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New member from Georgia
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:32:02 pm »
Hi All,

My name is Ram and I just bought a 2008 C14 after lot of research online. I stumbled upon your forum and realized I should register and introduce myself. I live in Milton Georgia and just picked up a 56K miles Concours that still looks like good condition. Excited to get into sports touring. I sold my Suzuki Boulevard C90 and was looking for something sporty and upright. This one fit the bill perfectly. Cant wait to take it to the north georgia mountains and get a feel for it.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 10:37:08 pm »
Welcome Ram!! There's a Ride to Eat in Blairsville on May 20. Check out the calendar and come on up. Then there's the Run With The Wolf in the fall (also on the calendar). Near you is the 3rd Thursday Dinner in Alpharetta/Roswell area. Come on out.

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 10:46:30 pm »
Wow.. Thanks for the invite. I work in Alpharetta and live technically on Milton but am off exit 11. Definitely will come and meet. Where in Alpharetta/ Roswell ?
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 10:51:58 pm »
Ok., I think I figured out how to see the events happening. I was looking at Northeast section and was trying to look for this event. I moved from New Jersey last summer so Georgia is little new to me.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 11:06:33 pm »
Take a trip for an overnight to Two Wheels Of Suches.  you'll run in to Jerry almost any weekend.   :D

North GA has a lot of active COG members, so make a gathering to meet them.  they have monthly RTEs, and in addition to RWTW in September, we're going to have a rally in western NC at Iron Horse Lodge the end of July.  we're hoping it will be cool up in the mountains!
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 11:16:30 pm »
Welcome RAM.
Your gonna like it here!

PS: Be aware, joining this group can lead to a contagious disease called "Farkelitis"..   >:D
          Unfortunately; We all have it!! {but our bikes are better because of it}

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 11:56:13 pm »
Awesome to see a good sizable count. Given the mountains are so close by, I am bound to come across someone then! Will come and meet the gang on 18th.
I had already planned to ride the mountains over that weekend of 20th. I will do a pit stop in Blairsville for sure.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 12:14:23 am »
Welcome, Ram! We had our national rally last year in Helen, GA. It was a beautiful location for the rally. You should ride up there sometime and enjoy it. There are tons of great motorcycling roads up there. Again, welcome!
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 12:53:05 am »
Welcome Ram!
Lots of COG members up your way, as well as a number of forum registrants like yourself. I've been up that way a couple of times, and there are great riding roads all around.
You're gonna Love your new ride :-)

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 01:03:32 am »
Thank you again for the warm welcome. My bike is far from being perfect just like me. Hoping to stay here and learn to ride the concours which I must say from my 5 mile test ride is going to just gorgeous in the twisters.
It's certainly heavy for sure but given I am little over 6'  I have no issues flat footing.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 10:56:47 am »
Wow.. Thanks for the invite. I work in Alpharetta and live technically on Milton but am off exit 11. Definitely will come and meet. Where in Alpharetta/ Roswell ?


As we say in N. Ga., (repeat slowly after me...) "Right cheer"  http://www.cog-online.org/ClubPortal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&eventID=233150

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Hope to see you there!

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 01:21:44 pm »
Ram, no one has mentioned, the club is preparing for it's National event in June. (Missouri / Lake of the Ozarks).
I know your new to the bike, but if you want to see roads, and meet COGgers,,, that is the place to be!

I suspect that a group will be riding from your area to go there. hint, hint,,,,  >:D

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 02:04:56 pm »
Sounds good. First order of business for me before the long trip is to get some of the bike things sorted out, I observed the fork leaking this morning when I reached office. Will need to find a mech to get them resealed. Will need new batteries on the fob and that tire pressure sensor thingy's battery replaced when the tires are out.
Please do recommend any good mechanics in the area who can help out instead of me taking to expensive dealers.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 06:23:14 pm »
Welcome from the opposite corner of the country.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 09:19:23 pm »
Thank you for the warm welcome. Hope to ride up sometime and meet y'all
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2017, 09:45:00 pm »
Ram, welcome aboard!! Glad you were able to escape NJ!!  I'm on the south side of ATL. Like others have said, plan to attend one of the SE rallys, it is really the best way to meet COG'ers. Keep an eye on the calendar and the SE forum.

Let us know if you have any questions or need any information.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2017, 09:56:58 pm »
Thank you Kurt! I plan on attending the thursday meet. I will need to get my forks resealed as I saw oil come out of the right forks on the front tire. Trying to find local mechanics who can get this done instead of going to dealer.

If you know someone up here, please do send their details. If the forks are done, I will definitely join ride this month.
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 11:31:04 pm »
Welcome and congrats on your new ride man .
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 11:31:42 pm »
 Welcome to Forum, congrats on your c14 ride safe:great: :motonoises: :beerchug:

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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2017, 01:29:11 am »
Thank you guys!!
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2017, 01:40:23 pm »
Welcome Ram!  I'm down in South Ga.  Anytime you're near Valdosta, give me a shout.  See you at an event later on! :motonoises:
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2017, 03:41:11 pm »
Thank you Reid for the warm welcome. I do plan to attend the rides as much as I can. hoping to see you there!
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Re: New member from Georgia
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 12:31:10 pm »
This morning approximately at 9:15 am, I saw a Black Connie on Westside Parkway, Alpharetta., trying to find if someone nearby was riding it. As far as I remember, I think the gentleman had a white open face helmet and probably a beard.
Is it someone from this forum?
I was caging my way to work so you wouldnt have seen me.
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