"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 K1300S, K1200S, GT, R, RS, S1000RR 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....

Lastly, our subscriber newsletter has a link to all our specials .. sales, blems, close-outs, scratch & dent items, etc. If you'd like a list of our current specials, just email me and I'll make it happen.

The Latest Cheesy Pirates' Lair Newsletter: March 2010

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

Gandalf: There is one other who knew Bilbo had the Cheesy Pirates Lair Newsletter. I looked everywhere for the creature Gollum, but the enemy found him first. I don't know how long they tortured him, but through the endless screams and inane babble, they discerned two words:
Frodo: Shire? Baggins? But that would lead them here!
[Cuts to a Ringwraith cutting off a Hobbit's head]
Frodo: [holding out the newsletter] Take it Gandalf!
[Gandalf backs away]
Frodo: Take it!
Gandalf: No, Frodo.
Frodo: You must take it!
Gandalf: You cannot offer me this cheesy newsletter!
Frodo: I'm giving it to you!
Gandalf: Don't... tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo. I would use this newsletter from a desire to do good... But through me, it would wield a desire for accessories too great and expensive to imagine.

Gandalf /  Ian McKellen ... Frodo Baggins / Elijah Wood ...The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

This is really cheesy, Gandalf!

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

Picture Of The Month! Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah! (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 March POTM was contributed by Gary Bretzmanover at I-BMW.com. He says of this shot.."It was a three day trip from Phoenix that covered about 1,300 miles. This trip was in June 2009 and the weather in Utah was perfect. We rode through northwestern Arizona through Payson and in to Utah passing though Monument Valley the first day. We stayed in Mexican Hat that night. A must do is the Swingin’ Steak restaurant in Mexican Hat as they literally cook your steak on an outdoor patio over their special mix of charcoal in a metal basket that swings back and forth. The next day we rode through Natural Bridges National Monument where this picture was taken. Amazing roads and NO cops to be seen (except in a couple small towns), a great place to ride."

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 or K1300S, K1200RS, K1200R, R Sport, or any model year K1200GT or K1300GT and B. In focus.

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Product Review: Passport 9500ix Radar Detector.. "Say Hello To My Little Friend"

My name is Jerry and I have a speeding problem. It's not a choice. I was born this way. Everyone who knows me ... friends, family, local wildlife, and particularly the local rangers that patrol the Blue Ridge Parkway will confirm this. I am not proud of it. Like a receding hairline or an enlarged prostate, I just live with it and hope it doesn't get worse. As law enforcement officers are inexplicable attracted to me like Tiger Woods to hos , I must protect myself with the best equipment my wallet can afford.

For the last few years my defensive weapons of choice have been my trusty Valentine One used in conjunction with my HARD. and sometimes a Visual Alert from Marc Parnes. The combination has for the most part been effective, but as of late I have been wanting more "advanced" protection. Yes, I still get the infrequent "velocity awards," (pic below right) but those are usually due to instant-on radar of which there's virtually no fool-proof way to defend oneself or the old fashioned way by not paying attention. It seems as I get older.. I am more easily distracted and/or less focused while riding. Probably a precursor of things to come? 'C'est la vie'

Amber has been using a Passport 8500 for the last 2 years and it's clearly better than my Valentine in some respects. It picks up signals about a second quicker.. it has fewer false alerts..and it has more features. The difference wasn't so vast that I would trade up, but the thought was always in the back of my mind. As towards the end of 2009's riding season I just barely avoided a handful of tickets I decided to suck it up and try one of Escort's new offerings in this new year. Coincidentally, I have a clear driving record for the first time in 25 years and I'd like to keep it that way... at least for a few weeks.

Escort actually has two new top-o-the-line detectors on their 2010 menu. The Passport 9500ix (with all the bells and whistles) and the Redline.. a stripped down version of the 9500ix with slightly better long distance detection capabilities. After reading various reviews I decided on the 9500ix over the Redline for MY riding environment. Yes.. the Redline has slightly better long range detection which would be great on the interstate, long curveless roads, or f#@ing Ohio,... but I almost NEVER get on the interstates, have no long straight roads here in the mountains of NC, and would rather have a rabid badger turned loose in my pants than ride through Ohio. Easy choice.

