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Official 2019 Smokies meet and greet Sep 7-15

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  • Official 2019 Smokies meet and greet Sep 7-15

    Alright guys its almost that time again so here's a thread with inf that will be updated as it evolves.
    looks like most of the OG members are staying at Ela Campground but there is 2 hotels near it I'll put info after work
    Please put your name and intrested, maybe or yes and I'll start a list.

    Ela Campground
    https://www.elacampground.com
    Lloyds on the river (OG place we stayed)
    http://www.lloydsontheriver.com
    The hotel between Lloyds and Ela Campground
    https://tworiverslodgenc.com
    2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
    straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

  • #2
    Lori and I will be there. Ela Canpground for us this time around. Might do the whole week this time. Probably take a day or two and do some hiking in the mountains. Can’t get enough of that part of the country.

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    • Messer2.0
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      Is that the same girl from last year?

    • Deerkiller
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      Ha ha. Yes it is.

  • #3
    Bump
    2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
    straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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    • #4
      Looks like it will be the same few people, Grant, Kyle, Gus, and me lol
      2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
      straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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      • #5
        Dates are official. We plan on getting there on Saturday, September 7. See a few sights, hike a little. Most everyone is coming in on Tuesday, September 10th.

        Trying to talk Jake into coming right now...

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        • Messer2.0
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          He told me he was

      • #6
        Sunny and 75 in Bryson City! Had to break the new tire in so went and rode 28.
        2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
        straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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        • Deerkiller
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          What a great ride that is. Hell, they all are. Enjoy it for sure.

        • Messer2.0
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          Hey Kyle went and rode 28 north to your favorite road today lol

      • #7
        Due to so unexpected things I'm bowing out of this years meet. Yall have fun I'll try to send Grant a link or something of the roads I found.
        2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
        straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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        • #8
          Well stop over and say hi if you get a chance. I need to see that Kawi at any rate...

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          • Messer2.0
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            Ill see what I can do. Finances just got tight.

        • #9
          Hi Preston, Sorry to hear that things got a little tight..... As It looks now, I am tentatively planning on coming this year. (Subject to weather and many other potential issues......) If I do attend this year, I'll probably only hang a little with the group..... Getting excited to do some extended riding......

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          • Messer2.0
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            Glad to hear from you Greg! Hadn't seen you post in a bit

          • grigby
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            I don't login often, nor have I been riding very much. I think I've only put on 1000 miles a year, each of the last 3 years. I retired again, and my schedule got busier.

        • #10
          Dont go on nc 281 is is shit, hit sand, thank god for traction control and reaction time.
          2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
          straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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          • #11
            Why is it this meet is never made a sticky?
            2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
            straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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            • #12
              Originally posted by Messer2.0 View Post
              Why is it this meet is never made a sticky?
              Good point. Send a PM to a moderator.

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              • Messer2.0
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                Don't know the moderators anymore

            • #13
              Too way kool...awesome part of the country.
              I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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              • #14
                Originally posted by Messer2.0 View Post
                Don't know the moderators anymore
                Tykes_Place, Bubbakahunna, Doc_V.

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                • #15
                  Just checking in to see if the Smoky's meet and greet is still on? Who's thinking of attending so far, Deerkiller and friend, Grant, Gus, Jake?, Preston? anyone else?

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                  • #16
                    Oh it’s on for sure. Just got my new tires delivered last week. Hoping to get the bike all squared away in the next 2 weeks for the upcoming shenanigans, lol.

                    Grant invited a couple that is planning on being there. Newcomers for this event. Don’t know if anyone else. Except maybe Joe if we can get him to come for a few rides.

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                    • #17
                      Kyle, thanks for the response. I plan on attending. I should know for certain by the end of the week. Bike goes into the shop for its annual inspection and a once over by my service. guy. I presume everyone is staying at Ela Campgrounds?

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                      • #18
                        Gus is staying at Lloyd’s as far as I know. Most of the crew will be at Ela campground.

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                        • #19
                          Just got my third set of tires Saturday! Cant wait till September!
                          2018 Kawasaki Concours 14
                          straight roads are for fast bikes, curves are for fast riders.

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                          • #20
                            Dropped off the tires at the dealership today. Got there just in time. Traffic around here sucks in the afternoon. Should pick them all up tomorrow hopefully.

                            Had another problem when removing the brake calipers on one of the bikes. Damn threads in the fork came out with one of the bolts. Damn.

                            Was going to go the HeliCoil route but then did some research and the Timesert looks like a much better repair. Ordered the kit (holy crap $$$$) and will be working on it next week. Ordered some drilled race spec bolts for the caliper mounting bolts today also. Figured I’ll torque them properly this time and just safety wire them for my peace of mind. New battery, new brake pads, brake fluid. Lot to do. Plus this house remodel project. Sheesh. I guess I’ll get all the rest I need when I’m dead, lol.

                            Can’t wait for this trip. There’s nothing like it

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