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  1. Day 1 Left this morning at 7AM and arrived in Marion, VA at 6:30PM 512 miles later.
    9 points
  2. Day 2 included The Snake, BRP, Diamondback, Devil’s Whip and Tail only 416 miles today. Tory’s favorite was Diamondback. Her comment was we owned that road.
    9 points
  3. Took mine for a little 1900 mile stroll this weekend.
    8 points
  4. Casinos have a system where you can be banned if you have a gambling problem. I wonder if there is something similar for motorcycle dealers.
    7 points
  5. Day 3 We ran a version of Tonik’s route today. We had a little bit of rain, but nothing too serious. Definitely beat on the Concours today and made a CBR style run on the skyway once we hit dry pavement. Definitely the best day of the trip, 437miles.
    7 points
  6. Took the Concours out for 400 plus miles today. I’m definitely getting comfortable with the big girl. Dragging the left peg was an eye opener.
    7 points
  7. 7 points
  8. We took they kids out for a quick ride today. KTM is still being broke in.
    7 points
  9. Ding ding ding! We have a winner. Yup picked up a new 2022 KLR650 ABS. Wanted something the exact opposite of the Connie. I found I didn't like getting the Connie out for short trips into town or on hot days ect. Also what to start hitting some dirt, gravel and back country roads. The KLR seem to check all my boxes with a reasonable price tag. I did finance it just because rates were low and to keep my credit healthy. But it will be paid off in a couple years. Like i said ABS "traveler" model, they made lots of improvements to them for 2022 including Fuel Injection. Soon I'll add bags, crash bars and other farkles. But here she is fresh out of the shipping create.
    6 points
  10. Oh, and almost got killed today. The closest I have ever come, even closer than the car that spun out in front of me during rush hour in St. Louis. Running pretty hot on 212, so very twistie, but not running super hot as I am 2up with a boatload of luggage. Very blind hard right hander, I am left side of my lane trail braking into the corner and start to lean and bam...there is the front end of a fucking 18 wheeler right there....and yea, he had a full trailer in my f'ing lane. There is no shoulder. Throttle off, ease on more brake and dive to the white line...that's all the room I can give him. A few more inches to the right and I am going to wreck. Debbie tells me there was only 2 or 3 inches between my mirror and the side of the trailer. And yes, trucks are prohibited on that road. I U turned got the plate and called him into the State LEO's on 911. Fuck that guy.
    6 points
  11. 2020 MT-09 with absolutely no mods. And it's BLUE!!! It's a seller's market. MT-09's are rare and disappear quickly. The seller managed to look happy for this pic. The purchase was in Dayton. I need to find a new way to buy a new-to-me bike without driving 3 or more hours with that bike in my rearview mirror. I've added a frame slider package (all the spots) and a Puig windscreen is in the mail. Next will be heavier springs, though it's not too bad with the presets and dampers tuned most of the way up. Next trip, Monday, Aug 9 is to PIRC to take a ChampDay with the Yamaha Champions Race School where I will probably manage to avoid seeing @TimTheAzn
    6 points
  12. Some photos from the Tail photographers
    6 points
  13. Busted out of Hocking Hills at 9am in a NE direction on curvy back roads with little traffic. Slipped under New Lexington on secondary roads while turning more north passing Crooksville and Roseville turning up to the river crossing at Philo then thru Chandlersville to our coffee stop in New Concord (Chapmans Coffee). Fueled up and headed south on 83 picking up 313 east around Senecaville Lake to 800 south thru Woodsfield jumping on 255 to our lunch spot in Sardis, Marv’s place. To our surprise it was closed. The man living next door stated that they closed last week, unable to find workers. So hungry and disappointed we jammed down the shoreline to FLY, (Riverview Diner) Lunch sucked but we were at the Ferry so across the river into Sisterville for a trip back north to the bridge at New Martinsville/Hannibal. After crossing back into Ohio we jumped on 536 to 78 and Blasted 78 home to the HOCK. Just under 300miles for the day of great asphalt roads and very little traffic.
    6 points
  14. Got to ride Nelsons last weekend and not work or coach. Was able to work on my own riding which was nice. Rode the Friday twilight and Saturday. Got a lot of open track.
