Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Acworth, GA, USA
Re: Tail of the Dragon riding
Since The Tail Of The Dragon is fairly close for me I've ridden it a few times on the K1200LT and have a few tips no matter what you ride. Ride in a lower gear with higher revs. Ii recommend a slower "learning" ride each direction and then ride it in earnest. Don't wave or pose for the cameras, ride. Ride on a weekday if you can. Watch for big rigs, they will take up the whole road. Watch your speed. More importantly than speed, stay in your lane.
As a retired LEO I have spoken with a few of the Deputies and Troopers there and here's what I got. If seen, going into the other lane you WILL get a ticket, no question. Speed so long as not excessive will still get you stopped but could result in a written warning.
Over the years we got a few pictures of the K1200LT up there. It might be time to get one of the new R1200RT.
2002 BMW K1200LTE Toscana Green Retired with 85,391 miles
2014 BMW R1200RT Quartz Blue Metallic
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