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SBK Corse Bike Night "Special Edition" at Fire Breather BBQ

Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Fire Breather BBQ
22722 Lambert St
Lake Forest, California 92630

Come one, Come all! All motorcycle makes are welcome to join us for some great BBQ! We can chat about the upcoming 2018 MotoGP and WSBK Championship season or talk about Troy Bayliss coming out of retirement to race the Australian Superbike Series...
Kid Friendly
Motorcycle racing

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http://blog.motorcycle.com/2018/01/10/motorcycle-news/ama-nra-working-together-protect-curtilage/

"Last week we reported on Collins v Virginia making its way to the Supreme Court, a Fourth Amendment case challenging a police officer’s right to lift a bike cover to look at a (stolen) motorcycle in a private driveway without a warrant. "

AMA: "Motorcycles should receive no less protection from unreasonable searches than other vehicles. When the police removed the cover from Petitioners’ motorcycle, a search occurred. And as Petitioner contends, because that search occurred without a warrant and in the curtilage of a home, the search violated the Fourth Amendment."


what do you think?

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Gear For Sale / Dainese Orange County WINTER SALE 1/13
« on: 01/11/18 05:53AM »
UP TO 50% OFF!
SALE BEGINS SATURDAY JAN. 13, 2018

It's time for our Bi-Annual Clearance Sale, and this one is going to be great!

50% OFF 1- and 2-piece Racing Suits for men and women

50% OFF Summer Textile Jackets for men and women

50% OFF Leather Jackets for men and women

50% OFF select AGV helmets

All discounts are for select discontinued styles, while they last.

Sale begins at 10:00 am Saturday Jan. 13, 2018

DAINESE ORANGE COUNTY | 1645 SUPERIOR AVE | COSTA MESA | 949-650-2300

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https://rideapart.com/articles/help-wanted-rideapart-news-writer

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https://youtu.be/p_LV-uihcU8



"First gear feels jerky and insecure like the guy who realizes he hasn't seen anything on his facebook feed from Kelley Creamcheese in a while and decides to look her up to make sure he hasn't been de-friended."

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Dirt track and TT racing all day




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Racing Headquarters / Dakar Rally starts 1/6 4pm
« on: 01/06/18 10:44AM »
Looks like they're streaming the race on Red Bull - https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1TPGKRJUD2111/dakar-rally

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 ZX-6R vs. YZF-R6 & Z900 vs. FZ-09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYahwC4fcNk

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I'm not one, but I'm tired of the industry blaming 20-something's for the state of motorcycling.  Good read.

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/im-millennial-and-i-ride-motorcycles

"The biggest problem is that the motorcycle industry looks at millennials as “the other,” a massive group whose perceived indifference to motorcycling is based largely on the notion that technology has replaced typical modes of recreation, institutions of community belonging, and methods of identity formation, once provided by things like, well, motorcycling."

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Gloves / Del Rosario gloves
« on: 04/12/17 07:09PM »
the mythical unicorn gloves have finally started shipping.

can someone buy these and give us a report?
https://www.delrosario.nyc/collections/types?q=Gloves


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from Chris at CA-Cycleworks:

One of our suppliers stole our ExactFit product line.  :-[  :P  [thumbsdown]

They didn't even change the artwork...




That "BDL" company is Belt Drives Limited in Anaheim, CA. They were our sales people who handled distributing our belts from BesTorq, the manufacturer/importer in Nebraska. BDL, however, also has belts made for them in China. Probably in the same plant ours are made -- with the same molds that were custom built for our ExactFit timing belt products. As BDL were our account handler, they asked for the PDF files of the artwork for our ExactFit belts. BDL are the people who import the drive belts for Harley Davidsons as sold by Drag Specialties.

So, yeah, BDL was "let's get your belts in Parts Unlimited! We'll license it and send you royalties." ... that was just before they stopped filling our orders. And that's what caused the drought. They didn't tell us how they were not keeping up with our supply -- so we'd be 9 weeks behind.

There is no true recourse. I'm hoping everyone yells at Parts Unlimited and they at least switch to buying from us. This is a clear example of big business screwing over the little guy. I've worked 20 years and the belts were supposed to pay off our debt and hopefully fund my retirement as we transfer Cycleworks over to the kids -- in the next 15 or 20 years.

Parts Unlimited has MSRP higher than ours, so that will help us to continue sales with our established customer base and distributor network. P-U is on Facebook, @PartsUnlimited

For 20 years, I've built my reputation and business on taking care of y'all. And many many times, I've seen the forums kick it in to gear to save us in the little things. This is a big thing, we'll need big help.

Thanks,
Chris
________

Please, if you buy your own belts, make sure you're buying them directly from CA Cycleworks or Monsterparts.  I'll try to find out what other retailers have them.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / advisory board
« on: 03/22/17 04:50PM »
I don't know who is running the show anymore and I need something taken care of.

Can someone who is 'in charge' in advisory board send me a PM, please?



thanks

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General Motorcycle Discussion / carpool restripe - 57N
« on: 08/24/16 10:06PM »
I noticed yesterday the 57N HOV lane has been restriped to the broken white, opposed to the double-double-yellow.  It's broken white from the 5/22 all the way up to the 91 free where it goes back to DDY.