If you do your own research you'll quickly find all the positive reviews of both radar detectors so I'll not bore you with all the technicalities as frankly..that's been done and probably via better writing skills than my own. I'm here to answer simple questions.. "How well does the Passport 9500ix work on a daily basis?" or "Is it better than a Valentine One?" or "Is it worth upgrading to?"

As for on-the-road testing.. the weather so far this year has proven two things.. A. Al Gore, while perhaps a great dancer and a charismatic orator, is a total moron when it comes to his prescient ideas on global warming and B. An ice-age is a poor time to road test products. We've had almost daily snow for the last 2 months. Due to this painfully frigid fact, I have logged only about 150 motorcycle miles with the new Passport 9500ix so most of my preliminary feedback is gonna have to be from "cage" usage. The good news is.. I am already convinced that I spent my ill gotten doubloons wisely. In a word.. I love the 9500ix. I have been using it in my Explorer for weeks and I am beyond impressed. What really rocks my world is the GPS feature. Besides being able to manually "mark" a spot as a false alarm, speed trap, or bogus signal.. the 9500ix actually learns false signals given off by bank alarms, grocery stores, porn emporiums, via "artificial intelligence" and after about 3 passes it stores and remembers them by exact location and frequency. Damn! And that's only icing.

I experience almost no false alarms (unlike the Valentine which goes off when the wind blows) making it the most unobtrusive detector I've ever seen. On one 15 mile stretch of urban driving that I do on a weekly basis, my V1 would give no less than 14 false alarms. The 9500ix... 2. At first I wasn't even sure the Passport was working properly as it's so damn quiet, but I quickly realized that it's just that good in filtering out bogus signals. No more reaching for the mute button every 2 miles. Sweet.

Thank you sir. May I have another?

Need further convincing? How about this... The Passport 9500ix is the first radar and laser detector on the market that you can update to the latest software using your own computer in the comfort of your own home. No more mailing it to the manufacturer and then waiting weeks while unprotected to get it back. Escort notifies each owner via email when there's a new update to be had. Since I got my new Passport 3 weeks ago I've already gotten 2 updates. Sweet. Taking advantage of them is chimp easy: Step One.. Go to the Escort website , log-in with your serial number, then download their Detector Tools program and install on your computer. This is a one-time deal. You'll now have an Escort icon on your desktop. That takes about 4-5 minutes. Step 2.. You download the latest upgrades from their site and save them either in a folder or on your desktop, which I did. Step 3..Plug your Passport 9500ix into your computer using a standard USB cable (one that has the small end common to most digital cameras). This will furnish power to the unit. It's the only cable you'll need for the procedure. For whatever chintzy reason, Escort didn't see fit to include this cheap USB cable with the kit so if you didn't get one with your digital camera.. you'll need to go out and buy one. Step 4.. Double click the Detector Tools icon on your desktop and you'll have 2 buttons.. One for installing software and one for installing the latest location database (which includes positions around the country of speed cameras and/or known speed traps). Step 5.. Click on the button you want to upgrade first, find the newly downloaded file(s) on your computer from the pull down menu, then click to install. The rest is automatic. This first time will take you a total of about 15 minutes to figure out what you're doing. All future upgrades should take about 2-4 minutes even if you are 'puter challenged like me. Nicely done, Escort.

There's more.. Each model is shipped pre-loaded with thousands of speed camera locations stored in its memory. As you approach these locations, the 9500ix will alert you in advance with a female voice (like a Garmin GPS), keeping you informed and ticket-free. The first day I used my 9500ix I was on the interstate and got a verbal warning that I was approaching a speed trap. It then counted down the distance on the face of the detector... 1500ft... 1200ft.. 1000ft until I had safely passed. Very cool. Put all this in one package and you have arguably the most advanced radar detector on the market offering the most accurate long-range protection in the industry. As for the aforementioned 3 questions... Yes.. the Passport 9500ix is super easy to live with. It's become my best friend. Yes.. it is better than a Valentine One although I miss the directional arrows of the V1. and Yes.. it is worth upgrading to.

