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Old 10-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #25666
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FWIW I did the TET about 1 1/2 years ago.
Cheaha to Suches is a pretty good 1 day ride on the Route and I found it very easy to follow, with no major issues.

The only questionable area was just southeast of Summerville GA where the road was posted as No Trespassing and my maps did not have any roads showing where the route was. Blindly following the TET lines on the GPS got me through just fine.

FWIW The ORV area is a side track off the route south of Ft Mountain, the TET runs to the North of Ft Mountain on CCC roads.

I did not take DR.Z's detour as I was on a street rubber shod Versys.

BTW what do you mean by last weekend of October? 10/25-10/27


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Old 10-07-2013, 08:08 AM   #25667
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Thanks for that info Steve.
Yes 25-26-27-28 trailer up friday to most likely Oxford and settle in at the hortel across the street from Walmart. Grab a steak and beer at OutBack next door and leave sat morning.
Make it to Suches area,,,,gotta zillion miles of tracks for that area,,,Ride as much as time allows and rest that night "somewhere". Head back south sunday and ride till darkthirty. Stay in the same place as friday and head home monday.

I was wondering about time vs mileage for a day in that area.

We'll be on our dualsports and scootin along pretty good at a pace that I wouldnt be able to sustain on my 650 VStrom.
Gonna look into spending saturday night in Ellijay, Blue Ridge or Morganton and that could be a real problem with the "leaf lookers" taking over the mountains.

May not have time to check out ORV's.

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I'll have room for you on my trailer and Jeep Cherokee.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #25668
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Thanks for that info Steve.
Yes 25-26-27-28 trailer up friday to most likely Oxford and settle in at the hortel across the street from Walmart. Grab a steak and beer at OutBack next door and leave sat morning.
Make it to Suches area,,,,gotta zillion miles of tracks for that area,,,Ride as much as time allows and rest that night "somewhere". Head back south sunday and ride till darkthirty. Stay in the same place as friday and head home monday.

I was wondering about time vs mileage for a day in that area.

We'll be on our dualsports and scootin along pretty good at a pace that I wouldnt be able to sustain on my 650 VStrom.
Gonna look into spending saturday night in Ellijay, Blue Ridge or Morganton and that could be a real problem with the "leaf lookers" taking over the mountains.

May not have time to check out ORV's.

KIP!
I'll have room for you on my trailer and Jeep Cherokee.
Robin and I stayed in Ellijay a couple months ago and did the TET. It's a nice ride from there. It was all day frm there to Franklin where we stayed. You could do that run Tony.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #25669
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KIP!
I'll have room for you on my trailer and Jeep Cherokee.
In !!!
Will call this evening.
Thanks Tony
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #25670
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On another note, I am still fuloughed so may be doing some dirt riding this week in the am's....[/SIZE] conditions lookin' pretty damn good too![/QUOTE]

Jim-if you're able to ride, hit me up. I can ride tomorrow until bout 1pm. And Wednesday looks wide open. If you're gonna be on Hussie, I'll bring the 300xc.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #25671
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First cool front of the fall season pushed its way through. Plan on riding the katoom this weekend in the dirt. Hope to see you all out there...
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #25672
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Question 85 r80 bmw

May be looking at a stock airhead '85 R80 BMW. My bud wants it out of his garage. It has sat in there for about 3 years. It has about 45k miles. It's factory stock, has the bmw luggage racks and luggage. No windscreen. Refreshed about 4 years ago, prior to baking in the garage for the last few years. Carbs and fuel system most likely need gone through. All else is uber clean. No dents scratches, tears, etc.

Know nothing of the R series road bikes - or Bimmers in general. This one is black and is very, very clean. Looking at maybe buying for around a grand.

Any wisdom/guidance?

Mugwest (or anyone else) to the courtesy phone.

My Transalp will transfer in the not too distant future...
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #25673
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The R80 was one of the smoothest of the airheads. Put up some pics. I might buy it for a grand just for fun..
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #25674
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Ha. You in the market for a REALLY NICE Transalp? ;-)

R80 - Big gas tank - check.
Weakish top speed - check.
Sounds sorta like an old Burgman 650 at only about 112mph...

I mean, I dunno. I think that this lil diddy might be one of them there last uncomplicated BMWs.

Thing is that I believe that this would be a better road cruiser than the TA. And when I *do* get another enduro, It'll be a good one... Think I'd rather have a decent road runnner AND a good enduro rather than one which isn't either.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #25675
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I'd love to have a particular red TA. Tell you what, I'll give you a thousand bucks for the TA and you buy the Beemer!


Unfortunately, Pretty Daughter is shopping for a college now, so the TA is outside my budget..
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #25676
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It will be a deal mang. Pennies on my dollar!

But before alla that, who wouldn't want to have two old classics within their clasp? ;-)

Just wish I knew how damn good that lil r80 could be or maybe supposedly is. It's biggest problem is the sitting in the garage with a dead battery thing... always so inviting - - not.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #25677
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Just tryin' to help a bro out, doncha' know?

Which R80 is it, do you know? They're not any more complicated than a DR or XR, but parts are a little more pricey.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #25678
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I pressed him a lil bit today as to whether it's an ST or RT. He didn't know. He sent me a picture. Looks like a regular R80 road bike. I will check it out this holiday weekend... Here's the link to a close doppleganger...

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #25679
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If that's the bike, I don't think it's an ST. IIRC, the ST has a different tank and a high exhaust pipe. Looks pretty good for a grand....let me know if you check it out and what you do. If the engine turns over and starts, looks like a grand is pretty sweet....
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:10 PM   #25680
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The one thing I do know is that it *is the* bike (sans the coon tail).
The model designator is what which I become confused about.
I've never been a BMW guy except for my little '78 320i cage that I had way back in the day.
I liked it.
A lot...
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