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post #1 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hello NC

thought I'd check in. Just moved to the Brier Creek area between Raleigh and Durham. Been traveling down here to the office for the last three years, but that was all rental car. Now i have the bike. What am i looking at for decent/fun roads around here? the 10 minute commute is getting a little old.

any thoughts/words of wisdom about the suzuki dealer up the road on 70?

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post #2 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 07:52 AM
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Hello from Morrisville! What do you ride?

I haven't been to the dealer in Durham, just Matison Motorsports in Raleigh. They gave me pretty good service on my current bike. Luckily, I haven't had to go to anyone else for anything.
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 08:09 AM
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Thumbs up Suzuki of Durham

I have been to the Suzuki Dealer off 70 since it is close to work. They seem to be good people and the prices were reasonable as well. (cheaper than Matison, I guess they don't have a new fancy building to pay for) I had them do some work on my last bike and overall I was happy with them. I still stop in ocasionally to buy parts
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 09:16 AM
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cheaper than Matison, I guess they don't have a new fancy building to pay for
I know they carry all the major brands, but they keep a LOT of inventory and it's almost all new.
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post #5 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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i'm on a flat-black 08 Wee (#179) with the stickers removed. (and usually a OEM top case)

I met a friend-of-a-friend down here who said he knows the folk who run the Durham joint and gave them the "they're good people" stamp of approval. he seemed to indicate they're big into the dirt side of things.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 02:14 PM
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I've only talked to the sales staff there and they have been really nice. I try to do my own maintenance and avoid the stealership fees so I can't comment on their service department.

You are right between Jordan and Falls Lake, plenty of rural places to explore around either of them.

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post #7 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 04:34 PM
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I'm just chiming in to say welcome also. I am West of you out in Cabarrus County.

It's kind of strange, how the mountains pay us no attention at ll. You laugh or cry and the wind just keeps on blowing.

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post #8 of 16 Old 07-30-2009, 12:31 PM
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We like to ride HWY50 past falls lake and pick up 15 and run that up into Clarksville Va and Kerr lake. There are plenty of fun roads with some twisties off the main highway.
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post #9 of 16 Old 07-30-2009, 07:47 PM
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Welcome to the area

as for fun roads..........well I have not found too many. I live in Wake Forest and usually head north towards VA for some decent rides. You are in the Piedmont region so it is a little flat overall. You will find it flatter still the farther east you go. So, that leaves west and north towards the mountains. When it starts to get cooler it is nice to cruise towards the beach. Usually warmer there.

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