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post #2551 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Small world. I just met Greg from sportbikes4hire this past weekend. Great guy. He was furnishing a couple of bikes for the instructors at the Total Control Advanced Riding Class I took over the weekend. He told me they had a special for the two DRZ 400 bikes, 3 days for $499 for the pair.
Anyway, on Friday I zigged and zagged across Western NC. I had prepositioned near Boone and rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while before jumping off to head over to Hot Springs, NC. I love the road to the south out of Hot Springs. Ended up taking the Cherohala Skyway into TN and going up to Marysville where they had the class. Then I headed out to western Arkansas to visit family and run some roads out here. Arkansas has some great riding too. I plan to head back to Eastern North Carolina on Sunday. I will end up logging a little over 3000 miles on the trip.

lol, the next StyleForvm meat-up needs to feature leather and motorcycles, there are quite a few of us close to east Tennessee..
post #2552 of 4526
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

lol, the next StyleForvm meat-up needs to feature leather and motorcycles, there are quite a few of us close to east Tennessee..

I'll make the ride from Texas smile.gif
post #2553 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

Small world. I just met Greg from sportbikes4hire this past weekend. Great guy. He was furnishing a couple of bikes for the instructors at the Total Control Advanced Riding Class I took over the weekend. He told me they had a special for the two DRZ 400 bikes, 3 days for $499 for the pair.
Anyway, on Friday I zigged and zagged across Western NC. I had prepositioned near Boone and rode the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while before jumping off to head over to Hot Springs, NC. I love the road to the south out of Hot Springs. Ended up taking the Cherohala Skyway into TN and going up to Marysville where they had the class. Then I headed out to western Arkansas to visit family and run some roads out here. Arkansas has some great riding too. I plan to head back to Eastern North Carolina on Sunday. I will end up logging a little over 3000 miles on the trip.

Nice. I may take a vacation out there to get some instruction then followed by practice.

Greg's fleet is well maintained. It's impressive. Good to know about Arkansas! Ride safe.
post #2554 of 4526
Do you guys have any advice for not scuffing up your left shoe/boot when you ride? I feel like a nancy for asking, but I just ordered a new pair of Katahdins and don't want to have the left boot looking way different than the right. I like the worn in look, but I wouldn't mind avoiding the shifting scrapes if they are avoidable.
post #2555 of 4526
I have seen neoprene covers for the shift lever. The problem I get on my 1000 Mile boots is that the rubber puts a black stain on them.
post #2556 of 4526
Install one of these on your bike, it will keep your boots looking pretty.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #2557 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

Do you guys have any advice for not scuffing up your left shoe/boot when you ride? I feel like a nancy for asking, but I just ordered a new pair of Katahdins and don't want to have the left boot looking way different than the right. I like the worn in look, but I wouldn't mind avoiding the shifting scrapes if they are avoidable.

I have made a big patch out of thick leather that straps on the boot with a modified bicycle toe strap. I haven't had the chance to use it yet though.
post #2558 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

Do you guys have any advice for not scuffing up your left shoe/boot when you ride? I feel like a nancy for asking, but I just ordered a new pair of Katahdins and don't want to have the left boot looking way different than the right. I like the worn in look, but I wouldn't mind avoiding the shifting scrapes if they are avoidable.

You're overthinking this my friend, they are work boots. They aren't supposed to look pretty forever..
post #2559 of 4526
A couple of shots from my recent adventure. The second shot is on Hwy 8 (Western Arkansas) near the infamous Mena Airport.

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post #2560 of 4526
Gnat - did you ever encounter the clogged gas tank breather tube issue with either your Bonnie or Scrambler?

Seems to be a fairly common issue and I think it's happened to my bike.
post #2561 of 4526
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

You're overthinking this my friend, they are work boots. They aren't supposed to look pretty forever..

Ahh you're right. I felt like a wuss for asking, but I just wanted to see what my fellow fashionable riders thought.
post #2562 of 4526
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Install one of these on your bike, it will keep your boots looking pretty. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Having a suicide clutch would be SO fun, but I feel like I would end up killing myself. I guess that's where the name comes from...
post #2563 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

Do you guys have any advice for not scuffing up your left shoe/boot when you ride? I feel like a nancy for asking, but I just ordered a new pair of Katahdins and don't want to have the left boot looking way different than the right. I like the worn in look, but I wouldn't mind avoiding the shifting scrapes if they are avoidable.

Buy an old Brit bike. Then switch off bikes each day. You'll have equal scuffing on each boot.
post #2564 of 4526
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Originally Posted by KnowYourRights View Post

Buy an old Brit bike. Then switch off bikes each day. You'll have equal scuffing on each boot.

This is pure genius.crackup[1].gif
post #2565 of 4526
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Gnat - did you ever encounter the clogged gas tank breather tube issue with either your Bonnie or Scrambler?
Seems to be a fairly common issue and I think it's happened to my bike.

Weird, I have never had that problem. What makes you think this is your issue?
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