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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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New 790 Duke Rider East TN

Hello fellow riders. New 790 Duke owner here. Recently moved this year from WI to East TN. After a couple rides on the local twisty of 421 (The Snake) I determined my 17 Super Duke 1290 R was over kill for local area riding. Sold my SDR and bought a 790 a few months later. Only have a few rides on the bike so far and have zero regrets with my purchase. The 790 is an absolute blast to ride! I am midway through converting the bike into my "R" version but once I am finished will post pics.
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Hey Steve!

Glad we got you in finally. Welcome to the Biggest & Best 790/890 Group!

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Welcome man, glad to have you! I dropped from a 1000 to the 790 and have no regrets either. Love it.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-02-2019, 03:32 PM
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Sounds like we may be neighbors. I live 6 miles east of Maryville; also new to the area. There is at least one other 790 owner nearby. He will probably chime in on this post soon.
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Oh, I take that back. If you are living near 'the snake' you are quite a distance from me. I live near 'the tail of the dragon', more than 100 miles from you.
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Oh, I take that back. If you are living near 'the snake' you are quite a distance from me. I live near 'the tail of the dragon', more than 100 miles from you.
A mere 100 miles in the 790D world, is just a blink..
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Thanks guys and JD for getting me in here! Yeah I am about 2 hours from the Tail of the Dragon and about 15 mins from the Snake.
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What are your 'R' upgrades?

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Wouldn't that just be the "dragon" or would it be the "tail of the snake?" Or are they two completely different roads?

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Wouldn't that just be the "dragon" or would it be the "tail of the snake?" Or are they two completely different roads?
Two different roads. Route 129, from Maryville TN, over the mountains to North Carolina; "The Tail of The Dragon", sometimes referred to as just "The Dragon". 318 turns in 11 miles. https://tailofthedragon.com/

Route 421, "The Snake": https://www.thesnake421.com/
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