Of course avoiding tickets in a Ford Explorer is a whole lot easier than avoiding them on a 165hp superbike so I'll have to make a follow-up report in a few months. So far I can say for sure that the 9500ix is picking up valid radar "hits" quicker than both the venerable Valentine One or Amber's Passport 8500. The new 9500ix has already saved me one "velocity award" during the 2 days I tested it on my K1200S. Woohoo! Got plenty of warning, too unlike the Valentine which requires Bruce Lee-like reflexes on the binders. This bodes well for this unrepentant law breaker. Arrrrrg.

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BMW K1300S / K1300GT Recall : I'm Laughing at the Superior German Intellect! Again!

BMW just issued yet another recall notice. and No.. I'm not kidding. This one is again on the K1300S and K1300GT. The notice says: "The problem involves fuel quality. Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low rpm range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop), air flow could be restricted. If air flow was sufficiently restricted, then engine stalling could occur." At least it's not "Toyota" bad this time.

Model Year: 2010
Models affected: K1300GT, K1300S
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V-471

Summary and Consequences: Mostly stalling issues when coming to a stop. Occurs under 3500rpm.
Usually in front of fellow cyclists and/or good looking chicks causing embarrassment, temporary erectile dysfunction, and/or profanity towards Germany.

Corrective Action: Dealers will upgrade to the latest software free of charge. I understand that the latest "flash" is now 14.3. They'll also probably scold the customer for using bad gas and/or suggest .. "they all do that.".. also free of charge. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

Stuhlgang haben!

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Crystal-Glo Discount Offer to Pirates Lair Fans

In our December 2005 Cheesy Newsletter, I did a review of Crystal-Glo Acrylic Motorcycle Polish and proclaimed it the best wax on earth. and in my April 2007 Cheesy Newsletter I touted the virtues of Crystal-Glo Spray Polish. Loved it. I'm pretty sure I have NOT done a review of their Crystal-Glo Leather & Vinyl Treatment but IMHO it's the best vinyl treatment I've ever used. Coincidentally, I mentioned in my last newsletter that the Vinyl Treatment is great not only for seats, plastic, or vinyl, but also on Carbon Fiber. It doesn't streak like Armour All. It gives Carbon Fiber a "wet" look. The Canadian company just makes some wonderful products.

Not sure if it was due to my verbal generosity or my good looks but I just got an email from Bill Hurt, CEO of Crystal-Glo offering Pirates Lair newsletter fans a 10% discount on any of their products until April 1st, 2010. Here's how to take advantage of his offer...."Your readers will receive a 10% discount on all orders, upon entering the coupon code "pirateslair" at the bottom of the "Shopping Cart"page, BEFORE "Checkout." ( offer expires April 1, 2010 ) Thx, Bill.

What's New In the K12 / K13 / S1000RR 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 sites..

1. If you have a new BMW S1000RR...sooner or later you're gonna need wheel stands and Pit Bull now has them. Their Forklift Front Stand offers great leverage and stability and the easy swivel, rubber coated ends makes it easy to spin the wheel for cleaning or tire changing without fear of scratching your fine machine.The Spooled Forward Facing One-Armed Rear Wheel Stand lifts spool-equipped bikes. It is width adjustable to fit virtually all sport bikes. It is also height adjustable to set clearance under rear wheel.. The forward handle rear stand offers space saving for garage/display/work table/lift. Easy one-man operation. Bulletproof construction.. You can also get these from the friendly people at Pirates' Lair!