    6 points
  15. Rode with @Likwid for a few miles today. Ran into a slew of OR.net miscreants in New Concord. Zoomed past my crash site and came across a white tractor hauling a tanker trailer. Kind of creepy but at least it didn't hit me. Had a pork sundae in Bolivar with Matt and then scurried home before the rest of society rolled out of bed.
    6 points
  16. So last night as we were leaving Coal Smokehouse I pointed to this really shitty Econolodge and said that's our hotel. Wife was not happy, and I don't balme her. Went one exit north to our real hotel....couple hours later @2talltim checks in on Facebook...at the Econolodge.
    6 points
  17. Not my bike but the bike I’m riding to the gap Thursday. Getting everything looked over to make sure it’s ready. Dad and I are riding down and meeting my wife and mother for a long weekend at Gatlinburg, but we’re gonna ride for a little bit.
    6 points
  18. Made it back from WVA.&VA. Loop visiting old friends from time gone by. Cold and fog the first day but two day's of warm curvy back roads. 621miles. Moto-Mac https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBAaDfZkbxULiV3c5MohnA/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid
    6 points
  19. Similar ride to @Pauly... Left around 7:15 am to meet the rest of the crew in Canton at depart by 8:30. Definitely chilly this morning, makes me want to get done heated great. Headed down to 751/93/83 to the muskie bucket. Took 78/377/555/676 into Marrietta. Had lunch at Arby's took 26/260/565/145 then cut through a back road to 78/379/147/800 the bolted up 800/799/250/646/212/77 and back home. Got home at 7 pm with 458 miles.
    6 points
  20. Rode it 360+ miles at a sane-ish pace. Took 76W to Lodi and picked up 83/78/377/550/26/260/800 and 77N to the house. Left the house with a full tank and didn't see my low fuel warning until Barnesville. I did stop in McConnelsville for water and a Snickers. Saw 92 degrees on the dash at one point. Was a warm one but glad to be back in the game. Time for Skyway and ice cream.
    6 points
  21. Giving the BMW some love. Driveshaft had a very slight bit of surface rust on two u-joint caps, but the splines looked good and well greased. I wiped down the driveshaft and fogged the housing with WD-40. Hopefully that will help with condensation. I flush and filled the final drive and inspected the drain magnet. Everything looks in order out back. I will have street rubber mounted next week. Time to shake off that crash and get back on my high horse.
    6 points
  22. No, my opinion hasn't changed. I still think there are only three kinds motorcyclists. Those that have a a Goldwing. Those that want a Goldwing. Those that do not yet realize they want a Goldwing.
    5 points
  23. Hello to all the guys and snot Long time no see, I did not make a guess bike thread but still tonic manages to skewer me some how haha. Quite obvious from the age of this thread busa has been a life long dream of mine. Something weird about Indians overall I guess, we like MJ, hayabusa and Arnold ‘sausenager’ , from very young age always liked the busa and finally pulled the trigger to get one once it came packed with safety net electronics. stylistically, statistically, economically, common sense wise this bike doesn’t make any sense at all for me and my type of riding. But May be exactly the antidote I need to behave as I don’t like straight line speed and enjoy faster cornering. Busa is build opposite to that. But I look at it as a lesser weight gold wing for my size, hefty long low plush suspension wind protection, low rpm highway mile munching, less comfortable but can be tweaked and not as horrible as a cruiser in handling. The weird irony of this is buying one fo the most powerful heavy bike to go slow is hard to explain, esp to ones wife. Don’t know I been seeing a lot of 🤦🏽‍♂️ When I talk about it lately haha this bike I will be keeping for long time since I bought new, full msrp and fluff fees and what not always bought gently used bikes and sold without much financial hit, this one I have to keep it… good thing I am loving it so far. @durk it was not me there, wish I could have made it to say hi to you. Next week if opportunities arise I might try to swing by dragon area and meet @Blitz @2talltim just have to get this bike to turn enough to get there in one piece 🤣 hopefully get to meet you all some day some where. May be in august I am trying to see if I can swing by Ohio one weekend for a ride. My be we can do an epic ride with all 15 or so remaining active members quintessential pictures. You guys know I love to take pictures and share.
