"Gather 'round, lads.... gather 'round"...
Burt Lancaster / The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Around the 1st or 15th of each month, when I deem you are worthy, we put out our cheesy newsletter to inform the masses as to what's happening in the BMW K12RS/GT/S/R world and of course... Pirates' Lair. How else are you going to find out? If you want to subscribe and have these sent via e-mail to your home or office just let us know at pirate@acelink.net .. otherwise you'll get 95% of it here. Why only 95%? Because I tend to tell the brutal truth as I see it on many issues/products and while I don't mind spewing "my opinion" into your home, office or cell, I have no desire to slam, insult, or malign any company, individual, competitor in public.. unless they blatantly deserve it. Also... something to keep in mind... My language in the email subscription version may offend the meek. Subscribe at your own risk. The on-line version is a bit more... PC..

While I do try to add a little humor in every newsletter, some of my language may offend the mild mannered or meek amongst us. If you are offended easily I suggest you look elsewhere for your written info-tainment. So it is written.. so let it be done....

The Latest Cheesy Pirates' Lair Newsletter: April 2008 Issue

Fellow esteemed and quasi-esteemed motorcyclists.... ..A famous (and slightly edited ) movie moment to start the month.....

Spartan King Leonidas, seeing the Persian god-king approaching in the distance tells his captain."I leave you in charge." The captain questions his Kings fearless willingness to walk out to meet the Persian invader. The wise king assures him.....Relax, old friend. If they kill me, all Sparta goes to war. Pray they're that stupid. Pray we're that lucky. He takes a bite of an apple then walks boldly out.. alone... spear in hand to meet the conquering invader...

Leonidas: Let me guess.. you must be Xerxes..
Come Leonidas, let us reason together. It would be a regrettable waste. It would be nothing short of madness for you, brave king, and your valiant troops to perish.. Giving up all hope of ever reading your Cheesy Pirates Lair Newsletter again.. All because of a simple misunderstanding. There is much our cultures could share.
King Leonidas: Haven't you noticed? We've been sharing our culture with you all morning.
Xerxes: It isn't wise to stand against me, Leonidas. Imagine what horrible fate awaits my enemies when I would gladly kill any of my own men for victory.
Leonidas: And I would die for any one of mine.
Xerxes: You Greeks take pride in your logic. I suggest you employ it. Consider the beautiful land you so vigorously defend. Picture it reduced to ash at my whim. Consider the fate of your women.
Leonidas: Clearly you don't know our women! I might as well have marched them up here, judging by what I've seen.
Xerxes: ... I am a generous god. I can make you rich beyond all measure. I can make you warlord of all Greece. You will carry my battle standard to the heart of Europa. Your Athenian rivals will kneel at your feet.. .if you will but kneel at mine.
King Leonidas: You are generous as you are divine, oh King of Kings. Such an offer only a madman would refuse. ....but the idea of kneeling... you see, slaughtering all those men of yours has left a nasty cramp in my leg. So kneeling is going to be hard for me.

King Leonidas / Gerard Butler   Xerxes  / Rodrigo Santoro  / 300... (2007)

News From The Two-Wheeled No-Spin Zone...!!

Picture Of The Month! Texas In The Spring! (Click Image for a Larger View)

Every month customers send us killer photos and I see no reason to keep them to myself so what better way to say thanks for sharing than to post them in this Picture of the Month spot..

Our April POTM was sent in by by B. Lawrence. Yes.. that's the Texas Hill Country where this month's THCR will be held ..I LOVE that part of the country. I can almost smell the flowers now..

If you would like to contribute your own"worthy" shot for our newsletter, here's what I'll need. First.. just email me 1 or 2 of your best digital shots. It'll need to be at least 800x600 in size or larger and preferably A. Of a BMW K1200S, K1200RS, K1200R, R Sport, or any model year K1200GT and B. In focus.

Click For Larger Image If You Dare..
Click Image for a Larger View
Hi-Rez is fine just not "stupid-large." If you don't know how to reduce a photo from a gargantuan size.. buy a freakin' book or program and learn. Geezz. Along with the photo, provide your full name and a paragraph or two explaining when and where the shot was taken.. some minor details...whatever you want to add.. temp, camera, state of mind, etc, .. I'll evaluate all the photos I accumulate at the end of the month and pick one. No promises! If you beg me to post yours.. that will guarantee you that I won't. Savvy?

