after working an extra 12 hours overnight...

Just up after working an extra 12 hours overnight at the data gulch. Overtime :clap

Beautiful morning. Crawled into the hot tub at about 7:45 and watched the sun burn off the fog in the valley;...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,419
Posted By bmwloco
Asheville, where I live, hosted the Wing Ding for...

Asheville, where I live, hosted the Wing Ding for years - then said "no more"

Why? It seemed very popular.

But the merchants downtown had another story. They thought of it as a weekend of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,540
Views: 150,178
Posted By bmwloco
i bought that truck shortly after my mother died...

i bought that truck shortly after my mother died (I hate cancer). A couple years earlier, I was in Alaska with the Forest Circus (Service). A friend at UGA told me he had a truck there and we could...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By bmwloco
Thanks... I'll have to poodle over there...

Thanks... I'll have to poodle over there...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By bmwloco
Wow... tough crowd here. All my local Lowes...

Wow... tough crowd here.

All my local Lowes have two walls full of nuts, bolts, rubber bits (one marked "automotive").

It is my go to place first, then I'll go to Max BMW site if I can't find...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By bmwloco
Wow... this looks interesting

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/ducati-news/ducati-scrambler-debut/

Audi bought Ducati; Piech had always wanted it (VW head, put quattro in Audis and diesels in Benzs).

I will definitely check...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 96,634
Posted By bmwloco
Reading this and just appalled. I used to...

Reading this and just appalled.

I used to sell BMWs back in the early 90's. The Airheads were going out, the new Oilheads coming in. K Bikes on the floor.

A regional rep from BMW told me this:...
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