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What has become of our forum, people ditching riding to go to the movies! Creating rides and then backing out?! Come on guys, I just spent the weekend riding the track in Las Vegas, otherwise I would have been all over these rides! Today is playing catch up on all the things I left undone this weekend. Small sacrifice for living the life.
For the record mine was not a ride but a feeler started on the 9th without reply till the 16th, I'm DONE creating rides but still love bombing GMR weekend mornings  any other like minded send me a PM!
I was just giving a hard time to those who said they would and then went off to the movies instead! I wasn't directed toward you, this is TC's post! Hell even TC went to the movies...

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Helmets / Re: Affordable AND Great Dual Sport Helmet
« on: 02/19/18 03:36PM »
Although I cannot comment on the air flow as much as Rogue, as the motorcycle (Triumph Tiger 800) Iíve been using my helmet with has a large wind screen to protect me from headon wind but can say the one thing that really impressed me was the face shield and large view port. I had to double check a few times to make sure the face shield was closed as it was so clear, it didnít appear to be so.

Like Rogue, I used my street helmet (Shoei GT-Air) on my first ride and immediately new I wanted something more DS oriented and considering I only have the Triumph on loan for a while, I knew I didnít want to spend a boat load of money for a DS helmet, just something that wouldnít break the bank and could be a decent second helmet. Of course the first place to go for inexpensive helmets is Cycle Gear, I.e. Bilt, but even those were not 100% to my liking and actually a little more than I was expecting to be honest. One benefit to the GMAX GM11 over some of the other DS helmets, is the ability to convert it to a street helmet by visor removal and hardware kit. So two for two with this helmet.

As one would imagine, going to the Internet is where you look for reviews and deals and I stumbled upon this one via a few video reviews, all which were very good. The first version I found was on closeout for $89 but when my order was finally processed, the version I bought was no longer available, not sure what to say about that but I ended up grabbing a current model but with my discount it came out to just over $100. I knew Rogue was also looking for one so I told him about the helmet and the price and low and behold, he bought one too!

TLDR: I agree with Rogue, great helmet, great price and sure seems to check all the boxes for me!

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What has become of our forum, people ditching riding to go to the movies! Creating rides and then backing out?! Come on guys, I just spent the weekend riding the track in Las Vegas, otherwise I would have been all over these rides! Today is playing catch up on all the things I left undone this weekend. Small sacrifice for living the life.

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I will give you 20 bucks for it. Lmk. 714 659 0980
Sorry, a little too low ball for me.

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that looked awesome!!

sites are noted for future ride

seems like a Vstrom would be suited well to the poor quality roads ha
Mulholland is very smooth in certain sections. The roads in and near Griffith Park could use some repaving! VStrom would have done well, I did this on my VFR no problem.

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Another bump...

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I have a Medium Alpinestars AST jacket for sale. It's roughly 3 years old (at least that's what I recall) but in good shape. It was my commuter jacket for Summer and Spring and sometimes Fall. It is a textile jacket with good airflow but thick enough for keeping you a little warmer than pure mesh. There is no wind or water proof liner but does have the pants attachment zipper. It has shoulder and elbow/forearm armor (I believe it's A*s Bio Armor) and foam chest and back pads. I also have a Bionic Air hard back protector that fits the back armor pocket. I'm selling the jacket for $60 and the back protector for $25 or grab both for $75.

Front View:


Back View:


Inside View:




Chest and back soft armor:


Hard armor parts: (Shown with separate back protector)


Hard back protector:

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Iím sure dirt Mulholland has been closed for sometime but not having been there in several decades, canít say when they did that. We use to take rides on it and even mountain bike that road quite frequently when I was younger. Iíd take my little XL 125 and my friend would take his Baja Bug and weíd go end to end on the dirt portion. Bummer itís closed to motorized vehicles now.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Wuzzup?
« on: 02/08/18 10:01PM »
Well hello stranger!

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Well, lane splitting still applies, putting distance and obstacles between me and the cop would allow my escape! I can always say, it wasnít me on the bike! Turning in my friend would be the dirty move!

In all other scenarios I stand by what I wrote hands down.

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Evade, right?
Essentially, yes. Put as much distance and/or obstructions between you and the threat. In my case, traffic created the obstructions and I was able to put more distance between us because of being able to split lanes. In no way would I ever confront the person while in motion. Especially with a large SUV type vehicle, there is too much to risk in doing so.

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Iíve been in a similar situation, although not as ominous. I basically got over into traffic and lane split for a few minutes putting other vehicles between me and the @$$hole. Of course this only works if there is traffic to use.