It seems they've done pieces of it the last 2 days, so it might continue further north through the week.

Just a heads up.

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Ducati / pro tip - rectifiers
« on: 08/11/16 09:59PM »
When you're having weird electrical problems you can't figure out, always check the rectifier first

http://twoslow.com/2016/08/electrical-problems-again/


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General Motorcycle Discussion / cam-less engine?
« on: 05/22/16 07:17AM »
pneumatic actuated valves?

http://www.freevalve.com/

FreeValve’s technology allows full control of the combustion cycle. No other variable valve actuation system offers this level of control and reliability. Both intake and exhaust valves can be opened and closed at any desired crankshaft angle. This flexibility enables an engine to deliver lower fuel consumption and emission numbers, while still delivering increased torque and horsepower.


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Misc / March 2016 Photo Contest Prize Claim- 4/11 6pm
« on: 04/08/16 08:56PM »
Meet me, Vino, and Kenneth at Brian's in Fullerton as they pick from the jacket stash for their choice of one jacket for their winning photos.

Brian's Beers & Billiards
1944 N Placentia Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831

Monday April 11, 6pm

Good grub, pretty good beer selection, no booze I don't think.  TVs, pool.  It's wife friendly, for those concerned.  My wife and I go there all the time.

this is a 21&over place but you're free to hang out outside or next door at the attached BBQ place if you're a youngin.
hope to see you there.

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Take Action

Members of both chambers of Congress have introduced versions of a bill that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating the conversion of street motorcycles and other motor vehicles into competition-only racers. The EPA failed to provide proper notice of this regulation, including it in an unrelated heavy-duty-truck regulation. The proposed rule would hurt thousands of amateur and professional motorcycle racing enthusiasts and the millions of fans who enjoy motorcycle competition.

The bi-partisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (H.R. 4715 and S. 2659, RPM Act) would ensure that converting motor vehicles into competition-only vehicles remains legal. Street motorcycles are considered motor vehicles under the Clean Air Act.

The RPM Act was introduced in the House by U.S. Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), Henry Cuellar(D-Texas), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.).

The Senate version was introduced by U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.).

The act states that it was the clear intent of Congress when passing and amending the Clean Air Act that motor vehicles, including motorcycles, used solely for competition would be exempt from the Clean Air Act’s prohibitions against modifying emission control devices.

On March 15th, The House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology’s Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on this issue. You can watch the hearing, as well as read the statements given by the Rep. McHenry, the Preident and CEO of SEMA, as well as the President of National Speed Sports News, Ralph Sheheen, here.

The American Motorcyclist Association supports the bills and their protections for amateur and professional racing enthusiasts.

Tell your senators and representatives that you support S. 2659 and H.R. 4715. Send a prewritten email by using the easy-to-use AMA Action Center.

The RPM Act now has 13 cosponsors in the House and 3 in the Senate, if your Representative or Senator is already a sponsor, you can thank them for their support as well.

The AMA is coordinating efforts with the Specialty Equipment Market Association and other racing sanctioning bodies in support of the RPM Act. SEMA represents vehicle aftermarket manufacturers, marketers and distributers.

Take Action

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.

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Another a photo contest!

Starting today and ending March 31 post a current new photo of your bike(s) and have a chance to win your choice of one of the many jackets I acquired a couple months ago in the name of OCMoto.  These same jackets were offered as prizes in last photo contest. This photo is about 1/2 the jackets I have for the winner to choose from.


    Rules:
    Post a photo or a link (photobucket, etc) in this thread between now and midnight May 29th of:
    • Your motorcycle
    • You riding your motorcycle
    • A riding selfie
    • You standing with your motorcycle
    • etc

    Winners:
    • I will select 2 winners from all submissions to have their choice from the prize stash.
    • Winner will need to meet me to pick up their prize.
    • The best photo will be selected solely by me with my choice being final.
    • Photos will be judged by artistic merit - taking a great photo of a shitty bike will win over a shitty photo of a great bike.

    Fine print:
    • No shoeboxing (don't post a photo from 2 years ago)
    • You must have all rights to the photo (no posting a photo you stole from Rick Clemson or 1904 Photography)
    • Photo must be taken by you or a friend
    • Don't break any laws to get your great photo
    • Post-processing is OK, but no photochopping.
    • Don't be a dick

    example of a good photo:


example of a not-good photo:


Let me know what questions you have. [/list]

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http://www.reuters.com/article/revzilla-ma-cyclegear-idUSL2N15J1QD

/dislike

I've only ordered a few times from Revzilla, but i loathe cycle gear.  Since it's an equity firm doing the buying, I'm hoping the only changes we'll see are in the back of the house.

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More trouble looms for Yamaha and its pending recall of the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, as our sources have indicated that all of the superbikes sold in the USA will be affected by the new R1’s transmission issues.

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2015-yamaha-yzf-r1-recall-all-units-usa/


ouch.

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