2. R&G Racing wins at British Dealer News Industry Awards. Motorcycle dealerships across the UK have voted R&G Racing's crash protection 'Best Aftermarket Product of 2009' at a recent industry awards event. Simon Hughes, R&G Racing's Sales Director, said: "We are obviously very happy to win this award. For so many dealers to vote for our crash protection as 'Best Aftermarket Product' is reward for the last ten years of hard work we've put in to make our products the best in the business." The reason I mention these guys is because they sell more sliders for BMW's than any other manufacturer including kits for the K1200S, K1300S, K1200RE, and the new S1000RR.

3. We just got word from Legal Speeding.com that pricing on their HARD Radar Detector Warning Systems has gone down!! Isn't that refreshing?

4. and now for something completely different... This video just goes to show that some people don't let adverse weather stop the riding fun... Check out the BMW S1000RR on Ice!

5. Looks like my friends at Two Brothers Racing will have a sweet sounding slip-on available for the BMW S1000RR any day now. Check out this YouTube video of them sound testing the upcoming system.

6. Here is the link to MaxBMW S1000RR Parts Catalog

7. BMW S1000RR Tech Spec Tank Protector Kits are now available. If I had the new bike.. this would be the first accessory I'd add. Unlike their other kits, the S1000RR kit will include only 2 pieces for the sides of the tank... No tank protector will be included.

8. Looking for an aftermarket exhaust for your K1200S or K1300S and just don't see anything here in the US that gives you wood? I just heard about a company in the UK... Blue Flame Performance that offers quite a few exhaust options at very reasonable price. Zero idea of sound or quality, but they sure look good in the pics. They have all sorts of shapes and finishes from round Moto GP canisters to double exit ports to classic round or oval. Pricing looks to be under $210 complete before international shipping. That's unbelievably cheap and almost scares me.. If anyone has any first hand information as to quality, sound etc on these exhausts or this company, please shoot me an email as they are new to me.

9. Looking for some racing bodywork for your new BMW S1000RR..Check out the FiberGlass Racing Fairing Set - by Alpha Racing

10. Newsflash: Just got word that BMW of Little Rock is closing. Another BMW dealer bites the dust. Hate to hear this.

11. Here's an interesting offer.. Love motorcycles and looking for a home based business to earn extra money? I was contacted recently about a product called Moto Organizer.. It's a waaay cool log book for two-wheeled travelers with sections for service notes, day planner, contact pages, etc etc. The guy that designed the Moto Organizer, Karl Wagner threw this out there.. "Due to other business requirements we are looking to sell the concept, remaining inventory, URL and fully developed web site." Sounds like an opportunity waiting to happen. Thought I'd share. If interested, contact Karl for details:  karl@graphicbeans.com

  • Trademarked product name (MotoOrganizer)
  • 20 books set-up and ready to sell
  • All graphics files for making changes to content
  • Full website (see it here: http://www.graphicbeans.com/MotoOrganizer)
  • Domain name ownership: www.motoorganizer.com
  • Contacts and pricing for ordering the unique metal covers directly from China

What's New at Pirates' Lair?

1. If you do enough riding.. sooner or later you're gonna have a flat. It's not a matter of if, but when. I've been pretty lucky and had only 3 flats in 500,000+ miles but none were pleasant experiences and the last one was particularly memorable. Read that whole weepy story here.. Good Day Gone Bad: Karma Gone Amuck .. A Ride Tale Motivated in no small part to that debacle, the new to our menu, Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Kit gives you the ability to perform the most effective repair to your tubeless tire and have you back on the road in minutes.With the addition of (4) 16 gram canisters of 100% pure high velocity CO2 gas and the 4" fully flexible adapter with solid brass fittings, this kit becomes everything needed to repair and re-inflate your tire. The mushroom-type plugs expand under pressure working much better than those crappy sticky strips that cheaper kits use. My Stop & Go kit fits easily under the seat of my K1200S or in my backpack if on my Ducati. This ain't the cheapest kit on the market, my friends.. but IMHO.. it's one of the best. Do you want to be prepared the next time you or your buddy get a flat? or stuck on the Cherohala skyway.. on a Sunday.. with no traffic and no cell signal? The question is.. Do you feel lucky? Well.. do ya punk?