In my situation the person was either trying to intimidate me, or trying to ďget even with meĒ for something they thought I did to them or just follow me because I was making good time on the road, I donít know. Essentially the person was staying to close for comfort and when I did get around a vehicle in front of me, usually by lane splitting, they dove out and back in the car pool lane to get back behind me. That happened twice, so I just dove out and got into the other lanes of traffic and split lanes until they were not able to follow me anymore.

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Misc / Re: New Rider Night at the D-Store
« on: 02/07/18 09:19PM »
This is an awesome idea and great place to have it!

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Well you know Iíll be there, Iíll be leading this adventure! However, I donít see the ĎI plan to attendí option. You know for the countless others who plan to join us can click, hint, hint people. Come on, this is some of the greatest weather weíve had for February.

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they also carry super high-end A*, Dainese, Arai, and Shoei gear.  Nothing in the middle for average Joe's like me...  :26:

I've always wondered about the Dainese and Alpinestars stuff.  is it REALLY A* and Dainese or licensed?  Is it overstock?  seems like the stuff they sell I don't see at the D-Store.
A lot of times Manufactuerers will make similar items to their line up with different SKU numbers so that they are unique to that particular reseller. Sometimes this is a different style or color or whatever the case may be. This, similar to Bilt and Sedici for Cycle Gear allows them to have something you canít find elsewhere. Hard to shop around if you canít find that item anywhere but the store you saw it in. They would definitely have to be authorized dealers as they are huge and for them to be advertising and selling without Dainese or Alpinestars to issue a cease and desist would be unimaginable.

As much as I donít care for the ďhouse brandĒ resellers, it does give them an advantage and better profit margins. This allows them to keep operating and offer, although limited in store stock, another outlet for brands one might be more interested in.

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For your corner working services, you get the use of the track while the students are on (must follow the same rules and lessons as the students) but "open session" during lunch, meaning no students and ride as you see fit, although sometimes instructors like to do some hot laps with us.

uhh wut

if you volunteer for cornerworking you can ride the track for free?!?
Essentially what thepretender said. I was invited to the group and was accepted. You basically have to have several years of riding experience, preferably track experience to go along with it and some higher level of rider training is also preferred. Having taken the CSS class before and along other rider training, allowed me to get my foot in the door. Since you are there for both safety and for reporting any incorrect riding and/or not performing the lessons correctly, you need to be on your game. They really want people who are observant, good riders and have the experience and knowledge to relay what you observe. That being said, perhaps a track day organization would have a similar arrangement and seeking to volunteer with them might net you the similar results.

Note however, although no track fees are incurred, you do have to pay for your own food, lodging, gas and any other travel cost. Still beats a poke in the eye.

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Did some corner work for CSS last year, hopefully I can do a little more this year too. For your corner working services, you get the use of the track while the students are on (must follow the same rules and lessons as the students) but "open session" during lunch, meaning no students and ride as you see fit, although sometimes instructors like to do some hot laps with us. I was able to get 2 days at Laguna Seca, 2 Days at Sonoma but only a half day in LV. Bike's water pump blew out on me so only got a partial day of track time. Still did my corner work for the remainder of the week end though, had to fulfill my obligation.

I may try and do some dates at Chuckwalla and/or Fontana but have to see how my budget looks for the year.

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"UNOFFICIAL" Rides / Re: Ride To GMR - Sunday 10/22
« on: 10/24/17 07:51AM »
Man i wish i could have been there. Love that ride. Working straight through the weekend but finishing soon.
I heard Little T is officially open if you guys are interested in putting that area back in the rotation.
Ooh! I love Little T, definitely on the to do list, although I'm probably going to be MIA for the next few rides as I have a couple of bikes I want to attend to, mostly my 01 and getting it inspected so I can re-register it, as well as prep it for a couple more track days in November. Plus the 09 has a few upgrades and maintenance items I need to get done, sooner rather than later.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Suspension Tuning
« on: 10/24/17 07:46AM »
Speaking of Dave Moss, he has an affiliation with Catalyst Reaction, which has a location in Tustin. http://feelthetrack.com/links/ I've been watching some of Dave's videos and learning a lot, definitely worth grabbing a peek at some of them.

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I have been shopping for a new helmet by AGV. That one is well out of my price range. All of his helmets are amazingly original and creative. Have never owned an AGV lid. Is the K3 too low end for an every day rider? Is it worth stepping up to a K5 or GP Veloce?
Go to the D-Store in Costa Mesa, they have a whole assortment of AGV helmets.

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