I seem to be a touch west of you guys, Im in Whitsett, NC. Thats between Burlington and Greensboro.
Im currently riding a R1100S, but am contemplating trading for a dual sport.
I work at a Kawasaki dealer (see linky below), and willing to help out the best I can.
Hopefully soon, Ill have a dual sport to ride, Id love to visit the outer banks and ride on the beach when possible!
Rip, I hope you and your friend are doing better!
2005 Piaggio Typhoon