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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
I am a Shellback

I couldn't sit down for comfortably for a couple of days after that.

I had the bonus of getting it on a ship that had done it the year before so there were a lot of first time Shellbacks...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 159,206
Posted By Downer
It's a business

Well Son, from BMWs perspective they are selling more bikes every year so I don't think their reputation is taking the beating people on the online forums do. I have talked to people at the district...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 159,206
Posted By Downer
BMWs are expensive enough!

Whose is going to pay for that level of QC?

Look at the level of QC NASA used on the Space Shuttle. You never get perfection.

It is not a realistic expectation.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 159,206
Posted By Downer
My dealer has been better than expected in this situation

I know of one person who traded up to a K1600. He came out happy with the whole thing. I think the dealership is doing what they can to keep people happy. I was told by an employee they were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Scoot Richmond

Anybody been by since they became a Triumph a Dealer?

I went out to Ultimate Cycles today to ride a SVF 650 while the Suzuki Demo truck was there. I liked it.

Now I just need to get rid of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Camp Ottari

It is actually Camp Ottari.

I had thought about camping. There is no room at the Boy Scout camp and I was told I would probably be at Camp until 10:30 when thing wrap up for the week with the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Lodging in Radford, VA area

I am heading out Friday to pick up my son from Boy Scout Camp. I am planning on heading out Fri morning. Checking out the camp and hear about his week during the afternoon and evening, spending the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 159,206
Posted By Downer
My Dealer Didn't Care

My dealer didn't care what you wanted on a bike you were going to order. When I ordered mine it was a minimal refundable deposit. Maybe they take a bigger deposit on ones with less popular packages.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
I was overseas and because of the immense wisdom...

I was overseas and because of the immense wisdom of the US Army needed a M endorsement on my license. It was prohibitively expensive to get a German license so I was able to wrap it he MSF class in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 159,206
Posted By Downer
Exactly

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,769
Posted By Downer
I bought from them

I bought a bike from there several years ago. Uwe was the salesman. Great experience. Saved about $2500. Brought it back to VA with my HHG with no sales tax since it was over a year old.

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
2009 F800GS for sale

I am going to be putting my 800gs on the Flea Market as soon as I remember how to add photos. It would be a lot easier to sale to someone local so I thought I would put this out there while I work...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By Downer
Been there done that

I did a tour in Ktown and got a BMW frame Uwe. The prices are lower than the US prices and no Taxes. If you have the bike registered in Germany for a year you probably won't have to pay sales tax...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-04-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
PM sent about lodging

I sent some info.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Hammocks

I remember reading a couple of you were hammock campers. At the time I was intrigued but had little interest. Now my Son has started Boy Scouts and has shown interest in going the Hammock route. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Always Treat Your Kids Right

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2aGS-cA090&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DP2aGS-cA090
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Mortons Rally in May

I have registered and reserved a room with a balcony. If anybody is interested in splitting the cost of the room let me know.

Happy New Year.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Interesting how well the tattoo survived.

Interesting how well the tattoo survived.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
That's me with the lowered F800GS

I got it done a couple of years ago.

PM me if you are interested in checking it out.

Craig
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Leaking Aerostich Roadcrafter

After a couple of commutes in the rain last week and getting home with a wet chest I decided it was time to seal the zippers on the Roadcrafter. I have the seam sealer but IAW the Aerostich...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,988
Posted By Downer
They also sold crappy cars

My wife had one when got married. It was nothing special. The dealership was friendly but besides the price they acted like every other dealership. They ripped her off with the financing and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Try Hotwire

I would think your a best bet would be Hotwire. I have used it several times for rooms on Sat night and was surprised with what I got for the price.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,409
Posted By Downer
That's why I don't have one!

I never understood why riders didn't think they would be confused for flashing the headlight.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Possible Lead

I sent a PM.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,142
Posted By Downer
Aerostich

I use little wiper blade things Aerostich sales that fit over the fingers of my gloves. I also have a set of Held Gloves that have a wiper built in.

Not ideal but it is all I have found to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Downer
I like them

I didn't see the r1200rt in the 50 best bikes whic I thought was surprising. I must have missed it. The Wasserstein Cooled GS was #1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
I am interested in the handlebar risers. PM...

I am interested in the handlebar risers. PM coming.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By Downer
Try this link

I provided my name and info and they had their local rep get a hold of me in a day or two. I work in a secure facility so he met me at a local fast food place and did the plugs there. It couldn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By Downer
I use the custom ear plugs

I used the disposable ear plugs for years. At one of the bike shows a couple of years ago I decided to try the custom plugs. I didn't find a big improvement over the disposable ones as far as noise...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-25-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Cool

I'm interested. If you can't get 25 maybe one of the other options would work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By Downer
Is that Korea specific?

I PCSd and was only told to have it less than 25% I think. If you are PCSing aren't they crating it with your HHG? I would confirm that requirement with the transportation office.

I would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
New riding partners?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3887139179.html
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Downer
Different than my experience

I brought a C2 back with me to VA when I moved back from Germany. I was on the interstate and a SUV kicked up a branch that hit me right in the visor. The clip you are missing must have popped off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-01-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Another thing to look into for a ride across OK in the summer

I was at Riverrock a couple of weeks ago and Columbia was passing out samples of a hig tech cooling fabric that works from our perspiration. As long as you keep hydrated it will keep working. I am...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Downer
I recommend them 100%

I have only had one experience with them a couple of months ago and would say they surpassed my expectations. I am on a limited budget now and haven't been able to buy anything but next time Atomic...
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 86,080
Posted By Downer
I ordered Mine

I ordered a White C3 with the World graphics from Revzilla yesterday after seeing the sale. I had been planning on replacing the C2 I had brought back from Germany when it hit the 5 year mark this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
I have heard they all stink also. That was what...

I have heard they all stink also. That was what started the whole thing. I had German insurance while I was there and switched back to USAA right before I PCSd so I could keep it here. I really...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Thanks for the inputs on Roadside Assistance

I actually have USAA for the insurance. I am not going through them to Progressive as the insurer. It was a loophole from when I insured my bike initially. If I drop the insurance and want to stay...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Roadside Assistance

Does anybody have any recommendations or feelings on who to stay away from as far as Roadside Assistance programs? I have my bike insured with USAA and they do not offer Roadside Assistance. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30,284
Views: 1,651,379
Posted By Downer
Custom Ear Plugs

I have set up an appointment on Thursday at lunch to get a set of custom ear plugs made. It looks like we will be meeting near Chippenham and Midlothian Turnpike. I got a price of $60. I might be...
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