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Title: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 06, 2021, 10:41:52 AM
Italian Motorcycle weekend is June 26th at Two Wheels of Suches, in Suches Ga.  Is anybody going/camping out for the weekend there for that?  Just wondering if anybody from this site will be there?  Thanks Bob
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 06, 2021, 12:47:39 PM
If not in Niagara Falls, I'll be there
 (dragging a few other riders with me).
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 06, 2021, 02:37:04 PM
If not in Niagara Falls, I'll be there
 (dragging a few other riders with me).

 :thumb:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: GeorgiaGuzzi on June 10, 2021, 07:55:42 PM
Bob, it really depends on my work. Saturdayís at my new job are as needed. If they have deliveries or several people off, I have to work till 13:00. If no deliveries and plenty of staff Iím off. Iíll post Friday evening to let ya know for sure.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 10, 2021, 08:22:10 PM
75% sure. And might be camping..
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Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 10, 2021, 08:42:49 PM
Im still up in the air as to whether or not I can go.  Might have to head north around then.  Wont know until last minute probably.......
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 10, 2021, 10:16:39 PM
I plan to be there.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 11, 2021, 08:57:20 AM
75% sure. And might be camping..
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If I get to go il be camping also.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 11, 2021, 09:02:58 AM
Bob, it really depends on my work. Saturdayís at my new job are as needed. If they have deliveries or several people off, I have to work till 13:00. If no deliveries and plenty of staff Iím off. Iíll post Friday evening to let ya know for sure.

Yep.  I understand.  Work takes priority.  Have a good day!
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: wavedog on June 11, 2021, 09:20:03 AM
  I may be there for a few hours on Saturday- weather of course. I will be riding the old Guzzilla- the lone goose of the apocalypse. Honk on brother.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 11, 2021, 09:25:51 AM
  I may be there for a few hours on Saturday- weather of course. I will be riding the old Guzzilla- the lone goose of the apocalypse. Honk on brother.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 11, 2021, 09:37:14 AM
  ... I will be riding the old Guzzilla- the lone goose of the apocalypse. Honk on brother.
:grin: :thumb:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Motormike on June 11, 2021, 07:05:21 PM
Itís on my calendar.  Thatís about as far ahead as I can plan right now.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 13, 2021, 05:49:14 AM
Itís on my calendar.  Thatís about as far ahead as I can plan right now.

 :thumb:  Dont know if I can make it...everything is up in the air right now.....Probably know the day before.  lol
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: twowheeladdict on June 14, 2021, 04:05:43 PM
I enjoyed it, and the riding last year.
This year I am in town, but will be in Nashville with my bride.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 17, 2021, 02:50:10 AM
I enjoyed it, and the riding last year.
This year I am in town, but will be in Nashville with my bride.

Have an enjoyable time in Nashville!
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 21, 2021, 03:21:04 AM
Watching the weather for next weekend at Suches.  Looks like rain AGAIN!  Geez....enough with the rain already!   :angry:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 21, 2021, 05:20:35 PM
I never trust the weather this far out, so Iím still in for the trip.  Iíll reevaluate later this week.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 21, 2021, 05:27:24 PM
I never trust the weather this far out, so Iím still in for the trip.  Iíll reevaluate later this week.
+1
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 24, 2021, 08:28:56 AM
Bump.
This things a GO! Turn out always great.
Myself on GRiSO, son on a Duc and pal on his imported 2 smoker Aprilia will be there Saturday for lunch.
Anyone here still committed?  :smiley:

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Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 24, 2021, 09:03:41 AM
Iím a go as well.

Iím planning to ride over tomorrow and camp over the weekend.  Iíll look for you guys on Saturday.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 24, 2021, 11:01:48 AM
I cant make it.  Ive been camping and fishing the last few days and my home chores are way behind schedule now, so il be cutting grass!  Have a good time everyone!
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 24, 2021, 01:18:02 PM
I cant make it.  Ive been camping and fishing the last few days and my home chores are way behind schedule now, so il be cutting grass!  Have a good time everyone!

