Just got back from the TN-NC area, what a great place to ride. The total trip out and back ended up being 3300 miles.
I left home Saturday, June 9. Stopped off at ROT in Austin for the night (nothing new here). Left for Natchez on Sunday, rode the Trace up but had to get off at Jackson, MS. Ended up in Jasper Alabama for the night. Went through Lynchburg for a tour of the Jack Daniel's Distillery then on to Fontana, NC.
The riding was excellent, I don't think we found a bad road in the area. Here are a couple of links to professional photos taken on the Dragon. I need to sort through them and get some ordered.
Now for the low points of the trip:
Clutch safety switch went out in Huntsville, Texas
Battery took a crap in Natchez,MS. Low cranking voltage also caused the stater to kick back and dick up the pinion gear. This issue cause us to cut the Natchez Trace ride short to get to the nearest dealer. (by the way the Jackson, MS dealer is horrible. Ended up limping to Meridian for help).
Also had issues with the TBW in Cherokee, NC. Found a tech bulletin on the interwebs about fretting on throttle body plug and that seemed to take care of the problem.
All in all, it was a fun adventure.