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The 2008 Texas Hill Country K12 Rally!! Saddle Up Pardner! (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

We're just a few weeks from the I-BMW.com sponsored 2008 Texas Hill Country Rally! WooHoo!! Ground-zero is at the River Inn Resort in Hunt, Texas on the banks of the Guadeloupe river. Show up and you won't be disappointed.. I've been to them all and this one is my favorite..Wonderful roads, great food, and the always jovial Officer Sanchez to welcome you to the area. You'll find everything from Deals Gap twisties to wide open triple digit straights.. It simply doesn't get much better than this. What's really amazing is finding these world class roads right smack dab in the middle of Texas!! Who'd a thunk it. So.. are you coming or not?? "Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

A special thx to all those involved in making this rally a continued reality. You know who you are. Lodging is limited, so if you haven't booked already.. you're probably f#*%d. Rally details in our K12 Rally News/Info: Down The Road: 2008 section below.

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New Product : Pirelli Diablo Rosso

As most of you know, I love Pirelli tires. I spend more of my hard earned doubloons with the Pirelli Tire Company than I do on insurance, rum, and speeding tickets combined. That's all I use on all 3 of my bikes. On my BMW K1200S and MV Agusta I run the Corsa 3's.. on my Yamaha R1 I run the Dragon Super Corsa Pros. On the track, Pirelli's premium rubber inspires Xerxes-like confidence allowing me to crush all but the Spartans (read: pros) with gleeful abandon.. although afterwards I insist.. "I am kind."

The new Pirelli Rosso, which is destined to replace their venerable but aging Diablo, is aimed at the supersport (600s and 1000s), sport-touring, UJM (think Suzuki Bandit) crowds. On the evolutionary scale the Rosso is placed between the Strada and current Diablo offering better handling than the tour-oriented Strada and better wear than the standard Diablo..

What's makes the Rosso different ? Plenty. First, it's different in appearance to the Diablo. The Rosso has grooves where they'd be most useful in the rain (for the all-weather non-sissy riders out there), and fewer where the tire can deliver maximum traction when the roads are dry and you are leaned over. The front tire has the duty of clearing a dry(ish) line in the wet, and so has more grooves overall, which reach the edge for the wet stuff. Looking at the back tire, you'll see a solid rubber edge telling the observer that Pirelli is looking to get as much rubber to the road when it counts most .. when you're corner carving.

Under that tread pattern is a zero-degree steel belt to help maintain proper profile shape, elasticity for progressive feedback and stability under hard braking. The tire structure is also designed to ensure that the front and rear tires work together in a balanced manner so mixing with other brands is probably discouraged..

Rubber compounds are new, and unique in regards to front and rear applications.  Both front and rear work great in high and low temperatures for a fast warm up and a linear grip response. Silica black, carbon and high mechanical resistance chemicals combine to create a tire that has strong traction, even wear, and exceptional traction in the wet. The front tire has higher flex  materials with a high energy dissipation factor (good bump absorption) for more grip and high braking stability.

Another issue concerning wear rates was addressed by the Rosso design team. Typically, for most mortals, a front tire will outlast the rear tire, forcing the rider into a dilemma of whether to fit a new rear tire with a partially worn front, or spring for a new front tire to replace it as well. Pirelli says that the front and rear Rossos should wear relatively evenly. Does this mean the front wears more quickly? Actually, no. The rear tire is intended to last a little longer like the front tire, which is good news. What all this means (in theory) is that we'll have a new sport-touring tire option just one step down from the Corsa 3's that lasts longer than it's predecessor, sticks better, warms up quicker, offers longer lasting erections, and with excellent overall handling characteristics. Worth a try.

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The Yamaha FJ1300 Stealth Backrest: First Look!

Behold... the Yamaha FJ1300 Stealth Backrest. After a full year of development here's the first look at our FJ13 Stealth backrest. As per the ancient prophesies, it has turned out to be a thing of beauty, simplicity, and comfort ... a worthy addition to the Pirates' Lair line of specialty motorcycle products.

The all stainless steel stealth bracket with it's patent-pending design bolts directly to the rear 2006-08 FJR13 factory rack via 3 furnished bolts and blends perfectly with the lines of the bike. The production versions will be covered with a black Rhino coating (the same rubberized spray material seen in pick-up truck beds) that is both visually unobtrusive no matter what color your bike is, but also serves to protect the finish of the factory rack. The backrest's polished stainless steel slide bar slides on and off the bike in under 10 seconds and.. without tools.