Click Here To See More... If You Dare

2. Evoluzione Air Filter Price Reduction for 2010!: Evoluzione just dropped the pricing on their Evoluzione Race / Street Air Filter Kits. And not by a little.. by alot. Apparently they redesigned the kits to replace the very expensive CNC'd billet pieces with anodized aluminum. This redesign has caused the price to drop (on the K1300S / K1200S kit) from a lofty $280 to $170.US. Damn!! Thx, Ken.

3. As per the blurb above... we just got word from Legal Speeding.com that pricing on their HARD Radar Detector Warning Systems has gone down!! Isn't that refreshing? Retail price just went from a lofty $160 to a paltry $110.US Sweet!!! FYI... I always ride with a HARD on.

4. We have Tech Spec Tank Protector Kits In Stock for the BMW S1000RR. The kit includes Left and Right side gas tank panels only. No center piece like you find in some Tech Spec Kits. If I had the new bike.. this would be the first accessory I'd add. I spoke with Dean at Tech Spec... he said the only reason he didn't include a gas tank center piece was because the bike already comes with a center protector. I told him I'd already had a few people complaining about the factory piece and he says he could add a tank protector to the current 2 piece kit if there was a demand.... I told him I'd ask... So.. for those of you thinking about a Tech Spec Gripter Kit for your S1000RR..Would you prefer a kit with just the L & R gas tank side protectors? or a 3 piece kit (at about $8 more) WITH the center piece tank protector?? Not many vendors ask the public what they want in a kit... I am.. Opinions?

5. As per the blurb above...If you have a new BMW S1000RR you're gonna need wheel stands and Pirates Lair now has them on our BMW S1000RR Menu. The Pitt Bull S1000RR Forklift Front Stand offers great leverage and stability and the easy swivel, rubber coated ends makes it easy to spin the wheel for cleaning or tire changing without fear of scratching your fine machine. The Pitt Bull Spooled Forward Facing One-Armed Rear Wheel Stand lifts spool-equipped bikes. It is width adjustable to fit virtually all sport bikes. It is also height adjustable to set clearance under rear wheel.. The forward handle rear stand offers space saving for garage/display/work table/lift. Spools sold separately. The rear stand is $165.US and the front is $170 to your door. Expect about a week for delivery. Remember our prices INCLUDE ground shipping in the continental USA.

6. We just added the Two Brothers Racing BMW S1000RR V.A.L.E.™ Slip-On Exhaust System to our menu... We offer 3 canisters... Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, and Titanium. These should be available by March 10th..

7. If you are like me, your generic factory clutch and brake levers simply don't fit your hands properly or as well as they could and.. they look like crap. The manufacturers have to design them with a " one-size fits all" approach, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it. We just got word from the importer that we will have a full supply of Synto Levers for our BMW S1000RR customers around March 5th. The German made levers are top quality by anyone's standards with exacting specifications and tolerances for a smooth crisp feel with no slop as found on cheaper aftermarket levers. Fully adjustable 6 positions You can even adjust these on the fly! 6 colors to choose from for levers and adjusting wheel. Silver, Gold, Blue, Black, Red, & Titanium. Mix and match! Individual replacement parts are available. You deserve the best... or do you?

8. Speaking of stands for the BMW S1000RR.. .Check out the all new Two Brothers Racing S1-Pro™ Stand. This sucker is a sphincter busting $350 delivered, but damn is it trick. The stand is constructed with a CNC machined aluminum frame with billet stainless steel handle inserts. It is lightweight and compactable for easy transport or storage. We offer 5 different color accents. These fit most spool type motorcycles (pretty much all late model sport bikes including the S1000RR) but NOT Ducati. Spools sold separately. Compatible with Pit Bull Front Stand or other brands. Made In USA! Pirates Lair now has them on our BMW S1000RR Menu. Expect about a week for delivery. Remember our prices INCLUDE ground shipping in the continental USA.

