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    A pictorial and a story of the MOA Rally!



    Old and new GSÔÇÖ.



    Breakfast on the first day in beautiful West Virginia!



    From a lake in my future home state of WV! Beautiful!



    Sonar crossing the bridge, way behind us, over that lake.



    Dwight in his matching outfit.

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    Our Hotel, welcome to the KnightÔÇÖs Inn, where you are treated like crap, made to pay double your reserved price, and stay in substandard rooms! Basically it totally sucked, but it was better, barely, than camping in the heat and storms.



    Our first view of the Rally!



    My appreciation of my bike, and a salute to ADVRiders!



    This guy was a deaf mute traveling the world, and bumming money and support wherever he could! More power to him!



    Very cool, and proof that one bike can tow another.

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    I loved the play of words in labeling this bike.



    Dwight is obsessed with yellow, and had serious bag envy on these bags.



    Yet another dinner, with beer no less! We were walking though!



    The odd but cool were everywhere! This R cruiser had a GS tank, and RT fenders fitted front to back to make a new front style.



    This cool two wheel drive scooter could drive up a telephone pole. Unfortunately if got away from him later and drove over him and two parked bikes. Major damage to the bikes, and bad road rash for the owner. It was a hell of a sight to see though.

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    Sweet Cop Trike.






    One awesome K bike all chromed out.



    A very nice yellow scooter. I thought Dwight was going to go epileptic!



    Now this is a creative use of an old BMW Car grill. Notice how it makes the old look like the new RT next to it?

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    Of course my final drive picked the rally to die. But what better place to do it. John TM from the ADVRider forum was very cool in not only providing a loaner, but also the tools to change it including a tent, generator, heat gun and sockets. Plus a certifiable audience!



    Too cute, and a friend of Nancy (Hello Kitty)



    More food! We ate well, even though it was sooooooo hot out.



    Chuck in real fear of his bike. Can you tell he doesnÔÇÖt wrench much?

    Seriously, he was getting his K12LT Remused!



    Anton gave a very popular seminar on Oilheads! Nicely done Anton!



    Sweet kit bike cruiser with a VW engine.

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    Apparently this was a factory optioned bike?



    DwightÔÇÖs favorite!



    Mike EÔÇÖs favorite!



    Very nice old bike that actually got ridden to the rally.



    One very hot custom Airhead RS!


    I love this shot of new RTs!



    This bike seemed to have it all for storage. Mermite cans and some very unique hard tank bags. Very cool.



    Sweet color changing paint on this R1100RS.



    A very rare R1 in beautiful shape.





    This K cruiser was done using a K75 as a base, but everything had been reworked with true cruiser looking parts right down to the peanut tank and forward controls.



    This was a unique bike with a home-made bike rack built on. The foot peg on the right was also part of the bike rack.



    A very clean Guzzi. Like that Walt?



    Bedliner paint on a gas tank, very cool, right Mike B?



    The parking lot near the vendors on Saturday afternoon! I could barely get my bike out!

    Overall it was an awesome rally with a record 7400 participants. I look forward to next year when we not only have a rally close again, but up in the mountains of Vermont where it is definitely going to be both cooler, and have better riding!

    Jim

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    Thanks for the pics Jim. You were one of the folks I wanted to meet, and didnt get the chance to.
    Too bad you got ride of that really good bike for that ugly beaked thing, but I guess you can get by on that one
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    Great pics Jim.....Almost like I was there.....Ok, I was, but I missed some of the bikes you got pics of....Thanks!!! Sorry I did not get to meet you at the Rally...maybe next year.

    Bob Dewey

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    Yes, great pics indeed... a bike rack on a motorcycle, though???!?

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    Thanks for the pics

    I was at the rally Jim, but I didn't see several of these bikes. Thanks for posting the pics! Sorry you had a bad hotel experience--the one I stayed in (Days Inn) treated everybody pretty well and charged the stated amount. I hope I can make it to Vermont next year. The trip up there and the stay in the area should afford some great riding.

    Bob

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    Very cool photos.
    -=Brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    Very cool photos.

    Thanks guys!

    Hey Brad, I saw you wandering around, but you looked busy so I didn't bother you! Nice hat by the way!

    Jim

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    Sorry about that, there is always time to talk about Bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    Sorry about that, there is always time to talk about Bikes.
    No problem! I know you had a lot going on!

    Jim

    PS Anyone know where I can get an R1100GS Final Drive?

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    Can You Post An Airial Photo? I Know One Was Posted --would Love To Print One Out.



    Thanks

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