Install of the FJ13 stealth rack is chimp-easy taking all of 5 minutes. Tamper-proof mounting screws will be included to deter walk-by thieving bastages. Our cover material matches the black factory seat perfectly. Soft T-Bag luggage is also available for this and all our other backrests. FYI.. We should have these on the market by early summer.

Price has yet to be determined. At the moment.. we have 3 more prototypes being built. Once they are ready we'll ship those out to testers around the US just to make sure everyone is happy. Yes.. this process takes longer but it's the ONLY way to make sure we haven't missed anything.... Anyway.. that's where we are now...Got wood? Pirate out.. Note: The FJ13 Stealth will fit the 2006-2008 FJ1300 Only.

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Return of the Pirates Lair K1200S Plundering Tees! Prelude to the Apocalypse?!

I usually don't cave to incessant whining (unless it involves sex), but due to an influx of requests for our admittedly sexy BMW K1200S tees, I have bowed to the will of the masses. On 3/6/08 I placed a minimum order with our holy suppliers for the Yellow/Black bike version (pic at right) which I think is the best of them all. We should have them any day now..You can buy them Here...

Most will be short sleeve with summer coming up, but I have ordered a handful of LONG sleeves. Amber and I both agreed that this color scheme shows better on a white tee. We've seen them on gray as well and they just didn't look as good.. The short sleeve will be the same price as we sold them a few years ago..a paltry $20 to your US door (our cost with shipping) or $24 for long sleeve. We sell these at cost..Why? Because we're stoopid.. er I mean because it's good advertising for us and it makes our whiny customers happy.

Whether wanting to look stylish at your daughter's wedding or just lounging around the oval office.. this tee won't disappoint.. Be the envy of your work place or prison yard... !! Guaranteed to impress Jodi Foster. This is NOT the time to be apathetic. Only 50 have been ordered. Buy now or forever hold your piece..

Postscript: "Shaka.. When the walls fell...."A few days ago, we received our shipment of shirts... Woohoo!! The bad news.. they got the colors all wrong..DOH!.. the bike is black and ORANGE.. They are telling us they think the shirts look just fine and don't want to re-print them. Obviously I'm about to go medieval on their ass. Details to follow and I'll wager it aint gonna be pretty. FYI.. we've already returned the shirts..

What's New In the K1200S / K1200GT / K1200R / K1200RS No-Spin Zone

I should note that as the RS and first generation GT has been discontinued, I receive less and less news of any new products for them.. I mention this as a few semi-loyal subscribers have accused me of abandoning our roots.. Not true.. I only report what's going on.. Don't shoot the messenger.. I will NEVER abandon the K1200RS crowd. It appears that the times.. they are a changin.' Deal with it. Also.. a special thx to www.I-BMW.com, www.K-Bikes.com , and www.BMWK1200S.com for the information & pictures I regularly pilfer from these chat sites..

1. Well pardners, the Texas Hill Country Roundup 2008 is upon us. The official dates are April 21st-24th. It will start on Monday and end Thursday. You can get additional information on the sponsoring site...www.I-BMW.com, under Forums-Rallies-THCR2008 or I have some information in my K12 Rally News/Info: Down The Road: 2008 section at bottom of this newsletter...

Of all the K12 rallies, this is my favorite. The Texas Hill Country is such a wonderful area to ride..Truly a motorcycle Mecca. Lots of twisties, triple digit straights, great food, and the always cheerful Sgt Sanchez to welcome you with a big warm Texas smile and open arms.. and cuffs.. You gays/gals be careful down there.. No speeding.!

2. . Motorcycle Cruise in Australia have new cruise control kits for the 1998-2001 and 2002-05 BMW K1200RS! Remember they sold kits for these bikes for years and they "rocked", but due to a parts shortage they discontinued them over a year ago. I'll assume they found another source for the parts they needed.. This is good news for any RS owner who travels. Cost for both the early and late K1200RS kits is $825..

