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Ok, so who passed me going the opposite direction on Highway 28 this afternoon on another White SS???
 

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Which Highway 28? In what part of the country?
I live near a Hwy 28 in NH (but don't ride a 939SS [yet]).


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Wasn't me...but I've been on that road several times with my White one. Ed, where are you from to be so close? You a NC guy?

I googled Highway 28 in NC. Looks like a VERY fun ride!
Great ride...especially after riding the Dragon. It's nicknamed The Bootlegger 28. I ride this road A LOT. Good stuff.
 

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Hey Guys, just back from 3 days in Smokies to let her rip a little more than I can do locally to put her through her paces. 3300 miles now, and have a few more comments as I’m continuing to get to know her. Including, I think, that fuel gauge mystery. But late now, more tomorrow.

Yes, 28 is cool, Cherohala is great for higher speed sweepers, Dragon’s great too, more technical... Blue Ridge for admiring the beauty, not to go fast. End up in jail going fast on that road, anyway. Great hikes all around there too...

Btw, David, have you eaten at City Lights in Sylva, or Tellico Bakery, in Tellico? 👍👍
 

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City Lights is cool, kind of a hippie cafe...

Still need to write a few more SS observations...back soon.
 

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Few quick notes from my perspective after the Smokies ride...that took me up and down various elevations, and frequent triple digit speeds. You guys might not agree with these comments, and np, just my opinion.

1. We already know and just to reconfirm, what a wonderful handling machine it is. Brake power and feel are phenomenal as well.

2. DQS worked flawlessly, but I more often than not, shift manually up/down to maintain more control on unpredictable road surfaces, traffic.

3. The bike is quick enough to have fun and to get into trouble quickly, but it’s not Superbike quick (no surprise). As another suggested on this forum, I concur the bike is geared a bit too high and at some point may change.

4. After over 3000 miles have noticed a gas gauge error, maybe, three times. I believe this is happening when an almost full tank is topped off. Seems the gauge sometimes gets confused, and doesn’t recalibrate the little added fuel (1 bar or less). It has never happened when there is less than half tank of fuel, when I usually fill up.

5. Was monitoring engine temps continually throughout the ride. Temps do rise with sustained pushing of the engine to upper limits going up the mountains.

6. It was pretty hot (90F) this trip most of the time, and I was wearing a heavy leather jacket(!)...so I felt the heat more everywhere, including eminating from the bike. Interestingly, it seems I felt it more from the bike as the temp decreased...maybe because it was shedding the heat at that point.

7. Since I’ve got 3300 miles on the tires now, looks like I’ll get maybe 4000 miles, which is great imho for this type of tire.

8. The Kriega back pack is excellent, and worked great, but usually I use luggage for trips. And that little bag felt kinda heavy after few hundred miles with clothes and tools on my back.

9. The SS is quite good at sport touring, in addition to sport riding.
 
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