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by BlueThunder
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 2020

Checking on motels in the Tazwell area and in the Marion/Wytherville areas.
Will have something definite first week in November.

Date may change to August for better weather. But pencil in for the Claw and Back of the Dragon! Looks like fun riding.
by BlueThunder
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 5016

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

Uh... that's what I thought. I couldn't see how the sun visor could be down with the clear visor open. That is a deal killer for me as I ride in hot areas. Without ventillation I will pass out :shock:
Thanks for the responses.
by BlueThunder
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 5016

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

No Snell lid has an internal visor. They won't even test any. Shoei made one where they expanded the shell for it but Snell would not test it. Also if you install speakers it is no longer Snell certified. That's just the way it is, no parts allowed inside. But that's not the question. Can I have th...
by BlueThunder
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 5016

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

Scott, another question... Does this helmet have an internal sunscreen? I know Aria makes visors but the sunscreen is on the exterior of the clear screen. How do I or can I use the exterior sunscreen with the clear screen in the up position? Like on a hot Ohio summer day, I need the clear screen up ...
by BlueThunder
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

With the chatter that's been on here about next years gathering, I started a new thread here: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=53786 Where ever it ends up being, I'll be there! -Jeff Checking motel accommodations in the area. Will have routes for the Claw and Back of the Dragons....
by BlueThunder
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Arai Signet-X Helmet
Replies: 27
Views: 5016

Re: Arai Signet-X Helmet

Scott,
How is this helmet in the rain? My Scorpion lets water on the inside of the exterior shield keeping me from seeing safely. In the rain this can be the difference between alive and dead.
by BlueThunder
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

As it turns out Corky, the Wise/Tazwell VA area is being considered for the next location. It is close to the northern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as the Claw of the Dragon. CB is being investigated but the cost to implement and integrate into rider's existing comm systems is pricey and ...
by BlueThunder
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

I did have a friend from Maryland tell me that he and his son rode the entire Blue Ridge Skyway (489 miles) in 2014 and, since everyone I talked to at the gathering liked the portion of it that we rode, maybe such a trip might be an option to consider for next year. As it turns out Corky, the Wise/...
by BlueThunder
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Brian, What is the torn up tire from? Hope it was not your trailer. Great pictures. It was a great time and great riding. Looking forward to next year! Em Fortunately Em it wasn't my trailer tire. It was a fellow biker who was traveling to TN when the tire shreded. I helped change the tire in VA af...
by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Side trip to Fontana Dam






Back riding...






by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Lunch at Dillard's in Georgia... southern style!










by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Saturday's ride to Little Switzerland and riding the Diamond Back was scrubbed due to inclement weather. Instead, we rode the Blue Ridge Parkway south to Cherokee and up to Gatlinburg, TN where we had lunch. Coincidently it was the same restaurant (Texas Roadhouse) as last year (different location o...
by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Saturday night's dinner... Honourable mentions: BPMJim for his love of southern cooking, MiWinger for best circular ride, Corky for best impression of a surfer on a Goldwing, Finwiz00 for most improved rider for one day, Larry for best map reader if maps are from the 1800's and best purveyor of quil...
by BlueThunder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Wow, what a ride! If you weren't able to make, boy did you miss a fantastic ride! It was great meeting old friends and making new ones. It would have been nice if the motel informed me when first contacted that the pool and outside tiki bar is closed after Labour Day, the stay none-the-less was comf...
by BlueThunder
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mini-Mate
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Mini-Mate

Larry,
Email me the pictures and I'll post them for you.
by BlueThunder
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

I will be leaving NY around 10pm. See you'all Wednesday for the bonus ride. Ride safe and I will see everyone at Maggie Valley.
by BlueThunder
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13679

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Last year we had the same forecast if I remember right. Anybody remember what the actual weather was like? We might have to adjust when each ride is planned but I'm betting it will all be good. If it rains, I will don my rain gear and be just fine. Also keep in mind that we will be wandering in and...