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Offline Schnell

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2014, 09:34:57 am »
Hi, thanks for the response. Sorry, I don't know the manufacturer of the aftermarket exhaust. Ear plugs are on my list, especially now that I dropped my long time favourite and quiet Shoei helmet, breaking the visor mounting mechanism. I went for my first ride of the season on Easter weekend, with a secondary HJC helmet, and the wind noise was very annoying!
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2014, 01:16:10 pm »
Got it in the mail today.

From where? That's what I need.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2014, 02:03:43 pm »
Got it in the mail today.

From where? That's what I need.

I found it on the Internet. In a way, I'm embarassed to say that I bought the $12 unit from China instead of a $30 domestic unit.

I got a helmet today from kijiji ! This model (RF-1100) was on sale at some motorcycle shops for $350 because Shoei has introduced a successor model. (RF-1200) I got this helmet for $250 with an extra tinted face shield. I have to do this trip in a frugal manner in order to afford to do it at all, and I'm very happy to get a really good helmet.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2014, 02:25:49 pm »
I got the same RF-1100 helmet also on sale. It is a great helmet but a little on the heavy side (in XL) for my liking (1740g) and feels very big compared to my previous Shoeis (X-11 and TZR). However wind noise is decent (low) and field of view is very good.

Anyway I hope you like it and a good helmet is essential for a long trip!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2014, 02:35:06 pm »
My old helmet was a 15 year old Shoei RF-800. My new helmet is lighter. :)
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2014, 03:24:04 pm »
Like the Shoeis!  I have an old Shoei RF200.  Not my primary helmet any more, but I keep it around.  They are indeed nice helmets.  I only have one problem area in my Shoei 200, and that is the forehead, which receives pressure all day and by the third day of riding makes me dread to put the helmet on.  My primary is a Shark Evoline, but they quit selling them in the U.S.  Not sure why.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2014, 03:41:03 pm »
My old helmet was a 15 year old Shoei RF-800. My new helmet is lighter. :)

Ill agree with that  ;D I had a RF900 - now that was a great helmet!
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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #57 on: June 30, 2014, 03:09:23 pm »
The bike is ready! In the last 2 days, I:

Changed rear tire and tube
Oil and filter change
Valve adjust
Air screw adjust to 1 turn out
Carb sync with vacuum gauges

Leaving in a week!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2014, 04:09:05 pm »
Groovy dude!!


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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2014, 04:24:21 pm »
The bike is ready! In the last 2 days, I:

Changed rear tire and tube
Oil and filter change
Valve adjust
Air screw adjust to 1 turn out
Carb sync with vacuum gauges

Leaving in a week!

I wonder if you will cross paths with godzilla, you could probably win the most miles ridden.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2014, 04:27:06 am »
Could not find any updates from Schnell.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:00 am »
Hi there! Getting into front royal between 12 and 1 today. Updated my blog just now.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2014, 07:23:59 am »
Glad to hear from you! 

What is the time plan? 

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2014, 10:01:38 am »
I'm a bit behind. I'm in Winchester. Is there a landmark in front royal? A McDonald's? The skyline drive entrance?
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2014, 10:06:17 am »
I'll look for a mcD in front royal first.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2014, 10:09:33 am »
OK, I am working today but I can make time tomorrow to meet and ride with you.

Where are you staying for the night?


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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2014, 11:09:47 am »
South end of skyline dr. , waynesboro. Continuing south on Blueridge parkway tomorrow.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2014, 11:24:20 am »
Pity I did not hear from you sooner, I would take today off  :(

Have a safe trip!

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2014, 11:50:40 am »
Rethinking this. It just got wet and dark. Don't feel like riding the skyline in the rain. No views either. Take off tomorrow, and I'll look for a place to stay around front royal.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2014, 11:53:37 am »
just think of the adventure to be had  :D

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2014, 01:44:23 pm »
Stayed here at the cottage once near Luray. Quiet and outstanding gorgeous. Coffee on the back porch and sunrise over Blue Ridge, wow! Hike down to Shenandoah nice too.http://www.riverhillstables.com/main/index.php/lodging
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2014, 02:14:18 pm »
Check out Schnell's blog on his website.  He has a great picture the other day in front of a waterfall - it should have been posted on this site in the "on the road" thread.

P.S. Single Malt is great for drying out with!  ;)

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2014, 04:36:43 pm »
Great!  Post here where and when to meet you tomorrow and I will be there.

We had some major storm pull through today with floods in Piedmont.

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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2014, 07:09:52 pm »
Prokop, how about 9-10am @ McDonald's in Front Royal?

Thanks Bob. Internet access is limited, my time is limited. If a mod could move the photo, that would be great.
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Re: Great Circle Tour of the US, July 2014
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2014, 07:25:51 pm »
I'm just talking to a local, and here's my new plan: I'm taking 340 south instead of skyline because of the speed limit and cost, and getting my twisty kicks on the Blueridge parkway for free with better views. (So I've been told.) my destination for tomorrow night is Boone.

Still want to meet and ride a bit?
A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. --Lao Tsu

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1981 BMW R100/7,

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