Hmm someone has misplaced priorities. Your grass will be there next week.  :bike-037:

Have a good weekend and see you at the next lunch.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 24, 2021, 02:20:52 PM
Hmm someone has misplaced priorities. Your grass will be there next week.  :bike-037:

Have a good weekend and see you at the next lunch.
:undecided:
Its tempting to go.....Hmmmm????
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 24, 2021, 02:57:52 PM
Ppplease go Bob :cry:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 24, 2021, 03:04:34 PM
Ppplease go Bob :cry:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: wavedog on June 24, 2021, 07:37:34 PM


  Looks like I will be going to Suches on Friday, probably arriving about 1ish, and leaving Saturday afternoon. Me and the old Guzzilla, the lone guzzi of the apocolypse. Hopefully the homeliness of the Guzzilla won't scare off the nice machinery that will be there. I will be sure to park it behind my tent and away from everyone.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 24, 2021, 08:12:51 PM
Got home from work today.  Told my wife that I needed to pack my V85TT for the weekend.  She says yea, I think your motorcycle is leaking oil, but it doesn't look that bad. What??  So I go to the garage and sure enough there is oil on the floor.  I started into a profanity laced diatribe since my V7 is currently being repaired for a rear drive leak.

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After my rage subsided, I took the skid plate off and found the filter bolt was loose. 

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I tightened the bolt and cleaned up the oil.  I took it for a 10 mile ride and didn't find any fresh oil.  I topped it off with oil and all appears good.  It currently has 3500 miles on it and the dealer did the 900 mile service.  Not sure if the dealer didn't tighten it enough or if it worked loose.  So after an exciting afternoon, I'm still on for the weekend.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Vagrant on June 24, 2021, 08:19:42 PM
Nobody on his death bed ever wished he had one more day to cut grass!
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: twowheeladdict on June 24, 2021, 09:05:07 PM
:undecided:
Its tempting to go.....Hmmmm????

Don't you have lights on that tractor?  Get out there an mow Bob!  LOL!

You all have a fun weekend.  I won't be thinking about you while I am in Nashville this weekend with the love of my life. 
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 24, 2021, 10:01:53 PM
Nobody on his death bed ever wished he had one more day to cut grass!

 :thumb:Oh
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bobrebos on June 24, 2021, 10:33:15 PM
Got home from work today.  Told my wife that I needed to pack my V85TT for the weekend.  She says yea, I think your motorcycle is leaking oil, but it doesn't look that bad. What??  So I go to the garage and sure enough there is oil on the floor.  I started into a profanity laced diatribe since my V7 is currently being repaired for a rear drive leak.

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After my rage subsided, I took the skid plate off and found the filter bolt was loose. 

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I tightened the bolt and cleaned up the oil.  I took it for a 10 mile ride and didn't find any fresh oil.  I topped it off with oil and all appears good.  It currently has 3500 miles on it and the dealer did the 900 mile service.  Not sure if the dealer didn't tighten it enough or if it worked loose.  So after an exciting afternoon, I'm still on for the weekend.

I got it figured out!  Your wife doesnít want you leaving this weekend and loosened the bolt to make you think there was a more serious problem causing you to stay home!  Thatís what really happened!!!
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: bodine99 on June 25, 2021, 07:42:48 AM
Be safe all and have big fun!! This weekend also is the Brits in the Blueridge. In Hiawassee at the big campground on Hwy-76
Cool lunch spot in Dawsonville at the Pool-Hall and the Georgia Motorsports Hall of Fame right around the corner.
CJ & I will be at TWO July 9th weekend for the Triumph weekend. :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: MMRanch on June 25, 2021, 10:26:46 AM
Kind of last minute but ...

I'm getting ready to leave for Suches now !   Should be there about late afternoon , I'll try to find ya'll before setting up camp camping .   :grin:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: wavedog on June 25, 2021, 12:10:05 PM
In case anyone wants to know- there is gas at the store in Suches by the campground. 90 octane non ethanol. They close at 8pm.
A couple weeks ago they had no gas.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: tazio on June 26, 2021, 07:23:06 PM

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Great turn-out of Italian steeds.
Left this morning, me on GRiSO, pal Steve on Aprilia 2Stroke. 270 mile day.
 Cool Bimota with Duc engine (Db7) and other exotica..
Also made it to the Brit bike rally in Hiawassee,Ga. Vincent's and Velocette's running around. Great day though the highlight was coming around a corner on a mountain road and getting eye to eye with an adult black bear.
I blinked first, then crapped my pants.. A day to remember!!!
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Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: MMRanch on June 26, 2021, 10:08:11 PM
I had a good time and met some nice guys too.    Enjoyed the campfire till close to midnight and the breakfast cook got my eggs done just right for breakfast !    :azn:

Ronnie and me rode up and down Blood Mountain twice and I still made it home without getting wet !!  I'd call that a good trip !!!  :thumb:   

How about you other guys , did that dark cloud I was dodging make its way to Suches ?

Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: twowheeladdict on June 27, 2021, 01:28:29 PM
I had a good time and met some nice guys too.    Enjoyed the campfire till close to midnight and the breakfast cook got my eggs done just right for breakfast !    :azn:

Ronnie and me rode up and down Blood Mountain twice and I still made it home without getting wet !!  I'd call that a good trip !!!  :thumb:   

How about you other guys , did that dark cloud I was dodging make its way to Suches ?

 :thumb:

Were the SS bikes hot and heavy on Blood Mountain?  The last time I was there the LEOs were just at either end making sure they didn't speed coming or going, but left them to ride like a race track on the mountain.
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: Solorider73 on June 27, 2021, 03:54:50 PM
I had a great time this weekend and met a bunch of people from WG and ADVrider.  I got home around 1PM on Sunday.  Below are a few bikes that I saw over the weekend.

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Interesting small bike
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I really feel like I need this bike.  The Fasthouse looks great in person.  It did have an obnoxious pipe.
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Apparently this is a rare Ducati.  I'm not much on Ducati heritage.
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Of all the bikes that came and went this is the only one that cleared the porch and made everyone get up for a closer look.  It's a MV Agusta Rush.  It still had the drive out tag and apparently came with it's own camera man.  A guy with a professional camera was taking pictures of the bike and the rider.  I'm thinking of getting my own camera man to follow me around on my Guzzi.
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I had a good time and met some nice guys too.    Enjoyed the campfire till close to midnight and the breakfast cook got my eggs done just right for breakfast !    :azn:

Ronnie and me rode up and down Blood Mountain twice and I still made it home without getting wet !!  I'd call that a good trip !!!  :thumb:   

How about you other guys , did that dark cloud I was dodging make its way to Suches ?



No rain until after midnight.  It was good to see you again.

:thumb:

Were the SS bikes hot and heavy on Blood Mountain?  The last time I was there the LEOs were just at either end making sure they didn't speed coming or going, but left them to ride like a race track on the mountain.

I never saw a LEO on or near Blood Mountain.  There were a lot of cars running the mountain and 3 were in the ditch waiting for a tow truck.  As far as the SS guys, well I was following MMRanch so I only saw them in my mirrors.   :thumb:
Title: Re: anybody going to Italian Motorcycle Weekend at Suches, Ga June 26th??
Post by: twowheeladdict on June 27, 2021, 06:15:26 PM
I had a great time this weekend and met a bunch of people from WG and ADVrider.  I got home around 1PM on Sunday.  Below are a few bikes that I saw over the weekend.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Rides/2021-06-25-Suches-Italian-Bike/i-Gq4MsqC/0/f8f166cb/L/652DFDEB-4822-4457-AF2F-D6CE4538D855-L.jpg)

Interesting small bike
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I really feel like I need this bike.  The Fasthouse looks great in person.  It did have an obnoxious pipe.
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Apparently this is a rare Ducati.  I'm not much on Ducati heritage.
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Of all the bikes that came and went this is the only one that cleared the porch and made everyone get up for a closer look.  It's a MV Agusta Rush.  It still had the drive out tag and apparently came with it's own camera man.  A guy with a professional camera was taking pictures of the bike and the rider.  I'm thinking of getting my own camera man to follow me around on my Guzzi.
https://www.mvagusta.com/models/rush (https://www.mvagusta.com/models/rush)


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No rain until after midnight.  It was good to see you again.

I never saw a LEO on or near Blood Mountain.  There were a lot of cars running the mountain and 3 were in the ditch waiting for a tow truck.  As far as the SS guys, well I was following MMRanch so I only saw them in my mirrors.   :thumb:

Fasthouse must be a new model.  I really wanted a Desert Sled.

Just look at the way the side stand tucks on the MV Agusta.  That is details.