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by Biff's R
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: glove suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: glove suggestions

I use elkskin roper gloves made by the Sullivan glove company. The elkskin is thick but supple. Aerostich and Held make similar gloves and all three have longer options.
by Biff's R
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: glove suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: glove suggestions

I use elkskin roper gloves made by the Sullivan glove company. The elkskin is thick but supple. Aerostich and Held make similar gloves and all three have longer options.
by Biff's R
Mon May 11, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED

I called the hotel and canceled today. Was holding out hope, but due to the current circumstances its untenable. Maybe next year, or the fall.
by Biff's R
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV

i believe that you can cancel up to 24 hours before. I think there is some leniency given the current situation.

Just was doing a preliminary check to see whether to go ahead as planned or postpone or cancel.
by Biff's R
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV

I talked with Denise at the hotel today. As of right now there are only 2 reservations in the group with myself being one of those. I need to get a head count to see if this is still feasible. Thanks
by Biff's R
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV

I need to look at what the current regulations are in WV. What's sad is that I have no clue what the regulations are here in Ohio. Been busy at work and up at 2 am almost everyday(so I am a de facto zombie). That sucks Tom and kevin. Maybe Hungry Mother is a possibility for you guys.
by Biff's R
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV

Just a reminder to book your room in the next week or so to make sure they don't release any rooms.
by Biff's R
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Beakster Bash 17- May 14-17 - Fayetteville, WV - CANCELED

CANCELED May 14-17, 2020 Quality Inn New River Gorge Fayetteville, WV (304) 574-3443 Rooms are $89/night plus tax under a group rate for "Beakster Bash" Attn: Touchton, the Dairy Queen is still next door to the motel. Just down the street from the New River Gorge Bridge, and a bunch of gre...
by Biff's R
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Holiday advice please!
Replies: 13
Views: 2959

Re: Holiday advice please!

Sorry, I can't be of much help. I live east of the Mississippi River, and most of my experience is riding in the Appalachian Mountains. May be hard to find an old car to rent, but you may be able to purchase and sell one for about the same price. Also one thing to look at is Hertz is starting to ren...
by Biff's R
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: BMW waterproof gear-anybody use it?
Replies: 18
Views: 5647

Re: BMW waterproof gear-anybody use it?

I have 2 pairs of the BMW Goretex boots. The only times my feet have gotten wet is when some other part fails and the water runs down my legs and into the boots. One other time was when I stepped into water deeper than the boot is tall. The older pair is 15-16 years old and the young ones are about ...
by Biff's R
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 12462

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

I somehow missed these too! Thanks for sharing pics Boxer and WNC! Posts like this and getting people together to share a common interest is THE reason I started this site. I'm really chuffed to see the traditions continue. Thanks Doug for making these all possible for so many years. This site and ...
by Biff's R
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Tire Mileage
Replies: 19
Views: 6236

Re: Tire Mileage

I personally think that the Michelin Pilot Road 1 was the best all around tire for the 1150R, unfortunately the got wise and upgraded them. I had one set of Pilot Road 2 and they scalloped like the old original Macadams. Metzelers were ok, but I ended up getting the Bridgestone 021, then 023, and th...
by Biff's R
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 12462

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Thanks for uploading the pics Vann. Sorry for the delayed response.
by Biff's R
Mon May 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 12462

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

John and I will be there sometime Friday.
by Biff's R
Wed May 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Alaska (Tires)
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Alaska (Tires)

I thought the Anakee 3 were decent for road and gravel riding on the 800GS, but I just mounted a set of Motor TractionatorGPS tires on the 800. I only have 50 miles on them, but they seem good so far.
by Biff's R
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 12462

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Room booked for Friday and Saturday nights. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.
by Biff's R
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Alaska (Tires)
Replies: 24
Views: 5038

Re: Alaska (Tires)

A friend of mine is only gonna get 2500 miles out of his rear Pirelli Scorpion(STR maybe). His KTM 1290 has 160 horsepower and he is resorting to Rain mode to save tires. LOL I was going to Suggest TKC70. I have been kinda impressed with the Anakee 3 tires on the F800GSA, but I have a set of the Mot...
by Biff's R
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 12462

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

I'm working on the calendar for this. My kids and wife have too much stuff going on. Worst case is I day trip it down. But you guys from out west will love West Virginia. Just hope it doesn't snow.
by Biff's R
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Front Shock Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 3283

Re: Front Shock Cover

Never had an issue with the shafts, or seals on the shocks on the R1150R(even riding it on dirt and gravel roads
by Biff's R
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Need new tires....what do you like?
Replies: 24
Views: 6732

Re: Need new tires....what do you like?

I was always a fan of the Bridgestone T30. The price was good enough that the 3 rear to 2 front wear rsatio was still a better price I never found them lacking for traction