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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2019, 3:28 pm Thread Starter
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The secret to Happiness

I couldn't decide on which bike to take to Deals Gap last year. Like a fully insane person I rode my Hyper 1100s from central Indiana to Gatlinburg and then on to the gap the next day. I did not turn a mile of interstate.

From Columbus Indiana to Frankfort Kentucky was a nail biter on mileage....I was on fumes !!

My buddy and his girlfriend trailer his R1 and my Monster 1200R and we camped for a week on the gap.

Amazing time. He was stunned as I am way way quicker on the monster than I ever was on my 1098. What can I say....a handlebar gives me confidence I guess.

The hyper pic is my "touring" set up. An airhawk pad, tail-bag and a backpack. It was not bad as a sport tourer although I did end up with a pinched nerve in my neck. Getting old ain't for sissies!!!

And yes....multile bike on a bike vacation is the secret to happiness. I am doing it again next week and again in September
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 2019, 3:39 pm
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great ride report, the hyper is definitely an excellent tool for US129! Glad to hear it was an OK tourer too. Hope you can make it to ECM next year!

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Sounds like a great ride, to me. I live in Gatlinburg, so the TOTD is right in my back yard. Both of my Ducs are 748's- I couldn't imagine making the trek on a Superbike from your neck of the woods, but on a Hyper.... oh yeah. That would be a great trip,indeed.
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Sounds like a great ride, to me. I live in Gatlinburg, so the TOTD is right in my back yard. Both of my Ducs are 748's- I couldn't imagine making the trek on a Superbike from your neck of the woods, but on a Hyper.... oh yeah. That would be a great trip,indeed.
Ride safe!

I met a guy a on the Dragon a few years back on a yellow 748 when I was down with my 1098 !! Think he had a New York plate. I am jealous AF that you liv in that area. Its a dream for me. I will be down on Friday the 14th with a bright blue HD and the Black Hyper.


Staying in town proper. I will be on the look out for a 748 !!

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Sounds like a great ride, to me. I live in Gatlinburg, so the TOTD is right in my back yard. Both of my Ducs are 748's- I couldn't imagine making the trek on a Superbike from your neck of the woods, but on a Hyper.... oh yeah. That would be a great trip,indeed.
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I met a guy a on the Dragon a few years back on a yellow 748 when I was down with my 1098 !! Think he had a New York plate. I am jealous AF that you liv in that area. Its a dream for me. I will be down on Friday the 14th with a bright blue HD and the Black Hyper.


Staying in town proper. I will be on the look out for a 748 !!

Sounds good, friend. You might see me up there. Be on the lookout for a silver one, too... I've been riding my Neiman-Marcus 748 a lot, lately.
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Tjenhuper or any standards/ultralight is a hoot there. I find I didn't enjoy my 1098s or 1098s streetfighter half as much as my monsters or rc390
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Tjenhuper or any standards/ultralight is a hoot there. I find I didn't enjoy my 1098s or 1098s streetfighter half as much as my monsters or rc390

Agreed ....The 1098 was pretty fun on the Cherahola Skyway I found but not nearly as much as the Monster. I head back down in about 2 weeks for camping and riding. I have to figure out how to get my Hyper in the bed of my truck (short bed) as I am taking my Monster and a buddies R1.

Probably wedge it in crossways and leave it behind if it wont fit. : (

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He was stunned as I am way way quicker on the monster than I ever was on my 1098. What can I say....a handlebar gives me confidence I guess.
That's interesting because my chicken strips are way smaller (not there) on my Scrambler, slightly more on my Multistrada and the biggest on my Diavel and Sport Classic. I've always thought that I need to go to a riding school to solve that issue.

Has to be a confidence thing right?

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 2019, 11:45 am Thread Starter
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That's interesting because my chicken strips are way smaller (not there) on my Scrambler, slightly more on my Multistrada and the biggest on my Diavel and Sport Classic. I've always thought that I need to go to a riding school to solve that issue.

Has to be a confidence thing right?
Tire size and riding style have alot to do with it. If you are able to hang off more you may end up with larger areas of unused tire as you do not have to lean the bike as much. Not sure if it means much anyway but confidence sure helps !

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