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#1014673 - 07/16/18 06:50 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by F16Viper68
Why does the top picture show it laying on its right side but the bottom picture makes it look like it fell on its left? smile More to the story?

Dave...


Grasshopper, there was more than one water crossing. Of course, this has all been documented and I'll link the video tonight.


Originally Posted by John Ranalletta
I'm guessing you will need another light bracket.


John - I burst out laughing hysterically at this comment!! But to your statement, NO. Although the bulb itself didn't like being called down so quickly. It's about 90% dim. I'm in Portland now, so I'll run by PIAA and get another.


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#1014711 - 07/16/18 11:42 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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Maybe you should look at a GS? smile


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#1014720 - 07/17/18 02:54 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: F16Viper68]  
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Originally Posted by F16Viper68
Maybe you should look at a GS? smile

I did and I too bought one! 2018 R1200 GSA low suspension, triple black. Will show up at FART ‘18 on the new one.👍


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#1014721 - 07/17/18 03:17 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Selden]  
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Originally Posted by Selden
It's "SeldEn".


My humble apologies Selden. I'm sure it was auto-corrected wink


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#1014722 - 07/17/18 03:36 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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#1014727 - 07/17/18 04:28 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: John Ranalletta]  
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Originally Posted by John Ranalletta
I'm guessing you will need another light bracket.


For those of you following along at home - John graciously applied his considerable metals and welding skills to modify some brackets so they would allow for mounting of my PIAA Halogen Lights below the mirrors. He did a superb and professional job, and thus his concern not about me, but the bracket itself.

On the second crossing, I hit a rut that pitched me to the right and took me down. The bike seems to have come to a rest on the muddy crown of the submerged road - and the puddle looks deceptively shallow in the still picture.

Originally Posted by F16Viper68
Why does the top picture show it laying on its right side but the bottom picture makes it look like it fell on its left? smile More to the story?

Dave...


Our routed road closed, and we knew the road on the other side went around the lake. OR so we thought. Turns out we'd confused this lake with the next one! We ran over to the paved road on the other side of the lake, only to have it end in a parking area, along with a narrow single lane bridge adorned with a sign "Road Not Maintained For Public Use". That's hardly a deterrent to Yours Truly, so I led us off into unknown areas. Mind you, my two companions were on RENTED bikes, but they screwed up and trusted me. We crossed one puddle, with mild objections and then the monster marsh came up just after a speeding suv ran me into the side of the road - obviously not expecting anyone else to be on the road.

So I offer two videos. The first is a cliff notes version that really does not do justice to the situation or the resulting comedy of it either. The commentary is quite good though. It's obvious from this shot that I wasn't going fast enough revit

The second video is from my GoPro - and being on the road, I'm not able to edit it. But the dialog is amusing, as you can hear the uncertainly in my voice about various plans considered AFTER I cross the Big Pond (without hesitation) the first time. The ending sequence is belly-laugh funny. This shows an initial water crossing and then the Pond Crossing and attempted repeat of same.

Cliff notes version:

Silver Bastard's Phone Video

And the one you should commit 11 minutes to watching and listening.

Where's My Rubber Ducky?!


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#1014729 - 07/17/18 11:01 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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Well, hell with a piece of bent metal. Glad you're okay.


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#1014742 - 07/17/18 02:27 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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Wouldn't have happened on a GS. Just say'n...

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#1014797 - 07/18/18 01:20 AM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Tasker]  
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Originally Posted by Tasker
Wouldn't have happened on a GS. Just say'n...

wink


I have seen GS take a bath, just ask Roadscholar, he has a whole collection of pictures of drowning GS's and KTM's.


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#1014827 - 07/18/18 02:49 PM Re: Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART), Dillard, GA. Sept 27 - 30. [Re: Indy Dave]  
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We were in Willamette National Forest in Oregon. It was a soft landing and no damage to the bike or rider to speak of.

As always, there's more to the story - but that will have to wait for the ride report.


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