    5 points
  24. I left the house at 7am and headed west toward 21S/585/83 and met a friend near New Concord. We then proceeded to roll across 40/265/146/800/148/26/145/556/78/536/260 back to Caldwell where we went our separate ways home. I finished my day tooling around 78/379/265 when I finally hopped on 77N and droned home on autopilot. I put in 366 miles according to my odometer. So, probably closer to 340. Great day. Little chilly at first, but heated gear makes this weather just about perfect for day jaunts to hotdog land.
    5 points
  25. I am doing alright. Slowly getting back into things. I will be released for work on the 17th but will be relegated to pointing at things and training our newer techs. I was planning on attempting a short 10-20 mile bicycle ride tomorrow, but the cold is brutal on my chest and shoulder. I may be staying inside.. which I am absolutely tired of at this point. Amanda starts PT next week and is doing better each day. We haven't murdered each other yet, so I think things are looking up. Thanks for asking. Take care, man.
    5 points
  26. Hell, I could be a psychic.
    5 points
  27. Don't get on OR too much anymore, but do check in once in awhile. Hope you're all doing well. Got out for a ride around the neighborhood this week between snow storms. Can't go too far as the Passes aren't open yet but have some good rides close by. I'll try to post some more rides later in the summer.
    5 points
  28. Ordered a pair of Clearwater driving lights and a LED tail/brake light. I also ordered Dynamic Motorrad LED turn signal bulbs. Hoping to provide some proactive visibility to the BMW. I still think it was cheap on the part of zee Germans to not build the bike with LED signals from the factory, but what can you do? @RidersDiscount hooked me up with fresh Alpinestars Drystar jacket, pants and gloves and a new Arai XD4. I also have a Tech-Air 5 vest coming directly from Alpinestars. I am hopeful to be back on the road soon.
    5 points
  29. Thanks for your diligent work. You've done a fine job over they years keeping the BS off this site.
    5 points
  30. Not directly bike related but found a use for my latest stimulus check.
    5 points
  31. Not so much a bike thing, but I remedied my tool storage situation. I have been wrenching out of milk crates long enough.
    5 points
  32. Wish I could grow up, but the CBR is still my kind of motorcycle. It slices corners and accelerates like no other. It puts a smile on my face from ear to ear. It still runs like a champ with nearly 60,000 miles.
    5 points
  33. Picked up a new bike for the stable. Presented it to my wife on her birthday today. Going to try and get her back on Two wheels and off the Spyder for some lite Forrest service road ADV riding. If she takes the bate I will buy another and build the shit out of it for me. Two Monkey will fit in the back of the truck and pull the camper to parts unknown.
    5 points
  34. It is very much worth it, one of the better riding area's around. I would suggest you get to Marietta and pick up 16 just south of it in WV and follow 16 all the way down. The whole thing is very epic, one of mine and everyone else here's favorite routes. At the very least you MUST pick up 16 in Beckley and ride it down to Virginia. https://goo.gl/maps/YRMAp7Wb3sqsVjWF6 No idea how much time you have but from Marion VA it is a not too far hop South West to Shady Valley and 'The Snake'. Not as epic as Back of the Dragon but a good run and lots of nice roads that will get you there. Keep asking questions, there are a lot of us here that ride that area a lot.
    5 points
  35. Isn't this what the previous president was doing? He was the biggest disruptor of the two party system there's been in a long time...There's no way to get into Washington if you're not on one of the big party tickets, however he broke through riding on the conservative ticket and disrupted all of Washington. If people could get past the hatred of the man and look at all the dirt he uncovered, the media bias, the political corruption... Most of what's been discussed in this thread is the direction we were moving, but the hate for one man over shadowed all of that. People don't like change even though that what they're crying for.
    5 points
  36. Been saying it for a while.. America is chock full o' stupid. Faith and feelings outweigh science and fact in celebratory ignorance as we dance to our own demise. And sorry if anyone disagrees, but they fit the FBI's definition if terrorism. I do feel sorry for the really dumb ones that were caught up in the romance of it all, but my dad used to tell me that the company I keep is a reflection of my own morals and to be careful who I associate with.
    5 points
  37. Jesus man, they murdered police officers, planted pipe bombs, tried to over throw the election results and thus over throw the legitimate president elect. So yea, they are terrorists by any sane definition of the word. Textbook definition.
    5 points
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