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    Slaying the Dragon 2012

    This weekend I took the opportunity to ride down from Knoxville, TN to the Tail of the Dragon on the TN/NC border.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tail_of_the_Dragon

    Good times to be sure. I would be great to run it with a horde of SR50's this Spring / Summer if folks were so inclined.

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    SR50 R Factory / 2009 / Piaggio Purejet
    _Fully Derestricted
    _Leo Vince ZX-R Exhaust w/included Rollers
    _NGK ZMR7AP Spark Plug
    _Kolbalt Water Trap
    _55 MPH on Flat
    _7700 miles

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    You're right, a swarm of SR 50s would be absolutely perfect.

    The Tail of the Dragon run is legendary - it's mentioned often on the BMW Z3 forums I check out and one day I'd like to do it in the M Coupe and the SR50. Not necessarily at the same time though.
    Nice looking Scoot too!

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    Oh John.. you have M Coupe? that is 1 of my all time fav cars.


    I had a 2006 M3 and always wish I got the M coupe instead..


    Love the photos!!! looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosscofat View Post
    Oh John.. you have M Coupe? that is 1 of my all time fav cars.


    I had a 2006 M3 and always wish I got the M coupe instead.
    Yup, it's Imola Red and a real beauty. The ultimate garage queen and I only drive it in the summer so it's hibernating now. It's in my sig at bimmerforums, the detailing section. (I'm JohnZ3MC over there)
    Z3 and Z4 guys talk about the Dragon Run all the time.
    One day, one day, .......
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    ahh, it's nice to be only 377 miles from nirvana!!

    the best part is that the Dragon is only the tip of the iceberg!!! tons-o-roads down there...Blood Mountain, Suches...

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    Beautiful place.
    Great color choice. What year is it?

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    Ive got a black 09 M3 coupe. While it gets 1st place with any car Ive ever owned, I still put more miles on my SR50. Both are pleasure vehicles but I have 5X more miles on my scooter than my M. Would love to someday do the Tail of the Dragon trip. Thanks for sharing! Life is freakin good!
    2009 SR50 Factory

    20 mm Bing Throttle Body
    Water Trap (Kobalt tapped with 1/4" NPT brass drain)
    Castrol Power RS TTS
    Castrol Syntec Gear Oil- 75W-90
    Oil Pump Flow Increased
    NGK ZMR7AP-(.030-.032) (Indexed @ 12:00)-
    Leo Vince ZX-R
    Malossi RS24 Rear Shock
    5.0 and 5.5 DP Sliders- Red Springs
    8mm Mirror Risers/Extensions + 30mm Washer
    Aprilia Emulsion Bleed Valve
    LED Tail/Brake Light
    Black Tunnel Covers
    Rear Tire- Pirelli Diablo Performance 140/60P-13
    Front Tire- Pirelli SL 26 Performance 130/60LX-13
    Top Speed (Digidash)-50-51 MPH @ 9100 RPM (Flat Road/Tucked)
    Rider Weight- 215 lbs

    22,200 miles-11/2013


    Yeah, Coulda' Bought A Harley- But Chicks Dig Scooters!!!!!:

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    Captdan and Rosscofat,
    do you think there's some corelation between the high end sport numbers like our Ms and the SR50? I'm thinking there is. As for the cars, at least you two can put your golf clubs in the trunk. Whoever designed my 'ultimate driving machine' never drove one to the golf course. Har, har, har. I can fit my bag and the short clubs in the 'trunk' but the woods and long irons have to go in the footwell of the passenger seat. How stupid is that? Mind you, I get to the golf course in record time and with an ear to ear smile.
    Yup, I'm with you Captdan, ----- life is good.

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    back then if you owned a M coupe you owned another car... I had mine for just over a year and a half then sold it and started to travel a bit and spend my money better then on German Repair shops... 1000 for a service.. nah

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