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FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rono24 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:57 pm



Just got back from our first trip on the wing,in the last 9 years have put 100,000 miles on bikes but none as enjoyable as on the wing. My wife told me to buy one a few years ago should have listened.



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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:15 pm

Great..just keep saying ..SHE made me do it. :D

Now comes all the fun stuff,music,lights,bling,etc.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rono24 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:31 pm

Already got all the fun stuff

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby Mercness » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:23 am

You can never have too much fun stuff, keep adding! It's a never ending project.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:24 am

Where did you go????
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby riffraff » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:10 am

What took ya so long? Never never never put off buying toys when the wife suggests it. Ya never know when you'll get the chance again. What did ya get? Where did ya go? Got any pics of the bike?

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rhassan » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:37 pm

Yeah man, don't keep us all in suspense. Where did you take her?

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rono24 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:42 pm

Not a long trip but from southern Ohio to Frankenmuth Mi. We rode the back roads of the area one day and was great. Put about 900 miles on in 4 days was a good shake down now headed to deals gap in a couple of weeks.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rhassan » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:22 pm

Ahh, that's going to be a great trip. If you haven't been there in a while, remember they've lowered the speed limit to 30mph on U.S. 129 a few years back. It's better that way though, because it allows you to spend more time/attention on the sights.

I'm up in northern Indiana. I'm hoping to make a road trip down to southern Missouri/northern Arkansas to the Ozarks maybe in mid-October or early spring. Eureka Springs, AK is a nice destination, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of your trip to Deals Gap. Be safe and have fun!

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby riffraff » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:45 pm

Deals gap is on my bucket list. I've gotta wait till I've got enough vaca time coming or quit and go while between jobs. Only got one week vaca now. That's not enough time to go from Boston to NC and back and enjoy it too.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby rono24 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:23 am

Being retired has it's benifits, my wife and I are both retired so we have time. We are going to Branson in late october not sure if we are going to ride though

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby faithtalker1 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:32 pm

riffraff wrote:Deals gap is on my bucket list. I've gotta wait till I've got enough vaca time coming or quit and go while between jobs. Only got one week vaca now. That's not enough time to go from Boston to NC and back and enjoy it too.


gotta do deals gap buddy one of the most awesome rides we have ever been on.. I actually took my vtx down there a few years back with a buddy. We stayed in pigeon forge took in a few shows, rode the dragons tail, saw the tree of shame, and rode along the blue ridge parkway. I was not really all that impressed with the dragons tail as I was the ride through the smokies from the pigeon fordge, gatlinburg side into the area at the mouth of the dragons tail. At the time I was a AAA member and had them map us a scenic trip from fairmont west virginia, they took us down some of the most secluded two lane roads possible and I believe that 2 of the roads may not even exist anymore. Us rt 20 through west virginia was awesome as well, and then somewhere along the way we crossed black mountain. I don't even remember if that was wv or what state that was in. It was named that because the whole mountain area caught fire there over 100 years ago and most all the vegetation has grown back now. But they had a path you could walk down to a water fall where a lot of the original damage was still noticeable. There were places along the trail that you could still smell the ash after nearly 100 years, Anyway very awesom trip and if you have never had triple AAA map you out a scenic trip it is worth it. I don't know what they charge for their services if you are not a member, but I opted out a few years back because their member fees started increasing every year.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby riffraff » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:04 pm

I won't even bother with AAA since the last I knew they don't cover bikes. That's all I got!

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby faithtalker1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:18 am

riffraff wrote:I won't even bother with AAA since the last I knew they don't cover bikes. That's all I got!

Ii just had them for my business reasons, but they did do an awesome job with the route for the trip.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:33 am

In June rode up to the Akron/Cleveland area from just south of Sarasota. It should have been my 4th IRON BUTT,1256 miles, 19 hours, but I stopped counting years ago. On the way back down here I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway and did the Dragon again. It's better in the middle of the week. Less traffic.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby Jenkinsrawhide » Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:50 pm

They have added about five more feet of asphalt on the curves of the Dragon and patrol cars work and watch the area, so obey the laws or you will get pulled over. If you get to spend the night up in Gatlinburg and like country music and some adult beverages I reccommend the biker bar called Smoky's at the end of the main street next to the national park. Food is also good there.

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Re: FIRST TRIP ON WING

Postby HyperPete » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:38 am

riffraff wrote:I won't even bother with AAA since the last I knew they don't cover bikes. That's all I got!


FYI, if you get "RV coverage" with AAA they cover your bike. I had a clutch cable snap on my M109R and had AAA pick me up on a flatbed and bring me home.


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