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CornerCarver last won the day on November 30 2016

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About CornerCarver

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    Then the forks fell off...
  • Birthday 09/17/1963

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    Maryville, TN
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    13 V4 Hondas, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Gen, '13 Tundra, 1999 Dinan Stage III M3, 1997 M3 Sedan

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  1. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Depends, You can go through lower KY and find some decent two lane back roads through the Southern Illinois and across the Mississippi but then you have to get north through Iowa and across SD or you can find some two lane roads along the rivers across Tennessee then tap dance the Arkansas/Missouri to take the beat down of Northern OK or Southern KS before heading to higher ground north through Colorado. I will probably head out one way and back the other. After 6 weeks and 15,612 miles to get from SC to Artic Circle and back this past summer I am just looking forward to hanging with the VFRD Peeps again.
  2. End of an Era - No More VFR?

    This.
  3. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    #25 booked for the Carver clan....arriving a day early and dragging azz out a day late.
  4. 2018 SumSum4 Location

    Part of what we have to look forward to.... https://roadtrippers.com/trips/17510570?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Weekly_Email&utm_campaign=112817 I will bring a V4 even though the flat 6 is much more comfortable on the crap sections on the way across the country. Let me know if anyone from the southeast/mid-atlantic want to gather at casa de carver for group ride across.
  5. 2018 SumSum4 Location

    I just voted for Custer even though I spent 3 days in the area this summer on my way home from the Arctic Circle. There are some amazing roads in that area and I only rode most of them in one direction.
  6. Fall Ride Dates

    5512 is my lucky number...looks like a beautiful day and I know that road is sublime.
  7. Fall Ride Dates

    OK. I will head that way tomorrow after lunch. See you lot for dinner.
  8. Fall Ride Dates

    I just got back from Germany by way of Toronto...is this thing gonna happen?
  9. I need some guidance from the collective...

    The big flat 6 engine is a beast. The bike is long, no doubt, but just seems to fire forward with a turbine like thrust. I think it looks really good without the trunk. I will post some pics tonight and a link to the daily blog that I will be updating (pinkie promise).
  10. RIP Nicky @ Ten Kate HQ, Nieuwleusen

    They also have a previously unaired interview from last year playing there as well.
  11. I need some guidance from the collective...

    Now begins a new life unless I part with it upon return home I suppose.
  12. Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    Email received and response returned. Send it on.
  13. RIP Nicky @ Ten Kate HQ, Nieuwleusen

    Thanks Leon, good to see the global support for this genuinely good guy.
  14. I need some guidance from the collective...

    Well, wonder how the bike selection panned out. When you are sitting on a fastball and the guy on the mound flings one in towards your head that bends gently over the plate for strike three... To review the selection criterion for the new mount was a bike that would pair nicely with the HD that my uncle was taking to Alaska. This is his trip that he has been planning for several years. So, the bike that I would have purchased for myself for such an adventure was 60/40 the Triumph Explorer 1200 over the BMW GS. I loved the Triumph test ride and it seems that the transmission issues of the of the 2014-2015 models have been resolved in the 2017 release. Still don't get the warm fuzzies about some of the warranty issues I had read about from other Triumph owners when I consider what was ahead for this bike on this trip. My like affair with the big BMW is documented in this this thread on the test ride. I think the initial vague feel from the front on turn in would be soon forgotten and the bikes reputation and capabilities are as stellar as everything you have read on it. That being said, Tim (my uncle) last owned something other than a Harley when he sold his Triumph in 1978 (IIRC) and bought his first Harley. The outcome of my efforts to seduce him to an ST1300 were destined to fall as flat as North Korean missile test. So what's a guy to do? I swerved back to the tried and true Honda tent and tossed an F6B in the back of the Tundra for the ride home. The Honda dealer in Rockingham North Carolina (Sport Cycle) does a well enough job in accommodating out of town buyers. They buy Hondas in bulk and offer great pricing. I picked up the GL1800 F6B Deluxe for $16,498 plus TTL. List price is $21,500 or so. We only had one SNAFU, the bike that I reserved to pick up at noon on Wednesday was not out of the crate yet when I arrived at 1212...the sales guy (Keith) had confused the dates and had me down for a pick up a week later. We waited 3 hours for it to be assembled and stuffed in the back of the truck so we could head back to Maryville. I had initially hoped to pick it up and ride it down to SC to Tim's house so we could leave from the same place for the trip. That wouldn't work as there are many farkles that need to be added for a trip like this. I brought it back to Casa de Carver and starting farkling. Here are a few pictures of the stocker and then some of the upgrades as we added them. Pardon the mess, we just moved 3 homes into this one and the over flow is filling my garage. For this reason I sent the bike home with my "shop foreman" for a few days to install the Heli Bars. He refused to open the brake lines in this mess. Allow me to get a few more pics tomorrow to show the highway pegs, Heli bars and some others mods. I spoke to a moderator today and we are going to make sure that this is in the correct area of the forum and I will begin posting daily trip updates during our time on the road here. I know this is not a VFR but I call it my Honda-Davidson as it is the most Harley-esque bike that my favored brand makes and I think it pairs perfectly with Tim's new HD. Our official departure is next Wednesday June 7 from Clemson, SC. Stay tuned as I will give ride reports of the various farkles and gear as well as some of the stuff we will use for camping and documenting the trip.
  15. Wtf Is A Fusar? Group Buy

    My apologies if you invested more in this crowdfunding that you are comfortable letting "ride" while awaiting the actual product release because of my bringing it your attention. If anyone abroad would like me to receive their camera and post it to you privately to avoid additional fees pm me. If you bought into this because of my posting and want out pm me and I will reimburse you and you can send me the product when it arrives. I too see competitive products encroaching on or possibly exceeding the design spec for the Fusar and am disappointed in the delays. I am not inside Fusar so i don't know if this is a case of perfect being the enemy of good enough in a world where consumers are the beta testers for most products purchased or if the delays are a result typical start up under-estimations of timelines and obstacles. keith
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