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New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content #434186
05/09/12 10:50 pm
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Well, the deal is done. I bought a Modern Motorcycle.

I've had a hankerin for one for a while, and I honestly was trying to buy a Triumph. I fancied a Sprint GT, but in the end, it seemed more like a crotch rocket with saddle bags, than a true touring bike- too heavy on the "sport" angle. Well not to mention it would'a cost me a REAL chunk-o-change...

So I set my sights on a different machine, of German heritage. And not brand-y new, but a 2002 model. Since I own a couple of these beasts (of various vintage) already, I figured it wasn't too long a leap, from the frying pan to the fire, dontcha know.

SO here she (it) is:

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Lemme tells ya, these things are hard to lay hands on lately. They fairly fly outta folks garages. I finally got mine tho- BUT it was a full 8 hours off, in the southern end of Virginia. Down where the countryside looks like this:

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The lovely Miss C drove down with me, and then followed me home, I on the bike and she in the car. We left Friday afternoon and drove most of the way there, staying the night at a fantastic little 1950s motel, the Alpine Motel- it's shining lights on the hill behind the place like a beacon to some weary travelers:

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After picking up the bike and moving out, we stopped along the way to visit with Lannis & Fay at their lovely County Estate. Well it WAS "on the way"... Kinda.

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We (thoroughly) enjoyed a nice evening of fantastic Southern Hospitality and good company, then got up Sunday and took a bimble the next day up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, as it was "on our way" home... Well, more or less on the way anyhow.

Unlike the last time (which I believe all will agree will live in infamy) -when it poured buckets of rain, and was so foggy you were hard pressed to follow your front wheel- as you couldn't SEE it! This time the weather cooperated more in the way you like- It was cool and cloudy, with alternating sunshine and some fog. More over, the Parkway was all but deserted! Nobody there, well HARDLY any one.

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It was great, and the ride home was 625 miles exactly. All was good -totally uneventful, in fact- until about 20 feet from my driveway, when some kid pulled out right in front of me as he and his buddies were leaving the park across the street from our house!



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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434190
05/09/12 11:02 pm
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Nice photos once again Tom. Nice that you could pop in on Lannis and Faye too. That bike should take you just about any place you choose to go. (as long as it is paved at least)


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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434216
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Thanks Tom. :bigt
Pics = memories beerchug

Blue Ridge clap

2c


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434221
05/10/12 2:29 am
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It was sho' a nice day, that Sunday - we "saw them on their road" on the way to take the big Beemer back to its new home ....

Glad to have Tom and Cynthia at Chez Selz
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Some cloudy bits up in the hills -

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Monacan Indians? Must be Amherst County

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Mountain laurel in bloom everywhere

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A feller from Boston who was down riding "our" roads tells Cynthia about the ride:

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And blue skies finally prevailed!

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Nice day out even if it was on appliances! The BritBikes will have their outings though ...

Lannis


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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434224
05/10/12 2:32 am
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that is quite the appliance Tom! congrats!

I like how they've redesigned the fairing to direct the engine heat AWAY from your knees, not fully onto them smile


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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434256
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WOW thanks for that.always good to see faces and new country

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434278
05/10/12 3:04 pm
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Back on the mainland!
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Nice pho-toes boys!

Tupperware, huh? Does the gas tank 'burp' after you replace the cap?? laugh

Steve


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"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

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Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434288
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I bought a Modern Motorcycle


If that's a Beemer... where are the cylinderheads?

crazy

You are right about the Hinkley Sprint GT. I sat on it three years ago, shortly after my hernia operation.
Within a few seconds I realised there was no way I would be able to edure that bike for more than half an hour and did not even testride.
A week later I went for the Trophy I have now. Love at first sit grin

Enjoy that bike, Tom.

beerchug


PS, theres nice countryside over here also.

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Problem is:when you turn around 180 degr, this is what you see... grin

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Ger B

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434440
05/11/12 1:05 pm
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Nice Beemer Dude! Looks like ya'll had a blast! Reminds me of the road trip I took from Atlanta to Chicago to get the wifes 2005 Triumph back in '07....Flew up there, rode the bike back solo. Really enjoyed the ride...


If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, you've highsided!"
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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434483
05/11/12 3:21 pm
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I'd have flown and rode myself but no airports
at Big Stone Gap, VA! laughing
So pulled the slower option- DRIVE & Ride... smile
ALL Good!

K100 sale pending to a nice man from Buffalo NY-
We've reached an agreement, I'm waiting on deposit and new title from PENNDOT (VIN issue- now resolved). Just cut the cost of the newbie ride in (slightly better than) half! clap


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434528
05/11/12 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
I'd have flown and rode myself but no airports
at Big Stone Gap, VA! laughing
So pulled the slower option- DRIVE & Ride... smile
ALL Good!

K100 sale pending to a nice man from Buffalo NY-
We've reached an agreement, I'm waiting on deposit and new title from PENNDOT (VIN issue- now resolved). Just cut the cost of the newbie ride in (slightly better than) half! clap


Good that the old bike sold (we hope) ... don't want too many bikes piling up making the investment look too big!

Time to put in some miles with Cynthia aboard and let her compare it to the R100 ...

Lannis


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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434546
05/11/12 10:02 pm
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Cynthia's already said (after a shorty ride around the block) that the seat is more comfortable than any other bike I own... Slippery tho, something that others have said as I asked about on *other* forums.... Someone said they got a tiburon(?) seat cover that stopped all the sliding about.

I'll have to sort that. I'm trying to visualize a Russell Day Long saddle on the K12... Not sure that's the way I wanna go...


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434614
05/12/12 8:18 am
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Tiburon, afa I know, is a brandname for gels which are used (among many other applications) in competition bicycle sadles.

You can try a gel pad as I have on the Hinkly Trophy.
It's less slippery than the original seat cover material.
There is a shape for the rider and a shape for the passenger.
I only have the rider pad. My wife refuses to sit on a motorcycle.


Ger B

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434622
05/12/12 9:17 am
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Tom Bro dude, now THAT is a perfick bike for my Brother from another mother :bigt With a machine such as that, the World is your Lobster, we'll be expecting ride reports from far afield from ya soon dude, fill the tank, load up, press the button and enjoy...

In the meantime, I'll be here blowing up BSA's and trying to rebuild them, so betwixt us both, we've got it covered grin

Be careful with them Gel seats out in the Sun lad, been told they heat up something cronic, and when your Biker Babe sits down.. shocked

Just sayin'


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Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434623
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Shaun: A lady is not supposed to sit on a bike in a mini skirt.

laughing


Ger B

Re: New Tupperware in The Driveway No BritBike Content [Re: ricochetrider] #434682
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Tom all I can say is brrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmmm........ laughing


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Wondering what the next project will be!

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