3. FYI..If you have been waiting for the latest, greatest software for your new BMW K1200S, GT, R, etc..... The CIP 11.0 version software is out!! One of the things the new software allows that I found interesting is this ..Pasted from the official BMW bulletin.. The following models can be retrofitted with the "HP 2D instrument panel" (standard instrument panel for the HP2 Sport): K 1200 S (K40) K 1200 R (K43) K 1200 R Sport (K43HV) R 1200 S (K29) The "HP 2D instrument panel" retrofit is available as an option for the K-series models listed above as of construction status 08.2006 (i.e. MY 2007) and for all R 1200 S models. I LOVE the dash of the HP2!!! Unfortunately.. the US cost of the HP2 digital dash is a rectum bustin' $2200.

4. ZTechnik will have a taller, wider K1200GT VStream windshield on the market in a few weeks. The new version will be 2.5" taller than their current VStream and 1.5" wider. Part # will be Z2453 and retail for $210.. about twenty dollars more than the current version. Here are the specs: Height: 25.75 in. (65.4cm); Width: 25.25 in. (64.1cm) According to their website verbiage.."It's the perfect shield for taller riders or those who want even greater wind protection."

5. Woohoo! The first ever I-BMW.com Track Day Weekend has been arranged by a member of www.I-BMW.com . The event is almost booked so act now or forever hold your piece..At the very least, get your name on the waiting list in case somebody bails. The weekend is confirmed and reserved. If you've never tried a track day... you have no idea how much fun you are missing!! I'm hooked. If you are a member of I-BMW.com or just a mere mortal and are interested in attending this event you should visit the site for full details.. Hope to see you there.. in my mirrors...Here's some basic info...

When: August 16 & 17, 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
Where: Roebling Road Race Track (Savannah, GA area)
Cost: 1 instructional group with 10 people. Cost is $250.00 per day. $500 total. BOTH DAYS REQUIRED! 1 non-instructional with 20 people. Cost is $150.00 per day. $300 total. BOTH DAYS REQUIRED!

6. There's a succinct How To Install the Pazzo Brake and Shift Levers link over at the K-bikes site..and at the I-BMW site as well..Thx 2tall2fall

7. Riddle me this, Batman. What's up with Chicane USA? The web URL license "chicaneusa.com" expired on 03/04/2008 and is pending renewal or deletion. " Our source says the owner of Chicane is "missing" and his whereabouts are unknown. Chicane isn't taking any new orders. Phone calls go to voicemail but none are returned and were're getting no response to emails. Does anyone hear a fat lady singing?

8. A Cruise Control Kit for the K1200S was just completed by the Aussies..."We just have to write instructions and price it properly and it will be available.  And it works great!  Also not too hard to fit.  The actuator is in a space on the LHS of the alternator between the alternator and the coolant bottle.  We can’t know whether USA bikes have anything there, so I suggest we send instructions before purchase to minimize hassles.  But at least we have a product! We also have a kit for the BMW F800ST in case you are interested in branching out!"

Tony Guymer / Director
MotorCycle Cruise Controls Pty. Ltd
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149 AUSTRALIA
Ph. +61 3 9808 2804   Fax. + 61 3 9808 2445

What's New at Pirates' Lair?

1. We are now carrying the new Kisan TailBlazer for both the K1200S and new version K1200GT. These 3rd generation versions are plug-n-play, essentially trouble free, and CanBus compatible. The new K1200S version is unique in that it has 2 bulbs with a single socket. (pic at right) One bulb is for the tail light... the other the brake light. Shows out of the box thinking by Kisan. Glad they finally figured it out. I'll imagine these kits will save a few lives. As of this writing, 3/29/08, we've gotten feedback from about 2 dozen customers... all but one reported a trouble-free install. One guy said he was getting intermittent flashing on his dash when the brakes were applied.

The Tailblazer is essentially plug-n-play replacement bulbs that are both brighter than stock and FLASH when you brake. The TailBlazer uses a flash pattern, which decays exponentially. The attention to the initial flashing now changes to a clear recognition that you're beginning to slow down! The GT kit (which fits the 2006 and Up models) offers 2 halogen bulbs. Sound good? Yes it does. Also.. each kits includes spare bulbs!! Protect your ass...the Kisan way.. Both versions are In Stock!

Show Me More, Captain!

