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    Quote Originally Posted by morgie View Post
    Starting to plan ride from Ct to BRP,have done Skyline Trail and interested in joining parkway south of Roanoke, from Ct will slab it on 84 to Scranton.Then 81 to 80 to 99.Was thinking of getting on 220 in Cumberland Md and following it south to Roanoke.
    If you need a shop for anything, Frontline BMW in Salem is a good stop.
    Salem is on the north side of Roanoke.

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    311 north of Roanoke to Paint Bank is a fun road.
    Paint Bank General Store is a good place to eat.

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    I picked up a "00 R1100RT in Greenwich , CT and just got home. I slabbed it to Front Royal and skylined it. Then I jumped back on interstates, 81 and 59 were fine. Some not so fine. I'll post some pics when I get a chance.

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    Lee, you are riding some of my pavement. You have a knack for finding good, lesser traveled roads. By the way, I have not used Frontline often, but have been there a few times and had good experiences. Ride on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    By the way, I have not used Frontline often, but have been there a few times and had good experiences. Ride on.
    We stopped a couple times just for the heck of it. Friendly sales and parts staff.
    Shortly before we stopped there the last time two shops local to us had the Streetguard gear at 1/2 price.
    Debbie was able to buy both pants and Jacket but the shops did not have pants for me in my size.
    I asked the Frontline parts guy if they planned to put theirs on clearance.
    He said he was planning on changing out the Streetguard gear for other stuff and could give me a discount. His price was slightly higher but he shipped it home for us free and no tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgie View Post
    Before I go a Russell Day Long will be in order,went north to Lake Placid,NY for three days and found Rt seat to be very uncomfortable. Even with sheepskin.Wife and I were leaving to come home from NY last Friday,loaded up bike and had notice on dash that rear tire was low on air,went immediately to put air in and as I did noticed shiny screw head sticking out of tire,a little saliva( bubbles ) and I wanted to scream. We were 300 miles from home and wasn't ready for this issue.Fortunatley there was a mobile station 100 yards away,they were amazing, guy plugged tire and was on road in twenty minutes.His guage was off as he put 54 pounds of pressure in tire but I quickly fixed that.Took main roads home at reasonable pace.Could have been alot worse as we were on some pretty remote roads in Adirondacks.
    and that is why i always carry at tire plug kit and mini-pump with me....
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