K12 / K13 Rally / Event News : Down The Road: 2010

2010 Texas Hill Country K12 / K13 Rally: April 19-22, 2010

Location: Hwy 39 near Hunt - 22 miles from hwy 83
River Inn Resort in Hunt, Texas
When: April 19,20,21,22 .... Monday-Thursday

Please call 1-800-841-0501 for reservations 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 $60.00 plus tax, some do have sofa sleepers. They all have a refrigerator and microwave. Agenda: Meet. Ride. Talk, Eat. Ride. Talk.

Monday, April 19th - everyone is on their own.
Tuesday, April 20th - Pizza and Beer at the River Inn.
Wednesday, April 21st - BBQ chicken, potato salad, beans and bread at the River Inn.
Thursday, April 22nd - 6:30 pm at Billy Gene's Restaurant in Kerrville.

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2010 Blue Ridge Parkway K12 / K13 Rally: May 13-16, 2010

Where: Peaks of Otter Lodge, Blue Ridge Pkwy mp 86, Virginia
When: May 13th thru 16th, 2010 (Thur – Sun)

Call Peaks of Otter Lodge for reservations.
1.540.586.1081 • 1.800.542.5927 • Fax 1.540.586.4420
Note: Specify one bed or two. !!........Peaks does not offer Group Rates

Blue Ridge Parkway info and maps can be found here and here

Alternate Lodging (info only) : Super 8 – Bedford or Days Inn – Bedford

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2010 Sierra Gold Rush K12 / K13 Rally: Sept 12-15, 2010

Where: Sonora Days Inn, Sonora, California
When: Sept 12th thru 15th, 2009 (Sun – Weds)

A pre-rally is planned in Downieville, CA at the Riverside Inn: Rooms are reserved for Sept. 8th through 10th. September 11th will be a travel day to Sonora, an easy and beautiful day's ride south of Downieville. Lodging here is very limited... there are only a handful of rooms available, so if you plan to attend the pre-rally you should make your reservations immediately. Tell them that you are with the I-BMW group!! If they are booked up when you call, there is other lodging available in Downieville, and everything is within walking distance:

For booking at the actual Sierra Gold Rush Rally call the Sonora Days Inn at 209-532-2400. Tell them that you are with the I-BMW group. If you talk to someone who is clueless about our group, ask to speak to Tracy. We have rooms reserved here for Sept. 12th through 15th, with the 16th optional. Make your reservations now!

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The 11th Annual Deals Gap K12 / K13 Rally: Sept 23-26th, 2010

Where: Microtel Inn
111 Rodney Orr Byp
Robbinsville, NC 28771 US
When: Sept 23rd thru 26th, 2010
Reservations: Direct 828-479-6772 or Toll free 888 771-7171 or email.

Be sure to mention i-bmw group / If you have any issues.. ask for Sue. This motel won't hold us all, so make plans now! I have.

Group Rates $58.46 for a queen bed & around $64 for 2 beds per night plus tax / MC, Visa , Amex , Disc
24 hour cancellation notice / Area Maps
Alternative Lodging: San-Ran Motel Located in downtown Robbinsville on US 129 1/8 mile down from the Microtel. Covered bike parking. Paved parking for trailers. Reasonable rates. Clean and motorcyclist friendly. 828-479-3256

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How-To-Survive On A Motorcycle

No new tips this month, but they are always worth a re-read.
Could our tips save your life? Dare you NOT look?

If you'd like to help others by contributing a How-To-Survive On A 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 shave your legs.

Pirates Lair Sacred Archives

We get a lot of requests for specific articles and/or reviews I've written in the past. Rather than fry my aging brain trying to remember where they are on our multi-thousand page website.. I have decided to list the "worthy" ones here. Most of the links are to past newsletters.. Some are to full web articles. Remember, I'm no expert on anything except perhaps cunnilingus so the opinions within the archives are only my own. Saavy?

BMW How-To Section

Our last contribution was from Sir Robert Frandanisa .Thx, Bob. ..Check out his
HID Headlight Upgrade for a 2003 K1200GT

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

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

Pirates Lair Cheesy Newsletters .. Past Issues