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  1. #81
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    Beautiful day for a ride! I am sitting at the border having a coffee. Wednesday evening with friends in Michigan, Thursday evening with friends in Kentucky, Friday, Saturday with friends in North Carolina! Life is good.

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  3. #82
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    I wired up my nav and heated gear for this weekend. My back has a terrible pinched nerve but I'll give it hell. I'm looking forward towards meeting all of you.
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    I probably should be a little further along but, well, it is what it is, right?

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    Anyhow, god willing and the creek don't rise should be there about lunch time tomorrow*, I'm looking forward to seeing the old crew, meeting the new, and riding with everybody!

    *Thursday

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  6. #84
    What do you mean, Harley's vibrate and connectors come loose?!
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    The way you ride, being on one wheel shouldn't be a problem. And brakes, never seen you use them. Oh and don't think that's the right tube for the front tire.

    Quote Originally Posted by horosho View Post
    I probably should be a little further along but, well, it is what it is, right?

    workin-on-it.jpg

    Anyhow, god willing and the creek don't rise should be there about lunch time tomorrow*, I'm looking forward to seeing the old crew, meeting the new, and riding with everybody!

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  7. #85
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    What the hell ?

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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Good times!
    I got to the motel around 12:30, surprisingly close to my planned arrival time with the bike more or less (spoiler alert: less) ready to go and basically as soon as I get there, we took off for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Maggie Valley.
    First a bit of explanation. I dropped the bike at low speed last week and so it needed a few small repairs which I, of course, put off until immediately before leaving. I got most everything fixed before leaving but didn't quite get to everything. Like tightening the bolts on the shifter, replacing the mirror and clutch lever. So, I, quite reasonably thought that this would be the year that I had the jankyist bike, taking that honor from Magoo with some authority. I mean, just look at it:
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    Tough to top, right?
    Not for Magoo, check out this tire:
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    AND HE'S RIDING IT!
    Needless to say, his crown is intact for another year.
    So, like I said, we took off. My janky shifter came apart within a single mile (yes, the first mile of a riding vacation) so after some makeshift repairs (<-see what I did there?) we were on our way again, Blue Ridge Parkway, take 2.
    As always it was great and Magoo and Jarhead took me to Wheels of Time where I had never been. It's amazing!
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    We met forum member, magazine publisher, and AMA Hall of Famer Buzz Kanter, which was kinda cool. He checked out or XR's and inquired about the current best exhaust. Sounds like he may replace his Widows with a Termi sometime soon.
    Then we rode back and went to dinner with purplehaze
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    Then one more trek to the BRP to work off the ribeyes
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    All in all a really fun first day.
    We'll meet at the office to go get breakfast at 7:30 tomorrow and then kickstands up around 8:30 for the Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon, and whatever else comes our way!

  9. #87
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Awesome start!
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    Envious! Wish I was there...

    J.

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    Terrific write up of the first day!

    Looking forward to more.

    Be safe out there.
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  12. #90
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Packed up and rolling out. See you guys for supper.
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    If I showed for the Dragon my ride home would be 11 hours of severe storm. Had a great visit with Jimmy and family in Kentucky, and I am going to bail due to Sunday weather.

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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Quote Originally Posted by horosho View Post
    Looking good, gentlemen. Must be something about riding XRs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    If I showed for the Dragon my ride home would be 11 hours of severe storm. Had a great visit with Jimmy and family in Kentucky, and I am going to bail due to Sunday weather.

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    Don, you will live to ride again another day. II hours in severe storms is asking for trouble......(even for you )

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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Fun times.

    I do hope you are going to get a decent salute picture for us West Coast boys (who are looking to have more riders than you this year).
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    Man o man I am so bummed out! Not Gonna miss next year.

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    Just got here and the guys must be out riding. Only hit a few storms. I'll post pics later on.
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    Looks like good times to be had in Ten-I-See! Y'all have some fun now, you hear?
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    Default Re: 2017 Smoky Mountain Great 8 Weekend...

    Leaving right now to head there. Grandson grad ge aged. I'm gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poolpawpaw View Post
    Leaving right now to head there. Grandson grad ge aged. I'm gone.
    Awesome!
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    Had a grind slabbing it here. Met everyone and we went out for supper. A good time to hear about everyone's ride on the dragon today.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    If I showed for the Dragon my ride home would be 11 hours of severe storm. Had a great visit with Jimmy and family in Kentucky, and I am going to bail due to Sunday weather.

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    See you next Sunday
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