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Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. #6501259
03/25/19 11:07 PM
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Susan and I live in East Tennessee, our quickest way up out of the valley heat after a day of yard work is thru the 'tail of the dragon ' . World famous twisty road, our back yard. Anyhow, when my floorboards would 'tinkle'(just barely dragging ) I'd get a nudge in the ribs, when the supports under the floorboards would start dragging I'd get punched in the ribs. When the rear tire slightly lifted and cherped I'd get punched harder. Well, no bad butted biker such as myself is going to take that bull from the second string seat warming passenger. Heck no! Get off my bike! Here's yours!. By God, I'll ride how I want now! By God! Now I've slowed by 35% and am wearing the mirrors out. Am I going to fast? Will she kill herself trying to keep up with me? By God! Oh just By God. Remind me to tell y'all of the time she got a bee in her bonnet & I cussed her like a red headed stepchild come to borrow money.


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6501351
03/26/19 05:31 AM
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We went down a few years ago to ride it. There was a group of 20 bikes. Only one of us had ever done it before. We were sitting around a camp fire the first night and the guy who had done it before brought out a new set of pegs and started to replace his.
The one lady asked him why he was doing that he said; "My old lady gets cranky when sparks start flying out from under the bike going thru some of those turns." The look on her face was priceless.


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6501394
03/26/19 07:13 AM
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I hear horror stories of it. Sounds awesome. I know a couple that got separate bikes like that. He got her a Hybussa street bike. Sounds crazy but they liked all that power so she could just leave it in 3rd/4rth gear. I'm guessing a guy with Harley in his user name doesn't think much of street bikes. Those are the idiot stories I hear about though. I like your posts / stories. Street bike vs truck that isn't supposed to be on that stretch of road. Etc. Im sure you have Dragons Tail stories. Hey that reminds me I am supposed to remind you of telling that story.

Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6501486
03/26/19 09:20 AM
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have done the dragon a few times
i dont push it anymore, but you can't not scrape pegs on that road

wife won't ride with me and I havent convinced her to get a bike yet - but my oldest daughter wants one, so maybe I can get them both on 2 wheels


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: l1ranger] #6502095
03/26/19 08:44 PM
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Another good ride is the "Rattler" Starts in Haywood county and thru Madison county to Hot Springs.Not as intense as Dragon Tail


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6502118
03/26/19 09:05 PM
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A friend got his wife her own bike and he was always worrying for the first couple of weeks because she was behind him, now he worries because she is a head of him leaving him behind.

Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: Bob_Iowa] #6502363
03/27/19 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
A friend got his wife her own bike and he was always worrying for the first couple of weeks because she was behind him, now he worries because she is a head of him leaving him behind.

Thanks for the laugh.

Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6502425
03/27/19 08:33 AM
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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: OhioBoy] #6566395
07/02/19 07:04 AM
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You would be wrong about me not liking crotch rockets, I just wish I could ride them like some of the bad butts I see on them!


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: Scuba1] #6566396
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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6566437
07/02/19 08:22 AM
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You haven’t lived until you drove the “Tail of the Dragon” in a mini-van.lol

PS: it was a rental from the airport. We were down there on a fishing trip and sightseeing on the Tukaseegee(sp?)

Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6566835
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i used to run the "back of the dragon" here in a 1974 IH loadstar 1600 talk about bad butted


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6566840
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Good friend of mine crashed his Harley the other day. Had a lady friend on the back. She got lots of hide scraped off and a broken shoulder and ankle. Buddy broke his neck. He will heal up fine but has to wear a basket on his head for a few months. Said bike got a death wobble? in a curve. Not sure exactly what that is but Im glad he and her will both be ok. After some heal up time.


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6566891
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It is said that the Tail of the Dragon (Hwy 129) has 311 tight turns over 11 miles of winding twisting narrow mountain road. Sally and I have been thru there several times on our Honda Goldwing touring bike. Its a scary ride for sure on those decreasing radius turns. Last time we were there, we were above the clouds, roads were wet. Something about riding along the edge of the pavement with no guard rail looking straight down for hundreds of feet makes me nervous. I probably had a death grip on the bike. Beautiful country up there. All of the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful. If you get up that way, be sure to stop at the little motel at the bottom of the run and look at the pictures on the wall of the crashes that have occurred on the tail over the years.

Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: harleydparts] #6567155
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318 turns in 11 miles - atleast thats what the Tshirt says.

we do an annual ride with some friend every year - this year, due to whatever reasons, we are doing the Parkway again.

I'm hoping we can cover the whole thing - the section between asheville and cherokee is my favorite for riding.

last time we were down that way, there was a Dodge Viper group thing going on. Counted over 200 go by before we stopped, pretty cool to see all those.


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: danny clifton] #6567655
07/04/19 01:30 AM
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The death wobble has puckered me up 3 times now, I've only experienced it at speeds above 80 mph in curves while hitting a slight bump. Thank God for my dirt bike days, the only save all three times were to hit the rear brake while down shifting and putting all the throttle to it I could. Until you experience a tank slapper ( handle bars want to hit each side of the fuel tank, quickly) you would just not believe how violent it is. The solution is transmission braces.


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: l1ranger] #6567656
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Originally Posted by l1ranger
318 turns in 11 miles - atleast thats what the Tshirt says.

we do an annual ride with some friend every year - this year, due to whatever reasons, we are doing the Parkway again.

I'm hoping we can cover the whole thing - the section between asheville and cherokee is my favorite for riding.

last time we were down that way, there was a Dodge Viper group thing going on. Counted over 200 go by before we stopped, pretty cool to see all those.

My dentist runs his zo6 hard thru there. As much as I pay that guy & he won't even let me borrow his vette!


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Re: Bikers kicking the ole lady off the bike. [Re: Davexx1] #6567658
07/04/19 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Davexx1
It is said that the Tail of the Dragon (Hwy 129) has 311 tight turns over 11 miles of winding twisting narrow mountain road. Sally and I have been thru there several times on our Honda Goldwing touring bike. Its a scary ride for sure on those decreasing radius turns. Last time we were there, we were above the clouds, roads were wet. Something about riding along the edge of the pavement with no guard rail looking straight down for hundreds of feet makes me nervous. I probably had a death grip on the bike. Beautiful country up there. All of the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful. If you get up that way, be sure to stop at the little motel at the bottom of the run and look at the pictures on the wall of the crashes that have occurred on the tail over the years.
The new side of the parkway is finally open, the views there are the best I've ever seen and I've seen just about all the U.S. has to offer.


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