2.. We now are again offering the MotorCycle Cruise Cruise Control Kits for the 1998-2001 and 2002-05 BMW K1200RS! ... I've just added them to our website as a "special order item." Cost for both the early and late kits is $825.US delivered

3. As per the prophetic blurb above, we will soon have the new taller, wider ZTechnik K1200GT VStream Windshield on the menu. The new version will be 2.5" taller than their current VStream and 1.5" wider. Part # will be Z2453 and retail for about twenty dollars more than the current version. Here are the specs: Height: 25.75 in. (65.4cm); Width: 25.25 in. (64.1cm) According to their website verbiage.."It's the perfect shield for taller riders or those who want even greater wind protection."

4. We are now offering the Pit Bull One-Armed Rear Wheel Stand for the BMW R1200S which also fits the HP2 and HP2 Sport. Cost is $175 delivered.. Same as our K1200S and K1200R stands.

5. Looks like we will have a cruise control for the BMW K1200S on our menu sometime soon. The Aussies just completed a kit. Retail cost in the US should be between $900-$1000. Install time is estimated at 3-4 hours. Stay tuned..

6. T-Bags just sent me the 2008 pricing info along with a bottle of K-Y Ultra Gel.. the kind that warms to the touch. Bad news... FYI.. Prices just went from $100 to $145 on the Roll Bag and from $125 to $178 on the Universal Helmet Bag.. Ouch! T-Bags Soft Luggage

7. As per the blurb in the top section.. we will soon (if the planets align) have one last batch of Pirates Lair K1200S Plundering Tees! Stay tuned!

8. We just got a new shipment of GT Clear Blinker Kits from Pack Parts of Germany! Yes.. these are the first and only clear front lenses on the market for the new generation BMW K1200GT. Wanting a little more class over those cheesy amber factory covers? I feel ya. Install time is under 5 minutes for even a 'luded out chimp.. These are EXACT replicas of the factory lenses except clear. Install is as easy as removing the factory housings and dropping these into place. They will look 100% factory. These are complete housings, NOT just lens covers and bulbs are included. Typical German quality workmanship. Fits 2006-2008 BMW K1200GT Only. For Image of the 2007 BMW K1200GT Front Clear Lens Installed .. Click Here

K12 Rally News/Info: Down The Road: 2008

Texas Hill Country K12 Roundup : April 21-24 , 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

The River Inn Resort in Hunt, Texas is on the banks of the Guadeloupe river. Lodging is limited, so if you haven't booked already.. you're probably f#*%d.

What: THCR. A gathering of K12's (and lessor bikes) in the Hill Country west of San Antonio, Texas
Dates: Monday thru Thursday, April 21-24, 2008 (arrive Monday - leave Friday)
Location: Hwy 39 near Hunt - 22 miles from Hwy 83
Lodging: River Inn Resort in Hunt, Texas
Please call 1-800-841-0501 and talk with Cindy, Michelle, or Brenda and tell them you are with the BMW motorcycle group. (No on-line reservations available) Call Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm cst. Sat. and Sun. 9am to 4pm cst., only. A one bedroom is $55.00 plus tax, some do have sofa sleepers. They all have a refrigerator and microwave.
Agenda: Meet. Ride. Talk, Eat. Ride. Talk.

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Blue Ridge Parkway K12 Rally: May 15th - 18th, 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

Looks like the Snowshoe people have decided to let our bunch of miscreants inhabit the Inn at Snowshoe for BRPR 2008 (BRPW = Blue Ridge Parkway Rally). This is a confirmed event. I'm already booked.

Location: Inn at Snowshoe , Snowshoe, West Virginia
Reservations: 1 877 441-4386 , Mention "BMW Motorcycle Group - 5071OE" 40 rooms are held for us until 4-11-2008. After that any remaining rooms are available to the general public. The rate is 79 per night (plus taxes).
Amenities: Bar, jacuzzi, walk to beverage store, walk to gas or groceries, restaurant on site, pool. Each room has a TV and phone. Some have a fridge.
Sat Lunch: River Place, downtown Marlinton
Fri-Sat evening meals At the Inn or walk to the Deli a few hundred feet away! No riding required. (Note: There is no organized meal. (i.e. Pay as you go. Go when you wish.)
Links: http://www.pocahontas.org/

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* NEW* I-BMW Summer Solstice Rally: June 19th-22nd, 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

So it's set, the 2008 Summer Solstice Rally will again be in Stowe, Vermont.

Thursday Evening June 19th - Sunday the 22nd at ye Olde England Inn on the Mountain Road. It's close to town for those that might want to venture downtown on Stowe's famous Recreation Path.

