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Deal's Gap 2012

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    Deal's Gap 2012


    17 days until we leave

    I'll be bringing a full toolbox with all metric goodies, a set of stands, small air compressor (there is one at the house too), large cooler for shopping runs.

    In an effort not to waste space/weight on the way down, let's get a full list of things we should be bringing and make sure there aren't duplicates. Some things you guys each may want to bring (fluids and tire gauge, etc).

    Feel free to edit the list, put your name next to something if you plan on bringing it:

    Chain Lube (TheIglu)
    Tire Gauge (TheIglu)
    Front/Rear Stand (spool rear, pin front w/all pins) (TheIglu)
    Large cooler (TheIglu)
    CB-Radio (TheIglu)
    Radar detector (TheIglu)
    Fuel jugs (TheIglu, I'll bring two 5 gallon ones)
    Laptop(s) (TheIglu)
    GPS



    I'll be bringing a second bike to serve as a spare.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Chain Lube (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Tire Gauge (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Front/Rear Stand (spool rear, pin front w/all pins) (TheIglu) Rear Adjustable stand (Squidly)
    Large cooler (TheIglu)
    CB-Radio (TheIglu)
    Radar detector (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Fuel jugs (TheIglu, I'll bring two 5 gallon ones) (Squidly-Qty.1)
    Laptop(s) (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    GPS (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    DOT4 Fluid (Squidly)
    Tire plug repair kit (Squidly) Will have on bike at all times.
    Small lense cleaning solution and a rags for cleaning shields during rides.

    Also if we have room and I get the SV Registered can have a spare bike as well. I really want to tool on the Dragon with it!


    So, a Pre-Gap meeting is in order and we still need a few people to go...
    Bruce confirmed he will meet us down there..





    I'll be bringing a second bike to serve as a spare.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    You'll probably ride that SV more then the Ape down there, so get on it!

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Dont forget to map out all the good stuff around the Gap.. I assume you will do the skyway? Head the NC SC areas for less traveled roads.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    I've spent nearly two months of my life down there, Mike probably more. We already know all the goodies

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    Have fun Clayton! Be safe n come back the same way.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    sounds like an awesome trip. hopefully next year i can join you! Have fun!

    Tim

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Where should we meet up on the ride down?

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I've spent nearly two months of my life down there, Mike probably more. We already know all the goodies
    wish I could have made it, been too long for me

    will you be doing any off road?

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    will you be doing any off road?
    id like to, but not sure these guys will be up for it on the SVs.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    most of this stuff ive got and if 2 people are bringing them then i may not unless someone insists i should
    Chain Lube (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Tire Gauge (TheIglu) (Squidly)(oxx)
    Front/Rear Stand (spool rear, pin front w/all pins) (TheIglu) Rear Adjustable stand (Squidly)
    Large cooler (TheIglu)---ive got one also if you think we need it
    CB-Radio (TheIglu)---maybe....ill look
    Radar detector (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Fuel jugs (TheIglu, I'll bring two 5 gallon ones) (Squidly-Qty.1)---ive got 1 if you think we need it
    Laptop(s) (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    GPS (TheIglu) (Squidly)(oxx)....gotta get my power set up on the bike so i can use it on the bike
    DOT4 Fluid (Squidly)---maybe i should bring brake and clutch fluid
    Tire plug repair kit (Squidly) Will have on bike at all times.
    Small lense cleaning solution and a rags for cleaning shields during rides.
    slime kit (oxx)
    wise ass sense of humor (oxx)
    mad skills (oxx)

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Nice add on's Oxx, this is why you fit in so well with this group! Keep your mad skills in check, these roads will own your ass.. Besides that these roads will give you a permagrin during the whole trip!

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Half Squid View Post
    .. Besides that these roads will give you a permagrin during the whole trip!
    muscle relaxers (oxx)

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    I'll be bringin the Wee down. Now exactly off-road capable, but we can hit Tatham Gap (the "Gravel Dragon") if ya want. It's pretty close to the house.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    it cant be any less off road than mine.
    i bent both wheels yesterday. hit a good sized rock that was hidden in some grass.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Started trip preparation tonight. Airbags for the truck will be here Thursday. SV is in the basement getting tires swapped and an oil change.

    Still need to do an oil change on the Wee and straighten out the hackjob wiring. New seat came in for it today, used Vee seat, just from initial sitting, it is much better. Flatter/wider/less dished and low. Be a good grocery getter for us

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Where is the picture of Randy going through a stream with his SV from one of our earlier trips?

    KB getting air on the superhawk on a dirt road?

    Mike nearly digging a trench with the RC51 trying to make it up that road (441 was it?)?

    Nah, we don't do dirt down there....

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    We always found dirt Roads when Randy broke out the topographical maps!

    The Priller is ready, SV might get ready. If I can chase this stupid wire for the right directional and get it to function then it's street legal, well I also need to fab up a licence plate bracket. I just bought 2 set of race plastics, one is a GSXR set and a set of custom lights I will try to fab up prior to the trip, otherwise it's going Mad Max Streetfighter as it sits now.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    So cool.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Anyone interested in a short notice vacation?

    We have a spot for one more.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Lunch Spots:

    Highlands place with the ENOURMOUS deli sandwiches

    Tellico Plains Cafe over the Cherohala with the delicious fried catfish sandwich

    Mexican spot in town was actually pretty good for a local spot close by, maybe hit that Saturday night after our long trip down

    Any other spots we remember were worth the trip?

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    Someone needs to bring a tire pen

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    most of this stuff ive got and if 2 people are bringing them then i may not unless someone insists i should
    Chain Lube (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Tire Gauge (TheIglu) (Squidly)(oxx)
    Front/Rear Stand (spool rear, pin front w/all pins) (TheIglu) Rear Adjustable stand (Squidly)
    Large cooler (TheIglu)---ive got one also if you think we need it
    CB-Radio (TheIglu)---maybe....ill look
    Radar detector (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    Fuel jugs (TheIglu, I'll bring two 5 gallon ones) (Squidly-Qty.1)---ive got 1 if you think we need it
    Laptop(s) (TheIglu) (Squidly)
    GPS (TheIglu) (Squidly)(oxx)....gotta get my power set up on the bike so i can use it on the bike
    DOT4 Fluid (Squidly)---maybe i should bring brake and clutch fluid
    Tire plug repair kit (Squidly) Will have on bike at all times.
    Small lense cleaning solution and a rags for cleaning shields during rides.
    slime kit (oxx)
    wise ass sense of humor (oxx)
    mad skills (oxx
    whiskey disappearer , very convenient when too much whiskey is present (intrepidse17)
    slow noob (intrepidse17)

    We def need to get some BBQ while we are down there.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    This goes without saying!!! There is plenty of good BBQ round dem deyer parts....

    Time to start practicing southern vocabulary so we blend in... Although having as many teeth as we all do, they will know we are not from round deyer...

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    We def need to get some BBQ while we are down there.

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    DANG

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    Re: Deal's Gap 2012

    Clutch fluid?


    Yeah, bring some blinker fluid too.

    For the record, I am NOT bringing a GPS on the bike. Just in the car.

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