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#1020450 - 10/08/18 10:38 AM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Trailer hitched up, headed E in the morning.


Sorry Bud, somebody has to do it. So, you say you're East Bound & Down? grin Life's an adventure, go get it! thumbsup

Pat


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#1020452 - 10/08/18 11:16 AM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Where?

You do know were getting hit with a hurricane in 48 hours, effects thru the E and SE for several days to come.


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
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#1020454 - 10/08/18 11:35 AM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Yes, I know. But I will be in the van with the rig on the trailer behind.

Besides, those hurricane forecasts are often wrong. grin

Where? Just south of DC a few miles.


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1020458 - 10/08/18 12:26 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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OK, remnants of wind rain will get you.
Safe travels.

This forecast isn't wrong, unfortunately...


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
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#1020486 - 10/08/18 06:31 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Hunker down.


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1020490 - 10/08/18 07:16 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Thanks.

Got some help with my hurricane window covers.
80% done with outside stuff.
Gas in vehicle, and containers.
Probably need more beer...


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
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2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 1100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1020724 - 10/11/18 10:26 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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My first impression was negative. The bike had rust all over it, many of the clamp bolts that held the subframe together were rusting, the sidecar had rust and the subframe had bubbling paint.

I did want to take it for a ride to see how it handled as it had a steering modification that my prior hack did not have. Bike started right up, ran smoothly, the tranny shifted w/o clunks, the steering was very light.

Came back and parked the rig. He looked at my face and asked what was wrong. I told him I wasn't buying the rig as I would be disappointed every time I rode. He asked why and I told him it was because of the condition. Turns out it has sat outside it's entire life. 2011 model. It was his only mode of transportation for many years. It was ridden year around and showed evidence of salt damage. All of the handle bar switches were damaged by UV and the symbols were no longer visible.

After we left he said he was going to relist the rig with a better description of the condition of the bike along with close up pictures. I wished him good luck with the sale.

Live and learn.

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95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1020726 - 10/11/18 11:10 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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You made the right decision Bud. Rust never sleeps.
You'll find the right one soon.
How's the hip???


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#1020727 - 10/11/18 11:47 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Hip is GREAT. Thanks for asking. wave


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1020819 - 10/13/18 02:06 PM Re: Making the switch to a GS [Re: Bud]  
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Know the feeling and fully understand the "disappointed comment". I looked at a used 2004 Kawasaki ZRX 1200 a few years ago in the color I really loved, silver/grey. Description was "excellent shape" but after driving two.five hours to see it, I found a gouge on front fairing from a tip over and a dent in the tank from a tool falling on it while parked in his shed.

Anyway, I bought it and sold it a year later. I got tired of looking at that tank dent everyday. grin

Good move. thumbsup

Pat


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