Z006, I think the forecast is about 40% for Thursday and Friday. Just remember to take it easy for the first trip or two across and ride YOUR ride. Hit the pull offs to give the sport bike crowd some room to get by. Enjoy people watching at Deals Gap and just remember there are a lot of great roads beside the Dragon around there. Take 28 to Fontana and 143 to Robbinsville. The Cherohala is a great change of pace. 19 to Cherokee and into the Smokies or stay on 19 to Maggie Valley and Wheels Through Time museum. You'll have a great time I'm sure.
We went a few years ago, had a blast on the dragon and all the other rides in the area (the Harley dealers in the area all had a book of the different roads in the region), my GF and I are actually going back down there next month, gonna spend a couple days in the Fontana Dam area, then head over to the coast and ride back north, it should be fun