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About 9 miles.
Sounds like a trip up to Spruce Knob, highest point in WV. 12 miles uphill all the way, used to be gravel and the tourist traffic pounded it into moon dust. They finally paved it in the early 21st century, been wanting to take a bike ride up and check it out.

In the Fall it can be 50 degrees at the bottom and a full blizzard on top. Got a crazy video of that.
 

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This reminds me of the one and only time I ran out of gas on a motorcycle. 1970- something, there was a long (perhaps a mile) hill that ended at a major intersection....that had a gas station on each corner. (Shell, Sunoco, Mobile, and one I can’t remember)
The bike started chugging as I got near crest of the hill, and died as soon as I hit the top. I flicked it into neutral and coasted all the way down, making the light at the intersection, right into the Sunoco station, stopping right at one of the pumps.
A guy was filling up his car and waited until I got off the bike to tell me “That’s the quietest motorcycle I’ve ever seen.”
Rather than explain, I just said, “Yep. And it gets 78 miles per gallon”
(Which was somewhat true, it was a 185cc Suzuki TS185, and if you tried hard, it could get that mileage. But I rarely tried.....😉 )
I loved those old Suzis, the TS and the TC (topcat) with high/low range in the trans.
 

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You're in WV, right? So, since my road trip isn't going to happen this year, it will be next year. I'll be visiting Kentucky and then Ohio, and returning to NC will take me near (or through?) WV. Maybe we could meet up and cruise around!
Yep, maybe I can be back in the saddle by then. Actually had Christine out of the garage yesterday, didn't fire her up but the 10 year old AGM battery is still kicking 13.1 volts.

Christine is getting a bubble bath soon.
 

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Oh, wow! Christine!!! That was the name of the first book I read by Stephen King! Coincidentally, he was in the news recently, testifying on the government's behalf in opposition to two massive publishers joining forces in a merger.

I don't recall seeing pics of Christine? Is there some posted here of her?
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Should be some pics around, but I wouldn't know where to find them, I never have set up my album or gallery whatever they call it. I'll put some pics up after her bath, want to show off my back tire. Wait till you see my gremlin bell!

Her full name is... :)

Christine... Resurrected from a wreck
Pandora... Open her up and she'll get you, also her stage name at the strip club
Cheri... 2003 tank color, and a girl that loved me

Except now the tank is black and silver... 2005 colors.

Here's a pic...

I love this post!

Tire Wheel Plant Fuel tank Vehicle
 

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What a sexy gal! Chrome side covers, or a trick of the light? Gorgeous bike, Spockster!!!

Thanks. They're chrome, from a '97 I think, might also come on the '05. The '03 covers are burgundy metallic, I traded with someone on the forum.

My bike comes from a little bit of everywhere.

Edit... Covers are plastic, so they'll never rust. Don't wax plastic chrome or it will fade.
 

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I have an 05, the side covers are black. I saw the chrome on earlier bikes. Is the coating on those different from the air box chrome? I ask because that and the “chrome” overflow bottle cover I have both bubbled. I bought a new pair of air boxes from another member (name escapes me) and I’m thinking about using the other pair to experiment with a different look. Not quite sure what yet though.
I honestly don't know, but your bottle cover isn't very old is it? One of the small heat shields on top of head on mine has a bubble across the top. Not a real heat shield, just a plastic trim.

There's a process to spray chrome on plastic, I looked into it a few years ago, pretty amazing process and results. Literally a couple of minutes spraying, a rinse and it's done. There's some shops that will spray whatever you send them.

I'm about to try hydro dipping, going to order a tank ($25 swimming pool) as soon I get the shop ready. They have a chrome hydrodip film but I have no idea what the results look like. Going to do Fall camo on my atv. Then maybe some guns, helmets, who knows.
 

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The hydro dip. I never heard of it until you mentioned it in another thread before.
Ok, yeah I'll get some pics. There's a lot of videos on YouTube, they make it look easy. There's also a process where they pour paint on top of water then dip through it, comes out looking tie-dyed.
 

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AAA used to be popular when our only DMV was in the State Capitol building. People would use AAA to do the title and license transfer, walk out with a legal registration (a receipt) instead of waiting two weeks or driving 140 miles to stand in line all day.

Notary publics could do the same thing, and the fees were lower. Also no waiting in line at the notary's house.

Our DMV got a lot better but they lost it all with pandemic rules. Visit by appointment only, weeks long waiting list.
 

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The Internet, social media, instant messaging has brought out the worst in humanity. We'd be better off, and more civilized without it.

If it's possible to block users on this forum, I would use that feature.
It is possible to block users, I saw the ignore button somewhere the other day. In the person's profile maybe?

Yep, just click their avatar, click on the three dots that pop up on the far right of the avatar. Then click "Ignore".
 

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Yep, right next to 'Follow'. However, ignore is different than block.
Ignore means you won't receive notifications when that specific person posts. But, you would still see their replies in threads if you stumbled across them.

Block means they would be entirely invisible to you.
On the former site ignore would hide their posts.
 
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