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Offline natalena

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Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:13:33 PM »
Any other brickheads going to Morton's Open House day in Fredricksburg this Saturday 6th (0900-1600)?
Suppose to be a nice day in the afternoon.
Cheers
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 06:35:13 PM »
I'm planning on attending depending on the weather, I'm always able to find some "bargain bin" items that I can't live without.

Looks like there may be some rain here in the morning but I like the ride on US 17.  Look for the Dakar Yellow K75S.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 04:25:15 PM »
I think mine was the only motobrick in attendance this year.

Attendance was much lower than previous years probably associated with the foggy/drizzle weather that morning and that they no longer provide a free lunch. 

Because of this I was able to do two demo rides, the first on a 310R and the second on a F850GS.  I found the 310 fun with a lot of shifting to keep up with the group, it was 666; 60mph, 6k rpm in 6th gear.  If I stayed in the 6k to 8-9k rpm range it was responsive and not buzzy, all-in-all a fun machine and I think the GS version would make a great light off-road machine.  The F850GS had a great instrument panel cluster and was very powerful with minimal buzz at the bars.  The only issue I had was when upshifting from 2nd to 3rd where it felt as if the shifter was disconnected and would not engage to upshift.  This may only be a concern with this bike but as I told the staff, "if I bought this it would be coming back for a fix".

As usual the staff at Morton's was great and I bought a Cardo system and as a great bonus won a pair of BMW Flow summer riding boots.  It was a good trip and I was able to make it back to watch the Virginia - Auburn basketball game.   Go Wahoos!
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »
Congrats on the raffle, that's a great score! My wife crashed on her bike while training at speed and got a concussion, so it's minding her for a couple days. Oh, her bike is OK, just scratched a bit. Helmet did it's job and probably saved her from being a cabbage.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 04:43:41 PM »
Good to hear she is OK - ATGATT

Still looking at a ride to MD next week?
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 05:56:25 PM »
Absolutely! It works out well, as I get to ride solo :)
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 08:28:52 AM »
These are the new BMW Flow summer riding boots I won at Morton's open house.  I wore them home and found them to be much cooler than the full leather ones although they are not waterproof.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 06:24:36 PM »
sexy... like eyeball pizza...
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 07:34:24 PM »
Legit kicks, and look comfy enough to walk around in too.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 08:06:08 PM »
Legit kicks, and look comfy enough to walk around in too.
Yes, nice boots.  I like them but if rain is in the forecast I will opt for my Dianese Gore-Tex.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 09:06:11 PM »
You guys are so lucky to have choice kit. If it rains, I have to stop at a supermarket for plastic produce bags to rubberband around the Van's.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 09:32:36 PM »
You guys are so lucky to have choice kit. If it rains, I have to stop at a supermarket for plastic produce bags to rubberband around the Van's.
That works too.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2019, 06:15:47 AM »
. . .  If it rains, I have to stop at a supermarket for plastic produce bags to rubberband around the Van's.
Definitely a Go Fund Me case. :1a:
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 07:37:24 AM »
Might as well try to fund a new helmet too.
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Re: Morton's Open House 6 Apr
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 09:09:46 AM »
I agree; you'll be tugging at heartstrings.
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