Contact # 800-477-3771

Mention BMW Group when calling for these special rates:
~ $99 per night Sgl **
~ $109 per night Dbl **
~ Suites available for small groups (ask)
** (plus Tax and Gratuity)
~ Prices good through May 12th, then regular season rates will apply.

~ A one night deposit is required, 15 day cancellation period with a $25 cancellation fee.

The pub has 150 varieties of beer from all over the world.
Worth Mentioning - Because of state law, there is no alcohol allowed in the parking lot or on the grounds that wasn't purchased there. You can have it in your room.
The owner Chris Francis, has offered a bike washing station (no hotel towels needed).
The bike path and bike rentals are right across the road from the inn.

The Rides:

For those that come Thursday, on Friday we will be riding in the Adirondacks and meeting near Lake Placid at Tail O' The Pup Those coming Friday can meet us there.

Saturday's ride will be in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom with lunch at The Eastside Restaurant in Newport.

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I-BMW.com Track Day Weekend! Aug 16th-17th, 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

Woohoo! The first ever BMW K12 track day weekend has been arranged by a member of www.I-BMW.com . The event is almost booked so act now or forever hold your piece... The weekend is confirmed and reserved. If you are a member of I-BMW.com or just a mere mortal and are interested in attending this event you should visit the site for full details.. Here's some basic info...

When: August 16 & 17, 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
Where: Roebling Road Race Track (Savannah, GA area)
Cost: 1 instructional group with 10 people. Cost is $250.00 per day. $500 total. BOTH DAYS REQUIRED! 1 non-instructional with 20 people. Cost is $150.00 per day. $300 total. BOTH DAYS REQUIRED!

I'll be attending with at least 2 bikes. I think about 50% of the attendees will be on BMW's.. the other 50% on other brand bikes.. Ducati, MV Agusta, YamaHonSuzuSaki, etc. Hope to see you there.. in my mirrors.

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Sierra Goldrush K12 Rally: Sept 14th-18th, 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

Westward ho!! Looks like the very first west coast I-BMW.com K12 rally is in the works and it's about freakin' time! The dates are confirmed.. the motel is not, but wise men are working on the final details. Will post as soon as the plans are finalized. FYI... I will attend this one in all my glory. How could I miss it??

Dates: September 14th through 18th, 2008
Location: Angels Camp/Sonora area... to be determined.

This area is the gateway to Yosemite and many spectacular Sierra passes. More information will be forthcoming next month. Mark your calendars! Details to follow!

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Deals Gap K12 Rally: Sept 25-28th, 2008 (Sponsored by www.I-BMW.com )

Well.. the last K12 rally of the year will again be at the Tapoco Lodge at Deal's Gap. Dates are set for Thursday Sept 25th - Sunday 28th. It won't hold us all, so make plans now! Amber and I are already booked!! This'll be the last K12 Rally of 2008, my friends. Be there or forever regret it like the time you blew that chance with those twins because you misread the subtle signals they were giving you..

Call NOW to reserve a room...!

Friday noon meal (12-1:00pm) will be at the Troll Restaurant in Helen, Ga (under the bridge)
Saturday noon meal (12-1:00 pm) will be at the Bistro, Telico Plains, Tennessee (western end of the Cherohala)

As usual, Fri and Sat evening will consist of tall tales, videos worthy of "Americas Most Wanted", and food in the Lodge. No set times.

Alternate Lodging in Robbinsville, NC. Microtel Motel.
Closest dealer (err, one in Knoxville yet?) Touring Sport BMW Greenville, SC

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How-To-Survive On A Motorcycle

Our last contribution?? Check out # 132 contributed by contributed by
Gil Davis, Buena Park, CA .!!! Thx dude!!

Could this tip save your life? Dare you NOT look?

If you'd like to help others by contributing a How-To-Survive on your Motorcycle, How to Survive Deals Gap, or any How-To link.. First... check out the tips we already have and if you have something new... just send to me and if it's worthy... I'll add it.. Remember.. we're all in this together.. so use deodorant.

BMW How-To Section

Our last contribution??
...contributed by Sir Rich Edwards.. He documented his '07 K1200GT Oil Change in pictures. It's the first listing on the page. Thx, Rich.

Picture at right Courtesy of Sports Illustrated photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. / Model: Ms Melissa Haro

Click For Larger Image.. If You Want a Chub..

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